Includes 350 early Baptist and Primitive Baptist published items dating from 1805. Manuscript hymn tunes are also included in the ballad and hymn collections of early Berea College faculty members Gladys Jameson and John F. Smith (Berea, 1911–ca. 1930).
Manuscript / audio holdings also include
Berea College Symposium on Rural Hymnody (1979)
William H. Tallmadge Baptist Hymnody Collection (1968-1980)
Jeff Titon Kentucky Traditional Music Collection (1990-1996)