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Collection Number: 20440

Collection Title: Pamela Barefoot Collection on Tobacco, 1970s-1980s

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Size 5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 2500 items)
Abstract Documentarian Pamela Barefoot's collection is composed of photographs, oral history interviews, and research files for her book published in 1978. Color slides taken by Barefoot depict tobacco farms, farmers, and workers during the late 1970s in the mid-Atlantic and southern United States, chiefly North Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia. Interviews with farmers, tobacco workers, and tobacco company owners comprise more than twenty hours of audio recordings. Most interviews have typed transcripts. Research files, consisting largely of printed items such as booklets and annual reports of tobacco companies, pertain to tobacco farming, the tobacco industry, agricultural science, and folklore related to tobacco. The collection also contains field notes, a scrapbook with newspaper clippings about Barefoot and her book, and a card file with quotations culled from the oral history interviews Barefoot conducted. Other materials in the collection pertain to Barefoot's research on shad fishing and the pork industry in North Carolina, including hog farming and the barbecue business. Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.
Creator Barefoot, Pamela.
Language English
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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 Pamela Barefoot Collection on Tobacco #20440, 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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Pamela Barefoot grew up on tobacco farm near Four Oaks, N.C. She graduated from Louisburg College in 1969 with a degree in psychology. In the late 1970s, Barefoot conducted a documentary photography and oral history project on tobacco farming in the mid-Atlantic and southern United States. In 1978 she published . She later founded and ran a specialty food and gift business called Bay Beyond, Inc., which traded as the Blue Crab Bay, Co.

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Processing Information

This summary description was created in November 2017 to provide information about unprocessed materials in Wilson Special Collections Library.

Encoded by: Laura Smith, November 2017

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