Collection Number: 20064

Collection Title: Philip F. Gura Collection, 1855-2005

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Size 1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 200 items)
Abstract The Philip F. Gura Collection consists of audio recordings, pictures, and printed materials compiled by white musician and cultural historian, Philip F. Gura. The audio recordings, 1975-2005, consist primarily of live recordings of old-time music festivals and conventions in West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina. Other recordings include live recordings of workshops, dubbed field recordings, private releases, and interviews conducted by Philip F. Gura, including interviews with members of the New Lost City Ramblers and an interview with musician and folklorist, Alan Jabbour. The collection also includes facsimiles of pictures and illustrations used by Philip F. Gura for his publications on musical instruments, as well as printed materials compiled by Gura, including songbooks, music catalogues, and music instruction and study books related to old-time, sacred music, jazz, and classical music.
Creator Gura, Philip F., 1950-
Language English
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[Identification of item], in the Philip F. Gura Collection #20064, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Philip F. Gura, of Chapel Hill, N.C., in June 2000 (Acc. 098668), October 2015 (Acc. 102338), November 2016 (Acc. 102966), January 2016 (Acc. 102504), December 2016 (Acc. 102985), and July 2017 (Acc. 103105).
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Philip F. Gura (born June 14, 1950) is an intellectual and cultural historian. He currently serves as William S. Newman Distinguished Professor of American Literature and Culture at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he holds appointments in the Departments of English and Comparative Literature, Religious Studies, and American Studies. His interests range widely from the colonial era through the Civil war, in American literature and American Studies. He has written on a wide range of topics, including the history of American music, American literature, and American religion. His publications related to music and musical instruments include C.F. Martin and His Guitars, 1796-1873 (University of North Carolina Press, 2003) and America's Instrument: The Banjo in the Nineteenth Century (University of North Carolina Press, 1999), which he cowrote with James F. Bollman.

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The Philip F. Gura Collection consists of audio recordings, pictures, and printed materials compiled by white musician and cultural historian, Philip F. Gura.

The audio recordings, 1975-2005, consist primarily of live recordings of old-time music festivals and conventions, including the Appalachian String Band Festival in Clifftop. W.Va.; Fries Fiddler's Convention in Fries, Va.; Galax Fiddler's Convention in Galax, Va.; Grayson County Fiddler's Convention in Grayson County, Va.; and the Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention in Mt. Airy, N.C., among others. Notable white musicians featured on the live recordings include Andy Cahan, Alice Gerrard, Tommy Jarrell, Mike Seeger, as well as Philip F. Gura and his son, David Gura. Other recordings include live recordings of workshops, dubbed field recordings, private releases, and interviews conducted by Philip F. Gura. Interviewees featured on the recordings include members of the New Lost City Ramblers, as well as musician and folklorist, Alan Jabbour. Audio recordings are on audiocassette, MiniDisc, and Compact Disc.

The collection also includes facsimiles of pictures and illustrations used by Philip F. Gura for his publications on banjos and guitar makers, as well as printed materials compiled by Gura. The pictures appear to be sourced from various printed materials and consist primarily of illustrations of instruments, musicians, music stores, and instrument manufacturers. Gura used the pictures in his publications, America's Instrument: The Banjo in the Nineteenth Century (University of North Carolina Press, 1999) and C.F. Martin and His Guitars, 1796-1873, (University of North Carolina Press, 2003). Printed materials consist of songbooks, music catalogues, and music instruction and study books related to old-time, sacred music, jazz, and classical music.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Audio Recordings, 1975-2005 and undated.

About 125 items.

Arrangement: By format.

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80 items.

Arrangement: Chronological.

Acquisitions Information: FS-20064/2199 acquisitions information unknown. FS-20064/5090-5095 received as Addition of June 2000 (Acc. 098668); FS-20064/16619-16689 received as Addition of October 2015 (Acc. 102338); FS-20064/16790-16791 received as Addition of July 2017 (Acc. 103105).

Processing information: Titles compiled from original containers. Item descriptions may also include legible artist names that were listed on original containers.

