Alan Lomax was posthumously conferred a “Trustees Award”. He is recognised as one of the most renowned American ethnomusicologists and folklorist. Alan Lomax was writer, musical anthropologist, preservationist, manager of the artist, publisher, recording engineer, musical coordinator, advocate, producer for the radio, supporter and innovative thinker. He has performed all these roles with the belief that the key sources of music, poetry, dance, and fantasy come from the common people, who meet the happiness and sorrows of life head on and do not have many protections and defences. As per Alan Lomax, the attractiveness in the music is refined over elongated period of time and is mostly nourished by the native people. According to Lomax, music is developed by the cultures, its multitudinous, amalgamations and variations (Brewer 2003).
Lomax worked as an Assistant in Charge in the period of 1937 till 1942 at the Archive of Folk Song of the Library of Congress. He has done substantial number of recordings in this period along with his father and other contributors. It is assumed that his work in this period surpasses the figure of 10,000 field recordings. Lomax was a pioneer verbal historian. By the end of the 1939, Lomax was famous for hosting two series on the national broadcast, American School of the Air of channel CBS namely, Wellsprings of Music and American Folk Song. Both of these series were courses of music appreciation which were daily broadcasted in the schools.