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Ruth Porter Crawford

Ruth Porter CrawfordBorn: 3-Jul-1901
Birthplace: East Liverpool, OH
Died: 18-Nov-1953
Location of death: Chevy Chase, MD
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Musicologist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Composer, musical ethnologist

Works include String Quartet (1931).

Husband: Charles Seeger (musicologist, m. 14-Nov-1931, one son, two daughters)
Son: Mike Seeger (folk singer, d. 7-Aug-2009)
Daughter: Peggy Seeger
Daughter: Barbara
Son: Pete Seeger (stepson, folk musician, b. 3-May-1919)

    Teacher: School of Musical Arts, Jacksonville, FL (1918-21)
    Teacher: American Conservatory, Chicago, IL (1925-29)
    Teacher: Elmhurst College of Music, Chicago, IL (1926-29)

    Guggenheim Fellowship 1930

Author of books:
American Folk Songs for Children (1948)
Animal Folk Songs for Children (1950)
American Folk Songs for Christmas (1953)


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