Singing Family of the Cumberlands typescript,

Abstract

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

Descriptive Summary

Title
Singing Family of the Cumberlands typescript,
Date
1955
Creator
Ritchie, Jean
Extent
0.23 Cubic feet
Subjects
Appalachian Region--Social life and customs.
Drawing.
Folk songs, English--United States.
Arrangement
Materials are arranged in chronological order.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Amanda M. Reeve
Preferred Citation
55M52 : [identification of item], Singing Family of the Cumberlands typescript, 1955, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

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.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open for research by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Manuscript,, 1955

  • Box 1, Folder 2
  • Box 1, Folder 1
Manuscript contains 130 pages.
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Newspaper Clippings, 1955

  • Box 1, Folder 3
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