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Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture

KENTUCKY COLLECTIONS
IN THE ARCHIVE OF FOLK CULTURE

Compiled by: Gregory Jenkins, Joseph C. Hickerson, and Ann C. Taft
Series Editor: Ann Hoog
Revised: September 2013


For additional information about Archive of Folk Culture collections, contact the Folklife Reading Room. To request copies, see our webpages regarding audio materials and photographic materials. Please refer to the AFC and/or AFS numbers when requesting information. All indications of time duration listed in this finding aid are estimates.

AFC 1928/002: Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection
Nineteen 10-inch tapes (copied from 825 wax cylinders) recorded by Robert Winslow Gordon 1922-1928 in California, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Virginia. Represents a cross section of American folksong including Negro blues, spirituals, and ballads, British American ballads, gospel singing, sea chanties, recitations, and miscellaneous recordings such as the inauguration of President Coolidge. Singers include Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Nellie Galt, and others. (AFS 18,994-19,012) [catalog record]

AFC 1935/002: John Lomax Southern States Collection, 1934-35
Six hundred twenty-six 12-inch discs of church services, instrumentals, songs, and stories recorded in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., by John A. Lomax, Alan Lomax, Ruby T. Lomax, and Harold Spivacke, 1933-37. [catalog record]

AFS 73: One disc containing songs sung by Aunt Molly Jackson, of Clay County, Kentucky, recorded in Wilton, Connecticut, March 1935. (10 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4844 reel 6B)

AFS 74-75A; 76-77: Four discs containing songs performed by James Howard (with fiddle) and G. D. Vowell, recorded in Harlan, Kentucky, August 1933. (45 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4844 reels 6B-7A)

AFC 1935/003: Jean Thomas American Folk Song Festival Collection
Twenty-two 12-inch discs of songs and instrumentals primarily of Kentucky performers, recorded at the American Folk Song Festival in Ashland, Kentucky, by Jean Thomas, June 1934. Includes performances by Walter Caldwell, Curtis Dartey, Volney Fraley, Edith Fitzpatrick James, Ed Morrison, and Jilson Setters. (AFS 287-308) (3 hours; tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 22A-23A) [catalog record]

AFC 1936/001: Alan Lomax / Aunt Molly Jackson Collection
Nine 12-inch discs of songs sung by Aunt Molly Jackson of Clay County, Kentucky. Recorded in New York City by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle, September 1935. (includes AFS 820-828) (1 hour and 30 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 58B-59A) [catalog record]

AFC 1937/002: Captain Pearl R. Nye Collection
Twenty-two 12-inch discs containing songs with commentary, sung and spoken by Captain Pearl R. Nye. Recorded in Akron, Ohio, by John A. Lomax, June 26-28, 1937. The collection includes five linear inches of correspondence, notes, and textual transcriptions; seven photos; and one reel of microfilm (MUSIC-12) containing photos and transcriptions. (AFS 1001-1009; 1603-1615) [catalog record] [online presentation]

AFS 1010-1025: Sixteen discs containing songs and fiddle tunes primarily of Kentucky performers, recorded in Ashland, Kentucky, June 1937. Includes performances by Jilson Setters and songs sung by Little Babe Caldwell, Walter Caldwell, and Alice Williams. (2 hours and 30 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 71B- 75B)

AFC 1937/001: Alan Lomax and Elizabeth Lomax Kentucky Collection
Two hundred and twenty-eight 12-inch discs of songs and instrumentals recorded in eastern Kentucky by Alan and Elizabeth Lomax, September and October 1937. Includes performances by Boyd Asher of Hyden, Nora Bagley of Pine Mountain, Maynard Britton of Big Creek, Bill Bundy of Manchester, Tilman Cadle of Pineville, George Davis of Hazard, Jack Garland of Arjay, Jim Garland of Pineville, Munroe Gavedon of West Liberty, Mrs. Nell Hampton of Salyersville, Theophilus G. Hoskins of Hyden, James Howard of Harlan, J. M. Mullins of West Liberty, Mrs. Liza Pace of Hyden, W. M. Stepp of Salyersville, Luther Strong of Hazard, G. D. Vowell of Harlan, Clay Walters of Salyersville, and Walter Williams of Salyersville. (AFS 1374-1601) (32 hours; tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 101A-117A) [catalog record]

AFC 1938/004: Alan Lomax Ohio and Indiana Collection
Seventy-nine 12-inch discs of songs and stories performed and spoken by various people throughout Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. Recorded by Alan and Elizabeth Lomax, March 26-April 16, 1938. The collection includes one and 1/8 linear inche of fieldnotes, newspaper articles, notation, and transcription (portions of this collection are stored separately in the manuscripts bay). Recordings made through the courtesy of the Indiana Folklore Society, WPA Writer's Project, and Ohio Valley Folk Festival. [catalog record]

AFS 1697-1700: Four discs containing performances by servicemen of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, March 1938. (30 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 120A)

AFS 1701-1712: Twelve discs containing songs and banjo tunes performed by Pete Steele, originally from Kentucky, recorded in Hamilton, Ohio, March 1938. (1 hour and 30 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 120A-121A)

AFC 1938/008: Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle Collection
Fifteen 10-inch discs of songs recorded in New York City by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle, November 1937. [catalog record]

AFS 1939-42: Four discs containing songs sung by Aunt Molly Jackson of Clay County, Kentucky. (30 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 136)

AFS 1943-48A; 1949B-50A; 1951A-53B: Eleven discs containing songs sung by Jim Garland and Sarah Ogan Gunning of Pineville, Kentucky. (1 hour; tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 136B-137A)

AFC 1938/009: Mary Elizabeth Barnicle Kentucky Collection
Eighty 10-inch discs of banjo and guitar tunes, songs, religious music, and sermons recorded in Kentucky by Mary Elizabeth Barnicle, January 1938. Includes performances by Bill Atkins of Pineville, Willie M. Bledsoe of Pineville, Tilman Cadle of Pineville, the Congregation of Ten Elders of Pineville, Findlay Donaldson of Pineville, Jim and Sarah Garland of Pineville, John Hensley of Pineville, the Mountain Assembly of Church of God in Colmans, and George Roark of Pineville. (AFS 1950B; 1954-2032) (8 hours and 45 minutes; preservation tape LWO 4872 reels 137A- 141A) [catalog record]

AFC 1939/012: Alan Lomax Recordings of Aunt Molly Jackson
Sixty-one 12-inch discs of songs and stories sung and spoken by Aunt Molly Jackson of Clay County, Kentucky. Recorded in New York City by Alan Lomax, May 1939. (6 hours and 30 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 162B-166A, 219) [catalog record]

