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Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture

NORTH CAROLINA COLLECTIONS
IN THE ARCHIVE OF FOLK CULTURE

Compiled by: Lara Bovilsky, Sarah Bryan, and Ronan Peterson
Series Editor: Ann Hoog

Revised: July 2012


For additional information about Archive of Folk Culture collections, contact the Folklife Reading Room. To request copies, see our webpages regarding audio materials and photographic materials. Please refer to the AFC and/or AFS numbers when requesting information. All indications of time duration listed in this finding aid are estimates.

AFC 1928/002: Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection
Nineteen 10-inch tapes, copied from 825 cylinders, recorded in California, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Virginia by Robert Winslow Gordon, 1922-1928. Includes blues, spirituals, ballads, gospel singing, sea chanties, recitations, and miscellaneous recordings including the inauguration of President Calvin Coolidge. The collection includes 1/2 linear inch of concordances. [catalog record]

AFS 18,997B-19,002A: Six tapes containing songs performed by John Carl Ammons, Isaac Avery, Mrs. H.A. Barrier, W.E. Bird, Mary E. Bridges, Mrs. Olla Brown, Samantha Bumgartner, D.H. Clark, Chauncey Cushing, John W. Dillon, A.C. Elkins, Ernest Helton, Rev. A.G. Holley, H.T. Hunter (president, Cullowhee State Normal School), Fred J. Lewey, Bessie Littrell, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Effie Matthews, Bertie May Moses, Bessie Moses, Edward Moses, Ada Moss, Charles Weston Noel, Mrs. Lawrence Parker, Bertha M. Parkins, James P. Patton, H.A. Powers, Agnes Pressley, G.W. Pressley, Nicholad E. Pressley, Harry Roberts, G.S. Robinson, Ruth Alexander Shannon, T.L. Sigmond, May Sluder, Mirkie Sluder, Henry Smith, William H. Stevens, Jim Stikeleather, Nancy Weaver Stikeleather, Julius Sutton, Leola White, Anderson Williams, George Williams, and John G. Woody. Recorded in Aden, Arden, Asheville, Balsam, Biltmore, Brickton, Concord, Cullowhee, Dillsboro, Fletcher, Greensboro, Morganton, Sylva, Tryon, North Carolina, by Robert Winslow Gordon, October 15–December 20, 1925.

AFC 1928/003: Robert Winslow Gordon Manuscripts Collection: North Carolina
Three hundred seventy-four song texts from recordings made by Robert Winslow Gordon during a field trip in North Carolina, October-December 1925. Texts 1-298 correspond with cylinder recordings listed above.

AFC 1935/002: John A. Lomax Southern States Collection, 1933-1937
Three 8-inch, 17 10-inch and 620 12-inch discs of church services, instrumentals, songs, and stories recorded in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., by John A. Lomax, Alan Lomax, Ruby T. Lomax, and Harold Spivacke, 1933-37. [catalog record] [audio titles]

AFS 98A: One disc containing "The Lexington Murder," sung with guitar by Wesley Hargis from Durham, North Carolina. Recorded at the State Penitentiary, Raleigh, North Carolina, by John A. and Alan Lomax, December 22, 1934. (4 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4844 reel 8A)

AFS 98B: One disc containing "Fox and the Lawyer" sung by Johnny Miles, and "Little Willie's My Darlin'" sung by George W. Smith, accompanied on guitar by Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter. Recorded at the State Penitentiary, Raleigh, North Carolina, by John A. and Alan Lomax, December 22, 1934. (6 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4844 reel 8B)

AFS 268-270: Three discs containing blues and religious songs performed by Blind Joe, Norman Haskins, Robert Higgins, Johnnie Myer, Amos Williams, and other unidentified individuals. Recorded at the State Penitentiary, Raleigh, North Carolina, by John A. and Alan Lomax, December 19 and 22, 1934. (30 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4844 reel 21B)

AFS 720A; 835A: Two discs containing "The Skeptic's Daughter," "In the Valley," "The Romish Lady," "The Little Family," and "The Gamblin' Man," sung by Mrs. Leander Wilson. Recorded in Zionville, North Carolina, by John A. Lomax, July 16, 1936. (6 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4844 reel 50B; 59B)

AFS 831B; 840B; 853A; 854-855A: Five discs containing songs sung by Julie Grogan and Lawton Grogan. Recorded in Silverstone, North Carolina, by John A. Lomax, July 1936. (10 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4844 reel 61A)

AFS 837; 841: Two discs containing songs played on fiddle and fife by Marion Rees. Recorded in Zionville, North Carolina, by John A. Lomax, July 1936. (8 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4844 reel 59B-60A)

AFS 838-839A: Two discs of songs sung by Mrs. C.A. Burkett and Kate Burkett. Recorded in Mabel, North Carolina, by John A. Lomax, July 1936. (12 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4844 reel 59B-60A)

AFS 842; 843A3-843B; 845; 851-852: Five discs containing songs sung by Myra Barnett Miller. Recorded in Tuckaseigee, North Carolina, by John A. Lomax, July 1936. (8 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4844 reel 60A; 61A)

AFS 843; 844: Two discs containing songs sung by H.J. Beeker and J.T.C. Wright. Recorded at Appalachian State Teacher's College, Boone, North Carolina, by John A. Lomax, July 1936. (8 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4844 reel 60A)

AFS 846A; 850; 855B: Three discs containing songs sung and played on banjo by O.L. Coffey. Recorded in Blowing Rock and Shulls Mills, North Carolina, by John A. Lomax and Frank C. Brown, July 1936. (6 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4844 reel 61A)

AFS 840A; 853B2; 856: Three discs containing songs sung and played on banjo by Doc W. Hoppes. Recorded in Estatoe, North Carolina, by John A. Lomax, July 1936. (8 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4844 reel 61A)

AFS 836; 860-862: Four discs containing religious and work songs sung by Louis Crosby, Lee Guest, John Lyles, James McIvean, Sterling Mason, Albert Shepherd, Leonard Sykes, James White, Matthew Willis, Booker T. Wilson, Eugene Wilson, Mosely Wilson, and Newman Winstead. Recorded at the State Prison Camp, Boone, North Carolina, by John A. Lomax, July 1936. (24 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 61B)

AFC 1938/006: Bascom Lamar Lunsford Collection
Sixty-four 12-inch discs of ballads, instrumentals, songs, and stories, performed by Bascom Lamar Lunsford of Leicester, North Carolina. Originally recorded at Columbia University, New York City, by William Cabell Greet and George W. Hibbitt, February-March 1935, and duplicated by Charles Seeger, winter 1937. [Note: AFS 1778B was recorded in Leicester, North Carolina, by Sidney Robertson (Cowell), November 17, 1936, and is a copy of AFS 3167A.] The collection includes 18 pages of collection lists and manuscripts. (includes AFS 1778-1841) (10 hours and 7 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 125B-130B) [catalog record]

AFC 1939/003: Fletcher Collins, Jr. Collection
Thirty-three 12-inch discs recorded in North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia, by Fletcher Collins, Jr. between 1935 and 1942. The collection includes indexes, transcriptions, and correspondence. Donated to the Library of Congress between 1939 and 2002. Records made by Fletcher Collins, Elon College, North Carolina. Deposited by the Joint Committee on Folk Arts, WPA. Records made in North Carolina by Fletcher Collins, using Library of Congress machine and discs, in the spring of 1942. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFS 6482-6486: Five discs containing songs sung by I.G. Greer, accompanied by Mrs. I.G. Greer on dulcimer and piano. Recorded in Greensboro, North Carolina, November 25, 1941. (32 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 413B)

AFS 6491: One disc containing songs sung by James and Louis Hawkins. Recorded in Brown Summit, North Carolina, December 10, 1941. (8 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 413B)

AFS 6492-6494: Three discs containing instrumentals and songs performed by the Wagoner Brothers (John, Pete, and Vasteen). Recorded at Elon College, Elon, North Carolina, December 11, 1941, and an undated conversation recorded in a Burlington, North Carolina, barbershop. (24 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 414A)

AFC 1939/005: Herbert Halpert 1939 Southern States Recording Expedition
Four hundred and nineteen 12-inch discs of ballads, instrumentals, monologues, songs, and stories, recorded in Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia, by Herbert Halpert, March 15-June 15, 1939, under the joint sponsorship of the Folk Arts Committee of the Works Progress Administration and the Library of Congress. The collection includes 10 3/4 linear inches of collection lists and descriptions, musical transcriptions, project description, and textual transcriptions. [catalog record]

AFS 2842B-2874A: Thirty-three discs containing ballads, children's songs, religious songs, monologues, play-party songs, rhymes, and other secular songs. Recorded in Crossnore, Elk Park, Heaton, Morganton, Pensacola, and Rominger, North Carolina, by Herbert Halpert, April 12-19, 1939. (5 hours and 5 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 185B-188A)

AFC 1939/008: John Hammond and Alan Lomax Recordings of Blues and Jazz Musicians
Eleven 12-inch discs of 24 songs and stories played, sung, and spoken by Albert Ammons, James P. Johnson, Pete Johnson, Meade Lux Lewis, and Saunders (Sonny Terry) Terrell. Recorded in New York City by Alan Lomax, December 24, 1938, through the courtesy of John Hammond. Includes interviews of the musicians conducted by Alan Lomax. [catalog record]

AFS 2490A; 2491-2494: Five discs containing "Fox Chase," "New Careless Love," "The New Red River Blues," "Louise," "The Freight Train," "Meet Me on the Railroad and Bring Me My Shoes and Clothes," and "Lost John," played on harmonica by Saunders (Sonny Terry) Terrell of Durham, North Carolina. (45 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 159B-160A)

AFC 1939/016: Resettlement Administration Recordings Collection
One hundred sixty-five 12-inch discs of instrumentals and songs recorded in Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Washington, D.C., by Sidney Robertson Cowell, Charles Seeger, Margaret Valiant, and others for the Special Skills Division, Resettlement Administration, 1936-37. The collection includes 3 1/2 inches of transcripts, correspondence, graphic images, and a program book from the 1937 National Folk Festival. [catalog record]

AFS 3155B; 3166-3172: Eight discs containing monologues and songs performed by Bascom Lamar Lunsford of Leicester and I.N. (Nick) Marlor of Boyd's Cove, North Carolina. Recorded in Leicester, North Carolina, by Sidney Robertson (Cowell) and Bascom Lamar Lunsford, November 17, 1936. (1 hour and 6 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 210, LWO 5111 reels 437B-438A)

AFS 3241A1, B; 3251A2: Two discs containing "Little Marg'et," "Little Turtle Dove," and "Go and Leave Me If You Wish To," sung with banjo by Bascom Lamar Lunsford of Leicester, North Carolina. Recorded in Washington, D.C., by Sidney Robertson (Cowell), March 18, 1937. (15 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reels 438B-439A)

AFS 3244A2-3245A1; 3256B2-3257: Four discs containing instrumentals and songs performed by an Asheville, North Carolina, dance band; Bascom Lamar Lunsford of Leicester, North Carolina; a Soco Gap, North Carolina, band; and a YMCA dance band of Canton, North Carolina. Recorded at the National Folk Festival, Chicago, Illinois, by Sidney Robertson (Cowell), May 27-28, 1937. (27 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 215B; LWO 5111 reels 438B-439)

AFC 1939/018: Richard Chase Recordings
Nine 12-inch discs of an instrumental, poems, and songs, recorded at Ebenezer Church, Raleigh and Waynesville, North Carolina, and Whitetop, Virginia, by Richard Chase, August 17-September 14, 1935, for the Institute of Folk Music at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The collection includes 8 pages of manuscripts. [note: most of this collection is also included in AFS 18,872-18,873] [catalog record]

AFS 3424-3425: Two discs containing poems and songs performed by Sue Coffey of Boone, North Carolina; an unidentified group recorded at E.R.E. Institute, Raleigh, North Carolina; Mattie Queen Turner recorded in Waynesville, North Carolina; Rebecca Jones recorded in Ebenezer Church, North Carolina; and an unidentified orator of James Joyce's poetry. Recorded by Richard Chase, August 3 and September 14, 1935. (20 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel l227)

AFC 1940/003: John and Ruby Lomax 1940 Southern States Recordings Collection
One hundred and forty-five discs of dialogues, a funeral service, hollers, instrumentals, monologues, prayers, sermons, and songs, recorded in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia, by John A., Ruby T., 2 1/2 linear inches of correspondence, field notes, informant biographies, manuscripts, song descriptions, and textual transcriptions. [catalog record]

AFS 4086A: One disc containing "Old Joe Clark," "County Jail," and "Black-Eyed Susie," sung by J. Paul Miles with banjo, Wade Miles on guitar, and Vernon Miles on mandolin. Recorded in Cherry Lane, North Carolina, by John A. and Ruby T. Lomax, November 10, 1940. (5 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 276B)

AFC 1941/004: "Man-on-the-Street" Interviews Collection
Five 16-inch and 12 12-inch discs of interviews from Washington, D.C.; Bloomington, Indiana; Nashville, Tennessee; Burlington, North Carolina; New York, New York; and Austin and Dallas, Texas, documenting the reactions of the "man-on-the-street" to the bombing of Pearl Harbor and declaration of war. Recorded by Robert E. Barton Allen, Philip Cohen, Fletcher Collins, John Henry Faulk, Charles T. Harrell, Charles Johnson, Alan Lomax, John A. Lomax, Robert Sonkin, and Charles Todd, December 8-10, 1941. Recorded as part of the Library of Congress Radio Research Project. The collection includes one linear inch of logs, and transcripts. [catalog record] [online presentation]

AFS 6365: One disc containing a discussion among a group of unidentified men about reactions to Pearl Harbor. Recorded in Burlington, North Carolina, December 8, 1941. (tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 407) [audio and transcript]

AFS 6366: One disc containing a discussion among a group of unidentified men about reactions to Pearl Harbor. Recorded in Burlington, North Carolina, December 8, 1941. (tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 407) [audio and transcript]

AFC 1941/006: Alan Lomax Recordings of Rehearsals for White House program
Thirteen 12-inch discs of a conversation, instrumentals, monologues, and songs recorded at Fort Myer, Arlington, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., by Alan Lomax, February 7, 8, and 16, 1941. Includes performances by Sailor Dad (John M.) Hunt of Marion, Virginia; soldiers stationed at Fort Myer, Arlington, Virginia; and Wade Mainer's Mountaineers of North Carolina, rehearsing for "An Evening of American Folksong," a concert at the White House for President and Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, February 17, 1941. The collection includes 17 pages of a collection list, correspondence, and manuscripts. [catalog record]

AFS 4433-4435: Three discs containing "Wild Bill Jones," "Sourwood Mountain," "Arkansas Traveler," "Sally Ann," "Hen Cackling," "Going Down the Road Feeling Bad," "Short Life of Trouble," "The Train," and "John Henry," performed by Wade Mainer's Mountaineers of North Carolina. Recorded in Washington, D.C., February 16, 1941. (21 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 302A)

AFC 1941/011: Radio Research Project Recordings
One hundred four 16-inch and 57 12-inch discs of calls, church services, conversations, interviews, instrumentals, meetings, monologues, prayers, recipes, revivals, sermons, and songs. Recorded in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia, by Joseph Liss, Alan Lomax, and Jerome Wiesner, July-September, 1941. The collection includes 2 linear inches of an article, collection lists, correspondence, informant biographies, a program for the 1940 Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, song descriptions, and textual transcriptions. Includes recordings of the 1941 Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, Asheville, the 1941 Old Time Fiddlers Convention, Galax, Virginia, and reactions to Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) programs and the brewing of World War II in Europe. [catalog record]

AFS 4787; 4794-4797A: Five discs containing instrumentals, interviews, and songs performed by Marcus Martin of Swannannoa, North Carolina; Panhandle Pete (Howard Nash) of Asheville, North Carolina; and Julia E. Wolfe, mother of Thomas Wolfe, of Asheville, North Carolina. Recorded in Asheville, North Carolina, July 26, 1941. (2 hours and 18 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 332B, 334)

AFS 4788-4792A; 4793A; 4797B-4806A: Sixteen discs containing instrumentals, interviews, monologues, and songs, performed by attendees and participants of the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival. Recorded in Asheville, North Carolina, and vicinity, July 1941. (6 hours and 18 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 332B-333; 335-336)

