Collection Number: 70098

Collection Title: Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019

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Archival processing of the audiovisual materials was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Size 235 items
Abstract The personal collection of Laurie Lewis, a white bluegrass singer, songwriter, fiddler, bandleader, producer and record label owner, and Tom Rozum, a white bluegrass musician. Materials document Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum's music career and published recordings, both as solo artists and as collaborators, including Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum and the Grant Street Band. The collection consists mostly of audio and video recordings, photographic materials, computer discs, correspondence, promotional materials, festival files, scrapbooks, and ephemera. Topics represented include folk music, bluegrass music, country music, women in bluegrass, songwriting, and the American folk music revival.
Creator Lewis, Laurie, 1950-

Rozum, Tom.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
This collection contains additional materials that are not available for immediate or same day access. Papers, photographs, ephemera, born-digital materials, and select audiovisual materials are currently not available to researchers. For information about access to these materials, contact Research and Instructional Services staff at wilsonlibrary@unc.edu. Please be advised that preparing unprocessed materials for access can be a lengthy process.
Access to audio or moving image materials may require production of listening or viewing copies.
Restrictions to Use
This collection has restrictions on publication. Publication of collection materials requires permission from the donors. Copies of collection materials can be made without the donors' permission.
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 Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection #70098, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum in March 2021 (Acc. 20210330.4).
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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Laurie Lewis, a white bluegrass singer, songwriter, fiddler, bandleader, producer and record label owner, has released records for Rounder Records, Flying Fish, and her own record label, Spruce and Maple. She is a pioneering woman in bluegrass music and a frequent collaborator with Kathy Kallick, Linda Ronstandt, and Alice Gerrard. She is a two-time championship fiddler, IBMA award winner for Song of the Year "Who Will Watch the Homeplace" (1994) and Female Vocalist of the Year (1992, 1994) and Grammy nominee with Tom Rozum for Best Traditional Folk Album (1996). Lewis was also the director of Bluegrass Week workshop at the Augusta Heritage Center in Elkins, W.Va. for ten years (1986-1996). Tom Rozum is a white multi-instrumentalist, who primarily plays the mandolin, but also plays the fiddle, mandola, and guitar. He joined Laurie Lewis as part of the original Grant Street Band in 1986. A long-time fixture of the Bay-area music scene, Rozum is known for The Oak and the Laurel (1995), his Grammy-nominated album of duets with Laurie Lewis and his solo album Jubilee (1998).

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The personal collection of Laurie Lewis, a white bluegrass singer, songwriter, fiddler, bandleader, producer and record label owner, and Tom Rozum, a white bluegrass musician. Materials consist of audio and video recordings, photographic materials, computer discs, correspondence, promotional materials, festival files, scrapbooks, and ephemera related to Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum's music career and published recordings, both as solo artists and as collaborators. Photographs consist of photo albums, promotional portraits, contact sheets, snapshots, and 35mm photographic slides, while ephemera includes backstage passes, festival buttons, and a Grammy medallion, among other materials. Video recordings consist mostly of music videos, television appearances, and performance footage, while audio recordings include ADAT and open reel studio masters, audiocassette recordings of live performances, and private issue releases compiled by Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum.

The collection includes materials related to the following published recordings or albums: Laurie Lewis & Grant Street, Grant Street String Band (1983); Laurie Lewis, Restless Rambling Heart (1986); Laurie Lewis, True Stories (1993), Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum, The Oak and the Laurel (1995), Laurie Lewis, Earth and Sky: Songs of Laurie Lewis (1997), Laurie Lewis, Seeing Things (1998), Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum, Winter’s Grace (1999), Laurie Lewis & Her Bluegrass Pals (1999), Tom Rozum, Jubilee (1998); and Charles Sawtelle, Music from Rancho DeVille (2001).

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Contents list

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About 235 items.

Arrangement: By format.

