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, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Series I: Recordings, 1938-1979 

Series Description

Series I contains recordings of folk songs and events collected by Dr. Abrams on vinyl and reel-to-reel formats. 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 

  Box Item

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 

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 

1 2

Side 1: Drunkard's Hiccoughs (Carl Story), by Carolina Ramblers [7 inch disc, Side 2 unlabeled], undated 

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 

1 4

Side 1: He Courted 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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

1 10

Side 1: I Wouldn't Have Him [7 inch disc], Side 2: Froggie's Courtin' [7 inch disc], undated 

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 

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 

1 13

White Cliffs of Dover, by "Spud" Whitener [7 inch disc], undated 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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  

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 

1 21

Side 1: Dadd's Gonna Buy Me a Mocking Bird by Evona York [7 inch disc, Side 2 blank], undated 

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 

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 

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 

1 25

Side 1: Trumpet Solo by Gordon Nashe [7 inch disc], Side 2: Gunga Din by Frances Caripe [7 inch disc], undated 

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  

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 

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 

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 

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 

1 31

Side 1: Our Goodman, by Gwynne Northula [7 inch disc, Side 2 blank], June 18, 1943 

1 32

Side 1: The Miller's Song, by Ruth Miller [7 inch disc], June 18, 1943 

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 

1 34
  Box Folder

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 

1 35
  Box Item

Side 1: Hook and Line, by Cratis Williams [7 inch disc], Side 2: John Henry, by Cratis Williams [7 inch disc] undated 

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 

2 2

Side 1: I Went Out One Morning by Cratis Williams [7 inch disc, Side 2 blank], June 7, 1943 

2 3

Side 1-2: Little Norie by Cratis Williams [7 inch disc], Oct. 2, 1943 

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 

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 

2 6

Side 1-2: The House Carpenter by "Patch" Frye [7 inch disc], undated 

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 

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 

4 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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

2 15

Side 1-2: House Carpenter, by Dora Mast, Beulah Gregory [7 inch disc], July 17, 1946 

2 16

Side 1-2: Young Johnny by "Patch" Frye [7 inch disc], August 26, 1945 

2 17

Side 1-2: Barbara Allen by Patch Frye [7 inch disc], August 26, 1945 

2 18

Side 1: Free Heuber's Son by Patch Frye [7 inch disc, Side 2 blank], August 26, 1945 

2 19

Side 1: Black Jack Davy by Dora Mast [7 inch disc, Side 2 blank], July 16, 1946 

2 20

Side 1-2: Barbara Allen by Cratis Williams [7 inch disc], October 26, 1945 

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 

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 

2 23

Side 1: Barbara Allen by Blanche Brown [7 inch disc, Side 2 blank], August 20, 1946 

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 

2 25

Side 1: Comments on Election Night [7 inch disc, Side 2 blank], undated 

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 

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 

2 28

Side 1: I Have Me a Sweetheart by Myrtle Venable [8 inch disc, Side 2 blank], July 31, 1945 

2 29

Side 1: My Bashful Blue-Eyed Boy, by Beulah Greene and Gurney Smith [8 inch disc, Side 2 blank], July 22, 1946 

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 

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 

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  

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 

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 

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 

3 7

Side 1: Cold Mountain by Emma Regan [8 inch disc], Side 2: [Illegible] by Emma Regan [8 inch disc], August 16, 1945 

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 

3 9

Side 1-2: Lover's Warning, by Laura Timmons [8 inch disc], August 15, 1945 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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  

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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  

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

5 1

Side 1: Wife of Usher's Well, by Cratis Williams [10 inch disc, Side 2 blank], June 22, 1946 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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  

5 18

Side 1: Riddles, Barbara Allen by Horton Barker [10 inch disc], Side 2: Edward by Horton Barker [10 inch disc], undated 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

5 25

Side 1: One Morning May by Luella Shaw [10 inch disc, Side 2 blank], undated 

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 

5 27

Side 1: The Talking Blues by George Waywick [10 inch disc, Side 2 blank], undated 

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 

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 

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 

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 

6 2

Side 1: Draft Drawing (continued), V [10 inch disc], Side 2: Draft Drawing (continued), VI [10 inch disc], October 29, 1940 

6 3

Side 1: Draft Drawing (continued), VII [10 inch disc], Side 2: Draft Drawing (continued) VIII [10 inch disc], October 29, 1940 

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 

6 5

President Roosevelt's Inaugural Address, Part I and II [10 inch disc], January 20, 1941 

6 6

President Roosevelt's Inaugural Address [10 inch disc], January 20, 1941 

6 7

President Roosevelt's Inaugural Address [10 inch disc], January 20, 1941 

6 8

Side 1-2: Winston Churchill's Speech to the English Empire Parts I and II [10 inch disc], February 9, 1941 

6 9

Side 1-2: Winston Churchill's Speech to the English Empire Parts III and IV [10 inch disc], February 9, 1941 

6 10

Side 1-2: Winston Churchill's Speech to the English Empire Parts V and VI [10 inch disc], February 9, 1941 

