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Collection Number: 70175

Collection Title: S.A. Fidell Collection, 1963-1967

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Size 45 items
Abstract The collection consists of 45 open reel audiotape recordings of bluegrass, old time, and folk music concerts recorded live by Sanford "Sandy" Fidell (1945-2023) between 1963 and 1967. Musical artists recorded by Fidell were Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Jim Kweskin, Bill Monroe, Mark Spoelstra, Ed Trickett, Penelope K. Trickett, and Doc Watson. Musical groups were Brown County Jamboree, New Lost City Ramblers, and Stanley Brothers. Fidell recorded at music venues in Ann Arbor, Mich., Beanblossum, Ind., Bloomington, Ind., Harrodsburg, Ind., West Lafayette, Ind., and Columbus, Ohio. Also included is a recording of Bill Monroe and Doc Watson performing at Ash Grove in Los Angeles, Calif. Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.
Creator Fidell, S. A. (Sanford A.)
Curatorial Unit University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
This collection is not available for immediate or same day access. Please contact Research and Instructional Service staff at wilsonlibrary@unc.edu to discuss options for consulting this collection.
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 S.A. Fidell Collection #70175, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Megan Fidell in 2023 (20240112.1).
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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Encoded by: Laura Smith, February 2024

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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Sandford "Sandy" Fidell (1945-2023) was an acoustician who researched transportation noise annoyance and community tolerance levels.

In the mid-1960s, Fidell recorded bluegrass, old-time, and folk musicians and musical groups in concert at various venues in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio and at Ash Grove in Los Angeles, Calif.

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The collection consists of 45 open reel audiotape recordings of bluegrass, old time, and folk music concerts recorded live by Sanford "Sandy" Fidell (1945-2023) between 1963 and 1967. Musical artists recorded by Fidell were Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Jim Kweskin, Bill Monroe, Mark Spoelstra, Ed Trickett, Penelope K. Trickett, and Doc Watson. Musical groups were Brown County Jamboree, New Lost City Ramblers, and Stanley Brothers. Fidell recorded at music venues in Ann Arbor, Mich., Beanblossum, Ind., Bloomington, Ind., Harrodsburg, Ind., West Lafayette, Ind., and Columbus, Ohio. Also included is a recording of Bill Monroe and Doc Watson performing at Ash Grove in Los Angeles, Calif.

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