John Jacob Niles papers

Abstract

The John Jacob Niles papers (dated 1905-1984; 63.45 cubic ft.; 220 boxes) contain correspondence, musical and literary manuscripts, and other materials written or collected by John Jacob Niles.

Descriptive Summary

Title
John Jacob Niles papers
Extent
63.45 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Motion pictures.
Folk songs, English -- United States.
Phonodiscs.
Musicians -- Correspondence.
Sheet music.
Programs.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations.
Video tapes.
Aeronautics -- History
Composers -- Correspondence.
Audiotapes.
Arrangement
Organized into the following series: Correspondence, Personal, Career, Manuscripts, Instruments, and Oversized materials. The series are arranged chronologically within topical subseries.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Processed by: Archives Staff; Made machine-readable by Courtney Murphy
Preferred Citation
82M9: [identification of item], John Jacob Niles papers, 1905-1984, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Composer, Performer, and Author. Niles was born in Louisville in 1892. Coming from a musical family, Niles began to play the dulcimer at an early age. As a teenager he worked with a surveying team in eastern Kentucky. During this time he kept a notebook in which he recorded lyrics and music of old folk songs known in the area. Niles served as a U.S. Army pilot in World War I and made numerous reconnaissance flights until he suffered serious injuries in a plane crash. After the war he studied music at the University of Lyon and the Schola Cantorium in Paris. Niles completed his musical education at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. He renewed his search for folk songs in Appalachia as he accompanied noted photographer Doris Ulmann on her travels through the mountain region. He set traditional songs in new arrangements and composed many original songs.
Scope and Content
The John Jacob Niles papers (dated 1905-1984; 63.45 cubic ft.; 220 boxes) contain correspondence, musical and literary manuscripts, and other materials written or collected by John Jacob Niles. Much of the correspondence is between Niles and his music publisher, G. Schirmer, Inc. Original drafts of Niles choral works, instrumental pieces, orchestral oratorios, song arrangements, and other musical compositions total approximately thirteen cubic feet. A significant portion of these materials is unpublished. The papers contain an interesting series of photographs, including several taken of Niles by well-known photographers such as Van Deren Coke, Alfred Eisenstaedt, George Kossuth, and Doris Ulmann. There are also original photographs taken at the 1903 launching of Orville and Wilbur Wright's airplane at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. There are also a number of World War I era shots of Niles' flying group, The Lafayette Escadrille, and various Niles family pictures.
Other important items include the diaries and notebooks Niles used to record the folk songs, his World War I scrapbooks, autobiographical notes and drafts, original plays, radio scripts, and manuscripts of his published books. Miscellaneous materials include greeting cards and printed material on Anglo-Saxon balladry.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. Literary rights remain vested in the Niles family. Permission must be obtained to publish or quote extensively.

Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, 1919-1980

The Correspondence Series is divided into three subseries according to general subject. The Personal Correspondence includes letters from John Jacob Niles to Rena Lipetz Niles. Many of these were written while Niles was on tour throughout the United States. The Professional Correspondence contains letters from many prominent figures in the music world as well as detailed information about Niles' own company, Boone Tolliver Records. The General Correspondence consists mainly of letters from various individuals and covers a variety of topics. The material in each of these subseries is arranged chronologically.

Personal, 1933-1962

John Jacob Niles to Roy Flannagan, 1933

  • Box 1
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John Jacob Niles to Rena Lipetz Niles, 1933-1962

1933

  • Box 2, folder 1
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1934 February-December

  • Box 2, folder 2
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1935 February 25-April 27

  • Box 2, folder 3
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1935 May-December

  • Box 2, folder 4
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1936 January-February

  • Box 3, folder 1
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1936 March-July

  • Box 3, folder 2
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1938 June-August

  • Box 3, folder 3
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1940 January-July

  • Box 3, folder 4
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1940

  • Box 3, folder 5
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Miscellaneous, 1940

  • Box 3, folder 6
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1941 March-November

  • Box 4, folder 1
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1941

  • Box 4, folder 2
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1942 January-July

  • Box 4, folder 3
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1942 October-December

  • Box 4, folder 4
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1942

  • Box 4, folder 5
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Miscellaneous, 1942

  • Box 4, folder 6
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1943 February-November

  • Box 4, folder 7
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1943

  • Box 4, folder 8
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Miscellaneous, 1943

  • Box 4, folder 9
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1944 January

  • Box 5, folder 1
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1944 February

  • Box 5, folder 2
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1944 March-April

  • Box 5, folder 3
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1944 May

  • Box 5, folder 4
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1944 October-December

  • Box 5, folder 5
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1944

  • Box 5, folder 6
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Miscellaneous, 1944

  • Box 5, folder 7
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1945 January

  • Box 6, folder 1
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1945 February-June

  • Box 6, folder 2
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1945 July-November

  • Box 6, folder 3
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1945

  • Box 6, folder 4
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Miscellaneous, 1945

  • Box 6, folder 5
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1946 January-March

  • Box 7, folder 1
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1946 April-October

  • Box 7, folder 2
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1946 November

  • Box 7, folder 3
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1946

  • Box 7, folder 4
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1947 February-March

  • Box 8, folder 1
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1947 June-December

  • Box 8, folder 2
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1947

  • Box 8, folder 3
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Miscellaneous, 1947

  • Box 8, folder 4
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1948 January-March

  • Box 9, folder 1
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1948 Jul-October

  • Box 9, folder 2
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1948 November-December

  • Box 9, folder 3
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1949 January-February

  • Box 10, folder 1
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1949 March-May

  • Box 10, folder 2
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1949 July-October

  • Box 10, folder 3
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1949 November-December

  • Box 10, folder 4
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1949

  • Box 10, folder 5
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1950 January-March

  • Box 11, folder 1
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1950 April-October

  • Box 11, folder 2
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1950 November-December

  • Box 11, folder 3
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1950

  • Box 11, folder 4
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1951 January-March

  • Box 12, folder 1
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1951 April-July

  • Box 12, folder 2
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1951 October

  • Box 12, folder 3
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1951 November- December

  • Box 12, folder 4
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1952 February-July

  • Box 13, folder 1
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1952 October

  • Box 13, folder 2
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1952 November

  • Box 13, folder 3
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1952 December

  • Box 13, folder 4
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1952

  • Box 13, folder 5
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1953 July-August

  • Box 14, folder 1
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1953 October

  • Box 14, folder 2
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1953 November

  • Box 14, folder 3
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1954 January - November

  • Box 15, folder 1
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1955 January-June

  • Box 15, folder 2
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1955 July-October

  • Box 15, folder 3
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1956 March

  • Box 16, folder 1
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1956 April

  • Box 16, folder 2
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1956 November

  • Box 16, folder 3
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1957 January-November

  • Box 17, folder 1
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1958 April - August

  • Box 17, folder 2
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1959 January-October

  • Box 17, folder 3
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1960 May-June

  • Box 18, folder 1
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1961 July-October

  • Box 18, folder 2
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1962 February-November

  • Box 18, folder 3
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1962

  • Box 18, folder 4
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Rena Lipetz Niles to John Jacob Niles, 1936-1952

1936 July

  • Box 19, folder 1
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1938 July-August

  • Box 19, folder 2
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1938

  • Box 19, folder 3
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1940 January-April

  • Box 19, folder 4
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1940

  • Box 19, folder 5
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1942 July-November

  • Box 19, folder 6
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1942

  • Box 19, folder 7
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1944 April-May

  • Box 19, folder 8
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1945 April

  • Box 19, folder 9
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1946 November

  • Box 19, folder 10
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1947 November-December

  • Box 19, folder 11
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1948 February-March

  • Box 19, folder 12
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1952 November

  • Box 19, folder 13
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undated

  • Box 19, folder 14
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Professional, 1936-1979

Frank Long/Leslie Shepard, 1936-1979

Frank Long, 1936-1952

  • Box 20, folder 1
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Frank Long, 1953-1977

  • Box 20, folder 2
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Leslie Shepard, 1957-1963 April

  • Box 20, folder 3
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Leslie Shepard, 1963 May-1964

  • Box 20, folder 4
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Typescript of liner notes by Leslie Shepard for Folkways album, 1964 January 14

  • Box 20, folder 5
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Liner notes for Folkways album, 1964

  • Box 20, folder 6
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Leslie Shepard, 1965-1968

  • Box 20, folder 7
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Leslie Shepard, 1970-1979

  • Box 20, folder 8
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RCA Victor, 1939-1972

1939-1941

  • Box 21, folder 1
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1939-1940

  • Box 21, folder 2
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1941-1943

  • Box 21, folder 3
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1944-1948

  • Box 21, folder 4
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1949-1972

  • Box 21, folder 5
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RCA Victor royalty statements, 1941-1975

1941-1949

  • Box 22, folder 1
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1950-1967

  • Box 22, folder 2
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1969-1975

  • Box 22, folder 3
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G. Shirmer, Inc., 1937-1978

1937

  • Box 23, folder 1
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1942-1943

  • Box 23, folder 2
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1944-1945

  • Box 23, folder 3
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1946-1948

  • Box 23, folder 4
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1949-1951

  • Box 23, folder 5
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1952-1953

  • Box 23, folder 6
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1954

  • Box 23, folder 7
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1955

  • Box 23, folder 8
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1956

  • Box 23, folder 9
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1957

  • Box 23, folder 10
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1958 January-February

  • Box 23, folder 11
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1958 March-December

  • Box 23, folder 12
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1959 January-April

  • Box 23, folder 13
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1959 May-December

  • Box 23, folder 14
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1960

  • Box 24, folder 1
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1961

  • Box 24, folder 2
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1962

  • Box 24, folder 3
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1963

  • Box 24, folder 4
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1964-1965

  • Box 24, folder 5
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1966-1970

  • Box 24, folder 6
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1971-1972

  • Box 24, folder 7
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1973-1978

  • Box 24, folder 8
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undated

  • Box 24, folder 9
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Miscellaneous letters to G. Shirmer, Inc., undated

  • Box 24, folder 10
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Affidavit regarding composition of Black is the Color, undated

  • Box 24, folder 11
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Affidavit regarding composition of Ef I Had a Ribbon Bow, undated

  • Box 24, folder 12
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Affidavit regarding composition of Go 'Way From My Window, undated

  • Box 24, folder 13
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Affidavit regarding composition of I Wonder as I Wander, undated

  • Box 24, folder 14
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Affidavit regarding composition of Jesus the Christ is Born, undated

  • Box 24, folder 15
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Affidavit regarding composition of Jesus, Jesus Rest Your Head, undated

  • Box 24, folder 16
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G. Shirmer, Inc. royalty statements, 1937-1975

1929-1942

  • Box 25, folder 1
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1943-1944

  • Box 25, folder 2
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1945-1946

  • Box 25, folder 3
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1946-1947

  • Box 25, folder 4
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1948-1950

  • Box 25, folder 5
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1951-1953

  • Box 25, folder 6
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1954-1956