6 11

Side 1-2: Winston Churchill's Speech to the English Empire Parts VII and VIII [10 inch disc], February 9, 1941 

6 12

Side 1-2: President's Speech to Nation [10 inch disc], March 15, 1941 

6 13

Side 1-2: President's Speech to Nation [10 inch disc], March 15, 1941 

6 14

Side 1-2: President's Speech to Nation [10 inch disc], March 15, 1941 

6 15

Side 1-2: President's Speech to Nation [10 inch disc], March 15, 1941 

6 16

Side 1-2: President's Speech Asking for Declaration of War [10 inch disc], undated 

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 

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 

6 19

Side 1-2: President Truman's Speech and Proclamation [10 inch disc], September 1, 1945 

6 20

Side 1-2: MacArthur's Speech after Surrender and Signing of Document [10 inch disc], September 1, 1945 

6 21

Side 1-2: V-J Day, Clement Atlee and Others [10 inch disc], undated 

6 22

Side 1-2: V-J Day [10 inch disc], undated 

6 23

Side 1-2: Untitled string music [slightly warped] [10 inch disc], undated 

6 24

Side 1-2: V-J Day [10 inch disc], undated 

6 25

Side 1: V-J Day [10 inch disc, Side 2 blank], undated 

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 

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 

7 1

Side 1-2: The Cat and the Mouse, part III-IV [10 inch disc], undated 

7 2

Side 1-2: The Cat and the Mouse, part V-VI [10 inch disc], undated 

7 3

Side 1-2: President Roosevelt, Pre-Election Eve, Part I-II [10 inch disc], November 6, 1944 

7 4

Side 1-2: Gov. Thomas Dewey, Pre-Election Eve, Part I-II [10 inch disc], undated 

7 5

Side 1-2: Gov. Dewey IV [last section], President Roosevelt III [first section] [10 inch disc], undated 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

7 11

Unlabeled recording disc, undated 

7 12

Side 1: Visit at Hobby House, Side 2: Other visitors to Hobby House, January 25, 1970 

7 13

Visitors at Opening of Hobby House, June 13, 1970 

7 14

Hobby House visitors, November 1969 

7 15

Hobby House visitors, November 1969 

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 

7 17

Teddy Bear's Picnic, undated 

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 

7 19

Do Not Forget Me, undated 

7 20

Rhapsody in Blue, undated 

7 21

This side is my "reprimand" [?] recording machine for its failure to function properly!!, undated 

7 22

Flatface, undated 

7 23

On the Jersey Side, undated 

7 24

Materials Removed from recordings: 2 sound disc envelopes with notations by Amos Abrams, undated 

7 25
  Box Drawer Folder

Materials Removed from recordings: Newspaper clippings and photocopies, January 26, 1941 

E1 18 3
  Box

Folksong recordings card index, undated 

8

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

  Box Item

"Drama at Appalachian," NCEA-AAUP Meeting, May 14, 1962 

9 1

Side 1: Unidentified recordings of popular dance music, Side 2: Mars Hill Legislative Discussions, Mars Hill College, 1965 

9 2

"Not by Hands," Broome-Kirk Dedication Ceremony, August 7, 1966 

9 3

"Doc Abrams and Claude," UFE Legislative Dinner and Disccusion, B. L. Smith High School, Greensboro, NC, April 17, 1968 

9 4

"Lessons Learned but not from Books," Apex FTA Annual Awards Night Banquet [Recording on Side 2, Side 1 blank], April 25, 1969 

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 

10 2

"Not by Bread Alone," speech by W. Amos Abrams, Public Relations Banquet, Goldsboro, NC [Side 2 blank], May 13, 1965 

10 3

"Strength Through Commitment and Involvement," NCEA Leadership Conference, Methodist College, Fayetteville, NC [Side 2 blank], August 1, 1969 

10 4
  Box Folder

North Carolina Education Association Leadership Conference program, July 30- August 2, 1969 

10 5
  Box Item

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 

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 

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 

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 

11 4
  Box Folder

Beaufort County Technical Institute Public Relations Banquet and Sixteenth Annual Convention North Carolina Association of High School Future Teacher Chapters programs, 1971 

11 5
  Box Item

Horace Mann League Banquet materials, April 6, 1972 

11 6
  Box Folder

List of Taped Speeches Given to Representatives of Appalachian State University, July 9, 1973 

11 7
  Box Item

From 000-79, Introduction remarks to 1324 to end of tape, "Down in Virginia" [MAA 30:1 Master Tape], April 2, 1973 

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 

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 

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 

12 4
  Box Folder

From 000-79 list, April 2, 1973 

12 5

List 12.4, undated 

12 6
  Box Item

From 000-15 "Dream of Judgment Day," to 1430-1481 "Hymns," second tape in Abrams Folksong Collection [MAA 30:2], April 2, 1973 

