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Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture

VERMONT COLLECTIONS
IN THE ARCHIVE OF FOLK CULTURE

Compiled by: Kirsi Haenninen, Addie Heyer, and Emily Hilliard
Series editor: Ann Hoog

Revised: January 2011


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 1939/020: Alan Lomax and Helen Hartness Flanders Recordings from New Hampshire and Vermont
Seventy-seven 12-inch discs of folk songs, ballads, fiddle tunes, and narratives, recorded in New Hampshire and Vermont by Alan Lomax and Helen Hartness Flanders, November 1939. The collection includes 14 pages of correspondence and a list of songs. [catalog record]

AFS 3684-3692A1; 3745-3748A: Nine discs containing 7 ballads and narratives sung by Mrs. Harrison; 19 fiddle tunes and ballads sung and played by L.O. Weeks; and 19 ballads and narratives sung and spoken by Margaret Sullivan. Recorded in Springfield, Vermont, November 1939. (2 hours and 29 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 239; 243-244A)

AFS 3692-3699: Eight discs containing 28 narratives, folk songs, and fiddle tunes sung and played by Elmer Barton. Recorded in Quebec, Vermont, November 1939. (1 hour and 15 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872; 239B-240A)

AFS 3709-3714; AFS 3724-3744A1: Twenty-six discs containing 61 ballads and narratives sung by Elmer George and Mr. and Mrs. M.P. Daniels. Recorded in East Calais, Vermont, November 1939. (3 hours and 23 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872; 241-243)

AFS 3715-3717A2: Three discs containing 4 ballads and narratives sung by Flora Eddy. Recorded in Randolph Center, Vermont, November 1939. (21 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872; 241B)

AFS 3717B1-3719A1: Three discs containing 7 fiddle tunes played by Howard Smith, J.H. Buck and Mr. and Mrs. V.W. Gifford. Recorded in East Bethel, Vermont, November 1939. (17 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872; 241B)

AFS 3719A2-3723: Five discs containing 7 fiddle tunes and calls played by Ed Larkin and group. Recorded in Chelsea, Vermont, November 1939. (37 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 241B-242A)

AFS 3748B, 3752-3761: Eleven discs containing ballads sung by J.C. Kennison. Recorded in Bennington, Vermont, November, 1939. (1 hour and 23 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 244)

AFC 1941/027: Philip Cohen Collection of Vermont Recordings
Ten 12-inch discs of folk dance music, fiddle tunes, popular tunes, and folks songs including Irish folk songs recorded in Ripton, Vermont, by Philip Cohen, August, 1941. (includes AFS 5215-5224) (tape copy on LWO 3493 reel 11B). [catalog record]

AFS 8927-8928: Helen Hartness Flanders / Radio Program of New England Folk Songs
Two 16-inch discs of a radio program about New England folk songs. Helen Hartness Flanders discusses how she got involved in ballad collecting, and plays selected tracks from her collection. Recorded as part of the radio series A Woman's World hosted by Esther Hotton for Station WQQW, Washington, DC, ca. 1948. The collection includes a log. (15 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reels 165B-166A)

AFC 1948/001: Helen H. Flanders Lecture on New England Balladry
Five 16-inch discs of an illustrated lecture entitled "New England Balladry" delivered by Helen Hartness Flanders. Recorded in Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, February 27, 1948. (includes AFS 9127-9131) [catalog record]

AFC 1950/002: Anne and Frank Warner Collection
One hundred five discs, 17 7-inch tapes, and 2 5-inch tapes of instrumentals, interviews, readings, songs, and stories recorded in the Bahamas, Massachusetts, the Midwest, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia, by Anne and Frank M. Warner, 1940-66. The collection includes 3/16 linear inch of concordances, correspondence, field notes, and lists. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFS 15,354-15,358: Five discs containing 17 songs performed by Edward "Happy" Lynch. Recorded in Dorset, Vermont, by Anne and Frank M. Warner, 1940. (tape copy on LWO 7096 reel 5B)

AFC 1970/040: Folk Legacy Records Duplication Project
Thirteen 10-inch tapes of folksongs performed by various folksingers recorded in Arkansas, Connecticut, Indiana, Missouri, New Brunswick, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Vermont by Lee B. Haggerty, Charles "Sandy" Paton, and others for Folk-Legacy Records, Inc., 1958-69.

AFS 14,216A: One tape containing a cappella folk songs performed by Mack Moody, of Huntington, Vermont. Recorded at the Community of Performing Arts Youth Project of Vermont camp, Ripton, Vermont, July 1968. (1 hour; tape copy on LWO 6042 reel 13)

AFS 14,602-14,603: Charles S. Adams / New England Recordings
Two 10-inch tapes of folklore, folksongs, and fiddle tunes from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont and. Recorded by Charles S. Adams, 1961.

