Portia Crawford collection, 1960-1963.

Abstract: Dub of a disc submitted with master’s thesis: “A Study of Negro Folk Songs from Greensboro, N.C., and Surrounding Towns” (University of North Carolina, M.A., 1965). Material contains mostly unaccompanied singing by African American vocalists, including Joe Goodman of Reidsville, N.C., Harvey Reaves of Greensboro, N.C., Beverly Green, and Diane Holman. The vocalists range from age 10 to 106, including an ex-slave, Dory Boyd. Types of songs include spirituals and children’s songs.

Repository: Southern Folklife Collection

Collection Highlights: Dub of original disc recording submitted with Portia Crawford’s master’s thesis entitled “A Study of Negro Folksong from Greensboro, N.C. and Surrounding Towns” (UNC-CH, Folklore, 1965). Includes mostly unaccompanied singing by people aged ten to 106 and includes spirituals, children’s songs, ballads, and animal songs. Recordings presumed to have been made between 1960 and 1963. [1 reel, FT1319]