Kahn, Edythe T. (Edythe Thompson), 1921-

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Scholar and folklorist, Ed Kahn (1938-2004) spent much of his life devoted to the study of American folk songs and early country music, conducting extensive field research and writing at length about both Merle Travis and the Carter Family. Kahn was was involved in the creation of the John Edwards Memorial Foundation (JEMF), along with Archie Green, D.K. Wilgus, Fred Hoeptner, and Eugene Earle. He was initially appointed Executive Secretary of the JEMF and was instrumental in starting the "JEMF Quarterly" newsletter.

From the description of Ed Kahn collection, 1930-1999. WorldCat record id: 64388146

Will Roy Hearne (1894- ), Anglo-American record collector, was one of the foremost authorities on 78 rpm recordings in the United States.

From the description of Collection, 1961. WorldCat record id: 27190353

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Green, Archie. John Edwards memorial collection, ca. 1920s-1963. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Kahn, Ed. Ed Kahn collection, 1930-1999. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Alderman, Tony, 1900-1983. Collection, 1950-1970. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Kahn, Ed. Collection, 1961. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Hoeptner, Fred. John Edwards memorial collection, 1959-1963. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Relation Name
associatedWith Alderman, Tony, 1900-1983. person
associatedWith Atkins, Chet. person
associatedWith Blue Sky Boys. corporateBody
associatedWith Bowman, Charlie. person
associatedWith Carson, James. person
associatedWith Carter, A. P. (Alvin Pleasant), 1891-1960. person
associatedWith Carter Family (Musical group) corporateBody
associatedWith Carter, Maybelle, 1909-1978. person
associatedWith Carter, Sara, 1898-1979. person
associatedWith Cowboy Slim Rinehart. person
associatedWith DeAutremont, Ray. person
associatedWith Green, Archie. person
associatedWith Hearne, Will Roy, 1894- person
associatedWith Hoeptner, Fred. person
associatedWith Hopkins, Doc, b. 1899. person
associatedWith J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers (Musical group) corporateBody
associatedWith McMichen, Clayton, 1900-1970. person
associatedWith Montana, Patsy. person
associatedWith Pickard Family (Musical group) corporateBody
associatedWith Rager, Mose. person
associatedWith Rodgers, Jimmie, 1897-1933. person
associatedWith Stanley Brothers. corporateBody
associatedWith Stoneman, Ernest V. person
associatedWith Travis, Merle. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
Mexican-American Border Region
Radio broadcasting
Sound recording industry
Sound recordings
Sound recordings
Country musicians
Folk musicians
Folk songs


Birth 1921


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