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|Size||1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 650 items)|
|Abstract||Adolph Bregman, mettalurgist with a specialization in non- ferreous metals, whose avocation was collecting and performing folk songs from all parts of the United States. Chiefly words and music to songs collected by Adolph Bregman, many of which were published in "Songs of American Folk" (John Day Company, 1942), co-authored by Satis N. Coleman of the Lincoln School of Teachers College, N.Y. The book includes discussion of English folksongs in the United States, spirituals, and African-American music. Also included are notes on folk songs, scripts written by Bregman for a 1930s radio show about folk music, and a small number of photographs of Bregman, his friends, and family.|
|Creator||Bregman, Adolph, 1890-1951.|
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Adolph Bregman, mettalurgist with a specialization in non- ferreous metals, whose avocation was collecting and performing folk songs from all parts of the United States.Back to Top
The collection has been divided into two series: Series 1 consists of the words and music to songs collected by Bregman; Series 2 consists of other materials as detailed below. Biographical information about Bregman may be found in folder 10, and an extensive sketch of his life, written by his daughter, Cynthia Bregman King, is available from the staff.Back to Top
Handwritten and printed versions of songs collected by Bregman from various sources. Many of these songs, especially those in folders 8 and 9, appeared in Songs of American Folk.
Processed by: Roslyn Holdzkom, September 1990
Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008
Paper extremely fragile throughout.Back to Top