Southern Folklife Collection

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Appointments: Head of Branch Libraries; Director of Library Human Resources; Special Projects Cataloger; Rare Book Research Librarian

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library has recently made the following appointments: Phil Vandermeer as Head of Branch Libraries; Tiffany Allen as Director of Library Human Resources; Elizabeth McCraw as Special Projects Cataloger; and John Vincler as Rare Book Research Librarian. Continue reading

Memphis Musician Jim Dickinson To Be Remembered Feb. 15

The late Memphis musician and record producer Jim Dickinson will be remembered in a program Feb. 15 at 2:30 p.m. in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of the Wilson Special Collections Library. Continue reading

Decoration Day Will Be Topic of Lecture Feb. 4

Folklorist Alan Jabbour and photographer Karen Singer Jabbour will discuss the Southern Appalachian tradition of Decoration Day in a free public program Feb. 4 in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of the Wilson Special Collections Library. The reception begins at 5 p.m. The Jabbours’ book Decoration Day in the Mountains: Traditions of Cemetery Decoration in the Southern Appalachians was published in 2010 by the University of North Carolina Press. Continue reading

It’s Grits! Film Screening with Director Stan Woodward Jan. 19

Filmmaker Stan Woodward will present his documentary classic It’s Grits! on Jan. 19 in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of the Wilson Special Collections Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A discussion with Woodward will follow a screening of the film. Continue reading

New Orleans R&B Performance Nov. 16

Uganda Roberts and Jojo Hermann will make a special appearance Tuesday, Nov. 16, at noon at the Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. They will perform music and answer questions for students in History 571, Southern Music. The public is invited to attend this free event. Continue reading

Record Sale Nov. 6 Will Benefit Southern Folklife Collection

A record sale on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010 in UNC’s Wilson Library will benefit the Southern Folklife Collection. The sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of Wilson Library. Thousands of old-time, country, folk, blues, jazz, and rock recordings will be sold. Continue reading

Tommy Edwards Bluegrass Performance Oct. 5

Musicians Tommy Edwards and Friends will make a special appearance at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Wilson Library, performing music and answering questions for students in History 571, Southern Music. The public is invited to attend this free event on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, at noon. Continue reading

Old-Time Musician Wade Mainer’s Influence Is Topic of Program Sept. 21

The career of old-time musician Wade Mainer will be honored in a free public program Sept. 21, 2010, in Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Author Dick Spottswood will discuss his recently published biography of Mainer, and a variety of individual musicians and groups will provide musical tributes. A reception begins at 5 p.m.; the program starts at 5:45 p.m. Continue reading

Carolina Soul Music Topic of Lecture Sept. 10 by Jason Perlmutter

Carolina Soul A lecture by Jason Perlmutter Friday, Sept. 10, 2010 Reception at 5 p.m. | Program at 5:45 p.m. Wilson Special Collections Library Free and open to the public Information: Liza Terll, Friends of the Library, liza_terll@unc.edu, (919) 962-4207 Jason Perlmutter, founder of Carolina Soul, an online encyclopedia of soul music from the Carolinas, … Continue reading

Country Musician Jimmie Rodgers Will Be Topic of Program April 13

Jimmie Rodgers: The Father of Country Music An exhibit in the Southern Folklife Collection April 13 – July 13, 2010 Wilson Special Collections Library, 4th floor Free and open to the public Information: Steve Weiss, smweiss@email.unc.edu, (919) 962-1345 This Southern Folklife Collection exhibit about Rodgers features rare photographs, recordings, and memorabilia about Rodgers’s career and … Continue reading

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