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Category: Ruth Crawford Seeger

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

Guthries, Lomaxes, and Seegers

Posted by: Todd Harvey

The "Great Folk Scare" of the 1930s-1950s had few surnames more prominent than Guthrie, Lomax, or Seeger. They were multi-generational families who today continue to practice folk music and illuminate tradition bearers. The American Folklife Center holds archival collections documenting these families and so we have produced guides to aid research access. This blog post explains and introduces the new guides.