John Edwards memorial collection, 1938-1939; 1960-1969.


John Edwards memorial collection, 1938-1939; 1960-1969.

Recordings of radio transmissions from border station XERA, Villa AcunĖƒa, Mexico, 1938-1939. Included are performances by the Carter Family (A.P., Sara, Maybelle, Janette, Helen, June, and Anita), of Maces Springs, Va., Anglo-American early country performers; and J.E. Mainer, of Concord, N.C., Anglo-American early country musician. Transcriptions feature A.P., Sara, Maybelle, Janette, Helen (12 years old), June (10 years old), and Anita (6 years old) Carter, performing old-time, early country, and gospel songs, accompanied by guitar and autoharp; and of 1960, 1965, and 1969 interviews with J.E. Mainer and the Carter Family.

6 sound recordings.

Related Entities

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XERA (Radio station (Villa Acuna, Mexico) (corporateBody)

Carter Family (Musical group) (corporateBody)

Mainer, J. E. 1898-1971. (person)

Bonham-Carter, Helena 1966-.... (person)

Elliott Carter's wife. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Waccabuc, N.Y., 24 August [1978], to Francis S. Mason, 1978 Aug. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270564156 ...

Carter, A. P. 1891-1960. (person)

Carter, Anita L. (person)

Carter, Janette (person)

Cash, June Carter, 1929-2003 (person)

Carter, Maybelle, 1909-1978 (person)

Legendary country music performer. Born May 10, 1909. Died October 23, 1978. Guitarist renowned for her playing style and her crafting of the "Carter Lick." Member of the original Carter Family musical group, and mother of June, Helen, and Anita Carter. Member, Country Music Hall of Fame. From the description of Oral history interview with Maybelle Carter and Ernest V. "Pop" Stoneman; 1968 February 1; interview conducted by Bill Williams. 1968 Feb. 1. (Country Music Foundation, Libra...

Carter, Sara, 1898-1979 (person)