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Lane Boutwell Children's Songs

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Physical Description

.1 l.f. manuscript materials



Provenance and Acquisition Information

Given to the Center by Mrs. Boutwell along with some transcription discs for copying.

Agency History/Biographical Sketch

Given to the Center in March 1997 by Mr. Lane Boutwell along with some transcription discs for copying. The vocalist in the recordings, made ca. 1950, is Boutwell's mother-in-law, Ella Jacobsen, who was about eighty years old at the time of the recording. Mrs. Jacobsen was born in Cherokee, Iowa, and learned these folksongs as a child.  

Scope and Content

Six sheets of typed and hand-written lyrics, hand-written music, and games for children. One notebook, 27 pages, 32 songs. All songs and poems are apparently copied from other sources and compiled for this class. The instantaneous sound discs are recordings of unaccompanied vocal renditions of eighteen selections.  


Manuscripts, by accession number. Sound discs among the manuscript recordings.


Music and children


Boutwell, Lane

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