MS 3245 Manuscripts relating to the study of Alabama ("Alabamu") Indian music

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS3245
Creators:
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957
Dates:
1933, 1946
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
1 Portfolio
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Includes: "Alabama Music." Typed carbon copy of unpublished manuscript, pages 251-256. This manuscript is a brief resume of F. Densmore's work with Alabama (Alibamu) music. No date appears on the manuscript but it could not have been written before 1933 and probably was written ca. 1940's because the page numbers correspond to similar resumes for the Acoma and Winnebago. This carbon copy was received from the Densmore estate, ca. 1962. "Alabama Music" by F. Densmore, "based upon unpublished material in the possession of the Bureau of American Ethnology and used by permission," 28 pages typed carbon copy. No date appears on the title page of the manuscript but it was probably written after her return from field work among the Alabama Indians in 1933. Old Manuscript Number 3245 "Songs of the Alibamu Indians." 49 typed pages of text, including descriptive analysis of 35 songs. Submitted April 25, 1933. Old Manuscript Number 3246 "Alibamu songs of the Buffalo and other Dances." 12 typed pages of text including descriptive analysis of 12 songs. Submitted May 15, 1933. "Alabama Music by Frances Densmore." 69 typed pages of text and two portraits of the singer Charles Martin Thompson; tabulated analyses of 47 songs, and 18 pages of musical transcriptions. The text, illustrations and transcriptions are on microfilm in the Bureau of American Ethnology.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 3245

Other Title
Other Title
Alabama Music
Other Title
Songs of the Alibamu Indians
Other Title
Alibamu songs of the Buffalo and other Dances
Other Title
Alabama Music by Frances Densmore

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 3245, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Custodial History
Custodial History
Submitted to the Bureau of American Ethnology at intervals by the author and some material received from the Densmore estate, ca. 1962.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Dance -- Alibamu Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Music -- Alibamu Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Buffalo dance -- Alibamu Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Language and languages -- Documentation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Alibamu -- Music Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Alibamu -- Buffalo dance Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thompson, Charles Martin, 1860-1935 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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