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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1992 Festival of American Folklife

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Digital images
Business records
Contracts
Notes
Sound recordings
Plans (drawings)
Negatives
Audiotapes
Memorandums
Slides (photographs)
Audiocassettes
Photographic prints
Video recordings
Videotapes
Date:
June 25-July 5, 1992
Summary:
The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.
Scope and Contents note:
This collection documents the planning, production, and execution of the 1992 Festival of American Folklife. Materials may include photographs, audio recordings, motion picture film and video recordings, notes, production drawings, contracts, memoranda, correspondence, informational materials, publications, and ephemera. Such materials were created during the Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., as well as in the featured communities, before or after the Festival itself.
Arrangement note:
Arranged in 5 series.

Series 1: Program Books, Festival Publications, and Ephemera

Series 2: The Changing Soundscape in Indian Country

Series 3: Creativity and Resistance: Maroon Culture in the Americas

Series 4: New Mexico

Series 5: Workers at the White House
Historical note:
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.

The 1992 Festival of American Folklife was produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies and cosponsored by the National Park Service.

For more information, see Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.
Introduction:
The Columbus Quincentenary that was commemorated in 1992 gave pause to reflect on the forces that over the preceding 500 years had shaped social life in the Americas. The Festival programs on New Mexico, Maroons, and American Indian musics illustrated important historical and ongoing processes through which communities establish cultural identities in complex and dynamic social circumstances.

"The Changing Soundscape in Indian Country," produced jointly with the National Museum of the American Indian, explored ways that Indian musicians and their communities creatively adapted elements from the musical traditions brought to this continent from Europe, Africa, and elsewhere. Although many of the forms of this Indian music are non-Indian in origin, the themes and performance styles clearly address Indian experience and aesthetic expectations. In their creative hands, as Festival visitors could experience first-hand, external musical influences became part of the self-definition of Indian identity and trenchant commentary on what had been happening in "Indian Country" over the past five centuries.

Nowhere is the connection between creativity and self-definition more clear than in the cultural identities of contemporary Maroon peoples, whose ancestors escaped plantation slavery in the Americas and founded independent societies. Faced with the task of constructing and defending their positions, Maroons creatively defined themselves from a variety of sources. While their political institutions, expressive arts, religions, and other social forms were predominantly African in origin, they drew from a broad range of African cultures, and from European and Native American cultures as well. Much of the aesthetic component of Maroon cultures - their vibrant traditions of verbal and visual arts, shared with Festival visitors on the National Mall - encourages the cohesiveness of their society and voices themes that embody common experience and interest.

The Spanish Conquest established the Western Hemisphere's European presence and its most widely spoken language. While the original conquerors' culture did not value the Native cultures it encountered, over the centuries segments of Hispanic and Native American and later English-speaking and other populations engaged one another, by necessity, in ways that gave rise to today's rich array of cultural identities. New Mexico's distinctive cultural landscape took shape in this way, represented by some peoples who sustain their cultural identities through centuries-old combinations of Indian and European forms of thought and action, and by others whose basis of identity lies in reaffirming the wisdom and relevance of ancestral ways. Festival visitors could witness how, in New Mexico, cultural identity reflects the changes that continue to be wrought from the varieties of these social encounters.

The 1992 Festival also marked the 200th anniversary of the White House. Not a king's palace but rather "the people's house," the White House is at once national symbol, executive office and conference center, ceremonial setting, museum, tourist attraction, and family residence. The Festival revealed the culture of White House workers, who supported this broad array of functions over a span of history shaped by remarkable events, people and social change. White House workers had made the White House work with their labor and dedication. The Festival's living exhibition presented some of the skills, experiences, and values through which they gave shape to their occupational identities, calling visitors' attention to an important human component of the 200 year institutional history.

The 1992 Festival took place during two five-day weeks (June 25-29 and July 2-5) between Madison Drive and Jefferson Drive and between 10th Street and 13th Street, south of the National Museum of American History and the National Museum of Natural History (see site plan).

