Helene Stratman-Thomas collection, 1823-1979, bulk 1940-1960


Summary Information
Title: Helene Stratman-Thomas collection
Inclusive Dates: 1823-1979
Bulk Dates: bulk 1940-1960

Creator:
  • Stratman-Thomas, Helene, 1896-1973
Call Number: MML 001

Quantity: 31.5 linear feet (35 archives boxes, 1 volume of sound discs, 1 box of blank sound recording discs, 1 sound recording machine)

Repository:
Mills Music Library
B162 Memorial Library
728 State St.
Madison, Wis. 53706-1418-
Phone: 608-263-1884

Archival Location:
UW-Madison Libraries, Mills Music (Map)

Abstract:
The Helene Stratman-Thomas collection includes materials that document her professional activities as a scholar, teacher and folklorist. Series have been designated for personal papers relating to Stratman-Thomas’ family history and correspondence, papers principally from her work as a music teacher, and materials relating to her work as a collector of Wisconsin and Cornish folk music. The bulk of the collection is comprised of material from her work with Wisconsin and Cornish folk music. The collection forms part of the Wisconsin Music Archives.

Language: English

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Biography/History

Helene Stratman-Thomas was a UW-Madison music teacher and collector of Wisconsin musical folklore. She was born on May 13, 1896. After completing high school, Helene taught school in Monticello and Brooklyn before earning a business degree from University of Wisconsin–Madison. She worked at an investment firm in Minneapolis for about eight years, and then returned to Madison to complete her B.A. and M.A. degrees in music. In 1930, she was hired at UW to teach music theory, conduct the women’s chorus, and work as the business manager for the Pro Arte string quartet. In 1940 professor Leland Coon asked her to head the Wisconsin Folk Music Project, an effort co-sponsored by the Library of Congress and the University of Wisconsin to record music from the state’s diverse population. In the years after gathering the recordings, Stratman-Thomas recounted her trips in a radio series on Wisconsin Public Radio and gave lectures on folk music throughout the state. In the fall of 1948, Stratman-Thomas married A.J. (Pat) Blotz. Stratman-Thomas worked as a music teacher at UW-Madison until she retired in 1961. She died Jan. 11, 1973 at the age of 76.

Helene’s parents were Helena Emma Stratman and Warren H. Thomas, a local grocer and businessman. Her paternal uncle was Edward Shepherd Thomas, a musician, bandleader, and composer. She had one brother, Warren K. Stratman-Thomas, a renowned malarial research pharmacologist.

Scope and Content Note

The collection includes personal and professional correspondence, newspaper clippings, genealogical records, unpublished monographs, published materials, scrapbooks, teaching materials, bibliographies, maps, song transcriptions, research materials, photographs, music scores, and sound recordings. The collection also includes the disc recording machine (SoundScriber) Stratman-Thomas used on her song collecting trips, and a number of blank discs.

Arrangement of the Collection
  • Series 1. Personal papers, 1847-1973
  • Series 2. Professional papers, 1930-1970
  • Series 3. Wisconsin Folk Music Recording Project
Administrative/Restriction Information
Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials, and the collection is open to all members of the public in accordance with state law.


Use Restrictions

Duplication of the materials for non-profit personal, educational, and research purposes may be arranged after making a written request expressing compliance with copyright law. Use of materials for public presentation, publication, and production requires negotiation with the Music Library Director.


Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], in the Helene Stratman-Thomas collection, Mills Music Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Custodial History

These materials consist of donations from several sources over a period of time which were combined into one collection.


Acquisition Information

The bulk of the materials was donated by Stratman-Thomas'; husband, A.J. (Pat) Blotz.

In 1987 Harry Peters donated research papers, song transcriptions and correspondence from his work on Folk songs out of Wisconsin.


Processing Information

2004-2006; Collection arranged, weeded of duplicates, and a finding aid written by Karen A. Peters.

May 2004; Manuscript portion of the collection arranged by Lisa Saywell.

December 1993; Preliminary inventory written by Robert Young Walser.

1993; Preliminary inventory written by John Solon.

2010; Finding aid completed and edited by Matt Appleby.


Separated and Discarded Materials

83 photographs taken as part of the Wisconsin Folk Music Recording Project were transferred to the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives. The images depict the singers, storytellers, and others who contributed to the project. Digitized images can be viewed online as part of the Wisconsin Historical Images collection (Wisconsin Historical Society Archives) or the Wisconsin Folksong Collection, 1937-1946 (University of Wisconsin Digital Collections).

Songbook: Later Renaissance motets 1525-1580

14 pieces of sheet music mostly Wisconsin-related.

1 green box with folder labeled "From J.J. Hoskins – Home" containing 25 pieces of sheet music, 2 songbooks and 2 issues of a music journal with sheet music

Book, American collection of instrumental music (1856)

1 green box with 86 pieces of sheet music, 2 issues of music journals with sheet music, and 5 newspaper sections with sheet music

4 songbooks

3 pieces of sheet music

1 green box with 1 dance folio and 44 pieces of sheet music, mostly dance music for piano

1 green box with 88 pieces of sheet music, mostly marches, two steps, and cake walks for piano

1 green box with 46 pieces of sheet music, mixed, mostly for piano

19 Norsk Folke-Musikk 45rpm sound recordings, and catalog

12 books or booklets of choral music

2 booklets of music from George Washington’s time

Booklet, Paganiniana (Library of Congress, 1945)

86 scores of choral music

Opera news 25/2, 3 (1960); 27/23, 24, 28/1, 2, 3, 4 (1963)

Lyric Opera of Chicago programs, 1955 season; 1956 season; 1957 season; 1958 season; 1959 season;1960 season; 1961 season; 1962 season (4 copies); 1963 (Nabucco, Faust); 1964 (La Bohéme, Ariadne auf Naxos, La Cenerentola)

35 textbooks (provenance uncertain)

2 notation books of school exercises of Robert F. Draves

Indiana University/School of Music brochures and related materials circa 1950s (includes 2 issues of newsletter, Your University (I/5, 12/56 and II/1, 1/57); and 2 issues of Indiana University alumni magazine (19/4, 1/57 and 19/5, 2/57) from Orville Shetney

Related Materials at UW-Madison

Leland A. Coon papers, 1923-1961 (UW-Madison Archives, Series 7/24/15/1-3 44N1)

Helene Stratman-Thomas, Wisconsin Folk Singers Photographs, 1940-1941, 1946 (Wisconsin Historical Society Archives, Visual Materials Holdings, PH 2907 and WHi(S75))

Wisconsin Folksong Collection, 1937-1946

Wisconsin patchwork : Recordings from the Helene Stratman-Thomas collection of Wisconsin Folk Music, with commentary (Mills Music Library, CAS 219)

Folk music from Wisconsin, ed. Helene Stratman-Thomas. (Mills Music Library, LP 601806 and Comp Disc 10494)

Digital copies of Stratman-Thomas' original field recordings (Mills Music Library, Audio Facility)

Wisconsin field recordings in the Archive of Folk Culture (Mills Music Library, Wisconsin Music Archives)

Kremers Reference Files, A2 (American Institute of the History of Pharmacy)

16-inch sound recording discs, West High Band 2/15/39 (Mills Music Library, Wisconsin Music Archives)

Digital copies of related sound recordings (Mills Music Library, Audio Facility)

HST Gymanfa Ganu broadcast; Walter Krulevitch (Mills Music Library, Digital Preservation Masters, PMC 299/1)

HST Gymanfa Ganu broadcast “Pt. 2 to be played after Interview” (Mills Music Library, Digital Preservation Masters, PMC 299/2)

HST Gymanfa Ganu broadcast; interview with Walter Krulevitch and members of the group (Mills Music Library, Digital Preservation Masters, PMC 299/3)

HST Gymanfa Ganu broadcast “Last to be used for broadcast” (Mills Music Library, Digital Preservation Masters, PMC 299/4)

HST Gymanfa Ganu broadcast “Not to be used on 1:30 broadcast” (Mills Music Library, Digital Preservation Masters, PMC 299/5)

Peniel Church Broadcast (Mills Music Library, Digital Preservation Masters, PMU 300/1)

HST 4th Broadcast (Mills Music Library, Digital Preservation Masters, PMU 300/4)

All State Band (Mills Music Library, Digital Preservation Masters, PMC 301/1-4)

4 sound recording discs of Desiré Maes, French language songs (Mills Music Library, Digital Preservation Masters, PMC 302/1-8)

Index Terms

    This collection is indexed under these headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

    Names:

    • Stratman-Thomas, Helene, 1896-1973.

