Traditional musician Patty Looman’s archives include several hundred books on the subject of traditional regional music, along with songbooks, how-to-play books, and various historical works. Hundreds of recordings on cassette tapes (to be transferred to digital media) of traditional music include both recordings made by Patty during jam sessions and commercial recordings. A significant part of the collection consists of Patty’s “tabbed” (written down on paper in musical notation) versions of tunes originally learned by ear, in the traditional way.
The attached Finding Aid provides a detailed listing of this collection’s items.
The Frank and Jane Gabor
West Virginia Folklife Center
on the campus of Fairmont State University
1201 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, WV 26554
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