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Collection Number: 20080

Collection Title: Lawrence Stanley Gilliam Collection, 1979

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Size 5 items
Abstract The collection of Lawrence Stanley Gilliam (1946-) of Kannapolis, N.C., contains five recordings on open-reel audiotape and the accompanying field notes with song lists and some narrative description. Recordings include dubs Gilliam made of 78 rpm records with religious and secular songs, especially hillbilly music and blues. The 1979 recording features Gilliam singing folk songs taught to him by his grandmother Cora Mae Reynolds Collins Roseman (1888-), a textile worker originally from Georgia. Song titles include "Cleveland's elected," "Miss McKinley sent for the doctor," and "I got my Sunday shoes on, I got my hair slicked down." Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.
Creator Gilliam, Lawrence Stanley, 1946-
Language English
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[Identification of item], in the Lawrence Stanley Gilliam Collection #20080, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Lawrence Stanley Gilliam (1946-) of Kannapolis, N.C., learned folk songs from his maternal grandmother Cora Mae Reynolds Collins Roseman (1888-), the daughter of Georgia tenant farmers and a textile worker at Cannon Mills in Kannapolis.

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This summary description was created in October 2018 to provide information about unprocessed materials in Wilson Special Collections Library.

Encoded by: Laura Smith, October 2018

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