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FOLK COLLECTION 35b

Barre Toelken Sound Recording Collection


Date of Items: 1958-1979
Collection Processed by: Randy Williams
Register Prepared by: Randy Williams, May 2006
Linear Feet: .5


Historical Note & Provenance

Folk Coll 35b consists of fieldwork cassette and reel-to-reel fieldwork tapes donated by Barre Toelken.


Scope and Content

The collection consists of .5 linear feet of sound recordings: 17 cassette tapes and 4 reel-to-reel tapes.

Inventory

BOX   1:   Cassette Tapes

No. 1   The Irish Tradition (Three-piece band) recorded live by Barre Toelken at an Irish bar in Washington DC, Dec 1975. Tape 1.
60 minute tape.
No. 2   The Irish Tradition (three-piece band) recorded live by Barre Toelken at an Irish bar in Washington DC, Dec. 1975. Tape 2.
60 minute tape.
No. 3   The Irish Tradition (three-piece band) recorded live by Barre Toelken at an Irish bar in Washington DC, Dec. 1975. Tape 3.
60 minute tape.
No. 4   Field recording by Barre Toelken: "Music Party at Bernie Rasmussen's," Polson, MT, 22 July 1979. Part of American Folklife Center
fieldwork survey of Montana. Tape 1. 90 minute cassette tape.
No. 5   Field recording by Barre Toelken: "Music Party at Bernie Rasmussen's," Polson, MT, 22 July 1979. Part of American Folklife Center
fieldwork survey of Montana. Tape 2. 90 minute cassette tape.
No. 6   Field recording by Barre Toelken: Kevin Shannon, Irish Traditional Singer, Butte, MT. July 1979. Part of American Folklife Center
fieldwork survey of Montana. Tape 1. 90 minute cassette tape.
No. 7   Field recording by Barre Toelken: Kevin Shannon, Irish Traditional Singer, Butte, MT. July 1979. Part of American Folklife Center
fieldwork survey of Montana. Tape 2. 90 minute cassette tape.
No. 8   Field recording by Barre Toelken: Kevin Shannon, Irish Traditional Singer, Butte, MT. July 1979. Part of American Folklife Center
fieldwork survey of Montana. Tape 3. 90 minute cassette tape.
No. 9   Field recording by Barre Toelken: Father Sarsfield O'Sullivan, Irish Catholic Priest in Butte, MT., regarding the folklore of Irish
immigrants in Butte and surrounding areas, July 1979. Part of American Folklife Center fieldwork survey of Montana. Tape 1. 90 minute cassette tape.
No. 10   Field recording by Barre Toelken: Father Sarsfield O'Sullivan, Irish Catholic Priest in Butte, MT., regarding the folklore of Irish
immigrants in Butte and surrounding areas, July 1979. Part of American Folklife Center fieldwork survey of Montana. Tape 2. 90 minute cassette tape.
No. 11   Field recording by Barre Toelken: Father Sarsfield O'Sullivan, Irish Catholic Priest in Butte, MT., regarding the folklore of Irish
immigrants in Butte and surrounding areas, July 1979. Part of American Folklife Center fieldwork survey of Montana. Tape 3. 90 minute cassette tape.
No. 12   Field recording by Barre Toelken: Father Sarsfield O'Sullivan, Irish Catholic Priest in Butte, MT., regarding the folklore of Irish
immigrants in Butte and surrounding areas, July 1979. Part of American Folklife Center fieldwork survey of Montana. Tape 4. 90 minute cassette tape.
No. 13   Field recording by Barre Toelken: Hutterite of Turner, MT, singing, July 1979. Part of American Folklife Center fieldwork
survey of Montana. Tape 1. 90 minute cassette tape.
No. 14   Field recording by Barre Toelken: Hutterite of Turner, MT, singing, July 1979. Part of American Folklife Center fieldwork
survey of Montana. Tape 2. 90 minute cassette tape.
No. 15   Field recording by one of Barre Toelken's student: Pine Grove, Alabama Revival, August 1973, Tape 1. 60 minute cassette tape.
Given to Barre Toelken.
No. 16   Field recording by one of Barre Toelken's student: Pine Grove, Alabama Revival, August 1973, Tape 2. 60 minute cassette tape.
Given to Barre Toelken.
No. 17   Field recording by Roger Abrahams: "Deep Down in the Jungle" (texts) in book by same name, no date. 60 minute cassette tape.
Given to Barre Toelken.
BOX   2:   Reel-to-Reel Tapes
No. 1   Blaine Stubblefield, folk songs (eastern and western), mostly from his father's collection, late 1960s, given to Barre Toelken
by the Weiser, Idaho, Chamber of Commerce. 7 inch reel-to-reel. Includes: 1-Introduction; 2-Big Rock Candy Mountain; 3-Erie Canal; 4-Idaho; 5-Courting of the Male Birds; 6-Skip to My Lou; 7-Chamber of Commerce Commercial; 8-Memorial to Blaine Stubblefield; 9-Poem about Blaine Stubblefield; 10-Blaine tells a story; 11-April 1960 Fiddle Festival: Final Performance Introduction; 12-Kemo Kimo [Item has been duplicated to CD]
No. 2   Old-Time Fiddlers Contest, late 1960s, given to B. Toelken by Weiser, Idaho, Chamber of Commerce. 7 inch reel-to-reel. [Item has been duplicated to CD]
No. 3   Barre Toelken Field Collections of folk songs, 1958-1960; also includes some of Jean Ritchie's Fieldwork in Scotland and Ireland and
Joannie O'Bryant in the Ozark Mountains in the U.S.A. 7 inch reel-to-reel.
No. 4   British Music Hall Songs, given to Barre Toelken by Van Porter, (duplicated from record), 1960. 7 inch reel-to-reel.

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