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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…

Grace Brown Elmore papers, 1861-1872 (bulk 1864-1865).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Elmore, Grace Brown, 1839-1912.
Collection number: 243
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Abstract: The collection includes an intermittent diary of Miss Elmore of Columbia, S.C., containing primarily personal and introspective entries except for a detailed account of life and Read more…

Joan Fenton collection, 1952-1978.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Fenton, Joan.
Collection number: 20015
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Abstract: Folklorist and performer Joan Fenton earned a Masters degree in folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1981. She is the owner of several stores in Charlottesville, Va., that feature traditional and contemporary Read more…

Allen Tullos collection, 1973-1985.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Tullos, Allen, 1950-
Collection number: 20043
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Abstract: Allen Tullos graduated in 1976 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Masters degree in folklore; he also earned a Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University. Read more…

Thaddeus Ferree papers, 1935-1941.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Ferree, Thaddeus, ca. 1881-ca. 1972.
Collection number: 4258
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Abstract: Primarily life histories, folkways, legends, and other items written and collected by workers of the Federal Writers’ Project of North Carolina, 1938-1941, with accompanying administrative material, including instructions to writers. Most of the Read more…