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Ed Ward Collection

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Ed Ward Collection | Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

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Collection Overview

Title: Ed Ward CollectionAdd to your cart.

Primary Creator: Ward, Ed

Extent: 4.0 Boxes (General)

Subjects: Country music--History., Folk music, Harlan County (Ky.)

Languages: English

Abstract

Ed Ward was a private record and tape collector, poet, prose writer, and community historian who lived at Bledsoe in Harlan County, Kentucky.

The digitized material in this collection includes recordings of interviews with Ed Ward, his reading from his writings such as Tall Tales of the Hills, musician interviews he recorded, and copies from Ward’s record collection of commercial recordings of Kentucky old time and early country music artists.

The collection’s interviews and music performances document such historically significant Kentucky old time musicians as Blind Dick Burnett, John V. Walker, Arthur Johnson, Ernest Martin, W.L. Gregory, the Jones Creek Quartet, and others including the widow of Blind James Howard whose ballads and fiddle tunes were recorded by the Library of Congress in 1937.

The substantial portion of the collection that is not yet digitized is comprised of taped copies of several dozen 78 rpm discs that document many lesser known traditional recording artists of the 1920s and 1930s representing areas beyond Kentucky.

Subject/Index Terms

Country music--History.
Folk music
Harlan County (Ky.)

Administrative Information

Repository: Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

Access Restrictions: Records can be accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.  Some recordings are available online.

Use Restrictions: There are no restrictions on use of this material other than federal copyright regulations.

Acquisition Source: Ed Ward donated the collection to the Berea College Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation: [Object identification], Ed Ward Collection, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Berea, KY.

Processing Information: The collection was arranged by Harry Rice, Sound Archivist.  The finding aid was created in August 2015 by Collections Archivist, Lori Myers-Steele, and Harry Rice.

Other Note: Collection Number: BCA 0137 SAA 137


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[Box 1-4: Recordings],
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[Box 2: Early Commercial Country Music Recording Copies],
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Box 1: Digitized Collection RecordingsAdd to your cart.
This series contains recordings of interviews with Ed Ward, interviews he rcorded with others and copies of early commercial recordings by lesser known Kentucky old time and country music artists.
Item 1: AC-CT-275-001Add to your cart.

Ed Ward: INTERVIEW recorded by Stephen Green 2-20-91 @ Bledsoe, KY, Pt. 1 

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Item 2: AC-CT-275-002Add to your cart.

Ed Ward: INTERVIEW recorded by Stephen Green 2-20-91 @ Bledsoe, KY, Pt. 2   

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Item 3: AC-CT-275-003Add to your cart.

Ed Ward: INTERVIEW recorded by Stephen Green 2-20-91 @ Bledsoe, KY, Pt. 3     

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Item 4: AC-VT-103-001Add to your cart.

Ed Ward reads his own poetry recorded by Stephen Green                 

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Item 5: AC-CT-285-001Add to your cart.

Ward, Ed reads his own poetry recorded by Stephen Green @ Bledsoe, KY 

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Item 6: AC-CT-285-002Add to your cart.

Ward, Ed "The Hills of Home" compiled poems of Ed Ward, prepared by Stephen Green

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Item 7: EW-CT-001-118Add to your cart.

Ed Ward reads his own prose tales from "Tall Tales of the Hills": "Ashes to Ashes" (1937) and others.     

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Item 8: EW-CT-001-001Add to your cart.

78 rpm dubs ( Corbin, KY vicinity artists: Walker's Corbin Ramblers, B. F. Shelton, Alex Hood, Alfred G. Karnes, Turner Brothers, Jo &  Alma the Kentucky Girls, Jones Creek Quartet.)   

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Item 9: EW-CT-001-003Add to your cart.

Home recordings (Corbin, Kentucky area musicians, John Walker, Raymond Perry, Jock Belew, Alex Hood.; Slim Rinehart); 78 rpm dubs (Collier Trio)   

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Item 10: EW-CT-001-006Add to your cart.

INTERVIEW with Dick Burnett by Ed Ward 1-2-[75] / Asher Sizemore & Little Jimmie radio shows [See Also EW-CT-001-030-A]   

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Item 11: EW-CT-001-008Add to your cart.

Home recordings (Harlan County area musicians, Len Ward, Arthur Johnson, Charlie Hamlin)   

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Item 12: EW-CT-001-009Add to your cart.

Home recordings of Karl Davis family (Karl & Harty) / Radio broadcasts of Karl & Harty / 78 rpm dubs (Leake County Revelers, A. Tanner, etc.)   

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Item 13: EW-CT-001-011Add to your cart.

Home recordings (Len Ward, Valerie Saylor) / 78 rpm dubs (Kentucky Ramblers, etc.)   