AFC 1939/005: Herbert Halpert 1939 Southern States Recording Expedition
Four hundred and nineteen 12-inch discs of instrumentals, monologs, prayers, sermons, songs, and stories recorded in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia, by Herbert Halpert, March 15-June 23, 1939, for the Folk Arts Committee of the WPA and the Library of Congress. The collection includes 4 linear inches of correspondence and fieldnotes. [catalog record]

AFS 2770-2774; 2790B-2797: Thirteen discs containing performances by Finley Adams and Samuel Simpson Adams, and stories and folk remedies told by Samuel Simpson Adams, recorded in Dunham, Kentucky, March 1939. (2 hours and 30 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 179, 181)

AFS 2789-90A: Two discs containing songs sung by children, recorded in Dunham, Kentucky, March 1939. (15 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 181A)

AFC 1939/016: Resettlement Administration Recordings Collection
One hundred sixty-five 12-inch discs of instrumentals and songs recorded in Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Washington, D.C. by Sidney Robertson Cowell, Charles Seeger, Margaret Valiant, and others for the Special Skills Division, Resettlement Administration, 1936-37. The collection includes 3 1/2 inches of transcripts, correspondence, graphic images, and a program book from the 1937 National Folk Festival. [catalog record]

AFS 3259: One disc containing a harmonica solo by "Salty" Holmes of eastern Kentucky. Recorded at the National Folk Festival in Chicago by Sidney Robertson Cowell, May 1937. (10 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 216A)

AFS 3261: One disc containing dance calls for the Winnetka Square Dance Group called by Mr. Hamilton of Kentucky. Recorded at the National Folk Festival in Chicago by Sidney Robertson Cowell, May 1937. (10 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 216A)

AFC 1940/020: Alan Lomax Recordings, 1939
One 12-inch disc of "My honey quit me in the wrong" sung by Jackie Foy of Ashland, Kentucky. Recorded in Washington, D.C., by John Lomax, June 21, 1939. (10 minutes; preservation tape LWO 4872 reel 247B) (AFS 3807)

AFC 1943/023: Alan Lomax Kentucky Recordings
Five 12-inch discs of songs recorded in Marrowbone, Kentucky, by George Pullen Jackson and Alan Lomax, August 1942. Includes performances by Addina Palmore Wilson and dulcimer bow tunes played by Effie Wilson. (1 hour; tape copy on LWO 3493 reel 54) (AFS 6718A2-6722)

AFC 1948/003: Artus Moser Recordings
117 12-inch discs of ballads, songs and fiddle tunes recorded in North Carolina, Kentucky, and Tennessee by Artus M. Moser, 1942-46. Includes Jean Ritchie, Marcus Martin, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Maud Gentry Long. [catalog record]

AFS 7927-7944: Eighteen discs containing ballads, fiddle tunes, and songs primarily of Kentucky performers, recorded at the Renfro Valley Folk Festival in Renfro Valley, Kentucky, April 1946. Includes performances by Pleaz Mobley of Manchester and Jean Ritchie of Viper. (2 hours and 15 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reels 75A-76B)

AFC 1948/023: Margot Mayo Collection
Seventy-six 12-inch and 3 10-inch discs of fiddle tunes, songs, and square dance tunes recorded in Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tennessee by Stuart Jamieson, Margot Mayo, and Freyda Simon, September 1946. [catalog record]

AFS 8474-8505; 8512; 8520-8521; 8524-8531; 8545-8550: Forty-nine discs containing banjo, fiddle, and guitar tunes, and vocals. Performers include Lulu Crisp, Palmer Crisp, Rufus Crisp, F. M. Howell, and Sam Leslie, recorded in Allen, Kentucky; Andy and Hasroe Ward in Buckingham, Kentucky; Cora Hall in Drift, Kentucky; Forrest Burchett, Palmer Crisp, and Sam Leslie in Emma, Kentucky; Mr. and Mrs. Walker Mayo in Lancer, Kentucky; Charles Dingus, Mrs. Sarah Dingus, Aunt Liz Hill, and Mrs. Pearl Mayo in Martin, Kentucky; and Bob Bassie Clark, Mrs. Fannie Jarrell, Jay Salyers, Woodrow Salyers in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. (7 hours and 30 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reels 115B-117A, 118A, 119, 120B-121A)

AFC 1948/035: Mrs. E. Stice / Kentucky Folksongs
One 16-inch disc of songs sung by Mrs. E. Stice from Kentucky. Recorded at the Library of Congress, November 1945. (15 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 140B) (AFS 8767)

AFC 1950/005: Herbert Halpert Collection of Kentucky Folk Music
Twenty-eight 12-inch discs of songs recorded in Kentucky by Herbert Halpert of Murray State College, 1948-49. Includes performances by Morner Bowden of Murray, Ewing Jackson of Murray, Nonnie Shanklin of Hopkinsville, Southern Harmony Singers of Benton, and Prudie Tillman of Hopkinsville. (AFS 9739-9766) (5 hours and 45 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reels 255B-258B). [catalog record]

AFC 1950/017: National Folk Festival, 1938
One 12-inch and 39 16-inch discs of instrumentals, radio programs, and songs. Recorded primarily at the National Folk Festival in Washington, D.C., by the U.S. Recording Company, May 6-8, 1938. The collection includes 3/4 linear inch of song lists, newspaper articles, and programs. Sarah Gertrude Knott makes some introductions. [catalog record]

AFS 9848B5-9: One disc containing songs sung by a group under the direction of Edith Fitzpatrick James of Prestonburg, Kentucky. (7 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 267B)

AFC 1951/019: Jean Ritchie recordings, May 1951
One 10-inch tape of songs sung by Jean Ritchie of Viper, Kentucky. Recorded at the Library of Congress by Herman Norwood, May 1951. (1 hour; LWO 1816) (AFS 10,089) [catalog record]

AFC 1951/020: Virgil Sturgill recordings, June 1951
One 10-inch tape of songs sung with dulcimer accompaniment by Virgil L. Sturgill, originally of Sutton's Branch, Kentucky. Recorded at the Library of Congress by Herman Norwood, June 1951. (1 hour; LWO 1821) (AFS 10,095) [catalog record]

AFC 1952/015: George and Jean Ritchie Pickow Recordings
Three 7-inch tapes of songs and instrumentals recorded in Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tennessee by George Pickow and Jean Ritchie, 1950-51. [catalog record]

