Library of Congress - Research and Reference Services
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 ... Read More
Indiana University - Archives of Traditional Music
This collection includes items from the Ukraine (folk-songs, love songs, dance music, Gypsy music, and mandolin music), Greece (folk-songs, love songs and dance music), Poland (folk-songs and love songs), and Lapland (songs)
University of New Mexico - Zimmerman Library
The Ned Sublette collection consists of eight reel to reel tapes which have been reformatted to eight CDs. He taped three reels of cowboy country western folk dance music in Portales, New Mexico in August 1977 at the home of William Vance. Assisting him in the recordings were Charlemaud Curtis, of the UNM Fine Arts Library and Luis Gallegos. Sublette joined in the songs at Portales and is playing his guitar in these recordings. Four other reels were recorded during a Hispanic church fiesta and the eighth one at a Catholic mass at the Santa Rosa de Lima parish church - both in Santa Rosa, New Mexico. The country songs portray the music played and heard in Anglo American towns across New Mexico. The Santa Rosa fiesta and church service represent the rich musical traditions of Hispanic New Mexico
Library of Congress - Research and Reference Services
Manuscript materials, including programs, newspaper clippings, handbills, programs, small posters, and black-and-white photographs, documenting Swapping Song Fair, a folk music production company and concert series founded in New York City in 1955 by Lou Gordon and Paddy Clancy, which produced a Musical Tribute to Woody Guthrie in 1956, and Folk Song '59. The collection documents musical and other events in the folk music revival in New York City during the 1950s.
Library of Congress - Research and Reference Services
An ethnographic field collection of sound recordings, photographs, and accompanying documentation of Moroccan folk, popular, and art music. The collection includes recordings Paul Bowles made in 1959 during a four-month field project sponsored by the Library of Congress with a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation as well as additional field recordings that he and Christopher Wanklyn made between 1960 and 1962.
Indiana University - Archives of Traditional Music
Albanians in Yugoslavia -- Bosnia, Hercegovina -- Bulgaria --Croatia -- Greek -- Gypsy (Bulgarian) -- Macedonian -- Montenegrin -- Rumanian minority in Yugoslavia -- Slovene -- Turkish -- Vlah -- Ukrainian minority in Yugoslavia
Library of Congress - Research and Reference Services
Sidney Robertson Cowell (1903-1995) was a folksong and ethnic music collector and recordist, ethnographer, ethnomusicologist, teacher, writer, and wife of composer Henry Cowell. The collection consists of her personal papers which document all aspects of her life and work. The collection includes correspondence relating to personal and professional matters; fieldwork reports, fieldnotes, song lists and other materials from her field recording projects and trips; articles, essays, reviews, and papers written by Sidney Robertson Cowell; articles and narratives by and about Henry Cowell; autobiographical narratives and essays, clippings, family histories and other materials relating to her professional career and personal life; photographs; teaching materials; and song sheets and song books. In addition, the collection contains photocopies of a selection of Henry Cowell holographs, several annotated by Sidney Robertson Cowell, and a selection of folk songs with piano settings by Henry ... Read More
Indiana University - Archives of Traditional Music
Reel 1: Laura Boulton speaking about American folk music. Reels 2-9: American, English, and French folk songs, Afro-American folk songs, Indian songs, and American square dance music. Reel 10: Laura Boulton speaking on African experiences -- Partial lecture on America folk music
Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records
This is a portrait of Luisa Ronstadt Espinal, circa 1925. She was a well-known performer and scholar of Spanish language folk music who was born in Tucson in 1892. She spent time in Spain collecting costumes, songs and dances to share with audiences throughout Europe and the United States