Collection Number: 20466

Collection Title: Robert D. Bethke Collection, 1971-2000.

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Size 1 foot of linear shelf space (approximately 700 items)
Abstract The Robert D. Bethke Collection consists of audiovisual materials and subject files related to folk music and traditional life of the Middle Atlantic and Southern regions of the United States, including Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Virginia, and West Virginia. Folklorist and University of Delaware Associate Professor, Robert D. Bethke, compiled the materials, along with undergraduate students enrolled in his folklore courses at the University of Delaware in Newark, Del. Audiovisual materials in the collection consist mostly of interviews and live performances by folk, bluegrass, and blues performers, including folk singer, songwriter, and banjo player, Ola Belle Reed, of Ashe County, N.C.; traditional bluegrass guitarist and banjo player, Ted Lundy, of Galax, Va.; artist and blues musician, James "Son Ford" Thomas, of Washington County, Miss.; blues guitarist and banjo player, Franklin "Frank" Hovington, of Frederica, Del.; and folk singer, Mary Jane "Janie" Miller, of Cecil County, Md., among others. The collection also contains audiovisual materials documenting traditional life, as well as subject files that include clippings, student papers, song sheets and lyrics, transcripts of interviews, and photographic materials documenting folk performers chiefly from Delaware, but also from Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, and Mississippi.
Creator Bethke, Robert D., 1945-
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 Robert D. Bethke Collection #20466, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Robert D. Bethke, of Venice, Fla., in January 2011 (Acc. 101503).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Folklorist, Robert D. Bethke, was an Associate Professor of English at the University of Delaware from 1977 to 2000. He received a Ph.D. in Folklore and Folklife from the University of Pennsylvania in 1973. While at the University of Delaware he taught courses in folklore and founded the University of Delaware Folklore Archive at the Folklore and Ethnic Art Center, where he was also the director. After the archive and center closed, the materials housed at the archive defaulted to Bethke who then donated the materials elsewhere, including the Delaware Agriculture Museum and Village in Dover, Del.; Delaware Folklife Program, Division of Parks and Recreation, State of Delaware Department of National Resources and Environmental Control in Dover, Del; University of Delaware Media Services; Salisbury State University in Salisbury, Md.; and the Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, N.C.

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Audiovisual materials and subject files related to folk music and traditional life of the Middle Atlantic and Southern regions of the United States, including Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Virginia, and West Virginia. Folklorist and University of Delaware Associate Professor, Robert D. Bethke, compiled the materials, along with undergraduate students enrolled in his folklore courses at the University of Delaware in Newark, Del.

Audiovisual materials in the collection consist mostly of interviews and live performances recorded by Bethke and his undergraduate students out in the field and at the University of Delaware. The majority of the audio and video recordings feature folk, bluegrass, and blues performers, including folk singer, songwriter, and banjo player, Ola Belle Reed, of Ashe County, N.C.; traditional bluegrass guitarist and banjo player, Ted Lundy, of Galax, Va.; artist and blues musician, James "Son Ford" Thomas, of Washington County, Miss.; blues guitarist and banjo player, Franklin "Frank" Hovington, of Frederica, Del.; and folk singer, Mary Jane "Janie" Miller, of Cecil County, Md., among others. The collection also contains audiovisual materials documenting traditional life, including an interview with Eastern Shore oysterman, Captain Clifton Webster, and materials related to the student documentary project, "Gonna Have a Hog Killing," about traditional hog processing at the rural farm of Jim Kelly, an African American farmer of Sussex County, Del. Audio recordings are on 1/4" Open Reel Audio and audiocassette, while video recordings are on 1/2" open reel video, U-Matic, and VHS.

The collection also contains subject files that include clippings, student papers, song sheets and lyrics, transcripts of interviews, and photographic materials documenting folk performers chiefly from Delaware, but also from Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, and Mississippi.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Audiovisual Materials, 1972-1983 and undated.

106 items.

Arrangement: by format.

Processing information: titles and formats compiled from SFC database and notes found in the control file.

