Guide to the Ruth Caudill Warren Papers, undated

Summary Information

Title: Ruth Caudill Warren Papers, undated
Collection: AC.641
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection of Ruth Caudill Warren consists of 21 photocopied, handwritten folk songs.

Creator: Warren, Ruth Caudill

Biographical/Historical Note

Ruth Caudill Warren was born June 22, 1923. Her parents, Famon and Augusta Caudill, lived at the Wild Cat Rock on the Blue Ridge Parkway. In her later years, Ms. Warren lived in the Wilkes Senior Village in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina.

Scope and Contents

This collection includes the following songs: Banks of the Ohio; Knoxville Girl; I Don't Worry No, No, No; Would You Care; Two Little Rosebuds; Two More Years; A Soldier's Last Letter; Lone Valley; Somebody is Waiting for You; Darling Nellie Across the Sea; Down in the Willow Garden; Little Pal; Broken Hearted Lover; Charlie Brooks; Birmingham Jail; Blues in my Mind; Little Tom; Branded Wherever I Go; Ore Nob Song; The Wreck on the HIghway (2); Casey Jones; Pal of Mine; Pale Wildwood Flower; Old Ninety Seven; The Wabash Cannonball; When my Blue Moon Turns to Gold; Eyes Watching You; I'll Keep on Loving You; Blues in my Mind; 2nd page of Bessie. The song Banks of the Ohio was written by Ms. Warren. The others were copied by her daughters.


There is no true arrangement of this collection.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This collection of songs was given by daughter Jennifer Laws to Dr. Cece Conway for use in class, then Dr. Conway gave copies to the Appalachian Collection in 2004. Accession number AC.2004.011

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott May 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.641: Ruth Caudill Warren Papers, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina.

Container List

Papers, undated ACSC_Box 19, Folder 16