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Collection Number: 20500

Collection Title: Tift Merritt Collection, circa 1990s-2014

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Size 16.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1,100 items)
Abstract Singer and songwriter Tift Merritt was born 8 January 1975 in Houston, Tex., and grew up in Raleigh, N.C. Merritt studied creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she met drummer Zeke Hutchins and formed a band called the Carbines. Merritt became a popular figure in North Carolina's alternative-country music scene and signed a record contract with Lost Highway Records. As of January 2014, Merritt has released nine recordings, including collaborations with Two Dollar Pistols (1999) and classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein (2013). The collection includes websites, posters, sound and video recordings, sheet music, press clippings, photographs, promotional items, tour itineraries, set lists, lyrics, programs, magazines, publications, and ephemera. Formats may include audio cassettes, ADAT masters, VHS video tapes, compact discs, LP records, LP test pressings, 45rpm records, 45 rpm test pressings, 2" Multi-track master Tapes (audio open reel), CDs, CD-Rs, DVD-Rs, and LP test pressings (12"). Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.
Creator Merritt, Tift.
Curatorial Unit University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.
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 Tift Merritt Collection #20500, Southern Folklife Collection, Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Tift Merritt in December 2000 (Acc. 98812); April 2014 (Acc. 102024); and October 2014 (Acc. 102123).
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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Encoded by: Amanda Loeb, July 2015

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