UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Allan Burns field recordings (Mexico), 1971-1972

Overview of the Collection

Burns, Allan
UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Allan Burns field recordings (Mexico)
1971-1972 (inclusive)
3 items  :  EC - 3 reels (7 1/2 ips, 1/2 tr. mono, 7"); WT - 6 reels (7 1/2 ips, 1/2 tr. stereo, 7" (2) and 10" (4)); Duration: 3:04:50
Collection Number
Recorded in Ticul, Yucatan; Tixcacal, and Senor, Quintana Roo; collected between 1/19/71 - 6/6/72.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065430974
Access Restrictions

Unrestricted: collection is open for research.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Allan Burns is an anthropologist and teacher who specializes in research with Indigenous communities in North and Central America as well as in the Pacific Islands. He has provided expert testimony in US federal courts on human rights cases and served on various committees including the Pan American Health Organization committee on Indigenous people and infectious diseases. He has won four teacher of the year awards from the University of Florida as well as the Sol Tax Career Award for his work as president of the Society for Applied Anthropology. He is currently an adjunct professor of anthropology at Duke Kunshan University where he teaches medical anthropology.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Archives EC set copied from 8 original field tapes.

Collection contains Mayan Indian and Mestizo (Mexican) folk, popular and religious music.

EC (Earliest Copy) tapes are identified as 72-9.2 - 72-9.4 EC; what was identified as 72-9.1 EC does not contain Burns tapes I-II as labelled but rather a lecture by Carlos Castaneda, so this tape has been re-numbered to NK1 United States/91-11.1 OT; copies of Burns tapes I-II are apparently not in the Archives.

Documentation: Hand-written notes.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Ethnomusicology

Geographical Names

  • Maya (Yucatán Peninsula)--Middle America and the Caribbean--Maya Area
  • Mexico
  • North America
  • Yucatan

Form or Genre Terms

  • Lecture