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Photo, Print, Drawing Kevin Shannon, Irish American singer and storyteller, Butte, Montana

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  • Kevin Shannon, Irish American singer and storyteller, Butte, Montana


  • Stanton, Gary Ward, 1946- (Collector)
  • Johnson, Paula J., 1954- (Collector)
  • Toelken, Barre, 1935- (Collector)
  • Crummett, Michael, 1948- (Photographer)

Created / Published

  • Butte, Montana, August 27, 1979


  • -  Irish Americans
  • -  Storytellers
  • -  Irish American wit and humor
  • -  Photographs
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  United States -- Montana -- Butte


  • Photographs
  • Ethnography


  • -  Index data: Image numbers, descriptions: at the home of Kevin Shannon, Butte MT, Shannon is an Irish-American singer, poet, and story teller: 1-3, memorabilia on Kevin Shannon's office door, leprechaun figure, sign "The reason the Irish are fighting each other is they have no other worthy opponents," beer coaster "England's Glory, Moreland, Gloucester, 1873-1976, We're looking forward to another 100 years of England's Glory"; 4-12, during the interview with Kevin Shannon, microphone and stand visible in some images; 13-15, wide shot that includes members of the folklife survey team, Gary Stanton, vest; Barre Toelken, plaid shirt; Miiko Toelken, end of sofa; Paula Johnson, in chair, with Kevin Shannon; 16-19, Kevin Shannon; 20, watercolor paintings in Kevin Shannon's living room depicting Butte 60 years ago.


  • 35 mm color slide

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Call number: AFC 1981/005: MT9-MC37

Source Collection

  • Montana Folklife Survey collection (AFC 1981/005)


  • American Folklife Center

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Credit line: Montana Folklife Survey collection (AFC 1981/005), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Stanton, Gary Ward, Paula J Johnson, Barre Toelken, and Michael Crummett. Kevin Shannon, Irish American singer and storyteller, Butte, Montana. United States Butte Montana, 1979. Butte, Montana. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Stanton, G. W., Johnson, P. J., Toelken, B. & Crummett, M. (1979) Kevin Shannon, Irish American singer and storyteller, Butte, Montana. United States Butte Montana, 1979. Butte, Montana. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Stanton, Gary Ward, et al. Kevin Shannon, Irish American singer and storyteller, Butte, Montana. Butte, Montana. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.