Collection Number: 20077-z

Collection Title: Douglas Turner Day Collection of Rising Stars Recordings and Other Material, 1984

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Archival processing of the Douglas Turner Day Collection of Rising Stars Recordings and Other Material was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Size 12 items
Abstract Recordings of the Rising Stars of Louisa Anniversary Program featuring the Rising Stars, a modern African American gospel quartet, performing at the St. Steven's Baptist Church in Stevensburg, Va. Included are congregational singing, solo gospel, and spirituals, religious testimonials, sung prayer with response, and shouts. Douglas Turner Day, a white folklorist who received his masters in folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, made the recordings, presumably as part of his masters thesis research on an African American gospel program in central Virginia. Also included are dubs from the Clive Harris Collection, comprised of assorted band music and excerpts from interviews with Clive Harris, as well as related documentation prepared by former SFC staff.
Creator Day, Douglas Turner, IV, 1955-2019.
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 Douglas Turner Day Collection of Rising Stars Recordings and Other Material #20077, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Acquisitions information unknown (Acc. 103726).
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Douglas Turner Day IV (1955-2019) was a white folklorist who received his B.A. from the University of Virginia, his masters in folklore from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his Ph.D. in folklife from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his masters thesis on the "Rising Stars at St. Stephen's: an African American gospel program in central Virginia." During his career, he did extensive fieldwork including field recordings in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, and the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

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Open reel recordings of the Rising Stars of Louisa Anniversary Program, which features a modern African American gospel quartet, the Rising Stars, and members James Sheldon, Jr., African American guitarist of Stevensburg, Va., and John Marshall, African American guitarist of Stevensburg, Va. Included are congregational singing, solo gospel, and spirituals, religious testimonials, sung prayer with response, and shouts. Also included are dubs from the Clive Harris Collection, comprised of assorted band music and excerpts from interviews with Clive Harris, as well as related documentation prepared by former SFC staff. Documentation consists of "collection cover sheets" that contain brief descriptions of content and technical information on the recordings.

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12 items.

Arrangement: In order as received. Related documentation interfiled with audio recordings.

Processing information: Titles and descriptions compiled from SFC database

Folder 1

Documentation: FT-1568-1573 #20077-z, Series: "Douglas Turner Day Collection of Rising Stars Recordings and Other Material, 1984." Folder 1

Formerly folder 617 within Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes (#30025)

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20077/1568

Rising Stars of Louisa Anniversary Program, St. Steven's Baptist Church, Stevensburg, Va., 28 July 1984: tape 1 #20077-z, Series: "Douglas Turner Day Collection of Rising Stars Recordings and Other Material, 1984." FT-20077/1568

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20077/1569

Rising Stars of Louisa Anniversary Program, St. Steven's Baptist Church, Stevensburg, Va., 28 July 1984: tape 2 #20077-z, Series: "Douglas Turner Day Collection of Rising Stars Recordings and Other Material, 1984." FT-20077/1569

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20077/1570

Rising Stars of Louisa Anniversary Program, St. Steven's Baptist Church, Stevensburg, Va., 28 July 1984: tape 3 #20077-z, Series: "Douglas Turner Day Collection of Rising Stars Recordings and Other Material, 1984." FT-20077/1570

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20077/1571

Rising Stars of Louisa Anniversary Program, St. Steven's Baptist Church, Stevensburg, Va., 28 July 1984: tape 4 #20077-z, Series: "Douglas Turner Day Collection of Rising Stars Recordings and Other Material, 1984." FT-20077/1571

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20077/1572

Rising Stars of Louisa Anniversary Program, St. Steven's Baptist Church, Stevensburg, Va., 28 July 1984: tape 5 #20077-z, Series: "Douglas Turner Day Collection of Rising Stars Recordings and Other Material, 1984." FT-20077/1572

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20077/1573

Rising Stars of Louisa Anniversary Program, St. Steven's Baptist Church, Stevensburg, Va., 28 July 1984: tape 6 #20077-z, Series: "Douglas Turner Day Collection of Rising Stars Recordings and Other Material, 1984." FT-20077/1573

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Folder 2

Documentation: FT-1698-1701 #20077-z, Series: "Douglas Turner Day Collection of Rising Stars Recordings and Other Material, 1984." Folder 2

Formerly folder 634 within Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes (#30025)

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20077/1698

Clive Harris cassette dubs #20077-z, Series: "Douglas Turner Day Collection of Rising Stars Recordings and Other Material, 1984." FT-20077/1698

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20077/1699

Clive Harris cassette dubs #20077-z, Series: "Douglas Turner Day Collection of Rising Stars Recordings and Other Material, 1984." FT-20077/1699

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20077/1700

Clive Harris cassette dubs #20077-z, Series: "Douglas Turner Day Collection of Rising Stars Recordings and Other Material, 1984." FT-20077/1700

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20077/1701

The Clive Harris Collection, excerpts from interviews and narration for slides #20077-z, Series: "Douglas Turner Day Collection of Rising Stars Recordings and Other Material, 1984." FT-20077/1701

1/4" Open Reel Audio

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Processing Information

Processed by: Anne Wells, October 2019

Encoded by: Anne Wells, October 2019

Archival processing of the Douglas Turner Day Collection of Rising Stars Recordings and Other Material was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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