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Collection Number: 20367

Collection Title: William R. Ferris Collection, 1910s-2022

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Size 638.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 254,000 items)
Abstract The collection of white folklorist, author, professor, and filmmaker William R. Ferris (1942- ) of Vicksburg, Miss., contains professional and personal papers, photographs, sound recordings, film, video recordings, artifacts, and other items documenting his life and work from the early 1940s through the 2010s. Professional papers include materials related to his university teaching career and his administrative career, especially in university centers for study and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Personal papers largely pertain to his student years and family. Photographs, films, papers, printed items, sound and video recordings, digital files, and other materials reflect his scholarly research interests and documentary production. Topics include Mississippi and the Mississippi Delta; African American life and culture; black churches; folk, blues, gospel, fife and drum corps, and other genres of music; blues musicians; southern writers; folk and music festivals; folk arts, culture, and humor; auctioneers and mule trading; the Ku Klux Klan; and prisons, especially Parchman Farm, the Mississippi State Penitentiary.
Creator Ferris, William R.
Curatorial Unit University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
This collection contains additional materials that are not available for immediate or same day access. Please contact Research and Instructional Service staff at wilsonlibrary@unc.edu to discuss options for consulting these materials.
Parts of Series 1.1. and Series 1.2.; Closed Materials series in the Additions of 2004-2012; personal photographs in Series 2.1. and in the Additions of 2004-2012 are closed to research for the lifetime of William Ferris.
Photographic negatives in Series 2.2. are available with special staff assistance.
Journals in Subgroup B. Additions of 2004-2012 and Subgroup C. Additions after 2012 are closed until 2031.
Library use only for digital files ("DF") found in Series 11.3. and Series 13.2. Contact wilsonlibrary@unc.edu to discuss access options.
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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 William R. Ferris Collection #20367, Southern Folklife Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Selected photographs from this collection have been digitized: The William R. Ferris Collection
Provenance
Received from William R. Ferris between September 2002 and April 2003 (Acc. 99325, 99333, 99360, 99361, 99384, 99394, 99402, 99426, 99433, 99434, 99438, 99474, 99475) with subsequent additions between January 2004 and May 2022 (Acc. 99725, 99766, 99882, 99939, 99974, 99998, 100019, 100075, 100080, 100141, 100192, 100283, 100441, 100576, 100593, 100607, 100634, 100986, 101299, 101549, 101655, 101831, 101837, 101975, 102018, 102043, 102102, 102111, 102149, 102175, 102236, 102300, 102465, 102475, 102569, 102618, 102684, 102982, 102986, 103061, 103303, 103379, 103396, 103425, 103520, 103537, 103557, 103692, 103744, 20220503.1).
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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Processed by: Elizabeth Getz, Monique Prince, Laura Knodel, Blaine Waide, Kate Moriarty, Kathryn Knight, and Melissa Johnson, 2003-2004; Anne Harding and Patrick Cullom, 2015; Elizabeth Bates and Patrick Cullom, 2015

Encoded by: Elizabeth Getz, Monique Prince, Laura Knodel, Blaine Waide, Kate Moriarty, Kathryn Knight, Melissa Johnson, Nathalie Wheaton, and Jessica Tyree, 2003-2004

The Additions of 2004-2012 were processed by Tracy Jackson with assistance from Martin Gengenbach.

Subseries 2.1-2.4 was re-processed by Patrick Cullom and Anne Harding, 2015.

Subseries 2.1-2.4 is being re-processed by Patrick Cullom and Elizabeth Bates, 2016.

Revisions by: Anne Wells, February 2016; Gergana Abernathy, July 2016; Laura Hart and Anne Wells, February 2017; Wilson Technical Services staff, May 2018, June 2018, July 2018, August 2018, January 2019, April 2019, November 2019, March 2020; Anne Wells, Clare Carlson, and Jessica Venlet, November 2019; Dawne Howard Lucas and Jessica Venlet, December 2021; Dawne Howard Lucas and Rebecca Stubbs, May 2022.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

Since August 2017, we have added ethnic and racial identities for individuals and families represented in collections. To determine identity, we rely on self-identification; other information supplied to the repository by collection creators or sources; public records, press accounts, and secondary sources; and contextual information in the collection materials. Omissions of ethnic and racial identities in finding aids created or updated after August 2017 are an indication of insufficient information to make an educated guess or an individual's preference for identity information to be excluded from description. When we have misidentified, please let us know at wilsonlibrary@unc.edu.

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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

Clicking on a subject heading below will take you into the University Library's online catalog.

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William R. Ferris was born 5 February 1942 in Vicksburg, Miss. He attended public school in Vicksburg until high school, when he was accepted to Brooks School in North Andover, Mass. Ferris got his B.A. in English Literature at Davidson College in 1964, and an M.A. in English Literature from Northwestern University in 1965. He attended Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, for one year from 1965 to 1966, and returned to the U.S. to continue his graduate studies. In 1967, he received a Master's and, in 1969, a Ph.D. in folklore from the University of Pennsylvania.

Ferris's scholarship has focused on southern African American folklore and culture, through a variety of media: print, sound, film, and photography. From 1970 to 1972, he was an assistant professor in the Department of English at Jackson State University in Mississippi. From 1972 to 1979, he was an associate professor in the American and Afro-American Studies Programs at Yale University. During his tenure at Yale, Ferris co-founded the Center for Southern Folklore in Mississippi, and was its director from 1972 to 1984. Ferris returned to the South, and, from 1979 to 1997, he was the founding director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture and a professor of anthropology at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. While there, he established several annual conferences, including the Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.

In 1997, Ferris was appointed chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities by President Clinton, a post he held through 2001. In 2002, he was a Visiting Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as the Senior Associate Director of the Center for the Study of the American South, professor of history, and adjunct professor in the Curriculum in Folklore.

Ferris is the author of ten books, including You Live and Learn. Then You Die and Forget It All: Ray Lum's Tales of Horses, Mules and Men , and co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Southern Culture. He has written fiction, poetry, and numerous articles on folklore and literature, as well as book, record, and film reviews. Ferris has recorded blues albums, produced 15 documentary films on southern folklore, and, for ten years, hosted the weekly Mississippi Public Radio blues show, Highway 61. Ferris's photography, documenting aspects of African American southern folklore, has been featured nationally, including in an exhibit by the Smithsonian Museum and an article by the New York Times.

Ferris has traveled and lectured extensively throughout Europe and the U.S. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Charles Frankel Prize in the Humanities, bestowed by President Clinton, and France's Chevalier and Officer in the Order of Arts and Letters, and has been inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame.

Ferris has four siblings. His brother, Grey, was a senator in the Mississippi State Legislature from 1992 to 2001. Ferris is married to Marcie Cohen Ferris and has a daughter named Virginia.

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Subgroup A. Original Deposits

The William R. Ferris Collection consists of papers, photographs, slides, sound recordings, videotapes, films, and other materials documenting the life and work of William Ferris, a white folklorist, author, professor, and filmmaker. Professional papers relate to his teaching career at Jackson State University, Yale University, the University of Mississippi, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and to his activities at the Center for Southern Folklore, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, the Center for the Study of the American South, and as chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Personal papers include student materials, family correspondence, and other papers from the 1940s to 2002. Papers, images, and recordings document life in Mississippi and the Mississippi Delta; folk music, the blues, gospel music, fife and drum corps music, and other musical types; folk festivals and music festivals; folk arts; folk culture; folk humor; Highway 61; the Ku Klux Klan; prisons, especially Parchman Farm (Mississippi State Penitentiary); auctioneers; and other topics.

Individuals important in the collection include writers, artists, musicians, political figures, and others. They include: Imamu Amiri Baraka, Victor Bobb, Cleanth Brooks, Fannie Bell Chapman, Edith Clark, Leon "Peck" Clark, Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Willie Dixon, John Dollard, Louis Dotson, Walker Evans, William Faulkner, Marcie Cohen Ferris, Shelby Foote, Ernest J. Gaines, Allen Ginsberg, Amanda Gordon, Theora Hamblett, Bessie Jones, B. B. King, Alan Lomax, Ray Lum (auctioneer), Arthur Miller, Ethel Wright Mohamed (embroiderer), Ola Belle Reed, Pete Seeger, Charles Seeger, Harry Smith, James "Son" Thomas, Othar Turner, Alice Walker, Pecolia Warner, Robert Penn Warren, Eudora Welty, and members of the Rose Hill Baptist Church in Vicksburg, Miss.

The films include footage of Ferris's documentaries: Mississippi Delta Blues; Ray Lum: Mule Trader; Fannie Bell Chapman: Gospel Singer; and Delta Blues Singer: James "Son" Thomas.

Subgroup B. Additions of 2004-2012

The Additions of 2004-2012 contain papers, photographs, audio recordings, moving images, and digital files relating to William Ferris's life and work, 1949-2011. There are materials relating to Ferris's book Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Delta Blues (2009), from inception to promotion. There are also transcripts of interviews conducted by William Ferris with Bill Christenberry, Alex Haley, Pete Seeger, Alice Walker, and others, as well as research and notes related to Ferris's book project on southern voices. There are journals kept by Ferris, 1995 and 2003-2011, containing his schedules and notes related to events and meetings. There are correspondence and subject files relating to his research, projects, and events. Correspondents include Alice Walker, B. B. King, students and advisees, and professional colleagues from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and other universities. There are notes, letters, holiday cards, and other papers sent to Ferris and published items collected by Ferris reflecting his research interests and writing. The Addition also contains black-and-white photographic prints of images taken by Ferris in the 1960s and 1970s primarily depicting African Americans and whites in Mississippi, including images of musicians Louis Dotson, James "Son" Thomas, and others, and a significant number of snapshots taken by Ferris, 2000-2011, of musical events, gatherings, and travel. There are black-and-white and color slides depicting various people, including B. B. King, Ray Lum, Robert Penn Warren, and Eudora Welty, and scenes and digital family and travel photographs as well as digital photographs given to William Ferris by friends and associates. There are some photographs of Ferris's family members as well as photographs of Ferris, including a slide of him in 1949 and photographs that he took with his first camera in 1957. There is a set of photocopies of the contact prints from photographs taken by Ferris in the 1960s and 1970s. The Addition also contains sound and video recordings of classes taught by Ferris at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, many of which feature performances by guest speakers and musicians. There are also interviews with Ferris and digital files of presentations given by him. Finally, there are audio recordings, moving images, and artifacts collected by or given to Ferris, posters for book signings, and other items.

Subgroup C. Additions since August 2012

The Addition of October 2012 contains notes and transcripts from interviews that Ferris used in his book titled The Storied South : Voices of Writers and Artists. Other materials are professional and personal correspondence, printed items, notes, notebooks, and course packs for classes taught by Ferris at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). Of interest are files about documentary film projects on the African American gospel choir Wings Over Jordan nationally prominent in the 1930s and 1940s and on journalist Horace Carter's reporting on the Ku Klux Klan in Tabor City, N.C., during the early 1950s.

The Addition of June 2013 contains scattered materials, chiefly correspondence, printed items, and audio and video recordings related to Ferris's teaching, faculty and administrative work at the University of North Carolina, his writings and publications, and his research interests. Includes video documentation of the fall 2010 course, Southern Music.

The Addition of July 2013 contains subject files, clippings, correspondence, printed materials, song lyric sheets, teaching material from Ferris' tenure at Yale University, and files pertaining to Ferris's books The Storied South : Voices of Writers and Artists and Give My Poor Heart Ease : Voices of the Mississippi Blues. Subject file titles include "Work Songs", "Dance - Black", Dance - White", "Food + Blues", "Spirituals", and "Trickster". Also includes journals, posters, and digital files, including presentations and lectures by William Ferris, Jocelyn Arem, Alice Walker, and others.

The Addition of December 2013 contains scattered correspondence, clippings, printed items, and typescript drafts for books. Materials pertain chiefly to the writing, publication, book tours, and sales of Ferris's books, The Storied South : Voices of Writers and Artists, Les Voix du Mississippi, a French translation of Give My Poor Heart Ease : Voices of the Mississippi Blues. Other topics represented in the materials are the use of the Confederate flag, twerking and New Orleans Bounce music, Mardi Gras Indians, blues musicians, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Jerry Cohen's obituary and shiva reception, the Center for the Study of the American South, and a Festschrift honoring Charles Joyner.

The Addition of March 2014 contains drafts of The Storied South : Voices of Writers and Artists and proofs of Les Voix du Mississippi, a French translation of Give My Poor Heart Ease : Voices of the Mississippi Blues. The addition also contains numerous cards and letters expressing condolences and sympathy for the death of Ferris's father-in-law Jerry Cohen. Other scattered items include professional correspondence, newspaper clippings, articles, printed items, and materials for book tours, professional conferences, folk festivals, and cultural heritage organizations. Topics include Eudora Welty, Trudy Taylor and Martha's Vineyard, singer Rhiannon Giddens, writer Allan Gurganus, the Center for the Study of the American South, and the journal Southern Cultures.

The Additions of June and September 2014 contain professional and personal correspondence and printed materials. Topics include Ferris's post tenure review at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC); book festivals and professional symposia and conferences; promotion of the book The Storied South: Voices of Writers and Artists; the French translation of Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Delta Blues and a stage adaptation of that book; the Mississippi Historical Society; Davidson College reunion; Tennessee attorney Cecil Sims; foodways; the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation; UNC's American Studies Department; UNC Press; UNC-TV; Center for the Study of the American South; and a steamboat cruise from New Orleans, La., to Memphis, Tenn., "Southern Culture and Civil War aboard the American Queen," for which Ferris and Marcie Cohen Ferris were "enrichment lecturers." Some materials, including a brief letter from former United States President Bill Clinton, pertain to memorial services for English professor Darryl James Gless and Ferris's mother Shelby Flowers Ferris.

The Addition of December 2014 contains professional correspondence, printed materials, publications including issues of the journal Eudora Welty Review, clippings, fellowship applications, notes, and drafts. Subjects include an exhibit titled "The South in Black and White: Photography from 1954 to the Present," museums, public history, Professor Benjamin Filene's project titled "Cone Mill Villages: A Thread in Greensboro's Past," the Southern Folklife Collection’s grant project titled "Extending the Reach of Southern Audiovisual Resources," southern studies, and the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor. Also includes files for a program review of the Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a draft of a Ferris article titled "Richard Wright and the Blues."

The Addition of March 2015 contains professional and personal correspondence and printed materials. Subjects include Ferris's "Southern Music" course, musicians and writers he invited to speak and perform for his classes, National Endowment for the Humanities programs, Ferris's book Les Voix du Mississippi, and Marcie Cohen Ferris's book The Edible South: The Power of Food and the Making of an American Region.

The Addition of May 2015 contains professional and personal correspondence including greeting cards, printed materials including magazines, newsletters, brochures and posters, draft essay by Ferris, and handwritten notes. Topics include musical artist Barbara Hendricks; novelist and poet Margaret Walker; photographer Béatrice Chauvin; Zora Neale Hurston, Eatonville, Fla., and Historic Black Towns and Settlements Association; Eastern Kentucky African American Migration Project (EKAAMP); MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course); "Tara Talks" at the Herbert Bryant Conference Center in Vicksburg, Miss.; "Food and the Local/Global Nexus" conference at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC); UNC chancellor and music scholar James Moeser; and the Folklore Curriculum at UNC.

