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Guide to the James Watt Raine Ballad Collection, Series III-VII
 

Accession Number: 6
The James Watt Raine Ballad Collection
Papers: 1906-1989
0.4 Linear Feet
Online Catalog Record (BANC)

Overview
History
Series I - Ballads and Songs, Loose Leaves
Series II - Ballad Books
Series III - Short Stories, Plays, and Book Manuscript
Series IV - A College Course in Ballads Proposed
Series V - Lecture Notes on Ballads
Series VI - Correspondence
Series VII - Biography


Related College Archives:

Series Description
1 Manuscript Box

Series III   Short Stories, Plays, and Book Manuscript Box 1, Cont.

This series consists of a variety of writings by Raine including the typescript of a projected book, Ways of Life of the Appalachian Mountain People; short stories; and several manuscripts of original plays.

Box 1, Cont.
  1. Short stories and plays
  2. Typed book manuscript
Series IV A College Course in Ballads Proposed Box 1, Cont.

Notes pertaining to a proposed ballad course at Berea College which would grant college credit for collecting ballads. Raine proposed a Berea College course that would conclude with the students in his class collecting ballads from the students’home territories for course credit.

Box 1, Cont.
  1. Ballad course - proposed
Series V Lecture Notes on Ballads Box 1, Cont.

Lecture notes related to a ballad course taught by Mr. Raine at Berea College - an English course combined with Scottish ballads. Typed lecture notes and related words and music to selected ballads.

Box 1, Cont.

  1. Lecture notes - ballads
Series VI Correspondence Box 1, Cont.

The correspondence is dated from 1902 to 1936. The major portion of the correspondence in this series is between Raine and Berea College president, William G. Frost, whom Raine addressed as “Willyum Gee”

Box 1, Cont.
  1. General correspondence
Series VII Biography Box 1, Cont.

This series consists of a short Raine biography contained in an unpublished manuscript, “Berea’s Ballad Collectors: James Watt Raine, John F. Smith, Katherine Jackson French, and Gladys V. Jameson,”by Sidney Saylor Farr, dated 1980. A bibliographical listing of articles and books by or about Raine is also included.

Box 1, Cont.
  1. Bibliographical material
Appendix
(The following is the list of the known contributors to the ballad collection.)
  1. Ambrose, Nathan
    Baker, Ms. James
    Banks, Ms. Lucy
    Belchan
    Best
    Bolin, Ms. Jane
    Brand, Earl
    Carmack, Maud
    Collins, Zurilda
    Combs, Ms. Jennie L
    Combs, Ms. Tarleton
    Day, Mabal
    Draghon, Fitzhugh
    Evans, John F.
    Hall, William
    Henry, Ms. Violet
    Jackson, Ms.
    Jameson, G. V.
    Jamieson Child III
    Kilbourne, Maud Parsons
    Lewis, Chester
    Maples, Mimi Lulia
    Moseley, Mimi Abby
    N.F.A.
    Ogg, Lillian
    Parsons, Maude
    Powell, Talitha
    Rash, J. M.
    Reynolds, Ruth
    Riley, John
    Roberts, Dudley
    Romey, Orville
    Ross, Andrew
    Sharps, 100 Emp. Ballads
    Smith, Professor John
    Smith, Aunt Sarah
    Taylor, Bristow
    Whitt, Lauda
    Whitt, Laura

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