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Abrams, William Amos


Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Margaret Ray Folger Folk Ballads Collection

Identifier: AC-740
Abstract The Margaret Ray Folger Folk Ballads Collection is a collection of original and copied ballads, songs, and poetry (circa 1900) of southern Appalachia, along with correspondence with and 1976 presentation notes, audiovisual recordings, and slides of Dr. Doc Abrams.
Dates: 1866-1976

Moses Adams papers

Identifier: AC-148
Abstract Moses Adams Papers include the Moses Adams Manuscript, its transcription by W. Amos Abrams, and papers generated by Eric Olson related to the manuscript. This manuscript is one of the oldest collections of ballads from northwestern North Carolina. The Adams family, which resided in Wilkes County, North Carolina, sang ballads for many generations.
Dates: circa 1830s

W. Amos Abrams papers

 Collection — oversize: E1, drawer: 18
Identifier: AC-114
Abstract The Abrams Papers contains the papers and research of Appalachian State University English Professor and folksong scholar William Amos Abrams. It includes audio recordings including folksongs and presidential speeches from the 1940s, written folksongs and ballads, correspondence, speeches, and education notes. The audio recordings were recorded primarily in Watauga County. Digitized copies of ballads and folksongs are available online at Documenting Appalachia's "So Mote It Ever Be."
Dates: Majority of material found in 1884-1984