A Guide to the Study and Reading of North Carolina History

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V. SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY OF NORTH CAROLINA FOLKLORE
Chase Richard. Grandfather Tales. Boston, 1948.
----. The Jack Tales. Boston, 1943.
The Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore. 5 vols., Durham, 1952-1962. ". . . surely the most imposing monument ever erected in this country to the common memory of the people of any single State." This great collection includes: (1) games and rhymes, beliefs and customs, riddles, proverbs, folk speech, tales, and legends; (2) ballads; (3) folksongs; (4) the music of the ballads and songs; (5) superstitions.
Harden John. The Devil's Tramping Ground. Chapel Hill, 1949. Tales and legends.
----. Tar Heel Ghosts. Chapel Hill, 1954.
Hendricks W. C. Bundle of Troubles and Other Tar Heel Tales. Durham, 1943.
Jackson George Pullen. White and Negro Spirituals. New York, 1943.
Koch Frederick H. (ed.). American Folk-Plays. New York, 1939.
(ed.). Carolina Folk-Plays. New York, 1941.
Odum Howard and Guy B. Johnson. The Negro and His Songs. Chapel Hill, 1927.
----. Negro Workaday Songs. Chapel Hill, 1926.
Sharp Cecil J. English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians, ed. by Maud Karpeles. 2 vols. New York, 1932.
Stringfield Lamar. Cripple Creek Suite. This won the Pulitzer Prize in Music in 1930.
Taliaferro H. E. Fisher's River (North Carolina) Scenes and Characters. New York, 1859.
White Newman I. American Negro Folk Songs. Cambridge, Mass., 1928.

Scholarly study of folklore has been pursued on the campuses of the University of North Carolina and Duke University for over forty years. Besides Frank C. Brown and Newman I. White at Duke, a succession of scholars at Chapel Hill, Greensboro, and Raleigh, including C. Alphonso Smith, Howard W. Odum, Guy B. Johnson, Ralph S. Boggs, A. P. Hudson, J. P. Schinhan, J. D. Clark, George P. Wilson, and John E. Keller, have collected, studied, and published folklore. Many of their books, bearing the imprint of the University of North Carolina Press, have appeared from time to time, and their articles have appeared in such

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