Sidney Robertson Cowell, 92, an ethnomusicologist, writer...

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March 02, 1995

Sidney Robertson Cowell, 92, an ethnomusicologist, writer and widow of composer Henry Cowell, died Thursday at her home in Shady, N.Y. In her extensive travels from 1937 to 1957, she recorded American, Finnish, Irish, Portuguese, Iranian and Turkish folk music, among other types. Her collection, housed in the Library of Congress, is among the most extensive ever gathered and includes some of the earliest documentation of ethnic music in the United States.

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