AFS 10,491: One tape containing songs and sermons of an Old Regular Baptist Church service recorded in Jeff, Kentucky, summer 1951. (1 hour; LWO 1922 reel 1; additional tape copy on LWO 8011 reel 46A)

AFS 10,492B: One tape containing banjo tunes and songs performed by Lee Sexton of Ulvah, Kentucky, summer 1951. (30 minutes; LWO 1922 reel 2B; additional tape copy on LWO 8011 reel 46B)

AFC 1955/007: Wyatt Insko / Folk Music from Eastern Kentucky
Fourteen 7-inch tapes of banjo, dulcimer, and fiddle tunes and songs by Kentucky musicians recorded in Berea and Lexington, Kentucky, and southern Ohio by Wyatt Insko, July 1954. Includes performances by Jesse Amburgey of Knott County, Jethro Amburgey of Hindman, Floyd Burchett of Brushy Fork, Mrs. Rosie Foley and Swan Ledford of Natural Bridge, Buell Kazee of Lexington, Pleaz Mobley of Manchester, Balus and Kitty Singleton Ritchie of Viper, and Clarence H. and Ann Wyatt originally of Laurel County. Collected and recorded by Wyatt Insko in charge of recordings for the Coordinated Archives of Indiana University. (14 hours; LWO 2249; additional tape copy on LWO 8011 reels 94-97) (AFS 10,882-10,895)

AFS 11,307-11,309: Sidney Robertson Cowell Collection
Three 10-inch tapes of interviews and music recorded in California, Iran, Ireland (Co. Mayo and Co. Galway), Massachusetts, Montana, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, and Wisconsin by Sidney Robertson Cowell, 1952-56. The collection includes 2 1/2 linear inches of correspondence, journals, logs, notes, postcards, and transcriptions, and an article.

AFS 11,309B: One tape containing songs sung by Minnie King of Kentucky, recorded in Los Angeles, California, by Sidney Robertson Cowell and Wayland D. Hand, August 1951. (15 minutes; LWO 2496 reel 3; additional tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 379B)

AFC 1958/003: Virgil Sturgill Recordings
One 10-inch tape of songs and personal reminiscences from Kentucky and North Carolina sung and told by Virgil L. Sturgill, originally of Sutton's Branch, Kentucky. Recorded at the Library of Congress by Robert B. Carneal, July 1957. (includes AFS 11,328) (2 hours; LWO 2586; additional tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 380A) [catalog record]

AFC 1958/013: Virgil Sturgill Recording of Julia B. Kiser
One 7-inch tape of "The Murder of Lottie Yates," sung by Julia B. Kiser of Gregoryville, Kentucky. Recorded in Olive Hill, Kentucky, by Virgil L. Sturgill, 1957. Also includes songs and narration by Virgil L. Sturgill, originally of Sutton's Branch, Kentucky. (includes AFS 11,398) (10 minutes; LWO 2585; additional tape copy on LWO 8171 reel 39) [catalog record]

AFC 1960/006: John Cohen Folk Music of Kentucky Collection
Two 10-inch tapes of songs, instrumentals, and a church service recorded in Kentucky by John Cohen, 1958. Includes performances by Willie Chapman of Lothair, Bill Cornett of Hindman, James Crase of Bear Branch, George Davis of Hazard, Corbett Grigsby of Hazar, Martha Hall of Mason's Creek, Roscoe Holcomb of Daisy, Lee Sexton of Ulvah, Mr. and Mrs. John Sams of Combs, Marion Sumner of Hazard, and Martin Young of Hazard. (AFS 11,710-11,711) (3 hours; LWO 2857- 2858) [catalog record]

AFC 1961/002: Wayland Hand Collection of Songs and Lore
Six 10-inch tapes of songs and stories recorded primarily in the Los Angeles, California, area by Wayland D. Hand, D.K. Wilgus, and various UCLA students, 1956-60. The collection includes 40 pages of correspondence, lyrics, notes, transcripts, and song lists. Includes western folk songs and songs and lore of urban minority groups in California.

AFS 11,860B: One tape containing tales, anecdotes, and a song from "copy of Joan O'Connor tape, Horse Cave, Kentucky, July, 1960." Duplicated by D. K. Wilgus. (1 hour; LWO 3272 reel 2B)

AFC 1963/004: George Korson Bituminous Songs Collection
Three 10-inch tapes of instrumentals, a recitation, and songs performed with fiddle and guitar by bituminous coal miners from Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Recorded at various locations by George Korson, 1940. The collection includes three pages of lists. Portions of this collection have been published by the Library of Congress on recording number AFS L60, Songs and Ballads of the Bituminous Coal Miners. [catalog record]

AFS 12,010A 6-9, 15-17, 21-23; 12,011B 3-4: Two tapes containing songs sung by George Davis of Glomawr, Joe Glancy of Harlan, Richard Lawson of Kenvir, William March of Kenvir, and Wesley J. Turner of near Shamrock Mountain, eastern Kentucky. (1 hour; LWO 3960 reels 1-2)

AFC 1965/015: Daisy Valentine Recordings
One 7-inch tape of 12 songs sung by Mrs. Daisy Valentine (Hammerman), with guitar and piano accompaniment. Valentine is originally of Harlan, Kentucky and learned these songs from her father who was from Leslie County, Kentucky. Recorded by the singer, February 1965. The collection includes a two pages of a song list and notes. (AFS 12,343) (1 hour; LWO 4608) [catalog record]

AFC 1969/002: Robert W. Gordon Collection of Disc Recordings
Two 12-inch, twenty-four 10-inch, forty-three 8-inch, one 7 1/2-inch, three 7-inch, and twenty-two 6-inch discs of air checks, hymns, letters, sea shanties, songs, voice tests, and other material recorded at the Library of Congress and elsewhere by Robert Winslow Gordon, 1929-32. The collection includes three linear inches of manuscripts and newspaper clippings. [catalog record]

AFS 13,603-13,608: Six discs containing songs sung by Jean Thomas recorded in Ashland, Kentucky, March 1932. (1 hour; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 433B)

AFC 1969/003: William H. Tallmadge Duplication Project
Nine 10-inch tapes of Baptist lining-out hymns recorded in Knott County, Kentucky, and Lima, Ohio, by William H. Tallmadge, May-July, October 1968. The collection includes two linear inches of correspondence, notes, and song lists. (AFS 13,672-13,680) (LWO 5611) [catalog record]

