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Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture

WEST VIRGINIA COLLECTIONS
IN THE ARCHIVE OF FOLK CULTURE

Compiled by: Rachel I. Howard, Gregory K. Jenkins, Scott R. Prouty, and Kathy J. Shambaugh
Series Editor: Ann Hoog
Revised: January 2011


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

AFC 1928/002: Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection
Nineteen 10-inch tapes (copied from 825 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]

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

AFC 1939/004: Rae Korson Collection of WPA Folklore Publications
Three copies of Folk Tunes from Mississippi collected by Arthur Palmer Hudson, edited by George Herzog, National Play Bureau of the Federal Theatre Project, publication no. 25, July 1937; Forty copies of Nebraska Folklore , Nebraska Writers' Project, May 1940; One copy of Folk Songs of America by Robert Winslow Gordon, publication no. 73-S, December 1938; Two copies of Traditional Ballads Mainly from West Virginia by John Harrington Cox, publication no. 75-S, March 1939; One copy of Tennessee Folklore Society, Volume III, No. 2, September 1937; One copy of Publication #81-S from the National Service Bureau, Federal Theatre Project, Works Projects Administration, compiled by John Harrington Cox, Introduction by Herbert Halpert.

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 3.5 inches of transcripts, correspondence, graphic images, and a program book from the 1937 National Folk Festival. [catalog record]

AFS 3305-3307: Three discs containing instrumentals performed by Lucille Ball, Willard Lay, the Pell Boys, Doyle Pugh, Otis Pugh, Elmer Rich, Harry Rich, (H[or]R?)ensel Rich, Sanford Rich, and George Still, with square dance calls by Creed Maxwell and Otis Pugh. Recorded in Arthurdale, West Virginia, by Charles Seeger, August 1936. (30 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 217B)

AFC 1940/009: Gordon Barnes Tygart Valley Homestead Recordings, 1939
Five 12-inch discs of instrumentals and songs performed by Adalena, Addison, and Kathlene Boserman; Joe Haddix; Bob, Dewey, and Myrle Hamrick; the Happy Mountaineers; Ted Henderson; Cathaline, Geraldine, and Wilma Leigh (Wilma Lee Cooper) Leary; Mr. and Mrs. Orris Poling; Willis Sigler; and Junior Thompson. Recorded at the Tygart Valley Homestead, near Elkins, West Virginia, by Gordon Barnes, April 4-5, 1939, for the Farm Security Administration (FSA). (includes AFS 3571-3575) (45 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 234A) [catalog record]

AFC 1946/001: Betty Bush Winger Manuscript Collection
Songs, religious plays and tracts, stories, folksongs, correspondence with Duncan Emrich. [Note: R.W. Gordon finding aid says the following about this collection: Two collections of ca. 125 songs obtained from Betty Bush Winger, Point Pleasant, West Virginia, including black songs from Miss Winger's home in the Ozark region of Missouri. Manuscript II corresponds with ca. 25 recordings made by R.W. Gordon at Point Pleasant, 1931-32. Indexed. Typescripts in Archive; recordings presumably in Archive.]

AFS 9780: George Korson / West Virginia Coal Miner's Songs
One 12-inch disc of two renditions of "Miners Welfare Fund" sung with guitar by unidentified group. Possibly recorded in Lochgelly, West Virginia, by Charles B. Barley. Loaned by George Korson and John L. Lewis for duplication, June 24, 1949. (10 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 259B)

AFC 1950/002: Anne and Frank Warner Collection, 1938-1969
One hundred five 12-inch discs, 17 7-inch tapes, and 2 5-inch tapes of instrumentals, interviews, readings, songs, and stories recorded in the Bahamas, Massachusetts, the Middle West, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia, by Anne and Frank M. Warner, 1940-66. The collection includes three-sixteenths linear inch of concordances, correspondence, fieldnotes, and lists. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFS 15,359-15,360: Two discs containing songs sung by Pvt. Richard O. Hamilton, originally of West Virginia. Recorded in New York City, July 31, 1941. (15 minutes; tape copy on LWO 7096 reel 5B)

AFS 15,376-15,377: Two 7-inch tapes containing interviews and songs spoken and sung by Tom Smith of Guyandotte, West Virginia, recorded in New York City, 1949. (50 minutes; LWO 7220 reels 11-12; tape copy on LWO 7096 reel 12B)

AFC 1950/017: National Folk Festival, 1938
One 12-inch and 39 16-inch discs of instrumentals, introductions, 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 .75 linear inch of lists, newspaper articles, and programs. [catalog record]

AFS 9844A5: One 16-inch disc containing "The Wreck of the C&O" sung with banjo and guitar by Cliff Thomas of Martinsburg, West Virginia. (3 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 266B)

AFS 9848A3: One 16-inch disc containing "Mary o' the Wild Moor" sung with autoharp by Esther Eugene Davis of Charleston, West Virginia. (5 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 267B)

AFS 9860A1-7: One 16-inch disc containing songs sung by the Homestead Group from Tygart Valley, Elkins, West Virginia, led by D. G. Folger and Margaret Valiant. Orris Poling of Elkins, West Virginia, accompanies the group on guitar and performs solos on accordion. (12 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 270B)

AFC 1957/005: Tom Dillon Recordings
One 10-inch tape of instrumentals performed on fiddle by Thomas Dillon of Webster County, West Virginia. Recorded at the Library of Congress by Robert B. Carneal, July 26, 1956. The collection includes five pages of collection entries, correspondence, lists, and reports, and eight newspaper clippings. (includes AFS 11,302) (1 hour; LWO 2471) [catalog record]

AFC 1957/008: Frank A. Hoffmann Collection of Migrant Worker and Blanche W. Keysner Recordings
One 10-inch tape of church services and songs recorded in Harrisburg and Port Treverton, Pennsylvania, by Frank A. Hoffmann, August 26-27, 1956. The collection includes two pages of lists. Port Treverton recordings made at a "Migrant Worker Camp (Negro)" on August 27 and Sept. 3, 1956, as well as at the home of Mrs. Blanche W. Keysner of Harrisburg, Pennsylviania, on August 26, 1956. Singers at the migrant worker camp were: John T. Singleterry (Jacksonville, Florida), Jimmy Mosley (Avon Park, Florida), Enella Alford, Lillian Reed, Mamie Ruth Carmichael, Clyde Watson, and Andy Latimor. [catalog record]

AFS 11,306A1-5: One tape containing "Lord William and Lady Margaret," "Lord Lovel," "The Keys of Heaven," "Come All You Young and Tender Ladies," and "The Rich Old Lady," sung by Blanche W. Keysner, originally of Gilmer County, West Virginia. Recorded in Harrisburg, August 26, 1956. (12 minutes; LWO 2477A)

AFS 12,010-12,012: George Korson Bituminous Songs Collection
Three 10-inch tapes of instrumentals, a recitation, and songs performed with fiddle and guitar by bituminous coal miners from Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Recorded at various locations by George Korson, 1940. The collection includes three pages of lists. Portions of this collection have been published by the Library of Congress on recording number AFS L60, Songs and Ballads of the Bituminous Coal Miners.

AFS 12,010A1-2; 12,012A23-24: Two tapes containing songs sung by the United Four Quartet of Barrackville, West Virginia. (16 minutes; LWO 3960 reels 1A, 3A)

AFS 12,011A1-2, 12, 28-29, B1-2; 12,012A12-16, 20, 22: Two tapes containing songs performed with guitar by Orville J. "O. J." Jenks. Recorded in Welch, West Virginia. (30 minutes; LWO 3960 reels 2, 3A)

AFS 12,011A6-8: One tape containing songs performed with guitar by G. C. Gartin and Jerrel Stanley. Recorded in Braeholm, West Virginia. (9 minutes; LWO 3960 reel 2A)

AFS 12,011A9-11, 13; 12,012A17: Two tapes containing songs sung by the Evening Breezes Sextet of Vivian, West Virginia. Recorded in Welch, West Virginia. (14 minutes; LWO 3960 reels 2A, 3A)

AFS 12,011A14-20: One tape containing songs sung by George "Curly" Sizemore with guitar by Lorraine Black. Recorded in Lochgelly, West Virginia. (10 minutes; LWO 3960 reel 2A)

AFS 12,011B16-18: One tape containing songs sung by Sam Johnson. Recorded in Pursglove, West Virginia. (6 minutes; LWO 3960 reel 2B)

AFS 12,011B28-29, 31: One tape containing songs performed with fiddle and guitar by Virginia West of West Virginia. (5 minutes; LWO 3960 reel 2B)

AFS 12,011B30: One tape containing "Payday at the Mine" performed on fiddle by Charlie Attwood. Recorded in Price Hill, West Virginia. (1 minute; LWO 3960 reel 2B)

AFS 12,012A18: One tape containing "Union Blues" sung by Russell Brown of Yolyn, West Virginia. (3 minutes; LWO 3960 reel 3A)

AFS 12,012A19: One tape containing "A Coal Miner's Goodbye" sung by Rev. Archie Conway. Recorded in Man, West Virginia. (3 minutes; LWO 3960 reel 3A)

AFS 12,012A21: One tape containing "Dream of Miner's Child" sung by Jimmy Ratliff of Goodwill, West Virginia. (3 minutes; LWO 3960 reel 3A)

AFS 13,031-13,037: Alan Jabbour Duplication Project
Seven 10-inch tapes of instrumentals performed on banjo, fiddle, guitar, and hammered dulcimer. Recorded in North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia by Alan Jabbour, October 2, 1965 April 1, 1967. The collection includes one linear inch of logs.

