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Collection Number: 20417

Collection Title: Collection of Filk Music, 1980s-2000s

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Size 3 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 200 items)
Abstract The collection of music producer, recording artist, and documentarian Jocelyn Arem contains "filk" music song books, lyric sheets, sheet music, and zines from the 1980s through the 2000s. Included are the “Filk Bible,” “The First Ozark Trilogy Filksong Collection,” and issues of the zine, The PHILK-FEE-NOM-EE-NON, irregularly published by the Philk Press in conjunction with meetings of the Southern California Filkers Anonymous group. Much of the filk music represented in the collection has popular science fiction and fantasy themes including homages to Star Trek, Star Wars, Dr. Who, Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.
Language English
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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 Collection of Filk Music #20417, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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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This summary description was created in May 2018 to provide information about unprocessed materials in Wilson Special Collections Library.

Encoded by: Laura Smith, May 2018

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