Collection Number: 20078

Collection Title: Doug DeNatale Collection of Oral Histories, 1979-1982

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Archival processing of the Doug DeNatale Collection of Oral Histories was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Size .5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 40 items)
Abstract Audio recordings of oral history interviews compiled by white folklorist and arts administrator, Douglas DeNatale. The recordings feature interviews with white storyteller, Malcolm Shaw, and Lauchlin Shaw, white farmer and old-time musician, from Spring Lake, N.C., about their family, persons of Scottish heritage in North Carolina, and Lauchlin Shaw's music. The collection also includes dubs of oral history interviews that DeNatale conducted with residents and former textile workers of New Bern, N.C., dubs of local ballads and songs from the Blue Ridge Institute Archives at Ferrum College, and documentation related to the recordings found in the collection.
Creator DeNatale, Douglas.
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 Doug DeNatale Collection of Oral Histories #20078, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Acquisitions information unknown (Acc. 103727)
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Douglas DeNatale is a white folklorist and arts administrator who teaches at Boston University Metropolitin College. He received his masters in folklore from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his is Ph.D. in folklife from the University of Pennsylvania in 1985, where he wrote his Ph.D. thesis on the mill village life of Bynum, N.C. Formerly, Dr. DeNatale was director of the Lowell Folklife Project at the Library of Congress and director of the oral history and folklife program and collections at the University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum. Trained as an ethnographer, DeNatale has overseen collaborative arts research projects for the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Library of Congress. He conducted oral histories for the Lowell National Historic Park, the Southern Oral History Program, and the J. Alden Weir National Historic Site, and curated exhibitions for the McKissick Museum and the Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Biographical information courtesy of Boston University Metropolitin College.

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Open reel audio recordings of oral history interviews compiled by white folklorist and arts administrator, Douglas DeNatale. The recordings feature interviews with white storyteller, Malcolm Shaw, and Lauchlin Shawwhite, farmer and old-time musician, from Spring Lake, N.C., about their family, persons of Scottish heritage in North Carolina, and Lauchlin Shaw's music. The collection also includes dubs of oral history interviews that DeNatale conducted with residents and former textile workers of New Bern, N.C. DeNatale originally conducted these interviews with textile workers, mothers, and traditional musicians of Bynum, N.C., for the Southern Oral History program as part of a study of the industrialization of the Carolina Piedmont. Additionally, the collection contains dubs of local ballads and songs compiled by DeNatale from the Blue Ridge Institute Archives at Ferrum College, as well as documentation related to the recordings found in the collection, including a tape index and select transcripts, created by DeNatale and former SFC staff.

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Contents list

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40 items.

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

Processing information: Titles and descriptions compiled from SFC database. Folders 1-6 were formerly in Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes (#30025), folders 518, 520, 521, 522, 523, 555.

Folder 1

Documentation: FT-1161 #20078, Series: " Doug DeNatale Collection of Oral Histories, 1979-1982." Folder 1

Formerly folder 518 within Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes (#30025)

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20078/1161

Eula Durham, Mill village stories, Bynum, N.C., 1 March 1979 #20078, Series: " Doug DeNatale Collection of Oral Histories, 1979-1982." FT-20078/1161

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Tape contains selected dubbings from interview tapes made for the Southern Oral History Program's study of industrialization in the Carolina Piedmont.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20078/1162

Malcolm Shaw, hunting stories, personal anecdotes, jokes, Gaelic psalm and nursery rhymes, Spring Lake, N.C., 15 March 1979 #20078, Series: " Doug DeNatale Collection of Oral Histories, 1979-1982." FT-20078/1162

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20078/1163

Malcolm Shaw, hunting stories, personal anecdotes, jokes, Gaelic psalm and nursery rhymes, Spring Lake, N.C., 15 March 1979 #20078, Series: " Doug DeNatale Collection of Oral Histories, 1979-1982." FT-20078/1163

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Folder 2

Documentation: FT-1164-1170 #20078, Series: " Doug DeNatale Collection of Oral Histories, 1979-1982." Folder 2

Formerly folder 520 within Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes (#30025)

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20078/1164

Malcolm and Lauchlin Shaw, tall tales, Spring Lake, N.C., 20 March 1979 #20078, Series: " Doug DeNatale Collection of Oral Histories, 1979-1982." FT-20078/1164

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20078/1165

Malcolm and Lauchlin Shaw, tall tales, Spring Lake, N.C., 20 March 1979 #20078, Series: " Doug DeNatale Collection of Oral Histories, 1979-1982." FT-20078/1165

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20078/1166

Malcolm and Lauchlin Shaw, tall tales, Spring Lake, N.C., 20 March 1979 #20078, Series: " Doug DeNatale Collection of Oral Histories, 1979-1982." FT-20078/1166