AFS 14,602A: One tape containing one story and 8 songs performed on guitar and sung by Frederick (Buck) Turner. Recorded in Marlboro, Vermont, August 1961. (28 minutes; LWO 6533 reel 1A)

AFS 14,603A: One tape containing monologs and songs by Minnie White, born in Bristol, Vermont; and songs, tunes, and spoken word by Halton (Dick) Ritson, (originally of Vermont), Lynwood Paine, and Larry Pickett. Recorded in Nelson, New Hampshire, August 1961. (1 hour; LWO 6533 reel 2A)

AFC 1972/004: Margaret MacArthur Duplication Project
Five 10-inch tapes of games, poems, rhymes, and songs recorded primarily in southern Vermont by Margaret MacArthur, 1961-68. The collection includes 1/2 linear inch of content lists, poems or rhymes, notes, recording logs, and textual transcriptions. (includes AFS 14,631-14,635) [catalog record]

AFS 18,722: Sen. E. and Helen Hartness Flanders Vermont Folksongs
One tape of songs, poetry, recitations, and speeches by Senator Ralph E. Flanders and Helen Hartness Flanders of Vermont. Recorded ca. 1950s.

AFS 19,268-19,280: Middlebury College / Helen Hartness Flanders Duplication Project, Part I: Audiotapes
Thirteen 10-inch tapes of folk music and interviews recorded in New England (esp. Vermont) by Helen Hartness Flanders, primarily 1949-58. The collection includes one folder of logs and notes.

AFS 19,268B: One tape containing an unidentified song. Recorded in Springfield, Vermont, on an unknown date. (LWO 12,170 reel 1)

AFS 19,269B: One tape containing "Part of Lord Banner" sung by Mrs. W.E. Pierce. Recorded in North Shosberry, Vermont, on an unknown date. (LWO 12,170 reel 2)

AFS 19,272A: One tape containing 5 songs and riddles sung and spoken by Walter Titus. Recorded in Johnson, Vermont, November 1954. (LWO 12,170 reel 4)

AFS 19,273A: One tape containing 9 songs by Lester (Jack) Hoadley. Recorded in Johnson, Vermont, on an unknown date. LWO 12,170 reel 6A)

AFS 19,274B: One tape containing "The Johnstown Flood," and "Margery Gray" performed by "Chapin." Recorded in Colchester, Vermont, October, 1955. (LWO 12,170 reel 7B)

AFS 19,274B: One tape containing 6 songs and 2 spoken items performed by "Mulcahy." Recorded in Rutland, Vermont, 1955. (LWO 12,170 reel 7B)

AFS 19,275: One tape containing "Morrissey (the Black)" and "The Boston Burglar" sung by Lester (Jack) Hoadley. Recorded in Johnson, Vermont, July, 1954. (LWO 12,170 reel 8A)

AFS 19,275B: One tape containing 8 songs sung by "Tatro." Recorded in Springfield, Vermont, in December 1958. (LWO 12,170 reel 8B)

AFS 19,277B: One tape containing 10 songs sung by "Earl." Recorded in Eden, Vermont, October, 1958. (LWO 12,170 reel 10B)

AFS 19,278A: One tape containing 6 songs, sung by Mr. W. Coburn, Bertha and M. Eldred, and Lena Eldred Rich. Recorded in Belvedere, Vermont, October 1958. (LWO 12,170 reel 11A)

AFS 19,278A: One tape containing 3 songs sung by Elmer Marshall. Recorded in Springfield, Vermont, November 1958. (LWO 12,170 reel 11B)

AFS 19,334-19,340: Scott Odell Collection
Seven 10-inch tapes of Appalachian string band music performed by Kyle Creed, Ernest Hodges, Tommy Jarrell, Sidney Myers and others. Recorded in Vermont, southwest Virginia, and at the Festival of American Folklife in Washington, D.C., by Scott Odell of the Smithsonian Institution's Division of Musical Instruments, 1966-1970. The collection includes 57 pages of logs, lyric transcriptions, notes, and photocopies of photographs.

AFS 19,337B: One tape containing selected performances and interviews with musicians from the New England Fiddlers Convention. Recorded in Middlebury, Vermont, August 1967. (34 minutes; LWO 9187 reel 7B)

AFS 19,339: One tape containing fiddle tunes and commentary by Burton Porter. Recorded in Glover, Vermont, September 1968. (49 minutes; tape copy on LWO 9187 reel 9)

AFS 19,517-19,525: Dartmouth College / Celebration Northeast 1977
Nine 10-inch tapes of instrumentals and songs from Canada, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont recorded at Celebration Northeast, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 22-23, 1977. The collection includes 4 pages of concordances, correspondence, and two brochures.

