Collection Number: 20423

Collection Title: North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories, 2006-2007

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Archival processing of the North Carolina Pottery Center Collection was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Size 43 items
Abstract The North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories consists of audio interviews conducted by the North Carolina Pottery Center with North Carolina based potters. The interviews were part of the center's "Living Tradition" oral history project, which was funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS).
Creator North Carolina Pottery Center.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
Digital media removed from the collection in September 2017 is closed pending curatorial review.
Use of audio materials may require production of listening 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 North Carolina Pottery Center Collection #20423, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Denny Hubbard Mecham in August 2007 (Acc. 100751) and January 2008 (Acc. 100834).
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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The North Carolina Pottery Center was established on 7 November 1998 in Sea Grove, N.C., a region of North Carolina known for its many potteries. The center's mission is to promote public awareness and appreciation of the history, heritage, and ongoing tradition of pottery making in North Carolina through educational programs, public services, collection and preservation, and research and documentation.

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The North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories consists of audio interviews conducted by the North Carolina Pottery Center with North Carolina based potters. The interviews were part of the center's "Living Tradition" oral history project, which was funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS). Denny Hubbard Mecham wrote the project proposal, titled "The Living Tradition: N.C. Potters in the 21st Century", on behalf of the center, while archivist, Michelle Francis, and folklorist, Charles G. Zug III, interviewed participants for the project. Notable artists featured on the recordings include Mark Hewitt of Pittsboro, N.C.; Ben Owen III of Seagrove, N.C.; Pam and Vernon Owens of Seagrove, N.C.; and Neolia Cole Womack of Sanford, N.C. Recordings are on audiocassette.

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Contents list

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43 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20423/1

Cynthia Bringle, 9 November 2006: tape 1 #20423, Series: "North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories, 2006-2007." FS-20423/1

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20423/2

Cynthia Bringle, 9 November 2006: tape 2 #20423, Series: "North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories, 2006-2007." FS-20423/2

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20423/3

Nick Joerling, 13 November 2006: tape 1 #20423, Series: "North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories, 2006-2007." FS-20423/3

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20423/4

Nick Joerling, 13-14 November 2006: tape 2 #20423, Series: "North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories, 2006-2007." FS-20423/4

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20423/5

Nick Joerling, 14-15 November 2006: tape 3 #20423, Series: "North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories, 2006-2007." FS-20423/5

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20423/6

Nick Joerling, 15 November 2006: tape 4 #20423, Series: "North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories, 2006-2007." FS-20423/6

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20423/7

Neolia Cole Womack, Sanford, N.C., 5 December 2006 #20423, Series: "North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories, 2006-2007." FS-20423/7

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20423/8

Jane Peiser, 6 December 2006: tape 1 #20423, Series: "North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories, 2006-2007." FS-20423/8

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20423/9

Jane Peiser, 6 December 2006: tape 2 #20423, Series: "North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories, 2006-2007." FS-20423/9

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20423/10

Norm Schulman, 14 December 2006: tape 1 #20423, Series: "North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories, 2006-2007." FS-20423/10

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20423/11

Norm Schulman, 14 December 2006: tape 2 #20423, Series: "North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories, 2006-2007." FS-20423/11

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20423/12

Mark Hewitt, Pittsboro, N.C., 20 December 2006: tape 1 #20423, Series: "North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories, 2006-2007." FS-20423/12

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20423/13

Mark Hewitt, Pittsboro, N.C., 20 December 2006: tape 2 #20423, Series: "North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories, 2006-2007." FS-20423/13

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20423/14

Kim Ellington, Vale, N.C., 17 January 2007: tape 1 #20423, Series: "North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories, 2006-2007." FS-20423/14

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20423/15

Kim Ellington, Vale, N.C., 17 January 2007: tape 2 #20423, Series: "North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories, 2006-2007." FS-20423/15

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20423/16

Hal and Eleanor Pugh, Randleman, N.C., 26 January 2007 #20423, Series: "North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories, 2006-2007." FS-20423/16

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20423/17

Ben Owen, Seagrove, N.C., 1 February 2007: tape 1 #20423, Series: "North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories, 2006-2007." FS-20423/17