The 1992 Program Book included schedules and participant lists for each program; keynote essays provided background on the Festival and each of the four programs, with shorter essays spotlighting particular traditions and offering a forum for statements from Maroon spokespeople.

The Festival was co-presented by the Smithsonian Institution and National Park Service and organized by the Center for Folklife Programs & Cultural Studies.

Center for Folklife Programs & Cultural Studies

Richard Kurin, Director; Diana Parker, Festival Director; Anthony Seeger, Director, Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings; Peter Seitel, Senior Folklorist; Thomas Vennum, Jr., Senior Ethnomusicologist; Olivia Cadaval, Director, Quincentenary Projects; Richard Kennedy, Program Analyst; Vivian Chen, Diana Baird N'Diaye, Folklorists; Ken Bilby, Marjorie Hunt, Curators; Carla Borden, John Franklin, Program Managers; Arlene L. Reiniger, Program Specialist; Jeffrey Place, Archivist; Betty Belanus, Frank Proschan, Nicholas Spitzer, Research Associates

Folklife Advisory Council

Roger Abrahams, Jacinto Arias, Jane Beck, Pat Jasper, Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Bernice Reagon, John Roberts, Carol Robertson, Gilbert Sprauve, John Tchen, Ricardo Trimillos, Carlos Vélez-Ibáñez

National Park Service

James M. Ridenour, Director; Robert G. Stanton, Regional Director, National Capital Region
Forms Part Of:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1992 Festival of American Folklife forms part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival records .

Smithsonian Folklife Festival records

Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: Papers

1967 Festival of American Folklife records - [Ongoing]
Related Archival Materials note:
Within the Rinzler Archives, related materials may be found in various collections such as the Ralph Rinzler papers and recordings, the Lily Spandorf drawings, the Diana Davies photographs, the Robert Yellin photographs, and the Curatorial Research, Programs, and Projects collection. Additional relevant materials may also be found in the Smithsonian Institution Archives concerning the Division of Performing Arts (1966-1983), Folklife Program (1977-1980), Office of Folklife Programs (1980-1991), Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies (1991-1999), Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present), and collaborating Smithsonian units, as well as in the administrative papers of key figures such as the Secretary and respective deputies. Users are encouraged to consult relevant finding aids and to contact Archives staff for further information.
Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing 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 processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Folklore  Search this
Food habits  Search this
Folk festivals  Search this
arts and crafts  Search this
World music  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Digital images
Business records
Contracts
Notes
Sound recordings
Plans (drawings)
Negatives
Audiotapes
Memorandums
Slides (photographs)
Audiocassettes
Photographic prints
Video recordings
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1992 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1992
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1992 Festival of American Folklife
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-cfch-sff-1992

[Duke Ellington with group of Indian musicians, India : black-and-white photoprint.]

Names:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper., 6-1/2" x 9-3/4".)
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
India
Arrangement:
Series 7, Box No. 4, Folder 24.
Local Numbers:
AC0301-0000049.tif (AC Scan No.)
Series Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection 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.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Musicians -- India  Search this
Jazz musicians -- 1950-2000 -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1960-1970 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 7: Photographs, Duke Ellington Collection / 7.7.32: International Tours
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref53267

St. Louis, Senegal The Active Members of the Municipal Lyre of St. Louis

Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Senegal
Date:
[ca. 1912]
Scope and Contents:
Postcard image of a formal portrait of African, European, and Indian musicians. Text on front reads: "200 - St-LOUIS (Senegal); Les membres actifs de la Lyre Municipale de St. Louis." On front: "P. Tacher, photo. St-Louis." Text on verso reads: "Carte Postale; Tous les Pays etrangers n'acceptent pas la correspondance au recto (se renseigner a la Poste); Correspondance; Adresse." Handwritten, and dated, message and address on verso. Stamp and three postmarks on verso.
General:
Image indexed by negative number.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 38: Senegal (SG)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref650

