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Western Kentucky, 1941 - 1972

Identifier: clels4

Scope and Contents

A collection of song lyrics, sheet music, poems and parodies retrieved from the Folklore Institute at Western Kentucky University. The material has been resourced through various informants across the U.S. who participated in WWII, the Korean War or the Vietnam War. Often included with the songs is some background information which demonstrates its folkloric relevance. The songs are often humorous and obscene. The date that LC acquired the material is unspecified, but the date range of the material itself is c. 1941-1972 (aside from one sample song taken from 1904).


  • Creation: 1941 - 1972

Conditions Governing Access

Access is freely available within the J.C.Beaglehole Room for research and private study. For any use beyond this, please contact the J.C.Beaglehole Room ( in the first instance.


From the Fonds: 100 linear_centimeters (Hutt Valley Independent and Upper Hutt Advertiser (2009.044) has been given a call number (DU401.1 H982) and is located on the Atlas shelving.)

Language of Materials


Repository Details

Part of the Tapuaka Heritage & Archive Collections - JC Beaglehole Reading Room, Victoria University of Wellington Library Repository

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