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Series 1: Suzanne Comhaire-Sylvain materials

Scope and Contents

This series contains research notes and handwritten notebooks by Suzanne Comhaire-Sylvain that she used for research and teaching. Notes include French translations of Haitian Creole folktales, songs and musical notation. There are also French translation of Congolese and Nigerian folktales, collected by Suzanne Comhaire_Sylvain. There are ethnographic notes on the people in Kenscoff, Haiti, nad women and children in Nigeria and Kenya. This series also includes studies on language in Cuba and on the roots of African languages in Haitian Creole.
box 2, folder 1

Suzanne Comhaire-Sylvain notebooks 1937 1959 (1 out of 4)

box 2, folder 2

Suzanne Comhaire-Sylvain notebooks 1937 1959 (2 out of 4)

box 2, folder 3

Suzanne Comhaire-Sylvain notebooks 1937 1959 (3 out of 4)

box 2, folder 4

Suzanne Comhaire-Sylvain notebooks 1937 1959 (4 out of 4)

box 3, folder 1

Creole tales translated in French (1 out of 2)

box 3, folder 2

Creole tales translated in French (2 out of 2)

box 3, folder 3

Songs in creole and musical scores

box 3, folder 4

Article: La chanson haitienne; Creole songs with musical scores

box 3, folder 5

folktales and romances; Mort et funerailles (notes) ; generalites sur Haiti (notes)

box 3, folder 6

publications: naissance, mort et etat civil a Kenscoff (Haiti) 1959; l'instruction des filles a Lome 1967

box 3, folder 7

Contes Leopoldville by Suzanne and Jean Comhaire, August 1943 - December 1945 (1 out of 2)

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Comhaire, Jean
Comhaire-Sylvain, Suzanne
box 3, folder 8

Contes Leopoldville by Suzanne and Jean Comhaire, August 1943 - December 1945 (2 out of 2)

box 4, folder 1

l'espagnol populaire a Cuba, Suzanne Sylvain, 1934

box 4, folder 2

Les femmes de Kinshasa circa 1943 (manuscript with annotations) 1 out of 2

box 4, folder 3

Les femmes de Kinshasa circa 1943 (manuscript with annotations) 2 out of 2

box 4, folder 4

Short stories and folktales (Haiti circa 1937)

box 4, folder 5

Montagard d'Haiti, Kenscoff (manuscript with notes of the author); correspondence Jean Comhaire and Dominique Desjeux 1981

box 4, folder 6

Quelques themes communs aux contes zairois reunis ici et aux contes haitiens receuillis par l'auteur

box 5, folder 1

Essays and notes on Haitian folklore; notes on Cochon-gras (Haiti)

box 5, folder 2

Essays and articles about the African legacy in Haiti and African derived words in Haitian creole by Suzanne and Jean Comhaire

box 5, folder 3

Articles, statistics, newspaper article about Kenscoff with introduction and notes from the author

box 5, folder 4

Communication faite au III ieme congres des Caraibes Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Notes on craftmen in the region of Cocon-Gras, Haiti

box 5, folder 5

Social analysis of Haitian rural society culture, habits, social issues, economy etc. (1 out of 2)

box 5, folder 6

Social analysis of Haitian rural society culture, habits, social issues, economy etc. (2 out of 2)

box 5, folder 7

Newspaper articles and notes about Kenscoff, Haiti

box 6, folder 1

Publication about social development women in Kenya; Notes and short stories; correspondence with editors

box 6, folder 2

Choix de l'emplacement de la colonie agricole by Suzanne Comhaire-Sylvain; The significance of Caribbean pluralism by M.G Smith

box 6, folder 3

A child, my child, nouvelle nigerienne, by Suzanne Comhaire-Sylvain circa 1964

box 6, folder 4

Directory of African women, United Nations Economic Comission for Africa by Suzanne and Jean Comhaire

box 6, folder 5

Speech at the Asemblea extraordinaria de la comision interamericana de mujeres Buenos Aires 1949; Report to the Secretary of state and foreign affairs of Haiti; Correspondence.

