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Series 1: Giglio, Italian American traditions, 1980-1983
Manuscripts and photographs documenting the Giglio Feast, a religious festival and street fair. The Giglio Feast usually opens the week after the 4th of July, and runs for 12 days including the feast day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on July 16th, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The feast pays homage to the patron saint, San Paolino or Saint Paulinus, of Nola, Italy, and culminates with dancing the giglio, a huge flower-laden steeple of wood, more than 80 feet in height, carried through the streets on the shoulders of hundreds of men. Field work by Sheldon Posen, Maxine Miska, Joseph Sciorra, and Martha Cooper.
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 Giglio field notes (folder 1), 1981
manuscripts
Joe Sciorra field notes about the Giglio Feast. Includes index cards with locations and neighborhoods.
BOX-FOLDER 1/2 Giglio field notes (folder 2), 1981
manuscripts; 5 black-and-white contact sheets
Includes planning field notes, program for 93rd Annual Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Saint Paulinus, and contact sheets 180-1, 180-3, 180-4, 18186-2, 18186-3.
BOX-FOLDER 1/3 Giglio research, 1981-1982
manuscripts; 1 black-and-white photographic print
Includes "Notes for Elliot Willensky, 1982 (for exhibit)," which includes notes about the hierarchy, participants, and roles of Giglio.
BOX-FOLDER 1/4 Giglio research, 1982
manuscripts; 23 color photographic prints
Includes planning field notes, notes about Sheldon Posen and Joseph Sciorra article/book, and articles, programs for 93rd Annual Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Saint Paulinus. Includes 23 color photographs of the Giglio procession.
BOX-FOLDER 1/5 Library research, 1982-1985
manuscripts
Correspondence, handwritten notes, photocopies of articles and book chapters about the festival in honor of Saint Paulinus/Giglio Feast in Nola, Italy, and in Brooklyn.
BOX-FOLDER 1/6 Research, 1983
manuscripts
Correpondence, handwritten notes, poem, and program for 95th Annual Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Saint Paulinus.
BOX-GROUP 6/03 Giglio, 1980-1983
35mm color slides
Photographs by Sheldon Posen and Martha Cooper. Mostly originals.
BOX-GROUP 9/17 Giglio, 1981-1982
35mm color slides
Photographs by Martha Cooper. Originals and duplicates.
BOX-GROUP 9/18-10/18 Giglio, 1981-1982
35mm color slides
Photographs likely by Sheldon Posen. Scenes from the neighborhood surrounding the Giglio Feast event. Mostly duplicates.
BOX-GROUP 10/20 Giglio, 1981-1982
35mm color slides
Photographs likely by Sheldon Posen. Mostly duplicates.
BOX-GROUP 10/21 Giglio, 1981-1982
35mm color slides
Photographs likely by Sheldon Posen. Mixed content. Originals and duplicates.
BOX-GROUP 11/28-12/28 Giglio, 1981-1982
35mm color slides
Photographs likely by Sheldon Posen. Originals and duplicates.
BOX-GROUP 12/30 Giglio, 1980-1982
35mm color slides
Photographs by Martha Cooper. Originals.
BOX-GROUP 12/31 Giglio, 1980-1982
35mm color slides
Photographs likely by Sheldon Posen. Mostly duplicates.
BOX-GROUP 13/34 Giglio, 1980-1982
35mm color slides
Photographs likely by Sheldon Posen. Mostly duplicates.
BOX-GROUP 13/35 Giglio, 1980-1982
35mm color slides
Photographs likely by Sheldon Posen. Mostly duplicates.
BOX-GROUP 13/36 Giglio, 1980-1982
35mm color slides
Photographs likely by Sheldon Posen. Originals and duplicates.
BOX-GROUP 13/38 Giglio, 1980-1982
35mm color slides
Photographs by Martha Cooper (and possibly also, Sheldon Posen). Originals.
BOX-GROUP 14/41 Giglio, 1980-1983
35mm color slides
Photographs likely by Sheldon Posen. Mostly originals.
BOX-GROUP 14/42 Giglio, 1980-1982
35mm color slides
Photographs likely by Sheldon Posen. Mostly duplicates.
BOX-GROUP 15/46 Giglio, 1982-1983
35mm color slides
Photographs likely by Sheldon Posen. Mostly originals.
BOX-GROUP 15/48-17/48 Giglio, 1981-1983
35mm color slides
Photographs by Sheldon Posen and Martha Cooper. Originals and duplicates. Mixed content. Mostly for Brooklyn Folklife presentation.
BOX-GROUP 17/49-20/49 Giglio, 1981-1983
35mm color slides
Photographs by Sheldon Posen and Martha Cooper. Mostly originals. Mixed content.
