University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

John Avery Lomax Family Papers, 1842, 1853-1986



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Lomax, John A. (John Avery,), 1867-1948
Title: John Avery Lomax family papers
Dates: 1842, 1853-1986
Abstract: Papers of John Avery Lomax (1867-1948) and family members. Lomax was a collector of North American folk songs, publishing collections of folk songs and serving as curator, Archive of American Folksong, Library of Congress. He also served the University of Texas as secretary to the president and to alumni organizations until 1917. The collection includes song lyrics, music, sound recordings, literary productions, diaries, and scrapbooks.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.00013
Extent: 45.58 linear feet
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical / Historical Note

Collector and publisher of North American folk songs, born in Mississippi; settled near Meridian, Texas (1869); served University of Texas as secretary to the president and to alumni organizations until 1917. He published collections of folk songs (1910, 1927-1947) and a memoir (1947); and served as curator, Archive of American Folksong, Library of Congress. Married Bess Baumann Brown (1904), who died in 1931, and Ruby R. Terrill (1934). Fathered four children: Shirley Lomax Mansell Duggan; John Avery Lomax, Jr.; Alan James Lomax; and Bess Brown Lomax Hawes.


Scope and Contents

Correspondence, song lyrics, music, literary productions, diaries and logs, scrapbooks, classified files, financial records, photographs, phonograph recordings, audio tapes, newspaper and magazine clippings relate to John A. Lomax, Sr., and family members. Papers concern American folksongs and folklore, Huddie Ledbetter ("Lead Belly"); Library of Congress Music Division; and the University of Texas.


Organization

Organized into 8 series: 1. Susan F. Cooper (Mrs. James Avery) Lomax 2. John A. Lomax, Sr. 3. Bess Baumann Brown Lomax. 4. Ruby Rochelle Terrill Lomax. 5. Shirley Lomax Mansell. 6. Bess Brown Lomax Hawes. 7. Alan James Lomax. 8. John A. Lomax, Jr. Series 2 arranged into 9 subseries: Personal; Early teaching career; University of Texas career; Texas A & M College; Harvard University; Investment and banking business; Folk poetry and folk songs; General folklore; Various other activities. Series 8 contains subseries related to Margaret Marable Lomax, John M. Lomax (John Lomax, III), and Joseph F. Lomax.

Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

A portion of this collection is restricted. Contact repository for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Quotations from the unpublished writings of John A. Lomax, Sr., may be published only with the permission of the majority of his surviving children.


Index Terms

Personal Names
Ajayi, Lattevi H.
Blank, Les
Crane, Edward, 1883-1959
Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964
Ferguson, James Edward, 1871-1944
Green, Shirley R., -1903
Hawes, Bess Lomax, 1921-
Leadbelly, 1885-1949
Lomax, Alan, 1915-2002.
Lomax, Bess Baumann Brown
Lomax, John A., Jr. (John Avery), 1907-1974
Lomax, John, III
Lomax, Joseph Franklin, 1949-
Lomax, Margaret Marable, 1908-1973
Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
Lomax, Susan F. Cooper.
Mansell, Shirley Lomax, 1905-
Rainey, Homer P. (Homer Price), 1896-
Tartt, Ruby Pickens, 1880-1974
Corporate Names
Archive of American folk song
Ex-students' Association of the University of Texas
Texas Folklore Society
Subjects
African Americans
African Americans--Folklore
Blacks--Songs and music
Cowboys--Songs and music
Folk music
Folk poetry, American
Folk songs
Folklore
Places
United States

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Avery Lomax Family Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1982-036; 1982-073; 1982-150; 1982-171; 1982-272; 1982-392; 1986-306; 1994-010; 1994-340; 2002-245; 2016-013

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Archives Staff, February 2001. Subsequent revisions by Bob Stewart, June 2002, and by Amanda Reyes, July 2021.


