Guide to the W. Amos Abrams Papers, 1884 - 1984, undated

Summary Information

Title: W. Amos Abrams Papers, 1884 - 1984, undated
Collection: AC.114
Extent: 31.0 linear feet (42 boxes, 1 half-sized manuscript box, 3 CD boxes, 6 small shoeboxes, 1 large shoebox, 2 flat boxes, 3 oversize folders, 7 album boxes in cold storage)
Abstract:

The Abrams Papers contains the papers and research of Appalachian State University English Professor and folksong scholar William Amos Abrams. It includes audio recordings including folksongs and presidential speeches
from the 1940s, written folksongs and ballads, correspondence, speeches, and education notes. The audio recordings were recorded primarily in Watauga County. Digitized copies of ballads and folksongs are available online at Documenting Appalachia's "So Mote It Ever Be."

Creator: Abrams, William Amos, 1905-1991

Biographical/Historical Note

William Amos "Doc" Abrams (September 18, 1904 - July 25, 1991), originally from Pinetops in
Edgecombe County, North Carolina, was a professor of the English Department of Appalachian State
Teacher's College from 1932 to 1946. He was appointed head of the English department in 1937, when
the institution first appointed administrative chairman. He possessed both his A.B. (1926) and M. A.
(1927) degrees from Duke University and his Ph. D. (1932) from Cornell University. From 1946 until his
retirement in 1970, he served as editor of the North Carolina Education Association publications. Abrams
was married to Lillian Cost and had one son, "Bill."

Starting in the 1930s, Abrams built a reputation as an enthusiastic collector, scholar, and promoter of
North Carolina folklore. A significant number of folksong Variants in his collection (some collected in
association with Dr. Frank C. Brown and later with Dr. Cratis D. Williams) appear in the seven volume
publication, The Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore (1962). Abrams served multiple
terms as president of the North Carolina Folklore Society and contributed a number of articles to its
Journal. The Society presented Abrams its Brown-Hudson Award in 1974 and named the prize for the
outstanding undergraduate student essay in its annual contest after him. Abrams received an honorary
Doctor of Humane Letters from Appalachian State University in 1974 and received Appalachian State
University's Chancellor's Award in 1984. He was also very active in the Lions Club. He was the District
Governor of the Western North Carolina District in 1943-1944 and also the chairman of the Board of
Councilman.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of audio recordings, printed and handwritten folksongs, Dr. Abrams' personal
correspondence, speeches, education notes, and memorabilia. Audio materials include audio cassettes,
sound discs, and reel to reels. Most recordings were made in the 1940s and include political speeches
from the Depression and World War II.

Series I: Recordings contains audio recordings of folk songs, speeches, and events by Dr. Abrams.
Subseries A: Sound Discs consists predominantly of 78 rpm recordings of folk songs collected by
Abrams. Subseries B: Reel-to-Reel recordings includes recordings of folk songs and speeches. Subseries
C: Audio Cassettes contains tape copies of folk songs, speeches, and an interview with I. G. Greer.
Subseries D: Digital and User Copies consists of CDs of speeches and the Abrams Folk Song Collection.
Subseries E: Edison Cylinders contains commercial and unlabeled [possibly field recordings] cylinders as
well as a cylinder player, cylinder player accessories, and notes on "Uncle Josh" records.

Series II: Folk Songs and Ballads holds manuscripts of folk songs and child ballads collected by Dr.
Abrams. Subseries A: Folk Songs contains manuscripts of folk songs collected by Dr. Abrams. Subseries
B: Child Ballads contains American variants of Child Ballads collected by Dr. Abrams.

Series III: Personal Papers contains Dr. Abrams personal correspondence, speeches, and educational
papers. Subseries A: Correspondence consists of Dr. Abrams personal correspondence. Subseries B:
Speeches holds manuscripts of speeches and note cards of speeches given by Dr. Abrams. Subseries C:
Educational Papers contains teaching materials on literature used by Dr. Abrams as well as publications,
newspapers clippings, a thesis on "The Italiante Englishman", and editions of the "Merry Devil of
Edmonton."

Series IV: Visual Materials and Artifacts consists of photographs and memoribilia pertaining to Dr.
Abrams' career and personal life. Subseries A: Visual Materials contains photographs, including a panel
by panel documentation of an English Sword Dance held on the campus of Appalachian State, as well
as a pen and ink portrait of Abrams. Subseries B: Artifacts contains Dr. Abrams' Chancellors Award, a
Musical Casket No. 2 [a roller organ], and Lions Club pins.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into four series:

Series I: Recordings is arranged into five subseries. Subseries A: Sound Discs is arranged by disc.
Subseries B: Reel-to-Reel recordings is arranged by reel. Subseries C: Audio Cassettes is arranged by
cassette number followed by additional unlabeled and unnumbered cassettes. Subseries D: Digital and
User Copies are arranged by title. Subseries E: Edison Cylinders are contained in five boxes with cylinder
player and accessories separated due to size.

Series II: Folk Songs and Ballads contains two subseries. Subseries A: Folk Songs is arranged
alphabetically by song title [variants are included under most common song title]. Subseries B: Child
Ballads is arranged alphabetically by title [ballad variants are included under those titles used in Francis
Child's collection].

Series III: Personal Papers consists of three subseries. Subseries A: Correspondence is arranged by year
with each year being divided alphabetically. Subseries B: Speeches is arranged by individual speeches
with additional materials removed from note cards held in folders identifying the speeches from which
they were removed. Subseries C: Educational Papers is arranged by work with Abrams' notebook and
notes followed by publications and speeches. Materials on the "Merry Devil of Edmonton" are included at
the end of the subseries.

Series IV: Visual Materials and Artifacts consists of two subseries. Subseries A: Visual Materials is
arranged alphabetically with an additional portrait of Doc Abrams included at the end. Subseries B:
Artifacts is arranged by individual artifact.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

Transferral of materials occurred prior to 1990. The Folksong Subseries were housed in the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection's open stacks for a number of years before being housed in the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection's closed stacks [AC.2011.034]. Additional materials were added from AC.500: Appalachian Cultural Museum Records in September 2013 [AC.2013.060].

Processing Information

Inventoried by Deborah Bell, 1994. Processed in March 2002, revised 2007-2008. Finding aid revised 2010. Folksongs digitized by Paul Robertson, 2007. It was opened to the public in 2002. Additional materials were added from Appalachian Cultural Museum Records [AC.500], the collection reorganized and finding aid revised by Trevor McKenzie, September 2013.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.114: W. Amos Abrams Papers, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, USA.

Container List

Series I: Recordings, 1938-1979

Series Description: The Abrams Papers contains the papers and research of Appalachian State University English Professor and folksong scholar William Amos Abrams. It includes audio recordings including folksongs and presidential speeches from the 1940s, written folksongs and ballads, correspondence, speeches, and education notes. The audio recordings were recorded primarily in Watauga County. Digital and audio cassette copies are included of the original recordings. The series also houses commercial Edison cylinders collected by Abrams as well as several cylinders possibly recorded by Abrams.

Subseries A: Sound Discs

  

