Adventures of a Ballad Hunter

Book cover design


6 × 9 inches
Paperback cover
University of Texas Press
Fall 2017


A memoir of Alan Lomax’s eventful life, this book recalls his early years and the fruitful decades he spent on the road collecting folk songs, on his own and later with son Alan and second wife Ruby Terrill Lomax. The Library of Congress has a wealth of materials from and about the Lomax family. For example, these four photographs which were taken by Alan or John Lomax while on the road.