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Vance Randolph collection, 1941-1943, 1972

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Series I: Manuscript Materials
Administrative Files
BOX FOLDER 1a Collection guide.
Contains the collection guide and three appendices listing reprinted articles and book reviews.
BOX FOLDER 1b Log of visual images.
Table A describes the photoprints and negatives housed in the AFC 1941/001 collection; Table B describes the photographs housed in the Prints and Photographs Division as Lot 5580. Descriptions include the photograph number, subject, location, setting, and related photographs.
BOX FOLDER 1c The Vance Randolph Collection: Ozark Folk Music.
Contains photocopies of the Archive's card catalog entries, and the song lists, performer, place, and recording information for the field recordings made by Randolph for the Library of Congress. It includes photocopies of catalog cards for 5236 A-5270 B3, an annotated manuscript of catalog entries for 5271 A1-5425 B3, an annotated list of fiddle tunes played by Lon Jordan (5314-5317, 5319-5326, 5376-5379, 5401-5402, 5404-5405), and two lists of fiddle tunes played by Bill Bilyeu (6897 A1-6904 B3).
Subject Files
BOX FOLDER 2 Ancestors.
Contains typed and handwritten notes about Vance Randolph's family history.
BOX FOLDER 3 Arthur Aull.
Contains newspaper clippings and handwritten notes concerning the Ozark newspaperman Arthur Aull.
BOX FOLDER 4 Beat Texas.
Contains newspaper clippings and correspondence relating to football.
BOX FOLDER 5 Thomas Hart Benton.
Contains newspaper clippings concerning artist Thomas Hart Benton.
BOX FOLDER 6 Bibliography (Photocopy).
Contains a chronological bibliography of Vance Randolph's published articles, compiled by Randolph.
BOX FOLDER 7 Bibliography (Original).
BOX FOLDER 8 Booze, etc. H-V stuff.
Contains newspaper clippings and handwritten and typed notes dealing with alcoholism, homosexuality, insomnia, and smoking.
BOX FOLDER 9 "The Butterfly Still Lives."
Contains a 2-page typed manuscript dealing with Vance Randolph's childhood.
BOX FOLDER 10 Cavemen of the Ozarks.
Contains newspaper clippings and a typed manuscript dealing with prehistoric settlements in the Ozarks.
BOX FOLDER 11 Children's games. Folder 1 of 2.
Contains newspaper clippings, correspondence, handwritten and typed notes, and a reprint of "Ozark Mountain Party-Games" ( Journal of American Folklore 1936).
BOX FOLDER 12 Children's games. Folder 2 of 2.
Contains handwritten notes.
BOX FOLDER 13 Children's rhymes. Folder 1 of 2.
Contains a reprint of "Children's Rhymes from Missouri" ( Journal of American Folklore 1950), newspaper clippings, correspondence, and typed and handwritten notes.
BOX FOLDER 14 Children's rhymes. Folder 2 of 2.
Contains typed notes.
BOX FOLDER 15 College such as it was.
Contains newspaper clippings and handwritten notes dealing with the Kansas State College of Pittsburgh.
BOX FOLDER 16 The Concrete Cadillac.
Contains typed and handwritten notes, and a copy of The Oregon Folklore Bulletin dealing with the urban tale known as "The Concrete Cadillac." Also contains a Günther Grass passage, translation, and notes.
BOX FOLDER 17 Covered wagon.
Contains typed and handwritten notes dealing with Vance Randolph's trip through the Ozarks in a covered wagon.
BOX FOLDER 18 Cuss words.
Contains newspaper clippings, typed and handwritten notes dealing with Ozark profanities.
BOX FOLDER 19 Dance calls. Folder 1 of 2.
Contains newspaper clippings; typed and handwritten notes dealing with folk dancing.
BOX FOLDER 20 Dance calls. Folder 2 of 2.
Contains typed and handwritten notes.
BOX FOLDER 21 Dances and fiddle tunes. Folder 1 of 1.
Contains newspaper clippings; typed and handwritten notes dealing with folk dancing and fiddle playing.
BOX FOLDER 22 Dances and fiddle tunes. Folder 2 of 2.
Contains typed and handwritten notes.
BOX FOLDER 23 "Pea Ridge" Day.
Contains newspaper clippings; typed and handwritten notes dealing with the professional baseball player Henry Clyde "Pea Ridge" Day.
BOX FOLDER 24 Dialect.
Contains newspaper clippings, and typed and handwritten notes. Includes the following subjects: advertisements, disputes, word list.
BOX FOLDER 25 Dialect articles.
Contains newspaper clippings and notes on articles about dialect.
BOX FOLDER 26 Dialect correspondence.
Contains correspondence dealing with Ozark dialect, including letters from E.H. Criswell, Elsie and Louis Freund, Herbert Halpert, Louise Pound, Rose Spaulding, and George P. Wilson.
BOX FOLDER 27 Dialect notes. Folder 1 of 2.
Contains index cards and typed notes in sequential order.
BOX FOLDER 28 Dialect notes. Folder 2 of 2.
Contains typed and handwritten notes.
BOX FOLDER 29 J. Frank Dobie.
Contains a newspaper clipping and index card dealing with the author J. Frank Dobie.
BOX FOLDER 30 Dulcimer, banjo, guitar.
Contains newspaper clippings, articles, and typed notes dealing with folk instruments.
BOX FOLDER 31 Maude Duncan.
Contains newspaper clippings dealing with newspaperwoman Maude Duncan.
BOX FOLDER 32 Fake antiques.
Contains typed and handwritten notes; articles.
BOX FOLDER 33 Fiddle. Folder 1 of 2.
Contains typed and handwritten notes and newspaper clippings about tuning and the manner of playing.