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66 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20466/1

Louis King interview by Margaret Tobin, mandolin and banjo tunes, Seaford, Del., 27 February 1972 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FS-20466/1

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/1

Mrs. Edna Mast, "Sentimental Ballads and Songs," Bridgeville, Del., 15 March 1972; Mrs. Val Miller, "Ballads and Religious Folk Song," Greenwood, Del., 15 March 1972 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/1

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/2

Ola Belle Reed and family, Rising Sun, Md., 13 April 1972: tape 1 of 4 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/3

Ola Belle Reed and family, Rising Sun, Md., 16 April 1972: tape 2 of 4 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/3

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/4

Ola Belle Reed and family, Rising Sun, Md., 20 April 1972: tape 3 of 4 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/4

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/5

Ola Belle Reed and family, Rising Sun, Md., 4 May 1972: tape 4 of 4 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/5

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/6

Mary E. Smith, oral presentation tape, Corbin, Ky., spring 1972 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/6

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/7

Mountain State Folk Festival: banjo and fiddlers championship, Elkins, W.Va., 8 October 1972 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/7

1/4" Open Reel Audio

recorded by Jim Mannering

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/8

Rena Lundy, 21 June 1974 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/8

1/4" Open Reel Audio

recorded by Gerald Correll; Rena Lundy is a ballad singer and mother of Ted Lundy

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/9

Grassroots Bluegrass: Ted Lundy and the Southern Mountain Boys at IRC, Delaware, 30 January 1975 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/9

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/10

Clifton Webster interview, Deal Island, Md., 1 March 1975: tape 1 of 2 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/10

1/4" Open Reel Audio

interview with Eastern Shore waterman/oysterman, Captain Clifton Webster, conducted by Bill Warner

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/11

Clifton Webster interview, Deal Island, Md., 1 March 1975: tape 2 of 2 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/11

1/4" Open Reel Audio

interview with Eastern Shore waterman/oysterman, Captain Clifton Webster, conducted by Bill Warner

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/12

Grassroots Bluegrass 1: Ted Lundy interview, Newark, Del., 1975 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

recorded by University of Delaware students for the "Grassroots Bluegrass" project

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/13

Grassroots Bluegrass 2: Ted Lundy interview, Newark, Del., 1975 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/13

1/4" Open Reel Audio

recorded by University of Delaware students for the "Grassroots Bluegrass" project

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/14

Grassroots Bluegrass 3: Ted Lundy interview, Newark, Del., 1975 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/14

1/4" Open Reel Audio

recorded by University of Delaware students for the "Grassroots Bluegrass" project

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/15

Grassroots Bluegrass 4: Ted Lundy interview, Newark, Del., 1975 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/15

1/4" Open Reel Audio

recorded by University of Delaware students for the "Grassroots Bluegrass" project

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/16

Grassroots Bluegrass 5: Ted Lundy interview, Newark, Del., 1975 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/16

1/4" Open Reel Audio

recorded by University of Delaware students for the "Grassroots Bluegrass" project

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/17

Grassroots Bluegrass 6: Ted Lundy interview, Newark, Del., 1975 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/17

1/4" Open Reel Audio

recorded by University of Delaware students for the "Grassroots Bluegrass" project

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/18

Grassroots Bluegrass 7: Ted Lundy interview, Newark, Del., 1975 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/18

1/4" Open Reel Audio

recorded by University of Delaware students for the "Grassroots Bluegrass" project

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/19

Grassroots Bluegrass 8: Rena Lundy and Mrs. Golding interview, Newark, Del., 1975 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/19

1/4" Open Reel Audio

recorded by University of Delaware students for the "Grassroots Bluegrass" project

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/20

Jim Kelly interview about hog butchering for "Gonna Have a Hog Killing," Peppers Corner, Del., 22 February 1977 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/20

1/4" Open Reel Audio

recorded by Lee Derrickson

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/21

Narration soundtrack for "Gonna Have a Hog Killing," 22 February 1977 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/21

1/4" Open Reel Audio

recorded by Lee Derrickson

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/22

Ted Lundy and the Southern Mountain Boys concert, May 1977; Little Wonders, black gospel from Havre de Grace, Md. #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/22

1/4" Open Reel Audio

recorded by Lee Derrickson

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/23

James "Son Ford" Thomas on WXDR, Newark, Del., 14 January 1978: tape 1 of 4 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/23

1/4" Open Reel Audio

recorded by Lee Derrickson

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/24

James "Son Ford" Thomas on WXDR, Newark, Del., 14 January 1978: tape 2 of 4 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/24

1/4" Open Reel Audio

recorded by Lee Derrickson

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/25

James "Son Ford" Thomas on WXDR, Newark, Del., 14 January 1978: tape 3 of 4 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/25

1/4" Open Reel Audio

recorded by Lee Derrickson

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/26

James "Son Ford" Thomas on WXDR, Newark, Del., 14 January 1978: tape 4 of 4 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/26

