Collection Number: 20048

Collection Title: Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995

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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 consists mostly of oral history interviews, 1982-1984, and documentation related to McDonald's masters folklore thesis on African American quilters in Chatham County, N.C. Interviewees featured on the audio recordings include Jennie Burnett, Bessie Lee, Laura Lee, Lilli Lee, Thelma Horton, and Mollie Rogers, all of Chatham County. Related documentation consists of interview transcriptions, narrative field notes by McDonald, correspondence with interviewees, newspaper clippings, funeral programs, scattered photographic prints, and other printed materials. The collection also contains additional audio recordings of Christian church services, concerts, and broadcasts compiled by McDonald, including field recordings, 1984-1987, of church concerts and services at Russell Chapel AME Zion Church and Hamlet Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Pittsboro, N.C., as well as field recordings and radio broadcasts of church services and sermons by New Jersey based reverends. Related documentation for these recordings are also included.
Creator McDonald, Mary Anne.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
Use of audio materials may require production of listening copies.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Mary Anne McDonald Collection #20048, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Acquisitions information unknown (Acc. 103553, 103554).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Mary Anne McDonald is a white 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 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."

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The collection of white public health professional and ethnographer Mary Anne McDonald consists mostly of oral history interviews, 1982-1984, and documentation related to McDonald's masters folklore thesis on African American quilters in Chatham County, N.C. Interviewees featured on the audio recordings include Jennie Burnett, Bessie Lee, Laura Lee, Lilli Lee, Thelma Horton, and Mollie Rogers, all of Chatham County. These recordings are on audiocassette. Related documentation consists of interview transcriptions, narrative field notes by McDonald, correspondence with interviewees, newspaper clippings, funeral programs, scattered photographic prints, and other printed materials. The collection also contains additional audio recordings of Christian church services, concerts, and broadcasts compiled by McDonald, including field recordings, 1984-1987, of church concerts and services at Russell Chapel AME Zion Church and Hamlet Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Pittsboro, N.C., as well as field recordings and radio broadcasts of church services and sermons by New Jersey based reverends. These recordings are on audiocassette and open reel audio. Related documentation for these recordings are also included, consisting of church programs and tape logs of the "New Jersey Church Project" audiocassettes and an inventory of open reel tapes compiled by former Southern Folklife Collection staff.

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Contents list

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About 120 items.

Arrangement: In order as received.

Processing information: Titles and descriptions compiled from original containers.

Folder 1

Documentation: Mollie Rogers (FS-631-635) #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." Folder 1

Formerly folder 72 within Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes (#30025)

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/631

Quilt Project: Mollie Rogers, Chatham County, N.C., 4 October 1984 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/631

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/632

Quilt Project: Mollie Rogers, Chatham County, N.C., 17 April 1982 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/632

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/633

Quilt Project: Mollie Rogers, 17 April 1982 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/633

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/634

Quilt Project: Mollie Rogers, Chatham County, N.C., 30 November 1982 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/634

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/635

Quilt Project: Mollie Rogers, Chatham County, N.C., 6 December 1984 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/635

Audiocassette

Folder 2

Documentation: Jennie Burnett and Lillie Lee (FS-636-640) #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." Folder 2

Formerly folder 73 within Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes (#30025)

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/636

Quilt Project: Jennie Burnett, 9 November 1984 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/636

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/637

Quilt Project: Jennie Burnett, 2 December 1983 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/637

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/638

Quilt Project: Lillie Lee, Pittsboro, N.C., 13 November 1983 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/638

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/639

Quilt Project: Lillie Lee, 9 April 1982 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/639

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/640

Quilt Project: Lillie Lee, Chatham County, N.C., 9 April 1982 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/640

Audiocassette

Folder 3

Documentation: Laura Lee (FS-641-644) #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." Folder 3

Formerly folder 74 within Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes (#30025)

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/641

Quilt Project: Laura Lee, Moncure, N.C., 13 April 1982 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/641

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/642

Quilt Project: Laura Lee, 15 April 1982 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/642

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/643

Quilt Project: Laura Lee, 15 April 1982 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/643

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/644

Quilt Project: Laura Lee, 11 December 1983 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/644

Audiocassette

Folder 4

Documentation: Jennie Burnett, Thelma Horton, Bessie Lee (FS-645-649) #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." Folder 4

Formerly folder 75 within Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes (#30025)

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/645

Quilt Project: Jennie Burnett, Chatham County, N.C., 21 November 1983 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/645

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/646

Quilt Project: Jennie Burnett, Chatham County, N.C., 21 November 1983 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/646

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/647

Quilt Project: Jennie Burnett, Pittsboro, N.C., 14 December 1982 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/647

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/648

Quilt Project: Thelma Horton, Apex, N.C., 12 December 1984 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/648

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/649

Quilt Project: Bessie Lee, Moncure, N.C., 15 April 1982 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/649

Audiocassette

Folder 5

Documentation: Thelma Horton (FS-650) #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." Folder 5

Formerly folder 76 within Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes (#30025)

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/650

Quilt Project: Thelma Horton, Apex, N.C., 6 April 1982 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/650

Audiocassette

Folder 6

Documentation: Jacob Hart, Randy Hart, and Bob Watson (FS-651-653) #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." Folder 6

Formerly folder 77 within Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes (#30025)

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/651

Jacob Hart, Randy Hart, and Bob Watson, Granite Falls, N.C., 23 April 1985 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/651

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/652

Jacob Hart, Randy Hart, and Bob Watson , Granite Falls, N.C., 23 April 1985 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/652

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/653

Jacob Hart, Randy Hart, and Bob Watson , Granite Falls, N.C., 23 April 1985 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/653

Audiocassette

Folder 7

Documentation: Joy Bells of Hamlet Chapel Church (FS-654-656) #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." Folder 7

Formerly folder 78 within Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes (#30025)

Quilter Lillie Lee was an officer and member of the Joy Bells, a bible study and prayer group located at Hamlet Church Chapel in Pittsboro, N.C.

