Collection Number: 20266-z

Collection Title: Shirley Keller Collection, circa 1980-1997

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Size 15 items
Abstract The collection of white folk singer and radio program host Shirley Keller (-2017) of New Jersey contains four audio cassette tapes of folk music, press and publicity materials about Keller and her performances, and a paper index for the radio shows of her program "The Folk People," broadcast on WFDU FM Radio during the 1980s and 1990s. The audio tapes include two Keller albums likely self produced and titled "Shirley, Your Favorites and Mine" from 1985 and "Romping" from 1986 with music by Keller and Diane Wolkstein. The other tapes are memorial tributes to folk singer Lillian Appel and titled "Lil Appel: 'Twas a Pleasure to Know You" and "Lil Appel: 'Twas a Pleasure to Hear Her." Other materials include a black-and-white publicity photograph of Keller from circa 1997. Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.
Creator Keller, Shirley (Guitarist)
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
Use of 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 Shirley Keller Collection #20266-z, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Shirley Keller in 1997 (Acc. 097161)
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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Shirley Keller (-2017) of New Jersey was a white folk singer and musician who played guitar, Appalachian dulcimer, auto harp, and banjo. In the 1980s and 1990s, Keller hosted a weekly radio program on WFDU FM Radio and later a cable television show in New Jersey and New York called "The Folk People." She interviewed guest folk musicians and artists, who also performed in the studio.

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The Shirley Keller collection contains four audio cassette tapes of folk music, press and publicity materials about Keller and her performances, and a paper index for the radio shows of her program "The Folk People," broadcast on WFDU FM Radio during the 1980s and 1990s. The audio tapes include two Keller albums likely self produced and titled "Shirley, Your Favorites and Mine" from 1985 and "Romping" from 1986 with music by Keller and Diane Wolkstein. The other tapes are memorial tributes to folk singer Lillian Appel and titled "Lil Appel: 'Twas a Pleasure to Know You" and "Lil Appel: 'Twas a Pleasure to Hear Her." Other materials include a black-and-white publicity photograph of Keller from circa 1997.

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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 Jodi Berkowitz, June 2019

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