Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture
IN THE ARCHIVE OF FOLK CULTURE
Compiled by: Christopher DeWitt, Madeline Esposito, Dave Lewis, and Michael Pahn
Series Editor: Ann Hoog
Revised: January 2011
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of Folk Culture collections, contact the Folklife
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Please refer to the AFC and/or AFS numbers when requesting information.
All indications of time duration listed in this finding aid are estimates.
AFS 2086-2089: Penelope and Rebecca Tarwater Recordings
Four 8-inch discs of 13 songs sung by Penelope and Rebecca Tarwater of Rockwood, Tennessee. Recorded in Washington, D.C., by Charles Seeger for the Special Skills Division of the Resettlement Administration, June 1936. The collection includes 3 pages of logs. (25 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 142A)
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 4 linear inches of correspondence and fieldnotes. [catalog record]
AFS 2798-2806: Nine discs containing conversations and songs, many from Mellinger E. Henry's Folk Songs From the Southern Highlands, performed by Austin Harmon and Samuel Patterson Harmon. Recorded near Maryville, Tennessee, April 2, 1939. (1 hour and 41 minutes; LWO 4872 reel 182)
AFS 2874B-2877: Four discs containing ballads and conversations sung and spoken by Mary E. King (Mrs. A.J. Huff). Recorded in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, April 21, 1939. (54 minutes; LWO 4872 reel 188)
AFS 2878: One disc containing "Boston Girl (Wexford Girl)," "Billy Boy," "Little Mohees," and a conversation regarding "ballits" by Ray Bohannan. Recorded in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, April 21, 1939. (7 minutes; LWO 4872 reel 188B)
AFS 2879-2888: Ten discs containing ballads, conversations, and songs sung and played on banjo by Austin Harmon, and sung by Samuel Patterson Harmon and Retta Harmon. Recorded near Maryville, Tennessee, April 22, 1939. (1 hour and 22 minutes; LWO 4872 reels 188B-189A)
AFS 2889-2894: Six discs containing ballads, many from Mellinger E. Henry’s Folk Songs From the Southern Highlands, and conversations by Mr. and Mrs. Cleophas L. Franklin. Recorded near Maryville, Tennessee, April 23, 1939. (49 minutes; LWO 4872 reel 189B)
AFS 2895-2933: Thirty-eight discs containing songs sung unaccompanied or with banjo by Alberta Harmon, Austin Harmon, Edith Harmon, Ishmael Lloyd Harmon, Marietta Harmon, Retta Harmon and Samuel Patterson Harmon. Recorded near Maryville, Tennessee, April 24-27, 1939. (7 hours and 3 minutes; LWO reels 189B-192B)
AFS 2934-2937: Four discs containing ballads sung by and conversations with John Adkins, Anna Carter, Maude D. Clevenger, Edith Collins, Katherine Collins, Vesta French, Maggie Hundley, Pauline Parsons, and Flora Mae de Vault. Recorded in Luttrell, Tennessee, with the assistance of the Works Progress Administration, Recreation Department, April 29, 1939. (31 minutes; LWO 4872 reels 192B-193A)
AFS 2938-2939: Two discs containing ballads sung by Vera Kilgore. Recorded at the Highlander Folk School in Monteagle, Tennessee, by Zilphia Horton, May 3, 1939. (19 minutes; LWO 4872 reel 193A)
AFS 2940-2942: Three discs containing ballads and play party songs sung by Callie Vaughn, Melinda Vaughn, and Rosalee Vaughn. Recorded in Laager, Tennessee, May 3, 1939. (40 minutes; LWO 4872 reel 193)
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 3173; 3175-3177: Four discs containing descriptions of games, coal mining songs, and other songs sung with guitar accompaniment by the Garrett Family and Henry Garrett. Recorded in Crossville, Tennessee, by Sidney Robertson Cowell, November 23, 1936. (22 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 211A; AFS 3173 on LWO 15,727 reel 1A)
AFS 3174; 3178: Two discs containing songs performed by Oliver and Ruby Hughes of Pomona, Tennessee. Recorded in Crossville, Tennessee, by Sidney Robertson Cowell, November 23, 1936. (13 minutes and 30 seconds; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 210B; AFS 3178 on LWO 5111 reel 438A)
AFS 3179-3185: Seven discs containing ballads, hymns, and songs sung by Ms. May Lassiter, Robert Lassiter, Billy Jack McDowell, and Mr. and Mrs. L.L. McDowell. Recorded in Smithville, Tennessee, by Sidney Robertson Cowell, November 22 and November 24, 1936. (48 minutes and 30 seconds; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 211)
AFC 1941/002: The Library of Congress / Fisk University Mississippi Delta Collection
This collection consists of audio recordings, manuscript materials and moving images which are the products of a 2-year field study conducted by the Library of Congress and Fisk University during the summers of 1941-42. Field research was done in Coahoma County, Mississippi, and contains examples of secular and religious music, sermons, children's games, jokes, folktales, interviewes, and dances. Among the manuscript materials are song lists, correspondence, disc jackets, and research notes. Recordings include blues songs, field hollers, ballads, game songs, gospels and spirituals as well as spoken materials such as interviews, sermons, speeches, jokes, lying contests, and folktales. The Mississippi records were made in connection with the socio-musical survey undertaken by the Library of Congress and Fisk University. The Virginia records were made for the purpose of public pressings, and contain the songs of the Ward Family, Mrs. Gladden, and the Ball Family. See notebook for list. [catalog record]
AFS 4899: One disc containing sounds of rock blasting and an interview of a worker at the Tennessee Valley Authority Cherokee Dam project. Recorded in and around Huntsville, Tennessee, August 11, 1941. (2 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 350A)
AFS 4901-4909: Ten discs containing church services, conversations, and songs, recorded in and around Huntsville, Tennessee, August or September, 1941. (1 hour and 51 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 350, 351A)
AFS 6109: One 16-inch disc containing "Arkansas Traveler," "Deary Don’t be Angry," "Goin’ Away to Make It Lonesome Here," "I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead, You Rascal, You," "Kohoma Blues," "Old Joe," and "Soldier's Joy" performed by the Nashville Washboard Band. Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee by Alan Lomax in collaboration with Fisk University, July 15, 1942. (25 minutes; LWO 3493 reel 41)
AFS 6604: One disc containing five washboard solos and two "bull fiddle" solos performed by the Nashville Washboard Band. Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee by Alan Lomax, June 1942. (27 minutes; LWO 4872 reel 414A)
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 6361: One disc containing interviews with Fadie France, Reverend W.J. Falkner, Adam Roger Camfield, Mrs. Mark Hanna Watkins, W.C. Curry, and Walter Hadley discussing their reactions to the bombing of Pearl Harbor and other opinions on the war and society. Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, by Charles Johnson and Lewis Jones, December 1941. [audio and transcript]
AFC 1941/011: Radio Research Project Recordings
One hundred and three discs recorded in North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia in July and August, 1941 by Alan Lomax, Joseph Liss, Jerome Wiesner. This trip documented the folk festivals at Asheville, North Carolina, and Galax, Virginia, and made numerous documentary recordings of the Wilmington experiment in Georgia and Tennessee, particularly in Blairsville, Georgia. Much of the work was done through the offices of Mr. Landis of the Tenneesse Valley Authority (TVA), in Nashville. (includes AFS 4787-4947) [catalog record]
AFC 1941/035: John Work Collection of Negro Folk Music from the Southeast
Twenty-one 12-inch disc copies of originals made in various parts of Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia by John Work with the help at various times of Harold Schmidt and John Ross. Recorded ca. early 1940s. Also includes the 1942 Fort Valley Folk Festival. [catalog record] [online presentation]
AFS 5147A; 5148A: Two discs containing "Daniel Saw the Stone," "Little David," and "The Old Ship of Zion" sung by the Holloway High School Quartet. Recorded in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 1941. (13 minutes; tape copy on LWO 3493 reel 10B)
