15 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Rites and ceremonies.

  1. Vida Chenoweth collection, circa 1940-2000

    15,686 items. 42 containers. 15.5 linear feet (31 containers).. 638 sound cassettes : analog.. 251 sound tape reels : analog ; various sizes.. 89 sound discs : analog ; various sizes.. 2 sound discs (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.. 71 videocassettes (VHS and U-Matic) : color, sound ; 1/2 in and 3/4 in.. 5 videodiscs (DVD).. 10 film reels.. approximately 660 photographs : film negatives.. approximately 1200 photographic prints : black and white, color ; various sizes.. 730 slides ; color ; 35 mm.. 1177 half frame slides, mostly color.. 3 slides ; color ; 126.. -- Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of papers and audiovisual materials representing the life work of ethnomusicologist Vida Chenoweth. Manuscripts, sound recordings, photographs, and films mainly of her work with the Usarufa and numerous other people in Papua New Guinea, but culture groups from other places are also represented, including Vanuatu, Indonesia, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands New Zealand, Kenya, Zaire, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Ivory Coast, Ghana, South Africa, Cameroon, Senegal, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Mali, Cameroon, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Ecuador, Brazil, Peru, and the United States. Includes work done by her students at Wheaton College and colleagues at the Summer Institute of Linguistics. Includes recording logs, analysis, song transcriptions, song texts, theses, correspondence, Chenoweth's diaries (1980s), and field notes. Sound recordings include music and spoken word from various provinces in Papua New Guinea, such as Eastern and Western Highlands, Madang, Morobe, East New Britain, New Ireland, and Irian Jaya provinces. Moving images include Chenoweth family films, as well as documentation about music and practices from throughout Papua New Guinea, the Cook Islands, Vanuatu, and other regions. They also include content from the South Pacific Festival of the Arts in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

  2. Luiz Heitor Corrêa de Azevedo collection on Latin American folklore, 1904-1986

    174 published items. -- Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collected publications pertaining to Latin American folklore and musical traditions from the library of Luiz Heitor Corrêa de Azevedo, Brazilian folklorist and musicologist.

  3. Omaha Indian interviews collection, 1999

    1.3 linear feet (3 boxes). 17 folders.. 26 sound tape reels : analog, 7 1/2 and 3 3/4 ips ; 7 in.. 1 sound cassette (60 min.) : analog.. 184 photographs : negatives, photographic prints, black and white.. 1 computer disk.. -- Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Manuscript, sound recordings, and graphic materials collected by Alan Jabbour and Laurel McIntyre during four visits in 1999 to Macy, Nebraska, in an effort to identify sound recordings and photographic images from the American Folklife Center's Omaha Indian collections. Hethu’shka song translations and contextual information were gathered in recorded interviews with Omaha tribe members Rufus White, Elmer Blackbird, and Morgan Lovejoy.

  4. Rylʹsʹkyĭ Institute Ukrainian cylinder collection, 1908-1930s

    315 items.. 7 linear inches (22 folders).. 37 sound tape reels : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 2 track ; 10 in.. 37 sound cassettes (U-Matic audio) : digital.. 64 photographs : black and white, color ; various sizes.. 2 videocassettes (VHS) : color, sound.. 4 diskettes, 3 1/2 in.. -- Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    This collection of approximately 400 folk songs, folk music, and oral traditions includes sound recorded by Ukrainian ethnologists on wax cylinders in the Ukraine between 1908 and the early 1930s. In a joint project, 212 of approximately 300-400 cylinders in the collection of the Instytut mystet︠s︡tvoznavstva, folʹkloru ta etnohrafiï im. M.T. Rylʹsʹkoho (Ryl's'kyi Institute) were copied and preserved on audio tape from 1992-1995 at the Library of Congress. Content includes bardic traditions (secular and religious songs), seasonal ritual folk songs (winter carols, spring songs), music of life-cycle rituals (weddings, funerals, laments), as well as ballads and instrumental and ensemble compositions. Of significant note are recordings of blind minstrels (kobzari, lirnyky) probably made during the late 1920s and early 1930s before Stalinist purges. The collection includes musical transcriptions of some of the recordings made by folklorists of the period, including Volodymir Kharkiv, as well as accompanying ethnographic photographs of performers and their instruments dating from the turn of the 20th century and from the 1960s. Additional documentation includes photocopies of slips of paper that were in the cylinder containers, many of which identify the contents of the cylinder. Other photographs document Library of Congress staff member Joseph Hickerson's trip to Ukraine and the Ryl's'kyi Institute in March 1994. Two videocassettes, produced in 1994, promote the institutional collaboration between the Ryl's'kyi Institute and the Library.

