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Collection Number: 20067

Collection Title: Old Time Herald Collection, 1960s-2000s

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Size 22.5 feet of linear shelf space
Abstract The collection contains the administrative records of The Old-Time Herald magazine founded by folklorist and traditional music performer Alice Gerrard, based in Durham, N.C., and published by the Old Time Music Group of Galax, Va. Records include a prospectus for the magazine, galley proofs, camera ready art and copy, authors' manuscript submissions, correspondence, minutes and audio recordings of board meetings, reports, subscriptions, and financial documents such as receipts from vendors and donors. The majority of the correspondence was received by Alice Gerrard, who served as the magazine's first editor. Other materials are publications including other magazines about folk music and organizational newsletters, files about other organizations with which Gerrard and the Old Time Herald were connected particularly the Old Time Music Group, the Southern Folk Cultural Revival Project, and the Blue Ridge Music Association. Additionally, the collection contains some of Gerrard's writings, research files, and field work including transcriptions of interviews with musicians Elizabeth "Libba" Cotten, Tommy Jarrell, and Luther Davis. Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.
Creator Old time herald.
Language English
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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 Old Time Herald Collection #20067, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The Old-Time Herald magazine was founded in 1987 by folklorist and traditional music performer Alice Gerrard. The magazine is based in Durham, N.C., and published by the Old Time Music Group of Galax, Va. According to its promotional information, the magazine celebrates traditional music and dance, particularly in the southeastern United States.

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This summary description was created in February 2019 to provide information about unprocessed materials in Wilson Special Collections Library.

Encoded by: Laura Smith

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