Audiocassettes consist primarily of live recordings of old-time music festivals and conventions, including the Appalachian String Band Festival in Clifftop. W.Va.; Fries Fiddler's Convention in Fries, Va.; Galax Fiddler's Convention in Galax, Va.; Grayson County Fiddler's Convention in Grayson County, Va.; and the Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention in Mt. Airy, N.C. Other recordings include live recordings of workshops, dubbed field recordings, and private releases, as well as interviews conducted by Philip F. Gura. Interviewees featured on the recordings include members of the New Lost City Ramblers (FS-20064/5090-5095), as well as musician and folklorist, Alan Jabbour (FS-20064/2199, FS-20064/16636).

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16619

Tommy Jarrell and Blanton Owen at Pete Williams, Seattle, Wash., 12 April 1975 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16619

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16620

Tommy Jarrell recorded at his house, August 1980 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16620

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16621

Brandywine, 1984 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16621

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16622

Titon, Woolf, Block, 1986 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16622

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16623

Enoch Rutherford with Brad Leftwich, Alice Gerrard, and Linda Higginbotham, 16 March 1987 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16623

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16624

Mt. Airy Autumn Leaves Festival, Mt. Airy, N.C., 1 October 1987 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16624

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16625

Jarrell Benefit, Mt. Airy, N.C., 7 November 1987 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16625

Audiocassette

Artists listed on cassette label: "Ernest Eastman and Pine Mountain Boys, Andy Cahan, Gilmer Woodruff"

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16626

Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention, Mt. Airy, N.C., 4 June 1988: tape 1 of 2 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16626

Audiocassette

Artists listed on cassette label: "Benton Flippin and Paul Sutphin, Gilone, Woodruff, Carly Marion, Andy Cahan"

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16627

Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention, Mt. Airy, N.C., 4 June 1988: tape 2 of 2 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16627

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16628

Fiddle Convention, Fries, Va., August 1988; Andy Cahan. Galax, Va., August 1988 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16628

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16629

Galax Fiddler's Convention, Galax, Va., August 1988: tape 1 of 2 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16629

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16630

Galax Fiddler's Convention, Galax, Va., August 1988: tape 2 of 2 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16630

Audiocassette

Artists listed on cassette label: "Carly Marion"

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16631

Andy Cahan and Carlie Marion, "Good Old Tunes." 1988 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16631

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16790

Sounds of the South, 7 April 1989: tape 1 of 2 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16790

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16791

Sounds of the South, 7 April 1989: tape 2 of 2 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16791

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16632

Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention, Mt. Airy, N.C., June 1989 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16632

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16633

Galax Fiddler's Convention, Galax, Va., 1989: tape 1 of 2 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16633

Audiocassette

Artists listed on cassette label: "Carly Marion, Henry Crockett, Andy Cahan"

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16634

Galax Fiddler's Convention, Galax, Va., 1989: tape 2 of 2 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16634

Audiocassette

Artists listed on cassette label: "Jon Triplett and PFG [Philip F. Gura]"

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16635

Mountain City, Tenn., 26 August 1989; Frank George, "Kanawha 307." dub #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16635

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/2199

Interview with Alan Jabbour, Chapel Hill, N.C., 29 April 1990 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/2199

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16636

Interview with Alan Jabbour, Chapel Hill, N.C., 29 April 1990 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16636

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16637

Fiddler's Grove, Union Grove, N.C., 26 May 1990 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16637

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16638

Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention, Mt. Airy, N.C., 1-2 June 1990 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16638

Audiocassette

Artists listed on cassette label: "Carly Marion, Slader, PFG [Philip F. Gura], David, Brad Leftwich, Bob Carlin, Brad Leftwich"

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16639

Fries, Va., August 1990 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16639

Audiocassette

Artists listed on cassette label: "David Gura, Philip Gura"

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16640

Galax Fiddler's Convention, Galax, Va., August 1990: tape 1 of 2 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16640

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16641

Galax Fiddler's Convention, Galax, Va., August 1990: tape 2 of 2 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16641

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16642

Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention, Mt. Airy, N.C., 7-9 June 1991 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16642

Audiocassette

Artists listed on cassette label: "David, Bruce Green, Bruce Mosley, Brad Leftwich"

