James Watt Raine Ballad Collection 1908-1949.
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James Watt Raine was born in Scotland and immigrated to the United States with his family when he was 12 years old. He attended Oberlin College (Ohio) and Union Seminary (New York) and was an ordained minister, holding pastorates in Ohio and New York before coming to Berea. Raine's interest in documenting regional culture extended beyond music. His influential 1924 book, The Land of the Saddle-Bags included eyewitness accounts of mountain speech, education, religion, politics, and farming. Also ...
Although the sources of photographs are not always indicated, the bulk was apparently generated in the Berea College Publicity Department and the College News Bureau. In addition, portions of the photographs were donated by individuals, most of whom have some connection with the College. Chief among these is Roy N. Walters who was dean of the Berea College Foundation School from 1943 to 1968. Walters established the College Publicity Department in 1933 and was an unofficial campus photographer t...