Collection Number: 20105

Collection Title: North Carolina Folklore Broadcast Collection, 1976

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Archival processing of the North Carolina Folklore Broadcast Collection was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Size 105 items
Abstract The North Carolina Folklore Broadcast Collection consists of audio recordings and related material, 1976, created as part of a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) funded grant project that was carried out jointly by the graduate students and faculty of the Curriculum in Folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with help from the staff of WUNC-FM. Folklorist and professor in English and Folklore at UNC, Daniel W. Patterson, directed the grant project, which consisted of producing a series of taped radio programs of regional folklore for broadcast over public radio in the state of North Carolina. For the contents of the program, the production team drew from discs and field tapes in the UNC's folklore archives (now known as the Southern Folklife Collection) as well as field recordings made specifically for the project. The radio series consisted of five one-hour broadcasts, each with a specific focus chosen to show a variety of local traditions. The themes and subjects of the five programs included Primitive Baptist songs, Durham blues, Piedmont blues, Chatham County, N.C., Tommy Jarrell (1901-1985), and Cas Wallin. The collection includes both the WUNC distributed radio programs as well as the field recordings made specifically for the project. The collection also includes related materials, including a copy of the NEA grant proposal signed by Patterson, a photograph of Cas Wallin alongside Dellie Norton and Evelyn Ramsey, and field notes that correspond to select audio recordings found in the collection.
Creator Patterson, Daniel W. (Daniel Watkins), 1928-
Language English
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[Identification of item], in the North Carolina Folklore Broadcast Collection #20105, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Folklorist Daniel W. Patterson (1928- ) was a professor in English and Folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for many years. He is Kenan Professor Emeritus of English and a former chair of the Curriculum in Folklore at UNC-Chapel Hill. Patterson played a pivotal role in the development of UNC-Chapel Hill's Southern Folklife Collection, which opened to researchers in 1989. He has published several books, most of which relate to North Carolina folklife, southern traditional and religious folk music, or Shaker art and music. Patterson has also collaborated with independent film maker Tom Davenport on several documentaries relating to these subjects.

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The North Carolina Folklore Broadcast Collection consists of 49 open reel audio recordings and related materials, 1976, created as part of a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) funded grant project that was carried out jointly by the graduate students and faculty of the Curriculum in Folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with help from the staff of WUNC-FM. Folklorist and professor in English and Folklore at UNC, Daniel W. Patterson, directed the grant project, which consisted of producing a series of taped radio programs of regional folklore for broadcast over public radio in the state of North Carolina. For the contents of the program, the production team drew from discs and field tapes in the UNC's folklore archives (now known as the Southern Folklife Collection) as well as field recordings made specifically for the project. The radio series consisted of five one-hour broadcasts, each with a specific focus chosen to show a variety of local traditions. The themes and subjects of the five programs included Primitive Baptist songs, Durham blues, Piedmont blues, Chatham County, N.C., Tommy Jarrell (1901-1985), and Cas Wallin. The collection includes both the WUNC distributed radio programs as well as the field recordings made specifically for the project. The collection also includes related materials, including a copy of the NEA grant proposal signed by Patterson, a photograph of Cas Wallin alongside Dellie Norton and Evelyn Ramsey, and field notes that correspond to select audio recordings found in the collection.

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49 items.

Arrangement: Original order has been maintained.

Processing information: Titles and descriptions compiled from the SFC database and transcripts found in James E. Wise Collection (#20131).

49 open reel audio recordings created as part of a NEA grant funded radio project that was carried out jointly by the graduate students and faculty of the Curriculum in Folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with help from the staff of WUNC-FM. The recordings consists of both the WUNC distributed radio programs as well as the field recordings made specifically for the project.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/401

Religious Song, Friday evening meeting at Rocky Top House of Prayer, Sons of God Message service, recorded at Stony Point, Alexander County, N.C., 16 April 1976 #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/401

1/4" Open Reel Audio

5" reel

Field recording featuring Primitive Baptist songs and preaching.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/402