Project Files

Creator::
National Museum of the American Indian. Exhibits Media Office  Search this
Extent:
23 cu. ft. (23 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Date:
1973, 1992-1996
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual recordings created by the Exhibits Media Office for the exhibition This Path We Travel: Celebrations of Contemporary Native American Creativity. This inaugural exhibition was installed at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), George Gustav Heye Center (GGHC) in New York, New York (NY) and was a collaboration of fifteen Native American painters, sculptors, writers, musicians, and dancers. The exhibition featured sculpture, performance, poetry, music, and video. Materials include interviews with artists; site visit recordings; meeting, conference, presentation, and performance recordings; and exhibition installation recordings. Recordings can be found on VHS, Betacam-SP, U-matic, D2, and Hi-8 videotapes as well as on DAT audiotapes.

Each entry includes NMAI Item Number, Description, Tape/Roll Numbers, Date and Location
Topic:
Indian artists  Search this
Indians of North America -- Exhibitions  Search this
Indian painters  Search this
Indian authors  Search this
Indian musicians  Search this
Dancers  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-281, National Museum of the American Indian. Exhibits Media Office, Project Files
Identifier:
Accession 09-281
See more items in:
Project Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa09-281

Heartbeat, warble, and the electric powwow American Indian music Craig Harris

Author:
Harris, Craig 1953 December 20-  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (xi, 267 pages) illustrations, portraits
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Place:
United States
Date:
2016
Topic:
Music--History and criticism  Search this
Indian musicians  Search this
Indians of North America--Music  Search this
Call number:
ML3557 .H38 2016 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
1-user
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1145252

A Bengali Aristocrat with Portraits of Classical Indian Musicians, Calcutta, 1987

Artist:
Raghubir Singh (Indian, 1942-1999)  Search this
Printer:
Everett Studios, Inc. (American)  Search this
Medium:
Chromogenic print on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 24.2 x 36.3 cm (9 1/2 x 14 5/16 in)
Type:
Photograph
Origin:
India
Date:
1987, printed 1989
Topic:
portrait  Search this
music  Search this
India  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
Contemporary Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of the Artist
Accession Number:
S1989.21.14
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3f458fc32-3322-4389-bc37-10d5c959be78
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1989.21.14

A Bengali Aristocrat with Portraits of Classical Indian Musicians, Calcutta

Artist:
Raghubir Singh (Indian, 1942-1999)  Search this
Printer:
Everett Studios, Inc. (American)  Search this
Medium:
Chromogenic print on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in)
Type:
Photograph
Origin:
India
Date:
1987, printed 1989
Topic:
portrait  Search this
India  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
interior  Search this
Contemporary Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of the Artist
Accession Number:
S1993.39.14
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye31741e100-104a-4a21-a99a-d2b3bd77c49a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1993.39.14

Beyond Bollywood: Immigration, Culture, and the Indian American Experience

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Conversations and talks
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMT
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
See more posts:
Festival Blog
Data Source:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_f6e4539f5e1ab568b95e1b2776fceb2b

Heartbeat, warble, and the electric powwow : American Indian music / Craig Harris

Author:
Harris, Craig 1953 December 20-  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 267 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Place:
United States
Date:
2016
Topic:
Music--History and criticism  Search this
Indian musicians  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1083124

Folk Music in America, Vol. 1: Religious Music- Congregational and Ceremonial [sound recording]