box 6, folder 6

Montagnard d' Haiti: les paysans de la Region de Kenscoff introduction et notes de Jean Comhaire

box 6, folder 7

Essay about Haitian oral literature and Haitian folklore; short stories included in the essay

box 6, folder 8

Suzanne and Jean Comhaire articles circa 1937-1939

box 6, folder 9

Social and economic study of Saint Marc Haiti; articles and notes on other regions of Haiti

box 6, folder 10

Masamba et ses amis, contes congolais (manuscript)

box 7, folder 1

Manuscript: Vieillir a Port au Prince

box 7, folder 2

Manuscript: Paysans de la Region de Kenscoff (1 of 2)

box 7, folder 3

Manuscript: Paysans de la Region de Kenscoff (2 of 2)

box 7, folder 4

Manuscript: Folktales and Short Stories from Bantu People with translation in French (1 of 2)

box 7, folder 5

Manuscript: Folktales and Short Stories from Bantu People with translation in French (2 of 2)

box 8, folder 1

Manuscript: Masamba et ses amis; Contes Zairois racontes et expliques a Suzanne Comhaire-Sylvain, Kinshasa circa 1943

box 8, folder 2

Manuscript: Masamba et ses amis; Contes Congolais (1of 2)

box 8, folder 3

Manuscript: Masamba et ses amis; Contes Congolais (2 of 2)

box 8, folder 4

Manuscript: Riddles and "Romances" Creole, translated in French

box 8, folder 5

Manuscript: Folktales from Marbial (Haiti)

box 8, folder 6

Manuscript: Folktales in Creole, translated in French

box 8, folder 7

Manuscript: Notes about the Society of Kenscoff (Haiti); Article: L'Enregistrement des Naissances et Deces comme Source d'Information Ethnographique a Kenscoff; Short stories, songs

box 8, folder 8

Manuscript: Social study of Kenscoff (Haiti); Folktales by Florent Marin

box 9, folder 1

Manuscript: Paysans de la Region de Kenscoff, Haiti

box 9, folder 2

Manuscript: "Mariage"

box 10, folder 1

Manuscript: Folktales from Bantu People, translated in French circa 1945 (1 of 4)

box 10, folder 2

Manuscript: Folktales from Bantu People, translated in French circa 1945 (2 of 4)

box 10, folder 3

Manuscript: Folktales from Bantu People, translated in French circa 1945 (3 of 4)

box 10, folder 4

Manuscript: Folktales from Bantu People, translated in French circa 1945 (4 of 4)

box 10, folder 5

Manuscript: Folktales and short stories from Marbial (Haiti), notes, analysis and comments of the author (1 of 2)

box 10, folder 6

Manuscript: Folktales and short stories from Marbial (Haiti), notes, analysis and comments of the author (2 of 2)

box 10, folder 7

Manuscript: Riddles and proverbs in Haitian Creole; Translations and notes of the author; Speech: la femme et la societe; Notes: Port Prince Revisite: sous developpement et evolution

box 10, folder 8

Manuscript: Folktales and short stories in Haitian Creole, translated in French

box 11, folder 1

Publications: Suzanne and Jean Comhaire-Sylvain Publications 1933-1984

box 11, folder 2

Publications: Suzanne and Jean Comhaire-Sylvain Publications 1947-1996

box 11, folder 3

Publications: Suzanne and Jean Comhaire-Sylvain Publications 1938-1972

box 11, folder 4

Publications: Suzanne and Jean Comhaire-Sylvain Publication 1950

box 11, folder 5

Publications: Suzanne and Jean Comhaire-Sylvain Publication 1968

box 12, folder 1

Publications: Suzanne and Jean Comhaire-Sylvain Publications 1951-1982 (1 of 3)

box 12, folder 2

Publications: Suzanne and Jean Comhaire-Sylvain Publications 1951-1982 (2 of 3)

box 12, folder 3

Publications: Suzanne and Jean Comhaire-Sylvain Publications 1951-1982 (3 of 3)

box 13, folder 7

Correspondence: From: Suzanne Comhaire-Sylvain To: Dr. Helen Walker, Professor of Education, Columbia University (From 1944-1946)

box 13, folder 8

Correspondence: Between Suzanne Comhaire-Sylvain and Archibald MacLeish (September 1943-March 1944); Between Suzanne Comhaire-Sylvain and Thomas A. Sebeok (November 1943-February 1944)

box 13, folder 9

Correspondence: Between Suzanne Comhaire-Sylvain and Henry Allen Moe (Guggenheim Foundation), September-May 1943

