Collection Number: 20564

Collection Title: Jefferson Holt Collection, 1979-1997

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Size 9.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1500 items)
Abstract Jefferson Holt is the white 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, and The Kamikazees. 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.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
Available for in library use. Copies require permission of the rights holder.
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 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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Jefferson Holt is the white former band manager for R.E.M. and Pylon and the creator of the Dog Gone Records label. 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 white 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, and The Kamikazees. 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..

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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 #20564, Series: "1. Papers, Photographs, and Posters, 1980-1995." Box 1

Box 2

Pylon and REM materials #20564, Series: "1. Papers, Photographs, and Posters, 1980-1995." Box 2

Ephemera, publicity, management related materials.

Box 3-4

Box 3

Box 4

Publicity binders #20564, Series: "1. Papers, Photographs, and Posters, 1980-1995." Box 3-4

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 #20564, Series: "1. Papers, Photographs, and Posters, 1980-1995." IB-20564/1

Loose publicity shots and negatives removed from binders.

Oversize Image Folder OP-PF-20564/1

Vanessa Briscoe Hay #20564, Series: "1. Papers, Photographs, and Posters, 1980-1995." OP-PF-20564/1

Oversize Box OB-20564/1

Oversize papers #20564, Series: "1. Papers, Photographs, and Posters, 1980-1995." OB-20564/1

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

Oversize Box OB-20564/2

T-shirts #20564, Series: "1. Papers, Photographs, and Posters, 1980-1995." OB-20564/2

Oversize Box OB-20564/3

Concert ephemera #20564, Series: "1. Papers, Photographs, and Posters, 1980-1995." OB-20564/3

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-20564/1-3

OPF-20564/1

OPF-20564/2

OPF-20564/3

Posters #20564, Series: "1. Papers, Photographs, and Posters, 1980-1995." OPF-20564/1-3

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83 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetically by artist or title. Audio recordings are listed first, followed by video.

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

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/1

Backbeat score, pre-release cassette #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" FS-20564/1

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" #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" FT-20564/1

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 #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" FT-20564/2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20564/3

Bill Berry, "Things I'd Like to Say", 8 February 1988 #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" FT-20564/3

1" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20564/4

Bill Berry, "Things I'd Like to Say" #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" FT-20564/4

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/2

Crunch, LFH, Rachett, Chump, 3 May 1990 #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" FS-20564/2

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/3

dB's, demos, 1988 #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" FS-20564/3

Audiocassette

Digital Audiotape DAT-20564/1

Flat Duo Jets #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" DAT-20564/1

Digital Audio Tape (DAT)

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/4

Flat Duo Jets #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" FS-20564/4

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/5

Flat Duo Jets, Decatur sessions, 1988 #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" FS-20564/5

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/6

Flat Duo Jets; Dexter Romweber #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" FS-20564/6

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20564/5

Flat Duo Jets interview, WRDU #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" FT-20564/5

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 #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" FT-20564/6

Beta (PCM-F1)

Audiodisc D-20564/1

Wade Hester, "Nocahoma Murphy", side A stamper, 19 February 1988 #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" D-20564/1

12" Stamper

Audiodisc D-20564/2

Wade Hester, "Nocahoma Murphy", side B stamper, 19 February 1988 #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" D-20564/2

12" Stamper

Audiodisc FC-20564/1

Wade Hester, "Nocahoma Murphy", test pressing, 19 February 1988 #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" FC-20564/1

LP

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/7

Peter Holsapple at The Cubby Bear, Chicago, Ill. , 5 May 1989 #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" FS-20564/7

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/8

Peter Holsapple and friends at The Cubby Bear, Chicago, Ill. , 5 May 1989 #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" FS-20564/8

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/9

Humpback whale song, Kauai, 22 February 1990, 11 February 1990 #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" FS-20564/9

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/10

National Public Radio: Morning Edition, sides 3 and 4, 30 June 1993 #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" FS-20564/10

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/11

Pylon #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" FS-20564/11

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 #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" FS-20564/12

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/13

Pylon at Winship Ballroom: "Crazy", "Cool", "Working", and others, Atlanta, Ga., 2 December 1989 #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" FS-20564/13

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/14

Pylon, C. Lingerie #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" FS-20564/14

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/15

Pylon, 'Chain', Charlotte, N.C., July 1990 #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" FS-20564/15

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/16

Pylon, demo #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" FS-20564/16

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/17

Pylon, demo: "Sugarpop", "There It Is", "Catch", and others, 1989-1990 #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" FS-20564/17

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/18

Pylon, demo: "There It Is", "Catch", "This That", "B-Complex", 1989 #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" FS-20564/18

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/19

Pylon, Georgia Theatre #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" FS-20564/19

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/20

Pylon, Georgia Theatre, tape 2 #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" FS-20564/20

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/21

Pylon interviews, 1982-1990 #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" FS-20564/21

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/22

Pylon live, Denver, Colo. #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" FS-20564/22

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/23

Pylon, live and four track recordings: "Sugarpop", "Very Right", "Go" #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" FS-20564/23

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/24

Pylon, Long Beach #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" FS-20564/24

Audiocassette

Digital Audiotape DAT-20564/2

Pylon, master: "Sugarpop", 17-18 February 1990; Pylon, Macon, GA, 11 November 1989 #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" DAT-20564/2

Digital Audio Tape (DAT)

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/25

Pylon, "Outside", "Heaven in Your Eyes", "Fluorescence", 1979 #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" FS-20564/25

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/26

Pylon, recordings, BNW interview #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" FS-20564/26

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/27

Pylon, "Sugarpop" #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" FS-20564/27