AFS 4793B; 4828B; 4831B; 4918-492A; 4921; 4928-4935: Fifteen discs containing instrumentals, monologues, and songs, performed by participants of the Galax Old Time Fiddlers' Convention. Recorded in Galax, Virginia, August 15-16, 1941. Includes performers from Fleetwood and Sparta, North Carolina. (4 hours and 48 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 334A, 341, 352, 354-355A)

AFS 4806B-4809; 4856A; 4925B: Six discs containing instrumentals, interviews, monologues, and songs by Mr. Ledford, Wade Mainer, Joseph Mainer (Wade Mainer's father), Mr. Turner of Mitchell County, North Carolina, and other unidentified family members and friends. Recorded in Weaverville, North Carolina, July or August 1941. (2 hours and 4 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 336B-337, 345A, 353)

AFS 4814; 4818A; 4919A; 4920B; 4925A: Five discs containing prayers, a sermon, and songs, recorded during a Missionary Baptist revival near Asheville, North Carolina, July 27, 1941, and during a Mt. Airy, North Carolina, church service, July or August 1941. (1 hour and 17 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 338B-339A, 352-353A)

AFS 4890-4892; 4893B: Four discs containing an interview with Elisha "Lish" Hall of Warren, North Carolina, conducted by Olive Dame Campbell. Includes songs sung by Hall. Recorded at the John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, North Carolina, August 10, 1941. (52 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 349)

AFC 1941/030: Wade Mainer Recordings
One 16-inch disc containing "Theme Song," "John Henry," "Willow Garden," "Sally Goodin," "Barbara Allen," "Arkansas Traveler," "Sally Ann," "Give My Love to Nellie," "The Old Hen She Cackled," "Orange Blossom Special," "Watcha Going to Do With the Baby," and "Away Down Yonder (Closing Theme)," performed by Wade Mainer and the Sons of the Mountaineers. Group includes Howard Dixon, Walter Lee "Tiny" Dodson, Wade Mainer, and the Shelton Brothers (Jack and Curly), with commentary by Mardi Liles, a WWNC radio announcer. Recorded at WWNC, Asheville, North Carolina, 1941. The collection includes 2 pages of collection lists. (AFS 4490) (27 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 310B-311A) [catalog record]

AFC 1942/003: "Dear Mr. President" Collection
Four 16-inch, 45 12-inch, 2 10-inch, and 5 8-inch discs of debates, dialogues, monologues, and songs, documenting the reaction of "the person on the street" to wartime conditions during World War II. Recorded in Arizona, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Vermont, by Bob Allen, Philip Cohen, Fletcher Collins, John Henry Faulk, Charles Harrell, Lewis Jones, Alan Lomax, Mel Nelson, Vance Randolph, Robert Sonkin, and Charles Todd, January-February 1942, for the Office of Emergency Management Radio Section program, "Dear Mr. President." The collection includes 9 pages of collection lists. [catalog record] [online presentation]

AFS 6417A: One disc containing monologues by Luther Wagoner, Mrs. Jeb Wagoner, and J.T. Wagoner talking about their reactions to war and President Roosevelt. Recorded in Burlington, North Carolina, and in Elon College, North Carolina, by Fletcher Collins, January 8, 1942. [audio and transcript]

AFS 6418A: One disc containing monologues by J.T. Wagoner and J.A. Boon talking about their reactions to war and President Roosevelt. Recorded in Burlington, North Carolina, and in Elon College, North Carolina, by Fletcher Collins, January 8, 1942. (tape copy on LWO 3493 reel 43B) [audio and transcript]

AFS 6419: One disc containing monologues by Larestein Wagoner, C.R. Jabbers, T.O. Sharp, Herman Shepherd, and L.W. Wagoner talking about their reactions to war and President Roosevelt. Recorded in Burlington, North Carolina, and in Elon College, North Carolina, by Fletcher Collins, January 8, 1942. (tape copy on LWO 3493 reel 43B) [audio and transcript]

AFC 1942/019: Arthur Miller and John Langenegger Recordings in Wilmington, North Carolina
Ten 16-inch discs of interviews with miners at a quarry, foundry workers, shipyard workers, unemployed laborers; housewives; a restaurant owner and workers; cab drivers; bus drivers; a labor union organizer and strikers; the city manager, police chief, and secretary to the Commission of Public Works of Wilmington, North Carolina, for the Radio Research Project of the Library of Congress and the United States Public Health Service in the fall of 1941. The recordings include protest and union songs composed by African American workers, mostly women members of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, who were on strike at a local plant. Interviews were conducted by Arthur Miller, who also narrates scenes from Wilmington, and wrote the radio script. (AFS 6386-6395) (LWO 4872 reels 410A-412A) [catalog record]

AFC 1942/021: Alan Lomax Recordings of Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter, Sonny Terry, and Brownie McGhee
Two 16-inch discs containing songs performed by and interviews with Huddie (Leadbelly) Ledbetter of Shreveport, Louisiana, and New York City, New York, Brownie McGhee of Kingsport, Tennessee, and Saunders Terrell (Sonny Terry) of Durham, North Carolina. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., by Alan and Bess Lomax, May 1942. (AFS 6502-6503) (37 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 414B)

AFC 1944/005: Recordings of Carlie and Jackie Tart
One 16-inch disc of "I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes," "The Worried Man," "Wabash Cannonball," "The East-Bound Train," and "Under the Double Eagle," performed with guitar by Carlie Tart of Benson, North Carolina. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., by Benjamin A. Botkin and Arthur Semmig, September 25, 1943. The collection includes 6 pages of collection lists and correspondence. (includes AFS 7056) (15 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 4A) [catalog record]

AFC 1944/010: Eddie Nesbit and Carlie Tart Recordings
Two 16-inch discs of instrumentals and songs performed with steel guitar by Edward "Eddie" Nesbitt of Washington, D.C., and with Hawaiian guitar by Carlie Tart of Benson, North Carolina. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., by Benjamin A. Botkin, John Langenegger, and Arthur Semmig, November 20, 1943. The collection includes 11 pages of collection lists and correspondence. (includes AFS 7066-7067) (40 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 5B) [catalog record]

AFC 1944/018: Carlie Tart and Vida Belle Tart Recordings
One 16-inch disc and one 12-inch disc of songs sung with guitar by Carlie and Vida Belle Tart of Benson, North Carolina. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., by Benjamin A. Botkin and Arthur Semmig, September 20, 1944. The collection includes 6 pages of collection lists and correspondence. (AFS 7598-7599) (41 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 52B) [catalog record]

AFC 1945/001: The World War II Rumor Project
This project was coordinated under the auspices of the Office of War Information (OWI), special Special Services Administration, which was established to achieve a coordinated governmental war information program. The project created a collection of manuscripts, including some graphics. The program aimed to promote an intelligent understanding of the war effort, war policies, activities, and the aims of the United States government. The project is made up of two components. The first component involved field representatives of various federal agencies who sent OWI manuscripts, or written reports, which they collected from individuals, or correspondents. These components involved materials that were rumors, jokes, anecdotes about the war, collected from high school and college students by teachers. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFC 1945/001: Folder 43: One folder containing local Rumor Control Projects, North Carolina. Reports and rumors gathered by field correspondents in North Carolina.

AFC 1945/001: Folder 128: One folder containing rumors, jokes, and anecdotes from students of Washington High School in Raleigh, North Carolina, submitted by their teachers.

AFC 1948/003: Artus Moser Recordings
One hundred seventeen 12-inch discs of instrumentals, interviews, monologs, poems, and songs, recorded in Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia, primarily by Artus M. Moser, 1941-1946. The collection includes 2 1/2 inches of collection lists, correspondence, and newspaper clippings. Includes recordings of the 1946 Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, Asheville, North Carolina, the 1946 Old Christian Harmony Singing Convention, Etowah, North Carolina, and the 1946 Renfro Valley Folk Festival, Kentucky. [catalog record]

AFS 7861: One disc containing "The Three Little Babes" and "The Jew's Daughter," sung by Mrs. Earl Hartsell. Recorded in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, by Artus M. Moser, July 1945. (8 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 71B)

AFS 7864-7867A1; 7867B; 7869-7874; 7876A; 7877; 7879-7889; 7890 B-7895; 7898 -7899A; 7900; 7905-7925; 7957-7964; 7971; 7976-7977: Sixty-four discs containing instrumentals, interviews, monologues, poems, and songs, recorded in Cherokee, Hot Springs, Leicester, Swannanoa, and Woodfin, North Carolina, by Artus M. Moser, March, 1942-September, 1946. (7 hours and 15 minutes; tape copies on LWO 5111 reels 71B-75A, 77-78)

AFS 7928 A2; 7934 A1-A2: Two discs containing instrumentals played on fiddle by Fiddlin' Bill Hensley of Asheville, North Carolina; Marcus Martin of Swannanoa, North Carolina; and "Jesse James" performed by Bascom Lamar Lunsford of Leicester, North Carolina. Recorded at the Renfro Valley Folk Festival, Renfro Valley, Kentucky, by Artus M. Moser, April 17-18, 1946. (6 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 75B)

AFS 7945-7947; 7965-7971 A; 7972-7975: Fourteen discs containing songs recorded primarily at the Old Christian Harmony Singing Convention, Etowah, North Carolina, by Artus M. Moser, May 5 and September 22, 1946. (1 hour and 46 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reels 76B, 77B-78)

AFS 7948-7956: Nine discs containing instrumentals, monologues, and songs, recorded at the Farmers' Federation Picnic and the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, both in Asheville, North Carolina, by Artus M. Moser, July 18-August 3, 1946. (1 hour and 12 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reels 76B-77A)

AFC 1948/023: Margot Mayo Collection
Seventy-six 12-inch and three 10-inch discs of conversations, dances, instrumentals, monologues, and songs, recorded in Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tennessee, by Stuart Jamieson, Margot Mayo, and Freyda Simon, September 1946. The collection includes an 8-page concordance of recordings. [catalog record]

AFS 8522-8524A: Three discs containing "Bucking Mule," "Katy Hill," "Booger Man," "Bully of the Town," and "Turkey Buzzard," performed with fiddle by Hardy Crisp, guitar by Blaine Goss, and calls by Jimmie Cooper, who also performs at a dance. Recorded in Bryson City, North Carolina. (15 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 119A)

AFS 8544A1-B1; 8551-8552: Three discs containing instrumentals and songs performed with fiddle by Marcus Martin. Recorded in Ararat, North Carolina. (26 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reels 120B-121A)

AFC 1948/036: Duncan Emrich Recordings of Mr. and Mrs. I. G. Greer
Four discs containing dialogues and "Young Charlotte," "Billy Grimes," "House Carpenter," "Old Smoky," "I Wish I Was Single," "Sweet William," "Common Bill," "Sourwood Mountain," and "Black Jack Davy," sung by I.G. Greer and played on dulcimer by Mrs. I.G. Greer, of Thomasville, North Carolina. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., by Duncan Emrich, November 29, 1945. The collection includes 26 pages of collection lists and correspondence. (36 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reels 140B-141A) (AFS 8768-8771)

AFC 1948/037: Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folk Songs
Eighty 16-inch discs of ballads, dance pieces, instrumentals, singing games, songs, and stories, recorded at various locations in North Carolina by Frank C. Brown, 1912-1941. The collection includes 11 linear inches of catalogs, collection descriptions and lists, contributors' lists, and correspondence. (19 hours and 20 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reels 141-150) (AFS 8772-8851) [catalog record]

AFC 1948/059: The Story of Thomas Wolfe's Life Made by Mabel Wolfe Wheaton
Nine 16-inch discs of an interview with Mrs. Mabel Wolfe Wheaton of Asheville, North Carolina, and Washington, D.C., concerning memories of her brother Thomas Wolfe. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., by Paul Beath and Duncan Emrich, January 23, 1947. Also included are 2 monologues by Mrs. Wheaton and John S. Tarris, recorded July 21, 1947. The collection includes 67 pages of articles and correspondence. (2 hours and 45 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reels 170-173A) (AFS 8952-8960)

AFC 1948/085: Willie Wilkerson Recordings of Negro Folk Songs
One 16-inch disc of "Anyhow My Lord," "Take My Hand, Precious Lord," "Five and No More to Go," "Cindy," "Traveling On," "I Want to See My Mother," "Wait Till the Moon Goes Down and Vanish Away," "I Am Tired, I Am Weak," "God is My Shepherd Boy," "Remember Me," and "Hell Down Yonder and I Don't Want a Go," sung by Willie Wilkers of Oxford, North Carolina. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., June 9, 1947. The collection includes a 1-page list. (AFS 8968) (20 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 174A)

AFC 1948/101: Bascom Lamar Lunsford Recordings
One 16-inch disc and one 12-inch disc of "Swannanoa Tunnel," "Mr. Garfield," "Banks of Ohio," "Death of Queen Jane," "Springfield Mountain," "I Wish I Was a Mole," "Jennie Jenkins," and "Little Marget," performed with banjo by Bascom Lamar Lunsford of Leicester, North Carolina. Recorded in Hollywood, California, by Ralph Auf Der Heide, April 14, 1947. The collection includes 19 pages of articles and collection lists. (AFS 9124-9125) (50 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reels 188B-189A) [catalog record]

AFC 1948/110: Maud Gentry Long Collection of Jack Tales and Folk Songs
Fourteen 16-inch discs of songs and stories sung and told by Maud Gentry Long of Hot Springs, North Carolina. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., by Duncan Emrich, March 1947. The collection includes 5/8 linear inch of articles, collection lists, correspondence, and a newspaper clipping. (AFS 9150 -9163) (5 hours and 36 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reels 193B-196A)

AFC 1950/002: Anne and Frank Warner Collection
One hundred five discs, 17 7-inch tapes, and 2 5-inch tapes of instrumentals, interviews, readings, songs, and stories recorded in the Bahamas, Massachusetts, the Midwest, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia, by Anne and Frank M. Warner, 1940-66. The collection includes 3/16 linear inch of concordances, correspondence, fieldnotes, and lists. Also includes Mohawk and recordings of Carl Sandburg. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFS 15,261-15,274: Four discs containing ballads, dance tunes and stories played by Nathan and Rena Hicks, Frank Proffitt, and Rosie, Roby, Buna and Mae Hicks. Recorded 1941 at Beech Mountain, North Carolina. Also includes the beginning of a recording of C.K. (Tink) Tillett, taped in Wanchese, Roanoke Island, North Carolina, 1940. (LWO 7096)

AFS 15,275-15,276: Two discs of songs sung with accordion by Tink Tillett in Wanchese, Roanoke Island, North Carolina, in 1940. (LWO 7096)

AFS 15,277-15,279: Three discs of songs performed by Mrs. C.K. (Eleazer) Tillett, Leusetta Montague, Martha Etheridge, Sally Daniels, Delilah Gallop, and Ron Tillett. Recorded in Wanchese, Roanoke Island, North Carolina, in 1941. (LWO 7096)

AFS 15,280-15,291: Twelve discs containing songs performed by Mrs. Gallop, Cliff Tillett, Sally Daniels, Mrs. John (Alwildie) Culpeper, Capt. Albert Etheridge, Steve Meekins, Curt Mann and group, and Martha Ann Midgette. Recorded in Wanchese, Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, and Manns Harbor, North Carolina, 1941. (LWO 7096)

AFS 15,292-15,302: Eleven discs containing heart songs and ballads sung by Mrs. Westcott and Mrs. Jones. Recorded at Manteo, North Carolina, 1940. Also includes 2 ballads sung by J.B. Sutton and 2 sacred songs by Susan Thomas, recorded at Elizabeth City, North Carolina, 1941. (LWO 7096)

AFS 15,303-15,311: Nine discs containing 2 songs sung by J.B. Sutton and one by Susan Thomas. Recorded in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, 1941. (LWO 7096)

AFS 15,365-15,367: Two discs and 2 tapes containing songs, tunes, stories and interviews from Monroe Presnell, Roby Monroe Hicks, Hattie and Rosie Presnell, Buna, Ray, Linzy and Sam Hicks, and Mrs. Ed Presnell. Recorded in Beech Mountain, North Carolina, 1951. (LWO 7096)