1/4" Open Reel Audio

recorded by Lee Derrickson

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/27

James "Son Ford" Thomas at the University of Delaware, Newark, Del., 16 January 1978: tape 1 of 2 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/27

1/4" Open Reel Audio

recorded in a dorm room

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/28

James "Son Ford" Thomas at the University of Delaware, Newark, Del., 21 January 1978: tape 1 of 2 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/28

1/4" Open Reel Audio

informal concert in Rodney A-B Lounge; recorded by Lee Derrickson

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/29

James "Son Ford" Thomas with George Thorogood and friends, Newark, Del., 27 January 1978: tape 1 of 4 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/29

1/4" Open Reel Audio

informal jam session at George Thorogood's house; recorded by Lee Derrickson

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/30

James "Son Ford" Thomas with George Thorogood and friends, Newark, Del., 27 January 1978: tape 2 of 4 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/30

1/4" Open Reel Audio

informal jam session at George Thorogood's house; recorded by Lee Derrickson

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/31

James "Son Ford" Thomas with George Thorogood and friends, Newark, Del., 27 January 1978: tape 3 of 4 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/31

1/4" Open Reel Audio

informal jam session at George Thorogood's house; recorded by Lee Derrickson

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/32

James "Son Ford" Thomas with George Thorogood and friends, Newark, Del., 27 January 1978: tape 4 of 4 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/32

1/4" Open Reel Audio

informal jam session at George Thorogood's house; recorded by Lee Derrickson

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20466/2

Frank Hovington class visit at the University of Delaware, Felton, Del., 8 May 1978: tape 1 of 2 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FS-20466/2

Audiocassette

Visit to "Ballad and Folksong" class at the University of Delaware; recorded by Vicki Chaffee.

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20466/3

Frank Hovington class visit at the University of Delaware, Felton, Del., 8 May 1978: tape 2 of 2 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FS-20466/3

Audiocassette

Visit to "Ballad and Folksong" class at the University of Delaware; recorded by Vicki Chaffee.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/33

Conjunto Libre at Hockessin VFW, Hockessin, Del., 15 April 1978: tape 1 of 2 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/33

1/4" Open Reel Audio

recorded by Lee Derrickson

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/34

Conjunto Libre at Hockessin VFW, Hockessin, Del., 15 April 1978: tape 2 of 2 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/34

1/4" Open Reel Audio

recorded by Lee Derrickson

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/35

Frank Hovington at home, Felton, Del., 30 April 1978: tape 1 of 2 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/35

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/36

Frank Hovington at home, Felton, Del., 30 April 1978: tape 2 of 2 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/36

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/37

Ralph Burchard interview about fiddling and life, Newark, Del., 11 May 1978 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/37

1/4" Open Reel Audio

recorded in barber shop

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20466/4

Ralph Burchard interview about fiddling and life, Newark, Del., 11 May 1978 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FS-20466/4

Audiocassette

recorded in barber shop

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/38

First State Folk Festival: The Regents, The Joy Singers, Newark, Del., 1978 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/38

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/39

First State Folk Festival: The Pilgrim Baptist Choral Ensemble, The Yancey Brothers, Newark, Del., 1978 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/39

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/40

First State Folk Festival: First State Bluegrass Boys, Conjunto Libre, Newark, Del., 1978 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/40

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/41

Trinidad and Tobago Baltimore Steel Orchestra at Carousel Farms, Newark, Del., 10 July 1978 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/41

1/4" Open Reel Audio

"Monday Moonlight Music" series concert sponsored by New Castle County Department of Parks and Recreation, Brandywine Friends of Old Time Music, and the NEA; recorded by Lee Derrickson.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/42

Daniel Lacy, Wilmington, Del., 6 May 1980 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/42

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/43

Daniel Lacy, Wilmington, Del., 6 May 1980 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/43

1/4" Open Reel Audio

recorded by Sandy Shalk

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20466/5

Janie Miller's [Mary Jane Miller] jam session, Elkton, Md., 12 October 1980: tape 1 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FS-20466/5

Audiocassette

Processing information: originally found with folder 17, which contains corresponding field notes and tape logs for the recording

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20466/6

Janie Miller's [Mary Jane Miller] jam session, Elkton, Md., 1980: tape 3 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FS-20466/6

Audiocassette

Processing information: originally found with folder 17, which contains corresponding field notes and tape logs for the recording

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20466/7

Janie Miller's [Mary Jane Miller] jam session, Elkton, Md., 1980: tape 4 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FS-20466/7

