[United States, Middle Atlantic States, 1938] / collected by Herbert Halpert.

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Main contributor
Halpert, Herbert.
A large collection of Anglo-American songs including ballads, Child ballads, children's game songs, play-party songs, bawdy songs, sea shanties, sailor's songs, local songs, historical songs, Civil and Revolutionary war songs, raftman's songs, lumbering and hauling songs, railroad songs, wainwright's songs, and white spirituals.

The information presented here about each recording in this collection comes from original documentation by the collector/depositor, Herbert Halpert. Additions by archival staff for clarity are framed in brackets [ ].  The Archives of Traditional Music makes these recordings available for historical and cultural research and users should be aware that any archival collection may contain material that they find offensive.
Indiana University, Bloomington. Archives of Traditional Music.
British Americans; Spirituals (Songs); Ballads, English; Historical songs and ballads; Child ballads; Folk songs, English; Singing games; Sea songs; Play-party; Music; Children's songs; Bawdy songs; Work songs; History; Civil War, 1861-1865; Songs and music; Revolution, 1775-1783
Middle Atlantic States; United States
Archives of Traditional Music Field and Broadcast Collections
Archives of Traditional Music
Terms of Use
Archival use and reproduction for non-profit educational or research purposes; Archives of Traditional Music.
Physical Description
128 sound discs : analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 12 in. + documentation.
Folk songs.
Aluminum (124) and acetate (4) discs.
Accompanied by biographical and program notes, and selected song texts.

Local Note

Song titles too numerous to list; traced separately.
12-4902--5029; 16-645--654 (copies); EC 10" 1435 (copies of acetates)


Various singers and children performing.

Statement of Responsibility

collected by Herbert Halpert.

Venue/Event Date

Recorded July-Aug. 1938 by Halpert at various locations in the Pine Barren region of New Jersey, northeastern Pennsylvania, and New York.
Other Identifiers
Catalog Key: 2231185; OCLC: ocm20141303; Catalog Key: BGU7713BT; Collection Identifier: 54-218-F

Access Restrictions

This item is accessible by: the public.