Guide to Surveyed Folklore Collections

Organized by state and city, and in some cases also by repository, the following listing presents the Upper Midwestern folklore and public folklore project collections that CSUMC staff have reviewed and described from 2003 through 2008. Links to Collection Guides and repositories have been provided where available. Please note that the title for each collection may vary from the repository to the regional survey report to the collection guide to original grant proposals and agency final reports. The following titles have been adjusted to illuminate collection scope and contents more readily.

Symbols following each title indicate
#1 Collection Guide online, prepared by CSUMC
#2 Collection description and link through repository
#3 Collection description in regional survey report
#4 Collection Guide in progress
#5 Collection inventory prepared

 

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ILLINOIS

Carbondale 1987-1988 Bits and Pieces: Southern Illinois Tradition in Rag Rugs #3 #5
Southern Illinois University Archives and Special Collections, Bonnie Krause Papers   1979-1980 Ethnic and Traditional Arts: A Statewide Perspective #3 #5
Southern Illinois University Archives and Special Collections, Bonnie Krause Papers   1979 Southern Illinois Folk Art Project Collection #3 #5
Southern Illinois University Archives and Special Collections       Charleston 1976-1994 East Central and Southeastern Illinois Folk Artist and Musician Surveys #1 #3
Eastern Illinois University, Tarble Arts Center       Chicago 2003-2004 Beacon Street Gallery Folk Artist Directory Collection #3
Beacon Street Gallery   1960-2004 Old Town School of Folk Music Collections #3
Old Town School of Folk Music       Galena 1990-1991 Jo Daviess County Folk Arts in Education Project Collection #1 #3
Galena History Museum; also Washington, DC, Library of Congress, American
Folklife Center, Archive of Folk Culture
Re: quilting, horse farming, decoy carving, trapping       Macomb 1987 Schuyler [County] Arts Council Folk Music Project #1 #3
Western Illinois University Archives and Special Collections   1987 West Central Illinois Duck Decoy Carving Survey #1 #3
Western Illinois University Archives and Special Collections, Gregory Hansen Collection       Madison, WI 2000-2003

Illinois Arts Council Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program Collection #3
University of Wisconsin-Madison Archives, Center for the Study of Upper
Midwestern Cultures Collections

      Washington, DC 1977-1981 Chicago Ethnic Arts Project Collection #2 #3
Library of Congress, American Folklife Center, Archive of Folk Culture   1986-1990 Illinois Arts Council Collection #3 #5
Library of Congress, American Folklife Center, Archive of Folk Culture


IOWA

Amana 1988-1998 Amana Arts Guild Collection #3 #5
Amana Arts Guild, Amana Heritage Center 
Re: tinsmithing, zither playing, quilting, willow basket-weaving, gardening, cooking       Des Moines 1982-- Iowa Arts Council Folk Arts Program Collection #1 #3
State Historical Society of Iowa; State Historical Society of Iowa Museum Division 
Re: festivals of American and Iowa folklife, multi-state “Global Sounds” tours & folklife festivals,
ethnic community tours, radio programs, ESL school program, teacher & community scholar
training, folk arts, artists, Amana Colonies, Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program   1987-2003 Steven Ohrn Folk Arts Program Collection #3
State Historical Society of Iowa Museum Division       Dubuque 1987 River Harvest Project #1 #3
National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium 
Re: commercial fishermen & fish market owners in Illinois, Iowa, & Wisconsin       Elk Horn  1986-1987 Danish American Traditional Artist Survey #3
Danish Immigrant Museum
Re: Midwestern Danish-Americans, Tivoli Fest, blacksmithing, woodcarving


MICHIGAN

East Lansing 1975-- Michigan Traditional Arts Program Research Collection #2 #3
Michigan State University Museum, Michigan Traditional Arts Program   1985-- Finnish American Rag Rug Making in Michigan #2   1975-- Great Lakes Native American Basketmakers #2   1999-- Michigan Barn and Farmstead Survey #2   1985-- Michigan Folklife Festivals   1985-- Michigan Foodways #2   1985-- Michigan Heritage Awards #2   1930s-- Michigan Maritime Traditions #2   1984-- Michigan Quilt Project #2   1992-- Michigan Stained Glass Census #2   1989-- Michigan Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Awards #2   1994-1996 Michigan/Wisconsin Borders Folklife Survey #1
Michigan Traditional Arts Program, Wisconsin Arts Board Folk Arts Program
Re: fine & traditional arts infrastructure identification survey        Marquette 1980-- Up North Films Collection #3
Northern Michigan University, Up North Films
Re: Finnish-American Lives, Good Man in the Woods, Manoomin (Wild Rice): Ojibwe Spirit Food,
Medicine Fiddle, Ojibwe Teaching, Tradition Bearers


MINNESOTA

Minneapolis 1987  Minnesota Fishing: The Lure and the Lore Project #3
Peggy Korsmo-Kennon       St. Paul 1945-1990 Minnesota Folk Art Survey and Exhibition Research Files #2 #3
Minnesota Historical Society   1990 Minnesota Polka Oral History Project #1
Minnesota Historical Society       Madison, WI 1986-2003 Philip Nusbaum Minnesota State Arts Board Folk Arts Program Collection #3 #4
University of Wisconsin-Madison Archives, Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures
Collections   1976-1994 Robert Andresen Collection #1 #3
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mills Music Library
Re: Northern Minnesota & Wisconsin traditional music