BOX FOLDER 34 Fiddle. Folder 2 of 2.
Contains typed and handwritten notes about the differences between violin and fiddle playing. Includes a paginated manuscript.
BOX FOLDER 35 Fiddle construction.
Contains newspaper clippings, and typed and handwritten notes, dealing with the construction of fiddles. Also contains an annotated photoprint of a man playing a "mussel-shell" fiddle, along with the corresponding negative. Includes notes on snake rattles, the three-string fiddle, and the gourd fiddle.
BOX FOLDER 36 Ozark fiddle tunes.
Contains correspondence, articles, and typed and handwritten notes. Also contains a reprint copy of Vance Randolph's article "The Names of Ozark Fiddle Tunes" ( Midwest Folklore 1954).
BOX FOLDER 37 John Gould Fletcher.
Contains handwritten and typed notes, correspondence, newspaper clippings dealing with the poet John Gould Fletcher and the Ozark Folklore Society.
BOX FOLDER 38 Folk belief and superstition. Folder 1 of 6.
Contains newspaper clippings and typed and handwritten notes. Includes articles by Vance Randolph.
BOX FOLDER 39 Folk belief and superstition. Folder 2 of 6.
Contains typed and handwritten notes, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and a term paper. Topics included: fishing and folk medicine.
BOX FOLDER 40 Folk belief and superstition. Folder 3 of 6.
Contains newspaper clippings and a term paper. Topics included: lead miners and miscellaneous articles.
BOX FOLDER 41 Folk belief and superstition. Folder 4 of 6.
Contains newspaper clippings, typed and handwritten notes, and correspondence. Includes: miscellaneous notes and "Our Town" column.
BOX FOLDER 42 Folk belief and superstition. Folder 5 of 6.
Contains newspaper clippings, brochures, and typed and handwritten notes. Includes: pamphlets, and advertisements.
BOX FOLDER 43 Folk belief and superstition. Folder 6 of 6.
Contains newspaper clippings, typed and handwritten notes, and correspondence. Topics include: weatherlore.
BOX FOLDER 44 Folk belief and superstition: Correspondence.
Contains letters and newspaper clippings. Includes correspondence with Charles M. Bogert, William Edward Cox, Wayland D. Hand, Mrs. Mahnkey, May Kennedy McCord, in re. Albert Pike, Rose Spaulding, Barre Toelken, and Ruth Tyler; also includes miscellaneous correspondence.
BOX FOLDER 45 Folk festivals. Folder 1 of 5.
Contains newspaper clippings, festival programs, correspondence, and typed and handwritten notes. Includes: Arkansas Folklore Society, American Folklore Society, American Anthropology Associations, Florida Folk Festival, National Folk Camp, and other associations.
BOX FOLDER 46 Folk festivals. Folder 2 of 5.
Contains newspaper clippings, festival programs, correspondence, and typed and handwritten notes. Includes: National Folk Festival in Cleveland (1946), St. Louis (1948-54).
BOX FOLDER 47 Folk festivals. Folder 3 of 5.
Contains newspaper clippings, festival programs, correspondence, and typed and handwritten notes. Includes: National Folk Festival in Oklahoma City (1957), Ozark Folk Festival in Rolla, MO (1935), Eureka Springs (1949-53).
BOX FOLDER 48 Folk festivals. Folder 4 of 5.
Contains newspaper clippings, festival programs, correspondence, and typed and handwritten notes. Includes: Ozark Folk Festival in Eureka Springs (1954-65).
BOX FOLDER 49 Folk festivals. Folder 5 of 5.
Contains assorted newspaper clippings.
BOX FOLDER 50 Folklore and history.
Contains newspaper clippings, and typed and handwritten notes, dealing with folklore studies in academia and the relationship between folklore and history.
BOX FOLDER 51 Folksong. Folder 1 of 2.
Contains correspondence, typed and handwritten notes, and song transcriptions.
BOX FOLDER 52 Folksong. Folder 2 of 2.
Contains typed and handwritten notes.
BOX FOLDER 53 Folksong articles.
Contains assorted newspaper clippings about folksong, articles by Vance Randolph, John Gould Fletcher, and Sidney Robertson Cowell and Henry Cowell, and a 1939 photograph of Sidney Robertson Cowell.
BOX FOLDER 54 Folksong letters. Folder 1 of 3. 1927-40.
Contains correspondence to and from Vance Randolph dealing with his experiences collecting folksongs in the Ozarks. Correspondents include: Louise Pound, Franz Boas, Harvard University Press, George Lyman Kittredge, Dororthy Scarborough, "The Twelve Apostles," and "The Mermaid."
BOX FOLDER 55 Folksong letters. Folder 2 of 3. 1941-42 (June).
Correspondents include: The Library of Congress, Alan Lomax, Edward Water, Sidney Robertson Cowell, Thomas Benton, John Stilley, John Robert Moore (re. the integrity of Child 218), and the Music Library Association.
BOX FOLDER 56 Folksong letters. Folder 3 of 3. 1942 (August)-57.
Correspondents includs: The Library of Congress, B.A. Botkin, Wayland D. Hand, Mildred McMullen Green, Ruth Crawford Seeger, and Evelyn K. Wells.
BOX FOLDER 57 Folksong: "Songs Collected in the Ozark Mountains."
Contains a list of folksongs compiled by Vance Randolph.
BOX FOLDER 58 Fox hunting. Folder 1 of 2.
Contains newspaper clippings, magazine clippings, and typed and handwritten notes.
BOX FOLDER 59 Fox hunting. Folder 2 of 2.
Contains newspaper clippings.
BOX FOLDER 60 Connie Franklin.
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