13.5 linear ft.
This document describes a collection of materials held
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420
Posted to Internet: June 2002
Acquisition Note:This collection was purchased from A.T. Phillips of Delta, Iowa, March 13, 1968.
and Restrictions: This
collection is open for research.
This collection is open for research.
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Scope and Contents
Dessa Manion Music Collection is an accumulation of the lyrics of country
and folk songs collected and trans cr ibed by Dessa Manion from the early 1900's into the 1950's.
These are typed on newsprint or handwritten. See the card catalog at the end of the collection for titles.
The Dessa Manion Music Collection is an accumulation of the lyrics of country and folk songs collected and trans
ibed by Dessa Manion from the early 1900's into the 1950's. These are typed on newsprint or handwritten. See the card catalog
at the end of
the collection for titles.
1: Numbered series 1 -- 50
Box 1: Numbered series 1 -- 50
Box 2: Numbered series 51 -- 85
Box 3: Numbered series 86 -- 115
Box 4: Numbered series 116 -- 180
Box 5: Numbered series 181 -- 217
Box 6: Collection of songs: Folk and Country Songs, Country and Western Music Stars, Songs That Will Live Forever, Yesterdays Favorites, Hit Parader, Latest Popular Songs, Barn Dance, Jamboree
Box 7: Cowboy Songs
Box 8: Musical scores (list inside)
Box 9: Gospel songbooks, scrapbook
Box 10: Notebooks #1 -- 6 of lyrics and notes of songs
Box 11: Notebooks #7 -- 12 of song lyrics
Scrapbook of handwritten and printed lyrics
Box 12: Lettered series: A -- AA -- AAA
Box 13: Lettered series: B -- BB -- BBB -- C
Box 14: Lettered series: CC -- CCC -- D -- DD
Box 15: Lettered series: DDD -- E -- EE -- EEE -- F
Box 16: Lettered series: FF -- FFF -- G -- GG
Lettered series: GGG -- H -- HH -- I
Box 18: Lettered series: II -- III -- J -- JJ
Lettered series: JJJ -- K -- KK -- KKK
Box 20: Lettered series: L -- LL -- LLL -- M
Box 21: Lettered series: MM -- N -- NN -- O
Box 22: Lettered series: OO -- P -- PP -- Q
Box 23: Lettered series: QQ -- R -- RR -- S
Box 24: Lettered series: SS -- T -- TT -- U
Box 25: Lettered series: UU -- V -- VV -- W
Box 26: Lettered series: WW -- X -- XX -- Y
Box 27: Lettered series: YY -- Z -- ZZ
Box 28: Index of titles A - I
Box 29: Index of titles I - S
Index of titles S - Z