Address:K. Barona iela 3-5, Riga LV-2011, LATVIA Telephone: (+371-2)-7284265
Date of creation: 1983.
Regions: Latvia. Methods/objectives: collection and documentation. Researchers: Ruta Karklina (Genealogy of K. Barons); Andris Erglis (Latvian folk song collection); Valdis Jurkovskis (collection and systematization of Latvian folk songs).
Audio and video archives: tapes and cassettes 800 h - traditional singers, musicians, folklore ensembles, concerts, lectures, radio broadcasts; video 69 h - traditional singers, musicians, folklore ensembles, concerts. Regions: Latvia. Documentation: IBM Write for Windows.
Persons or institutions can order individual copies of the recordings.
Courses: Latvian traditional singing classes, public lectures about Latvian folklore, cultural history, ethnic traditions.
Radio/TV: Radio broadcast series; TV - occasional. Concerts/festivals: occasional concerts of folklore ensembles and authentic singers.