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|Size||0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 120 items)|
|Abstract||The collection of white public health professional and ethnographer Mary Anne McDonald contains audio recordings, transcriptions, and field notes related to her folklore research on African American quilters in Chatham County, N.C., for her 1985 master's thesis completed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The recordings on audio cassette tape and accompanying transcriptions are oral history interviews with quilters Mollie Rogers, Jennie Burnett, Betty Lee, Laura Lee, Lilli Lee, and Thelma Horton. Narrative field notes by McDonald, correspondence with her interviewees, newspaper clippings, funeral programs, other printed items, and a photograph supplement the oral histories with the quilters. Additional cassette and open-reel tapes include field recordings of choirs at Russell Chapel AME Zion Church and Hamlet Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Pittsboro, N.C., and recordings of 1968 radio broadcasts by evangelical Christian ministers at the Christian Admiral Conference Hall in Cape May, N.J. Field notes for these recordings are also included. Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.|
|Creator||McDonald, Mary Ann|
Mary Anne McDonald is a public health professional at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. She received a master's degree in folklore from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) in 1985. Her thesis was titled "'Because I needed some cover,' Afro-American Quiltmakers of Chatham County, North Carolina." In 1999, she received her Ph.D. from UNC's School of Public Health. Her dissertation was titled "An Ethnography of Helping: Lay Health Advisors in an African American Community."Back to Top
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