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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.|
|Curatorial Unit||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.|
This summary description was created in February 2019 to provide information about unprocessed materials in Wilson Special Collections Library.
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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.Back to Top