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Collection Summary

Title Melburn and Lida Odom Collection of Gospel and Shape Note Singing Books
Span Dates 1904-1964
Accession Number 2011-044
Acquisition: Dr. William Steve Lang and his wife, Deborah (Odom) Lang, Furman alumni
Extent 1.25 linear feet (1 box)
Language English
Processing History Julia A. Cowart created the finding aid in 2020.
Collection Summary Gospel and Shape Note Singing Books, 83 pieces
  Melburn Smith (1915-1965) and Lila (Grubbs) Odom (1923-2003) were lifelong residents of Taylors, SC. They directed and performed as singers, choir directors, and organists in the Greenville area from the 1940's until their deaths.