box 13, folder 10

Correspondence: From: Jean Comhaire To: Suzanne Comhaire-Sylvain; From: Denise Paulme Scheefffner to Suzanne Comhaire-Sylvain; From: Suzanne Comhaire-Sylvain To: Jean Comhaire; From: Dominique Aguessy To: Suzanne Comhaire-Sylvain; From: Suzanne Comhaire-Sylvain To: Dominique Aguessy

box 13, folder 17

Correspondence: Between Suzanne Comhaire-Sylvain and Edwin W. Smith (International African Institute) (August-November 1945)

box 13, folder 18

Correspondence: with editors: Suzanne and Jean Comhaire (1943-1969)

box 13, folder 19

Correspondence: From: Suzanne Comhaire-Sylvain To: Dr. A. Burssens (professor)

box 13, folder 21

Correspondence: From: Alfred Metraux To: Suzanne Comhaire-Sylvain (1948)

box 1, folder 8

Tableau des Cours par Ecole Libre des Hautes Etudes January 1943

box 1, folder 9

Magazine clippings on Yvonne Sylvain

 

Series 2: Jean Comhaire, Georges Sylvain, Pierre Sylvain, and Madeleine Sylvain-Bouchereau materials

Scope and Contents

This series includes manuscripts, correspondence, news and publications, by and about Suzanne's husband and by her immediate family members.
box 1, folder 1

Scrapbook, personal, belonging to Sylvain family and Jean Comhaire (copies)

box 1, folder 2

Book reviews and bibliography

box 1, folder 3

articles on economic changes and haitian family

box 1, folder 4

Scrapbook personal, belonging to Sylvain family and Jean Comhaire (original)

box 1, folder 5

Scrapbook personal, belonging to Sylvain family and Jean Comhaire (copies)

box 1, folder 6

Madeleine and Yvonne Sylvain newspaper clippings (original and copies)

box 1, folder 7

Correspondence 1942 to 1943

box 1, folder 8

Tableau des cours: Ecole Libre des Hautes Etudes, January 1943

box 1, folder 9

magazine clippings on Yvonne Sylvain

box 1, folder 10

Madeleine Sylvain Bouchereau: photographs, letter and newspaper clippings. January 1954

box 13, folder 1

Notes about women in Africa circa 1982 by Jean Comhaire

box 13, folder 2

Folktales and Nationhood in Haiti by Jean Comhaire

box 13, folder 3

Egyetemi evfolyamtarsam Emlekere by Prof Galdi Laszlo Kedves regi; Notes du 6 Juin 1982 by Jean Comhaire; La Femme Africaine Face a la Vie Moderne by Jean Comhaire

box 13, folder 4

Speeches, Interviews, and Reminiscences by Jean Comhaire circa 1982-1991

box 13, folder 5

Correspondence: From: Dr. Marcel Berard To: President Paul Eugene Magloire (1954); From: Henri Deschamps To: Jean Comhaire (1943); From: Unknown To: Pere Hochegger (1984); From: Jean Comhaire To: Jacques Chevalier (1966); From: A.A. Diop To: Suzanne C. Sylvain (1969)

box 13, folder 6

Correspondence: From: Suzanne Comhaire-Sylvain To: Jean Comhaire, Buenos Aires, Argentina (August 4, 1949-August 23, 1949); From: Guy S. Metraux To: Jean Comhaire, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico (August 4, 1949)

box 13, folder 11

Correspondence: Sylvain Family (January-October 1945)

box 13, folder 12

Correspondence: Sylvain Family (January-December 1944)

box 13, folder 13

Correspondence: Sylvain Family (1948-1971)

box 13, folder 14

Correspondence: Sylvain Family (May-October 1946)

box 13, folder 15

Correspondence: Sylvain Family (August-December 1943)

box 13, folder 16

Correspondence: Sylvain Family (dates missing)

box 13, folder 20

Correspondence: From: Jean Comhaire To: Reverend Hochegger (1984); From: Jean Comhaire To: Steyler Verlag (1984); From: Reverend Hochegger To: Jean Comhaire (1984); From: Dominique Desjeux To: Jean Comhaire (1981)

