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Ed Ward Collection

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Early Commercial Country Music Recording Copies

Early Commercial Country Music Recording Copies



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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],
[Box 1: Digitized Collection Recordings],
[Box 2: Early Commercial Country Music Recording Copies],
[Box 3: Early Commercial Country Music Recording Copies],
[Box 4: Early Commercial Country Music Recording Copies],
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Box 2: Early Commercial Country Music Recording CopiesAdd to your cart.
Item 1: EW-CT-001-002Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs (Red Fox Chasers, Cranford & Thompson, Everhart, Love, Hammond, Walker's Corbin Ramblers, etc.)
Item 2: EW-CT-001-004Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs (Lulu Belle & Scotty, Karl & Harty, Goebel Reeves, Molly O'Day, etc.)
Item 3: EW-CT-001-005Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs (O'Day, Doc & Chickie Williams, Carter Family, Lulu Belle & Scotty, etc.)
Item 4: EW-CT-001-007Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs (Riley Puckett / Red Jones, Hugh Cross, Ted Hawkins)
Item 5: EW-CT-001-010Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs (The Three Tobacco Tags)
Item 6: EW-CT-001-012Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs (Red Fox Chasers, Crawford and Thompson, etc. / The Jones Sisters)
Item 7: EW-CT-001-015Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs (Kentucky artists from the collections of John Cohen & D.K. Wilgus)
Item 8: EW-CT-001-018Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs (Patterson, Dalhart, Grayson & Whitter, Reed, Blue Sky Boys, Rodgers, etc.)
Item 9: EW-CT-001-020Add to your cart.
Unissued recordings of the Chuck Wagon Gang / 78 rpm dubs (various artists)
Item 10: EW-CT-001-021Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs of The Carter Family
Item 11: EW-CT-001-022Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs (Hutchens Brothers, Bailey Brothers / Mac O'Dell)
Item 12: EW-CT-001-023Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs (Watson, Luther, Gosdin, Womack, Monroe, Macon, Davis, etc.)
Item 13: EW-CT-001-026Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs by Frank Hutchison
Item 14: EW-CT-001-027Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs by W.T. Narmour & S.W. Smith
Item 15: EW-CT-001-028Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs (Karnes, Smith Brothers, Blue Sky Boys, Welling & McGhee, etc.)
Item 16: EW-CT-001-029Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs (Miller, Hank Williams, Tubb, Rainey, Cousin Emma, Mac & Bob, etc.)
Item 17: EW-CT-001-031Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs (Smith's Garage Fiddle Band; Hayes Shepherd; Roanoke Jugband; Bill Shepherd; Oran Campbell; Cannon's Jug Stampers, etc.)
Item 18: EW-CT-001-033Add to your cart.
LP dubs (Jane Voss / Shelor Family; Kimble Family)
Item 19: EW-CT-001-034Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs (Kentucky Ramblers, Hopkins, Stoneman, Martin & Roberts, Cox, etc.)
Item 20: EW-CT-001-035Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs (Grant Brothers, North Carolina Ramblers, Green, Arthur, etc.)
Item 21: EW-CT-001-036Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs of Fiddlin' John Carson
Item 22: EW-CT-001-037Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs (Autry, Foley, Wells, Martin, etc.)
Item 23: EW-CT-001-038Add to your cart.
LP dubs (Kimble Family; Byard Ray); 78 rpm dubs (Dalhart, McCoy, Collins)
Item 24: EW-CT-001-039Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs (Fiddlin' John Carson, Shortbuckle Roark, Garley Foster, Sid Harkreader, Uncle Dave Macon, etc.)
Item 25: EW-CT-001-041Add to your cart.
LP dubs (Leslie Keith, Bill Stevens, Les Powers)
Item 26: EW-CT-001-042Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs of Gene Autry
Item 27: EW-CT-001-043Add to your cart.
LP dubs (Wild Turkey String Band; Leslie Keith)
Item 28: EW-CT-001-044Add to your cart.
LP dubs (Joe Edd King / Ed Haley)
Item 29: EW-CT-001-046Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs (Martin & Roberts, Highlanders, Poole, Skillet Lickers, etc.)
Item 30: EW-CT-001-047Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs (Earl Johnson, Ritter, McClintock, Greene, Prairie Ramblers, etc.)
Item 31: EW-CT-001-050Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs (John Carson / Chitwood, Lone Star Fiddlers, etc.)
Item 32: EW-CT-001-051Add to your cart.
LP dubs (Algie Surratt, Claude Holt, etc. / Norman Edmonds & Rufus Burnett)
Item 33: EW-CT-001-052Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs: Seven Foot Dilly & His Dill Pickles / Elizabeth Cotten / others
Item 34: EW-CT-001-053Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs:  Mel and Stan / McMichen's Melody Men / Johnny and Jack / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / John & Frances Reedy / Roy Acuff / Reno & Smiley / etc.
Item 35: EW-CT-001-058Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs (Logan County Trio / Clinch Valley Boys / Ernest Stoneman / Asa Martin / Wenatchee Mountaineers / etc.)
Item 36: EW-CT-001-059Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs (Leake Co. Revelers, Foley, Carlisle, Barfield, Georgia Crackers, etc.)
Item 37: EW-CT-001-060Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs (Carlisle, Reno & Smiley, Scottdale, etc.)

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[Box 1-4: Recordings],
[Box 1: Digitized Collection Recordings],
[Box 2: Early Commercial Country Music Recording Copies],
[Box 3: Early Commercial Country Music Recording Copies],
[Box 4: Early Commercial Country Music Recording Copies],
[All]


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