Collections and Resources, Exhibits, Music, Southern Folklife Collection, Special Collections

Visualizing American Roots Music

Aug. 21, 2014 – Jan. 31, 2015
Wilson Special Collections Library
Pleasants Family Assembly Room
Free and open to the public
>>Southern Folklife Collection 25th anniversary information


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As part of the Southern Folklife Collection’s 25th anniversary, an exhibition of twenty rare and unique photographs of iconic musicians returns to the Pleasants Family Assembly Room in the Wilson Special Collections Library.

The exhibition includes photographs of Johnny Cash, The Byrds, Mississippi John Hurt, and the Maddox Brothers and Rose.

The photographs come from Wilson Library’s Southern Folklife Collection. They showcase a wide spectrum of American roots music—ranging from the blues, bluegrass, and country, to rock and roll—and highlight its popular and commercial development over the last century.

Visualizing American Roots Music will be on view through Jan. 31, 2015.

The Wilson Special Collections Library is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. The Pleasants Family Assembly Room is not available at all times. Call (919) 962-0114 for exhibition availability.

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