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Matachines (Dance)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Deidre Sklar papers

Identifier: Ms-0510
Abstract The Deidre Sklar papers document the research of a dance ethnologist, focusing on the cultural, religious and dance traditions of the town of Tortugas, New Mexico. The collection includes extensive background research, original writings, observation notes, analysis, interview notes, images, audiovisual material, maps and correspondence. The materials document the annual fiesta held at Tortugas in honor of the day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, December 12.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1984-2004 and undated

Donald L. Roberts Collection of Music of the Southwest and Mexico

Identifier: MU-14
Abstract The collection contains recordings of Navajo, Hopi and Pueblo songs, as well as a few Apache, Ute, and Kiowa songs. A major part deals with the history and use of sand paintings, native medicine and star beliefs. There are also Matachines dances, a Los Pastores program and a concert of songs performed by the University of Chihuahua Folkloric group. The collection includes detailed explanations of the selections.
Dates: 1964-1968

Enrique Lamadrid Collection of Folk Songs, Oral Histories and Photographic Projects

Identifier: MSS-840-BC
Abstract The collection features sound recordings and background information on Juan B. Rael, interviews and photos from the 1995 Farmers’ Markets Project in Colorado Springs, and folk music recordings (corridos, inditas, alabados and other traditional songs) and photographs with Native Americans and Hispanics of New Mexico, Cajuns in Texas, and Mexicans on the U.S. Mexican border. Topics covered range from life along the Rio Grande, the Penitentes, Matachines, the blessing of the acequias, tributes to...
Dates: 1930-2011

Love: Glass Negative, Ambrotype, Tintypes, and Other Photographs of New Mexico and Arizona

Identifier: HP.1982.67-MNM.1982.096-MNM.GA.2787-Hp
Dates: 1914; 1949 - 1965

Luke Lyon papers

Identifier: Ms-0511
Abstract The Luke Lyon papers contain extensive research materials collected and created by Mr. Lyon on the subject of Native American dance ceremonies and rituals in New Mexico and the Southwest. There also is material on folk dance of England. The collection includes background research files, Mr. Lyon's field notes and analysis from attendance at dances and ceremonies, published and unpublished writing, original drawings, audiovisual materials, maps and photographs.
Dates: 1960 - 1987

Odd S. Halseth Collection of Native American Social Songs and Interviews

Identifier: MU-22
Abstract This collection consists of 278 sound recordings made in 1950 and 1965. It contains social songs, dances, violin and vocal presentations, oral history interviews and commentaries about Native American customs, social life, ceremonies and rituals.
Dates: 1950-1965

Series I: Los Matachines de Alcalde, circa 1978 to 1988

 Series — Cabinet OS2, Drawer: 5, Folder: Hall Series 1
Scope and Contents Series I: Los Matachines de Alcalde contains photographs of the Matachines dances in northern New Mexico, a tradition shared by Pueblo and Hispano communities. Hall took this series of photographs in Alcalde in the 1980s. Some of the photos in this set were done for a New Mexico Magazine piece in 1986.
Dates: circa 1978 to 1988