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Collection Number: 20005

Collection Title: Artus Moser Papers, 1921-1988

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Size About 3070 items (5.5 linear feet)
Abstract Artus Monroe Moser (1894-1992), writer, educator, and historian, spent much of his life collecting ballads in and around his home in Western North Carolina in an effort to document the folk traditions of Appalachia. Moser wrote extensively about the folk songs, folklore, and history of Appalachia, and recorded numerous Appalachian performers onto acetate discs. In 1945, the Library of Congress provided Moser with the equipment to collect and record more material, which was later placed in the LC's Archive of American Folk Song. The Artus Moser collection includes biographical material relating to Artus Moser and his wife, Mable Young Moser, and Moser's numerous writings on Appalachian folk song, folklore, history, and other subjects. Moser's writings on the life of novelist Thomas Wolfe and his biography of North Carolina potter Walter Benjamin Stephen are also included. Other materials are Moser's ballad collection, consisting of versions of over 200 traditional ballads and folk songs, as well as collected stories and reminiscences of Appalachian folklife. There are also family history materials and numerous photographs of Moser and his family, including Moser playing the part of Andrew Jackson in a 1950 performance of the outdoor drama Unto These Hills. Recordings consist of commercial 78rpm records and LPs Moser collected, as well as his own acetate disc recordings of traditional Appalachian performers, including Jean Ritchie, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Marcus Martin, Maud Gentry Long, Samantha Bumgarner, George Pegram, Pleaz Mobley, Red Raper, and Virgil Sturgill. Other recordings include Waldensian singing, Western North Carolina Cherokee singer Will West Long, and shape note singers from Etowah, N.C.
Creator Moser, Artus.
Language English.
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Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Artus Moser Papers #20005, Southern Folklife Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Provenance
Received from Irene Moser of Swannanoa, N.C., in July 1990 (Acc. 90123, 90124, 90131, and 90132), June 1995 (Acc. 95078), May 2000 (Acc. 98705), and April 2002 (99232) and Mabel Y. Moser of Swannanoa, N.C., in July 1993 (Acc. 93096).
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Ballad collector, educator, and historian Artus Monroe Moser was born 14 September 1894 in Hickory, N.C., to David Lafayette (Fayette) Moser and Cordelia Elizabeth King Moser. When Artus was two, the family moved to Buckeye Cove, N.C., located in Buncombe County near the Swannanoa Valley, where his mother had grown up and her family still lived. In 1904, Fayette Moser took a job as forester for the Biltmore Estate and moved the family there, where they remained until 1917 when Fayette became the North Carolina State Forest Warden on Mt. Mitchell. The family spent twelve years on Mt. Mitchell, then returned to Swannanoa after Fayette was hired as Warden for the Beacon Blanket Mill watershed. Growing up in the mountains of Western North Carolina instilled in Artus a deep respect for the traditions of Appalachia, which continued to influence him throughout his life.

Artus was graduated from Biltmore High School in 1917, then spent a year of active military duty in France during World War I. Upon returning to North Carolina, he entered the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where he studied under historian R. D. W. Connor and received his A.B degree in 1923. During his time in Chapel Hill, Moser began to develop his lifelong interest in North Carolina history and folklore. After serving as principal of Swannanoa High School for two years, he returned to Chapel Hill to pursue an M.A. degree, which he received in 1926. During this time, he also worked as a research assistant under Howard W. Odum in the Institute for Research in Social Science. In the years after leaving Chapel Hill, Artus pursued further graduate work at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and studied painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Chicago Art Institute, and the Grand Central Art School in New York City. He also worked as a professor of English and speech at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. In 1929, he married Mabel Eula Young, a graduate of the North Carolina College for Women in Greensboro, in her hometown of Spencer, N.C. The Mosers then moved to Middlesboro, Ky., near Harrogate, Tenn., where both Artus and Mabel served on the faculty of Lincoln Memorial University. The Mosers' three children--Dorothea Joan, Artus Monroe, Jr., and Janette Irene--were all born in Middlesboro. The family moved back to the Swannanoa area in 1943, where Artus taught in various schools until his retirement in 1964.

Artus began to collect ballads and folktales during his years in Tennessee, where he had encouraged his students to investigate their own heritage. He also contributed ballads to the collection of University of Tennessee folklorist Edwin C. Kirkland. Back in North Carolina, Artus avidly collected ballads and folktales in and around the western part of the state, recording local singer and storyteller Maud Gentry Long and musicians Jean Ritchie, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, and Pleaz Mobley, among others. In 1945, after playing his recordings during a talk he gave at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, Artus was encouraged to offer his collection to the Library of Congress. Duncan Emrich, Chief of the Archive of American Folksong at the Library of Congress, accepted Moser's collection and also loaned him a portable disc recorder to collect and record more material. During the summer and fall of 1946, Moser made hundreds of recordings which were later added to the archive, including many collected at the Renfro Valley Folk Festival in eastern Kentucky. Throughout the rest of his life, Artus continued to build his collection of folk material and also spoke and performed before student groups and at folk festivals. Moser's relationship with the Library of Congress led to a recording contract with Folkways Records, and, in 1955, he recorded the album North Carolina Ballads.

Artus enjoyed many artistic activities during his life, including painting, pottery, and acting. In 1974, he recorded another album of traditional music for Folkways Records called North Carolina Mountain Folksongs and Ballads. He also wrote several manuscripts, none of which was published, on such subjects as the English ballads, Western North Carolina history, the Vanderbilt family, and North Carolina educator and explorer Elisha Mitchell. Artus Moser died in Swannanoa on December 24, 1992.