Religious Song, Saturday evening meeting, Easter Weekend Convention, Sons of God Message revival, recorded at the American Legion Post, Lenior, N.C., 17 April 1976: tape 1 of 3 #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/402

1/4" Open Reel Audio

5" reel

Field recording featuring Primitive Baptist songs, testimonies, and preaching.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/403

Religious Song, Saturday evening meeting, Easter Weekend Convention, Sons of God Message revival, recorded at the American Legion Post, Lenior, N.C., 17 April 1976: tape 2 of 3 #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/403

1/4" Open Reel Audio

5" reel

Field recording featuring Primitive Baptist service.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/404

Religious Song, Saturday evening meeting, Easter Weekend Convention, Sons of God Message revival, recorded at the American Legion Post, Lenior, N.C., 17 April 1976: tape 3 of 3 #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/404

1/4" Open Reel Audio

5" reel

Field recording featuring Primitive Baptist preaching and music.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/405

Religious Song, Easter morning service, Easter Weekend Convention, Sons of God Message revival, recorded at the American Legion Post, Lenoir, N.C., 18 April 1976: tape 1 of 2 #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/405

1/4" Open Reel Audio

5" reel

Field recording featuring Primitive Baptist songs and testifying.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/406

Religious Song, Easter morning service, Easter Weekend Convention, Sons of God Message revival, recorded at the American Legion Post, Lenoir, N.C., 18 April 1976: tape 2 of 2 #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/406

1/4" Open Reel Audio

5" reel

Field recording featuring Primitive Baptist songs and testifying.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/420

Interview with Willie Trice, Orange County, N.C., 12 February 1976 #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/420

1/4" Open Reel Audio

7" reel

Recorded by Kip Lornell

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/421

Interviews with Jessie Pratt and Richard Trice, Durham, N.C., 13 May 1976 #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/421

1/4" Open Reel Audio

7" reel

Recorded by Kip Lornell

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/422

Interview with Son Mason, Raleigh, N.C., 20 February 1976 #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/422

1/4" Open Reel Audio

5" reel

Recorded by Kip Lornell

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/423

Songs performed with guitar by Arthur Lyons, in Durham, N.C., 10 May 1976 #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/423

1/4" Open Reel Audio

5" reel

Recorded by Kip Lornell

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/424

Interview with blues pianist, Jessie Pratt, Durham, N.C., 13 May 1976 #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/424

1/4" Open Reel Audio

5" reel

Recorded by Kip Lornell

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/425

Interview with black blues-man, Arthur Lyons, Durham, N.C., 10 May 1976 #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/425

1/4" Open Reel Audio

5" reel

Recorded by Kip Lornell

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/426

Interview with Jamie Alston, Orange County, N.C., 3 March 1976 #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/426

1/4" Open Reel Audio

5" reel

Recorded by Kip Lornell

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/427

Harmonized Baptist hymns including shape note hymns sung by Herman and Lois Jones, Unaka, Cherokee County, N.C., 25 April 1976 #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/427

1/4" Open Reel Audio

5" reel

Recorded by Laurel Horton at the Jones' home in Unaka, Cherokee County, N.C.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/428

Vocals, piano, electric guitars by the Tri-State Gospel Quartet, Unaka Baptist Church, Unaka, Cherokee County, N.C., 25 April 1976 #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/428

1/4" Open Reel Audio

5" reel

Recorded by Laurel Horton at the Unaka Baptist Church, Unaka, Cherokee County, N.C.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/429

Vocals, piano, electric guitars by the Tri-State Gospel Quartet, Unaka Baptist Church, Unaka, Cherokee County, N.C., 25-27 April 1976 #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/429

1/4" Open Reel Audio

5" reel

Recorded by Laurel Horton at the Unaka Baptist Church, Unaka, Cherokee County, N.C.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/430

Mary Jane Queen and Family recorded at their home in John's Creek, Jackson County, N.C., 4-28-76. #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/430

1/4" Open Reel Audio

5" reel

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/509

Sons of God service at Rocky Top House of Prayer, Alexander County, N.C, 6 June 1976 #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/509