box 14, folder 1

Publications: Pierre Sylvain Publications and Miscellaneous Documents, 1930-1972 (1 of 2)

box 14, folder 2

Publications: Pierre Sylvain Publications and Miscellaneous Documents, 1930-1972 (2 of 2)

box 15, folder 1

Publications: Madeleine G. Sylvain Boucherau Publications 1944-1954 (1 of 2)

box 15, folder 2

Publications: Madeleine G. Sylvain Boucherau Publications 1944-1954 (2 of 2)

box 15, folder 3

Publications: Jeanne G. Sylvain Publication 1949

box 15, folder 4

Publications: Cric? Crac! Fables de la Fontaine Racontees par un Montagnard Haitien et Transcrites en Vers Creole by Georges Sylvain (1901)

box 15, folder 5

Portrait of Georges Sylvain and Biography of Georges Sylvain

box 15, folder 6

Publications: Yvonne G. Sylvain publication titled "Conseiller en Hygiene de la Maternite et de l'Enfance." Mai 1961-Avril 1967

 

Series 3: Newspapers and clippings

Scope and Contents

This series includes newspaper clippings and short runs of newspapers mainly from Haitian news sources. There is a short run of women's suffrage newspapers, "La voix des femmes", issues for 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1943, 1947 , for which Madeleine Sylvain Bouchereau (1905-1970) , Suzanne's sister was a contributor. Dates of all newspapers range from 1936-1959.
flat-box 18, folder 1

Haiti Sun: August 5, 1956; September 8, 1957

flat-box 18, folder 2

La Lanterne: November 13, 20 1937

flat-box 18, folder 3

La Francaise: October 10, 17 1936

flat-box 18, folder 4

Le Justier: August 22, September 7, and September 19, 1949

flat-box 18, folder 5

Clipping "Le Charme D'Haiti" by Suzanne Sylvain, Haiti Sun: February 24, 1957, September 8, 1957, May 3, 1959, August 26, 1956, March 31, 1957.

flat-box 18, folder 6

La Croisade: July 3, 1937

flat-box 18, folder 7

Chicago Defender: Foreign New Page October3, 1936; The Chicago Defender: October 2, 1937; Le Matin: May 5, 1941; Lloyd Annversois: September 2, 1956; Haiti Miroir: October 14, 1956: The Tanganyira Standard: February 6, 1957; Haiti Journal: August 27, 1957

flat-box 20, folder 1

La Voix Des Femmes: February-March 1937, April 1937, February-March 1938, March 1939, October-November 1940, December 1943