    Places:

    • Wisconsin

    Subject Terms:

    • Folk music—Wisconsin
    • Folk musicians—Wisconsin
    • Folk singers—Wisconsin
    • University of Wisconsin—Faculty
    • Folk songs

    Formats:

    • Manuscript collection
    • Sound recordings
    • Photographs
    Container List
    Series 1.
    Series: Personal papers, 1847-1973
    Arrangement of the Materials: Arranged into five subseries: Stratman-Thomas Family papers, genealogy research, correspondence, memorabilia, and school papers.
    Scope and Content Note

    Papers documenting the Stratman and Thomas Families include a few Stratman Family papers, primarily newspaper clippings documenting activities of Stratman-Thomas’s maternal grandfather and great-uncle. The papers of Stratman-Thomas’s parents, Warren H. and Helena Emma (née Stratman) Thomas include correspondence consisting almost entirely of letters written by Warren to Emma, extending from just after their initial meeting up until a month before their wedding; as well as few items such as Emma’s passport, an invitation to their wedding, and newspaper obituaries for both. The E.S. [Edward Shepherd] Thomas compositions were written by Stratman-Thomas’s paternal uncle. Included are complete sets of manuscript parts for several of his band compositions, primarily marches, as well as miscellaneous parts for those and other compositions. The Warren K. Stratman-Thomas material includes the army discharge papers and 1928 passport of Stratman-Thomas’s brother. Newspaper clippings document a few activities of various extended family members, and include obituaries for Helene and for her brother. The photographs are generally without attribution, but appear to be primarily of family and friends, as well as homes, other local buildings, and tombstones that may have family connections; some may be relevant to Stratman-Thomas’s Cornish folklore research as well.

    Genealogical materials include correspondence primarily received from family members and official bodies, generally addressed to Warren; only the later correspondence is addressed to Stratman-Thomas herself. The correspondence with Pierre Haynes in particular deals exclusively with the history of the Kidwell branch of the family. General research consists primarily of Stratman-Thomas’s research notes and a Stratman family tree that she constructed. Thomas Family research includes information on E.S. Thomas’s tours under his stage name, “La Xenia,” from 1879-1888; as well a great deal of material on Johnathan Kidwell and other members of the Kidwell branch of the Thomas family. Also present are materials relating to Stratman-Thomas’s application to and membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution, as well as several slightly annotated copies of that organization’s magazine.

    Correspondence consists primarily of letters received by Stratman-Thomas, organized chronologically. Through 1937, the majority of the correspondence is from her brother, Warren, although there are also letters from her father during this period, as well as a spate of correspondence between her father and brother during her brother’s residence in the Belgian Congo. Beginning in 1942 there is correspondence from other family members and friends, as well as from former UW students and faculty. Some of this later correspondence is addressed to Stratman-Thomas and her brother; and later, to Stratman-Thomas and her husband, Ambrose “Pat” Blotz.

    Among the memorabilia are a few miscellaneous documents and notebooks. The two leather-bound notebooks are of uncertain origin; they date from the mid-19th century and are perhaps from Dodgeville. Also included are children’s drawings and other memorabilia. At least some of this material is the work of Stratman-Thomas’s brother Warren. There are also two scrapbooks that incorporate primarily photographs, news clippings, magazine articles, and concert programs. Some of this material represents performances in which Stratman-Thomas herself participated; one of the scrapbooks also contains clippings about Stratman-Thomas’s brother Warren’s Guggenheim Fellowship trip to the Belgian Congo.

    Stratman-Thomas’s school papers include a small quantity of school notebooks and memorabilia, mostly from her days at Dodgeville High School, but in some cases from before that time. The remaining papers relate to her education at the University of Wisconsin and include class notes and exercises from a music survey course, as well as courses in harmony, counterpoint, and form and analysis; the first three of these courses were taken through UW-Extension while Stratman-Thomas was living in Minneapolis. There is some uncertainty as to whether some of the lecture notes belonged to Charles Mills or were notes that Stratman-Thomas took while enrolled in his classes. Also present is her 1929 bachelor’s thesis, “A survey of the development of song”; and her 1930 master’s thesis, “The influence of François Couperin, le Grand, upon Johann Sebastian Bach,” together with research materials and notes. Finally, there are graduation programs from 1919, when Stratman-Thomas graduated with a B.A. in Commerce; and from 1930, when she received her M.A.

    Subseries: Stratman-Thomas Family papers
    Box   1
    Folder   1
    Stratman Family, 1879-1952; undated
    Warren H. and Helena Emma (née Stratman) Thomas
    Box   1
    Folder   2
    Correspondence, 1892-1893; undated
    Box   1
    Folder   3
    General, 1888-1930; undated
    E.S. [Edward Shepherd] Thomas compositions, undated
    Box   1
    Folder   4
    Marches, “La cascada” and “Last effort”
    Box   1
    Folder   5
    “Midwinter International Exposition march”
    Box   1
    Folder   6
    March, “Salute to Maryville”
    Box   1
    Folder   7
    March, “The Swedish Patrol”
    Box   33
    Folder   1
    “Danzon, la España”
    Box   33
    Folder   2
    Miscellaneous parts
    Box   1
    Folder   8
    Warren K. Stratman-Thomas, 1918-1928; undated
    Box   1
    Folder   9
    Newspaper clippings, 1928-1973; undated
    Box   1
    Folder   10
    Photographs, 1942-1963; undated
    Subseries: Genealogy research
    Correspondence
    General
    Box   1
    Folder   11
    1923-1964
    Box   1
    Folder   12
    Undated
    Box   1
    Folder   13
    Pierre Haynes, 1929-1950
    Box   1
    Folder   14
    General research, undated
    Box   1
    Index cards, undated
    Thomas Family research
    Box   2
    Folder   1
    General, circa 1910-1946; undated
    Box   1
    Folders   2-3
    Kidwell branch, 1929-1957; undated
    Box   34
    Index cards, undated
    Box   2
    Folder   4
    Book owned by Johnathan Kidwell, 1847
    Daughters of the American Revolution
    Box   2
    Folder   5
    Papers, 1937-1946
    Magazines, Daughters of the American Revolution
    Box   2
    Folder   6
    1963
    Box   2
    Folder   7
    1964
    Subseries: Correspondence
    General
    Box   3
    Folder   1
    1919-October 1930
    Box   3
    Folder   2
    November 1930-December 1937
    Box   3
    Folder   3
    December 1942-July 1972; undated
    Box   3
    Folder   4
    Erich Mayer, 1946-1966
    Subseries: Memorabilia
    Box   3
    Folder   5
    Miscellaneous documents and notebooks, 1862-1875; undated
    Box   3
    Folder   6
    Children’s drawings and other memorabilia, 1901-1930; undated
    Scrapbooks
    Box   3
    Folder   7
    1922-1934
    Box   4
    Folder   1
    1923-1927
    Subseries: School papers
    Box   4
    Folder   2
    School notebooks and memorabilia, 1904-1911; undated
    University of Wisconsin
    Class notes and exercises
    Box   4
    Folders   3-4
    Harmony, 1927-1928
    Box   4
    Folders   5-6
    Elementary counterpoint, 1928
    Box   4
    Folder   7
    Music survey, 1928
    Box   5
    Folder   1
    Music survey, 1928
    Box   5
    Folder   2
    Form and analysis, 1929
    Box   5
    Folder   3
    Bachelor's thesis, "A survey of the development of song," 1929
    Master's thesis
    Box   31
    Research note cards, undated
    Box   5
    Folder   4
    Research notes and materials, undated
    Box   5
    Folder   5
    Thesis draft, manuscript, undated
    Box   5
    Folder   6
    Thesis, typescript, "The influence of François Couperin, le Grand, upon Johann Sebastian Bach,” 1930
    Box   5
    Folder   7
    Graduation programs, 1919, 1930
    Series 2.
    Series: Professional papers
    Arrangement of the Materials: Arranged into four subseries: Administrative, Classroom Teaching, Research and Performance Preparation, and Other Activities.
    Scope and Content Note

    Papers documenting Stratman-Thomas’ correspondence with other music faculty at UW-Madison include both incoming letters to Stratman-Thomas and drafts of outgoing letters written by her. Most of this material deals with her struggle to retain her position at the University of Wisconsin in the first half of the 1940s. The correspondence reveals her dissatisfaction with the Director of the University’s School of Music for much of that period, Carl Bricken. Later correspondence (from the 1960s) is sketchy at best, but includes Stratman-Thomas’s 1961 letter to S.T. Burns, then Chairman of the School of Music, announcing her retirement, as well as then-University President C.A. Elvehjem’s official response. News clippings compliment the faculty correspondence, as they mostly deal with the controversy generated by Bricken’s appointment as School of Music Director, as well as his resignation from that position in 1942. Like the faculty correspondence, the faculty meeting minutes are spotty, dealing primarily with the period following Dr. Bricken’s resignation as Director. From 1944 until at least 1946, the minutes were recorded by Stratman-Thomas herself in her capacity as Secretary of the School of Music Faculty. Dedications and memorials include the University Faculty’s Memorial Resolutions on the deaths of Miles L. Hanley and of Irene B. Eastman; Stratman-Thomas was a member of the latter’s Memorial Committee. There are also materials and historical information pertaining to the 1969 dedication of the new School of Music Facilities in the Humanities Building. Music school brochures include mock-ups and drafts of UW School of Music Brochures, as well brochures for music schools and summer music programs from a number of other universities and educational institutions.

