Collection Number: 20125-z

Collection Title: Nancy Hamilton Collection on Molly Sequoia, 1967

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Archival processing of The Nancy Hamilton Collection on Molly Sequoia was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Size 4 items
Abstract The Nancy Hamilton Collection on Molly Sequoia contains an audio interview conducted by Nancy Hamilton with Molly Sequoia, a Native American craftsperson, cook, and healer of the Cherokee tribe. Subjects discussed in the oral history interview include family history and daily activities, as well as Cherokee language, songs, recipes, and her experiences with herbal medicine, particularly where to find the herbs and how to use them for specific ailments. Treatments for many ills, including colds, colic, rheumatism, and whooping cough are discussed. The collection also contains related tape logs created by former SFC staff. Tape logs include a list of subjects discussed in the interview. Little is known about Nancy Hamilton and her connection to the recordings found in the collection.
Creator Hamilton, Nancy (Oral historian)
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
Use of audio materials may require production of listening copies.
Restrictions to Use
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 Nancy Hamilton Collection on Molly Sequoia #20125-z, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Acquisitions information unknown. Originally received from Professor Earl Wynn (Acc. 103422).
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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The Nancy Hamilton Collection on Molly Sequoia contains an audio interview conducted by Nancy Hamilton with Molly Sequoia, a Native American craftsperson, cook, and healer of the Cherokee tribe. Subjects discussed in the oral history interview include family history and daily activities, as well as Cherokee language, songs, recipes, and her experiences with herbal medicine, particularly where to find the herbs and how to use them for specific ailments. Treatments for many ills, including colds, colic, rheumatism, and whooping cough are discussed. The collection contains a dub of the interview on 1/4" open reel audio that was made from original tapes loaned by Earl Wynn, professor and former chair of the Department of Radio, Television, and Motion Pictures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The collection also contains related tape logs created by former SFC staff. Tape logs include a list of subjects discussed in the interview.

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Processing Information

Little is known about Nancy Hamilton and her connection to the recordings found in the collection. The interview recordings may be related to the This is Carolina radio program (found in Department of Radio, Television, and Motion Pictures of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records #40086) or loosely related to Unto These Hills, an outdoor historical drama which was presented each year in Cherokee, N.C. Materials related to Unto These Hills reside in the North Carolina Collection and are accessible through the university libraries catalog.

Processed by: Anne Wells, September 2018

Encoded by: Anne Wells, September 2018

Archival processing of The Nancy Hamilton Collection on Molly Sequoia was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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