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Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

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Material Type: Collection
Technical Format: Other
Date Added to MERLOT: January 27, 2005
Date Modified in MERLOT: September 16, 2012
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Submitter : Laura Gibbs

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The Max Hunter Collection is an archive of almost 1600 Ozark Mountain folk songs, recorded between 1956 and 1976. A traveling salesman from Springfield, Missouri, Hunter took his reel-to-reel tape recorder into the hills and backwoods of the Ozarks, preserving the heritage of the region by recording the songs and stories of many... More

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Primary Audience: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College General Ed, Graduate School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no Source Code Available: no
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Avatar for Nancy Veiga
5 years ago

Nancy Veiga (Faculty)

I love this site! I'm not sure how I would use it in a classroom, but it gives a marvelous history of this music. I wish I'd known of it when I was teaching Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath. While it doesn't directly connect, it beautifully illustrates the idea of music as a chronicler of the lives and times of common people.

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I found it very easy to get up and singing with it.

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