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MacEdward Leach fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1949-1951, 1960

Fonds consists primarily of audio recordings and field notes made in Newfoundland, Labrador and Nova Scotia during Leach's field trips. They include 102 audio recordings made in 1949, 1950, 1951 and 1960. Included also are Leach's tape tables of contents; field notebooks with textual and musical transcriptions; index cards containing information on songs and singers and items of folklore of various genres; 89 b&w negatives of coastal scenes and individuals; photocopies of correspondence with various Newfoundlanders and Canadian officials regarding his proposed field trips, and from informants in Newfoundland.

Source: Article by T.P. Coffin in American Folklore- An Encyclopedia by Jan Harold Brunvandt.

Leach, MacEdward

Kenneth Peacock fonds

  • Fonds
  • [1951-1952; 1958-1961]

Fonds consists of audio cassette copies of field recordings done in Newfoundland and Labrador by Peacock in the summer months of 1951 and 1952 and at various times during the years 1958-1961, along with copies of Peacock's tape indexes. Much of this material was published in 1965 as Songs of the Newfoundland Outports, a 3-volume selection of songs he culled from his collecting efforts in Newfoundland. This publication has served to acquaint numerous composers, folksingers and members of the general public with the traditional music heritage of Newfoundland.

Fonds is arranged into two series: 1. Songs E (87-157) comprises ca. 150 audiocassettes of songs in English; 2. Songs and tunes (99-139) comprises 18 audiocassettes of instrumental music and songs in Gaelic and French.

Peacock, Kenneth

Public Law Society of Newfoundland Project Daisy fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1993-1994

The fonds contains 64 audio cassette recordings of interviews with senior members of the Newfoundland Law Society and transcripts of many of these interviews. [Dates of subject of materials range of subjects]

Law Society of Newfoundland

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Historical Society collection

  • Collection
  • 1988

Collection consists of 30 audio cassettes of interviews with members and former members of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary on the history and evolution of that police force. Interviews have not been transcribed.

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Historical Society

Elizabeth Greenleaf fonds

  • 1920-1929

Fonds consists of materials collected during trips to Newfoundland In 1920, 1921 and 1929. It includes music composition books containing field notes, musical transcriptions and textual transcriptions; correspondence to and from her family; drafts of Newfoundland Days, an unpublished article written for Scribner's magazine and book reviews pertaining to Ballads and Sea Songs of Newfoundland.

The fonds also includes a photocopy of Robert D. Madison's booklet Newfoundland Summers: The Ballad Collecting of Elisabeth Bristol Greenleaf

Greenleaf, Elizabeth

Joyce Coldwell fonds

  • Fonds
  • 197?-1977

Fonds consists primarily of material collected for Coldwell's doctoral thesis, Treasure Stories and Beliefs in Atlantic Canada, and pertains to folk narrative about folksong and treasure: bibliographic information pertaining to publications on treasure handwritten on index cards; miscellaneous clippings and photocopies of published articles on various subjects such as folksongs, pirates and treasures; miscellaneous notes on folksongs, legends, pirates and treasures; bibliographical information and notes on the folksong Barbara Allen; six hundred index cards containing information about treasures, arranged by motif number; four hundred index cards containing photocopied clippings of treasure stories, with references; several drafts of her doctoral thesis with notes; Coldwell manuscripts entitled Pirate Songs, Internal and External Assessments of a Culture: The Blaskets, Treasure and the Folktale, Folksong Theory in the Twentieth Century, Folklore as Fiction: the Writings of L.M. Montgomery, Common Customs; various lecture notes and photocopied journal articles; book catalogues; maps.

Coldwell, Joyce

Royal Canadian Legion Aural History Project

  • Collection
  • [1944-1968]

Collection contains 29 audio cassette copies and 4 video cassette copies of interviews with Newfoundland members of the Royal Canadian Legion, along with 6 photographs and a photocopy of a diary. The interviews contain information about the personal background, war experience, career accomplishments and Legion activities of 21 individuals from 9 branches of the Legion in Newfoundland: Cluny Brenson, Irene Chaulk, George Babstock, Melvin Dawe, Earl Jewison, Alfred Warren, George Dyke, Howard Mckay, Berkley Evans, Richard Rideout, Albert Garnier, Fred Knight, Hubert Myles, Lillian Elliot, Wilhelmina Caines, George Chalker, Edward Rusted, Walter Williams, Cyril Pelley, Mary Pelley, Ronald O'Keefe. Copies of all these interviews, along with the forms, indexes, transcripts and memorabilia donated by the informants were made and delivered to MUNFLA in 1987.

