Green, Archie

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Archie Green, American folklorist and Professor Emeritus at the University of Texas, b. 6-29-1917.

From the description of [The Archie Green Collection at the Rare Book Collection of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.] [1876?]-1987. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 156850892

Anglo-American singer Sarah Ogan Gunning (1910-1983) from Knox County, Ky., known for her performances of traditional ballads and songs, as well as her own compositions on the poverty and social conditions of coal miners.

From the description of Collection, ca. 1960s. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 27207334

Archie Green (1917-2009) was graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1939 and then worked in San Francisco shipyards, served in the United States Navy in World War II, and was active in several labor organizations. He earned an M.L.S. degree from the University of Illinois and a Ph. D. in folklore from the University of Pennsylvania. Green joined the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1960, where he was librarian and later served also as an instructor in the English Department until 1972. In 1973, Green took on a creative role at the Labor Studies Center in Washington, D.C., in part assisting with the Smithsonian Institution's Festival of American Folklife and labor participation in the Bicentennial celebrations. At the same time, he produced sound recordings, conducted fieldwork, and wrote extensively. He was active in the John Edwards Memorial Foundation and in the movement to establish the Center for American Folklife (1976). Green retired from the University of Texas at Austin in the early 1980s to San Francisco, Calif., where he continued to work collaboratively with many individuals and institutions dedicated to the study of folklore and the preservation of folklife. Archie Green died in March 2009.

From the description of Archie Green papers, 1944-2009. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 26661042

Archie Green (1917-2009) was an eminent scholar in the area of occupational folklore. He worked in a variety of capacities as a folklorist--archivist, field worker, professor, and public sector advocate. He was best known for his work with labor materials and early hillbilly music recordings.

Archie (Aaron) Green grew up in southern California, began college at UCLA, and then transferred to the University of California at Berkeley from which he was graduated in 1939. After working in the shipyards in San Francisco, serving in the Navy in World War II, and becoming active in several labor organizations, Green returned to academia. He received his M.L.S. from the University of Illinois and his Ph.D. in folklore from the University of Pennsylvania.

Green joined the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1960 and served there as librarian and later jointly as an instructor in the English Department until 1972. In 1973, Green took on a creative role at the Labor Studies Center in Washington, D.C., in part assisting with the Smithsonian Institution's Festival of American Folklife and labor participation in the Bicentennial celebrations. At the same time, he was producing albums, conducting fieldwork, teaching, lecturing, and writing articles. He was active in the John Edwards Memorial Foundation (now Forum) from its inception and lobbied Congress to pass the American Folklife Foundation Act, which it did in 1976, establishing the Center for American Folklife.

Green retired as professor emeritus from the University of Texas at Austin in the early 1980s to his home in San Francisco, Calif., where he continued to work collaboratively on research and other projects with many individuals and institutions dedicated to the study of folklore and the preservation of folklife. He received an honorary degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1991. Archie Green died in March 2009.

