[United States, Sea Islands, Gullah, 1932-1933] / collected by Lorenzo D. Turner.

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Main contributor
Turner, Lorenzo Dow.
Gullah speech and song from the Sea Islands. Descriptive information presented here may come from original collection documentation. Please note collections of historical content may contain material that could be offensive to some patrons.
Indiana University, Bloomington. Archives of Traditional Music.
Work songs; Songs, Mende; Sea Islands Creole dialect; Sermons, American; Spirituals (Songs); Hymns; Brer Rabbit (Tale); Tales; African Americans; N.N.6
Sea Islands
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Rights Statement
In Copyright
Terms of Use
Archival use and reproduction for non-profit educational or research purposes; Archives of Traditional Music
Physical Description
154 sound discs (18 hours) : analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 12 in. + documentation
Sung and spoken in Gullah dialect.
Original aluminum discs.

Local Note

12-3265--3418; EC 10" 681--698; cass 2885--2897 (copies of discs); 12-5329 (copy)


Hester Milligan, Shadrach Hall, Sarah Ross, James Rogers, Belle Murray, Scotia Washington, Wallace Quarterman, David White, Lucy Capers, Sanko Singleton, Diana Brown, Paris Capers, Anne Crosby, and Samuel Polite, principal informants.

Statement of Responsibility

collected by Lorenzo D. Turner.


Sermons -- Spirituals -- Hymns -- Stories -- Brer Rabbit -- Supernatural beings and events -- Work songs -- Narratives, including work, accounts of slavery days -- Mende song.

Venue/Event Date

Recorded by Lorenzo D. Turner in the Sea Islands, 1932-1933.
Other Identifiers
Catalog Key: 206821; OCLC: ocm24760118; Catalog Key: ACB3349BT; Collection Identifier: 86-107-F ATL 9901 --9913

Access Restrictions

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