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16643

Grayson County Fiddler's Convention, Grayson County, Va., 1991; Galax Fiddler's Convention. Galax, Va., 1991 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16643

Audiocassette

Artists listed on cassette label: "David Gura, Philip Gura"

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16644

Fiddler's Grove, Union Grove, N.C., May 1992 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16644

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16645

Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention, Mt. Airy, N.C., 5-6 June 1992 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16645

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16646

Appalachian String Band Festival, Clifftop. W.Va., August 1992: tape 1 of 2 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16646

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16647

Appalachian String Band Festival, Clifftop. W.Va., August 1992: tape 2 of 2 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16647

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16648

Tennessee Banjo Institute, November 1992: tape 1 of 2 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16648

Audiocassette

Artists listed on cassette label: "Ed Lowe, Jabbour and Alden, Joey Burris, Mike Seeger, Dave Winston, Ray Alden and Jabbour, Rogerio Santos, Hollow Rock String Band, Ed Lowe, John Cohen, Dave Winston"

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16649

Tennessee Banjo Institute, November 1992: tape 2 of 2 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16649

Audiocassette

Artists listed on cassette label: "Hollow Rock String Band, Levy, Jabbour, Thompson, Pete Seeger, Jim Morris, Red Top Merto Band, Bert Levy, Jim Bowie, Mick Malony, Jamie Keane, Ken Pearlman, Jim Bowie, Mike Seeger, Ed Lowe"

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16650

Galax Fiddler's Convention, Galax, Va., 1993 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16650

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16651

Harry Crockett and Philip Gura, "The Hurdle Mills tape." March-April 1993 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16651

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16652

Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention, Mt. Airy, N.C., June 1993: tape 1 of 3 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16652

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16653

Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention, Mt. Airy, N.C., June 1993: tape 2 of 3 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16653

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16654

Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention, Mt. Airy, N.C., June 1993: tape 3 of 3 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16654

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16655

Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention, Mt. Airy, N.C., 1994 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16655

Audiocassette

Artists listed on cassette label: "Jim Reed, Steve Powel, Philip Gura, David Gura"

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16656

Mose Coffman, Triplett, 6 January 1994; Mose Coffman, Van Gundy. 1993; Mose Coffman, Slade. circa 1977 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16656

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16657

Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention, Mt. Airy, N.C., 1995 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16657

Audiocassette

Artists listed on cassette label: "David Gura, Daniel"

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16658

Fries Fiddler's Convention, Fries, Va., 1995 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16658

Audiocassette

Note on cassette reads "terrible sound but fantastic version of 'Rawhide'"

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16659

Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, Alan Jabbour Workshop, 25 June 1996: tape 1 of 2 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16659

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16660

Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, Alan Jabbour Workshop, 25 June 1996: tape 2 of 2 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16660

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16661

Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention, Mt. Airy, N.C., 7-8 June 1996 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16661

Audiocassette

Artists listed on cassette label: "David Gura, Daniel"

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16662

Appalachian String Band Festival, Clifftop. W.Va., 1996: tape 1 of 2 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16662

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16663

Appalachian String Band Festival, Clifftop. W.Va., 1996: tape 2 of 2 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16663

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16664

Bruce Molsky fiddle class, 21 September 1996 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16664

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16665

Bruce Molsky workshop, Chapel Hill, N.C., 1996 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16665

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16666

Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention, Mt. Airy, N.C.,1997: tape 1 of 2 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16666

Audiocassette

Artists listed on cassette label: "Danny, Katie, David, Molsky"

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16667

Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention, Mt. Airy, N.C.,1997: tape 2 of 2 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16667

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16668

Fiddler's Grove, Union Grove, N.C., 1997 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16668

Audiocassette

Artists listed on cassette label: "Daniel and David"

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16669

Appalachian String Band Festival, Clifftop. W.Va., 1997 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16669

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16670

Alan Jabbour and the Reeds, Labor Day, 1997; At the Reeds. 24-25 October 1997 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16670

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16671

Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention, Mt. Airy, N.C., June 1998. dub #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16671

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16672

Appalachian String Band Festival, Clifftop. W.Va., July 1998 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16672

