Archive for the ‘Folklore’ Category

Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes

November 15, 2011 Comments off

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 Comments off

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 Comments off

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 Comments off

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 Comments off

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 Comments off

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…

Paul Green papers, 1880-1985.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Green, Paul, 1894-1981.
Collection number: 3693
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Abstract: Paul Eliot Green (1894-1981), of Chapel Hill, N.C., was an author, Pulitzer prize-winning playwright, and humanitarian. This collection contains material documenting the many facets of Green’s life and work, material relating to the Read more…

Howard Kester papers, 1923-1978.

October 12, 2009 1 comment

Creator: Kester, Howard, 1904-1977.
Collection number: 3834
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Abstract: Howard Anderson Kester was a theologian, educator, and administrator active in Christian movements relating to race relations, pacifism, and economic reform in the South from the 1920s until his retirement in 1970. Correspondence of Read more…

Penn School papers, 1862-2004.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Penn School papers, 1862-2004.
Collection number: 3615
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Abstract: The Penn School on Saint Helena Island, S.C., was founded during the Civil War by northern philanthropists and missionaries for former plantation slaves in an area occupied by the United States Army. Over the years, with Read more…

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Curriculum in Folklore archive collection 81-92, 1985 March 29-30.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Abstract: Live recordings of a concert entitled “Black Traditions in Music, Dance, and Verse,” and a forum entitled “Black American Folklife.” The concert featured Fris Holloway, African American blues pianist and buckdancer from Read more…