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  1. Willard Rhodes papers, 1938-1979

    140 items ; 2 containers ; .6 linear feet.. 11 photographs : film negatives, black and white.. 39 photographic prints : black and white ; various sizes.. 1 photographic print : color ; 3 x 4 in.. 16 field notebooks.. 16 folders.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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    Field notebooks, correspondence, publications, and photographs, related to Willard Rhodes' field expeditions to Native American communities between 1938 and 1952 on behalf of the Library of Congress and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The notebooks contain Rhodes' field notes, transcriptions, translations, and some musical notation, relating to audio recordings of Native American songs. Correspondence (1948-1979) relates primarily to the ten albums of Native American music recorded and edited by Rhodes in the Music of the American Indian series. Tribes recorded by Rhodes include Apache, Bannock, Caddo, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Chinook, Choctaw, Comanche, Creek, Delaware, Hopi, Kiowa, Klallam, Lummi, Navajo, Omaha , Paiute, Pawnee, Potawatomi, Pueblo, Quinault, San Ildefonso, Seminole, Shaker, Shoshone, Sioux, Skagit, Taos, Tewa, Tlingit, Tsaiyak, Ute, Washo, Wichita, and Zuni songs. The collections also includes eight government and mission publications from Sioux communities.

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  2. Italian Americans in the West Project collection, 1988-1993

    104 boxes. 43 linear feet. 16,875 number of items in collection (16,476 manuscript pages, 298 original sound recordings, 31,416 graphic materials, 22 original moving images, 140 electronic media, and 12 artifacts).. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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    The collection consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, graphic materials (including color slides, black-and-white negatives, and photographic prints), and moving images collected during a field research project documenting Italian American occupational, cultural, and religious traditions in several locations in the western United States. Fieldwork was conducted in Gilroy, California; San Pedro, California; Pueblo, Colorado; Carbon County, Utah; Walla Walla, Washington; and several mining and ranching communities in Nevada by staff of the American Folklife Center. The project was part of the Quincentenary Celebration of Christopher Columbus sponsored by the Library of Congress in 1992. It produced a traveling exhibition and book of essays, both titled, "Old Ties, New Attachments : Italian-American Folklife in the West."

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  3. 1983 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1983

    9 folders. 13 sound tape reels : analog, 7 1/2 ips, double track, mono. ; 10 in.. 233 photographs : black and white, negatives. 130 slides : color. 20 photographic prints : black and white, color; various sizes. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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    The collection consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, and photographs documenting the performance of blues music, Cambodian classical dance, bluegrass music, country-western music, Armenian music, cowboy songs, Piedmont country blues music and buck (step) dance, and country blues music recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Library of Congress.

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  4. Lands' End all-American quilt collection, 1992-1997

    61.5 linear feet (154 boxes). Total approximately 80,543 items.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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    The collection consists of photographs of quilts and quilters, essays, entry forms, and a few fabric and needlework samples submitted in three nationwide contests in 1992, 1994, and 1996 sponsored by Coming Home, a division of Lands’ End, Inc. home shopping service, and Good Housekeeping magazine. Approximately 13,100 entries for the three contests came from all 50 states and the District of Columbia with a few from Canada. Many styles of needlework, quilting, patchwork, appliqué, and embroidery are represented in the visual materials. The collection also includes correspondence and surveys from some contestants and administrative files related to judging the entries, exhibitions, and publicity.

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  5. Caffè Lena collection, 1960-2013

    7767 items. 28 containers. 12 linear feet. 42 sound tape reels : analog ; 10 in.. 46 sound tape reels : analog ; 7 in.. 5 sound tape reels : analog ; 5 in.. 1 sound tape reel : analog ; 3 in.. 381 sound cassettes : analog and digital.. 13 videocassettes (VHS) : sound only ; 1/2 in.. 1 sound microcassette : analog.. 36 sound discs : digital.. 1942 audio files : digital, aiff, mp3, wav. 1 videocassette (U-matic) : sound, color.. 14 videocassettes (VHS) : sound, color.. 2 videodiscs (DVD-R): digital.. 1 film reel (1100 feet) : analog.. 12 video files : digital, mov, mp4. approximately 1540 photographs : black and white, color ; various sizes.. 3504 pages.. 261 files : digital, pdf, doc. 3 objects.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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    Collection of more than 500 audio recordings, plus digital audio files, video recordings, film, photographs, papers, and ephemera documenting the history of the Caffè Lena coffeehouse, a folk music club and theater in Saratoga Springs, New York, founded by Lena Spencer and Bill Spencer in 1960. The collection includes a large number of live concert performance recordings by folk musicians and singer-songwriters, as well as some theater, storytelling, and poetry performances. The collection also includes folk music radio programs produced from Caffè Lena concerts by Robert Durand and others. Some materials were gathered by Jocelyn Arem while conducting research on the history of Caffè Lena, and the collection includes drafts and page proofs of Arem's book, Caffè Lena: Inside America's Legendary Folk Music Coffeehouse (2013).