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16673

Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention, Mt. Airy, N.C.,1998: tape 1 of 2 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16673

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16674

Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention, Mt. Airy, N.C.,1998: tape 2 of 2 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16674

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16675

Molsky and Steganini, MBA. November 1998 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16675

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/5090

New Lost City Ramblers (Mike Seeger, Tracy Schartz, John Cohen) interviewed by Phil Gura, Lexington, Ky., 26 February 1999: tape 1 of 6 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/5090

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/5091

New Lost City Ramblers (Mike Seeger, Tracy Schartz, John Cohen) interviewed by Phil Gura, Lexington, Ky., 26 February 1999: tape 2 of 6 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/5091

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/5092

New Lost City Ramblers (Mike Seeger, Tracy Schartz, John Cohen) interviewed by Phil Gura, Lexington, Ky., 26 February 1999: tape 3 of 6 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/5092

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/5093

New Lost City Ramblers (Mike Seeger, Tracy Schartz, John Cohen) interviewed by Phil Gura, Lexington, Ky., 26 February 1999: tape 4 of 6 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/5093

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/5094

New Lost City Ramblers (Mike Seeger, Tracy Schartz, John Cohen) interviewed by Phil Gura, Lexington, Ky., 26 February 1999: tape 5 of 6 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/5094

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/5095

New Lost City Ramblers (Mike Seeger, Tracy Schartz, John Cohen) interviewed by Phil Gura, Lexington, Ky., 26 February 1999: tape 6 of 6 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/5095

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16676

Appalachian String Band Festival, Clifftop. W.Va., 1999: tape 1 of 4 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16676

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16677

Appalachian String Band Festival, Clifftop. W.Va., 1999: tape 2 of 4 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16677

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16678

Appalachian String Band Festival, Clifftop. W.Va., 1999: tape 3 of 4 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16678

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16679

Appalachian String Band Festival, Clifftop. W.Va., 1999: tape 4 of 4 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16679

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16680

Appalachian String Band Festival, Clifftop. W.Va., 1999. master #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16680

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16681

Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention, Mt. Airy, N.C.,1999: tape 1 of 4 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16681

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16682

Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention, Mt. Airy, N.C.,1999: tape 2 of 4 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16682

Audiocassette

Artists listed on cassette label: "Gail, Dwight, Jim Collier, Leftwich, Winston"

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16683

Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention, Mt. Airy, N.C.,1999: tape 3 of 4 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16683

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16684

Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention, Mt. Airy, N.C.,1999: tape 4 of 4 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16684

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16685

Fries Fiddler's Convention, Fries, Va., August 1999 #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16685

Audiocassette

Artists listed on cassette label: "Richard Bowman, Roan Mountain Hilltoppers"

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16686

WPAQ show on WUNC, "Tis Sweet to be Remembered" with Jack Barnhardt and Aviva Enoch, date unknown #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16686

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16687

Kentucky fiddlers: John Harrod, Ed Haley, Sanford Kelly, J. W. Day, Alva Green, date unknown #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16687

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16688

Tommy Jarrell, Conway's radio show, date unknown #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16688

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20064/16689

Bruce Molsky, date unknown #20064, Subseries: "1.1 Audiocassettes, 1975-1999 and undated." FS-20064/16689

Audiocassette

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37 items.

Arrangement: Chronological.

Acquisitions Information: MD-20064/1-13 received as Addition of October 2015 (Acc. 102338); MD-20064/14-27 received as Addition of July 2017 (Acc. 103105).

Processing information: Titles compiled from original containers. Item descriptions also include notes on original containers.

Live recordings of old-time music festivals and conventions, including the Appalachian String Band Festival in Clifftop, W.Va. and the Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention in Mt. Airy, N.C.