OCLC Number

30425536


Detailed Description of the Collection

Papers

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3D147 [SRH1230015582] Susan F. Cooper (Mrs. James Avery) Lomax item: "Trip to Texas", 1914
John A. Lomax, Sr., papers
Personal
Family correspondence
Bess Baumann Brown Lomax
1898-April 1904
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3D148 [SRH1230015583] May 1904-1923 and undated, undated
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3D149 [SRH1230015584] undated
Ruby Rochelle Terrill Lomax
1933-April 1934
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3D150 [SRH1230015585] May 1934-March 27, 1935
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3D151 [SRH1230015586] March 28, 1935-October 15, 1936
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3D152 [SRH1230015587] October 17, 1936-1947 and undated, undated
Shirley Lomax Mansell and family, 1910-1947, undated
John Avery Lomax, Jr., and Margaret Marable Lomax
1912-1939
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3D153 [SRH1230015588] 1940-1948, undated
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3D222 [SRH1230015554] Alan James Lomax, 1919-1948, undated
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3D153 [SRH1230015588] Bess Brown Lomax Hawes and family, 1931-1947, undated
Alice Lomax Pedigo and Eugene R. Pedigo, 1899-1948, undated
Brown Family
1903-1947, undated
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2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 1 Oversize magazine clipping, 1944
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3D153 [SRH1230015588] Miscellaneous family, 1890-1948, undated
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3D154 [SRH1230015589] Friends and colleagues, correspondence and other papers
Eugene C. Barker, 1898, 1906, 1919, 1926, 1943-1948, undated
William J. Battle, 1897, 1900, 1911-1921, 1931-1947, undated
Roy Bedicheck, 1900-1919, 1934-1947, undated
H. Y. Benedict, 1901, 1907, 1917-1920, 1930-1937, undated
L. B. R. Briggs, 1898-1932, undated
L. G. Bugbee, 1899-1901
Orville Bullington, 1917-1947
Oscar Callaway and Stella Callaway, 1900, 1910, 1931-1947, undated
Genevieve Chandler, 1936-1947, undated
Choate School, 1929-1935, 1945, 1946, undated
James B. Clark Family, 1897-1904, 1943, 1944, undated
Tom Connally, 1904-1924, 1940
Edward Crane, 1900, 1917-1948, undated
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3D155 [SRH1230015590] Tom Peete Cross, 1919-1924
Donald Day and the Southwest Review, 1942-1947, undated
J. Frank Dobie, 1922-1950, 1964, 1965, undated
E. P. R. Duval, 1904, 1914-1920, 1940-1945
Shirley Green
1897-June 1899
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3D156 [SRH1230015591] July 1899-July 1902
box
3D157 [SRH1230015592] August 1902-1903
Undated and fragments
George Herzog, 1934-1936, undated
Tom A. Hight, 1911, 1912, 1924-1940
Will C. Hogg, 1916-1922
Gene Boardman Hoover, 1935-1938, undated
John B. Jones, 1912, 1915, 1929-1945, undated
Richard H. Kimball family, 1900-1904, 1917, 1923, 1935, 1937, 1947, undated
George Lyman Kittredge, 1907-1943, undated
Huddie Ledbetter ("Lead Belly")
Various materials, 1934-1944, undated
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3D200 [SRH1230015635] Newspaper and magazine clippings, 1934-1951, 1960-1977, undated
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 5 Oversize, 1945, undated
box
3D157 [SRH1230015592] Janice Reed Lit, 1933-1940, undated
J. E. McCauley, 1910-1925, 1944
Sidney E. Mezes, 1897-1931
Charles S. Potts, 1904-1910, 1934-1946, undated
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3D158 [SRH1230015593] William L. Prather family, 1899-1903
Carl Sandburg, 1920-1934, 1945, 1947, undated
Ruth Crawford Seeger and Charles Seeger, 1937-1946, undated
John Lang Sinclair family, 1901, 1912-1925, 1935-1948, undated
Reed Smith, 1934-1944
Harry R. Stephens, 1911, 1942-1947, undated
SMS Ranches, Frank S. Hastings, and W. G. Swenson, 1916-1920, 1935-1945
Ruby Pickens Tartt, 1936-1948, 1964, undated
Jean Thomas, 1933-1937, undated
Stith Thompson, 1933-1934, 1944-1946, 1966
William D. Totten, 1911-1917, 1933
Leslie Waggener family, 1917-1947
Alonzo Wasson, 1915-1917, 1940-1947, undated
Barrett Wendell, Jr, 1917-1947, undated
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3D159 [SRH1230015594] Barrett Wendell, Sr, 1907-1924, undated
George T. Winston, 1898-1904, undated
Lewis T. Winston and P. H. Winston, 1899-[1903?]
Edgar E. Witt, 1900-1947
Ray Wood, 1939-1944, undated
General
1897-1911
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3D160 [SRH1230015595] 1912-1935
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3D161 [SRH1230015596] 1936-1948, January-December, undated
box
3D162 [SRH1230015597] undated
Financial records
Insurance and loans on policies, 1893-1947, undated
Correspondence, invoices and receipts
1900-1947, undated
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 1 Oversize tax receipt, 1928
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3D162 [SRH1230015597] Bank books, 1906-1908, 1915
Check stubbs, 1926-1927
Checks to Mrs. Susan F. Lomax, 1899-1914
Miscellaneous checks
1900-July 1945
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3D163 [SRH1230015598] Aug. 1945-1946
Deposit Slips, 1911-1947
Bank statements, 1933-1946
Miscellaneous, 1920, 1937, undated
Student Papers
Various schools, colleges, and universities, 1880-1898, 1903, undated
