The information presented here about each recording in this collection comes from minimal original documentation by the collector and from additional research by ATM staff. Use of the recordings in this collection requires permission from the American Museum of Natural History with a description of intended use. Patrons should contact email@example.com for assistance in getting further access to these recordings. These are acoustic recordings made on a cylinder phonograph and they are characterized by the relatively low fidelity and high surface noise typical of this format and recordings of this age. Some recordings in this collection may not appear in the MCO application due to damage that makes them currently unplayable. For more information on damaged recordings, contact the Archives of Traditional Music. The recordings available here are derivatives from stylus-based transfers made in 2017 on the Endpoint Solutions playback machine. Minimal noise reduction and de-clicking have been applied to these derivatives to offer modest improvement to the listening experience without compromising the integrity of the source audio. Some of these recordings are matched pairs made simultaneously by Berthold Laufer in an effort to capture a clear recording of the voice on one cylinder while capturing a clear recording of the instruments on another cylinder.
Brazilian folk music from Brazil and Dahomey. Descriptive information presented here may come from original collection documentation. Please note collections of historical content may contain material that could be offensive to some patrons.
This collection consists of music, oral data, and interviews among the Kpelle of Liberia and includes popular zither, lamellphone, musical bow, lute, slit-drum and xylophone music; Kpelle script interviews; children's songs, work-songs, drum signals, tales, cante-fables and music associated with rites and ceremonies. Descriptive information presented here may come from original collection documentation. Please note collections of historical content may contain material that could be offensive to some patrons.
These tapes examine mainly the 19th century history of the Futa Toro. The recordings include more formal traditions, as in discussions with members of the hereditary classes of historians (awlube, ma bube, and wambabe) and more formal memoirs, as in interviews with members of the noble clases (to rodbr, sebbe, jawambe, subalbe). Descriptive information presented here may come from original collection documentation. Please note collections of historical content may contain material that could be offensive to some patrons. As of April 27, 2022, the following original tapes in this collection have not yet been digitized and will be added to this record at that time: EC 3862, EC 3863, and OT 1863.
This collection is excerpted from a larger one on the oral history of Kajor in the last 100 years of its independence, and "ranges over every political event in 18th and 19th century Kajor," concentrating "on the royal family and families of Marabouts"... "prominent in the late 18th and early 19th centuries." Descriptive information presented here may come from original collection documentation. Please note collections of historical content may contain material that could be offensive to some patrons.
Radio program includes folk songs, instrumental pieces, and court music. Original tape came from Yun Hong Sik (a Korean student at IU) who got it from Korean Broadcasting Company in Seoul, South Korea.
The information presented here about each recording in this collection comes from original documentation by the collector/depositor Jerome Mintz. Additions by archival staff for clarity are framed in brackets [ ]. These recordings sometimes addressed politically sensitive topics and to protect the safety of the individuals in these recordings, Jerome Mintz did not document their full identities. The Archives of Traditional Music makes these recordings available for research and users should be aware that any archival collection may contain material that users find offensive.
Discussion of the George Herzog collections at the Archives of Traditional Music, of early ethnomusicologists and the development of the field, and biographical information on Herzog. Descriptive information presented here may come from original collection documentation. Please note collections of historical content may contain material that could be offensive to some patrons.
Presentation about the İlhan Başgöz collection (ATM accession number 93-114-F) which contains Turkish folk music, Alevi music, riddles, and folk stories. The moderated discussion is focused on Başgöz's fieldwork experiences and memories with his interlocutors, and Başgöz discusses interesting examples that shows how he navigated fieldwork projects during the early years of his career.
"Future Directions in Ethnomusicology" panel discussion. Descriptive information presented here may come from original collection documentation. Please note collections of historical content may contain material that could be offensive to some patrons.
Sones de México performs traditional Mexican music. Descriptive information presented here may come from original collection documentation. Please note that collections of historical content may contain material that could be offensive to some patrons.
"Corridos from the Mexican Revolution" (presented by Juan Díes). Descriptive information presented here may come from original collection documentation. Please note that collections of historical content may contain material that could be offensive to some patrons.
Explains that most black people are being provided with inadequate medical and dental care and that today there are fewer black doctors graduating from medical schools than there were in 1955. Points out that in black communities there is one black doctor for every 5,000 people compared to a ratio of one doctor to 670 people in white communities. Describes efforts to alleviate this situation.
