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Folk Songs Of America Robert Winslow Gordon Publ by National Service Bureau Federal Theater Project

Robert Winslow Gordon (September 2, 1888 – March 26, 1961).
Title: Folk Songs Of America Published by National Service Bureau Federal Theater Project Works Progress Administration
Year: 1938 Paper Wrappers
Description: Articles originally published in the New York Times Sunday magazine. Mimeographed pages and stapled from collected published works 1927-1928 The New York Times.
110 pages All the articles have been reprinted here by the Robert Gordon. Please see the opening page for the editorial note by Robert Gordon. Size: 8 ¾ x 11 ¼ inches

Condition: The front and back paper end boards are chipped but are original. The edges are worn and have a small water stain on the front cover.
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“Gordon accepted and used the Adventure column to collect information on traditional American music from the magazine's readers. He was the founding head of the Archive of American Folk Song (later the Archive of Folk Culture, which became part of the American Folklife Center) at the Library of Congress in 1928. He was a pioneer in using mechanical means to document folk musicians, originally using Edison cylinder recordings. He is known among folk singers as the originator of the infamous Gordon "Inferno" Collection of American songs”

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