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Archives & Special Collections (ASC)

Jean Thomas, the Traipsin' Woman, Collection

Collection Description

Jean Thomas traveled eastern Kentucky taking snapshots of the mountain way of life. She was particularly interested in the music, crafts, and language patterns of the area. Included in the digital collection are 1,077 photographs of and by Jean Thomas during her travels throughout the eastern Kentucky mountains and the staging of the annual American Folk Song Festival.

Hatfields and McCoys

Bud McCoy visits Grover Hatfield, 1942.

man on horse

Dr. Rice on horseback. (ULPA 1979.33.0639


Ed Morrison playing 54-string dulcimer. (ULPA 1979.33.0681)

flat boat

Five men on flatboat. (ULPA 1979.33.1054)


Guitar player at American Folk Song Festival, 1968. (ULPA 1979.33.1048a)

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