The Addition of August 2015 contains professional correspondence; greeting cards received by Ferris and Marcie Cohen Ferris; printed items; book proposals and drafts of text for his book The South in Color: A Visual Journal; clippings and obituaries about B. B. King; Ferris's farewell to B. B. King; grant proposals and academic leave requests; materials related to professional conferences, particularly "Les Voix du Mississippi" in France; and syllabi and reading lists for courses Ferris taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Yale University. The addition also includes one volume of Ferris's daily appointment journals and digital prints on copy paper of digitized photographs. These working copies of Ferris's photographs were likely used in selecting images and identifying the subjects for his book The South in Color: A Visual Journal published in 2016. Audio and video recordings in the addition consists of documentary films, television programs, and radio interviews compiled by Ferris.

The Additions of December 2015 contain professional correspondence, notes, and printed materials pertaining to cultural heritage organizations, historical sites, photography exhibits, audio preservation, festivals, Center for the Study of the American South, Yale University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Ferris's Brooks School reunion.

The Addition of April 2016 contains printed items, professional and personal correspondence, and prints of digitized photographs. Professional correspondence pertains to Ferris's publications and public lectures, conferences and symposia, cultural heritage institutions, and his interest in procuring archival collections for Wilson Special Collections Library. The digital prints were working copies of Ferris's photographs that he likely used in selecting images for his book The South in Color: A Visual Journal published in 2016.

The Addition of July 2016 consists of subject files relating to William Ferris's work and life as well as notes, holiday cards, email print-outs, journals, museum items, oversized materials, and audio and video recordings including a mix of live music from the Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance.

The Additions of November and December 2016 contain papers, audio and video recordings, and photographs relating to William Ferris's life and work, 1983-2003 and undated. Video consists of original home video recordings by Ferris, while audio includes recordings of American bluegrass musicians, Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard, and American rock band, Southern Culture on the Skids.

The Addition of June 2017 contains correspondence, printed materials, newspaper clippings, publication agreements, a grant proposal, writings, journal articles, course syllabi, transcriptions of interviews, audio and video recordings, and other materials. Topics include Ferris's Southern Music class at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), Center for the Study of the American South, Folklore Curriculum and American Studies Department at UNC, American Folklore Society, blues and gospel music and music festivals, Appalshop, Ferris's book Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues, and Voices of Mississippi Dust to Digital box set.

The Addition of June 2017 includes subject files relating to the State of Mississippi Governor's Award, Southern Music 571 course materials, older publications with Wendy Weill, photographic works by others, the Center for the Study of the American South advisory board, the Natchez Literary Festival, the Association for Cultural Equity, adapting Give My Poor Heart Ease for the stage, the Nashville Museum of African American Music, and Dockery Farms; miscellaneous letters, including one concerning school integration, 1970; chronological files of email, flyers, and other printed materials for Spring 2016-Spring 2017; calendar notebooks for July 2016-June 2017; family photographs; color slides of UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University campuses in 1957; a woodblock painting by Daniel Wallace; event posters; "A Conversation with William Ferris" recorded in 1975; video recordings of authors, Daniel Wallace, Elizabeth Spencer, and Eudora Welty, and other materials.

The Addition of December 2017 includes subject files relating to book tours, the American Folklore Society meeting, Dust to Digital, Southbound, manuscripts for review, Kelley Edmisten family related papers and photographs, Duke University Memory Commission, and UNC Diversity and Inclusion; chronological files of email, flyers, and ephemera for fall 2017; a calendar notebook for August-September 2017; Marcie Cohen's notebooks for 2011-2012; event posters; and photographic prints.

The Addition of June 2018 includes journals, course material for Southern literature and oral tradition, endorsements and book blurbs, email print outs, Cleanth Brooks materials, and manuscripts by others, as well as audio and video recordings, including an interview with white author, Lee Smith.

The Addition of July 2018 includes lecture notes on music (African American, ballads, bluegrass, blues, classical, country, dance, folk, Indian, jazz, rap, soul, spirituals, etc.), southern literature and authors, and office and personal files, including talks given, Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by William Ferris, invitations, event ephemera, newspaper clippings, undergraduate folklore and music course materials, annual reports 2006-2012, email print outs, endorsements and book blurbs.

The Addition of September 2018 consists of loose papers of email, printed ephemera; Museum of African American Music; post tenure review; Merlefest programs and economic impact reports; and a novel manuscript by Alan Flurry.

The Additions of January 2019 include journals kept by William R. Ferris containing his schedules and notes related to events and meetings; subject files for Mississippi Book Festival, "I Am a Man" exhibit and lectures in Montpellier, Toulouse, and Paris, and the Southbound Music Symposium; chronological groupings of loose papers of correspondence, printed materials, ephemera, and manuscripts by others seeking blurbs by Ferris; greeting and holiday cards; and posters.

The Addition of February 2019 consists of the program and related materials for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, 10 February 2019, at which the Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by William Ferris boxed set and the liner notes received Grammy Awards.

The Addition of May 2022 consists of journals kept by William R. Ferris containing his schedules and note related to events and meetings, as well as materials pertaining to various projects, including: the Johnny Cash Festival; the I Am A Man: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement traveling exhibit and publication; the Voices of Mississippi concert and multi-media program, including performances at New York City's Jazz at Lincoln Center and UNC-Chapel Hill's Memorial Hall; and work as an advisor for the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, Miss.

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Subgroup A. Original Deposits
1. Papers, 1942-2004.
1.1. Professional Papers, 1970-2004.
1.2. Personal Papers, 1942-2003.
2. Photographic Materials.
2.1. Photographic Prints and Negatives.
2.2. Personal Photographic Negatives, circa 1940s-1990s.
2.3. Flowers Family Album Negatives, circa 1940s-1960s.
2.4. E.B. Ferris Album Negatives, circa 1890s-1960s.
2.5. Hester Flowers Album Negatives, circa 1910s-1970s.
2.6. W.R. Ferris Album Negatives, circa 1910s-1980s.
2.7. Slides, 1960-1980.
3. Moving Image Materials, ca. 1965-2003 and undated.
3.1. Videotapes, 1969-2003and undated.
3.2. Motion Picture Film, 1969-1983.
4. Sound Recordings, circa 1950-2002 and undated.
4.1. Audiocassettes, c. 1950-2001, undated.
4.2. Open Reel, 1962-1988.
4.3. Compact Discs, 1999-2002, undated.
5. Transcripts.
Subgroup B. Additions of 2004-2012
6. Papers, 1956-2011 (Additions of 2004-2012).
7. Photographic Materials, 1957-2018 (Additions of 2004-2012).
7.1.1. Black-and-White Prints, circa 1960s-1970s.
7.1.2. Snapshots, 2002-2011.
7.1.3. Slides, 1949-2002.
7.1.4. Digital Photographs, 1957-2010 and undated (Additions of 2004-2012).
7.1.5. Other Photographs, 1950-2011.
7.1.6. Contact Prints.
8. Moving Image Materials and Sound Recordings (Additions of 2004-2012).
8.1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Class Sessions and Performances: Audio and Video Recordings, 2003-2011.
8.2. Audio Recordings, 1978-2011.
8.3. Film and Video Recordings, 1986-2011.
9. Digital Files, circa 2000s-2010 (Additions of 2004-2012).
10. Other Materials, 1996-2011 (Additions of 2004-2012).
Subgroup C. Additions since August 2012.
11. Papers (Additions since August 2012).
11.1. Papers, 2003-2012 (Addition of October 2012).
11.2. Papers, 1991-2013 (Addition of June 2013).
11.3. Papers and Subject Files, circa 1970s and 2010-2013 (Addition of July 2013).
11.4. Papers, 1970 and 2012-2013 (Addition of December 2013).
11.5. Papers, circa 1961-1966 and 2012-2014 (Addition of March 2014).
11.6. Papers, circa 2002-2014 (Additions of June and September 2014).
11.7. Papers, circa 2005-2014 (Addition of December 2014).
11.8. Papers, circa 2014-2015 (Addition of March 2015).
11.9. Papers, circa 2000-2015 (Addition of May 2015).
11.10. Papers, circa 1976-2015 (Addition of August 2015).
11.11. Papers, 1973-2016 (Additions of December 2015).
11.12. Papers, circa 2013-2016 (Addition of April 2016).
11.13. Papers, 2007-2016 (Addition of July 2016).
11.14. Papers (Additions of November and December 2016).
11.15. Papers (Addition of June 2017).
11.16. Papers (Addition of December 2017).
11.17 Papers, 2005, 2017-2018 (Addition of June 2018).
11.18 Papers, 2003-2018 (Addition of July 2018).
11.19 Papers, 1992-2018 (Addition of September 2018).
11.20 Papers, 1983-2019, undated (Additions of January 2019).
11.21 Papers, 2019 (Addition of February 2019).
11.22. Papers, 2019 (Addition of December 2019).
11.23. Papers, 2019-2022 (Addition of May 2022).
12. Other Materials (Additions since August 2012).
12.1. Other Materials, (Additions from August 2012 through April 2016).
12.2. Other Materials, 2016 (Addition of July 2016).
12.3. Other Materials (Addition of June 2017).
13. Sound Recordings and Moving Image Materials (Additions since August 2012).
13.1. Audio and Video Recordings, 1997-2010 and undated (Addition of June 2013).
13.2. Audio and Video Recordings, 1972-2001 and undated (Addition of August 2015).
13.3. Audio and Video Recordings, undated (Addition of July 2016).
13.4. Audio and Video Recordings, 1987-2015 and undated (Additions of November and December 2016).
13.5. Video Recordings, 1975-2011 (Addition of June 2017)
13.6. Audio and Video Recordings, 2005-2017 (Addition of June 2018)
13.7. Audio and Video Recordings, 1963-2020, undated (Addition of May 2022)
14. Photographic Materials, (Additions since August 2012).
14.1. Photographs (Addition of August 2012).
14.2. Photographs (Addition of June 2013).
14.3. Photographs (Addition of December 2013).
14.4. Photographs (Additions of March-June 2014).
14.5. Photographs (Addition of September 2014).
14.6. Photographs (Additions of August and December 2015).
14.7. Photographs (Addition of April 2016).
14.8. Photographs (Addition of June 2017).
14.9. Photographs (Addition of December 2017).
14.10. Photographs, 2016 (Addition of June 2018)
14.11. Photographs, undated (Addition of December 2019).
14.12. Photographs and videos, 2004-2019, undated (Addition of August 2019).

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Acquisitions Information: Received from William R. Ferris between September 2002 and April 2003 (Acc. 99325, 99333, 99360, 99361, 99384, 99394, 99402, 99426, 99433, 99434, 99438, 99474, 99475).

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About 86,100 items.

Professional and personal papers relating to the life and career of William Ferris, dating from 1942 through 2004.

Professional papers concern Ferris's research and teaching at Jackson State University, Yale University, the Center for Southern Folklore, the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Also included are papers relating to Ferris's work as chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities, 1997-2001; his tenure as a scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, February-July 2002; his writings and research on Ray Lum; research indexes and inventories on folklore topics; and other papers.

Personal papers document Ferris's personal life and education and include correspondence from family and acquaintences, 1942-2003, along with subject files; childhood and grade school papers; high school materials from Carr Central High School and Brooks School; college materials from Davidson College; and graduate materials from Northwestern University, the University of Pennsylvania, and a Rotary Fellowship at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1. Professional Papers, 1970-2004.

About 73,500 items.

Correspondence, writings, publications, research materials, teaching materials, reports, memorandums, itineraries, photographs, clippings, and other papers relating to William Ferris's professional career. Included are papers regarding Ferris's work at Jackson State University (1970-1972), Yale University (1972-1979), the Center for Southern Folklore (1974-1983), the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi (1977-1998), the National Endowment for the Humanities (1997-2001), the Woodrow Wilson International Center (2001-2002), and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2001-2004). Also included are Ferris's writings and research on Ray Lum, research indexes and inventories on folklore topics, and other papers.

Jackson State University, 1970-1972.

About 300 items.

Access to some of these materials is closed (folder 2653-2654) for the lifetime of William Ferris.

Correspondence, writings, publications, research materials, teaching materials, photographs, clippings, and other papers relating to Ferris's tenure at Jackson State University, where he was an assistant professor of English, 1970-1972. Also included are materials relating to folklore topics and to the publications Mississippi Black Folkfore and Gigline.

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Folder 1

Folder 2

Folder 3

1970-1972

Folder 4

Blues and Freud

Folder 5

Blues Writings

Folder 6

Folk Aesthetic Bibliography

Folder 7

Folklore and Black History

Folder 8

Folklore and Literature in Mississippi

Folder 9

Gay Black Folklore

Folder 10

Gigline

Folder 11

James Joyce's Stephen Hero

Folder 12-13

Folder 12

Folder 13

Mississippi Black Folklore, 1970-1972

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Folder 14

Folder 15

Folder 16

Publications

Folder 17

Railroad Chants

Folder 18

Rockefeller Foundation

Folder 19-21

Folder 19

Folder 20

Folder 21

Rose Hill

Folder 22

James "Son" ThomasFilm

Folder 2653-2654

Folder 2653

Folder 2654

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Closed for the lifetime of William Ferris.

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Yale University, 1972-1979.

About 9,600 items.

Access to some of these materials is closed (folder 2655-2668) for the lifetime of William Ferris.

Correspondence, writings, publications, research materials, teaching materials, photographs, clippings, and other papers relating to Ferris's teaching and research at Yale University. In 1972, Ferris became an assistant professor in the American and Afro-American Studies Program at Yale. He was promoted to associate professor in 1976, a position he held until moving to the University of Mississippi in 1979. While at Yale, Ferris also directed the Center for Southern Folklore in Memphis, Tenn., which he helped establish in 1972.

Materials in this series document Ferris's professional activities, including research projects and teaching duties. Also included are files that Ferris maintained on folklore topics and folklore and academic professionals that he associated with. Chronological files include correspondence, reports, and research materials. Notable subjects inlclude Ferris's publications Afro-American Folk Arts and Crafts and Blues From the Delta; James "Son" Thomas; Rose Hill; the National Endowment for the Humanities; publications; Ferris's 1978 European lecture tour; Yale; and Mississippi folklife. Interspersed throughout the subseries are materials relating to Ferris's work with the Center for Southern Folklore.

