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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:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
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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Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-cfch-boge

The sacred footprint : a cultural history of Adam's Peak / Markus Aksland

Author:
Aksland, Markus  Search this
Physical description:
192 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Sri Lanka
Adams Peak
Adam's Peak (Sri Lanka)
Date:
2001
Topic:
Buddhist shrines  Search this
Buddhist pilgrims and pilgrimages  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DS490.A2 A37 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_852615

Early Sinhalese sculpture / by Nandadeva Wijesekera

Author:
Wijesekera, Nandadeva 1909-  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 256, xv p., 82 p. of plates : ill., 1 map ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Sri Lanka
Date:
1962
Topic:
Sculpture, Sinhalese  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Call number:
NB1010.6 .W5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_873770

Ancient paintings and sculpture of Ceylon / Nandadeva Wijesekera

Author:
Wijesekera, Nandadeva 1909-  Search this
Sri Lanka Saṃskr̥tika Kaṭayutu piḷibanda Depārtamēntuva  Search this
Physical description:
39 p. : ill. ; 19cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1964
[1964]
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration, Sinhalese  Search this
Sculpture, Sinhalese  Search this
Call number:
ND2830.Al W5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_874548

Muragal = Guardstones / C. E. Godakumbura

Author:
Godakumbura, C. E (Charles Edmund) 1907-1977  Search this
Physical description:
43 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Sri Lanka
Date:
1964
[1964]
Topic:
Relief (Sculpture)  Search this
Sculpture, Sri Lankan  Search this
Call number:
NB1952.G82 G63
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_875360

Mǎṭirūpa = Terracotta heads / C. E. Godakumbura

Author:
Godakumbura, C. E (Charles Edmund) 1907-1977  Search this
Physical description:
52 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Sri Lanka
Date:
1965
[1965]
Topic:
Terra-cotta sculpture  Search this
Call number:
NB1265 .G73
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_875361

A Sinhalese-English dictionary / by T. Moscrop and B.A. Mendis

Author:
Moscrop, T  Search this
Mendis, B. A  Search this
Physical description:
276 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1987
Topic:
Sinhalese language--Dictionaries--English  Search this
Call number:
PK2837 .M67 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_877659

Visituru mǎṭiuḷu = Decorative tiles / Godakumbura, C.E

Author:
Godakumbura, C. E (Charles Edmund) 1907-1977  Search this
Physical description:
36 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Sri Lanka
Date:
1965
Topic:
Tiles  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Call number:
NK4670 .G6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_877688

Siṃhala uḷuvahu = Sinhalese doorways / C.E. Godakumbura

Author:
Godakumbura, C. E (Charles Edmund) 1907-1977  Search this
Physical description:
77 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Sri Lanka
Date:
1982
Topic:
Wood-carving, Sinhalese  Search this
Doorways  Search this
Call number:
NK9776 .G67
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_877689

Śrī Laṅkā bitu situvam / Nandana Cūṭivoṅgs, Līlānanda Prēmatilaka, Rōḷand Silvā ; chāyārūpa Em. Ḍabliv. Ī. Karuṇāratna ; parivartanaya Moyirā Tampo

Title:
Paintings of Sri Lanka
Author:
Cūṭivoṅgs, Nandana  Search this
Prematilleka, Leelananda  Search this
Silva, Roland  Search this
Subject:
Gautama Buddha  Search this
Physical description:
30 v. : ill. (some col.) ; 48 cm
Type:
Books
Art
Place:
Sri Lanka
Date:
1990
Topic:
Buddhist mural painting and decoration  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, Sri Lankan  Search this
Call number:
ND2830.A1 C87
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_878174

Administration reports / Ceylon Department of Agriculture

Title:
Administration report of the Director of Agriculture for ..
Report of the Director of Agriculture for ..
Author:
Ceylon Department of Agriculture  Search this
Physical description:
v. ; 25-34 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
Sri Lanka
Date:
1912
19uu
[1912?-
Topic:
Agriculture  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_742925