AFS 15,368: One tape containing songs, stories and an interview sung and spoken Roby, Buna and Ray Hicks, Hattie and Rosa Presnell, and Rena, Linzy, and Mrs.Winser Hicks. Recorded in Beech Mountain, North Carolina, 1951. (LWO 7096)

AFS 15,369: One tape containing tunes, songs and conversation, from Frank Warner, Frank Proffitt, and Linzy and Buna Hicks. Recorded in Beech Mountain, North Carolina, 1959. (LWO 7096)

AFS 15,370: One tape containing tunes and songs performed by Frank Warner, Frank Proffitt, and Homer Cornett. Recorded at Frank Proffitt's home in Beaver Dam Township, Watauga County, North Carolina, 1959. (LWO 7096)

AFS 15,371: One tape containing songs and tunes performed by Frank Proffitt. Recorded at his home in Beaver Dam Township, Watauga County, North Carolina, 1960. (LWO 7096)

AFS 15,372-15,373: Two tapes containing tunes and songs performed by Linzy and Buna Hicks, Eddie Proffitt, and Frank Proffitt Jr. (of North Carolina). Recorded in 1966, the summer after Frank Proffitt's death. (LWO 7096)

AFS 15,374-15,375: Two tapes containing an interview with Frank Proffitt (of North Carolina) about his trip to New York City and Pinewoods Camp. Recorded at the Warners' home in Farmingdale, New York, August 28, 1961. (LWO 7096)

AFS 17,769: One tape containing music from the Outer Banks and coastal North Carolina, recorded by the Warners, 1951. Recordings include songs performed by Warren Payne in Englehard, Hyde County, North Carolina; an interview with Capt. Billie Payne, also in Englehard; and interviews and songs from Cliff Tillett, Martha Etheridge, C.K. Tillett, Mrs. Albert Etheridge, recorded in Wanchese, North Carolina. (LWO 17,769)

AFC 1949/004: Mrs. Wolfe talking about her son Thomas Wolfe
Six 12-inch discs of dramatizations and radio interviews with Julia E. Wolfe of Asheville, North Carolina, recalling memories of her son, Thomas Wolfe. Recorded in Asheville, North Carolina, and Hollywood, California, 1945. Also included is a monologue by Mabel Wolfe Wheaton recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., December 20, 1948. The collection includes 10 pages of collection lists and correspondence. (AFS 9422-9427) (48 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 217)

AFC 1949/010: Bascom Lamar Lunsford Recording Project, 1949
Forty-five 16-inch discs of instrumentals, monologues, and songs, performed by Bascom Lamar Lunsford of Leicester, North Carolina. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., by Duncan Emrich, March 17-25, 1949. The collection includes 41 pages of articles, collection lists, and correspondence. (AFS 9474-9518) (17 hours and 8 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reels 219B-228A) [catalog record]

AFC 1950/017: National Folk Festival, 1938
Thirty-nine 16-inch discs and one 12-inch discs of dances, instrumentals, lectures, radio programs, songs, and stories, recorded primarily at the National Folk Festival, Washington, D.C., by the U.S. Recording Company, May 6-8, 1938. The collection includes 5/8 linear inch of collection lists, newspaper articles, and schedules. [catalog record]

AFS 9832 B3 -B7: One disc containing dances and songs performed by students of Crossnore School in North Carolina. (8 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 263B)

AFS 9844 B4-5; 9849 B5: Two discs containing Bascom Lamar Lunsford announcing square dance teams from western North Carolina, and "Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad" performed by the Cherokee Indian Junior Dance Team of Cherokee, North Carolina. (10 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reels 266B, 267B)

AFS 9850 A2-9851A1: Two discs containing a lecture on animal tales and "Bre'r Rabbit" stories by Lucy Kobb of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (26 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 268 A)

AFS 9860A6: One disc containing "Arkansas Traveler" performed by Fiddlin' Johnnie and his group from Charlotte, North Carolina. (1 minute; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 270 B)

AFC 1950/020: Carl Sandburg Recordings
One 16-inch disc of "It's All the Same," "Where You Go When You Die," "The Newspaper Man," and "Jesus Christ and Saint Peter," sung with guitar by Carl Sandburg of Chicago, Illinois, and Flat Rock, North Carolina. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., December 10, 1949. The collection includes 4 pages of collection lists and correspondence. (AFS 9900) (7 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 277 B)

AFC 1950/021: Duncan Emrich Interview of Bascom Lamar Lunsford
One 16-inch disc of an interview with Bascom Lamar Lunsford of Leicester, North Carolina. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., by Duncan Emrich, 1949. The collection includes 6 pages of collection lists and correspondence. (includes AFS 9901) (12 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 277 B) [catalog record]

AFC 1950/029: Fred Wolfe Relating Reminiscences About his Brother Thomas Wolfe
Two 16-inch discs of an interview with Fred Wolfe of Asheville, North Carolina, and of Spartanburg, South Carolina, concerning memories of his brother, Thomas Wolfe. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., by Paul Beath, July 14, 1949. The collection includes 14 pages of correspondence. (AFS 9912-9913) (40 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reels 279 B-280A)

AFC 1950/037: Cyrus B. Koonce Collection
Nine 7-inch tapes of a Holiness church service, instrumentals, monologues, poetry, and songs, recorded in Asheville, Comfort, and Seven Springs, North Carolina, songs sung by Vernon R. Lyons, a North Carolina native, recorded in Clintwood, Virginia, and songs sung by Mr. and Mrs. E.D. Edmond, Mrs. L.V. Phillips, and Miss Tessy, of North Carolina. Recorded in Washington, D.C., by Cyrus B. Koonce, 1949. Includes recordings of the 22nd Annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival and instrumentals played on the zither by Rumanian refugees in North Carolina. The collection includes 15 pages of collection lists. (AFS 9988-9997) (7 hours and 30 minutes; LWO 1500 reels 1-2, LWO 1558; tape copy on LWO 5111 reels 283/7-11)

AFC 1951/003: Maud Karpeles Recording Project
Eight 7-inch tapes of folksongs recorded by Maud Karpeles and Sidney Robertson Cowell in North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia in September and October, 1950 to record the singers that Cecil Sharp, with Maud Karpeles, had met and heard sing earlier in the century. Includes 11 pp. of notes on the songs recorded, plus copies of manuscripts penned by Sidney Cowell describing the recording trip. [catalog record]

AFS 10,005A10-10,006A2: Two tapes containing songs sung by Clarcy Deyton Lawes and Naomi Ledford. Recorded in Bee Log and Burnsville, North Carolina, September 2 and 22, 1950. (17 minutes; LWO 1683 reels 3-4; tape copy on LWO 5111 283/12B)

AFS 10,006A8-12: One tape containing songs sung with harmonium by Lizzie Roberts. Recorded in Hot Springs, North Carolina, September 25, 1950. (10 minutes; LWO 1683 reel 4; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 283/12B)

AFS 10,007A8-10,008A7: Two tapes containing songs sung by Maud Gentry Long, Leakey Ellen Noel, and Claudia Roberts. Recorded in Hot Springs, North Carolina, September 27-28, 1950. (24 minutes; LWO 1683 reels 6-7; tape copy on LWO 5111 reels 283/12B-13A)

AFC 1951/012: Nelson S. Barker Negro Holiness Church Recordings
One 10-inch tape of a complete African American church service at a Holiness Church in Comfort, North Carolina. Includes preaching, hymns, testimonies, and prayers. Some of the singing is accompanied by guitar and percussion. Recorded by Nelson S. Barker, circa 1950. The collection includes a log. (AFS 10,081) (2 hours; LWO 1564; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 283/56) [catalog record]

AFC 1951/020: Virgil Sturgill Recordings, June 1951
One 10-inch tape of songs sung with plucked dulcimer by Virgil L. Sturgill of Asheville, North Carolina, and Sutton's Branch, Kentucky. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., June 1951. The collection includes 11 pages of collection lists and correspondence. (AFS 10,095) (1 hour; LWO 1821) [catalog record]

AFC 1952/015: Jean Ritchie and George Pickow Recordings, 1949-1951
Three 7-inch tapes of instrumentals, an Old Regular Baptist service, and songs, recorded in Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tennessee, by George and Jean Ritchie Pickow, 1950-51. The collection includes 16 pages of collection lists and correspondence. [catalog record]

AFS 10,492A: One tape containing instrumentals and songs performed by Ivey Scott recorded on Harker's Island, North Carolina, summer 1951. This portion of the collection includes 2 pages of correspondence and notes. (30 minutes; LWO 1922 reel 2A; tape copy on LWO 8011 reel 46B)

AFC 1958/003: Virgil Sturgill Recordings
One 10-inch tape of monologues and songs sung with plucked dulcimer by Virgil L. Sturgill of Asheville and Sutton's Branch, Kentucky. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., July 3, 1957. The collection includes 13 pages of collection lists and correspondence. (1 hour; LWO 2586) (AFS 11,328) [catalog record]

AFC 1958/023: Joseph S. Hall Duplication Project, Discs
Fifteen 10-inch tapes of folk songs from the Great Smoky region of Tennessee and North Carolina, recorded by Joseph S. Hall. List in project folder.

AFS 11,412: One tape containing interviews and ballads performed by D.F. Connor, Mary Alice Palmer, Mrs. Will Palmer, Steve Palmer, Bill Moore, Carl Messer, and Mrs. Margaret Packett. Recorded in Ocanaluftee, Cataloochee, Waynesville, White Oak, Cove Creek, and Big Bend, North Carolina. (2 hours; LWO 2654)

AFS 11,413: One tape containing songs, tunes and stories performed by Jake and Taylor Sutton, Herman Smith, Emory Allen, Ronda Henderson, Bill and Howard Moore, Aden Carver, Mrs. Bill Brown, Grady Mathis, Mrs. Docia Styles and Bert Crisp. Recorded in Cataloochee, Hot Springs in Madison County, Fines Creek in Madison County, Saunook, Bradley Fork, Smokemont, Tow String Creek in Swain County, and Indian Creek in Swain County, North Carolina. (2 hours; LWO 2654)

AFS 11,414: One tape containing songs and stories performed by Mary Wiggins, Fate Wiggins, the Moore family, Herbert Stephenson, Manuel Rabbit-hunter Moore, Clara Beck, Ethel Ayres, Frank Lambert, Mark Cathey, Al Morris, Millard Hill, Herbert (Hub) Stephenson, Mack Caldwell, Jim Sutton, Grover Kibby, Olin Monteith, and Frank Case. Recorded in String Creek, Smokemont, Deep Creek, Kirklands Creek near Bryson City, Saunook, Mt. Sterling, Cataloochee, Bryson City, and Bushnell in Swain County, North Carolina. (2 hours; LWO 2654)

AFS 11,415: One tape containing songs and stories performed by Frank Case, Rebecca Queen, Gladys Hoyle, Bud Fisher, Wendell Gates, Bill Moore, Paul Buchanan, J.T. Buckner, and unidentified enrollees of the Round Bottoms CCC Camp. Recorded in Bryson City, Indian Creek in Swain County, Whittier in Swain County, Saunook, Smokemont, and the Round Bottoms CCC Camp, North Carolina. Rebecca Queen's interview also includes information about her native home of Jackson County. (2 hours; LWO 2654)

AFS 11,416: One tape containing songs and tunes performed by the Leatherman Brothers, Jim Sutton, Virgil Dial, Boyd and Alice Strickland, Tommie Hylemon, Herman Smith, and David Proffitt. Recorded in Cataloochee, the CCC camp at Mt. Sterling, Joe in Madison County, and at the Masonic Hall in Waynesville, North Carolina, ca. August, 1939-September, 1940. (2 hours; LWO 2654)

AFS 11,417: One tape containing songs and tunes performed by John Davis, Shorty Smith, Ed Buchanan, the Bumgarners (including Deck Bumgarner and his father), Wayne Wright, Bill Moores Quartet (Bill Moore, Howard Moore, Noel Hill and Millard Hill), and the Hannah Brothers (Winfred and Ralph). Recorded in the CCC camp at Cataloochee, Madison County, Hazelwood, Cove Creek, Saunook, and Allens Creek, Haywood County, North Carolina, September, 1940 and summer 1941. (2 hours; LWO 2654)

AFS 11,418: One tape containing songs and tunes performed by the Hannah Brothers, Bessie Rabb, Millard Hill, Bill Moores Quartet, Medford Clark, Boyd and Alice Strickland, Herbert Stephenson, Emery Allen, Ronda Henderson, Virgil Dial, Stewart Freeman, Rufus Hill, and unidentified musicians. Recorded at Cove Creek, Saunook, Fines Creek and Allens Creek in Haywood County, Joe in Madison County, and at the CCC camp at Mt. Sterling, North Carolina, October, 1939-Summer 1941. (2 hours; LWO 2654)

AFS 11,419: One tape containing songs and stories performed by Will Palmer, Mrs. George Palmer, Mary Alice Palmer, Jake Sutton, Margaret Packett, Etta Sutton, Gene Sutton, Jake Welch, Zeb Crisp, and Mrs. Zeb Crisp. Recorded in Cataloochee, Big Bend, Sterling, and Ryan Branch at Hazel Creek in Swain County, North Carolina. (2 hours; LWO 2654)

AFS 11,421: One tape containing songs, tunes, and stories performed by Fonze Cable, Carl Messer, Dan Cable, Zane Bowlin, Herman Smith, Robert Ray, and the Cherokee Ramblers. Recorded at Deep Creek, Cable Branch at Proctor in Swain County, White Oak at Cove Creek in Haywood County, the CCC camp at Mt. Sterling, and the Quallah Indian Reservation in Swain County, North Carolina. (2 hours; LWO 2654)

AFS 11,422: One tape containing hunting and family stories told by Granville Calhoun. Recorded in Bryson City, North Carolina, August, 1953. (2 hours; LWO 2654)

AFS 11,423: One tape containing hunting stories told by Granville Calhoun, John Plott and Vaughn Plott, and Mitchell Sutton. Recorded in Bryson City, and Plott Creek and Gnat Camp in Haywood County, North Carolina, August, 1953. (2 hours; LWO 2654)

AFS 11,424: One tape containing stories and music from Lona Hicks, an interview with Capt. Henry, Director of Salvation Army Mission, and an interview with Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Hicks. Recorded in Haywood County at Hurricane Creek, Maple Springs Gap, and Big Bend, North Carolina, July 5 and 7, 1956. (2 hours; LWO 2654)

AFS 11,425: One tape containing local stories told by Granville Calhoun in Bryson City, North Carolina; and songs performed by the Cataloochee String Band (Calvin Messer, Raymond Setzer, Harold Hannah, Taylor Sutton), announced by Ranger Mark Hannah. Recorded July 1 and 16, 1956. (2 hours; LWO 2654)

AFS 11,426: One tape containing music performed by the White Oak String Band (Carroll Best, S.T. Swanger, and Teague Brooks), announced by Teague Williams. Recorded July 21 and August 5, 1956. (2 hours; LWO 2654)

AFC 1959/003: Olive Dame Campbell Recording Collection
One 7-inch tape of a lecture on collecting songs in the Southern Appalachians spoken and sung by Olive Dame Campbell. Recorded at the John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, North Carolina, ca. 1950s. The collection includes 7 pages of correspondence. (30 minutes; LWO 2705; tape copy on LWO 8171 reel 48) (includes AFS 11,461) [catalog record]

AFC 1960/016: North Carolina State Archives interviews with elderly residents of North Carolina, 1958-1959
Thirteen 7-inch tapes of interviews with and songs sung by "North Carolina's Oldest Citizens," recorded by Norman Larson, for the North Carolina Department of Archives and History, September 1958 and May 1959. The collection includes 16 pages of collection lists and 14 color slides. (AFS 11,834-11,846) (6 hours and 30 minutes; LWO 2907; tape copy on LWO 8527 reels 11-14) [catalog record]

AFC 1963/002: George Foss collection
Five 10-inch tapes of field recordings of ballads (including Child ballads), folk songs, hymns, original songs and ballads, banjo tunes, and dulcimer music, recorded by George Foss in the Appalachian Mountain region of Virginia, Kentucky, and North Carolina in 1961-1962. The collection includes 18 pages of lists. [catalog record]

