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Negro folk music of Alabama. Vol. 5 [sound recording] : spirituals

Creator:
Reed, Dock  Search this
Performer:
Hall, Vera 1906-1964  Search this
Recorder:
Courlander, Harold 1908-1996  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
African Americans Alabama Music  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
Alabama
United States
Date:
1950
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Local number:
FW04473
Folkways 4473
Folkways 473
Restrictions & Rights:
Access by appointment
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_232239

Lonesome valley : A collection of American Folk Music [sound recording]

Recorder:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Performer:
Seeger, Pete 1919-2014  Search this
Hawes, Bess Lomax 1921-2009  Search this
Glazer, Tom  Search this
Houston, Cisco  Search this
Hawes, Butch 1919-1971  Search this
Hays, Lee 1914-1981  Search this
Guthrie, Woody 1912-1967  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm; 12 in. re-issue
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 10 in. original
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
Date:
1950
1950-1960
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Local number:
FW02010
Folkways 10
Folkways 2010
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_231494
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Folk Music of Washington Square [sound recording]

Performer:
Tarnower, Howie  Search this
Lapow, Gary  Search this
Zeitlin, Robin  Search this
Isbell, Lynn  Search this
Lubin, Roger  Search this
Dorsey, Paul  Search this
Guerra, Frank  Search this
Perez, Ana  Search this
Carman, John B.  Search this
Virill, Carol J.  Search this
McKillen, Alice L.  Search this
Bradley, Henry  Search this
Yesselman, Susan  Search this
Williams, Danny  Search this
Wiley, Major  Search this
Robinson, Jolly  Search this
Schifter, Henry  Search this
DeMott, Marianne  Search this
Allen, Bruce  Search this
Kino, Ken  Search this
Reiter, Melvin T.  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
Date:
1962
1951-1960
Topic:
Popular music  Search this
Solo instrument music  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Vaudeville  Search this
Folk songs  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Local number:
FW02353
Folkways 2353
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
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Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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edanmdm:siris_arc_231560
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Art Thieme Folk Music Slides

Creator:
Thieme, Art  Search this
Extent:
459 Slides
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Slides
Photographs
Chromogenic processes
Slides (photographs)
Date:
circa 1960s-1990
Summary:
Art Thieme was a noted folk singer who recorded many traditional ballads and folk songs from midwestern states. This collection is a series of 459 color slides documenting folk musicians and folk music, in both concert settings and informal portraiture, all taken by the donor.
Scope and Contents:
459 35mm color slides documenting folk musicians and folk music, in both concert settings and informal portraiture, all taken by the donor, Art Thieme, a noted folksinger. Subjects include such well-known performers as Stephen Wade, the New Lost City Ramblers, Mike Seeger, Pete Seeger, Peggy Seeger, Jack Elliott, Ike Everly, B.B. King, Dave Edmonson, Ray Harris, Kenny Baker, Tom Paxton, John Hammond, Bill Monroe, Justin Bishop, Steve Goodman, Cathy Fink, Wes Asbury, Ron F. Kirkpatrick, Doc Watson, Jim Kweskin, and Lightnin' Hopkins, and other notables such as oral historian Studs Terkel. The collection also contains a CD with Thieme's recordings and a folder of newspaper clippings, a program, and a map of local folk singers across the country. The slides are unarranged, but most slides have names, places, and dates.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Art Thieme was born on July 9, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois. He becamea noted folk singer. He launched his career at a Hyde Park, Chicago club, the Limelight, in 1959 and went on to perform for many years at a coffeehouse called No Exit, also in Chicago. Touring all over the country, he photographed and recorded many folk singers and concerts, documented in this collection. At the end of his career, he performed on the steamboats Julia Belle Swain, Twilight on the Mississippi, and Illinois Rivers. He has recorded traditional folk songs rendered by himself for Folk Legacy Records. Thieme died on May 26, 2015.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Art Thieme in 2012.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Musical instruments -- 20th century  Search this
Concerts  Search this
Folk music -- United States  Search this
Folk musicians  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Folk music -- Appalachian Region, Southern  Search this
Folk festivals  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Musicians -- 1950-2000  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Color transparencies -- 1950-2000
Chromogenic processes
Slides (photographs) -- 1950-2000
Citation:
Art Theime Folk Music Slides, circa 1960s-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Michael Cuscuna.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1239
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1239
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Hungarian folk music in the United States [sound recording] / recordings and notes by Lászlo Kürti

