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Compiled by the Federal Writers' Project in Nebraska
"The ballads in this collection were sung in pioneer Nebraska. They have come from the people themselves, having been repeated by word of mouth from generation to generation...It is only from spontaneous folk singing that the ballads can be given color, atmosphere, and new themes, so many of which have been suggested within the past few years by such epic Nebraska events as the drouth, three-cent hogs, ten-cent corn, farm foreclosures and the Farm Holiday Movement."
Special Collections GR110.N2 F4 no.16
Federal Writers' Project in Nebraska
folklore, Federal Writers' Project, folk songs
American Studies | Music
Federal Writers' Project, "Ballads - Nebraska Folklore" (1938). Special Collections. 17.