  • Box 25, folder 7
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1959-1969

  • Box 25, folder 8
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1937-1946

  • Box 26, folder 1
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1947-1953

  • Box 26, folder 2
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1954-1957

  • Box 26, folder 3
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1958-1959

  • Box 26, folder 4
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1960-1962

  • Box 26, folder 5
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1963-1964

  • Box 27, folder 1
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1965-1966

  • Box 27, folder 2
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1967

  • Box 27, folder 3
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1968-1975

  • Box 27, folder 4
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Collaborative efforts, 1946-1951

  • Box 28, folder 1-6

1946

  • Box 28, folder 1
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1947

  • Box 28, folder 2
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1948

  • Box 28, folder 3
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1949

  • Box 28, folder 4
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1950-1951

  • Box 28, folder 5
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undated

  • Box 28, folder 6
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Boone Tolliver records, 1952-1958

Letters, 1952 February-April

  • Box 29, folder 1
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Letters, 1952 May

  • Box 29, folder 2
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Letters, 1952-1954

  • Box 29, folder 3
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Record orders, 1952 January-July

  • Box 29, folder 4
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Record orders, 1952 August-October

  • Box 29, folder 5
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Record orders, 1952 November

  • Box 29, folder 6
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Record orders, 1952 December

  • Box 29, folder 7
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Record orders, 1953 January-February

  • Box 30, folder 1
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Record orders, 1953 March

  • Box 30, folder 2
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Record orders, 1953 April-May

  • Box 30, folder 3
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Record orders, 1953 June-October

  • Box 30, folder 4
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Record orders, 1953 November-December

  • Box 30, folder 5
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Record orders, 1954 January-February

  • Box 30, folder 6
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Record orders, 1954 March-April

  • Box 30, folder 7
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Record orders, 1954 May-December

  • Box 30, folder 8
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Record orders, 1955-1958

  • Box 30, folder 9
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Record orders, undated

  • Box 30, folder 10
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Invoices, 1952-1957

  • Box 30, folder 11
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Rampart Productions, 1954-1957

  • Box 31, folder 1-3

Letters, film fragments, contracts, announcements, 1953 July-December

  • Box 31, folder 1
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Letters, 1954-1957

  • Box 31, folder 2
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Letters, brochures, undated

  • Box 31, folder 3
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Tradition records, 1957-1966

  • Box 32, folder 1-3

Letters, catalogues, 1957-1962

  • Box 32, folder 1
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Leters, liner notes, biographical, song lists for records, 1965-1966

  • Box 32, folder 2
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Royalty statements, 1958-1966

  • Box 32, folder 3
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General, 1919-1980

1919-1935

  • Box 33, folder 1
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1936-1939

  • Box 33, folder 2
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1940-1941

  • Box 33, folder 3
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1942

  • Box 33, folder 4
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1943 January-August

  • Box 33, folder 5
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1943 September

  • Box 33, folder 6
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1943 October-December

  • Box 33, folder 7
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circa 1943

  • Box 33, folder 8
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1944

  • Box 34, folder 1
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1945-1946

  • Box 34, folder 2
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1947

  • Box 34, folder 3
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circa 1947

  • Box 34, folder 4
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1948

  • Box 34, folder 5
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1949

  • Box 34, folder 6
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1950

  • Box 34, folder 7
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1951 January-May

  • Box 34, folder 8
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1951 June-December

  • Box 34, folder 9
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1952

  • Box 35, folder 1
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1953

  • Box 35, folder 2
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1954

  • Box 35, folder 3
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1955

  • Box 35, folder 4
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1956

  • Box 35, folder 5
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1957

  • Box 36, folder 1
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1958

  • Box 36, folder 2
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1959

  • Box 36, folder 3
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1960 January-May

  • Box 36, folder 4
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1960 June-December

  • Box 36, folder 5
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1961 January-June

  • Box 36, folder 6
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1961 July-December

  • Box 36, folder 7
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1962 January-June

  • Box 37, folder 1
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1962 August-December

  • Box 37, folder 2
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1963 January-May

  • Box 37, folder 3
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1963 June-November

  • Box 37, folder 4
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1963

  • Box 37, folder 5
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1964 May-July

  • Box 37, folder 6
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1964 August-December

  • Box 37, folder 7
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1965 January-April

  • Box 37, folder 8
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1965 May-December

  • Box 37, folder 9
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1966 January-March

  • Box 38, folder 1
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1966 April-June

  • Box 38, folder 2
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1966 July-December

  • Box 38, folder 3
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1967 January-March

  • Box 38, folder 4
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1967 April-August

  • Box 38, folder 5
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1967 September-December

  • Box 38, folder 6
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1968 January-March

  • Box 38, folder 7
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1968 April-December

  • Box 38, folder 8
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1969 January-May

  • Box 38, folder 9
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1969 June-September

  • Box 38, folder 10
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1969 October-December

  • Box 38, folder 11
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1970 January-March

  • Box 39, folder 1
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1970 April-June

  • Box 39, folder 2
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1970 July-October

  • Box 39, folder 3
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1970 November-December

  • Box 39, folder 4
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1971 January-February

  • Box 39, folder 5
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1971 March-July

  • Box 39, folder 6
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1971 August-September

  • Box 39, folder 7
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1971 October-December

  • Box 39, folder 8
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1972 January-April

  • Box 40, folder 1
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1972 May-August

  • Box 40, folder 2
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1972 September-October

  • Box 40, folder 3
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1972 November-December

  • Box 40, folder 4
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1973 January-February

  • Box 40, folder 5
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1973 March-June

  • Box 40, folder 6
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1973 July-October

  • Box 40, folder 7
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1973 November-December

  • Box 40, folder 8
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1974 January-March

  • Box 41, folder 1
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1974 April-June

  • Box 41, folder 2
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1974 July-August

  • Box 41, folder 3
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1974 September

  • Box 41, folder 4
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1974 October-December

  • Box 41, folder 5
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1975 January-February

  • Box 41, folder 6
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1975 March-May

  • Box 41, folder 7
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1975 June-July

  • Box 41, folder 8
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1975 August-September

  • Box 41, folder 9
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1975 October

  • Box 41, folder 10
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1975 November-December

  • Box 41, folder 11
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1976 January-June

  • Box 42, folder 1
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1976 July-August

  • Box 42, folder 2
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1976 September

  • Box 42, folder 3
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1976 October-November

  • Box 42, folder 4
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1977 January-March

  • Box 42, folder 5
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1977 April-June

  • Box 42, folder 6
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1977 July-August

  • Box 42, folder 7
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1977 September-December

  • Box 42, folder 8
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1978 April-September

  • Box 43, folder 2
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1978 January-March

  • Box 43, folder 1
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1978 October

  • Box 43, folder 3
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1978 November-December

  • Box 43, folder 4
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1979 January-September

  • Box 43, folder 5
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1979-1980

  • Box 43, folder 6
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undated

  • Box 44, folder 1-6
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Personal, 1905-1980

The Personal series consists of 53 boxes of material encompassing many aspects of Niles' life. Figuring prominently in this series are the diaries ad field notebooks. Recorded in these volumes are the legends, ballads, traditions, and philosophies of the people Niles encountered during his travels in the Southern Highlands. This series is subdivided into eight categories with the material arranged in chronological order within each subseries.

Journals, notebooks, scrapbooks, 1905-1979

Journal, 1905

  • Box 45, folder 1
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Field notebook, 1906

  • Box 45, folder 2
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Journal, 1906

  • Box 45, folder 2A
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Journal, 1907

  • Box 45, folder 3
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Journal, 1908

  • Box 45, folder 4
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Journal, 1915

  • Box 45, folder 5
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Journal, 1918

  • Box 45, folder 6-6A
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Notebook, 1919

  • Box 45, folder 7
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Scrapbook, 1919

  • Box 45, folder 8
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Contents of scrapbook, 1930

  • Box 46, folder 1
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Calendar notebook, 1931-1932

  • Box 46, folder 1A
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Journal, 1932

  • Box 46, folder 2
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Field notebook, 1932

  • Box 46, folder 3-4
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Ballad transcribed from p. 117 of preceding field notebook, 1932

  • Box 46, folder 5
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Field notebook, 1933

  • Box 47, folder 1-2A
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Field notebook, 1934

  • Box 47, folder 3-6
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Dialect dictionary, 1934

  • Box 47, folder 7
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Farm notebook, 1941

  • Box 47, folder 8
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Farm notebook, 1943

  • Box 47, folder 9
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Diary, 1944

  • Box 47, folder 10
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Journal, circa 1950

  • Box 48, folder 1
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Commonplace book, 1957

  • Box 48, folder 2
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Commonplace book, 1963

  • Box 48, folder 3
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Calendar notebook, 1964

  • Box 48, folder 3A
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Calendar notebook, 1965

  • Box 48, folder 3B
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Calendar notebook, 1966

  • Box 48, folder 3C
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Notebook, 1969

  • Box 48, folder 3
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Notebook, circa 1970s

  • Box 48, folder 3E
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Journal, 1976

  • Box 48, folder 4
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Calendar notebook, 1977

  • Box 48, folder 4A
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Journal, 1979

  • Box 48, folder 5
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Contents of notebook, undated

  • Box 49, folder 1
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Field notebook, undated

  • Box 49, folder 2
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Dialect dictionary, undated

  • Box 49, folder 3
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Contents of notebook, undated

  • Box 49, folder 4
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Notebook, undated

  • Box 49, folder 5
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Prompt book, undated

  • Box 49, folder 6
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Music notebook, 1931

  • Box 50, folder 1-2
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Music notebook, 1932

  • Box 50, folder 3
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Music notebook, 1933

  • Box 50, folder 4-5
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Music notebook, 1934

  • Box 50, folder 6
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Music notebook, 1950

  • Box 50, folder 7
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Doris Ulmann material, 1933-1976

Letters from Doris Ulmann to Allen Eaton, 1933-1934

  • Box 51, folder 1
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Notes by Doris Ulmann concerning her will, 1934

  • Box 51, folder 2
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Letters from Doris Ulmann to Sarah Blanding, with cover letter from Sarah Blanding to ohn Jacob Niles, undated

  • Box 51, folder 3
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Chronicle by John Jacob Niles of events surrounding Doris Ulmann's death., 1934 Aug 2

  • Box 51, folder 4
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John Jacob Niles, Doris Ulmann: Preface and Recollections.The Call Number, University of Oregon Library, 1958

  • Box 51, folder 5
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Craft Horizons , 1966 June

  • Box 51, folder 6
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Program for exhibit of Doris Ulmann photographs, Western Carolina University, 1976 April

  • Box 51, folder 7
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Book catalogues containing The Appalachian Photographs of Doris Ulmann, undated

  • Box 51, folder 8
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John Jacob Niles, The Legend of Doris Ulmann, typescript, undated

  • Box 51, folder 9
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Handicrafts of the Southern Highlands by Allen H. Eaton, galley proofs, 1937

