Indiana University Music Library's ethnographic sound archives, including commercial and field recordings of vocal and instrumental music, folktales, interviews, and oral history, as well as videotapes, photographs, and manuscripts.
Ethnographic collection available for non-commercial research, study and private enjoyment. Not to be altered or used in ways that might be derogatory to the indigenous communities who are traditional custodians of the content. Before using these recordings, please read Ethical and permitted usage of recordings.
Queen's community restricted access (requires web proxy) to published recordings owned by the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings label, as well as to the archival audio collections of legendary record labels in the United States. Also includes music recorded in Africa and South Asia.
Spearheaded by Carleton University professor emerita, Elaine Keillor, the Native Drums web project is a diverse dialogue on culture, history and traditional knowledge with Aboriginal cultural partners, educational institutions, government and private industry. Centred around the central themes of drums and music in Aboriginal society, Native Drums traces the history, mythology, and significance of the drum in traditional Aboriginal societies of Canada's Eastern Woodlands, compared with Western Coastal regions in terms of history, arts and culture.
This is a database of various traditional forms of northern and western European traditional tunes (jigs and reels, polka, polska, schottische, bourrée, etc.) and their North American relatives. Contains PDF links to sheet music and midi files.
Highlights correspondence between Woody Guthrie and staff of the Archive of American Folk Song (now the Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center) at the Library of Congress, between 1940-1950.