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Flanders, Helen Hartness, 1890-1972

 Person

Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:

A-Bi

 File — Box 1: Series HHFBC.I, Folder: 1-66
Identifier: HHFBC.I
Scope and Contents From the Series: Series contains correspondence, original field notes and photographs of informants, research materials for Flanders' many publications, and song indexes and texts. The materials reflect Flanders' wide ranging interest in folk songs over a period of thirty years (1930-1960). Although the songs were recorded from the 1930s to the 1960s, the origins of this music may predate the recordings by a hundred years or more. Consequently, much of the material reflects Flanders' attempts to...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1930-1960

Ancient Ballads

 Sub-Series
Identifier: HHFBC
Scope and Contents From the Series: Series contains correspondence, original field notes and photographs of informants, research materials for Flanders' many publications, and song indexes and texts. The materials reflect Flanders' wide ranging interest in folk songs over a period of thirty years (1930-1960). Although the songs were recorded from the 1930s to the 1960s, the origins of this music may predate the recordings by a hundred years or more. Consequently, much of the material reflects Flanders' attempts to...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1930-1960

Articles and reviews

 Sub-Series
Identifier: HHFBC
Scope and Contents From the Series: Series contains correspondence, original field notes and photographs of informants, research materials for Flanders' many publications, and song indexes and texts. The materials reflect Flanders' wide ranging interest in folk songs over a period of thirty years (1930-1960). Although the songs were recorded from the 1930s to the 1960s, the origins of this music may predate the recordings by a hundred years or more. Consequently, much of the material reflects Flanders' attempts to...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1930-1960

Ballads Migrant in New England

 Sub-Series
Identifier: HHFBC
Scope and Contents From the Series: Series contains correspondence, original field notes and photographs of informants, research materials for Flanders' many publications, and song indexes and texts. The materials reflect Flanders' wide ranging interest in folk songs over a period of thirty years (1930-1960). Although the songs were recorded from the 1930s to the 1960s, the origins of this music may predate the recordings by a hundred years or more. Consequently, much of the material reflects Flanders' attempts to...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1930-1960

Bound manuscripts

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: HHFBC
Scope and Contents From the Series: Series contains bound, typescript, and holograph folk song manuscripts. Collected by Helen Hartness Flanders over a period of three decades from the 1930s through the 1960s, manuscripts consist of copybooks, diaries, letters, and miscellaneous sheets donated to or puchased for the collection. Manuscripts include ballads, songs, and fiddle and fife tunes dating from the late 18th century to the early 20th century. Typescript copies of 12 copybooks and 10 collections of papers represent nearly...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1930-1960

Broadsides

 Series
Identifier: HHFBC
Scope and Contents

Broadsides include 474 original broadside titles, which can be subdivided into three major categories: Irish, English, and American. Most of the Irish broadsides are Dublin (Brereton) imprints dating from the late 19th century. The American titles are largely from Philadelphia (Auner) and date from the late 19th century.
Also includes Sam Henry: Songs of the People broadsides (1 box).

Dates: Majority of material found within 1930-1960

Broadsides and miscellaneous songs

 Sub-Series — Box 5: Series HHFBC
Identifier: HHFBC
Scope and Contents From the Series: Series contains bound, typescript, and holograph folk song manuscripts. Collected by Helen Hartness Flanders over a period of three decades from the 1930s through the 1960s, manuscripts consist of copybooks, diaries, letters, and miscellaneous sheets donated to or puchased for the collection. Manuscripts include ballads, songs, and fiddle and fife tunes dating from the late 18th century to the early 20th century. Typescript copies of 12 copybooks and 10 collections of papers represent nearly...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1930-1960

Correspondence, 1945-1955

 Series — Box 1: Series C-4.I
Identifier: C-4.I
Scope and Contents

Series contains typescript letters written by Cook to various authors and literary contacts, often with invitation for them to speak at the Bread Loaf School, as well as their replies. Notable contacts include E.E. Cummings, Robert Frost, William Carlos Williams, Saul Bellow, and Thornton Wilder.

Dates: 1945-1955

Correspondence, 1913-1949

 Item — Box 6: Series ABER, Folder: 20
Identifier: ABER MS MISC
Scope and Contents

Includes holograph letters written by Robert Frost to various recipients including "Mr. Brown," Thomas Bird Mosher, David Nutt, Leila McNeil, "Miss Goodman," "Helen," Earl Bernheimer, and Helen Hartness Flanders. Also includes the Bread Loaf 25th Anniversary Tribute (1944) and correspondence between Isabella A. Cole and Robert Frost. All letters are dated between 1913 and 1949.

