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GUEST,Richie Important US Song & Ballad Collectors (25) Important US Song & Ballad Collectors 26 Sep 11


A couple of weeks ago I started adding a list of collectors and their publications to my website. Here's the list so far:

Francis James Child (1825-1896)   
William Wells Newell (1839-1907)   
George Lyman Kittredge (1860-1941)   
Henry Marvin Belden (1865-1954)   
John A. Lomax (1867-1948)   
Louise Pound (1872–1958)
E. C. Perrow (1880-1968)
Howard Washington Odum (1884-1954)   
Cecil Sharp (1859-1924)   
Dorothy Scarborough (1878- 1935)   
Phillips Barry (1880-1937)   
Bascom Lamar Lunsford (1882-1973)   
Josiah H. Combs (1886-1960)   
Mellinger E. Henry (1873-1946)   
Vance Randolph (1892-1980)   
John Jacob Niles (1892- 1980)
Maurice Matteson (1893-1964)   
Alan Lomax (1915-2002)
Frank Warner and Anne Warner

Here's a link to the page:

Tonight put on three articles by Phillips Barry:

That's the first- I think I have about 30 articles by Barry now- some are not finished (edited with music added.

I want suggestions of other US collectors that should be added. Also important articles that are missing. I plan on putting the Child ballads/books on here at a later date.

Any suggestions,



BTW my grandfather, Maurice Matteson, is on the list just because he's my grandfather- he wasn't a major collector.

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