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Southern Songbirds: The Women of Early Country and Old-Time Music

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: AppMs-387

Scope and Contents

"Southern Songbirds: The Women of Early Country and Old-Time Music" was a 13-part radio series developed in the late 1980s by Rachel Anne Goodman, at the time an employee of Appalshop in Whitesburg, Kentucky. The series focused on women who were important to the development of country and old-time music and aired on public radio stations in 1990 and consists of interviews by Rachel Anne Goodman and segments of the artists’ music.

There are also typed transcripts to tape 5 (Jean Ritchie and Phyllis Marks interviews) and tape 6 (Ramona Jones and the Powers Family).


  • 1989-1990


Conditions Governing Access

The tapes are open for research. User audiocassettes are available.

Conditions Governing Use

The content of these tapes may not be used in broadcast or commercial publication.


0.5 linear feet (Seven (7) 30-minute audio cassettes and two (2) transcripts in a legal-size document box)

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.

Existence and Location of Copies

The content is also available on SoundCloud. The link is in the "External Documents" section of this finding aid.

Processing Information

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.
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA