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William A. Owens Papers, Part One English
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Personal correspondence, Correspondence to Owens, Director of Folk Festivals, concerning his work with folksongs and programs to promote folk festivals. Also includes letter referring to Grant Wood. February 1 - February 3, 1941

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Personal correspondence, Correspondence concerning folksongs and programs for folksongs and dances written while Owens was Director of Folk Festivals. February 4 - February 7, 1941

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Personal correspondence, Correspondence to Owens, Director of Folk Festivals, concerning folksongs and folk festivals. Includes two letters referred to Owens by J. Frank Dobie and Roy Bedichek. February 8 - February 11, 1941

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Personal correspondence, Correspondence concerning folksongs and folk festivals, appearances by Owens, and a story for Time and Life about Owens. Also includes letter referring to Grant Wood. February 18 - February 24, 1941

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Personal correspondence, Letters concerning folksongs and speaking engagements by Owens as Director of Folk Festivals. Includes open house program to present Owens as Director of Folk Material Research, letters from J. Frank Dobie and Grant Wood. February 12 - February 17, 1941

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Personal correspondence, Correspondence dealing with appearances by Owens. Includes an eight page article on Negro spirituals by S. E. Asbury and letters from Lindley Beckworth and Mrs. William P. Hobby. February 25 - February 27, 1941

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Personal correspondence, Correspondence discussing appearances and programs on folksongs in which Owens was involved. April 1 - April 8, 1941

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Personal correspondence, Correspondence about Owens' work on folksongs and folk festivals and his participation in programs dealing with this subject. April 9 - April 15, 1941

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Personal correspondence, Letters concerning speaking appearances by Owens discussing folksongs and dances. Letter from singer Lawrence Tibbett and letters referring to Grant Wood. March 11 - March 31, 1941

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Personal correspondence, Correspondence dealing with Owens' work on folksongs and participation in meetings and folksong programs. Letters mentioning Grant Wood. March 1 - March 10, 1941

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Personal correspondence, Correspondence concerning folk music and folk festivals planned by various Texas cities. April 16 - April 20, 1941

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Personal correspondence, Correspondence from various cities and schools dealing with folk festivals and requests for Owens' assistance and participation. Also includes notes from Texas A & M concerning salary. April 21 - April 30, 1941

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Personal correspondence, Letters concerning Owens' folksong research. Also includes correspondence from friends congratulating Owens upon receiving his Ph.D. June 1941

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Personal correspondence, Correspondence concerning Owens' work with folksongs including a letter from Walter Prescott Webb inviting Owens to join the Texas State Historical Association. May 1 - May 5, 1941

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Personal correspondence, Correspondence concerning folksongs and folk festivals. Several letters discussing Owens' plans for his Ph.D. orals - also mentioning Grant Wood. May 6 - May 16, 1941

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Personal correspondence, Letters discussing folksongs, folk festivals, and Owens' work on his Ph.D. Letter from Dobie included. May 17 - May 29, 1941

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Personal correspondence, Correspondence requesting Owens' participation and assistance in folksong and folk festival programs. September 1941

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Personal correspondence, Letters discussing folksongs and Owens' participation in programs. Also includes letter referring to Grant Wood. August 1941

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Personal correspondence, Letters to Owens requesting information and assistance with folksong programs, festivals, and recordings. Includes Dobie correspondence referred to Owens July 2 - July 11, 1941

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Personal correspondence, Correspondence concerning folksongs - also includes Owens' letter of resignation as Director of Folk Festivals at the University of Texas. July 12 - July 23, 1941

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Personal correspondence, Correspondence concerning folksongs and letter mentioning Grant Wood. July 24 - July 31, 1941

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Personal correspondence, Correspondence with Alistair Cooke and the British Braodcasting Company concerning Owens' assistance with the American music program, letters sent to Owens from Roy Bedichek, letter referring to Grant Wood's terminal illness, and a letter from the War Department concerning Owens' offer to join the service. January 1942

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Personal correspondence, Correspondence concerning folksongs and Owens' employment at Texas A & M. Also includes letters from Grant Wood and Roy Bedichek. October 1941

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Personal correspondence, Correspondence with Owens' lecture agent, Lee Keedick, concerning prospective lecture dates. Letters from Alistair Cooke of the British Broadcasting Company requesting Owens' assistance with a program on American Music and the war. November - December 1941

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Personal correspondence, Correspondence with Lee Keedick concerning upcoming lectures, letters referring to Grant Wood's illness and a telegram notifying Owens of Wood's death, letter from the American Folklore Society, Inc. nominating Owens for membership. Also includes various other correspondence about folk music. February 1942

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Personal correspondence, Correspondence referring to Grant Wood. Includes letter from Lee Keedick concerning the USO. March 1942

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Personal correspondence, Correspondence written during Owens' term of service in the Army. June 12 - June 31, 1942

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Personal correspondence, Correspondence from the Southwest Review magazine mentioning a book review that Owens wrote for them. May 1 - May 20, 1942

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Personal correspondence, Letters mentioning folksongs and Owens' work on a short story titled John Redway. June 1 - June 12, 1942

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Personal correspondence, Correspondence including letters and an itinerary sheet from Keedick and a leave request from Owens to Texas A & M concerning Owens' April lecture tour. April 1942

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Personal correspondence, Correspondence referring to Owens' draft notification. May 21 - May 31, 1942

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Personal correspondence, Correspondence to Owens during his time in the Army. Includes letters referring to a friend of Owens who was missing in action. December 1942

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Personal correspondence, Correspondence to Owens while in the Army - includes letters concerning Owens' work on folksongrecordings. January - December 1943

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Personal correspondence, Includes undated correspondence - Includes correspondence to Owens while he was stationed in the Phillipines, family correspondence, and a certificate from the Army allowing Owens to keep a Japanese songbook and book he acquired in the Phillipines. November - December 1944. 1944

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Personal correspondence, Correspondence written to Owens during his term of service in the Army. Letter discussing his promotion. October - November 1942

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