flat-box 20, folder 2

La Voix Des Femmes: January 11 and 25, 1947,

flat-box 20, folder 3

La Voix Des Femmes: February 8, 1947

flat-box 20, folder 4

La Voix Des Femmes: February 22, March 8, 1947

flat-box 20, folder 5

La Voix Des Femmes: March 22, April 12, 1947

flat-box 20, folder 6

La Voix Des Femmes: April 26, May 10, 1947

flat-box 20, folder 7

La Voix Des Femmes: June 28, 1947

flat-box 20, folder 8

La Voix Des Femmes: July 12, August 9, 1947

flat-box 20, folder 9

La Voix Des Femmes: August 9, and 23, 1947

flat-box 20, folder 10

La Voix Des Femmes: September 6 and 10, 1947

flat-box 20, folder 11

La Voix Des Femmes: October 4 and 18, November 22 1947

flat-box 21, folder 1

Le Temps: 17 June 1936

flat-box 21, folder 2

Le Temps: 20 June 1936

flat-box 21, folder 3

Le Temps: 19 June 1937

flat-box 21, folder 4

Le Temps: 23 June 1937

flat-box 21, folder 5

Le Temps: 3 July 1937

flat-box 21, folder 6

Le Temps: 7 July 1937

flat-box 21, folder 7

Le Temps: 9 July 1937

flat-box 21, folder 8

Le Temps: 10 July 1937

flat-box 21, folder 9

Le Temps: 14 July 1937

flat-box 21, folder 10

Le Temps: 18 July 1937

flat-box 21, folder 11

Le Temps: 21 July 1937

flat-box 21, folder 12

Le Temps: 26 July 1937

flat-box 21, folder 13

Le Temps: 31 July 1937

flat-box 21, folder 14

Le Temps: 4 August 1937

flat-box 21, folder 15

Le Temps: 11 August 1937

flat-box 21, folder 16

Le Temps: 18 August 1937

flat-box 21, folder 17

Le Temps: 21 August 1937

flat-box 21, folder 18

Le Temps: 25 August 1937

flat-box 21, folder 19

Le Temps: 28 August 1937

flat-box 21, folder 20

Le Temps: 1 September 1937

flat-box 21, folder 21

Le Temps: 4 September 1937

flat-box 21, folder 22

Le Temps: 8 September 1937

flat-box 21, folder 23

Le Temps: 23 February 1938

flat-box 21, folder 24

Le Temps: 27 February 1938

flat-box 21, folder 25

Le Temps: 21 September 1938

flat-box 21, folder 26

Le Temps: 28 September 1938

flat-box 21, folder 27

Le Temps: 7 September 1940

flat-box 21, folder 28

Le Temps: 26 October 1940

flat-box 21, folder 29

A Propos de Shada: April 1944

flat-box 21, folder 30

L'Univeritaire Colonial

 

Series 4: Photographs

Scope and Contents

This is a large collection of photographs that were taken as part of Suzanne's anthropological research in Haiti, Nigeria, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. There are some family photos as well. The collection includes some negative, some of which are not printed in the collection.
box 16, folder 1

Photographs: Haiti circa 1943

box 16, folder 2

Photographs: Haiti circa 1957

box 16, folder 3

Photographs: Haiti, Yvonne Sylvain

box 16, folder 4-5

Photographs: Congo, circa 1940's

box 16, folder 6

Photographs: Nigeria circa 1945-1950

box 16, folder 7

Photographs Nigeria, Leopoldville (DRC), and Haiti, circa 1940's

box 16, folder 8

photographs: Sylvain family

box 16, folder 9

Photographs: Madeleine Sylvain-Bouchereau, Venezuela 1948

box 17, folder 1

Photographs: Nigeria, Leopolville (DRC)

box 17, folder 2

Photographs: Leopoldville (DRC) circa 1943

box 17, folder 3

Negatives 1 out of 4

box 17, folder 4

Negatives 2 out of 4

box 17, folder 5

Negatives 3 out of 4

box 17, folder 6

Photographs: Negatives 4 out of 4

 

Series 5: Maps

Scope and Contents

This series includes older maps of Haiti. There are hand-drawn maps of Kenscoff, Haiti. There are detailed maps of Port-au-Prince and topographic maps of Haiti.
flat-box 19, item 1

Plan de la ville de Port-au-Prince en 1860 (Elie Dubois,draftsman V.Zankevitch)

flat-box 19, item 2

Carte-guide et plan de Port-au-prince (George Séjour, architecte)

flat-box 19, item 3

Panoramic and monumental maps of Port-au-prince, Cap-Haitien and Pétionville (By Pierre Durocher and Joseph.J. Charles)

flat-box 19, item 4

Republica de Haiti esquema de la distribucion de los principales (Servicio tecnico de Mineria y Geologia. Estados Unidos de Venezuela, Ministerio de Fomento. Dfraftsman E.J.P.H)

flat-box 19, item 5

Kenscoff, Marbial, Fond Ferrier (Service technique de l'imprimerie Henri Deschamps)

flat-box 19, item 6

Carte de la Republique d'Haiti (Service technique de l'imprimerie Henri Deschamps)

flat-box 19, item 7

Marigot, Haiti, Département de l'ouest arrondissement Jacmel (U.S army map service, corps of engineers, department of the Army, Washington DC)

flat-box 19, item 8

Port-au-Prince, Hati, Département de l'ouest arrondissement Port-au-Prince (U.S army map service, corps of engineers, department of the Army, Washington DC)

flat-box 19, item 9

Fond Ferrier, Haiti, Département de l'ouest (U.S army map service, corps of engineers, department of the Army, Washington DC)

flat-box 19, item 10

Mornes au sud de Port-au-Prince: Pétionville, Kenscoff, Marbial, Fond Ferrier (Suzanne et Jean Comhaire )

flat-box 19, item 11

Ville de Cayes, République d' Haiti (ingenieurs du service de Geodetic et de cartographie, et l'Armée d'Haiti)

flat-box 19, item 12

Carte géologique de la republique d' Haiti (Par Jacques Butterlin )

flat-box 19, item 13

Esquema de la distribucion de las muestras de calizas y arcillas en Petionville y alrededores (Servicio tecnico de Mineria y Geologia. Estados Unidos de Venezuela, Ministerio de Fomento. G Gonzales B.)

