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Charles M. Bogert audio recordings

Creator:
Bogert, Charles M. (Charles Mitchill), 1908-1992  Search this
Extent:
79 sound tape reels (1.6 cubic feet)
Tapes are in original boxes.
Culture:
Tarahumara language  Search this
Purépecha  Search this
Sinhalese language  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Sound tape reels
Field recordings
Place:
Sri Lanka
Michoacán de Ocampo (Mexico)
Nayarit (Mexico)
Arizona
Oaxaca (Mexico : State)
Sonora (Mexico : State)
New Mexico
Jalisco (Mexico)
Date:
1952-1965
Summary:
Five boxes containing sixty-four 5 inch and fifteen 7 inch open reel tapes recorded primarily by American herpetologist Charles M. Bogert from 1953-1965. This collection has two parts: the first focusing mainly on traditional music and liturgical music from several regions in Mexico: Oaxaca, Jalisco, Nayarit. Also included is music recorded in the Southwestern United States. The second portion of the collection contains amphibian, bird, and insect calls and choruses, mostly from these same regions in Mexico, the Southwestern, Western, and Southern United States, and Sri Lanka.
Scope and Contents:
The collection is divided into 2 series. Series 1 contains forty-three 5 inch and twelve 7 inch open reel tapes of musical performances by groups and individuals Bogert recorded throughout Mexico, South America, and the southwestern United States between 1952 and 1965. Series 2 contains twenty-one 5 inch and 3 7 inch open reel tapes of field recordings made by Bogert in natural settings in Mexico, Southwestern United States, and Sri Lanka. Sounds include amphibian choruses, mating calls and warnings, bird calls, and insect communication.
Arrangement:
Tapes are arranged into two series. Series 1: Musical Performances, 1953-1965, and Series 2: Field Recordings of Amphibians, Birds, and Insects, 1954-1964. Within each series, tapes are arranged by size, followed by chronological order, with undated tapes placed at the end of each sequence.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Mitchill Bogert (June 4, 1908–April 10, 1992) was an American herpetologist, researcher, and curator of herpetology for the American Museum of Natural History in New York City and a notable early ethnomusicologist. Bogert was a major figure in twentieth century herpetology, as a researcher and as administrator at the American Museum of Natural History for 25 years, as well as a folksong collector. Bogert traveled widely--including to Sri Lanka, Central America, the Southwestern United States, Florida, and the Bahamas--in search of experimental settings and samples of indigenous frog species. He would also use these travels to record the local folk music, usually performed by informal groups and in church celebrations.

He felt especially at home in Mexico, where in addition to conducting faunal surveys he made recordings of traditional music that were later commercially released on Folkways Records. In 1955, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for a year's research; a portion of his results are in the collection.

In 1960, he became a lecturer at the University of Colorado, and began an extensive study of the Oaxaca region of Mexico. In 1966, he was given an honorary LLD from UCLA. In 1978, he became a consultant at the Los Alamos National Environmental Research Park for a year. Afterwards, he continued to travel and conduct further studies, until his death in 1992 in his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Folkways Records Releases

1954 -- FX 6122, Sounds of the American Southwest

1958 -- FX 6166 (SFW45060), Sounds of North American Frogs FW 8867, Tarascan and Other Music of Mexico: Songs and Dances of the Mexican Plateau

1960 -- FW 8870, Mariachi Aguilas de Chapala
Restrictions:
Access by request only. Where a listening copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a digitization fee. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Topic:
Tarasco Indians  Search this
Tarahumara Indians  Search this
Hopi dance  Search this
Folk songs, Tarahumara  Search this
Folk music--Mexico  Search this
insect sounds  Search this
bird calls  Search this
Chirimía (Musical instrument)  Search this
Frog sounds  Search this
Bat sounds  Search this
Toad sounds  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field recordings
Citation:
Charles M. Bogert audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archive and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.BOGE
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Charles M. Bogert audio recordings
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-cfch-boge

Guía sonora de los anfibos de Cuba [sound recording] = Sound guide of the amphibians of Cuba