AFS 13,033B; 13,034B29-36; 13,035A31-14B; 13,037A1-27, B1-3: Four tapes containing instrumentals performed on fiddle and harmonica by Henry Reed, originally of Monroe County, West Virginia. Recorded in Glen Lyn, Virginia, June 15 and 18, August 27, and November 26, 1966. (1 hour and 45 minutes; LWO 5031 reels 3B, 4B, 5, 7)

AFS 13,034A18-22, B19-28: One tape containing instrumentals performed on banjo, fiddle, and guitar by Eugene and Oscar Wright. Recorded in Princeton, West Virginia, June 15, 1966. (30 minutes; LWO 5031 reel 4A)

AFS 13,034A23-29: One tape containing instrumentals performed on fiddle by Ross Miller of Monroe County, West Virginia. Recorded near Greenville, North Carolina, June 18, 1966. (15 minutes; LWO 5031 reel 4A)

AFS 13,034B1-18: One tape containing instrumentals performed on fiddle by Harry Dickerson of Monroe County, West Virginia. Recorded in Burl Branch Hollow, North Carolina, June 15, 1966. (30 minutes; LWO 5031 reel 4B)

AFC 1969/002: Robert W. Gordon Collection of Disc Recordings
Two 12-inch, 24 10-inch, 43 8-inch, one 7-inch, 3 7-inch, and 22 6-inch discs of air checks, hymns, letters, sea shanties, songs, voice tests, and other material recorded at the Library of Congress and elsewhere by Robert Winslow Gordon, 1929-32. The collection includes three linear inches of manuscripts and newspaper clippings. [catalog record]

AFS 13,578-13,601: Twenty-four discs containing hymns and songs sung by Betty Bush Winger, recorded in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, March 20-21, 1932. This portion of the collection includes .5 linear inch of a biography, correspondence, musical and textual transcriptions, and newspaper clippings. (2 hours; tape copy on LWO 5111 reels 432B-433)

AFS 13,703-13,709: Alan Jabbour Duplication Project
Seven 10-inch tapes of instrumentals and songs performed with banjo, fiddle, and guitar. Recorded in North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia by Alan Jabbour, May 6, 1967 June 22, 1968. The collection includes one-half linear inch of logs.

AFS 13,703B; 13,705A32-57: Two tapes containing instrumentals performed on fiddle by Henry Reed, originally of Monroe County, West Virginia. Recorded in Glen Lyn, Virginia, May 6 and July 17, 1967. Reed's son Gene accompanies on guitar on thirteen of the twenty-six tunes recorded on May 6. (1 hour and 15 minutes; LWO 5379 reels 1B, 3A)

AFS 13,704A19-B: One tape containing instrumentals performed on fiddle by James Franklin "Doc" White. Recorded in Ivydale, West Virginia, June 14 and 18, 1967. (1 hour and 5 minutes; LWO 5379 reel 2)

AFS 13,709A, B25-39: One tape containing instrumentals and songs performed with banjo, fiddle, and guitar by Lee Triplett of Clay, West Virginia, and Winston Ward originally of West Virginia. Recorded in Glenville, West Virginia, June 22, 1968. (1 hour; LWO 5379 reel 7)

AFS 13,709B1-24: One tape containing instrumentals and songs performed with banjo, fiddle, and guitar by Eugene and Oscar Wright. Recorded in Princeton, West Virginia, June 20, 1968. (35 minutes; LWO 5379 reel 7B)

AFS 13,719: Walter M. Michael / Songs and Banjo Tunes by William Christian Bailey
One 10-inch tape of instrumentals and songs performed with banjo by William Christian Bailey. Recorded in Bull Creek, West Virginia, by Walter M. Michael, January 30, 1968. The collection includes 22 pages of fieldnotes and a one-page list. (Two hours; LWO 5376)

AFC 1970/001: Eleanor Dickinson Collection
This collection of video recordings, sound recordings, manuscripts, photographs, graphic materials, and artifacts documents Protestant religious revival meetings of various denominations in the southern Appalachian region, primarily in Tennessee, West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, and Georgia. The collection includes interviews with church leaders and members of congregations, and documentation of religious services, healing services, revivals, hymn singing, sermons, snake handling, and other religious rites and customs recorded by Eleanor Dickinson from 1968 to 1991. [catalog record]

AFC 1970/016: Malvin Artley Duplication Project
One 10-inch tape of instrumentals performed primarily on fiddle by Emory Bailey and Uncle Pat Co[u]gar of Gem, West Virginia, and Arden Wilson of Harrisville, West Virginia. Recorded in the Allegheny Mountain area of central West Virginia primarily by Malvin Artley, fall 1951. The collection includes Artley's 119-page Ph.D. dissertation in Music, "The West Virginia Country Fiddler: An Aspect of the Folk Music Tradition in the United States" (Chicago: Chicago Musical College, 1955), and four pages of lists. (includes AFS 14,087) (2 hours; LWO 5902) [catalog record]

AFC 1970/017: Jim Scancarelli Recordings of Fiddle and Banjo Music
Three 10-inch tapes of instrumentals and songs recorded in North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia by Jim (James) Scancarelli, May 23 August 16, 1969. The collection includes twelve pages of fieldnotes, correspondence, and a program book for the Union Grove Old Time Fiddlers Convention. Includes Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Uncle Frank Rayborn, Norman & Jimmy Edmonds, M. Samples, Chick Martin, Wade Ward, J. Scancarelli, Arthur Leake Caudle, Wilson Douglas. [catalog record]

AFS 14,090A27-30: One tape containing instrumentals performed on fiddle by Wilson Douglas of Ivydale, West Virginia. Recorded at the West Virginia State Folk Festival, Glenville, West Virginia, June 21, 1969. (8 minutes; LWO 5965 reel 3A)

AFC 1970/018: Blanton Owen Duplication Project
Three 10-inch tapes of instrumentals and songs recorded in Virginia and West Virginia primarily by Blanton and Malcolm Owen, June 29 September 14, 1969. The collection includes eleven black-and-white photographs and six pages of fieldnotes and lists. Performers include John Hilt, Arthur Hilt, Taylor Kimball, Frank Austin, Oscar Wright. [catalog record]

AFS 14,092B10-28: One tape containing instrumentals performed on fiddle by Frank Austin of Lerona, West Virginia. Recorded in Galax, Virginia, by Blanton and Malcolm Owen, August 9, 1969. (26 minutes; LWO 5788 reel 2B)

AFS 14,092B29-14,093A: Two tapes containing instrumentals and songs performed with banjo, fiddle, and guitar by Oscar Wright, accompanied on banjo by Eric Olsen. Recorded in Princeton, West Virginia, by Eric Olsen and Blanton Owen, June 29, 1969. (1 hour and 15 minutes; LWO 5788 reels 2B-3A)

AFC 1970/048: Renfro Valley Barn Dance Collection
Three 7-inch tapes of the Renfro Valley Barn Dance and Homecoming Show recorded in Renfro Valley, Kentucky, by Reuben Powell of the Renfro Valley Tape Club, June 20, 1970. Also includes instrumentals and songs performed by Russell Fluharty, Doc Hopkins, and Bradley Kincaid. The collection includes a one-page content list. [catalog record]

AFS 14,248B5-8; 14,249B-14,250A13: Three tapes containing instrumentals performed on hammered dulcimer by Russell Fluharty of Mannington, West Virginia. (45 minutes; LWO 6112 reels 1B, 2B-3A)

AFS 14,258-14,265: Alan Jabbour / Hammons Family Recordings
Eight 7-inch tapes of instrumentals and stories performed on fiddle and spoken by Burl Hammons and Jesse James Hammons, and songs sung by Maggie Hammons Parker. Recorded in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, by Alan Jabbour, September 5-21, 1970. The collection includes a four-page list. (4 hours; LWO 6120)

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.