flat-box 19, item 14

Republica de Haiti esquema de promedio annual de lluvia y distribucion de poblacion (Servicio tecnico de mineria y geologia. Estados Unidos de Venezuela, Ministerio de Fomento )

flat-box 19, item 15

Carte physique, politique et economique de la Republique d' Haiti (American Map Co INC. New York)

 

Series 6: Miscellaneous publications

Scope and Contents

This series includes additional newspaper clippings, book reviews, and publication by and about Suzanne Comhaire-Sylvain and her family.
box 9, folder 3

Publications on Haiti 1938-1995

box 9, folder 4

Publications on Haiti 1933-1986

box 9, folder 5

Miscellaneous newspaper articles, book reviews, notes

box 9, folder 6

Miscellaneous paperwork from university

 

Series 7: Audio recordings: copies of Lomax Library of Congress Haiti field recordings (seven instantaneous discs) 1937

Scope and Contents

These discs are copies of field recordings from an expedition in Haiti conducted by Alan Lomax, his fiancee Elizabeth Lyttleton Harold, and his assistant Revolie Polinice for the Library of Congress in 1936 and 1937. These copies, all of which are from 1937, were of specific titles requested by Comhaire-Sylvain in 1942, and were duplicated on fragile glass-core discs (due to war-time rationing of aluminum, which is what the original recordings were recorded on).
Lomax writing to Comhaire-Sylvain 10/30/1942: "I am afraid both the Rosenwald idea and the duplication of your records have been delayed due to the fact that I have changed jobs recently going in to the Office of War Information. This morning, however, I called the Library to urge them to send you the estimate on the records you want duplicated." --Cohen, Ronald D., ed. Alan Lomax, Assistant in Charge: The Library of Congress Letters, 1935-1945
While most or all of the Lomax Haiti recordings have been commercially issued on 2009's "Alan Lomax in Haiti" box set (and are streamable to Stanford users at https://search.alexanderstreet.com/search?searchstring=%22Alan+Lomax+Haiti+Collection%22), it is interesting to note which recordings Comhaine-Sylvain wanted reference copies of. It was also thought possible that these discs, duplicated five years after the originals were created, might be less worn, but this is unfortunately not the case. These discs were digitized, however.
box 16, folder 10

photocopies of record sleeves

box 22, Disk 1

5A1-1078A ; 5B1-1078B 1937

M1835_b22_01

Scope and Contents

5A1-1078A Nous préparé, Damballa Wedo. Sung by Odelia. Pont Beudet, Haiti, Alan Lomax, Feb.1, 1937
5A1-1078A Vodoun. M'pr'all fé un vèvè pou Damballa Wedo. Same as above
5A1-1078A Damballa Wedo, Qui sou mandé Salado. Sung by Odelia. Same as above
5B1-1078B Erzuli-o côté ou yé . Same as 1078A
5B1-1078B Ala oun belle ti femme, ce Erzuli-o. Same as above
5B1-1078B Erzuli-o, cay moin 'mandé ouser. Same as above
box 22, Disk 2

1A1-1110A ; 1B1-1110B 1937

M1835_b22_02

Scope and Contents

1A1-1110A Moise-o, ouai m'a pare [m'te paré] oun bois pou' yo. Sung and played by the third Mardi Gras Band. Leogane, Haiti, Alan Lomax, Feb. 7, 1937. Instrumentation: voxines and drums
1B1-1110B Sourite caba bobo - a. Same as 110A
box 22, Disk 3

