Folklore Music Map of the United States from the Primer of American Music
Dorothea Dix Lawrence (1899–1979)
New York, New York: Hagstrom Company, Inc., 1946
Brown University Library, Special Collections
This colorful Folklore Music Map of the United States contains period illustrations, musical classifications and a bibliography. With its visual overlay of music and geography, the map provides useful information about the varied and unique sounds produced nationally and studied by folklorists of the 1940s. Created by opera singer turned folklorist Dorothea Dix Lawrence from her Primer of American Music radio program, the map is an example of her efforts to broadly collect and disseminate music in America. All of the music samples on the map were later published in a book entitled Folklore-Songs of the United States (1959).
Exhibit Dates: January 30 -Febuary 28, 2019
Exhibit Time: John Hay Library Hours
Exhibit Location: Second Floor Landing, John Hay Library, 20 Prospect Street, Providence