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Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes

November 15, 2011 Leave a comment

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 Read more…

Archie Green Papers, 1944-2009

November 11, 2011 Leave a comment

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 Read more…

R. Stanley Woodward Collection, 1932-2004

November 9, 2011 Leave a comment

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 Read more…

North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources Films, 1951-1988

June 2, 2011 Leave a comment

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 Read more…

Susan Massingale Collection, 1987-1995

May 26, 2011 Leave a comment

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 Read more…

Anabel Morris Buchanan collection, 1963.

February 25, 2010 Leave a comment

Abstract: Religious songs, old-time fiddle tunes, ballads, and interviews recorded by Annabel Morris Buchanan and William Henry Young. Included are an interview and 32 Ohio River songs, Read more…

Kip Lornell collection, 1973-1975.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Lornell, Kip, 1953-
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Abstract: Performances and interviews with African American blues and pre- blues secular musicians from North Carolina. Music performed includes blues, old-time songs and tunes, Read more…

Stetson Kennedy papers, 1936-1978.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Kennedy, Stetson.
Collection number: 4193
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Abstract: Stetson Kennedy was employed in the 1930s by the Florida office of the Federal Writers’ Project as a folklorist. He went on to write many articles and books on folklore and on Read more…

Herman Bell collection, 1967.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Abstract: Interview conducted in Gullah (Sea Island Creole dialect) with Jim Milligan, Christiana Milligan, and Nettie Whaley, all African Americans of Edisto Island, S.C., about life on Edisto Island. Topics include the local environment, effects of the Civil Read more…

Morris R. Mitchell papers, 1898-1976.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Mitchell, Morris R. (Morris Randolph), 1895-1976.
Collection number: 3832
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Abstract: Morris Randolph Mitchell was a pacifist and educator who, 1919-1924 and 1926-1929, farmed in Marston and Ellerbe, N.C., and served as principal and/or teacher in Read more…