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Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier is a collection of 184 original sound recordings of traditional fiddle tunes performed by Henry Reed of Glen Lyn, Virginia, and recorded by folklorist Alan Jabbour. The tunes represent...  (Library of Congress)
Southern Mosaic: The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip is a field collection of 700 sound recordings, field notes, dust jackets, and other manuscripts documenting a three-month, 6,502-mile trip through the southern U.S. The recordings...  (Library of Congress)
African American History Month Federal Resources The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution...  (Library of Congress)
American Roots Music is the website for the PBS series by the same name. It includes summaries of episodes, oral histories, information about songs and artists, and more...  (PBS, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Honky Tonks, Hymns, and the Blues examines the history of country guitar, country fiddling, country blues, Jimmie Rodgers (the father of country music), Thomas Dorsey (famous for raunchy records and sacred hymns), the...  (University of Texas, San Antonio, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Our Shared History: African American Heritage tells about the Underground Railroad, African Americans in the Civil War, historic places of the civil rights movement, the Delta blues of the Lower Mississippi Valley, and landmarks...  (National Park Service)
Now What a Time: Blues, Gospel, and the Fort Valley Music Festivals, 1938-1943 consists of sound recordings, primarily blues and gospel songs, and related documentation created by John Wesley Work III in 1941 and by Lewis Jones and Willis Laurence James in March...  (Library of Congress)
American Folklife Center features a directory of folklife resources in the U.S., migrant worker interviews and photos, ethnic folk music from Northern California in the 30s, Brazilian music, and more...  (Library of Congress)
California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties is a multi-format ethnographic field collection project, undertaken during the New Deal, that includes sound recordings, still photographs, drawings, and written documents from a...  (Library of Congress)
Florida Folklife from the WPS Collections, 1937-1942 is a multi-format ethnographic field collection documenting African-American, Arabic, Bahamian, British-American, Cuban, Greek, Italian, Minorcan, Seminole, and Slavic cultures...  (Library of Congress)
Omaha Indian Music offers a sampling of traditional Omaha Indian music. The sound recordings include wax cylinder recordings made in the 1890s, as well as songs and spoken-word segments from the 1983...  (Library of Congress)
Hispano Music and Culture of the Northern Rio Grande is an online presentation of a multi-format ethnographic field collection documenting religious and secular music of Spanish-speaking residents of rural Northern New Mexico and...  (Library of Congress)
Woody Guthrie and the Archive of American Folk Song: Correspondence, 1940-1950 highlights letters Guthrie wrote in the early 1940s after moving to New York City, where he pursued broadcasting and recording careers, met artists and social activists, and gained a...  (Library of Congress)

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