AFC 1969/018: National Federation of Music Clubs archive of American folk music, 1952-1963
Eighteen 7-inch, three 5-inch, and nine 3-inch tapes of folk music from Florida, Idaho, Kentucky, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Recorded by regional National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) archivists and contributors, 1931-63. Donated by Annabel M. Buchanan for the NFMC Folk Music Archive. The collection includes five linear inches of articles, correspondence, logs, and musical and textual transcriptions. [catalog record]

AFS 13,992-97: Six tapes containing songs and ballads recorded and sung by Annabel Morris Buchanan of Paducah, Kentucky, August 1963. (6 hours; LWO 5745 reels 1-6)

AFS 14,008: One tape containing songs sung by William Henry Young of Knott County, Kentucky. Recorded by Annabel Morris Buchanan, August 1963. (2 hours; LWO 5745 reel 17)

AFS 14,009A: One tape containing songs sung by "Uncle Jim" Drain of Paducah, Kentucky. Recorded by Annabel Morris Buchanan, August 1963. (1 hour; LWO 5745 reel 18)

AFS 14,009B: One tape containing fiddle tunes played by Clifton Ferguson of Paducah, Kentucky. Recorded by Annabel Morris Buchanan, August 1963. (30 minutes; LWO 5745 reel 18)

AFS 14,011; 14,016-18: Four tapes containing songs sung and recorded by Edith Fitzpatrick James in Prestonburg, Kentucky, 1962. (1 hour; LWO 5745 reels 20, 25-27)

AFC 1970/039: Guthrie T. Meade Duplication Project
Three 10-inch tapes of songs and instrumental music from Indiana and Kentucky. Recorded in Bloomington, Indiana, and various locations in Kentucky by Guthrie T. Meade, 1958-60. Copies of the original tapes are held at the Indiana University Archives of Traditional Music. The collection includes 10 pages of correspondence and lists. [catalog record]

AFS 14,201B-203A: Three tapes containing banjo tunes performed by Harry Jarbo of near Louisville, Kentucky, and songs sung by Minnie Lyons of Eighty-Eight, Kentucky, recorded in Louisville, August 1959. (3 hours 30 minutes; LWO 6069 reels 1-3)

AFC 1970/048: Renfro Valley Barn Dance
Three 7-inch tapes of the Renfro Valley Barn Dance and Homecoming Show recorded in Renfro Valley, Kentucky, by Reuben Powell of the Renfro Valley Tape Club, June 20, 1970. Also includes instrumentals and songs performed by Russell Fluharty (hammered dulcimer), Doc Hopkins, and Bradley Kincaid. The collection includes a 1-page content list. (AFS 14,248-14,250) (3 hours; LWO 6112) [catalog record]

AFC 1971/006: Reuben R. Powell / Renfro Valley Tape Club
One 7-inch tape of songs and tunes of the Renfro Valley Homecoming, recorded June 1970, and excerpts from the American Folk Song Festival in Olive Hill, Kentucky, recorded 1968. Gift of Reuben R. Powell. (AFS 14,428) (2 hours; LWO 6378) [catalog record]

AFC 1972/021: Jerry Correll Recordings of Mary "Grandma" Smith
One 7-inch tape of songs, ballads, and banjo tunes performed by Mrs. "Grandma" Smith. Recorded in Corbin, Kentucky, by Jerry Correll, spring 1972. (AFS 14,771) (30 minutes; LWO 6964)

AFC 1972/025: Peter R. Hoover Collection
Twenty-two 10-inch tapes of primarily instrumental music recorded in Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia by Peter R. Hoover, 1959-67. Mostly instrumental folk music, including also music derived from Ireland, Scotland (from Howard Glasser Collection), Iowa, and Washington, D.C. Also "History of Classic Jazz." [catalog record]

AFS 15,059A: One tape containing fiddle tunes performed by James Crase of Bear Branch, Kentucky, recorded August 1960. (1 hour; LWO 6880 reel 7A)

AFS 15,063A: One tape containing fiddle tunes performed by Charles Hoskins of Hyden, Kentucky, recorded August 1961. (45 minutes; LWO 6880 reel 11A)

AFS 15,063B: One tape containing fiddle tunes performed by Santford Kelly of West Liberty, Kentucky, recorded August 1961. (1 hour; LWO 6880 reel 11B)

AFS 15,067B-15,068A: Two tapes containing fiddle and banjo tunes performed by Smith Brown and Santford Kelly of West Liberty, Kentucky, recorded August 1963. (1 hour and 30 minutes; LWO 6880 reels 15B-16A)

AFC 1970/001: Eleanor Dickinson Collection
Eighty-three 10-inch tapes of revival church services, creek baptisms, grave decorating services, interviews, and tent revivals, recorded in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia by Eleanor Dickinson, 1972-81. [catalog record]

AFS 15,456A: One tape containing an interview with Brother Harrison Mayes of Middlesboro, Kentucky, August 1972. (2 hours; LWO 7152 reel 2A)

AFS 19,139-19,140; 19,145: Three tapes containing an interview with folk artist and preacher Brother Harrison Mayes and Sister Harrison Mayes of Middlesboro, Kentucky, July 1976. (6 hours; LWO 9619 reels 7-8, 13)

AFS 20,281-20,283; 20,295; 20,305: Five tapes containing interviews with folk artist and preacher Brother Harrison Mayes, recorded in Middlesboro, Kentucky, 1978-79. (3 hours; LWO 16,506 reels 15-17, 29, 39)

AFS 20,288: One tape containing a lecture entitled "Appalachian Religion in the Nineteenth Century," delivered by Loyal Jones of the Appalachian Center in Berea, Kentucky, August 1979. (45 minutes; LWO 16,506 reels 21)

AFS 23,165: One tape containing religious radio programs, including from Adairville, Kentucky, recorded off the air, August 1981. (2 hours; RWA 8368)

AFS 23,180-23,181: Two tapes containing interviews with folk artist and preacher Brother Harrison Mayes, and Lillie Mayes, recorded in Middlesboro, Kentucky. (Four hours; RWA 7820-7821)