    Classroom teaching comprises materials used by Stratman-Thomas in course preparation and teaching, and is subdivided by subject into counterpoint, form, fugue, Medieval music, and 18th-20th century music. There are also miscellaneous teaching materials, including typewritten notes for a course entitled “Correlations of music and literature,” and a complete typescript outline of all six volumes of the first edition (1901-1905) of the Oxford History of Music.

    Research (other than folk music) and performance preparation is divided between Michael Haydn and Lucy Woodworth Ricketts. The Michael Haydn material includes Stratman-Thomas’s paper “The choral works of Michael Haydn (1737-1806)” with accompanying musical examples and related research materials. She presented the paper at the 1940 conference of the Mid-Western Chapter of the American Musicological Society (AMS). Also included are handwritten scores and parts (onionskins and reproductions) for two of Haydn’s works, at least one of which was performed by students at the University. Also present is a typescript of the finished paper and its accompanying musical examples. The Lucy Woodworth Ricketts material consists of printing mockups of four of Ricketts’s songs, three of them setting poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay; as well as published versions of three of the songs that are the work of others.

    Other activities include solo performance, which documents a few concerts in which Stratman-Thomas appeared as a soprano soloist. Also performance related was Stratman-Thomas’s directorship of the University Women’s Chorus, represented in the collection by a number of the chorus’s concert programs, as well as related letters of appreciation and newspaper clippings. Stratman-Thomas also served as musical director of the Presbyterian Student Center Foundation’s University Presbyterian Church, an activity reflected here by items such as church service programs and a photograph of the Church’s choir. As a student, Stratman-Thomas had been a member of the professional women’s music fraternity, Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI); after graduation, she continued to be active in the organization, serving as the University of Wisconsin’s Rho Chapter faculty advisor for a number of years. As with most of the activities documented in this subseries, the SAI records are not comprehensive, but they do include, among other things, a complete directory of members, 1921-1961, and manuscripts of songs used in SAI ceremonies. For a time, Stratman-Thomas managed the University’s Pro Arte quartet; this is reflected in a bit of correspondence and a few concert programs that in some cases include program notes that she herself wrote. Also present are a scant few records reflecting her activity as a member (and at one point, President) of the Haydn Club, which engaged in the study and performance of music. Miscellaneous concert programs and publications do not document activities in which Stratman-Thomas was directly involved.

    Subseries: Administrative
    Box   5
    Folder   8
    Faculty correspondence, 1938-1967; undated
    Box   6
    Folder   1
    News clippings, 1934-1942; undated
    Box   6
    Folder   2
    School of Music faculty meeting minutes, 1940-1958
    Box   6
    Folder   3
    Dedications and memorials, 1954-1970; undated
    Box   6
    Folder   4
    Music school brochures, 1944-1969; undated
    Subseries: Classroom Teaching
    Box   6
    Folder   5
    Counterpoint, undated
    Box   6
    Folder   6
    Form, 1930-1941; undated
    Box   6
    Folder   7
    Fugue, undated
    Box   6
    Folder   8
    Medieval music, undated
    Box   34
    18th-20th century music, undated
    Box   7
    Folders   1-3
    Miscellaneous teaching materials, 1935-1951; undated
    Outline, Oxford history of music (1901-1905), undated
    Box   7
    Folder   4
    Volumes I-III
    Box   7
    Folder   5
    Volumes IV-V
    Box   7
    Folder   6
    Volume VI
    Box   34
    Musical instrument postcards, undated
    Subseries: Research and Performance Preparation
    Michael Haydn
    Box   7
    Folder   7
    Research, 1939-1940; undated
    Box   33
    Folder   3
    Research, 1939-1940; undated
    Box   8
    Folder   1
    Conference paper, "The choral works of Michael Haydn," 1940-1942
    Box   33
    Folder   4
    Michael Haydn, “Gradualien für die vier Sonntage des Advents, No. 3: Pro donimica i universi,” undated
    Box   33
    Folder   5
    Michael Haydn, “No. 2 Offertorium de omni tempore: Domine Deus,” undated
    Box   8
    Folder   2
    Lucy Woodworth Ricketts, 1930-1944; undated
    Subseries: Other Activities
    Box   8
    Folder   3
    Solo performance, 1930-1944; undated
    Box   8
    Folder   4
    University Women's Chorus, 1944-1953; undated
    Box   8
    Folder   5
    University Presbyterian Church, 1941-1945; undated
    Box   8
    Folders   6-7
    Sigma Alpha Iota, 1931-1970
    Box   8
    Folder   8
    Pro Arte Quartet, 1946-1960
    Box   8
    Folder   9
    Haydn Club, undated
    Box   8
    Folder   10
    Miscellaneous concert programs and publications, 1926-1967
    Box   8
    Folder   11
    Wisconsin Idea Theater, 1947
    Series 3.
    Series: Wisconsin Folk Music Recording Project
    Arrangement of the Materials: Arranged into six subseries: General Folk Music Materials, Field Recordings and Related Materials, End Products, and Cornish Materials
    Scope and Content Note

    This series consists of materials related to Stratman-Thomas’s Wisconsin and Cornish folk music research, writings, lectures, and radio broadcasts. Stratman-Thomas died before she could complete and publish her “Song trails through Wisconsin.” Manuscripts and research materials for Harry Peters’ Folk Song Out of Wisconsin, which incorporated and built on some of her work. Both works are included here. It should be noted that Peters’ and Stratman-Thomas’ records are sometimes mixed, particularly in the case of work done on individual songs.

    Correspondence is organized alphabetically, with separate folders for correspondents Noble B. Brown, Charles Hoffman, Zida C. Ivey, H. J. Kent, The Library of Congress, Moses Morgan, the National Folk Festival, Louis Ropson, and Mary Agnes Starr (Mrs. Morton Hull Starr). Occasionally, newspaper clippings, concert programs, and the like are included with the correspondence. Outgoing correspondence was primarily written by Stratman-Thomas herself. These letters often explain the project and request participation from potential singers, or solicit assistance in identifying appropriate singers. There are also follow-up letters to project singers asking for additional details regarding the songs that they contributed. Some of the later correspondence reflects attempts to locate funding to continue the project, as well as a publisher for Stratman-Thomas’s proposed book on Wisconsin folk song. Incoming correspondence consists of responses to these letters, as well as a number of offers to participate after seeing newspaper articles or hearing later broadcasts about the project. There is also correspondence from researchers requesting information or leads on performers who might be useful in their own research.

    Occasionally, some of the incoming correspondence is quite extensive, as in the case of Noble Brown, who contributed lumberjack songs to the project, including song texts and poems as well as letters in his correspondence. Folklorist Charles Hoffman came to Wisconsin in 1946 and recorded Native American music here, some of which was later released by Disc Records as American Indian Songs and Dances, a copy of which is included in the collection. Included with the Hoffman correspondence are allegations that he did not have permission from his informants to release their recordings commercially. Zida Ivey was Director of the Dwight Foster Historical Museum in Fort Atkinson and sent Stratman-Thomas song texts and other information, as well as typescript copies of a 1916 address by Edna Hoard Tratt entitled “The old time singing school” and some reminiscences by early Watertown piano tuner Max Gaebler (“Pioneer piano tuning”). The H. J. Kent correspondence reflects not only his assistance with the project but his activities as a composer, arranger, and researcher. Kent’s correspondence includes manuscript and published versions of his arrangement of “The star-spangled banner” and supporting historical research, as well as songs of his own composition, “Wisconsiana” and “The field of Old Glory.” Correspondence pertaining to the Library of Congress, a co-sponsor of the Project, includes letters to and from individuals such as Chief of the Music Division Harold Spivacke and Chief of the Folklore Section Duncan Emrich, as well as noted folklorist and ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax, who was in charge of the Archive of American Folk Song at that time. This correspondence deals primarily with the loan of recording equipment for the project, advice from Dr. Lomax on field techniques, and organization of the recordings transferred to the Library of Congress. Moses Morgan, a Pickett resident of Welsh descent, was involved in the Gymanfu Ganu singing festival at Peniel Church and facilitated Stratman-Thomas in her recording of it, which she later broadcast. The National Folk Festival correspondence is primarily from its director, Sarah Gertrude Knott, and generally has to do with requests for information about Wisconsin folk music festivals and folk music in general, as well as the possibilities for Stratman-Thomas’s and Wisconsin folk musicians’ participation in festival activities. The correspondence of Louis Ropson, an instrument maker from Luxemburg, Wisconsin who initially identified Belgian singers for the project, includes letters written at Stratman-Thomas’s request describing his own musical education for use in her classroom teaching. Mary Agnes Starr (Mrs. Morton Hull Starr) was a singer of French-Canadian descent who, besides her performing activities, served as Chairman of Folk Music Research in the Wisconsin, and later the National Federation of Music Clubs. Promotional material and concert programs are included in her correspondence.

