Collection Number: 20383-z

Collection Title: C. Wade Mobley Collection, 1988-1993

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Size Approximately 200 items
Abstract The collection contains commercial recordings of bluegrass and country music on audio cassette and non-commercial recordings of the musical group, the Blue Sky Boys, also on audio cassette. Other artists represented in the audio collection include Jim Nabors, "Little" Roy Wiggins, Debbie Bohanan, Ricky Scaggs, the Statler Brothers, Connie Francis, the Louvin Brothers, and Chet Atkins. Small printed informational booklets accompany some of the recordings. Also included in the collection are letters received by Mobley in the early 1990s from Bill Bolick of the Blue Sky Boys and a brief exchange of correspondence between Mobley and Sarah Ophelia Cannon popularly known as Minnie Pearl. Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.
Creator Mobley, C. Wade.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
This collection contains additional material that is not available for immediate or same day access. Please contact Research and Instructional Service staff at wilsonlibrary@unc.edu to discuss options for consulting this collection.
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 C. Wade Mobley Collection #20383-z, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Larry Mobley and Jean Mobley in 2003 (Acc. 99592) and 2004 (Acc. 99825).
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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C. Wade Mobley of Salisbury, N.C., was a 1954 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a history teacher, coach, and school principal, and he later became the superintendent for Rowan County (N.C.) Schools.

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The collection contains commercial recordings of bluegrass and country music on audio cassette and non-commercial recordings of the musical group, the Blue Sky Boys, also on audio cassette. Other artists represented in the audio collection include Jim Nabors, "Little" Roy Wiggins, Debbie Bohanan, Ricky Scaggs, the Statler Brothers, Connie Francis, the Louvin Brothers, and Chet Atkins. Small printed informational booklets accompany some of the recordings. Also included in the collection are letters received by Mobley in the early 1990s from Bill Bolick of the Blue Sky Boys and a brief exchange of correspondence between Mobley and Sarah Ophelia Cannon popularly known as Minnie Pearl.

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Processing Information

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

Encoded by: Laura Smith, July 2018

Updated by Jodi Berkowitz, June 2019

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