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/28

Pylon, "Sugarpop" #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" FS-20564/28

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/29

Pylon, "Sugarpop" #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" FS-20564/29

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/30

Pylon, "Sugarpop", "Very Right", "Metal", 18 January 1990 #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" FS-20564/30

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/31

Pylon, "This/That", "There It Is", "Chug" #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" FS-20564/31

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/32

R.E.M., Pinkpop festival, 1989 #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" FS-20564/32

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/33

Dexter Romweber, 'I Remember Ricky: Songs Made Famous by Rick Nelson' #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" FS-20564/33

Audiocassette

Audiodisc D-20564/3

Snatches of Pink, 'Dead Men', side A stamper, 8 November 1989 #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" D-20564/3

12" Stamper

Audiodisc D-20564/4

Snatches of Pink, 'Dead Men', side B stamper, 9 November 1989 #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" D-20564/4

12" Stamper

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/34

Westwood 1, alternate songs #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" FS-20564/34

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20564/35

[unidentified sound recording] #20564, Series: "Audio Recordings" FS-20564/35

Audiocassette

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Video Recordings

Videotape VT-20564/1

Chickasaw Mudd Puppies, "Do You Remember" #20564, Series: "Video Recordings" VT-20564/1

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/2

Chickasaw Mudd Puppies, "McIntosh" #20564, Series: "Video Recordings" VT-20564/2

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/3

Confederacy Theory #20564, Series: "Video Recordings" VT-20564/3

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/4

Dexter, Flat Duo Jets short #20564, Series: "Video Recordings" VT-20564/4

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/5

Katherine Dieckmann, director's reel 93, music videos and narrative shorts #20564, Series: "Video Recordings" VT-20564/5

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/6

Direct Effect 2', 1990 #20564, Series: "Video Recordings" VT-20564/6

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/7

Documentario Sant. Agata, 2 March 1997 #20564, Series: "Video Recordings" VT-20564/7

Betacam

Videotape VT-20564/8

Dog Gone Records: Flat Duo Jets, Snatches of Pink, Dangtrippers, The Squalls, March 1990 #20564, Series: "Video Recordings" VT-20564/8

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/9

Driving School, 1988 #20564, Series: "Video Recordings" VT-20564/9

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/10

Flat Duo Jets, band copy: 'No Bones About It', 1990 #20564, Series: "Video Recordings" VT-20564/10

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/11

Flat Duo Jets, Snatches of Pink, Dog Gone Records MTV performances #20564, Series: "Video Recordings" VT-20564/11

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/12

Flat Duo Jets, sub master: "Wild, Wild Lover", version 1, 10 December 1989 #20564, Series: "Video Recordings" VT-20564/12

1" Open Reel Video

Videotape VT-20564/13

Flat Duo Jets, sub master: "Wild, Wild Lover", version 2, 10 December 1989 #20564, Series: "Video Recordings" VT-20564/13

1" Open Reel Video

Videotape VT-20564/14

James Herbert, 'Figures', 1980-1988 #20564, Series: "Video Recordings" VT-20564/14

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/15

Jack Thomas House Stories, 19 April 1988 #20564, Series: "Video Recordings" VT-20564/15

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/16

Jason and the Scorchers: The Movie' #20564, Series: "Video Recordings" VT-20564/16

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/17

Leon Kagarise collection, television broadcasts #20564, Series: "Video Recordings" VT-20564/17

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/18

Land trust at library, 29 April 1997 #20564, Series: "Video Recordings" VT-20564/18

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/19

Laura Levine, 'Just Like a Movie', 1984 #20564, Series: "Video Recordings" VT-20564/19

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/20

Jim McKay, 'Lighthearted Nation', 1989 #20564, Series: "Video Recordings" VT-20564/20

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/21

Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, WEA presentation #20564, Series: "Video Recordings" VT-20564/21

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/22

Pylon, Athens, Ga., 7 November 1990; Pylon, Atlanta, Ga., 8 November 1990 #20564, Series: "Video Recordings" VT-20564/22

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/23

Pylon, "Look Alive", 1990 #20564, Series: "Video Recordings" VT-20564/23

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/24

Pylon, "Look Alive", 1990 #20564, Series: "Video Recordings" VT-20564/24

U-Matic

Videotape VT-20564/25

The Red, White and Blue Man, footage selects #20564, Series: "Video Recordings" VT-20564/25

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 #20564, Series: "Video Recordings" VT-20564/26

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/27

R.E.M., rough: "Tongue", 8 July 1995 #20564, Series: "Video Recordings" VT-20564/27

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/28

R.E.M., "Tongue", 13 July 1995 #20564, Series: "Video Recordings" VT-20564/28

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/29

Sleazefest interviews, 1995 #20564, Series: "Video Recordings" VT-20564/29

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/30

The Squalls, super 8mm transfer, dub of Jim McKay's master raw footage, November 1988 #20564, Series: "Video Recordings" VT-20564/30

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/31

The Squalls, "Truckin'" #20564, Series: "Video Recordings" VT-20564/31

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/32

The Squalls, "Truckin'", 1989 #20564, Series: "Video Recordings" VT-20564/32

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/33

Tater Tomater #20564, Series: "Video Recordings" VT-20564/33

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/34

V. Faris, Nanny and Grampa Forbes #20564, Series: "Video Recordings" VT-20564/34

VHS

Videotape VT-20564/35

[unidentified video recording] #20564, Series: "Video Recordings" VT-20564/35

VHS

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Processing Information

Processed by: Nancy Kaiser and Patrick Cullom, June 2019

Encoded by: Nancy Kaiser, June 2019

Updated by: Anne Wells and Meredith Kite, October 2019

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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