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Collection Number: 20303

Collection Title: Yoshiya Watanabe Collection, 1996-1998

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Size 5 items
Abstract The collection of accordion player and collector Yoshiya Watanabe contains two issues of magazine with articles by Watanabe, English translations of those articles, and a letter from Watanabe to former curator of the Southern Folklife Collection, Michael Taft. The articles are "On the Trails of AA [Alfred Arnold]" about bandoneons built in the Vogtland-Erzgebirge region of Germany in the nineteenth century and "The Chemnitzer Concertina-a big brother of the bandoneon breathing actively in the Mid United States." Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.
Creator Watanabe, Yoshiya, 1952-2013.
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 Yoshiya Watanabe Collection #20303, 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. § 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 June 2018 to provide information about unprocessed materials in Wilson Special Collections Library.

Encoded by: Laura Smith, June 2018

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Yoshiya Watanabe (1952-2013) of Tokyo, Japan was an accordion player, collector of antique accordions and concertinas, and the author of two books and many articles about the accordion. He worked in Japan's chemical industry for a company called Mitsui.

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