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Correspondence: A

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Correspondence: B

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Correspondence: C

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Correspondence: D

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Correspondence: E

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Correspondence: F

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Correspondence: G

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Correspondence: H

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Correspondence: L

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Correspondence: M

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Correspondence: Mc

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Correspondence: N

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Correspondence: O

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Correspondence: P

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Correspondence: Q

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Correspondence: R

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Correspondence: S

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Correspondence: T

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Correspondence: U

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Correspondence: V

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Correspondence: W

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Correspondence: Y

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Correspondence: Z

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1972-1974

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1975-1977

Folder 69

1978

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Folder 70

Folder 71

1979

Folder 72

ACLS Grant

Folder 73

ASNLH

Folder 74

Achebe and Tutola

Folder 75

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

Folder 76

African American Folk Art

Folder 77-86

Folder 77

Folder 78

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Folder 80

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Folder 82

Folder 83

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Folder 85

Folder 86

Afro-American Folk Arts and Crafts

Folder 87-88

Folder 87

Folder 88

Afro-American Folk Arts and Crafts: Correspondence

Folder 89

Afro-American Folk Arts and Crafts: Permissions

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Afro-American Folk Arts and Crafts: Unedited Manuscripts

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Afro-American Folklore, 88b

Folder 103

Afro-American Studies, 20a

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Folder 104

Folder 105

Afro-American Studies Program

Folder 106

American Folklife Center

Folder 107

American Folklore, 55a

Folder 108

American Folklore, 230a

Folder 109

American Folklore Newsletter

Folder 110

American Musiological Society

Folder 111

American Studies

Folder 112

American Studies Association Convention

Folder 113

American Studies Program

Folder 114

American Studies, 20a

Folder 115

Anglo-Irish Literature

Folder 116

Appalachian Regional Commission

Folder 117

Applied Folklore

Folder 118

Army Folklore

Folder 119

Arts in Mississippi

Folder 120

Aspen Institute, 1974-1976 (Pictures: PF-20367/2968)

Folder 121

Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies

Folder 122

Ballad in Gaelic Literature

Folder 123

Bethke, Bob

Folder 124

Bifurcation and Cultural Anthropology

Folder 125

Black American Folklore and Music

Folder 126

Black Folklore: American Studies, 88b

Folder 127

Black, Patti

Folder 128

Blues

Folder 129

Blues Bibliography

Folder 130

Blues Comments

Folder 131-132

Folder 131

Folder 132

Blues Footnotes

Folder 133

Blues from the Delta

Folder 134-135

Folder 134

Folder 135

Blues from the Delta: Corrected

Folder 136

Blues from the Delta: Da Capo Edition

Folder 137-138

Folder 137

Folder 138

Blues from the Delta: Draft

Folder 139-140

Folder 139

Folder 140

Blues from the Delta: Earlier Version

Folder 141-142

Folder 141

Folder 142

Blues from the Delta: Edited

Folder 143

Blues from the Delta: Foundry Proofs

Folder 144

Blues from the Delta: Galley Proofs

Folder 145

Blues from the Delta: Illustrations

Folder 146

Blues from the Delta: Paperback

Folder 147-148

Folder 147

Folder 148

Blues from the Delta: Publishing

Folder 149

Blues from the Delta: Reviews

Folder 150

Blues from the Delta: Photocopied Draft

Folder 151

Blues Notes

Folder 152

Blues Roots and Development

Folder 153

Bobbs-Merrill Company

Folder 154

Book Orders

Folder 155

Boomerang

Folder 156

Boston University

Folder 157

Boswell, George

Folder 158

Boyd, Joe Dan

Folder 159

Brandstein, David

Folder 160

Brigard, Emilie de

Folder 161

Brown University

Folder 162

Bulger, Peggy

Folder 163

Butler, Melvin

Folder 164

Byington, Robert

Folder 165

Calendars, 1974-1975

Folder 166

Calhoun College Seminars

Folder 167

Clark, Peck

Folder 168-170

Folder 168

Folder 169

Folder 170

Class Lectures

Folder 171-174

Folder 171

Folder 172

Folder 173

Folder 174

Clippings

Folder 175

Cochrane, Bob

Folder 176

Connecticut Commission on the Arts

Folder 177

Cooperstown

Folder 178

Cotton, Gordon: Clippings

Folder 179

Cumberland College

Folder 180

Davis, Gerry

Folder 181

Delta State University

Folder 182

Dictionary of American Biography

Folder 183

Dollard, John

Folder 184

Dorson, Richard

Folder 185

Dotson, Louis

Folder 186

Educational Film Center

Folder 187

Eff, Elaine

Folder 188

Ethnic Heritage Proposal

Folder 189

Ethnomusicology

Folder 190-192

Folder 190

Folder 191

Folder 192

Ethnomusicology Film Review Editor

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Folder 195

Folder 196

European Lecture Tour, 1978

Folder 197

European Lecture Tour: Austria

Folder 198

European Lecture Tour: Denmark

Folder 199

European Lecture Tour: Finland (Pictures: PF-20367/2968)

Folder 200

European Lecture Tour: France

Folder 201

European Lecture Tour: Germany

Folder 202-203

Folder 202

Folder 203

European Lecture Tour: Journal

Folder 204

European Lecture Tour: Notebook

Folder 205

European Lecture Tour: Sweden

Folder 206

European Lecture Tour: Telegrams

Folder 207-208

Folder 207

Folder 208

European Lecture Tour: Turkey

Folder 209-210

Folder 209

Folder 210

Evans, David (Pictures: PF-20367/2972)

Folder 211

Evans, Walker (Pictures: PF-20367/2972)

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Film Information

Folder 213

Film Review of The Village

Folder 214

Flaherty Seminar

Folder 215

Folk Art

Folder 216

Folk Artists' Letters

Folder 217

Folk Song and Culture

Folder 218-220

Folder 218

Folder 219

Folder 220

Folklore Films

Folder 221

Folklore Graduate Programs

Folder 222

Folklore in American Literature, 92-3b

Folder 223

Folklore and Racism

Folder 224

Ford Foundation

Folder 225

Gaines, Ernest (Pictures: PF-20367/2969)

Folder 226

Gilliam, J. R. (Pictures: PF-20367/2969)

Folder 227

Glassie, Henry

Folder 228

Goldstein, Ken

Folder 229

Gordon, Amanda (Pictures: PF-20367/2970)

Folder 230

Gray, Pam

Folder 231

Griggs College Films

Folder 232

Griswold Fund

Folder 233

Guggenheim

Folder 234

G. K. Hall

Folder 235-237

Folder 235

Folder 236

Folder 237

H.E.W. Proposal

Folder 238

Hi-Fi

Folder 239

Humanities Institute

Folder 240

International Communications Agency

Folder 241

Journal of American Folklore

Folder 242-245

Folder 242

Folder 243

Folder 244

Folder 245

Kerschbaumer: Miles Davis

Folder 246

B. B. King Honorary Degree

Folder 247

Knoxville College

Folder 248

Legacy Books

Folder 249

Legman, Gershon

Folder 250

Library Acquisitions

Folder 251-252

Folder 251

Folder 252

Library of Congress

Folder 253-254

Folder 253

Folder 254

Lilly Foundation

Folder 255

Lomax, Alan

Folder 256

Long, Worth

Folder 257

Manpower Planning Council

Folder 258

Marshall, Rusty

Folder 259

Mazique, Jewell

Folder 260

Mid-South Folklore

Folder 261

Mintz, Sidney

Folder 262

Miscellaneous

Folder 263

Mississippi Archives Concerts (Pictures: PF-20367/2969)

Folder 264

Mississippi Arts Commission

Folder 265

Mississippi Arts Festival

Folder 266

Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Folder 267-268

Folder 267

Folder 268

Mississippi Folk Architecture (Pictures: PF-20367/2969)

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Folder 269

Folder 270

Mississippi Folk Voices Record

Folder 271

Mississippi Folklife Clippings

Folder 272

Mississippi Folklife Festival, 1974 (Pictures: PF-20367/2971)

Folder 273

Mississippi Folklore Society

Folder 274

Mississippi History Project

Folder 275

Mitchell, Billy (Audio Disc: D-20367/1)

Folder 276

Mohamed, Ethel

Folder 277

Moore Fund

Folder 278

Morse Fellowship, 1973

Folder 279

National Recreation and Park Association

Folder 280

Myth and Psychological School

Folder 281

National Science Foundation

Folder 282-287

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Folder 283

Folder 284

Folder 285

Folder 286

Folder 287

National Endowment for the Humanities

Folder 288

National Endowment for the Humanities: Fellowship, 1977-1979

Folder 289

National Endowment for the Humanities: HumanitiesContinuing Education

Folder 290

National Endowment for the Humanities: One Year Fellowship

Folder 291

National Endowment for the Humanities: Research Program

Folder 292

National Endowment for the Humanities: Summer Stipend

Folder 293

National Endowment for the Humanities: Summer Term

Folder 294

Olson, Martha

Folder 295

Palmer, Bob

Folder 296

Papers Found Inside Ferris Gift Books

Folder 297

Powell, Gene

Folder 298

Price, Richard and Sally

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Folder 300

Folder 301

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Folder 304

Folder 305

Folder 306

Publications

Folder 307

Quills, Fifes, and Flutes

Folder 308

Railroad Folklore

Folder 309-310

Folder 309

Folder 310

Records

Folder 311

Reed, Olla Belle (Pictures: PF-20367/2969)

Folder 312

Rockefeller Foundation

Folder 313

Rose Hill

Folder 314-316

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Folder 315

Folder 316

Rose Hill Church

Folder 317

Rounder Records

Folder 318

Sewanee

Folder 319

Sinking Creek

Folder 320-321

Folder 320

Folder 321

Smithsonian Exhibit

Folder 322

Southern Anthropological Society

Folder 323

Southern, Eileen

Folder 324

Southern Voices

Folder 325

Stern, Thomas: Recordings

Folder 326

Study of American Folklife

Folder 327

Talks on Folklore

Folder 328-329

Folder 328

Folder 329

Teaching and Learning Committee

Folder 330

Tedlock, Dennis

Folder 331-333

Folder 331

Folder 332

Folder 333

Thomas, James "Son"(Pictures: PF-20367/2972)

Folder 334-335

Folder 334

Folder 335

Thomas, James: Article

Folder 336

Thompson, Robert

Folder 337

Titles

Folder 338-339

Folder 338

Folder 339

Tullos, Allen

Folder 340

UNESCO.

Folder 341

University Press of Mississippi

Folder 342

University of Tennessee

Folder 343

Vlach, John

Folder 344-345

Folder 344

Folder 345

Voodoo

Folder 346

Ware, John

Folder 347

Wahlman, Maude

Folder 348

Wenner-Gren Foundation

Folder 349

Western Carolina University

Folder 350

Wilmer, Valerie

Folder 351-352

Folder 351

Folder 352

Wood, Peter

Folder 353

Woodrow Wilson International Center

Folder 354-356

Folder 354

Folder 355

Folder 356

Yale (Pictures: PF-20367/2972)

Folder 357

Yale Alumni Journal

Folder 2655-2668

Folder 2655

Folder 2656

Folder 2657

Folder 2658

Folder 2659

Folder 2660

Folder 2661

Folder 2662

Folder 2663

Folder 2664

Folder 2665

Folder 2666

Folder 2667

Folder 2668

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Closed for the lifetime of William Ferris.

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Center for Southern Folklore, 1974-1983.

About 3,000 items.

Access to some of these materials is closed (folder 2669) for the lifetime of William Ferris.

Correspondence, reports, promotional materials, clippings, legal papers, publications, and other materials regarding the operations of the Center for Southern Folklore. In 1972, Ferris co-founded the Center for Southern Folklore in Memphis, Tenn., to document and make available the region's folklore through a variety of media, including written publications and film. He served as the director from 1972 to 1984.

Materials in this series concern daily operations, budgets, organizational policy, and publication and film projects sponsored by the Center. The chronological files contain correspondence, reports, budget materials, clippings, grant projects, legal papers, and promotional materials. Notable subject files include Local Color: A Sense of Place in Folk Art; Fife and Drum; film listings and promotional materials; Ray Lum; mule and auction research; Pathe Cinema; the Tennessee Arts Commission; the National Endowment for the Arts; and publications.

Folder 358

1974

Folder 359

1975

Folder 360-361

Folder 360

Folder 361

1976

Folder 362

1977

Folder 363-364

Folder 363

Folder 364

1978

Folder 365-366

Folder 365

Folder 366

1979

Folder 367-372

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1980

Folder 373

1981

Folder 374-375

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Folder 375

1982

Folder 376-377

Folder 376

Folder 377

1983

Folder 378

Undated

Folder 379

American Revolution Bicentennial Commission

Folder 380

Articles on the Center for Southern Folklore

Folder 381

Black Delta Film Text

Folder 382

Board Report, 1980

Folder 383

Boom Era

Folder 384

Budgets

Folder 385-390

Folder 385

Folder 386

Folder 387

Folder 388

Folder 389

Folder 390

Center for Southern Folklore

Folder 391

Challenge Grant Letters

Folder 392

Chapman Film

Folder 393

Clippings

Folder 394

Correspondence

Folder 395

Ferris Transcripts

Folder 396-397

Folder 396

Folder 397

Fife and Drum

Folder 398-399

Folder 398

Folder 399

Films and Publications

Folder 400

Film Showings/Awards

Folder 401-402

Folder 401

Folder 402

Finances

Folder 403

Folktale

Folder 404

Forms

Folder 405

Images of the South

Folder 406

Life of Fannie Bell Chapman

Folder 407-412

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Folder 409

Folder 410

Folder 411

Folder 412

Local Color: Drafts

Folder 413

Local Color: Proofs

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Folder 421

Local Color: 1978

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Folder 424

Local Color: Without Photos

Folder 425

Local Color: Louis Dotson

Folder 426

Log of Footage

Folder 427

Ray Lum Record

Folder 428

Memphis Landmarks

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Folder 432

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Folder 434

Folder 435

Folder 436

Mule and Auction Research

Folder 437-438

Folder 437

Folder 438

National Endowment for the Arts

Folder 439

National Endowment for the Arts: Arts Film

Folder 440

National Endowment for the Arts: Challenge Grant

Folder 441

National Endowment for the Arts: Film Index Grant

Folder 442

National Endowment for the Humanities: Challenge Grant

Folder 443

National Endowment for the Humanities: Film Catalog

Folder 444

National Historical Publications and Records Commission

Folder 445

Non-profit Letters

Folder 446-447

Folder 446

Folder 447

Pathe Cinema (Pictures: PF-20367/2972)

Folder 448-449

Folder 448

Folder 449

Peiser, Judy

Folder 450

Proposals

Folder 451-453

Folder 451

Folder 452

Folder 453

Publications

Folder 454

Radio Programs

Folder 455

Releases

Folder 456

Religion

Folder 457-458

Folder 457

Folder 458

Rockefeller Foundation

Folder 459

Slide Program

Folder 460

Southern Folklore Reports

Folder 461

Super 8 Films

Folder 462-463

Folder 462

Folder 463

Tennessee Arts Commission

Folder 2669

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Closed for the lifetime of William Ferris.

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University of Mississippi/Center for the Study of Southern Culture, 1977-1998.

About 9,500 items.

Access to some of these materials is closed (folders 2670-2683) for the lifetime of William Ferris.

Correspondence, writings, publications, research and teaching materials, photographs, clippings, promotional materials, and other papers relating to William Ferris's work at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi. Ferris was the founding head of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture and a professor of anthropology at the University of Mississippi, 1979-1997.

