Collection Number: 20208

Collection Title: Charles Beam Recording of Truck Driver Interviews and Tales, 1989

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Archival processing of the Charles Beam Recording of Truck Driver Interviews and Tales was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Size 3 items
Abstract Audio recording, with accompanying transcript, of interviews and tales told by Joe Goins, Max E. Beam, and Ralph Abernathy, all truck drivers and residents of Cherryville, N.C. Charles K. Beam, a white industrial relations student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, recorded the interviews on 18 March 1989 as part of class project for a folklore course taught by Daniel W. Patterson. The recording relates to Charles K. Beam's term paper titled "Truck Driver Tales: An Oral Tradition of Cherryville, N.C." The collection also contains a copy of the paper and a handwritten note from Beam to Patterson.
Creator Beam, Charles K.
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 Charles Beam Recording of Truck Driver Interviews and Tales #20208, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Acquisitions information unknown (Acc. 20200619.1)
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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Charles Kelly Beam is a white business management and utilities professional of Cherryville, N.C. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1989 with a degree in industrial relations.

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Audiocassette recording, with accompanying transcript, of interviews and tales told by Joe Goins, Max E. Beam, and Ralph Abernathy, all truck drivers and residents of Cherryville, N.C. Charles K. Beam, a white industrial relations student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, recorded the interviews on 18 March 1989 as part of class project for a folklore course taught by Daniel W. Patterson. The recording relates to Charles K. Beam's term paper titled "Truck Driver Tales: An Oral Tradition of Cherryville, N.C." The collection also contains a copy of the paper and a handwritten note from Beam to Patterson.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Anne Wells and Meredith Kite, June 2020

Encoded by: Anne Wells, June 2020

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 Beam Recording of Truck Driver Interviews and Tales was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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