Collection Number: 20237-z

Collection Title: Peter Burgis Collection, 1991-1992

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Archival processing of the Peter Burgis Collection was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Abstract The Peter Burgis Collection consists of an audio recording of a presentation given by sound recording collector and former chief Sound Archivist for the National Library of Australia, Peter Burgis. Burgis presented the paper, titled "John Edwards, A Salute to a Great Australian," at the Australasian Sound Recordings Association Conference, which was held at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in April 1991. On the recording Burgis discusses John Edwards (1932-1960) of Sydney, Australia, who was one of the first collectors of early American country music and a pioneering discographer of this music. An audiocassette recording of Burgis' presentation was sent to folklorist and former chair of the Curriculum in Folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Daniel W. Patterson, at the request of Irene Edwards by Australian sound recording collector, David L. Crisp. Also included in the collection is a letter from David L. Crisp that was mailed with the audiocassette when it was sent to Patterson by Crisp in 1992.
Creator Burgis, Peter.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
Use of audio materials may require production of listening copies.
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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 Peter Burgis Collection #20237-z, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from David L. Crisp of Breadalbane, New South Wales, Australia in December 1992 (Acc. 102663).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Peter Wykes Burgis is a researcher and sound recording collector from Australia. He was involved, as a consultant, in the development of the National Collection of Sound Recordings, created in 1973 by the National Library of Australia, Canberra. He was then appointed Sound Archivist at the NLA in 1973, working there at least until 2001. Later, he was Head of Sound and Radio at the National Film and Sound Archive, Australia (formerly ScreenSound Australia) in Canberra. His research interests include the history of the Australian recorded sound industry and the preservation of documents relating to pioneer Australian performing artists, musicians and composers. He also writes, lectures, and broadcasts on these subjects. His private performing arts collection, which concentrates on the work of Australian musicians and composers in all musical fields from the past 100 years, resides at the University of Western Australia in Perth, Australia.

Biography courtesy of University of Western Australia

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The Peter Burgis Collection consists of an audio recording of a presentation given by sound recording collector and former chief Sound Archivist for the National Library of Australia, Peter Burgis. Burgis presented the paper, titled "John Edwards, A Salute to a Great Australian," at the Australasian Sound Recordings Association Conference, which was held at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in April 1991. On the recording Burgis discusses John Edwards (1932-1960) of Sydney, Australia, who was one of the first collectors of early American country music and a pioneering discographer of this music. An audiocassette recording of Burgis' presentation was sent to folklorist and former chair of the Curriculum in Folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Daniel W. Patterson, at the request of Irene Edwards by Australian sound recording collector, David L. Crisp. Also included in the collection is a letter from David L. Crisp that was mailed with the audiocassette when it was sent to Patterson by Crisp in 1992.

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2 items.

Processing information: Audiocassette title and description compiled from original container. Folder 1 was formerly in Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes (#30025), folder 121.

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20237/1011

Peter Burgis with David L. Crisp, "John Edwards, A Salute to a Great Australian," National Film and Sound Archive, Australia, 27 April 1991 #20237-z, Series: "Peter Burgis Collection, 1991-1992." FS-20237/1011

Audiocassette

Folder 1

Letter, 1992 #20237-z, Series: "Peter Burgis Collection, 1991-1992." Folder 1

Formerly folder 121 within Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes (#30025)

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Processing Information

Encoded by: Anne Wells, October 2016

Archival processing of the Peter Burgis Collection was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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