Collection Number: 20419

Collection Title: Katherine R. Roberts Collection of Oral Histories on Material Culture in North Carolina, 2006-2007, 2016

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Size 1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 50 items)
Abstract Katherine R. Roberts has held a joint appointment in the Curriculum in American Studies and the Curriculm in Folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since 2006. Her research interests are centered on material culture. The collection consists of audio recordings of oral history interviews, tape logs, student papers, a cookbook, and a course syllabus relating to Katherine R. Roberts's folklore and American Studies classes on material culture and the American landscape. Interviews were conducted by Roberts's students with North Carolina residents engaged in cooking, sewing and quilting, house building, wine making, and other types of craftwork.
Creator Roberts, Katherine R.
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.
Use of audio or moving image materials may require production of listening or viewing copies.
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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 Katherine R. Roberts Collection of Oral Histories on Material Culture in North Carolina #20419, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Katherine R. Roberts in May 2007 (Acc. 100636) and December 2016 (Acc. 103000).
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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Katherine R. Roberts, Ph.D., has held a joint appointment in the Curriculum in American Studies and the Curriculum in Folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since 2006. Her research interests center on material culture, with a particular emphasis on landscapes and the social use and meaning of the built environment. Before her appointment at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she taught writing and literature in the English and Modern Languages departments at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette and was a Fulbright Lecturer at Hassan II University in Mohammedia, Morocco.

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The collection consists of audio recordings of oral history interviews, tape logs, student papers, a cookbook, and a course syllabus relating to Katherine R. Roberts's folklore and American Studies classes on material culture and the American landscape. Interviews were conducted by Roberts's students with North Carolina residents engaged in cooking, sewing and quilting, house building, wine making, and other types of craftwork. Recordings are on audiocassette and compact disc (cd).

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Audio Recordings, 2006-2007.

17 items.

Audiocassette and CD field recordings of interviews conducted by students in Folklore 550.

Audiocassette FS-20419/9607

Sarah Archer interview 1, wine-collecting #20419, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 2006-2007." FS-20419/9607

Audiocassette

Original number: KR-1

Audiocassette FS-20419/9608

Sarah Archer interview 2, wine-collecting #20419, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 2006-2007." FS-20419/9608

Audiocassette

Original number: KR-2

Audiocassette FS-20419/9609

Philip Shelton interview 1, sewing #20419, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 2006-2007." FS-20419/9609

Audiocassette

Original number: KR-3

Audiocassette FS-20419/9610

Philip Shelton interview 2, sewing #20419, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 2006-2007." FS-20419/9610

Audiocassette

Original number: KR-4

Audiocassette FS-20419/9611

Lyndsay Smith interview 1, quilting #20419, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 2006-2007." FS-20419/9611

Audiocassette

Original number: KR-5

Audiocassette FS-20419/9612

Lyndsay Smith interview 2, quilting #20419, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 2006-2007." FS-20419/9612

Audiocassette

Original number: KR-6

Audiocassette FS-20419/9613

Lauren Scott interview 1, house-building #20419, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 2006-2007." FS-20419/9613

Audiocassette

Original number: KR-7

Audiocassette FS-20419/9614

Lauren Scott interview 2, house-building #20419, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 2006-2007." FS-20419/9614

Audiocassette

Original number: KR-8

Audiocassette FS-20419/9615

Bethany Costello interview 1, wine-making, woodwork #20419, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 2006-2007." FS-20419/9615

Audiocassette

Original number: KR-9

Audiocassette FS-20419/9616

Bethany Costello interview 2, wine-making, woodwork #20419, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 2006-2007." FS-20419/9616

Audiocassette

Original number: KR-10

Audiocassette FS-20419/9617

Stacia Pomeroy interview 1, stained-glassmaking #20419, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 2006-2007." FS-20419/9617

Audiocassette

Original number: KR-11

Audiocassette FS-20419/9618

Stacia Pomeroy interview 2, stained-glassmaking #20419, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 2006-2007." FS-20419/9618

Audiocassette

Original number: KR-12

Audiocassette FS-20419/9619

Lindsay Griffin interview 1, Carrboro Mill House #20419, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 2006-2007." FS-20419/9619

Audiocassette

Original number: KR-13

Audiocassette FS-20419/9620

Lindsay Griffin interview 2, Carrboro Mill House #20419, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 2006-2007." FS-20419/9620

Audiocassette

Original number: KR-14

Audiocassette FS-20419/9621

Lindsay Griffin Interview 3, Carrboro Mill House #20419, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 2006-2007." FS-20419/9621

Audiocassette

Original number: KR-15

Music Compact Disc CD-6031

Lindsay Eanes interview 1, cake-making #20419, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 2006-2007." CD-6031

Compact Disc (CD)

Original number: KR-16

Music Compact Disc CD-6032

Lindsay Eanes interview 2, cake-making #20419, Series: "1. Audio Recordings, 2006-2007." CD-6032

Compact Disc (CD)

Original number: KR-17

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7 items.

Addition of December 2016 (Acc. 103000)

Essays written by students for American Landscapes (AMST 482) class. Topics include Bynum Circle/Fordham Court; Conover Station and Park, Conover, N.C.; and Old Chapel Hill Cemetery. All essays include an informed consent form.

Folder 7

Student essays, 2016 #20419, Series: "3. American Landscapes (AMST 482), 2016." Folder 7

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Processing Information

Processed by: Carrie Stubblefield, 2008; Nancy Kaiser, 2016

Encoded by: Carrie Stubblefield, 2008

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