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Guy Benton Johnson record collection

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Physical Description

2 10” 33 1/3 rpm records

19 78 rpm records

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Personal collection of Guy B. Johnson. Purchased and donated to the Center from Johnson’s grandson, Robert Johnson.

Biographical Sketch

Guy B. Johnson worked at the Institute for Research in Social Science at the University of North Carolina in the 1920s. He published a monograph on John Henry and numerous articles on African-American music. With sociology professor Howard Washington Odum, he published two important books on African-American music: The Negro and His Songs (1925) and Negro Workaday Songs, (1926).

Scope and Content

All of the sound recordings were commercially issued.


Filed with the other commercial sound recordings by format, label and issue number.                            

Processed By

LAP November 17, 1994




Johnson, Guy Benton

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