Collection Title: Mack J. Preslar Collection, 1950s-1980s
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||0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 200 items)
||Sound recordings, home movies, photographs, newspaper clippings, and scattered correspondence
comprise the collection of Mack J. Preslar (1923-2014), who was the associate director
of the Department of Radio, Television and Motion Pictures at the University of North
Carolina beginning in 1947. Sound recordings on open reel document radio broadcasts
and live performances at the university including a 1954 performance by Louis Armstrong
and the All Stars. Master recordings for Orville Campbell's independent record label,
Colonial Records based in Chapel Hill, N.C., are also on open reel. Norman Cordon,
an operatic singer born in Washington, N.C., was recorded on instantaneous discs,
which are included in the collection. Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.
||Preslar, Mack J., 1923-2014.
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- [Identification of item], in the Mack J. Preslar Collection #20502, Southern Folklife
Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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This summary description was created in November 2017 to provide information about
unprocessed materials in Wilson Special Collections Library.
Encoded by: Laura Smith, November 2017
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