ERIC Number: ED309905
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
The Federal Cylinder Project: A Guide to Field Cylinder Collections in Federal Agencies. Volume 3, Great Basin/Plateau Indian Catalog, Northwest Coast/Arctic Indian Catalog.
Gray, Judith A., Ed.
Two catalogs inventory wax cylinder collections, field recorded among Native American groups, 1890-1942. The catalog for Great Basin and Plateau Indian tribes contains entries for 174 cylinders in 7 collections from the Flathead, Nez Perce, Thompson/Okanagon, Northern Ute, and Yakima tribes. The catalog for Northwest Coast and Arctic Indian tribes contains entries for 498 cylinders in 20 collections from the Carrier, Clackamas Chinook, Clayoquot, Mainland Comox, Polar Eskimos, Halkomelem, Ingalik, Kalapuya, Kwakiutl, Makah, Nitinat, Nootka, Quileute, Shasta, Squamish, Tlingit, Tsimshian, Tututni, and Upper Umpqua. Collectors include Frances Densmore, Leo Joachim Frachtenberg, and 10 others. Catalog introductions provide information about the collectors and their aims, the circumstances of recording expeditions, and aspects of classification. Collection introductions summarize basic information about scope, organization, recording locations and dates, institutional affiliations, and collectors. Individual entries include cylinder number, Archive of Folk Culture number, number assigned by collector, duration and quality of recording, collector's description of contents, performer, location and date of recording, and technical notes. Selected bibliographies contain published and unpublished materials: 34 references for the first catalog; 70 references for the second catalog. Maps show sites of field recordings. (SV)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Culture, American Indian History, American Indian Languages, American Indians, Audiotape Recordings, Canada Natives, Ethnography, Library Collections, Music, Nonprint Media, Primary Sources, Songs, Tribes
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Historical Materials; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. American Folklife Center.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska; Canada; Greenland