Audiocassette

Processing information: originally found with folder 17, which contains corresponding field notes and tape logs for the recording

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20466/8

Janie Miller's [Mary Jane Miller] jam session, Elkton, Md., 1980: tape 5 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FS-20466/8

Audiocassette

Processing information: originally found with folder 17, which contains corresponding field notes and tape logs for the recording

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20466/9

Janie Miller's [Mary Jane Miller] jam session, Elkton, Md., 6 December 1980: tape 6 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FS-20466/9

Audiocassette

Processing information: originally found with folder 17, which contains corresponding field notes and tape logs for the recording

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/44

Armina Adams, white sacred songs from Mayking, Ky.; Sabina Hale, Letcher County, Ky., "Lord Thomas and Fair Ellender," 1980 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/44

1/4" Open Reel Audio

recorded by Gail Hatton, daughter of Armina Adams

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/45

Frank Hovington, Felton, Del., 6 July 1981 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/45

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/46

Frank Hovington, Judy Quillen, Merv Hughes, Felton Del., 6 July 1981 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/46

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Frank Hovington on electric guitar, Judy Quillen on organ, and Merv Hughes on drums

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/47

Frank Hovington, Merv Hughes, 6 July 1981 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/47

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Frank Hovington on guitar and Merv Hughes on drums

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/48

Frank Hovington, Merv Hughes, 6 July 1981 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/48

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Frank Hovington on guitar and Merv Hughes on drums

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/49

Jim Emberlain, Edwin Reed, Jr., Felton, Del., 15 July 1981 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/49

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Jim Emberlain on fiddle and Edwin Reed, Jr. on guitar

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/50

Ralph Bell interview, Felton, Del., 17 October 1981 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/50

1/4" Open Reel Audio

interview with fiddler player, Ralph Bell, conducted by Robert D. Bethke and Julie Anderson

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/51

Walter Ewing, African American folk music, Harrington, Del., 14 July 1982 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/51

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/52

Daniel Lacy at the University of Delaware, Newark, Del., 14 December 1983: tape 1 of 2 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/52

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/53

Daniel Lacy at the University of Delaware, Newark, Del., 14 December 1983: tape 2 of 2 #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/53

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/54

Mary E. Smith, ballads and songs, Corbin, Ky.; Sonny Miller, Wilmington, Del. #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/54

1/4" Open Reel Audio

recorded by Gerald Correll

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/55

Daniel Lacy, Wilmington, Del., date unknown #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/55

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/56

Ted Lundy, master copy, date unknown #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/56

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20466/57

Balfa Brothers, copy, date unknown #20466, Subseries: "1.1. Audio Recordings, 1972-1983 and undated." FT-20466/57

1/4" Open Reel Audio

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40 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Videotape VT-20466/9

Ola Belle Reed and family, Rising Sun, Md., spring 1972: tape 1 of 2 #20466, Subseries: "1.2. Video Recordings, 1972-1979." VT-20466/9

1/2" Open Reel Video

informal music making by Ola Belle, Bud, and David Reed, with others; recorded by James Mannering and James Lowe

Videotape VT-20466/10

Ola Belle Reed and family, Rising Sun, Md., spring 1972: tape 2 of 2 #20466, Subseries: "1.2. Video Recordings, 1972-1979." VT-20466/10

1/2" Open Reel Video

informal music making by Ola Belle, Bud, and David Reed, with others; recorded by James Mannering and James Lowe; Note on original container reads: "Audio portion will play back on AV portapack deck, NO VIDEO"

Videotape VT-20466/40

Grassroots Bluegrass, Newark, Del., 1975 #20466, Subseries: "1.2. Video Recordings, 1972-1979." VT-20466/40

VHS

Videotape VT-20466/1

Grassroots Bluegrass: Ted Lundy and the Southern Mountain Boys, Newark, Del., 21 May 1975 #20466, Subseries: "1.2. Video Recordings, 1972-1979." VT-20466/1

U-Matic

Videotape VT-20466/12

Grassroots Bluegrass: Ted Lundy and the Southern Mountain Boys, dub, Newark, Del., spring 1975 #20466, Subseries: "1.2. Video Recordings, 1972-1979." VT-20466/12

1/2" Open Reel Video

Videotape VT-20466/11

Grassroots Bluegrass: Ted Lundy interview, dub, Newark, Del., 21 May 1975 #20466, Subseries: "1.2. Video Recordings, 1972-1979." VT-20466/11

