Songs (document genre)
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Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract A miscellaneous collection of Civil War material of this Union soldier from Indiana, including enlistment lists, muster roles, war songs, writings, drawings, a diary, genealogical information, and clippings. All materials are photocopies of originals.
Dates: circa 1862-1899; Majority of material found within 1862 - 1869
Overview Photocopy of the songbook "Calhoun Plantation Songs," 3rd ed. (1923) edited by Emily Hollowell, first published in 1901 to raise money for this Lowndes County, Alabama, school for African-Americans, and six postcard views of the school and students, etc.
Overview Letters, newspapers, and miscellaneous documents from the Durst family. There is also a World War One era panoramic photograph and United Stated Service, or Blue Star Mother's flag.
Dates: 1708-1977; Majority of material found within 1861 - 1868
Overview Teaching materials and clippings gathered by a Birmingham, Alabama, school teacher for use in her classroom, and in the course of her own education
File — Box 4265.001: , Folder: 16
Scope and Contents This file contains one page of heavy paper or card stock with handwritten music and lyrics to the Christian hymn "I Have Found a Hiding Place," which was originally written by American evangelist Charles Weigle in 1942. The verses are intact, but the bottom right-hand portion of the page is missing, along with some of the words to the song's chorus.
Dates: after 1942
File — Box 4265.001: , Folder: 12
Scope and Contents This file contains a handwritten version of the 1896 folk song "In the Baggage Coach Ahead." The song, by African American songwriter Gussie Davis, is about a man riding a train with his infant child who tells the other passengers that his wife "is dead in the coach ahead." There are five verses of the song included here.
Dates: after 1896
File — Box 4265.001: , Folder: 11
Scope and Contents This file contains the handwritten lyrics to a song about "Poor Billy Bryan," a "young demagogue" who intends to run for president as a Democrat against "McKinley." Notes at the top indicate that it is written "in the negro dialect" and is to be sung to the tune of "Old Uncle Ned." The narrators of the song do not support Bryan, saying that "as president to trust him we's [sic] afraid" and declaring they will vote for McKinley of Ohio, who, they sing, "will guard us in our rights by all his...
Dates: circa 1896
File — Box 4265.001: , Folder: 10
Scope and Contents This file contains a handwritten copy of the lyrics to the 1894 Christian song "The Great Judgment Morning," originally written by Bert Shadduck.
Dates: after 1894