AFS 14,303: One tape containing instrumentals performed on fiddle by William Moses "Mose" Coffman, accompanied on banjo by Dwight Diller and guitar by Pete Bachman. Recorded in Marlinton, West Virginia, October 24, 1970. (1 hour; LWO 6244 reel 1)

AFS 14,460-14,467: Alan Jabbour Recordings of Burl Hammons and Maggie Hammons Parker
Eight 7-inch tapes of instrumentals, narratives, poems, and songs performed with banjo and fiddle, spoken, and sung by Burl Hammons and Maggie Hammons Parker. Recorded in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, by Alan Jabbour, March 20-22, 1970. The collection includes a 4-page list. (4 hours; LWO 6429) [catalog record]

AFC 1971/017: Dwight Diller and Tom Brown Recordings of the Hammons Family
Five 7-inch tapes of instrumentals and songs performed with banjo, fiddle, and guitar by Pete Bachman, William Moses "Mose" Coffman, Dwight Diller, Burl Hammons, Lee Hammons, and Maggie Hammons Parker. Recorded in Buckeye, West Virginia, by Dwight Diller, October 23-24, 1970. Duplicated and donated by Tom Brown. The collection includes 11 pages of correspondence and logs. (includes AFS 14,481-14,485) (2 hours and 30 minutes; LWO 6479) [catalog record]

AFC 1971/022: Robert E. Ruckman Recordings of Old-time Music
One 10-inch tape of instrumentals performed on banjo, fiddle, guitar, and steel guitar by the Victory Hillbillies (Gilbert and Ferdinand Coates, Mr. Dempsey, and Herbert Ruckman), originally of Ruckman, West Virginia. Duplicated from discs recorded in Washington, D.C., in the 1930s. The collection includes three pages of correspondence and lists. (includes AFS 14,556) (1 hour; LWO 6181) [catalog record]

AFC 1971/027: The West Virginia Country Fiddler: An Aspect of the Folk Music Tradition in the United States by Malvin Newton Artley
Dissertation: Chicago Musical College, August 1955. [catalog record]

AFS 14,577-14,580: Howard Glasser / Dave Magram Duplication Project
Four 10-inch tapes of instrumentals and songs recorded in Virginia and West Virginia by Dave Magram, August 22-29 and October 15, 1966. Duplicated from tapes loaned by Howard Glasser. The collection includes 11 pages of fieldnotes, lists, and tape concordances.

AFS 14,579A21-27: One tape containing instrumentals performed on banjo, fiddle, and guitar by Aunt Lou McCrey and others, including Larry Arlbough and Arthur Nelson of Circleville, West Virginia. Recorded in Headwaters, Virginia, October 15, 1966. (8 minutes; LWO 6531 reel 3A)

AFS 14,579A28-48, B1-6: One tape containing instrumentals performed on banjo, fiddle, and guitar by W. Arlbough, Alan Lively, and Arthur Nelson. Recorded in Circleville, West Virginia, August 28, 1966. (27 minutes; LWO 6531 reel 3)

AFS 14,579B27-40: One tape containing instrumentals and songs performed with banjo and guitar and sung by Herb Fridley. Recorded in Brandywine, West Virginia, August 28, 1966. (13 minutes; LWO 6531 reel 3B)

AFS 14,580A1-13: One tape containing instrumentals performed on fiddle by Arthur Nelson. Recorded in Circleville, West Virginia, August 29, 1966. (15 minutes; LWO 6531 reel 4A)

AFC 1972/014: Alan Jabbour and Carl Fleischhauer / Burl Hammons and Maggie Hammons Parker Recordings
Twelve 7-inch tapes of instrumentals, legends, riddles, songs, and stories performed on fiddle, spoken, and sung by Burl Hammons and Maggie Hammons Parker. Recorded in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, by Carl Fleischhauer and Alan Jabbour, April 23-25, 1972. The collection includes a 4-page list. (includes AFS 14,722-14,733) (4 hours; LWO 6878)

AFC 1972/025: Peter R. Hoover Collection
Twenty-two 10-inch tapes of instrumentals recorded in Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia by Peter R. Hoover, 1959-67. The collection includes three-fourths linear inch of logs. [catalog record]

AFS 15,057A1-22: One tape containing instrumentals performed on banjo, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin by Harry and Junior Rich and Ralph Dodrill of the River Seam Area near Morgantown, West Virginia, accompanied by Peter R. Hoover. Recorded in Harmony Grove, West Virginia, June 12, 1960. (25 minutes; LWO 6880 reel 5A)

AFS 15,057A23-44, B1-25: One tape containing instrumentals performed on banjo, fiddle, and guitar by George Irving and Harvey Jeffreys of Kingwood, West Virginia, accompanied by Peter R. Hoover. Recorded in Reddsville, West Virginia, June 12, 1960. (50 minutes; LWO 6880 reel 5)

AFS 15,058B1-15: One tape containing instrumentals performed on fiddle by Harry Rich, originally of the River Seam Area near Morgantown, West Virginia. Recorded in Harmony Grove, West Virginia, August 14, 1960. (22 minutes; LWO 6880 reel 6B)

AFS 15,058B16-39: One tape containing instrumentals performed on fiddle by Olen V. Garliz of Kingwood, West Virginia. Recorded in Cascade, West Virginia, August 14, 1960. (26 minutes; LWO 6880 reel 6B)

AFS 15,072: One tape containing instrumentals performed on banjo, fiddle, jew's harp, and spoons. Recorded in churches, hotel rooms, parking lots, and stores during the West Virginia State Folk Festival in Glenville, West Virginia, June 1967. Performed by Stuart Cohen; Franklin George of Bluefield, West Virginia; Peter R. Hoover; Alan Jabbour; and David Milefsky. (1 hour and 40 minutes; LWO 6880 reel 20)

AFS 15,073B-15,074: Two tapes containing instrumentals performed on fiddle by Glen W. Smith, with Peter R. Hoover and David Milefsky. Recorded in Mt. Zion, West Virginia, September 29, 1967. (2 hours; LWO 6880 reels 21B-22)

AFS 15,084-15,087: Alan Jabbour West Virginia Recording Project
Four 7-inch tapes of instrumentals performed on banjo and fiddle by William Moses "Mose" Coffman recorded in Lewisburg, West Virginia; and instrumentals and songs performed with banjo and sung by members of the Hammons family, recorded in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, by Alan Jabbour, August 5-7, 1972. The collection includes a 2-page list. (2 hours; LWO 6997)

AFC 1973/007: Carl Fleischhauer and Dwight Diller West Virginia Recordings
Thirteen 7-inch and twenty-two 5-inch tapes of instrumentals, songs, and stories performed with banjo and fiddle, spoken, and sung by William Moses "Mose" Coffman and the Hammons family. Recorded in Greenbrier and Pocahontas Counties, West Virginia, by Dwight Diller and Carl Fleischhauer, October 23, 1970 February 2, 1972. The collection includes one linear inch of logs. (includes AFS 15,529-15,563) (8 hours; LWO 7246)

AFC 1973/008: Alan Jabbour and Carl Fleischhauer / Hammons Family
Five 7-inch tapes of instrumentals, songs, and stories performed on fiddle, spoken, and sung by members of the Hammons family. Recorded in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, by Carl Fleischhauer and Alan Jabbour, April 21-22, 1973. The collection includes a two-page list. (includes AFS 15,566-15,570) (2 hours and 30 minutes; LWO 7287)

AFS 15,595-15,596: Carl Fleischhauer / Hammons Family Duplication Project
Two 10-inch tapes of instrumentals, songs, and stories performed on banjo and fiddle, spoken, and sung by members of the Hammons family. Recorded in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, by Carl Fleischhauer, May 5, 1973. The collection includes two pages of a concordance and list. (3 hours; LWO 7315)

AFC 1973/013: Lawrence Haley Duplication Project
Three 10-inch tapes of instrumentals performed on accordion, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin by James Edward Haley, Martha Ella Haley, and Ralph Haley, who lived in both Kentucky and West Virginia. Originally recorded on 54 discs by Ralph Haley, April 4 September 25, 1946. Also contains an interview with Lawrence Haley about his parents' life, recorded at the Library of Congress by Alan Jabbour, May 25, 1973. The collection includes four pages of fieldnotes and lists. (includes AFS 15,597-15,599) (6 hours; LWO 7331)

AFC 1973/026: Chris Delaney / Fiddle Music
Eleven 10-inch tapes of banjo and fiddle instrumentals, Cajun music, hillbilly 78-rpm disc recordings, and stories. Recorded in Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and West Virginia by Chris Delaney, September 13 October 20, 1973. The collection includes fifty-two pages of concordances, fieldnotes, and lists.