1/2" Open Reel Video

Videotape VT-20466/17

"Gonna Have a Hog Killing" part 1, original production tape, Peppers Corner, Del., February 1977 #20466, Subseries: "1.2. Video Recordings, 1972-1979." VT-20466/17

1/2" Open Reel Video

original production tape with slide stills and narration; created by Lee Derrickson and David DeWitt

Videotape VT-20466/18

"Gonna Have a Hog Killing" part 2, Peppers Corner, Del., February 1977 #20466, Subseries: "1.2. Video Recordings, 1972-1979." VT-20466/18

1/2" Open Reel Video

created by Lee Derrickson and David DeWitt

Videotape VT-20466/2

"Gonna Have a Hog Killing," dubbed Super 8 footage #20466, Subseries: "1.2. Video Recordings, 1972-1979." VT-20466/2

U-Matic

created by David DeWitt

Video documents the slaughter, processing, and butchery of a pig. Images include animal death and blood.

Videotape VT-20466/13

"Gonna Have a Hog Killing," original field footage, Peppers Corner, Del., 22 February 1977 #20466, Subseries: "1.2. Video Recordings, 1972-1979." VT-20466/13

1/2" Open Reel Video

original field footage on the farm of Jim Kelly located on State Road 365, between Pepper's Corner and Bayard in Southeastern County (near Frankford, Del.). Created by Lee Derrickson and David DeWitt

Videotape VT-20466/16

"Gonna Have a Hog Killing," Peppers Corner, Del., 22 February 1977 #20466, Subseries: "1.2. Video Recordings, 1972-1979." VT-20466/16

1/2" Open Reel Video

created by Lee Derrickson and David DeWitt

Videotape VT-20466/15

"Gonna Have a Hog Killing," production tape, Peppers Corner, Del., 22 February 1977 #20466, Subseries: "1.2. Video Recordings, 1972-1979." VT-20466/15

1/2" Open Reel Video

Stills and titles master; created by Lee Derrickson and David DeWitt

Videotape VT-20466/19

"Gonna Have a Hog Killing," revised production tape, Peppers Corner, Del., February 1977 #20466, Subseries: "1.2. Video Recordings, 1972-1979." VT-20466/19

1/2" Open Reel Video

slide stills and Super 8 footage with narration; created by Lee Derrickson and David DeWitt

Videotape VT-20466/14

"Gonna Have a Hog Killing," transfer of super 8 footage, Peppers Corner, Del., 22 February 1977 #20466, Subseries: "1.2. Video Recordings, 1972-1979." VT-20466/14

1/2" Open Reel Video

created by Lee Derrickson and David DeWitt

Videotape VT-20466/20

Folk Artist on Campus: James "Son Ford" Thomas, Newark, Del., 1978 #20466, Subseries: "1.2. Video Recordings, 1972-1979." VT-20466/20

1/2" Open Reel Video

recorded at the University of Delaware by Lee Derrickson and Robert Bethke

Videotape VT-20466/39

Folk Artist on Campus: James "Son Ford" Thomas, Newark, Del., 1978 #20466, Subseries: "1.2. Video Recordings, 1972-1979." VT-20466/39

VHS

Videotape VT-20466/8

Folk Artist on Campus: James "Son Ford" Thomas, Newark, Del., 1978 #20466, Subseries: "1.2. Video Recordings, 1972-1979." VT-20466/8

U-Matic

produced and narrated by Lee Derrickson

Videotape VT-20466/38

Frank Hovington at home, Felton, Del., 1978; Frank Hovington at George M. Gray Elementary School, Wilmington, Del., 1979 #20466, Subseries: "1.2. Video Recordings, 1972-1979." VT-20466/38

VHS

recorded by Robert D. Bethke

Videotape VT-20466/21

Frank Hovington at home, Felton, Del., 30 April 1978 #20466, Subseries: "1.2. Video Recordings, 1972-1979." VT-20466/21

1/2" Open Reel Video

includes two songs and contextual shots inside and outside trailer home; recorded by Robert D. Bethke with a portapak

Videotape VT-20466/22

Frank Hovington on campus, Newark, Del., 8 May 1978: tape 1 of 3 #20466, Subseries: "1.2. Video Recordings, 1972-1979." VT-20466/22

1/2" Open Reel Video

recorded by Lee Derrickson; note on original container reads "no audio due to microphone problem. Visual footage is valuable. Cassette audio tape made during class captured some lost audio portion."