  5. Gheorghe and Eugenia Popescu-Judetz collection, 1885-2010

    20069 items.. 23 linear ft. (57 boxes). 48 sound tape reels : analog, mono. ; 5 in.. 9 sound cassettes : analog.. 100 photographic prints : b&w.. 1 photographic print : col.. 1 film reel of 1 (100 ft.) : si., b&w ; 8 mm.. 1 film reel of 1 (55 ft.) : si., b&w ; 8 mm.. 1 film reel of 1 (86 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.. 5 videocassettes of 5 (Hi-8) : sd., col. ; 8 mm.. 1 plaque.. -- Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    An ethnographic field collection of manuscript materials, graphic images, sound recordings, and moving images that document, for the most part, Romanian folk dance and music as well as costume, ritual, and customs. Music arrangements, choreographic diagrams, photographs, and programs document activities of the state dance companies, the Ciocîrlia and Perinitza Ensembles. Oral history interviews with the donor recorded in 1995 complement the materials. Manuscript material includes music arrangements, music transcriptions, dance notation, field notes, choreographic diagrams, ethnographies, dance indexes, analyses of meter and rhythm, and maps of dance distribution. Collection includes more than 2,000 notated folk dance variants, more than 3,200 audio-recorded melodies and approximately 4,000 notated dance melodies. The dance notation in this collection is a unique form developed by Gheorghe Popescu-Judetz to record Romanian folk dance.

  6. Discoteca Pública Municipal de São Paulo collection, 1937-1943

    1184 items; 4 containers; 2 linear feet.. 7 folders (1 box).. 215 sound discs : analog, 78 rpm ; 10 in., 12 in., 16 in.. 359 photographic prints : black and white ; 2 3/4 in. x 1 3/4 in.. 259 photographic prints : black and white ; 3 1/2 in. x 4 3/4 in.. 1 film reel (1445 ft.) : silent, black and white ; 16 mm.. -- Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    An ethnographic field collection of sound recordings, moving images, photographs, and accompanying materials that document religious and secular music, dance, and ritual in the northeastern Brazilian states of Maranhão, Pará, Paraíba, Pernambuco, and also the state of São Paulo. Fieldwork was conducted in northeastern Brazil in 1937-1938, some audio recordings were accessioned in 1950. The collection includes correspondence between Harold Spivacke, then chief of the Music Division of the Library of Congress and Oneyda Alvarenga, Director of the Discoteca Pública Municipal de São Paulo (1941-1943), now Discoteca Oneyda Alvarenga (Centro Cultural São Paulo). Photographs document field research and include images of musical instruments and costumes in the museum in São Paulo. Silent black-and-white 16 mm film is comprised of 14 film rolls including footage of carnaval in Recife, Pernambuco; footage from Belém do Pará; most was filmed in Paraíba.

  7. Diana Cohen Hopi religion collection, 1974

    1 sound recording (90 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, stereo. ; 10 in. . -- Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    A sound recording of songs and discussion about aspects of Hopi religion, including dance. It was made by Diana Cohen in the spring of 1974 in Second Mesa, Arizona, and documents an informal gathering of families at the home of Ferrell Secakuku, leader of his village, songwriter, and dancer.

  8. Paul Bowles Moroccan music collection, 1957-1989

    2 boxes (1.25 linear feet). 1 map. 2 sound discs : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in.. 70 sound tape reels (ca. 70 hrs.) : analog, 2 track ; 7 in.. 18 photographic prints : black and white; 3 x 5 in. . -- Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    An ethnographic field collection of sound recordings, photographs, and accompanying documentation of Moroccan folk, popular, and art music. The collection includes recordings Paul Bowles made in 1959 during a four-month field project sponsored by the Library of Congress with a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation as well as additional field recordings that he and Christopher Wanklyn made between 1960 and 1962.

  9. Kenneth M. Bilby Jamaican Maroon collection, 1977-1991

    1 box ; .2 linear feet ; 332 items; 300 manuscript pages, 29 10" audio tapes, and 3 videocassettes. -- Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    An ethnographic field collection of sound recordings, moving images, and accompanying materials that document the music and dance of Jamaican Maroons, particularly the Kromanti Dance ritual complex recorded by Kenneth M. Bilby in 1977-1979, and in 1991.

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

    1,350 items. -- Geography & 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.