Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
The Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. This collection documents the planning, production, and execution of the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival. These Festival records include administrative papers and the audiovisual documentation of annual Festivals (1967-ongoing). Finding aids are available here: Smithsonian Folklike Festival records.
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Descriptive Entry This accession consists of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival website as it existed on June 23, 2015, the day before the opening of the 2015 Festival. The website provides information about the 2015 Festival and its programs. It also contains historical information about the Festival. In addition, the website contains a blog which was crawled separately on June 26, 2015. Blog posts date as early as June 2010. Materials are in electronic format.
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Descriptive Entry This accession consists of a website and a blog maintained by the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. The primary Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage website, crawled on January 21, 2015, includes information about the Center, its research initiatives, and its archival collections. It also includes online exhibitions and electronic versions of the newsletter, "Talk Story." The Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage Tumblr blog, crawled February 2, 2015, provides a behind-the-scenes look at the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival. The blog launched in June 2014 and has been inactive since November 2014. Materials are in electronic format.
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Descriptive Entry This accession consists of records documenting Facebook accounts maintained throughout the Smithsonian Institution. Facebook is a third-party social networking site used for interaction with the general public. In addition to general Smithsonian-wide accounts, many of which are managed by the Office of Public Affairs, the accession documents the individual accounts of museums, research centers, and programmatic units throughout Smithsonian. Due to technical issues, the crawls of many accounts are incomplete and may not function properly. Materials are in electronic format.
Library of Congress - Research and Reference Services
Collection of field recordings of French Cajun, Zydeco, and Creole music and conversation by Alma Barthélémy in Diamond, Louisiana, May 1, 1964; Clement "King" Ned recorded in Mamou, Louisiana, October 8, 1965; Alphonse "Bois-sec" Ardoin, accordion, with Carlton Frantz, fiddle, October 16, 1965; Bois-sec Ardoin and Canray Fontenot, October 20, 1965; and Choctaw and Cajun dances by Deo and Azile Langley. Also includes recordings of Arsenio Rodríguez and Quique Rodríquez, Afro-Cuban musicians performing bembe, folk songs, and children's songs in Spanish, and Lucumí songs and prayers [May 1964?] at an unidentified location. Some or all of the recordings were made by Ralph Rinzler as documentation fieldwork for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival or the Newport Folk Festival
Library of Congress - Research and Reference Services
Collection of field recordings of Cajun and Creole music and radio broadcasts, including the Revon Reed KEUN Show, from Louisiana; Scottish Gaelic songs and pipe music from Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, from various performers many of whom were born in Scotland; and English ballads and folk songs from Newfoundland. Field recording trips were sponsored by the Newport Folk Foundation, and the Balfa Brothers were recorded in Newport, Rhode Island in 1967. The collection includes 48 pages of notes and song lists; notes include descriptions of the contents of Scottish Gaelic songs in English, provided by the singers
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Descriptive Entry This accession consists of project files for renovation and reconstruction activities of the Office of Physical Plant, including memoranda, correspondence, photographs, blueprints and drawings, and other materials pertaining to each project. Box listings show Project Number, Project Name, and Facility. Museums, buildings and events documented in this collection include: the National Air and Space Museum, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Paul Garber Facility, the National Museum of American History, the National Museum of American Art, the National Portrait Gallery, the Quadrangle Building, the National Museum of Natural History, the Renwick Gallery, the Museum Support Center, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Arts and Industries Building, the National Museum of African Art, the Folklife Festival, the National Museum of the American Indian, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian Institution Building, the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, the Smithsonian ... Read More
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Descriptive Entry This accession consists of Director's subject files pertaining to Smithsonian Institution offices and committees, program files concerning Office of Physical Plant (OPP) divisions, and building files relating to OPP projects and services for the various Smithsonian buildings. Materials include reports, memoranda and correspondence, staff and committee meeting minutes, audits, and certain administrative materials concerning OPP budget and contracts. See also Accession 98-178 for FY 1995 records. Buildings, programs and museums represented in this collection include: the Freer Gallery of Art, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the National Museum of American Art, the National Portrait Gallery, the Renwick Gallery, the Arts and Industries Building, the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of American History, the Anacostia Museum, the National Museum of the American Indian/Custom House, the Barney Studio House, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Folklife Festival, ... Read More
Library of Congress - Research and Reference Services
An ethnographic field collection of sound recordings, moving images, and accompanying materials that document the music and dance of Jamaican Maroons, particularly the Kromanti Dance ritual complex recorded by Kenneth M. Bilby in 1977-1979, and in 1991.
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Descriptive Entry This accession consists of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival website as it existed on June 25, 2014 (opening day). The website provides information about the 2014 Festival and background information about each of its featured programs. It also contains historical information about the Festival and a blog with posts dating as early as June 2010. Materials are in electronic format.