3A1-1195A2 ; 3A2-1195B1 ; 3B1-1930B1 ; 3B1-1930B2 ; 3B1-1930B3 1937

M1835_b22_03

Scope and Contents

3A1-1195A2 Loco Vaoudé. Played and sung by Thomas' rara band. Carrefour Duforts, Haiti, Alan Lomax, March 23, 1937
3A2-1195B1 Ogoun bwè, li pas sou-o. Played and sung by Thomas' rara band. Carrefour Duforts, Haiti, Alan Lomax, March 23, 1937
3B1-1930B1 M'pr'allé oué mitans si m'a dègivé. Sung by mixed group with drums (kata, segond, mama) by Saul Polinice, Louis and Ciceron Marseille. Pont Beudet, Haiti, Alan Lomax, Jan. 8, 1937
3B1-1930B2 Nou la-é, Sobo, Nou la-é. Same as above
3B1-1930B3 Judas-yo, nommain. Same as above
box 22, Disk 4

10A1-1231A1 ; 10A2-1226B3 ; 10B1-1230A2 ; 10B1-1230A3 ; 10B3-1178A5 1937

M1585_b22_04

Scope and Contents

10A1-1231A1 Fignolé pou' Damballa. Sung by Francilia. Carrefour Duforts, Haiti, Alan Lomax, Apr. 7, 1937. Vodoun
10A2-1226B3 Étendé la. Sung by Francilia. Carrefour Duforts, Haiti, Alan Lomax, Apr. 12, 1937. Romance
10B1-1230A2 To, to, to papa-ou ce canaille. Sung by Francilia with cha-chas. Carrefour Duforts, Haiti, Alan Lomax, Apr. 12, 1937
10B2-1230A3 Do, do, do, crab nan kalalou. Sung by Francilia with cha-chas. Carrefour Duforts, Haiti, Alan Lomax, Apr. 12, 1937. Lullaby
10B3-1178A5 Doumbwèy nan pois ça bon. Sung by pupils of Ecole Darnien. Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Alan Lomax, Mar. 19, 1937. Game song
box 22, Disk 5

8A1-1280A1 ; 8A1-1280A2 ; 8A1-1280A3 ; 8B1-1294A2 [B1?] 1937

M1835_b22_05

Scope and Contents

8A1-1280A1 Agwé, Agwé mangnin garde [gaude?] la. Sung by Elvi Céisse Lambert and José Lee Lambert. Carrefour Duforts, Haiti, Alan Lomax and Elizabeth Lomax, Apr. 14, 1937
8A1-1280A2 Sinezowa, cé moin-même yo rhélé nordé. Sung by Elvi Céisse Lambert and José Lee Lambert. Carrefour Duforts, Haiti, Alan Lomax and Elizabeth Lomax, Apr. 14, 1937
8A1-1280A3 Azaka, m'apo bay ou bonjour. Same as above. [case de damb. p.152]
8B1-1294A2 [B1?] Bête-la mordé moin, Ogoun Fè. Sung by Tanice and three servitors with ason and bell. Carrefour Duforts, Haiti, Alan Lomax and Elizabeth Lomax, Apr. 16, 1937. Vodoun
box 22, Disk 6

6A1-1251A1 ; 6A1-1251A2 ; 6B1-1253A [possibly incorrect] 1937

M1835_b22_06

Scope and Contents

6A1-1251A1 Oun loa qui té passé l'abattoir. Sung and played by the Société Déréal with Francilia. Carrefour Duforts, Haiti, Alan Lomax and Elizabeth Lomax, Apr. 8, 1937
6A1-1251A2 Tout ça m'apé fè nan main bon Dieu. Sung and played by the Société Déréal with Francilia. Carrefour Duforts, Haiti, Alan Lomax and Elizabeth Lomax, Apr. 8, 1937
6B1-1253A [possibly incorrect] E Basile-o. Sung and played by the Société Juba with drum. Carrefour Duforts, Haiti, Alan Lomax and Elizabeth Lomax, Apr. 8, 1937
box 22, Disk 7

7A1-1257A1 ; 7A2-1267A1 ; 7B1-1268B 1937

M1835_b22_07

Scope and Contents

7A1-1257A1 Ala femme enrage. Sung and played by the Société Juba with drum. Carrefour Duforts, Haiti, Alan Lomax and Elizabeth Lomax, Apr. 9, 1937
7A2-1267A1 Zila nan pays Congo. Sung and played by the Société Boumba, with Marilianne Joseph. Same as above. Apr. 13
7B1-1268B M'a-foula pou yo. Sung and played by the Société Boumba, with Marilianne Joseph. Carrefour Duforts, Haiti, Alan Lomax and Elizabeth Lomax, Apr. 13, 1937