AFS 5151-5153: Three discs containing "Glory Shown Around," "Great God, Attend," "I Love Thy Kingdom," "Jubilee," "My Home Above," and "Newman" sung by a black sacred harp choir. Probably recorded in Dothan, Tennessee, September 1938. (26 minutes; tape copy on LWO 3493 reel 10B)
AFC 1942/003: "Dear Mr. President" Collection
Four 16-inch, forty-eight 12-inch, and three 8-inch discs of recorded reactions to war-time conditions in the United States. Recorded by Robert E. Barton Allen, Harry Behn, Fletcher Collins, Duncan Emrich, John Henry Faulk, Helen Hartness Flanders, Charles Johnson, Lewis Jones, Marguerite Olney, Vance Randolph, William N. Robson, Robert Sonkin, and Charles Todd in various locations throughout the United States, January-February 1942. Recorded for the Office of Emergency Management Radio Section program "Dear Mr. President." The collection includes one linear inch of correspondence, logs, and transcripts. [catalog record] [online presentation]
AFS 6437: One disc containing interviews with Mrs. Morgan C. Moore, and unidentified woman, Gloria Harper, Anna Gamble, Ethel McDonald, and a student at Mahai Medical College discussing Pearl Harbor, World War II, the economy, war work, women involved with the war, Liberty bonds, and racism. Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, by Charles Johnson and Lewis Jones, January or February 1942. [audio and transcript]
AFS 6438: One disc containing interviews with Ann Johnson, Mabel McKee, Eugenia Burnett, and Grace Harrison discussing Pearl Harbor, World War II, war work, and enlistment. Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, by Charles Johnson and Lewis Jones, January or February 1942. [audio and transcript]
AFS 6439: One disc containing interviews with Mertyl Copeland, an unidentifed African American man, Alexander Luvey, Pam Tucker, Dr. W.S. Ellington Jr., Julia T. Glavin, and Carrie Timberlake discussing Pearl Harbor, World War II, racism, segregation, the economy, war work, and lynching. Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, by Charles Johnson and Lewis Jones, January or February 1942. [audio and transcript]
AFS 6440: One disc containing interviews with W.J. Faulkner, Chesterfield White, C.C. Hightower, Albert Smith, Mabel MacKee, William Hill, Leddie Galloway, and the leader of a civil defense group discussing Pearl Harbor, World War II, race relations, enlistment, war work, and rumors. Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, by Charles Johnson and Lewis Jones, January or February 1942. [audio and transcript]
AFS 6441: One disc containing interviews with A.J. Steel, Grafton Luby, Mrs. C.S. Johnson, and Arvin Bradford discussin Pearl Harbor, World War II, censorship, war work, and schools. Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, by Charles Johnson and Lewis Jones, January or February 1942. [audio and transcript]
AFS 6442: One disc containing interviews with Will Gilchreist and Henry Shook discussing Pearl Harbor, World War II, and racism. Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, by Charles Johnson and Lewis Jones, January or February 1942. [audio and transcript]
AFS 6443: One disc containing interviews with G.W. Thomas, Harold Thomas, Leslie W. Beesley, Will Gilchreist, and other unidentified men discussing Pearl Harbor, World War II, racism, segregation, Libery bonds, the economy, civil rights, and enlistment. Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, by Charles Johnson and Lewis Jones, January or February 1942. [audio and transcript]
AFS 6444: One disc containing interviews with Will Gilchreist, Henry Shook, G.W. Russell, Harold Thomas, Leslie Beesley, and other unidentified men discussing Pearl Harbor, World War II, labor unions, lynching, racism, the economy, enlistment, and civil rights. Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, by Charles Johnson and Lewis Jones, January or February 1942. [audio and transcript]
AFC 1942/004: John Vincent Recordings of a Baptist Church Service, Nashville, Tennessee
Five 16-inch and two 12-inch discs of a Baptist church service, including the choir and congregation singing "Have a Little Talk with Jesus," "When Day is Done," and "When the Gateway Opens Let Me In," and scripture and sermon readings led by preacher Zema Hill. Possibly recorded at Hill's Footwashing Baptist Colored Church in Nashville, Tennessee, by John Vincent, on an unknown date. Hill was founder and pastor of Hill's Tabernacle Primitive Baptist Church. (includes AFS 5586-5592) [catalog record]
AFC 1942/021: Alan Lomax Recordings of Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter, Sonny Terry, and Brownie McGhee
Two 16-inch discs of 10 songs performed by Sanders (Sonny) Terry (Durham, North Carolina), Brownie McGhee (Tennessee), and Huddie Ledbetter (Louisiana). Includes interviews of the performers by Alan Lomax. Recorded at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., by Alan Lomax, May 1942. The collection includes 3 pages of correspondence. (includes AFS 6502-6503)
AFC 1943/002: Alan Lomax Recordings from Smithville, Tennessee
Four 16-inch discs of primitive Baptist hymns, interviews, and other folk songs sung by Mr. and Mrs. I.D. Cantrell, Mr. and Mrs. L.L. McDowell, Miss May Lassiter, Mrs. Ray Womack, and W.P. Cantrell. Recorded at the home of L.L. McDowell in Smithville, Tennessee, by Alan Lomax, August 20, 1942. (1 hour; LWO 4872 reel 425A) (includes AFS 6674-6677) [catalog record]
AFC 1943/003: John Work Recordings of Southern Black Music
Thirteen 12-inch discs of songs, hymns, and instrumentals recorded in Mississippi and Tennessee by John Work, 1942. Includes fiddle and banjo music, harmonica music, hymns, and blues. Also includes "Dry bones in the valley," a church service and sermon by Reverend J. R. Stratton at Fair Field Baptist Church in Tennessee (Nashville). [catalog record]
AFS 6678, 6681: Two discs containing "Billy in the Low Ground," "Old Joe," and an untitled blues song performed by Ford Britton on fiddle and Dave Merritt on guitar. Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, 1942. (25 minutes; LWO 4872 reel 425B)
AFS 6679-6680, 6682: Three discs containing thirteen songs performed by Nathan Frazier on banjo and Frank Patterson on fiddle. Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, 1942. (35 minutes; LWO 4872 reel 425B)
AFS 6683: One disc containing "Amazing Grace," "Father, I Stretch My Hands To Thee," "I Heard The Voice of Jesus Say," and "If I Could read My Titles Clear" sung by Bessemer Bradley of Galveston, Texas. Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, 1942. (12 minutes; LWO 4872 reel 426A)
AFS 6685-6690: Six discs containing the song "Don’t You Let Nobody Turn You ‘Round" and a sermon "Dry Bones in the Valley" performed and spoken by Rev. J. R. Statton at the Fairfield Baptist Church. Recorded in Tennessee, 1942. (30 minutes; LWO 4872 reel 426A)
AFC 1945/009: Sterling Brown and Lewis Jones Recordings
Nine 12-inch discs made by Sterling Brown of Howard University and Lewis Jones of Fisk University, consisting of personal narratives spoken by Will "Gillie" Gilchrest, an African American barber in Nashville, Tennessee. (1 hour and 40 minutes; LWO 5111 reels 53-54A) (includes AFS 7602-7610) [catalog record]
AFC 1948/003: Artus Moser Recordings
One hundred and seventeen 12-inch discs of ballads, songs and fiddle tunes recorded in North Carolina, Kentucky, and Tennessee by Artus M. Moser, 1942-46. Includes Jean Ritchie, Marcus Martin, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Maud Gentry Long, and others. [catalog record]
AFS 7862-7863; 7890A1; 7896; 7901A; 7901B1; 7902-7904: Six discs containing ballads sung with guitar accompaniment by Pleaz Mobley. Recorded in Harrogate, Tennessee, February 12 and 15 and April 5, 1943. (59 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reels 71B, 73, 74A)
AFS 7868A1: One disc containing "Hear the Nightingale Sing (The Waters of Clydie)" sung by Jean Trent. Recorded in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee, February 21, 1942. (4 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 72A)
AFS 7868B; 7878A2; 7878B2: Two discs containing "Cumberland Gap" sung by Artus M. Moser. Recorded in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee, December, 1943 and Harrogate, Tennessee, March 7, 1942. (11 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 72)
AFS 7878A1; 7878B1: One disc containing "Dog and Gun (Lady and Farmer)" and "Pretty Polly (Gosport Tragedy)" sung by Hazel Parrott. Recorded in Harrogate, Tennessee, March 7, 1942. (8 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 72)
AFS 7890A2; 7901B2: Two discs containing "Jesus Loves Me, This I Know" sung by an unidentified child and one children’s song sung by an unidentified group of children. Probably recorded in Harrogate, Tennessee, April 5, 1943. (7 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 73)
AFC 1948/023: Margot Mayo Collection
Seventy-six 12-inch and three 10-inch discs of fiddle tunes, songs, and square dance tunes recorded in Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tennessee by Stuart Jamieson, Margot Mayo, and Freyda Simon, September 1946. [Note: this collection is duplicated in AFC 1975/049.] [catalog record]
AFS 8506-8512A; 8513-8515(I): Ten discs containing African American string band music performed by Murph Gribble on banjo, John Lusk on fiddle, and Albert York on guitar. Recorded in Campaign, Tennessee, September 1946. (1 hour and 24 minutes; LWO 5111 reels 117B, 118)
AFS 8515(II): One disc containing "Fire on the Mountain," "Give the Fiddler a ‘Drag," "Ragtime Annie," and "Soldier’s Joy" performed by Charles Lance on guitar, Sam Patrick calling, George Smart on guitar, Please Taylor on bass, and Ernest Vimberly on fiddle. Recorded in McMinnville, Tennessee, September 1946. (8 minutes; LWO 5111 reel 118B)
AFS 8516: One disc containing "Bile Them Cabbage Down," "Fire on the Mountain," "Raggedy Ann," and "Sugar in the Gourd" performed by Jim Ball on fiddle, Doby L. Patterson on guitar, and Henry Oakley calling. Recorded in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, September 1946. (11 minutes; LWO 5111 reel 118B)
AFS 8518: One disc containing "Chicken Reel" and "Rhaodendance" performed by Dan Gray on banjo, Beecher Huskey calling, Lewis Huskey on fiddle, and Cecil Ogle on guitar. Recorded in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, September 1946. (9 minutes; LWO 5111 reel 118B)
AFS 8519-8520: Two discs containing "Alabama Girls," "Bully of the Town," "Leather Breeches," and "Walkin’ In My Sleep" performed by "Uncle" Jim Trentham. Recorded in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, September 1946. (20 minutes; LWO 5111 reels 118B, 119A)
AFC 1948/060: W.C. Handy Radio Program
One 16-inch disc of a radio program entitled "Americans All" broadcast on WWDC. Includes a program on "Negro Blues" featuring W.C. Handy. Handy discusses his autobiography (Father of the Blues), talks of his experiences with a minstrel show, and discusses the African origins of "blue notes." The program also includes a performance of "Memphis Blues" by Marion Harris and a Japanese orchestral recording of "St. Louis Blues." (includes AFS 8961)
AFC 1950/017: National Folk Festival, 1938
One 12-inch and 39 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 9832; 9848: Two 16-inch discs containing 7 songs, bird imitations, and square dance calls performed by the Nashville Mountaineers of Nashville, Tennessee, led by Fred Colby. (25 minutes; LWO 5111 reels 263B and 267B)
AFS 9833B3-5: One 16-inch disc containing "The Keys of Heaven" and "The Girl I Left Behind Me" performed by the Tennessee Mountain Group of Nashville, Tennessee, led by Fred Colby and featuring Albert Gore, Sr.; and "Soldier's Joy" performed by the Albert Gore band. (9 minutes; LWO 5111 reel 264A)
AFS 9843-9844: Two 16-inch discs containing "Charlie He’s a Dandy," "Five Tinkers," "Shoot the Buffalo," "Old Dan Tucker," "Yonder She Comes," and "Jump Joseph" performed by an unidentified group from Smithfield, Tennessee. (8 minutes; LWO 5111 reel 266A).
AFS 10,003-10,010 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. The collection includes 11 pages of notes on the songs recorded, plus copies of manuscripts penned by Sidney Cowell describing the recording trip.
AFS 10,007: One tape containing "Concerning of a Soldier," "Fair Margaret and Sweet William (Sweet William He Arose)," and "The Warfare is Raging" sung by William Henry Stockton; and "Locks and Bolts" and "Pretty Saro" sung by Emma Hensley Shelton. Recorded in Flagpond, Tennessee, September 26, 1950. (20 minutes; LWO 1683 reel 5)
AFS 10,008: One tape containing "Cripple Creek," "Gypsy Davy," "Locks and Bolts," and "Pretty Little Girl With The Blue Dress On" sung by Emma Hensley Shelton. Recorded in Flagpond, Tennessee, September 29, 1950. (7 minutes; LWO 1683 reel 6)
AFS 10,009 1-3: One tape containing "Nancy Roland," "Johnson Boys," and "Locks and Bolts" sung by Emma Hensley Shelton. Recorded in Flag Pond, Tennessee, September 29, 1950. (6 minutes, LWO 1683 reel 7)
AFS 10,009 4-8: One tape containing "Wife of Usher’s Well (Mother’s Dream)," "Young Hunting (Come In)," "Broken Token (All in the Garden)," "Farewell, Sweet Jane," and "Locks and Bolts" sung by Linnie Landers. Recorded in Jonesboro, Tennessee, September 30, 1950. (10 minutes, LWO 1683 reel 7)
AFS 10,009 9-15: One tape containing "Candy Girls," "Sally Goodin," "Polly Put the Kettle On," "The Girl I Left Behind Me," "Cumberland Gap," and "Forky Deer" performed by Little Andy Erwin on fiddle. Recorded in Coffey Ridge, Tennessee, October 2, 1950. (15 minutes; LWO 1683 reel 7)
AFS 10,010: One tape containing "The Daemon Lover (House Carpenter)," "The Rejected Lover (I Used To Have A Sweetheart)," and "William Hall (Once I Knew A Brisk Young Farmer)" sung by Attie Crane. Recorded in Limestone, Tennessee, October 3, 1950. (10 minutes; LWO 1683 reel 8)
AFS 10,491-10,493: George Pickow and Jean Ritchie Recordings, 1950-1951
Three 7-inch tapes of folk music and Old Regular Baptist Church service from Ulvah and Jeff, Kentucky; folk music from Alpine, Tennessee; and fiddle and vocal folk music from Harkers Island, North Carolina, recorded ca. 1950-1951 by Jean Ritchie Pickow and George Pickow.
AFS 10,492-10,493: Two tapes containing "Cripple Creek," "Cumberland Gap," "Wayfaring Stranger," and other religious and square dance songs performed by Clarence Farrell on fiddle and Homer Ledford on guitar. Recorded in Alpine, Tennessee, 1950-1951. (20 minutes; LWO 8011 reels 46B-47A)
AFS 10,862: Myrtle Carrigan Recordings
One 7-inch tape of 12 folk songs sung by Myrtle Carrigan. Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, by Kathleen Garis and Marjorie Loomis, March 24, 1954. The collection includes a 1-page song list. (30 minutes; LWO 3537)
AFS 12,032: Reverend Robert Wilkins Recordings Collection
One 10-inch tape of songs by Reverend Robert Wilkins (with guitar), of Memphis, Tennessee. Recorded at the Library of Congress in Studio A, Washington, D.C., by Joseph C. Hickerson and Richard K. Spottswood, February 17, 1964. (LWO 4227)
AFC 1965/002: Richard Hulan Recordings of Mr. and Mrs. Elroy Adams
One 7-inch tape of religious songs and instrumentals by Mr. and Mrs. Elroy Adams. Recorded in Shelbyville, Tennessee, by Richard Hulan, May 7, 1965. The collection includes 2 photos and a 1-page log. (includes AFS 12,297) (LWO 4607)
AFC 1965/021: "Death of my Brother" sung by Mrs. D. A. Booth
One 10-inch disc of "Death of my Brother," sung by Mrs. D. A. Booth. Label on the recording reads "Music City Songcrafters, Nashville, Tennessee." Recorded prior to 1956. (includes AFS 12,358) (tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 403B) [catalog record]
AFS 12,398: Richard Hulan Recordings of Elbert "Uncle Pete" Pilkington
One 7-inch tape of banjo and harmonica tunes played by Elbert "Uncle Pete" Pilkington, Shelbyville, Tennessee. Recorded October 16, 1965, by Richard Hulan. (LWO 4729)
AFS 13,710-13,715: Joseph S. Hall Great Smokies Duplication Project
Six 10-inch tapes of folk narratives, instrumentals, songs, and speech from the Great Smoky Mountains region of North Carolina and Tennessee. Recorded by Joseph S. Hall of Pasadena College, 1956-1967. The collection includes 3/4 linear inch of an article, correspondence, logs, and notes. (LWO 5699)
AFS 13,710A: One tape containing an interview and stories told by J. Lacy Barnes. Recorded in Hartford, Tennessee, July 12, 1959.
