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Buckberry, Ray B., Jr., B. 1934 - Collector (Mss 685), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2020

Buckberry, Ray B., Jr., B. 1934 - Collector (Mss 685), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 685. Research material collected by Ray B. Buckberry, Jr. related to Ernest Hogan, an African American musician from Bowling Green, Kentucky, who is sometimes credited as one of the pioneers of ragtime music. He composed and wrote lyrics for numerous musical pieces for minstrel shows and published sheet music.


Carpenter, Howard R., 1919-2016 (Mss 613), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2017

Carpenter, Howard R., 1919-2016 (Mss 613), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 613. Manuscript orchestral music for several pieces composed by Howard R. Carpenter, a music professor at Western Kentucky University from 1953 to 1984.


Harmon, Arlis Odell, 1905-1992 (Mss 153), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2013

Harmon, Arlis Odell, 1905-1992 (Mss 153), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 153. Poems, 1934-1991, obituaries, 1964-1990, written by Arlis Odell Harmon, a gospel song writer and enthusiast, of Allen County, Kentucky. Includes correspondence about gospel music, genealogical data, photos, etc.


Lewis, Fred (Sc 1777), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2008

Lewis, Fred (Sc 1777), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1777. Musical scores for songs transcribed by Fred Lewis for the Hawaiian guitar.


Harmon, Arlis Odell, 1905-1992 (Mss 194), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2008

Harmon, Arlis Odell, 1905-1992 (Mss 194), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 194. Scrapbooks (3) of manuscript music, chiefly gospel music, written and composed by Arlis Odell Harmon, of Allen County, Kentucky.


Hays, William Shakespeare (Mss 28), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2007

Hays, William Shakespeare (Mss 28), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid for Manuscripts Collection 28. Correspondence, poems, lyrics for songs, newspaper marine columns, and royalty and copyright contracts related to William Shakespeare Hays, a poet, composer, and newspaper columnist of Louisville, Kentucky. Many clippings of a biographical nature and of his works. Attached (Click on "Additional Files" below) is full text scan of a diary kept by Hayes from 1864 to 1865 and titled "My Leisure Moments to Belle McCullough." This diary is found in Box 3, Folder 4 of the collection.


Stephen Collins Foster & His Folk-Songs, Mary Chisholm Dec 1936

Stephen Collins Foster & His Folk-Songs, Mary Chisholm

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Every American knows some of Stephen Collins Foster's songs, but not everyone who sings My Old Kentucky Home and Old Folks at Home realizes that it was he who wrote those songs. Of the two hundred songs and compositions which Foster published, at least fifteen are constantly sung. Since these songs voice emotions which are fundamental to mankind, they have become more important than the composer himself. For this reason they may be called folk-songs, and because they voice so truly the spirit of America, America is proud to claim them as her own.

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