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The Federal Cylinder Project [microform] : A Guide to Field Cylinder Collections in Federal Agencies. Volume 8, Early Anthologies / Dorothy Sara Lee, Ed and Others
Bib ID 5472730
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Lee, Dorothy Sara, Ed
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1984 
92 p. 

This catalog describes wax cylinder recordings of music collected by two pioneers in ethnomusicology. The 101 cylinders in the Benjamin Ives Gilman Collection recorded at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago contain Fijian, Samoan, Uvean, Javanese, Turkish, and Kwakiutl or Vancouver Island Indian music. The Gilman Collection is arranged by cultural group. A set of 120 cylinder copies compiled shortly after World War I by Erich Moritz von Hornbostel from ethnic and tribal music at the Berlin Phonogramm-Archiv offers music collected from 1900-1914 in 15 world geographic regions, including North America. The set is the first anthology of recordings of world music and contains some of the earliest recordings of "exotic" music. The Hornbostel Demonstration Collection is arranged by geographic region and includes an index by collector and by cultural group. Entries in each catalog list cylinder number, Archive of Folk Culture number, cylinder, collector's description of contents, performer, recording location and date, and notes containing technical information about sound quality. Bibliographies for both collections conclude the catalog. (LFL)


Availability: Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.

ERIC Note: For volumes 1 and 2, see RC 015 957-958.


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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects American Indian Culture.  |  American Indian Languages.  |  American Indians.  |  Area Studies.  |  Audiodisks.  |  Audiotape Recordings.  |  Canada Natives.  |  Cultural Background.  |  Ethnography.  |  Folk Culture.  |  Foreign Countries.  |  Music.  |  Primary Sources.  |  Tribes.  |  Ethnomusicology Wax Cylinder Recordings  |  Federal Cylinder Project Kwakiutl (Tribe) Library of Congress
Form/genre Reference Materials, Bibliographies.  |  Historical Materials.
Other authors/contributors Library of Congress, Washington, DC. American Folklife Center
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