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The Artus Moser papers contain correspondence, biographical materials, and photographs relating to his life, as well as his writings on ballads and folk songs, folklore, and Appalachia, plus materials he gathered in the study of these subjects. Also included are sound recordings documenting Appalachian folk music traditions, some of which he recorded himself.

Series 1 includes personal and professional correspondence, detailing his artistic interests and his work recording Appalachian musicians for the Library of Congress. The biographical materials in Series 2 relate to Moser's career as a teacher, his painting, acting, and pottery activities. They include a biography written by his daughter Irene and information about the biographical film Renaissance Man of the Mountains. Moser's family history research is also included, as well as materials relating to his wife, Mable Young Moser.

Moser's writings are collected in Series 3. Included are published articles and his autobiography, as well as extensive writings on ballads and folk songs, folklore, and Western North Carolina. He had intended to publish an Appalachian story collection and books on Western North Carolina history and the Appalachian ballad and folk song tradition. His biographical writings on notable North Carolinians, such as novelist Thomas Wolfe and the potter Walter Benjamin Stephen are also included.

Moser's collections of Appalachian folksong, folklore, and historical materials are included in Series 4 and 5. Moser collected versions of over 200 ballads and folk songs from his friends and neighbors in Western North Carolina, in addition to songbooks and other published sources to aid him in his research. His Appalachia research comprises a variety of materials, including an extensive story collection, recollections regarding Appalachian folklife and folklore, information on Appalachian geography, identity and education, the Cherokee experience, and biographical information on several prominent Western North Carolinians.

Series 7 contains several studio photographs of Moser as a young man, as well as images of him teaching, painting, and performing. Numerous family snapshots and scrapbook pages are also included. There are also about fifteen photographs of the 1950 performance of the outdoor drama Unto These Hills, in which Moser appeared as Andrew Jackson. The sound recordings in Series 8 consist of commercial 78rpm records and LPs Moser collected, as well as over 300 acetate discs he recorded of traditional Appalachian folk musicians, including Jean Ritchie, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Marcus Martin, Maud Gentry Long, Samantha Bumgarner, George Pegram, Pleaz Mobley, Red Raper, and Virgil Sturgill. Moser recorded many of the discs at folk festivals for the Library of Congress, using equipment provided by them. Other recordings include Waldensian singing, Western North Carolina Cherokee singer Will West Long, and shape note singing from Etowah, N.C.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, 1921-1988.

About 210 items.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1. Personal Correspondence, 1937-1980.

About 10 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Correspondence between Artus Moser and his family and friends. Topics include Moser's artistic endeavors such as singing, painting, and acting, as well as his participation in folk festivals.

Folder 1

1937-1980 #20005, Subseries: "1.1. Personal Correspondence, 1937-1980." Folder 1

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.2. Professional Correspondence, 1921-1988.

About 200 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Correspondence regarding prospective teaching positions and other employment, book proposals, speaking engagements at various historical and folklore society meetings, and folk festival appearances.

Letters of note include those between Moser and Duncan Emrich, Chief of the Library of Congress' Archive of American Folk Song, discussing Moser's ballad and story collecting for the Library of Congress.

Folder 2

1921-1944 #20005, Subseries: "1.2. Professional Correspondence, 1921-1988." Folder 2

Folder 3

1945-1947 #20005, Subseries: "1.2. Professional Correspondence, 1921-1988." Folder 3

Folder 4

1948-1956 #20005, Subseries: "1.2. Professional Correspondence, 1921-1988." Folder 4

Folder 5

1957-1966 #20005, Subseries: "1.2. Professional Correspondence, 1921-1988." Folder 5

Folder 6

1972-1988 and undated #20005, Subseries: "1.2. Professional Correspondence, 1921-1988." Folder 6

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About 175 items.

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About 65 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by subject.

Materials documenting Moser's life, including interviews, biographies, and clippings, as well as materials from his professional life.

Folder 7

Biography by Irene Moser #20005, Subseries: "2.1. General, 1921-1985." Folder 7

Folder 8

Biographical sketch by Irene Moser #20005, Subseries: "2.1. General, 1921-1985." Folder 8

Folder 9

Brown Hudson Award citation #20005, Subseries: "2.1. General, 1921-1985." Folder 9

Folder 10

Clippings #20005, Subseries: "2.1. General, 1921-1985." Folder 10

Folder 11

Contracts #20005, Subseries: "2.1. General, 1921-1985." Folder 11

Folder 12

Film: Renaissance Man of the Mountains #20005, Subseries: "2.1. General, 1921-1985." Folder 12

Folder 13

Interview by Louis D. Silveri #20005, Subseries: "2.1. General, 1921-1985." Folder 13

Folder 14

Lincoln Memorial University #20005, Subseries: "2.1. General, 1921-1985." Folder 14

Folder 15

Miscellaneous #20005, Subseries: "2.1. General, 1921-1985." Folder 15

Folder 16

North Carolina English Institute Conference #20005, Subseries: "2.1. General, 1921-1985." Folder 16

Folder 17-18

Philosophy textbook #20005, Subseries: "2.1. General, 1921-1985." Folder 17-18

Folder 19

Programs #20005, Subseries: "2.1. General, 1921-1985." Folder 19

Folder 20

Recordings #20005, Subseries: "2.1. General, 1921-1985." Folder 20

Folder 21

Resumes and job applications #20005, Subseries: "2.1. General, 1921-1985." Folder 21

Folder 22

The Swan: Swannanoa High School #20005, Subseries: "2.1. General, 1921-1985." Folder 22

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.4. Mabel Young Moser, 1951-1981.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Writings, 1920s-1970s.

About 175 items.

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About 40 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by title or subject.

