The author reviews Austin Fife's collection of Mormon folk songs according to the criteria of what makes a song a folk song. Although the collection is rather disorganized and over half of the collected songs are not true Mormon folk songs, Fife's work is still a valuable work. Austin Fife's collection of hymns, songs, and spoken word is at the Library of Congress; audio tapes were sold to Brigham Young University.
Cheney, Thomas E.
"Mormon Folk Song and the Fife Collection,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 3
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol3/iss1/6