AFC 1971/001: Eleanor Jean Bonar Collection of Songs from Iowa and Kentucky
Ten linear inches of manuscript pages of ballad texts, folksongs, popular songs, and poetry collected from family members (especially the Bonar-Batchelder family), friends, high school students, and published sources. Many are from the Appalachian Region, some songs were collected by Lona Counts at Berea College (Kentucky), recorded from oral tradition. Contributors from Iowa are the focus for the collection, as is shown on Bonar's hand drawn map. Most song texts date from 1930-1939, a scrapbook has clippings dated 1894-1954 with articles from the popular press by or about other folksong collectors, including John Jacob Niles, Jean Thomas, Helen Hartness Flanders, and George Korson, plus articles on temperance songs. A few items are song texts in family papers dated 1853-1874, and there are musical transcriptions for tunes for some of the songs. Also includes three pamphlets: "American Folk Lore Paul Bunyan Tales" / Charles E. Brown (Madison, Wisc.: State Historical Museum, 1922); "Mountain Ballads for Social Singing" / selected by James Watt Raine, music collected by Cecil J. Sharp (Berea, Ky.: Berea College Press, 1923); and "Little Studies in American Music for Home Project Groups and 4-H Girls' Clubs" / Fannie R. Buchanan (Ames, Iowa: Iowa State College Extension Service, Nov. 1937). [catalog record]

AFC 1973/009: Frank Traficante Collection of Kentucky Folk Music and Lore
Six 10-inch tapes of Kentucky folk music and lore, recorded by Frank Traficanti and students at the University of Kentucky, 1972. Includes performances by Edna Ritchie Baker and Floyd Baker of Winchester, Buell Kazee of Winchester, Pleaz Mobley of Manchester, and Lily May Pennington of Lexington. Also includes a church service at Pleasant Green Baptist Church in Lexington. (AFS 15,571-15,576) (12 hours; LWO 7284)

AFC 1973/013: Lawrence Haley Duplication Project
Three 10-inch tapes of instrumentals performed on accordion, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin by James Edward Haley, Mrs. Martha Ella Haley, and Ralph Haley, who lived in both Kentucky and West Virginia. Originally recorded on fifty-four discs by Ralph Haley, April 4-September 25, 1946. Also contains an interview with Lawrence Haley about his parents' life, recorded at the Library of Congress by Alan Jabbour, May 25, 1973. The collection includes four pages of fieldnotes and lists. (6 hours; LWO 7331) (AFS 15,597-15,599)

AFC 1973/015: "Old Fox Went Out" sung by John Barret Rodes
One 7-inch tape of Judge John B. Rodes singing "The Fox," recorded in Bowling Green, Kentucky, ca. 1955-65. Gift of Joseph T. Wilson who obtained it from Judge Rodes's daughter Mrs. Harold H. Helm. (AFS 15,605) (10 minutes; LWO 7359) [catalog record]

AFC 1973/018: Foister Caldwell Recording Project
One 10-inch tape of gospel songs and hymns sung by Foister and Nancy Caldwell of Roark, Kentucky, recorded at the Library of Congress by Robert B. Carneal and Alan Jabbour, July 1973. (AFS 15,608) (2 hours; LWO 7399) [catalog record]

AFC 1973/026: Chris Delaney / Fiddle Music
Eleven 10-inch tapes of cajun music, fiddle tunes, and copies of hillbilly 78s recorded in Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and West Virginia by Chris Delaney, September-October, 1973. [catalog record]

AFS 16,986; 16,987A: Two tapes containing performances by Mary Burchett and Winfred Burchett of Louisa, Kentucky, Alva Green of Sandy Hook, Kentucky, and Ott Wilson of Morehead, Kentucky, September 1973. (3 hours; LWO 7632 reels 3, 4A)

AFC 1975/018: Lasserre Bradley / Primitive Baptist Music of North Carolina and Kentucky
Seven 7-inch tapes of Primitive Baptist music recorded at various congregations in North Carolina and Kentucky by Lasserre Bradley, Jr., Baptist Bible Hour Broadcast, Cincinnati, 1961-71.

AFS 17,495: One tape containing songs sung by Lenville Ball of West Liberty, Kentucky, recorded in Pike County, Kentucky, ca. 1971. (1 hour; LWO 8398 reel 1)

AFC 1975/026: Art Rosenbaum Duplication Project
Twenty-seven 10-inch tapes of blues, country, fiddle, gospel, and other music recorded in Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, and Scotland primarily by Art Rosenbaum, 1958-71. [catalog record]

AFS 17,543; 17,547-17,548: Three tapes containing songs and instrumentals performed by Bert Hare of Asher, Clester Hounchell of Grace, Omie and Roy Rose of Helton, Rob Sizemore of Manchester, and J. M. Stone of Manchester, 1961 and 1963. (6 hours; LWO 8487 reels 3, 7-8)

AFC 1975/049: Margot Mayo Collection
One hundred and ninety 10-inch and 12-inch discs, 1 5-inch tape, and 8 7-inch tapes of radio programs and home recordings from the 1930s and 1950s recorded in New York City by members of the American Square Dance Group; songs and instrumentals played on banjo and fiddle, recorded in Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tennessee by Margot Mayo and others, 1946-47. The collection includes 3/4 linear inch of a concordance, logs, notes, a magazine article, and photographs. (LWO 8920 reels 1-12 (preservation copy); LWO 8635 reels 1-9)

AFS 17,824; 17,826; 17,832-33; 17,968: Four discs and 1 tape containing banjo tunes and songs played and sung by Lulu Crisp and Rufus Crisp of Allen, Kentucky, and Stuart Jamieson, August 1946 and April 1947. (1 hour and 15 minutes; LWO 8920 reel 4; AFS 17,968 on LWO 8635)

AFS 17,828-31: Four discs containing banjo and fiddle tunes and songs played and sung by Palmer Crisp and Sam Leslie, of Allen, Kentucky, August 1946. (45 minutes; tape copy on LWO 8920 reel 4B)

AFC 1976/020: Coon Creek Girls Recordings
Six 16-inch discs of songs, with banjo and guitar accompaniment, by the Coon Creek Girls of Renfro Valley, Kentucky, recorded by the Office of War Information, primarily in 1944. Includes copies of two Vocalion releases, ca. 1938. (AFS 18,092-18,097) (2 hours; tape copy on LWO 8920 reel 13) [catalog record]

AFC 1976/041: Pine Mountain Record Company recording of A. P. Carter
One 5-inch tape of songs sung by A. P. Carter with A. L. Phipps and Kathleen Phipps, of Barbourville, Kentucky, on guitar. Recorded by the Pine Mountain Recording Company, May 1954. (30 minutes; LWO 9195) (AFS 18,880) [catalog record]

AFC 1977/016: Mary Elizabeth Barnicle-Cadle Recordings Collection
One 10-inch tape of music performed by Huddie Ledbetter (Leadbelly), Aunt Molly Jackson, and Jean, Edna, and Pauline Ritchie, and others. Recorded in Kentucky, New York City, Ohio, and Tennessee, by Mary Elizabeth Barnicle-Cadle between 1935 and 1948. The collection includes songs lists. [catalog record]

