Collection Number: 20088-z

Collection Title: Catherine Peck Collection, 1981-1988

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Size 60 items
Abstract The Catherine Peck Collection contains oral histories and field recordings created by white folklorist, Catherine Peck. The majority of the recordings relate to Peck's 1991 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill masters thesis on African American women preaching traditions of North Carolina. These recordings, 1981-1984, feature interviews with African American women reverends and evangelists of North Carolina, as well as field recordings made at African American women led churches across the state. The collection also contains audio recordings of self-taught artists of North Carolina, including an interview, 1983, with the African American sculptor, Jeff Williams, of Salemburg, N.C., and a series of field recordings, 1984, that Peck conducted with the white sculptor, Annie Hooper, of Buxton, N.C.
Creator Peck, Catherine.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
Use of audio materials may require production of listening copies.
Restrictions to Use
Duplication of Annie Hooper recordings for publication requires permission from Roger B. Manley.
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 Catherine Peck Collection #20088-z, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Catherine Louise Peck in November 1995 (Acc. 103556).
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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Catherine Peck is a white folklorist from North Carolina. Peck wrote her 1991 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill masters thesis on African American women preaching traditions in North Carolina and was the editor of the 1999 publication, A Treasury of North American Folktales.

In 1984 Peck was hired by white folklorist and curator, Roger B. Manley, and white poet, Jonathan Williams, of the independent press, The Jargon Society, to conduct field work with the self-taught white sculptor, Annie Hooper (1897-1986). While in her mid 60's, Hooper began creating thousands of bible story figures out of driftwood, putty, and cement. Hooper displayed and showcased the figures at her home in Buxton, N.C., a village on Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks. Peck conducted her field work at Hooper's home for a span of two months, inventorying her figures, documenting the placement of the figures, and capturing audio recordings of Hooper describing and "animating" her sculptures in situ. Peck's work informed the 1988 exhibit and symposium, "A Blessing form the Source: the Annie Hooper Bequest," at North Carolina State University. The exhibit was guest-curated by Roger Manley, who is now the director of North Carolina State's Gregg Museum of Art & Design.

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Oral Histories and field recordings created by white folklorist, Catherine Peck. The majority of the recordings relate to Peck's 1991 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill masters thesis, titled "Your daughters shall prophesy: women in the Afro-American preaching tradition." These recordings, 1981-1984, feature interviews with African American women reverends and evangelists of North Carolina, as well as field recordings made at African American women led churches across the state of North Carolina. Those featured on the recordings include Reverend Ocie M. Brown; Reverend Laura Council; Reverend Annie P. Hart; Reverend Virginia Wyatt; Evangelist and gospel singer, Shirley Caesar; and Evangelist Leola Clemmons. Peck also made field recordings at churches in Chatham County, Gaston County, Orange County, Wake County, including Holland Chapel AME Zion Church in Apex, N.C.; O'Bryant AME Zion Church in Chapel Hill, N.C.; Glover's Grove AME Zion Church in Siler City, N.C.; Christ Missionary AME Zion Church in Carrboro, N.C.; and Mills Chapel Fire Baptised Holiness Church in Gastonia, N.C

The collection also contains audio recordings of self-taught artists of North Carolina, including an interview, 1983, with the African American sculptor, Jeff Williams, of Salemburg, N.C. (found in series 1), and a series of dubbed field recordings, 1984, that Peck conducted with the white sculptor, Annie Hooper, of Buxton, N.C. White folklorist and curator, Roger B. Manley, and white poet, Jonathan Williams, of the independent press, The Jargon Society, hired Peck to spend two months with Annie Hooper to document and inventory Hooper's collection of bible story figures found in her home. As part of this project, Peck recorded audio of Hooper describing and "animating" her figures in situ. The collection contains dubs of the original tapes that Peck recorded on a Nagra borrowed from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Contents list

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About 40 items.

Arrangement: In order as received.

Processing information: Titles and descriptions compiled from original containers.