Commentator:
Kürti, László  Search this
Performer:
Balint, Eva  Search this
Gallo, Matyas Mrs  Search this
Horvath, Ilona  Search this
Farkas, Miklos Mrs  Search this
Fulop, Gusztav  Search this
Horosz, Kalman  Search this
Nyari, Béla  Search this
Skuse, David  Search this
Dezso, Ivan  Search this
Zitay,Szittyai, Pal  Search this
Szilagyi, Vilmos  Search this
Bartal, Jeno  Search this
Köves, Laszlo  Search this
Aranyosi, Sandor  Search this
Schwartz, Mickey  Search this
Nagy, Arpad  Search this
Babai, Béla  Search this
Saas, Francis  Search this
Joe, Gypsy  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Hungarian Americans  Search this
Hungarians  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Music
Place:
United States
Hungary
Ohio
Akron (Ohio)
Pennsylvania
Vintondale (Pa.)
New Jersey
Passaic (N.J.)
New York
New York (N.Y.)
Pittsburgh (Pa.)
Ronkonkoma (N.Y.)
Cleveland (Ohio)
West Virginia
Date:
1983
Topic:
Hungarian Americans  Search this
Folk songs, Hungarian  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Folk dance music  Search this
Love songs  Search this
Military music  Search this
Migration  Search this
Opera  Search this
Grief  Search this
Marriage  Search this
Weddings  Search this
Nostalgia  Search this
Mining--Songs and music  Search this
Wit and humor  Search this
Patriotic music  Search this
Protest songs  Search this
Czardas  Search this
Dance  Search this
Hallgatok (Music)  Search this
Violin  Search this
Viola  Search this
Bass  Search this
Piano  Search this
Violoncello  Search this
Cimbalom  Search this
Electric piano  Search this
Saxophone  Search this
Accordion  Search this
Drum  Search this
Drum machine  Search this
Clarinet  Search this
Harvest dance  Search this
May picnic  Search this
Local number:
FW-COMM-LP-04020
Folkways 4020
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
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Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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edanmdm:siris_arc_231779

Negro folk music of Alabama. Vol. 1 [sound recording] : secular

Recorder:
Courlander, Harold 1908-1996  Search this
Performer:
Brown, Joe  Search this
Amerson, Rich  Search this
Smith, "Red" Willie  Search this
Hall, Vera 1906-1964  Search this
Coleman, Earthy Anne  Search this
Hill, Archie Lee  Search this
Turner, Willie  Search this
Dodson, Annie Grace Horn  Search this
East York School  Search this
Lilly's Chapel School  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Songs and music
Place:
United States
Date:
1951
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
Railroads  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Circle games  Search this
Lullabies  Search this
Work songs  Search this
Local number:
FW04417
Folkways P417
Folkways 4417
Restrictions & Rights:
Access by appointment
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Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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edanmdm:siris_arc_232186

Negro folk music of Alabama. Vol. 4 [sound recording] : Rich Amerson--2

Performer:
Amerson, Rich  Search this
Coleman, Earthy Anne 1883?-  Search this
Recorder:
Courlander, Harold 1908-1996  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Music
Place:
United States
Alabama
Date:
1955
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Local number:
FW04472
Folkways 4472
Folkways 472
Restrictions & Rights:
Access by appointment
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_232238

