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|Size||13 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1500 items)|
|Abstract||The collection of musician, record producer, and writer Stephen Wade (1953- ) contains press clippings, posters, magazines, performance programs, and other printed and published items; scrapbooks; commercial recordings; and non-commercial audio and video recordings, both analog and digital. Materials document Wade’s musical career and his projects on American traditional music. Scrapbooks and press clippings pertain chiefly to Wade’s one-person theatrical show called “Banjo Dancing,” which combines storytelling, traditional music, and percussive dance. Commercial recordings are 78 rpm, LP and other discs from the personal collection of American folklorist and anthropologist with expertise in Haitian life, Harry Courlander. Non-commercial audio and video recordings contain musical performances by Wade and others, and most are related to his projects on American traditional music, particularly Banjo Diary: Lessons from Tradition (2012) and In Sacred Trust: The 1963 Fleming Brown Tapes. Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.|
Stephen Wade (1953- ) of Chicago, Ill., is a musician, writer, record producer, scholar of American traditional music, and the creator and performer of the one-person stage show “Banjo Dancing.” He is the author of numerous articles for newspapers, magazines and journals, and encyclopedias. His 2012 book was critically acclaimed and received numerous awards. His discography includes (2012) and (2005).Back to Top
This summary description was created in July 2018 to provide information about unprocessed materials in Wilson Special Collections Library.
Encoded by: Laura Smith, July 2018Back to Top