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John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip Collection
This multiformat ethnographic field collection includes 686 sound recordings, as well as photographic prints, fieldnotes, dust jackets, and other manuscripts documenting folksingers and folksongs discovered on the Lomax's three-month, 6,502-mile trip through eight Southern states: Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, and Georgia.

LaGuardia and Wagner Archives
The LaGuardia and Wagner Archives has recently placed online a RealPlayer version of an NEH-funded, seven-part radio series on the life of fabled and fiery New York City Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia (1933-45). The program offers a thematic account of LaGuardia's career, addressing topics such as LaGuardia and Labor, Health and Housing, and LaGuardia and Relief, among others. Well-produced and engaging, the radio program includes numerous clips from LaGuardia and various scholars.

Voices from the Dust Bowl
Voices from the Dust Bowl: The Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin Migrant Worker Collection is an online presentation of a multi-format ethnographic field collection documenting the everyday life of residents of Farm Security Administration (FSA) migrant work camps in central California in 1940 and 1941. This collection consists of audio recordings, photographs, manuscript materials, publications, and ephemera generated during two separate documentation trips supported by the Archive of American Folk Song (now the Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center).

The WPA California Folk Music Project
Includes sound recordings, still photographs, drawings, and written documents from a variety of European ethnic and English- and Spanish-speaking communities in Northern California. This New Deal project was organized and directed by folk music collector Sidney Robertson Cowell for the Northern California Work Projects Administration.