A note from College Audition Preparation: Adventures in Brass is a project by the College Audition Preparation (CAP) of the Jacobs School of Music. The project was prompted by a lack of brass repertoire appropriate for collegiate auditions. CAP brass faculty thus commissioned renowned composer Anthony Plog to write a set of six new works for trumpet, trombone, horn, tuba, euphonium, and bass trombone. Dee Stewart and CAP assembled a roster of world-class performers and pedagogues to premiere these six compositions. In addition to recordings of the premieres, Adventures in Brass contains interviews with these faculty in which they provide technical, artistic, and practical guidance to young brass players preparing to apply to college. These videos were captured by and are shared with the help of Tony Tadey and the MITS Video production team of the Jacobs School of Music. We hope that the videos can be an inspirational and motivational force in your own adventures in brass.
Reviews Alaska's geographical features, locates its three great climatic regions, and indicates the major factors that make Alaska a true reservoir of resources. Depicts activities in the seven great industries contributing to Alaska's economy--lumbering, fishing, mining, transportation, agriculture, fur farming, and the tourist trade. Includes many scenes characterizing Alaska's natural scenic beauty.
Discusses the political history of Brazil and her relations with the U.S. Considers Brazilian art, economic problems and potentialities, and the role of U.S. business in Brazil. A photo series presents the land and the people. (WTTW) Kinescope.
Shows that the traditional life of the Polynesians of American Samoa is being altered and challenged by its governing authority, the United States, and that a potential conflict exists between the western goals of education which stress independent thinking and the cultural values of Samoa which emphasize obedience to the family and respect for authority.
Shows how Springfield, Massachusetts, offers an inspiring plan to other communities for combating racial and religious intolerance, and shows how any school and any town can deal with the causes of this injustice.
Shows some of the ways in which the two-way radio can be used, especially in civilian defense. A simulated raid on Syracuse, New York, shows how fire-fighting equipment, police, ambulance service, and construction equipment could be called and coordinated from a central control office by means of the two-way radio.
Presents an introduction to Anne Sexton and a view of her poetry. Describes how she began writing poetry and includes her reading "Her Kind," "Self in 1958," "Ringing the Bells," "The Addict," "Young," "Those Times," "Little Girl, My String Bean, My Lovely Woman," and "Live."
Discusses the reality of atoms and their importance in understanding the physical universe. Uses animation to explain what happens to atoms during thermal agitation. Demonstrates the audible reality of atoms with a Geiger counter and visual reality by the use of a cloud chamber. Features Dr. Edwin C. Kemble, Professor of Physics, Harvard University. (WGBH-TV) Kinescope.
Shows the development of Negro education. Emphasizes that such a development was slow and difficult from the schoolhouse with broken windows and the teachers only a few steps ahead of the pupils to the modern school which spreads its influence beyond the confines of its four walls through training 9in home economics, machine shop, and handicrafts. Ends with shots of Negroes in universities, as surgeons and nurses in hospitals, and in the Army.
Uses slow motion and stop motion photography and close-ups of game shots to show the fundamentals of ball handling in basketball: stance, grip, "feel" of the ball, fingertip control, adjustment before shooting, catching the ball, and meeting passes.
Describes the economic, religious, and social characteristics of life in Bangkok, Thailand. Includes views of the temples, the old Palace of Kings, the King and the Queen at a state function, the floating river market, the busy streets, the celebration of the Buddhist New Year, and a traditional Thai funeral. Describes the attachment of the Thai people to ancient traditions as well as their love for modern comforts. Highlights the cooperation of the American and European businessmen with the Siamese in developing local industry and describes the country as the "rice bowl of Asia."
Presents basic fundamentals of basketball. Coach Branch McCracken and the Indiana University basketball team demonstrate, in regular and slow-motion photography, ways of shooting, passing, dribbling, and defensive and offensive footwork. For intermediate grades, high school and college.
Gives the United Nations' report on how the Food and Agriculture Organization was beginning, in 1949, to solve the tremendous problem of doubling the world's food output. Emphasizes that the FAO is waging a world-wide attack on rats and insects, and shows what the FAO was doing in China to provide insecticides, serums, and fertilizer. Pictures the FAO's attempts to introduce improved agricultural equipment and methods.
Shows the extent of communication between the East and the West in Berlin, including railroad and trolley connections, newspapers from the West, and pedestrian movement across zone lines. Pictures various shops set up near the border to cater to East Berliners and discloses black-market activities. Shows High Commissioner Conant stating his policies. Contrasts, during a sight-seeing bus tour, the dullness and inactivity of East Berlin to the busy, clean streets of West Berlin and describes the refugee problem in some detail.