AFS 13,710B: One tape containing an interview with Burl McGaha, and two short stories told by Lee Webb. Recorded in Newport, Tennessee, July 15, 1959.
AFS 13,711A: One tape containing an interview with Mrs. Wesley Metcalf on the subject of mountain cooking, and stories told by Vernon Metcalf regarding his background. Recorded in Del Rio, Tennessee, July 17, 1959.
AFS 13,711B: One tape containing an interview and the songs "Ground Hog," "Old Camp Meetin' Time," "Old Joe Clark," and "Rabbit" sung and performed on banjo by Rosa Woody. Recorded in Cloverfield Hollow, Hartford, Tennessee, July 18, 1959.
AFS 13,712B [possibly AFS 13,713A]: One tape containing the stories "The Little Boy and the Snake" and "The Sheep Story (Dividing Up the Dead)," plus a discussion on making whiskey, by Fred Metcalf. Recorded in Del Rio, Tennessee, August 1, 1959. Also includes Mrs. Jerry Smith of Clear Creek, Tennessee, August 2, 1959.
AFS 13,715A: One tape containing an interview with Maynard Ledbetter on the subject of logging. Recorded in Townsend, Tennessee, June 30, 1967.
AFS 13,715: One tape containing interviews with Mr. and Mrs. Paul Metcalf and Wilford Metcalf. Recrded in Del Rio, Tennessee, June 22 and June 29, 1967.
AFS 13,718: Mike Seeger Recordings of Kate Sturgill, Scott Boatright, and Luther Bryant
One 10-inch tape of recordings of Kate Sturgill recorded in Greenville, Tennessee, Dec. 31, 1968; Scott Boatright recorded near Coeburn Virginia, Jan. 2, 1969; and Luther Bryant recorded in Troutville, Virginia, Jan. 5, 1969. (1 hour; LWO 5571)
AFS 13,992-14,021: National Federation of Music Clubs Archivists / Folk Music Materials
Eighteen 7-inch, 3 5-inch, and 9 3-inch tapes of folk music from Florida, Idaho, Kentucky, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Recorded by regional National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) archivists and contributors, 1931-63. Donated by Annabel M. Buchanan for the NFMC Folk Music Archive. The collection includes 5 linear inches of articles, correspondence, logs, and musical and textual transcriptions.
AFS 14,013-14,014: Two tapes containing 9 songs sung by Morgan Bright. Recorded in Athens, Tennessee by Charles Iler, ca. 1960. (LWO 5712)
AFS 14,019: One tape containing 12 banjo tunes played by Henry Lee Combs. Recorded in eastern Tennessee by Combs' great nephew, June 1958. (LWO 5712)
AFC 1970/001: Eleanor Dickinson Collection
Ninety-nine 10-inch tapes, 86 audiocassettes, 11 videocassettes, 169 videoreels, and 363 digital betacams of Protestant revival church services, sermons, singing, and other regional religious practices. Recorded in California, Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia by Eleanor Dickinson, 1978-82. This footage was edited to produce "Revival!," a videotape which was used in an exhibit at the Tennessee State Museum and elsewhere, 1981-82. The collection includes 79 folders of ephemera and manuscripts. [catalog record]
AFC 1970/030: Bengt Olsson Recordings of Memphis Boogie Woogie
One 5-inch tape of Negro boogie woogie and other folk music recorded in Memphis, Tennessee, by Bengt Olsson and Karl Gert Zur Heide, 1968-1969. The collection includes one folder of logs and correspondence. (includes AFS 14,168) (LWO 5926) [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.
AFS 14,205B: One tape containing songs sung by Abe and T. L. (Lackey) Trivett. Recorded in Elizabethton, Tennessee, probably May 1963. (1 hour and 31 minutes; LWO 6042 reel 2B)
AFS 14,303-14,314: 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 14,312: One tape containing "Bonaparte’s Retreat," "Bucking Mule," and "Cacklin’ Hen" performed by Harmon McKee. Recorded in Vonore, Tennessee, summer 1970. (15 minutes; LWO 6244 reel 10)
AFC 1971/015: Reuben Powell / "A Tribute to Uncle Dave Macon," Renfro Valley Tape Club tape No. 10
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. (includes AFS 14,478) (LWO 6449)
AFS 14,588-14,589 Ron Stanford / Florence and Sam Reece Recording Project
Two 10-inch tapes of an Interview of Florence and Sam Reece, with songs by Florence Reece. Recorded in Tennessee by Ron Stanford, June 3-7, 1971. (2 hours and 20 minutes; LWO 6545)
AFC 1972/007: Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers' Convention, 1970-1971
Two 7-inch tapes of the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddler's Convention 1970 and 1971, Athens College, Alabama. Recorded by Doug Crosswhite. (includes AFS 14,650-14,651) (LWO 6797)
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 includes "History of Classic Jazz." (includes AFS 15,053-15,074) [catalog record]
AFS 15,059B: One tape containing banjo tunes performed by Claude Wolfenberger. Recorded in Thorn Hill, Tennessee, probably in August, 1960. (46 minutes; LWO 6880 reel 7)
AFS 15,061: One tape containing string band music performed by James Bartley, Marvin Bartley, Ed Bollick, Bill Bryant, Arthur P. Crowder (originally of Fayetteville, Tennessee), Bill Jackson, and Mac Martin. Recorded in Bradford Woods, Pennsylvania, November 13, 1960. (2 hours; LWO 6880 reel 9)
AFS 15,062B: One tape containing banjo tunes performed by Addie Leffew. Recorded in Thorn Hill, Tennessee, August 20, 1961. (40 minutes; LWO 6880 reel 10)
AFC 1973/021: Gary Henderson / Interview of Charlie Bailey
One 7-inch tape of an Interview of Charlie Bailey of the Bailey Brothers (bluegrass band), in Wilmington, Delaware, 1970, by Gary Henderson and Tom Morgan. Recorded by Gary Henderson. (40 minutes; LWO 7445) (includes AFS 15,658)
AFC 1976/016: California and Tennessee Recordings
Six 7-inch tapes of Anglo American ballads, songs, and tales recorded in Tennessee by Jerome Wenker, 1961; songs sung in Dutch, English, German, Hungarian, and Spanish recorded in California by Norine Dresser, Spring 1970; and German instrumentals and songs recorded in California by Eileen Marrison, 1971. The collection includes 6 pages of lists and was obtained from the Archive of California and Western Folklore at the University of California Los Angeles.