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 1 University of Texas diplomas, 1897, 1906
box
3D163 [SRH1230015598] Harvard University
1904-1907, undated
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 1 Diploma, 1907
box
3D163 [SRH1230015598] Organizations, correspondence and other materials
Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, 1900-1901, 1912-1925, 1947, undated
Modern Language Association, 1912-1941
Various organizations, 1907-1925, 1936-1947, undated
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 1 Oversize Philosophical Society of Texas membership, 1936
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3D163 [SRH1230015598] Diary and ledger, 1934-1935
box
3D164 [SRH1230015599] Eightieth birthday
John Avery Lomax: His 80th Birthday bound of letters, 1947
Loose materials removed from John Avery Lomax: His 80th Birthday, 1911, 1947-1950, undated
Photocopy of John Avery Lomax: His 80th Birthday and loose materials, 1911, 1947-1950, undated
Other correspondence, 1947
Death
Correspondence, 1948, undated
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3D165 [SRH1230015600] Newspaper clippings, 1948
Will and estate papers, 1942-1948
Miscellaneous items, 1948
Biographical materials, 1936, 1947, 1948, undated
Lomax family tree, coat of arms, and other materials, 1910, undated
Early teaching career, [1888-1895?]
University of Texas career
Business correspondence, 1898-1930, 1940-1947, undated
Students
General correspondence
1896-1900
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3D166 [SRH1230015601] 1901-1925, undated
Working Students' Bulletin, 1911-1912, undated
Cullen F. Thomas Scholarship/Alumni Loan Fund correspondence
Cullen F. Thomas, 1912-1914
Applicants
January-June 20, 1913
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3D167 [SRH1230015602] June 21-September 1913, undated
Correspondence courses
Correspondence, 1913-1914
Syllabus for folklore course, undated
Statistics, 1911-1914
Texas Legislature and proposed merger of University of Texas with
Texas A & M College
Correspondence
1910-1912
1913-1915
Legislative bills, amendments, lists of legislators, newspaper clippings, and other materials, 1913, undated
Governor James E. Ferguson controversy
John A. Lomax vs. G. S. McReynolds et al, 1917
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3D168 [SRH1230015603] Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other materials, 1916-1918, 1925, 1940-1944, undated
"Random Recollections of the University `Bear Fight,' " reminiscence, undated
Ex-Students Association
Correspondence, 1919-1925, 1942, 1945
Historical reminiscence, 1942
Magazine clippings, 1962
Printed item, undated
Homer Price Rainey controversy, correspondence and other materials, 1939-1947
Various printed items and newspaper clippings
1904-1945, undated
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 1 Oversize Book of Texas prospectus, 1916
box
3D169 [SRH1230015604] A & M College
Long Horn prospectus, 1904
Commencement dance program, 1906
Correspondence, 1906-1917, 1945-1947, undated
Notes and reminiscences related to student strike of 1908, circa 1945-1947
Harvard University, correspondence and printed material, 1909-1919, 1936-1942, undated
Investment and banking business
Lee, Higginson & Company and investments, correspondence, 1917-1925
"Liberty Bond Selling in World War I," reminiscence, 1942
Republic National Bank, Dallas, correspondence and other materials
1928-1947
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 1 Oversize brochure, "How to Modernize Your Home", undated
box
3D169 [SRH1230015604] Folk poetry and folk songs
Correspondence
Ballad collecting
General
1906-May 1913
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3D170 [SRH1230015605] June 1913-1947, undated
Carnegie Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation grants, 1907-1909, 1933-1935, 1942
Recording equipment, 1932-1936, undated
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3D171 [SRH1230015606] Prisons and prisoners, 1933-1942, undated
Lectures and performances
Alone, or with Alan Lomax
1910-September 1915
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3D172 [SRH1230015607] Oct. 1915-1948, undated
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 1 Oversize Items, 1910-1916
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3D172 [SRH1230015607] With Huddie Ledbetter ("Lead Belly"), 1934-1935
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3D173 [SRH1230015608] Publishing
Articles, 1907-1947
Books
General, 1909-1947, undated
Securing permissions to reprint, 1917, 1930-1947
Granting permisssions to reprint
1912-1939
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3D174 [SRH1230015609] 1940-1947, undated
Copyright and authorship controversy related to "Home on the Range", 1853, 1904-1911, 1930-1949, undated
Musical compositions and arrangements by others, 1914-1947, undated
Permissions for concert performances, radio broadcasts, record publishing, and motion picture films by others, 1919-1948, undated
Sales
1911-February 10, 1917
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3D175 [SRH1230015610] February 11, 1917-1947, undated
Responses and requests
1909-1945
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3D176 [SRH1230015611] 1946-1948, undated
Library of Congress affiliation, 1933-1947, undated
Work Projects Administration, Federal Writers' Projects, 1936-1941, undated
Folklore Societies, 1910-1946, undated
Lyrics, notes, and music
Classification system, file cards
