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Collection and documentation funds of the Brno Department of Institute of Ethnology of the CAS – correspondence

This collection of correspondence at the Brno site is an important source on the history of folkloristics and ethnology, not merely in the Czech Lands.

The source contains correspondence relating to the history and activities of the Brno department as the successor of the former Working Committee for Czech Folk Song in Moravia and Silesia, and later on, the State Institute for Folk Song. It includes not only correspondence relating directly to all the predecessors of the current department, but also older correspondence (for instance, correspondence pertaining to the preparation of the Czechoslavic Ethnographic Exhibition, held in Prague in 1895). One of the most important parts of the correspondence funds is correspondence of important figures of Czech folklore studies – F. Bartoš, L. Janáček, F. Kyselková, H. Bím, and other collectors of folklore, not only musical.

  • Person responsible for administration of information source
    Lucie Uhlíková (uhlikova@seznam.cz)
  • Current content of information source
    1,500
  • Intended content of information source
    several hundred
  • Listings have associated digital objects
    No

Online access: http://osw-web.avcr.cz/eu/

Author/administrator of source:
Institute of Ethnology of the CAS, v. v. i.

Availability:
partly online

Type of resource:
document collection

Subject:
ethnology, history, musicology

Keywords:
correspondence, folkloristics, musicology