|Title||Sidney Robertson Cowell collection, 1901-1992|
|Bulk Dates||(bulk 1936-1990)|
|Creator||Cowell, Sidney Robertson|
|Extent||5067 items ; 29 containers ; 13 linear feet|
|Language||Material in English|
|Location||Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.|
|Summary||Sidney Robertson Cowell (1903-1995) was a folksong and ethnic music collector and recordist, ethnographer, ethnomusicologist, teacher, writer, and wife of composer Henry Cowell. The collection consists of her personal papers which document all aspects of her life and work. The collection includes correspondence relating to personal and professional matters; fieldwork reports, fieldnotes, song lists and other materials from her field recording projects and trips; articles, essays, reviews, and papers written by Sidney Robertson Cowell; articles and narratives by and about Henry Cowell; autobiographical narratives and essays, clippings, family histories and other materials relating to her professional career and personal life; photographs; teaching materials; and song sheets and song books. In addition, the collection contains photocopies of a selection of Henry Cowell holographs, several annotated by Sidney Robertson Cowell, and a selection of folk songs with piano settings by Henry Cowell in his own hand.|
|Finding Aid Permalink||Cite or bookmark this finding aid as: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/eadmus.mu010010|
|LCCN Permalink||LC Online Catalog record for this collection: https://lccn.loc.gov/2006560750|
The American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress has digitized and made available a large portion of their W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection. California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties(http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/collafc.af000002) includes sound recordings, still photographs, drawings, and written documents from a variety of European ethnic and English- and Spanish-speaking communities in Northern California.
The Traditional Music and Spoken Word Catalog from the American Folklife Center (http://memory.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/html/afccards/afccards-home.html) provides title and bibliographic information for many of Sidney Robertson Cowell’s ethnographic sound recordings accessioned in the Archive of American Folk Song up until about 1950.
The Wisconsin Folksong Collection, 1937-1946 (http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/WiscFolkSong/#) contains recordings collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell during the summer of 1937 for the Resettlement Administration. These recordings were digitized from the original discs at the Library of Congress American Folklife Center.