MS 7556 Bibliography of American Indian Music
Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956
Consists of cards with bibliographic data, Library of Congress call slips, notes, and a brief bibliograph on a Bureau of American Ethnoloyg letterhead. Most of the notes are in either the handwriting of Hodge or that of Leary and the LC call slips and a few notes have Leary's name …
Thurlow Lieurance and American Indian Music
Edited video produced by the Thurlow Lieurance Memorial Committee containing interviews about and performances of Lieurance's music. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be …
MS 4250 Frances Densmore papers
Papers include: diaries and extracts from diaries, account books, a scrapbook, letters received, lectures, reminiscences and brief manuscripts, field and work reports, notes on recording techniques and the preservation of Native American music, musical transcriptions, bibliographic notes, library items, tone photographs, a mouth organ (pitch pipe), and a slide rule.
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 22: American Indian
Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 22 contains materials documenting the business of and popular attitudes towards American Indians in the United States. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Howard Bass while producing public programs at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). The majority of the records pertain to the "American Sampler" series of programs which presented traditional music, dance, and storytelling from communities and cultural groups throughout the …
MS 4373 Folk Music of the United States. Issued from the Collections of the Archive of American Folk Song, Library of Congress
Contents: Discs issued by The Library of Congress, as follows: 1) Library of Congress Album XXII. Songs of the Chippewa. 1950. Library of Congress Record L 22. Five 78 r.p.m. discs and descriptive leaflet. 2) Songs of the Chippewa. 1950. One 33 r.p.m. disc and descriptive leaflet. 3) Library of Congress Record L33. Songs of the Menominee, Mandan …
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1992 Festival of American Folklife
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.
MS 4337-a Musical Customs of the Southern Hunter Indians of South America
Compiled from Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 143, Handbook of South American Indians, Volume 1.
Verna Gillis audio recordings
The Verna Gillis audio recordings consist of 24 open-reel tapes. The field recordings document work done by folklorist Verna Gillis in Haiti, Oklahoma, Philadelphia, and Cuba.
MS 3245 Manuscripts relating to the study of Alabama ("Alabamu") Indian music
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 …