Moser, Artus

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Artus Monroe Moser (1894-1992), writer, educator, and historian, spent much of his life collecting ballads in and around his home in Western North Carolina in an effort to document the folk traditions of Appalachia. Moser wrote extensively about the folk songs, folklore, and history of Appalachia, and recorded numerous Appalachian performers onto acetate discs. In 1945, the Library of Congress provided Moser with the equipment to collect and record more material, which was later placed in the LC's Archive of American Folk Song.

From the description of Artus Moser papers, 1921-1988 [manuscript]. WorldCat record id: 30485697

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Henry, Mellinger Edward, 1873-1946. Papers, 1910-1944. Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
creatorOf Moser, Artus. Artus Moser papers, 1921-1988 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Relation Name
associatedWith Bumgarner, Samantha, 1878-1960. person
associatedWith Etowah School (Etowah, N.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Henry, Mellinger Edward, 1873-1946. person
associatedWith Hunter, Kermit. person
associatedWith Long, Maud. person
associatedWith Lunsford, Bascom Lamar. person
associatedWith Martin, Marcus. person
associatedWith Mobley, Pleaz. person
associatedWith Moser, Mabel Y. person
associatedWith Pegram, George, 1911-1974. person
associatedWith Raper, Red. person
associatedWith Ritchie, Jean. person
associatedWith Stephen, Walter Benjamin, 1875-1961. person
associatedWith Sturgill, Virgil. person
associatedWith West Long, Will. person
associatedWith Wolfe, Thomas, 1900-1938. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Appalachian Region, Southern
Appalachian Mountains
United States
North Carolina
Cherokee Indians--Music
Folk songs, English
Mountain life
Ballads, English--History and criticism
Folk music
Folk music--History and criticism
Folk songs
Shape-note singing
Folk songs, Cherokee
Ballads, English


Active 1921

Active 1988



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SNAC ID: 70493190