Collection Number: 20220

Collection Title: Peter Bartis Recording on Hollers and the National Hollerin' Contest, 1973

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Archival processing of the Peter Bartis Recording on Hollers and the National Hollerin' Contest 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 with Ermon H. Godwin (1927-2009), a white hollering contest organizer, of Spivey's Corner, N.C., and his wife, Christine Godwin (1928-2017). Peter Bartis (1949-2017), a Greek American folklorist, recorded the Godwins at their home in January 1973, as part of his University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill master thesis project on classifying hollers in the United States. Ermon H. Godwin, who was also a bank official in Dunn, N.C., co-founded the National Hollerin' Contest, which is held annually in Spivey's Corner, N.C., to raise funds for the local Fire Department. The collection also contains a brief note describing the audiocassette recording found in the collection.
Creator Bartis, Peter, 1949-2017.
Language English
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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 Peter Bartis Recording on Hollers and the National Hollerin' Contest #20220, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Peter Bartis (1949-2017) was a Greek American folklorist who worked for the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress for more than 40 years. He received his bachelor's degree from Boston University in 1972, his master's degree in Folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1974, and his Ph.D. in Folklore and Folklife from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982. His master's thesis is titled "A Preliminary Classification System for Hollers in the United States." His dissertation is titled "A History of the Archive of Folk Song at the Library of Congress: The First Fifty Years."

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Audio recording of an interview with Ermon H. Godwin (1927-2009), a white hollering contest organizer, of Spivey's Corner, N.C., and his wife, Christine Godwin (1928-2017). Peter Bartis (1949-2017), a Greek American folklorist, recorded the Godwins at their home in January 1973, as part of his University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill master thesis project on classifying hollers in the United States. Ermon H. Godwin, who was also a bank official in Dunn, N.C., co-founded the National Hollerin' Contest, which is held annually in Spivey's Corner, N.C., to raise funds for the local Fire Department. The collection also contains a brief note describing the audiocassette recording found in the collection.

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2 items.

Processing information: Audiocassette title compiled from SFC database and supporting documentation.

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20220/451

Interview with Mr. Ermon Godwin and Mrs. Godwin, January 1973 #20220, Series: "Peter Bartis Recording on Hollers and the National Hollerin' Contest, 1973." FS-20220/451

Audiocassette

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Processing Information

Processed by: Anne Wells and Meredith Kite, June 2020

Encoded by: Anne Wells, June 2020

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Archival processing of the Peter Bartis Recording on Hollers and the National Hollerin' Contest was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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