Materials on Papiamento, native language of the Netherlands Antilles


Date: 1963 | Size: 1 reel(s)


Program consists of stories and songs, interspersed with organ and Caribbean music. No accompanying documentation.

Digital objects note

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Collection Information

Physical description

1 sound tape reel (51 min.) : analog, 3 3/4 ips, 2 track, mono ; 7 in.

Processing information

The original wire spools on which this material was recorded were sent, along with other, separate wire spool and phonograph disc recording collections at the APS Library, to the Library of Congress in 1970, where they were transferred to reel-to-reel tapes which were sent back to the APS, the originals remaining at Library of Congress. All of the reels received back were then lumped together into a new, artificial collection, Mss.Rec.82. They were digitized in 2010. In April 2015, new finding aids, such as this one, were created to restore the original call numbers of the materials and make their contents easier to distinguish.

As some of the reels in Mss.Rec.82 contain recordings from multiple collections, the recordings could not physically be separated out into their original collections. The tape numbers on the recordings below therefore reflect the numbering and location on the Mss.Rec.82 tapes.

Collection digitized and cataloged by Brian Carpenter during the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded audio digitization project, 2008-2014.

Indexing Terms


  • Sound recordings


  • Curaçao -- Social life and customs
  • Music -- Curaçao
  • Organ music
  • Papiamento
  • Songs, Papiamento

Detailed Inventory

13-01 Forbes, Jacques C. R..
Materials on Papiamento

Program consists of stories and songs, interspersed with organ and Curacaoan music.

General physical description: 00:50:41

Geographic Name(s): Curaçao

Subject(s): Organ music; Papiamento; Songs, Papiamento

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