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Moroccan Music Collection (Bowles, Paul, collector)

- COLLECTION INVENTORY AND DESCRIPTION

COLLECTION INVENTORY AND DESCRIPTION

I. MANUSCRIPTS

Folder 1
Administrative

Contents: One folder consisting of the collection register, a copy of the contract between Bowles and the Library of Congress, a copy of the index to field recordings, a copy of Bowles' project correspondence, and a copy of the LWO log.

Folder 2-5
Correspondence1957-1972

Contents: Four folders arranged chronologically with the following subdivisions: pre-project, project, post-project, and LP production. Consists of correspondence primarily between Bowles and LC personnel such as Harold Spivacke (Chief, Music Div.), Edward Waters (Acting Chief, Music Div.), Rae Korson (Head, Archive of Folk Song), Alan Jabbour (Head, Archive of Folk Song), as well as several people from the Rockefeller Foundation and the U.S. Embassy and State Department; descriptive and financial monthly reports; and correspondence about the collection with researchers. The project correspondence includes progress reports from Bowles to the LC thatt augment the field notes.

Folder 6
Index to LC project recordings
Physical Description: 12 pp.

Contents: One folder of typed index to project recordings arranged numerically by tape side. (MISSING: pages with tape numbers 33-44). Consists of an original and two copies, one of which has hand-written corrections on it. Includes AFS numbers, Bowles' tape numbers, song titles, performers (tribes), and recording locations. (There is no index of the last five "sample" tapes from the project.)

Folder 7-8
Field notes I (LC project recordings)
Physical Description: 130 pp.

Contents: Two folders (one original, one copy) of typed field notes. Includes an opening note and description of instruments. Arranged numerically by tape side in chronological order. Documents dates and locations of recordings, performers, leaders, tribes, song titles, instruments used, and comments about performance events, music/dance types, circumstances of recording, instruments, etc. (There is no log of the last five "sample" tapes.)

Folder 9
Field notes II: non-project field recordings 1960-1962
Physical Description: 8 pp.

Contents: One folder (one original and one copy) of field notes of audiotape recordings. The tape number order is not chronological. Written in a similar format to the project fieldnotes, and includes hand-written AFS numbers.

For a list of dance-related material referenced in the field notes see Appendix A.

Folder 10
LP record set booklet
Physical Description: 9 pages.

Contents: One folder containing the booklet that accompanies the record set.

Folder 11
Articles

Contents: One folder containing articles that describe the collection.

II. MICROFILM

Music 0441
Microfilm of the LC project field notes and map.

In the Music division.

III. RECORDINGS

AFS L63-64
LP Record Set: "Music of Morocco." 1972

Contents: Recorded and edited by Paul Bowles. Includes 9-page booklet with notes and bibliography of publications and documentary recordings.

Listening copy available in the AFC Reading Room.

AFS 11,623-11,687; LWO-3068; preservation numbers LWO-8527 R93-100; LWO-12,419 R1-19.
LC projectt recordings. Accessioned in June 1960.
Physical Description: 65 DT 7" reels (the last five are samples from the 60 recordings); approximately 65 hours; approximately 220 pieces.

Listening copies available in the AFC Reading Room

AFS 12,016-12,020; LWO-3863.
Non-project field recordings 1960-62; accessioned in June 1963.
Physical Description: 5 7" reels

Listening copies available in the AFC Reading Room

IV. PHOTOGRAPHS


Field Photographs
Physical Description: One box containing 18 black and white photographs. Location information is written on the back of most photographs.

Contents: The photographs include scenes of performers at Essaouira, Amizmiz, Taza, and Segangan, and several shots of houses and casbahs.

V. MAP

Map drawer, Folklife Reading Room
Map of Recording Locations.
Physical Description: One folder containing original and copies of a map.

Contents: Hand-drawn by Paul Bowles, documenting recording locations and routes traveled during the field project.


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