    General folk music materials includes folk song and folklore material that while not related directly to the Wisconsin Folk Music Recording Project, were nevertheless of use to Stratman-Thomas in the execution of the project and its resulting manifestations. Bibliographies include material on the subject of folk music in the United States and in Wisconsin, as well as more general Wisconsin history and folklore. Additionally, there are a number of index cards with folk song sources, organized by country or ethnicity. Research materials consist primarily of somewhat lengthy newspaper and magazine articles about folk music and customs, and includes material specific to Wisconsin. Newspaper clippings deal with various types of folk music and folklore, and their collectors; here, Native American and Ozark predominate. There are programs from nine National Folk Festivals from the 1940s and 1950s including programs from 1944 from an accompanying conference in which Stratman-Thomas participated, as well as material documenting the participation of a Milwaukee Polish folk dance group, Mazur. There are also a few programs from and newspaper clippings about Wisconsin events such as Milwaukee’s Midsummer Festival and Holiday Folk Fair, and New Glarus’s annual presentation of William Tell. With the exception of a single book of French songs, the songbooks are generic rather than collections of songs from a specific group or of a particular genre. Finally, brochures and programs consist primarily of book and recording brochures and catalogs, as well as concert, festival, and conference programs and commentary. A copy of Checklist of recorded songs in the English language in the Archive of American Folksong to July 1940 (3 volumes) is included.

    Supporting materials include requests for funding and reports – funding for fieldwork and support for Stratman-Thomas’s proposed book on Wisconsin folk music, plus reports back to the funding agencies; financial records that mostly dealing with travel expenses; press releases encouraging publication of notices requesting information about local folk music performers in preparation for Stratman-Thomas’s fieldwork in the summer of 1946; and prospects and contacts, consisting of names and contact information of folk musicians and community members who could provide information or make introductions to folk musicians. Some of this information was typed or handwritten on 3x5 cards organized by community (town, village, county), and by individuals or musical groups with a brief record of correspondence and field recording included. A smaller group of community cards simply indicate the ethnic groups living there. Maps of Wisconsin are almost all state maps; a number are marked with travel routes and destinations, while one map from 1940 shows the distribution of ethnicities in the state. One or two of the maps showing travel routes appear to have been compiled by someone other than Stratman-Thomas from the information provided on her own maps. General research notes include extracts copied from books, and information regarding songs recorded during the course of the project. There is also a small amount of itinerary information for the 1946 recording trip. Finally, newspaper clippings include articles about or referring to the project, as well as articles about individuals and communities related to the project.

    Field recordings include both the original discs made by Stratman-Thomas and digital copies made for purposes of preservation and access. These include a small number of recordings of Native American, Danish, English, Gaelic, and Welsh material made in 1945 and 1946. The disc sleeves include notes by Stratman-Thomas regarding their contents. Other than the disc recordings, most of the field recordings are included in online digital collection, Wisconsin folksong: the Helene Stratman-Thomas collection.

    Songs recorded, with notes include a listing by disc and title of songs recorded during Stratman-Thomas’s three project field trips: August-September 1940 (Library of Congress Archive of American Folk Song (AFS) call numbers 1A-111B), November 1940-August 1941 (AFS 112A-266B), and July-November 1946 (AFS 300A-410B)), together with pertinent information (performer, date and place of recording, notes). In addition, the AFS call number later assigned each song has been added by hand. Included in each folder is a numerical summary of songs by ethnicity or genre; the file for the second field trip includes a handwritten “Bibliography of references” as well. The index cards are of two types. There are a small number of 4x8 cards organized by ethnicity or genre but containing little other information. The 3x5song index cards, organized by ethnicity or genre, list the song title and genre, disc and cut number, performer, and place and date of recording. With these cards are included instructions for their use. Additionally, there are photocopies of another set of 3x5 cards for some of the 1940 and 1941 recordings, headed by song or cut, from discs 1-24 (AFS 4159-4177 and AFS 4189-4193), 101-123 (AFS 4178-4188 and AFS 4948-4959), and 201-266 (AFS 4960-5025). These cards contain the same information, in a slightly different format, as the 3x5 cards; the originals are not present in the collection.

    Field recording notes consist of a single sheet completed for each cut of a field recording, organized according to ethnicity or geographic origin of material or genre, as assigned by Stratman-Thomas; and then by record and cut number. They contain basic information about the performer, song, and date and place of recording, as well as occasional brief remarks. After 1940, preprinted forms were generally used to record this information.

    Transcriptions and research consists primarily of transcriptions of the field recordings (tunes and texts) and/or related notes and other material – including publications and, in the case of the Croatian and Norwegian materials, photographs of tamburitza and psalmodicon ensembles, respectively. Although organized by ethnicity and genre (and, in a few cases, song title), it should be kept in mind that transcriptions of songs of different ethnicities were often transcribed onto the same sheet of staff paper; thus some songs will not be found in the appropriate folder and must be sought elsewhere. It should also be noted that some of this material may be Harry Peters’ rather than Stratman-Thomas’; such material would be from a later period than the circa 1940s date given to this sub-subseries as a whole. In general, publication mockups for individual songs (in subseries End products) should also be consulted for additional transcriptions and song research.

    End products include correspondence, organized roughly chronologically, regarding Stratman-Thomas’ numerous speaking engagements on the subject of Wisconsin Folk Music and/or the recording project. There is also a folder of Library of Congress correspondence, arranged chronologically, primarily relating to the checklists of recorded songs and the album Folk music of Wisconsin. Finally, there is a folder of correspondence consisting mainly of requests for folk music – usually for copies of sound recordings, but occasionally for information about specific songs. This correspondence is organized roughly chronologically by request, and includes Stratman-Thomas’ responses.

    Also included is a file containing various articles, newspaper clippings, and programs, all referencing activities in which Stratman-Thomas participated or otherwise contributed to.

    Checklists of recorded songs list the songs recorded during the three project field trips, prepared for use by the Library of Congress in compiling their publications that detail the holdings in the Archive of American Folk Song. The lists consist of songs in alphabetical order organized by ethnicity or genre, and include the name of the singer, year and place of recording, and Library of Congress Archive of American Folk Song call number. The collection includes early drafts and related materials; the “1st” (clean) draft for the Library of Congress; and what appears to be a near-final draft, with only a few editorial corrections.

    Badger State Folklore Society includes correspondence reflecting Stratman-Thomas’ tenure on the Board of Directors, and also includes a copy of the society’s constitution, other information about the society, a few copies of its publication, Badger folklore, and a draft of an article Stratman-Thomas wrote for that publication.

    WHA Radio broadcasts consist primarily of edited script drafts and other working materials for some of Stratman-Thomas’ Wisconsin folk music presentations on WHA programs such as Women’s place, Wisconsin yarns with Robert Gard, and a series of University of Wisconsin School of Music broadcasts.

    Folk music from Wisconsin, published by the Library of Congress in 1960, is a compilation of a selection of songs Stratman-Thomas collected as part of the project. Stratman-Thomas edited the album and wrote the liner notes for it; included here are her working materials and a final copy of her liner notes, as well as press releases and articles about the album.

    Book drafts and manuscripts are made up of materials created and used by Stratman-Thomas, and also by Harry Peters. Those created by Stratman-Thomas include an outline, song checklists, manuscripts entitled “Play party games” and “Sea shanties,” two manuscripts entitled “Adventures in collecting folk music,” and one entitled “Song trails through Wisconsin.” This last was included almost in its entirety in Peters’ Folk songs out of Wisconsin (1977). It is unknown whether this published version is the one that Stratman-Thomas submitted to the University Wisconsin Press, which in 1953 declined to publisher her book (see her correspondence); or one that she might have submitted to Wisconsin House, Ltd., which indicated its intention to publish her book in 1972 (see her correspondence with Robert Gard, 26 August 1971). Besides the book manuscripts are accompanying mock-ups of songs (usually notation plus typescripts of the song text and accompanying information), some grouped by ethnicity, and others – the English-language material – by song title. Many of the English-language songs were used by Peters in his book, and the individual song files thus often contain material created both by Stratman-Thomas and by Peters, as well as their supporting research materials. Besides the files created by Stratman Thomas, additional files for songs used by Peters in his book have been created and are included here, designated by an asterisk (*). In addition to the song mock-ups in the collection are song offsets. Finally, Peters’ manuscript for Folk songs out of Wisconsin, as well as related correspondence and materials used in its preparation, and a copy of the book itself are included in the collection.