Mini-Disc MD-20064/1

Appalachian String Band Festival, Clifftop, W.Va., 2000: tape 1 of 4 #20064, Subseries: "1.2 MiniDiscs, 2000-2005." MD-20064/1

MiniDisc

Note on container reads: "Bloom on zither, 3 cuts; Sally Anne cuts, Mike Bryant, Randy Marmouze (banjo); finger-picked tune through end; Rafe S (F), Bill Dillof (B), John Schwab"

Mini-Disc MD-20064/2

Appalachian String Band Festival, Clifftop, W.Va., 2000: tape 2 of 4 #20064, Subseries: "1.2 MiniDiscs, 2000-2005." MD-20064/2

MiniDisc

Note on container reads: "Cajun tune, Gary Harrison, Randy Marmouse (B),and Rafe (G); Raggy tune - Dillof on cello; Beverley Smith's 50th birthday"

Mini-Disc MD-20064/3

Appalachian String Band Festival, Clifftop, W.Va., 2000: tape 3 of 4 #20064, Subseries: "1.2 MiniDiscs, 2000-2005." MD-20064/3

MiniDisc

Note on container reads: "Bev Smith's 50 bday; Cluck Old Hen on Jim Collier, Joe Newberg, Gail G."

Mini-Disc MD-20064/4

Appalachian String Band Festival, Clifftop, W.Va., 2000: tape 4 of 4 #20064, Subseries: "1.2 MiniDiscs, 2000-2005." MD-20064/4

MiniDisc

Note on container reads: "Rafe, David Winston, Chester McMillan to broken string!; Then various, inc, hurdy-gurdy"

Mini-Disc MD-20064/5

Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention, Mt. Airy, N.C, 2000: tape 1 of 4 #20064, Subseries: "1.2 MiniDiscs, 2000-2005." MD-20064/5

MiniDisc

Note on container reads: "'John Henry' - Riggs, Leva, McMillan; 'From Susannah Gal' - Rafe, J. Hermann, Irish tenor player; Tunes with mouth harp, Rafe S."

Mini-Disc MD-20064/6

Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention, Mt. Airy, N.C, 2000: tape 2 of 4 #20064, Subseries: "1.2 MiniDiscs, 2000-2005." MD-20064/6

MiniDisc

Note on container reads: "primarily Rich Harness; early on Marvin Gester, Alice Gerrard; later Dwight and Gail"

Mini-Disc MD-20064/7

Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention, Mt. Airy, N.C, 2000: tape 3 of 4 #20064, Subseries: "1.2 MiniDiscs, 2000-2005." MD-20064/7

MiniDisc

Note on container reads: "'Going to Boston' - Rich Hartnes, D. Rogers; Fishers on Ray Alden, Alice G., Rich Jo; 'Fly Around On' - PFG [Philip F. Gura], Rich H, Edwin Wilson, Tolly T; later Rich, Dwight et al"

Mini-Disc MD-20064/8

Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention, Mt. Airy, N.C, 2000: tape 4 of 4 #20064, Subseries: "1.2 MiniDiscs, 2000-2005." MD-20064/8

MiniDisc

Note on container reads: "Randy Johnson, Edwin Wilson et al then KY tunes and twin fiddles; Kenny Jackson, John Hoffman, Mac B, Jim Collier (guitar), John B's Dream with Gaile Gillespie"

Mini-Disc MD-20064/25

Mount Airy, Rafe Stefanini, Mount Airy, N.C., 2000 #20064, Subseries: "1.2 MiniDiscs, 2000-2005." MD-20064/25

MiniDisc

Mini-Disc MD-20064/9

Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention, Mt. Airy, N.C, 2001: tape 1 of 5 #20064, Subseries: "1.2 MiniDiscs, 2000-2005." MD-20064/9

MiniDisc

Note on container reads: "Rafe Stefanini (fiddle), Tara Nevins (fiddle), Jim Miller (guitar), John Hermann (banjo)"

Mini-Disc MD-20064/10

Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention, Mt. Airy, N.C, 2001: tape 2 of 5 #20064, Subseries: "1.2 MiniDiscs, 2000-2005." MD-20064/10

MiniDisc

Note on container reads: "walking around bandstand; Giving Hawkes, Jim Miller, Roger Gellet, Wayne Erbsen on vocal run; Kate Brett (banjo)"

Mini-Disc MD-20064/11

Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention, Mt. Airy, N.C, 2001: tape 3 of 5 #20064, Subseries: "1.2 MiniDiscs, 2000-2005." MD-20064/11

