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A man playing a guitar and singing to a close crowd of a dozen or so men and women

Collection highlight: Wisconsin recordings from the 1940s

Posted by: Nicole Saylor

Helene Stratman-Thomas (1896–1973) emerges from this cavalcade of (Wisconsin folk music) scholarship as neither the first, nor the most persistent, nor the most prolific, nor the most expert collector of Wisconsin’s musical folklore, but she is, and perhaps always will be, the most significant. — James Leary, The Wisconsin Patchwork: A Companion to the Radio …