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    Jean Thomas American Folk Song Festival collection
    American Folk Song Festival, 1934 Catalog Record Only
    Sound recordings made at the American Folk Song Festival in Ashland, Kentucky, June 1934. Performers include Florence Clark, Charlie Keeton, Juanita and Carlie Williams, Lola Caldwell and Walter Caldwell, Curtis Dartey, Volney Fraley, Elizabeth Fitzpatrick James, Ed Morrison, and Jilson Setters, among others. Performances include folk songs, ballads, hymns, and fiddle tunes; some performances accompanied by banjo, guitar, dulcimer, harmonica, and accordion. Includes a...
    • Contributor: Thomas, Jean - American Folk Song Festival
    • Date: 1934
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    Donald and David Johnson collection of Huddie Ledbetter recordings Catalog Record Only Instantaneous disc recording of four songs performed by Ledbetter, also known as Lead Belly or Leadbelly.
    • Contributor: Leadbelly
    • Date: 1941
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    Tōru Mitsui collection of folksong and bluegrass recordings
    Reel-to-reel recordings of American and British songs, ballads and instrumentals performed by Tōru Mitsui in 1963-1966, in Japan. | Reel-to-reel recordings of American and British songs, ballads and instrumentals performed by Tsuyoshi Hashimoto and Tōru Mitsui in 1961, 1965 and 1967, in Japan. Catalog Record Only
    Japanese musicians' performances of American, English, and Scots ballads, folk songs, popular songs, and bluegrass music with notes about sources for the songs and places and dates of the recordings. Liner notes include black-and-white photographs of the performers, revised November 2006.
    • Contributor: Mitsui, Tōru - Hashimoto, Tsuyoshi
    • Date: 1961
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    Center for Southern Folklore collection of Chapman family recordings
    Chapman family recordings Catalog Record Only
    Field recordings of gospel songs, prayers, religious and healing services, sermons, conversation, storytelling, and children's singing games of the Chapman family of Centreville, Mississippi, focused particularly on Mrs. Fannie Bell Chapman, a faith healer and religious leader, who was interviewed at length by Judy Peiser and Bill Ferris of the Center for Southern Folklore for a documentary video and sound recording.
    • Contributor: Chapman, Fannie Bell - Peiser, Judy - Ferris, William R. - Center for Southern Folklore
    • Date: 1972
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    John Garst duplication project collection Catalog Record Only Collection of sound tape recordings of secular folk music, ballads, and sacred vocal music recorded in the Southern States and collected by John Garst. Includes folk music performed on banjo, dulcimer, and fiddle, unaccompanied songs and ballads, gospel music, and spirituals. Approximately half of this collection is shape-note singing from the Sacred Harp, Social Harp, and other hymnals, recorded from various groups in Alabama,...
    • Contributor: Garst, John F. - Proffitt, Frank - Lunsford, Bascom Lamar - Watson, Doc - Sea Island Singers
    • Date: 1961
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    Richard Chase Appalachian recordings Catalog Record Only Field recordings of folk music, folk songs, ballads, fiddle tunes, shape-note singing, hymns, and popular songs, a few accompanied by piano and guitar; also play-party games, poems, recitations, riddles, tales, conversations and mummers' Christmas plays. Includes performances by Horton Barker, John Greer, Clyde Sturgill, Mrs. Cal Hicks, Robert Hammond, V. Morris, Mrs. Kit Williamson, and others, with a few performances by Richard Chase, plus...
    • Contributor: Barker, Horton - Chase, Richard
    • Date: 1935
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    Sam Hinton collection Catalog Record Only Recordings of American folk songs performed by Sam Hinton. Includes ballads, cowboy songs, and children's songs. Notes indicate that many of these songs were learned in Texas, Oklahoma, and California.
    • Contributor: Hinton, Sam - Library of Congress. Recording Laboratory - Archive of Folk Song (U.S.)
    • Date: 1947
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    Pat Dunford duplication project collection Catalog Record Only Field recordings of old-time banjo and fiddle tunes, folk songs and popular songs, some with banjo, guitar, fiddle, and autoharp accompaniment, plus interviews with performers and stories. Recordings were made by Pat Dunford, Art Rosenbaum, P. Siegel, P. D. Dan White, and Lee Haggerty in Virginia, Indiana, and Kentucky from 1962 to 1969.
