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Bascom Lamar Lunsford Collection

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Personal / Biographical

Writings

Photographs

Music

Printed Materials

Manuscript

Sound/Video recordings

Oral History Interview Transcripts



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Bascom Lamar Lunsford Collection, 1874-1973 | Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

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Collection Overview

Title: Bascom Lamar Lunsford Collection, 1874-1973Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Lunsford, Bascom Lamar -- 1882-1973

Extent: 10.0 MS boxes

Arrangement: Arrangement of the collection is by series - 1. Personal / Biographical, 2. Writings, 3. Photographs, 4. Music,   5. Printed Materials, 6. Manuscript, 7. Sound / Video Recordings. 8. Oral History Interview Transcripts.

Subjects: Folk music -- Appalachian Region., Folk songs -- Appalachian Region, Southern., Jones, Loyal -- 1928-, Lunsford, Bascom Lamar

Languages: English

Abstract

Bascom Lamar Lunsford was particularly noted for his memory collection of 300 ballads, tunes and tales and the establishment in 1927, of the Ashville, North Carolina based Mountain Dance and Folk Festival which has continued to the present time. During his long career, Lunsford practiced law, published a song collection, and made several documentary recordings, while continuing to perform (vocal, banjo, and fiddle) collect songs, and write a few of his own (including “That Good Old Mountain Dew”).  He traveled to Europe and in 1939 along with other North Carolinians, performed for the Roosevelts and the King and Queen of England at the White House.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

These are correspondence, writings, song texts, journals, diaries, transcripts, photographs, sound / video recordings, and other material relating to the life of Bascom Lamar Lunsford, North Carolina folk music collector and festival promoter.

Subject/Index Terms

Folk music -- Appalachian Region.
Folk songs -- Appalachian Region, Southern.
Jones, Loyal -- 1928-
Lunsford, Bascom Lamar

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.

Use Restrictions: No restrictions other than federal copyright regulations.  Please cite materials.

Acquisition Source: The material was compiled by Loyal Jones in the process of writing his Lunsford Biography, Minstrel of the Appalachians.

Preferred Citation: [Object identification], Appalachian Notes Records, Berea College Special Collections & Archives, Berea, KY.

Finding Aid Revision History: The finding aid was updated in November 2015 after the addition of listening copies of recordings in Series 7.

Other Note: BCA 0031 SAA 029


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[Series 1: Personal / Biographical],
[Series 2: Writings],
[Series 3: Photographs],
[Series 4: Music],
[Series 5: Printed Materials],
[Series 6: Manuscript],
[Series 7: Sound/Video recordings],
[Series 8: Oral History Interview Transcripts],
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Series 4: MusicAdd to your cart.
This series consists mainly of texts and music notations for many of the ballads and songs associated with Lunsford. Included is a list of Lunsford’s memory collection, notations on sources, and transcriptions produced by Columbia University, the Library of Congress and Loyal Jones. There is also a list of Lunsford's documentary sound recordings.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Song transcriptions recorded at Columbia UniversityAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.: Song transcriptions recorded at Columbia UniversityAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Music notation for Loyal Jones' Book on LunsfordAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Music notation for Loyal Jones' Book on LunsfordAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Miscellaneous song textsAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Library of Congress song texts recorded by Lunsford and other North Carolina singersAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Personal memory collection listAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Liner notes from Lunsford's Riverside LP Album, Minstrel of the Appalachians (RLP 12-645)Add to your cart.
Folder 9.: Lunsford discographiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Cassette tape indexesAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Photocopies of several pages from 30 and 1 Folk Songs by Lunsford and Lamar StringfieldAdd to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Personal / Biographical],
[Series 2: Writings],
[Series 3: Photographs],
[Series 4: Music],
[Series 5: Printed Materials],
[Series 6: Manuscript],
[Series 7: Sound/Video recordings],
[Series 8: Oral History Interview Transcripts],
[All]


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