Writings regarding the history and relevance of English ballads and their influence on American folk songs, particularly in Western North Carolina. Much of the text consists of multiple drafts of chapters to be included in a manuscript which Moser had hoped to publish in book form.

Folder 42

"Backgrounds on Ballads and Folksongs" #20005, Subseries: "3.2. Ballads and Folksongs, ca. 1930s-1970s." Folder 42

Folder 43

Ballad collecting in Western North Carolina #20005, Subseries: "3.2. Ballads and Folksongs, ca. 1930s-1970s." Folder 43

Folder 44

Ballads: Meaning and character #20005, Subseries: "3.2. Ballads and Folksongs, ca. 1930s-1970s." Folder 44

Folder 45

"The Cherry Tree Carol and the Spirit of Christmas" #20005, Subseries: "3.2. Ballads and Folksongs, ca. 1930s-1970s." Folder 45

Folder 46

Christmas carols #20005, Subseries: "3.2. Ballads and Folksongs, ca. 1930s-1970s." Folder 46

Folder 47

Clippings #20005, Subseries: "3.2. Ballads and Folksongs, ca. 1930s-1970s." Folder 47

Folder 48

"History of the United States in Song and Ballad" outline #20005, Subseries: "3.2. Ballads and Folksongs, ca. 1930s-1970s." Folder 48

Folder 49

"Introduction to North Carolina Ballads and Folksongs" #20005, Subseries: "3.2. Ballads and Folksongs, ca. 1930s-1970s." Folder 49

Folder 50

Lecture: "Traditional Ballads and Instrumental Music of the Southern Appalachians" #20005, Subseries: "3.2. Ballads and Folksongs, ca. 1930s-1970s." Folder 50

Folder 51

Lecture notes #20005, Subseries: "3.2. Ballads and Folksongs, ca. 1930s-1970s." Folder 51

Folder 52

Miscellaneous ballad and folksong writings #20005, Subseries: "3.2. Ballads and Folksongs, ca. 1930s-1970s." Folder 52

Folder 53

"Music of the Ballads" #20005, Subseries: "3.2. Ballads and Folksongs, ca. 1930s-1970s." Folder 53

Folder 54

"A New Collection of Folksongs, Ballads, and Legends" #20005, Subseries: "3.2. Ballads and Folksongs, ca. 1930s-1970s." Folder 54

Folder 55

"Point of View: He Who Studies the Ballads Has a Great Advantage" #20005, Subseries: "3.2. Ballads and Folksongs, ca. 1930s-1970s." Folder 55

Folder 56

"The Popular Ballads" #20005, Subseries: "3.2. Ballads and Folksongs, ca. 1930s-1970s." Folder 56

Folder 57

"Revival of Interest in Ballad and Folksong and Folklore Collecting in North Carolina" #20005, Subseries: "3.2. Ballads and Folksongs, ca. 1930s-1970s." Folder 57

Folder 58

"Singing Conventions in Western North Carolina" #20005, Subseries: "3.2. Ballads and Folksongs, ca. 1930s-1970s." Folder 58

Folder 59

Value of traditional folksongs and ballads #20005, Subseries: "3.2. Ballads and Folksongs, ca. 1930s-1970s." Folder 59

Folder 60

"Why I Like Folk Music" #20005, Subseries: "3.2. Ballads and Folksongs, ca. 1930s-1970s." Folder 60

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About 15 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by subject.

Biographical writings on notable North Carolinians. Includes drafts of a manuscript on the life of potter Walter Benjamin Stephen and Moser's notes on Loyal Jones's biography of Bascom Lamar Lunsford, published in 1984 as Minstrel of the Appalachians: the Story of Bascom Lamar Lunsford. In his correspondence with publishers, Moser mentions a manuscript for a book about Elisha Mitchell, but the folder contains only a short story and sources.

Folder 74

Lunsford, Bascom Lamar: Notes to manuscript by Loyal Jones #20005, Subseries: "3.5. Biographies, ca. 1930s-1970s." Folder 74

Folder 75

Mitchell, Elisha #20005, Subseries: "3.5. Biographies, ca. 1930s-1970s." Folder 75

Folder 76

Stephen, Walter Benjamin #20005, Subseries: "3.5. Biographies, ca. 1930s-1970s." Folder 76

Folder 77

Vance, Zebulon Baird #20005, Subseries: "3.5. Biographies, ca. 1930s-1970s." Folder 77

Folder 78

Wolfe, Thomas #20005, Subseries: "3.5. Biographies, ca. 1930s-1970s." Folder 78

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About 30 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by title or subject.

Moser's writings on a variety of subjects, including education and teaching, writing, and public speaking. Some appear to be essays Moser wrote as a student, other materials he composed for use in teaching. Also included is a short story about a football game, a song composed for his high school football team, and an open letter to President Jimmy Carter inviting him to Western North Carolina.

