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.
Aluminum (124) and acetate (4) discs.
Accompanied by biographical and program notes, and selected song texts.
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.
Recorded July-Aug. 1938 by Halpert at various locations in the Pine Barren region of New Jersey, northeastern Pennsylvania, and New York.