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  1. Montana Folklife Survey collection, 1979

    11,800 items; 8 containers; 3 1/2 linear feet.. manuscripts: 102 folders.. 144 sound tape reels (73 hours) : analog, 7 1/2 ips ; 7 in.. 2 sound cassettes : analog.. 1 videocassette (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.. circa 5700 photographs : film negatives, black and white ; various sizes.. circa 3600 photographs : film negatives, transparencies, color ; various sizes.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of field recordings of interviews with Montanans in various occupations including ranching, sheep herding, blacksmithing, stone cutting, saddle making, and mining; various folk and traditional music occasions including fiddle and mandolin music in Forsyth; fiddle and accordion music performed in Broadus; the Montana Old-Time Fiddlers Association in Polson; Irish music, songs, and dance music on concertina and accordion in Butte; a Serbian wedding and reception in Butte; hymn singing of the Turner Colony of Hutterites; the annual Crow Fair in Crow Agency; storytelling on the Milk River Wagon Train, and other documentation of rodeos, trade crafts, vernacular architecture, quilting, and other reminiscences and stories about life in Montana in 1979. One videocassette comprises news coverage of the Montana Folklife Survey, featuring Barre Toelken, KECI-TV, Missoula, Montana, 1979-09-13.

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  2. W.P.A. California Folk Music Project collection, 1936-1991

    7 boxes 4.5 linear feet.. manuscripts: 115 folders.. 239 sound discs (35 hours) : analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 12 in.. 170 photographic prints : black and white ; various sizes.. 24 drawings.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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    The California Folk Music Project of the California Work Projects Administration (WPA) was conceived and directed by Sidney Robertson Cowell and co-sponsored by the Music Department of the University of California, Berkeley, and the Music Division, Library of Congress from 1938 to 1940. Additional support was provided by the New Music Society of California and the Society of California Pioneers. The resulting collection of sound recordings, photographs, correspondence, field notes, and drawings documents the musical culture, including religious music and folk song, of many ethnic and English-language performers in northern California. The collection includes the documentation of the music of Anglo Americans, Armenians, Assyrians, Basques, Croatians, English, Finns, Hungarians, Icelanders, Italians, Norwegians, Russian Molokans, Scots, Portuguese, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Spaniards and Spanish Americans from 1938 to 1940. The sound recordings were deposited in the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress in 1940. The collection also includes a few instantaneous sound discs made by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Missouri and Iowa for the Farm Security Administration in 1936-1937, and includes folk music research, writing, photographs, and technical drawings and sketches of the musical instruments, generated by Cowell and by the WPA staff who worked for her, plus related documents to 1991.

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  3. Chicago Ethnic Arts Project collection, 1976-1981

    approximately 14,756 items.. 20.75 linear feet.. 269 folders in 14 containers. . 99 sound tape reels : analog, 7 1/2 ips, mono. and stereo. ; 7 in. . 245 sound cassettes : analog. . 3,757 slides : color ; 35 mm. . 10,182 photographs : film negatives, black and white ; 35 mm. . 202 photographs : film negatives, black and white ; 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 in. . 2 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in. . -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The collection consists of sound recordings, photographs, manuscript materials, videorecordings, publications, ephemera, administrative files, and field notes produced and collected during the 1977 Chicago Ethnic Arts Project field survey from 1976-1981; but primarily during fieldwork conducted by fourteen folklorists directed by the American Folklife Center in 1977. The final project report presented to the Illinois Arts Council summarized the current conditions and folk arts needs in a number of Chicago's ethnic communities. Materials from post-project activities such as workshops in the ethnic communities and a traveling photographic exhibit by Jonas Dovydenas are also included.

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  4. National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) collection

    18,794 items ; 6,025 containers.. 36 containers : 12,600 manuscript materials.. 985 sound tape reels : analog.. 3291 Digital Audio Tapes (DAT) : digital. . 704 sound cassettes : analog.. 205 sound files : digital, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit and 44.1 kHz, 16 bit). 6 videocassettes : analog.. 1003 sound discs (CD-R) : optical ; 4 3/4 in.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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    Collection of concert and workshop recordings of events at the National Folk Festivals, Lowell Folk Festivals, and other festivals, tours, and concerts sponsored by the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA), formerly the National Folk Festival Association founded in 1934. Features performances and traditions from throughout the United States and from around the world.

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  5. Sarah Gertrude Knott papers, 1934-2003

    approximately 3925 items. 14 containers. 4 linear feet. approximately 3800 sheets. approximately 50 publications. 24 photographs : black and white ; 8 x 10 in.. 1 photograph : black and white ; 8 x 6 in.. 1 photograph : black and white ; 8 x 4 in.. 25 photographs : black and white ; 5 x 7 in.. 24 photographs : film, negatives, black and white ; 35 mm. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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    Materials concerning the Florida Folk Festival and National Folk Festival received from Western Kentucky University and from Sarah Gertrude Knott beginning in 1979.

