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Bess Lomax Hawes Student Folklore Collection, 1958-1977.

Author: Bess Lomax Hawes; California State University, Northridge. Department of Anthropology.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Consists of folkloric data collected between 1958 and 1977 by students enrolled in Anthropology 309: American Folk Music; Anthropology 311: Introduction to Folklore; and various senior seminars at San Fernando Valley State College [now California State University, Northridge]. The collection was developed primarily as a teaching tool and secondarily as an archive. No standard formula for data presentation was
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Genre/Form: Juvenile
Folklore
Songs and music
Sources
Named Person: John A Lomax; Alan Lomax
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Bess Lomax Hawes; California State University, Northridge. Department of Anthropology.
OCLC Number: 38594894
Description: 10.0 linear ft.
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Consists of folkloric data collected between 1958 and 1977 by students enrolled in Anthropology 309: American Folk Music; Anthropology 311: Introduction to Folklore; and various senior seminars at San Fernando Valley State College [now California State University, Northridge]. The collection was developed primarily as a teaching tool and secondarily as an archive. No standard formula for data presentation was required; students were urged to organize their material according to the problem which concerned them. In addition to the data itself, students were required to provide the names and biographical information of the informants, data and collecting contexts, a description of the collecting method, any explanatory information provided by informants, and an analysis of the information gained.

Bess Lomax Hawes is the daughter of famed folklorist John A. Lomax. Ms. Hawes had an active musical career as a singer, instrumentalist and songwriter. Her career as an educator begain in 1954 when she became an instructor in guitar, banjo and fold music in the extension division at the University of California, Los Angeles. In 1963 she joined the Anthropology Department at San Fernando Valley State College. The material contained in this collection consists of folkloric data collected between 1958 and 1977 by students enrolled in Anthropology 309: American Folk Music; Anthropology 311: Introduction to Folklore; and various senior seminars at San Fernando Valley State College [now California State University, Northridge].

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