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Kentucky -- Social life and customs.

Subject Source: Lcnaf

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Doris Ulmann Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: BCA 0009 SAA 008
Abstract Doris Ulmann was born in New York City in 1884.  She attended the School of Ethical Culture at Columbia University and later studied photography at the Clarence H. White School of Photography.  She married and divorced Charles H. Jaeger, a prominent orthopedic surgeon. Ulmann’s published works include Portraits of the Medical Faculty of the John Hopkins University (1922), A Portrait of American Editors (1925), Roll, Jordan, Roll...
Dates: Created: 1930-1976

John F. Smith Traditional Music Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: BCA 0006 SAA 005
Abstract John F. Smith taught in the Berea College Normal School.  As part of his Composition and Rhetoric course, Smith asked students to write down the names of banjo and fiddle songs and tunes known to them in their home districts of eastern Kentucky and Tennessee.  The results are a large, varied body of material that includes ballads, songs, fiddle and banjo tunes, and games.  Several students also included lists of musical instruments present in their home communities and descriptions of music...
Dates: Created: 1915-1940; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1940

Leonard Roberts Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: BCA 0057 SAA 057
Abstract Leonard Roberts’ folklore scholarship was distinctive in at least three respects. Although he included ballads in his collecting, as did most of his fellows, his primary focus was on magic tales and other stories.  For a considerable time, he was one of only a few collecting and publishing such material. He is also notable for having included a large number of children among his informants and having made extensive use of electrical sound recording. Of particular significance are his...
Dates: Created: 1950-1983