6 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) United States. National Park Service.

  1. 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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  2. Woman's Party Corporation records, 1918-1998

    21,500 items. 85 containers plus 1 oversize. 35.6 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Women's rights organization. Correspondence, legal papers, financial records, board of directors minutes, bylaws, notes, printed matter, architectural documents, and subject files relating to litigation between the Woman's Party Corporation and its parent organization, the National Woman's Party, maintenance of the Sewall-Belmont House, and the corporation's various activites and fraught relationship with the National Woman's Party.

  3. Yousef Waffa papers, 1932-1934

    10 items. 8 containers. 3 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Landscape design student. Ten scrapbooks consisting of photographs, maps, blue prints, and notes detailing the urban and park planning of different cities and subdivisions across the United States at the outset of the New Deal.

  4. Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project collection, 1977-1981

    13 linear ft.. 161 folders.. 428 sound tape reels : analog, various speeds ; 5 and 7 in.. 39 sound cassettes (60 and 90 min. each) : analog.. 2 sound discs : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in.. circa 25,000 photographs : black and white, color.. 114 photographic prints : black and white.. 14 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.. 1 wooden puzzle.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The collection consists of sound recordings, video recordings, photographs, manuscripts, sheet music, printed ephemera, artifacts, administrative records, and ethnographers' field notes related to the 1978 Blue Ridge Parkway Project field survey, conducted by the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, in cooperation with the National Park Service, in and around an area of the Blue Ridge Parkway at the Virginia and North Carolina border. The project documented old-time music, tales, hunting and hunting stories, farming, tobacco cultivation and auctions, vernacular architecture, quilting, foodways (including drying, canning, and baking), religious music and beliefs, as well as dance events featuring square dancing and flatfoot dancing. Recordings and photographs document local music (including concerts, fiddlers' contests, and music in homes), community events, church services and baptisms, local radio programs, and interviews with white and African American residents. .

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  5. Maine Acadian cultural survey collection, 1991

    8,016 items.. 8 containers : 2,800 manuscript materials.. 32 sound cassettes : analog.. 7 sound tape reels : analog, 7 1/2 ips ; 7 in.. ca. 5,080 photographs : color, black and white. ca. 50 drawings.. 5 videocassettes of 5 (VHS).. 42 disks.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection consists of sound and video recordings, photographs, manuscript materials, printed materials, correspondence, field notes, and administrative files documenting folklife--including architecture, music, dance, storytelling, material culture, and occupational culture--in the Upper Saint John River Valley on the Maine and New Brunswick border.

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  6. Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002

    39 boxes. 21 linear feet. 12,327 items (5,400 manuscript pages, 6,621 graphic materials, 90 original sound recordings, 204 electronic media, and 12 artifacts). -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The collection consists of manuscripts, sound recordings, photographs, artifacts, publications, and ephemera from an ethnographic field project conducted by the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, which documented occupational culture in Paterson, New Jersey in 1994. Subjects include the textile industry, industrial architecture, machine shops, labor unions, family owned businesses, dressmaking, and ethnic restaurants. A single manufacturing firm, Watson Machine International, was the focus of an in-depth study. The project focused on the ways in which community life and values are shaped by work and how the theme of work intersects with other themes, namely family, ethnicity, gender, neighborhood, religion, and change over time.

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