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Singing Family of the Cumberlands typescript, 1955

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Author

Finding aid prepared by Amanda M. Reeve

Title

Singing Family of the Cumberlands typescript

Date

1955

Repository

University of Kentucky Special Collections

Arrangement

Materials are arranged in chronological order.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

55M52 : [identification of item], Singing Family of the Cumberlands typescript, 1955, University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Extent

0.23 Cubic feet

1 box

Abstract

A typescript of Ritchie's book Singing Family of the Cumberlands.

Biography/History

Jean Ritchie, a 1946 graduate of the University of Kentucky, wrote Singing Family of the Cumberlands about her maternal grandfather and his fourteen children living in Viper, Kentucky in the Cumberland Mountains.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of a typescript, including corrections, of Ritchie's book Singing Family of the Cumberlands, as well as the book's jacket, a pencil drawing of an illustration for the book, and clippings of book reviews and articles about Ritchie.

Subjects

  • Ritchie family, Musical group
  • Clippings.
  • Kentucky--Authors.
  • Musicians.
  • Appalachian Region--Social life and customs.
  • Drawing.
  • Folk songs, English--United States.

Collection Inventory

Manuscript, 1955
[Box: 1, Folder: 2, Box: 1, Folder: 1]
Scope and Content Note:

Manuscript contains 130 pages.

Newspaper Clippings, 1955
[Box: 1, Folder: 3]