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/654

Joy Bells Anniversary, Hamlet Chapel Church, Pittsboro, N.C., 18 July 1987 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/654

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/655

Joy Bells Anniversary, Hamlet Chapel Church , Pittsboro, N.C., 18 July 1987 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/655

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/656

Joy Bells Anniversary, Hamlet Chapel Church, Pittsboro, N.C., 18 July 1987 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/656

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/657

Russell Chapel AMEZ Senior Choir 2nd Anniversary, Pittsboro, N.C., 21 October 1984 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/657

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/658

Russell Chapel AMEZ Senior Choir 2nd Anniversary, Pittsboro, N.C., 21 October 1984 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/658

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/659

Joy Bells Twentieth Anniversary, Chapel Hill, N.C., 20 July 1985 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/659

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/660

Joy Bells Twentieth Anniversary, Chapel Hill, N.C., 20 July 1985 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/660

Audiocassette

Folder 8

Documentation: New Jersey Church Project (FS-1620-1637) #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." Folder 8

Formerly folder 171 within Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes (#30025)

Tape inventory and log compiled by former Southern Folklife Collection staff

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/1620

New Jersey Church Project: Rev. Beattie, Book of Ruth, 11-12 June 1972 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/1620

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/1621

New Jersey Church Project: Rev. Beattie, morning and evening service, 12 June 1972 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/1621

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/1622

New Jersey Church Project: Rev. Beattie, Saturday night, 12 June 1971 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/1622

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/1623

New Jersey Church Project: Rev. Beattie, Tuesday and Wednesday night, 13-14 June 1972 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/1623

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/1624

New Jersey Church Project: Rev. Beattie, morning and evening service, 14 June 1971 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/1624

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/1625

New Jersey Church Project: Rev. Beattie, Wednesday and Thursday morning services, 14-15 June 1972 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/1625

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/1626

New Jersey Church Project: Thursday and Friday night services, 15-16 June 1972 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/1626

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/1627

New Jersey Church Project: Rev Beattie, Wednesday morning service, 16 June 1971 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/1627

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/1628

New Jersey Church Project: Rev. Beattie, Friday morning service, 16 June 1972 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/1628

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/1629

New Jersey Church Project: Rev. Beattie, Thursday service, 21 June 1971 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/1629

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/1630

New Jersey Church Project: Rev. Beattie, Thursday evening service, 17 June 1971 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/1630

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/1631

New Jersey Church Project: Rev. Beattie, Friday night service, 18 June 1971 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/1631

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/1632

New Jersey Church Project: Rev. Beattie, Friday morning service, 18 June 1971 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/1632

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/1633

New Jersey Church Project: McIntire broadcasts, 20-21 March 1971 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/1633

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/1634

New Jersey Church Project: McIntire broadcast, 22 March 1972 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/1634

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/1635

New Jersey Church Project: Wes Auger, old time religion and Sunday school lesson, 10-11 June 1972 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/1635

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/1636

New Jersey Church Project: Wes Auger, Dispensations and Lord's Prayer, 12 June 1972 #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/1636

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20048/1637

New Jersey Church Project: music #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FS-20048/1637

Audiocassette

Folder 9

Documentation: Open reel audio (FT-6076-6079) #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." Folder 9

Formerly folder 910 within Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes (#30025)

Tape inventory compiled by former Southern Folklife Collection staff.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20048/6076

World Prophetic Ministry, "When Russia Meets her Waterloo", "Russia: Interview with Reverend Garnet Jenkins" #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FT-20048/6076

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20048/6077

Reverend Brian Green at Christian Admiral: "Soldiers" #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FT-20048/6077

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20048/6078

Reverend Brian Green at Christian Admiral: "Elijah" #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FT-20048/6078

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20048/6079

Reverend Brian Green at Christian Admiral: "Vessels" and "The Second Coming of Christ" #20048, Series: "Mary Anne McDonald Collection, circa 1968-1995." FT-20048/6079

1/4" Open Reel Audio

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Processing Information

Encoded by: Nicole Cvjetnicanin, April 2019

Updated by: Anne Wells, June 2019

Since August 2017, we have added ethnic and racial identities for individuals and families represented in collections. To determine identity, we rely on self-identification; other information supplied to the repository by collection creators or sources; public records, press accounts, and secondary sources; and contextual information in the collection materials. Omissions of ethnic and racial identities in finding aids created or updated after August 2017 are an indication of insufficient information to make an educated guess or an individual's preference for identity information to be excluded from description. When we have misidentified, please let us know at wilsonlibrary@unc.edu.

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