J. Scott Odell folk music collection

Source:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collector:
Odell, Scott, 1935-  Search this
Names:
Bread and Puppet Theater  Search this
Festival of American Folklife  Search this
Smithsonian Folklife Festival  Search this
Porter, Burt, 1937-  Search this
Extent:
18 Cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Field notes
Audiotapes
Posters
Reports
Correspondence
Photographs
Place:
Appalachian Region
North Carolina
Virginia
Vermont
Date:
1964-1977
Summary:
The J. Scott Odell folk music collection (1945-2016, inclusive) contains AV recordings, photographs, correspondence, writings, and other materials relating to Odell's career at the Smithsonian as a musical instrument conservator and researcher of American music traditions. The collection largely consists of materials relating to Odell's research trips (often combined with personal visits) throughout the Eastern United States. Research strengths of the collection include the history of the Appalachian dulcimer and banjo, the Smithsonian Folkways project "Black Banjo Songsters," musician and poet Burt Porter, and the Bread and Puppet Theater.
Scope/Contents note:
The J. Scott Odell Folk Music Collection, which includes materials dating from 1945-2016, documents the research, professional work, and personal relations of J. Scott Odell (b. 1935). Odell worked at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History (NMAH) as a musical instrument conservator and traveled throughout the Eastern United States documenting a variety of musical instruments and traditions. The collection reflects his research trips and other travels; the development of exhibits and performance of music and dance at the Smithsonian; and the relationships Odell developed with the musicians, craftspeople, informants, and other people he worked with throughout his career.

Research strengths of this collection include notes, photographs, and recordings from Odell's fieldwork; extensive documentation of Odell's work on the Smithsonian Folkways project Black Banjo Songsters, in collaboration with folklorist Cecelia Conway; and materials pertaining to the Bread and Puppet Theater (based in Glover, Vermont). Significant places documented include southwest Virginia (Galax), nearby North Carolina (Shelton-Laurel), the surrounding tri-state area, and Vermont (Glover). Significant individuals represented in the collection include Odell, Burt Porter, Ralph Rinzler, and other well-known musicians. The most prominent instrument information in the collection relates to the banjo and the Appalachian dulcimer, although the American fiddle tradition and other instruments are also represented. Materials include photographs (negatives and prints), field notes, trip reports, correspondence, slides, writings, and AV materials. This collection may also be of interest to researchers of AV history and evolution. The wide variety of formats found in the collection maps the development of popular recording media. The collection includes open-reel tapes, Hi-8 tapes, DATs, mini-DV tapes, Betacam and Betacam SP tapes, VHS and SVHS tapes, cassettes, optical discs, mini-discs, and Zip discs.

This collection was initially established in 2008, when it was transferred from Archives Center at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History (NMAH) to the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives & Collections (RRFAC), Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (CFCH). (NMAH Archives Center had received the collection from the Division of Musical History.) Since 2008, the collection has been significantly expanded, more than doubling in size between 2008 and 2016. (These additional materials can be found in Series 8, Accruals.) With these deposits, the scope of the collection expanded beyond Odell's Appalachian dulcimer research and instrument conservator duties to include his banjo research, travels, relationships with musicians (particularly Burt Porter), and involvement with the Bread and Puppet Theater.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged in eight series as follows: (1) Correspondence, 1963-1978; (2) Folk Instruments Research; (3) Collected Publications and Ephemera; (4) Collecting Trips; (5) Publications; (6) Sound Recordings; (7) Oversize Materials; and (8) Accruals. Within each series and subseries, folders are arranged thematically, alphabetically, and/or chronologically.

Series 1-7 reflect the order of the original transfer from the Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Series 8 (Accruals) encompasses several deposits made by Scott Odell of additional materials between 2011 and 2017. Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives staff, in collaboration with Odell, imposed order upon Series 8.

Researchers should note that, when performing research in Series 8 (Accruals), they might need to consult multiple boxes, even when working within a single subseries where the intellectual arrangement in the finding aid does not always align with the physical arrangement of the materials. This separation between the intellectual and physical arrangement is due in part to the order in which RRFAC received each deposit, the format of the materials (i.e., papers vs. photographs vs. AV items), and earlier digitization efforts.
Biographical/Historical note:
Jay Scott Odell (b. 1935) was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, to Adalberta Lavoie Odell and Jay Geddes Odell. The family moved frequently throughout his childhood, resulting in Odell having lived at fourteen different addresses and attending seven different schools by the time he graduated high school in 1953. When the family settled in Mamaroneck, New York, in 1950, Odell met poet Peter Kane Dufault, and musician and poet Burt Porter, two figures who would go on to strongly influence his personal and professional development. It was on the advice of Dufault, for example, that Odell apprenticed with harpsichord-maker William Dowd after college.

