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Springfield in Windsor County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Helen Hartness Flanders

Ballad Collector, Poet, Scholar, Musician

 
 
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By Kevin Craft, July 19, 2015
1. Helen Hartness Flanders Marker
Inscription.
Born in Springfield, Vermont in 1890, daughter of Governor James Hartness and wife of U.S. Senator Ralph E. Flanders, Helen Hartness Flanders became an internationally recognized ballad collector and authority on folk music. Among her many endeavors, she wrote nine books (the first, "Vermont Folk Songs and Ballads"), lectured with local singers and developed the Flanders Ballad Collection. This treasury containing thousands of folk songs preserved in the oral tradition, as well as books and manuscripts, was donated to Middlebury College in 1941. The College awarded Mrs. Flanders an honorary Master of Arts degree for her work in the field of folk music. She died in Springfield in 1972.
 
Erected 2002 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Location. 43° 18.089′ N, 72° 28.647′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Vermont, in Windsor County. Marker can be reached from Orchard Street. Touch for map. Marker is located to the right of the main entrance of Hartness House Inn, an award-winning B&B. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 Orchard Street, Springfield VT 05156, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James Hartness & Precision Valley Inventors (within shouting
Helen Hartness Flanders Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, July 19, 2015
2. Helen Hartness Flanders Marker
distance of this marker); Stellafane Observatory (approx. 2.7 miles away); Eureka Schoolhouse & Baltimore Covered Bridge (approx. 2.7 miles away); North Charlestown Village (approx. 4.6 miles away in New Hampshire); William Jarvis (approx. 5.1 miles away); Bomber Crash on Hawks Mountain / Crew of B-29A #44-62228 Crashed Perkinsville, Vermont 15 June 1947 (approx. 5.3 miles away); Charlestown War Memorial (approx. 5.3 miles away in New Hampshire); Charlestown World War II and Korean Conflict Memorial (approx. 5.3 miles away in New Hampshire). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia - Helen Hartness Flanders. (Submitted on July 23, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 153 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 23, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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