Collection Number: 20311

Collection Title: Robert Joseph Silverman Collection, 1947, 1984-1989

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Size 15 items
Abstract The collection of white pianist and publisher Robert Silverman contains sound recordings of piano music on open-reel audio tape, a 1987 interview of Silverman by folklorist Amy Davis on audio cassette tape with accompanying notes made by Davis, a 1984/1985 issue of Silverman's publication, and black-and-white photographs taken in North Carolina and dated 1947. Music recordings include Silverman's composition for the Joffrey Ballet's 1948. In the interview, Silverman discusses a 1947 trip to the South including North Carolina and Tennessee and the tobacco worker strike in Winston-Salem, N.C., that year, a folk festival in Asheville, N.C., poverty in the mountains, Tennessee Valley Authority dams, and sharecroppers in Alabama. Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.
Creator Silverman, Robert Joseph, 1925-
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
Use of audio or moving image materials may require production of listening or viewing copies.
Restrictions to Use
No commercial usage without permission of the donor or his heirs.
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 Robert Joseph Silverman Collection #20311, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Robert J. Silverman of Wilmington, Vt. in 1999 (Acc. 98454).
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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Pianist and composer Robert Joseph Silverman (1925-) of Wilmington, Vt., was editor and publisher of from 1972 to 1992. He studied at Cornell University and Juilliard School of Music and composed music for the Joffrey Ballet's 1948 and for modern dance choreographer Donald McKayle.

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The collection of white pianist and publisher Robert Silverman contains sound recordings of piano music on open-reel audio tape, a 1987 interview of Silverman by folklorist Amy Davis on audio cassette tape with accompanying notes made by Davis, a 1984/1985 issue of Silverman's publication, and black-and-white photographs taken in North Carolina and dated 1947. Music recordings include Silverman's composition for the Joffrey Ballet's 1948. In the interview, Silverman discusses a 1947 trip to the South including North Carolina and Tennessee and the tobacco worker strike in Winston-Salem, N.C., that year, a folk festival in Asheville, N.C., poverty in the mountains, Tennessee Valley Authority dams, and sharecroppers in Alabama.

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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, April 2019

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