James Watt Raine Papers,1908-1949

Descriptive Summary

James Watt Raine Papers,1908-1949
Raine, James Watt, ca. 1860-1949
.4 lin. ft.
Appalachia -- Culture
Appalachia -- Ballads
Appalachia -- Music, folk
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:Joseph Knipp
Berea College

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Raine was born in Great Britain, and taught English at Berea College from 1906 to 1939. He was a close friend of Berea president, William Goodell Frost. Raine was an ordained minister and Shakespearian scholar, but after 1906 his primary interest seemed to be ballads and other aspects of mountain culture.
Scope and Content
These include ballads and songs collected by Raine beginning in 1908; typescripts of short stories, plays, and a book; notes on his lectures and courses at Berea College; a few pieces of correspondence; and a brief biographical sketch.