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Inventory of the Research materials pertaining to Marion Kappes' unpublished Index of folk tunes, [ca. 1930]-1941
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This collection of research materials represents the final stages of preparation before the Index of Folk Tunes went to the publisher, H. W. Wilson Company, New York. Evidently 114 published collections of folk tunes were to have been included in the publication (see the Correspondence for May 28, 1937 and the bound yellow chart mentioned in item 8 of this inventory). The Index was begun well before the year 1930 and continued actively until June, 1941. The project terminated due to the death of the compiler. It is evident that Miss Kappes was a passionate dilettante, who doggedly pursued a dream of publishing an index of world folk tunes. Her Indexwas intended to go beyond the catalogs of Minnie Sears, and actually contain the tunes.
Marion Kappes, probably d. in Evanston, Illinois about 1943.
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Collection is open for research.