  • Box 52, folder 1-2
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Handicrafts of the Southern Highlands by Allen H. Eaton, page proofs, 1937

  • Box 52, folder 3-6
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Articles on John Jacob Niles, 1940-1986

Records for Christmas: Carols of the New World, Victor Records Review, 1940

  • Box 53, folder 1A
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Borah, Leo. Kentucky, Boone's Great Meadow in The National Geographic, 1942 July

  • Box 53, folder 1B
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Butterfield, Roger. Folk Singer: John Jacob Niles Makes Rare Music from the Songs and Ballads of Early America. in Life , 1943 Sept 6

  • Box 53, folder 2
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Amerika Singt. Heute (German publication), 1947 July 15

  • Box 53, folder 3
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McHugh, Vincent. Sing Me a Homemade Song.The Magazine of the Year, 1948 January

  • Box 53, folder 4
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Stevens, Nelson. Folk Songs: U.S.A.Arizona Quarterly , 1948

  • Box 53, folder 5
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Guthrie, A.B., Jr. Kentucky. Holiday, 1951 March

  • Box 53, folder 6
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Tragic Troubadour. Coronet, 1951 July

  • Box 53, folder 7
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Ballads and Blackberries. The American Magazine , 1956 February

  • Box 54, folder 1
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Batiuk, Taras. The Art of John Jacob Niles.East Magazine, 1958

  • Box 54, folder 2
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Arnold, Olga and Judy Catlin. American Folk Singer.America Illustrated, 1959

  • Box 54, folder 3
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Nash, Gordon. John Jacob Niles .Kentucky Composers , 1964

  • Box 54, folder 3A
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Lancaster, Thomas. John Jacob Niles on Choral Participation in Folk Music.American Choral Review, 1966 June

  • Box 54, folder 4
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Travis, James. A Voice from Kentucky draft with corrections by Rena Niles; final copy, 1969

  • Box 54, folder 5
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Travis, James. John Jacob Niles: A Voice from Kentucky Southern Living, 1969 June

  • Box 54, folder 6
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Holroyd, Sara. John Jacob Niles: Renaissance Man.Bluegrass Music News, 1972 April-May

  • Box 55, folder 1
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Coppage, Noel John Jacob Niles. Stereo Review , 1975 January

  • Box 55, folder 2
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Hinshaw, Donald. Contemporary Composers: John Jacob Niles.Journal of Church Music., 1976 October

  • Box 55, folder 3
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Niles, Rena. In the fall '33. Bluegrass Woman, 1976 winter

  • Box 55, folder 4
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Winland, Lorraine. A Luncheon with John Jacob NilesKentucky Monthly, 1979 Oct

  • Box 55, folder 5
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Johnson, Helen Shea. John Jacob Niles: The Minstrel of Boone Creek.Music Journal, 1980 Jan/Feb

  • Box 55, folder 6
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Roberts, Jacqueline Warnick. In Memoriam: John Jacob Niles.Bluegrass Music News , 1980 May

  • Box 55, folder 7
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Nash, Alanna. John Jacob Niles: His Legend Lives On.Frets, 1980 June

  • Box 55, folder 7a
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Burg, David. John Jacob Niles. The Kentucky Review, 1980

  • Box 55, folder 8
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John Jacob Niles. Sing Out! , 1980

  • Box 55, folder 9
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Kidd, Andrew Jason. John Jacob Niles: A True Son of Kentucky.Kentcuky Heritage, 1981 Spring

  • Box 55, folder 10
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Nash, Alanna. John Jacob Niles: A Song from the Heart.Beaux Arts, 1981 Summer

  • Box 55 A, folder 1
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John Jacob Niles. St. Martins Press , 1981

  • Box 55 A, folder 2
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Blomstedt, Erik. John Jacob Niles, Dean of American Balladeers.Dulcimer Players News, 1982 Summer

  • Box 55 A, folder 3
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Niles, Rena Lipetz. The Songs of John Jacob Niles.NATS Bulletin, 1983 March/April

  • Box 55 A, folder 4
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The Niles-meron Songs. NATS Bulletin , 1983 March/April

  • Box 55 A, folder 5
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Article for New Harmon Festival of Music, 1983 August

  • Box 55 A, folder 6
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John Jacob Niles. the Kentucky Review , 1983 Autumn

  • Box 55 A, folder 7
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Niles, Rena. On the Road with John Jacob Niles.High Roads Folio, 1986

  • Box 55 A, folder 8
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Two Kentucky Folk Singers: John Jacob Niles and Jean Ritchie Focus on Folk Songs , undated

  • Box 55 A, folder 9
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Papers on John Jacob Niles, 1951-1975

Draft of an article on the oratorio Lamentation by William R. Moody, 1951

  • Box 56, folder 1
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Essays by school children, 1961-1968

  • Box 56, folder 2
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Essays by school children, 1972-1973

  • Box 56, folder 3
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Gobar, Ash. Letter on the Philosophy of Being, 1973 December

  • Box 56, folder 4
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Essays by school children, 1974 March 13

  • Box 56, folder 5
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Gobar, Ash. Notes on the Poetry of John Jacob Niles, 1975 April

  • Box 56, folder 6
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Student term papers, 1975 April 17, July 7

  • Box 56, folder 7
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Students' impression of John Jacob Niles concert, undated

  • Box 56, folder 8
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Burg, David. A Tribute to John Jacob Niles, undated

  • Box 56, folder 9
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Personal memorabilia, 1918-1967

Certificate of appoinment to First Lt. in Air Service, 1918 May

  • Box 57, folder 1A
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Large map showing French front lines, 1918 July-September

  • Box 57, folder 1B
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Reproduction of map showing Meuse-Argonne offensive, 1st American Army and reproduction of a map showing Aisne-marine and St. Mihail offensives, 1st American Army, 1918, 1937

  • Box 57, folder 2
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Honorable discharge and service record, 1919

  • Box 57, folder 3
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The Wing Slip , 1925, 1930

  • Box 57, folder 4
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Roster of World War I overseas flyers and revised booklet, 1972, 1978

  • Box 57, folder 5
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Aviators Post Directory of members, 1945

  • Box 57, folder 6
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Masonic demit, 1921

  • Box 58, folder 1
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Engraved business card used early in John Jacob Niles' career and original engraving plate, 1920s

  • Box 58, folder 2
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Notes of introduction to England, circa 1930s

  • Box 58, folder 3
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Handwritten will by John Jacob Niles, 1937 June 15

  • Box 58, folder 3A
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Announcement of John Edward Niles' birth, 1945 May 21

  • Box 58, folder 4
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Pamphlet on Victor Hammer; works printed in Hammer-designed type., undated

  • Box 58, folder 5
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Piano solo, The Dulcimer dedicated to John Jacob Niles, undated

  • Box 58, folder 6
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Published music owned by John Jacob Niles, undated

  • Box 58, folder 7
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Poetry sent to or written for John Jacob Niles, including poem by Henrietta Child., 1936-1938; 1974; 1980

  • Box 58, folder 8
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Recipes collected by John Jacob Niles, undated

  • Box 58, folder 9
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Postcard collection, undated

  • Box 58, folder 10
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Jacqueline Roberts repertoire of John Jacob Niles's music, undated

  • Box 58, folder 11
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Blueprint of pony barn, 1973 October 3

  • Box 59, folder 1
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Brown paper pattern for dulcimer parts, dulicmer strings., undated

  • Box 59, folder 2
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Case knife used in dramatic presentation of ballads, undated

  • Box 59, folder 3
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Woodcuts by John Jacob Niles, 1930, 1938, undated

  • Box 60
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Various hand stamps, undated

  • Box 60
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Letter from Joseph Mayer to Mr. Smith, 1887 October 8

  • Box 61, folder 1
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New Testament , 1917

  • Box 61, folder 1A
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Promissory note to John Jacob Niles, 1925 June 2

  • Box 61, folder 2
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Placecard, 1933 July 10

  • Box 61, folder 3
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Handwritten music manuscript book inscribed by Andrew Murdock. Cover letter to JJN., 1824, 1937 October 12

  • Box 61, folder 4
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Passports, 1930, 1936

  • Box 61, folder 4A
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Large map of London underground system, circa 1930s

  • Box 61, folder 5
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Kentucky is my Land by Jesse Stuart, 1950

  • Box 61, folder 6
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WFMT program guide, 1956

  • Box 61, folder 7
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Script for children's play, 1965

  • Box 61, folder 8
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The Anglican Breviary. Gift of Burrel Farnsley, 1967

  • Box 61, folder 8A
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Promotional material and sample program fo the Misses Fuller, English folksingers, undated

  • Box 61, folder 9
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Placecard for Mr. and Mrs. Frank McVey, undated

  • Box 61, folder 10
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Veda , undated

  • Box 61, folder 11
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Clippings

  • Box 62, folder 1
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Clippings of man who resembled John Jacob Niles' father, undated

  • Box 62, folder 2
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Maps, undated

  • Box 62, folder 3
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Miscellaneous, undated

  • Box 62, folder 4-10
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Publication dates of John Jacob Niles' music, 1929-1946

  • Box 63, box File Box A
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Publication dates of John Jacob Niles' music, 1947-1951

  • Box 63, box File Box B
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Copyrights for Gambling Songs and other compositions, 1933-1934

  • Box 63, folder 1
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Christmas cards, 1938-1980

1938

  • Box 64, folder 1
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1940

  • Box 64, folder 2-3
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1941

  • Box 64, folder 4-7
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1950-1952

  • Box 64, folder 8
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1953

  • Box 65, folder 1-3
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1955

  • Box 65, folder 4
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1956

  • Box 65, folder 5
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1957

  • Box 66, folder 1-3
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1959

  • Box 67, folder 1-3
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1960

  • Box 68, folder 1-3
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1961

  • Box 69, folder 1-4
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1962

  • Box 70, folder 1-4
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1963

  • Box 71, folder 1-4
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1964

  • Box 72, folder 1-5
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1965

  • Box 73, folder 1-5
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1966

  • Box 74, folder 1-5
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1967

  • Box 75, folder 1-4
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1968

  • Box 76, folder 1-4
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1969

  • Box 77, folder 1-5
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1970

  • Box 78, folder 1-3
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1971

  • Box 79, folder 1-5
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1972

  • Box 80, folder 1
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1973

  • Box 80, folder 2-5
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1974

  • Box 81, folder 1-4
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1975

  • Box 82, folder 1-3
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1976

  • Box 83, folder 1-4
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1977

  • Box 84, folder 1-3
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1978

  • Box 85, folder 1-5
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1979

  • Box 86, folder 1-3
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1980

  • Box 86, folder 4-5
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undated

  • Box 87, folder 1-4
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Christmas cards designed by John Jacob Niles, 1934-1973

  • Box 88, folder 1
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Plate for offset printing, 1964

  • Box 88
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Christmas card lists, undated

  • Box 88, folder 2
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Greeting cards, 1953-1979

