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Shape-Note Singing: Resources in the American Folklife Center

Digital Collections

The Library of Congress has been digitizing unique primary source collection materials since the 1990's. The following digital collections feature shape-note singing in the United States.

Selected Digital Collections

Learn More About Sacred Harp from Across the Library

This research guide covers many collections from the American Folklife Center; however, Sacred Harp and shape note singing can be found across the Library's various reading rooms. 

Below are articles from online collections describing the history of shape-note singing. Examples of this genre can also be found in the Performing Arts Reading Room and Recorded Sound Research Center.