Collection Number: 20137

Collection Title: Charles W. Brandon Recording of North Carolina Ballads, 1972-1972

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Archival processing of the Charles W. Brandon Recording of North Carolina Ballads was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Size 2 items
Abstract Audio recording of an interview and performance of ballads by Thelma Eckard and Lucy Belk, white ballad singers from Stony Point, Alexander County, N.C. Recordings include ballads by both women with particular attention paid to the ballads and events surrounding the 1916 flood in western North Carolina. Recorded by Charles W. Brandon, a white University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student, in one of the informants' homes in March 1972. While a student at UNC, Brandon took Daniel W. Patterson's "British and American Folksong" course and wrote a term paper on the ballad about the 1916 flood. The collection also contains supporting documentation, consisting of a collection cover sheet prepared by former library staff.
Creator Brandon, Charles W.
Language English
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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 Charles W. Brandon Recording of North Carolina Ballads #20137, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Acquisitions information unknown (Acc. 20210113.3).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Audio recording of an interview and performance of ballads by Thelma Eckard and Lucy Belk, white ballad singers from Stony Point, Alexander County, N.C. Recordings include ballads by both women with particular attention paid to the ballads and events surrounding the 1916 flood in western North Carolina. Recorded by Charles W. Brandon, a white University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student, in one of the informants' homes in March 1972. While a student at UNC, Brandon took Daniel W. Patterson's "British and American Folksong" course and wrote a term paper on the ballad about the 1916 flood. Recording is on 1/4" open reel audio. The collection also contains supporting documentation, consisting of a collection cover sheet prepared by former library staff.

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2 items.

Processing information: Titles compiled from SFC database and supporting documentation prepared by former library staff.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20137/1752

Interview and performance of songs by Thelma Eckard and Lucy Belk, "The Flood of '16", "The Girl Volunteer", "Tom Dula", and "Old Aunt Dinah", Stoney Point, N.C., March 1972 #20137, Series: "Charles W. Brandon Recording of North Carolina Ballads, 1972." FT-20137/1752

1/4" Open Reel Audio

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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 Charles W. Brandon Recording of North Carolina Ballads was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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