Collection Number: 20521

Collection Title: Richard D. Eno and Janet Van Fleet Collection on Eddie Boyd, circa 1930s-1990s

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Size 2 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 500 items)
Abstract Richard D. Eno and Janet Van Fleet are authors who worked with Edward Riley "Eddie" Boyd to write his autobiography, "A Natural Man." Boyd is a noted African American blues pianist. The collection consists mostly of audiocassette interviews conducted with Eddie Boyd in creating his autobiography, transcriptions of these interviews, and correspondence with Boyd and others in regard to the publication of the autobiography. The collection also includes lyrics and discography prepared by Eddie Boyd, audiocassette recordings of Boyd performing songs, and photocopies of the unpublished autobiography, "A Natural Man", including a 1975 copy edited by Richard D. Eno and Janet Van Fleet and a re-edited copy by Leila Hirvonen, wife of Eddie Boyd.
Creator Eno, Richard D.

Van Fleet, Janet.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
Use of audio materials may require production of listening 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 Richard D. Eno and Janet Van Fleet Collection on Eddie Boyd #20521, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Richard D. Eno and Janet Van Fleet in December 2015 (Acc. 102488).
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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Edward Riley "Eddie" Boyd (November 25, 1914 - July 13, 1994) was a blues pianist. Richard D. Eno and Janet Van Fleet are authors who worked with Boyd in composing his autobiography.

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Audiocassette interviews conducted with Eddie Boyd in creating his autobiography, "A Natural Man", transcriptions of these interviews and other recordings, and correspondence with Boyd and others in regard to the publication of the autobiography. The collection also includes lyrics and discography prepared by Eddie Boyd, audiocassette recordings of Boyd performing songs, and photocopies of the unpublished autobiography, "A Natural Man", including a 1975 copy edited by Richard D. Eno and Janet Van Fleet and a re-edited copy by Leila Hirvonen, wife of Eddie Boyd.

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Contents list

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About 500 items.

Box 1

Papers #20521, Series: "Richard D. Eno and Janet Van Fleet Collection on Eddie Boyd, circa 1930s-1990s." Box 1

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20521/1

Eddie Boyd, beginning of eight #20521, Series: "Richard D. Eno and Janet Van Fleet Collection on Eddie Boyd, circa 1930s-1990s." FS-20521/1

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20521/2

Eddie Boyd and Charles Ives, conversation and music conversation #20521, Series: "Richard D. Eno and Janet Van Fleet Collection on Eddie Boyd, circa 1930s-1990s." FS-20521/2

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20521/3

Eddie Boyd, conversation 2 #20521, Series: "Richard D. Eno and Janet Van Fleet Collection on Eddie Boyd, circa 1930s-1990s." FS-20521/3

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20521/4

Eddie Boyd, conversation 3 #20521, Series: "Richard D. Eno and Janet Van Fleet Collection on Eddie Boyd, circa 1930s-1990s." FS-20521/4

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20521/5

Eddie Boyd, jams #20521, Series: "Richard D. Eno and Janet Van Fleet Collection on Eddie Boyd, circa 1930s-1990s." FS-20521/5

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20521/6

Eddie Boyd, playing and singing #20521, Series: "Richard D. Eno and Janet Van Fleet Collection on Eddie Boyd, circa 1930s-1990s." FS-20521/6

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20521/7

Eddie Boyd, side one and side two #20521, Series: "Richard D. Eno and Janet Van Fleet Collection on Eddie Boyd, circa 1930s-1990s." FS-20521/7

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20521/8

Eddie Boyd, side three and side four #20521, Series: "Richard D. Eno and Janet Van Fleet Collection on Eddie Boyd, circa 1930s-1990s." FS-20521/8

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20521/9

Eddie Boyd, tape A #20521, Series: "Richard D. Eno and Janet Van Fleet Collection on Eddie Boyd, circa 1930s-1990s." FS-20521/9

