WorldCat Identities

Adler, Thomas A.

Works: 9 works in 27 publications in 1 language and 1,186 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Oral histories  Methods (Music)‡vBluegrass  Photographs  Religious radio programs  Archives  Interviews (Sound recordings)  Field recordings  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Photographer
Classifications: ML37.B38, 781.642079772253
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Thomas A Adler
Bean Blossom : the Brown County Jamboree and Bill Monroe's bluegrass festivals by Thomas A Adler( )

9 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in English and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The acquisition of a traditional competence : folk musical and folk cultural learning among bluegrass banjo players by Thomas A Adler( )

10 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sunday breakfast was always special with us : a report on foodways in south central Georgia by Thomas A Adler( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South-Central Georgia Folklife Project collection( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Collection of documentary materials resulting from an ethnographic field research project conducted by the American Folklife Center in eight counties of south central Georgia, and at Mt. Zion, Georgia, in July and August 1977 in cooperation with the Arts Experiment Station of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Topics of research were hymn singing, vernacular architecture, occupations, foodways, jokes, and stories from the region, which were documented through approximately 300 hours of audio interviews and recordings made at local events. Subjects of photographs taken during the research include people interviewed for the project; copies of their family photographs; vernacular houses, barns, and outbuildings, including log buildings; tools, furniture, birdhouses, and yard art; wells; tobacco curing, harvesting, warehouses, auctions, farms, and tobacco workers; peanut, cotton, soybean, corn, and wheat fields; crop dusting; churches; religious services, including baptisms, prayers, sermons, hymn singing, tent revivals, and church suppers; barbecue cooking; breakfasts; quilts, crochet, and basket work; woodcarving; vernacular boats, boat repair, and boat building; fishing; graveyards, gravesites and markers; grocery stores, restaurants, dry goods stores, a barber shop, business and roadside signs; a piano repair shop; aerial photographs; gathering wild herbs; trees, landscapes, swamps, rivers; box turtles, catfish, cattle, and dogs. A focus of the fieldwork was hymn singing conventions and gospel singing of white and African American residents, as well as fiddling and old-time music. The collection includes photographs and sound recordings of Hugh McGraw, Raymond Hamrick, J.C. Cooper, and others leading sacred harp singing; other congregational and gospel singing groups; African American children's games, singing games, handclapping, hambone; old-time and bluegrass music featuring local fiddle, guitar, piano, and banjo players. Includes photographs of sculpture, paintings, and gardens at Pope's Museum, Pelham, Georgia, featuring the sculpture and artwork of Laura Pope Forrester who died in 1953. Includes photographs of President Nyerere of Tanzania visiting Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, August 9, 1977. Also Includes photographs of the reception held for the exhibition "Folk Art and Folk Life," at the Library of Congress, with Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Boorstin; Rosalynn Carter, Amy Carter, Mrs. Mary Beth Busbee, J. Michael Carrigan, Jr., Don Yoder, and Rev. Howard Finster, January 26, 1978, and photographs of the exhibition, February, 1978. Includes additional photographs of a seminar held in the Whittall Pavilion, Library of Congress, March 17, 1978, titled "Southern Folk Pottery: The Meaders Family Tradition," with Lanier Meaders, Mrs. Cheever Meaders, John Burrison, and Ralph Rinzler. More photographs of south Georgia cemeteries were taken by Dennis Coelho, Georgia state folklorist, in the summer of 1979. 31 pen-and-ink drawings of buildings and floor plans were made by Howard Marshall. Includes documentation of the exhibition, and proposed publication projects to 1982
Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project collection( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The collection consists of sound recordings, video recordings, photographs, manuscripts, sheet music, printed ephemera, artifacts, administrative records, and ethnographers' field notes related to the 1978 Blue Ridge Parkway Project field survey, conducted by the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, in cooperation with the National Park Service. The survey examined folklife in and around an area of the Blue Ridge Parkway at the Virginia and North Carolina border. The project documented old-time music, tales, hunting and hunting stories, farming, tobacco cultivation and auctions, vernacular architecture, quilting, foodways (including drying, canning, and baking), religious music and beliefs, as well as dance events featuring square dancing and flatfoot dancing. Recordings and photographs document local music (including concerts, fiddlers' contests, and music in homes), community events, church services and baptisms, local radio programs, and interviews with white and African American residents. The collection includes two American Folklife Center publications based on these materials and a final report presented to the National Park Service: "The Process of Field Research, Final Report on the Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project" by Carl Fleischhauer and Charles Wolfe (1981)
Hydrogen assisted crack growth in mild steels by Thomas A Adler( )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A proposal for the classification and retrieval of information from the Archive of New York State Folklife by Thomas A Adler( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

X-ray study of molybdenum thin films on silicon substrates by Thomas A Adler( )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

ASM handbooks online( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Bean Blossom : the Brown County Jamboree and Bill Monroe's bluegrass festivals
English (26)