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Brown, Tom.


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Folk Song Scrapbook

Collection Number: A&M.1709
Overview An 18 in. x 14.5 in. scrapbook of lyrics to American folksongs copied from turn of the century newspapers and magazines. Among the more than 1000 titles included are "Kentucky Belle", "Bonny Black Bess", "Life's Railway to Heaven", "The Blackberry Girl", "Robin Redbreast", and "Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder".
Dates: 1890-1920

Louis Watson Chappell (1890-1981), Folklorist, Research Papers, Sound Recordings, and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M.2480
Overview Research papers and sound recordings compiled by Louis Watson Chappell, an English Professor and folklorist at West Virginia University who collected, documented, and preserved West Virginia's folk music and folk traditions. He was born in Belvidere, North Carolina and educated in English Language and Literature at Wake Forest University (B.A.), and the University of Virginia (M.A.). Receiving a faculty appointment at West Virginia University in 1922, Chappell embarked upon a career dedicated...
Dates: 1815-1980