Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture
SOUTH CAROLINA COLLECTIONS
THE ARCHIVE OF FOLK CULTURE
Compiled by: Stephanie A. Hall and Addie Heyer
Series Editor: Ann Hoog
Revised: January 2011
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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 wax cylinders) recorded by Robert Winslow Gordon, 1922-1928, in California, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Virginia. Represents a cross section of American folksong including Negro blues, spirituals, and ballads, British-American ballads, gospel singing, sea chanties, recitations, and miscellaneous recordings such as the inauguration of President Coolidge. Singers include Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Nellie Galt, and others. [catalog record] [online presentation]
AFS 19,000-19,001A: Two tapes of songs, ballads, and fiddle tunes sung and played by Willard R. Randal and John D. Weaver. Recorded in Landrum and Rock Hill, South Carolina, December 5 and 7, 1925. (tape copy on [LWO 9228 reels 7-8]) (Gordon cylinder nos. A131-A161)
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 264-267: Four tapes containing work songs, spirituals, and calls sung by black convicts at State (Reid) Farm, Boykin, South Carolina, December 1934.
AFS 705-708A2, 708B; 709A1, B2; 710-712; 716: Nine discs containing work songs, calls, spirituals, and prayers sung and spoken by black convicts at State (Reid) Farm, Boykin, and in Columbia, South Carolina, May 1936.
AFS 830; 832-834; 868; 877: Six discs containing songs, spirituals, hymns, sermons, and prayers, including a narrative on the storm of 1893 spoken by Mrs. Hagar Brown and others, and a service conducted at the Heaven's Gate Methodist Church. Recorded in Mount Arena on Sandy Island and Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, August 1936.
AFS 903: One disc containing songs and hymns sung by Drew Howard, Lillie Knox, and Minnie Knox. Recorded in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, January 1937.
AFC 1937/007: John A. Lomax Southern States Collection, 1937
One hundred forty-nine 12-inch discs of recordings from Alabama, Kentucky, South Carolina, and Texas, recorded by John A. Lomax and Ruby T. Lomax, June-July 1937. [catalog record]
AFS 1025A2, B1-2; 1026-1039B2; 1040-1047A1: Twenty-three discs containing Hymns, lullabys, spirituals, ballads, and work songs including performances by the Pearson's Funeral Home Choir, work songs and calls by black ditchdiggers, and spirituals by Reverend Aaron Pinnacle. Recorded in Charleston, Columbia, Mullins, and Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, July 1937. (tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 73-75)
AFS 1047A2-1054; : Nine discs containing "Plantation Echoes," a play written and directed by Rosa Warren Wilson. Includes spirituals, songs, dance tunes, sermons and prayers performed by black singers and dancers from Wadmalaw Island. Recorded in Hibernian Hall, Charleston, South Carolina, July 1937. [note: Act I begins on AFS 1048; Act II begins on AFS 1304.] (tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 75; 95.)
AFC 1939/001: John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip
One hundred forty-seven discs recorded by John A. and Ruby T. Lomax in various southern states between April and June 1939. Genres include ballads, blues, children's songs, cowboy songs, dance music, fiddle tunes, field hollers, lullabies, Mexican corridos, play-party songs, religious dramas, spirituals, work songs. See also AFS 3551-3557. [catalog record] [online presentation]
AFS 2711B; 2719; 2720A2, B; 2721-2727A1, B: Ten tapes containing spirituals, hymns, play-party songs, blues, and calls, including work songs by convicts on a chain gang, and hymns by the congregation of Little Hope School House. Recorded in Anderson County, Clemenson, Greenville, and Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, June 1939. (tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 174-176)
AFC 1939/005: Herbert Halpert 1939 Southern States Recording Expedition
Four hundred and nineteen 12-inch discs of instrumentals, monologs, prayers, sermons, songs, and stories recorded in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia, by Herbert Halpert, March 15-June 23, 1939, for the Folk Arts Committee of the WPA and the Library of Congress. The collection includes one and one-fourth linear inches of articles, contact sheets, correspondence, descriptions, interviews, lists, photographs, reports, and song texts. [catalog record]
AFS 3147-3152A: Songs, spirituals, street cries, and calls with comments by the singers. Recorded in Edisto Island, South Carolina, June 1939. (tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 209-210)
AFC 1940/003: John and Ruby Lomax 1940 Southern States Recordings Collection
One hundred forty-six 12-inch discs of a sermon and songs recorded in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia by Bess Brown, John A., and Ruby T. Lomax, September-November 1940. The collection includes 1 1/2 linear inches of correspondence and song transcriptions. [catalog record]
AFS 4076-4080: Spirituals, hymns and prayers including spirituals sung by the People's Burial Aid Society and the Brown Brothers Jubilee Quartet. Recorded in Columbia, South Carolina, November, 1940. (tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 276)
AFC 1940/010: Charles Seeger South Carolina WPA Recordings, 1939
Seven 12-inch discs of songs and spirituals, including several accompanied on banjo and bones. Recorded on Brevard Plantation, Adams Mill, near Columbia, South Carolina, by Charles Seeger, March 1939. Deposited by the Joint Committee on Folk Arts, WPA. (includes AFS 3789-3795) (tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 247) [catalog record]
AFC 1948/076: Truman Michelson Collection of Catawba Cylinder Recordings
Four six-inch dictaphone cylinders tentatively identified as Catawba music, recorded by Truman Michelson in South Carolina in May 1913. Only one of the cylinders is clearly labeled as Catawba; the singer is identified as Billy Harris. The cylinders were transferred from the National Archives in 1948.
