Collection Number: 20094-z

Collection Title: Pamela Grundy Collection, 1990

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Size 4 items
Abstract Interviews conducted by author and historian, Pamela Grundy, for her research project on the Crazy Water Crystals Company, who from 1933 to 1937 sponsored radio programs featuring many North Carolina and South Carolina musicians. The sponsored radio programs primarily featured hillbilly and country music and were broadcast on stations throughout the region, including WBT-Charlotte, WWNC-Asheville, and WSB-Atlanta. Interviewees featured on the audio recordings include Zeke Morris, a musician who played for the J.E. Mainer's Crazy Mountaineers and later Wade Mainer's Sons of the Mountaineers, and his brother Wiley Morris, who performed with Zeke on the radio for many years. Also included is an interview with Homer "Pappy" Sherril, who was born in Hickory, N.C. and is best known for his long collaboration with banjoist Snuffy Jenkins on WIS in Columbia, S.C. The collection also contains corresponding transcripts for the 3 interviews.
Creator Grundy, Pamela.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
Use of audio or moving image materials may require production of listening or viewing copies.
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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 Pamela Grundy Collection #20094-z, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Pamela Grundy of Charlotte, N.C., in October 1994 (Acc. 102656).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Pamela Grundy, Ph.D., is an independent historian and author of the award-winning book, Learning to Win: Sports, Education, and Social Change in Twentieth-Century North Carolina. She is coordinator of the Southern Oral History Program's "Listening for a Change" project documenting race and desegregation at West Charlotte High School. She is also a lecturer in history at Davidson College. She holds a doctorate in history from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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3 interviews conducted by author and historian, Pamela Grundy, for her research project on the Crazy Water Crystals Company, who from 1933 to 1937 sponsored radio programs featuring many North Carolina and South Carolina musicians. Recordings are on 4 audiocassettes. Interviewees featured on the audio recordings include Zeke Morris, a musician who played for the J.E. Mainer's Crazy Mountaineers and later Wade Mainer's Sons of the Mountaineers, and his brother, Wiley Morris, who performed with Zeke on the radio for many years. Also included is an interview with Homer "Pappy" Sherril, who was born in Hickory, N.C. and is best known for his long collaboration with banjoist Snuffy Jenkins on WIS in Columbia, S.C. The collection also contains corresponding transcripts for the 3 interviews.

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Processing Information

Encoded by: Anne Wells, October 2016

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

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