Side 1: Onward Christian Soldiers, by Appalachian Students[7 inch disc],
Side 2: The Jealous Lover, by Lena Warf, July 12, 1940 [7 inch disc], July
12, 1940
Box 1.1
Side 1: In Tarbour Town, the Butcher Boy, by W. Amos Abrams [7 inch
disc], Side 2: Dowsy Sleeper, Pretty Fair Maid in the Garden, by W. Amos
Abrams [7 inch disc], undated
Box 1.2
Side 1: Drunkard's Hiccoughs (Carl Story), by Carolina Ramblers [7 inch
disc, Side 2 unlabeled], undated
Box 1.3
Side 1: Pretty Pansy, by W. C. Johnson [7 inch disc], Side 2: The Miller by
W. C. Johnson, [7 inch disc], January 31, 1941
Box 1.4
Side 1: He Courter Her in the Month of June, by Mrs. Evans; One Stanza
of Barker Version of Edward, by James York; One stanza of Hicks
Version of Bold Robin, by Mrs. James York. [7 inch disc], Side 2: Fair
Fanny Moore by Miss Hansome [7 inch disc], undated
Box 1.5
Side 1: Hard Times, Boy, by Mrs. York [7 inch disc], Side 2: Green
Laurel, Gypsy Davy, by Mrs. York [7 inch disc], August 22, 1941
Box 1.6
Side 1: In a Little Rosewood Casket, by Lena Warf [7 inch disc], Side 2: In
a Little Cottage, by Lena Warf [7 inch disc] November 14, 1940
Box 1.7
Side 1: Two Hymns, by Rock Spring Quartet [7 inch disc], Side 2: Balsam,
by Balsam Grove Quartet [7 inch disc], July 26, 1941
Box 1.8
Side 1: A Fine Old English Gentlemen, by W. C. Johnson [7 inch disc],
Side 2: Rambling Rambles and Jumbled Jambles, by Hubbards, Johnsons,
and Abrams[7 inch disc], January 31, 1941
Box 1.9
Side 1: John Dellinger's Rag by Mack Crow [7 inch disc], Side 2: Wabash
Canon Ball by Mack Crow [7 inch disc], undated
Box 1.10
Side 1: I Wouldn't Have Him [7 inch disc], Side 2: Froggie's Courtin' [7
inch disc], undated
Box 1.11
Side 1: When I was a Little Boy, I Lived at Market Square, by Mrs. York
[7 inch disc, Side 2: Unlabeled], June 22, 1942
Box 1.12
Side 1: Gray's Elegy, by Appalachian Acapella Choir [7 inch disc], Side 2:
Gray's Elegy, by Acapella Choir [7 inch disc], April 2-3, 1942
Box 1.13
White Cliffs of Dover, by "Spud" Whitener [7 inch disc], undated Box 1.14
Side 1: Our Good Man, by Happy Sam Coffey [7 inch disc], Side 2: Who
Will Shoe My Pretty Foot, by Happy Sam Coffey [7 inch disc], undated
Box 1.15
Side 1: Turkey in the Straw, by Hubbard Brothers [7 inch disc], Side 2:
Community Sing by Hubbard Family [7 inch disc], September 15, 1940
Box 1.16
Side 1: Home Sweet Home, by Hubbard Brothers [7 inch disc], Side 2:
Medley of College Songs by Hubbard Chorus [7 inch disc], September 15,
1940
Box 1.17
Side 1: Coming Round the Mountain by Hubbard Sisters [7 inch disc],
Side 2: John Brown's Body, Picture on the Wall by Hubbard Family [7
inch disc], September 15, 1940
Box 1.18
Side 1: Ah Sweet Mystery of Life, I Love You Truly, by Lillian Abrams
and Cullen Johnson, [7 inch disc], Side 2: Chorus I Need Jesus by Mr. and
Mrs. Johnson, Evelyn, Toby and Lillian [7 inch disc], January 31, 1941
Box 1.19
Side 1: Amazing Grace by Trio: Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, Doc. Abrams [7
inch disc], Side 2: Nothing But the Blood of Jesus, Shall We Gather at the
River by Mrs. W. C. Johnson [7 inch disc], February 1, 1941
Box 1.20
Side 1: Drowsy Sleeper by Mrs. James York [7 inch disc], Side 2:
Common Bill, by Ralph Coram [7 inch disc], December 15, 1941, undated
Box 1.21
Side 1: Dadd's Gonna Buy Me a Mocking Bird by Evona York [7 inch
disc, Side 2 blank], undated
Box 1.22
Side 1: I Wouldn't Have Him, Young Johnny by Mrs. York [7 inch disc],
Side 2: Experiments in Sound Effects by Boone High School Students [7
inch disc], August 22, 1941, undated
Box 1.23
Side 1: Wife Wrapped in a Wether's Skin, Wayfaring Stranger, by Burl
Ives [7 inch disc], Side 2: It takes A Worried Man to Sing a Worried Song,
Burl Ives [7 inch disc], undated
Box 1.24
Side 1: Trumpet Solo by Gordon Nashe; White Cliffs of Dover by Spud
Whitener [7 inch disc], Side 2: Dover Beach by M. Arnold Max Hovis [7
inch disc], November 6, 1940
Box 1.25
Side 1: Trumpet Solo by Gordon Nashe [7 inch disc], Side 2: Gunga Din
by Frances Caripe [7 inch disc], undated
Box 1.26
Side 1: Lord Thomas and Fair Annet by Cratis Williams [7 inch disc],
Side 2: Lord Thomas and Fair Annet, cont., by Cratis Williams [7 inch
disc], October 2, 1943
Box 1.27
Side 1: Farmer's Curst Wife, by Cratis Williams [7 inch disc], Side 2:
Farmers's Curst Wife, cont., by Cratis Williams [7 inch disc], October 2,
1943
Box 1.28
Side 1: I Am A Man of Constant Sorrows, by Cratis Williams, Oct. 2,
1943 [7 inch disc], Side 2: Sourwood Mountain by Cratis Williams [7 inch
disc], October 2, 1943
Box 1.29
Side 1: Common Bill by Ralph Corum; Lassie, Lassie, Where are you
going? by Luella Shaw [7 inch disc, Side 2 blank], undated
Box 1.30
Side 1: Tom Dooley, Never Place Your Affections on a Green Growing
Tree, by Laura Timmons [7 inch disc], Side 2: Hain't God No Honey Baby
Now, by Cratis Williams; Froggie's Courting, by Catherine Smith [7 inch
disc], July 15, 1943
Box 1.31
Side 1: Our Goodman, by Gwynne Northula [7 inch disc, Side 2
blank], June 18, 1943
Box 1.32
Side 1: The Miller's Song, by Ruth Miller [7 inch disc], June 18, 1943 Box 1.33
Side 1: Needle's Eye, by Laura Timmons, Cratis Williams; Green Gravel,
by Cratis Williams, Laura Timmons [7 inch disc], Side 2: Three Crows, by
Laura Timmons [7 inch disc,] Summer 1943
Box 1.34
Side 1: Farmers's Curst Wife, Vana Song by Cratis Williams [7 inch disc],
Side 2: A-hunting We Will Go by Ruth Miller; Shout Little Lula, Cratis
Williams [7 inch disc], undated
Box 1.35
Side 1: Hook and Line, by Cratis Williams [7 inch disc], Side 2: John
Henry, by Cratis Williams [7 inch disc] undated
Box 2.1
Side 1: The House of Carpenter by Jas. McGhee [7 inch disc], Side 2: Old
Joe Clark, by Cratis Williams; Dutch Lullaby, by Ruth Miller; The House
Carptenter, cont, by Jas. McGhee [7 inch disc] June 16, 1943, undated
Box 2.2
Side 1: I Went Out One Morning by Cratis Williams [7 inch disc, Side 2
blank], June 7, 1943
Box 2.3
Side 1-2: Little Norie by Cratis Williams [7 inch disc], Oct. 2, 1943 Box 2.4
Side 1: Big Sheep [Darby's Ram] by Doyle Pruitt, Robert Young, George
WayWick [7 inch disc], Side 2: Old Maid and the Burglar by George
Waywick; Adam and Eve by Doyle Pruitt; Doesn't Have Our Fears, [7 inch
disc] April 28, 1944
Box 2.5
Side 1: Edward, by "Patch" Frye [7 inch disc], Side 2: The Wexford Girl
by "Patch" Frye [7 inch disc], September 2, 1944
Box 2.6
Side 1-2: The House Carpenter by "Patch" Frye [7 inch disc], undated Box 2.7
Side 1: Instrumental Trio, I was Born in West Virginia by Doyle Pruitt,
George Waywick, Bob Young [7 inch disc], Side 2: Old Joe Clark by
Doyle Pruitt, George Waywick, Bob Young [7 inch disc], undated
Box 2.8
Side 1: Pretty Fair Maid in the Garden by "Patch" Frye's Son [7 inch disc],
Side 2: Twa Sisters by "Patch" Frye [7 inch disc], undated
Box 2.9
Side 1: Pretty Polly by "Patch" Frye [7 inch disc], Side 2: Barbara Allen,
Waxford Girl by "Patch" Frye [7 inch disc], September 2, 1944, undated
Box 2.10
Side 1: Young Johnny, by Mrs. Ephraim Stamey; Come All You Young
Maidens by Oby Johnson [7 inch disc], Side 2: Great Granddad, House
Keeper's Tragedy by Oby Johnson [7 inch disc], undated
Box 2.11
Side 1: Lover's Last Farewell by Ann Sanders; Little Omy Wise by Eliza
Sanders [7 inch disc], Side 2: Leap Frog John by Eliza Saunders; Gypsy
Davy by Ephraim Stamey [7 inch disc], undated
Box 2.12
Side 1: There's a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea by Gurney Smith [7 inch
disc], Side 2: Froggie Went Courtin by Gurney Smith [7 inch disc], July
22, 1946
Box 2.13
Side 1: Wayfaring Pilgrim by Beulah Greene; unknown title, by Cratis
Williams [7 inch disc], Side 2: House Carpenter, by Beulah Greene [7 inch
disc], July 22, 1946
Box 2.14
Side 1: The Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn by "Patch" Frye [7 inch disc],
Side 2: I Dreamed Last Night of My True Love by "Patch" Frye [7 inch
disc], August 26, 1945
Box 2.15
Side 1-2: House Carpenter, by Dora Mast, Beulah Gregory [7 inch
disc], July 17, 1946
Box 2.16
Side 1-2: Young Johnny by "Patch" Frye [7 inch disc], August 26, 1945 Box 2.17
Side 1-2: Barbara Allen by Patch Frye [7 inch disc], August 26, 1945 Box 2.18
Side 1: Free Heuber's Son by Patch Frye [7 inch disc, Side 2
blank], August 26, 1945
Box 2.19
Side 1: Black Jack Davy by Dora Mast [7 inch disc, Side 2 blank], July 16,
1946
Box 2.20
Side 1-2: Barbara Allen by Cratis Williams [7 inch disc], October 26,
1945
Box 2.21
Side 1: Foggy River by Clifton Beckwith [7 inch disc], Side 2: On Top of
Old Smokey, by Clifton Beckwith[7 inch disc], November 18, 1948
Box 2.22
Side 1: The Hubbard's Talk by Pa Hubbard, Bud Hubbard, and Sid [7 inch
disc], Side 2: Silly Sallies by Mace and Evelyn [7 inch disc], February 1,
1941
Box 2.23
Side 1: Barbara Allen by Blanche Brown [7 inch disc, Side 2
blank], August 20, 1946
Box 2.24
Side 1: Continuation of President Roosevelt's Election Eve Speech [7 inch
disc], Side 2: Continuation of Wendell H. Wilkie's Election Eve Speech [7
inch disc], undated
Box 2.25
Side 1: Comments on Election Night [7 inch disc, Side 2 blank], undated Box 2.26
Side 1: Wilkie's Election Night Comments, Part I [7 inch disc], Side 2:
Wilkie's Election Night Comments, Part II [7 inch disc], undated
Box 2.27
Side 1: House Carpenter by Beulah Greene [8 inch disc], Side 2: Tickling
Me, by Beulah Greene [8 inch disc], July 22, 1946
Box 2.28
Side 1: I Have Me a Sweetheart by Myrtle Venable [8 inch disc, Side 2
blank], July 31, 1945
Box 2.29
Side 1: My Bashful Blue-Eyed Boy, by Beulah Greene and Gurney Smith
[8 inch disc, Side 2 blank], July 22, 1946
Box 3.1
Side 1: Suffolk Miracle, Richest Girl in Our Town by Patch Frye [8
inch disc], Side 2: Suffolk Miracle, Richest Girl in Our Town, Bailiff's
Daughter by Patch Frye [8 inch disc], August 26, 1945
Box 3.2
Side 1: The Rebel Soldier by Patch Frye [8 inch disc], Side 2: Earl Brand
by Pat Frye [8 inch disc], August 26, 1945
Box 3.3
Side 1: Seventh King's Daughter by Patch Frye [8 inch disc], Side 2: Pretty
Polly, Wife of Usher's Well by Patch Frye [8 inch disc], August 26, 1945
Box 3.4
Side 1: Grant's Born in Virginia, Poor Jack's Gone A-sailing by Patch Frye
[8 inch disc], Side 2: Young Emily by Patch Frye [8 inch disc], August 26,
1945
Box 3.5
Side 1: Drunkard's Hell by Emma Regan [8 inch disc], Side 2: Twa Sisters,
by Cratis Williams [8 inch disc], August 16, 1945
Box 3.6
Side 1: Our Good Man, by Cratis Williams [8 inch disc], Side 2:
Wagoner's Lad by Emma Regan [8 inch disc], August 16, 1945
Box 3.7
Side 1: Cold Mountain by Emma Regan [8 inch disc], Side 2: [Illegible] by
Emma Regan [8 inch disc], August 16, 1945
Box 3.8
Side 1: House Carpenter by Cratis Williams [8 inch disc], Side 2: Romish
Lady by Emma Regan [8 inch disc], August 16, 1945
Box 3.9
Side 1-2: Lover's Warning, by Laura Timmons [8 inch disc], August 15,
1945
Box 3.10
Side 1: Old Woman, Paper of Pins, by Clarice and Joe Pawlas; In
Chaursburg City, by Mr. and Mrs. York [10 inch disc], Side 2: Captain
Wedelubury's Courtship by Oby Johnson and W. M. Johnson; Groundhog,
by Oby Johnson; Sweet Fern by Edith Walker [10 inch disc], August 8,
1940
Box 3.11
Side 1: Square Dance Figures, Dance Tunes and John Greer Dances by
John Greer and Carolina Ramblers [10 inch disc], Side 2: Little Mathey
Groves, Twelve Apostles, Pretty Fair Maid All in a Garden, Gypsy's
Warning, Barbara Allen, Weevily-Wheat by Edith Walker [10 inch
disc], August 3, 1940
Box 3.12
Side 1: Froggie's Courtin by Herman Eggers, Ephraim Stanley, C. K.
Abrams, Frank Brown, James York [10 inch disc], Side 2: Froggie's
Courtin; Poor Lorraine by James York [10 inch disc], undated
Box 3.13
Side 1: George Coleman, Pretty Willie, Fair Maid in the Garden by Lena
Warf [10 inch disc], Side 2: Hole in the Bucket, I Wish I Was a Mole in
the Ground by Pearle Webb, [10 inch disc], June 22, 1940, June 26, 1940
Box 3.14
Side 1: Little Pig, Young Charlotte by Herman Eggers [10 inch disc],
Side 2: Frog Went a Courtin, Little Mohee by Herman Eggers [10 inch
disc], July 1, 1940
Box 3.15
Side 1: Florida Blues, Listen to the Mocking Bird by the Osborne Boys
[10 inch disc], Side 2: Barbara Allen, by Ted Reitzle and Charlie Manship;
Girl I Love Don't Pay Me No Mind, by Carolina Ramblers [10 inch
disc], July 27, 1940
Box 3.16
Side 1: Rising Sun, Johnson City Blues by Ed McMahair and Carolina
Ramblers; One Old Shirt, by Carl Story [10 inch disc], Side 2: Old
Age Pension Checks, by Carl Story; No Letter in the Mail, by Carolina
Ramblers [10 inch disc], August 3, 1940
Box 3.17
Side 1: Freight Train Blues by Carolina Ramblers; Two Little Girls in Blue
by Dr. Wright [10 inch disc], Side 2: Kansas City R. R. Blues, Up Jumped
the Devil by Carolina Ramblers [10 inch disc], July 27, 1940
Box 3.18
Side 1: Lord Ullin's Duaghter, My Mother's Version of Georgia, My
Wife's Father's Tune of Georgia, The Silver Dagger by Mr. and Mrs.
York [10 inch disc], Side 2: Lord Bateman by Mr. and Mrs. York [10 inch
disc], undated
Box 3.19
Side 1: Gypsy Davy, House Carpenter, Pretty Polly, Seven Kings
Daughters, Main Freed from the Gallows by Mrs. York [10 inch disc],
Side 2: Lord Bonnie by James York; Jimmie Ransom by Mrs. York [10
inch disc], undated
Box 3.20
Side 1: The Lady and the Sailor by Mr. and Mrs. York [10 inch disc], Side
2: Goldilocks by Mr. and Mrs. York [10 inch disc], undated
Box 3.21
Side 1: The Ditch of Briars, by Mr. and Mrs. York [10 inch disc], Side 2:
The Old Man, Wife Wrapped in a Wether's Skin, by Laura Timmons [10
inch disc], Aug. 9, 1940, undated
Box 3.22
Side 1: Come All You Young Ladies by Mrs. York; Little Matty Graves,
Old English Hunting Song, Barbara Allen by James York [10 inch disc],
Side 2: Away in the North Country, The Jew's Daughter by Mr. and Mrs.
York [10 inch disc], undated
Box 3.23
Side 1: Wife Wrapped in Weather's Skin, Farmer's Curst Wife, The
Scolding Wife, by Laura Timmons [10 inch disc], Side 2: King William
was King George's Son, Fatal Wedding, Barbara Allen by Laura Timmons;
London City by Edith Walker [10 inch disc], August 9, 1940, undated
Box 3.24
Side 1: Two Letters, The Willow Garden, Paper of Pins, Jack and Joe, I
Love Little Willy I Do My Ma by Edith Walker [10 inch disc], Side 2:
Froggie's Courtin, Grandma Grunt, Possum up a Simmon Tree by Clarice
and Joe Burleson [10 inch disc], August 9, 1940
Box 3.25
Side 1: Georgie, Black Jack Davy, by Pearle Webb [10 inch disc], Side 2:
My Gold Man by Pearle Webb; Early, Early, in the Spring by James York
[10 inch disc], June 26, 1940
Box 3.26
Side 1: Bashful Blue-Eyed Boy, Rebel Soldier by Cratis Williams [10
inch disc], Side 2: Farmer's Curst Wife by Cratis Williams [10 inch
disc], August 3, 1946
Box 3.27
Side 1: Sweet Sally, Barbara Allen, Dear Annie by Mrs. A. Bostic [10
inch disc], Side 2: Billy Grimes, Sweet Willie, H. Carpenter, Lexington
Murder, L. Lovel, Molly Darling by Mrs. G. C. Bostic [10 inch disc], May
23, 1938
Box 3.28
Side 1: Barbara Allen by Dixie, Ruby, and Roxie Burleson [10 inch disc],
Side 2: Battle of Gettysburg, Barbara Allen by Dixie, Ruby, and Roxie
Burleson [10 inch disc], September 26, 1940
Box 3.29

