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Alfred Beckley's Private Memorandum Book, 1856-1865, including "Statements of Agency for the Mssrs Francis and John A Granger"

Alfred Beckley's Private Memorandum Book, 1856-1865, including "Statem...

The son of John Beckley, the first clerk of the House of Representatives under George Washington, Alfred Beckley is widely recognized as the founder of Raleigh County. The man for whom the county seat of Beckle... more

Alfred Beckley's Private Memorandum Book, 1856-1865, including "Statements of Agency for the Mssrs Francis and John A Granger"

Alfred Beckley's Private Memorandum Book, 1856-1865, including "Statem...

The son of John Beckley, the first clerk of the House of Representatives under George Washington, Alfred Beckley is widely recognized as the founder of Raleigh County. The man for whom the county seat of Beckle... more

Alfred Beckley's Private Memorandum Book, 1856-1865, including "Statements of Agency for the Mssrs Francis and John A Granger"

Alfred Beckley's Private Memorandum Book, 1856-1865, including "Statem...

The son of John Beckley, the first clerk of the House of Representatives under George Washington, Alfred Beckley is widely recognized as the founder of Raleigh County. The man for whom the county seat of Beckle... more

Alfred Beckley's Private Memorandum Book, 1856-1865, including "Statements of Agency for the Mssrs Francis and John A Granger"

Alfred Beckley's Private Memorandum Book, 1856-1865, including "Statem...

The son of John Beckley, the first clerk of the House of Representatives under George Washington, Alfred Beckley is widely recognized as the founder of Raleigh County. The man for whom the county seat of Beckle... more

Alfred Beckley's Private Memorandum Book, 1856-1865, including "Statements of Agency for the Mssrs Francis and John A Granger"

Alfred Beckley's Private Memorandum Book, 1856-1865, including "Statem...

The son of John Beckley, the first clerk of the House of Representatives under George Washington, Alfred Beckley is widely recognized as the founder of Raleigh County. The man for whom the county seat of Beckle... more

Alfred Beckley's Private Memorandum Book, 1856-1865, including "Statements of Agency for the Mssrs Francis and John A Granger"

Alfred Beckley's Private Memorandum Book, 1856-1865, including "Statem...

The son of John Beckley, the first clerk of the House of Representatives under George Washington, Alfred Beckley is widely recognized as the founder of Raleigh County. The man for whom the county seat of Beckle... more

Alfred Beckley's Private Memorandum Book, 1856-1865, including "Statements of Agency for the Mssrs Francis and John A Granger"

Alfred Beckley's Private Memorandum Book, 1856-1865, including "Statem...

The son of John Beckley, the first clerk of the House of Representatives under George Washington, Alfred Beckley is widely recognized as the founder of Raleigh County. The man for whom the county seat of Beckle... more

Alfred Beckley's Private Memorandum Book, 1856-1865, including "Statements of Agency for the Mssrs Francis and John A Granger"

Alfred Beckley's Private Memorandum Book, 1856-1865, including "Statem...

The son of John Beckley, the first clerk of the House of Representatives under George Washington, Alfred Beckley is widely recognized as the founder of Raleigh County. The man for whom the county seat of Beckle... more

Alfred Beckley's Private Memorandum Book, 1856-1865, including "Statements of Agency for the Mssrs Francis and John A Granger"

Alfred Beckley's Private Memorandum Book, 1856-1865, including "Statem...

The son of John Beckley, the first clerk of the House of Representatives under George Washington, Alfred Beckley is widely recognized as the founder of Raleigh County. The man for whom the county seat of Beckle... more

Alfred Beckley's Private Memorandum Book, 1856-1865, including "Statements of Agency for the Mssrs Francis and John A Granger"

Alfred Beckley's Private Memorandum Book, 1856-1865, including "Statem...

The son of John Beckley, the first clerk of the House of Representatives under George Washington, Alfred Beckley is widely recognized as the founder of Raleigh County. The man for whom the county seat of Beckle... more

Alfred Beckley's Private Memorandum Book, 1856-1865, including "Statements of Agency for the Mssrs Francis and John A Granger"

Alfred Beckley's Private Memorandum Book, 1856-1865, including "Statem...

