Skip to main content

Folk music. SEE ALSO Music and musicians.

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Jack W. Preble Papers

Collection Number: A&M.1315
Scope and Contents Material includes a clipping scrapbook of Preble's column on hunting and fishing published in the Steubenville Herald Star, 1939-1942; miscellaneous clippings on Tucker County local history published in the Davis News, 1939; correspondence, 1940-1941, 13 items concerning the Mountain Lake, Maryland folk music festival, and the David H. Strother Memorial. Other newspaper clippings deal with Preble's spelunking activities and snake hunting. Correspondents include Felix G. Robinson and Jennings...
Dates: 1872-1956

Jack W. Preble Papers

Collection Number: A&M.1680
Scope and Contents Original manuscript of Land of Canaan. Plain Tales from the Mountains of West Virginia (1960) by Jack Preble.
Dates: 1960

Milspaw Folklore Collection, Typescripts, Tapes, and Films

Collection Number: A&M.2335
Overview A collection of student term papers, submitted to a class in American Folklore, taught by Yvonne Milspaw of West Virginia University. The papers relate to legends, ghost stories, ballads, folk medicine, recipes, crafts, social customs, and games. A card file indicating the subject matter of each paper is included with the collection.
Dates: 1972-1974

Patrick Ward Gainer (1904-1981), Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M.3003
Overview Archives of an eminent folklorist and professor of English at West Virginia University. Manuscripts include field folklore collections, lecture notes, book manuscripts, correspondence, student papers, and folksong arrangements. There are also materials regarding Gainer's position as director of South Atlantic USO activities during World War II and a journal of a folksong collecting trip to Ireland in 1961. Also one hundred and fifty-three audio tapes containing vocal and instrumental folk...
Dates: 1890-1981

Richard Steiner, Collector, Photographs of Appalachian Folk Music Festivals

Collection Number: A&M.4129
Overview Photographs of Appalachian folk music festivals, including the Ivydale (in Clay County) and John Henry festivals. Most or all of the digital files are scans by the donor of the original prints in this collection. Many of the musicians have been identified by the titles of the digital files.
Dates: ca. 1968-1972

Thomas Brown, Collector, Photographs of West Virginia Folk Musicians and Instruments

Collection Number: A&M.4159
Overview Photographs of West Virginia folk musicians taken by Thomas Brown. Most are identified by name. Instruments include banjo, fiddle, guitar, and voice. Performers include Charlie Davis (banjo), Myrtle Stemple (voice), Hazel Stover (voice and guitar), Lee Triplet (fiddle), and Bill Williams (guitar), among others.
Dates: Majority of material found in 1972-1977; 1972-1982

Thomas Brown, Collector, Slides of West Virginia Folk Musicians and Instruments

Collection Number: A&M.4157
Overview Digital copies of color slides of West Virginia folk musicians taken by Thomas Brown. There are 88 items, most identified. Instruments include banjo, fiddle, guitar, and voice. Performers include Sherman Hammons, Sarah Singleton, Lee Tripplett, Melvin Wine, and Bill Williams, among others.
Dates: ca. 1970-1985

Virginia Steele, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M.2258
Overview Correspondence, newspaper clippings, journal articles, and pamphlets relating to the John Henry legend, John Henry ballads, and the erection of a John Henry statue at Talcott, West Virginia.
Dates: ca. 1880-1972