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20521/10

Eddie Boyd, tape B #20521, Series: "Richard D. Eno and Janet Van Fleet Collection on Eddie Boyd, circa 1930s-1990s." FS-20521/10

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20521/11

Eddie Boyd, tape C #20521, Series: "Richard D. Eno and Janet Van Fleet Collection on Eddie Boyd, circa 1930s-1990s." FS-20521/11

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20521/12

Eddie Boyd, tape D #20521, Series: "Richard D. Eno and Janet Van Fleet Collection on Eddie Boyd, circa 1930s-1990s." FS-20521/12

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20521/13

Eddie Boyd, tape E #20521, Series: "Richard D. Eno and Janet Van Fleet Collection on Eddie Boyd, circa 1930s-1990s." FS-20521/13

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20521/14

Eddie Boyd, tape F #20521, Series: "Richard D. Eno and Janet Van Fleet Collection on Eddie Boyd, circa 1930s-1990s." FS-20521/14

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20521/15

Eddie Boyd, tape G #20521, Series: "Richard D. Eno and Janet Van Fleet Collection on Eddie Boyd, circa 1930s-1990s." FS-20521/15

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20521/16

Eddie Boyd, tape H #20521, Series: "Richard D. Eno and Janet Van Fleet Collection on Eddie Boyd, circa 1930s-1990s." FS-20521/16

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20521/17

Eddie Boyd, tape I #20521, Series: "Richard D. Eno and Janet Van Fleet Collection on Eddie Boyd, circa 1930s-1990s." FS-20521/17

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20521/18

Eddie Boyd, tape J #20521, Series: "Richard D. Eno and Janet Van Fleet Collection on Eddie Boyd, circa 1930s-1990s." FS-20521/18

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20521/19

Eddie Boyd, tape K #20521, Series: "Richard D. Eno and Janet Van Fleet Collection on Eddie Boyd, circa 1930s-1990s." FS-20521/19

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20521/20

Eddie Boyd, tape L #20521, Series: "Richard D. Eno and Janet Van Fleet Collection on Eddie Boyd, circa 1930s-1990s." FS-20521/20

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20521/21

Eddie Boyd, tape M #20521, Series: "Richard D. Eno and Janet Van Fleet Collection on Eddie Boyd, circa 1930s-1990s." FS-20521/21

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20521/22

Eddie Boyd, tape N #20521, Series: "Richard D. Eno and Janet Van Fleet Collection on Eddie Boyd, circa 1930s-1990s." FS-20521/22

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20521/23

Eddie Boyd, tape O #20521, Series: "Richard D. Eno and Janet Van Fleet Collection on Eddie Boyd, circa 1930s-1990s." FS-20521/23

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20521/24

Eddie Boyd, tape P #20521, Series: "Richard D. Eno and Janet Van Fleet Collection on Eddie Boyd, circa 1930s-1990s." FS-20521/24

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20521/25

Eddie Boyd, tape Q #20521, Series: "Richard D. Eno and Janet Van Fleet Collection on Eddie Boyd, circa 1930s-1990s." FS-20521/25

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20521/26

Eddie Boyd, tape R #20521, Series: "Richard D. Eno and Janet Van Fleet Collection on Eddie Boyd, circa 1930s-1990s." FS-20521/26

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20521/27

Eddie Boyd, tape S #20521, Series: "Richard D. Eno and Janet Van Fleet Collection on Eddie Boyd, circa 1930s-1990s." FS-20521/27

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20521/28

Eddie Boyd, tape T #20521, Series: "Richard D. Eno and Janet Van Fleet Collection on Eddie Boyd, circa 1930s-1990s." FS-20521/28

Audiocassette

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Processing Information

This summary description was created in August 2017 to provide information about unprocessed materials in Wilson Special Collections Library.

Encoded by: Laura Smith, August 2017

Updated by: Anne Wells, June 2019

Archival processing of the Richard D. Eno and Janet Van Fleet Collection on Eddie Boyd was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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