AFS 18,963A6-12: One tape containing songs sung by Aunt Molly Jackson of Clay County, Kentucky, October 1939. (45 minutes; LWO 9417)

AFS 18,963B1-8: One tape containing songs sung by Jean Ritchie and her sisters of Viper, Kentucky, December 1946. (45 minutes; LWO 9417)

AFC 1977/020: Pat Dunford Duplication Project Collection
Twenty-five 10-inch tapes of old-time banjo and fiddle tunes, interviews, stories, and songs by various artists. Recorded in Indiana, Kentucky, and Virginia by Pat Dunford and occasionally Lee Haggerty, Art Rosenbaum, P. Siegel, and Dan White, 1962-69. The collection includes 28 pages of song lists. Includes Wade and Fields Ward, Frank George, John W. Summers, The Feedroom Five, Kenneth Smelser, Mrs. Ella Parker, Mrs. Sigler Underhill and more. [catalog record]

AFS 19,022; 19,027; 19,030B: Three tapes containing performances by Bert Hare of Asher, Clester Hounchell of Grace, Omie and Roy Rose of Helton, and Riley Shepherd of Hindman, 1962-65. (4 hours and 30 minutes; LWO 9456 reels 10, 15, 18)

AFC 1977/022: Richard Chase Appalachian Recordings
Twenty-one 10-inch, 10 12-inch discs, and 1 4-inch, 1 5-inch, and 5 7-inch tapes of songs and tales recorded in Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia by Richard Chase and others, 1935-53. Richard Chase's field recordings of Appalachian folklore and music. Ballads by Horton Barker and others, shape note and gospel singing, 19th c. sentimental and comic songs, tales, games and recitations recorded in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky. Also recordings of Chase and others in various non-folk performances. [catalog record]

AFS 19,041-19,047: Seven tapes containing ballads, instrumentals, and songs by Clarence Garrett recorded in Pleasant View, Kentucky, by Richard Chase, December 1945. (4 hours; LWO 9615 reels 1-7)

AFC 1977/027: John McCutcheon Duplication Project
Three 10-inch tapes of ballads, dance, dulcimer, and melodeon tunes, and songs recorded in Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, and Tennessee by John McCutcheon, 1975-76. The collection includes 51 pages of notes. [catalog record]

AFS 19,130: One tape containing melodeon tunes played by Michael J. Kennedy of Covington, Kentucky, recorded in Cincinnati, Ohio, October 1976. (2 hours; LWO 9566 reel 1)

AFC 1979/014: A Comparative Study of German and Kentucky Moon Beliefs by Katherine Rosser Martin
M.A. Thesis, Western Kentucky University, 1974. 67 pages. [catalog record]

AFC 1979/018: "I Love Ta Plow!": The Role of Traditional Farm Women in Peytonsburg, Kentucky by Linda C. White
M.A. Thesis, Western Kentucky University, 1976. 65 pages. Contains information about women farmers, quilting, weaving, and gardening. [catalog record]

AFC 1979/032: William H. Tallmadge Recordings of Songs from Kentucky and North Carolina
One 5-inch reel of two songs sung by Marie Hays, near Hindman, Kentucky, and by Elder Pierce Todd, near Sparta, North Carolina. Recorded by William H. Tallmadge, 1977 and 1978. [catalog record]

AFS 19,370A: One tape containing songs sung by Marie Hays of near Hindman, Kentucky, July 1968. (15 minutes; LWO 12,891)

AFC 1979/061: W. L. Lyons Brown, Sr. recording of jug band songs
One 5-inch tape of jug band tunes sung by four Louisville businessmen and a jug blower, Willie Black, Jr. Recorded in Louisville, Kentucky, by W. E. Lyons Brown, 1955. (AFS 19,419) (30 minutes; LWO 12,943) [catalog record]

AFC 1979/077: Mary Elizabeth Barnicle and Tillman Cadle interview conducted by Gene Moore
Four 7-inch tapes of an oral history interview with Mary Elizabeth Barnicle-Cadle and her husband Tillman Cadle on the subjects of Aunt Molly Jackson, career as folklorist, the Harlan County Strike, Zora Neale Hurston, Huddie (Leadbelly) Ledbetter, John and Alan Lomax, and personal and family history. Recorded in Townsend, Tennessee, by Gene Moore of the Highlander Center, New Market, Tennessee, January-March 1977. The collection includes 12 pages of copies of tape boxes, correspondence, and notes. (9 hours; LWO 12,983) (AFS 19,536-19,539) [catalog record]

AFC 1979/080: Ralph Rinzler duplication project, part 2
Forty-two 10-inch tapes of Doc Watson and family, Clarence Ashley, Fred Price, Clint Howard, Gaither Carlton, Garley Foster, Bill Monroe, and others recorded from 1960-1965, at home concerts, festivals, and workshops by Ralph Rinzler and others. Includes vocal and instrumental music, interviews, and storytelling, recorded in North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky. [catalog record]

AFS 19,581: One tape containing songs by Jean Ritchie of Viper, Kentucky, and others, recorded at the Tyrone Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 1964. (2 hours; LWO 12,961 reel 23)

AFS 19,582-19,583: Two tapes containing performances by John Lair in Renfro Valley, Kentucky, and gourd fiddle tunes performed by Dewey Shepherd in David, Kentucky, April 1964. (4 hours; LWO 12,961 reels 24-25)

AFC 1979/081: Guthrie Meade and John Harrod Duplication Project
Eight 10-inch tapes of fiddle tunes recorded in Kentucky by Guthrie T. Meade and John Harrod, 1977-78. Performers include Darley Fulks of Campton, Kelly Gilbert of Frankfort, Everett Kays of Anderson County, and Bill Livers of Monterey. (16 hours; LWO 12,997) (AFS 19,624-19,631)

AFC 1979/093: National Folk Festival, 1972
Thirty 10-inch tapes of the National Folk Festival, recorded at Wolf Trap Farm Park, Vienna, Virginia, July 27-30, 1972. The collection includes25 pages of logs and the program book from the festival.

