Comments On The Russian Molokan Congregation In San Francisco

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Comments On The Russian Molokan Congregation In San Francisco

Sidney Robertson Cowell, narration.

Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on September 14, 1938.

Opens with Sidney Robertson Cowell's announcement that recording was made as part of Northern California WPA project. This is followed by a description of the Russian Molokan Congregation of Portrero Hill in San Francisco, the sensitivity involved in recording their church services, and some information regarding the group's immigration to the United States.

Forms part of a group of field materials documenting unaccompanied singing and preaching in the Russian language performed during services of the Russian Molokan Church, Potrero Hill, San Francisco on September 14, 1938, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California.

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