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Alan Lomax, assistant in charge : the Library of Congress letters, 1935-1945

Author: Alan Lomax; Ronald D Cohen
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2011.
Series: American made music series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Alan Lomax (1915-2002) began working for the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress in 1936, first as a special and temporary assistant, then as the permanent Assistant in Charge, starting in June 1937, until he left in late 1942. He recorded such important musicians as Woody Guthrie, Muddy Waters, Aunt Molly Jackson, and Jelly Roll Morton. A reading and examination of his letters from 1935 to 1945  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Records and correspondence
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lomax, Alan, 1915-2002.
Alan Lomax, assistant in charge.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2010
(DLC) 2010027833
(OCoLC)609721641
Named Person: Alan Lomax; Alan Lomax; Alan Lomax
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Lomax; Ronald D Cohen
ISBN: 9781604738018 1604738014
OCLC Number: 700514152
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 414 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction; LETTERS, 1935-1938; 1935; 1936; 1937; 1938; LETTERS, 1939-1940; 1939; 1940; LETTERS, 1941-1945; 1941; 1942; 1943; 1945; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
Series Title: American made music series.
Responsibility: edited by Ronald D. Cohen.

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Alan Lomax (1915-2002) began working for the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress in 1936, first as a special and temporary assistant, then as the permanent Assistant in Charge, starting in June 1937, until he left in late 1942. He recorded such important musicians as Woody Guthrie, Muddy Waters, Aunt Molly Jackson, and Jelly Roll Morton. A reading and examination of his letters from 1935 to 1945 reveal someone who led an extremely complex, fascinating, and creative life, mostly as a public employee. While Lomax is noted for his field recordings, these collected letters, man.

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