Collection of Herder Institute in Riga

RepositoryArchives of Latvian Folklore
No.1825
OrganisationHerder Institute in Riga
Subbmited byLutz Mackensen
TitleCollection of Herder Institute in Riga
Description

Herder Institute in Riga

Herder's Institute in Riga (Herder Institut in Riga) functioned between 1921 and 1939, its activities also included collection of folklore. The material was mostly collected by students of German nationality, the work was performed in Rīga, Liepāja, Cēsis as well as other places. In 1939, when the Herder's Institute in Riga was closed, this folklore collection was transferred to the Archives of Latvian Folklore  by the German folklorist Lutz Mackensen, who had been an employee of the Institute for several years. The materials submitted to the the Archives of Latvian Folklore was type-written. The fate of the manuscript originals is unknown; it is quite likely that these were taken to Germany.

The size of the collection in numbers is as follows: there are 1,080 pages, containing 3,370 folklore items.

The collection features many different folklore genres: there are children songs and rhymes, folk-tales, legends, songs of more recent origin, as well as melody notation, descriptions of games and dances, along with folk-belief, charms, proverbs, a few anecdotes, riddles, customs, etc.

The prevailing language in the collection of the Herder's Institute is German, though there are also materials in Estonian, and a few in Latin, accompanied by a few phrases in Russian and Italian. There are also texts related to Livonian (Liiv) folklore.

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ThumbnailUnit No.pp.TitleGenre 
 
251, 2 - Polizeichildren song or rhyme
8241, 2, 3children song or rhyme
8251, 2, 3, 4children song or rhyme
11381, 2, 3, 4children song or rhyme
16991, 2, 3, 4, 5 children song or rhyme
17191, 2, 3, 4, 5 children song or rhyme
10201, 2, 3, 4, 5children song or rhyme
10341, 2, 3, 4, 5children song or rhyme
7331, 2, 3, 4, 5children song or rhyme
11411, 2, 3, 4, 5children song or rhyme
11581, 2, 3, 4, 5children song or rhyme
1131, 2, 3, 4, 5children song or rhyme
21831, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7spēle
17811, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7children song or rhyme
17821, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7children song or rhyme
12321, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7children song or rhyme
12331, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7children song or rhyme
18881, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7spēle
16971, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7children song or rhyme
2651, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7children song or rhyme, spēle
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ManuscriptRigas-Herdera-instituts-011825-Rigas-Herdera-instituts-01-001deYesYesNo
ManuscriptRigas-Herdera-instituts-011825-Rigas-Herdera-instituts-01-002deYesYesNo
ManuscriptRigas-Herdera-instituts-011825-Rigas-Herdera-instituts-01-003deYesYesNo
ManuscriptRigas-Herdera-instituts-011825-Rigas-Herdera-instituts-01-004deYesYesNo
ManuscriptRigas-Herdera-instituts-011825-Rigas-Herdera-instituts-01-005deYesYesNo
ManuscriptRigas-Herdera-instituts-011825-Rigas-Herdera-instituts-01-006deYesYesNo
ManuscriptRigas-Herdera-instituts-011825-Rigas-Herdera-instituts-01-007deYesYesNo
ManuscriptRigas-Herdera-instituts-011825-Rigas-Herdera-instituts-01-008deYesYesNo
ManuscriptRigas-Herdera-instituts-011825-Rigas-Herdera-instituts-01-009deYesYesNo
ManuscriptRigas-Herdera-instituts-011825-Rigas-Herdera-instituts-01-010deYesYesNo
ManuscriptRigas-Herdera-instituts-011825-Rigas-Herdera-instituts-01-011deYesYesNo
ManuscriptRigas-Herdera-instituts-011825-Rigas-Herdera-instituts-01-012deYesYesYes
ManuscriptRigas-Herdera-instituts-011825-Rigas-Herdera-instituts-01-013deYesYesYes
ManuscriptRigas-Herdera-instituts-011825-Rigas-Herdera-instituts-01-014deYesYesYes
ManuscriptRigas-Herdera-instituts-011825-Rigas-Herdera-instituts-01-015deYesYesYes
ManuscriptRigas-Herdera-instituts-011825-Rigas-Herdera-instituts-01-016deYesYesYes
ManuscriptRigas-Herdera-instituts-011825-Rigas-Herdera-instituts-01-017deYesYesNo
ManuscriptRigas-Herdera-instituts-011825-Rigas-Herdera-instituts-01-018deYesYesNo
ManuscriptRigas-Herdera-instituts-011825-Rigas-Herdera-instituts-01-019deYesYesYes
ManuscriptRigas-Herdera-instituts-011825-Rigas-Herdera-instituts-01-020deYesYesNo
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