AFS 12,006A28-33: One tape containing "Wind and Rain," "Little Sir Hugh," "House Carpenter," "Ellen Smith," "Lawson Family," and "Me and the Devil Had a Tussle," sung by Rebecca Jane Collins. Recorded in Mount Airy, North Carolina, July 10, 1962. (10 minutes; LWO 3865 reel 3A)

AFS 12,006A34-A39: One tape containing "Great Grandad," "Jack and Joe," "Fair and Tender Ladies," "Methodist Pie," "My Lord What a Morning," and "House Keeper's Tragedy," sung by Obey Johnson. Recorded in Crossnore, North Carolina, September 2, 1962. (11 minutes; LWO 3865 reel 3A)

AFS 12,007A22-A25: One tape containing "Froggie Went Courtin'," "Wife Wrapt in Withers Skin," "Billy Boy," and "Paper of Pins," sung by Ernest Byrd. Recorded in Cullowhee, North Carolina, September 3, 1962. (10 minutes; LWO 3865 reel 4A)

AFC 1964/006: Dorsey Dixon recordings collection, 1963
One 10-inch tape of 22 folk songs, popular songs, and parodies performed by Dorsey Dixon with guitar, of East Rockingham, North Carolina for the Archive of Folk Song. Includes an interview conducted by Joseph C. Hickerson. The collection includes a list of song titles and two items of correspondence from Dorsey M. Dixon: a letter to Hickerson dated December 3, 1963 with comments on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and a letter dated December 11, 1963, which includes a poem, "Carrigan's wrong way flight," by Mr. Dixon. (AFS 12,031) (1 hour; LWO 4151) [catalog record]

AFC 1964/019: Dorsey Dixon recordings collection, 1964
One 7-inch tape of songs sung with guitar and recorded by Dorsey Dixon in East Rockingham, North Carolina, January 8, 1964. The collection includes 23 pages of collection lists, correspondence, and newspaper clippings. (AFS 12,080) (1 hour; LWO 4229) [catalog record]

AFC 1966/007: Scott Odell / Instrumental Music from Virginia and North Carolina
Two 10-inch tapes of instrumentals, dialogues, and songs, recorded in North Carolina and Virginia primarily by J. Scott Odell of the Smithsonian Institution, August 1964 and 1965. The collection includes 41 pages of collection lists, correspondence, and a newspaper clipping.

AFS 12,397A11-A27: One tape containing instrumentals and songs sung with plucked dulcimer by Mr. and Mrs. Solomon (Solly) R. Mains, recorded in Sparta, North Carolina, August 18-19, 1965. (26 minutes; LWO 4825 reel 2A)

AFS 12,397B30-B34: One tape containing instrumentals played with fiddle by Peter Gott, banjo by Burton Porter, and banjo, spoons, and tune-bow by Elisha ('Lisha) Shelton. Recorded in Shelton-Laurel, North Carolina, August 15, 1964. (4 minutes; LWO 4825 reel 2B)

AFS 12,397B35-B45: One tape containing instrumentals played with banjo by Frank Proffitt. Recorded in Vilas, North Carolina, August 16, 1964. (9 minutes; LWO 4825 reel 2B)

AFC 1967/005: Stella Holaday and Fields Ward Recordings
Three 7-inch tapes of instrumentals, monologues, and songs, performed with banjo by Stella Holaday Kimble of Sparta, North Carolina, and with banjo and guitar by Fields Ward, of Galax, Virginia. Recorded in Forest Hill, Maryland, by Joseph C. Hickerson, October 16, 1966. The collection includes 18 pages of collection lists, correspondence, and newspaper clippings. (AFS 12,598-12,600) (3 hours; LWO 4986)

AFC 1967/007: Alan Jabbour Duplication Project, Part 1
Seven 10-inch tapes of instrumentals and songs, performed primarily with fiddle recorded in North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia, by Alan Jabbour, October 11, 1965-April 1, 1967. The collection includes 3/4 linear inch of biographies, collection lists, correspondence, and fieldnotes.

AFS 13,031-13,033A: Three tapes containing instrumentals and songs performed with banjo, fiddle, and guitar, by Joseph Y. Aiken, Romie Aiken, Lester Brooks, Maurice Carden, Kemp Chambers, Willie McCullough, and Edsel Terry. Recorded in Durham, Orange, and Person County, North Carolina, October 11, 1965-May 31, 1966. (4 hours and 30 minutes; LWO 5031 reels 1-3A; tape copy on LWO 17,757 reels 42-44A)

AFS 13,034A1-17: One tape containing instrumentals and songs performed with fiddle and straws by Ed Hall and Andrew Bennett. Recorded in Stokes County, North Carolina, June 15, 1966. (23 minutes; LWO 5031 reel 4A; tape copy on LWO 17,757 reel 45A)

AFS 13,034A23-13,034 B18: One tape containing instrumentals played with banjo and fiddle by Harry Dixon and Ross Miller. Recorded near Greenville and Lindside, North Carolina, June 17, 1966. (46 minutes; LWO 5031 reel 4; tape copy on LWO 17,757 reel 45)

AFS 13,035A1-30: One tape containing instrumentals played with dulcimer and fiddle by Albert Eli ("Uncle Abner") King and John Lewis. Recorded in Greensboro and Walnut Cove, North Carolina, August 1 and 25, 1966. (40 minutes; LWO 5031 reel 5A; tape copy on LWO 17,757 reel 46A)

AFS 13,035B15-13,036: Two tapes containing instrumentals and songs performed with banjo, fiddle, and hammered dulcimer, by D.M. Andrews, Harlan Coble, William Alonzo ("Lonnie") Corsbie, Vaughn Marley, Fred Phillips, Kilby Reeves, and Earl Shatterly. Recorded in Allegheny, Guilford, and Randolph County, North Carolina, August 11-November 25, 1966. (1 hour and 10 minutes; LWO 5031 reels 5B-6; tape copy on LWO 17,757 reels 46B-47)

AFS 13,037A28-49: One tape containing instrumentals played on banjo and fiddle by Tinsey Clapp and William Alonzo ("Lonnie") Corsbie. Recorded in Glen Raven and southeast Guilford County, North Carolina, April 1, 1967. (2 hours; LWO 5031 reel 7A)

AFC 1968/012: Anne Romaine Collection of Folk Songs Sung by Nancy Arrington
One 10-inch tape of songs sung by Nancy Arrington. Recorded in Swannanoa, North Carolina, by Ann Romaine, June 11, 1967. The collection includes 6 pages of collection lists and correspondence. (AFS 13,159) (2 hours; LWO 5110)

AFC 1969/008: Alan Jabbour Duplication Project, Part 2
Seven 10-inch tapes of instrumentals and songs performed with banjo, fiddle, guitar, hammered dulcimer, and harmonica, recorded in North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia by Alan Jabbour, May 6, 1967-June 22, 1968. The collection includes 1 linear inch of collection lists and fieldnotes. (LWO 5379; 7-inch tape copies on LWO 17,757)

AFS 13,703, tape 4A: One tape containing songs performed by Virgil Craven of Cedar Falls, Randolph County, North Carolina. Recorded September 4, 1967. (30 minutes)

AFS 13,705B: One tape containing songs performed by and interviews with Tommy Jarrell of Toast, Surry County, North Carolina. Recorded May 25, 1968. (1 hour)

AFS 13,706A1-18; 32-39: One tape containing instrumentals performed on fiddle and hammered dulcimer by Virgil Craven and Alan Jabbour. Recorded in Cedar Falls, North Carolina, September 4, 1967. (45 minutes)

AFS 13,707A; B15-26; 13,708A: Two tapes containing conversations, fiddle tunes, and songs performed by Tommy Jarrell. Recorded in Mt. Airy, North Carolina, April 12 and May 25, 1968. (2 hours)

AFC 1969/009: Joseph S. Hall Duplication Project, Tapes
Six 10-inch tapes of folk narratives, instrumentals, songs, and speech from the Great Smoky Mountains region of North Carolina and Tennessee. Recorded in California, North Carolina, and Tennessee by Joseph S. Hall of Pasadena College, 1956-1967. The collection includes 1 linear inch of articles, correspondence, disk labels, logs, notes, and photo lists. (LWO 5699)

AFC 1970/015: Benjamin A. Botkin Duplication Project
Four 10-inch tapes of white and African American folk music and folklore recorded in North Carolina and South Carolina by Benjamin A. Botkin, 1949. Includes Artus Moser and Bascom Lamar Lunsford. Also air checks of Foggy Mountain boys and church services. The field trip that resulted in these recordings was made to gather material for Botkin's Treasury of Southern Folklore. Most of the tapes were recorded in upcountry North Carolina and South Carolina, especially in the regions of Asheville and Columbia. The collection includes 10 pages of descriptive notes. (includes AFS 14,083-14,086) (8 hours; LWO 5979) [catalog record]

AFC 1970/017: Jim Scancarelli Recordings of Fiddle and Banjo Music
Three 10-inch tapes of instrumentals and songs recorded in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia, by James Scancarelli, May 23 August 16, 1969. Includes Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Uncle Frank Rayborn, Norman & Jimmy Edmonds, M. Samples, Chick Martin, Wade Ward, J. Scancarelli, Arthur Leake Caudle, Wilson Douglas. The collection includes 12 pages of fieldnotes. (includes AFS 14,088-14,090) (6 hours; LWO 5965) [catalog record]

AFC 1970/020: Ola Belle Reed Duplication Project
Two 10-inch tapes of recordings of the North Carolina Ridge Runners made ca. late 1940s possibly at WDEL, Wilmington, Delaware. Also includes Ola Belle Reed, Alex Campbell, and the New River Boys, recorded 1968. (includes AFS 14,104-14,105) (4 hours; LWO 5847) [catalog record]

AFC 1970/025: Eric Olson Collection of Fiddle Tunes and Old Time Music
Six 7-inch tapes of fiddle tunes and other folk music recorded 1968-1969 in North Carolina and Virginia by Eric Olson. Also copy of fiddlin' Bill Hensley recorded 1940 in North Carolina by David P. Bennett, and a copy of early hillbilly recordings. [catalog record]

AFS 14,155: One tape containing fiddle tunes played by Alfred Davis of Siler City, North Carolina, recorded September 28, 1968; also recorded at the Evergreen Rest Home in Greensboro, North Carolina, by Albert King, October 7, 1968.(1 hour; LWO 5900)

AFS 14,157: One tape containing fiddle tunes played by Harlan Coble with Lonnie Corsbie on banjo. Recorded near Kimesville in Guilford County, North Carolina, October 12, 1968. (45 minutes; LWO 5900)

AFS 14,158: One tape containing fiddle tunes played by Lester Brooks. Recorded near Hillsborough, North Carolina, October 20, 1968. (1 hour; LWO 5900)

AFS 14,159: One tape containing fiddle tunes played by R.H. Haymore, with Tommy and Barbara Thompson on guitar and Eric Olson on banjo. Recorded in North Carolina, ca. 1968. (1 hour; LWO 5900)

AFS 14,160: One tape containing fiddle tunes played by Fiddlin' Bill Hensley. Recorded in Asheville, North Carolina, March 19, 1940; also includes dubs of Southern stringband recordings from the 78 rpm. record collections of Bob Bell and Malcolm Owen. (1 hour; LWO 5900)

AFC 1970/026: Blanton Owen Collection of Tommy Jarrell and Fred Cockerham Recordings
Three 7-inch reels of fiddle tunes played by Tommy Jarrell of Toast, North Carolina, B.F. Jarrell, and Fred Cockerham of Low Gap, North Carolina. Recorded at Fred Cockerham's home in Low Gap, by Blanton and Malcolm Owen and Eric Olson, December 20, 1969. (includes AFS 14,161-14,163) (3 hours; LWO 5998) [catalog record]

AFC 1970/034: A Report on Archiving the Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore by Charles Bond
Paper written by Charles Bond, July 15, 1970, for Duke University. [catalog record]

AFC 1970/040: Folk Legacy Records Duplication Project
Thirteen 10-inch tapes of folksongs performed by various folksingers. Recorded in Arkansas, Connecticut, Indiana, Missouri, New Brunswick, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Vermont by Lee B. Haggerty, Charles "Sandy" Paton, and others for Folk-Legacy Records, Inc., 1958-69. [catalog record]

AFS 14,204: One tape containing ballads sung by Pearl Hicks and others. Recorded in Beech Mountain, North Carolina, by Lee Haggerty and Henry Felt, May, 1963. (2 hours; LWO 6042)

AFS 14,206: One tape containing songs and tunes performed by the Moore Family and David Thompson of Sugar Grove, North Carolina, and Buna and Rosa Hicks of Beech Mountain, North Carolina. Recorded January, 1962, by Sandy Paton. (2 hours and 10 minutes; LWO 6042)

AFS 14,207: One tape containing spirituals, secular songs and tunes performed by the Moore Family and David Thompson of North Carolina. Recorded by Lee Haggerty and Henry Felt, July 3, 1963. (2 hours; LWO 6042)

AFC 1970/045: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Duplication Project, 1970
Two 10-inch tapes duplicated from three reels of tape lent by Daniel Patterson of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in cooperation with The North Carolina Archive of Folk Lore. Includes songs by Bessie Watkins, originally of Leicester, Buncombe County, North Carolina, and Mrs. Robert L. Patterson (Nellie Atwater) and Mrs. Rufus Womble (Lula Atwater) of Alamance County, North Carolina. Recorded in 1950. Also includes the Second Annual Hollering Contest held at Spivey's Corner, North Carolina, June 20, 1970. (AFS 14,232-14,233) (2 hours; LWO 6081) [catalog record]

AFC 1970/059: Alan Jabbour Duplication Project, Part 3
Six 10-inch reels of tape of white fiddle and banjo tunes from North Carolina and Virginia and , and black Baptist church services from Durham, North Carolina. Recorded by Alan Jabbour, 1967-1968.

AFS 14,292: One tape containing fiddle and banjo music played by North Carolina and Virginia musicians including William Alonzo (Lonnie) Corsbie, Tinsey Clapp, and Mr. Nance, of Guilford and Randolph Counties. (1 hour and 30 minutes; LWO 6111 reel 1)

AFS 14,293-14,294: Two tapes containing services at St. James Baptist Church in Durham, North Carolina, a black congregation. Recorded February 25, March 10, June 9, and July 21, 1968. (4 hours; LWO 6111 reels 2-3)

AFS 14,295-14,297: Three tapes containing services at Orange Crossroads Baptist Church, a black congregation in Orange County, North Carolina, recorded March 26, 1968; services at St. James Baptist Church in Durham, North Carolina, recorded, April 21 and May 19, 1968 and on Women's Mission Day in the spring or summer of 1968. (6 hours; LWO 6111 reels 4-6)

AFC 1970/062: Blanton Owen Fiddle Recordings
Twelve 7-inch tapes of instrumentals performed on banjo, fiddle, and guitar, and religious songs recorded in Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia by Blanton Owen, summer-fall 1970. The collection includes a 9-page list. Includes religious songs from a Primitive Baptist church in North Carolina.

AFS 14,304-14,305: Two tapes containing fiddle tunes played by Robert Rich of Maggie, North Carolina. Recorded summer 1970. (35 minutes; LWO 6244)

AFS 14,308-AFS 14,310: Three tapes containing fiddle tunes played by Manco Sneed and Joseph Laurel Johnson (Sneed's son-in-law) of Cherokee, North Carolina. Recorded May 22, 1970. (35 minutes; LWO 6244)

AFS 14,310-14,311: Two tapes containing fiddle tunes played by Roy and Curt Eller of North Carolina. Recorded summer 1970. (35 minutes; LWO 6244)

AFS 14,314: One tape containing a service at the Little River Primitive Baptist Church (North Carolina), led by Elder Walter Evans. Recorded summer 1970. (35 minutes; LWO 6244)

AFC 1971/015: Renfro Valley Tape Club No. 10 : A Tribute to Uncle Dave Macon
One 7-inch tape of "A Tribute to Uncle Dave Macon," Renfro Valley Tape Club tape No. 10. Comprised of existing commercial issues of Macon recordings. Recordings span from the earliest made in New York City, July 8, 1924 and the last piece recorded in Charlotte, North Carolina, January 26, 1938. (AFS 14,478) (LWO 6449) [catalog record]

AFC 1971/044: Folk Legacy Duplication Project
Two 10-inch tapes of Lee Monroe Presnell of Beech Mountain, North Carolina, ca. 1961 by Paul Clayton, Diane Hamilton, and Liam Clancy. Ollie Ward, Abe Trivett, Will Harmon, and Clyde Reese recorded 1963 and 1964 by Sandy Paton, Lee B. Haggerty, and Henry Felt for Folk-Legacy Records, Inc.