AFS 19,521: One tape containing fiddle tunes performed by Willy Beaudoin and family of Burlington, Vermont, with Grant Rogers of Walton, New York. (28 minutes; LWO 12,982 reel 5)

AFS 19,522: One tape containing Vermont folk songs from the Helen Hartness Flanders collection performed by Margaret MacArthur of Marlboro, Vermont. (28 minutes; LWO 12,982 reel 6)

AFS 19,522: One tape containing a contra dance demonstration by the Ed Larkin Dancers of Vermont. (34 minutes; LWO 12,982 reel 6)

AFS 19,532: One tape containing narrative and Scottish ballads sung a cappella performed by Norman Kennedy, originally from Vermont. (35 minutes; LWO 12,982 reels 7-8)

AFS 19,525: One tape containing British ballads and songs performed by John Roberts and Tony Barrand, residents of Marlboro, Vermont. (43 minutes; LWO 12,982 Reels 8-9)

AFS 20,239-20,254: Phillips Barry Collection
Seventeen 10-inch tapes copied from 183 cylinders of New England ballads and folksongs recorded in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont by Phillips Barry, 1930-1936. Donated by the Harvard College Library as part of the Phillips Barry Collection. The collection includes 40 pages of logs. [Due to discrepancies in the various logs some information may be inaccurate.] (RWA 3300-3316)

AFS 20,239: One tape containing 4 versions of "King Henry," performed by Mrs. E.C. Green. Recorded in Springfield, Vermont, October, 20&21, 1931. (10 minutes; RWA 3300-3316 reel 50-3 through 50-6)

AFS 20,239: One tape containing 2 versions of "Bailiff’s Daughter of Islington," performed by J.E. Shapner/Shipson. Recorded in Baltimore, Vermont, date unknown. (4 minutes; RWA 3300-3316 reel 50-7 and 50-8)

AFS 20,241; 20,254: Two tapes containing "Banks of Claudy" and "Lord of Ludderdale," performed by Mrs. Sullivan. Recorded in Springfield, Vermont, July 7, 1933. (3 minutes; RWA 3300-3316 reel 52-1 and 65-3)

AFS 20,241-20,242: Two tapes containing "Little Mohea," and "Happy Home of My Boyhood," performed by Mr. Green. Recorded in Springfield, Vermont, October 21, 1931. (9 minutes; RWA 3300-3316 reel 52-18 through 52-20 and 53-1)

AFS 20,242: One tape containing 2 versions of "The Two Brothers," performed by Josiah Kennison. Recorded in Townsend, Vermont, July 12, 1932. (3 minutes; RWA 3300-3316 reel 53-6 and 53-7)

AFS 20,244: One tape containing 5 songs performed by Merrill, Daniels, and Atwood. Copied from the Vermont Archive cylinders, August 6, 1934. (7 minutes; RWA 3300-3316 reel 55-6)

AFS 20,244; 20,254: Two tapes containing 8 songs performed by Myrna Daniels. Recorded in East Calais, Vermont, October 26, 1934. (7 minutes; RWA 3300-3316 reel 55-7; 65-3 and 65-4)

AFS 20,249: One tape containing 6 songs, performer unknown. Vermont transfer. Recording place and date unknown. (3 minutes; RWA 3300-3316 reel 60-9)

AFS 20,250: One tape containing 5 songs, performer unknown. Vermont transfer. Recording place and date unknown. (10 minutes; RWA 3300-3316 reel 61-2)

AFS 20,253: One tape containing "The Twa Sisters (Child 10)" performed by Susan Montague. Recorded in Woodstock, Vermont, date unknown. (RWA 3300-3316 reel 64-3)

AFS 20,254: One tape containing Polish ballads, performer unknown. Recording place and date unknown. (RWA 3300-3316 reel 65-2)

AFS 21,988-22,050: Middlebury College / Helen Hartness Flanders Collection, Part II: Discs
Sixty-three 10-inch tapes of folk music (primarily ballads) and interviews with various informants. Recorded in New England, especially Vermont, and Canada by Helen Hartness Flanders and Marguerite Olney, ca 1939-1948. Copied from approximately 1,275 discs loaned by Middlebury College.

AFS 21,988: One tape containing "Chin-A-Ling," performed by Mrs. James Hartness Beardsley. Recorded in Springfield, Vermont, January 1, 1940. (LWO 12,301 reel 1A)

AFS 21,988: One tape containing "Friends, We're Saying Goodbye," and "The Whitewash Song," performed by Edward Massey. Recorded in Springfield, Vermont, January 1949. (LWO 12,301 reel 1A)

AFS 21,988: One tape containing 6 songs performed by Eugene Bryant. Recorded in Springfield, Vermont, January 29, 1940. (LWO 12,301 reel 1A)

AFS 21,988; 21,995: Two tapes containing 8 songs and 1 spoken item performed by Mrs. E.M. Sullivan. Recorded in Springfield, Vermont, date unknown. (LWO 12,301 reel 1A and B)

AFS 21,988: One tape containing "Saw Ye My Savior" and "Minnie Ha Ha" performed by Mrs. Wilson. Recorded in Springfield, Vermont, date unknown. (LWO 12,301 reel 1B)

