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Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
Date added: 2017-03-02
1949-2003
(Bulk: 1962-1965)
Creator:
Elder, Jacob D., 1913-2003
Extent: 5 linear feet
Born in Trinidad in 1913, Jacob Elder was a primary school tescher and community development officer before attending Penn to study for his doctorate in folklore. Elder specialized in the traditional music of Trinidad and Tobago. In addition to his scholarly studies, Elder worked to develop the Steel Band and song competitions in his native land to encourage the restless youth to find purpose and fulfillment. Manuscript holdings include approximately two linear feet of cultural material, research, working manuscript and disertation, song, lyric and interview transcriptions, folktales, stories and scripts. The West Indies Recordings contain approximately 160 hours of recorded sound collected in Trinidad, Tobago, Grenada, and St. Vincent between 1959-1965, during Elder’s dissertation fieldwork.
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Jacob D. Elder Papers, Folklore Archives
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Elder, Jacob D., 1913-2003
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PU-Mu. 4006
repository
University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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5 linear feet
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1949-2003
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1962-1965
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Born in Trinidad in 1913, Jacob Elder was a primary school tescher and community development officer before attending Penn to study for his doctorate in folklore. Elder specialized in the traditional music of Trinidad and Tobago. In addition to his scholarly studies, Elder worked to develop the Steel Band and song competitions in his native land to encourage the restless youth to find purpose and fulfillment. Manuscript holdings include approximately two linear feet of cultural material, research, working manuscript and disertation, song, lyric and interview transcriptions, folktales, stories and scripts. The West Indies Recordings contain approximately 160 hours of recorded sound collected in Trinidad, Tobago, Grenada, and St. Vincent between 1959-1965, during Elder’s dissertation fieldwork.
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Elder, Jacob D., 1913-2003 Cloak, F. Theodore, 1938-1998 Elder, Jacob D., 1913-2003 Hill, Errol, 1921-2003 Lomax, Alan, 1915-2002
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Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
Date added: 2017-03-02
1915-1991
(Bulk: 1915)
Creator:
Owen, Mary
Extent: 05 linear foot
The Mary Owen Guatemalan Folktale collection consists of two folders of folktales gathered by Mary Owen at the request of her friend George Byron Gordon, Director of the Free Museum of Science and Art, later the Penn Museum. Mary Owens transcribed seventeen folktales with notes and explanations from her valuable years of experience living in the Alta Verapaz region. Mary Owen's folktales were published in 1938 as a children's book co-authored by Marie Hendrick Jessup and Leslie Bird Simpson. Her work is also recognized in the book, "Maya Folktales from the Alta Verapaz", edited by Elin C. Danien.
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Mary Owen Guatemalan folktales collection
creator
Owen, Mary
id
PU-Mu. 1150
repository
University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
extent
05 linear foot
inclusive date
1915-1991
bulk date
1915
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The Mary Owen Guatemalan Folktale collection consists of two folders of folktales gathered by Mary Owen at the request of her friend George Byron Gordon, Director of the Free Museum of Science and Art, later the Penn Museum. Mary Owens transcribed seventeen folktales with notes and explanations from her valuable years of experience living in the Alta Verapaz region. Mary Owen's folktales were published in 1938 as a children's book co-authored by Marie Hendrick Jessup and Leslie Bird Simpson. Her work is also recognized in the book, "Maya Folktales from the Alta Verapaz", edited by Elin C. Danien.
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1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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1910s
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English
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Owen, Mary Burkitt, Robert James, 1869-1945 Gordon, G. B. (George Byron), 1870-1927 Owen, Mary
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
Date added: 2020-05-07
1974-1985
Creator:
Edmunds, Lowell
Extent: 0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
Lowell Edmunds is an emeritus professor of Classics at Rutgers University with research interests in Greek literature and mythology. This collection includes correspondence regarding translations and published and unpublished texts of folk tales relating to incest and parricide translated from more than twenty languages. Researchers will find African, Albanian, Asian, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Latin and Greek, Lithuanian, Spanish, and Slavic folk tales as well as those from the Near East and the Western Hemisphere.
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Lowell Edmunds collection of folk tales relating to incest and parricide
creator
Edmunds, Lowell
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1170
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
inclusive date
1974-1985
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Lowell Edmunds is an emeritus professor of Classics at Rutgers University with research interests in Greek literature and mythology. This collection includes correspondence regarding translations and published and unpublished texts of folk tales relating to incest and parricide translated from more than twenty languages. Researchers will find African, Albanian, Asian, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Latin and Greek, Lithuanian, Spanish, and Slavic folk tales as well as those from the Near East and the Western Hemisphere.
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1970s 1980s
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English
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Edmunds, Lowell
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Audiovisual materials Correspondence Folk tales Reprographic copies