Birthday, 1963-1979

1963, 1967

  • Box 89, folder 1
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1969

  • Box 89, folder 2
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1972

  • Box 89, folder 3-6
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1973

  • Box 90, folder 1-2
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1974

  • Box 90, folder 3
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1975

  • Box 90, folder 5
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1977

  • Box 90, folder 6
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1979

  • Box 90, folder 6
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Get-well; general, 1953, 1979

Get well notes, 1953

  • Box 91, folder 1
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Get well notes, 1979

  • Box 91, folder 2-3
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Notes, cards, etc., 1979

  • Box 91, folder 4-5
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Notes, cards, undated

  • Box 91, folder 6
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Obituaries and related materials, 1980

Obituaries, 1980

Lexington Herald Leader , 1980 March 2

  • Box 92, folder 1
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Louisville Courier Journal , 1980 March 2

  • Box 92, folder 2
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1980 March 3

  • Box 92, folder 3
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1980 March 4

  • Box 92, folder 4
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1980 March 9, 14, 16

  • Box 92, folder 5
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1980 Spring

  • Box 92, folder 6
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Sympathy notes, 1980

1980 March 2

  • Box 93, folder 1
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1980 March 3

  • Box 93, folder 2
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1980 March 4

  • Box 93, folder 3-4
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1980 March 5

  • Box 93, folder 5
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1980 March 6

  • Box 94, folder 1
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1980 March 7

  • Box 94, folder 2
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1980 March 8-9

  • Box 94, folder 3
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1980 March 10

  • Box 94, folder 4
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1980 March 11

  • Box 94, folder 5
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1980 March 12

  • Box 95
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1980 March 13

  • Box 95, folder 2
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1980 March 14-15

  • Box 95, folder 3
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1980 March 17-19

  • Box 95, folder 4
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1980 March 20, 22, 24-25

  • Box 95, folder 5
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1980 March 26-29

  • Box 95, folder 6
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1980 April 1, 5

  • Box 96, folder 1
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1980 April 7, 30

  • Box 96, folder 2
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1980 May 1, 12-13, 16

  • Box 96, folder 3
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undated

  • Box 96, folder 4
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Related materials, 1980

Letters of condolence, 1980 March 27-November 20

  • Box 97, folder 1
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Correspondence acknowledging contributions to John Jacob Niles scholarship fund, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, list of contributors, 1980 March 7-November 14

  • Box 97, folder 2
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Notes accompanying gifs and flowers, 1980 March

  • Box 97, folder 3
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Guest book and order for funeral service, 1980 March 3

  • Box 97, folder 4
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Memorial programs, 1980 March 9-April 28

  • Box 97, folder 5
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Acknowledgment card printed by King Library Press, undated

  • Box 97, folder 6
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Lists of those who sent notes, food, flowers, undated

  • Box 97, folder 7
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Dried flowers, undated

  • Box 97, folder 8
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Career, 1914-1984

The Career series contains twenty-nine boxes of concert programs, newspaper clippings, and promotional material documenting Niles' life as a performer.

Concert programs, 1914-1983

1914, 1920-1921

  • Box 98, folder 1
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1931-1939

  • Box 98, folder 2
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1940

  • Box 98, folder 3
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1941

  • Box 98, folder 4
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1942

  • Box 98, folder 5
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1943

  • Box 98, folder 6
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1944

  • Box 98, folder 7
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1945

  • Box 98, folder 8
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1946

  • Box 98, folder 9
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1947

  • Box 99, folder 1
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1948

  • Box 99, folder 2
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1949

  • Box 99, folder 3
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1950

  • Box 99, folder 4
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1951

  • Box 100, folder 1
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1952

  • Box 100, folder 2
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1953

  • Box 100, folder 3
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1954

  • Box 100, folder 4
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1955

  • Box 100, folder 5
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1956

  • Box 100, folder 6
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1957

  • Box 100, folder 7
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1958

  • Box 101, folder 1
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1959

  • Box 101, folder 2
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1960

  • Box 101, folder 3
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1961

  • Box 101, folder 4
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1962

  • Box 101, folder 5
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1963

  • Box 101, folder 6
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1964

  • Box 101, folder 7
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1965

  • Box 101, folder 8
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1966

  • Box 102, folder 1
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1967

  • Box 102, folder 2
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1968

  • Box 102, folder 3
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1969

  • Box 102, folder 4
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1970

  • Box 103, folder 1
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1971

  • Box 103, folder 2
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1972

  • Box 103, folder 3
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1973

  • Box 103, folder 4
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1974

  • Box 103, folder 5
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1975

  • Box 103, folder 6
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1976

  • Box 104, folder 1
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1977

  • Box 104, folder 2
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1978

  • Box 104, folder 3
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1979

  • Box 105, folder 1
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1980

  • Box 105, folder 2
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1981

  • Box 105, folder 3
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1982

  • Box 105, folder 3a
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1983

  • Box 105, folder 3b
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Program inserts, undated

  • Box 105, folder 4
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Song lists for John Jacob Niles' concerts, undated

  • Box 105, folder 5
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Concert programs with John Jacob Niles' handwritten notes, undated

  • Box 106, folder 1
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undated

  • Box 106, folder 2-5
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Prompt sheets, circa 1930s-present

  • Box 106, folder 6
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Programs from events attended, 1941-1979

1941-1942, 1947, 1961

  • Box 107, folder 1
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1962

  • Box 107, folder 2
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1963

  • Box 107, folder 3
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1964

  • Box 107, folder 4
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1965

  • Box 108, folder 1
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1966

  • Box 108, folder 2-3
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1967

  • Box 108, folder 4
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1968

  • Box 109, folder 1
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1969-70

  • Box 109, folder 2
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1971

  • Box 109, folder 3
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1972

  • Box 109, folder 4
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1973

  • Box 109, folder 5
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1974

  • Box 110, folder 1
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1975

  • Box 110, folder 2
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1976

  • Box 110, folder 3
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1977-1979

  • Box 110, folder 4
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undated

  • Box 110, folder 5-8
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Tour and itineraries, 1937-1979

Fall concert tour, 1937 October-December

  • Box 111, folder 1
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1944-1979

  • Box 111, folder 2
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Clippings, schedules, programs from Alaskan tour, 1962

  • Box 111, folder 3
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Notes on Canadian tour, undated

  • Box 112, folder 1
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Notes, rough itineraries, undated

  • Box 112, folder 2
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Names and addresses obtained while on tour, undated

  • Box 112, folder 3
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Newspaper clippings, 1928-1984

1928, 1931-1942

  • Box 113, folder 1
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1943

  • Box 113, folder 2
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1944

  • Box 113, folder 3
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1945

  • Box 113, folder 4
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1946

  • Box 113, folder 5
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1947

  • Box 113, folder 6
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1948

  • Box 113, folder 7
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1949

  • Box 113, folder 8
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1950

  • Box 114, folder 1
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1951

  • Box 114, folder 2
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1952

  • Box 114, folder 3
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1953

  • Box 114, folder 4
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1954

  • Box 114, folder 5
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1955

  • Box 114, folder 6
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1956

  • Box 114, folder 7
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1957

  • Box 114, folder 8
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1958

  • Box 114, folder 9
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1959

  • Box 114, folder 10
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1960

  • Box 115, folder 1
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1961

  • Box 115, folder 2
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1962

  • Box 115, folder 3
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1963

  • Box 115, folder 4
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1964

  • Box 115, folder 5
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1965

  • Box 115, folder 6
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1966

  • Box 116, folder 1
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1967

  • Box 116, folder 2
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1968

  • Box 116, folder 3
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1969

  • Box 116, folder 4
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1970

  • Box 117, folder 1
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1971

  • Box 117, folder 2
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1972

  • Box 117, folder 3
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1973

  • Box 117, folder 4
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1974

  • Box 117, folder 5
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1975

  • Box 117, folder 6
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1976

  • Box 117, folder 7
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1977

  • Box 118, folder 1
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1978

  • Box 118, folder 2
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1979

  • Box 118, folder 3
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1980

  • Box 118, folder 4
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1981

  • Box 118, folder 5
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1982

  • Box 118, folder 5A
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1983

  • Box 118, folder 5B
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1984

  • Box 118, folder 5C
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undated

  • Box 118, folder 6
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Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, 1927-1943

1927-1928

  • Box 119, folder 1
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1937-1941

  • Box 119, folder 2
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Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, 1940-1943

  • Box 120, folder 1
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Promotional material, 1961-1982

Promotional play, 1961 April

  • Box 121, folder 1
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Concert tours managed by Boo Hill Farm, 1972

  • Box 121, folder 2
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Oversize publicity posters, 1976-1977

  • Box 121
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Benefit concert for University of Kentucky Art Museum, 1978 March 28

  • Box 121, folder 3
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Concert tours managed by various agencies, undated

  • Box 121, folder 4
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Boone Tolliver Record Company, undated

  • Box 121, folder 5
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Disc records, undated

  • Box 121, folder 6
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RCA Victor, undated

  • Box 121, folder 7
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Tradition Records, undated

  • Box 121, folder 8
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Appalshop Films, undated

  • Box 121, folder 9
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Carl Fischer, Inc., undated

  • Box 122, folder 1
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Mark Foster Music Company, undated

  • Box 122, folder 2
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G. Shirmer, Inc., undated

  • Box 122, folder 3
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Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, undated

  • Box 122, folder 4
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Special events and awards, 1955-1984

Kentucky Colonels Derby eve dinner, program and tickets, 1955

  • Box 123, folder 1A
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Transylvania College performance: clippings and programs, 1966 November 30

  • Box 123, folder 1B
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Niles-Merton Song Cycle; correspondence, clippings, and performances, 1968-1975

  • Box 123, folder 2
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World premiere program, Golgotha, 1971 March 30

  • Box 123, folder 3
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Commencement program, University of Louisville, honorary doctor of Humanities, 1971 May 16

  • Box 123, folder 4
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Commencement program from University of Kentucky, honorary doctor of letters, 1973 May 12

  • Box 123, folder 5
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Honorary Certificate of Citizenship for Boonesborough Bicentennial Celebration, undated

  • Box 123, folder 5A
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Lexington Opera House grand opening, correspondence, contracts, programs, 1976 May 18

  • Box 123, folder 6
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Invitation to dedication of JJN collection, University of Kentucky, 1983 April 28

  • Box 123, folder 6A
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Exhibition schedule at University of Kentucky Art Museum, undated

  • Box 123, folder 6B
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Certificates of appreciation, undated

  • Box 123, folder 7
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Kentucky Center for the Arts opening night, program, 1983 November 19

  • Box 123, folder 8
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10th Annual Celebration of traditional music, schedule, poster, 1984 November 1-4

  • Box 123, folder 9
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Notices and announcements of work and biographical material, 1943-1984

Notices and announcements of work, 1943, 1952, 1957, 1962, 1965, 1967, 1970

  • Box 124, folder 1
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Notices and announcements of work, undated