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 

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  

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 

13 4
  Box Folder

From 000-15 "Dream of Judgment Day," to 1430-1481 "Hymns," second tape in Abrams FolksongCollection [MAA 30:2] materials, undated 

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 

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 

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 

13 8

Reel-to-Reel tape index, undated 

13 9

Subseries C: Audio Cassettes 

  Box Item

Tape 470: Abrams Collection, Tp. 1, Sd. 1, 000-287, 287-593, undated 

14 1

Tape 471: Abrams Collection, Tp. 1, Sd. 1, 593-1007, 1007-1382; Abrams Collection, Tp. 1, Sd. 2, 000-092, undated 

14 2

Tape 472: Abrams Collection, Tp. 1, Sd. 2, 92-375, 375-703, undated 

13 3

Tape 473: Abrams Collection, Tp. 1, Sd. 2, 703-1170, 1128-end, undated 

13 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 

14 5

Tape 503: Abrams Collection, Tp. 2, Sd. 1, 000-221, 222-546, undated 

14 6

Tape 504: Abrams Collection, Tp. 2, Sd. 1, 547-901, 902-1344, undated 

14 7

Tape 505: Abrams Collection, Tp. 2, Sd. 1, 1344-end; Abrams Collection, Tp. 2, Sd. 2, 000-210, 210-500, undated 

14 8

Tape 506: Abrams Collection, Tp. 2, Sd. 2, 500-830, 830-1265, undated 

14 9

Tape 509: Abrams Collection, Tp. 3, Sd. 1, 1147-end; Abrams Collection, Tp. 3, Sd. 2, 000-069, 069-338, undated 

14 10

Tape 510: Abrams Collection, Tp. 3, Sd. 2, 338-647, 647-1027, undated 

14 11

Tape 511: Abrams Collection, Tp. 3, Sd. 2, 1027-end, undated 

14 12

Tape 512: Abrams Collection, Tp. 4, Sd. 1, 000-258, 258-538, undated 

14 13

Tape 513: Abrams Collection, Tp. 4, Sd. 1, 538-918, 918-1454, undated 

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 

14 15

Tape 515: Abrams Collection, Tp. 4, Sd. 2, 467-890, 890-1323, undated 

14 16

Tape 517: Abrams Collection, Tp. 5, Sd. 1, 483-776, 776-1228, undated 

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 

14 18

Tape 519: Abrams Collection, Tp. 5, Sd. 2, 475-640 [end], undated 

14 19

Dr. Amos Abrams, 1979 

14 20

Amos Abrams, Bringing in the Sheaves [MAA 32:2], undated 

14 21

Abrams, Christmas, 1979 

14 22

I. G. Greer Interview, John Edwards Memorial Foundation, 1965 

14 23

Unlabeled, undated 

14 24

Unlabeled, undated 

14 25

Subseries D: Digital and User Copies 

  Box Item

"Dad's Speech at ASTC", "Drama at Appalachian" [user copy], May 14, 1962 

15 1

Mars Hill Legislative Discussion [user copy], 1965 

15 2

Interview with Mr. Keever and Dr. Abrams [user copy], undated 

15 3

Broome-Kirk Dedication, "Not by Hands" [user copy], 1966 

15 4

UFE Legislative Discussion, 1 of 2 [user copy], April 17, 1968 

15 5

UFE Legislative Discussion [user copy], April 17, 1968 

15 6

Apex FTA Banquet, "Lessons Learned but Not From Books" [user copy], April 25, 1969 

15 7

Belmont Central Elementary School Dedication, "Not Made By Hands" [user copy], December 13, 1970 

15 8

School Board Association Convention, "Straws in the Wind," [user copy, Copy not in box] 1970 

15 9

Public Relations Banquet, "Not by Bread Alone" [user copy], May 13, 1965 

15 10

NCEA Leadership Conference, "Strength Through Commitment and Involvement" [user copy], August 1, 1969 

15 11

NCEA, "Dwellers in Beulah Land" [user copy], April 25, 1968 

15 12

NCAE Orientation, "Holy Grail of Teaching" [user copy], August 14, 1973 

15 13

"Then and (Oh, My Gosh) Now"; Frank Warner Folksongs [user copy], June 11, 1971, undated 

15 14

Frank Warner and his two sons, Jonathan and Garrett [user copy], June 11, 1971 

15 15

Public Relations Banquet, "Keepers of the Watch" [user copy], June 11, 1971 

15 16

N.C. Association of High School FTA Chapters, "Like Captured Fireflies" [user copy], March 13, 1971 

15 17

Lillian's Book Club, "Our Heritage of Herbs" [user copy], April 18, 1972 

15 18

After-dinner Speech N.C. Chapter Horace Mann League,"Mocking Birds, Blue Jays, and Grass-Seed Sparrows" [user copy], April 6, 1972 

15 19

"Tale Tales of a Short Editor," After-dinner speech order of Red Men and Degree of Pocahontas [user copy], May 21, 1968 

15 20

Dedicatory Speech for Eggers Residence Hall, "Unsigned Manuscripts" [user copy], October 17, 1971 

