Collection Number: 20564

Collection Title: Jefferson Holt Collection, 1979-2004

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Size 9.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1500 items)
Abstract The Jefferson Holt Collection consists of materials compiled by Jefferson Holt, a white band manager and founder of Dog Gone Records label. Holt is the former band manager for R.E.M. and Pylon. The collection documents these bands and the alternative rock music scenes in Chapel Hill, N.C. and Athens, Ga. There are audiovisual recordings; publicity materials, including press clippings, flyers, posters, and photographs; Pylon fan mail; t-shirts; and concert ephemera. Other bands documented in the collection are the Flat Duo Jets, The Squalls, Snatches of Pink, Die Monster Die, Vibrating Egg, Calling Sounds, The Dangtrippers, The Remanz, The Kamikazees, Chris Stamey, and Yo La Tengo. Audio and video recordings found in the collection consist of demos, pre-releases, test pressings, interviews, live performances, and music videos of R.E.M., Pylon, and others.
Creator Holt, Jefferson.
Curatorial Unit University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
This collection contains materials that are accessible only on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At request of the donor, access to collection materials, both analog and digital, is provided in the Special Collections Research Room at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For further information about access to these materials, contact Research and Instructional Services staff at Wilsonlibrary@unc.edu
Access to 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 Jefferson Holt Collection #20564, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Jefferson Holt in January 2019 (Acc. 103536).
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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Processed by: Nancy Kaiser and Patrick Cullom, June 2019

Encoded by: Nancy Kaiser, June 2019

Updated by: Anne Wells and Meredith Kite, October 2019; Anne Wells, Clare Carlson, and Jessica Venlet, February 2020

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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Jefferson Holt is a white band manager and founder of Dog Gone Records label. He is the former band manager for R.E.M. and Pylon. In an earlier period of his life he shelved books at Davis Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Jefferson Holt is the former band manager for R.E.M. and Pylon. The collection documents these bands and the alternative rock music scenes in Chapel Hill, N.C. and Athens, Ga. from the 1970s to 2000s. There are audiovisual recordings; publicity materials, including press clippings, flyers, posters, and photographs; Pylon fan mail; t-shirts; and concert ephemera. Other bands documented in the collection are the Flat Duo Jets, The Squalls, Snatches of Pink, Die Monster Die, Vibrating Egg, Calling Sounds, The Dangtrippers, The Remanz, The Kamikazees, Chris Stamey, and Yo La Tengo. Audio and video recordings found in the collection consist of demos, pre-releases, test pressings, interviews, live performances, and music videos by R.E.M., Pylon, and other bands from the alternative rock music scenes in Chapel Hill, N.C. and Athens, Ga. Audio recordings are on audiocassette, 1/4" open reel audio, digital audio tape (DAT), Betacam, LP record, 12" stampers, and born-digital files, while video recordings are on VHS, Betacam, U-Matic, and 1" open reel video.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Papers, Photographs, and Posters, 1980-1995.

1500 items.

Box 1

Pylon fan mail, 1990

Box 2

Pylon and REM materials

Ephemera, publicity, management related materials.

Box 3-4

Box 3

Box 4

Publicity binders

Press clippings, flyers, photographs for Flat Duo Jets, The Squalls, Snatches of Pink, Die Monster Die, Vibrating Egg, Calling Sounds, The Dangtrippers, The Remanz, The Kamikazees. Also includes loose materials related to Dog Gone Records, Sky Records, and Flat Duo Jets found with audiovisual materials.

Image Box IB-20564/1

Photographs

Loose publicity shots and negatives removed from binders.

Oversize Image Folder OP-PF-20564/1

Vanessa Briscoe Hay

Oversize Box OB-20564/1

Oversize papers

Newspaper issues, LP sleeves, open reel boxes, posters relating to Jefferson Holt and bands he managed.

Oversize Box OB-20564/2

T-shirts

Oversize Box OB-20564/3

Concert ephemera

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-20564/1-3

OPF-20564/1

OPF-20564/2

OPF-20564/3

Posters

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About 100 items.

Arrangement: Audio recordings are listed first, followed by video recordings.

Processing information: Titles compiled from original containers. Loose paper materials related to Dog Gone Records, Sky Records, and Flat Duo Jets found with audiovisual materials reside in Box 4 in series 1.

