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American Folklife Center Collections: U.S. Virgin Islands

This guide provides access to ethnographic resources documenting expressive culture in the U.S. Virgin Islands at the Library of Congress.


Among its diverse holdings of traditional music and folklore, the American Folklife Center's collections include children's songs, chants, and games from the United States Virgin Islands recorded by Karen Ellis-Bell on St. Croix in 1978; music, stories, and interviews collected on St. Croix and St. Thomas by Mary Jane Soule; and Dutch Creole folktales paraphrased into English Creole and re-translated into Dutch Creole.

Collections of Interest

The following materials link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to digital content are provided when available.

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