A probate inventory is a list of possessions recorded after someone dies. The 325 probate inventories in this collection were recorded in the Chesapeake region Maryland and Virginia. These inventories provide valuable insight into a family's daily...
Consumption (Economics); Social life and customs
United States -- Maryland; United States -- Virginia
Fletcher's account of her six-week venture into Plains Indian territory in 1881. The site also includes an overview of Fletcher's life, a photo gallery, and the text of the folktales that she recorded in her diary.
Dakota Indians; Indians of North America; Women anthropologists
This site features materials from two American Folklife Center collections. The Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project, an ethnographic field project conducted in 1978 by the American Folklife Center and the National Park Service, includes 229...
Quiltmakers; Quiltmaking; Quilts
United States -- North Carolina; United States -- Virginia
Dance companies from around the world have performed at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival since 1932. This video collection includes more than 100 excerpts of performances recorded at festival. Highlights include performances by Anna Duncan (1942),...
The Center for Applied Linguistics Collection contains 118 hours of recordings documenting North American English dialects. The recordings include speech samples, linguistic interviews, oral histories, conversations, and excerpts from public...
English language -- Dialects
United States -- Alabama; United States -- Arkansas; United States -- Colorado; United States -- Connecticut; United States -- District of Columbia; United States -- Florida; United States -- Georgia; United States -- Idaho; United States --...
The 30,000 performances in this collection were recorded, primarily in Spanish, in the first half of the twentieth century. Users can listen to the first 50 seconds of each recording. A search for "Lydia Mendoza" retrieves more than 500 records.
Mexican American music; Women musicians; Women singers
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