The folk drama of Ceylon, by E. R. Sarachchandra. [Photographs by D. B. Suranimala. Assisted by W. P. Sugathadasa. Charcoal sketches and other drawings by Lalitha Sarachchandra

Author:
Sarachchandra, Ediriweera R  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 180, v p. illus., music, ports. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1966
1966]
Topic:
Folk drama, Sinhalese  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_468673

An English-Sinhalese dictionary ... under the patronage of the government of Ceylon

Author:
Carter, Charles d. 1914  Search this
Physical description:
1030 p. 23 cm
Type:
Dictionaries
Place:
Sri Lanka
Date:
1889
1891
Topic:
Sinhalese language--Dictionaries--English  Search this
English language--Sinhalese  Search this
Dictionaries  Search this
Call number:
PK2837 .C32 1891
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_208674

Epigraphia Zeylanica, being lithic inscriptions of Ceylon; edited and translated by Don Martino de Zilva Wickremansinghe

Author:
Ceylon Archaeological Department  Search this
Wickremasinghe, Don M. de Z. 1865-1937  Search this
Physical description:
3 v. plates 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Sri Lanka
Date:
1912
1912-1933
Topic:
Inscriptions, Sinhalese  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
PK2891 .C42
PK2891.C42
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_299865

Yakkun nattannawā : a Cingalese poem, descriptive of the Ceylon system of demonology : to which is appended, The practices of a capua or devil priest, as described by a Budhist: and Kōlan nattannawā: a Cingalese poem, descriptive of the characters assumed by natives of Ceylon in a masquerade : translated by John Callaway : illustrated with plates from Cingalese designs

Title:
Practices of a capua or devil priest
Kōlan nattannawā
Author:
Callaway, John d. 1841  Search this
Lithographer:
Netherclift, Joseph 1792-1863  Search this
Former owner:
Forde, N. A. DSI  Search this
De Kay, Charles 1848-1935 DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[3], vi-xi, 69 p., [9] leaves of plates : ill. (lithographs) ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Sri Lanka
Date:
1829
Topic:
Buddhist demonology--History  Search this
Masks--Symbolic aspects  Search this
Call number:
BQ4905.S65 Y35 1829
BF1517.C42Y15 E1829
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_111852

The Sinhalese hand-book, in Roman characters. By the Rev. C. Alwis ..

Author:
Alwis, Cornelis  Search this
Physical description:
xxiii, 240 p. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1880
Topic:
Sinhalese language  Search this
Call number:
PK2813 .A4 1880X
PK2813.A4 1880X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_114296

A comprehensive grammar of the Sinhalese language, adapted for the use of English readers and prescribed for the civil service examinations. By Abraham Mendis Guṇasékara ..

Author:
Gunasekara, Abraham Mendis 1860-1931  Search this
Physical description:
xv, [1], 516 p. II pl. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1891
Topic:
Sinhalese language--Grammar  Search this
Call number:
PK2812 .G97
PK2812.G97
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_121328

Sinhalese self-taught, by Don M. de Z. Wickremasinghe ..

Author:
Wickremasinghe, Don M. de Z. 1865-1937  Search this
Physical description:
119 p. 19 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1916
Topic:
Sinhalese language  Search this
Sinhalese language--Conversation and phrase books  Search this
Sinhalese language--Grammar  Search this
Call number:
PK2813 .W5X
PK2813.W5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_124605

Litteratur und Sprache der Singhalesen, von Wilhelm Geiger

Author:
Geiger, Wilhelm 1856-1943  Search this
Physical description:
1 p. l., 93, [3] p., 1 l. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1900
Topic:
Sinhalese literature--History and criticism  Search this
Inscriptions, Sinhalese  Search this
Sinhalese language--Grammar  Search this
Call number:
PK2850 .G312
PK2850.G312
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_133277

History of the Sinhalese noun; a morphological study based on inscriptions. With a foreword by Julius de Lanerolle

Author:
Wijayaratne, D. J  Search this
Physical description:
xxv, 217 p. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1956
Topic:
Sinhalese language--Noun  Search this
Call number:
PK2821 .W66
PK2821.W66
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_156692

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