Appalachian Women and Traditional Music
Carter-Schwendler, Karen L. "Traditional Background, Contemporary Context:
and Activities of Jean Ritchie to 1977". Ph.D. Dissertation,
University of Kentucky, 1995.
Kahn, Ed. "The Carter Family: A Reflection of Changes in Society". PhD
U of California at Los Angeles, 1970.
Sawin, Patricia. "Bessie Mae Eldreth: An Appalachian Woman's Performance
Ph.D. dissertation, Indiana University, 1993.
Yarger, Lisa J. "Banjo Pickin' Girl: Representing Lily May Ledford".
UNC Chapel Hill.
This thesis is an indispensible resource for info on Lily May Ledford.
It provides details on her early years at the Renfro Valley Barn Dance,
their constructed image under Lair's management, details of her private
life and relationships, etc.
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