Folk Play Links - Information Resources

Compiled by C. Little



Libraries & Archives

001 * Archives of the National Centre for English Cultural Tradition (NATCECT) [holds also the Dave Bathe Collection, the Russell Wortley Collection and the Southport Mummers Collection, as well as a microfilm copy of the Alex Helm Collection and a xerox copy of the Thomas Fairman Ordish Collection; now in the Special Collections of the University of Sheffield Library]
002 * The Morris Ring Archive [includes The Morris Ring Mumming Archive]
003 * ~ BBC - Keeping Mummers traditions alive, 13th Dec. 2005 [Video of Ron Shuttleworth about The Morris Ring Mumming Archive]
004 * American Folklife Center [holds the James Madison Carpenter Collection; in the Library of Congress]
005 * ~ The Carpenter Collection [citation of Roy Palmer, in Folk Music Journal, Vol.5 No.5, 1989, pp.620-623]
006 * ~ James Madison Carpenter and the Mummers' Play [citation of Steve Roud & Paul Smith, in Folk Music Journal, Vol.7 No.4, 1998, pp.498-513 - (Garsington (2), Ampleforth (2) & Elsham texts from James Madison Carpenter Collection)]
007 * ~ Leading the Field: James Madison Carpenter and Maud Karpeles, Pioneering Collectors of Folklore in England and North America [for the Morris Dancing Discussion List (MDDL). It includes a section of links on "'Mumming/Ritual Drama".]
008 * ~ The Lower Heyford Folk Play: James Madison Carpenter’s Use of Dialect in his Cylinder Transcriptions [citation of Eddie Cass, in Folk Life, Vol.45, 2007, pp.40-48]
009 * ~ The James Madison Carpenter Collection: Reflections on its Past and on its Future [Book for sale: by Eddie Cass, in The Workings of the Anglosphere : Contributions to the Study of British and US-American Cultures, presented to Richard Stinshoff, eds. by Anton Kirchhofer & Jutta Schwarzkopf, 2009]
010 * Folklore Society Library [in the Special Collections of University College London Library]
011 * Archives of the Folklore Society [holds the Thomas Fairman Ordish Collection; in the Special Collections of University College London Library]
012 * ~ Christmas Mummers in Dorsetshire [by J.S. Udal, in Folk-Lore Record, Vol.III Pt.I, 1880, pp.87-116 - note by The Editor [?]: J.T. Micklethwaite possessed Walker Peace Egg chapbook for what is now Thomas Fairman Ordish Collection; Dumbleton text for what is now Thomas Fairman Ordish Collection - informed by Miss [Eliza] Wedgwood [daughter of Rector of Dumbleton]; (at Minety, 1876 - informed by Nina Sharp [cousin of Vicar ]; at Acomb, a few years ago - informed by Nina Sharp; citation of Banks of the Boro: A Chronicle of the County of Wexford, by Patrick Kennedy, 1867, pp.226-232)]
013 * ~ The Second International Folk-Lore Congress, 1891 [eds. by Joseph Jacobs & Alfred Nutt, 1892, p.436 - for what is now Thomas Fairman Ordish Collection 'Catalogue of the Exhibition of Objects Connected with Folk-Lore in the Rooms of the Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House : Three Pace Eggs (Easter Eggs) from Woodbroughton, near Cartmel, Furness' - "pace-eggers" at Field Broughton & Lowick; '... : Mummers' Plays in MS., written for Miss Burne by the peasant mummers' (/ pp.463-464 - 'Conversaziane : 9.55 : The Guisers' Play' - reproduction of [Newport text] as at Eccleshall)]
014 * ~ Folk-Lore in the Home Counties - How the Camera can Help [by T. Fairman Ordish, in Home Counties Magazine, Vol.I, 1899, pp.25-28 - Brentford seen at Barnes, 1891, for what is now Thomas Fairman Ordish Collection]
015 * ~ Christmas Mummers [by T.F. Ordish, in Folk-Lore, Vol.III No.4, Dec. 1892, pp.550-551 - request for photos for what is now Thomas Fairman Ordish Collection]
016 * ~ Proceedings at Evening Meetings [in Folk-Lore, Vol.IV No.1, Mar. 1893, pp.119-121 - Christmas Mumming Plays paper read / for what is now Thomas Fairman Ordish Collection: W.H. Patterson possessed New Christmas Rhyme Book chapbook / Folk Drama paper read; for what is now Thomas Fairman Ordish Collection: [two] Peace Egg chapbooks; Netley photos; Sherfield English costumes & swords; texts; New Christmas Rhyme Book chapbook; [Cropwell] costumes; Abbots Bromley horn dance photos]