Materials in this series document Ferris's professional activities and interests, including research projects and publications, operations of the Center for the Study of Southen Culture, teaching duties, and various topics relating to southern folklife and culture. Materials related to the operations of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture concern publications, folklore festivals, grants and research projects, study programs and cirriculum, the annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conferences, and the Encyclopedia of Southern Culture. Chronological files contain correspondence, reports, promotional materials, publications, administrative materials, information on events and projects sponsored by the Center, and materials concerning the Mississippi, the University of Mississippi, southern folklife, and cultural activities. Subject files include clippings related to Ferris, southern culture, Mississippi, the University of Mississippi, and other topics; screenplays donated by Kent Moorehead; travel to Europe, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobogo, and Guyana; Rose Hill; planners and notebooks; press releases; and materials about conferences, festivals, and symposia. Notable subjects include William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Robert Penn Warren, James "Son" Thomas, Benny Andrews, James Meredith, the Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, the Elvis Presley Conferences, and Ferris's 1997 nomination to head the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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1977-1979

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Folder 468

1980

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1981

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1982

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1983

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1984

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1985

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1986

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1987

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1988

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1989

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1990

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1991

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1992

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1993

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1994

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1995

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1996

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Folder 528

1997

Folder 529

August 1997: Email

Folder 530

1998

Folder 531-532

Folder 531

Folder 532

Undated

Folder 533

American Association of University Professors

Folder 534

Address Book

Folder 535

Afro-American Studies

Folder 536

American South Symposium: Russia, 1991

Folder 537-539

Folder 537

Folder 538

Folder 539

Andrews, Benny

Folder 540-546

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Folder 543

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Folder 545

Folder 546

Andrews, Benny: Clippings

Folder 547

Arkansas Regional Studies Pilot Project

Folder 548

Armed Forces Seen Too

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Folder 549

Folder 550

Autographed Publications

Folder 551

B. O. Logo

Folder 552

Baylor University

Folder 553

Biographical Sketches

Folder 554

Book Reviews

Folder 555

Brown Bag Lunches

Folder 556

Bulgaria Trip, 1987

Folder 557

Burkes, Billy

Folder 558

Center for the Study of Southern Culture: Operations

Folder 559

Center for the Study of Southern Culture: Portfolio, 1986

Folder 560

Center for the Study of Southern Culture: Postcards

Folder 561

Center for the Study of Southern Culture: Promotions, 1982

Folder 562

Chancellor's Symposium

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Clippings

Folder 577

Clippings: Artist Calendars

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Folder 585

Clippings: Center for the Study of Southern Culture

Folder 586

Clippings: Covering the South Symposium

Folder 587-588

Folder 587

Folder 588

Clippings: Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Folder 589-591

Folder 589

Folder 590

Folder 591

Clippings: Faulkner

Folder 592

Clippings: Faulkner Conference

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Folder 594

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Clippings: Mississippi

Folder 597

Clippings: Music

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Clippings: Russian

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Folder 601

Clippings: Southern Lifestyles

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Clippings: University of Mississippi

Folder 606

Clippings: University of Mississippi Speakers

Folder 607

Clippings: Eudora Welty

Folder 608

Clippings: Charles Wilson

Folder 609

Clippings: Writers

Folder 609a

Computer Files

Folder 610

Contacts and Notes

Folder 611-612

Folder 611

Folder 612

Cowgirls: A Group Portrait

Folder 613

Crosby Arboretum

Folder 614-616

Folder 614

Folder 615

Folder 616

Cultural Attributes in Water Resource Projects

Folder 616a

D.C. Celebration of the South

Folder 617

Dancing Rabbit

Folder 618

Dent, Tom

Folder 619-620

Folder 619

Folder 620

Documenting Ourselves

Folder 621

Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Folder 622

Faulkner

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Folder 623

Folder 624

Folder 625

Ferris: Clippings and Reviews

Folder 626

Ferris Interview, 1996

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Folder 628

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Haiti Trip, 1987

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Folder 633

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Folder 636

Hart, Sue

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Folder 640

Folder 641

The Heart of Dixie: Screenplay

Folder 642

Interludes/After Friday

Folder 643

Jackson, Kenneth

Folder 644-645

Folder 644

Folder 645

James, A. Everette

Folder 646

The King of Memphis: Draft

Folder 647

Letters Home

Folder 648

Lindsey and Company

Folder 649

McMillin, Lamar

Folder 650

The Malvern Stories

Folder 651

Meredith Observance

Folder 652

Meredith Proposals

Folder 653-654

Folder 653

Folder 654

Messages

Folder 655

Mr. Faulkner, Do You Write?

Folder 656-657

Folder 656

Folder 657

Miscellaneous

Folder 658

Mississippi Writers' Day: Dorothy Abbott (Pictures: PF-20367/2974)

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Morehead, Kent: Capital News Script

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Folder 670

Folder 671

Morehead, Kent: Screenplays

Folder 672

Morehead, Kent: Beverly Hills Buntz

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Folder 674

Morehead, Kent: Hill Street Blues

Folder 675

Morehead, Kent: Flesh and Blood

Folder 676-677

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Folder 677

Morehead, Kent: The Hero of Johnson City

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Folder 679

Morehead, Kent: Jesse

Folder 680

Morehead, Kent: Nada Khazmo

Folder 681

Morehead, Kent: Plan Ten from Outer Space

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Morehead, Kent: The Third World

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Folder 684

Morehead, Kent: Zion's Den

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Folder 686

Mother of Pearl

Folder 687

National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant Brochure

Folder 688

National Humanities Alliance

Folder 689

Newsletter: Articles

Folder 690

Newsletter: Background

Folder 691

Newsletter: Current

Folder 692

Notebook, 1989

Folder 693

Notebook, 1990

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Notes and Contacts, 1990

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Obrecht, Jas

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Ole Miss Yearbook, 1909

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Omni Arts

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Ostendorf, Berndt

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Oxford Folklife Festival (Pictures: PF-20367/2974)

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Plumpp, Sterling

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Presidential Medal of Freedom

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Scott, Roy: Manuscript (Pictures: PF-20367/2976)

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Slide Show (Pictures: PF-20367/2974)

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Southern Studies Program: Annual Report, 1980

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State of the Blues (Pictures: PF-20367/2973)

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Trinidad and Tabago and Guyana Trip, 1988 (Picture: PF-20367/2974)

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Warren, Robert Penn

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Welty, Eudora

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Winter Newsletter, 1983

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Wright, Richard (Picture: PF-20367/2974)

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Closed for the lifetime of William Ferris.

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National Endowment for the Humanities, 1997-2001.

About 25,000 items.

Access to some of these materials is closed (folders 2684-2753) for the lifetime of William Ferris.

Correspondence, reports, agendas, schedules, programs, event announcements, speeches, publications, research materials, photographs, clippings, compact discs, and other papers relating to William Ferris's work as chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities, 1997-2001.

Materials in this subseries document Ferris's NEH work, including administrative duties, public relations, humanities projects, and initiatives sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Correspondence with scholars, politicians, and others interested in the humanities concerns a wide variety of topics, including National Endowment for the Humanities activities and policies, individual projects and scholarship, fundraising, meetings, speaking engagements, conferences, professional organizations, events and exhibits, and topics related to folklore and the humanities. Also included are letters of congratulations concerning Ferris's appointment as chair and correspondence concerning President Bush's appointment of a new chair in 2001.

Materials related to Ferris's administrative duties as NEH chair include internal reports and correspondence documenting the daily operations of the National Endowment for the Humanities; budgets and fundraising; briefings for congressional hearings; schedules and notes; papers concerning the National Council for the Humanities; travel itineraries; materials concerning speaking engagements and meetings with various people and organizations; and materials relating to the humanities projects and initiatives sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Also included are materials relating to Ferris's travels as chair, including conferences, visits, committee meetings, speaking engagements, and commencement addresses.

Notable humanities projects and initiatives sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities include My History is America's History, Edsitement, Marcopolo, the Jefferson Lecture, the National Endowment for the Humanities Folklore Initiative, the National Humanities Medal, Regional Humanities Centers, and state and regional encyclopedias. Files include clippings concerning Ferris, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and other humanities and folklife topics; speeches; notebooks; schedules and contact information; materials relating to the Woodrow Wilson International Center, the President's Council on the Arts and Humanities, the White House Millennium Council, and the American Folklife Center; and pictures of Ferris with Bill Clinton and others.

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2001 (Videotape: VT-20367/218)

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A.F.G.E., 1999

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American Library Association Reception, 1998

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African Grove Institute for the Arts

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Alliance for American Quilts

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American Council on Education: Network for International Education, 1999

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American Council of Learned Societies, 1999

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American Council of Learned Societies: Annual Meeting, 2000

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American Council of Learned Societies: Annual Meeting, 2001

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American Folklife Center, 1999

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American Folklife Center, 2001

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American Folklife Center: Board of Trustees, 2000

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American Folklife Center: Board of Trustees, 2001

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American Folklife Center: Board of Trustees (Compact Disc: CD-5067)

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American Folklore Society: Plenary Address, 1998

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American Forum for Global Education, 2001

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American Historical Association: Annual Meeting, 1999

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America's Millenium on the Mall

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American National Biography Presentation, 1999

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American Roots, 2000

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American Roots Music, 2001

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American Studies Association: Annual Meeting, 2000

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Appropriations Subcommittee Meeting, 2000

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Art in Embassies Program, 1999

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Association of American University Presses: Annual Meeting, 1998

Folder 1043

Auerbach Associates

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Autobiography of a Little Man

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Barnett, Douglas: Meeting, 2001

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Beyond the Monuments Press Conference, 2000

Folder 1047

Blassingame, John: Eulogy, 2000

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Blues Foundation: Blues Hall of Fame, 2000

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Brooks School: Cum Laude Induction Ceremony, 2000

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Budget Requests for Fiscal Year 1998

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Budget Requests for Fiscal Year 1999

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Budget Requests for Fiscal Year 2000

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Budget Planning for Fiscal Year 2001

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Budget Requests for Fiscal Year 2001

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Budget Requests for Fiscal Year 2002

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Budget Requests to the Office of Management and Budget for Fiscal Year 2002

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Buia, Gregory: Writings

Folder 1059

Building Big: PBS Mini-series, 2000 (CD-ROM: CD-5068)

Folder 1060

Building Participation in the Arts, 2001

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Business of Government

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Center for Civic Education

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Chairman's Policy Group Meeting, 2001

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Chicago Historical Society Guild, 1998

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Chronicle of Higher Education Article, 2000

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Civil War Preservation Trust: Annual Meeting, 2001

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Clippings, 1997

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Clippings, 1998

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Clippings, 1999

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Clippings, 2000

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Clippings, 2001

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Clippings: Ferris, 1997

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Clippings: Ferris, 1998

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Clippings: Ferris, 1999

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Clippings: Ferris, 2000

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Clippings: Ferris, 2001

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Clippings: National Endowment for the Humanities, 1997

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Clippings: Watermelon Ellen

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Coastal Carolina University: Commencement, 1998

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Coastal Heritage Society: Anniversary, 2001

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Coming Up Taller Awards, 1998

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Commission on Colleges: Annual Meeting, 1998

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Committee of Concerned Journalists: Humanities and Journalism Roundtable, 2000

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Common Ground: Renewing Communities Through Citizenship

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Commonwealth Club of California, 1998

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Community College Humanities Association, 1999

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Community College Humanities Association: National Conference, 1999

Folder 1139

Computer Files (Compact discs: CD/20367-4-6)

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Conference on Strengthening International Educational and Cultural Exchange, 2000

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Congressional Hearings for Fiscal Year 1999

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Congressional Hearings for Fiscal Year 2000

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Congressional Hearings for Fiscal Year 2001

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Congressional Hearings for Fiscal Year 2002

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Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences: Bicentennial Address, 1999

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Correspondence Scrapbook (Pictures: PF-20367/2977)

Folder 1159

Council for Advancement and Support of Education, 2001

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Council of Chief State School Officers, 1999

Folder 1161

Council on Foundations: Annual Conference Address, 1999

Folder 1162

Council on the Humanities: Division of Public Programs, 2001

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Creighton University: Kenefick Lecture

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Davidson College: Convocation, 2000

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Delta Regional Authority Briefing, 2000

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Delta Vision, Delta Voices Conference, 2000

Folder 1171

Denver Public Library and Federation of State Humanities Councils, 1999

Folder 1172

Department of Education Secretary, 1999

Folder 1173

Department of State Senior Seminar, 2000

Folder 1174

Discovering Madison: Montpelier Station, 1998

Folder 1175

Division of Public Programs Meeting, 2000

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Folder 1177

e-Philanthropy Conference, 2000

Folder 1178

Edsitement Blue Ribbon Panel, 1999

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Edsitement Blue Ribbon Panel, 2001

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Ellis Island Report

Folder 1181

Enterprise Office Agenda, 1999

Folder 1182

Enterprise Travel, 2001

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Enterprise Travel: William M. Blount Meeting, 2000

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Enterprise Travel: Chicago, 2001

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Enterprise Travel: New York City, 2000

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Enterprise Travel: New York City, 2001

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Enterprise Travel: San Francisco, 2000

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Extending the Reach

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Federal/State Partnership Committee Meeting, 2000

Folder 1190a

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Folder 1191

Federation Meeting, 2000

Folder 1192

Federation of State Humanities Councils: Backgroud Materials, 1997

Folder 1193

Federation of State Humanities Councils: NationalConference, 2001

Folder 1194

Ferris, Bill: Briefing, 1997

Folder 1195

Ferris Farewell Reception, 2001

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Ferris Interview: Talk of the City, 1998

Folder 1196a

Folk Alliance

Folder 1197

Folk Heritage Collections in Crisis Symposium

Folder 1198

Folklore and the National Endowment for the Humanities, 2000-2001

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Foote, Shelby: Breakfast, 1999

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Ford Motor Company Centennial

Folder 1201

Frank, Lorraine: Lecture, 1998

Folder 1202

Free Hearts Need Free Ways, 2000

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Garment and McPherson Meeting, 2001

Folder 1204

Gates Foundation, 1999

Folder 1205

George Washington University, 1999

Folder 1206

Georgia Humanities Council: Governor's Award, 2000

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Folder 1208

Gold Rush Symposium, 1998

Folder 1209

Grant Administration Manual

Folder 1210

Grocery Manufacturers of America Conference, 2000

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Grocery Manufacturers of America

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Guest Book

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Guest Book, 1998

Folder 1214

Guggenheim Museum: China 5000 Years, 1998

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HBO Meeting

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Hall, Gwendolyn Midlo: Memoirs, 2000

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Harlem R.B.I.

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Harper's Magazine, 2001

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Harper's Symposium: In Search of the Educated American, 2001

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Hooks Institute

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Humanities, 1999

Folder 1222

Humanities Council of Washington, D.C.: Public Humanities Awards, 1999

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Humanities Council Phone Interviews, 2000

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Humanity Foundation, 1997

Folder 1225

Humanities Organizations, 1997

Folder 1226

Humanities, Science, and Technology Working Group Report, 2000

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I.R.M. Strategic Plan, 2001

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Illinois Humanities Council, 1999

Folder 1229

Imagining America Conference

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Infinite Elvis: Proof Copy

Folder 1233

Initiative for the Humanities and Culture: Progress Report, 2000

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Inspector General and the National Endowment for the Humanities

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International Federation of Library Associations: Open House, 2000

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International Working Group, 1999

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Jackson State University: Margaret Walker Alexander Papers, 2000

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Jagoe: Southern Boy

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Jefferson Day, 2001

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Jefferson Lecture, 1983

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Jefferson Lecture, 1999-2000

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Jefferson Lecture, 2000

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Jefferson Lecture, 2001

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Jefferson Memorial Foundation Dinner, 2000

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John Hope Franklin Center

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Johns Hopkins University Visit, 1998

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Kenan Charitable Trust Luncheon, 2000

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Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

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Lecture: Humanities and Regional Culture, 1998

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Legislative Guidebook

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Letters of Congratulations

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Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Congressional Caucus

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Libraries for the Future, 2001

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The Light Here Kindled

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Lionel Hampton Center, University of Idaho

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Long, Reverend McKendree Robbins

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Long-Term Projects: Comments, 2000

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Long-Term Projects Issue, 2000

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Lott, Trent: Gala Celebration of Mississippi, 1999

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Lott, Trent: Leadership Institute

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Louisiana Faces

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Maine Humanities Council

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Marcopolo, 1999

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Marcopolo: Internet Content for the Classroom Training, 1999

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Marcopolo: Partner Update

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Marcopolo: Summit on Internet Content for the Classroom, 1999 (CD-ROM: CD-5069)

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Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, 1999 (CD-ROM: CD-5070)

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Mauer, Sidney Randolph (Videotape: VT-20367/219)

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McKissick Museum, 2000

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Media Log

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Mellon Foundation Meeting

Folder 1291

Memorandum of Understanding About Folklore

Folder 1292

Memphis Rotary Club, 1998

Folder 1293

Michigan Arts and Humanities, 2000

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20367/42

Michigan Arts and Humanities, "Arts & Humanities...adding balance to our lives!", 2000

Audiocassette

Audiocassette found with materials in folder 1293.

60 second promo produced by the Michigan Arts and Humanities.