    • Contributor: Ward, Wade - Ward, Fields - Summers, John W. - Dunford, Pat - Rosenberg, Neil V. - Rosenbaum, Art
    • Date: 1977
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    Mary Elizabeth Barnicle-Cadle recordings collection Catalog Record Only Collection of instantaneous disc recordings made by Mary Elizabeth Barnicle Cadle between 1935 and 1948. Performers include Leadbelly recorded in New York City [1935]; Aunt Molly Jackson recorded in 1939; Jack Johnson recorded in Wear Valley, Tennessee in 1948; Carl and Hazel Johnson recorded in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1947; Jean Ritchie and her sisters Edna, Pauline, and Kitty recorded in Viper, Kentucky in 1946;...
    • Contributor: Leadbelly - Ritchie, Jean - Effler, Jerry - Kelly, Ben Harrison - Jackson, Aunt Molly - Barnicle, Mary Elizabeth
    • Date: 1977
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    David Holt recordings collection Catalog Record Only Collection of field recordings and dubbed recordings made by David Holt, a teacher in the Appalachian Music program of Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, North Carolina, of string band, banjo, fiddle, and hammer dulcimer music, cowboy songs, shape-note singing, gospel music, and folk songs. Contents include Southern mill songs by Si Kahn; Carl Sprague singing cowboy songs at home, Bryan, Texas, 1970; Scragg family, Santa...
    • Contributor: Holt, David - Kahn, Si. - Jones, Bessie - Norton, Dellie - Ray, Byard - Sprague, Carl T. - Sprung, Roger - Sturgill, Virgil - Rucker, Sparky - Cantrell, J. R. - Red Clay Ramblers - Balfa Brothers - Louisiana Aces (Musical Group)
    • Date: 1970
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    John Q. Anderson exchange project collection Catalog Record Only John Q. Anderson sings and plays songs and ballads learned during his childhood growing up in Wheeler County, Texas, with two pages of typed notes about the songs, his childhood, and family.
    • Contributor: Anderson, John Q.
    • Date: 1959
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    John McCutcheon duplication project collection Catalog Record Only Field recordings of J.R. "Peanut" Cantrell singing and playing hammer dulcimer; I.D. Stamper singing and playing lap dulcimer and banjo; Cas Wallin singing hymns, religious songs, popular songs and ballads. Studio recording of Michael J. Kennedy playing Irish dance music on the melodeon. Shape-note singing from the "New Harp of the Columbia," hymnal sung by members of the Wears Valley Missionary Baptist Church, Wears...
    • Contributor: McCutcheon, John - Kennedy, Michael J. - Wallin, Cas - Stamper, I. D. - Cantrell, J. R.
    • Date: 1975
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    Alan Lomax recordings from Smithville, Tennessee Catalog Record Only Field recordings of folk songs, popular songs, and hymns -- some performed from the Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book by John R. Daily and J. Harvey Daily, Indianapolis, Ind. (1902) -- with interviews of the singers about early church days and other topics, recorded by Alan Lomax for the Archive of Folk Song, Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Cantrell, I. D. - Lassiter, May - McDowell, Lucien L. - McDowell, Flora Lassiter - Lomax, Alan - Archive of Folk Song (U.S.)
    • Date: 1942
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    Alan Lomax recordings from Saltville, Virginia Catalog Record Only Field recordings of folk music and folk songs performed by Maud, Charlotte, and Dorothy Smith, Hobart Smith, Charley Debuck, Fred Galliher, and Edd Smith on banjo, guitar, and violin.
    • Contributor: Smith, Hobart - Lomax, Alan - Archive of Folk Song (U.S.)
    • Date: 1942
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    Franklin G. Smith lecture on military folk music
    Military folk song since 1870 Catalog Record Only
    Collection includes a sound recording of Franklin G. Smith's lecture on "Military Folk Song Since 1870." Smith performs examples of the songs with guitar accompaniment. Also includes a letter from Smith to Richard K. Spottswood at the Library of Congress (1975 Sept. 4) which describes a project for collecting such songs and descriptions of some of the songs known to Smith.
    • Contributor: Smith, Franklin G.