AFS 14,584: One tape containing Lee Monroe Presnell singing ballads. Recorded near Beech Mountain, North Carolina, circa 1961; also includes Ollie Ward, Abe Trivett and Sandy Paton, singing ballads, oldtime country songs, and hymns. Recorded circa 1963. (LWO 6535)

AFS 14,585: One tape containing Will Harmon and an unidentified woman singing ballads and telling stories, and Clyde Reese singing hymns, including some from the Sacred Harp and the Southern Harmony. Recorded in Vilas, North Carolina, 1964. (LWO 6535)

AFC 1972/001: James Madison Carpenter Collection
Collection of manuscript materials, sound recordings, and graphic materials documenting primarily British and American folk music, dance, and British ritual drama. The bulk of the material was collected between 1928-35 by Carpenter during fieldwork in England and Scotland; other material was collected in the U.S. between 1937-1941 by Carpenter and his Duke University students. He amassed a collection of about 1,000 ballad texts and 850 songs from Britain and America; 200 children's singing games, riddles, and nursery rhymes, 300 British folk plays, miscellaneous folktales, African American spirituals, Cornish carols, etc., and approximately 500 related photographic images and 40 drawings. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFS 14,830-15,050: Two hundred twenty discs of copies of the cylinders (made by Carpenter), as well as other disc recordings made in North Carolina and Mississippi. ca. 1929 to early 1940s. Includes ballads, dance tunes, lyric songs, sea chanteys, fiddle tunes, dreg songs, bothie songs, Wassailer songs, children's songs, carols, mummers' plays, and spirituals. (LWO 6961 reels 1-22)

AFC 1972/020: Kenneth S. Goldstein Collection of North and South Carolina Recordings
Three 10-inch tapes of folksongs and instrumental music recorded in Asheville, North Carolina and South Carolina, by Kenneth S. Goldstein, 1957. Includes Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Marcus Martin, Artus Moser, Mrs. Maud Long, Freda English, and Nathaniel Thackston. [catalog record]

AFC 1972/025: Peter R. Hoover Collection
Twenty-two 10-inch tapes of primarily instrumental music recorded in Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia by Peter R. Hoover, 1959-67. Mostly instrumental folk music, including also music derived from Ireland, Scotland (from Howard Glasser Collection), Iowa, and Washington, D.C. Also "History of Classic Jazz." [catalog record]

AFS 15,054B: One tape containing Bascom Lamar Lunsford playing banjo and singing. Recorded in South Turkey Creek, North Carolina, September 9, 1959. (LWO 6880)

AFS 15,059B: One tape containing Bascom Lamar Lunsford playing banjo and singing. Recorded in South Turkey Creek, North Carolina, August 16, 1960. (LWO 6880)

AFS 15,060A: One tape containing fiddle tunes played by Marcus Martin of Swannanoa, North Carolina. Probably recorded in 1959. (LWO 6880)

AFS 15,061A: One tape containing banjo and fiddle tunes played by Marcus Martin of Swannanoa, North Carolina. Recorded ca.1959-1960. (LWO 6880)

AFS 15,062B: One tape containing fiddling, including hymn tunes, played by Marcus Martin and Wayne Martin. Recorded at the home of Quentin Martin in Swannanoa, North Carolina, August 19, 1961. (LWO 6880)

AFS 15,069B: One tape containing music by Bayard Ray and family of Laurel Section, Madison County, North Carolina. Recorded August 18, 1963. (LWO 6880)

AFS 15,070A: One tape containing music played on banjo, piano, organ, and french harp by members of the Hyde Family (including Ethel Arp). Recorded in Culberson, North Carolina, May 16, 1964. (LWO 6880)
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AFS 15,071A: One tape containing a recording of Mike Rogers playing fiddle with Ed Orr on banjo. Recorded in Robbinsville, North Carolina, May 18, 1964. (LWO 6880)

AFS 15,071B: One tape containing 12 fiddle tunes played by Manco Sneed of Cherokee, North Carolina. Recorded at his home on May 19, 1964. (30 minutes; LWO 6880)

AFS 15,071B: One tape containing dubs of 78 rpm records by Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers, and Uncle Dave Macon (of Tennessee), on the Columbia and Vocalion labels, respectively. From the collection of Gus Meade, via Neil Rosenberg. (LWO 6880)

AFS 15,226-15,227: Charles Bond / Songs and Gospel Hymns from the Beech Mountain area of western North Carolina
Two 10-inch tapes of recordings of songs and conversation from Frank and Rod Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Jones, John and Vana Trivett, B. Walsh and family, and other Trivett relatives. Recorded in February and March, 1971, at Beech Mountain, North Carolina. (4 hours; LWO 6976)

AFC 1973/003: E.M. Blevins Recording Project
One 7-inch tape of E. M. Blevins playing 5-string banjo, sometimes accompanied by Alan Jabbour on fiddle. Blevins is from Jefferson, Ashe County, North Carolina, and lived in the Washington, D.C., area for more than 50 years. Recorded by Alan Jabbour, Jan. 5, 1973, for the Archive of Folk Song. The collection includes a 1-page log. (LWO 7173) (AFS 15,401) [catalog record]

AFC 1973/017: Arval Hogan Duplication Project
One 10-inch tape of string band music played by Arval Hogan (of Charlotte, North Carolina), Homer Sherrill, Roy Whitey Grant, Polly Grant, and Garland Grant. The recordings are probably from 1940s. (LWO 7355) (AFS 15,607) [catalog record]

AFC 1973/028: Laura Boulton Collection

AFS 15,727-15,820: Laura Boulton Collection Part 2: North Carolina Collection
Ninety-four 10-inch discs of foklore from North Carolina. Collected and performed by Bascom Lamar Lunsford, 1935.

AFC 1974/008: Karen G. Helms / Ocracoke, North Carolina, Recordings
One tape of songs, string band music, tales, and local anecdotes, from Edgar Howard, Jule Garrish, Maurice Ballence, and Edgar Howard. Recorded in 1973 on Ocracoke Island, North Carolina, by Karen G. Helms. (LWO 7972) (includes AFS 17,005)

AFC 1975/007: Dudley "Babe" Spangler, J.W. Spangler, and Maggie Wood Recordings
One tape containing recordings of string band music played by J.W. Spangler, Maggie Wood, and Dudley Babe Spangler. Recorded in Mt. Airy, North Carolina, and in Danville, Virginia, 1948-1949. (LWO 8017) (includes AFS 17,474) [catalog record]

AFC 1975/018: Lasserre Bradley Recordings of Primitive Baptist Music of North Carolina and Kentucky
Seven 7-inch tapes of Primitive Baptist music recorded at various congregations in North Carolina and Kentucky by Lasserre Bradley, Jr., and Baptist Bible Hour Broadcast, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1961-71. (LWO 8398)

AFC 1975/052: Blue Sky Boys Duplication Project
One 10-inch tape of sacred songs, country songs, heart songs, and instrumental music performed by the Blue Sky Boys (Bill and Earl Bolick and Chubby Parker), originally of Hickory, North Carolina. Duplicated from 1946 and 1947 recordings. (2 hours; LWO 8585) (includes AFS 17,971-17,978) [catalog record]

AFC 1976/024: Blanton Owen and Tom Carter Appalachian Music and Interviews Collection
Two hundred and thirty-three 7-inch and 5-inch tapes of instrumental music, singing, whistling, and stories, from old-time musicians of the mountains of North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee. Recorded in 1973 and 1974 by Tom Carter and Blanton Owen, and containing some items dubbed from earlier commercial broadcasts. Includes Country music: instrumental (autoharp, banjo, dulcimer, fife, guitar, hammered dulcimer, Hawaiian guitar, Jew's harp, mandolin, piano) and vocal music (including ballads and whistling) and interviews. The collection includes logs and photos. [catalog record]

AFS 18,474: One tape containing music from North Carolina and Virginia, including fiddle tunes played by Joe Caudill with Bertie Mae Caudill Dickens and Faye Waggoner. Recorded at Twin Oaks, Allegheny County, North Carolina. (30 minutes; LWO 9087)

AFS 18,475: One tape containing fiddle tunes and discussion of local music by Joe Caudill. Recorded at his home near Ennice, North Carolina. (30 minutes; LWO 9087)

AFS 18,478-18,479: Two tapes containing fiddle and banjo tunes played by Clel Caudill. Recorded at his home near Edmonds, North Carolina. (1 hour; LWO 9087)

AFS 18,480-18,490: Eleven tapes containing fiddle tunes played by Houston Caudill, including some recordings of Caudill fiddling with Virginian Luther Davis. Recorded at Caudill's home in Sparta, North Carolina, and at Dalhart, Grayson County, Virginia. (6 hours and 30 minutes; LWO 9087)

AFS 18,502-18,503: Two tapes containing fiddle tunes played on the piano by Haywood Blevins. Recorded at his home in Ennice, North Carolina. (1 hour; LWO 9087)

AFS 18,504: One tape containing fiddle tunes played by Howard Joines. Recorded at his home in Pine Swamp, Sparta, North Carolina. (30 minutes; LWO 9087)

AFS 18,507: One tape containing 8 fiddle tunes played by Kilby Reeves, before he declares, "I better quit before I ruin my appetite." Recorded at his home in Twin Oaks, North Carolina. (15 minutes; LWO 9087)

AFS 18,579: One tape containing fiddle and banjo tunes played by Munsey Gaultney, with fiddling by Walt Eller. Tunes include some learned by Gaultney directly from G.B. Grayson and J. E. Mainer. Recorded at Gaultney's store in Jefferson, North Carolina. (30 minutes; LWO 9087)

AFS 18,580-18,586: Seven tapes containing fiddle and banjo tunes played by Fred Cockerham. Recorded at his home at Belew's Creek in Forsyth County, North Carolina. (3 hours; LWO 9087)

AFS 18,587-18,589: Two tapes containing fiddle and banjo tunes played by Fred Cockerham and Tommy Jarrell. Recorded in Mt. Airy, North Carolina. (1 hour and 30 minutes; LWO 9087)

AFS 18,590-18,599: Ten tapes containing fiddle and banjo tunes played by Tommy Jarrell of Toast, North Carolina. Recorded in Pine Ridge, Surry County, North Carolina. (4 hours; LWO 9087)

AFS 18,600-18,601: Two tapes containing songs and tunes played by the Pine Ridge Boys (Earnest East, Mac Snow and Scotty East, with Patsy East) at Earnest East's home, Pine Ridge, North Carolina. (1 hour; LWO 9087)

AFS 18,627: One tape containing fiddle tunes played by J.W. "Babe" Spangler, with Maggie Wood. Recorded by Maggie Wood in Mt. Airy, North Carolina, 1949; dubbed in 1973 by Tom Carter. (30 minutes; LWO 9087)

AFS 18,680: One tape containing a service and singing at Little River Primitive Baptist Church in Sparta, North Carolina. ( 1 hour and 30 minutes; LWO 9087)

AFS 18,685: One tape containing unaccompanied singing by Benjamin Franklin Jones. Recorded at his home in the Fall Creek Community in Watauga County, North Carolina. (30 minutes; LWO 9087)

AFS 18,690-18,693: Four tapes containing tunes played on hammered dulcimer and fiddle by Virgil Craven, with Fred Olson and Glen Glass. Recorded at Cedar Falls in Randolph County, North Carolina. (2 hours; LWO 9087)

AFS 18,705: One tape containing fiddle and banjo tunes played by Joe and Clel Caudill. (30 minutes; LWO 9087)

AFC 1976/028: San Diego Folk Festival, 1975
Ten 7-inch tapes of the San Diego Folk Festival, April 16-20, 1975. Performers include the Cajun band of McGee, Courville, and Savoy; Uillean pipes of Dave Page; country fiddle, banjo and guitar music by Sam and Kirk McGee; Texas fiddling by Benny Thomasson; white blues piano by George Winston; Tex-Mex singing by Lydia Mendoza; and Appalachian fiddling by Tommy Jarrell. The collection includes a 1-page log.

AFS 18,715-18,716: Two tapes containing a performance by old-time fiddler Tommy Jarrell of Toast, North Carolina. (1 hour; LWO 9095 reels 4-5)

AFC 1976/033: Cecelia Conway and Tommy Thompson North Carolina Recording Project
Twenty-one 7-inch tapes of recordings of black musicians, especially banjo players, in North Carolina. Recorded in 1974 by Cecilia Conway, Tommy Thompson, and C. Halis.

AFS 18,733: One tape containing banjo tunes played by Dink Roberts of Haw River, North Carolina. Recorded January 26, 1974. (1 hour; LWO 9110)

AFS 18,734-18,735: Two tapes containing banjo tunes played by John Snipes of Orange County, North Carolina. Recorded January 31 and February 14, 1974. (2 hours; LWO 9110)

AFS 18,736-18,738: Three tapes containing banjo and fiddle music played by Joe and Odell Thompson of Mebane, North Carolina. Recorded February 17, 1974. (3 hours; LWO 9110)

AFS 18,739-18,742: Four tapes containing banjo tunes played by Dink Roberts of Haw River, North Carolina. Recorded February 21, 1974. (4 hours; LWO 9110)

AFS 18,743-18,746: Four tapes containing banjo and fiddle music played by Joe and Odell Thompson of Mebane, North Carolina. Recorded February 24, 1974. (4 hours; LWO 9110)

AFS 18,748-18,749: Two tapes containing banjo tunes played by Dump Fairo of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, accompanied by Jack Minor on the piano. Recorded in March, 1974. (2 hours; LWO 9110)

AFS 18,750-18,753: Four tapes containing Banjo music played by Dink Roberts of Hw River, North Carolina. Recorded May 8 and 9, 1974. (3 hours and 30 minutes; LWO 9110)

AFC 1976/036: Richard Chase Collection
Two 10-inch tapes of ballads, songs, shape note singing and narrative (Jack tales) recorded in 1930s and 1940s by Richard Chase in Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Among the identified performers are Mrs. Kit Williamson, Ella Shiffert, Robert L. Blackwood, Rebecca Jones, Mrs. Cal Hicks, Arch Lewis, Robert Hammond. (AFS 18,872-18,873) (4 hours; LWO 9078) [catalog record]

AFC 1976/043: Henry Glassie Collection of Ola Belle Reed and Family Recordings
Eight 10-inch tapes of country music played on fiddle, banjo, guitar, and dobro by Ola Belle Reed and family of North Carolina, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Recorded in 1966 and 1967 by Henry Glassie. (AFS 18,883-18,890) (14 hour and 30 minutes)

AFC 1977/013: David Holt Recordings Collection
Thirteen 10-inch tapes of Appalachian string band, banjo, fiddle, and hammer dulcimer music, cajun music, cowboy songs, labor songs (southern mill), shape note religious singing, and black children's games. Recorded in California, Louisiana, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia, by David Holt, Appalachian Music Program, Warren Wilson College. The collection includes seven pages of logs, song lists, and notes. [catalog record]

AFS 18,945: One tape containing 8 songs performed by the Tobacco Tags, originally of western North Carolina. (1 hour; LWO 9385)

AFS 18,946: One tape containing recordings of the Red Clay Ramblers (of North Carolina) and band member Tommy Thompson performing in Galax, Virginia, in 1973 or 1974. (1 hour; LWO 9385)

AFS 18,947B: One tape containing a recording of ballad singer Dellie Norton of Sodom Laurel, North Carolina, and an unidentified banjo player. (1 hour; LWO 9385)

