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   Mary Frances Dunham Papers, 1964-2002.

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Mary Frances Dunham Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

Abstract

The research files of Mary Frances Dunham relating to her study and recording of Bangladeshi and Bengali folk songs.

At a Glance

Call No.:MS#1704
Bib ID:10666979 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Dunham, Mary Frances
Title:Mary Frances Dunham Papers, 1964-2002.
Physical description:9 linear ft. (12 document boxes and 6 cassette boxes).
Language(s):In English and Bengali.
Access: This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. The Rare Book and Manuscript Library does not currently have the capacity to allow patrons access to audio cassettes, reel-to-reel tapes, film, analog records, and videotapes. If you need access to this type of material, please contact Access Services to discuss the possibility of reproduction or reformatting..  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 6 series:

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Description

Scope and Content

The reaserach files of Mary Frances Dunham include musical examples with notations, audio cassettes, notes, maps, charts, slides, photographs, and printed material.

Series I: Documentation of Twelve Selected Jarigan Songs

Series II: Mary Frances Dunham Jarigan Related Research

Series III: Mary Frances Dunham Field Notes, 1995-96 and Photos and Slides

Series V: Materials About Indian Theater, Indian Folk Music, Jarigan, Marsiya, Muharram

Series VI: Printed2002

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Using the Collection

Offsite

Access Restrictions

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

      offsite requestMore information and link to off-site request form

The Rare Book and Manuscript Library does not currently have the capacity to allow patrons access to audio cassettes, reel-to-reel tapes, film, analog records, and videotapes. If you need access to this type of material, please contact Access Services to discuss the possibility of reproduction or reformatting..

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Mary Frances Dunham Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers Processed 3/2014 PTL

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion March 11, 2014 Finding aid written in English.
    2014-03-11 File created.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Cassettes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Color slides.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sheet musicPortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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Bangladesh.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dunham, Mary Frances.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
EthnomusicologistPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Folk music--Bangladesh--History and criticism.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Folk songs, Bengali.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Islamic music--Bangladesh--History and criticism.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Islamic music--Bangladesh.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Jarigan.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Songs, Bengali--Bangladesh--History and criticism.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note:

Mary Frances Dunham worked as an ethnomusicologist at Columbia University. She studied music composition in New York and Paris. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Teaching Classical Languages from Harvard University and one in Indic Studies from Columbia University. Dunham wrote articles and co-edited works specializing in the music of South Asia. During the 1960s, Dunham was introduced to jarigan songs when Jasimuddin, an eminent Bangladeshi poet and collector of folk song texts, asked her to make musical notations of songs he was gathering for his book, Jarigan (1968). She received a grant from the Ford Foundation for further field work and research in order to prepare material for her book on Jarigan.

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