    • Date: 1975
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    Dorothy Howard duplication project collection Catalog Record Only Family songs and reminiscences of Dorothy Howard, raised in Rains County, Texas, from 1902-1910, and recorded for her grandchildren in 1976 as "Songs for Emily," and "Songs for Nancy." A third recording is titled, "Songs of Sabine Bottom," and includes descriptions of Howard learning to play music and descriptions of her neighbors and community life. Scripts for the performances with lyrics for the songs...
    • Contributor: Howard, Dorothy
    • Date: 1976
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    Norman Cazden Catskill recordings Catalog Record Only Collection comprised of 8 sound tape reels compiled by Norman Cazden between 1955 and 1965 of earlier disc and tape recordings of Catskill Mountain area singers and musicians including George Edwards, Ernie Sager, Orson Slack, Charles Hinckley, Mary Avery, Grant Rogers, Elwyn David, Celia Kelder, Harry Siemsen, Latius Avery, Mrs. Terbush, Herman Benton, Walt Warmouth, and others. Several tapes have instrumental dance music performed...
    • Contributor: Cazden, Norman
    • Date: 1955
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    Arminta Neal recordings Catalog Record Only Arminta Neal sings two songs learned from her roomate, Doris Sanford, who learned them from her grandmother, Mrs. Clara Pettiford, of Reiner, Illinois.
    • Contributor: Neal, Arminta
    • Date: 1965
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    Daisy Valentine recordings Catalog Record Only Folk songs, children's songs, and yodeling performed by Mrs. Daisy Valentine (Hammerman) originally from Harlan, Kentucky. Mrs. Valentine moved to Washington, D. C. in 1933.
    • Contributor: Valentine, Daisy
    • Date: 1965
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    Frank A. Hoffmann collection of migrant worker and Blanche W. Keysner recordings Catalog Record Only Field recordings of Anglo-American ballads and songs and African American religious songs recorded at two locations in Pennsylvania by Frank A. Hoffman between August 26 and September 3, 1956. Blanche W. Keysner was raised in Gilmer County, West Virginia and learned ballads and songs there. John T. Singleterry is from Jacksonville, Florida and Jimmy Mosley from Avon Park, Florida. They were recorded with a...
    • Contributor: Singleterry, John T. - Mosley, Jimmy - Keysner, Blanche W. - Hoffmann, Frank A.
    • Date: 1956
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    University of Maryland Folklore Archive collection Catalog Record Only Field recordings collected by students from the University of Maryland, made under the supervision of Dr. George G. Carey, from 1967 to 1970 for the English department class "Introduction to American Folklore." Students recorded various informants ranging in age from children to fellow college students to elderly people, in Maryland, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Georgia, Maine, and Massachusetts. Includes urban folklore; jokes; tales;...
    • Contributor: Molton, Flora - Carey, George Gibson - University of Maryland (College Park, Md.). Department of English
    • Date: 1967
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    Field recordings from Massachusetts, USA, July 1982
    Roinn Bhéaloideas Éireann, field recordings from Massachusetts, USA | Department of Irish Folklore, University College Dublin, field recordings from Massachusetts, USA Catalog Record Only
    Collection of oral history interviews of Irish Americans residing in Massachusetts, conducted in July 1982 by Séamas Ó Catháin and Leo Corduff of the Department of Irish Folklore, University College, Dublin, under the sponsorship of The Folklore of Ireland Council. Topics include folklore, folk beliefs, folk medicine, food, games, emigration from Ireland, Irish language, politics, religion, dances, holidays (Christmas, Easter, St. Stephen's Day), family...
    • Contributor: University College, Dublin. Department of Irish Folklore - Ó Catháin, Séamas - Corduff, Leo - Folklore of Ireland Council
    • Date: 1982
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    Charles Perdue collection of John Jackson recordings Catalog Record Only Collection of recordings made by Charles Perdue of blues musician, John Jackson, his wife Cora Jackson, and other performers from circa 1965 to 1975. John Jackson was recorded in performance at Prism coffeehouse in Charlottesville, Virginia, January 25, 1975. Interviews with John and Cora Jackson conducted by Charles and Nan Perdue include tales, toasts, ghost stories, and oral history recorded at John and Cora...