017 * ~ English Folk-Drama II [by T. Fairman Ordish, in Folk-Lore, Vol.IV No.2, Jun. 1893, pp.149-175 - for what is now Thomas Fairman Ordish Collection: [Sherfield English] text, costume & swords; [Netley] text & photos; [Syresham ? or Yardley Gobion ?] text; extract from The Town, College, and Neighbourhood of Marlborough, by F.Edward Hulme, 1881, pp.71-72; Romsey [?] text; two Peace Egg chapbooks; W.H. Patterson possessed New Christmas Rhyme Book chapbook; Cropwell [Bishop & Butler] and Tithby text & costume; Abbots Bromley horn dance photo]
018 * ~ [Proceedings at Evening Meetings] [in Folk-Lore, Vol.V No.III, Sep. 1894, p.211 - Gainford costume & text for what is now Thomas Fairman Ordish Collection [- via Alice B. Gomme]]
019 * ~ Old English Customs Extant at the Present Time [by P.H. Ditchfield [Rector of Barkham], 1896 - 'Books for the Library published by George Redway', p.20 - English Folk-Drama and Folk-Plays, by T. Fairman Ordish, in preparation [- never published]]
020 * ~ Christmas Mummers in the Home Counties [by T. Fairman Ordish, in Home Counties Magazine, Vol.III, 1901, pp.246-247 - Highwood House, Mill Hill fragment for what is now Thomas Fairman Ordish Collection]
021 * ~ The Mumming-Play and Other Vestiges of Folk-Drama in the British Isles [by T. Fairman Ordish, in Folk-Lore, Vol.XIII No.3, Sep. 1902, pp.296-297 - request for material for what is now Thomas Fairman Ordish Collection]
022 * ~ The Collection of Folklore [by Sidney O. Addy, in Folk-Lore, Vol.XIII No.3, Sep. 1902, pp.297-299 - "the material is yet abundant."]
023 * ~ Memorials of Old Derbyshire [ed. by Rev J.Charles Cox, 1907, pp.346-348 - 'Derbyshire Folk-Lore', by S.O. Addy - similar to above]
024 * ~ Folklore Scraps from Several Localities [by Alice B. Gomme, in Folk-Lore, Vol.XX No.1, Mar. 1909, p.72 - Gainford text for what is now Thomas Fairman Ordish Collection]
025 * ~ The Thirty-Third Annual Meeting [in Folk-Lore, Vol.XXII No.1, Mar. 1911, pp.4-6 - Report on Mumming Plays & Other Vestiges of Folk Drama read; [Gainford] costume photos; [Cropwell][sic] costume photo; Netley photos; Abbots Bromley horn dance photo; Highwood House, Mill Hill drawings; Sherfield English costume & swords photos; Sherfield English drawing]
026 * Kennedy-Grant Memorial Library [of the Halsway Manor Society - now holds the defunct Oral Traditions Library]
027 * Leeds Archive of Vernacular Culture (LAVC) [Archives of the former Institute of Dialect and Folk Life Studies (IDFLS), and the Survey of English Dialects (SED) from which it was formed; in the Special Collections of the University of Leeds Library]
028 * British Library Sound Archive - including the Traditional Music in England Project [Search for 'Mummers', 'Mumming', etc. Also search under the keyword "traditional music in england project" for all their traditional material.]
029 * Vaughan Williams Memorial Library [of the English Folk Dance & Song Society (EFDSS). Also holds copy of the BBC Folk Music Collection]
030 * ~ The H.Hurlbutt Albino Folk Music Collection (1913-38) [citation of Elaine Bradtke, in Folk Music Journal, Vol.7 No.2, 1996, pp.207, 211, 213]
031 * National Folklore Collection [Ireland]
032 * Ulster Folk & Transport Museum [Archives]
033 * School of Scottish Studies Library, University of Edinburgh [Archives]
034 * Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore and Language Archive (MUNFLA)
035 * New Hampshire Library of Traditional Music & Dance [holds the defunct library of the [American] Country Dance and Song Society (CDSS); in the Special Collections of the University of New Hampshire Library]
036 * Collections Picture Library [Brian Shuel Collection - Photo samples include Marshfield Paper Boys, 1966]
037 * Corbis [photos - Search for 'Mummers', 'Pace Eggers', etc.]
038 * Digital Video Research Archive of Morris, Sword, and Clog Dancing at Boston University [Video of Green Mountain Mummers; Handsworth Traditional Sword Dancers; Marlboro Morris & Sword; Monkseaton Morris Men]
039 * Doc Rowe Collection
040 * Hulton Picture Library [photos - Picture Post - Search for 'Mummers']
041 * Mary Evans Picture Library [illustrations - Illustrated London News - Search for 'Mummers']
042 * Once a Year [Book for sale: by Homer Sykes, 1977]

Online Full Text

043 * Folk-Lore Record [Subscription required for JSTOR]
044 * Folk-Lore Journal [Subscription required for JSTOR]
045 * Folklore [Subscription required for JSTOR]
046 * [Manchester] Guardian [1821-1990 - Subscription required for the 'Digital Archive']
047 * Irish Times [1859-date - Subscription required for the 'Digital Archive']
048 * Journal of American Folklore [Subscription required for JSTOR]
049 * Lore and Language [1969-1999[ - 1996 not scanned]]
050 * Notes and Queries [1849-1869]
051 * Notes and Queries [1849-date - Subscription required]
052 * Observer [1791-1990 - Subscription required for the 'Digital Archive']
053 * Scotsman [1817-1950 - Subscription required for the 'Digital Archive']
054 * Times Literary Supplement [1902-1990 - Subscription required for the 'Centenary Archive']
055 * Times [1785-1985 - Subscription required for the 'Digital Archive']
056 * Times [1785-1985 - Subscription required for the 'Digital Archive']
057 * English Ritual Drama [5 texts only] [by E.C. Cawte, Alex Helm & N. Peacock, 1967 - Subscription required for the 'English Verse Drama Database']
058 * Martin Collins - Mummers Plays Collection [31 texts from The Mummers' Play, by R.J.E. Tiddy, 1923; 4 from Six Mummers' Acts, by Alex Helm & E.C. Cawte, 1967; 2 from The English Mummers and their Plays, by Alan Brody, 1970; etc plus picture gallery]
059 * The Mummers' Play [by R.J.E. Tiddy, 1923 - Subscription required for Chadwyck-Healey: English Drama]

Organisations

The following organisations deal to a greater or lesser extent with folk plays, and although their websites may not refer to source material, they may have archives or libraries, and they may give useful contacts.

060 * National Centre for English Cultural Tradition (NATCECT), University of Sheffield [Englands' only academic institute for folklore studies]
061 * The Morris Ring [is for male sides]
062 * Morris Federation [was for female sides]
063 * Open Morris [was for mixed sides]
064 * Folklore Society (FLS)
065 * English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS)
066 * School of Irish, Celtic Studies, Irish Folklore & Linguistics, University College Dublin [Ireland's main academic institute for folklore studies]
067 * Department of Celtic & Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh [Scotland's main academic institute for folklore studies]
068 * Center for Computer Research in the Humanities
069 * Records of Early English Drama (REED)

Others

070 * A2A - Access to Archives [English strand of the UK Archives Network - with search facility]
071 * Scottish Archive Network [Scottish strand of the UK Archives Network - with search facility]
072 * British Humanities Index [Subscription required]
073 * British Universities Newsreel Database
074 * COPAC
075 * Crockford's Clerical Directory [1540-1835 / 1835-1967]
076 * Index to Theses [Subscription required]
077 * Morris Dancing Discussion List [it occasionally discusses folk plays]
078 * NEWSPLAN
079 * Ordnance Survey
080 * Oxford Dictionary of National Biography [Subscription required]
081 * Placenames Database of Ireland
082 * Who Was Who [Subscription required]

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