Minnesota Folk Arts Program (Philip Nusbaum) Collection, 1959-2000

Key Subjects


Groups (Ethnic, National, Cultural, Religious, etc.)

  • Afghan Americans
  • Armenian Americans
  • Bohemian Americans
  • British Americans
  • Cambodian Americans
  • Cree Indians
  • Croatian Americans
  • Czech Americans
  • Dutch Americans
  • Ethiopian Americans
  • Finnish Americans
  • German Americans
  • Greek Americans
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Hmong Americans
  • Hungarian Americans
  • Iranian Americans
  • Irish Americans
  • Japanese Americans
  • Jews
  • Mahnomen Band of Chippewa Indians
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mille Lacs Band of Chippewa Indians
  • Norwegian Americans
  • Ojibwa Indians
  • Onamia Band of Chippewa Indians
  • Polish Americans
  • Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, Minnesota
  • Russian Americans
  • Serbian Americans
  • Slovenian Americans
  • Sudanese Americans
  • Swedish Americans
  • Swiss Americans
  • Ukrainian Americans
  • Vietnamese Americans

Instruments (See Appendix II for more instruments references.)

  • Accordion
  • Button accordion
  • Celtic harp
  • Concertina
  • Drums (Musical instrument)
  • Fiddle
  • Guitar
  • Hardanger fiddle
  • Irish harp
  • Kantele
  • Piano
  • Piano accordion
  • Polish bagpipes
  • Psalmodikon
  • Tuba

Languages

  • English language
  • German language
  • Hmong language
  • Norwegian language
  • Ojibwa language
  • Slovenian language
  • Spanish language

Locations (See Appendix II for more locations references.)

  • Burnsville (Minn.)
  • Cass Lake (Minn.)
  • Collegeville (Minn.)
  • Decorah (Iowa)
  • Downer (Minn.)
  • Duluth (Minn.)
  • Fergus Falls (Minn.)
  • Fort Ridgely (Nicollet County, Minn.)
  • Frazee (Minn.)
  • Minneapolis (Minn.)
  • Minnesota
  • New Ulm (Minn.)
  • Sheldon (Minn.)
  • St. Paul (Minn.)
  • Iowa
  • Lawrence Bethel Shop
  • Mille Lacs Lake (Minn.)
  • Zimmerman (Minn.)

Subjects (See Appendix II for more subjects references.)

  • Acanthus wood-carving
  • Armenian needlelace making
  • Basket making
  • Bauernmalerei
  • Beadwork
  • Birch bark containers
  • Black ash splint basketry
  • Bluegrass music
  • Boatbuilding
  • Bobbin lace
  • Calligraphy
  • Cabinetmaking
  • Canoes and canoeing
  • Caricature wood-carving
  • Chainsaw wood-carving
  • Chicano music
  • Chip wood-carving
  • Chipped carved boxes
  • Clock and watch making
  • Clog dancing
  • Crocheting
  • Crocheting
  • Decoys (Hunting)
  • Duck decoys
  • Easter eggs
  • Egg decoration
  • Farm equipment--Models
  • Fiddling
  • Fish decoys
  • Folk music
  • Folklorists
  • Guitar music (Country)
  • Ice fishing
  • Italianate wood-carving
  • Jingle-dress making
  • Joketelling
  • Klezmer music
  • Knife-making
  • Kubbestols
  • Lace and lace making
  • Mariachi
  • Merry-go-round horses
  • Miniatures
  • Models and modelmaking
  • Needlework
  • Norwegian wood-carving
  • Old-time music
  • Painting
  • Pa Ndau
  • Paper work
  • Piñatas
  • Polkas
  • Powwow regalia
  • Powwows
  • Pysanki
  • Quillwork
  • Quilting
  • Religious articles
  • Rosemaling
  • Spear fishing
  • Storytelling
  • Straw work
  • Textile artists
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Veterans
  • Weaving
  • Wood-carved figurines
  • Wood-carving
  • Wycinanki

Traditional Artists

  • See Appendix II for Traditional Artists references.

Traditional Artists-Groups

  • See Appendix II for Traditional Artists-Groups references.