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20423/18

Ben Owen, Seagrove, N.C., 1 February 2007: tape 2 #20423, Series: "North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories, 2006-2007." FS-20423/18

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20423/19

Jen Bireline, Raleigh, N.C., 17 January 2007 #20423, Series: "North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories, 2006-2007." FS-20423/19

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20423/20

Paulus Berensohn, 20 February 2007: tape 1 #20423, Series: "North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories, 2006-2007." FS-20423/20

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20423/21

Paulus Berensohn, 20 February 2007: tape 2 #20423, Series: "North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories, 2006-2007." FS-20423/21

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20423/22

Tom Suomalainen, 27 February 2007: tape 2 #20423, Series: "North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories, 2006-2007." FS-20423/22

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20423/23

Tom Suomalainen, 27 February 2007: tape 3 #20423, Series: "North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories, 2006-2007." FS-20423/23

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20423/24

Tom Spleth, 1 March 2007: tape 1 #20423, Series: "North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories, 2006-2007." FS-20423/24

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20423/25

Tom Spleth, 1 March 2007: tape 2 #20423, Series: "North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories, 2006-2007." FS-20423/25

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20423/26

Tom Spleth, 1 March 2007: tape 3 #20423, Series: "North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories, 2006-2007." FS-20423/26

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20423/27

Paulus Berensohn, 8 March 2007 #20423, Series: "North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories, 2006-2007." FS-20423/27

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20423/28

Paulus Berensohn, 8 March 2007: tape 3 #20423, Series: "North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories, 2006-2007." FS-20423/28

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20423/29

Vernon and Paul Owens, Seagrove, N.C., 20 March 2007: tape 1 #20423, Series: "North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories, 2006-2007." FS-20423/29

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20423/30

Vernon and Paul Owens, Seagrove, N.C., 20 March 2007: tape 2 #20423, Series: "North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories, 2006-2007." FS-20423/30

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20423/31

Michael Sherrill, 26 March 2007: tape 1 #20423, Series: "North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories, 2006-2007." FS-20423/31

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20423/32

Michael Sherrill, 26 March 2007: tape 2 #20423, Series: "North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories, 2006-2007." FS-20423/32

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20423/33

Michael Sherrill, 26 March 2007: tape 3 #20423, Series: "North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories, 2006-2007." FS-20423/33

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20423/34

Tom Suomalainen, 27 March 2007: tape 1 #20423, Series: "North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories, 2006-2007." FS-20423/34

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20423/35

Douglass Rankin and Will Ruggles, 4 April 2007: tape 1 #20423, Series: "North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories, 2006-2007." FS-20423/35

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20423/36

Douglass Rankin and Will Ruggles, 4 April 2007: tape 2 #20423, Series: "North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories, 2006-2007." FS-20423/36

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20423/37

Douglass Rankin and Will Ruggles, 4 April 2007: tape 3 #20423, Series: "North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories, 2006-2007." FS-20423/37

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20423/38

Douglass Rankin and Will Ruggles, 4 April 2007: tape 4 #20423, Series: "North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories, 2006-2007." FS-20423/38

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20423/39

Caroleen Sanders, Concord, N.C., 23 April 2007: tape 1 #20423, Series: "North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories, 2006-2007." FS-20423/39

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20423/40

Caroleen Sanders, Concord, N.C., 23 April 2007: tape 2 #20423, Series: "North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories, 2006-2007." FS-20423/40

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20423/41

Charles D. Brown, Arden, N.C., 30 May 2007 #20423, Series: "North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories, 2006-2007." FS-20423/41

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20423/42

Hiroshi Sueyoshi, Wilmington, N.C., 19 June 2007 #20423, Series: "North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories, 2006-2007." FS-20423/42

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20423/43

Mary Lou Higgins, Pittsboro, N.C., 24 July 2007 #20423, Series: "North Carolina Pottery Center Collection of Oral Histories, 2006-2007." FS-20423/43

Audiocassette

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Processing Information

Processed by: Brad San Martin and Anne Wells, March 2018

Encoded by: Anne Wells, March 2018

Archival processing of the North Carolina Pottery Center Collection was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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