Royal Canadian Legion

Neil Rosenberg fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1968-1999

Fonds consists of folkloric material collected by Neil Rosenberg as a result of his specific research interests and collaborations with other individuals. The majority of the material in the fonds deals with the folklore genres of song and music but also includes oral history, personal experience narratives, custom, language, legend, belief and popular culture. Some of Rosenberg's collaborators were Karolyn Stark (1969), Wilfred Wareham (1970, 1971), Herbert Halpert ( 1970), Frederick A. Aldrich (1977), Debora G. Kodish (1977), Peter Narvaez (1978-82), Ray Johnson (1981), the Atlantic Canada Institute (1981) and Tony Trischka [1991?].

The graphic material in the fonds consists of promotional photographs on two proof sheets, colour slides of commercial albums jackets, negatives that were created from photographs originally displayed in newspapers, photographs of Rosenberg's informants, and photographs of various groups that were either taken by Rosenberg or given to him.

The fonds also contains fieldwork notes, informants' biographical sheets, song sheets, songbooks, partial and/or full audio transcriptions and correspondence.

The fonds contains a large amount of published documents, photocopied material, newspaper clippings, promotional posters, commercial recordings, LP catalogues, dubs of radio shows and radio logs that were deposited due to a connection with the collector or informant and/or its folkloric content. These miscellaneous folklore items were collected by Rosenberg and his collaborators from 1979 to 1997.

Rosenberg, Neil

Rosalind Power fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1988-1989

The fonds consists of interviews with residents and former residents of Fort Amherst and Freshwater Bay. The subject matter pertains to the community history of Fort Amherst and Freshwater Bay, from the 1920s to the 1990s. Informants are residents or former residents of these communities. They include Etta Wareham, Leonard Wareham, Rose Tucker, William Morgan, Nellie Ennis, Vivian Blake, Bert Wareham, Elsie Wareham, Elsie Bauld, Norman and Alma Farewell, Albert and Frances Benson, Will and Rita Ennis, Nellie Power, Robert Pearcey, Elaine Stamp, Irene Dale, Walter Meadus, Melita Dalton, Helen Guest, Jim Guest, Dorothy Lewis, Captain Harold Stone, Lillian Bussey, Bill Fizzard, Sam Tucker, Robert Sheppard, Jr., Clementine Roberts, Frank Hutchings, Joan Hutchings, Bill Tucker, Edward Edgecombe, Marion Mullay, Jennie Thistle, Jim Janes, John Healey, Joan Donegani, Isobel Antle, Ida Wareham, Eva Wareham, Byron Cooper, Bob Avery, Ann Hendsbee, Queen Driscoll, Gordon Morgan, Louise Morgan, Sarah Benson, Max Manuel, Jenny Manuel, Ethel Abbot, Daisy Hiscock, Art Bugden, Mark Sampson, Beatrice Sampson, Kathleen Walsh, Margaret Ennis, Mary Perks.

Power, Rosalind

English 200 collection

  • Collection
  • 1962-1968

The collection consists of short term papers, brief responses to on-going folklore survey project on folklore survey cards and assorted brief items on slips of paper. The collection represents material gathered from English 200 students as a consequence of the teaching efforts of Herbert Halpert and his colleague Elizabeth Orsten. Subjects covered include weather, tall tales, legends, traditional medicine, Newfoundland dialectical expressions, proverbial sayings, beliefs, songs, customs, riddles and games. Orsten contributed examples of proverbial sayings on dumbness. Students obtained the information from informants or from their own experiences. Some biographical information on individual informants is available.

The folklore survey cards contain information from the student manuscripts and therefore are duplicated by some of the manuscript material. Fifty of the cards were contributed by students from other English 200 classes and by Dr. Halpert.

Halpert, Herbert

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