You may go directly to the collection, Captain Pearl R. Nye: Life on the Ohio and Erie Canal in American Memory.
Captain Pearl R. Nye: Life on the Ohio and Erie Canal documents the culture and the music of the people that worked on the Erie Canal. Captain Pearl R. Nye was born and lived on the Erie Canal and after it was closed he worked to preserve the history, culture and music of the canal. Included in this collection are recording of Nye singing some of the music of the canal and information on the history of the canal.
These online exhibits provide context and additional information about this collection.
- An Informant in Search of a Collector: Captain Pearl R. Nye of Ohio
- Two Sailors: Sea Shanties and Canal Boat Ballads
These historical era(s) are best represented in the collection although they may not be all-encompassing.
- The New Nation, 1780-1815
- Expansion and Reform, 1801-1861
- The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1877
- Development of the Industrial United States, 1876-1915
- Emergence of Modern America, 1890-1930
- The Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945
Related Collections and Exhibits
- America from the Great Depression to World War II: Photographs from the FSA and OWI, ca. 1935-1945
- American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940
- Built in America
- Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier: The Henry Reed Collection
- Inventing Entertainment: The Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies
- The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip
Recommended additional sources of information.
Specific guidance for searching this collection
For help with general search strategies, go to Finding Items in American Memory.