Collection Number: 20138

Collection Title: Steven William Esthimer Recordings, 1972

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Archival processing of the Steven William Esthimer Recordings was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Size 6 items
Abstract Audio recordings created and compiled by Steven William Esthimer, a white teacher and musician, when he was a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel. Materials consist of an audio recording, 1972, of children performing children's rhymes and songs that they used regularly at their school, Estes Hills Elementary School in Chapel Hill, N.C.; an audio recording, 1972, of songs composed and performed by Rev. Will Davis Campbell of Mississippi, at the Carolina Symposium at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and a recording, undated, of Steven William Esthimer's grandfather performing tunes and ballads from Virginia. The collection also contains supporting documentation, including collection cover sheets prepared by former library staff and a handwritten note about the collector and songs.
Creator Esthimer, Steven William, 1951-
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 Steven William Esthimer Recordings #20138, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Acquisitions information unknown (Acc. 20210114.1).
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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Steven William Esthimer of Chapel Hill, N.C., is a white retired teacher and musician. Esthimer taught at Saint Mary's School in Raleigh, N.C. for 36 years. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1973. Esthimer wrote an honors essay for the Department of Religion titled "Religious Symbols: A Critical Review of Paul Tillich's Theory" (1973). He is a longtime member of When Cousins Marry, a rock, country, and blues band based in Chapel Hill, N.C. and plays the banjo, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, and cornet.

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>Audio recordings created and compiled by Steven William Esthimer, a white teacher and musician, when he was a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel. Materials consist of an audio recording, 1972, of children performing children's rhymes and songs that they used regularly at their school, Estes Hills Elementary School in Chapel Hill, N.C.; an audio recording, 1972, of songs composed and performed by Rev. Will Davis Campbell of Mississippi, at the Carolina Symposium at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and a recording, undated, of Steven William Esthimer's grandfather performing tunes and ballads from Virginia. Recordings are on 1/4" open reel audio. The collection also contains supporting documentation, including collection cover sheets prepared by former library staff and a handwritten note about the collector and songs.

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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 Steven William Esthimer Recordings was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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