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Millennium at the White House, 1998

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Millsaps College Commencement Address, 1999

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Mississippi Humanities Council Program Officers Meeting, 2001

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Mister Satan's Apprentice: A Blues Memoir

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Monteith's Mountains

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Munson, Lynne

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My History is America's History

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My History is America's History: Plan

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My History is America's History: Media Report

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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Image Awards, 1998

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National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America

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National Endowment for the Humanities 35th Anniversary Celebration, 2001

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National Endowment for the Humanities Administrative Review, 2001

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National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman's Forum, 2000

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National Endowment for the Humanities Changes

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National Endowment for the Humanities Community College Seminar

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National Endowment for the Humanities and Congress, 1997

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National Endowment for the Humanities Directory

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National Endowment for the Humanities Division of Public Programs: New Project Directors Meeting, 2001

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National Endowment for the Humanities Division of Public Programs: Overview, 1999

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National Endowment for the Humanities Division of State Programs, 1994

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National Endowment for the Humanities Education and Technology Presentation, 1999

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National Endowment for the Humanities Executive Summary

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National Endowment for the Humanities Folklore Initiative Report, 2001

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National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Programs, 2000-2001

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National Endowment for the Humanities Information for Ferris Visit to Ohio

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National Endowment for the Humanities Library Bibliographies, 2000

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National Endowment for the Humanities Materials

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National Endowment for the Humanities Nomination Letters of Support

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National Endowment for the Humanities Packet

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National Endowment for the Humanities Performance Report, 1999

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National Endowment for the Humanities Phone Directory

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National Endowment for the Humanities Schools for a New Millennium, 1999

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National Endowment for the Humanities Support of Research on Topics in the Humanities and Health Care, 2001

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National Endowment for the Humanities Working Group Papers, 2001

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National Science Foundation and Local 3404 Collective Bargaining Agreement

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National Archives Letters on the National Endowment for the Humanities

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National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges: Meeting, 2001

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National Book Festival, 2001

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National Center for Heritage Development

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A National Conversation, 1995

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National Council Candidates, 1999

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National Council on the Humanities, 2001

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National Council on the Humanities: Agenda Book, 1998

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National Council on the Humanities: Committee on the Division of Public Programs

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National Council on the Humanities Meetings, 1999-2001

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National Council on the Humanities: Orientation Book, 2001

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National Foreign Affaris Training Center 43rd Senior Seminar, 2001

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National Humanities Alliance Agenda, 1999

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National Humanities Medal, 1998-2001

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National Humanities Medal Nominees, 1999

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National Museum of the American Indian

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National Trust for the Humanities

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National Trust for Historic Preservation

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New Bedford Whaling Museum, 1999

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Newberry Library Board Meeting, 1998

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New Council Member Orientation, 2000

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New Grants, 1999

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Notebooks, 1999-2001

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Notes and Contacts, 1997

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Notes and Contacts, 1998

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Notes and Contacts, 1999

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Notes and Contacts, 2000

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Notes and Contacts, 2001

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Office of Management and Budget: Budget Request, Fiscal Year 2001

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Office of Challenge Grants, Council Orientation

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Office of Budget and Planning: Briefing Materials, 1997

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Folder 1437

Ohio State University Baccalaureate Address and Rotary Club of Canton, Ohio, 1999

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Ohio State University College of the Humanities, 1999

Folder 1439

Old Post Office Building, 2001

Folder 1440

Ole Miss Millionth Volume

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Oral History of the Mid-Atlantic Folklife Association Meeting, 2000

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Organization of American Historians Convention, 2001

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Overcoming Racism, Poverty, and Inequality in the South

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Folder 1448

Partners in Tourism

Folder 1449

Partnerships for a Stronger Civil Society, 2000

Folder 1450

Payne, Jim

Folder 1451

Pennsylvania Humanities Council Lecture, 1998

Folder 1452

Perry, Regina (Compact Discs: CD-20367/9-10)

Folder 1453

Pew Charitable Trust, 1999

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Phi Theta Kappa, 2001

Folder 1457

Philadelphia Trip, 1998

Folder 1458

Phone Messages, 1997

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Pictures (Pictures: PF-20367/2978-2979)

Folder 1462

Placemaking and Identity: Appalachia, 1999

Folder 1463

Planner, 1998-1999

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Folder 1465

Popular Culture Association Conference, 2001

Folder 1466

Positive Ferris Clippings, 1997-2001

Folder 1467

Preservation Conference: Save America's Treasures, 2000

Folder 1468

Presidential Administration Transistion Guide, 2001

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President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities

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President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities: Meeting, 2000

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President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities: Meeting, 2001

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President's Information Technology Advisory Committee: Meeting, 2000

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President's Task Force on Nonprofits and Government: Report, 2000

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Price Waterhouse Radio Interview, 2001

Folder 1483

Prime Time Family Reading Time

Folder 1484

Proclaiming the Humanities, 2000

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Programs, 1998

Folder 1487-1488

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Programs, 1999

Folder 1489

Reauthorization

Folder 1490

Regional Centers, 2000

Folder 1491

Regional Centers Meeting Agenda, 1998

Folder 1492

Regional Humanities Centers

Folder 1493

Regional Humanities Centers Committee Book, 1999

Folder 1494

Reinventing Undergraduate Education

Folder 1495

A Renaissance in Coahoma County

Folder 1496

Rhode Island Business Leaders Day, 2001

Folder 1497

Rhode Island Committee for the Humanities, 1998

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Rhode Island Humanities Council, 2001

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Rhythm and Blues Foundation

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Rockefeller Distinguished Lecturer: Dartmouth, 1999

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Rockefeller Foundation Luncheon, 2000

Folder 1505

Eleanor Roosevelt Preview Screening, 1999

Folder 1506

Rush, Bobby

Folder 1507

Santa Clarita Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival

Folder 1508

Sargent, John Singer: Exhibition, 1999

Folder 1509

Saul Bellow

Folder 1510

Save America's Treasures Tour, 1998

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Scenic Easements, 1998

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Schedules, 1997

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Schedules, 1998

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Schedules, 1999

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Schedules, 2000

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Schedules, 2001

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Senate Reauthorization Hearing, 1999

Folder 1543

Senator Burns Meeting, 2001

Folder 1544

Senator Miller Meeting, 2001

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Shahn's New York

Folder 1546

Shapiro, Michael

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Shape of the Humanities Symposium, 1998

Folder 1549

Slaughter, Louise

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Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada, 1999

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Southeastern Council of Federations: Meeting, 2001

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Southern Arts Federation

Folder 1553

Southern Association for College Admission Counseling: Conference, 2001

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Folder 1555

Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation (Pictures: PF-20367/2977)

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Speech Video, 1999

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Speeches, 1998

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Speeches, 1999

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Speeches, 2000

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Speeches, 2001

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Spoleto Festival, 1998

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St. Stephen's Episcopal School Graduation Address, 1998

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Staff Expertise, 1995

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Stanford Humanities Center

Folder 1582

Starr Foundation, 1999

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State-by-State Fact Sheets

Folder 1584

State and Regional Encyclopedia Workshop

Folder 1585

Talk

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Texas Council for the Humanities: 25th Anniversay, 1999

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They Came from Russia

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Title IX Regulations, 2000

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United States Capitol Historical Society, 2000

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United States Chamber of Commerce Summit, 2001

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University of California, Santa Barbara: Commencement, 2001

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University of California, Santa Cruz and Berkeley: Trip, 2001

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University of Cincinatti: Address, 1998

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University of Evansville: Coffee Hour Reading, 1998

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University of Iowa: Keynote Address, 1998

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University of Maryland, Baltimore County: Lecture, 1999

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University of Maryland: Visit, 2000

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University of Michigan, Flint: Commencement Address, 2000

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University of Pennsylvania: Humanities Forum Dedication, 1999

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University of Southern Maine, 1998

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Vermont Adult Literacy Student Conference, 2000

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Vermont Council on the Humanities, 1997

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Vermont Travel, 2000

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Veterans Oral History Project

Folder 1608

Visit to Tom Delay

Folder 1609

Walcott Conversation

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Washington Trips, 1997

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Eudora Welty's Funeral Service, 2001

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West Virginia Humanities Council: McCreight Lecture, 1999

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White House Conference on Culture and Diplomacy,2000

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White House Millennium Council

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White House Partners in Philanthropy Conference, 2001

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White House Trip to Arkansas, 1999

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White House Trip to Washington, 1999

Folder 1623

Wisdom Works, 2000 (Video: VT-20367/220)

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Women's National Democratic Club: Address, 2000

Folder 1625

Woodrow Wilson International Center, 2000 (Compact Disc: CD-20367/11)

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Woodrow Wilson International Center: Board of Trustees Meeting, June 2000

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Woodrow Wilson International Center: Board of Trustees Meeting, 2001 (Compact Disc: CD-20367/12)

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Woodrow Wilson Center Council Meeting, June 2000

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Woodrow Wilson Center Trustees Meeting, 2001

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Woodrow Wilson Council Meeting, 2001

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Working Group on Law, Culture, and the Humanities, 2000

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Working Group on Teaching and Lifelong Learning, 1999

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Yale Master's Tea and Political Union Address, 1998

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Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2001-2002.

About 1,600 items.

Access to some of these materials is closed (folders 2754-2758) for the lifetime of William Ferris.

Correspondence, notebooks, programs, speeches, calendars, event annoucements, and other materials relating to William Ferris's tenure as a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, February-July 2002. Materials concern Ferris's research and his activities at the Center in addition to outside professional activities, including speaking engagements. Also included is correspondence relating to Ferris's decision to accept a teaching position at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Correspondence, 2001

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Correspondence, 2002

Folder 1654

Association for Jewish Studies

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Folder 1656

Board Meeting Minutes, May 2001

Folder 1657

Budget Justifications, 2002

Folder 1658

Carnegie-Mellon University

Folder 1659

Clippings

Folder 1660

Contacts

Folder 1661

Humanities and Policy

Folder 1662

Notes

Folder 1663-1666

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Notebooks, 2002

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Oregon Cultural Trust

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Other Papers

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Schedules

Folder 1676

Scholar's Handbook

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Sidwell Friends School: Commencement

Folder 1679

Simon's Rock Commencement Speech

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Spreading the Risk

Folder 1684

University of Missouri

Folder 1685

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Folder 1686

Virginia Polytechnic Lecture

Folder 1687

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars: Activities

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2001-2004.

About 2,400 items.

Access to these materials is closed for the lifetime of William Ferris.

Correspondence, writings, publications, research materials, teaching materials, photographs, clippings, and other papers relating to Ferris's teaching and research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2001, Ferris joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as the Senior Associate Director of the Center for the Study of the American South, Joel R. Williamson Distinguished Professor of history, and adjunct professor in the Curriculum in Folklore.

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Inventories and Indexes.

About 12,000 items.

Arrangement: folders are arranged alphabetically by subject. Index cards are arranged in boxes by subject. Note that original file folder and box titles have, for the most part, been retained.

Inventories, indexes, and card files compiled by William Ferris, relating to his research and to various folklore topics. Inventories and indexes list Ferris's audio materials, field recordings, films, videos, photographs, slides, and publications. Card files cover American and foreign general folklore and theory; English folklore; Scottish folklore; Irish folklore; Canadian folklore; Australian and New Zealand folklore; African American folklore; children's folklore; folksongs and ballads; country and western; a music index; and a book, brochure, and exhibit catalog index arranged alphabetically by author.

Folder 1804

Audio Tape and Field Recording Index

Folder 1805

Book Inventory Report

Folder 1806

Film Inventories

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Folder 1816

Inventories

Folder 1817

Photo and Slide Indexes

Folder 1818

Photograph Index

Folder 1819-1820

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Folder 1820

Publication Index

Folder 1821

Slide Index

Box 71

Card File: American and Foreign, General and Theory, A-I

Box 72

Card File: American and Foreign, General and Theory, J-V

Box 73

Card File: American and Foreign, General and Theory, W-Z; Scottish Folklore; Irish Folklore

Box 74

Card File: English Folklore, A-L

Box 75

Card File: English Folklore, M-Z; Canadian Folklore, A-Z; Australian and New Zealand Folklore, A-Z

Box 76

Card File: Afro-American Folklore; Children's Folklore; Journals and Magazines; Slide Lot Index-Louis Dotson

Box 77

Card File: Books, Brochures, and Exhibit Catalogs, A-Z by Author

Box 78

Card File: Folksongs and Ballads, A-K

Box 79

Card File: Folksongs and Ballads, L-Z

Box 80

Card File: Music Index, A-Z; Country and Western, A-Z

Box 81

Card File: American and Foreign Folksongs; Miscellaneous

Box 82

Card File: Indexes: Folksongs, American, Australian, Canadian, English, Scottish, Irish, African American, Children's Folklore

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Ray Lum, 1970s-1990s.

About 5,000 items.

Writings, drafts, correspondence, clippings, articles, pictures, notes, and other materials relating to William Ferris's publications on mule trader Ray Lum. Ferris's book Ray Lum: Mule Trader was first published in 1980, and You Live and Learn, then You Die and Forget it All : Ray Lum's Tales of Horses, Mules, and Men was first published in 1992. Included are multiple drafts of Ferris's two books on Ray Lum, book illustrations, publication materials, book reviews, background research, and a card file index of bibliographic references and glossary terms.

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Folder 1830

1990-1991

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Undated

Folder 1833

Afterword

Folder 1834

Afterword and Bibliography

Folder 1835

Afterword, Notes, and Bibliography

Folder 1836

Articles

Folder 1837

Articles on Mules

Folder 1838

The Auction, LM 9

Folder 1839

The Auction, 270-276

Folder 1840

Bibliographic Essay

Folder 1841

Bibliography on Markets and Marketplaces

Folder 1842

Book Reviews and Advertisements

Folder 1843

Cattle Sales

Folder 1844

Cattle Sales, LM 8

Folder 1845

Charts and Maps

Folder 1846

Chronology, 528-529

Folder 1847

Chronology, Footnotes, and Glossary

Folder 1848-1849

Folder 1848

Folder 1849

Clippings

Folder 1850

Contact Sheet Copies

Folder 1851-1853

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Folder 1853

Corrected Transcript

Folder 1854-1857

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Folder 1857

Draft

Folder 1858

First Manuscript

Folder 1859

Footnotes

Folder 1860

Glossary, 491-527

Folder 1861

Glossary and Bibliography

Folder 1862

Horses

Folder 1863

Horses, LM 13

Folder 1864

Horse and Mule Sense, 277-313

Folder 1865

Horse and Mule Sense, LM 11

Folder 1866

Introduction

Folder 1867

Introduction, 8 February 1990

Folder 1868

Introduction: Older Version

Folder 1869

Jokes, 328-336

Folder 1870

Jokes, LM 15

Folder 1871

LM 16 After

Folder 1872

Letters

Folder 1873-1874

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Folder 1874

Lum Articles

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Folder 1880

Manuscript

Folder 1881

Maps

Folder 1882

Memphis, 155-167

Folder 1883

Memphis, LM 5

Folder 1884

Method

Folder 1885-1886

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Folder 1886

Mississippi Delta

Folder 1887

Mississippi Delta, 116-154

Folder 1888

Mississippi Delta, LM 4

Folder 1889

Motif and Tale Types

Folder 1890

Mules

Folder 1891

Mules, LM 12

Folder 1892

Mules in American History

Folder 1893

Mules in American History, 417-433

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Folder 1896

New Materials

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Notes

Folder 1900

Old Age, LM 17

Folder 1901

Old Age, 409-416

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Folder 1904

Photographs, Maps, and Letters (Pictures: PF-20367/2981-2982)

Folder 1905

Preface/Introduction, 1-4

Folder 1906

Prologue

Folder 1907

Publishing Materials

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Folder 1909

Ray Lum Chapters

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Folder 1913

Ray Lum Manuscript

Folder 1914-1915

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Folder 1915

Ray Lum: Mule Trader

Folder 1916

Ray Lum: Mule Trader, American Studies 55a

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Folder 1921

Ray Lum: Mule Trader, Draft

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Ray Lum: Mule Trader, Draft, Februrary 1977

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Ray Lum: Mule Trader, Miscellaneous

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Folder 1925

Ray Lum: Mule Trader, Part 1

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Ray Lum: Mule Trader, Part 2

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Ray Lum: Mule Trader, Part II

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Ray Lum: Trader

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Ray Lum: Trader, Bound Copy

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Ray Lum: Trader, Draft

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Ray Lum: Trader, Revision

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Ray Lum Writings

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Rocky Springs

Folder 1959

Rocky Springs, 5-26

Folder 1960

Rocky Springs, LM 1

Folder 1961

Shop Talk, 337-408

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Shop Talk, LM 16

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The Stables

Folder 1965

The Stables, 47-115

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The Stables, LM 3

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The Tales, 459-477

Folder 1968

Texas

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Texas, 168-234

Folder 1970

Texas, LM 6

Folder 1971

The Trader

Folder 1972

The Trader, 314-327

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The Trader, 434-458

Folder 1974

The Trader, LM 14

Folder 1975

The Trader in American Fiction

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The Trader in American Fiction, 478-490

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Tricks

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The West, LM 7

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The West, 235-263

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Vicksburg

Folder 1982

Vicksburg, LM 2

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Vicksburg, First Trades, 27-46

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Welty Foreword

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You Live and Learn: Draft, December 1989

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You Live and Learn: Final Edit, February 1991

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You Live and Learn: Corrections, May 1991

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You Live and Learn: Revision, July 1991

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You Live and Learn: Final Revision, August 1991

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You Live and Learn: Corrections, September 1991

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You Live and Learn: Undated Corrections

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You Live and Learn: Paperback

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Card File: Bibliographic References and Glossary

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Student Papers.

