Finding Aid for the Linda Lee O'Brien-Rothe 1972

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Linda Lee O'Brien-Rothe,
Date (inclusive): 1972
Collection number: 1974.01
Creator: O'Brien-Rothe, Linda Lee 1936-
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Ethnomusicology Archive
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: This collection consists of sound recordings.

Publication Rights

Anyone can use this collection within the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Linda Lee O'Brien-Rothe, 1974.01, Ethnomusicology Archive, University of California, Los Angeles.

Acquisition Information

Deposited at the Ethnomusicology Archive, UCLA by Linda Lee O'Brien in 1974.


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 of the Tzutuhil-Maya Indians in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala, 1972. Contents include baile de la conquista, Bin rxin ruch'lew (songs of the face of the earth), brass band music, miscellaneous songs and instrumental music, and interviews with various performers. 225 items. Instruments include marimba, pito (vertical duct flute), tambor and tambaron (cylindrical two-headed drums), tun (slit-drum), matraca (ratchet), chirimia (shawm), 5 and 6-string guitar, violin, and harmonium.

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.

Container List

Box 1, Folder 1974.01

Physical Description: MR 1-21 (1-225)
Box 2

Linda Lee O'Brien Collection 1972

Physical Description: Archive Master Reels: 21 sound tape reels : 7 1/2 ips, 2 track, mono. ; 7 in.

Scope and Content Note

Items 1-225.


Tape documentation by Linda Lee O'Brien; [19 p.].