Odell attended Middlebury College where he met his future wife, Dorothy "Dottie" Hiebert. After graduating in 1957, Hiebert moved to France and Odell took a position on the boat of Dutch writer Jan DeHartog before joining Hiebert to travel Europe. By 1959, they had returned to the United States (Boston, Massachusetts) and married. It was at this point in their lives that they became active in the peace movement and the early Folk Revival. Odell's relationship with Burt Porter continued, and he developed contacts with other musicians including Peter and Polly Gott, Tom "Tom Banjo" Azarian, Mike Seeger, and Tracy Schwartz. The Odells also became involved with the Bread and Puppet Theater group, founded by Peter and Elka Schumann, which established its primary location in Glover, Vermont, near Porter's property.

Odell is particularly notable for his work in musical instrument conservation at the Smithsonian Institution and his involvement in the development of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. In 1963, following his harpsichord apprenticeship with William Dowd, Odell was hired by the Smithsonian as a musical instrument conservator. Under Cynthia Hoover and C. Malcolm Watkins, he established a restoration workshop for musical instruments at the National Museum of History and Technology, now the National Museum of American History. Over the course of his career, Odell served not only as a conservator but also as head of a technical laboratory and, eventually, as the first director of conservation at the National Museum of American History.

Odell was a key figure in the shifting philosophy of the musical instrument department regarding its collections and acquisition practices. With Hoover, Odell helped establish and facilitate a concert series with the mission of "[taking] the instruments out of their cases and [letting] them sing" – a major innovation in museum programming. Odell's commitment to bringing music history and traditions to life manifested in the expansion of the Smithsonian concert series, his relationship with Ralph Rinzler, and his early involvement with the Festival of American Folklife, now the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Although his professional training was in working with historical keyboard instruments, Odell's lifelong interest in traditional and regional music had a significant impact on his career. Between 1964 and 1977, when Odell was head of the laboratory at the Smithsonian Institution's Division of Musical Instruments, he undertook a series of collecting trips throughout the Eastern United States to expand the Division's collection of traditional American instruments.

In 1964, Odell and Porter attended the Annual Galax Old Time Fiddlers Convention. Following this initial trip, Hoover and Watkins supported Odell's efforts to, in addition to acquiring objects for the collection, research and record the cultural contexts of those instruments. Over the course of these trips, Odell built personal relationships with many of the musicians and craftspeople with whom he worked, including the Melton-Russell family, Tommy Jarrell, and Fred Cockerham.

Odell retired in 1993, but continued contract work at the Smithsonian. Working for the National Museum of American History, he assisted with the care and description of the Museum's banjo collection, as well as the acquisition of the Grimes and Jeffries dulcimer collection. He has also maintained associations with the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. In 1998, Odell co-produced a record through Smithsonian Folkways with folklorist Cecelia Conway titled "Black Banjo Songsters," which focused on the African American banjo tradition and featured many of the artists with whom Odell had built relationships.
Related Materials note:
Materials relating to Odell's career at the Smithsonian can also be found in the Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA), particularly in the records of the NMAH Musical History Division.

Materials relating to the Bread and Puppet Theater can also be found in the archives of the Bread and Puppet Theater (via the Internet Archive); the University of Vermont; and the University of California, Davis.
Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 for additional information.
Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact the archives staff for information.
Topic:
Folk music—United States  Search this
Stringed instruments  Search this
Fiddle  Search this
Mouth bow  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Appalachian dulcimer  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Audiotapes
Posters
Reports
Correspondence -- 1930-1950
Photographs -- 1960-1980 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Citation:
J. Scott Odell folk music collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ODEL
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J. Scott Odell folk music collection
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Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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ead_collection:sova-cfch-odel
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The Folk Music of the Newport Folk Festival [1959-1960] Vol. 1 [sound recording]

