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Alan Lomax Collection

Alan Lomax

Born in 1915, Alan Lomax began collecting folk music for the Library of Congress with his father at the age of 18. He continued his whole life in the pursuit of recording traditional cultures, believing that all cultures should be recorded and presented to the public. His life's work, represented by seventy years' worth of documentation, will now be housed under one roof at the Library, a place for which the Lomax family has always had strong connections and great affection.

Detail of Lomax at Mississippi Festival in 1979
Lomax at Mississippi Festival in 1979
Detail of Lomax with Texas Gladden -- Virginia, 1959
Lomax with Texas Gladden -- Virginia, 1959
Detail of Lomax in Granada Spain, 1952
Lomax in Granada Spain, 1952
Detail of Lomax with Virginia banjo player Wade Ward, 1959
Lomax with Virginia banjo player Wade Ward, 1959
Detail of Lomax in Aragon, Spain, December 1952
Lomax in Aragon, Spain, December 1952
Detail of Sonny Terry (obscured), Woody Guthrie, Lilly Mae Ledford, Alan Lomax, New York, 1944.
Sonny Terry, Woody Guthrie, Lilly Mae Ledford, Alan Lomax, New York, 1944.
Detail of Lomax in the Caribbean in 1962
Lomax in the Caribbean in 1962
Detail of Lomax at typewriter 1942
Lomax at typewriter 1942

 

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