AFS 19,847-19,848; 19,855; 19,860: Four tapes containing performances by Sparky Rucker of Kentucky. (8 hours; LWO 15,596 reels 4-5, 12, 17)

AFS 19,852: One tape containing performances by John Prine of Kentucky. (2 hours; LWO 15,596 reel 9)

AFS 19,855-19,857: Three tapes containing performances by Asa Martin of Kentucky. (6 hours; LWO 15,596 reels 12-14)

AFC 1981/016: George Armstrong Radio Program Collection
Two 10-inch tapes of "Cecil Sharp in the Southern Appalachians," broadcast on WFMT (Chicago) November 21, 1980, and "Brasstown (North Carolina) Memories," never broadcast. Contains interviews with Olive Dame Campbell, Jean Ritchie Pickow, Edna Ritchie Baker, and others, recorded by George Armstrong, ca. 1980. (AFS 20,101-20,102) (RWA 0331-0332)

AFC 1982/017: Been a Long Time Travelin', Three Primitive Baptist Women co-produced by Melanie Sovine and Sue Smith
One audiocassette of a radio documentary originally broadcast over WBKY-FM, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. Performances of Primitive Baptist hymns and interviews with church members Dale Ann Price, Pearlie Ann Price, and Cleo Green, narrated by Melanie L. Sovine and co-produced with Sue Smith of WBKY-FM. The collection includes a 17-page transcript. [catalog record]

AFC 1984/023: Steve Harrison / Ted Gossett Fiddling Collection
Two 7-inch tapes of fiddle tunes and interviews with Ted Gossett, with accompaniment by Garry Harrison on guitar and Steve Harrison on banjo. Recorded in Graham, Kentucky, by Steve Harrison, July 1984. (1 hour 15 minutes; RXA 9957-9958) (AFS 24,466-24,467)

AFC 1985/016: Kentucky Center for the Arts Program / Exhibitor's Manual for Patterns Between Rivers Collection
One bound exhibitor's manual documenting the exhibit "Patterns Between the Rivers: Tradition in North Central Kentucky," staged from August-December, 1985, in various locations in Kentucky. The exhibit documents, skills, crafts, and beliefs in North Central Kentucky. Part of the Kentucky Folk Project; produced by the Folk Arts Program of the Kentucky Center for the Arts, Louisville, Kentucky. The collection includes 2 Wang Corp. booklets, a brochure, photocopied articles, and correspondence.

AFC 1986/007: Vintage fiddling in eastern Kentucky collection, 1984-1986
One bound volume (201 pages) describing the project entitled "Vintage Fiddling in Eastern Kentucky" conducted by Marynell Young, 1984-1986, with support from the Appalachian Development Center, Morehead State University, and the Kentucky Folklife Foundation. The collection includes tape logs from oral history interviews conducted by Young with eastern Kentucky fiddlers, musicians, and family members including Alfred Bailey, Mary G. Bailey, Virgil Alfrey, Clela B. Alfrey, Chillson Leach, J.P. Fraley and Annadeene Fraley (with audiocassette of performance and interview), David Sizemore, Hiram Stamper, and Clyde T. Davenport. Includes 7 black-and-white photographs (photocopies) of fiddlers taken by David Bartlett; photocopies of clippings, programs, and correspondence from the performers' personal scrapbooks; and original performers' signed releases for the Kentucky Oral History Commission. Posters advertise the collection and the 10th anniversary Appalachian Celebration, June 22-28, 1986. [catalog record]

AFC 1986/022: Center for Applied Linguistics Collection
Fifty-nine 10-inch tapes of speech samples, linguistic interviews, oral histories, conversations, and excerpts from public speeches recorded at various locations in North America by various collectors, and compiled by the Center for Applied Linguistics for a project entitled "A Survey and Collection of American English Dialect Recordings." The collection includes fourteen linear inches of documentation, including an introduction and preface, a list of contents, content summaries, and transcripts. Collectors and interviewees vary, representing approximately 43 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Canada, and Puerto Rico. [catalog record] [online presentation]

AFS 24,315B1: One tape containing a conversation with a white male of Adairville, Kentucky, discussing curing tobacco, chewing tobacco, snuff, and insects that plague tobacco growers. Recorded on an unknown date. Collected by Mary Ritchie Key. [audio] [transcript]

AFS 24,315B2: One tape containing a conversation with a white female of Russellville, Kentucky, discussing tobacco farming. Recorded on an unknown date. Collected by Mary Ritchie Key. [audio] [transcript]

AFS 24,315B3: One tape containing a conversation with a white female of Olmstead, Kentucky, discussing tobacco farming and the warehouse business. Recorded on an unknown date. Collected by Mary Ritchie Key. [audio] [transcript]

AFS 24,318-24,320: Three tapes containing 20 interviews and narratives with residents of Breathitt County, Kentucky. Recorded in 1972. Collected by Linda Lonon Blanton.

AFS 24,331A2: One tape containing a speech by Alben Bakley, senator from rural Kentucky, discussing life on a Kentucky farm, hardships as a boy, early congressional races, and political anecdotes. Recorded on an unknown date. Donated by Maurice A. Crane, Vincent Voice Library, Michigan State University. [audio]

AFS 24,336B1: One tape containing a monolog with an 83-year old white female of McHenry, Kentucky. Recorded in 1975. Collected by Joseph Mele. [audio]

AFS 24,336B2: One tape containing a personal monolog by a 56-year old white female of Elkton, Kentucky. Recorded in 1975. Collected by Joseph Mele. [audio]

AFS 24,351A1: One tape containing an oral history with T.P. Pence, age 81, of Jackson, Kentucky, disucssing Spanish American War, being stationed in the Philippines, recreation, transportation, laying railroad track, and funerals. Recorded October 26, 1971. [audio] [transcript]

AFS 24,351A2: One tape containing an oral history with Sam VanderMeer, age 71, of Kentucky, discussing mountain people, eduation, and development of Morris Fork. Recorded November 4, 1971. Collected by the Appalachian Oral History Project, Lees College Library, Jackson, Kentucky. [audio] [transcript]

AFS 24,351B1: One tape containing an oral history with Manford Strong, age 89, of Whick, Kentucky, discussing working on the railroad. Recorded on an unknown date. Collected by the Appalachian Oral History Project, Lees College Library, Jackson, Kentucky. [audio] [transcript]

AFS 24,351B2: One tape containing an oral history with Jethro Beverly and Rose Beverly of Pine Ridge, Kentucky, discussing school, childhood games, holidays, life in the past, and coal mining stories. Recorded February 2, 1984. Collected by the Appalachian Oral History Project, Lees College Library, Jackson, Kentucky. [audio]

AFS 24,351B3: Onet tape containing an oral history with Wilford Lawson and Carol Lawson, of Trent, Kentucky, discussing childhood games, radio, songs, life during the war, gardening, school, and tobacco farming. Recorded February 2, 1984. Collected by the Appalachian Oral History Project, Lees College Library, Jackson, Kentucky. [audio]

AFC 1988/002: Halbert H. Thornberry / Thornberry-Kentucky Farm - Home String Band Collection
Five audiocassettes of recordings made from 1962-1976 of the Thornberry-Kentucky Farm-Home String Band at various family gatherings in Poole, Robards, Roller Sheldon, Henderson, and Morgenfield, Kentucky, and in Urbana, Illinois. The collection includes three boxes and one scrapbook of correspondence, biographical information, photographs, recording; inventories, booklets, music, and articles, and five microfiche sheets and 1 negative sheet of "Bicentennial Early Kentucky Fiddler and Costume."

