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Zitkala-Sa portrait, Face-to-Face talk

National Portrait Gallery
Francis Flavin, historian at the U.S. Department of the Interior, discusses a portrait of Zitkala-Sa, Native American writer and educator, by Joseph T. Keiley

Zimba [Zemba] Greetings [sound recording]

National Anthropological Archives
Also available as copy on 5 inch sound tape reel, 3 3/4 ips (71-R-13)

Zemba Conversations, June 20, 1971 [sound recording]

National Anthropological Archives
Also available as copy on 5 inch sound tape reel, 3 3/4 ips (71-R-13)

You Do You

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Identity in a complex world: A look at the many roles each person plays in daily life; a group of lesbian feminists create an entirely new culture, religion and society in the 1970s; and Iraqi archaeologists work to preserve their cultural heritage after years of war.

Yanktonai Dakota Songs, October 13, 1967 [sound recording]

National Anthropological Archives
Digitization and preparation of these materials for online access has been funded through generous support from the Arcadia Fund.

MPM tape1 includes: 1. Old Dakota Grass Dance Song; 2. Kiowa Song; 3. Dakota Grass Song; 4. Rabbit Dance Song 'Inkpata'; 5. Song of a Fight with the Pawnee 'Danikote Manipe'; 6. Dakota Grass Dance Song.

Yalálag Tape 5 [sound recording]

National Anthropological Archives
Digitization and preparation of these materials for online access has been funded through generous support from the Arcadia Fund.

Appears to be a Yalálag recording of a church service in Oaxaca, Mexico

Yalálag Tape 3 [sound recording]

National Anthropological Archives
Digitization and preparation of these materials for online access has been funded through generous support from the Arcadia Fund.

Tape unlabled. Various speeches, band music, singing, and a church service.

Yalálag, Tape 2 [sound recording]

National Anthropological Archives
Digitization and preparation of these materials for online access has been funded through generous support from the Arcadia Fund.

Side A - Fiesta, Misa, Basketball, San Antonio. Side B - [?] Basketball

Yalálag Tape 15 [sound recording]

National Anthropological Archives
Digitization and preparation of these materials for online access has been funded through generous support from the Arcadia Fund.

Ceremony with a speech and music. Later, the recording continues into conversations within the Limeta family and miscellaneous speech and music.

Yalálag Interviews [sound recording]

National Anthropological Archives
Digitization and preparation of these materials for online access has been funded through generous support from the Arcadia Fund.

On label: " Lucia & Saula, Agapita Poblano" and "Francesca Dominguez"

Yalálag Interviews [sound recording]

National Anthropological Archives
Digitization and preparation of these materials for online access has been funded through generous support from the Arcadia Fund.

Side 1: On lable Virginia Limeta. Side 2: Augustina Fernandez. Recorded in Yalálag, Oaxaca in Mexico

Yalalag, Tape 6 [sound recording]

National Anthropological Archives
Digitization and preparation of these materials for online access has been funded through generous support from the Arcadia Fund.

On lable "Santa Rosa". Includes a church service with drum and flute music, as well as band music later in the recording.

WSZD Radio music, popular songs, August 14, 1974 [sound recording]

National Anthropological Archives
Digitization and preparation of these materials for online access has been funded through generous support from the Arcadia Fund.

Work Songs (Program #16)

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Harold Courlander is an important figure in the history of Folkways. Well known in some circles for winning the case against Alex Haley, whose novel Roots plagiarized from Courlander’s novel The African, I think of Courlander as the early guiding spirit for what he and my father called the Ethnic series, which is the vast catalogue of what we now call world music. This time, I thought we’d feature an album Courlander put together in 1956 that documents the sensibilities he brought to this work in the immediate post-War period. Called World of Man: Volume 1, His Work, a title that situates it in the non-inclusive language of that time, the album is nonetheless a wonderful worldwide journey through the world of human labour. We’ll add other work songs from around the world in the show.

Woody Guthrie

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Rare outtakes and stories from Smithsonian Folkways archivist Jeff Place give new meaning to the life and music of American folk icon Woody Guthrie and his relationship with Folkways Records.