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  6. George Korson collection, 1913-1975

    37,117 items ; 106 containers (not including AV) ; 57 linear feet (not including AV).. 112 sound discs : analog ; 12 in., 10 in., and 7 in.. 108 sound tape reels : analog ; 7 in.. 6 sound tape reels : analog ; 5 in.. 1 sound cassette : analog. 1 film reel (ca. 8 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm. approximately 623 photographs : photographic prints, negatives, black and white; various sizes.. 4 graphic items : various media.. 2 items.. 36,259 items.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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    Collection of professional papers, field recordings of interviews and songs, a film, and photographs documenting the career and folklife fieldwork of George Korson. George Korson conducted fieldwork in the anthracite coal region of Pennsylvania and also in Pennsylvania Dutch Country in eastern counties of Pennsylvania. The film dated October 12, 1964 is George Korson (with Charlie McCarthy) interviewed by Franklin D. Coslett. The collection also includes various papers and interviews created by Angus K. Gillespie, including his interviews with folklorist and labor historian Archie Green. Gillespie is the author of a biography of George Korson, titled Folklorist of the coal fields : George Korson's life and work (Pennsylvania State University Press, 1980).

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  7. Center for Traditional Music and Dance collection

    13,551 items.. manuscripts 4,000 items.. 525 photographic prints.. 604 image files : digital ; jpg, tif.. 340 sound tape reels (7 in., 10 in.) : analog.. 277 sound discs (CD) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.. 212 sound cassettes (DAT) : digital.. 6 sound cassettes (U-matic audio) : digital.. 4,171 audio files : digital ; wav, mp3.. 114 videotape reels (5 in., 7 in.) : analog.. 272 videocassettes (U-matic video) : analog.. 195 videocassettes (Betacam) : analog.. 24 videocassettes (Betacam SP) : analog.. 172 videocassettes (Betamax) : analog.. 43 videocassettes (VHS) : analog.. 373 videocassettes (MiniDV) : digital.. 97 videocassettes (DVCAM) : digital.. 10 video discs (DVD) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.. 2,116 video files : digital ; mts, m4v, mp4, mov, avi.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Audio and video recordings, photographs, posters, and handouts related to programming by the Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) from 1968 to 2015. The CTMD archive is among the largest collections of video, sound recordings, photographs, and ephemera documenting the diversity of New York's immigrant performing arts traditions over the past fifty years. The collection includes hundreds of hours of audio and video recordings, newsletters, fliers, and photographs documenting music and dance of Balkan, Greek, Jewish, Irish American, Puerto Rican, Central Asian, South Asian, Haitian, Chinese, Korean, and other immigrant and ethnic communities including interviews and performances of more than 15 NEA National Heritage Award recipients.

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  8. Michael Alpert collection, 1956-2008

    3,384 items. 504 text files : digital ; pdf. 615 sound cassettes : analog. 50 sound discs (mini disc) : analog. 11 sound cassettes (DAT) : digital. 4 sound cassettes (microcassette) : analog. 2,200 sound files : digital ; wav, mp3. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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    Recordings of interviews, conversations, social events, rehearsals, performances, and presentations by klezmer musicians and Yiddish folk singers collected primarily in New York City, Los Angeles, and Eastern Europe.

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  9. Bruce Jackson and Diane Christian collection, circa 1961-1988

    approximately 3346 items. 5 containers. 27.5 linear feet. 5 containers; approximately 1400 items. 197 sound cassettes : analog. 1062 sound tape reels (5 in., 7 in., 10 in.) : analog. 10 photographs : film positives, color ; 35 mm. 3 photographs : prints, black and white ; 5 x 6 in. and smaller. approximately 614 film elements. approximately 60 videocassettes. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Documentation of fieldwork conducted by Bruce Jackson in prisons in Indiana, Missouri, and Texas; recordings at concerts and festivals including the Newport Folk Festival 1963-1965, 1967-1968; interviews conducted at various events including Resurrection City, 1968; interviews with and performances by various blues artists, folk artists, and others including poets and literary figures, 1961-1980s; production footage for film documentaries on various topics by Bruce Jackson and Diane Christian.

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  10. Pete Welding collection, 1958-1995

    approximately 7873 items. 5091 sheets (16.25 linear feet). 832 sound tape reels ; various sizes. 760 photographic prints and contact sheets : black and white ; various sizes . 1066 negatives : black-and-white original negatives and copy negatives . 111 photographs : color transparencies ; 120 mm (slide format) . 2 photographs : color transparencies ; 120 mm (slide format, unmounted) . 6 photographs : color film negatives ; 35 mm (roll format) . 2 photographs : color transparencies ; 35 mm (slide format) . 3 drawings . -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of over eight hundred sound tape reels, including blues and jazz music and interviews with musicians; several hundred photographs of prominent blues and jazz musicians, primarily from the 1960s and 1970s; manuscript materials about blues and jazz musicians, arranged by the name of performer; and articles, drafts, and notes written by Pete Welding, journalist, record producer, and historian of blues music.

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