AFS 18,948: One tape containing recordings of Bayard Ray, Fiddlin' Will Scotland, Roger Sprung, and David Holt, playing stringband music in Asheville, North Carolina, 1973-1974. (1 hour; LWO 9385)

AFS 18,950: One tape containing 3 fiddle tunes played by Bayard Ray and David Holt, and a recording of the Christian Harmony Singing Convention of 1974. Probably recorded in North Carolina. (1 hour; LWO 9385)

AFS 18,951-18,952: Two tapes containing a recording of Bessie Jones. Recorded in Asheville, North Carolina, 1975. (1 hour; LWO 9385)

AFS 18,952: One tape containing ballad singing by Bessie Jones and Virgil Sturgill. Recorded in Asheville, North Carolina, 1975. (1 hour; LWO 9385)

AFS 18,954: One tape containing a meeting of West Virginia ballad singer Nimrod Workman and Dellie Norton. Recorded at Norton's home in Sodom Laurel, North Carolina, 1975. (1 hour; LWO 9385)

AFS 18,956: One tape containing the Luke Smathers Swing Band performing in Canton, North Carolina, 1976, and Eight Great Fiddlers in Concert (Tommy Bell, Mac Snodderly, Johnny Rheimer, Luke Smathers, Orvil Freeman, and Bayard Ray), a concert held at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, North Carolina, 1976. (2 hours; LWO 9385)

AFS 18,957: One tape containing music and black children's games recorded in Asheville, North Carolina, 1976. Informants include Ethel and Walter Phelps, Andy Cohen, and C.H. Roberts. (2 hours; LWO 9385)

AFC 1977/018: Julius Lester and Worth Long Collection of Two-Part Black Gospel Singing
One 10-inch reel containing five sacred songs in two-part harmony, performed by unidentified black singers from Moncure, North Carolina. Recorded by Julius Lester and Worth Long, March 2, 1966. (30 minutes; LWO 9455) (includes AFS 18,970) [catalog record]

AFC 1977/024: John Garst Duplication Project Collection
Twenty-two 10-inch tapes of ballads and songs; instrumental pieces on banjo, fiddle, and guitar; and spiritual, gospel, shaped-note, and unison hymn singing. Performers include Doc Watson, Frank Proffitt, the Sea Island Singers, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, and Ernest Hodges, from North Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, and Alabama. Originals recorded by John Garst, T. Walsh, William H. Koon, R. A. Stewart, and various media studios. [catalog record]

AFS 19,100: One tape containing recordings of Doc Watson (originally of Deep Gap, North Carolina) and of Frank Proffit (or Watauga County, North Carolina). Recorded by William Henry Koon, summers of 1963 and 1964. (1 hour and 30 minutes; LWO 9587)

AFS 19,101: One tape containing recordings of Frank Proffit and Aunt Buna Hicks, both of North Carolina. Recorded in June 1963 and June 1964. (2 hours; LWO 9587)

AFS 19,104: One tape containing a dub of the audio of "Blue Ridge Mountain Music: Bascom Lamar Lunsford," a television program aired in 1966. Lunsford is originally of western North Carolina. (30 minutes; LWO 9587)

AFC 1977/027: John McCutcheon Duplication Project
Three 10-inch tapes of instrumentals, songs, and stories recorded in Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, and Tennessee by John McCutcheon, 1975-76. The collection includes 51 pages of notes. Includes: a) Hymns, sentimental songs and dance tunes on hammered dulcimer by J.R. "Peanut" Cantrell (McMinnville, Tennessee); b) Hymns, religious songs and secular ballads by Cas Wallin (Marshall, North Carolina); c) Lap dulcimer playing by I.D. Stamper (Kentucky); d) Irish American dance tunes on melodeon by Michael J. Kennedy (Cincinnati, Ohio). Also shape-note singing by the Old Harp Singing Convention (Wears Valley, Tennessee) using the "New Harp of Columbia" anthology-recorded by Nancy LeBrun WUOT, Knoxville, Tennessee. [catalog record]

AFS 19,131-19132: Two tapes containing ballads and religious songs sung by Cas Wallin of Sodom Laurel, North Carolina. (LWO 9566 reels 2B-3A)

AFS 19,334-19,340: Scott Odell Collection
Seven 10-inch tapes of Appalachian string band music performed by Kyle Creed, Ernest Hodges, Tommy Jarrell, Sidney Myers and others. Recorded in Vermont, southwest Virginia, and at the Festival of American Folklife in Washington, D.C. by Scott Odell of the Smithsonian Institution's Division of Musical Instruments, 1966-1970. The collection includes 57 pages of logs, lyric transcriptions, notes, and photocopies of photographs.

AFS 19,337: One tape containing a recording of Inez Perry of Surry County, North Carolina. Recorded August 17, 1966. (1 hour; LWO 9187)

AFS 19,340: One tape containing a recording of fiddle tunes played by Tommy Jarrell of Toast, North Carolina. Recorded September 1, 1968. (1 hour; LWO 9187)

AFC 1979/030: Fennie Allison Family Lore Collection
One audiocassette of family lore and oral history recorded by Mrs. Fennie Allison who grew up in North Carolina, 1903-1921. The collection includes a photo of Allison, correspondence and a log. (AFS 19,368) (LWO 12,889)

AFC 1979/032: William H. Tallmadge / Songs from Kentucky and North Carolina
One 5-inch reel of two songs sung by Marie Hays, near Hindman, Kentucky, and by Elder Pierce Todd, near Sparta, North Carolina. Recorded by William H. Tallmadge, 1977 and 1978. (AFS 19,370) (15 minutes; LWO 12,891)

AFC 1979/040: Steve Rathe Interview at 1975 National Folk Festival
Steve Rathe of National Public Radio interviewing Leonard Emmanuel, hollerer, of Spivey's Corner, North Carolina, and Richard Semprit of Baltimore, Maryland, leader of the Trinidad and Tobago Steel Drum Orchestra at the 1975 National Folk Festival. (includes AFS 19,383-19,384) (LWO 12,915)

AFS 19,559-19,600: Ralph Rinzler Duplication Project
Forty-two 10-inch tapes of Doc Watson and family, Clarence Ashley, Fred Price, Clint Howard, Gaither Carlton, Garley Foster, Bill Monroe, and others recorded from 1960-1965, at home concerts, festivals, and workshops by Ralph Rinzler and others. Recorded in North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Includes vocal and instrumental music, interviews, and storytelling. . (8 hours; LWO 12,961)

AFS 19,713-19,796: Henry Glassie / Folk Music Recordings
Fourteen 10-inch tapes of folk music recorded mostly in Virginia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania by Henry Glassie, 1961-1967. Performers include Ola Belle Reed, Hobart Smith, N. T. [Nathan Tab] Ward, and Ruby Bowman Plemmons.

AFS 19,713: One tape containing recordings of the Madison County Ramblers and Peagram and Parham. Recorded in Asheville, North Carolina, August 5, 1961. (2 hours: LWO 15,509)

AFS 19,715: One tape (3 B2) containing a recording of Quince and Babe Spangler. Recorded in Gamewell, North Carolina, August 31, 1962. (15 minutes; LWO 15,509)

AFS 19,716: One tape containing recordings of Uncle Jess Jackson and J.E. Cison, recorded in Brevard, North Carolina, June 4-5, 1963; and of Wesley Sharp and Walter Parham, recorded in Leicester, North Carolina, June 8, 1963. (1 hour and 30 minutes; LWO 15,509)

AFS 19,717A: One tape containing the rest of the Sharp and Parham recording, as well as recordings of Lee Wallin in Marshall, North Carolina, June 10, 1963; and Leonard and Clifford Glenn, recorded in Banner Elk, North Carolina, June 12, 1963. (2 hours and 30 minutes; LWO 15,509)

AFS 19,718: One tape containing recordings of Claude Proffit of Todd, North Carolina, recorded June 12, 1963; Mack Presnell of Banner Elk, North Carolina, June 16, 1963; and N.T. Ward of Sugar Grove, North Carolina, June 13, 1963. (2 hours; LWO 15,509)

AFS 19,719A: One tape containing the rest of the N.T. Ward recording, and a taping of Vance Goslin and Walter Parham in Weaverville, North Carolina, June 16, 1963. (2 hours; LWO 15,509)

AFS 19,720: One tape containing recordings of J.E. Cison recorded at Dunns Rock Community near Brevard, North Carolina, July 31 and August 1, 1964; and Wes Sharp recorded in South Turkey Creek, North Carolina, August 1, 1964. (1 hour; LWO 15,509 )

AFS 19,721: One tape containing recordings of Mack Presnell and Leonard and Clifford Glenn, recorded in Banner Elk, North Carolina, August 3 and 4, 1964; Ollie Ward recorded in Banner Elk, North Carolina, August 5, 1964; and Tab Ward, recorded in Sugar Grove, North Carolina, August 5. (2 hours and 30 minutes; LWO 15,509)

AFS 19,722A: One tape containing the balance of the recording of N.T. [Tab] Ward recorded in Sugar Grove, North Carolina, August 1964. (30 minutes; LWO 15,509)

AFS 19,725A: One tape containing a recording of Ola Belle Reed (originally of North Carolina) performing at Indiana University on April 24, 1967. (30 minutes; LWO 15,509)

AFC 1981/016: George Armstrong Radio Program Collection
Two 10-inch tapes of "Cecil Sharp in the Southern Appalachians," broadcast on WFMT (Chicago) November 21, 1980, and "Brasstown Memories," (Brasstown, North Carolina) which was never broadcast. Contains interviews with Olive Dame Campbell, Jean Ritchie Pickow, Edna Ritchie Baker, and others. Recorded by George Armstrong, ca. 1980.

AFC 1981/018: Ethnic Broadcasting in America Collection
Eighteen 7-inch tapes, two five-inch tapes, and 117 cassettes of ethnic radio broadcasts recorded for the Ethnic Broadcasting in America Project of the American Folklife Center. Recorded mostly off the air by Elena Bradunas, Theodore Grame, Alan Jabbour, and others at various locations in the United States, 1977-78. Documentation includes Theodore Grame's Ethnic Broadcasting in the United States (Washington, D.C.: American Folklife Center, 1980) and six linear inches of manuscript materials. [catalog record]

AFC 1982/009: The Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project Collection
Field survey of various aspects of traditional life, work, and expression along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina and Virginia. Recorded by Thomas A. Adler, Lyntha Scott Eiler, Terry Eiler, Carl Fleischhauer, Alan Jabbour, Geraldine Johnson, Richard McCamant, Wallace Macnow, Howard W. Marshall, Patrick B. Mullen, Blanton Owen, Margaret Counts Owen, and George Price, Jr., under the coordination of Charles K. Wolfe, in August-September 1978. Sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the National Park Service. Collection includes substantial photographic and manuscript documentation; also some video recording of dance. Includes children's games and hand-claps. [catalog record] [finding aid] [online presentation]

AFS 21,363-21,366: Four tapes containing an interview with Ernest Jarvis concerning occupational folklore, building techniques, weather, and foodways. Recorded in Alleghany County, North Carolina, September 13, 1978. (2 hours; RXA 2049 - 53)

AFS 21,372-21,374: Three tapes containing an interview with Harrison Caudle concerning family history, floods, building ideas, bears, and religious testimony. Recorded in Whitehead, Alleghany County, North Carolina, September 21, 1978, . (2 hours; RXA 2058-2060)

AFS 21,392-21,397: Six tapes containing an interview with Ed and Carrie Severt concerning early life, preacher tales, fishing, the Civil War, loghouses, church, and syrup making. Recorded in Alleghany County, North Carolina, September 9, 1978. (2 hours; RXA 2078-2084)

AFS 21,398-21,401: Four tapes containing an interview with the Woody Family concerning family stories, houses, hunting, courtship, school pranks, feelings about the Blue Ridge, hunting, and Indian stories. Recorded in Laurel Springs, Ashe County, North Carolina, September 26, 1978. (2 hours; RXA 2084 - 2087)

AFS 21,411-21,413: Three tapes containing a conversation recorded at the Sparta Barbershop in Sparta, North Carolina, August 24, 1978. (2 hours; RXA 2097-2099)

AFS 21,449-21,451: Three tapes containing an interview with Ruth Holbrook concerning early life, the Depression, Siamese twins, marriage, and weddings. Recorded in Trap Hill, North Carolina, March 23, 1978. (1 hour and 30 minutes; RXA 2133-2135)

AFS 21,452: One tape containing an interview with Carrie Severt concerning children, canning, the Depression, farm chores, marriage, and quilting. Recorded in Ennice, North Carolina, March 23, 1978 ( 2 hours and 10 minutes; RXA 2126)

AFS 21,466-21,469: Four tapes containing an interview with Quincy Higgins concerning the call to preach, courting, land bank, the long-tounged gift, clearing land, and a banker story. Recorded in Sparta, North Carolina, September 9, 1978. (1 hour and 45 minutes; RXA 2154-2155)

AFS 21,470-21,471: Two tapes containing an interview with Mamie Lee and Leonard Bryan concerning quilting. Recorded in Sparta, North Carolina, September 10, 1978. (50 minutes; RXA 2154-2155)

AFS 21,479-21,482: Four tapes containing an interview with Margaret Jarvis concerning foodways. Recorded in Ennice, North Carolina, September 13, 1978. (2 hours; RXA 2163-2166)

AFS 21,483: One tape containing an interview with Carrie Severt concerning food preservation and planting signs. Recorded in Ennice, North Carolina, September 13, 1978. (1 hour; RXA 2167)

AFS 21,493-21,496: Four tapes containing an interview with Roxie Ray concerning sharecropping, family anecdotes, ice cream, Elkin brogans, uncle's bed, jokes, Depression, stories, "pisscopalians," Santa Claus, and box suppers. Recorded in Poplar Springs, North Carolina, September 15, 1978. (2 hours; RXA 2177-2180)

AFS 21,497: One tape containing interviews with members of the New Covenant Baptist Association. Recorded in Remond Creek, North Carolina, September 17, 1978. (20 minutes; RXA 2181)

AFS 21,498: One tape containing a story swap session recorded at the Stone Mountain Craft Shop in Trap Hill, North Carolina. Topics of conversation include jokes and fashion. Recorded September 18, 1978. (1 hour; RXA 2182)

AFS 21,500-21,503: Four tapes containing an interview with Ruth Holbrook concerning early life, leather britches, and quilting. Recorded in Trap Hill, North Carolina, September 18, 1978. (45 minutes; RXA 2184-2187)

AFS 21,504-21,506: Three tapes containing an interview with basketmaker and painter Alma Hemmings. Recorded in Dobson, North Carolina, September 19, 1978. (1 hour and 30 minutes; RXA 2188-2191)

AFS 21,507-21,509: Three tapes containing an interview with four women in a quilting group concerning jokes, courtship, school, modern teenagers, and games. Recorded in Poplar Springs, North Carolina, September 19, 1978. (1 hour and 30 minutes; RXA 2191-2193)

AFS 21,510-21,512: Three tapes containing an interview with Roxie Ray about quilting. Recorded in Poplar Springs, North Carolina, September 19, 1978. (1 hour and 30 minutes; RXA 2194-2196)

AFS 21,519-21,521: Three tapes containing an interview with Elizabeth Smith. Recorded in Mt. Airy, North Carolina, September 22, 1978. (1 hour and 20 minutes; RXA 2203-2205)

AFS 21,528-21,529: Two tapes containing an interview with Mrs. Sabe Choate concerning quilting. Recorded near Sparta, North Carolina, September 25,1978. (1 hour; RXA 2212-2213)

AFS 21,530: One tape containing an interview with Donna G. Choate. Recorded in Sparta, North Carolina, September 25, 1978. (35 minutes; RXA 2214)

AFS 21,531-21,538: Eight tapes containing an interview with Zenna Todd. Recorded in Sparta, North Carolina, September 27, 1978. (RXA 2219-2222)

AFS 21,557-21,559: Three tapes containing an interview with Herbert Fulk about Charlie Lawson tales, magic, ghosts, and community reception of supernatural stories. Recorded in Toast, North Carolina, August 17, 1978. (RXA 2239-2241)

AFS 21,563-21564: Two tapes containing an interview with Florence Cheek on quilting, foodways, sawmills, Baptists, and conversion. Recorded in Trap Hill, North Carolina, August 19, 1978. (RXA 2245-2246)