15 21

After-dinner speech, Greensboro Ed. Sec. Association [user copy], April 27, 1972  

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 

15 23

From 000-79 Introduction of Remarks to 1324 to End of Tape, Side 1 [user copy], April 2, 1973 

15 24

From 000-79 Introduction of Remarks to 1324 to End of Tape, Side 1, disc 2 [user copy], April 2, 1973 

15 25

From 000-79 Introduction Remarks to 1324 to end of tape, Side 2 [user copy], April 2, 1973 

15 25

Don Deck, The Fellar that Looks Like Me, Palms of Victory, W-- T-- [Wayfaring Traveller?], Tom Dula, Edward [user copy], undated 

15 26

From 000-15 "Dream of Judgment Day," to 1430-1481 "Hymns," second tape in Abrams Folklore Collection [2 discs] [user copy], April 2, 1973 

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 

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  

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

15 37

Random recording, undated 

15 38

From 000-79 Introduction remarks to 1324 end of tape "Down in Virginia" audiocassettes [user copies], April 2, 1973 

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 

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 

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 

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 

16 17-18

Subseries E: Edison Cylinders 

  Box

Edison cylinders, undated 

62-66
  Box Item

Edison cylinder player cleaning brush, undated 

67 1

Edison cylinder reproducer, undated 

67 2
  Box Folder

Uncle Josh recordings materials removed from cylinders, undated 

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 

  Box

1905 Manuscript of Mary Alice Hoover's Grandmother [16 folksongs], 1905 

17
  Box Folder

Songs Beginning with "A", undated 

18 1

Songs Beginning with "B", 1929-1937, undated 

18 2-5

Songs Beginning with "C", 1885-1975, undated 

18 6-7

Songs Beginning with "D", 1904-1973, undated 

18 8-11

Songs Beginning with "E", 1905-1950, undated 

18 12

Songs Beginning with "F", 1884-1939, undated 

18 13-16

Songs Beginning with "G", 1899-1968, undated 

18 17-20

Songs Beginning with "H", 1916-1943, undated 

18 21-22

Songs Beginning with "I", 1900-1937, undated 

18 23-24

Songs Beginning with "J", 1915-1939, undated 

18 25-26

Songs Beginning with "K", 1937, undated 

19 1

Songs Beginning with "L", 1900-1945 

19 2-5

Songs Beginning with "M", 1912-1973, undated 

19 6-8

Songs Beginning with "N", 1915-1973, undated 

19 9-10

Songs Beginning with "O", 1905-1937, undated 

19 11-13

Songs Beginning with "P", 1919-1939 

19 14-16

Songs Beginning with "R", 1905-1974, undated 

19 17-18

Songs Beginning with "S", 1768-1942, undated 

19 19-22

Songs Beginning with "T", 1905-1974, undated 

19 23-25

Songs Beginning with "U", 1905-1929, undated 

20 1

Songs Beginning with "W", 1884-1974, undated 

20 2-6

Songs Beginning with "Y", 1944-1945, undated 

20 7

Songs transcribed from the "American School of the Air" radio programs, undated 

20 8

Record sleeves [photocopies], undated 

20 9-10

Newsclippings and ephemera from Folksongs, 1938-1972, undated 

20 11
  Box Item

Folksong Digital Images- Song Titles A-B [master copy], undated 

21 1

Folksong Digital Images- Song Titles B-C [master copy], undated 

21 2

Folksong Digital Images- Song Titles C-D [master copy], undated 

21 3

Folksong Digital Images- Song Titles D-F [master copy], undated 

21 4

Folksong Digital Images- Song Titles F-G [master copy], undated 

21 5

Folksong Digital Images- Song Titles H-I [master copy], undated 

21 6

Folksong Digital Images- Song Titles I-J [master copy], undated 

21 7

Folksong Digital Images- Song Titles J-L [master copy], undated 

21 8

Folksong Digital Images- Song Titles L-M [master copy], undated 

21 9

Folksong Digital Images- Song Titles M-O [master copy], undated 

21 10

Folksong Digital Images- Song Titles O-P [master copy], undated 

21 11

Folksong Digital Images- Song Titles P [master copy], undated 

21 12

Folksong Digital Images- Song Titles P-R [master copy], undated 

21 13

Folksong Digital Images- Song Titles R-S [master copy], undated 

21 14

Folksong Digital Images- Song Titles S-T [master copy], undated 

21 15

Folksong Digital Images- Song Titles T-W [master copy], undated 

21 16

Folksong Digital Images- Song Titles W [master copy], undated 

21 17

Subseries B: Child Ballads 

  Box Folder

Child 1: "Riddles Wisely Expounded", undated 

22 1

Child 2: "The Elfin Knight", undated 

22 2

Child 4: "Lady Isabel and the Elf Knight", undated 

22 3

Child 7: "Earl Brand", undated 

22 4

Child 10: "The Two Sisters", undated 

22 5

Child 13: "Edward", undated 

22 6

Child 46: "Captain Wedderburn's Courtship", undated 

22 7

Child 49: "The Two Brothers", undated 

22 8

Child 51: "Lizie Wan", August 20, 1939, undated 

22 9

Child 53: "Young Beichan", August 20, 1939 

22 10

Child 68: "Young Hunting", August 20, 1939 

22 11

Child 73: "Lord Thomas and Fair Eleanor", 1914-1939, undated 

22 12-14

Child 74: "Fair Margaret and Sweet William", 1913, undated 

22 15

Child 75: "Lord Lovel", 1908-1973, undated 

22 16

Child 76: "The Lass of Roch Royal", November 4, 1903, undated 

22 17

Child 79: "The Wife of Usher's Well", 1945, undated 

22 18

Child 81: "Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard", 1914-1937, undated 

22 19-20

Child 84: "Bonny Barbara Allen", 1937-1940, undated 

22 21-22

Child 85: "Lady Alice" ["George Collins"], 1915-1939 

22 23

Child 93: "Lamkin", August 1937, undated 

22 24

Child 95: "The Maid Freed from the Gallows", 1938-1939, undated 

22 25

Child 118: "Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne", undated 

22 26

Child 140: "Robin Hood Rescuing Three Squires", 1939, undated 

22 27

Child 155: "Sir Hugh" or "The Jew's Daughter", September 1937, undated 

22 28

Child 200: "The Gypsy Laddie", undated 

22 29

Child 209: "Geordie", 1939, undated 

22 30

Child 243: "The Daemon Lover" ["The House Carpenter"], 1937-1939, undated 

22 31-32

Child 272: 'The Suffolk Miracle", undated 

22 33

Child 274: "Our Goodman", 1914-1937, undated 

22 34

Child 277: "The Wife Wrapt in Wether's Skin', 1966, undated 

22 35

Child 278: "The Farmer's Curst Wife", undated 

22 36

Child 286: "The Sweet Trinity" ["The Golden Vanity"], 1937, undated 

22 37

Child 295: "The Brown Girl", 1938-1973, undated 

22 38

Alphabetical list of Child Ballads by Dr. Abrams, undated 

22 39
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Series III: Personal Papers 

Series Description

Series III contains Abrams' personal correspondence, notecards and transcripts of speeches, and research materials used for Abrams' courses and research projects.