AFS 16,984A1-26: One tape containing instrumentals performed on fiddle by Wilson Douglas. Recorded in Ivydale, West Virginia, September 13, 1973. (34 minutes; LWO 7632 reel 1A)

AFS 16,984A27-47: One tape containing instrumentals performed on fiddle by Glen W. Smith. Recorded in Elizabeth, West Virginia, September 13, 1973. (31 minutes; LWO 7632 reel 1A)

AFS 16,984B1-16,985A: Two tapes containing instrumentals and stories performed on fiddle and spoken by Delbert Hughes, originally of Stearns, Kentucky. Recorded in Ohley, West Virginia, September 17, 1973. (1 hour and 6 minutes; LWO 7632 reels 1B-2A)

AFS 16,985B: One tape containing instrumentals and stories performed on banjo and fiddle and spoken by Mike and Pete Humphreys, originally of Hillview, West Virginia. Recorded in Charleston, West Virginia, September 17, 1973. (33 minutes; LWO 7632 reel 2B)

AFC 1974/009: David L. Taylor Collection of Russell Fluharty Dulcimer Recordings
One 5-inch tape of instrumentals performed on hammered dulcimer by Russell Fluharty of Mannington, West Virginia. Recorded by David L. Taylor, October 14, 1972. The collection includes a photocopy of the tape box and a one-page list. (includes AFS 17,006) (24 minutes; LWO 7859)

AFC 1974/011: Carl Fleischhauer Collection of West Virginia and Ohio Folk Music
Two 7-inch and four 5-inch tapes of instrumentals and interviews recorded in Ohio and West Virginia by Carl Fleischhauer and others, February 15, 1973 April 6, 1974. The collection includes 22 pages of concordances, correspondence, and lists. [catalog record]

AFS 17,014: One 5-inch tape containing instrumentals performed on fiddle at the "Over 50" fiddle contest at the West Virginia State Folk Festival. Performers include Noah Cottrill, Phillip Crossman, Delbert Hughes, Darrell and Lester McCumber, Ira Mullens, Phoeba Parsons, Woody Simmons, Lee Triplett, and Melvin Wine. Recorded in Glenville, West Virginia, by Carl Fleischhauer, June 16, 1973. (23 minutes; LWO 7976 reel 1)

AFS 17,015: One 5-inch tape containing an interview with Dwight Diller concerning Burl Hammons's version of the fiddle tune "Camp Chase," recorded by Carl Fleischhauer, February 15, 1973; and "Camp Chase," performed on fiddle by Burl Hammons, recorded in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, by Dwight Diller, October 1969. (13 minutes; LWO 7976 reel 2)

AFS 17,016: One 5-inch tape containing instrumentals performed on banjo, fiddle, and guitar by Ward Jarvis, originally of Braxton County, West Virginia, with Dan (Danlovich) Dagget and John Hutchison. Recorded in Guysville, Ohio, by Bob Bohl, September 1, 1973. Duplicated by Carl Fleischhauer. (1 hour and 7 minutes; LWO 7976 reel 3)

AFS 17,017: One 5-inch tape containing instrumentals performed on fiddle and guitar by Wilson Douglas, Jennings Drake, and Gruder Morris. Recorded in Glenville, West Virginia, by Carl Fleischhauer, June 16, 1973. (4 minutes; LWO 7976 reel 4)

AFS 17,018: One 7-inch tape containing instrumentals, interviews, stories, and songs performed with fiddle, spoken, and sung by Melvin Wine and his granddaughter, Kelley Basich. Recorded near Copen, West Virginia, by Carl Fleischhauer and Janis Hurst, April 6, 1974. (1 hour and 12 minutes; LWO 7976 reel 5)

AFS 17,019: One 7-inch tape containing instrumentals, stories, and songs performed with banjo, spoken, and sung by Dona Hammons Gum and Grover Cleveland "Ham" Gum. Recorded in Mill Creek, West Virginia, by Carl Fleischhauer and Janis Hurst, March 24, 1974. (1 hour and 53 minutes; LWO 7976 reel 6)

AFC 1974/024: University of Maryland Folklore Archive Collection
Thirteen 10-inch tapes of student collections from the University of Maryland, under the supervision of George G. Carey, 1967-1970. Recorded in Maryland, Washington, DC, Pennsylvania, West Virginia. Includes urban folklore , Pennsylvania Dutch traditions, mining folklore, Rhodesian folk tales, ghost tales, children's rhymes, Irish folklore, rugby songs, songs by Flora Molton, Girl Scout songs, college songs, etc. The collection includes 2.5 linear inches of logs and notes. (includes AFS 17,391-17,403) [catalog record]

AFC 1974/029: A.F.R. Lawrence / Radio Programs
Two 10-inch tapes of songs and stories sung and spoken at a meeting of the West Virginia Folklore Society at Fairmont State College, Fairmont, West Virginia. Duplicated from discs of the radio program "Campus Highlights" donated by A. F. R. Lawrence. The collection includes two pages of notes. (includes AFS 17,444-17,445) (25 minutes; LWO 7749 reels 3B-4A)

AFC 1975/002: Anne Lawrence / On Dark and Bloody Ground: An Oral History of the U.M.W.A. in Central Appalachia 1920-35 Collection
A National Endowment for the Humanities Youthgrant report compiled in 1973 by Anne Lawrence, Robert Hauptman, David Morris, Robert Seltzer, Matthew Witt, Edgar James, Earl Dotter, and Mary Bennett, under the auspices of the Miner's Voice newspaper in Charleston, West Virginia. 269 pages. The report contains interviews with coal miners and copies of photographs taken by Ben Shahn for the Resettlement Administration in southern West Virginia and eastern Kentucky in 1935.

AFC 1975/012: Nicholas Royal Duplication Project
Two 10-inch tapes of instrumentals performed on banjo, fiddle, and guitar, with interviews, by Nowell Creadick, Ken Godwin, Robert Propst, Hansel "Buck" Smith, and Woody Simmons. Recorded in Elkins and Franklin, West Virginia, primarily by Nick Royal, September 28 December 8, 1974. The collection includes nine pages of concordances, correspondence, fieldnotes, and lists. (includes AFS 17,480-17,481) (2 hours and 38 minutes; LWO 8329) [catalog record]

AFC 1975/037: Gerald E. Parsons, Jr. Duplication Project
One 10-inch tape of herblore and nursery rhymes recorded in Lonaconing, Maryland, and Keyser, West Virginia, by Gerald E. and Margaret Parsons, June 24, 1973. The collection includes three pages of fieldnotes. Nursery rhymes by Mrs. E. R. Parsons, Keyser, West Virginia (age 90) and her great grandchildren; herb-Lore from G. Crawford. [catalog record]

AFS 17,601A1-15: One tape containing nursery rhymes performed by Mrs. E. R. Parsons; her great-grandchildren Constance, Erica, and Ginger Kreyenbuhl; and Virginia Wright. Recorded in Keyser, West Virginia. (16 minutes; LWO 7892A)

AFC 1975/038: Nancy Dols Collection of Clark Kessinger Family Recordings
One 10-inch and three 8-inch discs of air checks and instrumentals performed on fiddle and recorded by Clark Kessinger with family and friends in Hurricane, West Virginia, ca. 1948. The collection includes one page of correspondence and a one-page list. [catalog record]

AFS 17,602B3; 17,603B; 17,604B; 17,605A1-2: Four discs containing instrumentals performed on fiddle by Clark Kessinger. (12 minutes; tape copy on LWO 8530)

AFC 1977/020: Pat Dunford Duplication Project Collection
Twenty-five 10-inch tapes of old-time banjo and fiddle tunes, interviews, stories, and songs by various artists. Recorded in Indiana, Kentucky, and Virginia by Pat Dunford and occasionally Lee Haggerty, Art Rosenbaum, P. Siegel, and Dan White, 1962-69. The collection includes 28 pages of song lists. [catalog record]

AFS 19,014B6-17: One tape containing instrumentals and songs performed with banjo and fiddle by Franklin George of Bluefield, West Virginia, and John Hilt. Recorded in Tannersville, Virginia, August 19, 1965. (45 minutes; LWO 9456 reel 2B)

