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A collection of materials from field work conducted in 1989 that focused on two dozen Wisconsin folk musical instruments, their makers, and the represented ethnic and musical traditions (e.g., lumberjack, Woodland Indian, Norwegian, Puerto Rican, Hmong). The project resulted in a traveling exhibition, school tours, and a concert series throughout 1990 and 1991. The collection includes audio of interviews with folk musical instrument makers conducted by folklorist James P. Leary, photographs by Leary and Lewis Koch, and the 72-page exhibition catalogue.
The original project was organized by the Cedarburg Cultural Center. Special thanks to The National Endowment for the Humanities for providing essential support for this online collection.
Original collection materials reside in the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures. Materials in the collection are non-circulating but may be consulted in the Center.
Materials in the collection are subject to the guidelines for use and reproduction of materials in the special collections of the General Library System of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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