Tuesday, August 14, 2007


  • The Max Hunter FolkSong Collection is an archive of almost 1600 Ozark Mountain folksongs, recorded between 1956 and 1976. A traveling salesman from Springfield, Missouri, Hunter took his reel-to-reel tape recorder into the hills and backwoods of the Ozarks, preserving the heritage of the region by recording the songs and stories of many generations of Ozark history. As important as the songs themselves are the voices of the Missouri and Arkansas folks who shared their talents and recollections with Hunter. Designed to give increased public access to this unique and invaluable resource, this site is a joint project of the Missouri State University Department of Music and the Springfield-Greene County Library in Springfield, Missouri,where the permanent collection is housed.
    The Library Center
    4653 S. Campbell
    Springfield, MO 65810-1723
    (417) 874-8110 phone
    (417) 874-8120 fax
  • Mary Celestia Parler Folksong Collection
    Special Collections- University of Arkansas Libraries
    365 N. Ozark Ave. Fayetteville, AR 72701-4002
    (479) 575-5577 phone
    (479) 575-3472 fax
  • Wolf Ozark Folksong Collection ALSO see song list
    Lyon College Regional Studies Center
    Attn: Judy Blackwell
    2300 Highland Rd. Batesville, AR 72501
    (870) 698-4330
  • Ozark Folk Center Archives
    Ozark Folk Center State Park
    Attn: Archive P.O. Box 500
    Mountain View, AR 72560
    (870) 269-3851
  • The John Quincy Wolf Folklore Collection interested in Ozark Folklore and song form 1952-1970
  • Post Office Murals

Missouri State is host to numerous departments, collections, and centers which provide valuable resources for the study of the Ozarks.

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