Side 1: Black Jack Davy by Rzene Cook; Don't Cause Mother's Hair to
Turn Gray by Iva Jean Muller [10 inch disc], Side 2: Roan County by Ruby, Roxie and Dixie Burleson; Barbara Allen by Evelyn [?]; The Old Man by Louise Miller [10 inch disc], Oct. 3, 1940

Box 3.30
Side 1: Get Up and Bar the Door by Mr. and Mrs. York; Explanation
by Amos Abrams [10 inch disc], Side 2: Pretty Polly, Little Emily, He
Courted Her in the Month of June, Jennie Jenkins by Mrs. York [10 inch
disc], December 7, 1940
Box 4.1
Side 1: Golden Willow Tree by Mrs. York; Explanation, by Amos Abrams
[10 inch disc], Side 2: Sir Hugh [The Jew's Daughter], Froggy Went
Courting by Mrs. York [10 inch disc], December 7, 1940
Box 4.2
Side 1: Paper of Pins by Dixie, Roxy, and Ruby Burleson [10 inch disc],
Side 2: Froggie Went a Courting by Dixie, Roxy, and Ruby Burleson [10
inch disc], October 2, 1940
Box 4.3
Side 1: Little White Rose, My Old Man by Mace Johnson [10 inch disc],
Side 2: Froggy Went Courting by Mace Johnson [10 inch disc], undated
Box 4.4
Side 1: Johnson Boys, Old Black Joe by Mr. Whisnant [10 inch disc],
Side 2: Shortening Bread by Happy John Coffey; Swing Low, Swing
Chariot, Lay Down My Burdens by Rambling Mountaineers [10 inch
disc], September 14, 1946
Box 4.5
Side 1: Cripple Creek by Johnny Whisnant; Mountain Dew, Hot Time
in the Old Town Tonight by Rambling Mountaineers [10 inch disc],
Side 2: Cripple Creed, She Still Held On To Her Hide-Ho [10 inch
disc], September 14, 1940
Box 4.6
Side 1: Old Man Under the Hill, Wicked Polly by Jane Church [10
inch disc], Side 2: Seven Kings Daughters by Jane Church [10 inch
disc], August 10, 1939, undated
Box 4.7
Side 1: Rollie Trudum, Wayfaring Stranger by Horton Barker [10 inch
disc], Side 2: To My Right Fa-la-didle-de-ro, This is the Truth Sent From
Above by Horton Barker [10 inch disc], April 25, 1942
Box 4.8
Side 1: Riding Down Old Texas Trail by Benlee Davis; Black-Eyed Susan
by Farmer's Federation Band; Going To Lay Down My Old Guitar by
Bradley Sisters; I Wish I Were Single Again [10 inch disc], Side 2: Darling
Think of What You've Done by Bradley Sisters; Ground Hog by Ulus
Parham [10 inch disc], undated
Box 4.9
Side 1: Farmers's Curst Wife, Wayfaring Stranger by Horton Barker [10
inch disc], Side 2: Lord Thomas, How Can There Be a Cherry Stone
by Horton Barber; The Broken Token, by Herman Eggers [10 inch
disc], August 2, 1941
Box 4.10
Side 1: Farmer's Curst Wife, Muller's Will by Horton Barker [10 inch
disc], Side 2: Pretty Sallie by Horton Barker [10 inch disc], April 25, 1942
Box 4.11
Side 1: Wife of Usher's Well by Lloyd Church; Shirley Smith, Claude
Allen by Steve Church; Sweet William and Lady Margaret by Mrs. York
[10 inch disc], Side 2: Little Family of Bethany by Lloyd and Steven
Church; Farmer's Curst Wife, Cambric Shirt by Mrs. York [10 inch
disc], undated
Box 4.12
Side 1: Little Willie Weever, Over Hills and Over Dales by James York
[10 inch disc], Side 2: Green Growing Tree, Married Me A Wife by James
York [10 inch disc], June 23, 1942, June 25, 1942
Box 4.13
Side 1: Two Sisters, There was an Old Woman in Our Town, Pretty Sally
by Horton Barker [10 inch disc], Side 2: Edward by Horton Barker [10
inch disc], undated
Box 4.14
Side 1: William Hall, Wondrous Lore by Horton Barker [10 inch disc],
Side 2: Devilish Mary, The Twa Sisters by Horton Barker [10 inch
disc], April 25, 1942
Box 4.15
Side 1: Bold Robin, Little John by Nora Hicks [10 inch disc], Side 2:
Black Betty, Little Lost Child, Wife of Usher's Well by Nora Hicks [10
inch disc], undated
Box 4.16
Side 1: This Is A World of Trouble, Our Good Man, Kentucky
Moonshiner, Cratis Williams [10 inch disc], Side 2: Sourwood Mountain,
Cumberland Gap, Rye Whiskey, Cratis Williams [10 inch disc], September
26, 1942
Box 4.17
Side 1: Golden Willow Tree, The Rich Lady by Nora Hicks; Edward by
Callie Hicks [10 inch disc], Side 2: House Carpenter by Nora Hicks [10
inch disc], undated
Box 4.18
Side 1: Old Smokey, Drowsy Sleeper by Cratis Williams [10 inch disc],
Side 2: Wild Bill Jones, Rebel Soldier by Cratis Williams [10 inch
disc], September 26, 1942
Box 4.19
Side 1: Riddles Wisely Expounded, Barbara Allen by Horton Barker
[10 inch disc], Side 2: Grandmother's Chair, Romish Lady, Dying Nun,
Rosewood Casket by Herman Eggers [10 inch disc], August 18, 1941
Box 4.20
Side 1: Golden Willow Tree by Horton Barker [10 inch disc], Side 2:
Golden Willow Tree, cont., Rich Old Lady by Horton Barker [10 inch
disc], April 25, 1942
Box 4.21
Side 1: Maid Freed from the Gallows by Steven Church, Avery Johnson;
Dublin Boy by Herman Eggers [10 inch disc], Side 2: Lass of Luck
Royal, Higher Up in the Cherry Tree by Ernest Bolick; Wreck of Number
4 by Steven Church; Little Oury Wise by Avery Johnson [10 inch
disc], undated
Box 4.22
Side 1: Six Kings Daughters, Twenty-One Years and the Answer to
Twenty-One Years by Avery Johnson [10 inch disc], Side 2: Earl Brand,
On Top of Old Smoky by Avery Johnson [10 inch disc], undated
Box 4.23
Side 1: Gypsy Davie by Mr. and Mrs. York; Lord Bateman by James York
[10 inch disc], Side 2: Lord Randal by Pearl Webb; Golden Willow Tree
by Mrs. York; The Jew's Daughter by James York; The Mocking Bird by
Evona York [10 inch disc], 1941
Box 4.24
Side 1: The Twa Sisters by Burl Ives [10 inch disc], Side 2: Swapping
Love by Burl Ives; Let the Midnight Special [performer unreadable] [10
inch disc], undated
Box 4.25
Side 1: Early, Early in the Spring by Ruth Weatherman; House Carpenter,
George Cullins, Maid freed from the Gallows by Mr. and Mrs. York [10
inch disc], Side 2: Jennie Jenkins by Ruth Weatherman; He Courted Her in the Month of June by Mrs. York; Deaf Woman's Courtship, by Pearl Webb; Get Up and Bar the Door by Mr. York; Tiem Enough Yet by Mrs.York [10 inch disc], undated
Box 4.26
Side 1: Divine Jehovah, I Want to Hold My Savior's Hand by Rock
Springs Choir [10 inch disc], Side 2: Hold My Hand by Whittier Choir;
Rise up and Shine, Jesus Paid It All by Rock Springs Choir [10 inch
disc], undated
Box 4.27
Side 1: When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder, The Weeping Willow by
Virginia Collins Girls [10 inch disc], Side 2: Foggy Mountain Top Blues
by Rhymes Hayle and Willis Hayes; Chicken Rell by Hillbilly Henderson;
Sunny Side of Life, by Casey Jones [10 inch disc], undated
Box 4.28
Side 1: Ring the Bells of Heaven by Central District Choir; I Made a
Covenant with the Lord by Convention Choir; When I Wake Up in Glory
Land, Glory in the Promised Land by Jackson County Ramblers [10 inch
disc], Side 2: Three unknown titles by Adee Choir and Whittier Choir;
Rock me to Sleep in the Cradle I Love by Speedwell Quartet; Where
Could I Go But To the Land by Moody Sisters [10 inch disc], undated
Box 4.29
Side 1: A Mansion Prepared in Heavy for Me by Irene and Louise Church;
Brown Girl, Sweet Fern by Avery Johnson [10 inch disc], Side 2: Charlie
Brooks by Avery Johnson; Dream of Judgment Day by Steve Church; Two
Little Rosebuds by Irene and Louise Church [10 inch disc], undated
Box 4.30
Side 1: Young Beichan, by Cratis Williams [10 inch disc], Side 2: Bailiff's
Daughter of Islington by Laura Timmons [10 inch disc], July 5, 1945
Box 5.1
Side 1: Wife of Usher's Well, by Cratis Williams [10 inch disc, Side 2
blank], June 22, 1946
Box 5.2
Side 1: Shortenin' Bread, by Moir Ayers [10 inch disc], Side 2: I Love
Life, Shortenin' Bread, by Moir Ayers [10 inch disc], June 18, 1940
Box 5.3
Side 1: Mixed Chorus; Let My People Go by Boys Quartet [10 inch disc],
Side 2: All In the April Evening by Girls Glee Club; Blessed is He; Girl's
Quartet [10 inch disc], undated
Box 5.4
Side 1: Love You Forever by A. J. Smith [10 inch disc], Side 2: Baby by
A. J. Smith [10 inch disc], undated
Box 5.5
Side 1: Little Matthy Groves by Edith Walker [10 inch disc], Side 2: Pretty
Fair Maiden in a Garden by Edith Walker [10 inch disc], August 15, 1945
Box 5.6
Side 1: Scotch Ditty by Minnie Breedlove [10 inch disc], Side 2: Jack and
Joe by Miss Webb; Poor Jack's Gone A-Sailing by James York; Lived
an Old Lord by the Northern Sea by Avery Johnson; The Gypsy Fortune
Teller by Mrs. Avery [10 inch disc], July 6, 1941
Box 5.7
Side 1: Watermelon on the Vine by Johnson Boys; Precious Jewel by Doc
Watson [10 inch disc], Side 2: Old Mountain Dew by Mack Crow and
Johnson Boys; Alexander's Ragtime Band [10 inch disc], July 4, 1941
Box 5.8
Side 1: Chinese Breakdown by Carolina Ramblers; Norwegian Hamburg
by Pete Taylor; I'll Be Back in a Year Little Darling by a little girl; Let Me
Travel Alone by Adee Choir [10 inch disc], Side 2: Be Honest with Me
by Collins Sisters; Down in Union County, Old Gospel Ship by Rhymes
Hayle and Hubert Bryson; Old Joe Clark by Farmer's Federation String
Band [10 inch disc], undated
Box 5.9
Side 1: Wonder Why, Thirty Months by McKinley Gragg and Clarence
Greene [10 inch disc], Side 2: Lone Pilgrim, Contented Soldier by
Tipton Greene; The City That's Four Square by Cratis Williams [10 inch
disc], undated
Box 5.10
Side 1: Poor Jack's Gone A-Sailing by Avery Johnson; Drunkard's Hell
by Irene and Louise Church [10 inch disc], Side 2: The House Carpenter,
Sinking the of Titanic, In the Valley by Steven Church and Lloyd Church
[10 inch disc], undated