Commentator:
Silber, Irwin 1925-2010  Search this
Performer:
Abbott, O. J  Search this
Seeger, Pete 1919-2014  Search this
Thomas, Willie  Search this
Cage, Butch  Search this
r Group member: Clancy, Patrick 1922-1998  Search this
Seeger, Mike 1933-2009  Search this
Mills, Alan 1912-1977  Search this
Hamilton, Frank 1934-  Search this
Subject:
Newport Folk Festival  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Irish  Search this
Canadians  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
Newport (R.I.)
Date:
1961
1950-1960
Topic:
Popular music  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Ballads, English  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Local number:
FW02431
Folkways 2431
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_231864
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400 years of folk music [sound recording] / Addis and Crofut with Time Prentice

Performer:
Addiss, Stephen 1935-  Search this
Commentator:
Crofut, Bill  Search this
Album cover design:
Prentice, Tim  Search this
Recorder:
Smolian, Steven  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
Vietnam
Date:
1964
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
Carols  Search this
Folk songs  Search this
Local number:
FW02404
Folkways 2404
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
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Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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edanmdm:siris_arc_231636

Slave songs of the United States

Author:
Allen, William Francis 1830-1889  Search this
Ware, Charles Pickard 1840-1921  Search this
Garrison, Lucy McKim 1842-1877  Search this
Physical description:
xliv, 115 pages 23 cm
Type:
Music
Songs and music
Place:
United States
Date:
1867
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Folk songs, English  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Slaves  Search this
Call number:
M1670 .A432
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_78680

Negro folk music of Alabama. Vol. 3 [sound recording] : Rich Amerson--1

Performer:
Amerson, Rich  Search this
Coleman, Earthy Anne 1883?-  Search this
Recorder:
Courlander, Harold 1908-1996  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Music
Place:
Alabama
United States
Date:
1956
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Folk songs, English  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Storytelling  Search this
Local number:
FW04471
Folkways 4471
Folkways 471
Restrictions & Rights:
Access by appointment
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_232237
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The folk music of the Newport Folk Festival [1959-1960]. Vol 2 [sound recording]

Commentator:
Silber, Irwin 1925-2010  Search this
Performer:
McGhee, Brownie 1915-1996  Search this
Terry, Sonny  Search this
Warner, Frank 1903-1978  Search this
Brown, Fleming  Search this
Greenway, John  Search this
Carawan, Guy  Search this
Seeger, Mike 1933-2009  Search this
Cohen, John 1932-  Search this
Paley, Tom  Search this
New Lost City Ramblers  Search this
Subject:
Newport Folk Festival  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
Newport (R.I.)
Date:
1961
1950-1960
Topic:
Popular music  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Folk music  Search this
String band music  Search this
Ballads, English  Search this
Protest songs  Search this
Local number:
Folkways 2432
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_231865

Studs Terkel's Weekly Almanac on Folk Music [sound recording]

Performer:
Broonzy, Big Bill 1893-1958  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Illinois
United States
Chicago (Ill.)
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Local number:
RA-RAMS-LP-0193
FW03864
Folkways 86/4
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
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Frederic Ramsey audiorecordings collection, circa 1950s 287448
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_334128
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Folk music U.S.A. Vol. 1 [sound recording] / compiled by Harold Courlander

Producer:
Courlander, Harold 1908-1996  Search this
Performer:
Perkins, Virgil  Search this
Sims, Jack  Search this
Randolph, Percy  Search this
Eaglin, Snooks 1936-2009  Search this
Johnson, Blind Willie  Search this
Dodds, Baby 1898-1959  Search this
Davis, Mary Jo  Search this
Steele, Pete 1891-1985  Search this
Cotten, Elizabeth  Search this
Lunsford, Bascom Lamar 1882-1973  Search this
Brule, Roy  Search this
Smith, Hobart 1897-1965  Search this
Houston, Cisco  Search this
Hurd, Peter 1904-1984  Search this
Alabama Sacred Harp Singers  Search this
Commentator:
Smith, Charles Edward 1904-1970  Search this
Physical description:
2 phonograph records : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Taos Indians  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Salish Indians  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Music
Place:
United States
Date:
1958
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
Folk songs, English  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Shape-note singing  Search this
Local number:
FW04530
Folkways 4530
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_232270
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Negro folk music of Alabama. Vol. 2 : religious [sound recording]