Videotape VT-20466/23

Frank Hovington on campus, Newark, Del., 8 May 1978: tape 2 of 3 #20466, Subseries: "1.2. Video Recordings, 1972-1979." VT-20466/23

1/2" Open Reel Video

recorded by Lee Derrickson; note on original container reads "no audio due to microphone problem. Visual footage is valuable. Cassette audio tape made during class captured some lost audio portion."

Videotape VT-20466/24

Frank Hovington on campus, Newark, Del., 8 May 1978: tape 3 of 3 #20466, Subseries: "1.2. Video Recordings, 1972-1979." VT-20466/24

1/2" Open Reel Video

recorded by Lee Derrickson; note on original container reads "no audio due to microphone problem. Visual footage is valuable. Cassette audio tape made during class captured some lost audio portion."

Videotape VT-20466/25

First State Folk Festival tape 1 of 11: The Regents, Newark, Del., 13 May 1978 #20466, Subseries: "1.2. Video Recordings, 1972-1979." VT-20466/25

1/2" Open Reel Video

Videotape VT-20466/26

First State Folk Festival tape 2 of 11: The Joy Singers, Newark, Del., 13 May 1978 #20466, Subseries: "1.2. Video Recordings, 1972-1979." VT-20466/26

1/2" Open Reel Video

Videotape VT-20466/27

First State Folk Festival tape 3 of 11: Pilgrim Baptist Church Ensemble, Newark, Del., 13 May 1978 #20466, Subseries: "1.2. Video Recordings, 1972-1979." VT-20466/27

1/2" Open Reel Video

Videotape VT-20466/28

First State Folk Festival tape 4 of 11: Yancy Brothers, Newark, Del., 13 May 1978 #20466, Subseries: "1.2. Video Recordings, 1972-1979." VT-20466/28

1/2" Open Reel Video

Videotape VT-20466/29

First State Folk Festival tape 5 of 11: First State Bluegrass, Newark, Del., 13 May 1978 #20466, Subseries: "1.2. Video Recordings, 1972-1979." VT-20466/29

1/2" Open Reel Video

Videotape VT-20466/30

First State Folk Festival tape 6 of 11: Conjunto Libre, Newark, Del., 13 May 1978 #20466, Subseries: "1.2. Video Recordings, 1972-1979." VT-20466/30

1/2" Open Reel Video

Videotape VT-20466/31

First State Folk Festival tape 7 of 11: Conjunto Libre, Newark, Del., 13 May 1978 #20466, Subseries: "1.2. Video Recordings, 1972-1979." VT-20466/31

1/2" Open Reel Video

Videotape VT-20466/32

First State Folk Festival tape 8 of 11: Conjunto Libre, Newark, Del., 13 May 1978 #20466, Subseries: "1.2. Video Recordings, 1972-1979." VT-20466/32

1/2" Open Reel Video

Videotape VT-20466/33

First State Folk Festival 9 of 11: Ted Lundy and the Southern Mountain Boys, Newark, Del., 13 May 1978 #20466, Subseries: "1.2. Video Recordings, 1972-1979." VT-20466/33

1/2" Open Reel Video

Videotape VT-20466/34

First State Folk Festival 10 of 11: Ted Lundy and the Southern Mountain Boys, Newark, Del., 13 May 1978 #20466, Subseries: "1.2. Video Recordings, 1972-1979." VT-20466/34

1/2" Open Reel Video

Videotape VT-20466/35

First State Folk Festival 11 of 11: Ted Lundy and the Southern Mountain Boys, Newark, Del., 13 May 1978 #20466, Subseries: "1.2. Video Recordings, 1972-1979." VT-20466/35

1/2" Open Reel Video

Videotape VT-20466/4

First State Folk Festival: The Joy Singers, Pilgrim Baptist Choral Ensemble, and The Yancy Brothers, Newark, Del., May 1978 #20466, Subseries: "1.2. Video Recordings, 1972-1979." VT-20466/4

U-Matic

Videotape VT-20466/5

James "Son Ford" Thomas at Bacchus, Newark, Del., winter 1978 #20466, Subseries: "1.2. Video Recordings, 1972-1979." VT-20466/5

U-Matic

Processing information: Digitized media has been edited for content or length. Unrelated television content has been removed for length.