    The Cornish materials reflect a special interest of Stratman-Thomas, and appear to reflect an offshoot of the Wisconsin Folk Song Recording Project. These materials cover quite a range of time and place, and are not limited to Wisconsin, as Stratman-Thomas sought material on Cornish culture both in the U.S. and from Cornwall itself. Correspondence is organized alphabetically by correspondent and reflects Stratman-Thomas’s wide-ranging search for information. The hand-written bibliographies on Cornish language and literature, Cornwall and its people, and of course its music, are supplemented by additional bibliographic material recorded by Stratman-Thomas on 4x8 index cards. As part of her research, Stratman-Thomas sent out questionnaires to Wisconsin residents (or former residents) from Cornwall or of Cornish descent. These are organized alphabetically by name of respondent and often have additional correspondence and other materials attached. Field and research materials include typed extracts of books and song collections that Stratman-Thomas consulted for this project, and a large number of 4x8 index cards recording information gathered through both library and field research, including bibliographic materials, recipes, field notes, Cornish language materials, information about specific songs, summaries of some of the information gleaned from the questionnaires, collected stamps, and records suggesting that she had intended to take a research trip to Cornwall in 1946. There is also a fair amount of published material on Cornish language and culture, and a few published Cornish songs and songbooks, and a microfilm of sea chanteys. There are included transcriptions, notes, and correspondence regarding a few specific Cornish songs, and a small mimeographed collection of Cornish carols that Stratman-Thomas arranged for four-part mixed chorus. Also included are a number of 19th century music manuscript books that contain handwritten songs, piano music, flute duets, and so forth; some of these are indexed. While two are of unknown authorship, others were created by emigrants from Cornwall and from England. This section includes the manuscript of the book, Carols, by Thomas H. Arthur, who taught at a singing school in Dodgeville, Wisconsin.

