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|Genre/Form:||Records and correspondence
|Named Person:||Alan Lomax; Alan Lomax; Alan Lomax|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Alan Lomax; Ronald D Cohen
|ISBN:||9781604738001 1604738006 1628460601 9781628460605|
|Description:||xvi, 414 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.|
|Series Title:||American made music series.|
|Other Titles:||Library of Congress letters, 1935-1945|
|Responsibility:||edited by Ronald D. Cohen.|
While Lomax is noted for his field recordings, these collected letters, many signed "Alan Lomax, Assistant in Charge:' are a trove of information until now available only at the Library of Congress. In addition, editor Ronald D. Cohen consulted a number of other manuscript collections to create the widest possible selection. These letters make it clear that Lomax was very interested in the commercial hillbilly, race, and even popular recordings of the 1920's and after. The letters in Alan Lomax, Assistant in Charge serve as a way of understanding Lomax's public and private life during these productive and significant years. Lomax was one of the most stimulating and influential cultural workers of the twentieth century. Here he speaks for himself through his voluminous correspondence--From publisher description.
"Ronald D. Cohen has performed an invaluable service in gathering together Alan Lomax's letters, from many scattered sources and under difficult circumstances, covering Lomax's most active period at