Folder 79

"The Battle of the Cumberlands" #20005, Subseries: "3.6. Miscellaneous, ca. 1940s-1970s." Folder 79

Folder 80

Book review: More Traditional Ballads of Virginia by Arthur Kyle Davis, Jr. (for the North Carolina Historical Review) #20005, Subseries: "3.6. Miscellaneous, ca. 1940s-1970s." Folder 80

Folder 81

"Christmas at Biltmore House" #20005, Subseries: "3.6. Miscellaneous, ca. 1940s-1970s." Folder 81

Folder 82

Education #20005, Subseries: "3.6. Miscellaneous, ca. 1940s-1970s." Folder 82

Folder 83

Letters to the editor #20005, Subseries: "3.6. Miscellaneous, ca. 1940s-1970s." Folder 83

Folder 84

"Open Letter to President Carter" #20005, Subseries: "3.6. Miscellaneous, ca. 1940s-1970s." Folder 84

Folder 85

Philosophy #20005, Subseries: "3.6. Miscellaneous, ca. 1940s-1970s." Folder 85

Folder 86

"Problems in Coaching Debate" #20005, Subseries: "3.6. Miscellaneous, ca. 1940s-1970s." Folder 86

Folder 87

Public speaking #20005, Subseries: "3.6. Miscellaneous, ca. 1940s-1970s." Folder 87

Folder 88

Song: "That Little Old Yadkin Team" #20005, Subseries: "3.6. Miscellaneous, ca. 1940s-1970s." Folder 88

Folder 89

Speech: "The Challenge to Southern Youth" #20005, Subseries: "3.6. Miscellaneous, ca. 1940s-1970s." Folder 89

Folder 90

Speech: presentation of Elisha Mitchell and "Big" Tom Wilson paintings #20005, Subseries: "3.6. Miscellaneous, ca. 1940s-1970s." Folder 90

Folder 91

"Use of Local Material for Books" #20005, Subseries: "3.6. Miscellaneous, ca. 1940s-1970s." Folder 91

Folder 92

Writing #20005, Subseries: "3.6. Miscellaneous, ca. 1940s-1970s." Folder 92

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About 1455 items.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s.

About 1335 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by title.

Song texts Moser collected in Western North Carolina throughout Moser's life. Sources are sometimes noted and include family members; fiddler Marcus Martin; and Maud Gentry Long, the daughter of Jane Gentry, who provided British ballad collector Cecil Sharp with much of his material. Most folders include several versions of a particular ballad, as well as research notes by Moser.

Folder 93

"Adam Lay I-Bowndyn" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 93

Folder 94

"Allan Waters" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 94

Folder 95

"A-Roving" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 95

Folder 96

"Awake, Awake New Drowsy Sleeper" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 96

Folder 97

A miscellaneous #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 97

Folder 98

"Bacon and Greens" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 98

Folder 99

"The Bailiff's Daughter" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 99

Folder 100

"Barbara Allen" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 100

Folder 101

"Barney McCoy" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 101

Folder 102

"The Battle of Otterbourne" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 102

Folder 103

"A Bed of Primroses" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 103

Folder 104

"Black Jack Davie" (or "The Gypsy Laddie") #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 104

Folder 105

"The Black Sheep" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 105

Folder 106

"The Blue Bells of Scotland" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 106

Folder 107

"The Blue-Eyed Boy" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 107

Folder 108

"Blue Eyes" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 108

Folder 109

"Bonnie Blue Eyes" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 109

Folder 110

"Bonnie George Campbell" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 110

Folder 111

"The Boston Burglar" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 111

Folder 112

"The Broken Token" (or "The Broken Ring") #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 112

Folder 113

"Brown Eyes" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 113

Folder 114

"Buffalo Boy" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 114

Folder 115

"Bury Me Beneath the Willow" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 115

Folder 116

"The Butcher Boy" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 116

Folder 117

B miscellaneous #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 117

Folder 118

"The Cambric Shirt" (or "The Elfin Knight") #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 118

Folder 119

"Careless Love" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 119

Folder 120

"The Cherry Tree Carol" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 120

Folder 121

"Cindy" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 121

Folder 122

"Cold Mountains" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 122

Folder 123

"Cold Winter's Night" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 123

Folder 124

"Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 124

Folder 125

"Come All Young People" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 125

Folder 126

"Covington" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 126

Folder 127

"The Cowboy's Lament" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 127

Folder 128

"A Cowboy's Prayer" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 128

Folder 129

"Cripple Creek" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 129

Folder 130

"The Cuckoo" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 130

Folder 131

"The Cuckoo Song" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 131

Folder 132

"Cumberland Gap" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 132

Folder 133

C miscellaneous #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 133

Folder 134

"Dark as a Dungeon" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 134

Folder 135

"Darba"(or "Darby's or Derby's Ram") #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 135

Folder 136

"Deamon Love"(or "The House Carpenter") #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 136

Folder 137

"The Death of George Collins" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 137

Folder 138

"The Deer Song"(or "I Went Up on the Mountain") #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 138

Folder 139

"Dogget's Gap" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 139

Folder 140

"The Dowie Dens of Yarrow" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 140

Folder 141

"Dream of a Miner's Child" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 141

Folder 142

"The Dying Cowboy"(or "The Lone Prairie") #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 142

Folder 143

"The Dying Soldier" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 143

Folder 144

D miscellaneous #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 144

Folder 145

"Early, Early in the Spring"(or "The Girl I Left Behind") #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 145

Folder 146

"Edward" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 146

Folder 147

E miscellaneous #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 147

Folder 148

"False Knight Upon the Road" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 148

Folder 149

"Fare You Well, Old Joe Clark" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 149

Folder 150

"Farmer's Curst Wife" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 150

Folder 151

"Father Grumble" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 151

Folder 152

"The Fisherman's Song" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 152

Folder 153

"Flowers of the Forest" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 153

Folder 154

"The Fox" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 154

Folder 155

"Frankie Baker" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 155

Folder 156

"Froggie Went a Courting" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 156

Folder 157

F miscellaneous #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 157

Folder 158

"Gaffer Gray" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 158

Folder 159

"The Galley Slave" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 159

Folder 160

"Gathering Flowers From the Hillside" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 160

Folder 161

"Gentle Fair Jenny" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 161

Folder 162

"A Gentleman's Meeting"(or "Down By Yon Riverside") #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 162