AFS 21,571-21,572: Two tapes containing an interview with Ruth Holbrook concerning Holbrook stories. Recorded in Trap Hill, North Carolina, August 28, 1978. (RXA 2253-2254)

AFS 21,578-21,581: Four tapes containing an interview with Dean and Estelle Gamble concerning the legend of Billy Day, West Virginia mine stories, courtship and slavery stories, signs, and farm work. Recorded near Sparta, North Carolina, August 30, 1978. (RXA 2260-2263)

AFS 21,582-21,584: Three tapes containing an interview with Marvin Lyon on haunt tales, pranks, hoaxing stories, place name tales, moonshining, and a favorite burro. Recorded in Roaring Gap, North Carolina, September 5, 1978. (RXA 2264-2266)

AFS 21,585-21,587: Three tapes containing an interview with Leonard and Mamie Lee Bryan about courtship, signs, coal mining in West Virginia, slavery, church, and race relations. Recorded in Sparta, North Carolina, September 6, 1978. (RXA 2267-2269)

AFS 21,588-21,589: Two tapes containing an interview with Walter Brown concerning a dream, and watching Roots. Recorded in Sparta, North Carolina, September 7, 1978. (RXA 2270-2271)

AFS 21,590-21,593: Four tapes containing an interview with Quincy Higgins about a Civil War legend, pranks, Daniel Boone, bootlegging, haunt and witch tales, and a joke about potatoes and onions. Recorded in Sparta, North Carolina, September 9, 1978. (RXA 2272-2275)

AFS 21,611-21,612: Two tapes containing an interview with Cosby Golding. Recorded near Low Gap, Surrey County, North Carolina, August 8, 1978. (RXA 2288-2289)

AFS 21,614-21,616: Three tapes containing a recording of a tobacco auction held in Mt. Airy, North Carolina, August 15, 1978. (RXA 2291-2293)

AFS 21,626-21,627: Two tapes containing Earnest East and the Pine Ridge Boys playing for a dance at the home of musician Dix Freeman, Oak Grove, Surry County, North Carolina. Recorded August 24, 1978. (RXA 2303-2304)

AFS 21,635: One tape containing an interview with Mrs. Thomas Evans concerning Texas and OTA. Recorded in Alleghany County, North Carolina, September 4, 1978. (RXA 2312)

AFS 21,636-21,638: Three tapes containing conversation by Marvin Lyon. Recorded in Alleghany County, North Carolina, September 4, 1978. (RXA 2313-2315)

AFS 21,643: One tape containing an interview with Reece Billings. Recorded in Twin Oaks, Alleghany County, North Carolina,.September 13, 1978. (RXA 2320)

AFS 21,644-21,646: Three tapes continaing a recording of a service at Laurel Glen Regular Baptist Church in Sparta, Alleghany County, North Carolina. Recorded September 17, 1978. (RXA 2321-2323)

AFS 21,647-21,648: Two tapes containing an interview with Reece Billings. Recorded in Sparta, North Carolina, September 15, 1978. (RXA 2324-2325)

AFS 21,649-21,651: Three tapes containing a recording of Dewey Truitt making molasses. Recorded in Sparta, North Carolina, September 15, 1978. (RXA 2326-2328)

AFS 21,666-21,667: Two tapes containing an interview with banjo player and fiddler Dix Freeman, and Charlie Mae Freeman, on dancing. Recorded in Pine Ridge, North Carolina, September 27, 1978 (RXA 2343 - 2344)

AFS 21,669-21,670: Two tapes containing an interview with fiddler Tommy Jarrell of Toast, North Carolina. Recorded September 29, 1978. (RXA 2346-2347)

AFS 21,671: One tape containing a dub of 78 rpm recordings of musicians Ben Jarrell and Frank Jenkins (of North Carolina), originally recorded in 1927. (RXA 2348)

AFS 21,679-21,683: Five tapes containing a monthly gospel sing at Friendship Independent Baptist Church . Recorded in Baywood, North Carolina, September 3, 1978. (RXA 2356-2360)

AFS 21,685-21,688: Four tapes containing an interview with and gospel singing by the Schuyler family. Recorded near Low Gap, North Carolina, September 4, 1978. (RXA 2362-2365)

AFS 21,689-21,690: Two tapes containing the Schuyler family at Mrs. Draughan's house near Low Gap, North Carolina. Recorded September 7, 1978. (RXA 2366-2367)

AFS 21,691-21,692: Two tapes containing the Schuyler family with A.P. Thompson (of the Red Fox Chasers). Recorded near Low Gap, North Carolina, September 7, 1978. (RXA 2368-2369)

AFS 21,693-21,697: Five tapes containing the 13th annual Beulah Fiddlers Contest, held at Beulah School in Beulah, North Carolina. Musicians include the Camp Creek Boys and the Blue Sky Ramblers. Recorded September 9, 1978. (RXA 2370-2373)

AFS 21,698-21,700: Three tapes containing a service at the Macedonia Baptist Church in Surry County, North Carolina. Recorded September 10, 1978. (RXA 2375-2377)

AFS 21,731: One tape containing a baptizing at Carson's Creek. Recorded near Low Gap, North Carolina, September 17, 1978. (RXA 2408)

AFS 21,734: One tape containing a dub of home tapes of A. P. Thompson and family of Low Gap, North Carolina. Original tapes recorded in 1971. (RXA 2411)

AFS 21,735-21,737: Three tapes containing an interview with J.A. Easter, concerning apple-drying. Recorded near Low Gap, North Carolina, September 22, 1978,. (RXA 2412 - 2414)

AFS 21,738-21,741: Four tapes containing a recording of the Fern Evans family (Ramey Family band from Low Gap, North Carolina. Recorded near Toast, North Carolina, September 22, 1978. (RXA 2415-2418)

AFS 21,753: One tape containing a dub of home tapes of Boyden Carpenter. Recorded in Winston Salem, North Carolina, September 25, 1978. (RXA 2430)

AFS 21,754-21,755: Twp tapes containing an interview with Boyden Carpenter. Recorded in Winston Salem, North Carolina, September 25, 1978. (RXA 2431-2432)

AFS 21,757: One tape containing a tobacco auction at the New Farmers' Market with Tim Slate. Recorded in Mt. Airy, North Carolina, September 26, 1978. (RXA 2434)

AFS 21,758-21,761: Four tapes containing an interview with A.P. Thompson. Recorded in Low Gap, North Carolina, September 26, 1978. (RXA 2438)

AFS 21,775-21,776: Two tapes containing a recording of the Peaceful Valley Quartet. Recorded in Ennice, North Carolina, April 8, 1979. (RXA 2452-2453)

AFS 21,779-21,781: Three tapes containing an interview with Fred and Litha Lowe on quilts, homemaking, bee hunting, local crops, snake tales, and Civil War tales. Recorded in Fisher's Gap, North Carolina, ca. June 1979, (RYA 1345-1347)

AFS 21,784: One tape containing a dub of WPAQ's "Mt. Airy Merry Go Round," featuring the Melvin Slayden string band and local commercials. Broadcast in Mt. Airy, North Carolina. (RYA 1350)

AFS 21,785: One tape containing a dub of gospel singing originally recorded in Low Gap, North Carolina, 1969. (RYA 1351)

AFC 1982/009:BR8-CFV1: One videotape of an evening news spot on the Blue Ridge Project; WFMY-TVChannel 2, Greensboro, North Carolina. Recorded September 4, 1978.

AFC 1982/009:MOV6--MOV8: One videotape of a dance at Dix Freeman's home near Pine Ridge, Surry County, North Carolina. Recorded August 24, 1978.

AFC 1982/009:BR8-CWV1-CWV3: One videotape of John A. Easter demonstrating the process of peeling and drying apples. Recorded at Easter's home in Low Gap, Surry County, North Carolina, September 22, 1978.

AFC 1982/015: Park Dougherty / Society for the Preservation of Spirituals Collection
Singing by the Society for the Preservation of Spirituals; also field recordings made in black churches by Renee Ravenal and others. Recorded in North Carolina and South Carolina, 1937-1938 and 1952-1954. Additional materials contributed by Park Dougherty include 4 discs, perhaps from the 1930s. Later contributions contain copies of field recordings and of Society concerts between 1936 and 1995, plus 3 editions of the publications, Spirituals of the Carolina Low Country and The Carolina Low-Country, and other manuscripts.

AFC 1983/009: 1983 Neptune Plaza Series Collection
The 1983 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection consists of manuscript and print materials, audio recordings, and graphic materials that document the 1983 concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The annual series, which began in 1977, features the presentation of folk traditions from many cultures. The concerts took place on the Neptune Plaza at the front of the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress between April and September. The 1983 series was produced with the assistance of the National Council for the Traditional Arts. [catalog record] [finding aid]

The following is from the August 18, 1983, performance of country blues and buck dancing by Fris Holloway and John Dee Hollman.

1983/009: Folder 15: Press releases and biographical sketches of the artists.

1983/009: RWA 6445-6446: Two tapes of the concert. (1 hour)

1983/009: Envelope 14: Two contact sheets (49 images) of black-and-white pictures of the concert by an unknown photographer.

1983/009: Folder 16: Two contact sheets (49 images) of black-and-white pictures of the concert by an unknown photographer.

AFC 1984/011: American Dialect Society Collection
Sound recordings made between 1931-1937 to document American English dialects, mostly from New England and eastern Canada, for a proposed Linguistic Atlas of the United States and Canada. Most informants were elderly New Englanders, and included whalers, fisherman, farmers, and housewives. Among the well-known people who were recorded are Alistair Cooke, Charles H. Grandgent, John A. Lomax, Alan Lomax, Edward Sapir, and B. F. Skinner. Some recordings were made of Gullah dialects found on the Georgia and South Carolina coast and recordings include narratives of former slaves. Several recordings document other languages and regions. The collection includes project correspondence, transcriptions, and index cards. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFS 24,813: One disc containing an interview with W.R. Mills, Jr. of Louisburg, North Carolina, discussing a the industries and population of Louisburg, life history, electrical engineering, acoustic engineering concerns, amusements as a child, firecrackers, holidays; differences between North Carolina and Massachusetts, comments on speech, and having more difficulty on the phone. Recorded at Winthrop House at M.I.T., Cambridge, Massachusetts, by Miles Hanley, February 4, 1934.

AFS 25,676-25,677: Three discs containing interviews with Appalachian students from Berea College in Berea, Kentucky. Students are originally from various counties in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Virginia. Each informant gives name, birthplace, county, residential history, parents' and grandparents' birthplaces, and then reads the first few sentences of "Arthur the Rat." Recorded December 7, 1934.

AFC 1985/028: Foxfire Collection, Part 2
Seventy-nine 10-inch tapes of interviews used in the production of Foxfire magazines and books, including oral histories, information on crafts, customs, foodways, and occupational lore. Recorded by the students and staff of Foxfire in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, 1973-1974. (AFS 23,268-23,346) (RWB 401-479)

AFC 1986/013: Phoebe Pollitt / Cove Creek Ramblers Collection
One audiocassette of Appalachian string band/bluegrass classics by senior citizens and "friends" Cove Creek Senior Citizen Nutrition Site in Sugar Grove, North Carolina. Uncopyrighted, local publication entitled "You are my Sunshine." The collection includes a pen and ink sketch of group, and news clippings.

AFC 1986/014: Gail V.S. Matthews / "Cutting a Dido" Manuscript Collection
"Cutting a Dido: A Dancer's Eye View of Mountain Dance in Haywood County, North Carolina," by Gail V. S. Matthews, an unpublished 1983 M.A. thesis from the Folklore Program at Indiana University. (314 pages including bibliography, illustrations, appendices, and vita.)

AFC 1986/022: Center for Applied Linguistics Collection
Fifty-nine 10-inch tapes of public speeches and other utterances containing dialect samples, recorded at various locations in North America by various collectors, and compiled by the Center for Applied Linguistics for a project entitled "A Survey and Collection of American English Dialect Recordings." The collection includes fourteen linear inches of documentation, including an introduction and preface, a list of contents, content summaries, and transcripts. Collectors and interviewees vary, representing approximately 43 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Canada, and Puerto Rico. [catalog record] [online presentation]

AFS 24,300B5: One tape containing an interview with Bob Francis, a 64-year old white male from North Carolina discussing raccoon hunting, the Tennessee Valley Authority, farming, and storytelling. Recorded by Joseph S. Hall on an unknown date. [audio]

AFS 24,314A1: One tape containing a conversation with several males about the tobacco auction at a North Carolina warehouse and various auctioneers. Recorded in North Carolina, by Mary Ritchie Kety, 1967. [audio]

AFS 24,314A2: One tape containing a conversation with Alice Wrigat, a 70-year old white female, about tobacco farming. Recorded in Whiteville, North Carolina, by Mary Ritchie Key, 1967. [audio]

AFS 24,314A3: One tape containing a conversation with George Hull, a 70-year old white male about growing, storing, and selling tobacco. Recorded in North Carolina, by Mary Ritchie Key, 1967. [audio]

AFS 24,337A1: One tape containing a personal monologue by a 64-year old white female. Recorded in Union, North Carolina, by Joseph Mele, 1975. [audio]

AFS 24,337A2: One tape containing a personal monologue by a 65-year old white male. Recorded in Wilkesbore, North Carolina, by Joseph Mele, 1975. [audio]

AFS 24,337A3: One tape containing a personal monologue by a 74-year old black female. Recorded in Walson, North Carolina, by Joseph Mele, 1975. [audio]

AFS 24,339A1: One tape containing an interview with a whittler from the Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, North Carolina. Recorded for Vox Pop Radio Program, in Gatlinburg, Tennessee theatre, 1940. [not online]

AFS 24,339A2: One tape containing an interview with Granville Calhoun, a 90-year old white southern Appalachian male, born and raised in Hazel Creek, North Carolina. Collected by Kathleen Manscill, 1969. [audio]

AFS 24,349A1: One tape containing a conversation with a 24-year old white male discussing his job as a "utility operator," family, jobs, school, snake hunting, and a tragic drowning; also repeats phrases. Recorded in Wilmington, North Carolina, by Ronald R. Butters, August 30, 1973. [audio]

AFS 24,349A2: One tape containing a conversation with an 80-year old white female discussing family and personal history, getting a driver's license, and the Dewey Decimal system. [audio]

AFS 24,349A3: One tape containing a conversation with a 17-year old black male discussing friends, his birthday, youth and violence, and other topics. Recorded by Ronald R. Butters, in Wilmington, North Carolina, February 27, 1973. [audio]

AFS 24,349A4: One tape containing a conversation with a 16-year old black male discussing best friends and nearly drowining; also repeats phrases. Recorded in Wilminton, North Carolina, by Ronald R. Butters, August 20, 1973. [audio]

AFS 24,349A5: One tape containing a conversation with a 69-year old black female discussing visiting New York, movies, and TV. Recorded in Wilmington, North Carolina, by Ronald R. Butters, August 20, 1974. [audio]

AFS 24,349B1: One tape containing a conversation with a 37-year old white female discussing life on a farm, pigs, and pets. Recorded in Asheville, North Carolina, by Ronald R. Butters, May 1974. [audio]

AFS 24,349B2: One tape containing a conversation with a 17-year old white male discussing school and teachers. Recorded in Asheville, North Carolina, by Ronald R. Butters, May 14, 1974. [audio]

AFS 24,349B3: One tape containing a conversation with a 20-year old white male discussing local places of interest. Recorded in Asheville, North Carolina, by Ronald R. Butters, May 15, 1974. [audio]

AFS 24,349B4: One tape containing a conversation with a 52-year old white female discussing lfe in the area, moonshining, and more. Recorded in Asheville, North Carolina, by Ronald R. Butters, June 3, 1974. [audio]

AFS 24,349B5: One tape containing a conversation with a 67-year old black female counting to 10, reciting days of the week, and doing pattern skills. Recorded in Asheville, North Carolina, by Ronald R. Butters, June 6, 1974. [audio]

AFS 24,349B6: One tape containing a conversation with "Carl," a 14-year old black male discussing dangerous past situations, Judo, stuttering in his past, and reciting sentences and word exercises. Recorded in Asheville, North Carolina, by Ronald R. Butters, June 20, 1974. [audio]

AFC 1987/018: William Dargan North and South Carolina Church Revivals
Thirty-four 10-inch tapes of African American church services, songs, hymns, prayers, sermons, testimony, and interviews with individuals, relating to Baptist revivals in Piedmont North Carolina and South Carolina. The collection includes logs. (RWB 7401-7434; LWO 23383) (includes AFS 26,852-26,885)

AFC 1987/040: Philip S. Morgan Music in the Old Time Way Collection
One video containing "Music in the Old Time Way: Traditional Music and Musicians from the Southern Appalachians," a documentary produced, edited, and narrated by Philip S. Morgan, exploring the origin, development, aesthetics, and style of Appalachian old-time dance music. Film includes performances, interviews, and fiddlers' convention, recorded in North Carolina and Virginia. (1 hour)

AFC 1987/035: Joseph S. Hall Great Smoky Mountains Original Recordings Collection
Folktales, local history, descriptions of local customs and practices, songs, ballads, hymns, fiddle tunes, etc., recorded between 1937 and 1941 (discs) and 1956-67 (tapes) by Joseph S. Hall in Great Smoky Mountains regions of Tennessee and North Carolina. Discs recorded with the assistance of Columbia University and the National Park Service. Archive also has 5 reels microfilm of fieldnotes, transcribed texts, and an inventory. Also unbound draft of Dictionary of Smoky Mountain Speeches; Photographs, some negatives, slides, drawings, most of them used in Hall's book, Yarns and Tales from the Great Smokies, 1978; Accompanying documentation, consisting of large envelopes and sheets (used in printing the book), placed in large manuscript box labeled "Photo Documentation."