I, Cowboy and Western Frontier Songs, A-L, undated
II, Negro Songs, A-D, undated
III, Traditional Songs, undated
IV, Child Ballads, undated
V, Indian Songs, undated
VI, French Songs, undated
VII, Spanish Songs, undated
VIII, Railroad Songs, undated
IX, Army Songs, undated
X, Sailor Songs, undated
XI, Lumbermen Songs, undated
XII, Play Songs, undated
XIII, Old Religious Songs, undated
XIV, Collier Cobb Songs, undated
XV, Miscellaneous songs, undated
Songs, undated
[Frontier?] Sayings, undated
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3D177 [SRH1230015612] Classified Songs
I, Cowboy and Western Frontier Songs
A, 1865, 1906-1915, 1937, undated
B, Ranger Songs, undated
C, 1904-1910, undated
D, 1894, 1907-1915, undated
E, 1909-1911, undated
F-H, 1910-1915, undated
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3D178 [SRH1230015613] J, undated
K, undated
L, 1895-1911, undated
II, Negro Songs
A
General, 1912, 1939, undated
1-20, undated
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3D179 [SRH1230015614] 121-145, undated
B, undated
C, undated
D, undated
III, Traditional songs, undated
IV, Child Ballads, undated
V, Indian Songs, undated
VI, French Songs, undated
VII, Spanish Songs, undated
VIII, Railroad Songs, undated
IX, Army Songs, undated
X, Sailor songs, undated
XI, Lumbermen Songs, undated
XII, Play Songs, undated
XIV, Carolina Coast Songs From Collier Cobb, undated
XV, Miscellaneous Songs, undated
Unclassified songs
Cowboy songs, undated
1909-1938, undated
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3D180 [SRH1230015615] 1895-1945, undated
Ranger songs, undated
Negro songs, undated
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3D181 [SRH1230015616] Negro songs collected from Ruby Pickens Tartt, undated
Negro songs and other religious songs, undated
Negro songs and other miscellaneous songs, undated
Traditional English ballads, undated
Child ballads, undated
Spanish songs, undated
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3D182 [SRH1230015617] Army songs, undated
Sailor songs, undated
Prison songs, undated
Texas songs, undated
Cotton songs, undated
Bawdy songs, undated
Dance calls, undated
"Old Popular Song Texts", undated
Children's songs
"American Mother Goose", undated
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3D183 [SRH1230015618] "American Mother Goose", undated
General, undated
General songs, "Not used anywhere", undated
General songs, undated
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3D184 [SRH1230015619] General songs, undated
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3D185 [SRH1230015620] General songs, undated
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3D186 [SRH1230015621] General songs, undated
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3D187 [SRH1230015622] General songs, undated
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 2 Oversize, 1913, 1928-1942, undated
box
3D187 [SRH1230015622] Literary Productions
Books
Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads
circa 1910
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 3 Oversize words and music, undated
box
3D187 [SRH1230015622] Songs of the Cattle Trail and Cow Camp, circa 1918
American Ballads and Folk Songs, circa 1934
Negro Folk Songs as Sung by Lead Belly, circa 1936
Our Singing Country
Manuscript and notes, circa 1941
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3D188 [SRH1230015623] Manuscript and notes, circa 1941
Rejected material, 1941
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 3 Oversize rejected material, circa 1941
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3D188 [SRH1230015623] Folk Song, U.S.A, circa 1947
Adventures of a Ballad Hunter
Notes
General, circa 1943-1947
Alabama, circa 1943-1947
Arkansas, circa 1943-1947
Florida, circa 1943-1947
Mississippi, circa 1943-1947
Tennessee, circa 1943-1947
Virginia, circa 1943-1947
Rough drafts
Preface, Chapters 1 ("My Life in Bosque County") and 2, circa 1943-1947
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3D189 [SRH1230015624] Chapters 3 through 12, circa 1943-1947
Unidentified chapters, circa 1943-1947
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3D190 [SRH1230015625] Unidentified chapters, circa 1943-1947
Semi-final draft, circa 1943-1947
Final draft
Preface, Chapters 1 through 4, circa 1943-1947
box
3D191 [SRH1230015626] Chapters 5 through 11, circa 1943-1947
Cow Camps and Cattle Herds, circa 1945, 1966
Articles, lectures, and other short pieces
Drafts and notes
"Iron Head (James Baker) and "Clear Rock" (Mose Platt), undated
"Los Pastores", undated
"Henry Truvillon (Trevelyan?)", undated
Cowboy articles, undated
Century Magazine article, undated
"Miscellaneous Negro Reels" (Classification IIC) [article?] for West Texas Historical Association Yearbook, undated
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3D192 [SRH1230015627] "Miscellaneous Negro Reels" (Classification IIC) [article?] for West Texas Historical Association Yearbook, undated
"Vulgar" Negro Songs (Classification IID) article for American Historical Review, undated
"Archive of American Folk Song of the Library of Congress", undated
Lectures at Texas State College for Women, undated
Lecture on Negro spirituals, undated
Printed items
"Cowboy Songs of the Mexican Border," Sewanee Review, January 1911 (2 copies); and Texas Magazine, March 1911
"Cowboy songs, "M.A.B. ( Mainly About Books), February 1912
"Some Types of American Folk Song, Journal of American Folklore, January-March 1915