AFS 18,077-18,079: Three tapes containing ballads, duets, folk tales, and songs performed by Cedell Cox, Diana Cox, Ruth Cox, Mrs. Abe Haun, Guy Howard, Herbert Howard, L. H. Howard, Donita and Juanita Jones, Barbara Lavender, Glenda Lavender, Ethel Lyons, Helen Lyons, Evelyn Mays, Bertie Norris, and Howard Weaver. Recorded in Chestnut Ridge, Deer Lodge, Lansing, and Sunbright, Tennessee, by Jerome Wenker, May 31-June 4, 1961. (1 hour and 15 minutes; LWO 8886 reels 4-6)
AFS 18,872-18,873 Richard Chase Collection
Two 10-inch tapes of ballads, songs, shape note singing, and narratives (Jack tales) recorded in Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee by Richard Chase, 1935-1947. The collection includes 24 pages of notes, photocopied tape boxes, and song lists. Among the identified performers are Mrs. Kit Williamson, Ella Shiffert, Robert L. Blackwood, Rebecca Jones, Mrs. Cal Hicks, Arch Lewis, Robert Hammond. (LWO 9078)
AFC 1977/001: Robert Stuart Jamieson Wire Collection
One wire spool of Afro-American string band music, primarily dance tunes, by Murphy Gribble (banjo), Alfred Lusk (fiddle), and John York (guitar). Recorded by R.S. Jamieson and others in Campaign, Tennessee, in 1949. (includes AFS 23,156)
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. (includes AFS 18,945-18,957) [catalog record]
AFS 18,950B-18,951A: Two tapes containing the Highlander Center Song Writer's Workshop, recorded in New Market, Tennessee, June 1974. (45 minutes; LWO 9385 reel 6B-7A)
AFS 18,954B: One tape containing hammered dulcimer music performed by J. R. "Peanuts" Cantrell. Recorded in McMinnville, Tennessee, September 1975. (40 minutes; LWO 9385 reel 10B)
AFC 1977/016: Mary Elizabeth Barnicle-Cadle Recordings Collection
One 10-inch tape of music performed by Huddie Ledbetter (Leadbelly), Aunt Molly Jackson, and Jean, Edna, and Pauline Ritchie, and others. Recorded in Kentucky, New York City, Ohio, and Tennessee, by Mary Elizabeth Barnicle-Cadle between 1935 and 1948. The collection includes songs lists. [catalog record]
AFS 18,963A10-17: One tape containing "Bold Dampkins," "Courtin’," "Dan Doo," "Good Ole Days of Adam and Eve," "The Lazy Man," and "Will the Weaver" sung by Jack Johnson. Recorded in Wear Valley, Tennessee, April 17, 1948. (25 minutes; LWO 9417)
AFS 18,963A18-19: One tape containing "Cabbage Head (Our Goodman)" and "Canaan’s Land (Where the Soul of a Man Never Dies)" sung with guitar accompaniment by Carl, Charlie, and Hazel Johnson. Recorded in Knoxville, Tennessee, May 17, 1947. (6 minutes; LWO 9417)
AFS 18,963B6-9: One tape containing "Billy in the Low Ground," "Bonaparte’s Retreat," "Dance By the Light of the Moon," and "Natchez Under the Hill" performed by Ben Harrison Kelly. Recorded in Byington, Tennessee, May 2, 1948. (10 minutes; LWO 9417)
AFS 18,963B10-15: One tape containing "Arkansas Traveller," "The Band Box," "Cluck, Old Hen," "Jack O'Diamonds," "On Top's This World (Sitting On Top of the World)," and "Soldier’s Joy (Love Somebody)" performed on fiddle by Jerry Effler. Recorded in Townsend, Tennessee, May 4, 1948. (18 minutes; LWO 9417)
AFC 1977/022: Richard Chase Appalachian Recordings
Nineteen 10-inch discs, ten 12-inch discs, one 4-inch tape, one 5-inch tape, and five 7-inch tapes of ballads, comic songs, games, gospel songs, recitations, sentimental songs, shape note singing, tales performed by Horton Barker and others, recorded in Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia by Richard Chase, 1945-1952. The collection includes ten pages of concordances, documentation and logs. (LWO 9615) (includes AFS 19,041-19,078) [note: Preservation copies of this material are on AFS 19,079-19,084. Some of the material is also found on AFS 8893-8899 and AFS 18,872-18,873] [catalog record]
AFC 1977/025: NBC Prince Albert Opry Collection
One 10-inch tape containing transcriptions of 3 early broadcasts of the "Grand Ol' Opry," radio show, sponsored by Prince Albert Tobacco. Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, December 28, 1940, September 20, 1941, and February 7, 1942. The collection includes one page of documentation. (1 hour and 30 minutes; LWO 9464) (includes AFS 19,122)
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 shaped-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. (includes AFS 19,130-19,132) [catalog record]
AFS 19,131: One tape containing dance tunes, hymns, interviews, and sentimental songs performed on hammered dulcimer by J. R. "Peanuts" Cantrell. Recorded in McMinnville, Tennessee, by John McCutcheon, September 28, 1975. (LWO 9566 reel 2)
AFS 19,132: One tape containing Sacred Harp singing from M. L. Swan's New Harp of Columbia by the Wears Valley Missionary Baptist Church. Recorded in Wears Valley, Tennessee, by Nancy LeBrun for WUCT, Knowville, Tennessee, October 5, 1975. (LWO 9566 reel 3).
AFS 19,342: Bill Lear Demonstration Record
One 7-inch tape of country songs written and sung with guitar accompaniment by Bill Lear. Recorded in Memphis, Tennessee, 1977. The collection includes 5 pages of correspondence and songlists. (1 hour; LWO 12,347)
AFC 1978/018: Charles Wolfe / Uncle Dave Macon "Summertime on the Beeno Line"
One audiocassette of recordings of Uncle Dave Macon, voice and banjo; Smoky Mountain Glenn, voice and guitar; "Summertime on the Beeno Line," parody of "In the Good Old Summertime." Copy of Bluebird recording Bb 7779, January 24, 1938. (includes AFS 19,234) (LWO 9971)
AFC 1978/020: Daniel Robinson Fiddling Project
One audiocassette of fiddling by Daniel Lanice Robinson (1885-1970). Recorded summer 1951 in Winchester, Tennessee, by Bruce Robinson. Includes a short introduction by Ruth Dietrich. (includes AFS 19,236) (LWO 9972)
AFC 1979/002: Flatt & Scruggs Show, no. 383, no. 384
Two half-hour episodes (show numbers 383 and 384) from 1968 of The Flatt & Scruggs Show, sponsored by the Martha White Flour Company, featuring Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys. The shows were edited on April 10, 1968, and broadcast from the Nashville, Tennessee, station, WMS-TV, Channel 4. Guests on the two shows include Earl's son Randy Scruggs, Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Three, June Carter Cash, and Carl Perkins. [catalog record]
AFC 1979/043: Ronald Petersen / Tennessee Sacred Harp Sing
One audiocassette of Old Harp Singing recorded at Dulaney Church in Greeneville, Tennessee, by Dr. Dougherty (of Knoxville, Tennessee), August 1955. (includes AFS 19,387) (LWO 12,903)
AFC 1979/054: Francis Lee Utley Oral History Interviews Conducted by Patrick B. Mullen and Richard Reuss
One 7-inch tape of interviews of Francis Lee Utley by Patrick B. Mullen, July 19, 1973, and by Patrick B. Mullen and Richard Reuss at the American Folklore Society annual meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, November 3, 1973. Recorded as part of the American Folklore Society Oral History Project. [catalog record]
AFC 1979/062: Charles Wolfe / Tennessee Arts Commission Radio Shows
Two 7-inch tapes of 12 5-minute Tennessee Folklore Radio Series shows on the subjects of anvil shooting, ballads, The Grand Ole Opry, jug bands, moonshining, quilting, sacred harp singing, storytelling, superstitions, Uncle Dave Macon, and other regional topics. The programs were written by Charles Wolfe, produced by WMOT-FM of Middle Tennessee State University, and funded by the Tennessee Arts Commission, Nashville, Tennessee, 1978. The collection includes 4 pages of correspondence, ephemera, and notes. (includes AFS 19,420-19,421) (LWO 12,948)
AFC 1979/066: Pine Breeze Center
Three 7-inch tapes of ballads, banjo and fiddle tunes, conversations, and play party songs performed by Eldie Barbee on fiddle, banjo, and vocals, Ella Hughes on vocals, Florrie Stewart on banjo, and others. Recorded in various locations around Chattanooga, Tennessee, by Pine Breeze Center students directed by Ron Williams, 1976-1978. The collection includes 17 pages of articles, correspondence, ephemera, notes, photographs, and song lists. (2 hours; LWO 12,954) (includes AFS 19,446-19,448)
AFS 19,449: Fred Schmidt / New Harp Singing Project
One 10-inch tape of shape note singing from M. L. Swan's New Harp of Columbia, sung by members of the Wear's Valley Baptist Church. Recorded in Townsend, Tennessee, by Fred and Nancy Schmidt, October 5, 1975. The collection includes 8 pages of administrative material and correspondence. (LWO 12,941)
AFS 19,536-19,539: Gene Moore Interview of Elizabeth Barnicle-Cadle and Tilman Cadle
Four 7-inch tapes of an oral history interview with Mary Elizabeth Barnicle-Cadle and Tillman Cadele on the subjects of Aunt Molly Jackson, career as folklorist, the Harlan County Strike, Zora Neale Hurston, Huddie (Leadbelly) Ledbetter, John and Alan Lomax, and personal and family history. Recorded in Townsend, Tennessee, by Gene Moore of the Highlander Center, New Market, Tennessee, January-March 1977. The collection includes 12 pages of copies of tape boxes, correspondence, and notes. (6 hours and 30 minutes; LWO 12,954)
AFS 19,545-19,547: Clarence Tom Ashley Collection
Three 7-inch tapes of recordings from the Clarence Tom Ashley Collection, Oral History Archives, East Tennessee State University. Includes festival, classroom and commercial release performances by Ashley and others, including G. Foster, Carolina Tarheels, and Tex Isley. The collection includes 7 pages of correspondence and song lists. (LWO 12,988)
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. Includes vocal and instrumental music, interviews, and storytelling, recorded in North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky. (84 hours; LWO 12,961)
AFS 19,878 Old Harp Singing in East Tennessee Project
One 10-inch tape of Old Harp singing from M.L. Swan's New Harp of Columbia, probably performed by the Happy Hollow Harp Singers, probably recorded in East Tennessee by Mary Elizabeth Barnicle, August 1948. Dubbed from 8 78 rpm discs from the archive of Knoxville, Tennessee, radio station WUOT, 1980. The collection includes 16 pages of concordances, correspondence, duplication logs, and notes. (1 hour; LWO 16,809)
AFS 19,879-19880: "A Folk Music Portrait of Elvis Presley"
Two tapes of a radio broadcast on WFUV-FM New York, May 1978. Documents traditional aspects of Elvis Presley's life and musical performance. Presley was originally from Memphis, Tennessee.
