9 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Prayers.

  1. Robert Sonkin Alabama and New Jersey collection, 1937-1941

    7 manuscript folders in 1 box; 64 12-inch acetate-aluminum discs. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Correspondence, field notes, reports, recording logs, transcripts of song texts, and sound recordings of African American music traditions and folkways, collected by Robert Sonkin, primarily in Gee's Bend, Alabama, in 1941.

  2. Jay I. Kislak Collection, 2000 BCE-2007 CE

    1,350 items. -- Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Jay I. Kislak Collection encompasses almost fourteen hundred rare books, maps, manuscripts, historical documents, graphic works, and archaeological objects related to the history of the early Americas, including the pre-Columbian cultures of the Caribbean and Mesoamerica.

  3. Eleanor Dickinson collection, 1901-2004

    manuscripts: 90 folders.. preservation tapes: 99 sound tape reels (261 hrs. 30 min.) : analog, 2 track, various speeds ; 10 in.. 86 sound cassettes : analog.. 170 video reels ; various sizes.. 11 videocassettes ; various sizes.. 18 photographic prints : black and white ; 3 x 5 in.. 17 color slides.. 222 powerpoint slides : digital prints, grayscale.. 2 artifacts.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    This collection of video recordings, sound recordings, manuscripts, photographs, graphic materials, and artifacts documents Protestant religious revival meetings of various denominations in the southern Appalachian region, primarily in Tennessee, West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, and Georgia. The collection includes interviews with church leaders and members of congregations, and documentation of religious services, healing services, revivals, hymn singing, sermons, snake handling, and other religious rites and customs recorded by Eleanor Dickinson from 1968 to 1991. Other topics include beekeeping, church roadside signs, religious quilts, snake hunting, drinking strychnine, decorating graves in cemeteries, church dinners, and more. Included are some religious and secular radio programs recorded by Dickinson, including programs from Nashville, Tennessee, featuring bluegrass music, and a program featuring Paul Simon; and documentation of Protestant revivals in Oakland and San Francisco, California. Dickinson's interviews with visionary artist Rev. Howard Finster on various occasions between August 1, 1981 and July 25, 1991 in Summerville, Georgia, are included in the collection. The collection also includes audio logs and transcripts, video logs, the collector's powerpoint presentations (2004), documentation of Dickinson's exhibition, "Revival!," at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in 1970; and other manuscripts.

  4. Lowell Folklife Project collection, 1987-1988

    17,000 items ; 10 containers; 4 linear feet.. 158 folders.. 90 sound cassettes : analog.. 247 sound tape reels: analog, 7 1/2 ips ; 7 in.. ca. 13,500 photographs : b&w., col.. 15 computer disks ; 5 1/4 and 3 1/2 in.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    This year-long study conducted by the American Folklife Center yielded an ethnographic collection consisting of 196 hours of sound recordings covering a wide range of subjects and activities, including oral history interviews, religious services, musical events, parades and religious processions, ethnic festivals, ethnic restaurants, and neighborhood tours. An additional 23 hours of sound recordings of musical events and oral history interviews were copied from originals lent by Lowell residents. Collection materials also include correspondence; field notes; questionnaires; neighborhood maps; reports; publications; administrative files; interview transcripts; black-and-white photographic prints, contact sheets, and film negatives (ca. 10,000 images); and color slides and prints, (ca. 3,500 images) which documented community life in Lowell, Massachusetts from 1987 to 1988.

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  5. Library of Congress and Fisk University Mississippi Delta collection, 1941-1943

    493 items ; 1 container plus 1 oversize ; 4 linear feet.. 350 manuscript items.. 10 sound discs : analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 12 in.. 87 sound discs : analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 16 in.. 46 negative prints : black and white ; 54 x 37 cm and smaller.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The collection consists of a portion of the materials generated by a joint field project -- the Coahoma County, Mississippi, field project, 1941-1942 -- undertaken by Alan Lomax, Assistant in Charge of the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress, and Fisk University faculty members including Charles S. Johnson, John Wesley Work, and Lewis Wade Jones. Field recordings were made of secular and religious music, sermons, children's games, jokes, folktales, interviews, and dances documenting the expressive culture of an African American community in Coahoma County, Mississippi. Some audio recordings were made by Alan Lomax and John W. Work at Work's home in Nashville, Tennessee; and a few were recorded by Lomax in Arkansas. The collection includes recording logs, reports, and correspondence related to the project. Also included are negative photostats of song transcriptions by John W. Work (1943), including some songs that were recorded on this project.

  6. Don Yoder collection of tape and disc recordings

    381 items. 1 box (approximately 79 items). 77 sound tape reels : analog ; 10 in.. 92 sound tape reels : analog ; various sizes. 128 sound cassettes : analog. 1 sound disc : analog, 45 rpm ; 6 in.. 2 photographic prints : black and white ; 3 1/2 in. x 5 in.. 1 photographic negative : black and white ; 3 in. x 1 1/2 in.. 1 videocassette (VHS) : sound ; 1/2 in.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of field recordings made by professor Don Yoder to document various religious sects and religious and secular folk traditions primarily in Pennsylvania and in the northeastern United States. Included are recordings of Pennsylvania German conversation, interviews, hymns, prayers, church services including sermons, folk dance music, humorous songs, and folk festivals. Manuscripts include a few published articles by Don Yoder and various folk festival programs.

  7. Don Yoder collection of wire recordings

    2 slips of paper + 26 sound wire reel containers.. sound recordings: 33 sound wire reels : analog ; 3 in.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of field recordings of hymns and spirituals of Pennsylvania Dutch Evangelical United Brethren, United Christian, and Mennonite singers; humorous songs, secular folk songs, jokes, religious beliefs, tales, and conversations in Pennsylvania German; hymns, ballads, folk songs, tales, and ghost stories in English. Several interviews are about holidays, camp meetings, and traditional healing, including Sophia Bailer's discussion of Pennsylvania Dutch blessings for healing -- "brauche" -- also known as powwowing. Musical accompaniment includes guitar and fiddle for some recordings. One wire spool includes a radio broadcast from station WEEU of a program on "Pennsylvania Dutch folklore" presented by John B. Brendel.

  8. Art Rosenbaum Georgia folklore collection, 1955-1983

    236 audiocassette tapes; 1 box of manuscripts and electronic media. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Copies of audio tape recordings made by Art Rosenbaum in north and coastal Georgia and South Carolina principally in the 1970s and early 1980s. These field recordings encompass many genres of acoustic folk music, including gospel, shout, blues, ballads, and some interviews with the performers, recorded in homes, churches, and festivals.

  9. DuPree African American Pentecostal collection, 1861-2020

    26,500 items. 75 containers plus 17 oversize. 36 linear feet. 7,555 digital files (372.26 GB). -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Sherry Sherrod DuPree, collector, historian, and librarian. Printed matter, brochures, programs, writings, research files, correspondence, and digital files detailing DuPree’s efforts to document the history of the African American Pentecostal church, especially the Church of God in Christ, and to preserve the stories, memories, experiences, and activities of the African American community in Florida and, more broadly, the southern United States.