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Guide to the Appalachian Ballad and Folk Music Collection, Series IV-VIII

Accession Number: 18
The Appalachian Ballad and Folk Music Collection
.4 linear ft.
Online Catalog Record (BANC)

Series Description
Series I - Handwritten/Typed Song Texts
Series II - Published Songbooks
Series III - Pamphlet and Booklet
Series IV - Magazine Articles
Series V - Newspaper Clippings
Series VI - Correspondence
Series VII - Bibliographies
Series VIII - Miscellany

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Preferred Citation: The Appalachian Ballad and Folk Music Collection, Berea College Special Collections & Archives, Berea, Ky.

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Series Description
1 Manuscript Box

Series IV Magazine Articles Box 1, continued

This series comprises two folders of magazine articles dating from 1907 to 1972 on such topics as ballads and ballad collecting, rhymes, Bluegrass, and other types of music.

Box 1, continued

  1. Magazine articles 1904-1926
  2. Magazine articles 1926-1972
Series V Newspaper Clippings Box 1, continued

This series includes clippings dating from 1911 to 1975, on such topics as ballads, fiddlers’ contests, shaped-note singing, and zithers.

Box 1, continued

  1. Newspaper clippings 1911-1975
Series VI Correspondence Box 1, continued

This series includes correspondence between Berea College faculty and music researchers, arranged chronologically, 1911 to 1927.

Box 1, continued

  1. Correspondence 1911-1927
Series VII Bibliographies Box 1, continued

Several bibliographies of ballad and other folk music publications are included in this series.

Box 1, continued

  1. Bibliographies
Series VIII Miscellany Box 1, continued

Miscellaneous items included in this series are brief printed items relating to 1942 / 1954 Berea College Ballad performances, Edith Fitzpatrick James - “The Kentucky Songbird,” - James Watt Raine, and notes made by Elisabeth S. Peck.

Box 1, continued

  1. Concert Program - Evening of Appalachian Music Berea College, May 14-15, 1954
  2. Concert Program - An Evening With Ballads Berea College, March 30, 1942
  3. Peck Notes - Including negative comments about the place of balladry at Berea by Gladys Jameson and Irma Forman (who later married Bradley Kincaid).
  4. Biographical re: Scottish ballad singer, Edith Fitzpatrick James

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