2 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Folk poetry, American.

  1. Duncan Emrich manuscript collection, 1933-1977

    (original) 8.75 linear feet (21 boxes) including manuscripts and 23 black-and-white photographic prints. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Correspondence, research materials, book contracts, and typescripts for several of author and folklorist Duncan Emrich's published and unpublished books and articles on American folklore. There are some personal papers, including Emrich's college transcripts; course materials from classes that Emrich taught at the University of Maryland; and documents pertaining to Emrich's service with the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force during World War II, and the Department of State, United States Information Agency during the 1960s. Book projects include American Folk Poetry; song lyrics prepared for An Anthology of American Folk Songs, with Charles Seeger; the Lucius Beebe Reader, with Charles Clegg; a Child's Book of Folklore, with Marion V. Emrich and George Korson; poetry and articles about the American West; and unpublished works on animal lore, death, and other topics. The collection includes a bibliography of Emrich's writings, and a Bibliography of American Folksong in the English Language compiled by Joseph C. Hickerson, galleys, photographs of Duncan Emrich, fan mail from children, and other materials.

  2. Library of Congress and Fisk University Mississippi Delta collection, 1941-1943

    493 items ; 1 container plus 1 oversize ; 4 linear feet.. 350 manuscript items.. 10 sound discs : analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 12 in.. 87 sound discs : analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 16 in.. 46 negative prints : black and white ; 54 x 37 cm and smaller.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The collection consists of a portion of the materials generated by a joint field project -- the Coahoma County, Mississippi, field project, 1941-1942 -- undertaken by Alan Lomax, Assistant in Charge of the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress, and Fisk University faculty members including Charles S. Johnson, John Wesley Work, and Lewis Wade Jones. Field recordings were made of secular and religious music, sermons, children's games, jokes, folktales, interviews, and dances documenting the expressive culture of an African American community in Coahoma County, Mississippi. Some audio recordings were made by Alan Lomax and John W. Work at Work's home in Nashville, Tennessee; and a few were recorded by Lomax in Arkansas. The collection includes recording logs, reports, and correspondence related to the project. Also included are negative photostats of song transcriptions by John W. Work (1943), including some songs that were recorded on this project.