Flanders Song

Flanders Ballad Collection

Begun in 1930 by Helen Hartness Flanders of Springfield, Vermont, the Flanders Ballad Collections contain New England folk song and folk life materials. Flanders traveled throughout the New England states between 1930 and 1966 documenting traditional song and dance music by creating field recordings on cylinder, disc, and tape. Donated to the College in 1941, the Flanders Ballad Collections also include Mrs. Flanders’ correspondence and research materials, photographs, manuscripts, broadsides, hymnals, songsters, and journals.