Chicago Ethnic Arts Project Collection
Series I: Manuscripts
Contents: The manuscript materials provide supporting documentation for the entire project, including the follow-up workshops and the photographic exhibit. Documents pertaining to the planning and administration of these activities are found here. Publications such as books, brochures, articles, maps, and so forth provide background on Chicago and specific ethnic groups. Documentation includes fieldnotes, daily journals, logs describing the content of the photographs and sound recordings made during the fieldwork, and related ephemera. This series also contains summaries and reports on the project, including a final copy of A Report on the Chicago Ethnic Arts Project.
Archive of Folk Culture administrative materials
The collection register [this document], accession log, original and copy of the collection inventory.
Pre-project background materials; project proposal; travel/media budgets; grant agreement; planning correspondence; research schedule; coordinator's appointment book; miscellaneous.
Blank contracts; addresses and schedules; contracts and resumes (arranged alphabetically by fieldworker).
Actual project expenses
Ledger; bank statements; expenditures; bills; honorariums; coordinator's weekly reports and analyses.
Publicity and press releases
Press contacts; correspondence; media coverage.
Coordinator's administrative correspondence; between Center and fieldworkers; between fieldworkers and contacts; general/miscellaneous.
Lists of possible contacts; address labels; certificate recipients; blank certificates; Consulates in Chicago; Chicago congressmen.
Notes and documents from the presentation by Alan Jabbour to the Illinois Arts Council.
Collected Publications and Ephemera
General information about Chicago--resource individuals and institutions.
Othercontainertype Loose publications.
General information about Chicago
General information about Chicago--.ephemera
Information on specific ethnic groups
Materials arranged alphabetically by ethnic group.
Original fieldnotes arranged alphabetically by fieldworker.
Black and white logs
Logs describing black and white images, arranged numerically by roll number and alphabetically by ethnic group; fieldworkers' notes for photo identification.
Logs describing color images arranged numerically by holder and alphabetically by ethnic group.
Fieldworkers' sound recording logs (arranged alphabetically); reference and evaluative logs; selected transcribed quotes; annotations for selected sound recordings.
For a list of dance-related sound recordings, see Appendix C.
Copy of concordance; tape catalog; miscellaneous.
Reports and Products
Reports submitted by fieldworkers (arranged alphabetically).
Sections of edited report manuscript arranged in final report order.
A Report on the Chicago Ethnic Arts Project. Complete, bound report prepared by the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, January 1978.
For an index of dance related content in the Report by ethnic group, see Appendix A.
Project progress report; assessment of sound recordings; artists suitable for festival appearances; report requests; photographic presentation sets.
Proposals; grant agreement; planning; publicity; invitations; mailing lists; correspondence; schedule; handouts; instructors' reports.
Participants, miscellaneous notes
Workshop materials (arranged alphabetically by ethnic group).
Proposals; budgets; arrangement; exhibit design; catalog; publicity; reception; travel; correspondence; videocasette logs.
Series II: Sound Recordings
Contents: This series includes the 344 audiocassettes and reel-to-reel tapes used to document the fieldwork undertaken. They provide a record of interviews, music, and social events. The series also includes selected recordings from the entire set. Logs that identify the content of the recordings are found in Series I.
AFS 20,524-20,867; RYA 0601-0845; RXA 1004-1098, 1353-1356.
99 7" reels and 245 audiocassettes of original field recordings.
Contents: Arranged by ethnic group/fieldworker.
Listening copies are available in the Folklife Reading Room.
Series III: Graphic Images
Contents: More than 13,000 images document the fieldwork performed in Chicago. They include black and white negative rolls, contact sheets, and miscellaneous photoprints. Color transparencies and reference fiches are also included. The series also contains photographs taken during the workshops, as well as slides documenting the installation of the photographic exhibit, the matted photoprints themselves, and reference slides of the photoprints. Logs describing the content of the field photographs are found in Series I.
Contents: For a list of dance-related photographs, see Appendix B.
275 rolls of black and white negatives arranged numerically by roll number.
275 black and white contact sheets arranged alphabetically by ethnic group.
275 black and white contact sheets (identical to those in folders 126-145) arranged numerically by roll number.
187 miscellaneous 8 x 10 and 5 x 7 black and white photoprints.
Map-case Map drawers
118 matted photoprints used in the exhibit.
Color transparencies (approximately 3,800 images) arranged alphabetically by (holders) ethnic group. Also includes workshops, exhibit installation, and exhibit reference transparencies.
Trays Trays 249-261
Reference copies of color transparencies.
Series VI: Moving Images
One 3/4" sound, color unedited videotape of remarks by Jonas Dovydenas on the Chicago Ethnic Arts Project. December 1980.
One 3/4" sound, color videotape program used at the National Center for Urban Ethnic Affairs installation of the photo exhibit in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. January 1981.