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ITEM — Reel: AWM RL 16350 Identifier: AWM RL 16252 - 16357, AWM V 11592 - 11597

Defense, Reel No. 4, 1970-05-30


  • 1970-05-30

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1 collection (Original deposit: Sound recordings (22 acetate and polyester audio tape reels, 7 VHS PAL videocassettes); one folder of original reel boxes with notes in Russian.)

General note

Recordings were made on May 30th, 1970 in the village of Maia, Megino-Kanghalass district (Menge-Khangalas uluuha) by the local folksinger and olonkho performer Piotr Filippovich Petrov (b. 1910). The recordings include conversations about the once renowned olonkhosut Grigorii Yegorovich Slobodchikov and his olonkho “Uol Tuigun bukhatyyr,” about collective stage performances of olonkhos, about contemporary young olonkhosuts, and about shaman singing.

Repository Details

Part of the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library Repository

The Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library is the primary repository of musical materials at Harvard. The Music Library’s collecting mission is to serve music teaching and research programs in the Music Department and throughout the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. In addition, it supports the musical needs of the broader Harvard community as well as an international scholarly constituency. We collect books, musical scores, serial titles, sound recordings and video formats, microforms, and rare and archival materials that support research in a wide variety of musical disciplines including historical musicology, music theory, ethnomusicology, composition, and historically informed performance practice, as well as interdisciplinary areas related to music. The special collections include archival collections from the 19th, 20th and 21st century.

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