MiniDisc

Note on container reads: "Rich Hartress (F), Dwight Rogers (B), Gail Gillespie (G and M), Edwin (G); Burchfield's at Arkansas Trade"

Mini-Disc MD-20064/12

Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention, Mt. Airy, N.C, 2001: tape 4 of 5 #20064, Subseries: "1.2 MiniDiscs, 2000-2005." MD-20064/12

MiniDisc

Note on container reads: "Kenny Jackson (fiddle), Marvin Gaster (banjo) and another fiddler; Frank Hall (fiddle), Dwight Rogers (banjo), Edwin (guitar), Gale Gillespie (guitar), Jackie (fiddle)"

Mini-Disc MD-20064/13

Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention, Mt. Airy, N.C, 2001: tape 5 of 5 #20064, Subseries: "1.2 MiniDiscs, 2000-2005." MD-20064/13

MiniDisc

Note on container reads: "Gail Gillespie (G), Swight Rogers (B), Edwin (G), Frank Hall (F), Jackie (F)"

Mini-Disc MD-20064/18

Clifftop, Va., 2001: tape 1 of 2 #20064, Subseries: "1.2 MiniDiscs, 2000-2005." MD-20064/18

MiniDisc

Mini-Disc MD-20064/19

Clifftop, Va., 2001: tape 1 of 3 #20064, Subseries: "1.2 MiniDiscs, 2000-2005." MD-20064/19

MiniDisc

Mini-Disc MD-20064/14

Bent Mountain Band, 4 February 2002: tape 1 of 2 #20064, Subseries: "1.2 MiniDiscs, 2000-2005." MD-20064/14

MiniDisc

Mini-Disc MD-20064/15

Bent Mountain Band, 4 February 2002: tape 2 of 2 #20064, Subseries: "1.2 MiniDiscs, 2000-2005." MD-20064/15

MiniDisc

Mini-Disc MD-20064/16

Bent Mountain Band, 5 February 2002: tape 1 of 2 #20064, Subseries: "1.2 MiniDiscs, 2000-2005." MD-20064/16

MiniDisc

Mini-Disc MD-20064/17

Bent Mountain Band, 5 February 2002: tape 2 of 2 #20064, Subseries: "1.2 MiniDiscs, 2000-2005." MD-20064/17

MiniDisc

Mini-Disc MD-20064/24

Mount Airy, N.C., 2002 #20064, Subseries: "1.2 MiniDiscs, 2000-2005." MD-20064/24

MiniDisc

Mini-Disc MD-20064/20

Clifftop 1: Ray Alden and Charlie Bowman, Clifftop, Va., 2003: tape 1 of 2 #20064, Subseries: "1.2 MiniDiscs, 2000-2005." MD-20064/20

MiniDisc

Mini-Disc MD-20064/21

Clifftop 2: Sounds, Clifftop, Va., 2003: tape 2 of 2 #20064, Subseries: "1.2 MiniDiscs, 2000-2005." MD-20064/21

MiniDisc

Mini-Disc MD-20064/23

Mac Benford, Rayna Gellert, Kenny Parla. Mount Airy, N.C., 2003 #20064, Subseries: "1.2 MiniDiscs, 2000-2005." MD-20064/23

MiniDisc

Mini-Disc MD-20064/22

Ithaca Square Dance, Ithaca, N.Y., 2005 #20064, Subseries: "1.2 MiniDiscs, 2000-2005." MD-20064/22

MiniDisc

Mini-Disc MD-20064/26

Mount Airy, N.C., 2005: tape 1 of 2 #20064, Subseries: "1.2 MiniDiscs, 2000-2005." MD-20064/26

MiniDisc

Mini-Disc MD-20064/27

Mount Airy, N.C., 2005: tape 1 of 3 #20064, Subseries: "1.2 MiniDiscs, 2000-2005." MD-20064/27

MiniDisc

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17 items.

Arrangement: Chronological.

Acquisitions Information: Compact discs (DF-20064/1-17) received as Addition of January 2016 (Acc. 102504).

Processing information: Titles compiled from original containers. The digital files were extracted from compact disc in November 2018.