Folder 163

"George Collins" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 163

Folder 164

"Get Up and Bar the Door" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 164

Folder 165

"The Girl I Left on New River" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 165

Folder 166

"The Golden Vanity "or ("The Sweet Trinity") #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 166

Folder 167

Good Old Mountain Dew #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 167

Folder 168

"Green Grow the Rushes, O" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 168

Folder 169

"Green Grows the Laurel" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 169

Folder 170

"The Green Willow Tree"(or "The Golden Willow Tree") #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 170

Folder 171

"Greensleeves" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 171

Folder 172

"Ground Hog"(or "Whistle Pig") #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 172

Folder 173

"The Gypsy Countess" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 173

Folder 174

"The Gypsy's Warning" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 174

Folder 175

G miscellaneous #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 175

Folder 176

"The Hangman's Song"(or "The Maid Freed From the Gallows") #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 176

Folder 177

"Here's to the Maid of Bashful Sixteen" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 177

Folder 178

"Home, Dearie, Home"(or "Home, Daughter, Home") #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 178

Folder 179

"How She Won the Farmer With Her Dog and Her Gun" (or "Hunting Girl") #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 179

Folder 180

"How the Squire Courted Nancy"(or "Glasgerion") #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 180

Folder 181

H miscellaneous #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 181

Folder 182

"I Called But Noboby Answered" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 182

Folder 183

"I Love Little Willie" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 183

Folder 184

"I Won't Marry a Man"(or "I Won't Marry") #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 184

Folder 185

"I'll Remember You, Love in My Prayers" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 185

Folder 186

"I'm Going to Georgia" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 186

Folder 187

"I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 187

Folder 188

"In the Hills of Roan County" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 188

Folder 189

I miscellaneous #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 189

Folder 190

"Jack and Joe" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 190

Folder 191

"Jackaroo" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 191

Folder 192

"Jackie Boy" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 192

Folder 193

"Jack of Diamonds" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 193

Folder 194

"Jealous Lover" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 194

Folder 195

"Jesse James" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 195

Folder 196

"Jessie, the Flower of Dumblaine" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 196

Folder 197

"John Hardy" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 197

Folder 198

"John Henry" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 198

Folder 199

"John Riley" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 199

Folder 200

"Johnson Boys" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 200

Folder 201

J miscellaneous #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 201

Folder 202

"Katie Morey"(or "A Clever Fellow") #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 202

Folder 203

"Kidder Cole" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 203

Folder 204

"The Knight and the Lady" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 204

Folder 205

"Knoxville Girl" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 205

Folder 206

K #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 206

Folder 207

"Lady Isabel and the Elf-Knight" (or "Pretty Polly") #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 207

Folder 208

"The Lass of Rock Royal"(or "Who Will Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet") #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 208

Folder 209

"Little Bunch of Roses" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 209

Folder 210

"Little Mattie Groves"(or "Lord Daniel") #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 210

Folder 211

"The Little Mohee" (or "The Pretty Mohea") #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 211

Folder 212

"Little Musgrave and Lady Bernard" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 212

Folder 213

"Little Rosewood Casket" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 213

Folder 214

"Little Sparrow" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 214

Folder 215

"Lonesome Dove" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 215

Folder 216

"Lord Bateman"(or "Lord Beichan" or "The Turkish Lady") #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 216

Folder 217

"Lord Lovel" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 217

Folder 218

"Lord Randall"(or "Jimmy Randall") #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 218

Folder 219

"Lord Thomas and Fair Ellender" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 219

Folder 220

"Loving Henry" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 220

Folder 221

L miscellaneous #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 221

Folder 222

"The Martins and the McCoys" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 222

Folder 223

"Mary Hamilton" (or "The Four Marys") #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 223

Folder 224

"Merry Thought's Song" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 224

Folder 225

"More Pretty Girls Than One" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 225

Folder 226

"My Dearest Love"(or "My Dearest Friend") #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 226

Folder 227

"My Grandmother" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 227

Folder 228

"My Home Across the Smokey Mountains" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 228

Folder 229

"My Johnny Was a Shoemaker" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 229

Folder 230

"My Mind to Me a Kingdom Is" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 230

Folder 231

M miscellaneous #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 231

Folder 232

"The Nightingale"(or "One Morning in May") #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 232

Folder 233

"The North Carolina Hills" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 233

Folder 234

"No Vacancy" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 234

Folder 235

N miscellaneous #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 235

Folder 236

"The Oak and the Ash" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 236

Folder 237

"The Old Gray Goose" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 237

Folder 238

"The Old Gray Mare" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 238

Folder 239

"Old Man From Over the Moor" (or "Old Shoes and Leggins") #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 239

Folder 240

"An Old Woman in Our Town" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 240

Folder 241

"Omma Wise" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 241

Folder 242

"O! Love Is Hot and Love Is Cold" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 242

Folder 243

"On Top of Old Smokey" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 243

Folder 244

"The Orphan Girl" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 244

Folder 245

"Our Goodman" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 245

Folder 246

O miscellaneous #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 246

Folder 247

"A Paper of Pins" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 247

Folder 248

"Pearl Bryant" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 248

Folder 249

"Peggy Walter" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 249

Folder 250

"People Will Talk" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 250

Folder 251

"Poor Ellen Smith" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 251

Folder 252

"Pretty Fair Maids All in a Garden" (or "The Soldier's Return") #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 252

Folder 253

"Pretty Saro" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 253

Folder 254

"Put My Little Shoes Away" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 254

Folder 255

P miscellaneous #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 255

Folder 256

"Rare Willie Drowned in Yarrow" (or "Willie's Rare and Willie's Fair") #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 256

