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Interview with Jean Ritchie on how she first met Marguerite and Georg Bidstrup

  • This sound recording is an excerpt from an interview with Jean Ritchie talking about how she first met Georg Bidstrup and Marguerite Butler Bidstrup at Little Mama's cafe after a dance in Berea, Kentucky. Marguerite Butler helped to found the John C. Campbell Folk School with Olive Dame Campbell and served in various administrative capacities. Bidstrup came to the Folk School in 1926, serving as the school's farm manager and folk dance instructor, later becoming the school's director in 1952. Butler and Bidstrup were married in 1936. George Armstrong conducted this interview in the early 1980s.