AFC 1980/007: Vaughn and Kay Brewer Ozark Mountain Collection
Forty 10-inch tapes of ballad and shape note singing, tales, superstitions, civil war oral history, craft description (fiddle making, whiskey making), concert w/ Folklore Society and Jimmie Driftwood teaching 5 folklore classes at East Tennessee State University. (includes AFS 25,768-25,807)
AFC 1981/016: George Armstrong Radio Program Collection
Two 10-inch tapes of "Cecil Sharp in the Southern Appalachians," broadcast on WFMT (Chicago, Illinois) November 21, 1980, and "Brasstown Memories," never broadcast. Contains interviews with Olive Dame Campbell, Jean Ritchie Pickow, Edna Ritchie Baker, and others. Recorded by George Armstrong, ca. 1980. Sharp and Campbell collected songs in Tennessee, along with Kentucky, North Carolina, and Virginia. (includes AFS 20,101-20,102)
AFS 20,101: One tape containing the unaired radio program "Brasstown Memories," containing interviews with Edna Ritchie Baker, Olive Dame Campbell, Oscar Cantrell, Leon Deschamps, May Ritchie Deschamps, Phil Merrill, Genevieve Shimer, and Jim Wolf.
AFS 20,102: One tape containing the radio program "Cecil Sharp in the Southern Appalachians," which was broadcast on Chicago WFMT on November 21, 1980.
AFS 20,103-20,104: Archive of Folk Song Fiftieth Anniversary Concert Collection
Two 10-inch tapes of songs, ballads, and banjo music by Dee and Delta Hicks of Tinchtown, Tennessee; blues and bottleneck guitar by David "Honeyboy" Edwards of Chicago, Illinois; and fiddling by Benny Thomasson of Arlington, Texas. Also includes an introduction by Alan Jabbour (Director of the American Folklife Center), and remarks by Burl Ives and Joseph C. Hickerson (Head of the Archive of Folk Song). Recorded at Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., November 16, 1978. (LWO 12,527)
AFS 20,166: Harry W. Bickel / Arthur and Ernest Smith Duplication Project
One 10-inch tape copied from a recording of Arthur and Ernest (Roy) Smith, Tennessee fiddlers, which was recorded by the Messrs. Smith in 1960 for a Dr. Harris of Tennessee as a gift for his father. (LWO 16,815)
AFS 22,184: Fay McGinnis / Burgess Hall String Band Collection
One audiocassette of an interview with Burgess Hall concerning his involvement with the WWVA Jamboree in Wheeling, West Virginia, and the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. Recorded by Fay McGinnis, 1979. The collection includes 8 pages of correspondence and lists, and 11 promotional black-and-white photographs of Burgess Hall and the Cumberland Boys taken by the Wheeling Steel Corporation for the WWVA Jamboree, ca. 1937.
AFS 22,187-22,188: Foxfire String Band Collection
Two audiocassettes of music by the Foxfire String Band of Rabun County, Georgia, including Dean English on banjo, Wayne Gipson with vocals, Mike Hamilton and Steve McCall on guitar, Tom Nixon on mandolin, and George Reynolds on bass; recorded in 1982 and 1983.
AFS 22,188: One audiocassette containing a Grand Ole Opry radio broadcast featuring the Foxfire String Band playing "Meet Me Over on the Other Side" and "Grandfather’s Clock," with Dean English on banjo and vocals, Wayne Gipson on vocals, Mike Hamilton on guitar, Steve McCall on guitar and vocals, Tom Nixon on mandolin and vocals, and George Reynolds on bass and vocals. Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, September 24, 1983. (15 minutes; RYA 2529)
AFS 22,600: Richard Blaustein / "Living on the Tennessee Line"
One audiocassette of the radio program "Living on the Tennessee Line," featuring banjo and fiddle music, and an interview with George Payne. Produced as part of the "Tennessee's Mountain Heritage" series by Richard Blaustein and Margaret Counts, in Johnson City, Tennessee, by WETS-FM, May 1, 1983. The collection includes 5 pages of administrative material and correspondence. (1 hour; RYA 2763)
AFS 22,626: John Sharp Fiddling Collection
One audiocassette of fiddle tunes by John Sharp of northern Tennessee, with guitar accompaniment. Copied from home recordings he made for his family, possibly in Jamestown, Tennessee, ca. 1948-1950. (RYA 2778)
AFC 1983/002: Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Folklife Project Collection
Discussion at American Folklife Center Board of Trustees meeting, February 23, 1979, regarding a contract offered by Interagency Archeological Services (IAS) and the Army Corps of Engineers for a folklife survey. Speakers include Raye Virginia Allen, Edward Danson, Archie Green, Wayland Hand, Alan Jabbour, Bennie Keel, Ralph Rinzler, and Jane Sapp. Recorded February 23, 1979, at the Library of congress by the American Folklife Center. Documentation includes 92 file folders of materials related to the proposed project. (RYA 4726-4729) (includes AFS 23,721-23,724)
AFS 24,091-24,110: KUNI Radio / 1981 Westfair Old-Time Country Music Contest Collection
Twenty 10-inch tapes of primarily banjo, dobro, fiddle, guitar, harmonica, yodeling and vocal music recorded at the Sixth Annual Westfair Old-Time Country Music Contest and Pioneer Exposition, Council Bluffs, Iowa, by Philip Nusbaum and others, September 4-6, 1981. Recorded for public radio station KUNI-FM at the University of Northern Iowa. (RWB 1751-1770)
AFS 24,093: One tape containing the Jimmy Rodgers Memorial Yodeling Contest at the Westfair Old Time Country Music and Exposition, Council Bluffs, Iowa. Recorded September 5, 1981. Includes a recording of contestant, McDonald Clay of Linden, Tennessee.