AFC 1995/004: Mike Seeger Collection
Two hundred and seventy-five 10-inch tapes of bluegrass, country, and folk music, recorded in California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia, primarily by Mike Seeger, 1953-67. The collection includes three linear inches of computer disks, correspondence, notes, and photos. These tapes supplement his collections already in the archive. [catalog record]

AFC 1998/004: Eric Larson / Otto Martin Larson Collection
One audiocassette of 23 ragtime and other versions of 7 piano pieces played by Otto Martin Larson (1895-1961), of Hammond, Indiana; Chicago, Illinois; and Detroit, Michigan. Two pieces are his original compositions: "Old Kentucky," and "Sarabelle and Johnny." The other titles are: "Golden Days," "It Had to Be You," "Kiss Me Again," "Liebestraum," and "You and I." Larson initially played in silent movie theaters, and later played in theaters and night clubs. The collection includes 25 pages of biographical information, song lyrics, and program notes.

AFC 2000/001: Local Legacies Collection
Four hundred and five linear feet (approximately 90,000 manuscript pages, 475 sound recordings, 13,000 graphic materials, 330 electronic media, and 75 artifacts) of documentation of local festivals, fairs, parades, and other community-based events from each U.S. state, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories and trusts. The Local Legacies Collection was donated through the efforts of individuals, organizations, and institutions asked to participate by members of Congress. This project was part of the Library of Congress Bicentennial celebration in the year 2000. [catalog record] [online presentation] [Kentucky Local Legacies]

AFC 2002/010: Eddie Pennington Concert and Interview Collection
Two audiocassettes, 1 DAT, 33 photographs, and 1 videocassette of a concert featuring Eddie Pennington, thumbpicking-style guitarist, with Alonzo Pennington, Linda Lay, David Lay, and David McLaughlin of the Appalachian Trail band. The collection includes an audio interview with Eddie Pennington conducted by Bob Gates, director of the Kentucky Folklife Program, 33 black-and-white photographs, concert publicity, and administrative materials. [catalog record]

AFC 2003/001: Carl Lindahl collection of tales and narratives, 1981-2002
Collection of 26 tales and narrative clusters collected by Carl Lindahl, 1932-2002, including a Jack tale from Daron Douglas; 3 tales from Glen Muncy Anderson (2001); 11 marchen and related tales from Jane Muncy Fugate, Hyden, Kentucky, and Melbourne, Florida (2001); 2 family legends from Lee Winniford, Cumby, Texas, and Houston, Texas (2002); a marchen tale from Barry Jean Ancelet (1982); a marchen tale from Mary Caroline Spurlock Ancelet (1982); and 7 tales from Alfred Anderson (1932). [catalog record]

AFC 2004/008: Herbert Halpert collection
Sound recordings, correspondence, indexes, manuscripts, research notes, photographs and photographic negatives, newspaper clippings, student papers, ephemera and other materials primarily representing the documentation and analysis of the folklore of regions of New York, New Jersey, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Alaska by folklorist Herbert Halpert. The collection occupies approx. 50 linear feet.

AFC 2004/023: Jens Lund collection
Field recordings and related documentation of small and independent commercial fishing and fish marketing operations and related folkways in the Ohio River Valley, recorded primarily in Illinois and Kentucky, by folklorist Jens Lund from 1977-1979. The collection includes interviews with fishermen and market operators covering the topics of fishing with hoop-nets, gill-nets, trammel-nets, and other nets; netmaking; seineing; trot-lining; fishing traps; turtle fishing; mussel fishing; eeling; fishing regulations; fish processing and marketing; fishing decline and fish kills; duck hunting; river pollution; fishing equipment; fishing boats; boat building; foodways; local histories; and folklore; with performances of tall tales, jokes, Schwänke (humorous tales), folk songs, ballads, poems, bawdy folklore, and other stories. The collection includes detailed indexes of the recordings in three notebooks created by Jens Lund. [catalog record]

AFC 2004/025: Folklife Center of the Ohio Valley recordings
Twenty-eight 5-inch tapes of field recordings made by fieldworkers Jens Lund, Dillon Bustin, and Kathleen Restle for the Folklife Center of the Ohio Valley, September - November, 1977 including church meetings and church services, local music making, and interviews. [catalog record]

AFC 2008/026: Seeing Mary: Belief, Politics, and Practice at Marian Apparition Sites, Lecture by Anne Pryor
Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by by Anne Pryor in the Montpelier Room, Library of Congress, on June 3, 2008, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Pryor discusses her ethnographic research at Marian apparition sites in Necedah, Wisconsin; Conyers, Georgia; Cold Spring, Kentucky; and Emmitsburg, Maryland. [catalog record]

AFC 2009/016: Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers concert collection
Digital sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert performed by the Northern Kentucky Brotherhood singing jubilee-style, a cappella, sacred gospel music in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on July 16, 2009, as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Photographs of the event by Megan Halsband. The collection also includes an interview with Eric "Ric" Jennings conducted by Bob Gates on May 18, 2009. [catalog record]

AFC 2013/022: Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers concert collection
Video recording, sound recording, and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on August 7, 2013 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers perform jubilee-style, a cappella, sacred gospel music and secular songs. Photographs by Stephen D. Winick. [catalog record]

Microfilm Collections

Chamberlain, William W. Chamberlain. Folk Music in the Kentucky Barrens. M.A. Thesis, Leland Stanford University, 1940. Microfilm Number: 97/1106. [catalog record]

Shearin, Hubert G. and Combs, Josiah Henry. A Syllabus of Kentucky Folk-songs. Lexington, Kentucky: Transylvania Print Co., 1911. 43 pages. Microfilm Number: 97/1125. [catalog record]

 

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