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Archival processing of the Bebo White Collection was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
|Size||3.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 800 items)|
|Abstract||The Bebo White Collection consists chiefly of materials related to jug band music and the jug band music scene of northern and southern California. The collection contains correspondence, subject files, scattered photographs, festival posters, and other jug band materials compiled by Bebo White, a white computer scientist, jug band musician, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alum. The collection also contains an open reel sound recording, 1965, featuring an interview conducted by White with Bob Dylan and Joan Baez in Raleigh, N.C., and an autographed color snapshot photograph from the session.|
|Creator||White, Bebo, 1945-|
|Curatorial Unit||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.|
Processed by: Anne Wells, November 2017; Nancy Kaiser, September 2018
Encoded by: Anne Wells, November 2017
Updated by: Nancy Kaiser, March 2019; Anne Wells, Clare Carlson, and Jessica Venlet, October 2019
Archival processing of the Bebo White Collection was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.Back to Top
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Bebo White is a white computer scientist and jug band musician living in San Francisco, Calif. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in physics from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master's degree in physics from San Jose State University. Bebo White is departmental associate emeritus at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University’s basic energy science and high-energy physics laboratory. In his spare time, White has played in various jug bands. While a student at UNC, he played banjo in Bebo's Bunkom Jug Jumpers, and while working at SLAC, formed the Grinnin' Dawgs Jug Band with his SLAC colleagues, Alan Spragens and Bruce Erickson. White, who has been involved with the California Jug Band Association, now plays in the The Sada Springs Jug Band, formerly known as the Tarantulas Jug Band.Back to Top
The Bebo White Collection consists chiefly of materials related to the history of jug band music and the jug band music scene of northern and southern California, including the California Jug Band Association. Materials compiled by Bebo White, a white computer scientist, jug band musician, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alum, include correspondence with jug band scholar, Fred E. Cox; jug band subject files and other research on jug bands, including Chapel Hill jug bands; small print publications; and publicity ephemera for jug bands, jug band festivals, and other events, including the San Francisco Jug Band Festival. Photographs include prints of Bebo White's college band, Bebo's Bunkom Jug Jumpers, and the Tarantualas Jug Band, as well as reproductions of historical jug bands from the 1920s and 1930s and digital photographs of live jug band performances and rehearsals. Also included are a T-shirt for the Perch Creek Family Jug Band and an open reel sound recording, 1965, featuring an interview conducted by White with Bob Dylan and Joan Baez in Raleigh, N.C., and an autographed color snapshot photograph from the session.Back to Top
Arrangement: by format.
Acquisitions Information: Accession 103084
|SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20544/1||
Bob Dylan and Joan Baez interview by Bebo White, Raleigh, N.C., 19 March 1965
1/4" Open Reel Audio
7" reel ; 12 minutes
FT-20544/1: Bob Dylan and Joan Baez
Photocopied photograph of Bob Dylan and Joan Baez found with FT-20544/1
Correspondence: Fred E. Cox, 1968-1969
Jug band scholar from Indianapolis, Ind.
Bebo's Bunkom Jug Jumpers, 1967
California Jug Band Association (CJBA), 2011 and undated
Grinnin' Dawg Jug Band
Loose Licks Jug Band
Jug band festivals, 2006-2010 and undated
|Image Folder PF-20544/1||
Photographs: Bebo's Bunkom Jug Jumpers, Chapel Hill, N.C., circa 1967
Black-and-White Photographic Prints
|Image Folder PF-20544/2||
Photographs: Historical jug bands, 1927-1930 and undated
Black-and-White and Color Photographic Prints
|Oversize Paper Folder OPF-20544/1||
Jug band festival posters, 2008-2011
Includes posters for the CJBA's Jug Fest (2008), first annual West Coast Jug Band Jubilee (2010), 8th annual International Jug Band Festival (2010), and an autographed poster for the 5th annual Santa Cruz Jug Band Jamboree (2011).
|Oversize Box OB-20544/1||
Perch Creek Family Jug Band T-shirt
|Digital Folder DF-20469/1||
Bebo's Bunkum Jug Jumpers audio, Chapel Hill, N.C., 1967
15 digital files
|Digital Folder DF-20469/2||
Best of the California Jug Band Association audio, volume 1
17 digital files
|Digital Folder DF-20469/3||
Fifth International Jug Band Festival video, Sutter Creek, Calif., 2007
1 digital file
|Digital Folder DF-20469/4||
Jug band history presentation, Arlo Leach, 2009
82 digital files
|Digital Folder DF-20469/5||
Toodala Ramblers audio
1 digital file
Arrangement: as received from donor.
Acquisitions Information: Accession 103395
Chiefly untitled subject files relating to history of jug band music and the jug band music scene of northern and southern California, including the California Jug Band Association. Materials include correspondence; research on jug bands, including Chapel Hill jug bands; small print publications; and publicity ephemera for bands, festivals, and other events, including the San Francisco Jug Band Festival. There are also a few photographs of bands.
Subject files, 1990-2018
|Image Folder PF-20544/3||
Bebo's Bunkom Jug Jumpers, 1967
|Image Folder PF-20544/4||
Tarantulas Jug Band, circa 2000
|Image Folder PF-20544/5||
Bebo White with other musicians, 2005
Acquisitions Information: Accession 103483
Includes an autographed color snapshot photograph of Bebo White, Joan Baez, and Bob Dylan, when White interviewed them in Raleigh, N.C., in 1965; color snapshot photographs of Mother Maybert's Jug Band and Loose Licks Jug Band, with identifying information on some photographs; digital photographs of live jug band performances and rehearsal sessions; 11 jug band music posters, 2007-2016; newspaper clippings; and a City and County of San Francisco proclamation of Jug Band Weekend in 2007.
|Image Folder PF-20544/6||
Bebo White, Joan Baez, and Bob Dylan, 1965
|Image Folder PF-20544/7||
Mother Maybert's Jug Band and Loose Licks Jug Band
|Digital Folder DF-20544/6||
Photos of Neil Young playing harmonica with the Loose Licks Jug Band, Mardi Gras, 2003
4 digital files
|Digital Folder DF-20544/7||
Photos taken by Earl Crabb of rehearsal sessions for the 2007 San Francisco Jug Band Festival
1630 digital files
|Digital Folder DF-20544/8||
Photo of Dan Hicks at the 2008 San Francisco Jug Band Festival
1 digital file
|Oversize Paper Folder OPF-20544/2||
Jug band posters, 2007-2016
Newspaper clippings, 2007