    Subseries: General Folk Music Materials
    Bibliographies
    Box   8
    Folder   12
    General, undated
    Box   31
    Index cards, undated
    Box   9
    Folder   1
    Wisconsin, 1947-1961; undated
    Research materials
    Box   9
    Folder   2
    General, 1925-1968; undated
    Box   9
    Folder   3
    Wisconsin, 1941-1959
    Box   9
    Folder   4
    Newspaper clippings, 1932-1958; undated
    Folk festivals and performances
    Box   9
    Folder   5
    National Folk Festival programs, 1940-1957
    Box   9
    Folder   6
    Wisconsin folk festivals and performances, 1941-1951; undated
    Box   9
    Folder   7
    Songbooks, 1937-1956
    Box   9
    Folder   8
    Mon premier livre de chansons (with 2-7” sound discs), 1962
    Box   10
    Folders   1-2
    Brochures and programs, 1938-1971; undated
    Checklist of recorded songs in the English language in the Archive of American Folksong to July 1940, 1942
    Box   10
    Folder   3
    A-K
    Box   10
    Folder   4
    L-Z
    Box   10
    Folder   5
    Geographical index
    Subseries: Field Recordings and Related Materials
    Correspondence, 1940-1971; undated
    Box   10
    Folder   6
    A, 1940-1962
    Box   10
    Folder   7
    B, 1940-1950
    Box   11
    Folder   1
    Brown, Nobel B., 1946-1949
    Box   11
    Folder   2
    C, 1940-1952
    Box   11
    Folder   3
    D, 1940-1971
    Box   11
    Folder   4
    E, 1941-1948
    Box   11
    Folder   5
    F, 1941-1959
    Box   11
    Folder   6
    G, 1940-1971
    Box   11
    Folder   7
    H, 1940-1949
    Box   11
    Folder   8
    Hoffman, Charles, 1946-1948
    Box   11
    Folder   9
    I, 1946-1951
    Box   11
    Folder   10
    Ivey, Zida C., 1941-1949
    Box   11
    Folder   11
    J, 1940-1949
    Box   11
    Folder   12
    K, 1941-1949
    Box   11
    Folder   13
    Kent, H. J., 1940-1949
    Box   11
    Folder   14
    L, 1940-1949
    Box   12
    Folder   1
    Library of Congress, 1940-1946; undated
    Box   12
    Folder   2
    M, 1941-1954
    Box   12
    Folder   3
    Morgan, Moses, 1940-1948; undated
    Box   12
    Folder   4
    N, 1940-1948
    Box   12
    Folder   5
    National Folk Festival, 1942-1958
    Box   12
    Folder   6
    O, 1942-1947
    Box   12
    Folder   7
    P, 1940-1971
    Box   12
    Folder   8
    Q, 1942-1946
    Box   12
    Folder   9
    R, 1941-1971
    Box   12
    Folder   10
    Ropson, Louis, 1941-1948
    Box   12
    Folder   11
    S, 1940-1957
    Box   12
    Folder   12
    Starr, Mary Agnes (Mrs. Morton Hull Starr), 1941-1958; undated
    Box   13
    Folder   1
    T, 1940-1948
    Box   13
    Folder   2
    U, 1946-1953
    Box   13
    Folder   3
    V, 1942-1948
    Box   13
    Folder   4
    W, 1940-1959
    Y
    Box   13
    Folder   5
    Chief Yellow Thunder, 1940-1949
    Box   13
    Folder   6
    Z, 1941-1947
    Supporting materials
    Box   13
    Folder   7
    Requests for funding and reports, 1940-1949
    Box   13
    Folder   8
    Financial records, 1945-1946; undated
    Box   13
    Folder   9
    Press releases, 1945-1946; undated
    Box   13
    Folder   10
    Prospects and contacts, 1941; undated
    Box   31
    Cards, 1940-1946; undated
    Box   13
    Folder   11
    Maps of Wisconsin, 1939-1941; undated
    Newspaper clippings
    Box   13
    Folder   12
    About the project, 1940-1957; undated
    Box   13
    Folder   13
    Related to the project, 1940-1952
    General research notes
    Box   13
    Folder   14
    1946; undated
    Box   14
    Folder   1
    1946; undated
    Recording notes
    Songs recorded
    Box   14
    Folder   2
    1940, with notes
    Box   14
    Folder   3
    1941-1942, with notes and bibliography
    Box   14
    Folder   4
    1946, with notes
    Index cards
    Box   32
    By ethnicity/genre
    Song index cards
    Box   32
    1940-1946
    Box   14
    Folder   5
    1940-1941 (photocopies)
    Field recording notes, 1940-1946
    Box   14
    Folder   6
    African-American songs
    Box   14
    Folder   7
    American songs of no particular origin
    Box   14
    Folder   8
    Appalachian songs
    Box   14
    Folder   9
    Austrian songs
    Box   14
    Folder   10
    Bavarian songs
    Box   14
    Folder   11
    Belgian and Luxemburger songs
    Box   14
    Folder   12
    Belgian songs, French language
    Box   14
    Folder   13
    Bohemian songs
    Box   15
    Folder   1
    Civil War songs
    Box   15
    Folder   2
    Cornish songs
    Box   15
    Folder   3
    Croatian tamburitza music
    Box   15
    Folder   4
    Danish songs
    Box   15
    Folder   5
    Dutch songs
    Box   15
    Folder   6
    English songs
    Box   15
    Folder   7
    Finnish songs
    Box   15
    Folder   8
    French-Canadian songs
    Box   15
    Folder   9
    German songs
    Box   15
    Folder   10
    Icelandic songs
    Box   15
    Folder   11
    Irish songs
    Box   15
    Folder   12
    Italian songs
    Box   15
    Folder   13
    Kashubian songs
    Box   15
    Folder   14
    Kentucky songs
    Box   15
    Folder   15
    Lithuanian songs
    Box   15
    Folder   16
    Lumberjack songs
    Box   14
    Folder   11
    Luxemburger songs
    Box   15
    Folder   17
    Norwegian hardanger fiddle music
    Box   15
    Folder   18
    Norwegian psalmodikon music
    Box   15
    Folder   19
    Norwegian songs
    Box   15
    Folder   20
    Old-time band music
    Box   15
    Folder   21
    Oneida songs
    Box   15
    Folder   22
    Ottawa songs and tunes
    Box   15
    Folder   23
    Polish songs
    Box   15
    Folder   24
    Square dance calls and tunes
    Box   15
    Folder   25
    Swedish songs
    Box   15
    Folder   26
    Swiss songs, tunes and yodeling
    Box   15
    Folder   27
    Ukrainian songs
    Box   15
    Folder   28
    Vulgar songs
    Box   15
    Folder   29
    Welsh songs
    Box   15
    Folder   30
    Winnebago songs and tunes
    Transcriptions and research, circa 1940-1949
    Box   16
    Folder   1
    American ballads
    American and English songs
    Box   16
    Folder   2
    Tanner, Dan
    American, English and Irish songs
    Box   16
    Folder   3
    Bundy, Winifred
    Box   16
    Folder   4
    American lumberjack songs
    Box   16
    Folder   5
    American songs
    Box   16
    Folder   6
    Austrian songs
    Box   16
    Folder   7
    Bar room ballads
    Box   16
    Folder   8
    Belgian songs
    Belgian songs, French language
    Box   16
    Folder   9
    "Desiré Maes"
    Box   16
    Folder   10
    Bohemian songs
    Box   16
    Folder   11
    Circus songs
    Box   16
    Folder   12
    Civil War songs
    Box   16
    Folder   13
    Cornish carols
    Box   16
    Folder   14
    Cornish songs
    Box   16
    Folder   15
    Croatian songs and tamburitza music
    Box   16
    Folder   16
    Dance tunes and calls
    Box   16
    Folder   17
    Danish songs
    Box   16
    Folder   18
    Dutch songs
    Box   17
    Folder   1
    English songs
    Box   16
    Folder   3
    Bundy, Winifred
    Box   16
    Folder   2
    Tanner, Dan
    English and Irish songs
    Box   17
    Folder   2
    Warner, Ralph
    Box   17
    Folder   3
    Farm safety songs
    Box   17
    Folder   4
    Finnish songs
    Box   17
    Folder   5
    French-Canadian songs
    Box   17
    Folder   6
    Frontier songs
    Box   17
    Folder   7
    German songs
    Box   17
    Folder   8
    Icelandic songs
    Box   17
    Folder   3
    Farm safety songs
    Box   34
    Irish language (lessons and literature abstracts)
    Box   17
    Folder   9
    Irish songs
    Box   16
    Folder   3
    Bundy, Winifred
    Box   17
    Folder   2
    Warner, Ralph
    Box   17
    Folder   10
    Italian songs
    Box   18
    Folder   2
    Kashubian songs
    Box   17
    Folder   11
    Kantucky songs
    Box   17
    Folder   12
    Lithuanian songs
    Box   17
    Folder   13
    Luxemburger songs
    Box   17
    Folder   14
    Milwaukee history songs
    Box   17
    Folder   15
    Native American songs and music
    Box   17
    Folder   16
    Norwegian songs and music
    Box   17
    Folder   17
    "Old Nigger Doc" songs
    Box   17
    Folder   18
    Oneida songs and music
    Box   18
    Folder   1
    Play party game songs
    Box   18
    Folder   2
    Polish songs
    Box   18
    Folder   3
    Sea chanteys
    Box   18
    Folder   4
    Sicilian songs
    Box   18
    Folder   5
    Slavic songs
    Box   18
    Folder   6
    Swedish songs
    Box   18
    Folder   7
    Swiss songs
    Box   18
    Folder   8
    Voyageur songs
    Box   18
    Folder   9
    Vulgar songs
    Box   18
    Folder   10
    War songs
    Box   18
    Folder   11
    Welsh songs
    Box   18
    Folder   12
    Winnebago songs
    Box   18
    Folder   13
    Wisconsin historical songs
    Box   30
    Sound recording discs, with notes
    Sound recording machine
    Sound recording discs, blank
    Subseries: End Products
    Correspondence
    Lecture engagements
    Box   18
    Folder   14
    1941-1946
    Box   18
    Folder   15
    1947-1961
    Box   18
    Folder   16
    Library of Congress, 1947-1971
    Box   18
    Folder   17
    Requests for folk music, 1940-1968; undated
    Box   19
    Folder   1
    Articles, newspaper clippings and programs, 1944-1957; undated
    Checklists of recorded songs for the Library of Congress, undated
    Box   19
    Folder   2
    Working drafts and related materials
    Box   19
    Folder   3
    "Library of Congress, 1st draft"
