This collection consists of sound recordings on open reel tapes created by Linda O'Brien in 1972. The recordings document
the music of the Tzutuhil-Maya Indians in Guatemala, Santiago Atitla´n. Listening copies are available for use.
Linda Lee O'Brien-Rothe received her doctoral degree in ethnomusicology from UCLA where she completed her dissertation entitled
"Songs of the Face of the Earth: Ancestor Songs of the Tzuthil-Maya of Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala" (1975). She has been an
Instructor of Music at Colegio Monte Maria in Guatemala and a music researcher in Santiago Atitlan. O'Brien-Rothe has published
several recordings, including Music of Guatemala (1975), Music of Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala (1977), and Songs of the Face
of the Earth: Ancestor Songs of the Tzuthil-Maya Indians of Guatemala (1976).
3 boxes total: 2 boxes of 47 open-reel tapes, 1 box of 49 listening compact discs and 12 preservation masters
Anyone can use this collection within the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive.