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Robert Sonkin Alabama and New Jersey collection, 1937-1941

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Series I: Manuscripts
BOX FOLDER 1 Administrative
Folder list, AFC Collections Database and LC Catalog record printouts
BOX FOLDER 2 Correspondence (1938)
2 letters
BOX FOLDER 3 Notes (1937-1941)
Field notes covering AFS 5035 to AFS 5098 (October 1937 to July 3, 1941); Field notes (1941); Superstitions (no date); "Taken from Charles L. Todd / California Migrant Labor Collection"
BOX FOLDER 4 Recording Logs (June 25 - July 25, 1941)
3 copies (AFS 5040 to AFS 5098)
BOX FOLDER 5 Reports (1937-1939)
"Big World At Last Reaches Gee's Bend," transcript of article from NY Times Magazine (August 22, 1937); "Exploratory Study of the Customs, Attitudes and Folkways of the People in the Community of Gee's Bend," by Nathaniel S. Colley (n.d.); "Gee's Bend," by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Farm Security Administration, 2 copies (Sept. 16, 1939; revised Jan. 17, 1941); "Gee's Bend Annual Health Report 1938-1939," by Annie E. Shamburg, Project Nurse (n.d.); "Gee's Bend Farms, Farm Security Administration Report of S. T. Haynes, Farm Supervisor" (n.d.); "Gee's Bend Farms Report of W.K. Idlett, Home Economist," 2 copies (n.d.); "Gee's Bend-Report," no author (n.d.); "Gee's Bend: Report on Visit Made April 17-21, 1939," by Constance E. H. Daniel; "Narrative Report Covering the Economic, Educational, Social and Community Progress for the Gee's Bend Project for the Year, 1938"; "Report on Gee's Bend," no author (n.d.).
BOX FOLDER 6 Transcriptions (June 25 - July 25, 1941)
Texts of songs, summary of interviews (AFS 5040 to AFS 5073)
BOX FOLDER 7 Transcriptions (June 25 - July 25, 1941)
Texts of songs, summary of interviews (AFS 5074 to AFS 5098)
Series II: Sound Recordings
Discs
AFS 5035-5098
64 disc recordings recorded in Port Norris, New Jersey and Alabama. Specific locations in Alabama include Gee's Bend, Palmerdale, Birmingham, Bessemer, Camden, Greensboro, Selma and Rehoboth.

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