Leonard Roberts Papers

Description

These are the papers and sound recordings of Kentucky folklorist, Leonard Ward Roberts (1912-1983). They are comprised mainly of correspondence, writings, folklore narrative transcriptions, audio recordings, and photographs that document his folklore research, publication, editing, and teaching from 1945 to 1983.

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Collection Items

Tale told by Don Saylor at Hyden Elementary School in Leslie County, Kentucky and recorded by Leonard Roberts 10-10-49

Harmonica played and recorded by Nora E Carpenter Magoffin County, Kentucky 07-29-61

sung, played on banjo, and recorded by Nora E Carpenter Magoffin County, Kentucky 07-29-61

Banjo played by Bill "Banjer" Cornett and recorded by Leonard Roberts Hindman, Knott County, Kentucky summer '61

sung unaccompanied by Dave Couch and recorded in Harlan County Kentucky by Leonard Roberts 11/01/52

sung unaccompanied by Dave Couch and recorded in Harlan County, Kentucky by Leonard Roberts 11/01/52

sung anaccompanied by Dave Couch and recorded in Harlan County, Kentucky by Leonard Roberts 11-01-52

sung by Dave Couch and recorded in Harlan County, Kentucky by Leonard Roberts 11-01-52

sung unaccompanied by Dave Couch and recorded in Harlan County, Kentucky by Leonard Roberts 11-01-52

sung unaccompanied by Dave Couch and recorded in Harlan County, Kentucky by Leonard Roberts 11-01-52

sung by Jim Couch to banjo accompaniement and recorded in Harlan County, Kentucky by Leonard Roberts 11-01-52

sung by Dave Couch to banjo accompaniement and recorded in Harlan County, Kentucky by Leonard Roberts 11-01-53
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