About 4,000 items.

Access to these materials is restricted for the lifetime of Wiliam Ferris.

Student papers on folklore topics from classes William Ferris taught at Jackson State University and Yale University. Also included are grade reports and other administrative paperwork relating to classes Ferris taught at Yale.

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Other Papers.

About 1,000 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetical by subject.

Posters, awards, artwork, writings, fans, and other materials collected by William Ferris. Posters document events, exhibits, lectures, movies, festivals, and other topics relating to southern culture. Included are posters documenting lectures and other events featuring Ferris; National Endowment for the Humanities initiatives; films of William Faulkner's books; Eudora Welty; B. B. King; events related to foklore and southern culture at Yale and the University of Mississippi; and posters in Russian. Writings include undated short stories and other papers written by Ferris. Awards and certificates include Ferris's diplomas, honorary degrees, and various awards. The fans feature advertisements for churches and businesses in Mississippi.

Folder 2168

Artwork

Folder 2169

Awards and Diplomas

Folder 2170

Book Illustrations

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Edmonson Family

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Folder 2176

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Extra Oversize Paper Folder XOPF-20367/2

Posters related to the National Endowment for the Humanities

Extra Oversize Paper Folder XOPF-20367/3

Miscellaneous oversize materials

Includes a sign "'Black-Boy' 4-H Club Calf Owner Billy Ferris Warren County."

Extra Oversize Paper Folder XOPF-20367/4

Miscellaneous oversize materials

Includes a 1995 invitation to a dinner at The White House for the recipients, including Ferris, of the National Medal of Arts and a 1997 front page of The Vicksburg Post with the announcement of Ferris's appointment to chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Extra Oversize Paper Folder XOPF-20367/5

Artwork, circa 1976-1990

Includes Bill Dunlap's "Mr. Faulkner's Defunct Apple Tree," 1990.

Extra Oversize Paper Folder XOPF-20367/6

Autographed posters, 1978

B. B. King and Ethel Mohamed.

Extra Oversize Paper Folder XOPF-20367/7

Event posters, circa 1974-1997

Includes a poster for the 1974 Festival of American Folklife.

Extra Oversize Paper Folder XOPF-20367/8

Exhibit posters, circa 1972-1981

Extra Oversize Paper Folder XOPF-20367/9

Posters related to William Faulkner

Includes a movie poster for Intruder in the Dust

Extra Oversize Paper Folder XOPF-20367/10

Event posters, circa 1977-2000

Extra Oversize Paper Folder XOPF-20367/11

Event posters, circa 1977-2002

Includes a 1982 poster for "an evening with Pete Seeger and Friends A Benefit Concert for Highlander Research and Education Center."

Extra Oversize Paper Folder XOPF-20367/12

Event posters

Extra Oversize Paper Folder XOPF-20367/13

Posters in Russian

Extra Oversize Paper Folder XOPF-20367/14

Miscellaneous oversize materials

Includes a copy of a diploma from La Grange College in North Alabama and a grave rubbing for Nathanael Mather (d. 1688).

Extra Oversize Paper Folder XOPF-20367/15

Miscellaneous oversize materials

Includes a chart of the Lum Brothers Auction Barn in Vicksburg, Miss.

Extra Oversize Paper Folder XOPF-20367/16

Sketch books with artwork by Jeff MacNelly

Cartoonist Jeff MacNelly created the comic strip Shoe.

Folder 2177-2180

Folder 2177

Folder 2178

Folder 2179

Folder 2180

Fans

Folder 2181

Folder number not used

Folder 2182

Highway 61: Public Radio in Mississippi

Folder 2183

Folder number not used

Folder 2184-2185

Folder 2184

Folder 2185

Miscellaneous Writings by Others

Folder 2186

Folder number not used

Folder 2187

School in Residence Report

Folder 2188-2192

Folder 2188

Folder 2189

Folder 2190

Folder 2191

Folder 2192

Short Stories

Folder 2193

Sketch Book

Folder 2194

The Strategic Importance of Vicksburg

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.2. Personal Papers, 1942-2003.

About 12,600 items.

Arrangement: Note that original file folder titles have, for the most part, been retained.

Access is closed to all correspondence from 1999-2003 and to selected correspondence and other personal materials from 1942-1998 (folders 2759-2883) during the lifetime of William Ferris.

Correspondence, writings, assignments, clippings, yearbooks, and other papers relating to the personal affairs and education of William Ferris. Included in this series are letters, 1942-2003; subject files; childhood and grade school papers; high school materials from Carr Central High School and Brooks School; college papers from Davidson College; and graduate materials from Northwestern University, the University of Pennsylvania, and a Rotary Fellowship at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.

Personal Papers, 1942-2003.

About 6,000 items.

Access is closed to all correspondence from 1999-2003 and to selected correspondence and other personal materials from 1942-1998 (folders 2759-2883) during the lifetime of William Ferris.

Personal papers of William Ferris, including correspondence, grade school papers, clippings, and other materials. Correspondence from family, friends, and associates dates from 1942 to 2003 and is both personal and professional in nature. Correspondence and other personal papers concern Ferris's birth in 1942; his 1961 trip to Europe; his 1965-1966 Rotary fellowship at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland; his duties as the head of the Center for Southern Folklore and the Center for the Study of Southern Culture; and his 1997 appointment as the director of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Numerous letters from friends and family document family and personal affairs.

Correspondence H-K and subject files dating from the 1970s, include materials relating to Ferris's work at Yale University and the Center for Southern Folklore. Notable subjects include B. B. King, Theora Hamblett, and the Kresge Foundation. Childhood materials include papers related to Ferris's birth, his childhood activities, and grade school materials including assignments and grade reports.

Folder 2195

Correspondence, 1942-1945

Folder 2196

Correspondence, 1956-1957

Folder 2197

Correspondence, 1959

Folder 2198

Correspondence, 1960

Folder 2199

Correspondence, 1961

Folder 2200

Correspondence, 1961 Europe Trip

Folder 2201

Correspondence, 1962

Folder 2202-2203

Folder 2202

Folder 2203

Correspondence, 1963

Folder 2204-2212

Folder 2204

Folder 2205

Folder 2206

Folder 2207

Folder 2208

Folder 2209

Folder 2210

Folder 2211

Folder 2212

Correspondence, 1964

Folder 2213-2227

Folder 2213

Folder 2214

Folder 2215

Folder 2216

Folder 2217

Folder 2218

Folder 2219

Folder 2220

Folder 2221

Folder 2222

Folder 2223

Folder 2224

Folder 2225

Folder 2226

Folder 2227

Correspondence, 1965

Folder 2228-2239

Folder 2228

Folder 2229

Folder 2230

Folder 2231

Folder 2232

Folder 2233

Folder 2234

Folder 2235

Folder 2236

Folder 2237

Folder 2238

Folder 2239

Correspondence, 1966

Folder 2240

Correspondence, 1967

Folder 2241

Correspondence, 1968

Folder 2242

Correspondence, 1969

Folder 2243

Correspondence, 1970

Folder 2244

Correspondence, 1971

Folder 2245

Correspondence, 1972

Folder 2246

Correspondence, 1973

Folder 2247

Correspondence, 1974

Folder 2248

Correspondence, 1975

Folder 2249

Correspondence, 1976

Folder 2250-2252

Folder 2250

Folder 2251

Folder 2252

Correspondence, 1977

Folder 2253-2260

Folder 2253

Folder 2254

Folder 2255

Folder 2256

Folder 2257

Folder 2258

Folder 2259

Folder 2260

Correspondence, 1978

Folder 2261-2273

Folder 2261

Folder 2262

Folder 2263

Folder 2264

Folder 2265

Folder 2266

Folder 2267

Folder 2268

Folder 2269

Folder 2270

Folder 2271

Folder 2272

Folder 2273

Correspondence, 1979

Folder 2274

Correspondence, 1970s undated

Folder 2275-2277

Folder 2275

Folder 2276

Folder 2277

Correspondence, 1980

Folder 2278-2281

Folder 2278

Folder 2279

Folder 2280

Folder 2281

Correspondence, 1981

Folder 2282-2284

Folder 2282

Folder 2283

Folder 2284

Correspondence, 1982

Folder 2285-2288

Folder 2285

Folder 2286

Folder 2287

Folder 2288

Correspondence, 1983

Folder 2289

Correspondence, 1984

Folder 2290

Correspondence, 1985

Folder 2291

Correspondence, 1986

Folder 2292

Correspondence, 1987

Folder 2293

Correspondence, 1988

Folder 2294-2297

Folder 2294

Folder 2295

Folder 2296

Folder 2297

Correspondence, 1990

Folder 2298-2299

Folder 2298

Folder 2299

Correspondence, 1991

Folder 2300

Correspondence, 1992

Folder 2301

Correspondence, 1993

Folder 2302-2303

Folder 2302

Folder 2303

Correspondence, 1994

Folder 2304-2310

Folder 2304

Folder 2305

Folder 2306

Folder 2307

Folder 2308

Folder 2309

Folder 2310

Correspondence, 1995

Folder 2311-2314

Folder 2311

Folder 2312

Folder 2313

Folder 2314

Correspondence, 1996

Folder 2315-2327

Folder 2315

Folder 2316

Folder 2317

Folder 2318

Folder 2319

Folder 2320

Folder 2321

Folder 2322

Folder 2323

Folder 2324

Folder 2325

Folder 2326

Folder 2327

Correspondence, 1997

Folder 2328-2343

Folder 2328

Folder 2329

Folder 2330

Folder 2331

Folder 2332

Folder 2333

Folder 2334

Folder 2335

Folder 2336

Folder 2337

Folder 2338

Folder 2339

Folder 2340

Folder 2341

Folder 2342

Folder 2343

Correspondence, 1998

Folder 2344-2355

Folder 2344

Folder 2345

Folder 2346

Folder 2347

Folder 2348

Folder 2349

Folder 2350

Folder 2351

Folder 2352

Folder 2353

Folder 2354

Folder 2355

Correspondence, undated

Folder 2356-2360

Folder 2356

Folder 2357

Folder 2358

Folder 2359

Folder 2360

Correspondence: H, 1972-1978

Folder 2361

Correspondence: H: Robert Hall

Folder 2362-2363

Folder 2362

Folder 2363

Correspondence: H: Theora Hamblett

Folder 2364

Correspondence: H: Michael Harper

Folder 2365

Correspondence: H: Hazem Foundation

Folder 2366

Correspondence: H: Humanities Council

Folder 2367

Correspondence: I: 1976-1979

Folder 2368-2371

Folder 2368

Folder 2369

Folder 2370

Folder 2371

Correspondence: J: 1973-1978

Folder 2372

Correspondence: J: Bruce Jackson

Folder 2373

Correspondence: J: Jazz Research

Folder 2374

Correspondence: J: Michael Owen Jones

Folder 2375-2376

Folder 2375

Folder 2376

Correspondence: K, 1975-1979

Folder 2377-2378

Folder 2377

Folder 2378

Correspondence: K: B. B. King (Pictures: PF-20367/2983)

Folder 2379-2380

Folder 2379

Folder 2380

Correspondence: Kresge Foundation

Folder 2381-2383

Folder 2381

Folder 2382

Folder 2383

Birth of William Ferris

Folder 2384

Birth Certificate

Folder 2385

Childhood Activities

Folder 2386-2387

Folder 2386

Folder 2387

Clippings

Folder 2388

Diary, 1961

Folder 2389

Enclosures: Diary, 1961

Folder 2390

Europe Trip, 1961

Folder 2391

Ferris Baby Book

Folder 2392

Ferris Family Tree

Folder 2393

Genealogy

Folder 2394

Grey Ferris

Folder 2395

Grade School Report Cards

Folder 2396

Grade School Papers

Folder 2397

Journal, 1961

Folder 2398

Enclosures: Journal, 1961

Folder 2399-2400

Folder 2399

Folder 2400

Miscellaneous

Folder 2401

Travel

Folder 2402

Travel Documents

Folder 2759-2883

Folder 2759

Folder 2760

Folder 2761

Folder 2762

Folder 2763

Folder 2764

Folder 2765

Folder 2766

Folder 2767

Folder 2768

Folder 2769

Folder 2770

Folder 2771

Folder 2772

Folder 2773

Folder 2774

Folder 2775

Folder 2776

Folder 2777

Folder 2778

Folder 2779

Folder 2780

Folder 2781

Folder 2782

Folder 2783

Folder 2784

Folder 2785

Folder 2786

Folder 2787

Folder 2788

Folder 2789

Folder 2790

Folder 2791

Folder 2792

Folder 2793

Folder 2794

Folder 2795

Folder 2796

Folder 2797

Folder 2798

Folder 2799

Folder 2800

Folder 2801

Folder 2802

Folder 2803

Folder 2804

Folder 2805

Folder 2806

Folder 2807

Folder 2808

Folder 2809

Folder 2810

Folder 2811

Folder 2812

Folder 2813

Folder 2814

Folder 2815

Folder 2816

Folder 2817

Folder 2818

Folder 2819

Folder 2820

Folder 2821

Folder 2822

Folder 2823

Folder 2824

Folder 2825

Folder 2826

Folder 2827

Folder 2828

Folder 2829

Folder 2830

Folder 2831

Folder 2832

Folder 2833

Folder 2834

Folder 2835

Folder 2836

Folder 2837

Folder 2838

Folder 2839

Folder 2840

Folder 2841

Folder 2842

Folder 2843

Folder 2844

Folder 2845

Folder 2846

Folder 2847

Folder 2848

Folder 2849

Folder 2850

Folder 2851

Folder 2852

Folder 2853

Folder 2854

Folder 2855

Folder 2856

Folder 2857

Folder 2858

Folder 2859

Folder 2860

Folder 2861

Folder 2862

Folder 2863

Folder 2864

Folder 2865

Folder 2866

Folder 2867

Folder 2868

Folder 2869

Folder 2870

Folder 2871

Folder 2872

Folder 2873

Folder 2874

Folder 2875

Folder 2876

Folder 2877

Folder 2878

Folder 2879

Folder 2880

Folder 2881

Folder 2882

Folder 2883

Restricted Materials

Closed for the lifetime of William Ferris.