Folder 257

"Riddle Song" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 257

Folder 258

"Rinordine" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 258

Folder 259

R miscellaneous #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 259

Folder 260

"Sallie" (or "The Brown Girl") #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 260

Folder 261

"Scarborough Fair" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 261

Folder 262

"Shady Grove" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 262

Folder 263

"The Ship That Never Returned" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 263

Folder 264

"Short Life of Trouble" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 264

Folder 265

"Silk Merchant's Daughter" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 265

Folder 266

"Silver Dagger" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 266

Folder 267

"Sir Hugh" or ("The Jew's Daughter") #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 267

Folder 268

"Sir Patrick Spens" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 268

Folder 269

"Six King's Daughters" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 269

Folder 270

"Soldier, Soldier" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 270

Folder 271

"Sourwood Mountain" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 271

Folder 272

"Swannanoa" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 272

Folder 273

"Swannanoa Town" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 273

Folder 274

"The Swapping Song" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 274

Folder 275

"Sweet Evelina" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 275

Folder 276

"Sweet William and Fair Margaret" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 276

Folder 277

"Sweet Willie and Loving Nancy" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 277

Folder 278

S miscellaneous #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 278

Folder 279

"The Texas Ranger" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 279

Folder 280

"Thomas the Rhymer" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 280

Folder 281

"The Twelve Apostles" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 281

Folder 282

"Twenty-One Years" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 282

Folder 283

"The Two Brothers" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 283

Folder 284

"The Two Corbies" (or "The Two Ravens") #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 284

Folder 285

"Two Little Children" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 285

Folder 286

"The Two Sisters" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 286

Folder 287

T miscellaneous #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 287

Folder 288

V miscellaneous #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 288

Folder 289

"Wagoner's Lad"(or "Loving Nancy") #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 289

Folder 290

"When Good King Arthur Ruled This Land" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 290

Folder 291

"Where Hast Thou Been Today?" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 291

Folder 292

"The Wife of Usher's Well" (or "The Three Little Babes") #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 292

Folder 293

"The Wild Moor" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 293

Folder 294

"Wildwood Flowers" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 294

Folder 295

"Willie Down By the Pond" (or "It's Sinful to Flirt") #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 295

Folder 296

"The Witty Shepherd" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 296

Folder 297

"The Wreck of the Old Ninety-Seven" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 297

Folder 298

"The Wreck of the Number Nine" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 298

Folder 299

W miscellaneous #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 299

Folder 300

"Young Hunting" (or "Lord Henry") #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 300

Folder 301

Y miscellaneous #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 301

Folder 302

"Zeb Turney's Gal" #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 302

Folder 303

Song compilations #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 303

Folder 304

Untitled songs #20005, Subseries: "4.1. Moser Song Collection, ca. 1920s-1980s." Folder 304

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.3. Songbooks, ca. 1920-1960.

About 15 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Original songbooks.

Folder 316-317

Songbooks #20005, Subseries: "4.3. Songbooks, ca. 1920-1960." Folder 316-317

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.4. Ballad and Folksong Research, ca. 1940s-1970s.

About 15 items.

Handwritten, photocopied, and collected information about selected songs and ballads as well as folksongs in general.

Folder 318

Research #20005, Subseries: "4.4. Ballad and Folksong Research, ca. 1940s-1970s." Folder 318

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 5. Appalachia, ca. 1940s-1980s.

About 255 items.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.2. Collected Stories, ca. 1940s-1970s.

About 50 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by title.

Folktales and legends from Western North Carolina that Moser collected from various sources. Some he recorded during interviews with local residents, other he took from previously published books or articles and retyped. Ultimately he intended to publish the collection in book form.

Folder 329

"Animal Stories from Surry County" #20005, Subseries: "5.2. Collected Stories, ca. 1940s-1970s." Folder 329

Folder 330

"The Battle of Kings Mountain" #20005, Subseries: "5.2. Collected Stories, ca. 1940s-1970s." Folder 330

Folder 331

"The Battle With the Wolves" #20005, Subseries: "5.2. Collected Stories, ca. 1940s-1970s." Folder 331

Folder 332

"Bear Hunting with Ewart Wilson" #20005, Subseries: "5.2. Collected Stories, ca. 1940s-1970s." Folder 332

Folder 333

"Black Mountain Legends" #20005, Subseries: "5.2. Collected Stories, ca. 1940s-1970s." Folder 333

Folder 334

"The Enchanted Mountain" #20005, Subseries: "5.2. Collected Stories, ca. 1940s-1970s." Folder 334

Folder 335

"Gold Hunters" #20005, Subseries: "5.2. Collected Stories, ca. 1940s-1970s." Folder 335

Folder 336

"Henry Ford and the Automobile" #20005, Subseries: "5.2. Collected Stories, ca. 1940s-1970s." Folder 336

Folder 337

"Henry West" #20005, Subseries: "5.2. Collected Stories, ca. 1940s-1970s." Folder 337

Folder 338

"How Fred Burnette Killed a Panther" #20005, Subseries: "5.2. Collected Stories, ca. 1940s-1970s." Folder 338

Folder 339

"Jack Dempsy's Father Lived in Western North Carolina" #20005, Subseries: "5.2. Collected Stories, ca. 1940s-1970s." Folder 339

Folder 340

"The Little People of Chimney Rock" #20005, Subseries: "5.2. Collected Stories, ca. 1940s-1970s." Folder 340

Folder 341

"Lonely Mountain Grave" #20005, Subseries: "5.2. Collected Stories, ca. 1940s-1970s." Folder 341

Folder 342

"The Missing Child and the Panther" #20005, Subseries: "5.2. Collected Stories, ca. 1940s-1970s." Folder 342

