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Collection Number: 20109

Collection Title: T. Edward Nickens Interview with Ray Hicks, 1989

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Size 5 items
Abstract The collection contains four audio cassettes with an interview of Appalachian storyteller Ray Hicks. North Carolina outdoor writer T. Edward "Eddie" Nickens conducted the interview at Hicks's home in Beech Mountain, N.C., on 12 May 1989. In the interview, Hicks discusses growing up, living, and working as a farmer in Beech Mountain and explains how he became a storyteller. Hicks tells Nickens several Jack Tales including "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Lucky Jack and Unlucky Jack," and "The Cat and the Mouse." The collection also includes a partial transcription of the interview and field notes. Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.
Creator Nickens, T. Edward.
Curatorial Unit University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.
Language English
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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 T. Edward Nickens Interview with Ray Hicks #20109, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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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This summary description was created in October 2018 to provide information about unprocessed materials in Wilson Special Collections Library.

Encoded by: Laura Smith

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T. Edward "Eddie" Nickens is an outdoor writer and editor from High Point, N.C. He has served as an editor of magazine and written for numerous serial publications including and . Nickens resides in Raleigh N.C.

Ray Hicks (1922-2003) of Beech Mountain, N.C. was a well-known Appalachian storyteller and performer. Hicks specialized in Jack Tales, which are folk stories featuring the archetypal hero Jack, a flawed, but clever boy. In 1983, Hicks received a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. The fellowship is a lifetime honor awarded to folk and traditional artists. assessment

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