James Madison Carpenter Collection Online Catalogue

Summary:

The James Madison Carpenter Collection is a major collection of traditional song and drama from England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and the USA, documented in the period 1927-55.

Project Status:

Completed

Funders:

Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB)

Partners:

University of Sheffield
Bodleian Library
University of Aberdeen

Subjects:

20th century, British Isles, digital archive, music, North American studies, online resource, oral and folk traditions, searchable database

Technologies:

CSS, HTML, MySQL

HRI Online Publication

Project Description

The James Madison Carpenter Collection Online Catalogue is a major collection of traditional song and drama, plus some items of traditional instrumental music, dance, custom, narrative and children’s folklore, from England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and the USA, documented in the period 1927-55.

The James Madison Carpenter Collection Online Catalogue, University of Sheffield, and the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, were jointly awarded the Brenda McCallum Prize (2003) of the American Folklore Society for their work on the Carpenter Collection.

Duration: 2003-2008

Project Team

  • Julia C. Bishop (Project Director – University of Sheffield)
  • Robert Young Walser (Research Fellow and Technical Consultant – University of Sheffield)
  • David Atkinson (Research Fellow – University of Sheffield)
  • Elaine Bradtke (Research Fellow – University of Sheffield)
  • Eddie Cass (Research Fellow – University of Sheffield)
  • Ian Russell (Assistant Director – University of Aberdeen)
  • Thomas A. McKean (Research Fellow – University of Aberdeen)
  • Michael Heaney (Consultant – Bodleian Library)
  • Steve Roud (Consultant)
  • Jamie McLaughlin (Digital Humanities Developer – University of Sheffield)