AFC 1950/017: National Folk Festival, 1938
One 12-inch and thirty-nine 16-inch discs of instrumentals, radio programs, and songs. Recorded primarily at the National Folk Festival in Washington, D.C., by the U.S. Recording Company, May 6-8, 1938. The collection includes 3/4 linear inch of song lists, newspaper articles, and programs. Sarah Gertrude Knott makes some introductions. [catalog record]
AFS 9833A3: One discs containing "The Fox Chase," performed on fiddle by John D. Weaver of Landrum, South Carolina, May 8, 1938. (tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 263)
AFS 9912-9913: Fred Wolfe Relating Reminiscences About his Brother Thomas Wolfe
Two 16-inch discs of an interview with Fred Wolfe of Asheville, North Carolina, and Spartanburg, South Carolina, concerning memories of his brother Thomas Wolfe. Recorded at the Library of Congress, by Paul Beath, July 14, 1949. The collection includes 14 pages of correspondence. (LWO 5111 reels 279B-280A)
AFC 1950/019: A.H. Stoddard Collection of Gullah Recordings
Twelve discs of Gullah dialect tales spoken by A. H. Stoddard originally of Daufuskie Island, SC. Recorded by Herman Norwood at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., June 23, 1949. (tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 275-277.) [Much of this collection has been issued on Library of Congress LPs and cassettes edited by Duncan Emrich, AFS L44-L46 Animal Tales Told in the Gullah Dialect [(info about audiocassette)]. [catalog record]
AFS 10,899: Courtney Siceloff Collection of Gullah Folk Music and Spirituals
One 10-inch tape of Gullah dialect songs and spirituals recorded by Courtney Siceloff, Director, Penn Community Services, on St. Helena Island, South Carolina, ca. 1955. (LWO 2326)
AFC 1957/006: Penn Community Services / Religious Songs and Services
Two 10-inch tapes of Gullah dialect religious songs and services recorded by Penn Community Services in Frogmore, St. Helena Island, South Carolina, January 15, 1956. The collection includes a transcript of AFS 11,303. (LWO 2255) (includes AFS 11,303) [catalog record]
AFC 1958/016: Harold Reeves Collection of Gullah Tales
One 7-inch tape of animal tales in the Gullah dialect, told by Harold (Dick) Reeves of Charleston, South Carolina. The collection includes a recording log. (LWO 3548)
AFC 1959/006: Harold Reeves and Russell Wood Collection of Gullah Recordings
One 10-inch tape of Gullah dialect tales, spirituals, and street cries from Charleston, South Carolina, ca. 1958. Duplicated from material loaned by Harold S. (Dick) Reeves and Russell Wood. (LWO 2724) (includes AFS 11,475) [catalog record]
AFC 1965/001: Maggie Gomillion Recordings Collection
One 10-inch tape of 18 religious songs sung by Maggie F. Gomillion originally of Saluda, South Carolina. Recorded at the Library of Congress in Studio A, January 7, 1965, by Rae Korson and John E. Howell. The collection includes a 1-page log. (LWO 4460) (includes AFS 12,296) [catalog record]
AFC 1965/012: Maggie F. Gomillion Collection of Religious Songs
One 10-inch tape of religious songs sung by Maggie F. Gomillion originally of Saluda, South Carolina. Recorded by Mrs. Samuel H. Horne in Silver Spring, Maryland, November 1964. (LWO 4461) (includes AFS 12,319) [catalog record]
AFC 1965/017: Azalea Festival of the Society for the Preservation of the Negro Spiritual
Four discs of the Annual Azalea Festival on radio station WEAF, featuring songs by The Society for the Preservation of the Negro Spiritual [now called The Society for the Preservation of Spirituals] of Charleston, South Carolina, 1936. The collection includes 5 pages of notes. (includes AFS 12,346-12,349)
AFS 14,026: Hilda A. Kring Songs
One 5-inch tape of British and Irish ballads including nine sung and played on dulcimer by Mrs. Myra Elmers, formerly of the piedmont region of South Carolina. Recorded by Mrs. Hilda A. Kring in Pennsylvania, February 1969. (LWO 5594)