Videotape VT-20466/6

James "Son Ford" Thomas on campus, Newark, Del., winter 1978 #20466, Subseries: "1.2. Video Recordings, 1972-1979." VT-20466/6

U-Matic

Videotape VT-20466/7

James "Son Ford" Thomas Sculpting, Newark, Del., winter 1978 #20466, Subseries: "1.2. Video Recordings, 1972-1979." VT-20466/7

U-Matic

Videotape VT-20466/3

James "Son Ford" Thomas with George Thorogood and Ron Smith, 1978 #20466, Subseries: "1.2. Video Recordings, 1972-1979." VT-20466/3

U-Matic

recorded by Lee Derrickson

Videotape VT-20466/36

Frank Hovington at George M. Gray Elementary School, Wilmington, Del., 23 February 1979: tape 1 of 2 #20466, Subseries: "1.2. Video Recordings, 1972-1979." VT-20466/36

1/2" Open Reel Video

recorded at a school assembly by Robert Bethke and Bruce Morse

Videotape VT-20466/37

Frank Hovington at George M. Gray Elementary School, Wilmington, Del., 23 February 1979: tape 2 of 2 #20466, Subseries: "1.2. Video Recordings, 1972-1979." VT-20466/37

1/2" Open Reel Video

recorded at a school assembly by Robert Bethke and Bruce Morse

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About 600 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Clippings, student papers, song sheets and lyrics, transcripts of interviews, and photographic materials documenting folk performers chiefly from Delaware, but also from Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, and Mississippi.

Box 1

Folder 1-2

Audio "cuts" for Grassroots Bluegrass (students' working draft) #20466, Series: "2. Subject files, 1971-2000." Box 1, Folder 1-2

Box 1

Folder 3

Bell, Ralph (Delaware) #20466, Series: "2. Subject files, 1971-2000." Box 1, Folder 3

Image Box 1

Image Folder PF-20466/1

Bell, Ralph (Delaware) #20466, Series: "2. Subject files, 1971-2000." Imagebox 1, Imagefolder PF-20466/1

Color 35mm slides

Box 1

Folder 4

Brumfield, Marion ("Deacon") (Maryland) #20466, Series: "2. Subject files, 1971-2000." Box 1, Folder 4

Image Box 1

Image Folder PF-20466/2

Brumfield, Deacon ("Deacon") (Maryland) #20466, Series: "2. Subject files, 1971-2000." Imagebox 1, Imagefolder PF-20466/2

Color 35mm slides

Epics Lounge, Rising Sun, Md. Deacon Brumfield performed here. A fire destroyed the place. Slide by Robert D. Bethke.

Box 1

Folder 5

Burchard, Ralph (Delaware) #20466, Series: "2. Subject files, 1971-2000." Box 1, Folder 5

Image Folder PF-20466/16

Burchard, Ralph, fiddling barber, Main Street, Neward, Del. #20466, Series: "2. Subject files, 1971-2000." PF-20466/16

Black and white 35mm roll film

Box 1

Folder 6-7

Delaware Folklore Archive, Folklore and Ethnic Art Center, and miscellaneous #20466, Series: "2. Subject files, 1971-2000." Box 1, Folder 6-7

Box 1

Folder 8

Delaware folk songs #20466, Series: "2. Subject files, 1971-2000." Box 1, Folder 8

Works Progress Administration, Archive of Folk Song, Library of Congress, 1941, holdings on Delaware.

Image Folder PF-20466/17

Delmarva Folklife Festival at Salisbury, Md., 1983 #20466, Series: "2. Subject files, 1971-2000." PF-20466/17

Black and white 35mm roll film

Images by Robert D. Bethke and others.

Box 1

Folder 9

Emberlain, James O. (Delaware) #20466, Series: "2. Subject files, 1971-2000." Box 1, Folder 9

Image Box 1

Image Folder PF-20466/3

Emberlain, James O. (Delaware) #20466, Series: "2. Subject files, 1971-2000." Imagebox 1, Imagefolder PF-20466/3

Color 35mm slides

Box 1

Folder 10

Ewing, Walter (Delaware) #20466, Series: "2. Subject files, 1971-2000." Box 1, Folder 10

Image Box 1

Image Folder PF-20466/4

Ewing, Walter (Delaware) #20466, Series: "2. Subject files, 1971-2000." Imagebox 1, Imagefolder PF-20466/4

Color 35mm slides

Image Box 2

Image Folder PF-20466/9_1

Ewing, Walter (Delaware) #20466, Series: "2. Subject files, 1971-2000." Imagebox 2, Imagefolder PF-20466/9_1

Black and white photographic prints

Image Folder PF-20466/9_2

Ewing, Walter (Delaware) #20466, Series: "2. Subject files, 1971-2000." PF-20466/9_2

Black and white 35mm roll film

Box 2

Folder 11-12

Hovington, Frank (Delaware) #20466, Series: "2. Subject files, 1971-2000." Box 2, Folder 11-12

Image Box 1

Image Folder PF-20466/5

Hovington, Frank (Delaware) #20466, Series: "2. Subject files, 1971-2000." Imagebox 1, Imagefolder PF-20466/5

Color 35mm slides

Image Box 2

Image Folder PF-20466/10

Hovington, Frank (Delaware) #20466, Series: "2. Subject files, 1971-2000." Imagebox 2, Imagefolder PF-20466/10

Black and white photographic prints

Photographs by Robert D. Bethke.

