Collection Number: 20571

Collection Title: David B. Capps Collection, 1969-1996

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Size 3.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 6900 items)
Abstract Photographic images created by white photographer David B. Capps, depicting scenes from the Ann Arbor Blues Festival (Ann Arbor, Mich.), Ann Arbor Folk Festival (Ann Arbor, Mich.), Benefits for The Ark (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and the Union Grove Fiddlers Convention (Union Grove, N.C.). Materials include photographic negatives, contact sheets, and selected photographic prints made from negatives. Many prominent African American blues and jazz musicians of the late 1960s and early 1970s are represented in the photographs. Also included are some festival programs and other printed materials related to exhibitions of Capps's photographs.
Creator Capps, David Bridgman, 1925-2000.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
Negatives in this collection are not available for same day access. Contact wilsonlibrary@unc.edu to discuss options.
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 David B. Capps Collection #20571, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Donated by Martha Warshaw in August of 2019 (Acc.103677)
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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Donor provided the following biographical information* in August 2019:

David Bridgman Capps, was a research chemist and photographer. He was born January 25, 1925, in Jacksonville, Ill., and grew up in Berea, Ky. He graduated from Illinois College in 1948, then received a Ph.D. in chemistry from University of Nebraska. After a 30-year career with Parke-Davis/Warner-Lambert, he had retired as a Senior Research Scientist in 1986. In the 1960s, he taught himself the art of photography and his work was exhibited in many area galleries and at the Ann Arbor Summer Street Art Fair in Ann Arbor, Mich. He enjoyed travel, a summer cabin on the Old Mission Peninsula (Traverse City, Mich.), and music of all kinds, especially Jazz. He died in Ann Arbor, Mich., on March 11, 2000.

Original text was lightly edited to conform with the style guide in use.

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Photographic images depicting scenes from the Ann Arbor Blues Festival (Ann Arbor, Mich.), Ann Arbor Folk Festival (Ann Arbor, Mich.), Benefits for The Ark (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and the Union Grove Fiddlers Convention (Union Grove, N.C.). Many prominent African American blues and jazz musicians of the late 1960s and early 1970s are represented in the photographs. Also included are some festival programs and other printed materials related to exhibitions of Capps's photographs.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Photographic Negatives, Prints, and Printed Materials, circa 1969-1996.

Approximately 6800 items

Chronological

Photographic images depicting scenes from the Ann Arbor Blues Festival (Ann Arbor, Mich.), Ann Arbor Folk Festival (Ann Arbor, Mich.), Benefits for The Ark (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and the Union Grove Fiddlers Convention (Union Grove, N.C.). Many prominent African American blues and jazz musicians of the late 1960s and early 1970s are represented in the photographs. Also included are some festival programs and other printed materials related to exhibitions of Capps's photographs.

Negatives in this collection are not available for same day access. Contact wilsonlibrary@unc.edu to discuss options.

Processing Note: Materials include additional descriptions provided by donor. Original numbering sequences found with photographic negatives and prints can be used for cross-reference.

Image Box IB-20571/01

Old Fiddler's Convention (Union Grove, N.C.), Ann Arbor Blues Festival (Ann Arbor, Mich.), circa 1969-1970 #20571, Series: "1. Photographic Negatives, Prints, and Printed Materials, circa 1969-1996." IB-20571/01

Photographic Negatives, Photographic Prints, Printed Materials

Image Box IB-20571/02

Ann Arbor Blues Festival (Ann Arbor, Mich.), Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival (Ann Arbor, Mich.), Benefits for The Ark (Ann Arbor, Mich.), circa 1971-1974, 1982 #20571, Series: "1. Photographic Negatives, Prints, and Printed Materials, circa 1969-1996." IB-20571/02

Photographic Negatives, Photographic Prints, Printed Materials

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Ann Arbor Folk Festival (Ann Arbor, Mich.), Benefits for The Ark (Ann Arbor, Mich.), circa 1983-1988 #20571, Series: "1. Photographic Negatives, Prints, and Printed Materials, circa 1969-1996." IB-20571/03

Photographic Negatives, Photographic Prints, Printed Materials

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Ann Arbor Folk Festival (Ann Arbor, Mich.), circa 1989-1996 #20571, Series: "1. Photographic Negatives, Prints, and Printed Materials, circa 1969-1996." IB-20571/04

Photographic Negatives, Photographic Prints, Printed Materials

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Approximately 100 items

Original Order

Photographic prints selected from the photographic negatives in Series 1. Many prominent African American blues and jazz musicians of the late 1960s and early 1970s are represented in the photographs.

Processing Note: Materials include additional descriptions provided by donor. Original numbering sequences found with photographic negatives and prints can be used for cross-reference.

Image Box IB-20571/05-07

IB-20571/5

IB-20571/6

IB-20571/7

Photographic prints of selected artists, circa 1969-1996 #20571, Series: "2. Selected Photographic Prints, circa 1969-1996." IB-20571/05-07

Photographic Prints

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Processing Information

Processed by: Patrick Cullom, November 2019

Encoded by: Patrick Cullom, November 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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