Isabel Gordon Carter collection, 1921-1942.


Isabel Gordon Carter collection, 1921-1942.

Collection of correspondence, notes, a research notebook, and photographs related to Isabel Gordon Carter's research and publications on Appalachian ballads, folktales, and customs from 1921 to 1942. Carter's correspondents include E.A. Bishop, Horace Kephart, I.K. Stearns, Nelly L. Brooks, Amabel Williams-Ellis, Ales Hrdlička, Richard Chase, Kay Chase, Maud Gentry Long, Robert B. Bean, Maude Minish, Helen Dashiell, W.H. Rothe, Rev. Hannah J. Powell, and Mary H. Brown. E.A. Bishop enclosed texts for two ballads, "Jonah and the whale," and "Little Mohea" (1921) and Nelly L. Brooks sent the text to "I'm as free a little bird as I can be" (1924). Includes copies of Richard Chase's articles on Jack tales.

1 container.manuscripts: 32 items (132 leaves)graphic images: 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.graphic images: 1 photographic print : col. ; 15 x 18 in.


SNAC Resource ID: 8125219

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