Collection Number: 20072

Collection Title: Bill Mansfield Collection, 1988-1992

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Size 12 items
Abstract The Bill Mansfield Collection consists of audio and video recordings created by the North Carolina based folklorist and musician, Bill Mansfield. The majority of the collection consists of 11 field recordings, 1990-1992, that Mansfield conducted for his master's thesis on North Carolina based tobacco auctioneers, while studying folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. These field recordings feature auctioneers, tobacco graders, farmers, buyers, and warehouse employees speaking in various industrial environments. The collection also includes 1 video recording, 1988, featuring a community-based music party that includes footage of clogging and in-context rabbit dancing.
Creator Mansfield, W.T.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
Use of audio or moving image materials may require production of listening or viewing copies.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
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 Bill Mansfield Collection #20072, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Bill Mansfield of N.C. in November 1992 and circa 1993 (Acc. 102528).
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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Born and raised in Raleigh, N.C., Bill Mansfield began playing music at age eleven when his mother showed him how to play the "juice harp." He then went on to play harmonica and banjo. In 1979 Mansfield was awarded a National Endowment for the Art grant to study banjo under renowned folk artist and traditional banjoist, Fred Cockerham. Mansfield received an MA in folklore from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1992, writing his master's thesis on tobacco auctioneers. He has also worked for the National Park Service's Tuskegee Airmen Oral History Project, and is the author of the award-winning book, Song of An Unsung Place: Living Traditions by the Pamlico Sound (Coastal Carolina Press, 2001). Mansfield is married to historian Lu Ann Jones.

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The Bill Mansfield Collection consists of 11 audiocassette field recordings, 1990-1992, that Mansfield conducted for his master's thesis on North Carolina based tobacco auctioneers, while studying folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. These field recordings feature auctioneers, tobacco graders, farmers, buyers, and warehouse employees speaking in various industrial environments. The collection also includes 1 VHS video recording, 1988, featuring a community-based music party that includes footage of clogging and in-context rabbit dancing.

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Contents list

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12 items.

Arrangement: Chronological.

Titles and descriptions taken from original tapes.

Field notes for the 11 audiocassette field recordings reside in the Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes Collection (#30025).

Videotape VT-20072/1

New Year's Day Dance Party, Martinsville, Va., 1988 #20072, Series: "1. Audio and Video Recordings, 1988-1992." VT-20072/1

VHS

Footage of an Anglo-American house party in Martinsville, Virginia in 1988. The party features traditional music and various dance styles including clogging and rabbit dancing.

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20072/905

Tobacco Auction Documentation Project: Central Warehouse, Kinston, N.C, 20-21 September 1990 #20072, Series: "1. Audio and Video Recordings, 1988-1992." FS-20072/905

Audiocassette

Side A: Alerbert E, Joe Parker, Jack Taylor, 20 September 1990; Side B: Jack Taylor, Bill Herring, 20-12 September 1990

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20072/906

Tobacco Auction Documentation Project: New Dixie Warehouse, Kinston, N.C., 11 October 1990 #20072, Series: "1. Audio and Video Recordings, 1988-1992." FS-20072/906

Audiocassette

Side A: Robert E. Lee interview and questioning, Raymond Mitchell, Buzzy[?] Moore; Side B: Robert E. Lee

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20072/907

Tobacco Auction Documentation Project: Central Warehouse, Kinston, N.C., 1 and 16 October 1990 #20072, Series: "1. Audio and Video Recordings, 1988-1992." FS-20072/907

Audiocassette

Side A and B: Roger Grimes, George and Glen Buck, Dennis Baily auctioneering, Patrick Sutton, sounds of sale, Ralph Jyndal

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20072/908

Tobacco Auction Documentation Project: Knotts Warehouse, Kinston, N.C., 16 October 1990 #20072, Series: "1. Audio and Video Recordings, 1988-1992." FS-20072/908

Audiocassette

Side A: Earnest Parker, Jerry Binson, Quincey Faulkner, Gus Sutphon(?), Johnny Hill, Mr. June(?), Roger Grimes; Side B: Ralph Jyndal

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20072/909

Tobacco Auction Documentation Project: Kinston, N.C., 23 October 1990 #20072, Series: "1. Audio and Video Recordings, 1988-1992." FS-20072/909

Audiocassette

Side A and B: Dennis Bailey

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20072/910

Tobacco Auction Documentation Project: Kinston, N.C, 27 October 1990 #20072, Series: "1. Audio and Video Recordings, 1988-1992." FS-20072/910

Audiocassette

Side A: Graham Knott Jr.; Side B: blank

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20072/911

Tobacco Auction Documentation Project: Wilson, N.C., 29 October 1990 #20072, Series: "1. Audio and Video Recordings, 1988-1992." FS-20072/911

Audiocassette

Side A: Eddie Edmondson, Sherwood Stewart, auction, Stokes Lawrence; Side B: Bill Felton

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20072/912

Tobacco Auction Documentation Project: Liberty Warehouse, Wilson, N.C., 31 October 1990 #20072, Series: "1. Audio and Video Recordings, 1988-1992." FS-20072/912

Audiocassette

Side A: Nemath Sanders, auction, Al Whitfield, auction, Bruce Beasley; Side B: blank

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20072/913

Tobacco Auction Documentation Project: Raleigh, N.C., 2 March 1992 #20072, Series: "1. Audio and Video Recordings, 1988-1992." FS-20072/913

Audiocassette

Side A and B: Ray Wilkinson

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20072/914

Tobacco Auction Documentation Project: Raleigh, N.C., 24 March 1992 #20072, Series: "1. Audio and Video Recordings, 1988-1992." FS-20072/914

Audiocassette

Side A and B: Mac Dunkley

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20072/915

Tobacco Auction Documentation Project: Tobacco Farm Life Museum, Kenly, N.C., 12 September 1992 #20072, Series: "1. Audio and Video Recordings, 1988-1992." FS-20072/915

Audiocassette

Side A: Ollie Bunn Jr., Sandy Houston; Side B: Sandy Houston

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Processing Information

Encoded by: Anne Wells, February 2016

Archival processing of the Bill Mansfield Collection was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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