Subseries A: Correspondence, 1936-1970 

  Box Folder

Correspondence, 1936-1941 

23 1

Correspondence A-B, 1942 

23 2

Correspondence C-D, 1942 

23 3

Correspondence E-F, 1942 

23 4

Correspondence G-H, 1942 

23 5

Correspondence I-J, 1942 

23 6

Correspondence K-L, 1942 

23 7

Correspondence M, 1942 

23 8

Correspondence N-O, 1942 

23 9

Correspondence P-Q, 1942 

23 10

Correspondence R-S, 1942 

23 11

Correspondence T-U, 1942 

23 12

Correspondence V-W, 1942 

23 13

Correspondence Y, 1942 

23 14

Correspondence A-B, 1943 

23 15

Correspondence C-D, 1943 

23 16

Correspondence E-F, 1943 

24 1

Correspondence G-H, 1943 

24 2

Correspondence I-J, 1943 

24 3

Correspondence K-L, 1943 

24 4

Correspondence M, 1943 

24 5

Correspondence N, 1943 

24 6

Correspondence P, 1943 

24 7

Correspondence R-T, 1943 

24 8

Correspondence V-W, 1943 

24 9

Correspondence A-C, 1946 

24 10

Correspondence D-F, 1946 

24 11

Correspondence G-H, 1946 

24 12

Correspondence I-J, 1946 

24 13

Correspondence M, 1946 

24 14

Correspondence N-P, 1946 

24 15

Correspondence R-S, 1946 

24 16

Correspondence T-Y, 1946 

24 17

Correspondence A, 1947 

24 18

Correspondence B, 1947 

24 19-20

Correspondence C, 1947 

25 1

Correspondence D-E, 1947 

25 2

Correspondence F, 1947 

25 3

Correspondence G, 1947 

25 4

Correspondence H, 1947 

25 5

Correspondence I-J, 1947 

25 6

Correspondence M, 1947 

25 7

Correspondence N, 1947 

25 8

Correspondence O-P, 1947 

25 9

Correspondence R, 1947 

25 10

Correspondence S, 1947 

25 11

Correspondence T-V, 1947 

26 1

Correspondence W, 1947 

26 2

Correspondence Y, 1947 

26 3

Correspondence A, 1948 

26 4

Correspondence B, 1948 

26 5

Correspondence C, 1948 

26 6

Correspondence D, 1948 

26 7

Correspondence E, 1948 

26 8

Correspondence F, 1948 

26 9

Correspondence G, 1948 

26 10

Correspondence H, 1948 

26 11

Correspondence I-J, 1948 

26 12

Correspondence K, 1948 

27 1

Correspondence L, 1948 

27 2

Correspondence M, 1948 

27 3

Correspondence N-O, 1948 

27 4

Correspondence P, 1948 

27 5

Correspondence R, 1948 

27 6

Correspondence S, 1948 

27 7

Correspondence T-V, 1948 

27 8

Correspondence W, 1948 

27 9

Correspondence Y, 1948 

27 10

Correspondence- North Carolina Education Association, 1949-1950 

27 11

Correspondence A, 1949-1950 

28 1

Correspondence B, 1949-1950 

28 2-3

Correspondence C, 1949-1950 

28 4-5

Correspondence D, 1949-1950 

28 6

Correspondence E, 1949-1950 

28 7

Correspondence F, 1949-1950 

28 8

Correspondence G, 1949-1950 

29 1

Correspondence H, 1949-1950 

29 2-3

Correspondence I-J, 1949-1950 

29 4

Correspondence K, 1949-1950 

29 5

Correspondence L, 1949-1950 

29 6

Correspondence M, 1949-1950 

29 7

Correspondence M, 1949-1950 

27 1

Correspondence N, 1949-1950 

30 2

Correspondence O, 1949-1950 

30 2

Correspondence P, 1949-1950 

30 4

Correspondence R, 1949-1950 

30 5

Correspondence S, 1949-1950 

30 6-7

Correspondence T-U, 1949-1950 

30 8

Correspondence V, 1949-1950 

31 1

Correspondence W, 1949-1950 

31 2-3

Correspondence Y-Z, 1949-1950 

31 4

Correspondence A, 1952-1954 

31 5

Correspondence B, 1952-1954 

31 6-7

Correspondence C, 1952-1954 

31 8-9

Correspondence D, 1951-1954 

31 10

Correspondence E, 1953-1954 

32 1

