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Singin' Texas

Description: Collected information about popular folk music of Texas, including songs about hunting, love, nature, dancing, and religion, as well as information about the history of folk music in the state. The index begins on page 181.
Date: 1983
Creator: Abernethy, Francis Edward
Partner: UNT Press

Singin' Texas

Description: Sound recording of classic Texas songs performed by Francis Edward (F. E.) Abernethy. This recording was produced to accompany the first edition of Abernethy's book Singin' Texas, Texas Folklore Society publication number ExB 18. Some of the songs are complete but others are only partially performed. Between songs are short spoken portions explaining the lyrics and history of the music. Some of the songs are supported and woven together by a narrative while others are only partially performed, leaving the rest of the song to be described and summarized by Abernethy.
Date: 1983
Creator: Abernethy, Francis Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The Texas Folklore Society: Volume 1, 1909-1943

Description: Book describing the history and publications of the Texas Folklore Society between the years of 1909 and 1943. It includes information about "public songs and ballads; superstitions, signs and omens; cures and peculiar customs; legends; dialects; games, plays and dances; riddles and proverbs" (inside front cover). The index begins on page 317.
Date: 1992
Creator: Abernethy, Francis Edward
Partner: UNT Press

The Texas Folklore Society: Volume 3, 1971-2000

Description: Book containing information about the publishing history of the Texas Folklore Society, as well as anecdotes about the gatherings of the Society, information about past presidents of the Society, and Society by-laws. The index begins on page 219.
Date: 2000
Creator: Abernethy, Francis Edward
Partner: UNT Press

The Texas Folklore Society: Volume 2, 1943-1971

Description: Book describing the Texas Folklore Society "includes the publishing history of the TFS books, anecdotes about the gatherings of the Society [...] and the emphasis on singing beginning at Society gatherings" (inside the front cover). The index begins on page 311.
Date: 1994
Creator: Abernethy, Francis Edward
Partner: UNT Press

Singin' Texas

Description: Collected information about popular folk music of Texas, including songs about hunting, love, nature, dancing, and religion, as well as information about the history of folk music in the state. The index begins on page 181.
Date: 2017
Creator: Abernethy, Francis Edward
Partner: UNT Press

The Texas Folklore Society: Volume 1, 1909-1943

Description: Book describing the history and publications of the Texas Folklore Society between the years of 1909 and 1943. It includes information about "public songs and ballads; superstitions, signs and omens; cures and peculiar customs; legends; dialects; games, plays and dances; riddles and proverbs" (inside front cover). The index begins on page 317.
Date: 2017
Creator: Abernethy, Francis Edward
Partner: UNT Press

The Roy Bedichek Family Letters

Description: This book is a collection of letters written by Roy Bedichek and letters written to him from other family members. Annotations and notes about the letters have been added as footnotes. Biographical information based on interviews of family members as well as genealogical charts of the Bedichek and Greer families are also included. Index starts on page 447.
Date: 1998
Creator: Bedichek, Jane Gracy, 1918- & Bedichek, Roy, 1878-1959
Partner: UNT Press

The Texas Folklore Society: Volume 2, 1943-1971

Description: Book describing the Texas Folklore Society, "includes the publishing history of the TFS books, anecdotes about the gatherings of the Society [...] and the emphasis on singing beginning at Society gatherings" (inside the front cover). The index begins on page 311.
Date: 2017
Creator: Abernethy, Francis Edward
Partner: UNT Press

The Texas Folklore Society: Volume 3, 1971-2000

Description: Book containing information about the publishing history of the Texas Folklore Society, as well as anecdotes about the gatherings of the Society, information about past presidents of the Society, and Society by-laws. The index begins on page 219.
Date: 2017
Creator: Abernethy, Francis Edward
Partner: UNT Press

Singin' Texas

Description: Sound recording of classic Texas songs performed by Francis Edward (F. E.) Abernethy. This recording was produced to accompany the first edition of Abernethy's book Singin' Texas, Texas Folklore Society publication number ExB 18. Some of the songs are complete but others are only partially performed. Between songs are short spoken portions explaining the lyrics and history of the music. Some of the songs are supported and woven together by a narrative while others are only partially performed, leaving the rest of the song to be described and summarized by Abernethy. The songs "Cuba" and "Great God, Attend" are sung by the congregation at Harris Chapel near Marshall, Texas for their 100th Anniversary in 1967. The song "Give the World a Smile" comes from the Stamps-Baxter Music Company archive. And the song "The Great Speckled Bird" is performed by the East Texas Strings Ensemble.
Date: 1983
Creator: Abernethy, Francis Edward
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The Family Saga: A Collection of Texas Family Legends

Description: Series of family anecdotes, collected from authors across the state of Texas describing general family history, how families arrived in Texas, and experiences related to the Civil War, Indians, animals, religion, ghosts, feuds, historic figures, and various other topics. Index starts on page 349.
Date: 2003
Creator: Abernethy, Francis Edward; Lincecum, Jerry Bryan & Vick, Frances Brannen, 1935-
Partner: UNT Press

The Family Saga: A Collection of Texas Family Legends

Description: Series of family anecdotes, collected from authors across the state of Texas describing general family history, how families arrived in Texas, and experiences related to the Civil War, Indians, animals, religion, ghosts, feuds, historic figures, and various other topics. Index starts on page 349.
Date: 2017
Creator: Abernethy, Francis Edward; Lincecum, Jerry Bryan & Vick, Frances Brannen, 1935-
Partner: UNT Press

Texas Toys and Games

Description: Collected information about popular toys and games relevant to the state of Texas, including folk toys, folk games, sports, dances, songs and other recreations. The index of contributors begins on page 245 and the index of toys and games begins on page 249.
Date: 1989
Creator: Abernethy, Francis Edward
Partner: UNT Press

Texas Toys and Games

Description: Collected information about popular toys and games relevant to the state of Texas, including folk toys, folk games, sports, dances, songs and other recreations. The index of contributors begins on page 245 and the index of toys and games begins on page 249.
Date: 2017
Creator: Abernethy, Francis Edward
Partner: UNT Press

What's Going On? (In Modern Texas Folklore)

Description: Volume of "a collection of essays by contemporary folklorists who are writing about the customs and traditions and the songs and the stories that are going on now" (inside the front cover). It includes information about the folklore of cowboys, rodeos, chain letters and marijuana, as well as information about country, swing and gospel music. Index begins on page 301.
Date: 1976
Creator: Abernethy, Francis Edward
Partner: UNT Press

Hoein' the Short Rows

Description: Volume of Texas folklore, including folk arts and crafts, lime production, oil and petroleum, information about cockfighting, folk poetry, mysticism and other stories. The index begins on page 231.
Date: 1987
Creator: Texas Folklore Society
Partner: UNT Press

Sonovagun Stew: A Folklore Miscellany

Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains popular Texas folklore, including cowboy and gaucho songs, information about boat-making and other folk crafts, religious anecdotes, and other miscellaneous stories of early cowboy life in Texas. The index begins on page 165.
Date: 1985
Creator: Abernethy, Francis Edward
Partner: UNT Press

Juneteenth Texas: Essays in African-American Folklore

Description: Volume of essays about African-American folklore, including reminiscences of African-American folk culture in Texas, studies of specific genres of folklore, information about Texas-African food-ways, studies of specific performers, information about songs and other folklore. The index begins on page 353.
Date: 1996
Creator: Abernethy, Francis Edward
Partner: UNT Press