Collection Number: 20412

Collection Title: Barbara Dane Collection, 1946

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Archival processing of the Barbara Dane Collection was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Size 5 items
Abstract The Barbara Dane Collection consists of sound recordings of American folk songs sung by Barbara Dane (formerly Barbara Cahn) and Rolf Cahn. Recordings are on instantaneous disc. The collection also includes a hand-decorated album that originally housed the sound recordings.
Creator Dane, Barbara.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
Use of audio or moving image materials may require production of listening or viewing copies.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
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 Barbara Dane Collection #20412, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Barbara Dane of Oakland, Calif., in August 2006 (Acc. 100500).
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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Barbara Dane (b. 1927) is an activist and American folk, blues, and jazz singer. In the 1940's, she moved from her hometown of Detroit, Mich. to the Bay Area with her first husband, folk musician, Rolf Cahn (1924-1994). By 1951 she was divorced from Cahn and adopted the surname Dane. After briefly joining the folk music group, Gateway Singers, Dane performed as a solo singer, singing blues material as well as social-protest songs, sometimes with jazz accompaniment. Dane is known for her activism in the labor union and civil rights movement, and in 1969 founded Paredon Records with her second husband, Sing Out! editor, Irwin Silber, to release social-protest and political music.

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The Barbara Dane Collection consists of sound recordings of American folk songs sung by Barbara Dane (formerly Barbara Cahn) and Rolf Cahn. Recordings are on instantaneous disc. The collection also includes a hand-decorated album that originally housed the sound recordings.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Anne Wells, December 2017

Encoded by: Anne Wells, December 2017

Archival processing of the Barbara Dane Collection was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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