AFS 19,016A1-13: One tape containing instrumentals performed on fiddle by Glen W. Smith of Mt. Zion, West Virginia. Recorded in Hillsville, Virginia, August 8, 1963. (21 minutes; LWO 9456 reel 4A)

AFS 19,016B3-27: One tape containing instrumentals and songs performed with fiddle and guitar by Glen W. Smith of Mt. Zion, West Virginia, and others. (47 minutes; LWO 9456 reel 4B)

AFS 19,018B10-17: One tape containing instrumentals performed on banjo, fiddle, and hammered dulcimer by Franklin George of Bluefield, West Virginia, and Thomp Talbert. Recorded in Broadford, Virginia, August 19, 1965. (12 minutes; LWO 9456 reel 6B)

AFS 19,019B9-13: One tape containing instrumentals and songs performed with banjo, fiddle, and guitar by Glen W. Smith of Mt. Zion, West Virginia, and Fields, Mike, and Wade Ward. Recorded in Independence, Virginia, August 7, 1964. (13 minutes; LWO 9456 reel 7B)

AFS 19,028B1-16, 19-32; 19,029A1-12, 14-21, B1-10: Two tapes containing instrumentals performed on banjo and fiddle by Franklin George of Bluefield, West Virginia, and John W. Summers, recorded March 1966. (1 hour and 55 minutes; LWO 9456 reels 16B-17B)

AFC 1978/002: Senator Robert C. Byrd West Virginia Fiddle Recordings Collection, Part I
Twenty-four 7-inch tapes of songs performed with fiddle by Senator Robert C. Byrd of Sophia, West Virginia. Recorded in McLean, Virginia, by Carl Fleischhauer and Alan Jabbour, July 4-6, 1975. The last three tapes contain selections taken from the previous twenty-one tapes. The collection includes 6 pages of concordances and lists. (includes AFS 19,290-19,313) (5 hours; LWO 12,307)

AFC 1978/012: Senator Robert C. Byrd West Virginia Fiddle Recordings Collection, Part II
Sixteen 10-inch and four 7-inch tapes of songs performed with fiddle by Senator Robert C. Byrd of Sophia, West Virginia. Recorded at the Library of Congress by Carl Fleischhauer, John E. Howell, and Alan Jabbour, December 14, 1977, and January 4, 1978. The last four tapes contain selections taken from the previous 16 tapes. The collection includes a thirty-two page list. (includes AFS 19,314-19,333) (9 hours and 30 minutes; LWO 9854, 9894, 12,308)

AFS 19,459: Alan Jabbour / Hammons Family Recordings
One 7-inch tape of instrumentals and songs performed with fiddle and fiddlesticks and sung by Burl Hammons and Maggie Hammons Parker. Recorded in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, by Alan Jabbour, May 14, 1978. The collection includes a photocopy of the tape box and a one-page list. (9 minutes; LWO 12,962)

AFS 19,526-19,535: Charles Bean and Derrick Jones West Virginia Folk Music Project, Part I
Ten 10-inch tapes of the Hammons Family, Dewey Farley, Melvin Wine, Stan Childers, Russell Fluharty, and Phoebe Parsons. Also a party at home of Howard Glasser, Westport, Massachusetts, featuring South American Music (Ecuador). Collected by Charles Bean and Derrick Jones, July 1978.

AFS 19,527A4-22: One tape containing instrumentals and songs performed with banjo and fiddle and sung by a group. Recorded at the Marlinton Festival, Marlinton, West Virginia, July 8, 1978. (34 minutes; LWO 12,385 reel 2A)

AFS 19,527A23: One tape containing "Rambling Boy" sung by Sherman Hammons of Pocahontas County, West Virginia. Recorded at the Marlinton Festival, Marlinton, West Virginia, July 8, 1978. (4 minutes; LWO 12,385 reel 2A)

AFS 19,527A24-B3: One tape containing songs performed with banjo by the Gerry Vance Group. Recorded at the Marlinton Festival, Marlinton, West Virginia, July 8, 1978. (20 minutes; LWO 12,385 reel 2)

AFS 19,527B4-25: One tape containing instrumentals, songs, and stories performed on fiddle and fiddlesticks, spoken, and sung by Burl Hammons and Maggie Hammons Parker. Recorded in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, July 9, 1978. (51 minutes; LWO 12,385 reel 2B)

AFS 19,528A1-12: One tape containing instrumentals and songs performed with banjo and fiddle and sung by Sherman Hammons. Recorded in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, July 9, 1978. (35 minutes; LWO 12,385 reel 3A)

AFS 19,528A13-22: One tape containing instrumentals and songs performed with guitar and sung by Alfred and Ronda Williams. Recorded near Renick, West Virginia, July 10, 1978. (25 minutes; LWO 12,385 reel 3A)

AFS 19,528B-19,529A: Two tapes containing instrumentals performed on banjo by Dewey Farley. Recorded in Renick, West Virginia, July 10, 1978. (2 hours; LWO 12,385 reels 3B-4A)

AFS 19,529B1-9: One tape containing instrumentals performed on fiddle by Delbert Hughes. Recorded in Ohley, West Virginia, July 11, 1978. (30 minutes; LWO 12,385 reel 4B)

AFS 19,529B10-19,530A: Two tapes containing instrumentals performed on banjo and fiddle by William O. "Bill" Iman. Recorded in Charleston, West Virginia, July 13, 1978. (1 hour and 30 minutes; LWO 12,385 reels 4B-5A)

AFS 19,530B1-8: One tape containing bluegrass instrumentals performed by the Dave Morris Band, featuring Bobby Taylor on fiddle. Recorded in Charleston, West Virginia, July 13, 1978. (30 minutes; LWO 12,385 reel 5B)

AFS 19,530B9-19,531A2: Two tapes containing instrumentals performed on fiddle by Delbert Hughes. Recorded in Ohley, West Virginia, July 14, 1978. (40 minutes; LWO 12,385 reels 5B-6A)

AFS 19,531A3-B8: One tape containing instrumentals performed on fiddle by Melvin Wine. Recorded in Copen, West Virginia, July 14, 1978. (1 hour and 20 minutes; LWO 12,385 reel 6)

AFS 19,531B9-19,532A10: Two tapes containing instrumentals performed on fiddle by Stan Childers and Melvin Wine. Recorded in Copen, West Virginia, July 15, 1978. (1 hour; LWO 12,385 reels 6B-7A)

AFS 19,532A11-B13: One tape containing instrumentals performed on banjo-mandolin and plucked dulcimer by Carl Davis. Recorded in Sutton, West Virginia, July 16, 1978. (1 hour; LWO 12,385 reels 7A-8B)

AFS 19,532B14-19,533A12: Two tapes containing instrumentals performed on hammered dulcimer by Russell Fluharty of Mannington, West Virginia. Recorded in Mohon Hollow, West Virginia, July 20, 1978. (1 hour; LWO 12,385 reels 8B-9A)

AFS 19,533A13-23: One tape containing songs sung by Bonnie Collins. Recorded in West Union, West Virginia, July 21, 1978. (30 minutes; LWO 12,385 reel 9A)

AFS 19,533B-19,534A5: Two tapes containing instrumentals performed on banjo and fiddle by Brooks Hardway and Glen W. Smith. Recorded in Elizabeth, West Virginia, July 23, 1978. (1 hour and 15 minutes; LWO 12,385 reels 9B-10A)

AFS 19,534A6-B5: One tape containing instrumentals performed on fiddle by Glen W. Smith. Recorded in Elizabeth, West Virginia, July 23, 1978. (1 hour; LWO 12,385 reel 10)

AFS 19,534B6-16: One tape containing instrumentals performed on banjo by Phoeba Parsons. Recorded in Orma, West Virginia, July 24, 1978. (45 minutes; LWO 12,385 reel 10B)

AFS 19,535A: One tape containing songs performed with guitar by Lester, Linda, and Roger McCumbers. Recorded in Nicut, West Virginia, July 24, 1978. (1 hour; LWO 12,385 reel 11A)

AFS 19,535B1-10: One tape containing songs sung by Phyllis Marks. Recorded in Cox's Mills, West Virginia, July 26, 1978. (30 minutes; LWO 12,385 reel 11B)

AFS 19,535B11-15: One tape containing bluegrass instrumentals performed by The Bing Brothers. Recorded at the Huntersville Festival, Huntersville, West Virginia, July 28, 1978. (20 minutes; LWO 12,385 reel 11B)

AFS 19,535B16-17: One tape containing instrumentals performed on fiddle by Wilson Douglas. Recorded at the Huntersville Festival, Huntersville, West Virginia, July 28, 1978. (10 minutes; LWO 12,385 reel 11B)

AFS 19,958-19,960: Charles Bean and Derrick Jones West Virginia Folk Music Project, Part II
Three 10-inch tapes of Bobby Tayler (and "Tayler Made" group), Gerry Vance Group, both recorded at Huntersville Bluegrass Festival, Frank George (fiddle), and Professor Patrick Gainer, interview. Collected by Charles Bean and Derrick Jones, July 1978.

