Collection Number: 20561-z

Collection Title: Joe Halby Collection on Thomas Burt, 1986-1987

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Archival processing of the Joe Halby Collection on Thomas Burt was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Size 25 items
Abstract The Joe Halby Collection on Thomas Burt consists of photographs and live recordings of African American blues musician, Thomas Burt (1900-1987), performing at Halby's Delicatessen in Durham, N.C. from 1986 to 1987. Joe Halby, a white independent business owner who helped run his family's restaurant, compiled the materials, which include color photographic prints, audiocassette recordings, and documentation related to the recordings.
Creator Halby, Joe.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
Use of audio materials may require production of listening copies.
This collection contains additional born-digital materials that are not processed and are currently not available to researchers. For information about access to these materials, contact Research and Instructional Services staff. Please be advised that preparing unprocessed materials for access can be a lengthy process.
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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 Joe Halby Collection on Thomas Burt #20561, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Joe Halby of Durham, N.C., in August 2019 (Acc. 103490).
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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Joe Halby ran an independent sound reinforcement business and worked for his family's restaurant, Halby's Delicatessen, which was located in the Forest Hills Shopping Center in Durham, N.C. Halby introduced live entertainment to the restaurant, mostly on the weekends. Terry Morehead, a mutual friend asked Halby if he would be willing to have Durham based blues musician, Thomas Burt (1900-1987), perform at the restaurant. The show went well and was repeated several times.

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Photographs and live recordings of African American blues musician, Thomas Burt, performing at Halby's Delicatessen in Durham, N.C. from 1986 to 1987. Joe Halby, a white independent business owner who helped run his family's restaurant, compiled the materials, which include color photographic prints, audiocassette recordings, and documentation related to the recordings. According to the documentation, the recordings feature Thomas Burt on guitar and vocals, Vaughn Clauson on guitar, and Billy Newton on harp.

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Contents list

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20 items.

Arrangement: as received.

Processing information: Titles and descriptions for audiocassettes compiled from original containers and related documentation.

Image Folder PF-20561/1

Thomas Burt at Halby's Delicatessen, Durham, N.C., 1986-1987 #20561-z, Series: "Joe Halby Collection on Thomas Burt, 1986-1987." PF-20561/1

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Color Photographic Prints

Folder 1

Documentation: FS-20561/1-7 #20561-z, Series: "Joe Halby Collection on Thomas Burt, 1986-1987." Folder 1

Notes prepared by Joe Halby regarding the audiocassette recordings. Includes set list for the 2 October 1986 performance (FS-20561/1-2).

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20561/1

Thomas Burt at Halby's Delicatessen, tape 1, Durham, N.C., 2 October 1986 #20561-z, Series: "Joe Halby Collection on Thomas Burt, 1986-1987." FS-20561/1

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20561/2

Thomas Burt at Halby's Delicatessen, tape 2, Durham, N.C., 2 October 1986 #20561-z, Series: "Joe Halby Collection on Thomas Burt, 1986-1987." FS-20561/2

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20561/3

Thomas Burt at Halby's Delicatessen, tape 1, Durham, N.C., 5 March 1987 #20561-z, Series: "Joe Halby Collection on Thomas Burt, 1986-1987." FS-20561/3

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20561/4

[Thomas Burt at Halby's Delicatessen, tape 2, Durham, N.C., 5 March 1987] #20561-z, Series: "Joe Halby Collection on Thomas Burt, 1986-1987." FS-20561/4

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20561/5

Thomas Burt at Halby's Delicatessen, Durham, N.C., 25 June 1987 #20561-z, Series: "Joe Halby Collection on Thomas Burt, 1986-1987." FS-20561/5

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20561/6

Thomas Burt at Halby's Delicatessen, Durham, N.C., 27 August 1987 #20561-z, Series: "Joe Halby Collection on Thomas Burt, 1986-1987." FS-20561/6

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20561/7

Thomas Burt at Halby's Delicatessen, Durham, N.C., 15 October 1987 #20561-z, Series: "Joe Halby Collection on Thomas Burt, 1986-1987." FS-20561/7

Audiocassette

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Processing Information

Processed by: Anne Wells and Meredith Kite, September 2019

Encoded by: Anne Wells, September 2019

Archival processing of the Joe Halby Collection on Thomas Burt was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Since August 2017, we have added ethnic and racial identities for individuals and families represented in collections. To determine identity, we rely on self-identification; other information supplied to the repository by collection creators or sources; public records, press accounts, and secondary sources; and contextual information in the collection materials. Omissions of ethnic and racial identities in finding aids created or updated after August 2017 are an indication of insufficient information to make an educated guess or an individual's preference for identity information to be excluded from description. When we have misidentified, please let us know at wilsonlibrary@unc.edu.

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