3 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Folk songs, English--Appalachian Region.

  1. Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project collection, 1977-1981

    13 linear ft.. 161 folders.. 428 sound tape reels : analog, various speeds ; 5 and 7 in.. 39 sound cassettes (60 and 90 min. each) : analog.. 2 sound discs : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in.. circa 25,000 photographs : black and white, color.. 114 photographic prints : black and white.. 14 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.. 1 wooden puzzle.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The collection consists of sound recordings, video recordings, photographs, manuscripts, sheet music, printed ephemera, artifacts, administrative records, and ethnographers' field notes related to the 1978 Blue Ridge Parkway Project field survey, conducted by the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, in cooperation with the National Park Service, in and around an area of the Blue Ridge Parkway at the Virginia and North Carolina border. The project documented old-time music, tales, hunting and hunting stories, farming, tobacco cultivation and auctions, vernacular architecture, quilting, foodways (including drying, canning, and baking), religious music and beliefs, as well as dance events featuring square dancing and flatfoot dancing. Recordings and photographs document local music (including concerts, fiddlers' contests, and music in homes), community events, church services and baptisms, local radio programs, and interviews with white and African American residents. .

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  2. Fletcher Collins Jr. collection, 1935-1944

    ca. 1000 leaves (22 folders) in 2 boxes. 21 sound discs : analog ; 12 in.. 12 sound discs : analog ; 12 in.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Fletcher Collins Jr. Collection is the result of the Anglo-American folksong collecting activities of Fletcher Collins Jr. from the mid-1930s to the early 1940s in North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia, under the auspices of the WPA Joint Committee on Folk Arts and for the Library of Congress Archive of Folk Song.

  3. Sidney Robertson Cowell collection, 1901-1992

    5067 items. 28 containers. 13 linear feet. -- 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.

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