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Finding Aid for the Lorraine Donoghue Koranda Collection 1962-1963
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  • Descriptive Summary
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  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Lorraine Donoghue Koranda Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1962-1963
    Collection number: 1963.02
    Creator: Koranda, Lorraine Donoghue
    Extent: 2 boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Ethnomusicology Archive
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
    Abstract: This collection consists of field recordings made by Lorraine Donoghue Koranda of Eskimo music in Unalakleet, Kobuk, King Island, Mary's Igloo, Kotzebue, Nome, Hooper Bay, Chevak, and Bethel, Alaska between 1962 and 1963. Performers include Joe Seton ; John Nesh ; Rose Ann Nagovanna ; Nanny Kagak ; Paul Green ; Theodore Statuk ; Mary Statuk ; Charles Jensen ; Owen Keerik ; Sarah Kunoknana.


    Archive materials may be accessed in the Archive. As many of our collections are stored off-site at SRLF, we recommend you contact the Archive in advance to check on the availability of the materials.

    Publication Rights

    These materials are available for use in the Ethnomusicology Archive. Archive materials do not circulate and may not be duplicated or published without written permission from the copyright holders, collectors, and/or performers. Copyright has not been assigned to the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive. For more information contact an Ethnomusicology Archive Librarian.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Lorraine Donoghue Koranda Collection, 1963.02, Ethnomusicology Archive, University of California, Los Angeles.


    Lorraine Koranda was an ethnomusicologist and one time Music Department Chair at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. She published a number of works, including the book Three Bladder Festival Songs (University of Alaska) and the double LP album Alaskan Eskimo Songs and Stories (University of Washington). Koranda also contributed to Alaskan Eskimo Songs and Stories and Cross-Cultural Arts in Alaska () and Musics of Many Cultures: An Introduction (UC Press).

    Scope and Content

    Field recordings made by Lorraine Donoghue Koranda in Unalakleet, Kobuk, King Island, Mary's Igloo, Kotzebue, Nome, Hooper Bay, Chevak, and Bethel, Alaska. Works performed by Joe Seton, John Nesh, Rose Ann Nagovanna, Nanny Kagak, Paul Green, Theodore Statuk, Mary Statuk, Charles Jensen, Owen Keerik, and Sarah Kunoknana.
    Contents include: Reindeer herder's song -- Motion dance -- Ah-hah-nok's song -- 2 wolf dances -- Hooper Bay: Shaman's power song (seal and fishing) -- Shaman's power song (food) -- Shaman's power song (driftwood) -- Festival to the dead (river song) -- Celebration song (messenger feast) -- Bladder festival (songs to bladders) -- Bladder festival (jumping song) -- Nalakataun -- Work song -- Bladder festival (parsnip song) -- Shaman song for masked dance spotted seal and crane -- Song for bladder festival (blowing up bladders) -- Shaman girl's song -- Chevak: Bladder festival (old dancing song) -- Shaman's song with mask -- Marble juggling song -- Seal hunting song -- Dog team (Thanksgiving) song -- Okpik (owl song) -- Seal hunting song -- Dog team (Thanksgiving song) -- Box drum song -- Box drum song -- Unalakleet: War dance song -- Kobuk song -- Song from barrow -- Song for grandchild -- Two queen songs -- Ice house song -- Two blanket toss songs -- Joe Louis song -- Motion dance song -- Common dance song -- Old song (sled, motion dance) -- Welcome song (ducks) -- Story and song (old lady and grayling) -- King's son story with Iolu song -- Motion dance -- Owen's song -- Marble song -- Motion song -- Motion dance song -- Colville River Raven song -- Pt. Hope bird song -- Pt. Hope skin boat song -- Old Pt. Barrow village -- Colville River lonesome song -- Hugo's song (dance imitation) -- Colville River uncle's song -- Ahksee ahk takk's song.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Field recordings--Alaska.
    Field recordings--Eskimos.
    Folk songs, Eskimo--Alaska.