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  6. September 11, 2001 documentary project collection, 2001-2002

    8,980 items.. 47 boxes ; 33 linear feet.. 8,100 pages.. 386 audio cassettes : analog and digital.. 421 photographs : photographic prints, negatives, contact sheets, slides, posters, drawings, digital files, b&w, col. ; various sizes.. 20 moving image items (8 VHS; 9 Compact VHS; 2 mini DV; 1 P6-60) : col., sd.. 15 items : various formats.. 38 items.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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    Documentation of the reactions of individuals and communities across the United States and elsewhere (Naples, Italy) to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City; the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia; and the crash of the hijacked plane in Shanksville, Pennsylvania; in audio, video, and photographs from 2001-2002.

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  7. Tom Raymond collection

    2 manuscript folders.. 12,437 photographs: color and black-and-white transparencies, slides, negatives ; various sizes.. 14 linear feet.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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    Collection of photographs taken by Tom Raymond documenting storytellers and audiences at the annual National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough, Tennessee, from circa 1984 to 2003. Most are 35 mm color slides and negatives. The collection documents the major storytellers and performers at the festival with more than 1,500 photographs of storyteller Ray Hicks taken at the festival over the years and at his home in Beech Mountain, North Carolina.

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  8. World War II rumor project collection, 1942-1943

    10 boxes (5 linear feet) . -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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    Manuscript collection created by the Office of War Information in 1942-1943. Field representatives of various federal agencies in 42 states enlisted individuals who collected rumors generated in the United States during World War II. These individuals or "correspondents" included dentists, beauty shop operators, policemen, proprietors, and librarians who had access to rumors in their communities. Reports were submitted to Dr. Eugene Horowitz at the Bureau of Public Inquiries of OWI, who organized the materials. Rumors, jokes, rhymes, and anecdotes about the war were also collected by teachers from African American and white high school and college students; a few drawings and cartoons are included with the submissions from students.

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  9. John Dildine and Ginny Dildine papers, 1957-2014

    1602 items ; 12 containers ; 88 linear inches.. 3 sound cassettes : analog.. 1225 items.. 246 slides : color ; 35 mm.. 27 photographic prints : black and white ; various sizes.. 2 photographic prints : color ; 3 1/2 x 5 in.. 4 posters.. 36 drawings.. 59 artifacts.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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    The John Dildine and Ginny Dildine papers document their involvement in folk music, crafts, and other folk revival activities from the 1950s-1995. The Dildines played pivotal roles in the Folklore Society of Greater Washington, Fox Hollow Festival, and National Folk Festival Association. Their work with puppetry was important in the revival of that art form and the collection includes Ginny Dildine's sketches and patterns for puppets, photographs of puppet performances at festivals, and the Dildine Family manuscript songbook, with notations about puppet performances. Correspondents include Bob Beers, Evelyne Beers, Gordon Bok, George and Gerry Armstrong, Pete Seeger, Toshi Seeger, Mike Seeger, Michael Cooney, and others. The collection also includes fan mail for John Dildine's folk music radio programs. Photographs include color slides of the Fox Hollow Folk Festival (1966, 1970); Mariposa Folk Festival (1970, 1972); the Newport Folk Festival (1967) including photographs of Pete Seeger, Mike Seeger, Hedy West, Joan Baez, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and others; the Dildine puppets (1970s); the Folklore Society of Greater Washington picnic (1965), and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival (1967). The collection includes the transcript of an interview with John Dildine conducted by Julie McCullogh in 1993; and correspondence and outlines related to the Kennedy Center Honors video interview with Pete Seeger, conducted by John Dildine in Beacon, New York, June 7, 1995.

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  10. Mana : Beyond Belief documentary film collection, 2000-2004

    1,015 items. 200 documents in 51 folders : paper.. 47 document files in 13 folders : digital ; xls, doc, plain text, jpg, pages, pdf.. 145 videocassettes (HDCAM) : digital.. 435 video files : digital ; mp4, mov, mxf.. 94 sound cassettes (DAT) : digital.. 94 audio files : digital ; wav.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The collection consists of moving image and sound footage shot between 2000 and 2003, which led to the documentary film MANA : Beyond Belief (2004). Paper and electronic documents created during production and post-production are also included (logs, translations, shot lists, and notes).

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