Audio recordings related to Peck's 1991 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill masters thesis ("Your daughters shall prophesy: women in the Afro-American preaching tradition") on African American women preaching traditions of North Carolina. The series also includes a 1983 interview (FS-20088/1263) with African American sculptor, Jeff Williams, of Salemburg, N.C. and related documentation, including tape inventories and tape logs created by former Southern Folklife Collection staff, as well as a handwritten inventory by Peck and a 1988 News and Observer clipping on Reverend Ocie Brown.

Folder 1

Documentation: FS-1244-1269 #20088-z, Series: "1. "Your Daughters Shall Prophesy" Recordings, 1981-1988." Folder 1

Formerly folder 162 within Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes (#30025)

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20088/1244

Reverend Ocie Brown 1: interview, Chapel Hill, N.C., 18 November 1981 #20088-z, Series: "1. "Your Daughters Shall Prophesy" Recordings, 1981-1988." FS-20088/1244

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20088/1245

Reverend Ocie Brown 2: interview, Staley, N.C., 14 September 1982 #20088-z, Series: "1. "Your Daughters Shall Prophesy" Recordings, 1981-1988." FS-20088/1245

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20088/1246

Reverend Ocie Brown 2: interview, Staley, N.C., 14 September 1982 #20088-z, Series: "1. "Your Daughters Shall Prophesy" Recordings, 1981-1988." FS-20088/1246

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20088/1247

Reverend Ocie Brown 3: Holland Chapel AME Zion Church Service 1, Apex, N.C., 14 October 1981 #20088-z, Series: "1. "Your Daughters Shall Prophesy" Recordings, 1981-1988." FS-20088/1247

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20088/1248

Reverend Ocie Brown 4: Holland Chapel AME Zion Church Service, Leroy Farrar Men's Chorus, 18 October 1981 #20088-z, Series: "1. "Your Daughters Shall Prophesy" Recordings, 1981-1988." FS-20088/1248

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20088/1249

Reverend Ocie Brown 4: Holland Chapel AME Zion Church Service, Apex, N.C., 18 October 1981 #20088-z, Series: "1. "Your Daughters Shall Prophesy" Recordings, 1981-1988." FS-20088/1249

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20088/1250

Reverend Ocie Brown 5: Holland Chapel AME Zion Church Service, Apex, N.C., 15 November 1981 #20088-z, Series: "1. "Your Daughters Shall Prophesy" Recordings, 1981-1988." FS-20088/1250

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20088/1251

Reverend Ocie Brown 6: Holland Chapel AME Zion Church Service, Apex, N.C., 7 February 1982 #20088-z, Series: "1. "Your Daughters Shall Prophesy" Recordings, 1981-1988." FS-20088/1251

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20088/1252

Reverend Ocie Brown 6: Holland Chapel AME Zion Church Service, Apex, N.C., 7 February 1982 #20088-z, Series: "1. "Your Daughters Shall Prophesy" Recordings, 1981-1988." FS-20088/1252

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20088/1253

Reverend Laura Council 1: interview at O'Bryant's AME, Chapel Hill, N.C., 24 October 1982 #20088-z, Series: "1. "Your Daughters Shall Prophesy" Recordings, 1981-1988." FS-20088/1253

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20088/1254

Reverend Laura Council 2: interview at Phillip's Jr. High, Chapel Hill, N.C., 27 October 1982 #20088-z, Series: "1. "Your Daughters Shall Prophesy" Recordings, 1981-1988." FS-20088/1254

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20088/1255

Reverend Laura Council 3: Church service at O'Bryant's AME Zion Church, Chapel Hill, N.C., 24 October 1982 #20088-z, Series: "1. "Your Daughters Shall Prophesy" Recordings, 1981-1988." FS-20088/1255

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20088/1256

Reverend Laura Council 4: Church service at O'Bryant's AME Zion Church, Chapel Hill, N.C., 21 November 1982 #20088-z, Series: "1. "Your Daughters Shall Prophesy" Recordings, 1981-1988." FS-20088/1256