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Item 14: EW-CT-001-013Add to your cart.

Crazy Water Crystals Radio Transcriptions   

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Item 15: EW-CT-001-014Add to your cart.

Library of Congress Recordings of James Howard in Harlan Co., KY / 78 rpm dubs   

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Item 16: EW-CT-001-016Add to your cart.

INTERVIEW with Mrs. Jim Howard by Ed Ward / Library of Congress Recordings     

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Item 17: EW-CT-001-017Add to your cart.

INTERVIEW with Mrs. Jim Howard by Ed Ward / Howard Library of Congress Recordings / Commercial recordings of group known as Howard and Peak.   

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Item 18: EW-CT-001-019Add to your cart.

Home recordings of Ray & Ina Patterson     

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Item 19: EW-CT-001-024Add to your cart.

INTERVIEW and home recordings of Ernest Martin / 78 rpm dubs (Leake County Revelers, Arthur Tanner) See Also Ernest Martin Collection SAA 144   

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Item 20: EW-CT-001-025Add to your cart.

Home recordings of W.L. Gregory in Monticello, KY. (w/ Arthur Johnson & Charles Hamlin) / 78 rpm dubs (Murphy, Luther)   

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Item 21: EW-CT-001-030Add to your cart.

INTERVIEW with Dick Burnett by Ed Ward with Arthur Johnson & Charles Hamlin [1977] [Side A SAME AS EW-CT-001-006-A (better sound quality) 

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Item 22: EW-CT-001-032Add to your cart.

LP dubs - Harold Hausenfluck & Abe Horton LP "Cornbread, Molasses, and Sassafras Tea" [Heritage Records HR23]/ Buddy Starcher LP "Me and My Guitar" [Old Homestead 320]   

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Item 23: EW-CT-001-040Add to your cart.

INTERVIEW with Elmer Hopkins [brother of Doc Hopkins]; Emma Hopkins [sister of Harty Taylor (Karl & Harty)] / 78 rpm dubs of Karl & Harty   

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Item 24: EW-CT-001-045Add to your cart.

Side A - 78 rpm dubs of Kelly Harrell / Side B - Radio Transcriptions of Happy Johnny (John Albert Zufall) & Band' Radio Roundup program. (Probably came to Ed Ward from Joe Bussard) Band members included in varying combinations, Happy Johnny, Hip Hoover, Lefty Bucher, Lloyd Carter; Dan Martin, Bob Mason, Flash or Hip Hoover. [Track 20, "Wreck of Old Number 9," may not be a Happy Johnny program performance]   

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Item 25: EW-CT-001-048Add to your cart.

"Live" recording of A.P. Carter & the Phipps Family in Manchester, KY   

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Item 26: EW-CT-001-049Add to your cart.

Home recordings of Bob Coltman, Joe Bussard & Ted Cragg [tape squealing on 2nd half of Side A. Edited for reference file - jb] 

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Item 27: EW-CT-001-054Add to your cart.

INTERVIEW and home recordings of Ray & Ina Patterson by Ed Ward & Marrion Herrera   

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Item 28: EW-CT-001-055Add to your cart.

INTERVIEW with Ray & Ina Patterson by Ed Ward & Marrion Herrera   

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Item 29: EW-CT-001-056Add to your cart.

Home recordings of Ray & Ina Patterson [recordings made for "Folk Voice" overseas tape service - jb]   

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Item 30: EW-CT-001-057Add to your cart.

Home recordings of Arthur Johnson & Paul Hall   

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Item 31: EW-CT-001-062Add to your cart.

"Live" recordings of Ted Lundy / INTERVIEWS with Esker Harper & Ted Lundy   

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Item 32: EW-CT-001-067Add to your cart.

Home recordings of James Roberts & Arthur Johnson / James Roberts & Texas Anderson   

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Item 33: EW-CT-001-096Add to your cart.

INTERVIEW with Ernest Stoneman     

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Item 34: EW-CT-001-097Add to your cart.

INTERVIEW with Ernest Stoneman [songs at end of Side A, possible radio transcriptions-jb] / Interview with Ray & Ina Patterson   

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Item 35: EW-CT-001-098Add to your cart.

INTERVIEW with Ernest Martin [contains duplicate material of EW-CT-001-024 - jb] See Also Ernest Martin Collection SAA 144   

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Item 36: EW-CT-001-099Add to your cart.

INTERVIEW with Cliff Carlisle & Wilbur Ball by Ray & Ina Patterson INTERVIEW with Patsy Montana by Ray & Ina Patterson 

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Item 37: EW-CT-001-100Add to your cart.

INTERVIEW with John V. Walker   

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