University of Chicago Folk Festival Collection

Dates: 1961-1995. Size: 12 linear feet. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Music Information Center. One hundred twenty-five of the 305 hours of tape recordings made during 35 years of the University of Chicago Folk Festival have been converted into WAV files on CD. The original tapes were recorded with excellent quality by fine arts radio station WFMT and feature performances such as Professor Longhair, Sippie Wallace, Bill Monroe, Odetta and the Beers Family. [Processed]