Demos, pre-releases, test pressings, interviews, live performances, and music videos by R.E.M., Pylon, and other bands from the alternative rock music scenes in Chapel Hill, N.C. and Athens, Ga. Audio recordings are on audiocassette, 1/4" open reel audio, digital audio tape (DAT), Betacam, LP record, 12" stampers, and born-digital files, while video recordings are on VHS, Betacam, U-Matic, and 1" open reel video.

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57 items

Arrangement: Alphabetical by artist or title.

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/1

Backbeat score, pre-release cassette

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20564/1

Bill Berry, EQ copy: "My Bible is the Latest T.V. Guide", "Things I'd Like to Say"

Beta (PCM-F1)

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20564/2

Bill Berry, "My Bible is the Latest T.V. Guide", takes 1 and 2, reel 1 of 1

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20564/3

Bill Berry, "Things I'd Like to Say", 8 February 1988

1" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20564/4

Bill Berry, "Things I'd Like to Say"

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Digital Folder DF-20564/2

Peter [Buck?], demos, 1989

5 digital files (.wav)

Digital Folder DF-20564/3

Peter [Buck?], demos, 1989

5 digital files (.wav)

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/2

Crunch, LFH, Rachett, Chump, 3 May 1990

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/3

dB's, demos, 1988

Audiocassette

Digital Audiotape DAT-20564/1

Flat Duo Jets

Digital Audio Tape (DAT)

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/4

Flat Duo Jets

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/5

Flat Duo Jets, Decatur sessions, 1988

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/6

Flat Duo Jets; Dexter Romweber

Audiocassette

Digital Folder DF-20564/1

Flat Duo Jets, "Dog Gone" - Flat Analog Transfer, 2014

2 digital files (.wav)

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20564/5

Flat Duo Jets interview, WRDU

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20564/6

Flat Duo Jets, protection copies: "Bring It Home", "Sleepwalk", "Chaquita", and others, 25 November 1988

Beta (PCM-F1)

Audiodisc D-20564/1

Wade Hester, "Nocahoma Murphy", side A stamper, 19 February 1988

12" Stamper

Audiodisc D-20564/2

Wade Hester, "Nocahoma Murphy", side B stamper, 19 February 1988

12" Stamper

Audiodisc FC-20564/1

Wade Hester, "Nocahoma Murphy", test pressing, 19 February 1988

LP

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/7

Peter Holsapple at The Cubby Bear, Chicago, Ill. , 5 May 1989

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/8

Peter Holsapple and friends at The Cubby Bear, Chicago, Ill. , 5 May 1989

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/9

Humpback whale song, Kauai, 22 February 1990, 11 February 1990

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/10

National Public Radio: Morning Edition, sides 3 and 4, 30 June 1993

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/11

Pylon

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/12

Pylon at CBGB's, board tape: "Crazy", "There It Is", "Catch", and others, New York, N.Y., 15 November 1989

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/13

Pylon at Winship Ballroom: "Crazy", "Cool", "Working", and others, Atlanta, Ga., 2 December 1989

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/14

Pylon, C. Lingerie

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/15

Pylon, 'Chain', Charlotte, N.C., July 1990

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/16

Pylon, demo

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/17

Pylon, demo: "Sugarpop", "There It Is", "Catch", and others, 1989-1990

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/18

Pylon, demo: "There It Is", "Catch", "This That", "B-Complex", 1989

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/19

Pylon, Georgia Theatre

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/20

Pylon, Georgia Theatre, tape 2

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/21

Pylon interviews, 1982-1990

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/22

Pylon live, Denver, Colo.

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/23

Pylon, live and four track recordings: "Sugarpop", "Very Right", "Go"

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/24

Pylon, Long Beach

Audiocassette

Digital Audiotape DAT-20564/2

Pylon, master: "Sugarpop", 17-18 February 1990; Pylon, Macon, GA, 11 November 1989

Digital Audio Tape (DAT)

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/25

Pylon, "Outside", "Heaven in Your Eyes", "Fluorescence", 1979

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/26

Pylon, recordings, BNW interview

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/27

Pylon, "Sugarpop"

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/28

Pylon, "Sugarpop"

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/29

Pylon, "Sugarpop"