    • Contributor: Jackson, John - Jackson, Cora - Molton, Flora - Green, Ed. - James, Skip - Perdue, Charles L.
    • Date: 1965
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    John A. Lomax southern states collection, 1933-1937 Catalog Record Only Collection comprised primarily of field recordings made by John A. Lomax, Alan Lomax, Ruby T. Lomax, and Harold Spivacke for the Archive of American Folk Song, Library of Congress, recorded on instantaneous discs from 1933-1937 with performances by numerous musicians and speakers. Included are Mexican and Mexican-American corridos, vaquero songs, and folk songs recorded in Texas; Cajun music and Creole music recorded in Louisiana;...
    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Alan - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Spivacke, Harold - Baker, James "iron Head" - Ballard, Sam - Benoit, Cleveland - Bérard, Davoust - Bonnet, Sansey - Bornu ... Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Alan - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Spivacke, Harold - Baker, James "iron Head" - Ballard, Sam - Benoit, Cleveland - Bérard, Davoust - Bonnet, Sansey - Bornu - Boutté, Fernest - Bradford, Alberta - Brasseaux, Fénelon - Bray, John - Breaux, Clifford - Breaux, Ophy - Brown, Sampson - Brown, Joe Washington - Cardenas, Ramiro - Carrière, Oakdale - Coleman, Austin - Commeaux, Luneda - Cormier, Lawrence - Decuir, Henry - Ducrest, Willis - Dupont, Hippolyte - Elzy, Becky - Evans, Ellis - Ewens, Leon - Foreman, Horace - Gladden, Texas - Granger, Alfred - Hebert, Didier - Hébert, Luke - Hicks, Darby - Hoffpauir, Elita - Hoffpauir, Julien - Jackson, Aunt Molly - Jones, Joseph - Lafitte, Ernest - Leadbelly - Malveaux, Paul Junius - Massey, Joe - Mears, A. J. - Mire, Cletus - Murphy, Eddie - Murphy, Ollie - Perrodin, Hart - Perry, Wayne - Peters, Jimmy - Phillips, Hosea - Segura, Edier - Segura, Joe - Sidney, Richard - Sonnier, Cleveland - Sonnier, Isaac - Stafford, Jesse - Stafford, Samuel - Stephens, Edwin Lewis - Varney, Ella - Vidrine, Eraste - Vincent, Lanese - Vowell, G. D. - Breaux Freres - Evangeline Band - Segura Brothers - Archive of American Folk Song
    • Date: 1933
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    John and Ruby Lomax 1939 southern states recording trip Catalog Record Only The collection consists of field recordings of ballads, folk songs, cowboy songs, blues, lullabies, children's songs, hymns, gospel music, square dance music, fiddle tunes; Mexican American corridos, lullabies, and choruses for an Easter or Holy Week passion play, "Morir en la Cruz con Christo; dimas el buen ladron." Also recorded were African American children's play party songs, African American blues, gospel music, hymns, spirituals,...
    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Baker, James "iron Head" - Briggs, E. A. - Brown, Enoch - Butler, Charlie - Casey, Smith - Chains, Wallace - Duggan, Shirley Lomax - Gill, Roger ... Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Baker, James "iron Head" - Briggs, E. A. - Brown, Enoch - Butler, Charlie - Casey, Smith - Chains, Wallace - Duggan, Shirley Lomax - Gill, Roger - Godfrey, Hettie - Gooden, L. W. - Goodwyn, Frank - Griffin, G. A. - Hall, Vera - Harmon, Austin - Hill, Clyde - Jones, Sylvester - Lockett, Jesse - Johnson, Ace - Newcomer, Elmo - Platt, Mose "clear Rock," - Porter, Lake N. - Ramsey, Cowboy Jack - Reed, Dock - Salazar, Isabella - Steele, Pete - Swathoff, Clinton - Truvillion, Henry - Weaver, Herman R. - White, Bukka - Carolina Ladies Quartet (Greenville, S.C.) - Jubilee Quartet (Arkansas) - Archive of Folk Song (U.S.) - American Folklife Center - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
    • Date: 1939
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    Alan and Elizabeth Lomax Kentucky collection Catalog Record Only A collection of field recordings made on Presto discs by Alan Lomax and his wife Elizabeth Lomax in eastern Kentucky in September and October 1937 for the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress. The collection includes folk songs, ballads, hymns, camp meeting songs, union songs, coal miners' songs, blues, children's songs, stories; banjo, harmonica, guitar, dulcimer music, and fiddle tunes.