Recorder:
Courlander, Harold 1908-1996  Search this
Performer:
Reed, Dock  Search this
Hall, Vera 1906-1964  Search this
Tuckey, E. D. Rev  Search this
Amerson, Rich  Search this
Coleman, Earthy Anne  Search this
Coleman, Price  Search this
Dodson, Annie Grace Horn  Search this
Hibler, Rosie  Search this
Amerson, Rich  Search this
Shilo Primitive Baptist Church  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Music
Place:
Alabama
Date:
1951
Topic:
Gospel music  Search this
Local number:
FW04418
Folkways 4418
Folkways 1418
Folkways 418
Restrictions & Rights:
Access by appointment
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
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Sonny Terry's New Sound [sound recording] : The Jawharp in Blues and Folk Music / with Brownie McGhee and J. C. Burris

Performer:
Terry, Sonny  Search this
McGhee, Brownie 1915-1996  Search this
Burris, J.C. 1928-1988  Search this
Commentator:
Smith, Charles Edward 1904-1970  Search this
Recorder:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
North Carolina
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1961
1951-1960
Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Harmonica  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Sacred music  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Local number:
FW03821
Folkways 3821
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
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Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
La Flesche, Francis, 1857-1932  Search this
Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham), 1838-1923  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1894-1895
Scope and Contents:
Select itemized correspondence:

1894: Fillmore, John Comfort; Jan. 1, 4.

1894: Dawes, E. S.; Jan. 8.

1894: Fillmore, John Comfort; Jan. 15, Feb. 4, 11.

1894: Braum, M. E.; Feb. 19.

1894: Fillmore, John Comfort; Feb. 26; Mar. 20, 30; Apr. 8, 10, 15, 20, 23, 27; May 3, 27; June 6, 12; July 6.

1894: Parker, S. J.; July 18.

1895: McBeth, Kate C.; Mar. 6.

1895: Scull, S. A.; Apr.

1895: Quinn, Daniel;Apr. 9.

1895: McBeth, Kate C.; Apr. 10.

1895: Quinn, Daniel; Apr. 24.

1895: McBeth, Kate C.; Apr. 24.

1895: Montague, A. P.; Apr. 28.

1895: Quinn, Daniel; May 6.

1895: Sanborn, F. B.; July 22.

1895: Jonas, L. W.; Aug. 20.
Collection Restrictions:
The Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers are open for research.

Access to the Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4558 Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Radio Programme No. 4 [sound recording] : Studs Terkel's Weekly Almanac on Folk Music Blues on WFMT with Big Bill Broonzy and Pete Seeger

Commentator:
Terkel, Studs 1912-2008  Search this
Performer:
Seeger, Pete 1919-2014  Search this
Broonzy, Big Bill 1893-1958  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
Chicago (Ill.)
Illinois
Date:
1956
1950-1960
Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Radio programs, Musical  Search this
Local number:
FW03864
Folkways 3864
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
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Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 16: Country, Western, and Folk Music

Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Extent:
94 Boxes
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1839-1986, undated
Summary:
Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age.

Series 16: Country, Western, and Folk Music contains approximately 11,500 pieces of sheet music and other materials documenting the development of and popular attitudes towards country, western, and folk music in the United States.

An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.
Scope and Contents note:
Series 16 contains approximately 11,500 pieces of sheet music and other materials documenting the development of and popular attitudes towards country, western, and folk music in the United States. The dates always refer to copyright of the music and not to the subject on the cover, songwriter's life, or other events. There are 78 boxes of sheet music and 16 boxes of ephemera. The ephemera section is arranged in the same subseries order as the music listing, described following the container list, with two additional subseries.

Subseries 1, Individual Male Entertainers, 1911-1983. Many entertainers were parts of groups from time to time, or had a spouse who was part of the team. With this in mind, it is important to search under subseries 2 and 3 if a name is not found in this subseries. Real names are used in place of stage names; i.e., "Uncle Ezra" is under Pat Barrett and "The Arkansas Woodchopper" is under Luther Ossenbrink.