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20088/1257

Reverend Annie P. Hart 1: interview at Mitchell's Chapel AME Zion, Chatham County, N.C., 26 September 1981 #20088-z, Series: "1. "Your Daughters Shall Prophesy" Recordings, 1981-1988." FS-20088/1257

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20088/1258

Reverend Annie P. Hart 2: interview at her home, Chatham County, N.C., 17 October 1981 #20088-z, Series: "1. "Your Daughters Shall Prophesy" Recordings, 1981-1988." FS-20088/1258

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20088/1259

Reverend Annie P. Hart 3: interview at her home, Chatham County, N.C., 18 November 1981 #20088-z, Series: "1. "Your Daughters Shall Prophesy" Recordings, 1981-1988." FS-20088/1259

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20088/1260

Reverend Annie P. Hart 4: Church service at Glover's Grove AME Zion, Chatham County, N.C., 27 September 1981 #20088-z, Series: "1. "Your Daughters Shall Prophesy" Recordings, 1981-1988." FS-20088/1260

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20088/1261

Reverend Annie P. Hart 5: Church service at Glover's Grove AME Zion, Chatham County, N.C., 8 November 1981 #20088-z, Series: "1. "Your Daughters Shall Prophesy" Recordings, 1981-1988." FS-20088/1261

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20088/1262

Reverend Annie P. Hart 6: Church Service at Christ Missionary AME Zion, Reverend Virginia Wyatt and Reverend Annie P. Hart as guest preacher, Carrboro, N.C., 16 January 1983 #20088-z, Series: "1. "Your Daughters Shall Prophesy" Recordings, 1981-1988." FS-20088/1262

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20088/1263

Reverend Annie P. Hart 6: Church Service at Christ Missionary AME Zion, Carrboro, N.C., 16 January 1983; Jeff Williams, Salemburg, N.C., 18 January 1983 #20088-z, Series: "1. "Your Daughters Shall Prophesy" Recordings, 1981-1988." FS-20088/1263

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20088/1264

Reverend Virginia Wyatt 1: interview, Carrboro, N.C., 2 December 1982 #20088-z, Series: "1. "Your Daughters Shall Prophesy" Recordings, 1981-1988." FS-20088/1264

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20088/1265

Reverend Virginia Wyatt 2: interview, Carrboro, N.C., 2 December 1982 #20088-z, Series: "1. "Your Daughters Shall Prophesy" Recordings, 1981-1988." FS-20088/1265

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20088/1266

Shirley Caesar 1: interview, Durham, N.C., 5 February 1982 #20088-z, Series: "1. "Your Daughters Shall Prophesy" Recordings, 1981-1988." FS-20088/1266

Audiocassette

Interview with Shirley Caesar (1938- ), African American gospel singer and evangelist from Durham, N.C., about her experience and beliefs as a female evangelist and her views on women involved in ministries.

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20088/1267

Leola Clemmons 1: interview, Gastonia, N.C., 15 August 1981 #20088-z, Series: "1. "Your Daughters Shall Prophesy" Recordings, 1981-1988." FS-20088/1267

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20088/1268

Leola Clemmons 2: Colquit, 3 August 1982; Church Service at Mills Chapel Fire Baptised Holiness, Mother Clawson, Gastonia, N.C., 16 August 1981 #20088-z, Series: "1. "Your Daughters Shall Prophesy" Recordings, 1981-1988." FS-20088/1268

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20088/1269

Leola Clemmons 2: O' Rear, 1 August 1981; Church Service at Mills Chapel Fire Baptised Holiness, Gastonia, N.C., 16 August 1981 #20088-z, Series: "1. "Your Daughters Shall Prophesy" Recordings, 1981-1988." FS-20088/1269

Audiocassette

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19 items.

Arrangement: In order as received.

Processing information: Titles and descriptions compiled from original containers.

