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MS Am 2497

Barry, Phillips, 1880-1937, collector. Songs and ballads from Maine: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 2497
Creator: Barry, Phillips, 1880-1937, collector.
Title: Songs and ballads from Maine,
Date(s): 1843-1935.
Quantity: 1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: 19th and 20th century songs and ballads collected from the state of Maine by American ballad scholar, Phillips Barry.

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Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Acquisition Information:

*54M-226F Gift of Mrs. Phillips Barry, Cambridge, Massachusetts; received: 1955 Mar. 29.

Historical Note

Phillips Barry (1880-1937) was an American ballad scholar. He studied folklore, theology and classical and medieval literature at Harvard and founded the Folk-Song Society of the North-East and edited its Bulletin from 1930 until his death. He collected mainly in New England and collaborated with scholars in Vermont and Maine. (from: Grove Music Online)

Scope and Content

Includes autograph manuscript transcripts of ballads and autograph music notation of songs, compiled in the state of Maine between 1843 and 1935. Transcribers include: Lewis Pierce, Rosallie S. Wood, and Susie Carr Young. These notebooks apparently then were collected by Philliips Barry.

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