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Title
Eleanor Jean Bonar collection of songs from Iowa and Kentucky
Type
Mixed Material
Subject
Ballads, English--Iowa.
Ballads, English--Kentucky.
Ballads, English--Appalachian Region.
Ballads, English--Texts.
Folk songs, English--Iowa.
Folk songs, English--Appalachian Region.
Folk songs, English--Kentucky.
Folk songs, English--Texts.
Folk songs, English--Ireland.
Folk music--Iowa.
Folk music--Appalachian Region.
Popular music--Iowa.
Popular music--United States.
Hymns, English--United States.
Children's songs, English--United States.
Singing games--United States.
Cowboys--Songs and music--United States.
Temperance--Songs and music--United States.
Sea songs--United States.
Spirituals (Songs)
Folklore--Iowa.
Folklore--Kentucky.
Folklore--Appalachian Region.
American poetry--20th century.
English poetry--20th century.
Tales--United States.
Bunyan, Paul (Legendary character)
Tall tales.
Scores.
Manuscript music.
Genre Form
Manuscripts.
Scrapbooks.
Maps.
Language
English
Identified By
Lccn: 2005700222
Summary
Manuscript collection comprising texts of ballads, folksongs, popular songs, and poetry collected from family members (especially the Bonar-Batchelder family), friends, high school students, and published sources. Many are from the Appalachian Region; some songs were collected by Lona Counts at Berea College, Berea, Kentucky, recorded from oral tradition. Contributors from Iowa are the focus for the collection, as is shown on Bonar's hand drawn map. Here, Bonar appears to have continued the work she began for her master's thesis (1930). Most song texts date from 1930-1939, a scrapbook has clippings dated 1894-1954 with articles from the popular press by or about other folksong collectors, including John Jacob Niles, Jean Thomas, Helen Hartness Flanders, and George Korson, plus articles on temperance songs. A few items are song texts in family papers dated 1853-1874, and there are musical transcriptions for tunes for some of the songs. Also includes three pamphlets: "American Folk Lore Paul Bunyan Tales" / Charles E. Brown (Madison, Wisc.: State Historical Museum, 1922); "Mountain Ballads for Social Singing" / selected by James Watt Raine, music collected by Cecil J. Sharp (Berea, Ky.: Berea College Press, 1923); and "Little Studies in American Music for Home Project Groups and 4-H Girls' Clubs" / Fannie R. Buchanan (Ames, Iowa: Iowa State College Extension Service, Nov. 1937).
Authorized Access Point
Bonar, Eleanor Jean, Eleanor Jean Bonar collection of songs from Iowa and Kentucky, 1853-1954, bulk 1930-1939
Authorized Access Point Variant
Brown, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1872-1946. Eleanor Jean Bonar collection of songs from Iowa and Kentucky, 1853-1954, bulk 1930-1939
Buchanan, Fannie R. (Fannie Rebecca), 1875- Eleanor Jean Bonar collection of songs from Iowa and Kentucky, 1853-1954, bulk 1930-1939
Raine, James Watt, 1869-1949. Eleanor Jean Bonar collection of songs from Iowa and Kentucky, 1853-1954, bulk 1930-1939
Sharp, Cecil J. (Cecil James), 1859-1924. Eleanor Jean Bonar collection of songs from Iowa and Kentucky, 1853-1954, bulk 1930-1939