Live recordings of old-time music festivals and conventions, including the Appalachian String Band Festival in Clifftop, W.Va. and the Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention in Mt. Airy, N.C. The series also includes an episode of WUNC radio program, The State of Things from 16 July 2003.

Digital Folder DF-20064/1

Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention, Mt. Airy, N.C., 2000, 1 #20064, Subseries: "1.3 Compact Discs, 2000-2003." DF-20064/1

14 audio files (.wav)

Digital Folder DF-20064/2

Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention, Mt. Airy, N.C., 2000, 2 #20064, Subseries: "1.3 Compact Discs, 2000-2003." DF-20064/2

15 audio files (.wav)

Digital Folder DF-20064/3

Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention, Mt. Airy, N.C., 2000, 3 #20064, Subseries: "1.3 Compact Discs, 2000-2003." DF-20064/3

18 audio files (.wav)

Digital Folder DF-20064/4

Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention, Mt. Airy, N.C., 2000, 4 #20064, Subseries: "1.3 Compact Discs, 2000-2003." DF-20064/4

14 audio files (.wav)

Digital Folder DF-20064/5

Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention, Mt. Airy, N.C., 2000, 5 #20064, Subseries: "1.3 Compact Discs, 2000-2003." DF-20064/5

18 audio files (.wav)

Digital Folder DF-20064/6

Appalachian String Band Festival, Clifftop. W.Va., 2000, 1 #20064, Subseries: "1.3 Compact Discs, 2000-2003." DF-20064/6

12 audio files (.wav)

Digital Folder DF-20064/7

Appalachian String Band Festival, Clifftop. W.Va., 2000, 2 #20064, Subseries: "1.3 Compact Discs, 2000-2003." DF-20064/7

18 audio files (.wav)

Digital Folder DF-20064/8

Appalachian String Band Festival, Clifftop. W.Va., 2000, 3 #20064, Subseries: "1.3 Compact Discs, 2000-2003." DF-20064/8

14 audio files (.wav)

Digital Folder DF-20064/9

Appalachian String Band Festival, Clifftop. W.Va., 2000, 4 #20064, Subseries: "1.3 Compact Discs, 2000-2003." DF-20064/9

12 audio files (.wav)

Digital Folder DF-20064/10

Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention, Mt. Airy, N.C., 2001, 2 #20064, Subseries: "1.3 Compact Discs, 2000-2003." DF-20064/10

23 audio files (.wav)

Digital Folder DF-20064/11

Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention, Mt. Airy, N.C., 2001, 3 #20064, Subseries: "1.3 Compact Discs, 2000-2003." DF-20064/11

14 audio files (.wav)

Digital Folder DF-20064/12

Appalachian String Band Festival, Clifftop. W.Va., 2001, 1 #20064, Subseries: "1.3 Compact Discs, 2000-2003." DF-20064/12

15 audio files (.wav)

Digital Folder DF-20064/13

Appalachian String Band Festival, Clifftop. W.Va., 2001, 2 #20064, Subseries: "1.3 Compact Discs, 2000-2003." DF-20064/13

7 audio files (.wav)

Digital Folder DF-20064/14

Appalachian String Band Festival, Clifftop. W.Va., 2002 #20064, Subseries: "1.3 Compact Discs, 2000-2003." DF-20064/14

19 audio files (.wav)

Digital Folder DF-20064/15

Appalachian String Band Festival, Clifftop. W.Va., 2002, A #20064, Subseries: "1.3 Compact Discs, 2000-2003." DF-20064/15

9 audio files (.wav)

Digital Folder DF-20064/16

Appalachian String Band Festival, Clifftop. W.Va., 2002, B #20064, Subseries: "1.3 Compact Discs, 2000-2003." DF-20064/16

13 audio files (.wav)

Digital Folder DF-20064/17

WUNC, The State of Things, Mt. Airy, N.C., 16 July 2003 #20064, Subseries: "1.3 Compact Discs, 2000-2003." DF-20064/17

1 audio files (.wav)

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About 25 items.

Acquisitions Information: Received as Addition of November 2016 (Acc. 102966).

