New England folklorist who assembled a definitive collection of over 4,500 folk ballads sung around the region.
She and several other Vermont writers formed the Committee on Traditions and Ideals to help revive some of the state's culture of the past two centuries.
Her remarkable collection took over three decades to assemble, as Flanders traveled the backroads of the country recording singers on her dictaphone.
Her father James Hartnes served as Governor of Vermont from 1921 to 1923.
Kathryn Tucker Windham also collected folklore. Her area of study was from the South and she retold the tales in her books.