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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.|
|Curatorial Unit||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.|
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.Back to Top
This summary description was created in November 2017 to provide information about unprocessed materials in Wilson Special Collections Library.
Encoded by: Laura Smith, November 2017Back to Top