AFS 19,958A1-5; 19,959A7-8: Two tapes containing bluegrass songs performed by the Gerry Vance Group. Recorded at the Huntersville Bluegrass Festival, Huntersville, West Virginia, July 29, 1978. (40 minutes; LWO 12,385 reels 12A, 13A)

AFS 19,958A6-19,959A6: Two tapes containing bluegrass songs performed by Taylor Made, featuring Bobby Taylor on fiddle. Recorded at the Huntersville Bluegrass Festival, Huntersville, West Virginia, July 29, 1978. (1 hour and 20 minutes; LWO 12,385 reels 12A-13A)

AFS 19,959A9-B: One tape containing instrumentals performed on fiddle by Franklin George of Bluefield, West Virginia. Recorded at the Huntersville Bluegrass Festival, Huntersville, West Virginia, August 1, 1978. (1 hour and 30 minutes; LWO 12,385 reel 13)

AFS 19,960: One tape containing an interview with Patrick Gainer about the nature of folk music. Recorded near Morgantown, West Virginia, July 26, 1978. (2 hours; LWO 12,385 reel 14)

AFS 19,548-19,558: West Virginia music / Lilly Brothers, Nimrod Workman, Blackie Cool
Eleven 7-inch tapes of instrumentals, interviews, and songs performed with autoharp, banjo, fiddle, guitar, hammered dulcimer, and mandolin. Recorded in Elkins and Monterville, West Virginia, by Mike Rivers, July 26-30, 1978. The collection includes 11 pages of lists and photocopies of tape boxes.

AFS 19,548-19,552: Five tapes containing instrumentals, interviews, and songs performed with autoharp, banjo, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin, and spoken by the Lilly Brothers of Beckley, West Virginia. Recorded in Elkins, West Virginia, July 26, 1978. (2 hours and 30 minutes; LWO 12,996 reels 1-5)

AFS 19,553-19,556: Four tapes containing songs sung by Nimrod Workman of Chattaroy, West Virginia. Recorded in Elkins, West Virginia, July 27, 1978. (1 hour and 55 minutes; LWO 12,996 reels 6-9)

AFS 19,557-19,558: Two tapes containing instrumentals performed on fiddle, guitar, and hammered dulcimer by William "Blackie" Cool of Webster County, West Virginia, with Lynn Manring, Mike Rivers, and Sam Rizzetta. Recorded in Monterville, West Virginia, July 30, 1978. (1 hour; LWO 12,996 reels 10-11)

AFC 1979/006: 1979 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
Ten 10-inch tapes of instrumentals, interviews, and songs performed primarily as part of the 1979 Neptune Plaza Concert Series, sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Recorded at the Library of Congress, April-September 1979. The collection includes one box of print materials, 303 black-and-white negatives, 11 black-and-white contact sheets, 3 8x10 black-and-white photographs, 4 6x9 black-and-white photographs, 1 6x9 color photoprint, and 151 color slides. [catalog record] [finding aid]

The following describes materials recorded at the June 28, 1979, concert by Hazel Dickens, of Mercer County, West Virginia, and Don Stover, of Beckley, West Virginia. Also included is an interview with Stover recorded April 27, 1979.

AFC 1979/006: SR1: One tape containing an interview with Don Stover of Beckley, West Virginia. Recorded April 27, 1979. (1 hour; LWO 12,798)

AFC 1979/006: SR3-4: Two tapes containing the concert. Recorded June 28, 1979. (1 hour and 30 minutes; LWO 12,876-12,877)

AFC 1979/006: Folder 2: Flier, news clippings, and identification of people in photos on contact sheets for the April 27, 1979, interview with Don Stover.

AFC 1979/006: Folder 3: One black-and-white contact sheet (36 images) and one black and white 6x9 photoprint. Photographed by Howard W. Marshall, April 27, 1979.

AFC 1979/006: Folder 6: News clippings about the concert held on June 28, 1979.

AFC 1979/006: Folder 7: Three black and white 35 mm contact sheets (69 images). Photographed by Carl Fleischhauer, June 28, 1979.

AFC 1979/006: Envelope 1: One sheet of black-and-white negatives (36 images). Photographed by Howard W. Marshall, April 27, 1979.

AFC 1979/006: Envelope 5: Three sheets of black-and-white negatives (69 images). Photographed by Carl Fleischhauer, June 28, 1979.

AFC 1979/006: Envelope 6: One holder containing 18 color slides. Photographed by Carl Fleischhauer, June 28, 1979.

AFC 1980/012: 1980 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
manuscript materials, sound recordings, photographs, and moving images documenting the performance of traditional Armenian music and dance. Recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. [catalog record] [finding aid]

The following describes materials from the June 12, 1980, concert of banjo and guitar music performed by Don Stover of Beckley, West Virginia.

AFS 19,977-19,978: Two tapes containing the concert. (1 hour and 17 minutes; LWO 16,645)

AFC 1980/012: Folder 4: One folder containing press releases, newspaper and magazine clippings.

AFC 1980/012: Folders 5-6: One black-and-white contact sheet (25 images) photographed by Carl Fleischhauer; and 9 3x3 color polaroids by an unknown photographer.

AFC 1980/012: Envelope 4: One sheet of black-and-white negatives (25 images). Photographed by Carl Fleischhauer.

AFS 22,063-22,067: David Brose / Ward Jarvis Project, Part II
Five 10-inch tapes of instrumentals and interviews performed on banjo and fiddle and spoken by Ward Jarvis of Braxton County, West Virginia. Recorded in Stewart, Ohio, by David Brose, December 12, 1978 June 26, 1979. The collection includes 24 pages of logs. (10 hours; LWO 16,744)

AFS 22,184: Fay McGinnis / Burgess Hall String Band Collection
One cassette 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 eight pages of correspondence and lists, and eleven black-and-white photographs with a log. (45 minutes; RYA 2525)

AFS 22,469: Tom Brown / "Appalachian Folk Music" Collection
One 5-inch tape of instrumentals and songs performed with banjo, fiddle, guitar, harmonica, and plucked dulcimer by school children of Webster County, West Virginia. Recorded by Tom Brown, May 1976 May 13, 1980. The collection includes six pages of correspondence and lists. (23 minutes; RXA 4002)

AFS 22,948-22,967: Tom Brown and Dwight Diller / Hammons Family Collection
Twenty 10-inch tapes of instrumentals, songs, and stories performed and spoken by William Moses "Mose" Coffman of Greenbrier County, West Virginia; the Hammons family of Pocahontas County, West Virginia; Tommy Hal Hunter of Mars Hill, North Carolina; and Dellie C. Norton of Marshall, North Carolina. Recorded in West Virginia by Dwight Diller, Patrick Gainer, and Bill Hicks, July 1969 October 1970, and in North Carolina by Bill Hicks. The collection includes one and .25 linear inches of correspondence and logs.

AFS 22,948-22,966: Nineteen tapes containing instrumentals, songs, and stories performed with bagpipes, banjo, fiddle, fiddlesticks, guitar, hammered dulcimer, harmonica, and mandolin, primarily by the Hammons family and their friends and neighbors. Recorded in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, by Dwight Diller, July 1969 June 1970. (37 hours; RWA 8052-8070)

AFS 22,967A-B2: One tape containing instrumentals, songs, and stories performed with fiddle and guitar by William Moses "Mose" Coffman, Burl Hammons, and Maggie Hammons Parker. Recorded in Greenbrier and Pocahontas Counties, West Virginia, by Bill Hicks, 1971. (1 hour and 3 minutes; RWA 8071)

AFS 26,768-26,769: Dwight Diller Collection of Reminiscences of the Hammons Family
Two 7-inch tapes of five instrumentals and an interview with Dwight Diller concerning his recollections of the Hammons family of Pocahontas County, West Virginia, his own religious awakening, and aspects of traditional music. Conducted by Alan Jabbour and recorded by Gerald E. Parsons at the Library of Congress, December 18, 1980. The collection includes four pages of collection entries, a concordance, and photocopies of tape boxes. (1 hour; RXA 4003-4004)

AFS 27,061-27,063: Alan Jabbour and Louis Watson Chappell / Edden Hammons Collection
Three cassettes of instrumentals and interviews performed on fiddle and guitar and spoken by Edden and James Hammons. Originally recorded on discs in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, by Louis Watson Chappell, August 14-23, 1947. The collection includes one linear inch of manuscripts, and was donated by John A. Cuthbert of West Virginia University. (4 hours and 30 minutes; RYB 0701-0703)

AFC 1982/011: 1982 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
Thirteen 10-inch tapes of instrumentals and songs performed as part of the Neptune Plaza Concert Series, sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Recorded at the Library of Congress, April-October, 1982. The collection includes two boxes of print materials, 171 black-and-white negatives, 8 black-and-white contact sheets, 3 8x10 black-and-white photographs, 1 5x7 black-and-white photograph, and 186 color slides. [catalog record] [finding aid]

The following describes materials from the September 16, 1982, concert of old-time county music performed by Dave Morris of Ivydale, West Virginia.

