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Juan B. Rael collection, 1939-1999

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Administrative Materials
FOLDER 1 Collection guide
FOLDER 2 Correspondence. Between Rael and library officials (particularly Alan Lomax and Harold Spivacke) about the collection, written from November 27, 1939, through December 1, 1941
FOLDER 3 Recording log for AFS 3905-3940
FOLDER 4 Log of recordings made in Antonito, Colorado, with equipment borrowed from Adams State Teachers College, Alamosa, Colorado
Song Transcriptions and Texts
FOLDER 5 Song transcriptions/translations by Enrique R. Lamadrid for the online presentation. In numerical order by AFS number
FOLDER 6 Alabado texts from The New Mexican Alabado, by Juan B. Rael, published by Stanford University Press, 1951. In alphabetical order by title
Rael's works resulting from the field project
FOLDER 7 "New Mexican Wedding Songs," by Juan B. Rael, originally published in Southern Folklore Quarterly, Vol. IV, No. 2, June 1940.
FOLDER 8 "New Mexican Spanish Feasts," by Juan B. Rael, originally published in the California Folklore Quarterly, Vol. I, No. 1, January 1942.
FOLDER 9 Introduction to The New Mexican Alabado, by Juan B. Rael, published by Stanford University Press, 1951. (Includes map of the region)
Library of Congress publications
FOLDER 10 Excerpts from Lomax, Alan, ed. Liner notes to Ethnic Music of French Louisiana, the Spanish Southwest, and the Bahamas from the Archive of Folk Song. From the series "Folk Music of the United States." Library of Congress Recording Laboratory AFS L5 (Contains excerpts pertaining to songs in the Juan B. Rael Collection only.)
FOLDER 11 "Juan Bautista Rael, 1900-1993: Pioneer Hispano Folklorist" and "Nuevo Mexicanos of the Upper Rio Grande: Culture, History, and Society," by Enrique R. Lamadrid, Folklife Center News, Winter 1999, Volume XXI, Number 1.
Online presentation of the collection Hispano Music and Culture of the Northern Rio Grande: The Juan B. Rael Collection
FOLDER 12 Consultant: Enrique R. Lamadrid curriculum vitae; correspondence; audiography
FOLDER 13 Copyright/permissions Information. Letters of permission to reproduce materials online; consultant's opinion regarding material; memo from National Digital Library Program legal advisor regarding online dissemination.
FOLDER 14 Documents pertaining to work done by Systems Integration Group, Inc. Correspondence regarding scanning and SGML conversion of collection manuscripts; file directories; parser report.
FOLDER 15 Publicity/press releases. Official LC press release; The Library of Congress Information Bulletin, Vol. 57, No. 2 (February 1998).
FOLDER 16 Biographical information provided by Rael Family for online framing text
  • Correspondence with Enrique R. Lamadrid regarding biographical details of Juan B. Rael
  • Stanford University resolution on the occasion of Rael's death
  • "Literary Life of Juan B. Rael," unpublished paper written by Althea N. Oakeley, the great granddaughter of Rael's eldest brother for a college course
FOLDER 17 Framing text documents
  • Homepage Text
  • About the Collection Text
  • Essays in English
    • Juan Bautista Rael, 1900-1993: Pioneer Hispano Folklorist
    • Nuevo Mexicanos of the Upper Rio Grande: Culture, History, and Society
    • La Música Nuevo Mexicana: Religious and Secular Music from the Juan B. Rael Collection
    • Hispano Folk Theater in New Mexico
  • Essays in Spanish
    • Juan Bautista Rael, 1900-1993: Folklorista Hispano
    • Los Nuevo Mexicanos del Río Grande del Norte: Cultura, Historia y Sociedad
    • La Música Nuevo Mexicana: Tradiciones Religiosas y Seculares de la Colección de Juan B. Rael
    • El Teatro Popular Hispano de Nuevo México
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • How to order audio and photographic reproductions
  • Copyright and other restrictions
FOLDER 18 Manuscript material database report, hard copy
FOLDER 19 Audio database report, hard copy
Related collections at other institutions
FOLDER 20 Collection guide for Rael manuscript materials at Stanford
Bibliographic records for Rael material at New Mexico State Library
FOLDER 21 One b/w photographic print and one negative made from the print (AFC 1940/002:P1 and AFC 1940/002:P1-p1). Image depicts Rael interviewing Manuela "Mela" Martínez, Taos, New Mexico, circa 1930.
BOX 3 Four DAT tapes created in the digital conversion process
Note: Original acetate disc recordings, AFS 3905-3940, are housed in MBRS, as are the 10-inch preservation reels; reel-to-reel listening copies of the field recordings are available through the Folklife Reading Room.
BOX 3 Six computer diskettes: Contain documents generated during collection processing as well as documents/files used to build the online presentation (plus backup copies)
Note: Disk directories can be found in Folder #1 with the Collection Guide.
One CD-ROM: Contains scanned images of manuscript items used in the online presentation.

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