The curators of this online collection found these sources particularly helpful in researching and writing essays for the online presentation of the John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip Collection. Other articles, books and unpublished dissertations by and pertaining to the Lomaxes may be available to researchers at the Library of Congress, but fall outside the scope of this online presentation.
Abernathy, Francis Edward, ed. Texas Folklore Society, 1909-1943. Denton, Texas: University of North Texas Press, 1992.
Bartis, Peter T. "A History of the Archive of Folk Song at the Library of Congress: The First Fifty Years." Ph.D. diss, University of Pennsylvania, 1982.
Brown, Virginia Pounds, and Laurella Owens. Toting the Lead Row: Ruby Pickens Tartt, Alabama Folklorist. University, Alabama: The University of Alabama Press, 1981.
Cochran, Robert. "Ride It Like You're Flyin': The Story of ‘The Rock Island Line.'" Arkansas Historical Quarterly 56, no. 2 (Summer 1997): 201-29.
Dobie, J. Frank. "John A. Lomax." In The Sunny Slopes of Long Ago, edited by Wilson M. Hudson and Allen Maxwell. Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press, 1966.
Dobie, J. Frank, ed. Happy Hunting Ground. Austin: Publications of The Texas Folk-Lore Society Number 9, 1931.
Duran, Gustavo. 14 Traditional Spanish Songs from Texas. Washington, D.C.: Pan American Union, 1942.
Filene, Benjamin. "‘Our Singing Country': John and Alan Lomax, Leadbelly, and the Construction of an American Past." American Quarterly 43, no. 4 (December 1991): 602-24.
Goodwyn, Frank. "Folk-Lore of the King Ranch Mexicans." In Southwestern Lore, edited by J. Frank Dobie. Austin: Publications of The Texas Folk-Lore Society Number 9, 1931.
Hirsch, Jerrold. "Modernity, Nostalgia, and Southern Folklore Studies: The Case of John Lomax." Journal of American Folklore 105, no. 416 (Spring 1992): 183-207.
Holden, Eunah Temple. Our Heritage in The Delta Kappa Gamma Society (2 vols). Austin, Texas: The Delta Kappa Gamma Society, 1960-70.
Lomax, John A. Adventures of a Ballad Hunter. New York: Macmillan Co., 1947.
–. Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads. New York: Sturgis & Walton Co., 1910.
–. Songs of the Cattle Trail and Cow Camp. New York: Macmillan Co., 1919.
Lomax, John A., and Alan Lomax. American Ballads and Folk Songs. New York: Macmillan Co., 1935.
–. Folk Song USA. New York: New American Library, 1947.
–. Negro Folk Songs as Sung by Lead Belly, "King of the Twelve-String Guitar Players of the World," Long-Time Convict in the Penitentiaries of Texas and Louisiana. New York: Macmillan Co., 1936.
Lomax, John A., Alan Lomax, and Ruth Crawford Seeger. Our Singing Country. New York: Macmillan Co., 1941.
Lomax, Susan Frances. "A Trip to Texas." Southwestern Historical Quarterly 48, no. 2 (October 1944): 254-61.
Porterfield, Nolan. Last Cavalier: The Life and Times of John A. Lomax, 1867-1948. Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 1996.
Thompson, Stith. "John Avery Lomax (1867-1948)." Journal of American Folklore 61, no. 241 (1948): 305-6.
–. Round the Levee. Austin: Publications of The Texas Folk-Lore Society Number 1, 1916.
The following published recordings contain portions of the John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip.
Recordings Published by the Library of Congress
The recordings issued by the Recording Laboratory of the Library of Congress are currently sold in cassette format only through the Public Services Office of the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540. A selected number of these titles is currently being reissued in CD format by Rounder Records in cooperation with the Library of Congress.