Collection Number: 20548

Collection Title: Hazel Dickens Collection, 1930s-2011

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Size 14.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1500 items)
Abstract The Hazel Dickens Collection, 1930s-2011, documents the singing and songwriting career of the pioneering bluegrass and folk musician, as well as her support for working class concerns, labor unions, and the coal-mining community. Materials include personal and business correspondence, song lyrics, photographs, posters, tour and event promotional materials, newspaper clippings and magazine articles, interview transcripts, drafts of Working Girl Blues: The Life and Music of Hazel Dickens and related materials, family genealogy, and address books. The collection also contains video recordings of a 2001 National Heritage Fellowship Awards ceremony.
Creator Dickens, Hazel, 1925-2011.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
This collection contains additional materials that are not available for immediate or same day access. Please contact Research and Instructional Service staff at wilsonlibrary@unc.edu to discuss options for consulting these materials.
Digital media removed from the collection in October 2017 is closed pending curatorial review.
Use of audio or moving image materials may require production of listening or viewing 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 Hazel Dickens Collection #20548, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Larry Shumate in August 2017 (Acc. 103136).
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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Hazel Dickens (1925-2011), a bluegrass and folk musician, wrote and sang songs about coal-mining in her home state of West Virginia and working-class women. She was a central figure in the folk revival movement of the late twentieth century and is well known for her pioneering bluegrass band with Alice Gerrard, "Hazel and Alice," and for her solo career after the break up of that partnership. She received many awards over the course of her career, including the National Heritage Fellowship in 2001.

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The Hazel Dickens Collection, 1930s-2011, documents the singing and songwriting career of the pioneering bluegrass and folk musician, as well as her support for working class concerns, labor unions, and the coal-mining community. Materials include personal and business correspondence, song lyrics, photographs, posters, tour and event promotional materials, newspaper clippings and magazine articles, interview transcripts, drafts of Working Girl Blues: The Life and Music of Hazel Dickens and related materials, family genealogy, and address books. The collection also contains video recordings of a 2001 National Heritage Fellowship Awards ceremony.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Papers, 1930s-2011.

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640 items.

Processing information: Photographic materials grouped by dates derived from enclosures or conveyed in images. A majority of materials have additional original descriptions on enclosures. Images depict Hazel Dickens throughout her musical career, musicians she worked with, and members of the Dickens family.

Image Folder PF-20548/1

Photographs, 1910s-1900s #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/1

Photographic Prints

13 images

Image Folder PF-20548/2

Photograph framed, 1954 #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/2

Photographic Prints

1 image

Image Folder PF-20548/3

Photograph framed, 1950s #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/3

Photographic Prints

1 image

Image Folder PF-20548/4

Photographs, 1950s-1960s #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/4

Photographic Prints

3 images

Image Folder PF-20548/5

Photographs, 1950s-1980s #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/5

Photographic Prints

5 images

Image Folder PF-20548/6

Photographs, 1956-1990s #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/6

Photographic Prints

11 images

Image Folder PF-20548/7

Photograph, 1964 #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/7

Photographic Prints

1 image

Image Folder PF-20548/8

Photographs, 1960s #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/8

Photographic Prints

9 images

Image Folder PF-20548/9

Photograph, 1960s #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/9

Photographic Prints

1 image

Image Folder PF-20548/10

Photograph, 1960s #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/10

Photographic Prints

1 image

Image Folder PF-20548/11

Photographs, 1960s #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/11

Photographic Prints

2 images

Image Folder PF-20548/12

Photographs, 1960s-1980s #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/12

Photographic Prints

12 images

Image Folder PF-20548/13

Photographs, 1960s-1990s #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/13

Photographic Prints

18 images

Image Folder PF-20548/14

Photographs, 1960s-1990s (images of children) #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/14

Photographic Prints

15 images

Image Folder PF-20548/15

Photograph, 1970s #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/15

Photographic Prints

1 image

Image Folder PF-20548/16

Photographs, 1970s #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/16

Photographic Prints

2 images

Image Folder PF-20548/17

Photograph, 1970s #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/17

Photographic Prints

1 image

Image Folder PF-20548/18

Photograph, 1970s #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/18

Photographic Prints

1 image

Image Folder PF-20548/19

Photograph, 1970s #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/19

Photographic Prints

1 image

Image Folder PF-20548/20

Photographs, 1970s-1980s #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/20

Photographic Prints

17 images

Image Folder PF-20548/21

Photographs, 1970s-1990s #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/21

Photographic Prints

13 images

Image Folder PF-20548/22

Photographs, 1970s-1990s #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/22

Photographic Prints

50 images

Image Folder PF-20548/23

Photographs, 1970s-1990s #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/23

Photographic Prints

15 images

Image Folder PF-20548/24

Photographs, 1979-2000s #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/24

Photographic Prints

6 images

Image Folder PF-20548/25

Photographs, 1970s-2000s #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/25