Box 5.11
Side 1: If You Don't Believe I'm leaving, Tap Dance by Otis Motes;
Sweetheart of Sunny Tennessee by Shell Brothers [10 inch disc], Side
2: Osborne Rag, Molly Hare by Mr. Osborne, July 4, 1941; It Makes No
Difference Now, by Mack Crow, Otis Motis, and Johnson Brothers [10
inch disc], July 4-5, 1941
Box 5.12
Side 1: Lass of Rock Royal, Behind the Walls of Gray, Brother Green, by
Mr. and Mrs. Greene; Drowsy Sleeper, by McKinley Gragg and Clarence
and Winny Greene [10 inch disc], Side 2: Froggie's Courting by Herman
Eggers; Froggie's Courtin' by Mr. Greene [10 inch disc], August 8, 1942
Box 5.13
Side 1: Golden Willow Tree, William Hall by Juanita McSwain [10 inch
disc], Side 2: Little Emily by Uncle Pato Fry [10 inch disc], September 2,
1944
Box 5.14
Side 1: Springfield Mountain by Mary Jane Korngay; You Are My
Sunshine by unknown [10 inch disc], Side 2: Aunt Patsy, The London
City, Gypsy's Warning, Little Mohee by Edith Walker [10 inch disc], July
8, 1942
Box 5.15
Side 1: The Indian Convert, by Tipton Greene; The Weeping Willow Tree,
by Clarence and Winnie Greene; The Banks of the Otto, by McKinley
Gragg [10 inch disc, Side 2 blank], undated
Box 5.16
Side 1: Part I: Lucky Jack, Part III: Lion and Unicorn [10 inch disc], Side
2: Part II: Lucky Jack [10 inch disc], undated
Box 5.17
Side 1: Jack Tale, Lion and Unicorn by Lovella Shaw [10 inch disc], Side
2: Parts I and II, Lion and Unicorn by Lovella Shaw [10 inch disc], August
11, 1942
Box 5.18
Side 1: Riddles, Barbara Allen by Horton Barker [10 inch disc], Side 2:
Edward by Horton Barker [10 inch disc], undated
Box 5.19
Side 1: Wayfaring Stranger, Tobacco But A Weed, The Girl With the
Flattering Tongue by Burl Ives [10 inch disc], Side 2: Henry Martin by
Burl Ives [10 inch disc], undated
Box 5.20
Side 1: Drowsy Sleeper by Burl Ives [10 inch disc], Side 2: In the Time of
My Childhood, Billy the Kid, Bow Down Your Head and Cry by Burl Ives
[10 inch disc], undated
Box 5.21
Side 1: Women Like to Show Their Power, Little Mohee, Johnny's So
Long at the Fair by Burl Ives [10 inch disc], Side 2: Bird Rhymes, Ivan
Skavinsky Skavan by Burl Ives [10 inch disc], undated
Box 5.22
Side 1: Three Young Ladies Fate, There is a House in Lauriville,
Down in the Valley by School of the Air Program [10 inch disc, Side 2
blank], undated
Box 5.23
Side 1: The Jealous Lover, On the Banks of the Ohio, Barbara Allen by
School of the Air Program [10 inch disc], Side 2: Scratch Time of Barbara
Allen, John Henry by School of the Air Program [10 inch disc] undated
Box 5.24
Side 1: Dying Cowboy, Erie Canal by Burl Ives [10 inch disc], Side
2: Julie Jenkins, Wayfaring Pilgrim by Beulah Green Miller [10 inch
disc], undated
Box 5.25
Side 1: One Morning May by Luella Shaw [10 inch disc, Side 2
blank], undated
Box 5.26
Side 1: Snuff-boy by Beulah Miller; Suffolk Miracle by Cratis Williams
[10 inch disc], Side 2: Bold Robin by Cratis Williams [10 inch disc], Aug.
3, 1946
Box 5.27
Side 1: The Talking Blues by George Waywick [10 inch disc, Side 2
blank], undated
Box 5.28
Side 1: Our Goodman by Clarence Greene [10 inch disc], Side 2: Old
Hymn by Uncle Tipton Greene; the Miller's Sons by Ruth Miller [10 inch
disc], undated
Box 5.29
Side 1: John Henry by Cratis Williams [10 inch disc], Side 2: Springfield
Mountain by Myrtle Venoble [10 inch disc], July 5, 1945
Box 5.30
Side 1: President Roosevelt's Speech at Draft Lottery, Part 1 [10 inch disc],
Side 2: President Roosevelt's Speech at Draft Lottery, Part 2 [10 inch
disc], October 29, 1940
Box 6.1
Side 1: Conclusion of President's Speech and Preparation for Drawing
of First Number, III [10 inch disc], Side 2: Drawing of First Few Serial
Numbers [10 inch disc], October 29, 1940
Box 6.2
Side 1: Draft Drawing (continued), V [10 inch disc], Side 2: Draft Drawing
(continued), VI [10 inch disc], October 29, 1940
Box 6.3
Side 1: Draft Drawing (continued), VII [10 inch disc], Side 2: Draft
Drawing (continued) VIII [10 inch disc], October 29, 1940
Box 6.4
Side 1: President Roosevelt's Speech Night Before 1940 Election [10 inch
disc], Side 2: Wendell H. Wilkie's Speech on Night Before 1940 Election
[10 inch disc], undated
Box 6.5
President Roosevelt's Inaugural Address, Part I and II [10 inch
disc], January 20, 1941
Box 6.6
President Roosevelt's Inaugural Address [10 inch disc], January 20, 1941 Box 6.7
President Roosevelt's Inaugural Address [10 inch disc], January 20, 1941 Box 6.8
Side 1-2: Winston Churchill's Speech to the English Empire Parts I and II
[10 inch disc], February 9, 1941
Box 6.9
Side 1-2: Winston Churchill's Speech to the English Empire Parts III and
IV [10 inch disc], February 9, 1941
Box 6.10
Side 1-2: Winston Churchill's Speech to the English Empire Parts V and
VI [10 inch disc], February 9, 1941
Box 6.11
Side 1-2: Winston Churchill's Speech to the English Empire Parts VII and
VIII [10 inch disc], February 9, 1941
Box 6.12
Side 1-2: President's Speech to Nation [10 inch disc], March 15, 1941 Box 6.13
Side 1-2: President's Speech to Nation [10 inch disc], March 15, 1941 Box 6.14
Side 1-2: President's Speech to Nation [10 inch disc], March 15, 1941 Box 6.15
Side 1-2: President's Speech to Nation [10 inch disc], March 15, 1941 Box 6.16
Side 1-2: President's Speech Asking for Declaration of War [10 inch
disc], undated
Box 6.17
Side 1: End of German War I: Winston Churchill's Speech [10 inch disc],
Side 2: End of German War II: Winston Churchill's Speech [10 inch
disc], May 8, 1945
Box 6.18
Side 1: End of German War I: President Truman's Proclamation [10 inch
disc], Side 2: Truman's Proclamation of Peace [10 inch disc], May 8, 1945
Box 6.19
Side 1-2: President Truman's Speech and Proclamation [10 inch
disc], September 1, 1945
Box 6.20
Side 1-2: MacArthur's Speech after Surrender and Signing of Document
[10 inch disc], September 1, 1945
Box 6.21
Side 1-2: V-J Day, Clement Atlee and Others [10 inch disc], undated Box 6.22
Side 1-2: V-J Day [10 inch disc], undated Box 6.23
Side 1-2: Untitled string music [slightly warped] [10 inch disc], undated Box 6.24
Side 1-2: V-J Day [10 inch disc], undated Box 6.25
Side 1: V-J Day [10 inch disc, Side 2 blank], undated Box 6.26
Side 1: Scenes from Spanish Tragedy, Great Plays Series, NBC [10 inch
disc], Side 2: Scenes from Spanish Tragedy, Scenes from Antonion's
Revenge [10 inch disc], 1940
Box 6.27
Side 1: The Cat and the Mouse, part I, by Marshall Ward [10 inch disc],
Side 2: The Cat and the Mouse, part II, by Marshall Ward [10 inch
disc], August 12, 1944
Box 7.1
Side 1-2: The Cat and the Mouse, part III-IV [10 inch disc], undated Box 7.2
Side 1-2: The Cat and the Mouse, part V-VI [10 inch disc], undated Box 7.3
Side 1-2: President Roosevelt, Pre-Election Eve, Part I-II [10 inch
disc], November 6, 1944
Box 7.4
Side 1-2: Gov. Thomas Dewey, Pre-Election Eve, Part I-II [10 inch
disc], undated
Box 7.5
Side 1-2: Gov. Dewey IV [last section], President Roosevelt III [first
section] [10 inch disc], undated
Box 7.6
Side 1: Sweet Sally by Mrs. Bostic; Swapping Song by Earlina Greene[12
inch disc], Side 2: Black Jack Davy by Frank Proffit; Lord Lanel by Mrs.
Bostic [12 inch disc], undated
Box 7.7
Side 1: Wicked Polly by Minnie Church; Pretty Polly by Faye Watson[12
inch disc], Side 2: Rake and Rambling Boy by Lessie York; Pretty Polly
by James York [12 inch disc], undated
Box 7.8
Side 1: Maid Freed from the Gallows, George Collins by Frank Proffitt[12
inch disc], Side 2: Earl Brand by Nancy Prather [12 inch disc], undated
Box 7.9
Side 1: O Lili O, Lord Lovel and Fair Annet by Becky Gordon [12 inch
disc], Side 2: Lord Lovel and Fair Annet by Becky Gordon; Danduo by
Frank Proffitt [12 inch disc], undated
Box 7.10
Side 1: G. Collins, L. Lovel by Dr. Brown; R. Dark Hair by Herman
Eggers; I Love You Truly, Think of Me Only by Mrs. Abrams; Savior
Hear Us by Moir Ayers[12 inch disc], Side 2: Unlabeled by Jane Church;
Farmer's Curst Wife by Avery Johnson; Wicked Polly by Jane Church;
Little Mohee by Ed Walker [12 inch disc], undated
Box 7.11
Unlabeled recording disc, undated Box 7.12
Side 1: Visit at Hobby House, Side 2: Other visitors to Hobby
House, January 25, 1970
Box 7.13
Visitors at Opening of Hobby House, June 13, 1970 Box 7.14
Hobby House visitors, November 1969 Box 7.15
Hobby House visitors, November 1969 Box 7.16
Visit of 2 Section of 1870 (?) Questers Club in Hobby House comments
from those persons on music box; My singing "In Tarbour Town", March
1972, undated
Box 7.17
Teddy Bear's Picnic, undated Box 7.18
Side 1: Jim, [Laura?], Karen, and Jim Edwards; Thanksgiving Day- Mrs.
[?] Arlidge, Aunt Sally Shipman; Side 2: J. B., Polly, Jane, Ann [Little?],
etc. Polly, etc. Bill, Etta, Richard, Susan Caller, 1961-1969
Box 7.19
Do Not Forget Me, undated Box 7.20
Rhapsody in Blue, undated Box 7.21
This side is my "reprimand" [?] recording machine for its failure to
function properly!!, undated
Box 7.22
Flatface, undated Box 7.23
On the Jersey Side, undated Box 7.24
Materials Removed from recordings: 2 sound disc envelopes with
notations by Amos Abrams, undated
Box 7.25
Materials Removed from recordings: Newspaper clippings
and photocopies, January 26, 1941
Box E1 Drawer 18 Folder 3
Folksong recordings card index, undated Box 8

