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The Izzy Young Folklore Center Library Collection
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The Izzy Young Folklore Center Library Collection is part of the library and archival collections at the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The collection consists of books and other materials on the subjects of musicology, ethnomusicology, dance, instrumental method, sociology, history, New York, Jewish music and culture, and folklore and folklife. The collection includes concert programs, songbooks, music and dance instruction guides, literary journals and reviews, and music magazines. In addition, the collection contains books, vinyl LPs, and CDs by and about Bob Dylan as well as books on other artists including Woody Guthrie, Joan Baez, Bruce Springsteen, Judy Collins, Janis Joplin, Leadbelly, Jelly Roll Morton, and Phil Ochs. Several books contain handwritten annotations by Izzy Young, voicing his thoughts and opinions about the authors and their work.

Musical genres included in the collection are folk, blues, jazz, R&B/rock, seas shanties, minstrel, and Cajun. The songbooks feature American folk, Canadian, Irish, UK, Scottish, World, blues, country/cowboy, jazz, popular, rock, and women’s liberation songs.

The materials on dance include African, American, European, and United Kingdom and cover contras, square dancing, country/cowboy, folk, blues, and jazz. There are also manuals and guides for dance teachers and callers.

There are instrumental method books for bagpipe, banjo, mandolin, bodhran, dulcimer, fiddle, flute, guitar, harmonica, Irish harp, steel guitar, tabla bols, percussion instruments, and tin whistle.

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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