Box 2

Folder 13

Lacy, Daniel (Delaware) #20466, Series: "2. Subject files, 1971-2000." Box 2, Folder 13

Image Box 1

Image Folder PF-20466/6

Lacy, Daniel (Delaware) #20466, Series: "2. Subject files, 1971-2000." Imagebox 1, Imagefolder PF-20466/6

Color 35mm slides

Image Box 2

Image Folder PF-20466/11

Lacy, Daniel (Delaware) #20466, Series: "2. Subject files, 1971-2000." Imagebox 2, Imagefolder PF-20466/11

Black and white contact sheet

Image Box 2

Image Folder PF-20466/12

Lacy, Daniel (Delaware) #20466, Series: "2. Subject files, 1971-2000." Imagebox 2, Imagefolder PF-20466/12

Color photographic prints and negatives

Image Folder PF-20466/18

Lacy, Daniel (Delaware) #20466, Series: "2. Subject files, 1971-2000." PF-20466/18

Color 35mm roll film

Box 2

Folder 14

Lundy, Rena (Virginia) #20466, Series: "2. Subject files, 1971-2000." Box 2, Folder 14

Box 2

Folder 15

Lundy, Ted, and South Mountain Boys (Virginia) #20466, Series: "2. Subject files, 1971-2000." Box 2, Folder 15

Image Box 1

Image Folder PF-20466/7

Lundy, Ted (Virginia) #20466, Series: "2. Subject files, 1971-2000." Imagebox 1, Imagefolder PF-20466/7

Color 35mm slides

First state folk festival.

Image Box 2

Image Folder PF-20466/13

Lundy, Ted, and South Mountain Boys (Virginia) #20466, Series: "2. Subject files, 1971-2000." Imagebox 2, Imagefolder PF-20466/13

Black and white contact sheet, photographic print

Box 2

Folder 16

Mast, Edna, and Val Miller (Delaware) #20466, Series: "2. Subject files, 1971-2000." Box 2, Folder 16

Box 2

Folder 17

Miller, Mary Jane ("Janie") (Maryland) #20466, Series: "2. Subject files, 1971-2000." Box 2, Folder 17

Collected by Doris Heath.

Includes tape log for a jam session with Janie Miller and others.

Image Box 2

Image Folder PF-20466/14

Miller, Mary Jane ("Janie") (Maryland) #20466, Series: "2. Subject files, 1971-2000." Imagebox 2, Imagefolder PF-20466/14

Black and white photographic prints and negatives

Image Box 2

Image Folder PF-20466/15

Miller, Mary Jane ("Janie") (Maryland) #20466, Series: "2. Subject files, 1971-2000." Imagebox 2, Imagefolder PF-20466/15

Black and white and color photographic prints

Disassembled photograph album of Doris Heath..

Box 2

Folder 18

Reed, Ola Belle (North Carolina) #20466, Series: "2. Subject files, 1971-2000." Box 2, Folder 18

Box 2

Folder 19

Smith, Mary (Kentucky) #20466, Series: "2. Subject files, 1971-2000." Box 2, Folder 19

Box 2

Folder 20

Thomas, James ("Son Ford") (Mississippi) #20466, Series: "2. Subject files, 1971-2000." Box 2, Folder 20

Image Box 1

Image Folder PF-20466/8

Thoms, James ("Son Ford") (Mississippi) #20466, Series: "2. Subject files, 1971-2000." Imagebox 1, Imagefolder PF-20466/8

Color 35mm slides

Slides of Lee Derrickson.

Box 2

Folder 21

Miscellaneous clippings #20466, Series: "2. Subject files, 1971-2000." Box 2, Folder 21

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Processing Information

Processed by: Nancy Kaiser and Anne Wells, May 2017

Encoded by: Nancy Kaiser and Anne Wells, May 2017

Archival processing of the Robert D. Bethke Collection was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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