 

Subseries B: Reel-to-Reel Recordings [7 inch reels]

"Drama at Appalachian," NCEA-AAUP Meeting, May 14, 1962 Box 9.1
Side 1: Unidentified recordings of popular dance music, Side 2: Mars Hill
Legislative Discussions, Mars Hill College, 1965
Box 9.2
"Not by Hands," Broome-Kirk Dedication Ceremony, August 7, 1966 Box 9.3
"Doc Abrams and Claude," UFE Legislative Dinner and Disccusion, B. L.
Smith High School, Greensboro, NC, April 17, 1968
Box 9.4
"Lessons Learned but not from Books," Apex FTA Annual Awards Night
Banquet [Recording on Side 2, Side 1 blank], April 25, 1969
Box 10.1
Side 1: "Straws in the Wind," Annual Convention School Boards
Association, Side 2: "Not Made by Hands," Dedication Speech, Belmont
Central Elementary School, November 14, 1970, December 13, 1970
Box 10.2
"Not by Bread Alone," speech by W. Amos Abrams, Public Relations
Banquet, Goldsboro, NC [Side 2 blank], May 13, 1965
Box 10.3
"Strength Through Commitment and Involvement," NCEA Leadership
Conference, Methodist College, Fayetteville, NC [Side 2 blank], August 1,
1969
Box 10.4
North Carolina Education Association Leadership Conference
program, July 30- August 2, 1969
Box 10.5
Side 1: "Dwellers in Beulah Land," After-dinner speech for Brunswick
County NCEA, Side 2: "The Holy Grail of Teaching-Lost or Found,"
Orientation Speech for Guilford County NCAE, April 25, 1968, August 4,
1973
Box 11.1
Side 1: "Then and (Oh, My Gosh) Now," Duke University Reunion
Banquet; Folk Songs by Frank Warner and his two sons, Jonathan and
Garrett, Side 2: Folk Songs of Frank Warner and his two sons, Jonathan
and Garrett [continued], June 11, 1971
Box 11.2
Side 1: "Keepers of the Watch," Public Relations Banquet, Beaufort
County Technical Institute, Washington, NC, Side 2: "Like Captured
Fireflies," 16th Annual Convention, NC Association of High Schools, FTA
Chapters, July 23, 1971, March 13, 1971
Box 11.3
Side 1: "Our Heritage of Herbs," recorded after speech, Meeting of
Lillian's Book Club, Side 2: "Mocking Birds, Blue Jays, and Grass-Seed
Sparrows," After-dinner speech NC Chapter, Horace Mann League, April
18, 1972, April 6, 1972
Box 11.4
Beaufort County Technical Institute Public Relations Banquet and
Sixteenth Annual Convention North Carolina Association of High School
Future Teacher Chapters programs, 1971
Box 11.5
Horace Mann League Banquet materials, April 6, 1972 Box 11.6
List of Taped Speeches Given to Representatives of Appalachian State
University, July 9, 1973
Box 11.7
From 000-79, Introduction remarks to 1324 to end of tape, "Down in
Virginia" [MAA 30:1 Master Tape], April 2, 1973
Box 12.1
Side 1: Part 1, Contributions by Professor Hugh B. Johnston ACC, songs
and witch story; Part 2, Eugene E. Garbeels rendition of "Jack and the
Giants," "Jack and the Robbers," NC Tales, Side 2: "Tale Tales of a Short
Editor," After-dinner speech Order of Red Men and Degree of Pocahontas
[MAA 29:3], May 21, 1968, undated
Box 12.2
Side 1: After-dinner speech, Greensboro Ed. Sec. Association, Side 2:
"Unsigned Manuscripts," Dedicatory Speech for Eggers Residence Hall
[MAA 29:2], April 27, 1972, October 17, 1971
Box 12.3
Don Deck 005-58, The Fellar that Looks Like Me 58-105, Palms of
Victory 106-149, W-- T--- [Wayfaring Traveller?] 149-219, Tom Dula
796, Edward 026 [MAA 31:1], undated
Box 12.4
From 000-79 list, April 2, 1973 Box 12.5
List 12.4, undated Box 12.6
From 000-15 "Dream of Judgment Day," to 1430-1481 "Hymns," second
tape in Abrams Folksong Collection [MAA 30:2], April 2, 1973
Box 13.1
From 000-28 "If You Don't Believe I'm Leaving," to 1478-end "Old
Mountain Dew," third tape in Abrams Folksong Collection [MAA
30:3], April 2, 1973
Box 13.2
From 000-51 "O Li Li O" to 1423-1502 "Sweet Sally," fourth tape in
Abrams Folksong Collection [MAA 30:4], April 2, 1973
Box 13.3
From 000-30 "Sweet Sally" to 547-670 "Summary and Recapitulation,"
Fifth and last tape in Abrams Folksong Collection [MAA 30:5], April 2,
1973
Box 13.4
From 000-15 "Dream of Judgment Day," to 1430-1481 "Hymns," second
tape in Abrams FolksongCollection [MAA 30:2] materials, undated
Box 13.5
From 000-28 "If You Don't Believe I'm Leaving," to 1478-end "Old
Mountain Dew," Third tape in Abrams Folklsong Collection [MAA 30:3]
list, April 2, 1973
Box 13.6
From 000-51 "O Li Li O" to 1423-1502 "Sweet Sally," fourth tape in
Abrams Folksong Collection [MAA 30:4] list, April 2, 1973
Box 13.7
From 000-30 "Sweet Sally" to 547-670 "Summary and Recapitulation"
Fifth and last tape in Abrams Folksong Collection, list, April 2, 1973
Box 13.8
Reel-to-Reel tape index, undated Box 13.9

