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xii                     Acknowledgments
Thayer, curator of the John G. White Collection of Folk-Lore and Orientalia in the Public Library of Cleveland for lending us broad­sides and other material related to folk song; Miss Ella M. Hymans, curator of rare books in the Library of the University of Michigan; Mr. George Flint Purdy, head of the Library of Wayne University; and members of the staff of the Detroit Public Library, who have given us invaluable aid.
We are also indebted to many people who took the time and trouble to help us, through correspondence, to trace the origins of some songs and the bewildering migrations of several singers; to friends who, like Professor Ruth A. Barnes, of the Michigan State Normal College, Ypsilanti, kept our project in mind for years and sought such matter as they thought we might welcome; to those who kindly made available old manuscripts in their possession. To no persons are we under greater obligations than to those who sang and recited for us the greater part of the source material in our col­lection.
Finally, grateful acknowledgment is made to Mr. D. M. Ferry, Jr., of Detroit, the donor of the fund which makes it possible to publish this book.
Emllyn Elizabeth Gardner Geraldine Jencks CHiCkering Wayne University
June 9, 1938                                                    Detroit, Michigan







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