Category Archives: Music

Lewis Family Papers, 1910s-2007

Creator: Lewis family.
Collection number: 5499
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Abstract: The Lewis family arrived in Raleigh, N.C., in 1923, when John D. Lewis Sr. took a job as a district manager for North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company of Durham, N.C. He and his wife, Luella Alice Cox Lewis, and their two children, J.D. Lewis (John D. Continue reading Lewis Family Papers, 1910s-2007

Howell Begle Collection, 1949-2008

Creator: Begle, Howell, 1944-
Collection number: 20441
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Abstract: Howell Begle is an entertainment and media lawyer and long-time activist on behalf of early rhythm and blues recording artists. In 1982, Begle met Ruth Brown, recording artist with the Atlantic Recording Corporation in the 1940s and 1950s, who had had difficulty securing Continue reading Howell Begle Collection, 1949-2008

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

George C. Stoney Papers, 1940-2009

Creator: Stoney, George C.
Collection number: 4970
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Abstract: George C. Stoney (1916- ), a documentary filmmaker who specialized in socially relevant films, was a mentor and teacher to generations of filmmakers and media activists worldwide and a pioneer in the movement for the creation and use of Continue reading George C. Stoney Papers, 1940-2009

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

Mike Seeger collection, 1955-2002.

Creator: Seeger, Mike, 1933-2009.
Collection number:
20009
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Abstract: During the 1950s and 1960s, collector, folklorist, and traditional music performer Mike Seeger recorded interviews and performances of many legendary old-time and bluegrass musicians.The collection consists of Continue reading Mike Seeger collection, 1955-2002.

Benjamin F. Swalin and Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1903-2006

Creator: Swalin, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1901-1989; Swalin, Maxine M. (Maxine McMahon)
Collection number: 4962
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Abstract: Benjamin F. Swalin (1901-1989) was conductor and director of the North Carolina Symphony, musician, composer, performer, author, teacher, and advocate Continue reading Benjamin F. Swalin and Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1903-2006