AFC 1982/011:SR10-11: Two tapes containing the concert. (1 hour and 30 minutes; RWA 4162-4163)

AFC 1982/011: Folder 14: One folder containing press release, news clipping, and biographical sketches.

AFC 1982/011: Envelope 16: One sheet of black-and-white negatives (21 images). Photographer unknown.

AFC 1982/011: Folder 15: One folder contianing 1 black-and-white contact sheet (21 images). Photographer unknown.

AFC 1982/011: Envelope 17: One tray containing 20 color slides. Photographer unknown.

AFC 1983/004: Mike Mirarchi Collection of Hammons Family Videorecordings
Eight videocassettes of instrumentals and songs performed with banjo, fiddle, and fiddlesticks by the Hammons family, with interviews by Mike Mirarchi and Bobby Jo Sharp-Estilow. Recorded in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, by WWVU-TV of West Virginia University, ca. 1983. This footage was edited to produce The Hammons Family, Vandalia Sampler #7, for West Virginia Public Television. The collection includes three-sixteenths linear inch of correspondence, fieldnotes, and lists. (2 hours) [catalog record]

AFC 1984/035: Carl Fleischhauer / Hammons Family Recollections Collection
One cassette of an interview with Carl Fleischhauer concerning his fieldwork with the Hammons family of Pocahontas County, West Virginia. Conducted and recorded by Gerald E. Parsons at the Library of Congress, July 13, 1978. The collection includes four pages of lists and a photocopy of the cassette label. (includes AFS 22,158) (10 minutes; RYA 2608)

AFC 1985/018: Carl Fleischhauer Hammons Family Collection, 1973-1978
Twenty-five 7-inch tapes, one 5-inch tape, and two cassettes of instrumentals, songs, and stories performed, spoken, and sung with banjo, fiddle, and fiddlesticks by the Hammons family of Pocahontas County, West Virginia, and Dona Hammons Gum and Grover Cleveland "Ham" Gum, of Mill Creek, West Virginia. Recorded by Carl Fleischhauer and Jan Hurst, March 24, 1973 May 27, 1977. The collection includes 8 linear inches of ephemera and manuscripts, and 7 black-and-white photographs.

AFC 1985/018:SR1-24: Twenty-one 7-inch tapes, one 5-inch tape, and two cassettes containing instrumentals, songs, and stories performed, spoken, and sung with banjo, fiddle, and fiddlesticks by the Hammons family. Recorded in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, May 5, 1973 May 27, 1977. (14 hours)

AFC 1985/018:SR25-28: Four 7-inch tapes containing instrumentals and stories performed with banjo and spoken by Dona Hammons Gum and Grover Cleveland "Ham" Gum. Recorded in Mill Creek, West Virginia, March 24, 1973. (2 hours)

AFC 1986/022: Center for Applied Linguistics Collection
Fifty-nine 10-inch tapes of speech samples, linguistic interviews, oral histories, conversations, and excerpts from public speeches 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 24,306A1: One tape containing a conversation with a 13-year old male from West Virginia discussing TV stories and life in the area. Recorded ca. 1974-75. Collected by Donna Christian and Walt Wolferman. [audio] [transcript]

AFS 24,306A2: One tape containing a conversation with a 13-year old white male of West Virginia discussing camping and other outdoor activities. Recorded ca. 1974-75. Collected by Donna Christian and Walt Wolferman. [audio] [transcript]

AFS 24,306A3: One tape containing a conversation with a 60-year old white male of West Virginia discussing life in West Virginia. Recorded ca. 1974-75. Collected by Donna Christian and Walt Wolferman. [audio] [transcript]

AFS 24,306A4: One tape containing a conversation with a 50-year old white male of West Virginia discussing old time remedies for illness. Recorded ca. 1974-75. Collected by Donna Christian and Walt Wolferman. [audio] [transcript]

AFS 24,306B1: One tape containing a conversation with a 67-year old white male of West Virginia discussing stories of hunting and old-time happenings. Recorded ca. 1974-75. Collected by Donna Christian and Walt Wolferman. [audio] [transcript]

AFS 24,306B2: One tape containing a conversation with a 27-year old white female of West Virginia discussing happenings around the house. Recorded ca. 1974-75. Collected by Donna Christian and Walt Wolferman. [audio] [transcript]

AFS 24,306B3: One tape containing a conversation with a 76-year old white female of West Virginia discussing ghost stories and general life conditions. Recorded ca. 1974-75. Collected by Donna Christian and Walt Wolferman. [audio] [transcript]

AFS 24,306B4: One tape containing a conversation with a 52-year old white male and acquaintences of West Virginia sharing hunting stories. Recorded ca. 1974-75. Collected by Donna Christian and Walt Wolferman. [audio] [transcript]

AFC 1989/003: Carl Fleischhauer / Miscellaneous Recordings
Three 5-inch tapes, seventeen 7-inch tapes, and three cassettes of interviews, songs, and stories performed, spoken, and sung with banjo, fiddle, and guitar by various artists. Recorded primarily in West Virginia, April 30, 1968 August 28, 1976. Donated by Carl Fleischhauer.

AFC 1989/003:SR1-6: Six 7-inch tapes containing an interview with Everett Lilly. Recorded in Clear Creek, West Virginia, by Carl Fleischhauer and Tom Screven, March 22, 1975. This portion of the collection includes one linear inch of manuscripts. (3 hours)

AFC 1989/003:SR7-8A: Two cassettes containing instrumentals and interviews performed on banjo and fiddle and spoken by James Franklin "Doc" White. Recorded in Ivydale, West Virginia, by Art Albrecht, Phoebe Fisher, and Patrick Gainer, April 30, 1968. (1 hour and 10 minutes)

AFC 1989/003:SR9-10: Two 7-inch tapes containing instrumentals and songs performed with banjo and fiddle by the AA Cutters of Morgantown, West Virginia. Performers include Dwight Diller, Rock Garton, Ron Mullennex, Linda Rogers, Norm Strouse, Beth Weil, and Andy and Becky Williams. Recorded near Morgantown, West Virginia, by Carl Fleischhauer, May 2, 1973. (45 minutes)

AFC 1989/003:SR11-13: Two 7-inch tapes and one 5-inch tape containing instrumentals and songs performed with banjo and guitar by Dwight Diller of Hillsboro, West Virginia. Recorded in Morgantown, West Virginia, by Carl Fleischhauer, February 11, 1971. (1 hour and 17 minutes)

AFC 1989/003:SR14-15: Two 7-inch tapes containing instrumentals and stories performed with banjo and fiddle and spoken by Ward Jarvis of Braxton County, West Virginia. Recorded in Stewart, Ohio, by Carl Fleischhauer and Jan Hurst, April 12, 1974. (1 hour and 7 minutes)

AFC 1989/003:SR16-18: Three 7-inch tapes containing instrumentals performed on banjo, fiddle, and guitar, and interviews with William O. "Bill" and Locie Iman. Recorded in Charleston, West Virginia, by Carl Fleischhauer, March 23, 1975. (1 hour and 32 minutes)

AFC 1989/003:SR19: One 5-inch tape containing instrumentals performed on fiddle, guitar, and mandolin, and interviews with Dean and Neal Reed concerning their father, Henry Reed, originally of Monroe County, West Virginia. Recorded near Narrows, Virginia, by Carl Fleischhauer and Alan Jabbour, November 29, 1975. (2 hours)

AFC 1989/003:SR20: One 7-inch tape containing two interviews with Albert "Ab" Cole concerning the early years of hillbilly music, especially his work with Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper. Recorded in Mannington, West Virginia, by Jeannie and Louis Horacek, October 3 and November 26, 1974. (1 hour and 40 minutes)

