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Folk music -- New England

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Chelsea House Folklore Center collection

Identifier: C-163
Scope and Contents

The collection includes nearly 2500 recordings of performances from the Center. Performers represented include folk and traditional musicians from New England as well as other parts of the United States, Canada, Ireland, Scotland, and England. Additional materials include newsletters from folklore organizations, programs, calendars and posters for East Coast folk festivals and coffeehouses

Dates: 1974-1981

Helen Hartness Flanders ballad 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

Margaret MacArthur collection

Identifier: C-165
Scope and Contents

Five boxes, one containing an LP album, four containing reel-to-reel tapes, primarily recorded by MacArthur between 1948-1965. Tapes contain performances by various folk singers as well as lectures by Helen Hartness Flanders.
Note that not all tapes are labeled.

Dates: 1948-1965