Dates: 1913-1949

Correspondence

 Sub-Series
Identifier: HHFBC
Scope and Contents From the Series: Series contains correspondence, original field notes and photographs of informants, research materials for Flanders' many publications, and song indexes and texts. The materials reflect Flanders' wide ranging interest in folk songs over a period of thirty years (1930-1960). Although the songs were recorded from the 1930s to the 1960s, the origins of this music may predate the recordings by a hundred years or more. Consequently, much of the material reflects Flanders' attempts to...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1930-1960

Country songs, Garland of Green Mountain Verse, Gypsy Daisy

 Sub-Series
Identifier: HHFBC
Scope and Contents From the Series: Series contains correspondence, original field notes and photographs of informants, research materials for Flanders' many publications, and song indexes and texts. The materials reflect Flanders' wide ranging interest in folk songs over a period of thirty years (1930-1960). Although the songs were recorded from the 1930s to the 1960s, the origins of this music may predate the recordings by a hundred years or more. Consequently, much of the material reflects Flanders' attempts to...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1930-1960

Field recordings

 Series
Identifier: HHFBC
Scope and Contents Field recordings include recordings made by Helen Hartness Flanders and George Brown in 1930, by Flanders with occasional help from Phillips Barry between 1931 and 1937, by Flanders and Alan Lomax in 1939, and by Flanders and Marguerite Olney between 1940 and 1958. Early recordings were made on wax cylinders. Flanders began using aluminum and glass-based discs for her field work in 1939, and later used shellac and acetate discs. Several numbering systems were used at various times...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1930-1960

Green Mountain Songster, Vermont Chapbook, Vermont Folk Songs and Ballads

 Sub-Series
Identifier: HHFBC
Scope and Contents From the Series: Series contains correspondence, original field notes and photographs of informants, research materials for Flanders' many publications, and song indexes and texts. The materials reflect Flanders' wide ranging interest in folk songs over a period of thirty years (1930-1960). Although the songs were recorded from the 1930s to the 1960s, the origins of this music may predate the recordings by a hundred years or more. Consequently, much of the material reflects Flanders' attempts to...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1930-1960

Green Mountain Verse

 Sub-Series
Identifier: HHFBC
Scope and Contents From the Series: Series contains correspondence, original field notes and photographs of informants, research materials for Flanders' many publications, and song indexes and texts. The materials reflect Flanders' wide ranging interest in folk songs over a period of thirty years (1930-1960). Although the songs were recorded from the 1930s to the 1960s, the origins of this music may predate the recordings by a hundred years or more. Consequently, much of the material reflects Flanders' attempts to...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1930-1960

Helen Hartness Flanders ballad collection

 Collection
Identifier: HHFBC
Scope and Contents Collection contains more than 4,800 field recordings of New England folk songs and ballads, as well as other materials collected and produced by Helen Hartness Flanders from approximately the 1930s to the 1960s. Primarily of Anglo-American origin, but also including some Franco-American music and fiddle tunes, songs were recorded on wax cylinder, disc, and reel-to-reel magnetic tape. In addition to the content of the songs, the formats document the evolution of recording technology...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1930-1960

Lectures, exhibits, and conferences

 Sub-Series
Identifier: HHFBC
Scope and Contents From the Series: Series contains correspondence, original field notes and photographs of informants, research materials for Flanders' many publications, and song indexes and texts. The materials reflect Flanders' wide ranging interest in folk songs over a period of thirty years (1930-1960). Although the songs were recorded from the 1930s to the 1960s, the origins of this music may predate the recordings by a hundred years or more. Consequently, much of the material reflects Flanders' attempts to...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1930-1960

Manuscripts, 1930-1960

 Series
Identifier: HHFBC
Scope and Contents Series contains bound, typescript, and holograph folk song manuscripts. Collected by Helen Hartness Flanders over a period of three decades from the 1930s through the 1960s, manuscripts consist of copybooks, diaries, letters, and miscellaneous sheets donated to or puchased for the collection. Manuscripts include ballads, songs, and fiddle and fife tunes dating from the late 18th century to the early 20th century. Typescript copies of 12 copybooks and 10 collections of papers represent nearly...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1930-1960

Manuscripts (typescript copies)

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: HHFBC
Scope and Contents From the Series: Series contains bound, typescript, and holograph folk song manuscripts. Collected by Helen Hartness Flanders over a period of three decades from the 1930s through the 1960s, manuscripts consist of copybooks, diaries, letters, and miscellaneous sheets donated to or puchased for the collection. Manuscripts include ballads, songs, and fiddle and fife tunes dating from the late 18th century to the early 20th century. Typescript copies of 12 copybooks and 10 collections of papers represent nearly...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1930-1960

Manuscripts (typescript copies and holographs)

 Sub-Series — Box 6: Series HHFBC
Identifier: HHFBC
Scope and Contents From the Series: Series contains bound, typescript, and holograph folk song manuscripts. Collected by Helen Hartness Flanders over a period of three decades from the 1930s through the 1960s, manuscripts consist of copybooks, diaries, letters, and miscellaneous sheets donated to or puchased for the collection. Manuscripts include ballads, songs, and fiddle and fife tunes dating from the late 18th century to the early 20th century. Typescript copies of 12 copybooks and 10 collections of papers represent nearly...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1930-1960

Marguerite Olney collection

 Collection
Identifier: C-91
Abstract

The collection comprises correspondence, official documents, song transcriptions and notes and recordings created during Olney’s tenure as primary field collector and curator of the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection during its greatest period of growth at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, 1941-1960.