Subseries C: Audio Cassesttes

Tape 470: Abrams Collection, Tp. 1, Sd. 1, 000-287, 287-593, undated Box 14.1
Tape 471: Abrams Collection, Tp. 1, Sd. 1, 593-1007, 1007-1382; Abrams
Collection, Tp. 1, Sd. 2, 000-092, undated
Box 14.2
Tape 472: Abrams Collection, Tp. 1, Sd. 2, 92-375, 375-703, undated Box 14.3
Tape 473: Abrams Collection, Tp. 1, Sd. 2, 703-1170, 1128-end, undated Box 14.4
Tape 488: Abrams Collection, Tp. 2, Sd. 2, 1265-end; Abrams Collection,
Tp. 3, Sd. 1, 000-162; Abrams Collection, Tp. 3, Sd. 1, 162-437, undated
Box 14.5
Tape 503: Abrams Collection, Tp. 2, Sd. 1, 000-221, 222-546, undated Box 14.6
Tape 504: Abrams Collection, Tp. 2, Sd. 1, 547-901, 902-1344, undated Box 14.7
Tape 505: Abrams Collection, Tp. 2, Sd. 1, 1344-end; Abrams Collection,
Tp. 2, Sd. 2, 000-210, 210-500, undated
Box 14.8
Tape 506: Abrams Collection, Tp. 2, Sd. 2, 500-830, 830-1265, undated Box 14.9
Tape 509: Abrams Collection, Tp. 3, Sd. 1, 1147-end; Abrams Collection,
Tp. 3, Sd. 2, 000-069, 069-338, undated
Box 14.10
Tape 510: Abrams Collection, Tp. 3, Sd. 2, 338-647, 647-1027, undated Box 14.11
Tape 511: Abrams Collection, Tp. 3, Sd. 2, 1027-end, undated Box 14.12
Tape 512: Abrams Collection, Tp. 4, Sd. 1, 000-258, 258-538, undated Box 14.13
Tape 513: Abrams Collection, Tp. 4, Sd. 1, 538-918, 918-1454, undated Box 14.14
Tape 514: Abrams Collection, Tp. 4, Sd. 1, 1454-1476; Tape 514: Abrams
Collection, Tp. 4, Sd. 2, 000-258, 258-497, undated
Box 14.15
Tape 515: Abrams Collection, Tp. 4, Sd. 2, 467-890, 890-1323, undated Box 14.16
Tape 517: Abrams Collection, Tp. 5, Sd. 1, 483-776, 776-1228, undated Box 14.17
Tape 518: Abrams Collection, Tp. 5, Sd. 1, 1228-1451; Tape 518: Abrams
Collection, Tp. 5, Sd. 2, 000-178, 178-475, undated
Box 14.18
Tape 519: Abrams Collection, Tp. 5, Sd. 2, 475-640 [end], undated Box 14.19
Dr. Amos Abrams, 1979 Box 14.20
Amos Abrams, Bringing in the Sheaves [MAA 32:2], undated Box 14.21
Abrams, Christmas, 1979 Box 14.22
I. G. Greer Interview, John Edwards Memorial Foundation, 1965 Box 14.23
Unlabeled, undated Box 14.24
Unlabeled, undated Box 14.25

Subseries D: Digital and User Copies

"Dad's Speech at ASTC", "Drama at Appalachian" [user copy], May 14,
1962
Box 15.1
Mars Hill Legislative Discussion [user copy], 1965 Box 15.2
Interview with Mr. Keever and Dr. Abrams [user copy], undated Box 15.3
Broome-Kirk Dedication, "Not by Hands" [user copy], 1966 Box 15.4
UFE Legislative Discussion, 1 of 2 [user copy], April 17, 1968 Box 15.5
UFE Legislative Discussion [user copy], April 17, 1968 Box 15.6
Apex FTA Banquet, "Lessons Learned but Not From Books" [user
copy], April 25, 1969
Box 15.7
Belmont Central Elementary School Dedication, "Not Made By
Hands" [user copy], December 13, 1970
Box 15.8
School Board Association Convention, "Straws in the Wind," [user copy,
Copy not in box] 1970
Box 15.9
Public Relations Banquet, "Not by Bread Alone" [user copy], May 13,
1965
Box 15.10
NCEA Leadership Conference, "Strength Through Commitment and
Involvement" [user copy], August 1, 1969
Box 15.11
NCEA, "Dwellers in Beulah Land" [user copy], April 25, 1968 Box 15.12
NCAE Orientation, "Holy Grail of Teaching" [user copy], August 14,
1973
Box 15.13
"Then and (Oh, My Gosh) Now"; Frank Warner Folksongs [user
copy], June 11, 1971, undated
Box 15.14
Frank Warner and his two sons, Jonathan and Garrett [user copy], June 11,
1971
Box 15.15
Public Relations Banquet, "Keepers of the Watch" [user copy], June 11,
1971
Box 15.16
N.C. Association of High School FTA Chapters, "Like Captured
Fireflies" [user copy], March 13, 1971
Box 15.17
Lillian's Book Club, "Our Heritage of Herbs" [user copy], April 18, 1972 Box 15.18
After-dinner Speech N.C. Chapter Horace Mann League,"Mocking Birds,
Blue Jays, and Grass-Seed Sparrows" [user copy], April 6, 1972
Box 15.19
"Tale Tales of a Short Editor," After-dinner speech order of Red Men and
Degree of Pocahontas [user copy], May 21, 1968
Box 15.20
Dedicatory Speech for Eggers Residence Hall, "Unsigned
Manuscripts" [user copy], October 17, 1971
Box 15.21
After-dinner speech, Greensboro Ed. Sec. Association [user copy], April
27, 1972
Box 15.22
Part 1: Contributions by Professor Hugh B. Johnston ACC, songs and
witch story; Part 2: Eugene E. Garbee's rendition of "Jack and the Giants,"
"Jack and the Robbers," NC Tales [user copy], undated
Box 15.23
From 000-79 Introduction of Remarks to 1324 to End of Tape, Side 1 [user
copy], April 2, 1973
Box 15.24
From 000-79 Introduction of Remarks to 1324 to End of Tape, Side 1, disc
2 [user copy], April 2, 1973
Box 15.25
From 000-79 Introduction Remarks to 1324 to end of tape, Side 2 [user
copy], April 2, 1973
Box 15.26
Don Deck, The Fellar that Looks Like Me, Palms of Victory, W-- T--
[Wayfaring Traveller?], Tom Dula, Edward [user copy], undated
Box 15.27
From 000-15 "Dream of Judgment Day," to 1430-1481 "Hymns," second
tape in Abrams Folklore Collection [2 discs] [user copy], April 2, 1973
Box 15.28-29
From 000-28 "If You Don't Believe I'm Leaving," to 1478-end "Old
Mountain Dew," third tape in Abrams Folklore Collection, Side 1 [2 discs]
[user copy], April 2, 1973
Box 15.30
From 000-28 "If You Don't Believe I'm Leaving," to 1478-end "Old
Mountain Dew," third tape in Abrams Folklore Collection, Side 2 [2 discs]
[user copy], April 2, 1973
Box 15.31
From 000-51 "O Li Li O" to 1423-1502 "Sweet Sally," fourth tape in
Abrams Folklore Collection, Side 1 [discs 1-3] [user copy], April 2, 1973
Box 15.32-35
From 000-51 "O Li Li O" to 1423-1502 "Sweet Sally," fourth tape in
Abrams Folklore Collection, Side 2 [2 discs] [user copy], April 2, 1973
Box 15.35
From 000-30 "Sweet Sally" to 547-670 "Summary and Recapitulation,"
fifth tape in Abrams Folklore Collection, Side 1 [2 discs] [user
copy], April 2, 1973
Box 15.36
From 000-30 "Sweet Sally" to 547-670 "Summary and Recapitulation,"
fifth tape in Abrams Folklore Collection, Side 2 [user copy], April 2, 1973
Box 15.37
Random recording, undated Box 15.38
From 000-79 Introduction remarks to 1324 end of tape "Down in Virginia"
audiocassettes [user copies], April 2, 1973
Box 16.1-2
From 000-15 "Dream of Judgement Day" to 1430-1481 "Hymns", Second
tape in Abrams Folksong Collection, audiocassettes [user copies], April 2,
1973
Box 16.3-8
From 000-28 "If You Don't Believe I'm Leaving" to 1478- End of tape
"Old Mountain Dew", Third tape in Abrams Folksong Collection,
audiocassettes [user copies], April 2, 1973
Box 16.9-13
From 000-51 "O Li Li O" to 1423-1502 "Sweet Sally", Fourth tape in
Abrams Folksong Collection, audiocassettes [user copies], April 2, 1973
Box 16.14-16
From 000-30 "Sweet Sally" to 547-670 "Summary and Recapitulation",
Fifth and last tape in Abrams Folksong Collection, audiocassettes [user
copies], April 2, 1973
Box 16.17-18

Subseries E: Edison Cylinders

Edison cylinders, undated Box 62-66
Edison cylinder player cleaning brush, undated Box 67.1
Edison cylinder reproducer, undated Box 67.2
Uncle Josh recordings materials removed from cylinders, undated Box 67.4
Edison cylinder player, undated  
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Series II: Folksongs and Ballads, 1884-1973

Series Description: Series II: Folk Songs and Ballads holds manuscripts of folk songs and child ballads collected by Dr. Abrams. Materials include original handwritten ballads as well as typed copies of lyrics. Subseries A: Folk Songs contains manuscripts of folk songs collected by Dr. Abrams. Subseries
B: Child Ballads contains American variants of Child Ballads collected by Dr. Abrams. A complete list of folksongs and ballads in this collection is available.

Subseries A: Folksongs

1905 Manuscript of Mary Alice Hoover's Grandmother [16 folksongs], 1905 Box 17
Songs Beginning with "A", undated Box 18.1
Songs Beginning with "B", 1929-1937, undated Box 18.2-5
Songs Beginning with "C", 1885-1975, undated Box 18.6-7
Songs Beginning with "D", 1904-1973, undated Box 18.8-11
Songs Beginning with "E", 1905-1950, undated Box 18.12
Songs Beginning with "F", 1884-1939, undated Box 18.13-16
Songs Beginning with "G", 1899-1968, undated Box 18.17-20
Songs Beginning with "H", 1916-1943, undated Box 18.21-22
Songs Beginning with "I", 1900-1937, undated Box 18.23-24
Songs Beginning with "J", 1915-1939, undated Box 18.25-26
Songs Beginning with "K", 1937, undated Box 19.1
Songs Beginning with "L", 1900-1945 Box 19.2-5
Songs Beginning with "M", 1912-1973, undated Box 19.6-8
Songs Beginning with "N", 1915-1973, undated Box 19.9-10
Songs Beginning with "O", 1905-1937, undated Box 19.11-13
Songs Beginning with "P", 1919-1939 Box 19.14-16
Songs Beginning with "R", 1905-1974, undated Box 19.17-18
Songs Beginning with "S", 1768-1942, undated Box 19.19-22
Songs Beginning with "T", 1905-1974, undated Box 19.23-25
Songs Beginning with "U", 1905-1929, undated Box 20.1
Songs Beginning with "W", 1884-1974, undated Box 20.2-6
Songs Beginning with "Y", 1944-1945, undated Box 20.7
Songs transcribed from the "American School of the Air" radio
programs, undated
Box 20.8
Record sleeves [photocopies], undated Box 20.9-10
Newsclippings and ephemera from Folksongs, 1938-1972, undated Box 20.11
Folksong Digital Images- Song Titles A-B [master copy], undated Box 21.1
Folksong Digital Images- Song Titles B-C [master copy], undated Box 21.2
Folksong Digital Images- Song Titles C-D [master copy], undated Box 21.3
Folksong Digital Images- Song Titles D-F [master copy], undated Box 21.4
Folksong Digital Images- Song Titles F-G [master copy], undated Box 21.5
Folksong Digital Images- Song Titles H-I [master copy], undated Box 21.6
Folksong Digital Images- Song Titles I-J [master copy], undated Box 21.7
Folksong Digital Images- Song Titles J-L [master copy], undated Box 21.8
Folksong Digital Images- Song Titles L-M [master copy], undated Box 21.9
Folksong Digital Images- Song Titles M-O [master copy], undated Box 21.10
Folksong Digital Images- Song Titles O-P [master copy], undated Box 21.11
Folksong Digital Images- Song Titles P [master copy], undated Box 21.12
Folksong Digital Images- Song Titles P-R [master copy], undated Box 21.13
Folksong Digital Images- Song Titles R-S [master copy], undated Box 21.14
Folksong Digital Images- Song Titles S-T [master copy], undated Box 21.15
Folksong Digital Images- Song Titles T-W [master copy], undated Box 21.16
Folksong Digital Images- Song Titles W [master copy], undated Box 21.17