    Box   19
    Folder   4
    Penultimate (?) draft
    Box   19
    Folder   5
    Badger State Folklore Society, 1947-1951
    Box   19
    Folder   6
    WHA Radio broadcasts, 1954; undated
    LP Folk music from Wisconsin (AAFS L55), 1960
    Box   19
    Folder   7
    Working materials and drafts, undated
    Box   19
    Folder   8
    Liner notes and content list, 1960; undated
    Box   19
    Folder   9
    Articles and press releases, 1960-1964; undated
    Book drafts and manuscripts, undated
    Box   19
    Folder   10
    Book outlines, typescript
    Box   19
    Folder   11
    "Play party games," typescript, with notes
    Box   19
    Folder   12
    "Sea shanties," typescript
    Box   19
    Folder   13
    "Adventures in collecting folk music," typescript, with notes
    Box   19
    Folder   14
    "Adventures in collecting folk music," typescript, with ethnicities
    Box   19
    Folder   15
    "Song trails through Wisconsin," typescript
    Individual songs; offsets, reproductions and mockups, with notes
    Box   19
    Folder   16
    Non-project songs to be used in the book, circa 1948
    Box   20
    Folder   1
    Song checklist by category, circa 1948
    Box   33
    Folder   6
    Song offsets, numbered, onionskins
    Box   33
    Folder   7
    Oversized, unnumbered, onionskins
    Box   20
    Folder   2
    Belgian songs, French language
    Box   20
    Folder   3
    Danish songs
    Box   20
    Folder   4
    Dutch songs
    Box   20
    Folder   5
    Finnish songs
    Box   20
    Folder   6
    French-Canadian songs
    Box   20
    Folder   7
    "Marguerite"
    Box   20
    Folder   8
    German songs
    Box   20
    Folder   9
    Icelandic songs
    Box   20
    Folder   3
    Danish songs
    Box   20
    Folder   10
    Italian songs
    Box   20
    Folder   11
    Kashubian songs
    Box   20
    Folder   12
    Lithuanian songs
    Box   20
    Folder   13
    Luxemburger songs
    Box   20
    Folder   14
    Norwegian songs
    Box   20
    Folder   15
    Polish songs
    Box   20
    Folder   16
    Sicilian songs
    Box   20
    Folder   17
    Swedish songs
    Box   20
    Folder   18
    Welsh songs
    Box   20
    Folder   19
    "A-lumbering we will go"
    Box   20
    Folder   20
    "Alphabet song"
    Box   20
    Folder   21
    "Angels from the realms of glory"
    Box   20
    Folder   22
    "Angels proclaim"
    Box   20
    Folder   23
    "'Ark, 'ark, the 'eavenly angels sing"
    Box   20
    Folder   24
    "Awake, arise, you drowsy sleeper"
    Box   20
    Folder   25
    "Away to Wisconsin"
    Box   20
    Folder   26
    "Bigler's crew"
    Box   20
    Folder   27
    "Billy Vanero"
    Box   20
    Folder   28
    "Birdies' ball"
    Box   20
    Folder   29
    "Black-Eyed Susan and Sweet William"
    Box   23
    Folder   58
    "Blow the man down"
    Box   20
    Folder   30
    "Blushing Rose"
    Box   20
    Folder   31
    "Bold Benicia boy"
    Box   20
    Folder   32
    "Bold McIntyres"
    Box   23
    Folder   37
    "Bold outlandish knight"
    Box   20
    Folder   33
    "Boring for oil"
    Box   20
    Folder   34
    "Brennan on the moor"
    Box   20
    Folder   35
    "Broken ring"
    Box   20
    Folder   36
    "Brooklyn Theater Fire"
    Box   20
    Folder   37
    "Buck Billy Goat"
    Box   20
    Folder   38
    "Butcher boy"
    Box   20
    Folder   39
    "California boys"
    Box   20
    Folder   40
    "Captain Jinks"
    Box   21
    Folder   1
    "Charming young widow I met on the train"
    Box   21
    Folder   2
    "Chatsworth Wreck"
    Box   21
    Folder   3
    "Chase the buffalo"
    Box   21
    Folder   4
    "Come and I will sing you"
    Box   21
    Folder   6
    "Come, let us go in a childish way" (Cornish Christmas carol)
    Box   21
    Folder   5
    "Come philander"
    Box   21
    Folder   7
    "Couderay jig"
    Box   21
    Folder   8
    "Cranberry song"
    Box   21
    Folder   9
    "Crucifixion of Christ"
    Box   21
    Folder   10
    "Dan Doo"
    Box   21
    Folder   11
    "Dan McGinty"
    Box   21
    Folder   12
    "Dark-eyed sailor"
    Box   21
    Folder   13
    "Demon lover"
    Box   21
    Folder   14
    "Devonshire cream and cider"
    Box   21
    Folder   15
    "Dick Turpin and Black Bess"
    Box   21
    Folder   16
    "Dirandel"
    Box   21
    Folder   18
    "Dolan's ass"
    Box   21
    Folder   17
    "Donkey song"
    Box   21
    Folder   18
    "Doran's ass"
    Box   21
    Folder   19
    "Down at Muskoday"
    Box   21
    Folder   20
    "Dreary Black Hills"
    Box   21
    Folder   21
    "Driving saw logs on the Plover"
    Box   21
    Folder   22
    "Dying Christian"
    Box   21
    Folder   23
    "Dying Wisconsin soldier"
    Box   21
    Folder   24
    "Ella Rae"
    Box   21
    Folder   25
    "Engineer"
    Box   21
    Folder   26
    "Everybody's got a finger in the pie"
    Box   21
    Folder   27
    "Fatal oak"
    Box   21
    Folder   28
    "Farmer had a daughter"
    Box   21
    Folder   29
    "Father, dear father, come home with me now"
    Box   21
    Folder   30
    "Finnegan's wake"
    Box   22
    Folder   45
    "First Noel"
    Box   21
    Folder   31
    "Flat River girl"
    Box   21
    Folder   32
    "Flying trapeze"
    Box   21
    Folder   33
    "Fond du Lac Jail"
    Box   21
    Folder   34
    "Froggie went to take a ride"
    Box   21
    Folder   34
    "Froggie would a-wooing' go"
    Box   21
    Folder   35
    "Gambler's blues"
    Box   21
    Folder   36
    "Gambling man"
    Box   21
    Folder   37
    "Ghost song"
    Box   21
    Folder   38
    "Girl with the waterfall"
    Box   21
    Folder   36
    "Grandma's advice"
    Box   21
    Folder   39
    "Green Mountain"
    Box   21
    Folder   40
    "Gypsy Davy"
    Box   21
    Folder   41
    "Gypsy's warning"
    Box   21
    Folder   42
    "Harry Bale"
    Box   21
    Folder   43
    "Hicks Carmichael"
    Box   21
    Folder   44
    "Highly educated man"
    Box   21
    Folder   45
    "Homestead Strike"
    Box   21
    Folder   46
    "Hounds in the woods"
    Box   21
    Folder   47
    "How are you, conscript?"
    Box   21
    Folder   48
    "How happy is the sportsman"
    Box   21
    Folder   49
    "Hunter's chorus"
    Box   21
    Folder   50
    "Hunters of Kentucky"
    Box   21
    Folder   51
    "I heard Old Master pray last night"
    Box   21
    Folder   52
    "I never will marry"
    Box   21
    Folder   53
    "I once knew a girl"
    Box   21
    Folder   54
    "I stood upon the sandbank"
    Box   21
    Folder   55
    "I'll sell my hat, I'll sell my coat"
    Box   21
    Folder   56
    "I'm in love with a Tipperary miss"
    Box   21
    Folder   57
    "I'm in want of a substitute"
    Box   21
    Folder   58
    "In the baggage coach ahead"
    Box   23
    Folder   13
    "Indian lass"
    Box   21
    Folder   59
    "Innis Skillen"
    Box   21
    Folder   60
    "Irish barber"
    Box   21
    Folder   61
    "Irish jubilee"
    Box   21
    Folder   62
    "It's about three years ago"
    Box   21
    Folder   62
    "It's nine years ago"
    Box   21
    Folder   63
    "I've got a motto"
    Box   22
    Folder   1
    "Jam on Gerry's Rock"
    Box   22
    Folder   2
    "Jennie Jenkins"
    Box   22
    Folder   3
    "Jim Blake"
    Box   22
    Folder   4
    "Jim Bludsoe"
    Box   22
    Folder   5
    "Johanna Shay"
    Box   22
    Folder   6
    "Jordan's river I'm bound to cross"
    Box   22
    Folder   7
    "Just plain folks"
    Box   22
    Folder   8
    "Keep the working man down"
    Box   22
    Folder   9
    "Keyhole in the door"
    Box   22
    Folder   10
    "King William was King James' son"
    Box   22
    Folder   11
    "Kitty Grause"
    Box   22
    Folder   12
    "Kitty Wells"
    Box   22
    Folder   13
    "Lady Leroy"
    Box   22
    Folder   14
    "Lantern's gleam"
    Box   22
    Folder   15
    "Lass of Glenshee"
    Box   23
    Folder   13
    "Lass of Mowhee"
    Box   22
    Folder   16
    "Last Saturday night I entered a house"
    Box   22
    Folder   17
    "Little ball of yarn"
    Box   22
    Folder   18
    "Little brown bulls"
    Box   22
    Folder   19
    "Little Nell of Narragansett Bay"
    Box   22
    Folder   20
    "Little old log cabin by the stream"
    Box   22
    Folder   21
    "Liza"
    Box   22
    Folder   22
    "Lord Lovell"
    Box   22
    Folder   23
    "Lord Thomas and fair Elinor"
    Box   22
    Folder   24
    "Lost my handkerchief"
    Box   22
    Folder   25
    "Lost on the Lady Elgin"
    Box   22
    Folder   26
    "Man who wouldn't hoe corn"
    Box   22
    Folder   27
    "Manson's crew"
    Box   24
    Folder   16
    "Many brave boys must fall"
    Box   22
    Folder   28
    "McCarthy's widow"
    Box   32
    Folder   8
    "Milwaukee Fire"
    Box   22
    Folder   29
    "Mines of Caribou"
    Box   22
    Folder   30
    "Miss Fogarty's Christmas cake"
    Box   22
    Folder   31
    "Mistletoe bough"
    Box   22
    Folder   32
    "Mother, queen of my heart"
    Box   22
    Folder   33
    "Mother Shipman's prophesy"
    Box   22
    Folder   34
    "My father keeps a public house"
    Box   22
    Folder   35
    "My father was a Dutchman"
    Box   22
    Folder   36
    "My grandfather lived on yonder green"
    Box   22
    Folder   37
    "My name is McNamara"
    Box   22
    Folder   38
    "My old hen's a good old hen"
    Box   22
    Folder   39
    "Needle's eye"
    Box   33
    Folder   8
    "Newhall House Fire"