The son of John Beckley, the first clerk of the House of Representatives under George Washington, Alfred Beckley is widely recognized as the founder of Raleigh County. The man for whom the county seat of Beckle... more

Alfred Beckley's Private Memorandum Book, 1856-1865, including "Statements of Agency for the Mssrs Francis and John A Granger"

Alfred Beckley's Private Memorandum Book, 1856-1865, including "Statem...

The son of John Beckley, the first clerk of the House of Representatives under George Washington, Alfred Beckley is widely recognized as the founder of Raleigh County. The man for whom the county seat of Beckle... more

Alfred Beckley's Private Memorandum Book, 1856-1865, including "Statements of Agency for the Mssrs Francis and John A Granger"

Alfred Beckley's Private Memorandum Book, 1856-1865, including "Statem...

The son of John Beckley, the first clerk of the House of Representatives under George Washington, Alfred Beckley is widely recognized as the founder of Raleigh County. The man for whom the county seat of Beckle... more

Alfred Beckley's Private Memorandum Book, 1856-1865, including "Statements of Agency for the Mssrs Francis and John A Granger"

Alfred Beckley's Private Memorandum Book, 1856-1865, including "Statem...

The son of John Beckley, the first clerk of the House of Representatives under George Washington, Alfred Beckley is widely recognized as the founder of Raleigh County. The man for whom the county seat of Beckle... more

Alfred Beckley's Private Memorandum Book, 1856-1865, including "Statements of Agency for the Mssrs Francis and John A Granger"

Alfred Beckley's Private Memorandum Book, 1856-1865, including "Statem...

The son of John Beckley, the first clerk of the House of Representatives under George Washington, Alfred Beckley is widely recognized as the founder of Raleigh County. The man for whom the county seat of Beckle... more

[Detail of calligraphy from the autograph album of Fannie R. Hale]

[Detail of calligraphy from the autograph album of Fannie R. Hale]

This detail of calligraphy with bird motif is from the autograph album of Fannie R. Hale. The earliest inscription in the album is dated October 25, 1879, and most inscriptions are from towns in Iowa.

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, Performance style, Choreometrics, films, Rhythms of Earth

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, Performance style, Choreometrics, ...

Production, Equipment, Expenses, Production, Trim Book, Folder 2 of 2

Photograph of Captain Pearl R. Nye in Akron, OH.

Photograph of Captain Pearl R. Nye in Akron, OH.

The handwritten note was attached to the photograph. Note on back says " This is printed wrong side too. The large bldgs. are B.F. Goodrich Co."

Special military map Camp Knox, Kentucky

Special military map Camp Knox, Kentucky

Relief shown by contours and spot heights. Shows military base Fort Knox with markings and handwritten note "Plan of Defense, Problem 2, situation at 8:00 AM, August 7, 1928" (1/1923). Includes conventional sig... more

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, Africa--general

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, Africa--general

Map of African culture groups. N.d. Map of African culture groups. undated

On the banks of the Sacramento textual transcription
James Baker (Iron Head), Sugar Land, Texas

James Baker (Iron Head), Sugar Land, Texas

Handwritten on back: "James Baker (Iron Head) Sugarland, Tex. June 1934." Forms part of: Lomax photographs depicting folk musicians in the Lomax Collection.

[Sam Ballard (Old Dad), New Iberia, Louisiana]

[Sam Ballard (Old Dad), New Iberia, Louisiana]

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Handwritten on back: "Sam Ballard (Old Dad) New Iberia, LA., June 1934." Forms part of: Lomax collection of photographs depicting... more

Candy seller, San Antonio, Texas

Candy seller, San Antonio, Texas

Typed on back: "1. Candy seller, San Antonio, Texas." Forms part of: Lomax photographs depicting folk musicians in the Lomax Collection.

Mrs. Maté, Detroit

Mrs. Maté, Detroit

Handwritten on back: "Mrs. Maté, Detroit." Forms part of: Lomax collection of photographs depicting folk musicians, primarily in the southern United States and the Bahamas.

Candy seller, San Antonio, Texas

Candy seller, San Antonio, Texas

Handwritten on back: "Candy seller Mexican, San Antonio, Texas." Forms part of: Lomax photographs depicting folk musicians in the Lomax Collection.

