A large collection of folk songs, ballads and tales; composers include Joe Smith, John Calhoun, Joe Scott and Larry Gorman. Also included are fiddle tunes, clog dance music, poetry, harmonica music, and interviews with loggers and the performers.
This collection primarily consists of religious oral traditions and interviews; also a trial, a masquerade, festivals, prayers, praise songs, divination sessions; several interviews with carvers, musicians, and a potter. Other musical items include funeral music, war-songs, bawdy songs, women's songs and folk dance music.
This collection of Somali poetry includes recitations of a multitude of genre including religious music associated with Ramadan and recreational poetry and songs including churning, pounding, mat-weaving, sheep, goat and cattle-watering, welcoming and children's songs.