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 discover the origins of these songs and place them in their proper contexts. Flanders' papers also document her commitment to disseminating information about New England folk songs through her extensive writings, lectures, radio, and television appearances. Many of the materials in this series explain the context of the field recordings found in the collection.
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1930-1960
- Flanders, Helen Hartness, 1890-1972 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for research without restrictions.
Language of Materials
Series is arranged into the following subseries:
2. Publication materials
3. Lectures, exhibits, and conferences
5. Pamphlets and offprints
6. Song texts
7. Lists and indexes