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|Size||2 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 3000 items)|
|Abstract||The collection of folk singer and songwriter Lionel Kilberg (1930-2008) contains audio recordings, lyric sheets, poems, small paintings, sheet music, writings, 35mm color film slides, printed items, and pin-back buttons for his bluegrass band the Shanty Boys. Kilberg wrote thousands of topical folk songs during the 1960s and 1970s and performed regularly in Greenwich Village as a part of the mid-twentieth-century folk revival music scene in New York, N.Y. The collection chiefly documents his prolific songwriting and his album series from the early 1970s, "Sociologically Speaking." Both commercial and noncommercial audio recordings are on cassette tape and open-reel. Kilberg's writings contain information and stories about his songs and poems. Abstract paintings made by Kilberg are on loose sheets of paper. Printed items include newspaper clippings, newsletters, and scattered issues of folk music fanzines such as "Caravan" and Gardyloo." Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.|
Lionel S. Kilberg (1930-2008) was a songwriter and folk singer. A regular part of the Greenwich Village folk revival scene of mid-twentieth-century New York City, he wrote thousands of topical folk songs and started a bluegrass band called the Shanty Boys, who recorded one album for Elecktra Records. In the 1970s Kilberg recorded a series of albums called "Sociologically Singing" that included a collaboration with Kate Wolf and Don Coffin titled "We Walked By the Water."Back to Top
This summary description was created in January 2019 to provide information about unprocessed materials in Wilson Special Collections Library.
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