Liner notes:
Spottswood, Richard K (Richard Keith)  Search this
Performer:
Amish Singers of Kalona, Iowa  Search this
Eva, Betty  Search this
Ball, Lenville  Search this
Ely, Claude  Search this
Stoneman, Ernest V  Search this
Banks, Bentley, Blake, Vosburg  Search this
Coleman, Austin  Search this
Brown, Joe Washington  Search this
McGee, F. W. (Ford Washington) 1890-1971  Search this
Meisels, Yeshaya, b. 1869  Search this
Jones, Otis  Search this
Dranes, Arizona  Search this
Milledgeville (Ga.) Georgia Singers  Search this
Gospel Ranger (Musician)  Search this
Dixie Mountaineers (Musical group)  Search this
Yaqui Indian Musicians  Search this
Dinwiddie Colored Quartet  Search this
J.T. Allison's Sacred Harp Singers  Search this
Middle Georgia Singing Convention No. 1  Search this
Elder Otis Jones and Congregation  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Amish  Search this
African American  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Yaqui Indians  Search this
Jews  Search this
Cape Verdean Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Iowa
United States
Ames (Iowa)
Georgia
Milledgeville (Ga.)
Kentucky
Pond Creek (Ky.)
Whitesburg (Ky.)
Tennessee
Bristol (Tenn.)
South Carolina
Arizona
Scottsdale (Ariz.)
Louisiana
New York
New York (N.Y.)
Indiana
Richmond (Ind.)
Atlanta (Ga.)
North Carolina
Charlotte (N.C.)
Illinois
Chicago (Ill.)
Kalona (Iowa)
Sparta (N.C.)
West Liberty (Ky.)
Virginia
Grayson County (Va.)
Dinwiddie County (Va.)
Texas
Date:
1976
Topic:
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Religious  Search this
Gospel music  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Cantoral  Search this
Jewish  Search this
Shape-note singing  Search this
Mandolin  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Violin  Search this
Organ (Musical instrument)  Search this
Harp  Search this
Piano  Search this
Trumpet  Search this
Religion  Search this
Judaism  Search this
Local number:
FP-RINZ-LP-0940
Library of Congress LBC 1
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audiorecordings, 1950-1994 292071
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_330777

Moses Asch interview with Indian musicians [sound recording]

Interviewer:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound-tape reel : analog ; 7 in
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
India
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Local number:
FW-ASCH-7RR-5977
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Listening only. No Duplication Allowed
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_355543

The encyclopedia of native music : more than a century of recordings from wax cylinder to the Internet / Brian Wright-McLeod ; illustrated with photographs and album covers

Author:
Wright-McLeod, Brian 1958-  Search this
Physical description:
x, 450 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Music
Discography
Biography
Dictionaries
Date:
2005
C2005
Topic:
Indian musicians  Search this
History and criticism  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_773788

The music and musical instruments of southern India and the Deccan / by C. R. Day ; with an introd. by A. J. Hipkins, F.S.A. The plates drawn by William Gibb

Author:
Day, C. R (Charles Russell) 1860-1900  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 173, [1] p. illus. (incl. tables) xvii col. pl., 1 pl. 32 x 25cm
Type:
Books
Place:
India
Date:
1891
Topic:
Music  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Call number:
ML338 .D27X
ML338.D27X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_114785

Intertribal Native American music in the United States : experiencing music, expressing culture / John-Carlos Perea, San Francisco University

Author:
Perea, John-Carlos  Search this
Physical description:
xxviii, 132 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm + 1 audio disc (4 3/4 in.)
Type:
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Date:
2013
Topic:
Music--History and criticism  Search this
Indian musicians  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1010604

Indigenous pop : Native American music from jazz to hip hop / edited by Jeff Berglund, Jan Johnson, And Kimberli Lee

Editor:
Berglund, Jeff  Search this
Johnson, Jan (Janis)  Search this
Lee, Kimberli A. 1959-  Search this
Physical description:
x, 250 pages : illustrations, music ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Place:
United States
Date:
2016
Topic:
Music--History and criticism  Search this
Popular music--History and criticism  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1063248

Native musicians in the groove / Vincent Schilling

Author:
Schilling, Vincent  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 115 p. : ill ; 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Juvenile literature
Music
Date:
2009
C2009
Topic:
Indian musicians  Search this
Indians of North America--History and criticism  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_928912

Century of Progress, (painting)

Title:
Growth of America, (painting)
Painter:
Grell, Louis 1887-1960  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Culture:
Indian  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1932
Topic:
Allegory--Civic--Liberty  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Occupation--Other--Explorer  Search this
Occupation--Religion--Clergy  Search this
Occupation--Industry  Search this
Occupation--Farm  Search this
Performing Arts--Music  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Cityscape  Search this
Control number:
IAP 78880005
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_447528

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