Sidney Robertson Cowell
|Sidney Robertson Cowell|
|Born||Sidney William Hawkins
San Francisco, California, United States
|Died||1995 (aged 91–92)|
She collected a large volume of American folk songs between 1936 and 1957, particularly for the WPA Northern California Folk Music Project (1938–1940), which she initiated.
She married in 1924, as her first husband, Kenneth Robertson. They later divorced.
While living in Shady, she sold her large library of books on Folklore and Folk Music to raise money for folklorist Vance Randolph, who needed funds to help him deal with medical problems.
- Sidney Robertson Cowell page
- Sidney Robertson Cowell page on the Library of Congress Website
- Profile of Sidney Robertson Cowell from the Association of Cultural Equity
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