Subseries B: Child Ballads

Child 1: "Riddles Wisely Expounded", undated Box 22.1
Child 2: "The Elfin Knight", undated Box 22.2
Child 4: "Lady Isabel and the Elf Knight", undated Box 22.3
Child 7: "Earl Brand", undated Box 22.4
Child 10: "The Two Sisters", undated Box 22.5
Child 13: "Edward", undated Box 22.6
Child 46: "Captain Wedderburn's Courtship", undated Box 22.7
Child 49: "The Two Brothers", undated Box 22.8
Child 51: "Lizie Wan", August 20, 1939, undated Box 22.9
Child 53: "Young Beichan", August 20, 1939 Box 22.10
Child 68: "Young Hunting", August 20, 1939 Box 22.11
Child 73: "Lord Thomas and Fair Eleanor", 1914-1939, undated Box 22.12-14
Child 74: "Fair Margaret and Sweet William", 1913, undated Box 22.15
Child 75: "Lord Lovel", 1908-1973, undated Box 22.16
Child 76: "The Lass of Roch Royal", November 4, 1903, undated Box 22.17
Child 79: "The Wife of Usher's Well", 1945, undated Box 22.18
Child 81: "Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard", 1914-1937, undated Box 22.19-20
Child 84: "Bonny Barbara Allen", 1937-1940, undated Box 22.21-22
Child 85: "Lady Alice" ["George Collins"], 1915-1939 Box 22.23
Child 93: "Lamkin", August 1937, undated Box 22.24
Child 95: "The Maid Freed from the Gallows", 1938-1939, undated Box 22.25
Child 118: "Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne", undated Box 22.26
Child 140: "Robin Hood Rescuing Three Squires", 1939, undated Box 22.27
Child 155: "Sir Hugh" or "The Jew's Daughter", September 1937, undated Box 22.28
Child 200: "The Gypsy Laddie", undated Box 22.29
Child 209: "Geordie", 1939, undated Box 22.30
Child 243: "The Daemon Lover" ["The House Carpenter"], 1937-1939,
undated
Box 22:31-32
Child 272: 'The Suffolk Miracle", undated Box 22.33
Child 274: "Our Goodman", 1914-1937, undated Box 22.34
Child 277: "The Wife Wrapt in Wether's Skin', 1966, undated Box 22.35
Child 278: "The Farmer's Curst Wife", undated Box 22.36
Child 286: "The Sweet Trinity" ["The Golden Vanity"], 1937, undated Box 22.37
Child 295: "The Brown Girl", 1938-1973, undated Box 22.38
Alphabetical list of Child Ballads by Dr. Abrams, undated Box 22.39
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Series III: Personal Papers

Series Description: The Abrams Papers contains the papers and research of Appalachian State University English Professor and folksong scholar William Amos Abrams. It includes audio recordings including folksongs and presidential speeches from the 1940s, written folksongs and ballads, correspondence, speeches, and education notes. The audio recordings were recorded primarily in Watauga County. Series III contains Abrams' personal correspondence, notecards and transcripts of speeches, and research materials used for Abrams' courses and research projects

Subseries A: Correspondence

Correspondence, 1936-1941 Box 23.1
Correspondence A-B, 1942 Box 23.2
Correspondence C-D, 1942 Box 23.3
Correspondence E-F, 1942 Box 23.4
Correspondence G-H, 1942 Box 23.5
Correspondence I-J, 1942 Box 23.6
Correspondence K-L, 1942 Box 23.7
Correspondence M, 1942 Box 23.8
Correspondence N-O, 1942 Box 23.9
Correspondence P-Q, 1942 Box 23.10
Correspondence R-S, 1942 Box 23.11
Correspondence T-U, 1942 Box 23.12
Correspondence V-W, 1942 Box 23.13
Correspondence Y, 1942 Box 23.14
Correspondence A-B, 1943 Box 23.15
Correspondence C-D, 1943 Box 23.16
Correspondence E-F, 1943 Box 24.1
Correspondence G-H, 1943 Box 24.2
Correspondence I-J, 1943 Box 24.3
Correspondence K-L, 1943 Box 24.4
Correspondence M, 1943 Box 24.5
Correspondence N, 1943 Box 24.6
Correspondence P, 1943 Box 24.7
Correspondence R-T, 1943 Box 24.8
Correspondence V-W, 1943 Box 24.9
Correspondence A-C, 1946 Box 24.10
Correspondence D-F, 1946 Box 24.11
Correspondence G-H, 1946 Box 24.12
Correspondence I-J, 1946 Box 24.13
Correspondence M, 1946 Box 24.14
Correspondence N-P, 1946 Box 24.15
Correspondence R-S, 1946 Box 24.16
Correspondence T-Y, 1946 Box 24.17
Correspondence A, 1947 Box 24.18
Correspondence B, 1947 Box 24.19-20
Correspondence C, 1947 Box 25.1
Correspondence D-E, 1947