  • Box 124, folder 2
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Biographical material, 1984 September 23

  • Box 124, folder 3
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Instructional material, 1942-1951

Indiana University catalogues, 1942 June-August

  • Box 125, folder 1
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University of Denver catalogue, 1943 July

  • Box 125, folder 2
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Julliard School catalogue, bibliography, 1945 Summer

  • Box 125, folder 3
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Cincinnati Conservatory of Music catalogue, 1950

  • Box 125, folder 4
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Boston University catalogue, 1951

  • Box 125, folder 5
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Alice Lloyd College bulletin, undated

  • Box 125, folder 6
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University of Missouri progress report, undated

  • Box 125, folder 7
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University of Kansas City course description, bibliography, undated

  • Box 125, folder 8
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History of Folk Ballad and Carol, bibliography, undated

  • Box 125, folder 9
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Manuscripts, 1926-1980

John Jacob Niles' creative works including music compositions, books, prose, poetry, radio programs, articles, and plays comprise the Manuscript series. The Music manuscript subseries is comprised of twenty-nine boxes of original manuscripts and published music. These works are categorized according to the instrument for which they are written and arranged alphabetically in each category. Differing slightly in arrangement from the rest of the series is the Niles-Merton Song Cycle. Though originally written for solo voice and piano, there are also choral arrangements of some of these songs. Consequently, the entire work is arranged alphabetically by song title so that all versions of a song may be found together. Untitled works and incomplete sketches are described at the close of the series. The Books manuscript subseries consists of 45 boxes of manuscripts divided into five subseries and arranged chronologically. The series includes Song My Mother Never Taught Me, a collection of World War I Army songs, The Ballad Book. Niles' most widely acclaimed literary effort; and his unfinished Autobiography. Correspondence and other related materials are filed within each subseries. The Plays manuscript subseries consists of seven boxes. The material is arranged chronologically. Those manuscripts which are undated are listed alphabetically. The radio programs manuscript series consists of two boxes. This material is arranged chronologically by broadcast date. Most notable in this series are the radio programs entitled Salute to the Hills. These programs, prepared by John Jacob Niles, were a part of the University of Kentucky's experiment in directed broadcasting. The Articles manuscript subseries consists of two boxes of magazine and newspaper articles by John Jacob Niles. This material is arranged chronologically. The miscellaneous manuscript series consists of three boxes. Contained in this series are typed and handwritten notes, reflections, and observations by John Jacob Niles in the form of prose and poetry.

Music, undated

Works for voice and piano, undated

Advice to Lovers

  • Box M1, folder 1
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Alone

  • Box M1, folder 2
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American Street, Field and Jailhouse Cries

  • Box M1, folder 3
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And It Shall Come to Pass

  • Box M1, folder 4
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Bethlehem, Fair City

  • Box M1, folder 5
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Beware of the Wind

  • Box M1, folder 6
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Billy Boy

  • Box M1, folder 7
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Bird Song

  • Box M1, folder 8
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The Black Dress

  • Box M1, folder 9
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Black is the Color

  • Box M1, folder 10
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The Black Oak Tree

  • Box M1, folder 11
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Bridge Across the Stars

  • Box M1, folder 12
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By-Loe Babe

  • Box M1, folder 12A
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Cajun Song

  • Box M1, folder 13
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Calm is the Night

  • Box M1, folder 14
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Careless Love

  • Box M1, folder 15
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The Carol of the Bells

  • Box M1, folder 16
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The Carrion Crow

  • Box M1, folder 17
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The Cherry Tree

  • Box M1, folder 18
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Chickens A'Crowin' on Sourwood Mountain

  • Box M1, folder 19
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Choose Your Seat and Sit Down

  • Box M1, folder 20
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Come By Here Lord

  • Box M1, folder 21
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Come Gentle Dark

  • Box M1, folder 22
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Country Nightfall

  • Box M1, folder 23
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Courting Time

  • Box M1, folder 24
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The Cypress Tree

  • Box M1, folder 25
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Death in the Hot Sand

  • Box M2, folder 1
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Death in the Tide

  • Box M2, folder 2
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Death of a Maiden

  • Box M2, folder 3
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December Morning

  • Box M2, folder 4
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Distance

  • Box M2, folder 5
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Don't Roll Your Eye

  • Box M2, folder 6
To top

Down by a Cornshock

  • Box M2, folder 7
To top

Down in the Valley

  • Box M2, folder 8
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Epitaph

  • Box M2, folder 9
To top

Every Time I Feel the Spirit

  • Box M2, folder 10
To top

Farmer's Song

  • Box M2, folder 11
To top

Father Grumble

  • Box M2, folder 12
To top

Figures on the Hill

  • Box M2, folder 13
To top

Five Negro Folk Poems

  • Box M2, folder 13A
To top

Flame Within

  • Box M2, folder 14
To top

Folk Carol from Tennessee

  • Box M2, folder 15
To top

Fond Affection

  • Box M2, folder 16
To top

For My Lord

  • Box M2, folder 17
To top

Found My Lost Sheep

  • Box M2, folder 18
To top

The Fox and the Black Duck

  • Box M2, folder 19
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Frog in the Spring

  • Box M2, folder 20
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Frog Went A' Courtin'

  • Box M2, folder 21
To top

Funeral March

  • Box M2, folder 22
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Gambler Don't You Lose Your Place at God's Right Hand

  • Box M2, folder 22A
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God Said Unto His Only Son

  • Box M2, folder 23
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Go Tell Aunt Rhodie

  • Box M2, folder 24
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Good Old Man

  • Box M2, folder 25
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Grandma Grunts

  • Box M2, folder 26
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The Haunting of Pilate

  • Box M3, folder 1
To top

The Hebrew Children

  • Box M3, folder 2
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He's Goin' Away

  • Box M3, folder 3
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He's Got the Whole World in His Hands

  • Box M3, folder 4
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Hold On

  • Box M3, folder 5
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How Firm a Foundation

  • Box M3, folder 6
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I Dare Not Ask Your Love My Dear

  • Box M3, folder 7
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I Got Two Wings

  • Box M3, folder 8
To top

I have a God to Glorify

  • Box M3, folder 9
To top

I Know a Wide River

  • Box M3, folder 10
To top

I Love You I Love You and I Love You

  • Box M3, folder 11
To top

I Never Had But One Love

  • Box M3, folder 12
To top

If What I Have Known is Love

  • Box M3, folder 13
To top

I'm A-Searchin' for a City

  • Box M3, folder 14
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I'm So Glad

  • Box M3, folder 15
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In Love Again

  • Box M3, folder 16
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In My Dyin' Hour

  • Box M3, folder 17
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In My Little Cabin

  • Box M3, folder 18
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The Irish Girl

  • Box M3, folder 19
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It's I Have Lived Constantly With Sorrow

  • Box M3, folder 20
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I've Been Working on the Railroad

  • Box M3, folder 21
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I've Got Seven Stars in My Right Hand

  • Box M3, folder 22
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Jacob's Ladder

  • Box M3, folder 23
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The Jaybird

  • Box M3, folder 24
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Jaybird Song

  • Box M3, folder 25
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Jesus, Jesus Rest Your Head

  • Box M3, folder 26
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Johnnie Pleased the Ladies

  • Box M3, folder 27
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Kitty Alone and I

  • Box M3, folder 28
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The Lass from the Low Countriee

  • Box M4, folder 1
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Let the Church Roll On

  • Box M4, folder 2
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Little Black Star

  • Box M4, folder 3
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The Little Family

  • Box M4, folder 4
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Liza Jane Blues or Railroad Ridin' Mama

  • Box M4, folder 5
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Locusts

  • Box M4, folder 6
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Lone Light

  • Box M4, folder 6A
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Lonely Nancy

  • Box M4, folder 7
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Lost Love

  • Box M4, folder 8
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The Lotus Bloom

  • Box M4, folder 9
To top

March Love Song

  • Box M4, folder 10
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Mary's Newborn Boy

  • Box M4, folder 11
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Mary Sweet Mary

  • Box M4, folder 12
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Mary, Tell Me How to Woo Thee

  • Box M4, folder 13
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Moses and Pharoh's Daughter

  • Box M4, folder 14
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My Horses Ain't Hungry

  • Box M4, folder 15
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My Little Mohee

  • Box M4, folder 16
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My Lover is a Farmer Lad

  • Box M4, folder 17
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The 19th Day of May

  • Box M4, folder 18
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Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen

  • Box M4, folder 19
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The Old Woman and the Pig

  • Box M4, folder 20
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On Top of Old Smokey

  • Box M4, folder 21
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A Paper of Pins

  • Box M4, folder 22
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the Paw-Paw Patch

  • Box M4, folder 23
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Perhaps

  • Box M4, folder 24
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Pray On, Brother

  • Box M4, folder 25
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Pretty Little Miss

  • Box M4, folder 26
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Rabbit Song

  • Box M5, folder 1
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The Rambling Boy

  • Box M5, folder 2
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Redeemed

  • Box M5, folder 3
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Red River Valley

  • Box M5, folder 4
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Religion is a Fortune

  • Box M5, folder 5
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Reward

  • Box M5, folder 6
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Ribbon Bow

  • Box M5, folder 7
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The Robin and the Thorn

  • Box M5, folder 8
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Rock-a-bye Baby

  • Box M5, folder 9
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Rosy Peach

  • Box M5, folder 10
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The Rovin' Gambler

  • Box M5, folder 11
To top

The Sea Witch

  • Box M5, folder 12
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Shenandoah

  • Box M5, folder 13
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Skip to My Lou

  • Box M5, folder 14
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Softly Blew the East Wind

  • Box M5, folder 15
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Song Cycle-Courtship

  • Box M5, folder 16
To top

Song of the Earth

  • Box M5, folder 17
To top

Song Weary Night Bird

  • Box M5, folder 18
To top

Sourwood Mountain

  • Box M5, folder 19
To top

Speak Gently to my Heart

  • Box M5, folder 20
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The Story of Noah and the Ark

  • Box M5, folder 21
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Sunday Mornin' Band

  • Box M5, folder 22
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The Swapping Song

  • Box M5, folder 23
To top

Sweet Jane

  • Box M5, folder 24
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Sweet Mama Blues

  • Box M5, folder 25
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Sweet One When I Saw Your Name

  • Box M5, folder 26
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Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

  • Box M5, folder 27
To top

Three Little Pigs

  • Box M6 , folder 1
To top

To Wake at Dawn

  • Box M6 , folder 2
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Trip to Raleigh: A Reel from the Carolinas

  • Box M6 , folder 3
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Two Love Songs

  • Box M6 , folder 3A
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The Turtle Dove

  • Box M6 , folder 4
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Unused I Am to Lovers

  • Box M6 , folder 5
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Wake, Oh Wake My Little Sheperd

  • Box M6 , folder 6
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Weepin' Days for Jesus

  • Box M6 , folder 7
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Weep No More for Me

  • Box M6 , folder 8
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What is Beauty