Title:
Sound guide of the amphibians of Cuba
Author:
Alosa (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in + booklet (27 p. col. ill., maps)
Type:
Sound recordings
Identification
Place:
Cuba
Date:
2007
C2007
Topic:
Frog sounds  Search this
Toad sounds  Search this
Amphibians  Search this
Call number:
disc 000620
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_896965

Sounds of North American frogs [sound recording] : the biological significance of voice in frogs / narrated by Charles M. Bogert

Recordist:
Bogert, Charles M (Charles Mitchill) 1908-1992  Search this
Cover designer:
Clyne, Ronald 1925-2006  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
North America
Date:
1957
Topic:
Frogs  Search this
Frog sounds  Search this
Sound production by animals  Search this
Local number:
FW06166
Folkways 6166
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
See more items in:
Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_232492
Online Media:

Sounds of North American frogs [sound recording] : the biological significance of voice in frogs / conceived, narrated, and documented, with field recordings, by Charles M. Bogert, with the cooperation of the American Museum of Natural History

Creator:
Bogert, Charles M (Charles Mitchill) 1908-1992  Search this
American Museum of Natural History  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Date:
Pc1998
Topic:
Frogs  Search this
Sound production by animals  Search this
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_225230

Sounds of North American Frogs [sound recording]

Producer:
Bogert, Charles M (Charles Mitchill) 1908-1992  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Compact disc
Place:
North America
Date:
1998
Topic:
Frogs  Search this
Frog sounds  Search this
Sound production by animals  Search this
Local number:
Smithsonian Folkways 45060
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_233776

Sounds of North American Frogs: The Biological Significance of Voice in Frogs [sound recording]

Producer:
Bogert, Charles M (Charles Mitchill) 1908-1992  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound-tape reel : analog ; 7 in
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Date:
1957
Topic:
Sounds  Search this
Biology  Search this
Local number:
FW-ASCH-7RR-0747
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_318132

Sounds of North American Frogs: The Biological Significance of Voice in Frogs [sound recording]

Producer:
Bogert, Charles M (Charles Mitchill) 1908-1992  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound-tape reel : analog ; 7 in
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Date:
1957
Topic:
Sounds  Search this
Biology  Search this
Local number:
FW-ASCH-7RR-0748
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_318133

Sounds of North American Frogs: The Biological Significance of Voice in Frogs [sound recording]

Producer:
Bogert, Charles M (Charles Mitchill) 1908-1992  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound-tape reel : analog ; 7 in
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Date:
1957
Topic:
Sounds  Search this
Biology  Search this
Local number:
FW-ASCH-7RR-0749
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_318134

Amphibians & birds--California [sound recording]

Physical description:
1 sound-tape reel : analog ; 7 in
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
California
United States
Topic:
Sounds  Search this
Nature  Search this
Herpetology  Search this
Biology  Search this
Frogs  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Birds  Search this
Local number:
FW-ASCH-7RR-1120
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_318501

Birds, Beasts, Bigger Fishes, and Foolish Frog [sound recording]

Performer:
Seeger, Pete 1919-2014  Search this
Producer:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound cassette : analog
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
Date:
1991
Topic:
Music  Search this
Folksong revival  Search this
Folk songs  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Local number:
FW-CFP-CT-45022
FLP 72440
Smithsonian Folkways 45022
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_325743

Sound effects: birds and frogs [sound recording]

Physical description:
1 sound-tape reel : analog ; 5 in
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Topic:
Sounds  Search this
Nature  Search this
Local number:
FW-ASCH-5RR-5544
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_341289

Love songs of Texas frogs [electronic resource] / Marcos and Cristina Papp

Author:
Papp, Marcos  Search this
Papp, Cristina  Search this
Physical description:
1 CD-ROM : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Texas
Date:
2001
Topic:
Frog sounds  Search this
Frogs  Search this
Animal sounds  Search this
Sound production by animals  Search this
Call number:
mrdf 000658
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_828764

Spelläten hos våra Nordiska Groddjur [sound recording] = Frogs and toads of Britain and northern Europe = Batraciens de Europe d'nord = Stimmen der Amphibien Nordeuropas / Pär Brännström & Krister Mild

