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Collection Number: 20279

Collection Title: Susan Reed Collection, circa 1948-1973 and undated

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Size 21 items
Abstract The collection of folk singer and musician Susan Reed (1926-2010) of Columbia, S.C., contains audio recordings from the late 1940s and 1950s on open-reel audio tape and scattered publicity materials related to Reed's career in New York during the folk music revival of the mid twentieth century. One audio tape dated 1957 was recorded from "Art Ford's Greenwich Village Party" television show. Most of the tapes are not dated or labeled with identifying information. Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.
Creator Reed, Susan, 1926-2010.
Curatorial Unit University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.
Language English
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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 Susan Reed Collection #20279, Southern Folklife Collection, Wilson Special Collections 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. § 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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This summary description was created in February 2019 to provide information about unprocessed materials in Wilson Special Collections Library.

Encoded by: Laura Smith

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Originally from Columbia, S.C., folk singer and musician Susan Reed (1926-2010) lived in New York and toured the United States and Canada, performing in night clubs and concert halls. She was also a frequent guest performer on radio and television programs. Reed recorded albums with R.C.A. Victor Records, Columbia Records, and Elektra Records. Her repertoire included Appalachian music and folk songs of Ireland, England, and France. She played the Irish harp and the zither, also a stringed instrument.

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