1/4" Open Reel Audio

5" reel

Recorded by James Wise and Barbara Mead

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/510

Sons of God service at Rocky Top House of Prayer, Alexander County, N.C, 6 June 1976 #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/510

1/4" Open Reel Audio

5" reel

Recorded by James Wise and Barbara Mead

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/511

Sons of God service at Rocky Top House of Prayer, Alexander County, N.C, 6 June 1976 #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/511

1/4" Open Reel Audio

5" reel

Recorded by James Wise and Barbara Mead

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/512

Sons of God service at Rocky Top House of Prayer, Alexander County, N.C, 6 June 1976 #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/512

1/4" Open Reel Audio

5" reel

Recorded by James Wise and Barbara Mead

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/513

Saturday night service at Salvation Misson Church, Lenoir, N.C., 5 June 1976 #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/513

1/4" Open Reel Audio

5" reel

Recorded by James Wise and Barbara Mead

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/514

Saturday night service at Salvation Misson Church, Lenoir, N.C., 5 June 1976 #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/514

1/4" Open Reel Audio

5" reel

Recorded by James Wise and Barbara Mead

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/515

Saturday night service at Salvation Misson Church, Lenoir, N.C., 5 June 1976 #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/515

1/4" Open Reel Audio

5" reel

Recorded by James Wise and Barbara Mead

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/516

Saturday night service at Salvation Misson Church, Lenoir, N.C., 5 June 1976 #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/516

1/4" Open Reel Audio

5" reel

Recorded by James Wise and Barbara Mead

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/517

Sons of God Message service at Rocky Top House of Prayer, Stony Point, Alexander County, N.C., 22 May 1976 #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/517

1/4" Open Reel Audio

5" reel

Recorded by James Wise

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/518

Sons of God Message service at Rocky Top House of Prayer, Stony Point, Alexander County, N.C., 22 May 1976 #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/518

1/4" Open Reel Audio

5" reel

Recorded by James Wise

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/519

Sons of God Message service at Rocky Top House of Prayer, Stony Point, Alexander County, N.C., 22 May 1976 #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/519

1/4" Open Reel Audio

5" reel

Recorded by James Wise

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/520

Sunday night service at Rocky Top House of Prayer, Stony Point, Alexander County, N.C., 23 May 1976 #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/520

1/4" Open Reel Audio

5" reel

Recorded by James Wise

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/521

Sunday night service at Rocky Top House of Prayer, Stony Point, Alexander County, N.C., 23 May 1976 #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/521

1/4" Open Reel Audio

5" reel

Recorded by James Wise

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/522

Old Time Music Festival featuring Cas Wallin and the Appalachian Folk, Madison County, N.C., 11 June 1976 #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/522

1/4" Open Reel Audio

5" reel

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/523

Old Time Music Festival featuring unidentified fiddles, banjos, guitars, and the Lettuce Rock String Band, Madison County, N.C., 11 June 1976 #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/523

1/4" Open Reel Audio

5" reel

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/524

Old Time Music Festival featuring the Lettuce Rock String Band and Dellie Norton, Madison County, N.C., 11 June 1976 #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/524

1/4" Open Reel Audio

5" reel

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/525

Old Time Music Festival featuring Earnest Franklin on fiddle and banjo, Madison County, N.C., 11 June 1976 #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/525

1/4" Open Reel Audio

5" reel

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/526

Festival for the Eno performances featuring Fred Cockerham, Ola Belle Reed, David Reed, Elizabeth Cotten, and the Eno River Ramblers, Durham, N.C., 3 July 1976 #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/526

1/4" Open Reel Audio

7" reel

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/527

Festival for the Eno performances featuring Frank Warner, Ann Warner, Virgil Cravens, Mr. Glass, and Lauchlin Shaw, Durham, N.C., 4 July 1976 #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/527

1/4" Open Reel Audio

7" reel

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/528

Festival for the Eno performances featuring Snuffy Jenkins and Pappy Sherril, The Smoky Valley Boys, Madison County Ballad Singers [Cas and Brazil Wallin, Dellie Norton, Evelyn Ramsey, Shelia Rice], Durham, N.C., 4 July 1976 #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/528