  • Box M6 , folder 9
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What Songs Were Sung

  • Box M6 , folder 10
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What Should You Have Done

  • Box M6 , folder 11
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When the Curtains of the Night are Pined Back by the Stars

  • Box M6 , folder 12
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When I Lay Down and I Do Die

  • Box M6 , folder 13
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When Our Lord Jesus

  • Box M6 , folder 14
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Where is the Spring

  • Box M6 , folder 15
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Whistle Daughter Whistle

  • Box M6 , folder 15A
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The Wild Rider

  • Box M6 , folder 16
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Wild Roses

  • Box M6 , folder 17
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The World is Wide

  • Box M6 , folder 18
To top

Written in the Stars

  • Box M6 , folder 19
To top

Duets for voice, undated

Advice to Lovers

  • Box M7, folder 1
To top

Ain't It a Shame

  • Box M7, folder 2
To top

The Bitter Withy

  • Box M7, folder 3
To top

Chickens A-Crowin' on Sourwood Mountain

  • Box M7, folder 4
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Deep River

  • Box M7, folder 5
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Disconsolate Lover

  • Box M7, folder 6
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Don't You Let Nobody Turn You Around

  • Box M7, folder 7
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I Got Two Wings

  • Box M7, folder 8
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Not Made By Hands

  • Box M7, folder 9
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Poor Mourner

  • Box M7, folder 10
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The Roving Gambler

  • Box M7, folder 11
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Starlight

  • Box M7, folder 12
To top

There's a Man Goin' Round Takin' Names

  • Box M7, folder 13
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When I Gets Up Into Heaven

  • Box M7, folder 14
To top

Who's Me For Prince Charlie

  • Box M7, folder 15
To top

You Better Run

  • Box M7, folder 16
To top

'Zekiel Saw the Wheel

  • Box M7, folder 17
To top

Untitled Chirstmas Song

  • Box M7, folder 18
To top

Untitled

  • Box M7, folder 19-20
To top

Choral works: mixed chorus, undated

Amazing Grace

  • Box M8, folder 1
To top

Away, Away With time of Day

  • Box M8, folder 2
To top

The Bird Song or The Blackbird

  • Box M8, folder 3
To top

Birthday Party for Jesus

  • Box M8, folder 4
To top

Black is the Color of my True Love's Hair

  • Box M8, folder 5
To top

Carol of Welcome

  • Box M8, folder 6
To top

Charity

  • Box M8, folder 7
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Chorus of the Drivers

  • Box M8, folder 8
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Come Sit Down in the Dust

  • Box M8, folder 9
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Cry, Cry Where is the Promised Messiah

  • Box M8, folder 10
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Down in Yon Forest

  • Box M8, folder 11
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Edward

  • Box M8, folder 12
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The Flower of Jesse

  • Box M8, folder 13
To top

Fond Affection

  • Box M8, folder 14
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From God, Our Heavenly Father

  • Box M8, folder 15
To top

Garden Hymn

  • Box M8, folder 16
To top

A God to Glorify

  • Box M8, folder 17
To top

Greenfield

  • Box M8, folder 18
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He that Leadeth

  • Box M8, folder 19
To top

I Know a Rose Tree Springing Forth

  • Box M8, folder 20
To top

I Never Had But One Love

  • Box M8, folder 21
To top

In That Lovely Far Off City

  • Box M8, folder 22
To top

Jack O'Diamonds

  • Box M8, folder 23
To top

Jesus was a Weary Wanderer

  • Box M8, folder 24
To top

Lady in Distress

  • Box M9, folder 1
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Lady of All Time Mariee

  • Box M9, folder 2
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Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

  • Box M9, folder 3
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The Little Family

  • Box M9, folder 4
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Lo, How the City

  • Box M9, folder 5
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The Lonesome Road

  • Box M9, folder 6
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Mary Birthed Her Own Sweet Son

  • Box M9, folder 7
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Mary, Mary, Sweet Mary

  • Box M9, folder 8
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The May Carol

  • Box M9, folder 9
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Moses and Pharoah's Daughter

  • Box M9, folder 10
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Night in Bethlehem

  • Box M9, folder 11
To top

O Come, O Come Emanuel

  • Box M9, folder 12
To top

Oh Bethlehem, Fair City

  • Box M9, folder 13
To top

Old Father Grumble

  • Box M9, folder 14
To top

Prayer for the Innocents

  • Box M9, folder 15
To top

Pretty Polly

  • Box M9, folder 16
To top

Primrose

  • Box M9, folder 17
To top

Psalm 126-From the Oratorio Lamentation

  • Box M9, folder 18
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Queen of Heaven

  • Box M9, folder 19
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Queen of Pity

  • Box M9, folder 20
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The Robin and the Thorn

  • Box M9, folder 21
To top

The Roper

  • Box M9, folder 22
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Santus

  • Box M9, folder 23
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The Shepherd's Carol

  • Box M9, folder 24
To top

Sing We to Christ the King

  • Box M9, folder 25
To top

Softly Blew the East Wind

  • Box M9, folder 26
To top

Sourwood Mountain

  • Box M9, folder 27
To top

Sweet Marie and her Baby

  • Box M9, folder 28
To top

There is No Rose

  • Box M9, folder 29
To top

The TWA Corbies

  • Box M9, folder 30
To top

The Weep Willow Tree

  • Box M9, folder 31
To top

What is Beauty but a Breath

  • Box M9, folder 32
To top

What Songs Were Sung

  • Box M9, folder 33
To top

Where Can We Rejected Ones

  • Box M9, folder 34
To top

The Yellow Rose of Texas (photocopy)

  • Box M9, folder 34A
To top

Untitled Adaptation of 15th century poem

  • Box M9, folder 35
To top

Choral works: women's chorus, undated

And God Shall Wipe Away All Tears

  • Box M10, folder 1
To top

By the Side of the River

  • Box M10, folder 2
To top

Courting Time

  • Box M10, folder 3
To top

Flower of Jesse

  • Box M10, folder 4
To top

Good Morning, Father Christmas

  • Box M10, folder 5
To top

I Love Little Willie

  • Box M10, folder 6
To top

In that Lovely Far-Off City

  • Box M10, folder 7
To top

The Little Family

  • Box M10, folder 8
To top

The Lotus Bloom

  • Box M10, folder 9
To top

Man Be Joyful

  • Box M10, folder 10
To top

The May Carol

  • Box M10, folder 11
To top

Night in Bethlehem

  • Box M10, folder 12
To top

Oh Bethlehem Fair City

  • Box M10, folder 13
To top

Primrose

  • Box M10, folder 14
To top

See-Saw Marjorie Daw

  • Box M10, folder 15
To top

The Shepherd's Carol

  • Box M10, folder 16
To top

Sister Suzan

  • Box M10, folder 17
To top

Song Cycle

  • Box M10, folder 18
To top

Where Can We Rejected Ones

  • Box M10, folder 19
To top

Choral works: men's chorus, undated

The Bird Song

  • Box M11, folder 1
To top

Black is the Color of my True Love's Hair

  • Box M11, folder 2
To top

The Lass from the Low Countriee

  • Box M11, folder 3
To top

The May Carol

  • Box M11, folder 4
To top

Primrose

  • Box M11, folder 5
To top

Sourwood Mountain

  • Box M11, folder 6
To top

Venezuela

  • Box M11, folder 7
To top

Choral works: miscellaneous, undated

Frog Went A-Courtin'

  • Box M12, folder 1
To top

The Kentucky Nativity Play

  • Box M12, folder 2-3
To top

The Promised Land

  • Box M12, folder 4
To top

The Twelve Apostles

  • Box M12, folder 5
To top

Niles-Merton Song Cycle, undated

Autumn

  • Box M13, folder 1
To top

Bird Cage Walk

  • Box M13, folder 2
To top

Cana

  • Box M13, folder 3
To top

Carol

  • Box M13, folder 4
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Evening

  • Box M13, folder 5
To top

Flocks Feed by Darkness

  • Box M13, folder 6
To top

For my Brother

  • Box M13, folder 7
To top

The Greek Woman

  • Box M13, folder 8
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Jesus Weeps into the Fire

  • Box M13, folder 9
To top

Lament of the Maiden for Warrior's Death

  • Box M13, folder 10
To top

Love Winter When the Planet Says Nothing

  • Box M13, folder 11
To top

The Messenger

  • Box M13, folder 12
To top

Mirror's Mission

  • Box M13, folder 13
To top

The Nativity of Our Lord

  • Box M13, folder 14
To top

The Ohio River

  • Box M13, folder 15
To top

Original Sin

  • Box M13, folder 16
To top

Prayer

  • Box M13, folder 17
To top

A Responsory

  • Box M13, folder 18
To top

Sundown

  • Box M13, folder 19
To top

Sweet Brother

  • Box M13, folder 20
To top

Sweet Irrational Worship

  • Box M13, folder 21
To top

The Weathercock on the Cathedral of St. Quito

  • Box M13, folder 22
To top

When You Point Your Finger

  • Box M13, folder 23
To top

Wisdom

  • Box M13, folder 24
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Song fragments

  • Box M13, folder 25
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Front cover of folio

  • Box M13, folder 26
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Opus 171 and 172, published

  • Box M13, folder 27
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Published music, undated

The Bells of Heaven; mixed chorus

  • Box M14
To top

Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair; voice, piano, women's chorus, and string quartet