AFC 1987/040: Philip S. Morgan Music in the Old Time Way Collection
One videocassette entitled "Music in the Old Time Way: Traditional Music and Musicians from the Southern Appalachians," a video documentary produced, edited, and narrated by Philip S. Morgan. Explores the origin, development, aesthetics and style of Appalachian old-time dance music; includes performances, interviews, and fiddlers' conventions. Recorded in Virginia and North Carolina.

AFC 1988/008: Karen Cardullo collection on Ruth Crawford Seeger, 1940-1979
Interviews conducted with Charles Seeger, Archie Green, Mike Seeger, Bess Lomax Hawes, Pete Seeger, and Elizabeth Cotten (originally of North Carolina) about the life and work of Ruth Crawford Seeger, particularly her work with folk music. Also misc. recordings of Ruth Crawford Seeger duplicated for Cardullo by Mike Seeger, and readings from R.C. Seeger's diaries and letters. One cassette (cassette 13) of Charles Seeger's 1978 Library of Congress Elson Lecture. Includes typescript (61 p.) by Ruth Crawford Seeger, "Remarks on Transcription" and "Notes on the songs and on manners of singing." Interviews were conducted for Cardullo's 1980 M.A. thesis, George Washington Univ., about Ruth Crawford Seeger. (12 hours; RXA 8809 - 8819, RYA 7644) (includes AFS 26,201-26,212) [catalog record]

AFC 1990/020: Selections from the 1988 Galax Old Fiddlers' Convention
One audiocassette recorded at the 1988 Galax Fiddlers' Convention, Galax, Virginia, featuring Ralph L. McGee of Pilot, North Carolina, on fiddle; Will Keys of Jonesboro, Tennessee, on banjo; Don DePoy of Hampden, Maine, on guitar; and an unknown player on bass. The collection includes two color photoprints of Carl DePoy bowing with a "wishbone." (1 hour) [catalog record]

AFC 1993/008: A Preliminary Classification System for Hollers in the United States by Peter Bartis
M.A. Thesis: University of North Carolina, 1972. 64 pages. [catalog record]

AFC 1995/002: D. Michael Battey / Frank Proffit, Jr. Collection
Twelve 7-inch tapes containing recordings of banjo player Frank Proffitt, Jr. (of North Carolina), including oral history, songs, and stories. The collection includes field notes and tape logs, and 7 color photographs. (6 hours)

AFC 1995/006: Seattle Folklore Society Collection
Fifty-four 7-inch tapes containing recordings of Jack Elliot, Mike Seeger, Roscoe Holcomb, Bukka White, Bill Monroe, the Georgia Sea Island Singers, the Mills Family, Mike Russo, Son House, Robert Pete Williams, Rev. Gary Davis, Big Joe Williams, Fred McDowell, Mance Lipscomb, Sam Hinton, Kilby Snow, and North Carolina guitarists Elizabeth Cotten and Doc Watson, performing for the Seattle Folklore Society. [catalog record]

AFC 1995/004: Mike Seeger Collection
Two hundred and seventy-five 10-inch tapes of bluegrass, country, and folk music, recorded in California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia, primarily by Mike Seeger, 1953-67. The collection includes three linear inches of computer disks, correspondence, notes, and photos. These tapes supplement his collections already in the archive. Includes some examples made by other collectors, including recordings of autoharpist, John Kilby Snow recorded by Blaine Jaeger. Bluegrass music predominates this collection. A number of the tapes were recorded from radio and TV programs. Bluegrass performers represented include Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, the Stanley Brothers, Don Reno, and Red Smiley. Tapes also include interviews with country music artists of the 1920s and 1930s including Tom Ashley, Sam and Kirk McGee, Ernest V. Stoneman, Gid Tanner, and Frank Walker. In their reminiscences with Seeger, they speak of many other old-time musicians whom they knew and worked with, life on the road, musical sources, etc., thus making this collection a source of important historical information on early country music. Also includes Elizabeth Cotten (originally of North Carolina). Includes logs and indexes.

AFC 1996/047: WUNC / "Tis Sweet to be Remembered" radio program
A radio program, entitled "'Tis Sweet to Be Remembered," documents the history of radio station WPAQ, Mount Airy, North Carolina, and the role it has played, and still plays, in furthering old-time, country, gospel, and bluegrass music. It contains interviews with manager Ralph Epperson, Paul Brown, Jack Burkette, Mike Seeger, Robert Sykes, and Mac Wiseman, as well as musical excerpts by Jim Eanes, Benton Flippen, The Friendly Four, Esker Hutchins, Tommy Jarrell, Ray Myers, Arville Scott, and Mac Wiseman.

AFC 1996/071: Bascom Lamar Lunsford / "Rambling Introductory" Manuscript Collection
Unpublished manuscript by Bascom Lamar Lunsford, dated January 19, 1934. It describes his song collecting activities and the specific circumstances in which he collected various songs. The document also includes comments on the Asheville Folk Festival (later named the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival) which he managed in Asheville, North Carolina. Lunsford describes the document as a "rambling introductory" and it is intended as an introduction to a publication which would have included 3000 song texts he collected.

AFC 1997/011: Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection
Lands' End in cooperation with Good Housekeeping magazine sponsored quilt contests in 1992, 1994, and 1996. The collection,housed in 154 boxes, consists of visual images, entry blanks, and essays written by entrants, as well as Lands End administrative files and correspondence pertinent to the promotion of the contest. Approximately 13,100 entries for the three contests came from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Numerous types and styles of needlework, quilting, patchwork, applique and embroidery are represented among the visual images. [catalog record] [finding aid] [online presentation]

AFC 1998/010: David Holt Promo Collection
The videotape, titled "David Holt: 'A One Man Celebration of Stories and Songs,'" is a 10-minute audition tape for the performer David Holt. Accompanying the video are promotional items related to Holt's career. There are four postcards of musicians other than David Holt, including: Dellie Norton, a banjo player from Sodom, North Carolina; Tommy Jarrell, a fiddler from Toast, North Carolina; and two postcards of Susie Brunson, a washboard player from Bamberg, South Carolina.

AFC 2000/001: Local Legacies Collection
Four hundred and five linear feet (approximately 90,000 manuscript pages, 475 sound recordings, 13,270 graphic materials, 335 electronic media, and 75 artifacts) of documentation of local festivals, fairs, parades, and other community-based events from each U.S. state, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories and trusts. The Local Legacies Collection was donated through the efforts of individuals, organizations, and institutions asked to participate by members of Congress. This project was part of the Library of Congress Bicentennial celebration in the year 2000. [catalog record] [online presentation] [North Carolina Local Legacies]

AFC 2000/024: Tammy Hopkins / "Women of These Hills" Collection
One videocassette titled "Women of These Hills: Stories of Growing Up in Appalachia," written, produced, and directed by Tammy Hopkins in association with the Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretive Association, Brevard, North Carolina. Music provided by Sheila Kay Adams, Marion Boatwright, David Holt, and Dwight Diller.

AFC 2001/004: Our State magazine / "Down Home in North Carolina" CD
A compilation of bluegrass and traditional North Carolina songs performed by North Carolina artists, compiled by "Live at Leatherwood's" (a weekly bluegrass and gospel music show in downtown Shelby, North Carolina) exclusively for Our State magazine.

AFC 2001/006: Tony Peacock / Hollerin'
One videocassette entitled "Hollerin'" (Mulberry Street Pictures, 2000), a documentary about the National Hollerin' Contest of Spivey's Corner, North Carolina. Narrated by 1999 hollering champion Tony Peacock. [note: for further documentation of this event, see also the Local Legacies Collection (AFC 2000/001) for North Carolina, National Hollerin' Contest.]

AFC 2001/008: International Storytelling Collection
The International Storytelling Collection contains manuscripts, sound recordings, graphic materials, moving images, electronic media, and artifacts that relate to the storytelling revival of the 1970s through the present. Based in Jonesborough, Tennessee, the International Storytelling Center (ISC) and its predecessor organizations, the National Association for the Preservation and Perpetuation of Storytelling (NAPPS), and the National Storytelling Association (NSA) collected these materials. Through the organization's programming, such as the National Storytelling Festival, the ISC has served as a focal point for the storytelling revival. Includes numerous storytellers from North Carolina. [catalog record]

AFC 2001/015: September 11, 2001, Documentary Project
The collection documents reactions of ordinary citizens in the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States through sound and video recordings of interviews and personal narratives; as well as photographs, children's drawings, two scrapbooks, letters and e-mail, poems, ephemera, and a few artifacts. Some items were submitted as group projects of schools, libraries, and museums from 30 states in the U.S., and from American military service personnel and their families in Naples, Italy. [catalog record] [finding aid] [online presentation]

AFC 2001/015: SR319: One tape containing an interview with Vandy Chhum talking about her reactions to September 11, 2001, its effect on her family, and how she thinks the U.S. should respond. Recorded in Greensboro, North Carolina, by Barbara Lau, October 14, 2001. [audio]

AFC 2001/015: SR320: One tape containing an interview with Ran Kong talking about her reactions to September 11, 2001, its lingering effects on her life, and how she thinks the U.S. should respond. Recorded in Greensboro, North Carolina, by Barbara Lau, October 14, 2001. [audio]

AFC 2003/026: New Year's at Doc Watson's in Deep Gap, North Carolina, 1963-64
One disc of Doc Watson and others recorded in Deep Gap, North Carolina, on New Year's Eve 1963 and New Year's Day 1964. Remastered and disseminated as a fundraising premium by WPKN, Bridgeport, Connecticut, in 2003. [catalog record]

AFC 2004/004: Alan Lomax Collection
Eight hundred forty-five linear feet (appx. 150 linear feet manuscripts; 10,000 sound recordings; 5500 graphic images; 5000 moving images) of material created and collected by Alan Lomax and others in their work documenting song, music, dance, and body movement from many cultures. Includes field recordings and photographs Lomax made in the Bahamas, the Caribbean, England, France, Georgia, Haiti, Ireland, Italy, Morocco, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Spain, the United States, and Wales, 1930s-2004. Includes materials from North Carolina. [catalog record]

AFC 2005/004: Isabel Gordon Carter Collection
Collection of correspondence, notes, a research notebook, and photographs related to Isabel Gordon Carter's research and publications on Appalachian ballads, folktales, and customs from 1921 to 1942. Carter's correspondents include E.A. Bishop, Horace Kephart, I. K. Stearns, Nelly L. Brooks, Amabel Williams-Ellis, Ales Hrdlicka, Richard Chase, Kay Chase, Maud Gentry Long, Robert B. Bean, Maude Minish, Helen Dashiell, W. H. Rothe, Rev. Hannah J. Powell, and Mary H. Brown. E.A. Bishop enclosed texts for two ballads, "Jonah and the whale," and "Little Mohea" (1921) and Nelly L. Brooks sent the text to "I'm as free a little bird as I can be" (1924). Includes copies of Richard Chase's articles on Jack tales. [catalog record]

AFC 2005/010: Roberts, Borders, Mauney, Howell, Briggs and Related Families Reunion Collection
Manuscripts, sound recordings, and videos of events and interviews documenting the 100th African American family reunion in Charlotte and Shelby, North Carolina. [note: see also Local Legacies Collection (AFC 2001/001), North Carolina, Roberts, Borders, Mauney, Howell, Briggs and Related Families Reunion]

AFC 2005/018: David Hoffman Collection of Bascom Lamar Lunsford Films and Recordings
This collection is a result of Hoffman's 1964 documentary on Lunsford, entitled "Music Makers of the Blue Ridge." Lunsford was born in Mars Hill, North Carolina, in 1882 and died in 1973. He was the organizer of the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival. The collection consists of 16mm film and film elements, video copies of the film in several formats (including Beta SP and DVD), open-reel audiotape interviews and sound tracks and DAT copies, photographs, and manuscript material.

AFC 2005/026: Benton Flippen and the Smokey Valley Boys Concert and Interview Collection
Homegrown 2005 concert. Benton Flippen and the Smokey Valley Boys, old time music from North Carolina. Concert recorded in Madison Hall, James Madison Building, Library of Congress on August 17, 2005. Oral history interview with the performers recorded on August 17. [catalog record] [event flyer and webcast]

AFC 2008/024: Jun-ichi Yamada Collection of Bluegrass Recordings
One hundred thirty-seven 7-inch tapes of the recordings of bluegrass festivals in the United States, recorded by Jun-ichi Yamada of Japan. The festivals include Carlton Haney's Bluegrass Festival at Watermelon Park, Berryville, Virginia; Bluegrass Music Festival in Bluegrass Park, Campsprings, North Carolina; the Newgrass Festival of 1974; the Wise County Shrine Club Bluegrass Festival; the 2nd Carter Stanley Memorial Festival, McClure, Virginia; the 7th Annual Culpeper Bluegrass and Folk Music Festival, Culpeper, Virginia; Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Festival, Bean Blossom, Indiana; Old Time Family Bluegrass Festival, Callaway, Maryland; Georgia State Bluegrass Music Festival, Lavonia, Georgia; Bluegrass Bonanza Showcase, Indiansprings, Maryland; Indiansprings Bluegrass Festival, Hagerstown, Maryland; the Country Store at Williams Restaurant; as well as performances by the Blue Sky Boys, J.D. Crowe, Vic Jordan, and Don Reno and Red Smiley. [catalog record]

AFC 2010/018: New North Carolina Ramblers Concert Collection
Digital sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert performed by The New North Carolina Ramblers in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on May 19, 2010, as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The group performs old-time string band music, including songs and tunes from the repertoire of Charlie Poole. [catalog record] [event flyer]

AFC 2011/021: Joan Halifax Interview conducted by Todd Harvey
Audio interview with Roshi Joan Halifax conducted by Todd Harvey. In 2011, Halifax was a Kluge Center Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Library of Congress. She discusses her work with the Alan Lomax and the Cantometrics Project. Topics included 1960s fieldwork in Arkansas, North Carolina, the Caribbean, and Morocco, Cantometrics, Cantometrics staff, Alan Lomax, the Newport Folk Festival, the Alan Lomax Collection. Recorded April 21, 2011, at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. (1 hour and 15 minutes)

AFC 2011/050: Living in the Tradition, Lectures by James Keane
Five CDs documenting a five-part lecture series titled "Living in the Tradition" during which James Keane recalls his life and career as a traditional Irish musician, presented as part of the Celtic Week program at the 2006 Swannanoa Gathering at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina, recorded July 17-21, 2006. [catalog record]

 

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