"Self-pity in Negro Folk-Songs," Nation, August 9, 1917
"Cowboy Lingo," Sunny Slopes of Long Ago, Texas Folklore Society Publication 33, 1966 (first published, 1920)
Miscellaneous pieces, fragments, and notes, undated
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3D193 [SRH1230015628] Miscellaneous pieces, fragments and notes, undated
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3D194 [SRH1230015629] Miscellaneous pieces, fragments, and notes, undated
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3D195 [SRH1230015630] Miscellaneous pieces, fragments, and notes, undated
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3D196 [SRH1230015631] Miscellaneous pieces, fragments and notes, undated
box
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] Literary productions with others
3 Sunny Slopes of Long Ago, Texas Folklore Society Publication 33, 1966
3 Galley proofs
box
3D196 [SRH1230015631] Page proofs
"Report of the Committee on Folksong of the Popular Literature Section of the Modern Language Association of America," Southern Folklore Quarterly, June 1937
"The Southwest, Inventory and Sampling," Saturday Review of Literature, May 16, 1942
Literary productions by others
Texts
Collier Cobb, 1909
Shearin, 1911
Chapman, 1916
Thompson, 1922
Fletcher, 1931
Espinosa, 1932
White and O'Malley, 1934
Ruby T. Lomax, 1939
Building America, 1942
Day, 1945
Bluestein, 1962
Brininstool, undated
Butler, undated
Chittenden, undated
Unidentified, undated
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3D197 [SRH1230015632] Ives, 1922
Ostrander, 1945
Prude, 1950
Houston, 1953
Correspondence, 1909-1923, 1933-1947
Song anthologies and sheet music
Negro songs, 1850, circa 1905, 1907, 1928, undated
box
3D198 [SRH1230015633] Various songs, 1868, 1922, 1930-1941, undated
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 4 Oversize sheet music, 1842, 1853, 1858, 1909, 1910, 1920-1943
box
3D198 [SRH1230015633] Recording trips, daybook notes, and reports, 1937-1942, undated
Maps
Great Texas Cattle Trail, 1875
Roads, Houston-Austin-Waco-College Station, Texas, area, [1900-1940]
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 4 San Francisco, California-Reno, Nevada area, undated
4 Road and Railroad Map of Puerto Rico, 1932-1933
box
3D198 [SRH1230015633] Printed material related to Library of Congress
"Archive of American Folksong, A History, 1928-1939", 1940
box
3D199 [SRH1230015634] Statements, reports, catalogs, articles, and other items, 1936-1947, 1964, 1968, undated
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 5 "Provisional Check-List of Disks (Excluding Primitive) in the Archives of American Folk Song in the Library of Congress", 1936
(2 copies)
box
3D199 [SRH1230015634] Ballard Branch (Virginia) Bog Trotters materials
1940, undated
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 5 Oversize, undated
5 Newspaper: W. Lee O'Daniel News, 1940
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3D199 [SRH1230015634] Newspaper and magazine clippings and other printed items: Related to John A. Lomax, Sr.
1893, 1904-1946
box
3D200 [SRH1230015635] 1947-1958, 1966, undated
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 5 Oversize, 1912, [1941?], 1947
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3D200 [SRH1230015635] General folkmusic subjects
1908-1951, undated
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 5 Oversize, 1920, 1935, 1947
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3D201 [SRH1230015636] General folklore
Lattevi H. Ajayi, Yoruba tales
Correspondence, 1909-1920, undated
Original texts and typescripts, circa 1909-1920, undated
Lomax, "Stories of an African Prince, Yoruba Tales," Journal of American Folklore, January-March 1913
Texas Folklore Society printed material, 1910, 1928-1943, undated
Folklore course outline, undated
"Negro lore", notes, undated
Works Progress Administration materials
Interviews, undated
Writers Division stories, 1936-1938, undated
Federal Writers Project, Nebraska, 1939
"Negro lore", 1936-1937, undated
Negro stories, 1937, undated
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3D202 [SRH1230015637] Ex-Slave stories, 1936-1937, undated
Miscellaneous folklore, 1937, undated
Instructions for interviewers, catalog, and correspondence, 1936-1941, undated
Vivid terms and phrases
Notes, undated
Notecards, undated
Cowboy language, correspondence, 1916, 1921, 1936-1945
Nicknames
Notes, undated
box
3D203 [SRH1230015638] Notecards, undated
box
3D204 [SRH1230015639] Literary productions
By Lomax
"Old Mackenzie Trail" (poem), 1908
"Cowboy Lingo", 1915
Book review, "Pioneers of the Ozarks," by Lennis L. Broadfoot, 1944
"Texas Cowboy Tournaments", undated
By J. E. McCauley, "A Cowboy for to Be", 1920-1924, 1942
By Cora Melton Cross, "Stories of Old Trail Drivers of Long Ago: Col. Jack Myers Potter Tells About Life on Cattle
Range in Early Days," Semi-Weekly Farm News, 1934
By various authors
Cobb, 1910
Anderson and Cundall, 1910
Pound, circa 1914
Stewart and Watt, 1916
Hastings, 1916
Humphreys and Davis, 1921
Boas, ed., 1922
Crutchfield, 1929
Williams, 1931
Adams, 1936
Davidson, 1944
Thompson, 1945
Guthrie, [1942-1945]
Leisy, 1946
Emrich, 1946
Pratt, undated
Bertelson and Cureton, undated
Niemoller, undated
Walton, undated
Unidentified, 1937, undated
Several authors, 1943
Tennessee Folklore Society Bulletin, 1937-1942
Southern Folklore Quarterly, 1938
Lists
Folklore advisors, undated