AFC 1970/015: Benjamin A. Botkin Duplication Project
Four 10-inch tapes of White and Negro folk music and folklore recorded 1949 in North Carolina and South Carolina by B. A. Botkin. 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 ten pages of descriptive notes. [catalog record]
AFS 14,084B: One tape containing air checks of radio broadcasts of gospel singing from Easley and Marion, South Carolina. Recorded by Artus Moser, January 23, 1949. (LWO 5979 reel 2)
AFS 14,085-14,086A: Two tapes containing lullabies, children's songs, poetry, spirituals, blues, sermons, prayers, riddles, and tall tales including interviews with Louise Jones Du Bose and Lee Myer. Recorded by Benjamin A. Botkin in Columbia, South Carolina, January 1949. (LWO 5979 reels 3-4)
AFC 1970/042: Benjamin A. Botkin Duplication Project
Four 10-inch tapes of narratives, radio programs, and songs recorded in California, Colorado, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Washington, and Washington, D.C., by Benjamin A. Botkin and the Voice of America, 1949-58. The collection includes five pages of notes. Includes Botkin's Western trip of 1950, Voice of America folklore programs; air checks from ca. 1952-53 including a program honoring Carl Sandburg's 75th birthday; and selections from Botkin's Southern trip of 1949. [catalog record]
AFS 14,218A: One tape containing stories of John C. Calhoun's ghost, "The Big Brick" whorehouse in Charleston, South Carolina, mills and millworkers in Gaffney, South Carolina, and sawmill workers in Saluda County, South Carolina. Spoken by Ravin I. McDavid. Recorded in Colorado, July 18, 1950. (LWO 6080 reel 1)
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, and Freda English, Nathaniel Thackston. [catalog record]
AFS 14,770A16-23, B1-2: One tape containing songs sung by Nathanial Thackston recorded in Greenville, South Carolina, July 23, 1956. (LWO 6914 reel 3.)
AFC 1979/021: Ed Morris Duplication Project
Twelve 10-inch tapes of performances by and interviews with African American and folk revival musicians including Wilbert "Big Chief" Ellis, Ed Green, John Jackson, Skip James, George Jazz, Buddy Boy Jenkins, Raun MacKinnon, Bill McCulloh, Randy Mason, Frank Mizell, Flora Molton, and Ed Morris. Recorded in Virginia and Washington, D.C., by Ed Morris, Charles Perdue, and others, 1963-1965. The collection includes 22 pages of logs and notes. [Note: the logs are incomplete, therefore there may be additional related material contained in the collection.]
AFS 19,346-19,349A: Includes spirituals, blues, and monologue sung, played on guitar, and spoken by Ed Green, originally of Beechersville, South Carolina. Recorded by Ed Morris in Washington, D.C., 1963. (LWO 12,314 reels 4-7)
AFS 19,350A9-14: Spirituals sung by Flora Molton accompanied by Ed Green, originally of Beechersville, South Carolina. Recorded by Charles L. Perdue, Jr., in Fairfax, Virginia, 1964. (LWO 12,314 reel 8)
AFS 19,980-20,092: Peter Lowry / Trix Records Project
One hundred thirteen 10-inch field and studio tapes recorded by Peter Lowry (with help in 1969 of Bruce Bastin) in connection with the LP publications of Trix Records of Rosendale, New York, in Georgia, Illinois, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia in 1969-1979.
AFS 19,980-19,981A3; 19,983A2-19,987A2; 19,993A2; 19,996A2; 20,012A2-20,014; 20,020A3-20,021; 20,029-20,030: Blues, ragtime, and spirituals by black performers including Pink Anderson, Baby Brooks, McKinley Ellis, Arthur (Peg Leg Sam) Jackson, Henry Johnson, and Charles Henry (Baby) Tate. Recorded in Greenville, Jonesville, Spartanburg, and Union, South Carolina, 1970-1972. (LWO 16,649 reels 1-2; 4-8; 14; 17; 33; 41; 50-51)
AFS 19,989A2-3; 19,997A2-4: Blues performed by Charles Henry (Baby) Tate of Spartanburg, South Carolina and others. Recorded in New Paltz, New York, May 6, 1972. (LWO 16,649 reel 1.)
