GB 231 MS 3088 Manuscript papers and printed books relating to Gavin Greig and the ballad tradition of the North-East of Scotland, from the library of Arthur Argo, c 1854 - c 1979. The collection contains some original manuscripts of Gavin Greig, including commonplace books, 1854 and 1880; manuscripts of his plays, Mains's Wooin, Dominie, and Prince Charlie, (n.d.); and a first proof copy, with author's corrections, of Logie o'Buchan: an Aberdeen Pastoral Comedy, 1899. Printed books and papers include a wide range of works on the Scottish ballad tradition by authors such as Gavin Greig, John Fullerton, William Temple, John Skinner, Duncan Grant, Peter F. Anson, Peter Buchan, F.J. Child, W. Christie, W.A.G. Farquhar, R. Ford, W. Gunnyon, J. Johnson, E. MacColl, P. Seeger, D. MacLeod, J. Maidment, and W. Thomson, published between 1868 - 1977. Arthur Argo's own papers, dating mostly from the 1960s and 1970s, comprise correspondence, scripts and related papers, compiled mostly for broadcasts and lectures on ballads and folk tales.
GB 231 MS 3124 This collection contains a further, miscellaneous selection of Arthur Argo's papers, and a single poem, T'Auld Jock, written by Arthur Barron. The papers of Arthur Argo comprise scripts of Come Gie's a Song: Some Folk Music Selected and Introduced by Arthur Argo, broadcast on Radio Scotland and Radio 4 between Jan and Jul 1964; photographs of folk artists, n.d.; and a variety of printed papers, including Folksongs of Aberdeenshire collected by the Rev James B. Duncan, edited by P.W. Shuldham-Shaw (The English Folk Dance and Song Society, 1967); Gavin Greig, Mains's Woo'n: A Drama of Northern Rural Life (1909); Aberdeen Folksong Club Festival programmes, 1960s; and odd copies of Folk Notes, Tocher, and Scotia Review.