TSCW student reports, undated
Newspaper and magazine clippings and other printed items
Articles from Wild West Weekly, 1937, undated
Articles from West, undated
box
3D205 [SRH1230015640] Articles from various publications and other items
1910-1941, 1950, undated
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 5 Oversize items, 1936, undated
box
3D205 [SRH1230015640] Various activities
Literary productions
By Lomax
Articles on Will C. Hogg
Drafts, notes, and magazine clippings, 1940, 1968, undated
Correspondence and newspaper clippings, 1925, 1930-1946, undated
Various items
Texts, 1898, 1903-1911, 1920, 1944, undated
Correspondence, 1904, 1909, 1918, 1920, 1930, 1941-1947
By various authors, 1903, 1911, 1930, undated
Santa Anna's saddle, correspondence, 1929-1937
box
3D206 [SRH1230015641] Newspaper and magazine clippings and other printed items
1861, 1895-1957, undated
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 5 Oversize, 1913, 1930-1947, undated
box
3D206 [SRH1230015641] Clippings from unidentified sources
1934, undated
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 5 Oversize, undated
box
3D206 [SRH1230015641] Miscellaneous and unidentified items, 1931, 1936, 1945, undated
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 5 Cartoon by and of O. Henry, undated
box
3D207 [SRH1230015642] Bess Baumann Brown Lomax papers
General correspondence
1895-1931, undated
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 6 Oversize letter, undated
box
3D207 [SRH1230015642] Financial papers, 1903-1928, undated
Religious papers, 1898-1908, undated
School papers
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 6 Diploma, 1898
box
3D207 [SRH1230015642] Latin, 1923, 1924, undated
box
3D208 [SRH1230015643] English literature, 1903, undated
Literary productions
Stories, essays, and poetry, undated
Notes and fragments, undated
Authored by others
Poetry book, 1903-1909, undated
Books, stories, and poetry, 1858, 1878, 1886, 1903, 1908, 1923, undated
Authorship unknown, 1901-1905, undated
Music books
Notebook from lessons with Bedford F. Moore, 1929
Notebook of A. Baumann, undated
Glee Hive: A Collection of Glees and Part Songs, 1853
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 6 Oversize note pages, undated
box
3D208 [SRH1230015643] Miscellaneous materials, 1887, 1907-1931, undated
box
3D209 [SRH1230015644] Ruby Rochelle Terrill Lomax papers
Family correspondence, 1877-1883, 1894-1904, undated
Correspondence and other personal papers, 1895-1961, undated
Literary productions and radio interview transcript, 1918-1928, 1940-1955, undated
Newspaper clippings, 1925-1938, 1948-1953, 1966, undated
Miscellaneous printed items, 1921-1923, undated
Adventuring in New York, 1923
Travel notes, undated
Testimonial book, University Baptist Church, 1937
Final illness and death
box
3D109 [SRH1230015360] Correspondence and other papers, 1955-1962
Conditions Governing Access
(RESTRICTED)
box
3D209 [SRH1230015644] Newspaper clippings, condolences, biographical notes, funeral register, florists' cards, 1961-1962
box
3D210 [SRH1230015645] Shirley Lomax Mansell papers
Correspondence, 1925-1978, undated
School papers
1913
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 6 Diplomas, 1919, 1921
box
3D210 [SRH1230015645] Juvenile play, 1914
Newspaper clipping, 1919
Book pages and inscription, undated
Chris C. Mansell, medical school notes, undated
Bess Brown Lomax Hawes papers, 1930-1978, undated
box
3D222 [SRH1230015554] Alan James Lomax papers
Correspondence
Family, 1931-1974, undated
box
3D223 [SRH1230015555] General, 1925-1948, undated
School papers, 1920-1933, undated
Radio scripts, 1941-1945, undated
box
3D210 [SRH1230015645] Literary productions, 1930-1943, 1959-1977, undated
Printed materials
Choate School, 1929, 1931
American School of the Air, Teacher's Manual, 1940-1941
Programs, 1941, 1986
box
3D211 [SRH1230015646] Newspaper and magazine clippings
1926-1986, undated
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 6 Oversize, 1986
box
3D211 [SRH1230015646] Miscellaneous, 1931, 1936, 1977, 1980, undated
John A. Lomax, Jr., papers
Personal
Curtis Publishing Company, magazine subscription contest, 1915-1918
Bound printed material and correspondence
Unbound printed material, correspondence, and notes
Newspaper clipping
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 6 Scrapbook pages
box
3D211 [SRH1230015646] Pecan sales venture, printed material, correspondence, and notes, 1921-1924, undated
Bank book, 1913-1916
Boy Scouts of America items, 1919-1924
School papers
High school
1921-1924
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 6 Admission diploma, 1920
box
3D211 [SRH1230015646] University
1924-1928
Newspaper clippings, 1925, undated
Correspondence
Margaret Marable Lomax
1940
box
3D212 [SRH1230015647] 1941-1949
General family
1914, 1924-1950, 1960-1969, undated
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 6 Oversize, undated
box
3D212 [SRH1230015647] General
1931-1968
box
3D213 [SRH1230015648] 1969-1973, undated
Log of automobile tour, 1932
Literary productions
Related to 1932 automobile tour, 1932, 1943, undated
Related to various subjects, 1944, 1963-1969, undated
Newspaper clippings, sports, 1937, 1946-1967, undated
Diaries, 1935-1940
Scrapbook materials
Family, 1947, 1957, undated
Military career
1943-1945, undated
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 6 Oversize, 1942
box
3D213 [SRH1230015648] Sports, 1944-1962, undated
Folksongs, undated
