Collection Number: 20133

Collection Title: Ivan H. Mann and Fred Coon Recordings of Scottish Fiddling, 1976

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Archival processing of the Ivan H. Mann and Fred Coon Recordings of Scottish Fiddling was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Abstract Audio recordings of performances of Scottish fiddling from Canada by Douglas Stewart, a white fiddler from Belle River, Prince Edward Island, Canada, and Clarence MacLean, a white fiddler from Belfast, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Recorded by Ivan H. Mann, a white University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student, and Fred Coon, a white old-time musician and banjo player, in August 1976 at the musicians' homes. The collection contains dubs of Ivan H. Mann and Fred Coon's original recordings, as well as supporting documentation consisting of a cover sheet prepared by former library staff.
Creator Coon, Fred (Banjo player)

Mann, Ivan H.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
Access to audio materials may require production of listening copies.
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 Ivan H. Mann and Fred Coon Recordings of Scottish Fiddling #20133, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Acquisitions information unknown (Acc. 20210113.1)
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Ivan H. Mann, III, a white mathematician, computer scientist, and instructor, received his bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1969. Mann is also a shape-note singer, and was an acquaintance with folklorist and UNC professor, Daniel W. Patterson. Mann attended graduate school for Computer Science and received his master's degree (2011) and his Ph.D. (2017) in Mathematics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is an instructor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Fred Coon, of Arizona, is a white old-time musician and storyteller, author, employment agent, and career coach. Coon is originally from West Virginia. He is the founder and CEO of Stewart, Cooper and Coon and a founding member of Arizona Corporate Council on Veterans Careers. Coon received his bachelor's degree in Biology and Speech and Communications Arts from Marshall University. He also attended graduate school for Public Administration at North Carolina State University. Coon plays the fiddle and banjo.

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Audio recordings of performances of Scottish fiddling from Canada by Douglas Stewart, a white fiddler from Belle River, Prince Edward Island, Canada, and Clarence MacLean, a white fiddler from Belfast, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Recorded by Ivan H. Mann, a white University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student, and Fred Coon, a white old-time musician and banjo player, in August 1976 at the musicians' homes. The collection contains dubs on 1/4" open reel audio of Ivan H. Mann and Fred Coon's original recordings, as well as supporting documentation consisting of a cover sheet prepared by former library staff.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Anne Wells and Meredith Kite, January 2021

Encoded by: Anne Wells, January 2021

Since August 2017, we have added ethnic and racial identities for individuals and families represented in collections. To determine identity, we rely on self-identification; other information supplied to the repository by collection creators or sources; public records, press accounts, and secondary sources; and contextual information in the collection materials. Omissions of ethnic and racial identities in finding aids created or updated after August 2017 are an indication of insufficient information to make an educated guess or an individual's preference for identity information to be excluded from description. When we have misidentified, please let us know at wilsonlibrary@unc.edu.

Archival processing of the Ivan H. Mann and Fred Coon Recordings of Scottish Fiddling was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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