Category Archives: Folklore

Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes

Collection number: 30025
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Abstract: This collection comprises field notes, transcripts, memos, ephemera, and other items associated with sound and video recordings assembled at the Southern Folklife Collection. The identifying number for the associated recording as well as provenance information (where Continue reading Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes

Archie Green Papers, 1944-2009

Creator: Green, Archie.
Collection number:  20002
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Abstract: Archie Green (1917-2009) was graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1939 and then worked in San Francisco shipyards, served in the United States Navy in World War II, and was active in several labor organizations. He earned an M.L.S. degree from the Continue reading Archie Green Papers, 1944-2009

R. Stanley Woodward Collection, 1932-2004

Creator: Woodward, R. Stanley.
Collection number: 20446
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Abstract: Stan Woodward is a southern auteur and documentary filmmaker. The Woodward Studio Limited produces documentaries on southern folk culture through the themes of American foodway and related traditions. In the 1980s, Woodward served as director of the Media Arts Center and the Communication Wing at the Capital Children’s Museum in Continue reading R. Stanley Woodward Collection, 1932-2004

North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources Films, 1951-1988

Creator: North Carolina. Dept. of Cultural Resources.
Collection number: 20448
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Abstract: The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources is the state agency responsible for arts, history, and library programs; among its divisions is the State Library of North Carolina. The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources films collection documents a variety of Continue reading North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources Films, 1951-1988

Susan Massingale Collection, 1987-1995

Creator: Massingale, Susan.
Collection number: 20278
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Abstract: The Susan Massingale collection consists of 243 videotapes from four documentary productions, 1987-1995. Massingale co-produced and co-directed one of the productions, Step It Up and Go: Blues in the Carolinas, with Glen Hinson. The other productions are Boogie in Black and Continue reading Susan Massingale Collection, 1987-1995

Daniel W. Patterson and Beverly Bush Patterson papers, 1775-2001.

Creator: Patterson, Daniel W. and Beverly Bush.
Collection number: 20026
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Abstract: Folklorist Daniel W. Patterson (1928- ) Kenan Professor Emeritus of English and the former chair of the Curriculum in Folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Continue reading Daniel W. Patterson and Beverly Bush Patterson papers, 1775-2001.

Lawrence Gellert scrapbook, 1930s.

Creator: Gellert, Lawrence, 1898-1979, collector.
Collection number: 4442
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Abstract: A 191-page typed manuscript called “Tales of One Time I’shman Told by Southern Negroes,” collected by Lawrence Gellert and apparently prepared for publication by the Hours Press, New York. The manuscript contains about seventy folk-tales Continue reading Lawrence Gellert scrapbook, 1930s.

Guy Benton Johnson papers, 1830-1987.

Creator: Johnson, Guy Benton, 1901-1991.
Collection number: 3826
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Abstract: Guy Benton Johnson was one of the original research assistants at the Institute for Research in Social Science and joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina in 1927, retiring in 1969. In 1923, he married Guion Continue reading Guy Benton Johnson papers, 1830-1987.

Miscellaneous writings, ca. 1893-1956.

Creator: Miscellaneous writings, ca. 1893-1956.
Collection number: 3704-z
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Abstract: Items include “Gap Road,” by George Folsom Cranberry (1876-1956), a short story, 23 p., typescript, undated; “Change the Joke and Slip the Yoke,” by Ralph Ellison (b. 1914), an essay concerning Afro-American literature Continue reading Miscellaneous writings, ca. 1893-1956.