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Gardner, Judge D. W., HousePhotos
Rt. 7, The Gardner Trail
Salyersville, KY
Architecture: NA

Salyersville BankPhotos
Jct. of W. Maple and N. Church Sts.
Salyersville, KY
Architecture: Beaux Arts
Magoffin County Pioneer Village 239 South Church Street
Salyersville, Kentucky
Authentic log homes and period furniture

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Cindi's Sewing 4550 Falcon Road
Salyersville, KY 41465
606-349-1630
Quilting

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Tom Whitaker

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Cindi's Sewing 4550 Falcon Road
Salyersville, KY 41465
606-349-1630
Quilting

Keepers of the Past Primitives
HC 62 Box 316
Salyersville, KY 41464 USA
Telephone: 606-349-6880
Cell: 606-794-0531
Handcrafted dolls, animal carvings, pincushions, candles, wooden games, boxes, baskets, quilts, pillows

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Magoffin County Historical Society Salyersville, KY

Salyersville Tourism Commission
P.O. Box 640
Salyersville, KY 41465
606-349-2409

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Rickett’s Hornpipe (?),” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Rickett’s Hornpipe,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Arkansas Traveler,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky
Barlow Knife,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Barlow Knife,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Big Eared Mule,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives 

Bill Brown,” fiddle tune played by Glen Fannin, recorded by Bruce Green on 04-02-77, Bruce Green Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Bill Brown,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives 

Billy In the Low Ground,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Billy In the Low Ground,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Billy In the Low Ground,” fiddle tune played by Glen Fannin, recorded by Bruce Green on 04-02-77, Bruce Green Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Bonaparte’s Retreat,” fiddle tune played by William H. “Bill” Stepp, recorded by Alan and Elizabeth Lomax on 10-26-37, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Brad Walters,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives     

Brushy Fork of John’s Creek,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Charleston No.1,” fiddle tune played by Glen Fannin, recorded by Bruce Green on 04-02-77, Bruce Green Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Chicken Reel,” fiddle tune played by Glen Fannin, recorded by Bruce Green on 04-02-77, Bruce Green Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Cincinnati Hornpipe,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Cincinnati Hornpipe,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Cripple Creek,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Daniel in the Lion’s Den,” fiddle tune played by Glen Fannin, recorded by Bruce Green on 04-02-77, Bruce Green Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Dolly,” fiddle tune played by William H. “Bill” Stepp, recorded by Alan and Elizabeth Lomax on 10-26-37, Barbara Kunkle Kentucky Traditional Music Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Duck River,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives 

Durang’s Hornpipe,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Featherbed,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives 

Fire in the Mountain,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Fish on a Snag,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Flander’s Dream,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives 

Flannery’s Dream,” fiddle tune played by Glen Fannin, recorded by Bruce Green on 04-02-77, Bruce Green Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Forked Deer,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Forked Deer,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Forked Deer,” fiddle tune played by Glen Fannin, recorded by Bruce Green on 04-02-77, Bruce Green Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Frosty Morning,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Frosty Morning,” fiddle tune played by Glen Fannin, recorded by Bruce Green on 04-02-77, Bruce Green Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Getting Upstairs,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Gilda Roy,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives            

Gilda Roy,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Give the Fiddler a Dram,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

God Put A Rainbow In the Sky,” fiddle tune played by Hassell Helton, recorded by Bruce Greene on 03-03-90, Bruce Greene Kentucky Fiddle Music Collection SAA 90, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Gonna Lay My Armor Down,” fiddle tune played by Hassell Helton, recorded by Bruce Greene on 03-03-90, Bruce Greene Kentucky Fiddle Music Collection SAA 90, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Hook and Line,” fiddle tune played by Tom Lee Holbrook, recorded by Bruce Greene in 1970, Bruce Greene Collection SAA 90, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Hoosier or Russian Rabbit,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Huldy in the Sinkhole,” fiddle tune played by Beech Patrick, recorded by Bruce Greene in 1988, Bruce Greene Collection SAA 90, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Huldy in the Sinkhole,” fiddle tune played by Beech Patrick, recorded by Bruce Greene in 1988, Bruce Greene Collection SAA 90, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

