Collection Number: 20469

Collection Title: Brian Burch Collection, 1973

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Size 10 items
Abstract The Brian Burch Collection consists of silent Super 8mm motion picture films of the 1973 Ole Time Fiddler’s & Bluegrass Festival in Union Grove, N.C. Shot by roots music fan, Brian Burch, the Super 8mm home movie footage primarily depicts festival attendees, leisure activities, and performances by old-time and bluegrass musicians. The collection also includes an edited digital version of the films made by Brian and Gillen Burch.
Creator Burch, Brian (Amateur filmmaker)
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
Use of audio or moving image materials may require production of listening or viewing 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 Brian Burch Collection #20469, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Brian Burch of San Antonio, Tex., in January 2012 (Acc. 101532).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Brian Burch is a roots music fan from Texas, who documented his time at the 1973 Fiddler's Grove Festival on Super 8mm motion picture film. Fiddler's Grove is an old-time-music and family-oriented campground that was developed on land purchased in Union Grove, N.C., by dairy farmer and fiddler, Harper Van Hoy and his wife, Wanona, in 1970. From the beginning, Fiddler's Grove was envisioned as the site for an annual fiddling competition. Central entertainment events at Fiddler's Grove have been the Ole Time Fiddler's & Bluegrass Festival, a spring fiddling competition held annually since 1970, and the Square-Up, a fall clogging dance competition held until 1982.

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The Brian Burch Collection consists of silent Super 8mm motion picture films of the 1973 Ole Time Fiddler’s & Bluegrass Festival in Union Grove, N.C. Shot by roots music fan, Brian Burch, the Super 8mm home movie footage primarily depicts festival attendees, leisure activities, and performances by old-time and bluegrass musicians. The collection also includes an edited digital version of the films made by Brian and Gillen Burch.

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9 items.

Arrangement: In order as received.

Digital Folder DF-20469/1

Fiddler's Grove Bluegrass Festival, 1973 #20469, Series: "Brian Burch Collection, 1973." DF-20469/1

An edited digital version of Brian Burch's Super 8mm footage (F-20469/1-9) set to traditional music. Edited by Brian and Gillen Burch.

Processing information: The digital files were extracted from DVD. Original DVD files are dated 6 July 2005. An access .mp4 file was made from the DVD files for viewing purposes.

Film F-20469/1

Fiddler's Grove Festival: Fritz Fiddler, Scenes of Lex, April 1973 #20469, Series: "Brian Burch Collection, 1973." F-20469/1

Super 8mm motion picture film

50 ft.

color ; silent
Film F-20469/2

Fiddler's Grove Festival: Fiddler, Banjo in car, Long hair frisbee out of focus, April 1973 #20469, Series: "Brian Burch Collection, 1973." F-20469/2

Super 8mm motion picture film

50 ft.

color ; silent
Film F-20469/3

Fiddler's Grove Festival: Old man with feather, Autohard out of focus, April 1973 #20469, Series: "Brian Burch Collection, 1973." F-20469/3

Super 8mm motion picture film

50 ft.

color ; silent
Film F-20469/4

Fiddler's Grove Festival: Slo-mo old man fiddler, old women in bonnets, April 1973 #20469, Series: "Brian Burch Collection, 1973." F-20469/4

Super 8mm motion picture film

50 ft.

color ; silent
Film F-20469/5

Fiddler's Grove Festival: Log in Water, Guitar session fiddler, April 1973 #20469, Series: "Brian Burch Collection, 1973." F-20469/5

Super 8mm motion picture film

50 ft.

color ; silent
Film F-20469/6

Fiddler's Grove Festival: Slo-mo nude swim, Title for film, Juggler, April 1973 #20469, Series: "Brian Burch Collection, 1973." F-20469/6

Super 8mm motion picture film

50 ft.

color ; silent
Film F-20469/7

Fiddler's Grove Festival: Arnie, Old women in bonnets, April 1973 #20469, Series: "Brian Burch Collection, 1973." F-20469/7

Super 8mm motion picture film

50 ft.

color ; silent
Film F-20469/8

Fiddler's Grove Festival: Fiddlers, Old men and women in bonnets, April 1973 #20469, Series: "Brian Burch Collection, 1973." F-20469/8

Super 8mm motion picture film

50 ft.

color ; silent
Film F-20469/9

Fiddler's Grove Festival: Slo-mo inside tent (too dark), April 1973 #20469, Series: "Brian Burch Collection, 1973." F-20469/9

Super 8mm motion picture film

50 ft.

color ; silent
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Processing Information

Processed by: Anne Wells, April 2018

Encoded by: Anne Wells, April 2018

Archival processing of the Brian Burch Collection was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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