AFS 20,004A4-20,008A3; 20,019A3-20,020: Blues performed by Arthur (Peg Leg Sam) Jackson of Jonesville, South Carolina, and others. Recorded in Chapel Hill and Pittsboro, North Carolina, October-November 1972. (LWO 16,649 reels 26-29; 40)
AFS 21,866-21,950: Foxfire Duplication Project Part 1
Eighty-five 10-inch tapes of interviews interviews with residents of Rabun County, Georgia, and neighboring regions used in the production of Foxfire magazines and books. Topics include agriculture, animals, community culture, crafts, foodways, gardening, legends, medicine, music, railroads, religion, tales, and wild plants. Included are interviews with Aunt Arie Carpenter and potter Lanier Meaders. Recorded by the students and staff of Foxfire in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, 1970-1973. (LWO 16,817)
AFS 22,485: John A. Silver / Penn Normal Industrial and Agricultural School Collection
One audiocassette of African American spirituals performed by teachers and others at the Penn Normal Industrial and Agricultural School on St. Helena Island, South Carolina. Includes a spoken prologue, and was used in the production of a film To Live As Freemen. Recorded on St. Helena Island in 1942. (RYA 2604)
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 23,297A: Includes family history and personal narratives spoken by Beulah Perry originally of Anderson County, South Carolina. Recorded by Beverly Justus and Vivian Burell, 1974. (RWB 430.)
AFC 1973/028: Laura Boulton Collection
Laura Boulton Collection Part 1: Negro Folklore: Sixty 10-inch discs of Negro folklore. Recorded in Alabama, South Carolina, and Virginia, by Walter Garwick, 1935-37.
AFS 15,679; 15,685-15,686; 15,713-15,725: Sixteen tapes containing sermons, prayers, spirituals, street cries, and Gullah dialect tales from Charleston, Cromwell Alley, Edisto Island, and Johns Island, South Carolina. (tape copy on LWO 7751 reels 1-2; 5-6)
AFC 1977/034: Sue Pearl Williams Collection of Baptist Revival Services
Three 10-inch tapes of African American Baptist revival services from the Antioch Baptist Church in Greenville, South Carolina, and the Tried Stone Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. Recorded by Sue Pearl Williams, October 4-7, 24, 1977. The collection includes 3 pages of administrative materials and notes. [catalog record]
AFS 19,158-19,159: Two tapes containing a revival service conducted by Reverend E. L. Mathis at the Antioch Baptist Church, Greenville, South Carolina, October 3-6, 1977. (LWO 9973 reels 1-2)
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 starting ca. 1988. Four discs, perhaps from the 1930s. Later contributions of CDs containing copies of field recordings and of Society concerts between 1936 and 1995, plus three editions of the publication, Spirituals of the Carolina Low Country -- a re-issuing of the 1931 publication entitled The Carolina Low-Country, and other manuscripts.
AFS 22,513-22,516; 22,518-22,557: Spirituals, prayers, sermons, and street cries recorded in Charleston, Collins Creek, Cromwell Alley, Edisto Island, and Johns Island, SC, as well as performances of spirituals and street cries by The Society for the Preservation of the Negro Spiritual of Charleston, South Carolina. (tape copy on RWA 3445-3448)
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 25,589-25,591: Three discs containing Mary Celestia Parler discussing children's games and rhymes, stories of childhood and friends, wild foods eaten, fireworks, Santa Clause, various stories, personal history, schooling, description of Wedgefield, father town physician, and professors at the University of Wisconsin. Recorded in Wedgefield, South Carolina, by Miles L. Hanley, August 22, 1934.
AFS 25,623: One disc containing Guy S. Lowman providing samples of vowel sounds. Recorded in Charleston, South Carolina, [?].
AFS 25,650; 25,763-25,764: Three discs containing Diana Brown discussing crops, unfortunately most of the audio is faint and indistinct. Recorded in Edisto Island, South Carolina/Gullah, [July 6, 1932/4.]
AFS 25,651: One disc containing Anne Crosby discussing personal history, children, returning to Edisto Island, and difficulties of life now. Recorded in Edisto Island, South Carolina/Gullah, May 28, 1932.
AFS 25,652: One disc containing Hester Milligan discussing cotton, name and address, fighting, and crabs. Recorded in Edisto Island, South Carolina/Gullah, June 25, 1932.
AFS 25,655: One disc containing Paris Capers discussing personal history, farming, religious experiences, being a deacon, and prayer meetings. Recorded in Frogmore, St. Helena Island, South Carolina/Gullah, June 27, 1932.
