Collection Number: 20211

Collection Title: Donald Davis Recordings of Family Stories and Tales, 1983

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Archival processing of the Donald Davis Recordings of Family Stories and Tales was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Size 15 items
Abstract Audio recordings of Donald Davis, a white storyteller, author, and Methodist minister, of Haywood County, N.C., telling Jack tales, stories from his uncle Frank, tales from his other aunts and uncles and his grandmother, and other tales of his own, which were inspired by his family.
Creator Davis, Donald, 1944-
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 Donald Davis Recordings of Family Stories and Tales #20211, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Acquisitions information unknown (Acc. 20210201.1).
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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Donald Davis (1944-) is a white storyteller, author, and Methodist minister. He was born and raised in Waynesville, Haywood County, N.C. Davis received his bachelor's degree from Davidson College in 1966 and his master of divinity degree from the Duke University Divinity School in 1969. He has written several books and recorded storytelling albums.

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Audio recordings of Donald Davis, a white storyteller, author, and Methodist minister, of Haywood County, N.C., telling Jack tales, stories from his uncle Frank, tales from his other aunts and uncles and his grandmother, and other tales of his own, which were inspired by his family. Recordings are on audiocassette.

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Contents list

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15 items.

Arrangement: In order as received.

Processing information: Titles and descriptions compiled from SFC database.

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20211/335

Traditional tales for children, 1983 #20211, Series: "Donald Davis Recordings of Family Stories and Tales, 1983 and undated." FS-20211/335

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20211/336

Meet the Jollies, 1983 #20211, Series: "Donald Davis Recordings of Family Stories and Tales, 1983 and undated." FS-20211/336

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20211/337

Cats and catfish, 1983 #20211, Series: "Donald Davis Recordings of Family Stories and Tales, 1983 and undated." FS-20211/337

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20211/338

Favorites from Uncle Frank, 1983 #20211, Series: "Donald Davis Recordings of Family Stories and Tales, 1983 and undated." FS-20211/338

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20211/339

Mystery and magic [missing] #20211, Series: "Donald Davis Recordings of Family Stories and Tales, 1983 and undated." FS-20211/339

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20211/340

My lucky day! [missing] #20211, Series: "Donald Davis Recordings of Family Stories and Tales, 1983 and undated." FS-20211/340

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20211/341

Lighter side of Jack, 1983 #20211, Series: "Donald Davis Recordings of Family Stories and Tales, 1983 and undated." FS-20211/341

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20211/342

Medford Brothers #20211, Series: "Donald Davis Recordings of Family Stories and Tales, 1983 and undated." FS-20211/342

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20211/343

Supernatural honky tonk #20211, Series: "Donald Davis Recordings of Family Stories and Tales, 1983 and undated." FS-20211/343

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20211/344

Charles Parker at the Grey Cock #20211, Series: "Donald Davis Recordings of Family Stories and Tales, 1983 and undated." FS-20211/344

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20211/345

Half root beer and half dandelion wine #20211, Series: "Donald Davis Recordings of Family Stories and Tales, 1983 and undated." FS-20211/345

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20211/346

Family heirloom #20211, Series: "Donald Davis Recordings of Family Stories and Tales, 1983 and undated." FS-20211/346

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20211/347

Cause life is much diff'r'nt #20211, Series: "Donald Davis Recordings of Family Stories and Tales, 1983 and undated." FS-20211/347

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20211/348

Every lake has a monster #20211, Series: "Donald Davis Recordings of Family Stories and Tales, 1983 and undated." FS-20211/348

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20211/1229

[unidentified sound recording] #20211, Series: "Donald Davis Recordings of Family Stories and Tales, 1983 and undated." FS-20211/1229

Audiocassette

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Processing Information

Processed by: Anne Wells and Meredith Kite, February 2021

Encoded by: Anne Wells, February 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 Donald Davis Recordings of Family Stories and Tales was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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