May Justus

May Justus (May 12, 1898 – November 7, 1989) was an American author of numerous children's books, almost all of which were set in Appalachia and reflect the traditional culture of her native East Tennessee. She also worked as a teacher and served for many years as volunteer secretary-treasurer for the Highlander Folk School.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 12th, 1898 (Del Rio), Died November 7th, 1989 (Grundy County)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-59956 10-in. 5/20/1930 I see a gleam of glory Vaughan Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano songwriter  


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