Woodrow Wilson portrait, Face-to-Face talk

National Portrait Gallery
Frank Aucella, executive director at the Woodrow Wilson House, discusses a portrait of Wilson by John Christen Johansen, on view at the National Portrait Gallery in the exhibition "America's Presidents"

Willie Herrón interview excerpt

Archives of American Art
Willie Herrón, one of the founding members of the Chicano Avant-Garde collective, ASCO, criticized the "Los Four" exhibition at L.A. County Museum of Art in 1974, which displayed graffiti infused murals inside the museum. In an interview with Jeffrey Rangel, he recalled how the "Los Four" exhibition set the stage for an ASCO interventionist performance.

William T. Sherman portrait, Face-to-Face talk

National Portrait Gallery
Trevor Plante, chief of Reference at the National Archives, talks about Union General William T. Sherman (1820-1891)

Willem de Kooning, reconsidered, [sound recording] / co-sponsored by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and the Archives of American Art, 1993

Archives of American Art
4 sound cassettes (90 min. each) : analog.

The proceedings of a scholarly symposium held in conjunction with the Hirshhorn Museum exhibition, "Willem de Kooning from the Hirshhorn Museum Collection," October 21, 1993-January 9, 1994.

Speakers include Judith Zilczer, Judith Wolfe, David Cateforis, Carter Ratcliff, and Stephen Polcari.

Will Kaufman, author talk

National Portrait Gallery
"Woody Guthrie, American Radical (Music in American Life)" -- author Will Kaufman discusses his book and plays songs by woody Guthrie.

Wax cylinder recordings of American Indian songs and dances, ca. 1910

National Anthropological Archives
Donated by Steve Elliot. From the estate of Robert N. Wilkinson, a Boulder, Colorado radio station owner and collector of old radios and phonographs. There is no provenance documentation. Wilkinson told the donor that he bought an Edison cylinder player in Arizona and the store owner included the cylinders in the purchase.

This collection is comprised of thirteen (13) original recordings of American Indian songs and dances, recorded on two-minute Edison Blanks wax cylinders. Eight of the cylinders are in pristine condition. Two are cracked and cannot be played. Contents are marked on individual cylinders in pencil or black ink: 1) The last Owl Dance; 2) Two flute songs; 3) Sioux flute 2 loves; 4) Sioux love song; 5) Kiowa love songs; 6) Sirecha Dance; 7) Flute love lullaby; 8) Flute on the bridge; 9) War dance; 10) Buffalo dance; 11) Song before fight; 12) Indian flute. a love song, played by Turkey Leggs. (Cheyene); 13) Owl Dance song.

War Dance Songs and Veterans Songs, September 18, 1966 [sound recording]

National Anthropological Archives
Digitization and preparation of these materials for online access has been funded through generous support from the Arcadia Fund.

Recorded for Ty Stewart. Part Two. MPM tape 4 includes: 1. War Dance Songs; 2. Veterans' Songs.

Walker Hancock interview excerpt

Archives of American Art
Walker Kirtland Hancock (1901-1998) was a prominent sculptor who taught at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1929 to 1967. Hancock was drafted into the Army in 1942 and initially trained as a medic. After being transferred to military intelligence at the Pentagon, Hancock requested to join the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives (MFAA) section of the U.S. Army where he felt he could do the most good In this audio clip, Hancock talks about locating and recovering looted art repositories found in the salt mines.

Volta Laboratory Experimental Sound Recording, Green Wax on Brass Disc

National Museum of American History
This is an experimental sound recording made in the Volta Laboratory, Washington, D.C., about 1884. The wax, poured into a brass holder, has been dyed a bright green. Sound was recovered from this recording in 2011. Content summary: Hamlet’s soliloquy Content transcript (17 seconds): “To be, or not to be: that is the question. Whether it is nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing end them? To die, to sleep…” References: Patrick Feaster, “A Discography of Volta Laboratory Recordings at the National Museum of American History” Leslie J. Newville, “Development of the Phonograph at Alexander Graham Bell's Volta Laboratory,” in Contributions from the Museum of History and Technology, United States National Museum Bulletin 218, Paper 5 (1959): 69-79. Steven E. Schoenherr, “Charles Sumner Tainter and the Graphophone,” Wile, Raymond R. "The Development of Sound Recording at the Volta Laboratory," Association for Recorded Sound Collections Journal 21, No. 2, 1990, pp. 208-225.
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