    • Contributor: Asher, McKinley - Cadle, Tillman - Hoskins, Theophilus G. - May, Basil - Stepp, William Hamilton - Strong, Luther - Vowell, G. D. - Walters, Clay - Lomax, Alan - Sturz, Elizabeth Lyttleton - Archive of Folk Song (U.S.)
    • Date: 1937
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    Alan Lomax recordings of Myra E. Hull Catalog Record Only Collection of recordings of songs sung by Myra E. Hull of Lawrence, Kansas recorded by Alan Lomax for the Archive of Folk Song, Library of Congress. Includes folk songs, children's songs, hymns, parodies, cowboy songs, and popular songs; some are accompanied by piano.
    • Contributor: Hull, Myra E. - Lomax, Alan - Archive of Folk Song (U.S.)
    • Date: 1937
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    Janie Ellis Mason and Alan Lomax recordings Catalog Record Only Collection of five songs performed by Janie Ellis Mason, a singer from Texas, plus one song performed by Alan Lomax, recorded on one instantaneous disc for the Archive of Folk Song at the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Mason, Janie Ellis - Lomax, Alan - Archive of Folk Song (U.S.)
    • Date: 1937
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    Charles J. Finger recordings Catalog Record Only Collection of songs performed by Charles J. Finger, from Fayetteville, Arkansas for the Archive of Folk Song, Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Finger, Charles Joseph - Lomax, Alan - Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Archive of Folk Song (U.S.)
    • Date: 1937
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    Herbert Halpert New York City collection Catalog Record Only Collection of field recordings comprising thirty-six 12-inch discs of more than two hundred folk songs including spirituals, farming and labor songs, Child ballads, drinking songs, children's songs and singing games, taunts, lullabies, love songs, street vendors' cries, cowboy songs, sea shanties, Irish American songs, and interviews recorded for the National Service Bureau of the WPA in New York City, by Herbert Halpert, January 19,...
    • Contributor: Halpert, Herbert - Federal Theatre Project (U.S.). National Service Bureau - Archive of Folk Song (U.S.)
    • Date: 1938
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    Herbert Halpert 1939 Southern States recording expedition
    Southern recording expedition Catalog Record Only
    Collection of field recordings comprising four hundred and nineteen 12-inch discs of instrumentals, monologs, prayers, sermons, songs, ballads, children's songs, miners' songs, cowboy songs, street cries, 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 Joint Committee on Folk Arts of the WPA and the Library of Congress Archive...
    • Contributor: Barker, Horton - Claunch, Earnest - Turbyfill, Lena Bare - Willingham, Thaddeus C. - Halpert, Herbert - Archive of Folk Song (U.S.) - Library of Congress. Music Division
    • Date: 1939
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    Alan Lomax recordings of Aunt Molly Jackson Catalog Record Only Collection of field recordings of songs, stories, and interviews with Aunt Molly Jackson of Clay County, Kentucky recorded by Alan Lomax in New York City in May 1939 for the Archive of Folk Song, Library of Congress. Jackson sings folk songs, Child ballads, and her own compositions about coal miners and life in coal camps. She discussses her family background, religion, and life in...
    • Contributor: Jackson, Aunt Molly - Lomax, Alan - Archive of Folk Song (U.S.)
    • Date: 1939
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    Stetson Kennedy and Robert Cook WPA Florida recordings Catalog Record Only Collection of field recordings of conversations, games, interviews, riddles, jokes, songs, blues, religious songs, work songs, lullabies, vendors' cries, bawdy songs, and stories recorded in Cross City, Jacksonville, Key West, Riviera, and Ybor City (Tampa), Florida, by Robert Cook and Stetson Kennedy, August 1939-January 1940, for the Florida Music Project and Federal Writers' Project of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Florida....