Dates: 1939 - 1964

Miscellaneous research materials

 Sub-Series
Identifier: HHFBC
Scope and Contents From the Series: Series contains correspondence, original field notes and photographs of informants, research materials for Flanders' many publications, and song indexes and texts. The materials reflect Flanders' wide ranging interest in folk songs over a period of thirty years (1930-1960). Although the songs were recorded from the 1930s to the 1960s, the origins of this music may predate the recordings by a hundred years or more. Consequently, much of the material reflects Flanders' attempts to...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1930-1960

Musical transcriptions

 Sub-Series — Box 3: Series HHFBC
Identifier: HHFBC
Scope and Contents From the Series: Series contains bound, typescript, and holograph folk song manuscripts. Collected by Helen Hartness Flanders over a period of three decades from the 1930s through the 1960s, manuscripts consist of copybooks, diaries, letters, and miscellaneous sheets donated to or puchased for the collection. Manuscripts include ballads, songs, and fiddle and fife tunes dating from the late 18th century to the early 20th century. Typescript copies of 12 copybooks and 10 collections of papers represent nearly...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1930-1960

Newspaper articles

 Sub-Series
Identifier: HHFBC
Scope and Contents From the Series: Series contains correspondence, original field notes and photographs of informants, research materials for Flanders' many publications, and song indexes and texts. The materials reflect Flanders' wide ranging interest in folk songs over a period of thirty years (1930-1960). Although the songs were recorded from the 1930s to the 1960s, the origins of this music may predate the recordings by a hundred years or more. Consequently, much of the material reflects Flanders' attempts to...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1930-1960

Newspaper clippings and periodicals

 Sub-Series
Identifier: HHFBC
Scope and Contents From the Series: Series contains correspondence, original field notes and photographs of informants, research materials for Flanders' many publications, and song indexes and texts. The materials reflect Flanders' wide ranging interest in folk songs over a period of thirty years (1930-1960). Although the songs were recorded from the 1930s to the 1960s, the origins of this music may predate the recordings by a hundred years or more. Consequently, much of the material reflects Flanders' attempts to...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1930-1960

Pamphlets and offprints

 Sub-Series
Identifier: HHFBC
Scope and Contents From the Series: Series contains correspondence, original field notes and photographs of informants, research materials for Flanders' many publications, and song indexes and texts. The materials reflect Flanders' wide ranging interest in folk songs over a period of thirty years (1930-1960). Although the songs were recorded from the 1930s to the 1960s, the origins of this music may predate the recordings by a hundred years or more. Consequently, much of the material reflects Flanders' attempts to...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1930-1960

Papers, 1930-1960

 Series
Identifier: HHFBC.I
Scope and Contents Series contains correspondence, original field notes and photographs of informants, research materials for Flanders' many publications, and song indexes and texts. The materials reflect Flanders' wide ranging interest in folk songs over a period of thirty years (1930-1960). Although the songs were recorded from the 1930s to the 1960s, the origins of this music may predate the recordings by a hundred years or more. Consequently, much of the material reflects Flanders' attempts to...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1930-1960

Photographs

 Sub-Series
Identifier: HHFBC
Scope and Contents

The collection contains approximately 90 photographs of performers and collectors taken between the 1930s and mid-1950s. These historical photographs provide visual documentation of approximately 30 of the singers and instrumentalists who work is included in the collection.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1930-1960

Publication materials

 Sub-Series
Identifier: HHFBC
Scope and Contents From the Series: Series contains correspondence, original field notes and photographs of informants, research materials for Flanders' many publications, and song indexes and texts. The materials reflect Flanders' wide ranging interest in folk songs over a period of thirty years (1930-1960). Although the songs were recorded from the 1930s to the 1960s, the origins of this music may predate the recordings by a hundred years or more. Consequently, much of the material reflects Flanders' attempts to...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1930-1960

Song indexes

 Sub-Series
Identifier: HHFBC
Scope and Contents From the Series: Series contains correspondence, original field notes and photographs of informants, research materials for Flanders' many publications, and song indexes and texts. The materials reflect Flanders' wide ranging interest in folk songs over a period of thirty years (1930-1960). Although the songs were recorded from the 1930s to the 1960s, the origins of this music may predate the recordings by a hundred years or more. Consequently, much of the material reflects Flanders' attempts to...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1930-1960

Song lists

 Sub-Series
Identifier: HHFBC
Scope and Contents From the Series: Series contains correspondence, original field notes and photographs of informants, research materials for Flanders' many publications, and song indexes and texts. The materials reflect Flanders' wide ranging interest in folk songs over a period of thirty years (1930-1960). Although the songs were recorded from the 1930s to the 1960s, the origins of this music may predate the recordings by a hundred years or more. Consequently, much of the material reflects Flanders' attempts to...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1930-1960

Additional filters:

Type
Archival Object 30
Collection 2
 
Subject
Ballads 2
Folk songs 2
Folk music 1
Folk music -- New England 1