The Thomas F. Johnston Collection consists of slides, photographs, recordings, publications, and manuscript material pertaining primarily to the study of dance and music among Alaska Native and Inuit groups. It includes a small amount of material concerning dance and music among African groups
The Glenn Johnson Arctic Chamber Orchestra Photographs contain photographic transparencies of Arctic Chamber Orchestra's tours throughout Alaska from 1970-1985. Places visited include Barrow, Valdez, Sitka, St. Lawrence, and many more. The collection also contains one phonograph album titled, "Songs of Yakutia Northern Peoples" by Alexander Samsonov
University of Florida - George A. Smathers Libraries
This collection consists of various types of instructional materials, including exercises for singing and voice control, syllabi, and instructional placards. Also included are memorabilia related to Glee Club activity, letters related to musicology research, and various writings on singing methods, voice, and "psychological singing.".
Description: Correspondence and notes about the Tainter family of Menomonie, Wisconsin. Included are also words for a logging song written in honor of Captain Andrew Tainter and materials concerning the Mabel Tainter Memorial Building
Twenty-six bamboo rolls and pieces, from around 1904-1905, containing Mangyan songs and texts in Tagbanua on the social life and customs of the Tagbanua people -- The thirteen bamboo pieces contain the texts of courting and begging songs, incised on the bamboo in the Hampangan (Hanunoo) Mangyan dialect. The pieces also contain three letters in Mangyan. Most have transliterations pasted on the back, and, in some cases, the English and Tagalog translations as well. The thirteen bamboo rolls are incised with conversations and texts in Tagbanua concerning food; hunting; and Tagbanua burial customs, funeral customs, and kinship. Transliterations, English translations, and, in one case, a Spanish translation, are inserted in each roll. Also included with the bamboo mss. are nine photographs of parts of the rolls, additional transliterations, and an explanatory pamphlet entitled "Tagbanwa alphabet" / by Norberto Romualdez. Manila: Cultura Filipina, 1914
The Paul Ashford papers contain mainly notes, lyrics, musical arrangements, and scores for a variety of folk music collected and compiled by Ashford from the 1920s through 1952. In particular, there is a large set of both temperance and drinking songs from the 1920s and 1930s. The collection includes a small amount of correspondence from notable folk musicians and enthuisasts, Ivar Haglund, Earl Robinson, and Pete Seeger. There are also manuscript scores of Ashford's own compositions, as well as manuscripts of his various writings, including radio broadcast scripts, drafts of a novel, and music criticism. A scrapbook in Box 5 contains clippings of music reviews written by Ashford, mainly for "The Town Crier," a Seattle publication, as well as some original artwork, correspondence, and recordings. A separate accession includes a single letter to Ashford from University of Washington professor, Glenn Hughes, dated 1929, in which he thanks Ashford for a favorable review and encourages ... Read More
Correspondence, writings, notes, research and project files, commemorative pages, tape-recorded songs and interviews generated during his research on Sephardic culture and the Ladino language, videocassette of his speech "Growing Up Sephardic in America;" ca. 1939-1992 (bulk 1963-91). The videocassette is autobiographical. Also includes tape recorded sephardic songs, research material from and correspondence with his sister, Emma Adatto Schlesinger, 1934-85. Interviews from the Seattle Sephardic community in Ladino regarding proverbs, children's literature. Instructional materials he created for "Ladino in Four Easy Lessons" and a Haggadah for Passover