AFS 25,656: One disc containing Samuel Polite discussing experiences as a slave before the Civil War and growing corn. Recorded in St. Helena Island, South Carolina/Gullah, June 27, 1932. [audio, part 1] [audio, part 2] [transcript]
AFS 25,657: One disc containing Ann Scott discussing family history, Civil War, experiences as slave and a prayer. Recorded in St. Helena Island, South Carolina/Gullah, by Lorenzo Dow Turner, June 27, 1932. [audio, part 1] [audio, part 2] [transcript]
AFS 25,658A; 25,659: Two discs containing Sancho Singleton discussing stories of a local man and car problems. Recorded in Johns Island, South Carolina/Gullah, May 14, 1934 and May 16, 1934.
AFS 25,658B: One disc containing Lucy Capers discussing places lived and a train trip. Recorded in Johns Island, South Carolina/Gullah, May 14, 1934.
AFS 25,659: One disc containing Susan A. Quall discussing various stories and the deaths of her husband and son. Recorded in Johns Island, South Carolina/Gullah, May 16, 1934. [audio, part 1] [audio, part 2] [transcript, part 1] [transcript, part 2]
AFS 25,667: One disc containing Sarah Ross discussing a prayer and personal information. Recorded in Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina/Gullah, May 7, 1932.
AFS 25,668: One disc containing Prince Smith discussing going south to work, cotton, and work. Recorded in Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina, May 2, 1932.
AFS 25,669: One disc containing Sackie Sweetwine, unfortunately most of the audio is faint and indistinct. Recorded in Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina/Gullah, May 4, 1932.
AFC 1986/021: Bernard Zaidman "Tales from the Dark Corner" Collection
Eleven 7-inch tapes and 28 audiocassettes of music and oral histories documenting the "Dark Corner" region of South Carolina. The collection includes 63 color slides and mounted captioned photographs, one volume of transcripts, and one map. (RYA 8820-8847; RXA 7645-7655)
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.
AFC 1990/017: Archive of American Folk Song Films Collection
Video segments of film clips made by John A. Lomax, Alan Lomax, Elizabeth Lomax, and Bess Lomax during recording expeditions in the late 1930s and early 1940s. All the clips are silent footage; color and black-and-white. It is believed that Alan wanted to use it to show off the Archives' collections. Includes logs. Finnish-American, Michigan, Kentucky, Haiti. South. South Carolina. (LWO 24,679)
AFC 1990/025: Guy B. Johnson St. Helena Island Collection
One 10-inch tape made of cylinder and wire recordings by Guy B. Johnson on St. Helena Island, South Carolina, 1928. The originals are in the Southern Folklife Collection.
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.
AFC 1996/037: National Society of Colonial Dames, South Carolina / Mary Chevillette Sims Oliphant Biographical Collection
Three manuscript pages of a sketch of the life of Mary Chevillette Sims Oliphant, which was presented by The Greenville Committee of the National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of South Carolina. Oliphant was the committee's organizer and had been a Dame for more than 50 years.
AFC 1996/066: Henrietta Yurchenco Collection from John's Island, South Carolina
Ten 7-inch tapes and fifteen 5-inch tapes of field recordings made by Henrietta Yurchenco in John's Island, South Carolina in 1970-71. The recordings contain church services, spirituals, blues, and a round-table discussion on current problems by a local minister, other community members, and the City College (New York) students who accompanied her on the project. Twenty-six manuscript pages consist of an introduction to the collection; a description of the Hunter family, which provided much of the music and childrens' games; descriptions of the games, with lyrics to the accompanying songs; and a transcript of the discussion.
AFC 1997/011: Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection
Lands' End in cooperation with Good Housekeeping magazine sponsored the quilt contests in 1992, 1994, and 1996. The collection 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
One videotape, titled "David Holt: `A One Man Celebration of Stories and Songs'," is a ten-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. These include: 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 Project 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. [online presentation] [catalog record] [South Carolina Local Legacies]
AFC 2001/017: Storytelling Pavilion / 2001 National Book Festival
Fourteen videocassettes of the Storytelling Pavilion at the Library of Congress 2001 National Book Festival. Recorded September 8, 2001. Featured storytellers from South Carolina.
AFC 2001/008: 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 storytellers from South Carolina. [catalog record]
AFC 2007/008: Clyde Johnson Smith Collection
Thirty-one page manuscript written by Clyde Smith of his personal experience of witnessing a lynching of one of his relatives in Greenwood, South Carolina, in 1944.