  • Box M14, folder 1
To top

The Black Oak Tree; voice, piano, and mixed chorus

  • Box M14, folder 2
To top

The Blessed Bird; mixed chorus and women's chorus

  • Box M14, folder 2A
To top

The Blue Madonna; voice and piano

  • Box M14, folder 2B
To top

Boundless Mercy

  • Box M14, folder 2C
To top

Cantata on Appalachian Christmas Carols; women's chorus

  • Box M14, folder 2
To top

The Carol of the Angels; mixed chorus, women's chorus, piano, and four hands

  • Box M14, folder 3
To top

The Carol of the Birds; voice and piano, mixed chorus, women's chorus

  • Box M14, folder 4
To top

Carol of the Polish Grenadiers; mixed chorus

  • Box M14, folder 4A
To top

The Carrion Crow; mixed chorus, women's chorus

  • Box M14, folder 5
To top

Charity; mixed chorus

  • Box M14, folder 6
To top

The Cherry Tree; voice and piano, mixed chorus

  • Box M14, folder 7
To top

The Cuckoo; voice and piano

  • Box M14, folder 8
To top

Curtains of the night; mixed chorus

  • Box M14, folder 9
To top

The Devil's Questions; mixed chorus

  • Box M14, folder 9A
To top

Down in Yon Forest; voice and piano, mixed chorus, women's chorus

  • Box M14, folder 10
To top

The Dreary Dream; mixed chorus

  • Box M14, folder 10 A
To top

Ef I Had a Ribbon Bow; women's chorus

  • Box M14, folder 10 B
To top

Evening; voice and piano

  • Box M14, folder 11
To top

Fee Simple; voice and piano

  • Box M14, folder 12
To top

Five Gambling Songs; voice and piano

  • Box M14, folder 13
To top

Flower of Jesse; women's chorus

  • Box M14, folder 13A
To top

Fond Affection; mixed chorus

  • Box M14, folder 14
To top

Frog in the Spring; mixed chorus, women's chorus

  • Box M14, folder 15
To top

Frog Went Courtin'; mixed chorus and women's chorus

  • Box M14, folder 16
To top

Gabriel's Message; mixed chorus

  • Box M14, folder 16A
To top

Gambler Don't You Lose Your Place; men's chorus

  • Box M14, folder 16B
To top

Garden Hymn; mixed chorus

  • Box M14, folder 16C
To top

Go 'Way From My Window; voice and piano, mixed chorus

  • Box M14, folder 17
To top

God Send Us Peace in Good Time; mixed chorus

  • Box M14, folder 18
To top

Green Beds; two pianos

  • Box M14, folder 19
To top

How Firm a Foundation; mixed chorus, women's chorus

  • Box M14, folder 19A
To top

I Had a Sister Suzan; voice and piano

  • Box M14, folder 20
To top

I Love Little Willie; women's chorus

  • Box M14, folder 20 A
To top

I'm In the Notion Now; women's chorus

  • Box M14, folder 20B
To top

I'm So Glad Trouble Don't Last Alway; mixed chorus and women's chorus

  • Box M14, folder 21
To top

In Bethlehem That Fair City; mixed chorus, women's chorus

  • Box M14, folder 21A
To top

In That Lovely Far-Off City; women's chorus

  • Box M14, folder 21B
To top

I Wash My Face in the Golden Vase; women's chorus

  • Box M14, folder 21C
To top

I Wonder As I Wander; voice and piano, mixed chorus, women's chorus, men's chorus, piano,four hands, piano solo

  • Box M14, folder 22
To top

Jack O'Diamonds; women's chorus

  • Box M15, folder 1
To top

Jesus Born in Beth'ny; mixed chorus

  • Box M15, folder 1A
To top

Jesus The Christ is Born; mixed chorus, women's chorus, piano, four hands

  • Box M15, folder 2
To top

Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head; voice and piano, mixed chorus, women's chorus, piano, four hands

  • Box M15, folder 3
To top

John Henry; mixed chorus

  • Box M15, folder 4
To top

Kedron; mixed chorus

  • Box M15, folder 4A
To top

The Kentucky Wassail Song; voice and piano, mixed chorus

  • Box M15, folder 5
To top

The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns; mixed chorus

  • Box M15, folder 6
To top

King William's Son; mixed chorus

  • Box M15, folder 6A
To top

The Lass from the Low Countree; voice and piano, women's chorus

  • Box M15, folder 7
To top

Little Brother Jesus; mixed chorus, women's chorus

  • Box M15, folder 7A
To top

The Little Family; mixed chorus, women's chorus

  • Box M15, folder 7B
To top

The Little Lyking; voice and piano

  • Box M15, folder 7C
To top

Lost Love; mixed chorus

  • Box M15, folder 8
To top

The Lotus Bloom; voice and piano, women's chorus

  • Box M15, folder 8A
To top

Lulle Lullaby; mixed chorus

  • Box M15, folder 9
To top

Mary Mary; mixed chorus

  • Box M15, folder 9aA
To top

The May Carol; mixed chorus

  • Box M15, folder 9A
To top

The Milk Maid; mixed chorus

  • Box M15, folder 9B
To top

The Miraculous Harvest; mixed chorus

  • Box M15, folder 9C
To top

Moses and Pharaoh's Daughter; women's chorus, mixed chorus

  • Box M15, folder 9
To top

My Little Mohee; two pianos

  • Box M15, folder 10
To top

A National Hymn of Victory; mixed chorus, men's chorus

  • Box M15, folder 11
To top

The Nativity; women's chorus

  • Box M15, folder 11A
To top

Never was a Child so Lovely; mixed chorus, women's chorus

  • Box M15, folder 12
To top

Night in Bethlehem; women's chorus

  • Box M15, folder 12aA
To top

Oh, Judy, My Judy; mixed chorus

  • Box M15, folder 12A
To top

Oh Wally, Wally; mixed chorus

  • Box M15, folder 12B
To top

Once a Fair Maiden; mixed chorus

  • Box M15, folder 12C
To top

One Morning in May; mixed chorus, women's chorus

  • Box M15, folder 13
To top

Our Lovely Lady Singing; voice and piano, mixed chorus

  • Box M15, folder 14
To top

Primrose; women's chorus

  • Box M15, folder 14A
To top

Rejoice All Men; mixed chorus

  • Box M15, folder 14B
To top

The Robin and the Thorn; mixed chorus, wome's chorus, unison chorus

  • Box M15, folder 15
To top

See Jesus the Saviour; mixed chorus, women's chorus

  • Box M15, folder 16
To top

Seven Joys of Mary; mixed chorus, women's chorus

  • Box M15, folder 17
To top

The Seven Virgins; mixed chorus

  • Box M15, folder 17A
To top

The Shepherd on the Hill; mixed chorus

  • Box M15, folder 17B
To top

The Silent Stars; voice and piano, mixed chorus

  • Box M15, folder 17C
To top

Sing All Men; mixed chorus

  • Box M15, folder 17
To top

Sing We the Virgin Mary; mixed chorus, women's chorus

  • Box M15, folder 18
To top

Sister Suzan; women's chorus

  • Box M15, folder 18A
To top

Star in the East; women's chorus

  • Box M15, folder 18B
To top

The Story of the Bee; two pianos

  • Box M15, folder 19
To top

The Story of Noah; mixed chorus

  • Box M15, folder 20
To top

The Swapping Song; mixed chorus

  • Box M15, folder 20A
To top

Sweet Little Boy Jesus; voice and piano, mixed chorus, women's chorus

  • Box M15, folder 21
To top

Sweet Marie and Her Baby; voice and piano, mixed chorus, women's chorus

  • Box M15, folder 22
To top

Symbol; voice and piano

  • Box M15, folder 22A
To top

The TWA Corbies; voice and piano

  • Box M15, folder 23
To top

Three Little Pigs; women's chorus

  • Box M15, folder 23A
To top

Tirani, My Love; mixed chorus

  • Box M15, folder 23B
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Turtle Dove; mixed chorus

  • Box M15, folder 23C
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The Twelve Days of Christmas; voice and piano

  • Box M15, folder 23
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Waken, Little Shepherd; mixed chorus, women's chorus

  • Box M15, folder 23E
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Wayfaring Stranger; voice and piano, mixed chorus

  • Box M15, folder 23
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What Songs Were Sung; mixed chorus

  • Box M15, folder 23G
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When Jesus Lived in Galilee; mixed chorus, women's chorus

  • Box M15, folder 24
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Whistle, Daughter Whistle; voice and piano

  • Box M15, folder 25
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Who Killed Cock Robin; mixed chorus

  • Box M15, folder 25A
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Wild Roses; men's chorus

  • Box M15, folder 25B
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Wondorous Love; mixed chorus, women's chorus

  • Box M15, folder 25C
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You Got to Cross that Lonesome Valley; mixed chorus

  • Box M15, folder 25
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Songs of the Hill-Folk, Set 14; voice and piano

  • Box M15, folder 26
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Ten Christmas Carols, Set 16; voice and piano

  • Box M15, folder 26A
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More Songs of the Hill-Folk, Set 17; voice and piano

  • Box M15, folder 27
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Ballads, Carols, and Tragic Legends, Set 18; voice and piano

  • Box M15, folder 27A
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Ballads, Love-Songs, and Tragic Legends, Set 20; voice and piano

  • Box M15, folder 27B
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The Anglo-American Ballad Study Book, Set 24; voice and piano

  • Box M15, folder 27C
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The Anglo-American Carol Study Book, Set 26; voice and piano

  • Box M15, folder 27
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The Shape-Note Study Book, Set 27; voice and piano

  • Box M15, folder 27E
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Four American Carols for Organ; organ

  • Box M15, folder 27
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John Jacob Niles' Song Book for Guitar; voice and guitar

  • Box M15, folder 27G
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Seven Kentucky Mountain Songs; voice and piano

  • Box M15, folder 27H
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Seven Negro Exaltations; voice and piano

  • Box M15, folder 27I
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The Singing Campus; voice and piano

  • Box M15, folder 27J
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The Songs of John Jacob Niles; voice and piano

  • Box M15, folder 27K
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Instrumental works, undated

Appalachian String Serenade; parts only

  • Box M16, folder 1
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Cumberland Carols for Strings; double bass parts

  • Box M16, folder 2
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Dream Ballet--Star Crossed; piano score

  • Box M16, folder 3
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I Heard a Maiden Sing; piano score

  • Box M16, folder 4
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I'm Goin' Away; two pianos

  • Box M16, folder 5
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Indian Summer Afternoon; piano solo

  • Box M16, folder 6
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Indian Summer Suite; piano solo

  • Box M16, folder 7
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Little Concerto For Sayre; varied parts

  • Box M16, folder 8
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The Little Lyking; piano solo

  • Box M16, folder 9
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Meditation; violin and piano

  • Box M16, folder 10
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Sweet Marie and Her Baby; piano solo

  • Box M16, folder 11
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Large-scale works, undated

Chorus and orchestra full score

  • Box M17, folder 1
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Chorus and orchestra draft

  • Box M17, folder 2-3
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Cities; The Death of Thomas Canterbury; and Earl Brand

  • Box M18, folder 1-5
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From Africa to Harlem; Get Up and Bar the Door

  • Box M19, folder 1-3
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Golgotha

  • Box M20, folder 1-3
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Jimmy Randal; The King and the Common Man

  • Box M21, folder 1-2
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The King of Little Italy

  • Box M22, folder 1-3
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Lamentation

  • Box M23, folder 1-4
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Mary the Rose

  • Box M24, folder 1-2
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Rhapsody for the Merry Month of May

  • Box M25, folder 1-3
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Star Crossed

  • Box M26, folder 1
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Symphony No. 1, 1st movement, full score

  • Box M26, folder 2
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Untitled works, 1950, undated

Miscellaneous, 1950, undated

Orchestral score. Incomplete, undated

  • Box M27, folder 1
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Piano score from ballet. Incomplete, undated

  • Box M27, folder 2
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Song collection, undated

  • Box M27, folder 3
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Folio containing The Rovin' Gambler, piano, four hands; The Hebrew Children, voice and piano; Poor Wayfaring Stranger, voice and piano; and miscellaneous sketches, undated

  • Box M27, folder 4
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First proofs of songs published by G. Schirmer, Inc., 1950 March 23

  • Box M27, folder 5
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Work for mixed chorus, undated

  • Box M27, folder 6
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Incomplete sketches, undated

  • Box M28, box M29
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Books, 1928-1976

