This collection, which dates from circa 1961-2006, contains audiorecordings from the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music of the World, as well as related business records. Includes recordings of tradition and sacred music from Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Malawi, Niger, Sudan, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Peru, Afghanistan, Australia, Cambodia, China, Korea, the Solomon Islands, India, Bali, Java, Japan, Laos, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Thailand, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Morocco, Oman, Syria, and Turkey.
Art Thieme was a noted folk singer who recorded many traditional ballads and folk songs from midwestern states. This collection is a series of 459 color slides documenting folk musicians and folk music, in both concert settings and informal portraiture, all taken by the donor.
Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 16: Country, Western, and Folk Music contains approximately 11,500 pieces of sheet music and other materials documenting the development of and popular attitudes towards country, western, and folk music 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 audio recordings documenting two similar radio series collectively known as "Folk Masters." "Folk Masters: Traditional Music in the Americas" was produced in 1991 in conjunction and features virtuosos of folk music in concert at Carnegie Hall. "Folk Masters from the Barns of Wolf Trap" was produced from 1992 to ...
This accession consists of the Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings Tumblr blog as it existed on December 17, 2014. The account highlights recordings, music events, and outreach. Materials are in electronic format.
This accession consists of records documenting the marketing and publicity of recordings produced by Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings, part of the Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. The majority of the records were created by Brenda Dunlap, Marketing Director, 1994-2001, and Richard Burgess, Marketing Director, ...
The J. Scott Odell folk music collection (1945-2016, inclusive) contains AV recordings, photographs, correspondence, writings, and other materials relating to Odell's career at the Smithsonian as a musical instrument conservator and researcher of American music traditions. The collection largely consists of materials relating to Odell's research trips (often combined with personal visits) throughout the Eastern United States. Research strengths of the collection include the history of the Appalachian dulcimer and banjo, the Smithsonian Folkways project "Black Banjo Songsters," musician and poet Burt Porter, and the Bread and Puppet Theater.
This accession consists of records documenting Folkways Advisory Board meetings. The board advises Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings, part of the Smithsonian Institution's Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Materials include meeting minutes, agendas, member lists, notes, memoranda, and correspondence.
The collection documents Nick Reynolds, a member of the vocal music group, the Kingston Trio.
This accession consists of records documenting the administrative activities of Ralph Rinzler, Director, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, 1978-1983; Assistant Secretary for Public Service, 1984-1989, and Assistant Secretary Emeritus, 1990-1994. Topics include surveys, special events, audiovisual program development, folklife programs...