Miscellaneous, 1936, 1946, 1957, undated
Vacations
1961-1963, undated
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 6 Oversize, 1961, 1963, undated
box
3D214 [SRH1230015649] Death: newspaper clippings, correspondence, and other materials, 1974, 1975
Materials related to John A. Lomax, Sr.
Portrait in oil, University of Texas
Correspondence, 1963-1973, undated
Presentation ceremony, April 18, 1964
Literary production by Richard T. Fleming
"Lomax Profile", circa 1966
Research materials and notes, 1923, 1933-1937, 1947, 1962-1967, undated
Correspondence, 1962-1971, undated
Cow Camps and Cattle Herds, correspondence, 1965-1968, undated
box
3D215 [SRH1230015650] Historical marker, Meridian, Texas, 1970-1971
University of Texas plaque, 1976-1977
Miscellaneous
1961, 1969, 1982
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 7 Oversize magazine clipping, 1969
box
3D215 [SRH1230015650] Materials related to Margaret Marable Lomax
Personal, 1908, 1927-1944, 1958-1973, undated
Deaths of parents, Agnes and Frank Marable, 1962, 1963, undated
Folkmusic
Performances
Printed programs, 1955-1976, undated
Newspaper and magazine clippings, 1953-1974, undated
Notes, lectures, song lists
and Fragmentary, 1950-1972, undated
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 7 Oversize, undated
box
3D216 [SRH1230015548] Song repertoire
Songbook, undated
Best Songs from the Lomax Collections, 1966
Alphabetical file of texts
Typescripts, undated
Manuscripts, 1910, 1942, 1948, 1965-1968, undated
Transcriptions of tunes by Hally Wood, 1969, 1977, undated
Field recordings made by John A. Lomax, Sr., and Alan Lomax for Library of Congress, Archive of American Folk Song
Inventory of recordings at University of Texas at Austin, undated
Listing of recordings held by Center for Intercultural Studies in Folklore and Oral History, 1967
Transcriptions by Hally Wood, 1934, undated
C92(1-20)
F276-F290
box
3D217 [SRH1230015549] F291-F322
Recordings not in the UT Folklore Center
Songs of the Almanac Singers, 1941-1942
Songs from various sources, 1936, 1949, 1958-1964, undated
[Boy Scout?] song book, Fort Worth, Texas, 1969
Classified files
Folk Song, U.S.A. (reprinted as Best Loved American Folk Songs) reviews and correspondence, 1948, 1953, 1964-1971
box
3D218 [SRH1230015550] Sam "Lightnin" Hopkins
1960-1973, 1982
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 7 Oversize printed item, 1969
box
3D218 [SRH1230015550] "The Blues According to Lightnin' Hopkins," Les Blank correspondence, 1967-1977
Blind Lemon Jefferson
1930, 1967-1969, undated
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 7 Historical Map of Freestone County, undated
box
3D218 [SRH1230015550] Huddie Ledbetter ("Lead Belly"), 1950, 1969-1971
Mance Lipscomb, 1966-1976, undated
Houston Folklore Society
Periodical publications, 1966-1972
Other materials, 1955-1966, undated
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 7 Oversize magazine clipping, 1963
box
3D218 [SRH1230015550] Texas Folklore Society, 1954-1973, undated
KHFI-FM Summer Music Festival, Houston, Texas
1964
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 7 Oversize materials, 1964
box
3D218 [SRH1230015550] Berkeley [California] Folk Music Festival
1959-1965
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 7 1970
box
3D219 [SRH1230015551] Institute of Texan Cultures
1968, 1969, undated
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 7 Oversize, 1968, undated
box
3D219 [SRH1230015551] Kerrville Folk Festival, 1972, 1977, undated
Smithsonian Festival of American Folklife, 1968-1970
Texas Heritage Folk Festival, 1965-1966
Brian Cope, 1970-1971
Les Blank and Flower Films
1967-1982, undated
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 7 undated
box
3D219 [SRH1230015551] Folkways Records, 1956-1977, undated
"Yellow Rose of Texas", 1955-1970, undated
George "Bongo Joe" Coleman, 1977, 1978, undated
Alex Moore, 1974-1982
Ed Badeaux, 1963, 1964
Newspaper clippings and printed items
1939, 1950-1986
box
3D220 [SRH1230015552] undated
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 7 Oversize magazine clippings and printed item, 1964, 1979, undated
box
3D220 [SRH1230015552] Texts for record albums, 1970, 1971, undated
Publications of various folklore societies
1958-Autumn, 1970
Winter 1970-1971
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 7 List of singers and songs, Ramsey Prison Farm, Texas, 1951
box
3D220 [SRH1230015552] Newspaper and magazine clippings on various subjects, 1946, 1955-1986, undated
Materials related to John M. Lomax (John Lomax III), 1967-1980, undated
Materials related to Joseph F. Lomax
Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other items, 1963-1986, undated
box
3D221 [SRH1230015553] Cajun French festivals in Houston, newspaper clippings, correspondence, printed material
1975-1983, undated
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 7 1977, undated
box
3D221 [SRH1230015553] Record company catalogs
Arhoolie - Free Reeders
1972-1977, undated
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 7 Oversize Arhoolie, 1971
box
3D221 [SRH1230015553] Golden Memories - Yazoo, 1974-1977, undated
Books
Les Moeurs de la Paroisse de Vermillion en Louisiane by Elizabeth Brandon, 1955
A Tribute to Woody Guthrie, 1972
Miscellaneous items
1847, 1938-1948, 1965, 1966, undated
box folder
2.325/V62 [SRH1230002484] 7 1983, undated
box
3D224-3D228, 3J128a Acidic and fragile original papers. Preservation photocopies are filed in collection.



