Helen Chandler Ryan New Mexico Federal Music ProjectCollection, 1936-1943

  • Title: Helen Chandler Ryan New Mexico Federal Music Project Collection 1936-1943
  • Creator: Ryan, Helen Chandler
  • Date: 1936-1943
  • Collection Number: MSS 721 BC
  • Size: 1 box (.45 cu. ft.)
  • Repository: University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research
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  • Scope and Content: The collection is divided into two series: an administrative series, and a series containingmaterials related to the folk music project. The administrative series primarily contains reportsand correspondence. Helen Chandler Ryan's monthly narrative reports detail the program'sactivities, attendence, accomplishments, problems, and frustrations. The reports contain thenames of employees as well as updates on the various projects that were undertaken in nearlyevery county around the State. Documented projects include music classes and instruction,formation and performances of tipica orchestras, bands, glee clubs, and choruses.
  • Access Terms:
    • Ryan, Helen Chandler
    • Federal Music Project (N.M.)
    • Federal Music Project (U.S.)
    • United States. Works Progress Administration
    • Music Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of New Mexico
    • War Services Program (N.M.). Music Phase
    • Government aid to music--United States
    • Music--Instruction and study--New Mexico
    • Folk songs, Spanish--New Mexico
    • Singing games--New Mexico
    • Folk music--New Mexico
    • Christmas plays, Spanish--New Mexico
    • Folk-drama, Spanish--New Mexico
    • Spanish Americans--New Mexico--Music
    • Popular music--New Mexico
    • Folk dance music--New Mexico