Bess Lomax Hawes oral history
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Bess Lomax Hawes oral history by Bess Lomax Hawes

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Written in English


  • Women folklorists,
  • Interviews

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About the Edition

Interview with Bess Lomax Hawes, folklorist and sister of Alan Lomax, conducted by Joanne Rasi at the Library of Congress on April 25, 2004 in conjunction with the announcement of the acquisition of the Alan Lomax Collection by the American Folklife Center.

Edition Notes

ContributionsAmerican Folklife Center, Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
The Physical Object
Pagination1 folder. 1 videocassette of 1 (60 min.) (Mini-DV) : 1 sound cassette of 1 (60 min.) (DAT) :
Number of Pages60
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25015807M
LC Control Number2007700266

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The following is a guest post from Todd Harvey, the curator of the Alan Lomax Collection at the American Folklife Center archives, Library of Congress. The American Folklife Center is delighted to announce donation of the Bess Lomax Hawes Collection (AFC /) to the Center’s archive. Manuscript/Mixed Material Shirley's book by Bess Bauman Brown Lomax, Enlarge View images in sequence. Download. The collection contains manuscripts, sound recordings, photographs, and moving images relating to the career and personal life of Bess Lomax Hawes (), a profound figure in 20 th century American folklife. Musician, filmmaker, and teacher, she may be best remembered as the woman who implemented the Folk Arts Program at the National. Vera G. List (January 6, , Brookline, MA – Octo Greenwich, Connecticut) was an American art collector and philanthropist. She was awarded a National Medal of Arts. Contents.

Bess Hawes made these films while teaching at CSU-Northridge In , she became the first director of the Folk and Traditional Arts program at the National Endowment for the Arts. Though she did not make other films, she has been an ardent supporter of filmmakers who Price: $ Abstract: Bess Lomax Hawes is the daughter of famed folklorist John A. Lomax. Ms. Hawes had an active musical career as a singer, instrumentalist and songwriter. Her career as an educator began in when she became an instructor in guitar, banjo and folk music in the extension division at the University of California, Los Angeles. Bess Lomax Hawes California State University at Northridge Peter Davis2: Now, St. Simon's is a place with woods - river on one side, beach on the other side and woods in between -- different roads, and the old fort, and the old Spanish moss that hangs on the trees that, you know, drips down, looks like, when the wind blow, look. The 70 song games collected in Brown Girl in the Ring come from the Eastern Caribbean, a crescent-shaped chain of islands that stretches from Puerto Rico to Trinidad and Tobago. The compendium is based on song games that folklorist Alan Lomax recorded in For each of the songs--which come from Dominica, St. Lucia, Anguilla, Nevis, and Carriacou, as well as Trinidad and Tobago--there are Cited by: 6.

  Bess Lomax Hawes (­) Daniel Sheehy Smithsonian Institution Bess Lomax Hawes was born Bess Brown Lomax Jr. on Janu , in Austin, Texas. Her father John Avery Lomax had published Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads in , gaining a national reputation as a pioneering folklorist and champion of the oral traditions of. The Films of Bess Lomax Hawes. $ Edmund Carpenter founded the department with the intention of moving anthropology beyond the book. He felt that the realities and insights of anthropology were often better represented in the arts than in scholarly texts and between and he led a flourishing and experimental department.   Folklorist Alan Lomax: Everyone Has A Story Lomax, the subject of a new biography by John Szwed, spent more than a half-century recording folk . A Guide to Oral History and the Law (Oxford Oral History Series) by John A. Neuenschwander: Habits of Change: An Oral History of American Nuns (Oxford Oral History Series) by Carole Garibaldi Rogers: Lady Bird Johnson: An Oral History (Oxford Oral History Series) by Michael L. Gillette.