Audio Recording Paper of Pins

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Paper of Pins
Contributor Names
Lomax, John A. (John Avery), 1867-1948 (Collector)
Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) (Collector)
Floyd, Minnie (Performer)
Created / Published
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, June 8, 1939
-  Location also known as Murrell's Inlet
-  Performer referred to elsewhere as Mrs. Minnie Floyd or Mrs. Emma Floyd
-  Venue: Home of Mrs. Genevieve W. Chandler
-  Performance Note: "Paper of Pins" performed by Minnie Floyd (vocals) at home of Mrs. Genevieve W. Chandler, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, on June 8, 1939.
sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in.
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1939/001: AFS 02719a03
Source Collection
John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip (AFC 1939/001)
American Folklife Center
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John and Ruby Lomax 1939 southern states recording trip (AFC 1939/001), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Lomax, John A, Ruby T Lomax, and Minnie Floyd. Paper of Pins. Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, June 8, 1939. Audio.

APA citation style:

Lomax, J. A., Lomax, R. T. & Floyd, M. (1939) Paper of Pins. Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, June 8. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Lomax, John A, Ruby T Lomax, and Minnie Floyd. Paper of Pins. Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, June 8, 1939. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.