In 1940, the great composer and musicologist Béla Bartók
came to the United States and transcribed many of the melodies of
the songs in the Milman Parry Collection. Read
Bartók's 1942 letter to the New York Times about the
importance of the Collection.
Click on thumbnail photos below for full-size images of Bartók's
hand written transcriptions. (Image file sizes range from approximately
200k to 250k each).