Audio Recording "Dear Mr. President," New York, New York, January 20, 1942

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Title
"Dear Mr. President," New York, New York, January 20, 1942
Contributor Names
Todd, Charles L., 1911-2004 (Collector)
Sonkin, Robert, 1910-1980 (Collector)
Leadbelly, 1885-1949 (Performer)
Created / Published
New York, New York, January 20, 1942
Subject Headings
-  Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941
-  Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
-  World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American
-  Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945
-  Music
-  Sound recording
-  United States -- New York -- New York
Genre
Music
Sound recording
Notes
-  "President Roosevelt" (Side A) / "We're Gonna Tear Hitler Down" (Side B) by Hudie Ledbetter. Audio and transcripts not presented because permissions are pending Sound Recording, Music Audio and transcripts not presented because permissions are pending
-  Contents: AFS 06407A, "President Roosevelt" sung by Huddie Ledbetter (Leadbelly); AFS 06407B, "We're Gonna Take Hitler Down" sung by Huddie Ledbetter (Leadbelly)
-  Part of a series of interviews made by Charles Todd and Robert Sonkin, New York, New York, January or February 1942.
Medium
1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm; 12 in.
Call Number/Physical Location
MBRS shelflist: LWO 3493 r42B
Call number: AFC 1942/003: AFS 6407
Source Collection
Dear Mr. President collection (AFC 1942/003)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afc1942003.sr10
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afc1942003.sr10
Language
English
Online Format
audio
online text
pdf

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The following materials are included with permission. Please contact the American Folklife Center for additional information where contact information is not provided:

"Dear Mr. President" and "The Martins and the Coys" performed by Pete Seeger.

"White Bird Flying," performed by Enos Francisco, Sr. Permission granted by Enos Francisco, Jr. Special thanks to Daniel Lopez for translating the "White Bird Flying" lyrics.

Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these collection materials should contact the Folklife Reading Room for assistance.

Credit line

Please cite the source collection title, collection number, and repository:

"Man-on-the-Street" interviews collection (AFC 1941/004), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

"Dear Mr. President" collection (AFC 1942/003), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Radio Research Project Manuscript collection (AFC 1941/005), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Todd, Charles L, Robert Sonkin, and Leadbelly. "Dear Mr. President," New York, New York. New York, New York, 1942. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1942003_sr10/.

APA citation style:

Todd, C. L., Sonkin, R. & Leadbelly. (1942) "Dear Mr. President," New York, New York. New York, New York. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1942003_sr10/.

MLA citation style:

Todd, Charles L, Robert Sonkin, and Leadbelly. "Dear Mr. President," New York, New York. New York, New York, 1942. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1942003_sr10/>.

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