Field recordings of the white self-taught sculptor, Annie Hooper, of Buxton, N.C. The series contains dubs of the original tapes that Peck recorded on a Nagra borrowed from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20088/1668

Interview with Mrs. Annie Hooper, Buxton, N.C., 1984, dub: tape 1 #20088-z, Series: "2. Annie Hooper Recordings, 1984." FT-20088/1668

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20088/1669

Interview with Mrs. Annie Hooper, Buxton, N.C., 1984, dub: tape 2 #20088-z, Series: "2. Annie Hooper Recordings, 1984." FT-20088/1669

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20088/1670

Interview with Mrs. Annie Hooper, Buxton, N.C., 1984, dub: tape 3 #20088-z, Series: "2. Annie Hooper Recordings, 1984." FT-20088/1670

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20088/1671

Interview with Mrs. Annie Hooper, Buxton, N.C., 1984, dub: tape 4 #20088-z, Series: "2. Annie Hooper Recordings, 1984." FT-20088/1671

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20088/1672

Interview with Mrs. Annie Hooper, Buxton, N.C., 1984, dub: tape 5 #20088-z, Series: "2. Annie Hooper Recordings, 1984." FT-20088/1672

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20088/1673

Interview with Mrs. Annie Hooper, Buxton, N.C., 1984, dub: tape 6 #20088-z, Series: "2. Annie Hooper Recordings, 1984." FT-20088/1673

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20088/1674

Interview with Mrs. Annie Hooper, Buxton, N.C., 1984, dub: tape 7 #20088-z, Series: "2. Annie Hooper Recordings, 1984." FT-20088/1674

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20088/1675

Interview with Mrs. Annie Hooper, Buxton, N.C., 1984, dub: tape 8 #20088-z, Series: "2. Annie Hooper Recordings, 1984." FT-20088/1675

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20088/1676

Interview with Mrs. Annie Hooper, Buxton, N.C., 1984, dub: tape 9 #20088-z, Series: "2. Annie Hooper Recordings, 1984." FT-20088/1676

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20088/1677

Interview with Mrs. Annie Hooper, Buxton, N.C., 1984, dub: tape 10 #20088-z, Series: "2. Annie Hooper Recordings, 1984." FT-20088/1677

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20088/1678

Interview with Mrs. Annie Hooper, Buxton, N.C., 1984, dub: tape 11 #20088-z, Series: "2. Annie Hooper Recordings, 1984." FT-20088/1678

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20088/1679

Interview with Mrs. Annie Hooper, Buxton, N.C., 1984, dub: tape 12 #20088-z, Series: "2. Annie Hooper Recordings, 1984." FT-20088/1679

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20088/1680

Interview with Mrs. Annie Hooper, Buxton, N.C., 1984, dub: tape 13 #20088-z, Series: "2. Annie Hooper Recordings, 1984." FT-20088/1680

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20088/1681

Interview with Mrs. Annie Hooper, Buxton, N.C., 1984, dub: tape 14 #20088-z, Series: "2. Annie Hooper Recordings, 1984." FT-20088/1681

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20088/1682

Interview with Mrs. Annie Hooper, Buxton, N.C., 1984, dub: tape 15 #20088-z, Series: "2. Annie Hooper Recordings, 1984." FT-20088/1682

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20088/1683

Interview with Mrs. Annie Hooper, Buxton, N.C., 1984, dub: tape 16 #20088-z, Series: "2. Annie Hooper Recordings, 1984." FT-20088/1683

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20088/1684

Interview with Mrs. Annie Hooper, Buxton, N.C., 1984, dub: tape 17 #20088-z, Series: "2. Annie Hooper Recordings, 1984." FT-20088/1684

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20088/1685

Interview with Mrs. Annie Hooper, Buxton, N.C., 1984, dub: tape 18 #20088-z, Series: "2. Annie Hooper Recordings, 1984." FT-20088/1685

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20088/1686

Interview with Mrs. Annie Hooper, Buxton, N.C., 1984, dub: tape 19 #20088-z, Series: "2. Annie Hooper Recordings, 1984." FT-20088/1686

1/4" Open Reel Audio

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Processing Information

Processed by: Anne Wells, March 2019

Encoded by: Anne Wells, March 2019

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

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