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Lomax, John A. (John Avery,), 1867-1948



Collector and publisher of North American folk songs, born in Mississippi; settled near Meridian, Texas (1869); served University of Texas as secretary to the president and to alumni organizations until 1917. He published collections of folk songs (1910, 1927-1947) and a memoir (1947); and served as curator, Archive of American Folksong, Library of Congress. Married Bess Baumann Brown (1904), who died in 1931, and Ruby R. Terrill (1934). Fathered four children: Shirley Lomax Mansell Duggan; John Avery Lomax, Jr.; Alan James Lomax; and Bess Brown Lomax Hawes.

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

Jessie Andrews collection

Identifier: urn:taro:utexas.cah.00765

Collection of poems excerpted primarily from University of Texas student publications, 1896-1928, as well as notes related to the poetry.

Dates: 1896 - 1928

Roy Bedichek papers

Identifier: urn:taro:utexas.cah.00011

Roy Bedichek (1878-1959) was a naturalist, educator, writer, and director of the University (of Texas) Interscholastic League from 1914-1948. The Roy Bedichek Papers, 1897-1959, 2003, document his studies of ornithology, botany, wildlife, and conservation, history and philosophy and include literary productions, correspondence, and business records.

Dates: circa 1880-1960; 2003

George Charles Butte papers

Identifier: camh-arc-004214

The George Charles Butte Papers, 1896-1938, contain correspondence, legal documents, scrapbooks, speeches, photographs, and other materials related to Butte’s professional involvement in law and politics, both domestically and abroad.

Dates: 1896 - 1938

Henry Cohen papers

Identifier: urn:taro:utexas.cah.00020

Henry Cohen was rabbi of Congregation B'nai Israel in Galveston, Texas, from 1888 to 1949. Papers document his religious and social welfare activities and other interests.

Dates: 1825 - 1951

Edward Crane papers

Identifier: urn:taro:utexas.cah.03092

Correspondence, photographs, maps, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous certificates, legal documents, and financial records comprise the Edward E. Crane Papers, 1883-1963, documenting Crane’s personal life and career.

Dates: 1883 - 1959

Walter C. Hornaday papers

Identifier: urn:taro:utexas.cah.01544

Newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs, printed materials, and ephemera comprise the Walter C. Hornaday Papers, 1919-1970, documenting Hornaday’s career as a writer for the Dallas Morning News.

Dates: 1919 - 1970

John Matthias Kuehne photograph collection

Identifier: urn:taro:utexas.cah.00618

John Matthias Kuehne photograph collection, 1894-1950, includes many images of the University of Texas campus, Austin, and Central Texas. Among his autochromes are perhaps the earliest color views of UT.

Dates: 1894 - 1950

John Avery Lomax family papers

Identifier: urn:taro:utexas.cah.00013

Papers of John Avery Lomax (1867-1948) and family members. Lomax was a collector of North American folk songs, publishing collections of folk songs and serving as curator, Archive of American Folksong, Library of Congress. He also served the University of Texas as secretary to the president and to alumni organizations until 1917. The collection includes song lyrics, music, sound recordings, literary productions, diaries, and scrapbooks.

Dates: 1842; 1853 - 1986

George E. B. Peddy papers

Identifier: urn:taro:utexas.cah.01821

The George E. B. Peddy Papers, 1909-1972, include correspondence, notes, clippings, speeches, photographs, awards, reports, and certificates pertaining to World War I, World War II, political campaigns, and the personal, professional, and social life of Peddy and his family.

Dates: 1909 - 1972

Harold Preece papers

Identifier: camh-arc-004177
Content Description The papers of historian and writer Harold Preece, 1922-2017, include drafts and manuscripts, notes, correspondence, and materials related to Robert E. Howard, John and Alan Lomax, poet Winona Morris Nation, and others. Multiple western publications such as "True West" magazine, as well as additional publications and printed material collected by Preece can be found, along with articles and research files, sheet music and songbooks, and newspaper clippings. A tape recording of an interview...
Dates: 1922 - 2017

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