AFC 1989/003:SR21: One 5-inch tape containing an instrumental performed on banjo and an interview with Andy Boarman. Recorded in Hedgesville, West Virginia, by Carl Fleischhauer and Gary Simmons, fall 1975. (15 minutes)

AFC 1989/003:SR23A1: One cassette containing an interview with Elva Johnson of Mercer County, West Virginia. Recorded at the John Henry Folk Festival near Charleston, West Virginia, by Carl Fleischhauer, August 28, 1976. (13 minutes

AFC 1989/029: Ralph Joe Meadows Fiddler's Convention Collection
One 7-inch tape of bluegrass, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin contests recorded at the Ralph Joe Meadows Fiddlers' Convention and Band Contest in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, July 22, 1978. Donated by Beverley V. Underwood. The collection includes six pages of logs and a photocopy of the tape box. (RXA 9959)

AFS 27,064A11-13: One tape containing instrumentals performed on fiddle by Frank Bowels of Leon, West Virginia, with mandolin. (5 minutes)

AFS 27,064A17-18: One tape containing instrumentals performed on fiddle by Everett Wedge of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, with guitar. (4 minutes)

AFS 27,064A22-24: One tape containing instrumentals performed on guitar by George Ward of Histon, West Virginia, with banjo. (7 minutes)

AFS 27,064A32-33, B1-8: One tape containing instrumentals and songs performed with banjo, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin by friends and staff of the "Friendly Neighbor Radio Show," WKLC, St. Albans, West Virginia. Performers include "Fiddlin'" George Carr, Barbara Cooper, Jim Cooper, "Grampa," Frank Lunsford, and Joe Meadows. (28 minutes)

AFS 27,064A40-42: One tape containing instrumentals performed on mandolin by Steve Cord of Glen Fork, West Virginia, with guitar. (6 minutes)

AFS 27,064A49-51: One tape containing instrumentals performed on mandolin by Willard Reynolds of Milton, West Virginia, with guitar. (6 minutes)

AFS 27,064A52-54: One tape containing instrumentals performed on mandolin by Tex Corfee of Leon, West Virginia, with guitar. (5 minutes)

AFS 27,064B15-17: One tape containing songs performed with banjo, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin by Bluegrass Station of Charleston, West Virginia. (9 minutes)

AFS 27,064B18-20: One tape containing instrumentals and songs performed with banjo, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin by Madison County Bluegrass of Leon, West Virginia. (7 minutes)

AFS 27,064B21-23: One tape containing songs performed with banjo, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin by the West Virginia Gentlemen of Hurricane, West Virginia. (10 minutes)

AFC 1992/001: 1992 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
manuscript and print materials, sound recordings, graphic materials, and moving images that document the 1992 concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The annual series, which began in 1977, features the presentation of folk traditions from many cultures. The concerts take place on the Neptune Plaza at the front of the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress between April and September. [catalog record] [finding aid]

The following describes materials from the September 10, 1992, bluegrass concert performed by Everett Lilly and Clear Creek Crossin of West Virginia.

AFC 1992/001: Folder 26: One folder containing a concert flier autographed by the performers, unsigned fliers, concert log, news clippings, promotional materials about the band, and photocopies of photoprints of individual band members and of the group as a whole.

AFC 1992/001: SR11: One tape containing the concert. (1 hour)

AFC 1992/001: Envelope 10: One 8x10 black-and-white (publicity) negative. Photographer unknown.

AFC 1992/001: Folders 27-28: Two folders containing 2 black-and-white contact sheets (54 images, photographed by Yusef El-Amin), and 2 8x10 color photoprints (publicity-photographer unknown).

AFC 1992/001: V6: One 1/2-inch videocassette of the concert. (1 hour)

AFC 1995/004: Mike Seeger Collection
Two hundred and seventy-five 10-inch tapes of bluegrass, country, and folk music, recorded in California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia, primarily by Mike Seeger, 1953-67. The collection includes three linear inches of computer disks, correspondence, notes, and photos. These tapes supplement his collections already in the archive. Includes some examples made by other collectors, including recordings of autoharpist, John Kilby Snow recorded by Blaine Jaeger. Bluegrass music predominates this collection. A number of the tapes were recorded from radio and TV programs.

AFC 1995/048: John Henry: The Steel Driving Man
Fifty-eight page document written in 1994. It is a portrait of John Henry, hero of the ballad of the same name, and his contest with a steam drill to dig a railroad tunnel through Big Bend Mountain in West Virginia. It reproduces statements from people who knew John Henry, as well as maps and color photos of the Big Bend tunnel and surrounding points of interest. Bob Hampton wrote this for use as an educational tool, particularly for young, black males, following research conducted in the Archive of Folk Culture and elsewhere.

AFC 1996/041: Don Patterson / Mountain Music Video Collection (parts 1 and 2)
Four videotapes. Part 1 consists of 2 videotapes entitled Highlights of Clifftop: The Fifth Appalachian String Band Music Festival, and Hinton, West Virginia Railroad Days, and were produced in 1994. Part 2 contains 2 more videotapes produced in 1995. These are entitled Highlights of Clifftop: The Sixth Appalachian String Band Music Festival, and The Old Drake: Traditional Music from the Mountains of East Central West Virginia Played on the Banjo and Fiddle: Visiting Dwight Diller with Jimmy Triplett. All were produced for commercial sale, and all focus on folk music performance in West Virginia: three regional festivals and the Diller-Triplett concert.

AFC 1996/051: Transcripts of testimony and other court documents relating to the murder of Jay Legg
One hundred seventy-eight photocopied pages of newspaper accounts, transcripts of testimony, and other courtroom documents pertaining to the trial of Sarah Ann Legg for the murder of her husband, Jay Legg, in Clay County, West Virginia, February 10, 1904. Collected by Carl Fleischhauer and Alan Jabbour, ca. 1973, in connection with their fieldwork and subsequent preparation for publication of recordings numbered AFS L65-66, The Hammons Family: A Study of a West Virginia Family's Traditions, which includes the song, "Jay Legg."

AFC 1996/072: Carl Fleischhauer / Melvin Wine Collection
Two hundred forty-four manuscript pages and 36 audio tapes primarily concerned with Melvin Wine, but also contain materials on Jean Ritchie of Viper, Kentucky; black banjo player Clarence Tross of Hardy County, West Virginia; Senator Robert C. Byrd of Raleigh County, West Virginia; the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys of Pocahontas County, West Virginia; Andrew J. Boarman of Berkeley County, West Virginia; the origins of the fiddle tune, "Elzick's Farewell;" and the John Henry Memorial Foundation. This collection supplements a variety of recordings and other formats contributed in previous years by Fleischhauer.

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

AFC 1999/008: Coal River Folklife Project Collection
The Coal River Folklife Project Collection documents traditional customs and land use in the mountains of southern West Virginia’s Big Coal River Valley, 1992-2000. [catalog record] [online presentation]

AFC 1999/023: Gilbert Wayne Howard / Hammons Family Collection
Nineteen 7-inch tapes of songs, tunes, and narrations by members of the Hammons family. Recorded in West Virginia.

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

AFC 2003/011: George Korson Collection
Collection received from King's College, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Includes fieldwork from Pennsylvania and West Virginia, including interviews with miners and others connected to the mining industry, labor rights, photographs (both from Korson's personal life and reflecting his fieldwork), and artifacts (including a coal carving).

AFC 2003/056: Music in the Air Somewhere: The Shifting Borders of West Virginia's Fiddle and Song Traditions by Erynn Marshall
M.A. thesis, Graduate Programme in Ethnomusicology and Musicology, York University, North York Ontario, May 2003. Includes CD. [catalog record]

AFC 2005/002: Gary Le Gallant Collection of "Sugar in the Gourd" Television Programs
One DVD containing four television programs from the series "Sugar in the Gourd: Music from the Mountains," produced at station WMUL in Huntington, West Virginia (Larry R. Hall), in 1978. Featured performers include Franklin George, Joe Dobbs and other Dobbs family members, Sally Sublette, Kelton Roten, Mack Samples, and Larry Hall. Contents: Franklin George interviewed by Joe Dobbs; Dobbs Brothers and Sally Sublette, with Mary Faith Rhoads; Sally Sublette interview and performance with Dennis Dobbs; Kelton Roten interview and fiddle performance. [catalog record]

AFC 2007/031: Gandydancer Concert Collection
Homegrown 2007 concert performance by Gandydancer, old-time stringband music from West Virginia. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., December 12, 2007. [event flyer and webcast]

 

 

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