    Box   22
    Folder   40
    "Noble Skew Bald"
    Box   22
    Folder   41
    "Now he's sorry that he spoke"
    Box   22
    Folder   42
    "O'Bowery belles"
    Box   22
    Folder   43
    "O, pretty girls, won't you list a come"
    Box   22
    Folder   44
    "Of late I've been driven near crazy"
    Box   20
    Folder   24
    "Oh Mary dear, go ask your mother"
    Box   22
    Folder   45
    "Oh well, oh well"
    Box   22
    Folder   46
    "Oh yah, ain't that been fine"
    Box   22
    Folder   47
    "O'Kelly brothers"
    Box   22
    Folder   48
    "Old Dan Tucker"
    Box   22
    Folder   49
    "Old Hazeltine"
    Box   22
    Folder   50
    "Old man came home again"
    Box   22
    Folder   51
    "Old time lumberjacks"
    Box   22
    Folder   52
    "Old Willis is dead"
    Box   22
    Folder   53
    "On the banks of the little Eau Pleine"
    Box   22
    Folder   54
    "On the banks of the Old Mohawk"
    Box   22
    Folder   55
    "On the decks of the Baltimore"
    Box   22
    Folder   56
    "On the lakes of Pontchartrain"
    Box   22
    Folder   57
    "Once I courted a charming beauty bright"
    Box   22
    Folder   58
    "Once I courted a pretty little girl"
    Box   22
    Folder   59
    "Once I had two hands full of gold"
    Box   20
    Folder   19
    "Once more a-lumb'ring go"
    Box   22
    Folder   60
    "One more river"
    Box   23
    Folder   1
    "One morning in spring"
    Box   23
    Folder   2
    "One ship drives east"
    Box   21
    Folder   18
    "Paddy Doyle and Biddy O'Toole"
    Box   23
    Folder   3
    "Paddy Miles, the fisherman"
    Box   23
    Folder   4
    "Paper of pins"
    Box   23
    Folder   5
    "Pat Malone forgot that he was dead"
    Box   23
    Folder   6
    "Persia's crew"
    Box   23
    Folder   7
    "Pick and shovel"
    Box   23
    Folder   8
    "Pickled Jew"
    Box   23
    Folder   9
    "Pinery boy"
    Box   23
    Folder   10
    "Please, mister barkeeper"
    Box   23
    Folder   11
    "Polly Oliver"
    Box   22
    Folder   52
    "Pompey is dead and laid in his grave"
    Box   23
    Folder   12
    "Poor Rose of Lucerne"
    Box   23
    Folder   13
    "Pretty Mahmee"
    Box   23
    Folder   14
    "Pretty Polly"
    Box   23
    Folder   15
    "Rabbi's daughter"
    Box   23
    Folder   16
    "Ramsey County Jail"
    Box   23
    Folder   17
    "Red Light Saloon"
    Box   23
    Folder   18
    "Reuben Ranzo"
    Box   23
    Folder   19
    "Reuben Wright and Phoebe Brown"
    Box   23
    Folder   20
    "Riley and I were chums"
    Box   23
    Folder   21
    "Rise, my true love"
    Box   23
    Folder   22
    "Robin"
    Box   23
    Folder   23
    "Rock in the meadow"
    Box   23
    Folder   24
    "Rowan Country trouble"
    Box   23
    Folder   25
    "Sadie Rae"
    Box   23
    Folder   26
    "Sam Hall"
    Box   23
    Folder   27
    "Shanghai rooster"
    Box   23
    Folder   28
    "Shanty boy and the farmer"
    Box   23
    Folder   29
    "Shanty boy on the big Eau Claire"
    Box   23
    Folder   30
    "Shanty boys and pine"
    Box   23
    Folder   30
    "Shantyman's life"
    Box   24
    Folder   2
    "Ship carpenter"
    Box   23
    Folder   31
    "Ship set sail for North America"
    Box   23
    Folder   32
    "Ship that never returned"
    Box   23
    Folder   33
    "Ship was becalmed in a tropical sea"
    Box   23
    Folder   34
    "Shoo fly"
    Box   23
    Folder   35
    "Shots echoing 'round the mountain"
    Box   21
    Folder   55
    "Shule aroon"
    Box   23
    Folder   36
    "Sing lay the lily low"
    Box   23
    Folder   37
    "Six kings' daughters"
    Box   23
    Folder   38
    "So merry, so merry we are"
    Box   23
    Folder   39
    "Song of Mrs. Shattuck"
    Box   23
    Folder   40
    "Star of Bethlehem"
    Box   21
    Folder   42
    "Story of Harry Bale"
    Box   23
    Folder   41
    "Swamper's revenge on the Windfall"
    Box   22
    Folder   15
    "Sweet lass of Glenshee"
    Box   23
    Folder   42
    "Tassels on her boots"
    Box   23
    Folder   43
    "That old brown coat on me"
    Box   23
    Folder   44
    "There was a rich old farmer"
    Box   23
    Folder   45
    "There was an old woman in London"
    Box   23
    Folder   46
    "There were once three brothers"
    Box   21
    Folder   35
    "Those gambler's blues"
    Box   23
    Folder   47
    "Three crows"
    Box   23
    Folder   48
    "Three dishes and six questions"
    Box   23
    Folder   49
    "Three nations"
    Box   23
    Folder   50
    "Tippecanoe and Tyler too"
    Box   23
    Folder   51
    "Tomahawk Hem"
    Box   23
    Folder   52
    "Tomorrow shall be my dancing day"
    Box   23
    Folder   53
    "'Twas autumn and the leaves"
    Box   23
    Folder   54
    "'Twas on a cold and winter's day"
    Box   23
    Folder   55
    "Twenty-pound dog"
    Box   20
    Folder   36
    "Two orphans"
    Box   23
    Folder   56
    "Two solders lying as they fell"
    Box   23
    Folder   57
    "Very first time I saw my love"
    Box   23
    Folder   58
    "We will haul, we will pull"
    Box   23
    Folder   59
    "We wish you a merry Christmas"
    Box   24
    Folder   1
    "Welcome hoard"
    Box   24
    Folder   2
    "Well Met, well Met, my old true love"
    Box   24
    Folder   3
    "Welsh relation"
    Box   24
    Folder   4
    "What will I do with the baby-o"
    Box   24
    Folder   5
    "When she got there"
    Box   24
    Folder   6
    "Whiskey Johnny"
    Box   24
    Folder   7
    "White captive"
    Box   20
    Folder   24
    "Who is that under my bedroom window?"
    Box   24
    Folder   8
    "Wild Irishman"
    Box   24
    Folder   9
    "Willie and Mary"
    Box   24
    Folder   10
    "Wisconsin, land of beauty"
    Box   24
    Folder   11
    "Yankee ship came down the river"
    Box   24
    Folder   12
    "Young Charlotte"
    Box   24
    Folder   13
    "Young Jimmy Folier"
    Box   24
    Folder   14
    "Young Johnny"
    Box   24
    Folder   15
    "Young Mary"
    "Harry Peters: Folk songs out of Wisconsin"
    Box   24
    Folder   17
    Correspondence, 1970-1976
    Box   24
    Folder   18
    Miscellaneous material (primarily non-folk), 1965-1979; undated
    Book preparation materials, undated
    Box   24
    Folder   19
    Articles
    Box   24
    Folder   20
    Rickaby index
    Box   24
    Folder   21
    Songs lists
    Box   24
    Folder   22
    Songs not used
    Box   24
    Folder   23
    Book drafts, with notes
    Book manuscripts, undated
    Box   24
    Folder   24
    P. 1-124
    Box   25
    Folder   1
    P. 125-299
    Box   25
    Folder   2
    P. 300-572
    Box   25
    Folder   3
    Folk songs out of Wisconsin
    Subseries: Cornish materials
    Correspondence, 1944-1949
    Box   25
    Folder   4
    A-R
    Box   25
    Folder   5
    S-W
    Field and research materials
    Box   25
    Folder   6
    Bibliographies, undated
    Box   26
    Folder   1
    Music
    Questionnaires on Cornish music, 1944-1945
    Box   26
    Folder   2
    A-O
    Box   26
    Folder   3
    P-W
    Research materials
    Box   26
    Folders   4-6
    Notes and extracts, undated
    Box   27
    Published booklets and pamphlets, 1858-1951; undated
    Boxes   34-35
    Index cards, undated
    Box   28
    Folder   1
    Newspaper clippings, 1942-1964
    Box   28
    Folder   2
    Recipes, undated
    Box   28
    Folder   3
    Index of Cornish songs found in various sources, undated
    Song transcriptions, notes and arrangements, undated
    Box   28
    Folder   4
    Asparagus song
    Box   28
    Folder   5
    "Come and I will sing you," 1941
    Box   28
    Folder   6
    "Ethel Green"
    Box   28
    Folder   7
    "Furry Day," carol
    Box   25
    Folder   1
    "Sans Day," carol
    Box   28
    Folder   9
    Cornish carol arrangements, mimeographed
    Music books: manuscript and published, including copies and extracts
    Box   33
    Folder   9
    Arthur, Thomas H., manuscript book, Carols, 1871
    Box   28
    Folder   10
    Bosanko, John, manuscript book, Camborne, 1843
    Box   28
    Folder   11
    Bareis Dieter, Angeline, manuscript book, plus handwritten copy and index, 1889
    Box   28
    Folder   12
    Doidge, J. S., New and choice selection of Christmas carols, pieces & anthems, plus typewritten copy, undated
    Box   28
    Folder   13
    Dunstan Cornish song book, extracts, undated
    Box   28
    Folder   14
    Gilbert, Davies, Some ancient Christmas carols, with the tunes to which they were formerly sung in the west of England ..., handwritten copy and extracts, 1823
    Box   28
    Folder   15
    Old Cornwall, magazine extracts, 1925-1929
    Box   28
    Folder   16
    Sandys, William, Christmas carols ancient and modern, including the most popular in the west of England and the airs to which they are sung ..., handwritten copy and extracts, 1833
    Box   29
    Folder   1
    Stevens, John, manuscript book, circa 19th century
    Box   29
    Folder   2
    Thomas, Herbert, Cornish songs and ditties and other rhymes, undated
    Box   29
    Folder   3
    White, Olivia, manuscript book, circa 19th century
    Box   29
    Folder   4
    Manuscript book, source unknown, circa 19th century
    Box   29
    Folder   5
    Music, manuscript book, source unknown, circa 19th century
    Box   29
    Folder   6
    Other published song books and sheet music, 1911-1944; undated
    Box   33
    Folder   10
    Published sheet music, 1932; undated