I Know It Was the Blood,” fiddle tune played by Hassell Helton, recorded by Bruce Greene on 03-03-90, Bruce Greene Kentucky Fiddle Music Collection SAA 90, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

I’m Happy as I Can Be in This Land,” fiddle tune played by Glen Fannin, recorded by Bruce Green on 04-02-77, Bruce Green Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

I’ve Got a Home in that Rock,” fiddle tune played by Glen Fannin, recorded by Bruce Green on 04-02-77, Bruce Green Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Indian Ate the Woodchuck,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Indian Ate the Woodchuck,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Irish Boy,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Irish Boy,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Jack Wilson,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives            

Jeff Sturgeon,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives            

Jenny Get Around,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Jenny Get Around,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives            

John Cole,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Jonah in the Windstorm,” fiddle tune played by Glen Fannin, recorded by Bruce Green on 04-02-77, Bruce Green Collection SAA 90, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

 “Kentucky Winder,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Keys To the Kingdom,” fiddle tune played by Hassell Helton, recorded by Bruce Greene on 03-03-90, Bruce Greene Kentucky Fiddle Music Collection SAA 90, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Lacy Brown,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives            

Last of Harris,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives            

Lazy Kate,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Leather Britches,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Leather Britches,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Little Birdie,” fiddle tune played by Tom Lee Holbrook, recorded by Bruce Greene in 1970, Bruce Greene Collection SAA 90, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

 “Little Bobby,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives            

Lonely Tomb,” fiddle tune played by Hassell Helton, recorded by Bruce Greene on 03-03-90, Bruce Greene Kentucky Fiddle Music Collection SAA 90, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Lonesome John,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Lonesome John,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives            

Lonesome John,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives            

Lonesome John,” fiddle tune played by Hassell Helton, recorded by Bruce Greene on 03-03-90, Bruce Greene Kentucky Fiddle Music Collection SAA 90, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives            

Lonesome John,” fiddle tune played by Glen Fannin, recorded by Bruce Green on 04-02-77, Bruce Green Collection SAA 90, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Lost Boy,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives            

Lost Girl,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Lost Girl,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives            
Love Somebody,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives            

Love Somebody,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Martha Campbell,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Mike in the Wilderness,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Muddy Creek,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives            

Muddy Creek,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Napoleon’s Retreat,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Napoleon’s Retreat,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Old Hen Cackled,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Old Joe Clark,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Old Joe Clark,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Old Joe Clark,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Piney Ridge,” fiddle tune played by William H. “Bill” Stepp, recorded by Alan and Elizabeth Lomax on 10-26-37, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Pleasure of a Single Life,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Polly Grand,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Pretty Little Widow,” fiddle tune played by William H. “Bill” Stepp, recorded by Alan and Elizabeth Lomax on 10-26-37, Barbara Kunkle Kentucky Traditional Music Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Rebels Raid,” fiddle tune played by William H. “Bill” Stepp, recorded by Alan and Elizabeth Lomax on 10-26-37, Barbara Kunkle Kentucky Traditional Music Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Red River Valley,” fiddle tune played by Glen Fannin, recorded by Bruce Green on 04-02-77, Bruce Green Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Rickett’s Hornpipe,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Rocky Island,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Rose in the Mountain,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Rose in the Mountain,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Sallie Cooper,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives   

Sallie Goodin,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Shady Grove,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Sooka Flanagan,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives   

Sourwood Mountain,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Speed of the Plow,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives   

Speed the Plow,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Stump Tailed Dolly,” fiddle tune played by Glen Fannin, recorded by Bruce Green on 04-02-77, Bruce Green Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives  

Stumptailed Dolly,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Sukie Flanagan,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Tonight I’m Thinking of My Blue Eyes,” fiddle tune played by Glen Fannin, recorded by Bruce Green on 04-02-77, Bruce Green Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives  