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/30

Pylon, "Sugarpop", "Very Right", "Metal", 18 January 1990

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/31

Pylon, "This/That", "There It Is", "Chug"

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/32

R.E.M., Pinkpop festival, 1989

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/33

Dexter Romweber, 'I Remember Ricky: Songs Made Famous by Rick Nelson'

Audiocassette

Audiodisc D-20564/3

Snatches of Pink, 'Dead Men', side A stamper, 8 November 1989

12" Stamper

Audiodisc D-20564/4

Snatches of Pink, 'Dead Men', side B stamper, 9 November 1989

12" Stamper

Digital Folder DF-20564/4

Chris Stamey and Yo La Tengo, "V.O.T.E.", master reference, SEQ.1 REV.1, 2004

13 digital files (.wav)

Digital Folder DF-20564/5

Chris Stamey and Yo La Tengo, "V.O.T.E.", master reference, SEQ.2 REV.1, 2004

17 digital files (.wav)

Digital Folder DF-20564/6

Chris Stamey and Yo La Tengo, "A Question of Temperature", master reference, SEQ.5 REV.1, 2004

15 digital files (.wav)

Digital Folder DF-20564/7

Chris Stamey and Yo La Tengo, "A Question of Temperature", copy, SEQ.6 REV.1, 2004

15 digital files (.wav)

Digital Folder DF-20564/8

Truck and Warehouse Theater, New York City, N.Y., 1978

1 digital file (.wav)

Digital Folder DF-20564/9

Truck and Warehouse Theater, New York City, N.Y., 1978

1 digital file (.wav)

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/34

Westwood 1, alternate songs

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/35

[unidentified sound recording]

Audiocassette

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35 items

Arrangement: Alphabetical by artist or title.

Videotape VT-20564/1

Chickasaw Mudd Puppies, "Do You Remember"

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/2

Chickasaw Mudd Puppies, "McIntosh"

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/3

Confederacy Theory

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/4

Dexter, Flat Duo Jets short

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/5

Katherine Dieckmann, director's reel 93, music videos and narrative shorts

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/6

Direct Effect 2', 1990

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/7

Documentario Sant. Agata, 2 March 1997

Betacam

Videotape VT-20564/8

Dog Gone Records: Flat Duo Jets, Snatches of Pink, Dangtrippers, The Squalls, March 1990

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/9

Driving School, 1988

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/10

Flat Duo Jets, band copy: 'No Bones About It', 1990

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/11

Flat Duo Jets, Snatches of Pink, Dog Gone Records MTV performances

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/12

Flat Duo Jets, sub master: "Wild, Wild Lover", version 1, 10 December 1989

1" Open Reel Video

Videotape VT-20564/13

Flat Duo Jets, sub master: "Wild, Wild Lover", version 2, 10 December 1989

1" Open Reel Video

Videotape VT-20564/14

James Herbert, 'Figures', 1980-1988

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/15

Jack Thomas House Stories, 19 April 1988

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/16

Jason and the Scorchers: The Movie'

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/17

Leon Kagarise collection, television broadcasts

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/18

Land trust at library, 29 April 1997

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/19

Laura Levine, 'Just Like a Movie', 1984

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/20

Jim McKay, 'Lighthearted Nation', 1989

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/21

Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, WEA presentation

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/22

Pylon, Athens, Ga., 7 November 1990; Pylon, Atlanta, Ga., 8 November 1990

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/23

Pylon, "Look Alive", 1990

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/24

Pylon, "Look Alive", 1990

U-Matic

Videotape VT-20564/25

The Red, White and Blue Man, footage selects

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/26

R.E.M., "(All I've Got to Do Is) Dream"; The Squalls, "Na, Na, Na, Na"; Flat Duo Jets, "Crazy Hazy Kisses", 1987

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/27

R.E.M., rough: "Tongue", 8 July 1995

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/28

R.E.M., "Tongue", 13 July 1995

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/29

Sleazefest interviews, 1995

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/30

The Squalls, super 8mm transfer, dub of Jim McKay's master raw footage, November 1988

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/31

The Squalls, "Truckin'"

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/32

The Squalls, "Truckin'", 1989

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/33

Tater Tomater

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/34

V. Faris, Nanny and Grampa Forbes

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/35

[unidentified video recording]

VHS

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