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Collection Number: 20242

Collection Title: Bruce E. Baker Collection on North Carolina Lynching Ballads, 1961, 1995

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Size 3 items
Abstract The collection of historian Bruce E. Baker contains sound recordings made in 1961 of musicians performing North Carolina ballads, accompanying descriptive notes about the recordings, and a copy of his 1995 thesis written in fulfillment of a master's degree in folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Baker's thesis titled Lynching Ballads in North Carolina examines the cultural effects of lynching in North Carolina at the turn of the twentieth century and analyzes specific ballads, including "The Death of Emma Hartsell" and "The Murder of Gladys Kinkaid," which commemorate lynching cases in the state. Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.
Creator Baker, Bruce E., 1971-
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 Bruce E. Baker Collection on North Carolina Lynching Ballads #20242, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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. ยง 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. ยง 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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Historian Bruce E. Baker (1971- ) received his master's degree in folklore in 1995 and his doctorate in history in 2003 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a lecturer in American history at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom.

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This summary description was created in July 2018 to provide information about unprocessed materials in Wilson Special Collections Library.

Encoded by: Laura Smith, July 2018

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