Box 25.2

Correspondence F, 1947 Box 25.3
Correspondence G, 1947 Box 25.4
Correspondence H, 1947 Box 25.5
Correspondence I-J, 1947 Box 25.6
Correspondence M, 1947 Box 25.7
Correspondence N, 1947 Box 25.8
Correspondence O-P, 1947 Box 25.9
Correspondence R, 1947 Box 25.10
Correspondence S, 1947 Box 25.11
Correspondence T-V, 1947 Box 26.1
Correspondence W, 1947 Box 26.2
Correspondence Y, 1947 Box 26.3
Correspondence A, 1948 Box 26.4
Correspondence B, 1948 Box 26.5
Correspondence C, 1948 Box 26.6
Correspondence D, 1948 Box 26.7
Correspondence E, 1948 Box 26.8
Correspondence F, 1948 Box 26.9
Correspondence G, 1948 Box 26.10
Correspondence H, 1948 Box 26.11
Correspondence I-J, 1948 Box 26.12
Correspondence K, 1948 Box 27.1
Correspondence L, 1948 Box 27.2
Correspondence M, 1948 Box 27.3
Correspondence N-O, 1948 Box 27.4
Correspondence P, 1948 Box 27.5
Correspondence R, 1948 Box 27.6
Correspondence S, 1948 Box 27.7
Correspondence T-V, 1948 Box 27.8
Correspondence W, 1948 Box 27.9
Correspondence Y, 1948 Box 27.10
Correspondence- North Carolina Education Association, 1949-1950 Box 27.11
Correspondence A, 1949-1950 Box 28.1
Correspondence B, 1949-1950 Box 28.2-3
Correspondence C, 1949-1950 Box 28.4-5
Correspondence D, 1949-1950 Box 28.6
Correspondence E, 1949-1950 Box 28.7
Correspondence F, 1949-1950 Box 28.8
Correspondence G, 1949-1950 Box 29.1
Correspondence H, 1949-1950 Box 29.2-3
Correspondence I-J, 1949-1950 Box 29.4
Correspondence K, 1949-1950 Box 29.5
Correspondence L, 1949-1950 Box 29.6
Correspondence M, 1949-1950 Box 29.7
Correspondence M, 1949-1950 Box 30.1
Correspondence N, 1949-1950 Box 30.2
Correspondence O, 1949-1950 Box 30.3
Correspondence P, 1949-1950 Box 30.4
Correspondence R, 1949-1950 Box 30.5
Correspondence S, 1949-1950 Box 30.6-7
Correspondence T-U, 1949-1950 Box 30.8
Correspondence V, 1949-1950 Box 31.1
Correspondence W, 1949-1950 Box 31.2-3
Correspondence Y-Z, 1949-1950 Box 31.4
Correspondence A, 1952-1954 Box 31.5
Correspondence B, 1952-1954 Box 31.6-7
Correspondence C, 1952-1954 Box 31.8-9
Correspondence D, 1951-1954 Box 31.10
Correspondence E, 1953-1954 Box 32.1
Correspondence F, 1953-1954 Box 32.2
Correspondence G, 1953-1954 Box 32.3
Correspondence H, 1953-1954 Box 32.4-5
Correspondence I, 1953-1954 Box 32.6
Correspondence J, 1953-1954 Box 32.7
Correspondence K, 1953-1954 Box 32.8
Correspondence L, 1953-1954 Box 32.9
Correspondence M, 1953-1954 Box 32.10-12
Correspondence N-O, 1953-1954 Box 33.1
Correspondence P, 1953-1954 Box 33.2
Correspondence R, 1953-1954 Box 33.3
Correspondence S, 1953-1954 Box 33.4-5
Correspondence T, 1953-1954 Box 33.6
Correspondence U-V, 1953-1954 Box 33.7
Correspondence W, 1952-1954 Box 33.8-9
Correspondence Y-Z, 1953-1954 Box 34.1
Correspondence- Workshop, 1962 Box 34.2
Correspondence A, 1961-1963 Box 34.3
Correspondence B, 1961-1963 Box 34.4-5
Correspondence C, 1961-1963 Box 34.6-7
Correspondence D, 1961-1963 Box 35.1
Correspondence E, 1961-1963 Box 35.2
Correspondence F, 1961-1963 Box 35.3-4
Correspondence G, 1961-1963 Box 35. 5-6
Correspondence H, 1961-1963 Box 35.7-9
Correspondence I, 1961-1963 Box 36.1
Correspondence J, 1961-1963 Box 36.2
Correspondence K, 1961-1963 Box 36.3
Correspondence L, 1961-1963 Box 36.4
Correspondence M, 1961-1963 Box 36.5-6
Correspondence N-O, 1961-1963 Box 36.7
Correspondence P, 1961-1963 Box 36.8
Correspondence P, 1961-1963 Box 37.1
Correspondence Q-R, 1961-1963 Box 37.2
Correspondence S, 1961-1963 Box 37.3-4
Correspondence T-U, 1961-1963 Box 37.5
Correspondence V, 1961-1963 Box 37.6
Correspondence W, 1961-1963 Box 37.7-8
Correspondence Y-Z, 1961-1963 Box 37.9
Correspondence A, 1961-1963 Box 38.1
Correspondence B, 1963-1964 Box 38.2
Correspondence C, 1963-1964 Box 38.3
Correspondence D-E, 1963-1964 Box 38.4
Correspondence F-G, 1963-1964 Box 38.5
Correspondence H, 1963-1964 Box 38.6
Correspondence I-J, 1963-1964 Box 38.7
Correspondence K-L, 1963-1964 Box 38.8
Correspondence M, 1963-1964 Box 39.1
Correspondence N-O, 1963-1964 Box 39.2
Correspondence P-Q, 1963-1964 Box 39.3
Correspondence R, 1963-1964 Box 39.4
Correspondence S, 1963-1964 Box 39.5
Correspondence T-V, 1963-1964 Box 39.6
Correspondence W, 1963-1964 Box 39.7
Correspondence Y, 1963-1964 Box 39.8
Correspondence- North Carolina State Board of Education, 1963-1964 Box 40.1
Correspondence- Lions State Convention and Lions Club Horse
Show, 1964-1965
Box 40.2
Correspondence A, 1964-1965 Box 40.3
Correspondence B, 1964-1965 Box 40.4
Correspondence C, 1964-1965 Box 40.5
Correspondence D, 1964-1965 Box 40.6
Correspondence E-F, 1964-1965 Box 40.7
Correspondence G, 1964-1965 Box 40.8
Correspondence H, 1964-1965 Box 40.9
Correspondence I, 1964-1965 Box 40.10
Correspondence J, 1964-1965 Box 41.1
Correspondence K, 1964-1965 Box 41.2
Correspondence L, 1964-1965 Box 41.3
Correspondence M, 1964-1965 Box 41.4
Correspondence N-O, 1964-1965 Box 41.5
Correspondence P, 1964-1965 Box 41.6
Correspondence Q-R, 1964-1965 Box 41.7
Correspondence S, 1964-1965 Box 41.8
Correspondence T-V, 1964-1965 Box 42.1
Correspondence W, 1964-1965 Box 42.2
Correspondence Y, 1964-1965 Box 42.3
Correspondence A, 1965-1966 Box 42.4
Correspondence B, 1965-1966 Box 42.5
Correspondence C, 1965-1966 Box 42.6
Correspondence D, 1965-1966 Box 42.7
Correspondence E-F, 1965-1966 Box 42.8
Correspondence G, 1965-1966 Box 43.1
Correspondence H, 1965-1966 Box 43.2
Correspondence I-J, 1965-1966 Box 43.3
Correspondence K, 1965-1966 Box 43.4
Correspondence L, 1965-1966 Box 43.5
Correspondence M, 1965-1966 Box 43.6-7
Correspondence N-O, 1965-1966 Box 43.8
Correspondence P, 1965-1966 Box 43.9
Correspondence R, 1965-1966 Box 44.1
Correspondence S, 1965-1966 Box 44.2
Correspondence T-V, 1965-1966 Box 44.3
Correspondence W, 1965-1966 Box 44.4
Correspondence Y, 1965-1966 Box 44.5
Correspondence- Phi Beta Kappa, 1966-1968 Box 44.6
Correspondence A, 1966-1967 Box 44.7
Correspondence B, 1966-1967 Box 44.8
Correspondence C, 1966-1967 Box 44.9
Correspondence D-F, 1966-1967 Box 45.1
Correspondence G, 1966-1967 Box 45.2
Correspondence H, 1966-1967 Box 45.3
Correspondence I-J, 1966-1967 Box 45.4
Correspondence K-L, 1966-1967 Box 45.5
Correspondence M, 1966-1967 Box 45.6
Correspondence N-O, 1966-1967 Box 45.7
Correspondence P, 1966-1967 Box 45.8
Correspondence Q-R, 1966-1968 Box 45.9
Correspondence S, 1966-1967 Box 46.1
Correspondence T, 1966-1967 Box 46.2
Correspondence U-W, 1966-1967 Box 46.3
Correspondence A, 1967-1968 Box 46.4
Correspondence B, 1967-1968 Box 46.5
Correspondence C, 1967-1968 Box 46.6
Correspondence D, 1967-1968 Box 46.7
Correspondence E, 1967-1968 Box 46.8
Correspondence F, 1967-1968 Box 46.9
Correspondence G, 1967-1968 Box 47.1
Correspondence H, 1967-1968 Box 47.2
Correspondence J, 1967-1968 Box 47.3
Correspondence K, 1967-1968 Box 47.4
Correspondence L, 1967-1968 Box 47.5
Correspondence M, 1967-1968 Box 47.6
Correspondence N-O, 1967-1968 Box 47.7
Correspondence P, 1967-1968 Box 47.8
Correspondence R, 1967-1968 Box 47.9
Correspondence S, 1967-1968 Box 47.10
Correspondence T-V, 1967-1968 Box 47.11
Correspondence W, 1967-1968 Box 47.12
Correspondence Y, 1967-1968 Box 48.1
Correspondence A, 1968-1969 Box 48.2
Correspondence B, 1968-1969 Box 48.3
Correspondence C, 1968-1969 Box 48.4
Correspondence D, 1968-1969 Box 48.5
Correspondence E, 1968-1969 Box 48.6
Correspondence F, 1968-1969 Box 48.7
Correspondence G, 1968-1969 Box 48.8
Correspondence H, 1968-1969 Box 48.9
Correspondence I-J, 1968-1969 Box 48.10
Correspondence K, 1968-1969 Box 48.11
Correspondence L, 1968-1969 Box 48.12
Correspondence M, 1968-1969 Box 49.1
Correspondence N-O, 1968-1969 Box 49.2
Correspondence P, 1968-1969 Box 49.3
Correspondence R, 1968-1969 Box 49.4
Correspondence S, 1968-1969 Box 49.5
Correspondence T, 1968-1969 Box 49.6
Correspondence U-V, 1968-1969 Box 49.7
Correspondence W, 1968-1969 Box 49.8
Correspondence Y, 1968-1969 Box 49.9
Correspondence A, 1969-1970 Box 49.10
Correspondence B, 1969-1970 Box 49.11
Correspondence C, 1969-1970 Box 50.1
Correspondence D, 1969-1970 Box 50.2
Correspondence E, 1969-1970 Box 50.3
Correspondence F, 1969-1970 Box 50.4
Correspondence G, 1969-1970 Box 50.5
Correspondence H, 1969-1970 Box 50.6
Correspondence I-J, 1969-1970 Box 50.7
Correspondence K, 1969-1970 Box 50.8
Correspondence L, 1969-1970 Box 50.9
Correspondence M, 1969-1970 Box 50.10
Correspondence N-O, 1969-1970 Box 51.1
Correspondence P, 1969-1970 Box 51.2
Correspondence R, 1969-1970 Box 51.3
Correspondence S, 1969-1970 Box 51.4
Correspondence T-V, 1969-1970 Box 51.5
Correspondence W, 1969-1970 Box 51.6
Correspondence Y, 1969-1970 Box 51.7
Correspondence- Board of Editors, 1958-1963 Box 51.8
Correspondence- Editors Workshop- Vancouver, BC, 1964 Box 51.9
Correspondence- Lions Cabinet Meeting, 1965-1966 Box 51.10
Correspondence- North Carolina Blind Association, 1960 Box 51.11
Correspondence- NCEA-NCTA Merger Papers, 1968-1969 Box 51.12
Correspondence- North Carolina State College Council on Teacher
Education, 1964-1965
Box 51.13
Correspondence- North Carolina State School Boards Association Box 52.1
Correspondence- Southern States Work Conference, 1961-1964 Box 52.2
Correspondence- Southern States Work Conference problems
papers, 1964
Box 52.3
Correspondence- 1964 Political Questionnaires, 1964 Box 52.4-5
Correspondence- 1964 Politics General, 1963-1964 Box 52.6
Oversize materials from Correspondence

Mapcase E1 Drawer 18 Folder 1

Subseries B: Speeches

Speeches notecards, undated Box 53-57
Materials removed from speeches in Box 53, 1964-1967, undated Box 58.1
Materials removed from speeches in Box 54, 1952, undated Box 58.2
Materials removed from speeches in Box 56, 1946-1951, undated Box 58.3
Materials removed from speeches Box 56, 1946-1953, undated Box 58.4
Materials removed from speeches in Box 57, 1956-1962, undated Box 58.5

Subseries C: Educational Papers

Poetry and Literature Note Cards Box 59.1-3
Notebook, undated Box 59.2-11
Notes, undated Box 60.1
Publications- "A Certain Sort of Interest in Language" by I. A.
Richards, October 1941
Box 60.2
Publications- "A Reprint From English Studies In Honor of James Southall
Wilsonm," University of Virginia Studies, 1951
Box 60.3
Publications- Ampico Service Manuals, 1929 Box 60.4
Publications- "Bacon, Hobbes, Boyle, and the Ancient Atomists" by
Charles T. Harrison, 1933
Box 60.5
Publications- "Duke Writers and Rhymers", 1940-1941 Box 60.6
Publications- "Improving Education in the Southern States", 1951 Box 60.7
Publications- "The Indian Path in Buncombe County" by Dr. Gail
Tennent, undated
Box 60.8
Publications- "Learning for Ladies (1508-1895): A Book Exhibition at the
Huntington Library", 1936
Box 60.9
Publications- "North Carolina Folklore Journal", September 1973 Box 60.10
Publications- "North Carolina Folklore Vol. I", pages 22-25, undated Box 60.11
Publications- "Paul Green of Chapel Hill" by Agatha Boyd
Adams, January 1951
Box 60.12
Publications- "Pure Coincidence- If Not, Why Not?" by W. Amos
Abrams, November 1973
Box 60.13
Record Information, Thesis: "The Italiante Englishman," May 20, 1927 Box 60.14
Thesis: "The Italiante Englishman," May 20, 1927 Box 60.15
World War II newspapers clippings, 1941-1946, undated Box 60.16
Certificate of Achievement for Dr. W. Amos Abrams from North Carolina
Education Association, March 19, 1970
Box 60.17
Abrams Speech- "List of ASTC Students Who Died in Service or Were
Listed As Missing In Action", undated
Box 61.1
Merry Devil of Edmonton, undated Box 61.2
Merry Devil of Edmonton, undated Box 61.3
Merry Devil of Edmonton- 1608 Edition, 1608 Box 61.4
Merry Devil of Edmonton- 1608 Edition- "See Bibliography in Printed
Edition", 1608
Box 61.5
Merry Devil of Edmonton- Hopkinson's 1899 evaluations and
Essays, 1899
Box 61.6
Merry Devil of Edmonton- "On Trial in Huntington Library
California", 1631
Box 61.7
Merry Devil of Edmonton- "This may be some evidence of its
popularity...", 1655
Box 61.8
Merry Devil of Edmonton notes, undated Box 61.9
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Series IV: Visual Materials and Artifacts

Series Description: The Abrams Papers contains the papers and research of Appalachian State University English Professor and folksong scholar William Amos Abrams. It includes audio recordings including folksongs and presidential speeches from the 1940s, written folksongs and ballads, correspondence, speeches, and education notes. The audio recordings were recorded primarily in Watauga County. Series IV contains visual materials including a frame by frame photographic sequence of an English Sword Dance, photographs from correspondence, and a pen and ink portrait of Dr. Abrams with a music box. The series also contains artifacts, including one of Abrams' music boxes.

Subseries A: Visual Materials

Dr. W. Amos Abrams materials from Dr. Thomas McGowan, 1960,
undated
Box 68.1
English Sword Dance [Scans of images on CD], March 29, 2011 Box 68.2
English Sword Dance photographs, undated Box 68.3
Photographs from Correspondence, 1948-1968 Box 68.4
Two color photographs [removed from Correspondence Subseries] [Located in Cold
Storage Antechamber], 1966-1968
Cold Storage 1
Two Genealogies [from the Documenting Appalachia
Abrams Folksong Digitization Project],
Mapcase E1 Drawer 18 Folder 1
Doc Abrams with music box, pen and ink drawing, undated Mapcase E1 Drawer 18 Folder 4

Subseries B: Artifacts

Appalachian State University Chancellor's Award, 1984 Box 69
Roller Organ- Musical Casket No. 2, undated Box 70
Lions Club pins, undated Mapcase E1 Drawer 18 Folder 2
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