Folk songs

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Here are entered collections of folk songs in various unrelated languages. Works in a single language or group of languages are entered under this heading with language qualifier, e.g. Folk songs, English; Folk songs, Slavic. For works consisting of folk songs of an individual ethnic group, an additional subject entry is made under the heading [ethnic group]--Music, or [ethnic group]--[place]--Music, when appropriate. For works consisting of folk songs of a particular place, an additional subject entry is made under the heading Folk music--[place] or Music--[place].

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

George Boswell Papers

Identifier: MSS.0049

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 1800s-1990s; Majority of material found within 1948 - 1953

Herschel Gower Papers

Identifier: MSS.0176
Scope and Contents This collection is primarily comprised of 20 linear feet of manuscript materials, which include drafts of an unpublished novel with its title and text changes in various versions. The papers also include manuscripts of his novel Faces in a Nashville Arcade and of his biography of Charles Dahlgren, Charles Dahlgren of Natchez: The Civil War and Dynastic Decline. Professor Gower was a...
Dates: 1954 - 2019

Mildred Haun Papers

Identifier: MSS.0198

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

Identifier: MSS.0225
Abstract George Pullen Jackson was a professor of German at Vanderbilt University. Much of the collection reflects Jackson’s deep interest in American folk music, particularly southern spirituals – a subject he extensively researched and lectured upon. Included in the collection are correspondence perttaining to song collectiion and arrangement for performances, research materials and printed songs, note cards with tune indices, a bibliography of hymn and tune books, a directory of Sacred harp...
Dates: 1930 - 1951


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