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An ethnographic field collection of sound recordings, photographs, drawings, and documents from a variety of European ethnic and English- and Spanish-speaking communities in Northern California. The collection includes 35 hours of folk music recorded in twelve languages.
The world's largest collection of Cuban music. The website includes a discography of 20th century Cuban music and a growing digital collection of biographies with recording samples and cultural contexts.
An ethnographic field collection of traditional fiddle tunes performed by Henry Reed of Glen Lyn, Virginia and recorded by folklorist Alan Jabbour in 1966-67. The collection includes original sound recordings, fieldnotes, and musical transcriptions with descriptive notes on tune histories.
Contains biographical information, guides, publishing information, and song lyrics to the world's largest archival collection of Woody Guthrie materials: audio recordings, correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and more.
An ethnographic field collection made by Juan Bautista Rael in 1940, documenting religious and secular music of Spanish-speaking residents of rural Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado. In addition to these recordings, the collection includes manuscript materials and publications authored by Rael which provide insight into the rich musical heritage and cultural traditions of this region.
An ethnographic field collection: recordings of traditional Omaha music collected by Francis La Flesche and Alice Cunningham Fletcher from 1895-1897, with recordings, photographs, and field notes from the 1983 Omaha harvest celebration pow-wow and the 1985 Hethu'shka Society concert at the Library of Congress. Interviews with members of the Omaha tribe conducted in 1983 and 1999 provide contextual information for the songs and speeches included in the collection.
A collection of audio recordings, transcriptions in Arabic and English, photographs, field notes, and other materials related to the 1000-year-old epic poem, "Epic of the Bani Hilal tribe" (Arabic: Sīrat Banī Hilāl سيرة بني هلال ).
This digital collection of Yiddish sheet music came from the collection of Menache Vaxer, a Yiddish writer and Hebraist of Russia and is now part of the Sheet Music Collection at Brown University's John Hay Library. It contains over 850 piano-vocal or instrumental music dating from the 1890’s through the 1940’s. The entire Yiddish sheet music collection contains around 2000 titles.