    • Contributor: Kennedy, Stetson - Rolle, Theodore "tea Roll," - Cook, Robert Harrison - Dixie Harmony Four - Archive of Folk Song (U.S.) - Federal Writers' Project of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Florida - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 1940
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    Ivan Walton collection of songs from Michigan and Ohio Catalog Record Only Collection of field recordings of sea songs, Great Lakes songs, canal songs, and folk songs recorded by Ivan Walton, who also performs several songs. The collection includes twenty-eight pages of notes.
    • Contributor: Walton, Ivan - Nye, Pearl R.
    • Date: 1938
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    Frank A. Melton and Blaine Stubblefield recordings Catalog Record Only Recordings made by Alan Lomax for the Archive of American Folk Song, Library of Congress in separate sessions. Professor Frank A. Melton of the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, performed a humorous version of the American ballad, "Peter Gray," (AFS 2505A) which was published in "Our Singing Country" by John A. Lomax and Alan Lomax, in 1941. Blaine Stubblefield, a folk song collector and...
    • Contributor: Melton, Frank A. - Stubblefield, Blaine - Lomax, Alan - Archive of Folk Song (U.S.)
    • Date: 1939
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    Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin New York State recordings Catalog Record Only Collection of field recordings of folk songs, fiddle tunes, hymns, ballads, children's songs, original songs, and 16-string guitar music recorded for the Archive of Folk Song, Library of Congress; collection includes titles list.
    • Contributor: Sonkin, Robert - Todd, Charles L. - Archive of Folk Song (U.S.)
    • Date: 1941
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    John A. Lomax recordings of Oda Smith Catalog Record Only Field recording of two songs performed by Mrs. Oda Smith recorded by John A. Lomax for the Archive of American Folk Song, Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Smith, Oda - Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Archive of Folk Song (U.S.)
    • Date: 1940
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    Alan Lomax recordings of rehearsals for White House program, 1941 February Catalog Record Only Collection of recordings of several enlisted men singing popular songs, folk songs, cowboy songs, and soldiers' songs; tunes played on banjo and harmonica; with several songs accompanied by guitar. Wade Mainer's group, The Mainer Mountaineers from Asheville, North Carolina (which included Wade Mainer, Tiny Dodson, and Jack Shelton) performed traditional old-time music and ballads. "Sailor Dad" John M. Hunt of Marion, Virginia, performed sea...
    • Contributor: Hunt, John M. - Mainer, Wade - Lomax, Alan - Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Archive of Folk Song (U.S.)
    • Date: 1941
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    Alan Lomax recordings of Carrie Grover Catalog Record Only Collection of ballads, folk songs, lumbermen's songs, sea songs, Robin Hood songs, and Irish and Irish American songs performed by Mrs. Carrie Grover of Gorham, Maine. Collection includes Grover talking about her father's experience in an electrical storm. Songs were recorded for the Archive of American Folk Song, Library of Congress by Alan Lomax.
    • Contributor: Grover, Carrie - Lomax, Alan - Library of Congress. Recording Laboratory - Archive of Folk Song (U.S.)
    • Date: 1941
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    Robert F. Draves and Helene Stratman-Thomas collection of Wisconsin recordings Catalog Record Only Collection of field recordings of instrumental music, songs, poems, and conversations, recorded at various locations in Wisconsin by Robert F. Draves and Helene Stratman-Thomas (Blotz), November 15, 1940 to August 19, 1941, for the Library of Congress Archive of Folk Song, and the University of Wisconsin. Includes lumberjacks' songs, poetry, and conversations about logging and lumber rafts; dance orchestra music; folk songs; fiddle tunes;...
    • Contributor: Borusky, Pearl - Brusoe, Leizime - Denoyer, Emery - Draves, Robert F. - Jones, Hugh P. - Lobdell, Hamilton - Moody, Lewis Winfield - Neupert, Bill - Spencer, Clyde - Steinbach, Martha - Stratman-Thomas, Helene - Walker, Robert W. - Elias Tamburitzans (Musical Group) - Archive of Folk Song (U.S.) - University of Wisconsin
    • Date: 1940
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    John A. Lomax Texas recordings, October 1941 Catalog Record Only Collection of field recordings of songs performed by Mrs. Nancy Humble Griffin of Hasse, Texas, introduced by Mrs. Y. W. Holmes, Comanche, Texas. Includes hymns, ballads, play-party songs, cowboy songs, and conversations about cowboy life, housekeeping, and quilting in Austin County, Texas; horseback riding, and how Mrs. Griffin learned one of the hymns. Recordings by John A. Lomax for the Archive of Folk Song,...
