Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for North Carolina Folklore Journal Vol. 56 Issue 1, Spring-Summer 2009
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Although Greer was not a traditional folklorist, he contributed greatly to the continuing knowledge of Western North Carolina balladry. He both collected and sang ballads from around the state, along with passing on those he had collected to the /Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore./
Gladys Kincaid was murdered in Morganton, NC in 1927, inspiring several ballads to be written about the event. Only one of the three recorded ballads has an author and it was composed about a month after the murder. An account of the murder, manhunt, and effects of the event are described.
Edith Walker was a frequent informant for Abrams’s collection of over 400 folksongs. A brief description of her life is outlined in the article.
Green made a large contribution to the study of folklore in North Carolina in the subjects of workers’ lore and lives.