[Pedro Zuniga playing the guitar with his daughter Zenovia, San Antonio, Texas]

[Pedro Zuniga playing the guitar with his daughter Zenovia, San Antoni...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Typed on back: "2. Pedro Zenungia [i.e., Zuniga] with his daughter, Zenovia. May, 1934, San Antonio, Tex." Zuniga possibly Mexic... more

Baptism near Mineola, Texas

Baptism near Mineola, Texas

Handwritten on back: "Baptism, near Mineola, Tex., Summer, 1935." Forms part of: Lomax photographs depicting folk musicians in the Lomax Collection.

[Man standing, facing right, Eatonville, Fla., taken during the Lomax, Hurston, Barnicle 1935 expedition to Georgia, Florida and the Bahamas]

[Man standing, facing right, Eatonville, Fla., taken during the Lomax,...

Photograph probably shows Preston Staggers. Staggers' wife, Rebecca Brown, was the aunt of blues singer Gabriel Brown of Eatonville. (Source: researcher V. Owens-Wright) Title devised by Library staff based on ... more

Baptism near Mineola, Texas

Baptism near Mineola, Texas

Handwritten on back: "Baptism, near Mineola, Tex., Summer, 1935." Forms part of: Lomax photographs depicting folk musicians in the Lomax Collection.

Baptism near Mineola, Texas

Baptism near Mineola, Texas

Handwritten on back of print: "Baptism, near Mineola, Tex., Summer, 1935." Forms part of: Lomax photographs depicting folk musicians in the Lomax Collection.

Lake Ponsey train textual transcription

Lake Ponsey train textual transcription

Textual song transcription. In English.

Jackets so blue textual transcription

Jackets so blue textual transcription

Textual song transcription. In English.

I courted a fair maid textual transcription

I courted a fair maid textual transcription

Textual song transcription. In English.

The Boston burglar textual transcription

The Boston burglar textual transcription

Textual song transcription. In English.

Bingen on the Rhine textual transcription

Bingen on the Rhine textual transcription

Textual song transcription. World War I song. In English.

The Unconstant lover textual transcription

The Unconstant lover textual transcription

Textual song transcription. In English.

Lally - tu - dum textual transcription

Lally - tu - dum textual transcription

Textual song transcription. In English.

The Butcher boy textual transcription

The Butcher boy textual transcription

Textual song transcription. In English.

Sam Bass textual transcription

Sam Bass textual transcription

Textual song transcription. In English.

The Peanut stand textual transcription

The Peanut stand textual transcription

Textual song transcription. In English.

The Weeping willow textual transcription

The Weeping willow textual transcription

Textual song transcription. In English.

Hear the nightingales sing textual transcription

Hear the nightingales sing textual transcription

Textual song transcription. In English.

Jack Stafford textual transcription

Jack Stafford textual transcription

Textual song transcription. In English.

Old England's shores textual transcription

Old England's shores textual transcription

Textual song transcription. In English.

The Crooked song textual transcription

The Crooked song textual transcription

Textual song transcription. In English.

India's burning sands melodic transcription

India's burning sands melodic transcription

Melodic transcription of song.

Letter from Carita Doggett Corse to John A. Lomax, June 22, 1937

Letter from Carita Doggett Corse to John A. Lomax, June 22, 1937

Dr. Carita Doggett Corse, state director of the Florida Federal Writers' Project, encloses a list of suggested songs to be recorded by John A. Lomax, national consultant of folklore for the Federal Writers' Pro... more

Letter from John A. Lomax to Carita Doggett Corse, July 6, 1937

Letter from John A. Lomax to Carita Doggett Corse, July 6, 1937

John A. Lomax, honorary consultant and curator of the Archive of American Folk Song, Library of Congress [and national consultant of folklore for the Federal Writers' Project], feels that it would not be worthw... more

Letter from Robert T. Thomas to Carita Doggett Corse, June 21, 1937

Letter from Robert T. Thomas to Carita Doggett Corse, June 21, 1937

Robert T. Thomas, assistant supervisor of the Negro Writers' Unit of the Florida Federal Writers' Project, submits a partial list of songs that could be recorded at the Clara White Mission in Jacksonville to Dr... more