Photographs

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3Y44 [SRH1230028321] John A. Lomax Sr.
General, circa 1875-1947, undated
box
3S236 [SRH1230022725] Second Annual Meeting of the Association of Alumni Secretaries
University Club, Chicago, Nov. 22, 1913
box
3Y44 [SRH1230028321] Family, 1897-1968, undated
John A. Lomax, Jr.
General, 1908, 1924-1970, undated
box
3S236 [SRH1230022725] Pencil sketch portrait, undated
box
3Y44 [SRH1230028321] Family
General, 1941-1963
Margaret Marable Lomax
General, 1914, 1925, 1938-1942, 1962, undated
box
3S236 [SRH1230022725] Harris County Grand Jury, May term, 1956
box
3Y557 [SRH1230028781] John M. Lomax (John Lomax III) and Joseph F. Lomax, 1944-1964
Travel albums, 1964
Alan Lomax and family, circa 1915, 1956-1968, undated
Shirley Lomax Mansell and family, 1915, undated
Bess Lomax Hawes and family, undated
box
3Y558 [SRH1230028782] Bess Baumann Brown Lomax and Brown family
General, 1906, 1919, undated
box
3S236 [SRH1230022725] Portrait, circa 1900
box
3Y558 [SRH1230028782] Ruby Terrill Lomax, 1934, 1960, undated
Shirley Green, undated
Family members, friends, and unidentified persons, 1936-1964, undated
Musicians, 1939, 1965-1980, undated
Tex Ritter, cowboys, Indians, and the Old West, 1885, 1899-1917, 1939, undated
Landscapes, and other subjects, 1891-1914, 1929-1948, 1957-1963, undated
box
3Y559 [SRH1230028780] Scrapbook travel photographs, 1961-1963, undated
Scrapbook and other travel postcards, 1910-1919, 1942, 1947, 1961-1963, undated
Presentation of John A. Lomax, Sr., portrait, University of Texas, 1964
Dedication of John A. Lomax, Sr., historical marker, Meridian, Texas, 1971
Reception, opening of John A. Lomax, Sr., exhibit, Barker Texas History Center, (prints, color slides, and negatives), 1982
box
3W143c [SRH1230030271] Reproductive prints of photographs in the Lomax archive, made for exhibit at the UT Butler School of Music
box
3Y559 [SRH1230028780] Negatives
Conditions Governing Access
[RESTRICTED]
Color and safety film, 1964, undated
Five nitrate, of women in garden, with envelope, "Miss Terrell", undated
Previous location description: 407 [unk_109450] Previous location description: 407 [unk_109450]
Possibly nitrate, undated
Previous location: Box: 407 [unk_109450]. Previous location: Box: 407 [unk_109450].



Audio

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2.325/Q131 Oral history / field recordings regarding American folk music
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2.325/Q132 Oral history / field recordings regarding American folk music
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2.325/Q133 Oral history / field recordings regarding American folk music
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2.325/Q134 Oral history / field recordings regarding American folk music
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2.325/Q135 Oral history / field recordings regarding American folk music
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2.325/Q136 Oral history / field recordings regarding American folk music
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2.325/Q137 Oral history / field recordings regarding American folk music
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2.325/Q138 Oral history / field recordings regarding American folk music
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2.325/Q139 Oral history / field recordings regarding American folk music
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2.325/Q140 Oral history / field recordings regarding American folk music
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2.325/Q141 Oral history / field recordings regarding American folk music
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2.325/Q142 Oral history / field recordings regarding American folk music
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2.325/Q143 Oral history / field recordings regarding American folk music
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2.325/Q144 Oral history / field recordings regarding American folk music
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2.325/Q145 Oral history / field recordings regarding American folk music
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2.325/Q146 Oral history / field recordings regarding American folk music
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2.325/Q147 Oral history / field recordings regarding American folk music
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2.325/Q148 Oral history / field recordings regarding American folk music
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2.325/Q149 Oral history / field recordings regarding American folk music
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2.325/Q150 Oral history / field recordings regarding American folk music
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2.325/Q152 Oral history / field recordings regarding American folk music
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2.325/Q153 Oral history / field recordings regarding American folk music
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2.325/R103 Oral history / field recordings regarding American folk music