Folder 343

"The Panther of Western North Carolina" #20005, Subseries: "5.2. Collected Stories, ca. 1940s-1970s." Folder 343

Folder 344

"Snake Charmed Man" #20005, Subseries: "5.2. Collected Stories, ca. 1940s-1970s." Folder 344

Folder 345

"Snakes and Hogs" #20005, Subseries: "5.2. Collected Stories, ca. 1940s-1970s." Folder 345

Folder 346

"Spectre Calvary Fight at Chimney Rock Pass" #20005, Subseries: "5.2. Collected Stories, ca. 1940s-1970s." Folder 346

Folder 347

"The Terrapin and Deer Race" #20005, Subseries: "5.2. Collected Stories, ca. 1940s-1970s." Folder 347

Folder 348

Various legends and stories #20005, Subseries: "5.2. Collected Stories, ca. 1940s-1970s." Folder 348

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.3. General Information, ca. 1940s-1980s.

About 90 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by subject.

Collected information about various subjects specific to Appalachia, such as education, geography, and identity. Also included are a variety of newsletters and other publications that discuss cultural events and political and economic issues relevant to Appalachia.

Folder 349

Architecture #20005, Subseries: "5.3. General Information, ca. 1940s-1980s." Folder 349

Folder 350

Asheville-Biltmore College #20005, Subseries: "5.3. General Information, ca. 1940s-1980s." Folder 350

Folder 351

Asheville and Swannanoa #20005, Subseries: "5.3. General Information, ca. 1940s-1980s." Folder 351

Folder 352

Cradle of Forestry #20005, Subseries: "5.3. General Information, ca. 1940s-1980s." Folder 352

Folder 353

"Early Chapters of Tennessee" by T. M. N. Lewis #20005, Subseries: "5.3. General Information, ca. 1940s-1980s." Folder 353

Folder 354

Education #20005, Subseries: "5.3. General Information, ca. 1940s-1980s." Folder 354

Folder 355

Geography and geology #20005, Subseries: "5.3. General Information, ca. 1940s-1980s." Folder 355

Folder 356

Health #20005, Subseries: "5.3. General Information, ca. 1940s-1980s." Folder 356

Folder 357

Identity #20005, Subseries: "5.3. General Information, ca. 1940s-1980s." Folder 357

Folder 358-359

Publications #20005, Subseries: "5.3. General Information, ca. 1940s-1980s." Folder 358-359

Folder 360

Railroads #20005, Subseries: "5.3. General Information, ca. 1940s-1980s." Folder 360

Folder 361

Theater #20005, Subseries: "5.3. General Information, ca. 1940s-1980s." Folder 361

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.4. Cherokee, ca. 1930s-1980s.

About 10 items.

Collected information about the Cherokee Moser used to research the early history of the Western North Carolina. Includes clippings about Cherokee history and folklore and notes Moser made regarding the various treaties the United States government made with the Cherokee people.

Folder 362

History and folklore #20005, Subseries: "5.4. Cherokee, ca. 1930s-1980s." Folder 362

Folder 363

Treaties #20005, Subseries: "5.4. Cherokee, ca. 1930s-1980s." Folder 363

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.5. Biographical Files, ca. 1940s-1980s.

About 30 items.

Arrangement: slphabetical.

Biographical information Moser collected about prominent Western North Carolinians, including some of the folklorists and ballad singers he recorded. Of note is a booklet about the life of Asheville writer Thomas Wolfe, as well as a clipping of his obituary. Moser attended the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill with Wolfe and had written some unpublished articles about his life (see folder 78). The folder on Bascom Lamar Lunsford contains information about him as well as about the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival he founded in Asheville, N.C.

Folder 364

Richard Chase #20005, Subseries: "5.5. Biographical Files, ca. 1940s-1980s." Folder 364

Folder 365

Samuel Davidson #20005, Subseries: "5.5. Biographical Files, ca. 1940s-1980s." Folder 365

Folder 366

Joe Lee Hartley #20005, Subseries: "5.5. Biographical Files, ca. 1940s-1980s." Folder 366

Folder 367

Maud Gentry Long #20005, Subseries: "5.5. Biographical Files, ca. 1940s-1980s." Folder 367

Folder 368

Bascom Lamar Lunsford #20005, Subseries: "5.5. Biographical Files, ca. 1940s-1980s." Folder 368

Folder 369

Pleaz Mobley #20005, Subseries: "5.5. Biographical Files, ca. 1940s-1980s." Folder 369

Folder 370

Robert Patton family #20005, Subseries: "5.5. Biographical Files, ca. 1940s-1980s." Folder 370

Folder 371

Jean Ritchie #20005, Subseries: "5.5. Biographical Files, ca. 1940s-1980s." Folder 371

Folder 372

Jesse Stuart #20005, Subseries: "5.5. Biographical Files, ca. 1940s-1980s." Folder 372

Folder 373

Virgil Sturgill #20005, Subseries: "5.5. Biographical Files, ca. 1940s-1980s." Folder 373

Folder 374

Thomas Wolfe #20005, Subseries: "5.5. Biographical Files, ca. 1940s-1980s." Folder 374

Folder 375

Walker sisters #20005, Subseries: "5.5. Biographical Files, ca. 1940s-1980s." Folder 375

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 6. Volumes, 1950s-1960s.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 7. Photographs, ca. 1918-1980s.

About 100 items.

Arrangement: by subject.

Photographs of Artus Moser and his family. Includes many of Moser as a young man in his army uniform, as well as photos of him on stage at folk festivals, playing musical instruments, teaching, acting, and painting. Family snapshots include Mabel Moser and the Moser children at various ages, plus scrapbook pages recording family life. folder 381 contains photographs of a performance of the outdoor drama "Unto These Hills", in which Moser played the role of Andrew Jackson.