Cimbalom, section, sketch

Cimbalom, section, sketch

Drawings AFS 1940/001: D03-D08 comprise six segments of one large sketch (with sections) of the cimbalom when placed side by side from left to right. Includes construction details. No caption on this segment of... more

George Vinton Graham's home, San Jose, California, photograph

George Vinton Graham's home, San Jose, California, photograph

Photograph caption: "He adds a room to the side, above or below, whenever the fit takes him." Forms part of a group of field materials documenting George Vinton Graham performing Anglo-American songs on October... more

Celtic harp, top and side views, sketch

Celtic harp, top and side views, sketch

No caption on sketch. Pencil sketch on brown paper. Original in Music Library, University of California, Berkeley. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting the WPA California Folk Music Project in N... more

On Cloddie's Banks melodic transcription

On Cloddie's Banks melodic transcription

Melodic song transcription.

Cowboy's lament textual transcription

Cowboy's lament textual transcription

Textual transcription of song.

California bank robbers textual transcription

California bank robbers textual transcription

Textual transcription of song.

Dumbelek, bottom, side, top, and perspective views, mechanical drawing

Dumbelek, bottom, side, top, and perspective views, mechanical drawing

Drawing caption: Dumbeg [dumbelek]. Includes enlarged section showing construction and mechanism details, with dimensions noted in inches. Original in Music Library, University of California, Berkeley. Forms p... more

Viola d'arame, front view, mechanical drawing

Viola d'arame, front view, mechanical drawing

Drawing caption: Portuguese viola [viola d'arame]. Original in Music Library, University of California, Berkeley. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting the WPA California Folk Music Project in N... more

The Miner's lament melodic transcription

The Miner's lament melodic transcription

Melodic transcription of song.

Yueh ch'in, front view, mechanical drawing

Yueh ch'in, front view, mechanical drawing

Although there is no caption on this drawing, Sidney Robertson Cowell refers to the yueh ch'in elsewhere in this collection as the "moon lute" or "Chinese lute." Original in Music Library, University of Calif... more

Narragansett Bay textual transcription

Narragansett Bay textual transcription

Textual transcription of song. In English.

Harp-lute, top, side, and elevation views, mechanical drawing

Harp-lute, top, side, and elevation views, mechanical drawing

Drawing caption: Swedish lute [harp-lute]. Drawing No. 7. Includes enlarged sections and dimensions in inches. Original in Music Library, University of California, Berkeley. Forms part of a group of field ma... more

Then blow, bullies, blow textual transcription
Love's impossibility textual transcription

Love's impossibility textual transcription

Textual transcription of song.

Unidentified man with pipe and liquor bottle in hand, portrait, photograph

Unidentified man with pipe and liquor bottle in hand, portrait, photog...

Sidney Robertson Cowell notes on verso of photograph: "Citizen of Columbia, California. Not a performer, but a persistent listener." Forms part of a group of field materials documenting the WPA California Folk ... more

Cimbalom, sections, sketch

Cimbalom, sections, sketch

Drawings AFS 1940/001: D03-D08 comprise six segments of one large sketch (with sections) of the cimbalom when placed side by side from left to right. Includes dimensions and construction details. No caption on ... more

Tar, side view, photograph

Tar, side view, photograph

Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Joe Daniels, an Assyrian from Soviet Georgia performing on the tar on an unspecified day, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California.

Banjo, front view, mechanical drawing

Banjo, front view, mechanical drawing

Drawing caption: American 5 string banjo. Drawing No. 14. Original in Music Library, University of California, Berkeley. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting the WPA California Folk Music Proje... more

San hsien, top, side, and perspective views, mechanical drawing

San hsien, top, side, and perspective views, mechanical drawing

Although there is no caption beyond "Chinese" labelling this drawing, Sidney Robertson Cowell refers to this Chinese long-necked lute elsewhere in the collection as the "san hsien." Drawing caption: Drawing No... more

Joe Daniels playing the tar, facing right, portrait, photograph

Joe Daniels playing the tar, facing right, portrait, photograph

Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Joe Daniels, an Assyrian from Soviet Georgia performing on the tar on an unspecified day, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California.