Subseries 2, Individual Female Entertainers, 1902-1986, undated. If an individual's more significant work was with others, she would be in subseries 3, Groups. Example: Dale Evans and Roy Rogers are in subseries 3.

Subseries 3, Duos and Groups, 1910-1981, undated. The names in this section are listed in alphabetical order by the group name; i.e., "Lulu Belle and Scotty" is under "Lulu." Also see subseries 1 and 2 or individual names.

Subseries 4, The West, 1839-1984. The earliest copyright of this Series is "A Western Refrain (Westward Ho!)" in this subseries. Categories are: Covered Wagon and Wagon Train, "Home on the Range," Movie Cowboys and Showmen, Rodeo and Round-up, General Songs, and Folios. Note that folios specific to a category will be in that category.

Subseries 5, Barn Dance, Fiddle Tunes, and "Turkey in the Straw," 1878-1975. Sheets in the two Barn Dance folders have either "barn dance" in the title or cover illustrations of barn dances. The earliest music dates from 1878; the well-known WLS radio show National Barn Dance first aired in 1924. Researchers looking for more fiddle tunes than in this series will find them in the (future) series, Musical Instruments. In addition to the traditional "Turkey in the Straw," there are allied or companion pieces in this folder. Also see Series 20, Musicians and Musical Instruments and Series 18, Dance, Subseries 7, Jigs & Reels.

Subseries 6, Blues, Feuding, Hillbilly, Honky Tonk, and Yodeling, 1885-1975, undated. The Blues are country style dating 1929-1957. The items referring only to "hillbilly" are in this folder; see other subseries, especially Folios, for items with "hillbilly" included in the title. For more yodeling items, see Series 8, Geography, Switzerland.

Subseries 7, Miscellaneous Songs, 1913-1983. This is organized by publisher. By far the largest part is the Acuff-Rose/Milene output. The other named publisher is Combine Music Corp. Miscellaneous Publishers includes all other songs not particular to previous subseries. Subseries 8, Folios, 1914-1969, undated. Most of the folios are in this subseries but they are included in other sections where appropriate. Most of the folios have performers pictured on the covers. Also see Series 18, Dance and Series 20, Musicians and Musical Instruments.

Ephemera --Subseries 1-6 follow the same headings as for the sheet music. Subseries 7 contains materials concerning publishers. There is no subseries 8. Subseries 9 contains materials concerning the Grand Ole Opry. Subseries 10 is the largest section of ephemera and contains publications such as trade magazines and radio company newsletters.

Material related to this series within the DeVincent Collection may be found in Series 6, Movies; Series 10, Sacred Music and Religious Themes; Series 11, Entertainment; Series 18, Dance; and Series 20, Musicians and Musical Instruments.
Arrangement note:
Arranged in 9 subseries.

16.1: Individual Male Entertainers

16.2: Individual Female Entertainers

16.3: Duos and Groups

16.4: The West

16.5: Barn Dance, Fiddle Tunes, and Turkey in the Straw

16.6: Blues, Feuding, Hillbilly, Honky Tonk and Yodeling

16.7: Miscellaneous Songs

16.8: Folios

16.9: Ephemera
Materials in Other Organizations:
Sam DeVincent Collection of American Sheet Music, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

This collection contains duplicates of materials in the Smithsonian collection, as well as materials acquired by Mr. DeVincent after the donation to the Smithsonian. The phonograph records described above were transferred to the University of Missouri at Kansas City.
Materials in the Archives Center, National Museum of American History:
Donald J. Stubblebine Collection of Musical Theater and Motion Picture Sheet Music and Reference Material, 1843-2010 (AC1211)
Forms Part Of:
Series 16: Country, Western and Folk Music forms part of the Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music .

An ongoing, updated list of DeVincent topical series is available via the Smithsonian finding aid portal.
Provenance:
This collection was purchased by the Smithsonian Institution in 1988 from Sam and Nancy Lee DeVincent.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0300.S16
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Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 16: Country, Western, and Folk Music
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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