AFS 21,988: One tape containing 16 songs and one spoken item by an unidentified performer. Recorded in Brandon, Vermont, May 1940. (LWO 12,301 reel 1B)

AFS 21,990; 21,995: Two tapes containing 23 songs and 2 recitations performed by Elmer George. Recorded in East Calais, Vermont, date unknown. (LWO 12,301 reel 3A and B, 8A and B)

AFS 21,992: One tape containing "Fifty Years Ago," performed by an unidentified resident of Bennington, Vermont. (LWO 12,301 reel 5A)

AFS 21,994; 21,995: Two tapes containing 13 songs performed by J.S. Kennison. Recorded in Vermont, November 1939. (LWO 12,301 reel 7B and 8A)

AFS 21,995; 21,996; 21,997: Three tapes containing 17 songs performed by Mrs. M.P. Daniels. Recorded in East Calais, Vermont, date unknown. (LWO 12,301 reel 8B and 9A and B, 10A)

AFS 21,995; 21,996: Two tapes containing 4 songs by Mrs. M.P. Daniels and Elmer George. Recorded in East Calais, Vermont, date unknown. (LWO 12,301 reel 9A)

AFS 21,996: One tape containing "The Queenstown Mourner," "Young Charlotte," performed by Flora Eddy. Also includes an interview. Recorded in Vermont, date unknown. (LWO 12,301 reel 9B)

AFS 21,997: One tape containing 22 songs and narratives performed by Jonathan Moses. Recorded in Vermont, date unknown. (LWO 12,301 reel 10A and B)

AFS 21,997: One tape containing 3 songs and narrative performed by Mrs. Fairbanks. Recorded in Vermont, date unknown. (LWO 12,301 reel 10B)

AFS 21,997; 21,998: Two tapes containing "Springfield Jail" and "The East Brookfield Woolen Mill" performed by Elmer Barton. Recorded in Quebec, Vermont, date unknown. (LWO 12,301 reel 10B)

AFS 21,998: One tape containing "Mary Wyatt" performed by Helen Hartness Flanders. Recorded in Vermont, date unknown. (LWO 12,301 reel 11B)

AFS 22,035A: One tape containing one spoken item and 3 songs performed by an unidentified musician. Recorded in Milton, Vermont, date unknown. (LWO 12,301 reel 48A)

AFS 22,035A; AFS 22,035B: One tape containing 3 songs performed by an unidentified musician. Recorded in Springfield, Vermont, January, 1947. (LWO 12,301 reel 48A and B)

AFS 22,035A: One tape containing 5 songs by performed an unidentified musician. Recorded in Johnson, Vermont, date unknown. (LWO 12,301 reel 48A)

AFS 22,035B: One tape containing 3 songs by performed an unidentified musician. Recorded in South Barre and Springfield, Vermont, September 1943. (LWO 12,301 reel 48B)

AFS 22,035B: One tape containing 2 songs performed by an unidentified singer from Milton, Vermont. Recorded October 1945. (LWO 12,301 reel 48B)

AFS 22,036A: One tape containing 3 songs and a narrative about family songs. Recorded in Springfield, Vermont, February 1944. (LWO 12,301 reel 49A)

AFS 22,036A: One tape containing 8 songs performed by an unidentified musician. Recorded in South Barre and Springfield, Vermont, September and April 1943. (LWO 12,301 reel 49A)

AFS 22,037A: One tape containing 2 songs performed by an unidentified musician. Recorded in Putney, Vermont, April 1943. (LWO 12,301 reel 50A)

AFS 22,038: One tape containing 4 songs performed by an unidentified musician. Recorded in Johnson, Vermont, July 1946. (LWO 12,301 reel 51A)

AFS 22,038: One tape containing one song performed by an unidentified musician. Recorded in Turnbridge, Vermont, July 1945. (LWO 12,301 reel 51A)

AFS 22,038: One tape containing 4 songs performed by an unidentified musician. Recorded in Manchester, Vermont, August 1945. (LWO 12,301 reel 51A)

AFS 22,039: One tape containing one song performed by an unidentified musician. Recorded in North Montpelier, Vermont, date unkown. (LWO 12,301 reel 53A)

AFS 22,039: One tape containing one song performed by an unidentified musician. Recorded in Lyndon Center, Vermont, 1942. (LWO 12,301 reel 53A)

AFS 22,039: One tape containing one song by an unidentified musician. Recorded in North Springfield, Vermont, date unknown. (LWO 12,301 reel 53A)

AFS 22,051-22,062: Middlebury College / Helen Hartness Flanders Collection, Part III: Cylinders
Twelve 10-inch tapes of folk music (primarily ballads) and interviews with various informants. Recorded in New England, especially Vermont, and New York by Helen Hartness Flanders, ca. 1931-1941. Copied from 254 cylinders loaned by Middlebury College.