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High School, 1957-1960.

About 1,800 items.

Class notes, assignments, correspondence, programs, pictures, yearbooks, and other materials documenting Ferris's high school years at Carr Central High School in Vicksburg, Miss., and the Brooks School in North Andover, Mass. Class notes and assignments are arranged according to subject. Miscellaneous files contain grade reports, letters from friends and family, paperwork concerning Ferris's admission to Davidson College, and programs and other materials documenting school events. Notable subjects include history, French, English, math, science, and yearbooks.

Folder 2403

American History

Folder 2404

Ancient History

Folder 2405

The Archbishop

Folder 2406-2407

Folder 2406

Folder 2407

Bible, Bills, and Classification

Folder 2408

The Bishop Journal

Folder 2409-2411

Folder 2409

Folder 2410

Folder 2411

The Bishop Yearbook, 1958-1960

Folder 2412-2413

Folder 2412

Folder 2413

Carr Central High School Yearbook, 1957-1958

Folder 2414-2417

Folder 2414

Folder 2415

Folder 2416

Folder 2417

Chemistry

Folder 2418

Civil War

Folder 2419

Clippings

Folder 2420-2423

Folder 2420

Folder 2421

Folder 2422

Folder 2423

English

Folder 2424

English Compositions

Folder 2425

English Homework and Tests

Folder 2426-2427

Folder 2426

Folder 2427

European History

Folder 2428-2435

Folder 2428

Folder 2429

Folder 2430

Folder 2431

Folder 2432

Folder 2433

Folder 2434

Folder 2435

French

Folder 2436-2439

Folder 2436

Folder 2437

Folder 2438

Folder 2439

History

Folder 2440

History Report: The Seige of Vicksburg

Folder 2441-2443

Folder 2441

Folder 2442

Folder 2443

H.M.C.

Folder 2444-2451

Folder 2444

Folder 2445

Folder 2446

Folder 2447

Folder 2448

Folder 2449

Folder 2450

Folder 2451

Math

Folder 2452

Meteorology

Folder 2453-2461

Folder 2453

Folder 2454

Folder 2455

Folder 2456

Folder 2457

Folder 2458

Folder 2459

Folder 2460

Folder 2461

Miscellaneous

Folder 2462-2464

Folder 2462

Folder 2463

Folder 2464

Plan Books

Folder 2465

Plane Geometry

Folder 2466-2468

Folder 2466

Folder 2467

Folder 2468

Science

Folder 2469

Tornados in the United States

Folder 2470

The Vicksburg Campaign

Folder 2471

Vocabulary

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Davidson College, 1960-1964.

About 2,400 items.

Class notes, assignments, correspondence, programs, yearbooks, clippings, and other materials relating to Ferris's undergraduate education at Davidson College, N.C. Class notes, essays, and assignments have been grouped according to subject. Miscellaneous files contain correspondence from family and friends, grade reports, materials from the Kappa Alpha fraternity, programs from various campus and social functions, and paperwork concerning his activities with the Y.M.C.A. and the United States Army R.O.T.C. Notable subjects include French, English, philosophy, history, R.O.T.C., Y.M.C.A, clippings, and yearbooks.

Folder 2472

American History

Folder 2473

Anthropology

Folder 2474

Bible 11

Folder 2475

Bible 21

Folder 2476-2477

Folder 2476

Folder 2477

Bible Compositions

Folder 2478

Biology 11

Folder 2479

Biology 12

Folder 2480

Certificates

Folder 2481

Christian Ethics 133

Folder 2482-2484

Folder 2482

Folder 2483

Folder 2484

Clippings

Folder 2485

C.O. Application

Folder 2486

Creative Writing

Folder 2487

Economics 61

Folder 2488

Economics Notebook

Folder 2489

English 11

Folder 2490

English 21

Folder 2491

English 24

Folder 2492

English 111

Folder 2493

English 112

Folder 2494

English 142

Folder 2495

English 163

Folder 2496

English: "Catch 22"

Folder 2497

Fine Arts Notebook

Folder 2498-2499

Folder 2498

Folder 2499

Fine Arts and R.O.T.C.

Folder 2500

Fraternity and Miscellaneous

Folder 2501

French 31

Folder 2502

French 41

Folder 2503

French 42

Folder 2504-2505

Folder 2504

Folder 2505

French Notebook

Folder 2506

Greek Drama 52

Folder 2507

Greek Drama Notebook

Folder 2508-2509

Folder 2508

Folder 2509

History

Folder 2510

History 11

Folder 2511

History 73

Folder 2512

History of Philosophy 52

Folder 2513

Math 11

Folder 2514

Math 16

Folder 2515-2522

Folder 2515

Folder 2516

Folder 2517

Folder 2518

Folder 2519

Folder 2520

Folder 2521

Folder 2522

Miscellaneous (Pictures: PF-20367/2984)

Folder 2523

Miscellaneous Class Notebook

Folder 2524-2525

Folder 2524

Folder 2525

Modern Poetry

Folder 2526-2528

Folder 2526

Folder 2527

Folder 2528

Modern Poetry

Folder 2529

Philosophy 31

Folder 2530

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Folder 2531

Philosophy Assignments

Folder 2532

Philosophy Notebook

Folder 2533

Philosophy of Religion 41

Folder 2534

Philosophy of Religion 42

Folder 2535-2536

Folder 2535

Folder 2536

Philosophy of Religion Notebook

Folder 2537

Philosophy History

Folder 2538-2542

Folder 2538

Folder 2539

Folder 2540

Folder 2541

Folder 2542

Quips and Cranks Yearbook, 1961-1964

Folder 2542

Religions in America

Folder 2543

Religions in America Notebook

Folder 2544

R.O.T.C.

Folder 2545-2551

Folder 2545

Folder 2546

Folder 2547

Folder 2548

Folder 2549

Folder 2550

Folder 2551

R.O.T.C. and Miscellaneous

Folder 2552-2553

Folder 2552

Folder 2553

R.O.T.C. Notebook

Folder 2554

Russian History 113

Folder 2555

Russian History Notebook

Folder 2556

Shakespeare

Folder 2557

Whitehead's Theory of Value

Folder 2558

Y.M.C.A.

Folder 2559

Y.M.C.A. Delegate Handbook

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Graduate Work, 1964-1969.

About 2,400 items.

Class notes, essays, dissertation work, correspondence and other materials relating to Ferris's graduate studies at Northwestern University and the University of Pennsylvania, and to his Rotary Fellowship at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. Materials from Northwestern University concern his coursework for an M.A. in English literature. Materials from Ferris's years at the University of Pennsylvania concern his work towards an M.A. and then a Ph.D. in folklore, and include drafts of his dissertation, Black Folklore from the Mississippi Delta .

Folder 2560

African Folklore

Folder 2561

American Literature

Folder 2562

Anthropology

Folder 2563

Bibliography

Folder 2564-2572

Folder 2564

Folder 2565

Folder 2566

Folder 2567

Folder 2568

Folder 2569

Folder 2570

Folder 2571

Folder 2572

Black Folklore from the Mississippi Delta

Folder 2573

Black Folklore: Ellison, Morgan Bibliography

Folder 2574-2576

Folder 2574

Folder 2575

Folder 2576

Black Survival

Folder 2577-2578

Folder 2577

Folder 2578

Black Survival: Depth Conversations

Folder 2579

British Folksong Bibliography

Folder 2580

Chaucer

Folder 2581-2582

Folder 2581

Folder 2582

Clippings

Folder 2583-2584

Folder 2583

Folder 2584

Democratic National Committee, 1964 and 1968

Folder 2585

Dissertation

Folder 2586

18th Century Literature

Folder 2587

18th Century Literature: Notebook

Folder 2588

Field Notes, Summer 1967-1968

Folder 2589

Field Notes: Rose Hill

Folder 2590

Folk Ballad: Notebook

Folder 2591

Folklife Bibliography

Folder 2592

Folklife Studies: Notebook

Folder 2593

Folklore Writings

Folder 2594-2595

Folder 2594

Folder 2595

Folklore 651

Folder 2596

Folktale

Folder 2597

Folktales and Spirituals

Folder 2598

Foure Hymns of Spenser

Folder 2599

Fundamentals of Cultural Anthropology: Notebook

Folder 2600

Grant Refusals

Folder 2601

Interviews with Railroad Chanters

Folder 2602

James Joyce

Folder 2603

Joyce and Dedalus

Folder 2604

Literary Aspects of Folklore: Notebook

Folder 2605

Materials and Methods of Folklore Research: Notebook

Folder 2606

Milton

Folder 2607

Milton: Notebook

Folder 2608-2610

Folder 2608

Folder 2609

Folder 2610

Miscellaneous (Pictures: PF-20367/2974)

Folder 2611

Myth

Folder 2612

Myth: Notebook

Folder 2613

Notebook

Folder 2614

Ovid

Folder 2615-2616

Folder 2615

Folder 2616

Papers Given at Toronto Conference

Folder 2617

Peace Corps

Folder 2618-2620

Folder 2618

Folder 2619

Folder 2620

Ph.D.

Folder 2621

Poetry and Prose of the Renaissance

Folder 2622

Poetry and Prose of the Renaissance: Notebook

Folder 2623

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Folder 2624

Potential Articles

Folder 2625

Primitive Religion: Notebook

Folder 2626

Prose Narratives from Mississippi

Folder 2627

Prose Narrative Texts

Folder 2628-2629

Folder 2628

Folder 2629

Publications

Folder 2630-2631

Folder 2630

Folder 2631

Rebellion in the Work of James Joyce

Folder 2632

Religious Folksong: Notebook

Folder 2633-2635

Folder 2633

Folder 2634

Folder 2635

A Rolling Stone

Folder 2636

Rose Hill: A Folklife Study

Folder 2637-2640

Folder 2637

Folder 2638

Folder 2639

Folder 2640

Rotary Fellowship (Pictures: PF-20367/2974)

Folder 2641-2642

Folder 2641

Folder 2642

Rotary Fellowship: Diary

Folder 2643

Spirituals Bibliography

Folder 2644

Studies in Drama

Folder 2645

Studies in Drama: Notebook

Folder 2646

Trip Out West: Writings

Folder 2647

University of Pennsylvania

Folder 2648

Urban Lore

Folder 2649

Victorian Literature

Folder 2650

Writings

Folder 2651

Yeats

Folder 2652

Yeats: Notebook

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Photographic Materials.

About 27,000 items.

Selected photographs from this series have been digitized: The William R. Ferris Collection

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.1. Photographic Prints and Negatives.

About 10,000 items.

Arrangement is by William Ferris's coding system.

RESTRICTED: Personal photographs are closed to research for the lifetime of William Ferris.

Many negatives have prints and contact sheets associated with them. In this series materials have been fully processed and negatives and prints are listed together. A majority of the materials in this subseries have original photograph captions (from William Ferris) that have been retained.

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0001_01

Alabama: Birmingham, street scene, cars,license plate close-up, Coke ad, November 1977

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheet

Original Ferris Numbering: AAP 1-77-11 #1

Image Box 78

Image Folder PF-20367/0001_02

Alabama: Birmingham, street scene, cars,license plate close-up, Coke ad, November 1977

24 images

Black-and-White 35mm Roll Film

Original Ferris Numbering: AAP 1-77-11 #1

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0002_01

Alabama: Birmingham, apartment interior, November 1977

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheet

Original Ferris Numbering: AAP 2-77-11 #2

Image Box 78

Image Folder PF-20367/0002_02

Alabama: Birmingham, apartment interior, November 1977

9 images

Black-and-White 35mm Roll Film

Original Ferris Numbering: AAP 2-77-11 #2: Alabama

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0003_01

Alabama: Birmingham, hotel interior, elevator operator, November 1977

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: AAP 3-77-11 #3

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0003_01

Alabama: Birmingham, hotel interior, elevator operator, November 1977

24 images

Black-and-White 35mm Roll Film

Original Ferris Numbering: AAP 3-77-11 #3

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0004_01

Alabama: Birmingham, hotel lobby, November 1977

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: AAP 4-77-11 #4

Image Box 78

Image Folder PF-20367/0004_02

Alabama: Birmingham, hotel lobby, November 1977

11 images

Black-and-White 35mm Roll Film

Original Ferris Numbering: AAP 4-77-11 #4

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0005_01

Alabama: Birmingham, street scenes, November 1977

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: AAP 5-77-11 #5

Image Box 78

Image Folder PF-20367/0005_02

Alabama: Birmingham, street scenes, November 1977

20 images

Black-and-White 35mm Roll Film

Original Ferris Numbering: AAP 5-77-11 #5

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0006_01

Alabama: Birmingham, apartment exterior, November 1977

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: AAP 6-77-11 #6

Image Box 78

Image Folder PF-20367/0006_02

Alabama: Birmingham, apartment exterior, November 1977

16 images

Black-and-White 35mm Roll Film

Original Ferris Numbering: AAP 6-77-11 #6

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0007_01

Alabama: Birmingham, man at desk, apartment interior, November 1977

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: AAP 7-77-11 #7:

Image Box 78

Image Folder PF-20367/0007_02

Alabama: Birmingham, man at desk, apartment interior, November 1977

17 images

Black-and-White 35mm Roll Film

Original Ferris Numbering: AAP 7-77-11 #7

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0008_01

Alabama: Birmingham, Leon Formby, a guard at the Birmingham Museum of Art, and carvings, March 1978

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: AAP 78-3 #8

Image Box 78

Image Folder PF-20367/0008_02

Alabama: Birmingham, Leon Formby, a guard at the Birmingham Museum of Art, and carvings, March 1978

31 images

Black-and-White 35mm Roll Film

Original Ferris Numbering: AAP 78-3 #8

Image Box 78

Image Folder PF-20367/0009

Alabama: Birmingham (No contact sheet), circa 1978

30 images

Black-and-White 35mm Roll Film

Original Ferris Numbering: AAP #9:

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0010

Auburn Blues Project: B. B. King, Orpheum performance and marquee (No negatives), circa 1984-1989

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets and print from negatives

Original Ferris Numbering: ABP2 #12

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0011

Auburn Blues Project: Oxford Black Arts Coalition, woman in kitchen (No negatives), circa 1984-1989

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: ABP3 #13

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0012

Auburn Blues Project: Wade Walton, Dockery Farms (No negatives), circa 1984-1989

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: ABP4 #14

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0013

Auburn Blues Project: B. B. King, Orpheum performance and marquee, Wade Walton (No negatives), circa 1984-1989

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: ABP5 #15

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0014

Auburn Blues Project: Wade Walton (No negatives), circa 1984-1989

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: ABP6 #16

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0015

Auburn Blues Project: Sonny Paine, Helena Arkansas, Oxford Black Arts Coalition (Negatives only),

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: ABP7 #17

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0016_01

Auburn Blues Project: New England Aquarium Whale Watch dock, graffitti, woman with baby, circa 1984-1989

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: ABP8 #18

Image Box 78

Image Folder PF-20367/0016_02

Auburn Blues Project: New England Aquarium Whale Watch dock, graffitti, woman with baby, circa 1984-1989

