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Guide to the Leonard Ward Roberts Collection - Series VI
 

Accession Number: 57
The Leonard Ward Roberts Collection
Papers and Sound Recordings 1949-1983
27.8 Linear Feet
44 Cassette Tapes
99 Reel Tapes
Online Catalog Record (BANC)

Overview & Series Description
History
Series I - Biographical Information
Series II - Writings
Series III - Publications Edited by Leonard Roberts
Series IV - General Correspondence
Series V - Subject Files
Series VI - Ballad and Song Texts
Series VII - Student Folklore Collections
Series VIII - Games
Series IX - Regional Writers
Series X - Community Histories
Series XI - Folklore
Series XII - Folktales
Series XIII - Folksong Texts
Series XIV - Folkways
Series XV - Genealogy
Series XVI - Interviews
Series XVII - Indians
Series XVIII - Teaching Aids
Series XIX - Audio Tapes and Transcripts
Series XX - Card Files

Series VI Ballad and Song Texts Boxes 15-19

This series consists of a large number of ballad and ballad-like texts collected by both Roberts and his students. For items other than Child Ballad versions, Roberts used such topical classifications as "criminals," "murders," "tragedies," and "unfaithful lovers," to name only a few.

Box 15

  1. Animals
  2. Ballad Collection
  3. Ballad-like Pieces
  4. Big Sandy River
  5. Child
  6. Child
  7. Child
  8. Child
  9. Child
  10. Child
  11. Child

Box 16

  1. Child
  2. Child
  3. Children
  4. Courtship
  5. Cowboy
  6. Cowboys and Pioneers
  7. Cowboys and Pioneers
  8. Cowboys and Pioneers
  9. Crime
  10. Criminals
  11. Criminals and Outlaws
  12. Criminals and Outlaws
  13. Criminals and Outlaws
  14. Death
  15. Drinking
  16. Faithful Lovers

Box 17

  1. Family Opposition to Lovers
  2. Feuds
  3. Gambling
  4. Going to Town
  5. Historical
  6. Holiday
  7. Hunting
  8. Humorous
  9. Humorous and Miscellaneous
  10. Lost Love
  11. Love
  12. Lover's Disguises and Tricks
  13. Lumberjacks
  14. Marriage
  15. Miners and Mining
  16. Moonshine
  17. Murder
  18. Murder
  19. Murder
  20. Murder
  21. Murder of Lovers

Box 18

  1. Negroes
  2. Negroes
  3. Nonsense
  4. Ballads - Miscellaneous
  5. Railroads/Trains
  6. Sailors
  7. Sailors and the Sea
  8. Tragedies and Disasters
  9. Tragedies and Disasters
  10. Tragic Romances
  11. Tragedy

Box 19

  1. Unfaithful Lovers
  2. Unfaithful Lovers
  3. Unfaithful Lovers
  4. Various Topics
  5. Various Topics
  6. Various Topics
  7. War

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