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Guide to the John F. Smith Traditional Music Collection, 1915-1940, Series III

Accession Number: 5
John F. Smith Traditional Music Collection, 1915-1940
1.6 linear ft, 4 mss boxes
Online Catalog Record (BANC)

Overview & Series Description
Series I - Ballad and Song Texts
Series II - Tune Transcription Notebooks
Series III - Fiddle and Banjo Tunes, Musical Events, Instruments, and Games

Related College Archives:

Related References

Stephen B. Green. “The Berea Tune Lists : An Archival Resource for the Study of Social Music in Eastern Kentucky and East Tennessee in 1915.”Tennessee Folklore Society Bulletin 57(1995):39-67.

Series Description and Box Lists
4 Manuscript Boxes

Series III Fiddle and Banjo Tunes, Musical Events, Instruments, and Games Box 4

This series consists of lists of banjo and fiddle tunes, and instruments used in home communities. There are also lists of games played and descriptions of musical events such as house dances and singing schools.

Box 3, Cont.

  1. Lists of banjo and fiddle tunes
  2. Music events and lists of instruments
  3. Games
Appendix: List of Known Contributors
    Aaron, Elizabeth
    Abston, Rev. M. V.
    Allen, Ward

    Back, Richard
    Batiste, E.
    Bennett, Maynard
    Boling, H. F.
    Bowman, Brack
    Browning, Ortie
    Burgett, Ruth

    Carnes, Victor
    Chase, Stella
    Coyle, McKinley
    Craft, Caudace

    Dalton, Malvin
    Daniel, Bessie
    Davis, Alga
    Davis, Zula
    Dixon, Bradley
    Draughon, Fitzhugh
    Dunca[n?], Ms. John

    Eadles, Elizabeth
    Elliott, Lou V.
    Eplee, Biddie
    Evans, John F.

    Farmer, Charles
    Franklin, Violet

    Gabbard, Chester A.
    Gibbs, Ceci
    Graham, Charles C.
    Griffin, Bertha

    Harges, Margie
    Hawley, Anna
    Henderson, [?]
    Hibbard, Bessie
    Hibbard, Victoria
    Hill, Ernest B.
    Horton, Anne Lee
    Howard, Harvey
    Howard, Virdie Rae

    Issacs, Lena

    Jaggers, M. M
    Johnsons, The

    Kindred, Retha

    Lawson, Robert
    Lockhart, [?]

    Martin, Manda
    May, Calla
    McCall, Henry
    McMahan, Ray M.
    Mills, Ber
    Moore, Flossie
    Moore, Pearl
    Mustard, Vera

    Ogg, Lillian R.

    Payne, Peter
    Phelps, Monte
    Powell, Talitha

    Rains, James M.
    Reams, Robert
    Richardson, Nancy Margaret
    Robbins, William S.

    Scrivner, A.
    Sewell, Virgie
    Shackelford, Quillie
    Smith, John F.
    Smith, Harvey
    Smithers, Frank
    Snyth, Mr.
    Spurlock, Vada
    Swack, Minnie

    Taylor, Myrtle
    Teafer, Myrtle
    Thompson, Edgar
    Thompson, George S.
    Thompson, Ruth
    Tuttle, Ether

    Wagers, Anna Mae
    Wallace, Anna
    Whitt, Lauda
    Williams, Addie
    Williams, Elsie F.
    Wilson, Doxie

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