1/4" Open Reel Audio

7" reel

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/529

Festival for the Eno performances featuring Madison County Ballad Singers [Cas and Brazil Wallin, Dellie Norton, Evelyn Ramsey, Shelia Rice], Bobby MacMillon, Virgil Cravens Band, Durham, N.C., July 1976 #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/529

1/4" Open Reel Audio

7" reel

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/530

Festival for the Eno performances featuring Greyden Paul and Mary Paul, and Elizabeth Cotten, Durham, N.C., July 1976 #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/530

1/4" Open Reel Audio

7" reel

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/531

Festival for the Eno performances featuring E.C. Ball, James Borders, Dink Roberts, Elizabeth Cotten, Guitar Slim, Bill Thompson, Arthur Lyons, and John Dee Holeman, Durham, N.C., July 1976 #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/531

1/4" Open Reel Audio

7" reel

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/532

Festival for the Eno performances featuring Frank Warner, Frank Profitt, Jr., Greyden Paul, Cas and Brazil Wallin, Dellie Norton, and Mr. Orly, Durham, N.C., 5 July 1976 #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/532

1/4" Open Reel Audio

7" reel

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/1190

North Carolina Folklore Broadcast program 2: Piedmont blues #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/1190

1/4" Open Reel Audio

7" reel

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/1191

North Carolina Folklore Broadcast program 3: Cas Wallin, ballad singer #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/1191

1/4" Open Reel Audio

7" reel

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/1192

North Carolina Folklore Broadcast program 5: Tommy Jarrell #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/1192

1/4" Open Reel Audio

7" reel

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/6119

North Carolina Folk Traditions program 1: Primitive Baptist Song #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/6119

1/4" Open Reel Audio

10.5" reel

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/6120

North Carolina Folk Traditions program 2: Durham blues #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/6120

1/4" Open Reel Audio

10.5" reel

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/6121

North Carolina Folk Traditions program 3: Cas Wallin #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/6121

1/4" Open Reel Audio

10.5" reel

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/6122

North Carolina Folk Traditions program 4: Chatham County #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/6122

1/4" Open Reel Audio

10.5" reel

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20105/6123

North Carolina Folk Traditions program 5: Tommy Jarrell #20105, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 1976." FT-20105/6123

1/4" Open Reel Audio

10.5" reel

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About 55 items.

Processing information: Folder 1 originally found in the North Carolina Folklore Broadcast control file. Folders 2-6 were formerly in Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes (#30025), folders 429, 433, 446, 528, and 916.

Materials include a grant proposal for Daniel W. Patterson's joint fieldwork project funded by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), a letter from Patterson to the grant project team, a sample request for travel reimbursement, a photograph of Cas Wallin alongside Dellie Norton and Evelyn Ramsey, as well as field notes that correspond to select audio recordings found in series 1. Field notes may include performers' names, recording locations, technical information about the field tape, and a brief description of contents. Select field notes also include transcripts, photocopies of original housing, and related ephemera.

Folder 1

Grant proposal and related materials #20105, Series: "2. Other Materials, 1976." Folder 1

Originally found in the North Carolina Folklore Broadcast control file.

Folder 2

Field notes: FT-20105/401-406 #20105, Series: "2. Other Materials, 1976." Folder 2

Formerly folder 429 within Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes (#30025)

Folder 3

Field notes: FT-20105/420-430 #20105, Series: "2. Other Materials, 1976." Folder 3

Formerly folder 433 within Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes (#30025)

Folder 4

Field notes: FT-20105/509-532 #20105, Series: "2. Other Materials, 1976." Folder 4

Formerly folder 446 within Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes (#30025)

Folder 5

Field notes: FT-20105/1190-1192 #20105, Series: "2. Other Materials, 1976." Folder 5

Formerly folder 528 within Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes (#30025)

Folder 6

Field notes: FT-20105/6119-6123 #20105, Series: "2. Other Materials, 1976." Folder 6

Formerly folder 916 within Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes (#30025)

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Processing Information

Encoded by: Anne Wells, May 2016

Archival processing of the North Carolina Folklore Broadcast Collection was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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