Sidney Robertson Cowell en Iowan sings for Library of Congress <p></p><p></p><p>His name is George Vinton Graham and while he is no "American Idol," his singing is considered an important example of Anglo-American folk music. The Graham recordings were made by ethnographer Sidney Robertson Cowell in 1938 and are found at the Library of Congress (American Memory).</p> Wed, 21 Mar 2007 10:00:00 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 1962 at Iowan sings for Library of Congress The Ortonville Story <p></p><p></p><p><br>A seventy year old recording of dulcimer music leads to the story of an Iowa ghost town and an uncommon musical instrument. The Thomas Mann recordings&nbsp;are courtesy of the American Folklife Center, Sidney Robertson Cowell Collection, Library of Congress. Sounds from July, 1937, in Ortonville, Iowa.</p> Mon, 12 Feb 2007 11:00:00 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 1966 at The Ortonville Story