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John Kenyon Chapman Papers, 1969-2009

April 15, 2013 Leave a comment

Creator: Chapman, John Kenyon.
Collection number: 3419
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Abstract: John Kenyon Chapman (1947-2009), known as Yonni, was a life-long social justice activist, organizer, and historian who focused his academic and social efforts on workers rights and African American empowerment in central North Carolina. Chapman was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio, in 1947; graduated from Harvard University in 1969; and then moved to Atlanta, Ga., to join the fight for African American equality. He relocated to North Carolina in 1975 and worked as a laboratory technician at the North Carolina Read more…

Timothy Duffy Collection, 1990-2004.

February 25, 2010 Leave a comment

Creator: Duffy, Timothy.
Collection number: 20044
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Abstract: Timothy Duffy (1963- ), folklorist and musician, produced field recordings of the American roots tradition as an undergraduate at Warren Wilson College and while working on a 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…

William Jesse Kennedy papers, 1902-1982.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Kennedy, William Jesse, 1889-1985.
Collection number: 4925
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Abstract: William Jesse Kennedy, Jr. (1889-1985), businessman, author, and community leader, was born in Andersonville, Ga. He began his affiliation with North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance 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…

Bryan T. McNeil Oral history collection, 1997.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: McNeil, Bryan T.
Collection number: 20298
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Abstract: Interviews conducted in West Virginia in 1997 by Bryan T. McNeil for his honors essay “In My Time: The Strike of 1949 in the Lives of the Coal Miners of Southern West Virginia” Read more…

Alice D. Boyle collection, 1971-1975.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Abstract: Dub of a Globe Recording Studio lp (a privately issued recording, ca. 1960) and tape recordings of Demus Green, an African American storyteller living in Charleston, S.C., originally from Whitehall, S.C., a plantation then owned by the Duponts. Read more…

Brett Sutton collection, 1974-1975.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Sutton, Brett.
Collection number: 20041
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Abstract: Folklorist and librarian Brett Sutton was born in 1948 and raised in Champaign-Urbana, Ill. He enrolled in the Curriculum of Folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel 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…

Stuart A. Marks papers, 1970s-1990s.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Marks, Stuart A., 1939-
Collection number: 4309
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Abstract: Stuart A. Marks, professor of anthropology and environmental sciences at St. Andrews College, Laurinburg, N.C. Audio tapes and typed transcripts of oral history Read more…