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Finding Aid for the Linda Lee O'Brien-Rothe Collection 1972
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Linda Lee O'Brien-Rothe Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1972
    Collection number: 1972.03
    Creator: O'Brien-Rothe, Linda Lee 1936-
    Extent: 3 boxes total: 2 boxes of 47 open-reel tapes, 1 box of 49 listening compact discs and 12 preservation masters
    Repository: 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

    Publication Rights

    Anyone can use this collection within the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Linda Lee O'Brien-Rothe Collection, 1972.03, Ethnomusicology Archive, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Acquisition Information

    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.

    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--Guatemala.
    Field recordings--Tzutuhil Indians.
    Indians of Central America--Guatemala--Music.
    Songs, Spanish--Guatemala.
    Tzutuhil Indians--Guatemala--Music.