Facsimiles of pictures and illustrations used by Philip F. Gura for his publications America's Instrument: The Banjo in the Nineteenth Century (University of North Carolina Press, 1999) and C.F. Martin and His Guitars, 1796-1873 (University of North Carolina Press, 2003). The pictures appear to be sourced from various printed materials and consist primarily of illustrations of instruments, musicians, music stores, and instrument manufacturers. Also included are select advertisements for instrument manufactures and other music related businesses.

Folder 1

America's Instrument: The Banjo in the Nineteenth Century pictures, date unknown #20064, Series: "2. Pictures, date unknown." Folder 1

Folder 2

C.F. Martin and His Guitars, 1796-1873 pictures, date unknown #20064, Series: "2. Pictures, date unknown." Folder 2

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36 items.

Acquisitions information: Folders 3-17 received as Addition of December 2016 (Acc. 102985). Folders 18-19 received as Addition of January 2016 (Acc. 102504).

Songbooks, music catalogues, and music instruction and study books related to old-time, sacred music, jazz, and classical music.

Folder 3-4

"A Catalogue of the Irving Lowens Collection of Tune Books," undated #20064, Series: "3. Printed Materials, 1905-1990." Folder 3-4

Moravian Music Foundation, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Folder 5

The Last Round-Up Git Along, Little Dogie, Git Along, by Billy Hill #20064, Series: "3. Printed Materials, 1905-1990." Folder 5

"From the New Ziegfeld Follies. Introduced by George Olsen. Copyright 1933."

Folder 6

That's Why Darkies Were Born, by Lew Brown and Ray Henderson #20064, Series: "3. Printed Materials, 1905-1990." Folder 6

"From George White's Scandals. Copyright 1931."

Folder 7

Song Verses: Legends, Ballads and Other Sketches in Rhyme, by Charles M. Cobb, undated #20064, Series: "3. Printed Materials, 1905-1990." Folder 7

Folder 8

Sacred Songs, composed and arranged by Doris W. Delong, undated #20064, Series: "3. Printed Materials, 1905-1990." Folder 8

Folder 9

Male Quartettes Sacred and Secular No. 2, undated #20064, Series: "3. Printed Materials, 1905-1990." Folder 9

"By J. H. Hall, W.H. Ruebush, and J.H. Ruebush."

Folder 10

Howe's Original Violin School, undated #20064, Series: "3. Printed Materials, 1905-1990." Folder 10

"New and Enlarged including the 135 Pieces of Music Contained in Howe's First Violin School."

Folder 11

Ryan's True Violoncello Instructor, undated #20064, Series: "3. Printed Materials, 1905-1990." Folder 11

"Without a Master: Containing Complete Instruction, Exercises and Examples with Extracts from the Works of Romberg, Dupont, Hamilton, Detzauer, and others; To which is added a Collection of the most Popular Melodies."

Folder 12

Twenty-Four Negro Melodies Transcribed for the Piano by S. Coleridge-Taylor #20064, Series: "3. Printed Materials, 1905-1990." Folder 12

"With a Preface by Booker T. Washington. Copyright 1905."

Folder 13-17

Legends of Jazz booklets, 1990 #20064, Series: "3. Printed Materials, 1905-1990." Folder 13-17

Columbia House Music Collection.

Folder 18

The Violoncello: A Popular System of Modern Instructions, 1855 #20064, Series: "3. Printed Materials, 1905-1990." Folder 18

"Selected mainly from Romberg's Celebrated School"; "Published by Oliver Ditson and Company, New York, N.Y."

Folder 19

Harding's All-Round Collection of Jigs, Reels, and Country Dances for Piano, Violin, Flute, or Mandolin , 1905 #20064, Series: "3. Printed Materials, 1905-1990." Folder 19

"Harding's Music House, New York"; "Edward B. Marks Music Co."; "copyright 1905 by Ed Harden"

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Processing Information

Processed by: Anne Wells, December 2016

Encoded by: Anne Wells, December 2016

Updated by: Laura Hart, January 2017; Anne Wells, February 2018, November 2018

Archival processing of the Philip F. Gura Collection was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Since August 2017, we have added ethnic identities for individuals and families represented in collections. To determine ethnic 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 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 ethnicity to be excluded from description. When we have misidentified, please let us know at wilsonlibrary@email.unc.edu.

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