Two autographs for Joy in June survive in the Special Collections division of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville: MC 988b Box 3B, folder 11, and MC 988b Box 3C, folder 28. This edition takes the former as its copy-text. This source is dated, but the month is illegible; on the basis of the title, the edition infers that the complete date was intended to read “June 27, 1938.” The edition generally presents Price’s music as she wrote it, differentiating between authorial and editorial information. Editorial accidentals are presented as ficta.
— John Michael Cooper