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20078/1167

Lauchlin Shaw String Band, string band music, Council's Store, New Hill, N.C., 24 March 1979 #20078, Series: " Doug DeNatale Collection of Oral Histories, 1979-1982." FT-20078/1167

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20078/1168

Lauchlin Shaw String Band, string band music, Council's Store, New Hill, N.C., 24 March 1979 #20078, Series: " Doug DeNatale Collection of Oral Histories, 1979-1982." FT-20078/1168

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20078/1169

Lauchlin Shaw String Band, string band music, Council's Store, New Hill, N.C., 24 March 1979 #20078, Series: " Doug DeNatale Collection of Oral Histories, 1979-1982." FT-20078/1169

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20078/1170

Lauchlin Shaw String Band, string band music, Council's Store, New Hill, N.C., 24 March 1979 #20078, Series: " Doug DeNatale Collection of Oral Histories, 1979-1982." FT-20078/1170

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Folder 3

Documentation: FT-1171 #20078, Series: " Doug DeNatale Collection of Oral Histories, 1979-1982." Folder 3

Formerly folder 521 within Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes (#30025)

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20078/1171

Frank Durham, Mill village stories, Bynum, N.C., September 1979; Jimmy Elgin, Mill village stories, 20 October 1979 #20078, Series: " Doug DeNatale Collection of Oral Histories, 1979-1982." FT-20078/1171

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Tape contains selected dubbings from interview tapes made for the Southern Oral History Program's study of industrialization in the Carolina Piedmont.

Folder 4

Documentation: FT-1172 #20078, Series: " Doug DeNatale Collection of Oral Histories, 1979-1982." Folder 4

Formerly folder 522 within Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes (#30025)

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20078/1172

Jimmy Elgin, Mary Gattis, Carrie Lee Gerringer, Helen Howard, Mill village stories, Bynum, N.C., 1979 #20078, Series: " Doug DeNatale Collection of Oral Histories, 1979-1982." FT-20078/1172

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Tape contains selected dubbings from interview tapes made for the Southern Oral History Program's study of industrialization in the Carolina Piedmont.

Folder 5

Documentation: FT-1173-1177 #20078, Series: " Doug DeNatale Collection of Oral Histories, 1979-1982." Folder 5

Formerly folder 523 within Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes (#30025)

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20078/1173

Paul and Louise Rigsbee Jones, Mill village stories, Bynum, N.C., 23 October 1979 #20078, Series: " Doug DeNatale Collection of Oral Histories, 1979-1982." FT-20078/1173

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Tape contains selected dubbings from interview tapes made for the Southern Oral History Program's study of industrialization in the Carolina Piedmont.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20078/1174

Pearl Lindey, John Wesley Snipes, shape note singing, tales, jokes remedies, Bynum, N.C., 1979 #20078, Series: " Doug DeNatale Collection of Oral Histories, 1979-1982." FT-20078/1174

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Tape contains selected dubbings from interview tapes made for the Southern Oral History Program's study of industrialization in the Carolina Piedmont.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20078/1175

Blue Ridge Institute Archives dubs of local ballads and songs made for the Blue Ridge Institute album, Ferrum College, Ferrum, Va. #20078, Series: " Doug DeNatale Collection of Oral Histories, 1979-1982." FT-20078/1175

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Performers include Spence Moore, George 'Gene' Carpenter, Marshall Largin Family, Marshalls

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20078/1176

Blue Ridge Institute Archives dubs of local ballads and songs made for the Blue Ridge Institute album, Ferrum College, Ferrum, Va. #20078, Series: " Doug DeNatale Collection of Oral Histories, 1979-1982." FT-20078/1176

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Performers include Spence Moore, George 'Gene' Carpenter, Marshall Largin Family, Marshalls

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20078/1177

Blue Ridge Institute Archives dubs of local ballads and songs made for the Blue Ridge Institute album, Ferrum College, Ferrum, Va. #20078, Series: " Doug DeNatale Collection of Oral Histories, 1979-1982." FT-20078/1177

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Performers include Spence Moore, George 'Gene' Carpenter, Marshall Largin Family, Marshalls

Folder 6

Documentation: FT-1258-1260 #20078, Series: " Doug DeNatale Collection of Oral Histories, 1979-1982." Folder 6

Formerly folder 555 within Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes (#30025)

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20078/1258

Ann Franklin, songs, Bynum, N.C., 23 July 1982 #20078, Series: " Doug DeNatale Collection of Oral Histories, 1979-1982." FT-20078/1258

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20078/1259

Ann Franklin, songs, Bynum, N.C., 23 July 1982 #20078, Series: " Doug DeNatale Collection of Oral Histories, 1979-1982." FT-20078/1259

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20078/1260

Ann Franklin, songs, Bynum, N.C., 23 July 1982 #20078, Series: " Doug DeNatale Collection of Oral Histories, 1979-1982." FT-20078/1260

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 Doug DeNatale Collection of Oral Histories was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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

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