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Collection Number: 20314

Collection Title: James T. Parrish Collection on the State Annual Singing Convention, Benson, N.C., 2000, 2001, 2002

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Size 17 items
Abstract The collection assembled by James T. Parrish, Jr., contains sound recordings including 14 instantaneous discs made in the 1950s at the State Annual Singing Convention in Benson, N.C., also known as the “Benson Sing.” The recordings are chiefly of the Young Sisters Trio and include the gospel songs “Non Stop Flight to Glory,” “I’ve Got a Longing to Go Home,” “He Put a Rainbow in the Clouds,” and “I Won’t Have to Cross Jordan Alone.” Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.
Creator Parrish, James T.
Language English
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Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the James T. Parrish Collection on the State Annual Singing Convention, Benson, N.C. #20314, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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The State Annual Singing Convention in Benson, N.C., also known as the “Benson Sing,” is one of the largest and longest running gospel music sings in the United States. Since 1921, amateur, semi-professional, and professional gospel groups have performed and competed in ensemble categories including junior, duet, trio, quartet, family, and choir.

James T. Parrish, Jr., graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1989. He is a fundraiser for Virginia Commonwealth University, and he founded the Bijou Film Center, in Richmond, Va.

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This summary description was created in July 2018 to provide information about unprocessed materials in Wilson Special Collections Library.

Encoded by: Laura Smith, July 2018

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