AFS 22,051A6; 22,056B2: Two tapes containing "The Two Sisters" performed by Miss Susan Montague. Recorded in Woodstock, Vermont, 1931. (LWO 12,254 reel 1A and 6B)

AFS 22,051A7-8, B5-6; 22,052A4, A8-9, B8; 22,053A2-3, A6, A9-10, B5; 22,054B1; 22,056A1; 22,061B3: Six tapes containing 35 songs performed by Ellen M. Sullivan. Recorded in Springfield and South Pomfret, Vermont, 1932 and 1933. (LWO 12,254 reels 1-3, 4B, 6A and 11B)

AFS 22,051A10: One tape containing "Twelve Joys of Mary" performed by Mrs. Carey Gorsuch. Recorded in Putney, Vermont, date unknown. (LWO 12,254 reel 1A)

AFS 22,051B1-2; 22,053A2; 22,054B4-10; 22,055B8; 22,058A5: Five tapes containing 24 songs performed by Josiah Kennison. Recorded in Townsend, Vermont, 1930. (LWO 12,254 reel 1B, 3A, 4B, 5B and 8A)

AFS 22,051B3: One tape containing 3 songs performed by Mrs. Wales. Recorded in Burlington, Vermont, 1932. (LWO 12,254 reel 1B)

AFS 22,051B10; AFS 22,052B8: Two tapes containing 3 songs performed by Horatio Luce. Recorded in South Pomfret, Vermont, October 1931. (LWO 12,254 reel 1B and 2B)

AFS 22,052A2; 22,055B7: Two tapes containing 3 songs performed by E.C. Green. Recorded in Springfield, Vermont, October 1931. (LWO 12,254 reel 2A and 5B)

AFS 22,052A3: One tape containing 3 songs performed by Henrietta Bayley. Recorded in Newbury, Vermont, date unknown. (LWO 12,254 reel 2A)

AFS 22,052A5; 22,052B1: One tape containing 3 songs performed by Phyllis MacDonald Burditt. Recorded in Springfield, Vermont, June 1931. (LWO 12,254 reel 2A and B)

AFS 22,052B3: One tape containing 4 songs performed by Amy Perkins. Recorded in Rutland, Vermont, date unknown. (LWO 12,254 reel 2B)

AFS 22,052B4; AFS 22,052B6; AFS 22,053A1, A10: Two tapes containing 6 songs performed by Elwin Burditt. Recorded in Springfield, Vermont, date unknown. (LWO 12,254 reel 2B and 3A)

AFS 22,052B5: One tape containing 4 songs performed by Lucien Girard. Recorded in Burlington, Vermont, date unknown. (LWO 12,254 reel 2B)

AFS 22,052B7: One tape containing "Dog and Gung" performed by Jelem Temple Cooke. Recorded in East Calais, Vermont, date unknown. (LWO 12,254 reel 2B)

AFS 22,053A7-8, A11: One tape containing 17 songs performed by "Weeks." Recorded in Springfield, Vermont, date unknown. (LWO 12,254 reel 3A)

AFS 22,053B2: One tape containing "The Cambric Shirt" and "Swapping Song" performed by Lillian Mason Merton. Recorded in St. Albans, Vermont, May 19, 1932. (LWO 12,254 reel 3B)

AFS 22,053B3: One tape containing "Wilkes Lovell" performed by Mrs. Fred Blodgett. Recorded in Springfield, Vermont, date unknown. (LWO 12,254 reel 3B)

AFS 22,053B6; 22,054A1: Two tapes containing 6 songs performed by Euclid I. Williams. Recorded in Lower Waterford, Vermont, date unknown. (LWO 12,254 reel 3B and 4A)

AFS 22,053B8; 22,054B1, B3; 22,055B4, B10; 22,056A6, A9-10: Four tapes containing 19 songs performed by George Edwards. Recorded in Burlington, Vermont, May 1932. (LWO 12,254 reel 3B, 4B, 5B and 6A)

AFS 22,053B9, B11; 22,054A2, A4, A9-10, B1; 22,055A7-8; 22,057B6: Three tapes containing 24 songs performed by Elmer George. Recorded in East Calais and Montpelier, Vermont, date unknown. (LWO 12,254 reel 3B and 4A, 4B, 6A and 7B)

AFS 22,053B11: One tape containing "The Milk Maid" and "Ancient Courtship" performed by Elmer George and M.P. Daniels. Recorded in Vermont, date unknown. (LWO 12,254 reel 3B)

AFS 22,054A2, A4, A9; 22,056B1; 22,057A10, B3, B6: Three tapes containing 17 songs performed by Myra (M.P.) Daniels. Recorded in North Montpelier and Calais, Vermont, July 23,1933. (LWO 12,254 reel 4A, 6B, 7A and 7B)

AFS 22,054A4: One tape containing "Gipsy Daisy" performed by Delmer Brignam. Recorded in East Calais, Vermont, July 29, 1933. (LWO 12,254 reel 4A)