Folder 380

Artus Moser: Youth #20005, Series: "7. Photographs, ca. 1918-1980s." Folder 380

Folder 381

Artus Moser: Adult #20005, Series: "7. Photographs, ca. 1918-1980s." Folder 381

Folder 382

Family photographs #20005, Series: "7. Photographs, ca. 1918-1980s." Folder 382

Folder 383

Family photographs and scrapbook pages #20005, Series: "7. Photographs, ca. 1918-1980s." Folder 383

Folder 384

Moser home #20005, Series: "7. Photographs, ca. 1918-1980s." Folder 384

Folder 385

Unto These Hills #20005, Series: "7. Photographs, ca. 1918-1980s." Folder 385

Folder 386

Miscellaneous photographs #20005, Series: "7. Photographs, ca. 1918-1980s." Folder 386

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 8. Sound Recordings and Videotapes, 1940-1974 and undated.

380 items.

Arrangement: by format.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 8.1. 78 rpm records.

49 items.

Moser's 78 collection, including recordings by Burl Ives, Jo Stafford, the Fisk Jubilee Singers, and Texas Gladden. Also included are recordings by Appalachian artists Maud Gentry Long and Bascom Lamar Lunsford.

78-18249 through 78-18289; 78-18291 through 78-18298 #20005, Subseries: "8.1. 78 rpm records." Folder 386

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 8.2. LP records.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 8.3. Acetate Discs, 1940-1955.

313 items.

Vocal and instrumental recordings Moser made of Appalachian folk musicians, including Jean Ritchie, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Marcus Martin, Maud Gentry Long, Samantha Bumgarner, George Pegram, Pleaz Mobley, Red Raper, and Virgil Sturgill. Also included are recordings of Etowah shape note singing, religious quartets, Waldensian singing, and Western North Carolina Cherokee singer Will West Long.

FD-263 through FD-568; FD-699 through FD-707 #20005, Subseries: "8.3. Acetate Discs, 1940-1955." Folder 386

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 8.4. Reel-to-Reel Tapes, 1966-1974.

16 items.

Recordings of music performances, storytelling, and lectures.

FT-5523: unidentified #20005, Subseries: "8.4. Reel-to-Reel Tapes, 1966-1974." Folder 386

FT-5524: unidentified #20005, Subseries: "8.4. Reel-to-Reel Tapes, 1966-1974." Folder 386

FT-5525: unidentified #20005, Subseries: "8.4. Reel-to-Reel Tapes, 1966-1974." Folder 386

FT-5526: unidentified #20005, Subseries: "8.4. Reel-to-Reel Tapes, 1966-1974." Folder 386

FT-5527: Joan and Artus Moser lectures, 4-4-66 #20005, Subseries: "8.4. Reel-to-Reel Tapes, 1966-1974." Folder 386

FT-5528: Artus Moser on French harp, 1968 #20005, Subseries: "8.4. Reel-to-Reel Tapes, 1966-1974." Folder 386

FT-5529: Maud Long, stories and songs. June 1970 #20005, Subseries: "8.4. Reel-to-Reel Tapes, 1966-1974." Folder 386

FT-5530: Maud Long, 6-21-71 #20005, Subseries: "8.4. Reel-to-Reel Tapes, 1966-1974." Folder 386

FT-5531: Mabel Moser lecture on Hans Christian Anderson #20005, Subseries: "8.4. Reel-to-Reel Tapes, 1966-1974." Folder 386

FT-5532: Leonard Roberts/Charlotte Ross lectures, June 1974 #20005, Subseries: "8.4. Reel-to-Reel Tapes, 1966-1974." Folder 386

FT-5533: Loyal Jones lecture 7-1-74; Appalachian workshop at Berea College #20005, Subseries: "8.4. Reel-to-Reel Tapes, 1966-1974." Folder 386

FT-5534: Cratis Williams, ballads and hymns. Berea College, Summer 1974 #20005, Subseries: "8.4. Reel-to-Reel Tapes, 1966-1974." Folder 386

FT-5535: Artus Moser lecture at Mars Hill College, January 1975 #20005, Subseries: "8.4. Reel-to-Reel Tapes, 1966-1974." Folder 386

FT-5536: Christian Harmony Sing at Moser home #20005, Subseries: "8.4. Reel-to-Reel Tapes, 1966-1974." Folder 386

FT-5537: Richard Chase #20005, Subseries: "8.4. Reel-to-Reel Tapes, 1966-1974." Folder 386

FT-6589: Artus Moser lecture at Mars Hill College #20005, Subseries: "8.4. Reel-to-Reel Tapes, 1966-1974." Folder 386

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 8.5. Videotape, 1970.

1 item.

A lecture demonstration video featuring Maud Gentry Long, focusing on Jack Tales and ballads. Recorded in June 1970 in Hot Springs, N.C., and produced by the Curriculum Laboratory at Mars Hill College for their Appalachian Workshops.

VOR-101: Jack Tales and Ballads, Maud Gentry Long #20005, Subseries: "8.5. Videotape, 1970." Folder 386

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 9. Museum Items, ca. 1930s-1940s and undated.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Items Separated

Items separated include oversize papers (OP-20005/1-80); sound recordings (78-18249 through 78-18289, 78-18291 through 78-18298, FC-13184 and FC-13201, FD-263 through FD-568, FD-699 through 707, FT-5523 through FT-5537, and FT-6589); videotape (VOR-101); and museum items (MU-20005/1-3).

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