Processing information: Titles and description for audiovisual materials compiled from original containers and notes created by the SFC curator. Please note that videotapes and ADAT audio recordings currently found in Audiovisual Boxes 1-11 may require further processing for access and duplication.

Audiovisual Box 1

Videotapes: Performance footage (VHS, Betacam, Betacam SP) #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." 1

Audiovisual Box 2

Videotapes: Music videos, television appearances, performance footage, U-Matic digital master for album Grant Street String Band, (VHS, U-Matic, 1" Open Reel Video) #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." 2

Audiovisual Box 3

Videotapes: Television appearances, Performance footage #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." 3

Audiovisual Box 4

ADAT studio master tapes: Christmas, Laurie Lewis worktapes #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." 4

Audiovisual Box 5

ADAT studio master tapes: Bluegrass, Wellhausen sessions #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." 5

Audiovisual Box 6

ADAT studio master tapes: Charles, IBMA, and Angel Band #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." 6

Includes ADATS and digital audio mastering cassettes.

Audiovisual Box 7

ADAT studio master tapes: Laurie Lewis, worktapes #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." 7

Audiovisual Box 8

ADAT studio master tapes: Laurie Lewis, Tom Rozum worktapes #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." 8

Audiovisual Box 9

ADAT studio master tapes: Home Place, Slow Learner #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." 9

Audiovisual Box 10

ADAT studio master tapes: Tom Rozum's Jubilee, Laurie Lewis #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." 10

Includes tracknotes for Jubilee.

Audiovisual Box 11

ADAT studio master tapes: Laurie Lewis and Tom Razum worktapes, miscellaneous tapes #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." 11

Audiovisual Box 12

ADAT studio master tapes: Track notes #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." 12

Includes track sheets, lyrics, sheetmusic, and other supporting documentation related to Audiovisual Boxes 4-11.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-70098/1

Laurie Lewis, "Restless Rambling Heart" master, reel 1: "I'm Gonna Be the Wind", "The Cowgirl's Song", "Restless Rambling Heart", "Cry, Cry, Darling", "Stealin' Chickens", "The Maple's Lament" #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FT-70098/1

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-70098/2

Laurie Lewis, "Restless Rambling Heart" master, reel 2: "Here We Go Again", "Green Fields", "Hold To A Dream", "Bowling Green", "Haven of Mercy" #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FT-70098/2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-70098/3

Grant Street String Band, "Grant Street String Band" master, reel 1 #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FT-70098/3

2" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-70098/4

Grant Street String Band, "Grant Street String Band" master, reel 2 #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FT-70098/4

2" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-70098/5

Grant Street String Band, "Grant Street String Band" master, reel 3 #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FT-70098/5

2" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-70098/6

Grant Street String Band, "Grant Street String Band" master, reel 4 #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FT-70098/6

2" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-70098/7

Grant Street String Band, "Grant Street String Band" master, reel 5 #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FT-70098/7

2" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-70098/8

Grant Street String Band, "Grant Street String Band" master, reel 6 #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FT-70098/8

2" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-70098/9

Grant Street String Band, "Grant Street String Band" master, reel 7 #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FT-70098/9

2" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/1

American Radio Theater, 15 May 1993, tape 1 #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/1

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/2

American Radio Theater, 15 May 1993, tape 2 #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/2

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/3

Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum, Augusta concert, 8 August 1989 #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/3

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/4

Augusta Concert souvenirs tape, 1994 #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/4

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/5

Augusta Concerts courtesy tape, bluegrass set, 2 August 1994 #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/5

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/6

Augusta Concerts courtesy tape, 1995 #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/6

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/7

Augusta Concerts courtesy tape, 1996 #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/7

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/8

Augusta Concerts courtesy tape, 1996 #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/8

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/9

Country Crossroads #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/9

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/10

Experts at MLBC, "Here We Go Again", "Sweet Sonny Smith", "Haven of Mercy", "Buck's Run", "Give Me the Roses" #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/10

