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Stan Ransom, The Connecticut Peddler, is a traditional folk song singer and player.
He plays hammered dulcimer, 6 and 12 string guitar, mandolin, autoharp, dombek, and tenor banjo. read more >>
TAUNY - Board of Directors 1986-present
Stan Ransom, Allan Newell, Varick Chittenden, Jackie Sauter, Hallie Bond, Paul Fischer, Emily Tarbell, Peg Cornwell
1990-2006 Stanley Ransom, Plattsburgh
Contributions and Acknowledgements- Stanley A. Ransom
Stanley A. Ransom
Stan Ransom was born in Winsted, Connecticut in 1928, served in the Army of Occupation in Japan and graduated from Yale University.
He was in the Apollo Glee Club in his sophomore year under Fenno Heath, and he sang bass in his junior and senior year under famed director Marshall Bartholomew.
After receiving a Master's Degree in Library Service from Columbia University, he worked as a librarian for the New York Public Library for five years.
From 1958-1974 he was Director of the Huntington, L.I., Public Library.
expanded this library and its services and oversaw its move to a much larger building.
worked to promote library services in New York State and was involved in the formation of public, academic and school library systems.
In 1972 he was elected President of the New York Library Association.
In 1974 he became Director of the Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System in Plattsburgh, serving 29 member public libraries, from which he retired in 1991.
currently volunteers in the local hospital library.
America's Historic Lakes is very happy to welcome Stan as a Guest Contributor and appreciates his sharing the gift of music with us. [jpm]
New York Folklore Society Fall 2003 Annual Conference
Stanley Ransom performs at fall conference
Stanley Ransom, who serves as a board member for NYFS and TAUNY, performed music from the Lake Champlain region for conference participants.
Inside Marilley’s General Store in Croghan, New York—another one of TAUNY’s "very speical places"— are [from front] Pamela Cooley, Brenda Verardi, Stan Ransom
, and Makalé Faber.
Champlain Valley Transportation Museum
Secretary: Stan Ransom