AFC 1984/002: Don D. Campbell / Curly King and the Tennessee Hilltoppers Collection, Part 1
Six 16-inch discs of WCYB, Bristol, Tennessee, Farm & Fun Time radio programs, featuring Curly King & the Tennessee Hilltoppers; recorded c. 1947-1949. Shows were 15 min. in length, and broadcast times varied (listed on concordance when known). Band members may have varied; included Curley King, Don Campbell, Shorty Morris, Roy Russell, Pappy Leslie Keith, Cousin Zeke. Contents contain performances of songs, hymns, and instrumental tunes, insterspersed with live commercials (Thrift Supply Co. and Roanoke City Mills). Instruments: guitar, fiddle, bass, steel guitar, mandolin. Programs begin and end with line or two of song, often "Carry Me Back to Tennessee." (includes AFS 27066-27071) (See also: AFC 1988/007)
AFC 1986/011 Knoxville International Energy Exposition / 1982 World's Fair Folklife Program Collection (KIEE)
Seventeen 7-inch tapes, black-and-white photos, and 19 folders of administrative materials and final reports prepared by Mick Moloney for the American Folklife Center and KIEE on the possible presentation by KIEE of a folklife program for the 1982 World's Fair, Knoxville, Tennessee. (includes AFS 24,261-24,277)
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 24,300B1: One tape containing an interview with an 85-year old man discussing animals, monsters, and telling stories. Recorded in Tennessee by Joseph S. Hall on an unknown date. [audio]
AFS 24,300B2: One tape containing an interview with an 85-year old man discussing animals, monsters, ghosts, and telling stories. Recorded in Tennessee by Joseph S. Hall on an unknown date. [audio]
AFS 24,300B3: One tape containing storytelling by a 70+-year old woman and a 15-year old boy. Recorded in Tennessee by Joseph S. Hall on an unknown date. [audio]
AFS 24,300B4: One tape containing an interview with a 70+-year old woman discussing withcraft and storytelling. Recorded in Tennessee by Joseph S. Hall on an unknown date. [audio]
AFS 24,315A1: One tape containing a conversation with a white female of Greeneville, Tennessee, discussing various tobacco farming practices. Collected by Mary Kay Ritchie on an unknown date. [audio]
AFS 24,315A2: One tape containing a conversation with a 62-year old male of Greeneville, Tennessee, dicussing seed beds and tobacco farming. Collected by Mary Kay Ritchie on an unknown date. [audio]
AFS 24,337B3: One tape containing a monologue with a 32-year old white male of Oakdale, Tennessee. Recorded by Joseph Mele, 1975. [audio]
AFS 24,337B1: One tape containing a monologue by a 72-year old white female of Clay County, Tennessee, discussing family, school, and various anecdotes. Recorded by Joseph Mele, 1975. [audio]
AFS 24,337B2: One tape containing a monologue by a 62-year old white female of Cowan, Tennessee, discussing education, Depression, World War II, and other various topics. Recorded by Joseph Mele, 1975. [audio]
AFS 24,337B4: One tape containing a monologe by a 32-year old white male of Warren County, Tennessee, discussing education, the clergy, veterans, and other topics. Recorded by Joseph Mele, 1975. [audio]
AFS 24,339A3: One tape containing an oral history with "Uncle Lem" Ownby, age 91, the last "life-right resident" remaining in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park [note: Ownby died in 1984]. Ownby talks about his personal history and history of the area, revival meetings, plants and crops, and grist mills. Recorded by Kathleen Manscill, February 1980. [audio]
AFS 24,339A4: One tape containing a discussion with a panel of men reminiscing before an audience about their lives in the mountains, primarily a 75+ year old native of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, talking about how folks made a living in the mountains in the past. [audio]
AFS 24,339B1: One tape containing an oral history with Lucinda Ogle (age 65) walking with interviewer around the Junglebrook Nature Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the site of her grandparents' home. Recorded by Kathleen Manscill, April 1974. [audio]
AFS 24,339B2: One tape containing an oral history with Lucinda Ogle (age 75). The women discuss the establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and famous visitors to the park (Henry Ford in 1927 and President Roosevelt in 1940). Recorded by Kathleen Manscill, January 1984. [audio]
AFS 24,355B1: One tape containing a conversation with a 17-year old white male of White Pine, Tennessee, discussing his encounter with Bigfoot, a typical day, animals, and school. Recorded by Michael Montgomery, 1977. [audio] [transcript]
AFS 24,355B2: One tape containing a conversation with a 17-year old white male of White Pine, Tennessee, discussing high school, problems with the local curriculum, a typical day, and politics. Recorded by Michael Montgomery, 1977. [audio] [transcript]
AFS 24,355B3: One tape containing a conversation with a 60-year old white female of White Pine, Tennessee, discussing snow, working for the Public Welfare Department, local TVA projects, and local politics. Recorded by Michael Montgomery, 1977. [audio] [transcript]
AFS 24,355B4: One tape containing a conversatoin with a 39-year old white female of White Pine, Tennessee, discussing her job, the socioeconomic history of White Pine, Tenneessee, and the coming of industry to the area. Recorded by Michael Montgomery, 1977. [audio] [transcript]
AFC 1986/032: Tennessee Arts Commission Folk Arts Program / A Tennessee Homecoming Collection
One audiocassette of a radio program produced by the Tennessee Arts Commission Folk Arts Program and distributed by National Public Radio for broadcast October 27, 1986. Show presents highlights from Tennessee's program at the 1986 Smithsonian Festival of American Folklife in Washington, D.C. Narrated by John Hartford. Listening January 8, 1987: Performers noted on broadcast announcement as presented on tape. Produced by Bruce Nemerov and Robert Cogswell; written by Charles K. Wolfe. Complete program title: A Tennessee Homecoming: Folk Arts at the Smithsonian's 20th Festival of American Folklife. Performers include fiddlers Frazier Moss and Bob Douglas; blues musician Jessie Mae Hemphill; balladeer Johnny Ray Hicks; storyteller Parks Townsend; blues pianist Booker T. Laury; gospel groups The Fairfield Four, the Duck Creek Quartet, and the Hemphill Singers; string-jazz band Armstrong, Bogan and Armstrong. Rockabillies the Original Sun Rhythm Band; and blues artists the Fieldstones; and moonshiner Hamper McBee. Other topics include folk medicine, barbecue, sawmilling, marble-making, and the Rolley Hole marble game.
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." (includes AFS 11,412-11,426) [Portions of this collection are also on AFS 11,412-11,426 (LWO 2654) and AFS 13,710-13,715 (LWO 5699)]
AFC 1988/007: Don D. Campbell / Curly King and the Tennessee Hilltoppers Collection, Part 2
Twenty-seven 16-inch discs of WCYB "Farm and Fun Time:" radio broadcasts from Bristol, Tennessee, featuring Curly King and the Tennessee Hilltoppers, recorded 1948-1952. (includes AFS 26,816-26,819) (See also AFC 1984/002)
AFC 1988/009: 1988 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
collection consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, and photographs documenting the performance of old-time music from the Cumberland Plateau, Irish folk music and dance, bluegrass music, Piedmont blues music, Vietnamese music, mariachi music, and gospel music recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Library of Congress. April 21, 1988, concert features The Cumberland Music Tour, old-time music from Kentucky and Tennessee. [catalog record] [finding aid]
AFC 1989/009: 1989 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
Fourteen 10-inch tapes, 11 audiocassettes, and 1 videocassette of performances from the Neptune Plaza Concert Series, sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Recorded in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress, April-October 1989. The collection includes 10 linear inches of print materials, 95 black-and-white negatives, 18 black-and-white contact sheets (73 images), 118 black-and-white photoprints, and one 108 color slides. [catalog record] [finding aid]
The following lists materials from the August 17, 1989, concert by The Nashville Bluegrass Band:
AFC 1989/009: SR9-11: Two tapes and one audiocassette, recorded concurrently, containing the concert. (1 hour and 30 minutes)
AFC 1989/009: Folder 13: One folder containing a concert flier autographed by the performers, unsigned fliers, concert log, press releases, news clippings and photo logs.
AFC 1989/009: Folder 14: One folder containing three black-and-white contact sheets (73 images), photographed by Reid Baker and one black-and-white promotional photoprint of the band, by an unknown photographer.
AFC 1989/010: Center for Popular Music / Roots of American Popular Music
One audiocassette from the "Roots of American Popular Music" radio documentary, containing recordings made by John Wesley Work III, plus one issue of the Tennessee Folklore Society Bulletin (LIII, no. 3) containing an article on Work's field recordings by Bruce Nemerov. The Work recordings include those in the Archive of Folk Culture. Recordings include those of Ned Frazier and Frank Patterson, Alabama Colored Sacred Harp singing, Heavenly Gate Quartet, Muddy Waters, etc. Commentary also by Alan Lomax, Paul Oliver, and surviving musicians.