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/11

Experts at MLBC, first set #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/11

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/12

Experts at Pt Area, July 1987 #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/12

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/13

Experts at Pt Area #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/13

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/14

General Feed & Seed, Christmas 1988 #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/14

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/15

Grant Street demo #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/15

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/16

Grant Street set 2 at Old Forge, N.Y., 27 August 1989 #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/16

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/17

KPFA, "John Moon", "Come With Me", "That's the Way I Am", "Lost John", "Hard Times" #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/17

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/18

Laurie Lewis #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/18

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/19

Laurie Lewis, "Restless Rambling Heart", Grant Street material #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/19

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/20

Laurie Lewis & the Experts, Freight & Salvage Coffehouse, Berkeley, Calif., 26 April 1987 #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/20

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/21

Laurie Lewis & the Experts, Freight & Salvage Coffehouse, Berkeley, Calif., 26 April 1987 #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/21

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/22

Laurie Lewis & the Experts, Freight & Salvage Coffehouse, Berkeley, Calif., 26 April 1987 #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/22

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/23

Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum, set 1 and start of set 2 #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/23

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/24

Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum, set 2 #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/24

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/25

Laurie Lewis and friends: Plowshares, 27 September 1986; Freight & Salvage, 18 October 1986; Freight & Salvage,February 1986 #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/25

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/26

Laurie Lewis and Grant Street, "Bowlin Green", "Are You Waiting", "Weary Old Highway" and others, Golden Gate Park, September 1986 #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/26

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/27

Laurie Lewis and Grant Street, Mama Sundays, 3 February 1989 #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/27

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/28

Laurie Lewis and Grant Street, Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, 9 July 1989 #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/28

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/29

Laurie Lewis and Grant Street, Freight & Salvage Coffehouse, Berkeley, Calif., 2 June 1995, part 1 #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/29

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/30

Laurie Lewis and Grant Street, Freight & Salvage Coffehouse, Berkeley, Calif., 2 June 1995, part 2 #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/30

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/31

Laurie Lewis and Grant Street, Winterhawk Bluegrass Festival, 14 July 1995 #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/31

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/32

Laurie Lewis and Grant Street, copy #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/32

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/33

Laurie Lewis, "If I Had My Life To Live Over", "Green Fields", "Hills of Home" and others #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/33

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/34

Laurie Lewis, Gerber, Van Meter at Freight #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/34

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/35

Laurie Lewis, Home Companion end of tape #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/35

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/36

Laurie Lewis, Lichtenvoorde, Netherlands, 1 June 1991, part 1 #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/36

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/37

Laurie Lewis, Lichtenvoorde, Netherlands, 1 June 1991, part 2 #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/37

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/38

Laurie Lewis, Lichtenvoorde, Netherlands, 3 December 1993, part 1 #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/38

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/39

Laurie Lewis, Lichtenvoorde, Netherlands, 3 December 1993, part 2 #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/39

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/40

Laurie Lewis, Lichtenvoorde, Netherlands, 4 November 1991, part 1 #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/40

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/41

Laurie Lewis, Lichtenvoorde, Netherlands, 4 November 1991, part 2 #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/41

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/42

Lost Weekend live #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/42

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/43

The Desert Sons, "Arizona Home", 1992 #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/43

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/44

Old Time Music Association, Motma Konvent '86 #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/44

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/45

Dick Oxtot's Golden Age Jazz Band at the Point with Terry Garthware, Barbara Rhodes, Pamela Polland, Linda Wiggins, 1981 #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/45

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-70098/46

Phantoms of the Opry part 2, Paul's Saloon, 24 October 1974 #70098, Series: "Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Collection, 1970-2019." FS-70098/46

Audiocassette

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Processing Information

Processed by: Anne Wells, Dawne Lucas, Steven Weiss, April 2021

Encoded by: Anne Wells, April 2021

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.

Archival processing of the audiovisual materials was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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