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Collection Number: 20502

Collection Title: Mack J. Preslar Collection, 1950s-1980s

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 200 items)
Abstract 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.
Creator Preslar, Mack J., 1923-2014.
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 Mack J. Preslar Collection #20502, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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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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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