Photographic Prints

17 images

Image Folder PF-20548/26

Photographs, 1970s-2000s #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/26

Photographic Prints

5 images

Image Folder PF-20548/27

Photographs, 1970s-2000s #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/27

Photographic Prints

19 images

Image Folder PF-20548/28

Photographs, 1982 #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/28

Photographic Prints

21 images

Image Folder PF-20548/29

Photographs, 1985 #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/29

Photographic Prints

4 images

Image Folder PF-20548/30

Photographs, 1987 #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/30

Photographic Prints

13 images

Image Folder PF-20548/31

Photographs, 1987 #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/31

Photographic Prints

13 images

Image Folder PF-20548/32

Photographs, 19 January 1989 #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/32

Photographic Prints

14 images

Image Folder PF-20548/33

Photographs, 1980s #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/33

Photographic Prints

5 images

Image Folder PF-20548/34

Photographs, 1980s #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/34

Photographic Prints

38 images

Image Folder PF-20548/35

Photographs, 1980s #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/35

Photographic Prints

5 images

Image Folder PF-20548/36

Photographs, 1980s #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/36

Photographic Prints

12 images

Image Folder PF-20548/37

Photograph, 1980s #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/37

Photographic Prints

1 image

Image Folder PF-20548/38

Photographs, 1980s-1990s #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/38

Photographic Prints

7 images

Image Folder PF-20548/39

Empty photograph enclosures, 1980s-1990s #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/39

Photographic Prints

Empty enclosures with annotations on them.

Image Folder PF-20548/40

Photographs, 1990 #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/40

Photographic Prints

3 images

Image Folder PF-20548/41

Photographs, 1995 #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/41

Photographic Prints

14 images

Image Folder PF-20548/42

Photograph, 1996 #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/42

Photographic Prints

1 image

Image Folder PF-20548/43

Photographs, 1996 #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/43

Photographic Prints

35 images

Image Folder PF-20548/44

Photograph, 1999 #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/44

Photographic Prints

1 image

Image Folder PF-20548/45

Photograph, framed, 1990s #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/45

Photographic Prints

1 image

Image Folder PF-20548/46

Photographs, 1990s #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/46

Photographic Prints

12 images

Image Folder PF-20548/47

Photograph, 2000 #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/47

Photographic Prints

1 image

Image Folder PF-20548/48

Photographs, 2001 #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/48

Photographic Prints

20 images

Image Folder PF-20548/49

Photograph, 2001 #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/49

Photographic Prints

1 image

Image Folder PF-20548/50

Photographs, 2001 #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/50

Photographic Prints

2 images

Image Folder PF-20548/51

Photographs, 2003 #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/51

Photographic Prints

2 images

Image Folder PF-20548/52

Photograph, 2003 #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/52

Photographic Prints

1 image

Image Folder PF-20548/53

Photographs, 2004 #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/53

Photographic Prints

2 images

Image Folder PF-20548/54

Photographs, 2004 #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/54

Photographic Prints

2 images

Image Folder PF-20548/55

Photograph, 2004 #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/55

Photographic Prints

1 image

Image Folder PF-20548/56

Photographs, 2005-2008 #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/56

Photographic Prints

6 images

Image Folder PF-20548/57

Photograph, 2006 #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/57

Photographic Prints

1 image

Image Folder PF-20548/58

Photograph, 2007 #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/58

Photographic Prints

1 image

Image Folder PF-20548/59

Photographs, 2007-2008 #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/59

Photographic Prints

6 images

DVD included (Get to Anne)

Image Folder PF-20548/60

Photographs, 2010 #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/60

Photographic Prints

3 images

Image Folder PF-20548/61

Photograph, 2010 #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/61

Photographic Prints

1 image

Image Folder PF-20548/62

Photograph, framed, 2000s #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/62

Photographic Prints

1 image

Image Folder PF-20548/63

Photographs, framed, 2000s #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/63

Photographic Prints

4 images

Image Folder PF-20548/64

Oversize photograph, 2000s #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PF-20548/64

Photographic Prints

1 image

Photograph Album PA-20548/1

Photograph album, 1970s #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PA-20548/1

Photographic Prints

23 images

Photograph Album PA-20548/2

Photograph album, 1950s-1990s #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PA-20548/2

Photographic Prints

30 images

Image Folder PA-20548/3

Photograph album, 1960s-1990s #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PA-20548/3

Photographic Prints

30 images

Image Folder PA-20548/4

Photograph album, 1940s-2004 #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PA-20548/4

Photographic Prints

24 images

Image Folder PA-20548/5

Photograph album, 1970s-2004 #20548, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1900s-2010." PA-20548/5

Photographic Prints

25 images

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Processing Information

Processed by: Patrick Cullom, Nancy Kaiser, Amy Morgan, and Anne Wells, October 2017

Encoded by: Patrick Cullom, Nancy Kaiser, Amy Morgan, and Anne Wells, October 2017

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