Songs My Mother Never Taught Me draft, 1928

  • Box M30, folder 1
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A Hinky Dinky Barley Brew: A Cry from the Heart , 1932

A Hinky Dinky Barley Brew: A Cry from the Heart paste-up, 1932

  • Box M30, folder 1A
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A Hinky Dinky Barley Brew: A Cry from the Heart , 1932

  • Box M30, folder 1B
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Anglo-American Carol Study Book draft, 1948 April 29

  • Box M30, folder 2
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A. Wince of Winkydoodle , 1952, undated

Drafts, 1952 February 20

  • Box M31, folder 1-4
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Drafts, undated

  • Box M31, folder 5
  • Box M31A, folder 1-6
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The Ballad Book , 1952-1970

Early draft, undated

  • Box M32, folder 1-6
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Early draft, music, undated

  • Box M32, folder 7
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Second draft, undated

  • Box M33, folder 1-5
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Carbon copy of second draft, undated

  • Box M34, folder 1-5
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Manuscript draft, undated

  • Box M35, folder 1-6
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Manuscript draft, 1952 September

  • Box M36, folder 1-5
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Manuscript draft, 1959 April

  • Box M37, folder 1-5
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Edited typescript, undated

  • Box M38, folder 1-11
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Edited typescript marked for printer, undated

  • Box M39-40
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Marked galley proofs, undated

  • Box M41-43, box M44-47
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Page dummy, undated

  • Box M48, folder 1-5
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Signatures, undated

  • Box M49, folder 1-2
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Printed proofs, undated

  • Box M49, folder 3-4
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Page proofs, undated

  • Box M50-52
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Paste-up, undated

  • Box M53, folder 1-8
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Music proofs, first drafts, undated

  • Box M54, folder 1-6
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Music proofs, first revision, undated

  • Box M55, folder 1-8
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Music proofs, second revision, undated

  • Box M56, folder 1-3
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Music proofs, final revision, undated

  • Box M57, folder 1-3
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First verses of ballads, undated

  • Box M57, folder 4
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Music proofs, miscellaneous, undated

  • Box M58, folder 1-2
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Source material, undated

  • Box M59, folder 1-2
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Promotional material, reviews, undated

  • Box M59, folder 3
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Correspondence, 1958-1959

  • Box M60, folder 1
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Correspondence, 1960-1970, undated

  • Box M60, folder 2
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Royalty statements, 1961-1970

  • Box M60, folder 3
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Folk Carols for Young Actors and Folk Ballads for Young Actors , 1961-1974

Source material, draft/notebook, drafts, 1961, undated

  • Box M61, folder 1
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Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc. correspondence, 1961 July-December

  • Box M61, folder 2
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Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc. correspondence, 1962-1963

  • Box M61, folder 3
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Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc. financial agreements and royalty statements, 1961-1974, undated

  • Box M61, folder 4
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Autobiography , 1968-1976

Early notes, undated

  • Box M62-65
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Typescript edited by John Jacob Niles, undated

  • Box M66-67, box M68
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Typescript edited by David Burg, undated

  • Box M69-70
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Final draft, undated

  • Box M71-72
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European research tour - Correspondence, papers, itineraries, 1968 January-March

  • Box M73, folder 1
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National Endowment for the Humanities Grant - correspondence, papers, 1970-1972

  • Box M73, folder 2
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National Endowment for the Humanities Grant - correspondence, papers, 1973-1976

  • Box M73, folder 3
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National Endowment for the Humanities Grant - correspondence, papers, undated

  • Box M73, folder 4
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Plays, 1944-1983

Grannie Carries On , 1944

  • Box M74, folder 1
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As I Wander , 1947-1948

  • Box M74, folder 2
  • Box M77, folder 1-3A
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1956

  • Box M74, folder 3
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My Days as a Youngling , 1978-1983

  • Box M75-76

Play scripts, 1978-1979

  • Box M75, folder 1
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Piano/vocal score, 1978-1979

  • Box M75, folder 2
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Clippings, 1978-1983, undated

  • Box M76, folder 1
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Correspondence, 1978-1980

  • Box M76, folder 2
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Contracts, 1979 April

  • Box M76, folder 3
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Papers, undated

  • Box M76, folder 4
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Promotional materials, undated

  • Box M76, folder 5
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The Carrion Crow , undated

  • Box M77, folder 4
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Get Up and Bar the Door , undated

  • Box M78, folder 1
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Hell on Wheels , undated

  • Box M78, folder 2
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Jack O'Diamonds , undated

  • Box M78, folder 3
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Kentucky Juliet , undated

  • Box M78, folder 4-5
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Star-Crossed , undated

  • Box M78, folder 6
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The Promised Land , undated

  • Box M79, folder 1
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Robin and the Thorn , undated

  • Box M79, folder 2
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The Tailor and the Crow , undated

  • Box M79, folder 3
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Them That Has , undated

  • Box M79, folder 4-6
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Miscellaneous portions of scripts, undated

  • Box M80, folder 1-4
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Radio Programs, 1937-1946

Forty-five minutes of Model Educational Broadcasting , 1937 June 26

  • Box M81, folder 1
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Salute to the Hills , 1937-1938

  • Box M81, folder 2-4
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The Nativity Play , 1938

  • Box M81, folder 5-6
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The Robin and the Thorn , 1939 April 6

  • Box M81, folder 7
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A Promise to Grannie Tolliver , 1939 November 11

  • Box M81, folder 8
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Eleven A.M. , 1939 November 11

  • Box M81, folder 9
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The Kentucky Nativity Play , 1939 December 21

  • Box M81, folder 10
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The Kentucky Nativity Play , 1940

  • Box M82, folder 1
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Get Up and Bar the Door , 1940

  • Box M82, folder 2
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Against the Storm , 1941 February 6

  • Box M82, folder 3
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The Kentucky Nativity Play , 1943 December 24

  • Box M82, folder 4
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Musical Favorites , 1946 December 20

  • Box M82, folder 5
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Music Round the World , undated

  • Box M82, folder 6
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Untitled, undated

  • Box M82, folder 7
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Related materials, 1937-1938

  • Box M82, folder 8
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Articles, 1927-1971

Hill Billies. Scribner's , 1927 November

  • Box M83, folder 1
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In Defense of the Backwoods. Scribner's , 1928 June

  • Box M83, folder 2
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The Sixth Hanger. Scribner's , 1928 July

  • Box M83, folder 3
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Hedge Hoppers. Scribner's , 1929 March

  • Box M83, folder 4
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The Passing of the Street Cry. Scribner's , 1929 September

  • Box M83, folder 5
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Eleven A.M. Scribner's , 1930 January

  • Box M84, folder 1
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Faire I'Ecole Buissoniere The Seven Seas , 1931 April

  • Box M84, folder 1Aa
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Gossip from the English Inns The Seven Seas , 1931 July

  • Box M84, folder 1Ab
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Traveling Carpeters. The Seven Seas , 1931 October

  • Box M84, folder 1B
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Villeneuve les Avigon. The Cunardner , 1932 February

  • Box M84, folder 1C
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The Caledonia Market. The Seven Seas , 1932 February

  • Box M84, folder 1
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Perfumed Dew for the Little Folk , 1932

  • Box M84, folder 2
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Book reviews Courier Journal, 1944-1965

  • Box M84, folder 2A-3M
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My Precarious Life in the Public Domain. The Atlantic Monthly , 1948 December

  • Box M84, folder 3
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Identification of people pictured in The Appalachian Photographs of Doris Ulmann, circa 1971

  • Box M84A, folder 1
  • Box M84A, folder 4
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Art Treasures of the Old World: the Barberini Vase typescript, undated

  • Box M84A, folder 5
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Fairy Spinner of the South newspaper article, undated

  • Box M84A, folder 6
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Mr. Phouff Does the Churning newspaper article, undated

  • Box M84A, folder 7
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Pansy Gets a Permanent Face newspaper article, undated

  • Box M84A, folder 8
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When Noah Failed typescript, undated

  • Box M84A, folder 9
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Where the Sugar Cane Grows newspaper, undated

  • Box M84A, folder 10
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Book Review by JJN typescript, undated

  • Box M84A, folder 11-12
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Miscellaneous, 1926-1980

Prose and Poetry, undated

  • Box M85-87
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Poetry, 1926, undated

  • Box M88, folder 1-7
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The Cycle of the Weed, A sonnet cycle for the tobacco plant , 1939

  • Box M88, folder 8
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John Jacob Niles' poetry Kentucky Poetry Review , 1979 Fall

  • Box M88, folder 9
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Sonnet printed by A. Graham, 1980 December 17

  • Box M88, folder 10
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Rhapsody for the Very Month of May , undated

  • Box M88, folder 11
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Brick Dust and Buttermilk; drafts, gallery proofs, and cover, undated

  • Box M89, folder 1-5
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Instruments, undated

  • Box A1, box A2, box A3-4
The Instrument series contains eight dulcimers made by Niles and ten made by native craftsman; a biwa; and a zither. Several of these instruments are on exhibit at Waveland Museum in Lexington and Berea College's Appalachian Museum.
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Oversized materials, 1917-1982

The Oversized materials series contains materials designated as oversized and housed in oversized boxes. Notable items include publicity posters; scrapbooks, such as Niles' WWI scrapbook and his The Ballad Book scrapbook; sketches, drawings, and paintings; and a template for the design on St. Hubert's church doors.

Various sketches, drawings, paintings of John Jacob Niles, 1932-1968

  • Box O1, folder 1-2
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Section of Louisville Courier Journal, 1959 May 25

  • Box O2, folder 1
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75th Anniversary Issue of Lexington Herald Leader, 1963 May 19

  • Box O2, folder 2
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Order of Kentucky Colonels, 1980 January 29

  • Box O2, folder 3
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Template for design on St. Hubert's church doors, undated

  • Box O2, folder 4
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World War I scrapbook, 1917-1919

  • Box O3, folder 1
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Scrapbook of clippings, reviews about The Ballad Book, 1961

  • Box O3, folder 2
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Plate of offset printing, 1964

  • Box O3, folder 3
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Newspaper composite, 1970

  • Box O3, folder 4
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Centennial issue of the Winchester Sun, 1978

  • Box O3, folder 5
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Christmas card/photo from Louisville Dulcimer Society, undated

  • Box O3, folder 6
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Drawing of Dulcimer, undated

  • Box O3, folder 7
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The Ballad Book paste-up, undated

  • Box O4, box O5
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Publicity posters, 1944-1982

  • Box O11
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Publicity posters, 1962-1970

  • Box O12
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Publicity poster

  • Box O12A
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For all other questions, contact us at: https://libraries.uky.edu/ContactSCRC.

Researchers are required to have an SCRC Researcher Account in order to request or order digital copies of materials. Research Account set-up and use instructions can be found at: http://libguides.uky.edu/SCRCaccount

If you are visiting the Breckinridge Research Room, please request materials at least 48 business hours in advance of your arrival.

For all other questions, contact us at: https://libraries.uky.edu/ContactSCRC.

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