    • Contributor: Griffin, Nancy Humble - Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Archive of Folk Song (U.S.)
    • Date: 1941
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    Ivan Walton collection from Beaver Island, Michigan Catalog Record Only Collection of field recordings of Irish American songs, ballads, fiddle tunes and interviews.
    • Contributor: Walton, Ivan - Archive of Folk Song (U.S.)
    • Date: 1940
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    Radio Research Project recordings
    TVA recording trip Catalog Record Only
    Collection of field recordings made during a trip that documented areas affected by the Tennessee Valley Authority project. Included in the trip are recordings of the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival at Asheville, North Carolina, hosted by the festival's founder, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, and the Old Fiddlers' Convention in Galax, Virginia, as well as documentary recordings of the Wilmington experiment in Georgia and Tennessee,...
    • Contributor: Lomax, Alan - Wiesner, Jerome (Jerome Bert) - Liss, Joseph - Lunsford, Bascom Lamar - Wolfe, Julia Elizabeth - Campbell, Olive D. (Olive Dame) - Mountain Dance and Folk Festival - Old Fiddlers' Convention - Library of Congress. Radio Research Project
    • Date: 1941
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    Lewis Jones recordings from Coahoma County, Mississippi Catalog Record Only Collection of field recordings of folksongs, hollers, blues, gospel music, poems, interviews, and religious music performed by Asa Ware, Tommie (Jaybird) Jones, Mississippi Gospel Singers, Maryland Davis Upchurch, Ollie Upchurch, and Charlie Palms. Includes speeches by a Farm Security Administration demonstrator on victory gardens and speeches and songs by other undentified people at the Jonestown School.
    • Contributor: Jones, Lewis Wade
    • Date: 1941
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    Joan and Betty Raynor recordings Catalog Record Only Sound recordings of two folk songs which Joan and Betty Raynor learned from their father and grandfather in New Zealand. Recorded by Alan Lomax for the Archive of Folk Song.
    • Contributor: Raynor, Betty - Raynor, Joan - Lomax, Alan - Archive of Folk Song (U.S.) - Library of Congress. Recording Laboratory
    • Date: 1941
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    John A. Lomax recording of an Arkansas song Catalog Record Only Recording of the song, Mishie-mishie, performed by an unidentified woman from Arkansas by John A. Lomax for the Archive of Folk Song.
    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Archive of Folk Song (U.S.) - Library of Congress. Recording Laboratory
    • Date: 1941
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    Priority Ramblers song recordings Catalog Record Only Collection of songs by the Priority Ramblers, a group originally directed by Alan Lomax. Many are folk songs with new lyrics; seven of the songs are about World War II and wartime Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Priority Ramblers - Archive of Folk Song (U.S.) - Library of Congress. Recording Laboratory
    • Date: 1943
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    Margaret Anderson collection of Norwegian American songs from Wisconsin Catalog Record Only Sound recording of Norah Anderson from Iola, Wisconsin, performing songs in Norwegian and English from her songbook, and one song from her husband Alfred's songbook. Photocopies of the two songbooks, which include folksongs, ballads, and popular songs, in Norwegian and in English, were donated as part of the collection by their granddaughter, Margaret Anderson.
    • Contributor: Anderson, Norah
    • Date: 1974
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    Helen Creighton collection of Nova Scotia recordings Catalog Record Only Collection of field recordings of instrumentals, monologues, religious matter, sea shanties, songs, and stories recorded in Nova Scotia by Helen Creighton, July 1943-June 1944. Includes ballads, Québécois folk songs, bagpipe music, marches played by the Queen's Own Rifles, 3rd battalion.
    • Contributor: Creighton, Helen
    • Date: 1943
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    Carlie and Jackie Tart recordings Catalog Record Only Recordings of railroad songs, popular songs, and guitar solos performed by North Carolina performers Carlie Tart and Jackie Tart for the Archive of Folk Song.
    • Contributor: Tart, Carlie - Archive of Folk Song (U.S.) - Library of Congress. Recording Laboratory
    • Date: 1943