The collection consists of fifty-seven inexpensively produced booklets of verse
with woodblock print or photo image covers. The booklets are quarto size,
4-3/4” by 6-3/8”, and range in length from eight to forty-eight pages. The
content is in verse in stanzas of six, seven, eight, or ten lines.
The booklets are examples of a folk art known as literature de cordel, or
“string literature,” because of being attached to strings as a means of
displaying them for sale. The...