AFC 1989/015: Nashville Gospel Ministries / Lord You've Been So Good
One videotape of a documentary about the The Four Eagles Gospel Singers' 50th anniversary.
AFC 1992/001: 1992 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
Seven 10-inch tapes, 1 7-inch tape and 9 videocassettes of performances from the 1992 Neptune Plaza Concert Series, sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Recorded in Washington, D.C. at the Library of Congress, April-September 1992. The collection contains 7 linear inches of print materials, 23 black-and-white contact sheets, 28 photographs, 49 color slides, and one computer diskette containing administrative material. [catalog record] [finding aid]
The following lists materials from the May 21, 1992, concert by Ralph Blizzard and the New Southern Ramblers, a traditional string music and dance group from Tennessee:
AFC 1992/001: SR4-5: One 10-inch tape and one audiocassette, recorded concurrently, containing music from the concert. (1 hour and 30 minutes)
AFC 1992/001: V2: One videocassette containing the concert. (1 hour and 30 minutes)
AFC 1992/001: Folder 6: One folder containing a concert flier autographed by the performers, unsigned fliers, concert log, press releases, news clippings, correspondence, and promotional materials.
AFC 1992/001: Folders 7-9: Three folders containing six black-and-white contact sheets of images from the concert (148 images, photographed by Jim Higgins), and two black-and-white promotional photoprints of the group (photographer unknown).
AFC 1992/001: Envelope 2: One envelope containing one contact sheet of black-and-white images from the concert (35 images) and one black-and-white promotional photoprint (photographed by Jim Higgins).
AFC 1992/001: Envelopes 3-4: Two envelopes containing 38 color slides from the concert (photographed by John Gibbs)
AFC 1993/001: Ethnic Heritage and Language Schools in America Project Collection
Twenty-four 5-inch tapes, 60 7-inch tapes, and 288 audiocassettes from the Ethnic Heritage and Language Schools in America Project, a survey of 23 ethnic schools from 22 ethnic groups. Recorded in various locations throughout the United States by Elena Bradunas and 23 fieldworkers, April-July 1982, sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The collection includes 14 linear feet of slides, photographs, and reports. Includes documentation of a Hebrew school (founded in 1896) in Nashville, Tennessee. [catalog record] [finding aid]
AFC 1996/005: Carolyn Bennett-Speed / Koko Taylor Collection
One audiocassette of an interview with blues singer Koko Taylor. Taylor discusses blues singing in Tennessee and her associations with blues artists Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, and Howlin' Wolf. Radio broadcast on 107 FM radio, San Jose State University. The collection includes 3 pages of correspondence and a log.
AFC 1996/007: Cotton Carnival and Cotton Makers Jubilee: Memphis Society in Black and White / by Robert Emmet McLean
M.A. Thesis, George Mason University, 1994. 269 pages. A Study of two Cotton Carnivals in Memphis, Tennessee, (ca. 1931-1970) one created by whites for whites, and the other created by blacks for blacks, who were excluded from the white festival. Compared are the events leading up to the carnival, selection of carnival king and queen, private and public events surrounding the Carnival, beauty contests, art exhibits, sporting events, motor boat races, and the decline of the Carnival. Appendices document the Cotton Carnival Parades, Cotton Carnival Secret Societies, and NBC Radio Broadcasts of the Cotton Carnival and Maid of Cotton.
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 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 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. [catalog record] [online presentation] [Tennessee Local Legacies]
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. [catalog record]
AFC 2001/012: Laurie Sommers / "Wiregrass Ways" Radio Series
One audiocassette copy of "Wiregrass Ways," Laurie Sommers' radio series which ran on Georgia Public Radio in fall 1998 and on WFSU (Tallahassee, Florida) in 1999. The 13-part series included hollering recordings from the Archive of Folk Culture's Francis Harper 1944 recordings. The program topics were: fiddle traditions (Thomasville & Valdosta), Sacred Harp singing school and a sing (Hoboken), making cane syrup (Willacoochee), gospel anniversaries (Lowndes County / Valdosta), palmetto brooms (Folkston), Fiestas Guadalupanas (Mexican fiesta in Valdosta), tobacco auctions (Nashville), hymn lining (Folkston, Valdosta), Mt. Zion Music Hall (old-time country and bluegrass music), turpentining (Folkston), mayhaw jelly (Valdosta, Nashville), hollering (Folkston).
AFC 2001/015: September 11, 2001, Documentary Project Collection
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:PH38-42; PH58-62: Ten color and black-and-white photos documenting the contruction of a memorial erected in Knoxville, Tennessee, after September 11; also includes images of the completed wall with writings on it. Donated by the Knoxville Writers Guild.
AFC 2001/015: GR02-05: Four design drawings of a memorial erected in Knoxville, Tennessee, after September 11. Donated by the Knoxville Writers Guild.
AFC 2001/015: GR06-GR15: Ten drawings made by third graders at Sequoyah Elementary School in Knoxville, Tennessee. The drawings were from a memorial erected in Knoxville after September 11. Donated by the Knoxville Writers Guild.
AFC 2001/015: MV9-10: Two VHS tapes containing local news coverage a memorial erected in Knoxville, immediately after September 11. Donated by the Knoxville Writers Guild. Recorded November 2001.
AFC 2001/015: AR08-AR23: Sixteen artifacts from a memorial site setup in Knoxville, Tennessee, after September 11. Artifacts include flags, copper sculpture, ribbons, written items, and various ephemera. Donated by the Knoxville Writers Guild.
AFC 2004/006: Eleanor Dickinson Interview Collection
One audiocassette of an interview with folkorist and artist Eleanor Dickinson (originally of Tennessee), who documented the Pentecostal revival movement in the southeastern United States, often in Tennessee. Interview conducted by David A. Taylor of the American Folklife Center. Recorded in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress, April 1, 2004. (1 hour and 20 minutes)
AFC 2004/011: Charles Bailey and Bailey Brothers Collection
Three black-and-white photographic prints and 7 photocopies autographed by Charles Bailey of the Bailey Brothers [1950s?]; one color photographic print of Charles Bailey, ca. 1997 (not autographed); one black-and-white photographic print of Charles Bailey (not autographed). Also includes a copy of the Bailey Brothers Rounder Records, Early days of Bluegrass series title: "Have you forgotten?" This collection was apparently assembled by an admirer, one photocopy is autographed, "To Ruth" and the name Ruth Allen, Kingsport, Tennessee, appears inside folder in which materials were donated. [catalog record]
AFC 2006/032: Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver Concert and Interview Collection
Homegrown 2006 Concert Collection of video and sound recordings of a concert featuring bluegrass and gospel band Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver performing bluegrass and gospel music from Tennessee. The collection includes a program flyer autographed by Doyle Lawson and members of the band, and an edited broadcast version of an interview with Doyle Lawson conducted in the dressing room at the Library of Congress before the concert by Katy Daley, for www.bluegrasscountry.org, WAMU-FM's bluegrass internet station. The interview was first aired on September 16, 2006. [catalog record] [event flyer and webcast]
AFC 2007/018: Don Hill and David Mangurian Collection of Tape Recordings
Original analog tapes and digitized copies of the tapes, representing over 40 hours of original field recordings made between 1958 and 1961 in Baltimore, Maryland; Clarksdale, Mississippi; Chicago, Illinois; Delaney, Arkansas; Los Angeles, California; Memphis, Tennessee; New Orleans, Louisiana; New York, New York; St. Louis, Missouri, and Northern Georgia. The recordings comprise 724 songs and interviews with 20 of the musicians.
AFC 2007/018: SR HMsr014: One tape containing an interview with Will Shade of the Memphis Jug Band. Recorded in Memphis, Tennessee, by Donald Hill and David Mangurian, July 19, 1961.
AFC 2007/029: Aubrey Ghent and Friends Concert Collection
Homegrown 2007 concert, recorded October 17, 2007. Sacred lap steel guitar from Tennessee performed by Aubrey Ghent and Friends. Collection includes a copy of "Arts Tennessee" with a review of the concert and photograph of the group with Congressman Jim Cooper of Nashville, Tennessee, who also made brief remarks during the concert. [catalog record] [event flyer and webcast]