Collection Number: 20210

Collection Title: North Carolina Folklife Institute Collection, 1970s-1990s

This collection has access restrictions. For details, please see the restrictions.

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the Duplication Policy section for more information.


expand/collapse Expand/collapse Collection Overview

Size 37.5 feet of linear shelf space
Abstract The North Carolina Folklife Institute Collection contains project files, administrative records, publications, and publicity materials for programs, events, and documentary works produced or supported by the North Carolina Folklife Institute, a nonprofit traditional arts organization in Durham, N.C. Projects and programs documented in the files include North Carolina Folklife Festival, Blacks 'n' Blues, Black Folk Heritage Tour, Blues to Bluegrass, Celebration!, Charlotte Country Music Story, Folk Music in the Schools, Cherokee Voices Festival, British American Festival, Sounds of the South conference and the establishment of the Southern Folklife Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the documentary films Free Show Tonite and From Our House to the White House: Square Dancing in Western North Carolina. Most projects were launched by the North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency, and supported by the Folklife Institute. Files contain correspondence, memorandum, planning documents, publicity materials, press releases, contracts, grant proposals and reports, budgets and other financial documents, participating artists' information, programs and schedules, posters, and newspaper clippings and magazine articles. Other events and organizations represented in the collection include the 1980 World's Fair in Knoxville, Tenn., and the American Dance Festival in Durham, N.C. The collection also contains a 1989 oral history interview on audiocassette tape with an accompanying tape log. The interview conducted by Leslie Williams is with Piedmont blues guitarist Etta Baker (1913-2006) of Caldwell County, N.C.
Creator North Carolina Folklife Institute.
Language English
Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Information For Users

Restrictions to Access
This collection contains additional materials that are not available for immediate or same day access. Please contact Research and Instructional Service staff at wilsonlibrary@unc.edu to discuss options for consulting these materials.
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 North Carolina Folklife Institute Collection #20210, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received circa 1993 (Acc. 103546).
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.
Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subject Headings

The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

Clicking on a subject heading below will take you into the University Library's online catalog.

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Biographical Information

The North Carolina Folklife Institute is a nonprofit organization founded in 1974 and located in Durham, N.C. The Folklife Institute "promotes the preservation, appreciation and understanding of the folklife heritage and culture in North Carolina" and supports programs launched through the North Carolina Arts Council's Folk & Traditional Arts Program.

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Scope and Content

The North Carolina Folklife Institute Collection contains project files, administrative records, publications, and publicity materials for programs, events, and documentary works produced or supported by the North Carolina Folklife Institute. Projects and programs documented in the files include North Carolina Folklife Festival, Blacks 'n' Blues, Black Folk Heritage Tour, Blues to Bluegrass, Celebration!, Charlotte Country Music Story, Folk Music in the Schools, Cherokee Voices Festival, British American Festival, Sounds of the South conference and the establishment of the Southern Folklife Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the documentary films Free Show Tonite and From Our House to the White House: Square Dancing in Western North Carolina. Most projects were launched by the North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency, and supported by the Folklife Institute. Files contain correspondence, memorandum, planning documents, publicity materials, press releases, contracts, grant proposals and reports, budgets and other financial documents, participating artists' information, programs and schedules, posters, and newspaper clippings and magazine articles. Other events and organizations represented in the collection include the 1980 World's Fair in Knoxville, Tenn., and the American Dance Festival in Durham, N.C. The collection also contains a dubbed 1989 oral history interview on audiocassette tape with an accompanying tape log. The interview conducted by Leslie Williams is with Piedmont blues guitarist Etta Baker (1913-2006) of Caldwell County, N.C.

Back to Top

Contents list

expand/collapse Expand/collapse North Carolina Folklife Institute Collection, 1970s-1990s

Processing information: Tape logs found with FS-20210/1-2 reside in box 24.

Box 1

Publicity #20210, Series: "North Carolina Folklife Institute Collection, 1970s-1990s" Box 1

Publicity files for events sponsored by the NC Folklife Institute from 1974 to 1986; including newspaper clippings, magazine articles, program books, and press releases

Box 2-4

Box 2

Box 3

Box 4

Festivals #20210, Series: "North Carolina Folklife Institute Collection, 1970s-1990s" Box 2-4

Files on North Carolina Folklife Festivals, 1974-1976 and 1978; including correspondence, notes, schedules, contracts, memos, and program booklets

Box 5-10

Box 5

Box 6

Box 7

Box 8

Box 9

Box 10

Projects #20210, Series: "North Carolina Folklife Institute Collection, 1970s-1990s" Box 5-10

Files on Folk Music in Schools, UNC-Greensboro Folk Festival, Blacks 'n Blues, Project Culture, Eight Hand Sets, American Dance Festival, Badin Project, Folk Arts in the Schools, 1980 programs (Tribute to the Music of My. Airy, etc.), Free Show Tonite, American Dance Festival, From Our House to the White House, Blues to Bluegrass, Folk Arts in the Schools, and Charlotte Country Music Story; including correspondence, notes, schedules, contracts, memos, press releases, grants, reports, and newspaper clippings

Box 11-17

Box 11

Box 12

Box 13

Box 14

Box 15

Box 16

Box 17

British American Festival #20210, Series: "North Carolina Folklife Institute Collection, 1970s-1990s" Box 11-17

Files on the British American Festival and Folklife Festival Weekend; including a program in braille, correspondence, notes, schedules, contracts, memos, and program booklets

Box 20-21

Box 20

Box 21

Celebration! #20210, Series: "North Carolina Folklife Institute Collection, 1970s-1990s" Box 20-21

Box 22-23

Box 22

Box 23

Sounds of the South #20210, Series: "North Carolina Folklife Institute Collection, 1970s-1990s" Box 22-23

Box 24

Miscellaneous files #20210, Series: "North Carolina Folklife Institute Collection, 1970s-1990s" Box 24

Includes files on the North Carolina Pottery Museum

Box 25-26

Box 25

Box 26

Anne Bonnie #20210, Series: "North Carolina Folklife Institute Collection, 1970s-1990s" Box 25-26

Box 27-28

Box 27

Box 28

Touring Cambridge House #20210, Series: "North Carolina Folklife Institute Collection, 1970s-1990s" Box 27-28

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20210/1

Etta Baker #20210, Series: "North Carolina Folklife Institute Collection, 1970s-1990s" FS-20210/1

Audiocassette

Tape logs found with FS-20210/1-2 reside in box 24

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20210/2

Etta Baker interview with Leslie Williams, 21 November 1989 #20210, Series: "North Carolina Folklife Institute Collection, 1970s-1990s" FS-20210/2

Audiocassette

Tape logs found with FS-20210/1-2 reside in box 24

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Items Separated

Back to Top

Processing Information

Encoded by: Laura Smith

Processed by: Nicole Cvjetnicanin and Rebecca Stubbs, April 2019

Updated by: Anne Wells, May 2019

Since August 2017, we have added ethnic identities for individuals and families represented in collections. To determine ethnic 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 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 ethnicity to be excluded from description. When we have misidentified, please let us know at wilsonlibrary@email.unc.edu.

Back to Top