Collection Items

  • Article
    " Home on the Range" The complex history of the song "Home on the Range" involves the history of the American west, the struggles of the pioneers, and the working life of the cowboy. It also demonstrates the difficulty of finding the origins of a song passed on by word of mouth over time. (Listen to a field recording of the song sung by James Richardson and recored by...
  • Article
    Regional Song Sampler: The Midwest Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.