Scope and Content
Title: Linda Lee O'Brien-Rothe Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1972
Collection number: 1972.03
Creator: O'Brien-Rothe, Linda Lee 1936-
3 boxes total: 2 boxes of 47 open-reel tapes, 1 box of 49 listening compact discs and 12 preservation masters
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Ethnomusicology Archive
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: This collection consists of sound recordings on open reel tapes created by Linda O'Brien in 1972. The recordings document
the music of the Tzutuhil-Maya Indians in Guatemala, Santiago Atitla´n. Listening copies are available for use.
Language of Material: Collection materials in English
Anyone can use this collection within the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive.
[Identification of item], Linda Lee O'Brien-Rothe Collection, 1972.03, Ethnomusicology Archive, University of California,
Deposited at the Ethnomusicology Archive, UCLA by Linda Lee O'Brien in 1972.
Linda Lee O'Brien-Rothe received her doctoral degree in ethnomusicology from UCLA where she completed her dissertation entitled
"Songs of the Face of the Earth: Ancestor Songs of the Tzuthil-Maya of Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala" (1975). She has been an
Instructor of Music at Colegio Monte Maria in Guatemala and a music researcher in Santiago Atitlan. O'Brien-Rothe has published
several recordings, including Music of Guatemala (1975), Music of Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala (1977), and Songs of the Face
of the Earth: Ancestor Songs of the Tzuthil-Maya Indians of Guatemala (1976).
Scope and Content
Field recordings made in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala, 1972. Music of the Tzutuhil-Maya Indians. Contents include music for
Holy Week, baile de la conquista, bin rxin ruch'lew (songs of the face of the earth), cofradia entertainment music, fiesta
of Santiago, baile de los Mexicanos, and music of Cofradia San Juan, Fiesta.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Field recordings--Tzutuhil Indians.
Indians of Central America--Guatemala--Music.