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George Boswell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0049
Abstract

George Boswell was a Vanderbilt graduate, author, professor, and folklorist. The heart of the George Boswell collection consists of transcriptions of 1200 folk songs and ballads collected throughout Middle Tennessee between 1948 and 1952. Personal papers, commercial sheet music, choral arrangements, and student research papers round out the rest of the collection.

Dates: circa 1700s-1990s; Majority of material found within 1948 - 1953

Mildred Haun Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0198
Abstract

This collection contains the papers of Vanderbilt graduate Mildred Haun, who wrote a number of short stories, songs, articles, and more, including the book The Hawk's Done Gone.

Dates: 1927 - 1969

George Pullen Jackson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0225
Scope and Content Note The George Pullen Jackson collection is divided into five series: Correspondence; Articles; Notes on Songs; Songs; and Phonographs and Tapes. Series I contains both outgoing and incoming correspondence. Much of it relates to Jackson’s song collecting and arrangements for performances. In Series II, there are articles by and about Jackson, as well as newspaper clippings and photographs. The extensive Notes on Songs in Series III include research materials...
Dates: undated

John Dick, Jr., Uganda Recordings Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.MUS.0018
Abstract

This small collection consists of materials related to the Vanderbilt University Student Research project of Blair School of Music student John Dick, Jr., gathered in May-June 2004 in Uganda. This work focused on the intersection of HIV/AIDS, traditional musical culture, and activism, and resulted in a thesis. This collection consists of 24 DAT audio tapes and 16 Digital Video Cassette tapes.

Dates: 2004

 

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