Correspondence F, 1953-1954 

32 2

Correspondence G, 1953-1954 

32 3

Correspondence H, 1953-1954 

32 4-5

Correspondence I, 1953-1954 

32 6

Correspondence J, 1953-1954 

32 7

Correspondence K, 1953-1954 

32 8

Correspondence L, 1953-1954 

32 9

Correspondence M, 1953-1954 

32 10-12

Correspondence N-O, 1953-1954 

33 1

Correspondence P, 1953-1954 

33 2

Correspondence R, 1953-1954 

33 3

Correspondence S, 1953-1954 

33 4-5

Correspondence T, 1953-1954 

33 6

Correspondence U-V, 1953-1954 

33 7

Correspondence W, 1952-1954 

33 8-9

Correspondence Y-Z, 1953-1954 

34 1

Correspondence- Workshop, 1962 

34 2

Correspondence A, 1961-1963 

34 3

Correspondence B, 1961-1963 

34 4-5

Correspondence C, 1961-1963 

34 6-7

Correspondence D, 1961-1963 

32 1

Correspondence E, 1961-1963 

35 2

Correspondence F, 1961-1963 

35 3-4

Correspondence G, 1961-1963 

35 5-6

Correspondence H, 1961-1963 

35 7-9

Correspondence I, 1961-1963 

36 1

Correspondence J, 1961-1963 

36 2

Correspondence K, 1961-1963 

36 3

Correspondence L, 1961-1963 

36 4

Correspondence M, 1961-1963 

36 5-6

Correspondence N-O, 1961-1963 

36 7

Correspondence P, 1961-1963 

36 8

Correspondence P, 1961-1963 

37 1

Correspondence Q-R, 1961-1963 

37 2

Correspondence S, 1961-1963 

37 3-4

Correspondence T-U, 1961-1963 

37 5

Correspondence V, 1961-1963 

37 6

Correspondence W, 1961-1963 

37 7-8

Correspondence Y-Z, 1961-1963 

37 9

Correspondence A, 1961-1963 

38 1

Correspondence B, 1963-1964 

38 2

Correspondence C, 1963-1964 

38 3

Correspondence D-E, 1963-1964 

38 4

Correspondence F-G, 1963-1964 

38 5

Correspondence H, 1963-1964 

38 6

Correspondence I-J, 1963-1964 

38 7

Correspondence K-L, 1963-1964 

38 8

Correspondence M, 1963-1964 

39 1

Correspondence N-O, 1963-1964 

39 2

Correspondence P-Q, 1963-1964 

39 3

Correspondence R, 1963-1964 

39 4

Correspondence S, 1963-1964 

39 5

Correspondence T-V, 1963-1964 

39 6

Correspondence W, 1963-1964 

39 7

Correspondence Y, 1963-1964 

39 8

Correspondence- North Carolina State Board of Education, 1963-1964 

40 1

Correspondence- Lions State Convention and Lions Club Horse Show, 1964-1965 

40 2

Correspondence A, 1964-1965 

40 3

Correspondence B, 1964-1965 

40 4

Correspondence C, 1964-1965 

40 5

Correspondence D, 1964-1965 

40 6

Correspondence E-F, 1964-1965 

40 7

Correspondence G, 1964-1965 

40 8

Correspondence H, 1964-1965 

40 9

Correspondence I, 1964-1965 

40 10

Correspondence J, 1964-1965 

41 1

Correspondence K, 1964-1965 

41 2

Correspondence L, 1964-1965 

41 3

Correspondence M, 1964-1965 

41 4

Correspondence N-O, 1964-1965 

41 5

Correspondence P, 1964-1965 

41 6

Correspondence Q-R, 1964-1965 

41 7

Correspondence S, 1964-1965 

41 8

Correspondence T-V, 1964-1965 

42 1

Correspondence W, 1964-1965 

42 2

Correspondence Y, 1964-1965 

42 3

Correspondence A, 1965-1966 

42 4

Correspondence B, 1965-1966 

42 5

Correspondence C, 1965-1966 

42 6

Correspondence D, 1965-1966 

42 7

Correspondence E-F, 1965-1966 

42 8

Correspondence G, 1965-1966 

43 1

Correspondence H, 1965-1966 

43 2

Correspondence I-J, 1965-1966 

43 3

Correspondence K, 1965-1966 

43 4

Correspondence L, 1965-1966 

43 5

Correspondence M, 1965-1966 

43 6-7

Correspondence N-O, 1965-1966 