AFS 22,054B2; 22,055A6, A9: Two tapes containing 4 songs performed by Flanders. Recorded in Springfield, Vermont, date unknown. (LWO 12,254 reel 4B and 5A)

AFS 22,055A1: One tape containing "Gyp's Come Tripping" and "Down in the Lowlands" performed by Lorenzo Taylor. Recorded in Putney, Vermont, date unknown. (LWO 12,254 reel 5A)

AFS 22,055A8: One tape containing "Frog Song" and "Wife Wrapped in Wether's Skin" performed by Mrs. George Hayward. Recorded in Springfield, Vermont, date unknown. (LWO 12,254 reel 5A)

AFS 22,055A8: One tape containing "Wife Wrapped in Wether's Skin" performed by Mrs. Wallace Baldwin. Recorded in Springfield, Vermont, date unknown. (LWO 12,254 reel 5A)

AFS 22,055A10, B1; 22.057B10; 22,058A6: One tape containing 17 songs performed by Mrs. George Tatro. Recorded in Springfield, Vermont, date unknown. (LWO 12,254 reel 5A and B, 7B and 8A)

AFS 22,055B2: One tape containing 3 songs performed by Sharon Harrington. Recorded in Bennington, Vermont, date unknown. (LWO 12,254 reel 5B)

AFS 22,055B11: One tape containing 5 songs performed by Charles Wade. Recorded in Wallingford, Vermont, date unknown. (LWO 12,254 reel 5B and 6A)

AFS 22,056A5: One tape containing 3 songs performed by "Sicily." Recorded in North Calais, Vermont, 1933. (LWO 12,254 reel 6A)

AFS 22,056A5: One tape containing 3 songs performed by Ella Doten. Recorded in North Calais, Vermont, date unknown. (LWO 12,254 reel 6A)

AFS 22,056A8: One tape containing "The Golden Victory" and "Irish Lad" performed by Mrs. George. Recorded in Vermont, date unknown. (LWO 12,254 reel 6A)

AFS 22,056A9: One tape containing "House Carpenter" performed by Jonathan Moses. Recorded in Vermont, date unknown. (LWO 12,254 reel 6A)

AFS 22,056B10; 22,057A1: Two tapes containing 8 songs performed by Hattie Wilson. Recorded in Springfield, Vermont, date unknown. (LWO 12,254 reel 6B)

AFS 22,057A8: One tape containing "Down in Egypt Land" by Andrew Dutton. Recorded in Brookfield Center, Vermont, date unknown. (LWO 12,254 reel 7A)

AFS 22,057A7, A9: One tape containing 4 songs performed by Mrs. A.R. Blake. Recorded in White River Junction, Vermont, 1935. (LWO 12,254 reel 7A)

AFS 22,057B7, B9: One tape containing 7 songs performed by Florence Underhill. Recorded in Bellows Falls, Vermont, 1938. (LWO 12,254 reel 7B)

AFS 22,058A3-4, A9: One tape containing 11 fiddle tunes performed by Elmer Barton. Recorded in Vermont, date unknown. (LWO 12,254 reel 8A)

AFS 22,059A2: One tape containing 3 songs performed by John Campbell. Recorded in Underhill, Vermont, date unknown. (LWO 12,254 reel 8A)

AFS 22,059A4-5: One tape containing 7 songs performed by Mrs. Fairbanks. Recorded in Vermont, date unknown. (LWO 12,254 reel 9A)

AFC 1984/041: Mark Greenberg / Ernest Metayer / Poney Boys Collection
Two 10-inch tapes of old-time string band music by Don Fields and the Poney Boys. Recorded by Ernest Metayer from live radio broadcasts in Vermont during the 1940s. (includes AFS 22,166-22,167)

AFS 22,186: Vermont Public Radio / Helen Hartness Flanders Broadcast Collection
One audiocassette of a Vermont Public Radio broadcast entitled "Down't Jones's Paring Bee" concerning the collecting activities of Helen Hartness Flanders. Participants include Helen Hartness Flanders, Elizabeth Ballard, Horace P. Beck and Dale Cockrell of Middlebury College, Margaret MacArthur, and several of. Flanders' informants. Recorded in Vermont, September 23, 1980.

AFC 1984/011: American Dialect Society Collection
Sound recordings made between 1931-1937 to document American English dialects, mostly from New England and eastern Canada, for a proposed Linguistic Atlas of the United States and Canada. Most informants were elderly New Englanders, and included whalers, fisherman, farmers, and housewives. Among the well-known people who were recorded are Alistair Cooke, Charles H. Grandgent, John A. Lomax, Alan Lomax, Edward Sapir, and B.F. Skinner. Some recordings were made of Gullah dialects found on the Georgia and South Carolina coast and recordings include narratives of former slaves. Several recordings document other languages and regions. The collection includes project correspondence, transcriptions, and index cards. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFS 25,414; 25,416; 25,419; 25,420: Four discs containing Robina L. Laughlin discussing family history and immigration, persecutions of Scottish Presbyterians, family farm, driving cattle, making milk yeast bread, terms for sour milk, lye for soap, types of bees, drying apples, and making sugars (table sugar, tub sugar, molasses, maple sugar, syrup, and maple honey). Recorded in Ryegate, Vermont, by Miles L. Hanley, August 2, 1934.

