The Info List - William Wells Newell

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William Wells Newell (1839 - 1907) was an American folklorist, school teacher, minister and philosophy professor.


1 Biography 2 Legacy 3 References 4 External links

Biography[edit] Newell was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After trying his hand at ministry, he was a faculty member at the new philosophy department at Harvard University
Harvard University
for a few years. However, the bulk of Newell's career was as a school teacher. Newell founded the American Folklore Society in 1888 where he edited the Journal of American Folklore.[1] His best known work is Games and Songs of American Children (1883, Mineola, N. Y.). The songs included tunes with the lyrics, and is the first collection of folk music of American children. He graduated from Harvard College
Harvard College
and Harvard Divinity School.[2] Legacy[edit] The American Folklore Society's Children's Folklore Section awards the annual W. W. Newell Prize, which is presented for the best student essay.[3] References[edit]

^ Bell, Michael J (Jun–Aug 1973). " William Wells Newell and the Foundation of American Folklore Scholarship". Journal of the Folklore Institute. 10 (1/2).  ^ http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1525/aa.1907.9.2.02a00110/pdf ^ "W.W. Newell Prize". American Folklore Society. Retrieved December 28, 2011. The Children's Folklore Section annually offers the W. W. Newell Prize, which includes a cash award, for the best student essay on a topic in children's folklore. 

Dictionary of American Biography

External links[edit]

has original works written by or about: William Wells Newell

Works by William Wells Newell at Project Gutenberg Works by or about William Wells Newell at Internet Archive William Wells Newell American Folklore Society

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 43004083 LCCN: n99016500 ISNI: 0000 0000 8121 9709 GND: 132629747 SUDOC: 077458265 MusicBrainz: fe2651f2-051c-4b83-b02c-94eec241716e NDL: 01058