MISSOURI

Columbia  1993-1997   Bootheel Project Records #2 #3 #5
University of Missouri-Columbia, Western Historical Manuscript Collection    1974-2002 Missouri Folk Arts Program Records #3 #5
University of Missouri-Columbia, Western Historical Manuscript Collection   1980-1985 Missouri Origins Project Collection #2 #3 #5
University of Missouri-Columbia, Western Historical Manuscript Collection   1979-1993 University of Missouri-Columbia Cultural Heritage Center Records #3 #5
University of Missouri-Columbia, Western Historical Manuscript Collection       Kansas City, KS 1987 "Our Girls Used to Be Married to Boys Over There" Exhibit Collection #3
Kansas State Historical Society 
Re: folk arts in Sugar Creek (Kansas City, MO) & Strawberry Hill (Kansas City, KS) communities       Kansas City, MO 1995-2005

Rare Visions and Roadside Revelations Collection #3
Television Station KCPT, Channel 19
Re: outsider artists

      Springfield 2000 Jam Sessions in Southwest Missouri Collection #3
Missouri State University
Re: traditional music in rural communities around Springfield       St. Louis 1980-2000 International Institute of St. Louis Culture and Community Collection #3 #5
Ann Rynearson
Re: Laotian weaving, needlework, dancing       West Plains 2003-2006 Ozark Traditional Artists Collection #3
West Plains Council on the Arts       Washington, DC 2000 Bob Holt Local Legacies Collection (Springfield & Ava) #3
Library of Congress, American Folklife Center, Archive of Folk Culture 
Re: traditional fiddle music   1960-1980 Missouri Friends of the Folk Arts Collection (Ozarks) #3
Julia Olin, in future: Library of Congress, American Folklife Center, Archive of Folk Culture
Re: Ozarks region traditional fiddle, banjo, mandolin, hammered dulcimer, & piano music;
African-American shape note singing & blues; Frontier Folk Music Festival & Mississippi
Valley Folk Festival


WISCONSIN

Cedarburg   Cedarburg Cultural Center #3 #5   1989   In Tune with Tradition: Wisconsin Folk Music Instruments Documentation Collection   1993   Passed to the Present: Ethnic Folk Arts Exhibit Documentation Collection   1997 Wisconsin Folk Art: A Sesquicentennial Celebration Exhibit Documentation Collection       Eau Claire   Chippewa Valley Museum Library and Archives #3   1998 Chippewa Valley Museum Folk Arts Survey   2000 Farm Life Field Documentation    1988 From Hand to Hand: Folk Arts of the Chippewa Valley Project Collection   1992 Hmong Folk Arts Documentation Collection    1993 Hmong in Eau Claire: Refugees from a Secret War Project Collection   1990 Paths of the People: the Ojibwe in the Chippewa Valley Project Collection   2000 Rural Life Documentation Initiative/Barn Stories Collection   1991 Wisconsin Quilt History Project Collection       Madison 1979-1986 Ethnic Music in Northern Wisconsin and Michigan Collection #1
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mills Music Library; Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center History
Center and Archives; & Northern Wisconsin Heritage Connection, Ashland   1984-1986 German-American Music Project Collection #1
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mills Music Library   1990-1991 Goose Island Ramblers Documentation Project Collection #1
Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
Re: polkabilly music   1991-1992 Legends of the Supernatural in Southwestern Wisconsin Project Collection #1
University of Wisconsin-Madison Folklore Program    1942-1979 Leonard Finseth Collection #1
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mills Music Library
Re: western Wisconsin Old-Time & Norwegian-American traditional music   1994-1995 Michigan-Wisconsin Border Project #1 #3
Wisconsin Arts Board Folk Arts Program, Michigan Traditional Arts Program
Re: Fine & traditional arts infrastructure identification survey   1986-2000 New Glarus Swiss Festivals Collection #1
University of Wisconsin-Madison Archives, University of Wisconsin-Madison Folklore Program    1976-1994 Robert Andresen Collection #1 #2 #3
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mills Music Library
Re: Northern Wisconsin & Minnesota traditional music   1987-1995 Rosemaling in the Upper Midwest Collection #1
Wisconsin Historical Society Museum, Wisconsin Historical Society Archives   2000 Summer Field School 2000 Collection #1
University of Wisconsin-Madison Folklore Program
Re: Southwestern Wisconsin traditions: ethnic markets, fish foodways, food gathering & herbalism,
Hmong herbalism & needlework, Italian-American gardening & foodways, religious grottos,
rosemaling, stonework, storytelling   1996-1998 Wisconsin Folklife Festivals Collections  #3 #4
Wisconsin Arts Board Folk Arts Program   1987 Wisconsin Swiss Traditional Music Project Collection #1
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mills Music Library   1984-1996 Wisconsin Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program Collection #1 #3
Wisconsin Arts Board Folk Arts Program   1994-1996 Woodland Indian Traditional Artist Project Collection #1
University of Wisconsin-Madison Folklore Program       Mauston 1994 Hocak Wazijaci Artistic Traditions Collection #1
Hocak Wazijaci Language and Culture Preservation Committee
Re: Ho-Chunk traditional artistry

 


 

 




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