33 images

Black-and-White 35mm Roll Film

Original Ferris Numbering: ABP8 #18

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0017_01

Auburn Blues Project: Chicago Fish Market, circa 1984-1989

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: ABP9 #19

Image Box 78

Image Folder PF-20367/0017_02

Auburn Blues Project: Chicago Fish Market, circa 1984-1989

35 images

Black-and-White 35mm Roll Film

Original Ferris Numbering: ABP9 #19

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0018

Auburn Blues Project: Chicago Fish Market (No negatives), circa 1984-1989

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets and prints from negatives

Original Ferris Numbering: ABP10 #20

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0019_01

Auburn Blues Project: Chicago, trains, street scenes, murals, circa 1984-1989

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: ABP12 #23

Image Box 78

Image Folder PF-20367/0019_02

Auburn Blues Project: Chicago, trains, street scenes, murals, circa 1984-1989

35 images

Black-and-White 35mm Roll Film

Original Ferris Numbering: ABP12 #23

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0020_01

Auburn Blues Project: Chicago train station, railroad tracks, circa 1984-1989

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: ABP13 #24

Image Box 78

Image Folder PF-20367/0020_02

ABP13 #24: Auburn Blues Project: Chicago train station, railroad tracks, circa 1984-1989

Black-and-White 35mm Roll Film

Original Ferris Numbering: ABP13 #24

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0021_01

Auburn Blues Project: James "Son" Thomas, Mitchell Diggs, circa 1984-1989

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: ABP14 #25

Image Box 78

Image Folder PF-20367/0021_02

Auburn Blues Project: James "Son" Thomas, Mitchell Diggs, circa 1984-1989

35 images

Black-and-White 35mm Roll Film

Original Ferris Numbering: ABP14 #25

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0022_01

Auburn Blues Project: Wade Walton, Dockery Farms, circa 1984-1989

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: ABP15 #26

Image Box 78

Image Folder PF-20367/0022_02

Auburn Blues Project: Wade Walton, Dockery Farms, circa 1984-1989

35 images

Black-and-White 35mm Roll Film

Original Ferris Numbering: ABP15 #26

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0023_01

Auburn Blues Project: Man with guitar and band, circa 1984-1989

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: ABP16 #27

Image Box 78

Image Folder PF-20367/0023_02

Auburn Blues Project: Man with guitar and band, circa 1984-1989

Black-and-White 35mm Roll Film

Original Ferris Numbering: ABP16 #27

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0024_01

Auburn Blues Project: Art work, Delta Fish Market, circa 1984-1989

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: ABP17 #28

Image Box 78

Image Folder PF-20367/0024_02

Auburn Blues Project: Art work, Delta Fish Market, circa 1984-1989

35 images

Black-and-White 35mm Roll Film

Original Ferris Numbering: ABP17 #28

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0025_01

Auburn Blues Project: Chicago, street art, Black Folk Art, Fish Market, circa 1984

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: ABP18 #29

Image Box 78

Image Folder PF-20367/0025_01

Auburn Blues Project: Chicago, street art, Black Folk Art, Fish Market, circa 1984

Black-and-White 35mm Roll Film

Original Ferris Numbering: ABP18 #29

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0026

Auburn Blues Project: Landscapes, color photographs by Mary Ann Culpepper (No negatives), circa 1984-1989

Color Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: ABP19 #30

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0027

Auburn Blues Project: Color photographs by Mary Ann Culpepper, town scenes, Wade Walton (No negatives), circa 1984-1989

Color Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: ABP20 #32

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0028

Auburn Blues Project: Color photographs by Mary Ann Culpepper,pool table, Wade Walton (No negatives), circa 1984-1989

Color Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: ABP21 #33

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0029

Auburn Blues Project: Color photographs by Mary Ann Culpepper, Wade Walton, Dockery Farms (No negatives), circa 1984-1989

Color Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: ABP22 #34

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0030

Auburn Blues Project: Color photographs by Mary Ann Culpepper, Dockery Farms, man with guitar, landscapes (No negatives), circa 1984-1989

Color Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: ABP23 #35

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0031_01

Child, man in chair, portraits, circa 1989

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: ACMP 1989 #38

Image Box 78

Image Folder PF-20367/0031_02

Child, man in chair, portraits, circa 1989

Black-and-White 35mm Roll Film

Original Ferris Numbering: ACMP 1989 #38

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0032_01

American Folklore Society: Meeting in New Orleans (No negatives), October 1975

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: AFS 75-1 #43

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0033

American Folklore Society: Meeting in New Orleans (No negatives), October 1975

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: AFS 75-2 #44

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0034

American Folklore Society: Meeting in New Orleans: Music and dancing, exhibit (No negatives), October 1975

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: AFP 3 #45

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0035

American Folklore Society: Building and interior (No negatives), October 1975

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: AFP #46

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0036_01

Allen Ginsberg: Group photographs, Mardi Gras World,

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: AGP #39

Image Box 78

Image Folder PF-20367/0036_02

Allen Ginsberg: Group photographs, Mardi Gras World,

31 images

Black-and-White 35mm Roll Film

Original Ferris Numbering: AGP #39

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0037_01

As I Lay Dying Consultants: Ruth N' Jimmie's cafe and grocery, circa 1985-1986

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: AILDP-1 #40

Image Box 78

Image Folder PF-20367/0037_02

As I Lay Dying Consultants: Ruth N' Jimmie's cafe and grocery, circa 1985-1986

30 images

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: AILDP-1 #40

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0038_01

As I Lay Dying Consultants: Inside Ruth N' Jimmie's cafe and grocery, circa 1985-1986

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: AILDP-2 #41

Image Box 78

Image Folder PF-20367/0038_02

As I Lay Dying Consultants: Inside Ruth N' Jimmie's cafe and grocery, circa 1985-1986

30 images

Black-and-White 35mm Roll Film

Original Ferris Numbering: AILDP-2 #41

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0039_01

Amanda Gordon: Vicksburg, Rose Hill community, washing, sewing, with boy, Summer 1967

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets and prints from negatives

Original Ferris Numbering: AGP A-67 #47

Image Box 78

Image Folder PF-20367/0039_02

Amanda Gordon: Vicksburg, Rose Hill community, washing, sewing, with boy, Summer 1967

16 images

Black-and-White 35mm Roll Film

Original Ferris Numbering: AGP A-67 #47

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0040

Amanda Gordon: Vicksburg, Rose Hill Community, inside home (No negatives),

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets and prints from negatives

Original Ferris Numbering: AGP B-67 #48

Images originally shot in color

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0041_01

Amanda Gordon: Vicksburg, Amanda Gordon, children, home, and quilts,

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: AGP C-74 #49

Image Box 78

Image Folder PF-20367/0041_02

Amanda Gordon: Vicksburg, Amanda Gordon, children, home, and quilts,

11 images

Black-and-White 35mm Roll Film

Original Ferris Numbering: AGP C-74 #49

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0042

Amanda Gordon: Vicksburg, Amanda Gordon, home, quilting, Yazoo City, trees, church (No negatives),

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets and prints from negatives

Original Ferris Numbering: AGP D-74 #50

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0043_01

Amanda Gordon: Vicksburg, Fireworks stand, Mac's Trading Post, signs, woman in nursing home, circa 1979

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: AGP 2-1-79 #52

Image Box 78

Image Folder PF-20367/0043_02

Amanda Gordon: Vicksburg, Fireworks stand, Mac's Trading Post, signs, woman in nursing home, circa 1979

35 images

Black-and-White 35mm Roll Film

Original Ferris Numbering: AGP 2-1-79 #52

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0044_01

Amanda Gordon: Vicksburg, Amanda and Mary Gordon outside, August 1978

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: AGP 3-78-8 #53

Image Box 78

Image Folder PF-20367/0044_02

Amanda Gordon: Vicksburg, Amanda and Mary Gordon outside, August 1978

14 images

Black-and-White 35mm Roll Film

Original Ferris Numbering: AGP 3-78-8 #53

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0045_01

Amanda Gordon: Vicksburg, Amanda and Mary Gordon outside, August 1978

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: AGP 4-78-8 #54

Image Box 78

Image Folder PF-20367/0045_02

Amanda Gordon: Vicksburg, Amanda and Mary Gordon outside, August 1978

24 images

Black-and-White 35mm Roll Film

Original Ferris Numbering: AGP 4-78-8 #54

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0046_01

Amanda Gordon: Vicksburg, Mary Gordon seated outside, August 1978

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: AGP 5-78-8 #55

Image Box 78

Image Folder PF-20367/0046_02

Amanda Gordon: Vicksburg, Mary Gordon seated outside, August 1978

12 images

Black-and-White 35mm Roll Film

Original Ferris Numbering: AGP 5-78-8 #55

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0047_01

Amanda Gordon: Vicksburg, Mary Gordon seated outside, August 1978

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: AGP 6-78-8 #56

Image Box 78

Image Folder PF-20367/0047_02

Amanda Gordon: Vicksburg, Mary Gordon seated outside, August 1978

11 images

Black-and-White 35mm Roll Film

Original Ferris Numbering: AGP 6-78-8 #56

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0048_01

Alex Haley: Seated at desk, November 1979

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets and prints from negatives

Original Ferris Numbering: AHP 1-79-11 #63

Image Box 78

Image Folder PF-20367/0048_02

Alex Haley: Seated at desk, November 1979

19 images

Black-and-White 35mm Roll Film

Original Ferris Numbering: AHP 1-79-11 #63

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0049_01

Alex Haley: Seated at bookcase, director's chair, October 1979

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: AHP 2-79-10 #64

Image Box 78

Image Folder PF-20367/0049_02

Alex Haley: Seated at bookcase, director's chair, October 1979

15 images

Black-and-White 35mm Roll Film

Original Ferris Numbering: AHP 2-79-10 #64

Image Box 01

Image Folder PF-20367/0050

Alex Haley (Negatives only), circa 1965

35 images

Black-and-White 35mm Roll Film

Original Ferris Numbering: AHP 00-1 #65

Image Box 02

Image Folder PF-20367/0051_01

Alex Haley: Alex Haley with man, with woman,

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: AHP 131 #66

Image Box 78

Image Folder PF-20367/0051_02

Alex Haley: Alex Haley with man, with woman,

26 images

Black-and-White 35mm Roll Film

Original Ferris Numbering: AHP 131 #66

Image Box 02

Image Folder PF-20367/0052_01

Alex Haley: Alex Haley talking, Harrington Faculty Center,

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: AHP

Image Box 78

Image Folder PF-20367/0052_02

AHP: Alex Haley: Alex Haley talking, Harrington Faculty Center,

29 images

Black-and-White 35mm Roll Film

Original Ferris Numbering: AHP

Image Box 02

Image Folder PF-20367/0053_01

Albert King: Memphis Jazz Festival, Albert King on stage, August 1979

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets and prints from negatives

Original Ferris Numbering: AKP 1-79-8 #57

Image Box 78

Image Folder PF-20367/0053_02

Albert King: Memphis Jazz Festival, Albert King on stage, August 1979

33 images

Black-and-White 35mm Roll Film

Original Ferris Numbering: AKP 1-79-8 #57

Image Box 02

Image Folder PF-20367/0054_01

Albert King: Memphis Jazz Festival, Albert King on stage, August 1979

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: AKP 2-79-8 #58

Image Box 78

Image Folder PF-20367/0054_02

Albert King: Memphis Jazz Festival, Albert King on stage, August 1979

33 images

Black-and-White 35mm Roll Film

Original Ferris Numbering: AKP 2-79-8 #58

Image Box 02

Image Folder PF-20367/0055_01

Albert King: Memphis Jazz Festival, Albert King on stage, August 1979

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets and prints from negatives

Original Ferris Numbering: AKP 3-79-8 #59

Image Box 78

Image Folder PF-20367/0055_02

Albert King: Memphis Jazz Festival, Albert King on stage, August 1979

33 images

Black-and-White 35mm Roll Film

Original Ferris Numbering: AKP 3-79-8 #59

Image Box 02

Image Folder PF-20367/0056_01

Albert King: Memphis Jazz Festival, Albert King on stage, August 1979

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: AKP 4-79-8 #60

Image Box 78

Image Folder PF-20367/0056_02

Albert King: Memphis Jazz Festival, Albert King on stage, August 1979

33 images

Black-and-White 35mm Roll Film

Original Ferris Numbering: AKP 4-79-8 #60

Image Box 02

Image Folder PF-20367/0057_01

Albert King: Memphis Jazz Festival, Albert King on stage, August 1979

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets

Original Ferris Numbering: AKP 5-79-8 #61

Image Box 78

Image Folder PF-20367/0057_02

Albert King: Memphis Jazz Festival, Albert King on stage,

32 images

Black-and-White 35mm Roll Film

Original Ferris Numbering: AKP 5-79-8 #61

Image Box 02

Image Folder PF-20367/0058_01

Alan Lomax: At Yale University, in office, talking on the telephone, December 1976

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets and prints from negatives

Original Ferris Numbering: ALP 1-76-12 #66

Image Box 78

Image Folder PF-20367/0058_02

Alan Lomax: At Yale University, in office, talking on the telephone, December 1976

27 images

Black-and-White 35mm Roll Film

Original Ferris Numbering: ALP 1-76-12 #66

Image Box 02

Image Folder PF-20367/0059_01

Alan Lomax: At Yale University, lecturing, December 1976

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets and prints from negatives

Original Ferris Numbering: ALP 2-76-12 #67

Image Box 78

Image Folder PF-20367/0059_02

Alan Lomax: At Yale University, lecturing, December 1976

25 images

Black-and-White 35mm Roll Film

Original Ferris Numbering: ALP 2-76-12 #67

Image Box 02

Image Folder PF-20367/0060_01

Alan Lomax: At Yale University, lecturing, December 1976

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets and prints from negatives

Original Ferris Numbering: ALP 3-76-12 #68

Image Box 78

Image Folder PF-20367/0060_02

Alan Lomax: At Yale University, lecturing, December 1976

Black-and-White 35mm Roll Film

Original Ferris Numbering: ALP 3-76-12 #68

Image Box 02

Image Folder PF-20367/0061_01

Alan Lomax: At Yale University, in office, on campus, lecturing, December 1976

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets and prints from negatives

Original Ferris Numbering: ALP 4-76-12 #69

Image Box 78

Image Folder PF-20367/0061_02

Alan Lomax: At Yale University, in office, on campus, lecturing, December 1976

Black-and-White 35mm Roll Film

Original Ferris Numbering: ALP 4-76-12 #69

Image Box 02

Image Folder PF-20367/0062

A.B. Mahan: Batesville, Miss. Folk art. Man and woman. Family,

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets and prints from negatives (of color images)

Original Ferris Numbering: AMP A-68 #71

Image Box 107

Image Folder PF-20367/0062

A.B. Mahan: Batesville, Miss. Folk art. Man and woman. Family,

11 images

Color 35mm Roll Film

Original Ferris Numbering: AMP A-68 #71

Image Box 02

Image Folder PF-20367/0063_01

A.B. Mahan: Batesville, Miss. Family. Inside home, summer 1968

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets and prints from negatives

Original Ferris Numbering: AMP B-68 #72

Image Box 78

Image Folder PF-20367/0063_02

A.B. Mahan: Batesville, Miss. Family. Inside home, summer 1968

7 images

Black-and-White 35mm Roll Film

Original Ferris Numbering: AMP B-68 #72

Image Box 02

Image Folder PF-20367/0064_01

A.B. Mahan: Batesville, Miss. A. B. Mahan, family, inside home, guitar, door, drawings, summer 1968

Black-and-White Photographic Prints: Contact sheets and prints from negatives

Original Ferris Numbering: AMP C-68 #73

Image Box 78

Image Folder PF-20367/0064_02

A.B. Mahan: Batesville, Miss. A. B. Mahan, family, inside home, guitar, door, drawings, summer 1968

14 images

Black-and-White 35mm Roll Film

Or