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Ballads, English -- Appalachian Region

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Cratis D. Williams papers

Identifier: AC-102
Abstract Materials in the Cratis D. Williams Papers cover the professional and private life of scholar and professor Cratis Williams, his studies in Appalachian literature, folklore and ballads, and the Appalachian Consoritum. The collection consists of materials related to Williams' work at Appalachian State University, academic and genealogical research, correspondence, photographs, audio recordings of folksongs and lectures, one VHS tape, two reels of microfilm, slides, and family memorabilia.
Dates: 1783-1986; Majority of material found within 1943 - 1983

James R. York Family Folksong Collection,

Identifier: AC-110
Abstract James R. York (1907-1986) and his wife Lessie York were singers of traditional songs which they learned from family members in Iredell and Davie Counties. The James York Family Folksong Collection contains both handwritten and typed traditional folksongs and ballads which folklorist and Appalachian State Teachers College English professor W. Amos Abrams encouraged York to collect and perform.
Dates: 1930-1972

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