The Southern Songbirds audio cassettes contain interviews, conducted by Rachel Anne Goodman, with women instrumental in the early development of country and old-time music. The audio cassettes also contain segments of these artists' music. Among the types of music recorded are country gospel, blues, old-time ballads, and western-style music. This collections contains an addendum.
The addition to the Southern Songbirds: The Women of Early Country and Old-Time Music Tapes collection consists of typed transcripts to tape 5 (Jean Ritchie and Phyllis Marks interviews) and tape 6 (Ramona Jones and the Powers Family) of the collection.
The collection is arranged in two series: Series 1, Audiotapes, 1990 and Series 2, Transcripts, undated.
Method of Acquisition
The Southern Songbirds tapes, copies of the originals, were donated to the Archives of Appalachia by Rachel Anne Goodman in 1991.
Accruals and Additions
The addition to the Southern Songbirds: The Women of Early Country and Old-Time Music Tapes collections was transcribed by an unknown party and donated at an unknown date to the Archives of Appalachia.
Processing of the collection was completed in 1992 by Marie Tedesco. Ned Irwin completed processing of the addition and it was open to researchers in July 1997.