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Folk songs, English -- Kentucky.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

George Alexander Papers (Hindman Settlement School)

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: BCA 0150 SAA 151
Abstract In the summer of 1964, Englishman George Alexander, who had a background in English folk and dance songs and an interest in Anglo-American folklore and song, was invited by Raymond McLain to spend a year in the Kentucky mountains at the Hindman Settlement School in Hindman, Knott County.  Staying at Hindman, Alexander would work as an extension specialist visiting a number of rural schools.  In 1965, Alexander took a leave of absence from his teaching post in Surrey, to become (as set by the...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1916-1979

James Watt Raine Ballad Collection

 Collection — 1
Identifier: BCA 0007 SAA 006
Abstract Raine was born (1869) in Scotland and immigrated to the United States with his family when he was 12 years old.  The family lived in West Virginia and, later, in Arkansas. Raine was educated at Oberlin College and Union Seminary in New York.  Ordained to the ministry, he held pastorates in Ohio and New York. Married twice, first to Harriett May (who died one year after their marriage) and to Clara Martz.  Raine had six children. In 1906, Raine became an English instructor at Berea...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1908-1949

Josiah Combs Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: BCA 0071 SAA 071
Abstract Born in Hazard, Kentucky, Josiah H. Combs (1886-1960) grew up in Hindman where he learned many folksongs from family members, especially his mother. In 1902 he entered the newly established Hindman Settlement School, where his songs came to the attention of school director, Katherine Pettit (who sent the words of several of these songs to folk music scholar George Lyman Kittredge who arranged for their publication in the Journal of American Folklore.) ...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1910-1960


Identifier: Series 3
Scope and Contents

This series includes two photographs which include Talitha McClure—Berea Normal School graduation (1916), College library staff (c.1915).

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1915-1980

William Sears Home and Field Recordings Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: BCA 0130 SAA 130
Scope and Contents This collection consists of (1) video and audio home recordings, (2) radio programs 1950s - 1970s, and (3) video field recordings, 2008, documenting a wide range of singers and instrumentalist from Whitley, Knox, and McCreary counties, Kentucky and just over the border in Tennessee. Especially notable are performances by fiddlers Claude Harmon and Marion Pridemore, and numerous other local musicians on the Country Music Express radio programs. ...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1950-2008