43 8

Correspondence P, 1965-1966 

43 9

Correspondence R, 1965-1966 

44 1

Correspondence S, 1965-1966 

44 2

Correspondence T-V, 1965-1966 

44 3

Correspondence W, 1965-1966 

44 4

Correspondence Y, 1965-1966 

44 5

Correspondence- Phi Beta Kappa, 1966-1968 

44 6

Correspondence A, 1966-1967 

44 7

Correspondence B, 1966-1967 

44 8

Correspondence C, 1966-1967 

44 9

Correspondence D-F, 1966-1967 

45 1

Correspondence G, 1966-1967 

45 2

Correspondence H, 1966-1967 

45 3

Correspondence I-J, 1966-1967 

45 4

Correspondence K-L, 1966-1967 

45 5

Correspondence M, 1966-1967 

45 6

Correspondence N-O, 1966-1967 

45 7

Correspondence P, 1966-1967 

45 8

Correspondence Q-R, 1966-1968 

45 9

Correspondence S, 1966-1967 

46 1

Correspondence T, 1966-1967 

46 2

Correspondence U-W, 1966-1967 

46 3

Correspondence A, 1967-1968 

46 4

Correspondence B, 1967-1968 

46 5

Correspondence C, 1967-1968 

46 6

Correspondence D, 1967-1968 

46 7

Correspondence E, 1967-1968 

46 8

Correspondence F, 1967-1968 

46 9

Correspondence G, 1967-1968 

47 1

Correspondence H, 1967-1968 

47 2

Correspondence J, 1967-1968 

47 3

Correspondence K, 1967-1968 

47 4

Correspondence L, 1967-1968 

47 5

Correspondence M, 1967-1968 

47 6

Correspondence N-O, 1967-1968 

47 7

Correspondence P, 1967-1968 

47 8

Correspondence R, 1967-1968 

47 9

Correspondence S, 1967-1968 

47 10

Correspondence T-V, 1967-1968 

47 11

Correspondence W, 1967-1968 

47 12

Correspondence Y, 1967-1968 

48 1

Correspondence A, 1968-1969 

48 2

Correspondence B, 1968-1969 

48 3

Correspondence C, 1968-1969 

48 4

Correspondence D, 1968-1969 

48 5

Correspondence E, 1968-1969 

48 6

Correspondence F, 1968-1969 

48 7

Correspondence G, 1968-1969 

48 8

Correspondence H, 1968-1969 

48 9

Correspondence I-J, 1968-1969 

48 10

Correspondence K, 1968-1969 

48 11

Correspondence L, 1968-1969 

48 12

Correspondence M, 1968-1969 

49 1

Correspondence N-O, 1968-1969 

49 2

Correspondence P, 1968-1969 

49 3

Correspondence R, 1968-1969 

49 4

Correspondence S, 1968-1969 

49 5

Correspondence T, 1968-1969 

49 6

Correspondence U-V, 1968-1969 

49 7

Correspondence W, 1968-1969 

49 8

Correspondence Y, 1968-1969 

49 9

Correspondence A, 1969-1970 

49 10

Correspondence B, 1969-1970 

49 11

Correspondence C, 1969-1970 

50 1

Correspondence D, 1969-1970 

50 2

Correspondence E, 1969-1970 

50 3

Correspondence F, 1969-1970 

50 4

Correspondence G, 1969-1970 

50 5

Correspondence H, 1969-1970 

50 6

Correspondence I-J, 1969-1970 

50 7

Correspondence K, 1969-1970 

50 8

Correspondence L, 1969-1970 

50 9

Correspondence M, 1969-1970 

50 10

Correspondence N-O, 1969-1970 

51 1

Correspondence P, 1969-1970 

51 2

Correspondence R, 1969-1970 

51 3

Correspondence S, 1969-1970 

51 4

Correspondence T-V, 1969-1970 

51 5

Correspondence W, 1969-1970 

51 6

Correspondence Y, 1969-1970 

51 7

Correspondence- Board of Editors, 1958-1963 

51 8

Correspondence- Editors Workshop- Vancouver, BC, 1964 

51 9

Correspondence- Lions Cabinet Meeting, 1965-1966 

51 10

Correspondence- North Carolina Blind Association, 1960 

51 11

Correspondence- NCEA-NCTA Merger Papers, 1968-1969 

51 12

Correspondence- North Carolina State College Council on Teacher Education, 1964-1965 