AFS 25,435; 25,438; 25,441; 25,443: Four discs containing Frank Brewer discussing schooling, fruit trees grown in the area, maple sugar, cutting of trees, butchering hogs, apple beef, making soap, local tannery, and Fletcher's glove-making business. Recorded in St. Johnsbury (St. Johnsbury Center), Vermont, by Miles L. Hanley, August 2, 1934.

AFS 25,452; 25,454; 25,456: Three discs containing Martin G.W. Whitehill discussing family history, farming in area, gathering and processing maple sugar to maple syrup, types of buckets, sale of maple sugar and syrup, quarry business in area, oxen compared to horses for farming, use of tractors, and clearing stones. Recorded in Ryegate, Vermont, by Miles L. Hanley, August 4, 1934.

AFS 25,458: One disc containing Alexander J. Whitehill discussing experiences in Boston, 5 years as conductor on streetcar, and changes in Boston, Massachusetts. Recorded in Ryegate, Vermont, by Miles L. Hanley, August 4, 1934.

AFS 25,485; 25,486: Two discs containing Henry Baker discussing personal information, abandoned farms, occupations in Stockbridge, land leasing, local crops, trapping for and tanning hides, hunting and fishing, tourists, and making soft soap. Recorded in Stockbridge, Vermont, by Miles L. Hanley, August 10, 1934.

AFS 25,487; 25,488: Two discs containing Vernie Royce Moore discussing ancestors, baking and cooking (doughnuts, souse, etc.), sour milk, churches, local occupations, crops, maple sugar, and the foreign population. Recorded in Plymouth, Vermont, by Miles L. Hanley, August 10, 1934.

AFS 25,498; 25,500: Two discs containing Adgielon K. Hall and wife discussing ancestors, naming, family farm, transporting goods before railroads, building of houses for rental properties, keeping farm animals, butchering hogs, fishing, occupations and factories in Windsor, and maple sugar production in area. Recorded in Windsor, Vermont, by Miles L. Hanley, August 11, 1934.

AFS 25,509; 25,510; 25,512: Three discs containing George A. Robinson discussing ancestors, history of Bennington (prominent figures and local stories), town and church records, family living, cemeteries, executions (Archibald Bates), turnpike, personal likes, and terms for various types of furniture. Recorded in Bennington, Vermont, by Miles L. Hanley, August 15, 1934.

AFS 25,513; 25,514: Two discs containing Elsie Morse discussing personal information, crops, raising farm animals, going to Boston for market, manufacturing in town, ancestors (maiden name Sargent, mother’s Sterne), maple sugar, spinning and frocking, canning and preserves, and drying apple. Recorded in Brattleboro (West Brattleboro), Vermont, by Miles L. Hanley, August 15, 1934.

AFS 25,515; 25,516: Two discs containing Oscar E. Elwell discussing family history, Civil War, farming in area, maple sugar (honey, cream, and syrup), making maple wax, grains and timber grown in area, making soft soap, apple paring (drying), hunting and fishing, and sour milk. Recorded in Shaftsbury, Vermont, by Miles L. Hanley, August 15, 1934.

AFS 25,517; 25,518: Two discs containing Verder Oscar Elwell (son of Oscar E. Elwell) discussing personal information, games played as a boy, schooling, foreign population, English usage and pronunciation, sports, places visited, and colleges. Recorded in Shaftsbury, Vermont, by Miles L. Hanley, August 15, 1934.

AFS 25,519; 25,521; 25,523; 25,525: Four discs containing Casper L. Leach discussing the Welsh in the area, farming and dairying, working with the Farm Bureau, the Grange, ancestors (grandmother's maiden name Peck), history of the house, family, maple sugar (cream, candy, and wax), post-Civil War, land quality, stories of a man named Bentley, markers where people spoke or were buried, Rockingham Church, homemade hats, use of oxen, and other various terms. Recorded in Pawlet, Vermont, by Miles L. Hanley, August 17, 1934.

AFS 25,527; 25,528; 25,529: Three discs containing Dwight B. Stafford discussing the history of Wallingford, ancestors (mother's maiden name Booth), foreign population, manufacturing, quarry in Danbury, maple sugar, Civil War emigration, Genessee Valley, dairy industry, grange, economics, making soft soap, making lye, terms concerning oxen, general terms, and food terms. Recorded in Wallingford, Vermont, by Miles L. Hanley, August 17, 1934.

