UW Ethnomusicology Archives recordings: Seattle War Dance Festival, 1968-05-19  PDF

Overview of the Collection

University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
UW Ethnomusicology Archives recordings: Seattle War Dance Festival
8 items  :  Original tapes (OT) - 4 open reels (7.5 ips (.1) & 15 ips (.2-.4); full-track, 5 in. (.1) and 7 in. (.2-.4)); Working tapes (WT) - 4 open reels (7.5 ips, stereo, 1/2 track, 7 in.)
Collection Number
Recording of the Seattle War Dance Festival at Alki Beach Park, West Seattle, 1968 May 19. Collected by the University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-0974
Access Restrictions

Unrestricted: collection is open for research.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives has been collecting and curating unique ethnographic music recordings for over 50 years. Its holdings of more than 15,000 items include field recordings documenting music traditions of all kinds from most areas of the world, concert recordings of visiting musicians, and films and videos of a variety of musical events, as well as several hundred musical instruments. The Archives serves the students and faculty in the UW Ethnomusicology Program, the broader university community, Pacific Northwest tribes, and an international clientele of musicians, students, and teachers.

Archival recordings are available for on-site listening. Depending on collection deposit agreements, copies of some materials may be obtained by researchers. Students are particularly encouraged to utilize archival materials to assist with class projects and help prepare for their own field work. The Archives employs several students each year and works informally with most ethnomusicology students as they begin to consider recording format options, equipment purchase, the practical problems of documentation in the field, and other issues related to their research. Students and other researchers are invited to deposit their field collections in the Archives, which offers secure storage and computer catalog access to all materials.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Original archive sheets indicate that there were originally five tapes in this collection; Reel 5 has been noted missing since July 1984 and is no longer counted as part of the collection.


68-24.1 - (S501) Columbia River Bend Drum Club (Yakima) (not included in Film Log Book II - apparently not filmed) (Duration: @6 min.)

68-24.2 - (S420/S22) Performers not listed - Women's Circle Dance (ages 17 & over); Repeat, false start (no film); Hoop Dance Finals - mixed; Owl Dance finals; Straight Dance Finals (single man); Men's Fancy Dance - semi-finals; Repeat (Duration: @13 min.)

68-24.3 - (S421/S23) Columbia River Drum Group (Yakima) (no film); Montana area drum group - the winners - Film A; ? Southern drum group - no film; ? Drum group no. 4 - no film; Ladies drumming & singing (Nez Perce) - Film B; Drum no. 2 (Montana area) Drum Contest finals - no film; Drum no. 3 - no film (Duration: @11 min.)

68-24.4 - (S422/S24) Men's Fancy Dance; Feather Dance (honoring Miss Indian America XIV; Women's War Dance - Northern drum (2 Sioux, Chesawa, Yakima, Colville); a Same Dance - Southern drum; Warm Up Dance (Duration: @11 min.)

Duration (WT): 00:48:49

Documentation: Film log book II, printed program

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Original tapesReturn to Top

4 audiotapes
Reel 1
Reel 2
Reel 3
Reel 4

Working tapesReturn to Top

4 audiotapes
Reel 5
Reel 6
Reel 7
Reel 8

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • American Indian
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Native American Music
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology
  • Geographical Names :
  • North America
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Video recordings