51 13

Correspondence- North Carolina State School Boards Association, 

52 1

Correspondence- Southern States Work Conference, 1961-1964 

52 2

Correspondence- Southern States Work Conference problems papers, 1964 

52 3

Correspondence- 1964 Political Questionnaires, 1964 

52 4-5

Correspondence- 1964 Politics General, 1963-1964 

52 6
  Mapcase Drawer Folder

Oversize materials from Correspondence, 

E1 18 1

Subseries B: Speeches, 

  Box

Speeches notecards, undated 

53-57
  Box Folder

Materials removed from speeches in Box 53, 1964-1967, undated 

58 1

Materials removed from speeches in Box 54, 1952, undated 

58 2

Materials removed from speeches in Box 56, 1946-1951, undated 

58 3

Materials removed from speeches Box 56, 1946-1953, undated 

58 4

Materials removed from speeches in Box 57, 1956-1962, undated 

58 5

Subseries C: Educational Papers 

  Box Folder

Poetry and Literature Note Cards 

59 1-3

Notebook, undated 

59 2-11

Notes, undated 

60 1

Publications- "A Certain Sort of Interest in Language" by I. A. Richards, October 1941 

60 2

Publications- "A Reprint From English Studies In Honor of James Southall Wilsonm," University of Virginia Studies, 1951 

60 3

Publications- Ampico Service Manuals, 1929 

60 4

Publications- "Bacon, Hobbes, Boyle, and the Ancient Atomists" by Charles T. Harrison, 1933 

60 5

Publications- "Duke Writers and Rhymers", 1940-1941 

60 6

Publications- "Improving Education in the Southern States", 1951 

60 7

Publications- "The Indian Path in Buncombe County" by Dr. Gail Tennent, undated 

60 8

Publications- "Learning for Ladies (1508-1895): A Book Exhibition at the Huntington Library", 1936 

60 9

Publications- "North Carolina Folklore Journal", September 1973 

60 10

Publications- "North Carolina Folklore Vol. I", pages 22-25, undated 

60 11

Publications- "Paul Green of Chapel Hill" by Agatha Boyd Adams, January 1951 

60 12

Publications- "Pure Coincidence- If Not, Why Not?" by W. Amos Abrams, November 1973 

60 13

Record Information, Thesis: "The Italiante Englishman," May 20, 1927 

60 14

Thesis: "The Italiante Englishman," May 20, 1927 

60 15

World War II newspapers clippings, 1941-1946, undated 

60 16

Certificate of Achievement for Dr. W. Amos Abrams from North Carolina Education Association, March 19, 1970  

60 17

Abrams Speech- "List of ASTC Students Who Died in Service or Were Listed As Missing In Action", undated 

61 1

Merry Devil of Edmonton, undated 

61 2

Merry Devil of Edmonton, undated 

61 3

Merry Devil of Edmonton- 1608 Edition, 1608 

61 4

Merry Devil of Edmonton- 1608 Edition- "See Bibliography in Printed Edition", 1608 

61 5

Merry Devil of Edmonton- Hopkinson's 1899 evaluations and Essays, 1899 

61 6

Merry Devil of Edmonton- "On Trial in Huntington Library California", 1631 

61 7

Merry Devil of Edmonton- "This may be some evidence of its popularity...", 1655 

61 8

Merry Devil of Edmonton notes, undated 

61 9
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Series IV: Visual Materials and Artifacts 

Series Description

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 

  Box Folder

Dr. W. Amos Abrams materials from Dr. Thomas McGowan, 1960, undated 

68 1

English Sword Dance [Scans of images on CD], March 29, 2011 

68 2

English Sword Dance photographs, undated 

68 3

Photographs from Correspondence, 1948-1968 

68 4
  Cold_Storage

Two color photographs [removed from Correspondence Subseries] [Located in Cold Storage Antechamber], 1966-1968 

1
  Mapcase Drawer Folder

Two Genealogies [from the Documenting Appalachia Abrams Folksong Digitization Project], 

E1 18 1
  Oversize Drawer Folder

Doc Abrams with music box, pen and ink drawing, undated 

E1 18 4

Subseries B: Artifacts 

  Box

Appalachian State University Chancellor's Award, 1984 

69

Roller Organ- Musical Casket No. 2, undated 

70
  Mapcase Drawer Folder

Lions Club pins, undated 

E1 18 2
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