Collection Number: 20261

Collection Title: Laurel Horton and Joyce Joines Newman Interview with Mittie Agnew Barrier, circa 1975

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Abstract An audio interview with Mittie Agnew Barrier, a white quilter from Rowan County, N.C., who discusses wakes, black cats, and textiles used to cover coffins. Laurel Horton, a white folklorist and quilt researcher, and Joyce Joines Newman, a white artist and folklorist, conducted the interview circa 1975 when they were both students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The collection also contains a note by folklorist Dan Patterson, who provides a brief description of the recording.
Creator Newman, Joyce Joines.

Horton, Laurel.
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 Laurel Horton and Joyce Joines Newman Interview with Mittie Agnew Barrier #20261, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
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Mittie Agnew Barrier (1894-1977) was a quilter from Rowan County, N.C.

Laurel Horton of Seneca, S.C., is a folklorist, quilt researcher, lecturer, and author. She received her master's degree in folklore from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1979.

Joyce Joines Newman is an artist and folklorist originally from Wilkes County, N.C. She is the daughter of John E. "Frail" Joines, a white traditional storyteller from Moravian Falls, Wilkes County, N.C. She received her master's degree in folklore from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1978.

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An audio interview with Mittie Agnew Barrier, a white quilter from Rowan County, N.C., who discusses wakes, black cats, and textiles used to cover coffins. Laurel Horton, a white folklorist and quilt researcher, and Joyce Joines Newman, a white artist and folklorist, conducted the interview circa 1975 when they were both students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The recording is on 1/4" open reel audio. The collection also contains a note by folklorist Dan Patterson, who provides a brief description of the recording.

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2 items.

Processing information: Titles compiled from SFC database and supporting documentation.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20261/6267

Interview with quilter Mittie Agnew Barrier, Rowan County, N.C., 1975 #20261, Series: "Laurel Horton and Joyce Joines Newman Interview with Mittie Agnew Barrier, 1975." FT-20261/6267

1/4" Open Reel Audio

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Processing Information

This summary description was created in January 2019 to provide information about unprocessed materials in Wilson Special Collections Library.

Encoded by: Laura Smith

Updated by: Anne Wells, August 2020

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