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Manuscript/Mixed Material Documentation -- Field Notes -- William Lightfoot

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  • Documentation -- Field Notes -- William Lightfoot


  • Marshall, Howard W.

Created / Published

  • Georgia, 1977


  • -  Folklore--Georgia
  • -  Manuscripts
  • -  Field notes
  • -  United States -- Georgia


  • Manuscripts
  • Field notes


  • -  Fieldworkers Rusty Marshall, Tom Adler, and Bill Lightfoot designated many of the properties and sites they documented in their fieldnotes and photograph logs with an alphabetic or numeric identifier (e.g. "A," "FF," "6"), with locations marked on a set of county road maps (available at the American Folklife Center). Metadata updates in 2018-2020 made best-effort determinations of the latitude and longitude for most of these sites, and these site-linked coordinates are provided in the "about" metadata for the project's photographs. This geospatial information can be found by searching for photographs (by multiple fieldworkers) using the site or property name.
  • -  Handwritten chronological notebook that contains fieldworker William "Bill" Lightfoot's daily notes and outlines of sound recordings (also copied and incorporated in Lightfoot's sound recording logs): online digital images 2-133, complete set of images for notebook; images 4-69, documentation for 15-28 July 1977; 70-129, documentation for 3-17 August 1977; images 130-133, blank pages and cover, back cover includes prompting notes for interviews.


  • Manuscripts 8.5 x 14 in or smaller

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Call number: AFC 1982/010: Box 5, Folder 42

Source Collection

  • South-Central Georgia Folklife Project collection (AFC 1982/010)


  • American Folklife Center

Digital Id

Online Format

  • image

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Credit line: South-Central Georgia Folklife Project collection (AFC 1982/010), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Marshall, Howard W. Documentation -- Field Notes -- William Lightfoot. Georgia, 1977. Manuscript/Mixed Material.

APA citation style:

Marshall, H. W. (1977) Documentation -- Field Notes -- William Lightfoot. Georgia. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Marshall, Howard W. Documentation -- Field Notes -- William Lightfoot. Georgia, 1977. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.