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CUTTING, EDITH (1918– ), folklorist, educator
Papers, 1938–1977, 1 ft. (UA–902.001)

Includes correspondence with Harold W. Thompson and others, 1941–1977; manuscripts on folklore, 1945–1959; and documents and printed materials pertaining to her career at the Johnson City High School, 1939–1976. Cutting was a folklorist and a high school English teacher in Johnson City, New York.

EBERHARD, WOLFRAM (1907–89), sinologist, sociologist
Papers, 1935–1957, 1 ft. (GER–026)
Includes hand–corrected typescripts of "China–Aufenhalt: Arbeiten über Astronomie und Volkskunde" (1935), "Chinesische Volksmärchen in Übersetzungen" (1935), "Materialen von der China–Reise zur Volkskunde und Astronomie Chinas" (1936), "Kaiser der Idee" (1937), and "Biographisches Wörterbuch, Beamtetitel Hsiung–nu–Texte" (1943); and offprints of articles on Chinese history, culture, and folklore, 1935–1957. Born in Potsdam, Eberhard taught in China and Turkey in the 1930s and at the University of California at Berkeley.

JONES, LOUIS C. (1908– ), educator
Papers, 1936–1946, 1 ft. (UA–902.004)

Includes press releases pertaining to his career and research on New York State ghosts and folklore, 1936–1938; correspondence with former students of the New York State College for Teachers at Albany who were serving in the U.S. armed forces during World War II, 1942–1946; and photographs of students in uniform and a card file of all students from the college who were in military service during World War II, undated. Jones taught English at the State College for Teachers from 1936 to 1946, when he was appointed executive director of the New York State Historical Association and Farmers Museum, Cooperstown.

LANG, ANDREW (1844–1912), writer
Scrapbook, 1898–1912, 1 vol. (MSS–018)
Assembled by an unknown compiler, the scrapbook includes printed materials and clippings pertaining to the life and work of Andrew Lang, the English writer and folklorist.

NORTH AMERICAN FIDDLERS HALL OF FAME
Records, 160 audio tapes (APAP-194)
The collection is composed of 160 open reel tapes containing interviews with significant fiddlers. Tapes are preservation copies created in 1999 from the orginal cassette tapes. Digital copies and the original recordings are housed at the North American Fiddlers Hall of Fame in Osceola, NY.

STUDER, NORMAN
Papers, 1817–1988 (APAP–116)
Papers of Norman Studer, educator, folklorist, and writer. The papers primarily document Studer's activities as an educator at the Little Red School House/Elisabeth Irwin High School, an educator and administrator at the Downtown Community School, founder and Director of Camp Woodland, and his various writing projects. The papers reflect Studer's two principal life–long interests: progressive education and folklore. The collection is particularly strong in its representation of Catskill folklore and folk music, including manuscript material, photographs, reel–to–reel audio recordings, and 16mm movies documenting interviews with indigenous Catskill informants, folk festivals, and life at Camp Woodland. The inclusive dates of the collection are 1817–1988, with the bulk of the material dating 1952–1978.

WAMC/NORTHEAST PUBLIC RADIO
Records, 1981-2000, 6,795 audio recordings (APAP–138)
WAMC/Northeast Public Radio is a regional public radio network serving parts of seven northeastern states and is a member of National Public Radio and an affiliate of Public Radio International. The station's programs cover a number of issues including education, politics and government, the environment, health and medical issues, women's issues, and others. Some of the programs in the collection include: 51 Percent, The Best of Our Knowledge, Capitol Connection, Dancing on the Air, The Environment Show, The Health Show, The Law Show, Legislative Gazette, Media Project, Vox Pop, and other regular and special broadcasts.

WEISS, MURRAY
Papers, 1952–1961, .25 cubic ft. (APAP–338)

This collection contains works by photographer Murray Weiss of campers, staff and activities at Camp Woodland, a camp in Phoenicia, New York founded by Norman and Hannah Studer, Rose Sydney, Regine Dicker (Ferber), and Sara Abelson (Abramson). Weiss’ negatives and prints depict events, like the Folk Festival of the Catskills, Sunday meetings at camp, and field trips. Weiss captured visitors to the camp on film, including Pete Seeger, Red Thunder Cloud, and Bessie Jones, as well as area Catskill residents.

WOLCOTT, JOHN
Papers, 1954–1992, .7 cubic ft. (APAP–294)

The John Wolcott Papers contain materials related to the planning and advertising of Pinxter Festivals in Albany, New York. The collection includes festival posters, fliers, photographs, news clippings, hand written notes, correspondence and programs of similar festivals, including a early souvenir Tulip Fest envelope and information on craft vendors that were a major part of the festivities. Information about historic Pinxter festivals, Albany’s relevant laws and policies, and a small collection of colonial Dutch recipes were used in the planning process. John Wolcott was chairman of the Pinxter Committee of Albany, also called the People’s Pinxter Festival Committee, which coordinated the annual Pinxter Festival. The festival is known as Pinxter, Pinxter Sunday or Pinkster, Dutch for Pentecost, and as Whitsuntide, the English term for Pentecost.


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