Tar, perspective view, mechanical drawing

Tar, perspective view, mechanical drawing

Drawing caption: "Tar" -- Georgian guitar. Original in Music Library, University of California, Berkeley. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Joe Daniels, an Assyrian from Soviet Georgia perf... more

Viola d'arame, front, end, side, and scroll views, mechanical drawing

Viola d'arame, front, end, side, and scroll views, mechanical drawing

Drawing caption: Portuguese viola [viola d'arame]. Includes enlarged sections with dimensions in inches and interior construction details. Original in Music Library, University of California, Berkeley. Forms ... more

English guitar, front and side views and elevation, mechanical drawing

English guitar, front and side views and elevation, mechanical drawing

Drawing caption: Guitarra portuguesa -- English or Portuguese guitar. Drawing No. 6. Includes dimensions in inches. Original in Music Library, University of California, Berkeley. Forms part of a group of field... more

California textual transcription

California textual transcription

Textual transcription of song.

Menino Jesus a Lapa textual and melodic transcriptions

Menino Jesus a Lapa textual and melodic transcriptions

Portuguese textual and melodic transcriptions of song.

John Botica playing the svirala, portrait, photograph

John Botica playing the svirala, portrait, photograph

Photograph caption: The svirala is from Dalmatia. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting John Botica performing Dalmatian dance music from Croatia on May 26, 1938 and January 11, 1939, collected ... more

The Motor car mamma textual transcription

The Motor car mamma textual transcription

Textual transcription of poem, "The Motor car mamma," written by George Graham.

The House carpenter melodic transcription

The House carpenter melodic transcription

Melodic transcription of song.

The Californian textual transcription

The Californian textual transcription

Textual transcription of song.

Russian Molokan congregation, Potrero Hill, San Francisco, California, group portrait, photograph

Russian Molokan congregation, Potrero Hill, San Francisco, California,...

Photograph caption: "Less than a quarter of the total adult group." Forms part of a group of field materials documenting unaccompanied singing and preaching in the Russian language performed during services of ... more

Hardangar fiddle, front view, sketch

Hardangar fiddle, front view, sketch

Drawing caption: Hardanger [Hardangar] fiddle. Pencil sketch on brown paper. Original in Music Library, University of California, Berkeley. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting the WPA Californ... more

Yueh ch'in, top, side, and end views, mechanical drawing

Yueh ch'in, top, side, and end views, mechanical drawing

Although there is no caption on this drawing, Sidney Robertson Cowell refers to the yueh ch'in elsewhere in this collection as the "moon lute" or "Chinese lute." Includes dimensions in inches. Original in Music... more

Barney McShane textual transcription

Barney McShane textual transcription

Textual song transcription. In English.

Guitar, front view, sketch

Guitar, front view, sketch

No caption on sketch. Pencil sketch on brown paper. Original in Music Library, University of California, Berkeley. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting the WPA California Folk Music Project in ... more

We're building bridges melodic transcription

We're building bridges melodic transcription

Melodic transcription of song.

Hardangar fiddle, side and top views, right segment, sketch

Hardangar fiddle, side and top views, right segment, sketch

Drawing caption: Hardanger [Hardangar] fiddle owned by Mr. Knute Hjelle, Richmond, California. Drawings AFS 1940/001: D18-D19 comprise two segments of one large sketch (with sections) of the Hardangar fiddle wh... more

Ho for California textual transcription

Ho for California textual transcription

Textual transcription of song.

Old Ned Moore textual transcription

Old Ned Moore textual transcription

Textual transcription of song.

Alice Lemos Avila with Olive and Joachim Flores and Frank Cunha, group portrait, photograph

Alice Lemos Avila with Olive and Joachim Flores and Frank Cunha, group...

Photograph caption: Alice Avila, front left, Mr. & Mrs. Joachim Flores, rear left & front right, and Frank Cunha, rear right. Mr. Flores is from Costa Rica, the others from Portugal. Forms part of a group of fi... more

Ao menino Jesus textual and melodic transcriptions

Ao menino Jesus textual and melodic transcriptions

Textual Portuguese transcription and cipher notation of song.

My mother was a lady textual transcription

My mother was a lady textual transcription

Textual song transcription. In English.