AFS 25,530; 25,531; 25,532; 25,533; 25,534; 25,535; 25,536: Seven discs containing Emma Ball discussing ancestry, personal history (maiden name Falls), siblings, attitudes toward English and French, opinions about Vermont and Vermonters, going to the local church, pranks played as a child, education, and school experiences, interest in music (sings "All Hail the Power of Jesus Name"), life on the family farm, travels, and many other stories about family members and how/when they died. Recorded in Ferrisburg, Vermont, by Miles L. Hanley, August 17, 1934.

AFS 25,537; 25,538: Two discs containing Clarence R. Dwinell discussing the history of Calais, ancestors, principle industries, cattle drives to Brighton, producing maple sugar, making sap beer, local church, wooden peg factory, tannery, how roads used to be made, entertainments in past, barn raising, and fire fighting. Recorded in East Calais, Vermont, by Miles L. Hanley, August 18, 1934.

AFS 25,539; 25,541; 25,543: Three discs containing William Boynton discussing the prices for dairy products, kinds of buggies and wagons, fording streams, log bridges, local superstitions, animals as predictors of weather, demise of carrier pigeons, granite quarries, and immigrant labor. Recorded in Northfield, Vermont, by Miles L. Hanley, August 18, 1934.

AFS 25,545; 25,547; 25,549: Three discs containing Anna Boardman discussing local industries, family, cooking and baking (uses of salt and other ingredients), livestock on farm, home made cheese, milk terms, entertainment in past, apple paring (drying), quilting, dipping candles, and making straw hats. Recorded in Northfield, Vermont, by Miles L. Hanley, August 18, 1934.

AFS 25,551; 25,553: Two discs containing an interview with William Tupper. Recorded in Burlington, Vermont, by Miles L. Hanley, August 18, 1934. [Note: Recording seems to be incomplete.]

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 24,331B1: One tape containing an oral history with Lee Emerson, age 76, former governor of Vermont. Recorded in 1975. Collected by Connell B. Gallagher. [audio]

AFS 24,331B2: One tape containing an oral history with Fortis Abbott, age 84, former Vermont state senator. Recorded in 1975. Collected by Connell B. Gallagher. [audio]

AFC 1995/035: Stanley Edgar Hyman Tape and Manuscript Collection
Stanley Edgar Hyman (1919-70) was a prominent American scholar best known for his contributions to literary criticism. He also taught at Bennington College in Vermont. He taught a course there called "Myth, Ritual and Literature," which incorporated the study of ballads, blues, and other folksongs. This collection includes 40 audiotapes and 1,475 pages of typewritten or dittoed lyrics of ballads, blues, and folksongs. The tape collection includes interviews and performances by such musicians as Cynthia Gooding, Betsy Hammarslag and Fran Grossman, Little Brother Montgomery, Seraphim & Cherubin, Joe Turner, Leadbelly, Ma Rainey, Clara Smith, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and jug band music. Most boxes contain listening logs.

AFC 1997/011: Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection
Lands' End in cooperation with Good Housekeeping magazine sponsored quilt contests in 1992, 1994, and 1996. The collection consists of visual images, entry blanks, and essays written by entrants, as well as Lands End administrative files and correspondence pertinent to the promotion of the contest. Approximately 13,100 entries for the three contests came from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Numerous types and styles of needlework, quilting, patchwork, applique and embroidery are represented among the visual images. [catalog record] [finding aid] [online presentation]

AFC 2000/001: Local Legacies Collection
Four hundred and five linear feet (approximately 90,000 manuscript pages, 475 sound recordings, 13,270 graphic materials, 335 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] [Vermont Local Legacies]

AFC 2002/007: The Nancy-Jean Seigel "Helen Hartness Flanders" Lecture Collection
Sound recording and accompanying ephemera from a lecture by Nancy-Jean Seigel entitled "Granny Was a Songcatcher: Researching the Life and Work of Helen Hartness Flanders" given at Fuller Hall, St. Johnsbury Academy, St. Johnsbury, Vermont, May 4, 2002. [catalog record]

AFC 2005/024: Margaret MacArthur Concert and Interview Collection
Concert featuring Margaret MacArthur, voice and dulcimer, traditional music from Vermont. Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, June 21, 2005. The collection includes an interview with MacArthur conducted by Jane C. Beck in Marlboro, Vermont, on July 8, 2002, with sound recording and transcript. Homegrown 2005 concert. [catalog record] [event flyer and webcast]

AFC 2005/035: From Virginia to Vermont: A Trek from Slavery to Freedom, Lecture by Jane Beck
Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series entitled "From Virginia to Vermont: A Trek from Slavery to Freedom," an illustrated lecture about the life of Daisy Turner, daughter of Alec Turner, a former slave who moved his family from Virginia to Vermont by Jane Beck. Recorded in the Mary Pickford Theater, James Madison Building, Library of Congress on June 22, 2005. [catalog record] [event flyer]

 

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