Trouble On My Mind,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Vance No More,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Wagner,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Wagoner,” fiddle tune played by Glen Fannin, recorded by Bruce Green on 04-02-77, Bruce Green Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives
Wagoner,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Ways of the World,” fiddle tune played by William H. “Bill” Stepp, recorded by Alan and Elizabeth Lomax on 10-26-37, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Who’s Been Here Since I’ve Been Gone,” fiddle tune played by Glen Fannin, recorded by Bruce Green on 04-02-77, Bruce Green Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives  

Wild Horse,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Wild Horse,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

William Reilly,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

William Riley,” fiddle tune played by John Morgan Salyer, recorded in 1940-1941, Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

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Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture
KENTUCKY COLLECTIONS
IN THE ARCHIVE OF FOLK CULTURE
Compiled by: Gregory Jenkins, Joseph C. Hickerson, and Ann C. Taft
Series Editor: Ann Hoog
Revised: December 2010

AFC 1937/001: Alan Lomax and Elizabeth Lomax Kentucky CollectionTwo hundred and twenty-eight 12-inch discs of songs and instrumentals recorded in eastern Kentucky by Alan and Elizabeth Lomax, September and October 1937. Includes performances by Boyd Asher of Hyden, Nora Bagley of Pine Mountain, Maynard Britton of Big Creek, Bill Bundy of Manchester, Tilman Cadle of Pineville, George Davis of Hazard, Jack Garland of Arjay, Jim Garland of Pineville, Munroe Gavedon of West Liberty, Mrs. Nell Hampton of Salyersville, Theophilus G. Hoskins of Hyden, James Howard of Harlan, J. M. Mullins of West Liberty, Mrs. Liza Pace of Hyden, W. M. Stepp of Salyersville, Luther Strong of Hazard, G. D. Vowell of Harlan, Clay Walters of Salyersville, and Walter Williams of Salyersville. (includes AFS 1374-1601) (32 hours; tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 101A-117A) [catalog record]

http://lccn.loc.gov/2008700304
A collection of field recordings made on Presto discs by Alan Lomax and his wife Elizabeth Lomax in eastern Kentucky in September and October 1937 for the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress. The collection includes folk songs, ballads, hymns, camp meeting songs, union songs, coal miners' songs, blues, children's songs, stories; banjo, harmonica, guitar, and dulcimer music; and a large number of fiddle tunes.

AFC 1969/003: William H. Tallmadge Duplication Project Nine 10-inch tapes of Baptist lining-out hymns recorded in Knott County, Kentucky, and Lima, Ohio, by William H. Tallmadge, May-July, October 1968. The collection includes two linear inches of correspondence, notes, and song lists. (includes AFS 13,672-13,680) (LWO 5611) [catalog record]

Summary: Field recordings of Baptist lining-out hymns recorded in Knott County, Magoffin County, and Breathitt County, Kentucky; and in Lima, Ohio; by William H. Tallmadge, during May-July, and October 1968. This singing tradition is also known as lined-out hymnody, where a leader chants ("lines" or "gives out") each line of text prior to its singing in unison by the group. Tallmadge primarily recorded members of the area's United Baptist Churches and Regular Baptist Churches. In addition to lined-out hymns, he recorded solo hymn singing, hymns sung without lining-out; gospel and revival hymns; and hymn singing at homes. He recorded several church services, including hymns, prayers, sermons, testimonies, memorial services and funerals; plus children's singing, folk dances, and games at school. He interviewed hymn singers, leaders, and clergy about their family histories, performance style, knowledge of rarely sung hymns, knowledge of hymn tunes; uses of hymnals and ballad sheets or ballad books. The collection includes copies of Tallmadge's notes on his interviews, which describe the singers' homes, children, education, occupations (including coal mining), religious beliefs, and migration of family members to Ohio and Indiana for work, as well as various singers' and churches' reactions to his project to record their hymns for the Library of Congress. Notebooks include a listing of the versions of the hymns collected by Tallmadge arranged by title. There is some music notation for a few hymns. The collection includes correspondence between Tallmadge and the Archive of Folk Song, 1966-1968, and an article by Tallmadge, "Anglo-Saxon vs. Scotch-Irish" in Mountain Life and Work, 45 no. 2 (February 1969).

http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655363

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Last Updated on January 7, 2012