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Author: Kalli Vimr

Echoes from the Past: Preserving the Voices of the Ozarks

Pictured above: Tim Nutt and Lora Lennertz archive Ozark Folksongs at Mullins Library in Special Collections. | Photo by Matt Reynolds Mary Celestia Parler made it possible for some Arkansans to hear the voices of their grandparents for the first time. Parler began the University of Arkansas Folklore Project in 1949. She and her students spent 16 years trekking across the Ozarks collecting more than 4,000 audio files – folksongs, folk tales, instrumentals and countless conversations. Descendants of her subjects are naturally fascinated by these recordings, finding familiar voices among the hand-labeled boxes of tapes. Professor Robert B. Cochran of...

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