BOX-GROUP 20/52-21/52 Giglio, 1980-1983
35mm color slides
Photographs likely by Sheldon Posen. Mostly originals.
BOX-GROUP 21/55 Giglio, 1980-1984
35mm color slides
Some photographs likely by Sheldon Posen; others are captures of historical photographs of Giglio Feast, church, and families.
BOX-GROUP 21/57 Giglio, 1980-1982
35mm color slides
Photographs likely by Sheldon Posen. Originals.
BOX-GROUP 21/59 Giglio, 1980-1983
35mm color slides
Photographs likely by Sheldon Posen.
BOX-GROUP 14/44 Giglio and church, 1980-1982
35mm color slides
Photographs likely by Sheldon Posen. Mostly duplicates.
BOX-GROUP 11/24 Bronx Giglio, 1981-1982
35mm color slides
Photographs likely by Sheldon Posen.
BOX-GROUP 11/25 Old Giglio, 1980-1983
35mm color slides
Color photographs of black-and-white photographs from older Giglio events.
BOX-GROUP 11/26 New Jersey Giglio, 1980-1983
35mm color slides
Photographs by Sheldon Posen. Mostly originals.
BOX-FOLDER 1/10 Questionnaire, 1981-1982
manuscripts
Questionnaire for participants of the Feast of St. Paulinus and the Giglio.
BOX-FOLDER 1/11 Slide show, 1981-1984
manuscripts
Paper titled, "'It's in the Blood:' Dancing the Giglio in Brooklyn," with edits, notes, and correspondence.
BOX-FOLDER 2/1 Miscellaneous, 1983-1984
manuscripts; 3 35mm color slides; 3 black-and-white photographic prints (8x10), 2 black-and-white copy negatives; 6 black-and-white negatives; 6 color negatives
Research notes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, pamphlet from Giglio exhibit at the Brooklyn Historical Society, and still iamges relating to the Giglio. Slides and negatives were relocated to box 21/61 (numbered 61_001, 61_002, 61_003), box 4-folder 1 and box 5-folder 1.
Series 2: Jewish traditions, 1981-1983
Manuscripts, photographs, and sound recordings about Jewish, specifically Hasidic, holidays and traditions. Includes documentation of a Hasidic Lubavitcher (movement of Hasidic Judaism) wedding, as well as materials about the Sukkot, Purim, and Passover holidays.
BOX-FOLDER 2/2 Matza making, 1981-1983
manuscripts; 58 black-and-white photographic prints
Black-and-white photographic prints by Martha Cooper and "The Worlds of Brooklyn Matza Making," an edited paper by Sheldon Posen about matza making foodways traditions. Includes notes and script of play about matza making.
BOX-GROUP 8/12-9/12 Brooklyn Matza making, 1981-1983
35mm color slides
Photographs by Martha Cooper. Originals.
BOX-FOLDER 2/3-4 Hasidic Lubavitcher wedding I, 1981-1982
manuscripts; 69 black-and-white photographic prints; 18 black-and-white contact sheets; 612 black-and-white negatives
Includes Hasidic (Lubavitch) wedding invitation and prayer book from wedding, as well as a story board about a Hasidic wedding. Black-and-white photographic prints and negatives of a Hasidic wedding, including images of the Kabbalat Panim (greeting of the bride and groom), the Chupah (canopy), and dancing. Contact sheet roll numbers 21042-1-21042-11; 21058-1-21057-7. Black-and-white negatives were relocated to box 4-folder 2; roll numbers 21042-1-21042-11; 21058-1-21057-7.
BOX-FOLDER 2/5 Hasidic Lubavitcher wedding II, 1982
manuscripts; 16 black-and-white phographic prints; 10 contact sheets; 274 black-and-white negatives
Photographs of women taken by Martha Cooper; photographs of men taken by Sheldon Posen. Contact sheet roll numbers 21139-2, 21139-4, 21139-6, 21139-7, 21139-8; 21042-3, 21042-5; 21160-1, 21160-3, 21160-4. Black-and-white negatives were relocated to box 4-folder 3; roll numbers 21139-2, 21139-4, 21139-6, 21139-7, 21139-8; 21160-1, 21160-3, 21160-4.
ITEM-ID AFC 2017/035: SR008 Hasidic wedding conversation I, 1982
1 cassette tape
Hassidic wedding conversation, tape 1. Conversation with Mordechai and Tsivia. MBRS shelf number: RYQ 2409
ITEM-ID SR009 Hasidic wedding conversation II, 1982
1 cassette tape
Hassidic wedding conversation, tape 2. Conversation with Mordechai and Tsivia. MBRS shelf number: RYQ 2410
BOX-FOLDER 2/6 Hasids and chickens, 1981-1983
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