Title:
Frogs and toads of Britain and northern Europe
Batraciens de Europe d'nord
Spelläten hos våra Nordiska Groddjur = Frogs and toads of Britain and northern Europe = Batraciens de Europe d'nord = Stimmen der Amphibien Nordeuropas
Author:
Brännström, Pär  Search this
Mild, Krister  Search this
Svenska naturskyddsföreningen  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (23 p.)
Type:
Sound recordings
Place:
Europe
Date:
1993
C1993
Topic:
Frog sounds  Search this
Frogs--Vocalization  Search this
Call number:
disc 000618
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_830003

Frogs of Tambopata [sound recording] / Rex Cocroft, Victor R. Morales, and Roy W. McDiarmid

Title:
Frogs of Tambopata, Peru
Author:
Cocroft, Rex  Search this
Morales, Victor R  Search this
McDiarmid, Roy W  Search this
Cornell University Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds  Search this
Subject:
Tambopata-Candamo National Park  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 guide (27 p. : col. ill. ; 12 cm.)
Type:
Sound recordings
Identification
Place:
Peru
Tambopata River Valley
Date:
2001
P2001
Topic:
Frog sounds  Search this
Frogs--Vocalization  Search this
Call number:
disc 000616
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_830006

Frog heaven [sound recording] / recordist, Richard Hooper

Author:
Hooper, Richard recordist  Search this
Nature Recordings  Search this
World Disc Music (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc (61 min.) : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Sound recordings
Date:
1992
Cp1992
Topic:
Nature sounds  Search this
Animal sounds  Search this
Frog sounds  Search this
Call number:
disc 000615
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_830007

South African frog calls [sound recording]

Title:
Passmore & Carruthers CD guide
Author:
Passmore, N. I  Search this
Carruthers, Vincent  Search this
Zähringer, Jürgen  Search this
Megatone Studios  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Sound recordings
Place:
South Africa
Date:
199u
[19--?]
Topic:
Frog sounds  Search this
Frogs--Sexual behavior  Search this
Animal sounds  Search this
Call number:
disc 000614
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_830008

Guia sonoro dos anfíbos anuros da mata Atlântica [sound recording] = Sound guide of the Atlantic rain forest anurans / Célio F.B. Haddad ... [et al.]

Title:
Sound guide of the Atlantic rain forest anurans
Author:
Haddad, Céliio F. B  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (col. ill.)
Type:
Sound recordings
Place:
Brazil
Date:
2005
[c2005]
Topic:
Toad sounds  Search this
Frog sounds  Search this
Anura--Identification  Search this
Call number:
QL668.E2 G85 2005
disc 000631
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_896963

Guía sonora de las ranas y sapos de Bolivia [sound recording] = Sounds of frogs and toads of Bolivia / editado por R. Márquez ... [et al.]

Title:
Sounds of frogs and toads of Bolivia
Author:
Márquez, R  Search this
Alosa (Firm)  Search this
Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (Spain)  Search this
Physical description:
2 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + booklet (47 p., col. ill., maps)
Type:
Sound recordings
Place:
Bolivia
Date:
2002
C2002
Topic:
Frog sounds  Search this
Toad sounds  Search this
Frogs  Search this
Toads  Search this
Call number:
disc 000508
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_713687

Call variation and correlated vocal production mechanisms : intraspecific and interspecific comparisons from the Physalaemus pustulosus species group / by Kathryn Elizabeth Boul

Author:
Boul, Kathryn Elizabeth  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 100 leaves : ill. (some col.), col. map ; 28 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
2003
Topic:
Physalaemus pustulosus--Vocalization  Search this
Toad sounds  Search this
Frog sounds  Search this
Vocal sac  Search this
Larynx  Search this
Call number:
QL668.E227 B68 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_722101

Sounds of North American frogs [sound recording] : the biological significance of voice in frogs / conceived, narrated, and documented, with field recordings, by Charles M. Bogert, with the cooperation of the American Museum of Natural History

Author:
Bogert, Charles M (Charles Mitchill) 1908-1992  Search this
American Museum of Natural History  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Sound recordings
Date:
1998
1958
Pc1998
Topic:
Frogs  Search this
Sound production by animals  Search this
Call number:
disc 000280
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_607194

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