From the guide to the Archie Green Papers, 1944-2009, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Green, Archie. Archive collection 94-96, n.d. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Green, Archie. Archie Green papers, 1944-2009. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Green, Archie. Folklore collection, 1973. Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History, Maine Folklife Center
referencedIn Meade, Guthrie T., 1932-1991. Guthrie T. Meade collection, 1817-1991. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Green, Archie,. [The Archie Green Collection at the Rare Book Collection of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.] University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Hoeptner, Fred. John Edwards memorial collection, 1959-1963. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Campus Folksong Club. Records, 1961-1970. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
creatorOf Seeger, Mike, 1933-2009. John Edwards Memorial Collection, 1958-1971. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Morris, James, collector. Labor related tape recordings, 1960-1969. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Martin P. Catherwood Library, Cornell University.
creatorOf Earle, Eugene. John Edwards memorial collection, 1962. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Green, Archie. Collection, ca. 1960s. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn North Carolina Folklife Festival (1st : 1975 : Durham, N.C.). Folklife section collection, 1975. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Green, Archie. John Edwards memorial collection, 1964. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection Artist Name File, 1940-2005 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.
referencedIn Labor related tape recordings, 1960-1969. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Green, Archie. John Edwards memorial collection, ca. 1920s-1963. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection artist name files, 1940-2005 (artists D-K). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Hillbilly music sources and symbols. Hillbilly music sources and symbols collection, 1965, 2003. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Cowell, Sidney Robertson, 1903-1995. Sidney Robertson Cowell correspondence, 1936-1973. Library of Congress
referencedIn Blackley, Becky. Becky Blackley collection, 1871-1995. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Archive Collection, 1989. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Reuss, Richard A. Richard A. Reuss papers, 1888-1986 (bulk 1927-1973). Indiana University
creatorOf Barnett, Eugene. Eugene Barnett interviewed by Archie Green, June 5, 1961. University of Michigan
creatorOf Folklore of the American labor movement. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Eugene Barnett oral history collection, 1940-1961 University of Washington Libraries Special Collections
referencedIn Daniel W. Patterson and Beverly Bush Patterson papers, 1775-2001. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Archie Green Papers, 1944-2009 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.
referencedIn "Folklore of the American Labor Movement," An Interview with Archie Green, Pacifica Tape Library. 86 mins. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Hutchins Library. Rural hymnody symposium collection/ by Hutchins Library. Berea College, Hutchins Library
referencedIn Alderman, Tony, 1900-1983. Collection, 1950-1970. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Green, Archie. Collection, n.d. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Direct Relationships
Relation Name
associatedWith AFL-CIO. corporateBody
associatedWith Alderman, Tony, 1900-1983. person
associatedWith American Folklife Center. corporateBody
associatedWith American Folklore Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Archive of Folk Song (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Association for Recorded Sound Collections. corporateBody
associatedWith Barnett, Eugene. person
associatedWith Barnett, Eugene, 1891- person
associatedWith Benton, Tom. person
associatedWith Berkeley Folk Music Festival. corporateBody
associatedWith Bivins, Lester Pete. person
associatedWith Blackley, Becky. person
associatedWith Brock, Jessie. person
associatedWith Carson, Fiddlin' John, 1868-1949. person
associatedWith Carter Family (Musical group) corporateBody
associatedWith Chaplin, Ralph, 1887-1961. person
associatedWith Chestnut, Ted, 1909- person
associatedWith Cohen, Norm. person
associatedWith Covarrubias, Miguel, 1904-1957. person
correspondedWith Cowell, Sidney Robertson, 1903-1995. person
associatedWith Daniels, Harlan. person
associatedWith Dixon, Dorsey, 1897-1968. person
associatedWith Dixon, Howard, 1903-1961. person
associatedWith Earle, Eugene. person
associatedWith Edwards, Irene. person
associatedWith Edwards, John, 1932-1960. person
associatedWith Ennis, Seamus. person
associatedWith Festival of American Folklife. corporateBody
associatedWith Fisher Hendley and His Aristocratic Pigs (Musical group) corporateBody
associatedWith Folkways Records. corporateBody
associatedWith Fund for Labor Culture & History. corporateBody
associatedWith Garland, Jim, 1905-1978. person
associatedWith Gladstone, Joe. person
associatedWith Glazer, Joe. person
associatedWith Greenway, John. person
associatedWith Gunning, Sarah Ogan, 1910-1983. person
associatedWith Guthrie, Woody. person
associatedWith Hand, Wayland D. (Wayland Debs), 1907-1986. person
associatedWith Harvey, Roy. person
associatedWith Hillbillies (Musical group) corporateBody
associatedWith Hillbilly music sources and symbols. corporateBody
associatedWith Hill, Joe, 1879-1915. person
associatedWith Hoeptner, Fred. person
associatedWith Hutchins Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Industrial Workers of the World. corporateBody
associatedWith Institute for Folk Culture. corporateBody
associatedWith Jabbour, Alan. person
associatedWith Jackson, Aunt Molly. person
associatedWith Jenkins, Andrew. person
associatedWith Jim and Jesse. corporateBody
associatedWith John Edwards Memorial Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Johnson, John Wayne. person
associatedWith Jones, Mother, 1843?-1930. person
associatedWith Kahn, Ed. person
associatedWith Kazee, Buell, 1900-1976. person
associatedWith Kincaid, Bradley. person
associatedWith Kitchens, Freeman. person
associatedWith Leadbelly, 1885-1949. person
associatedWith Lee Brothers. corporateBody
associatedWith Love, Daddy John. person
associatedWith Martin, Asa, 1900-1979. person
associatedWith Martin, McGhee. person
associatedWith Martin, Preston. person
associatedWith Martin, Welling. person
associatedWith Mayfield, Doris. person
associatedWith Mayfield, Lyle. person
associatedWith McCallum, Brenda. person
associatedWith McCarn, Dave, 1905-1964. person
associatedWith McCoy, Earl Elleson. person
associatedWith McCulloh, Judith, 1935- person
associatedWith McGhee, Brownie, 1915-1996. person
associatedWith McMichen, Clayton, 1900-1970. person
associatedWith McReynolds, Jesse. person
associatedWith McReynolds, Jim. person
associatedWith Meade, Guthrie T., 1932-1991. person
associatedWith Mers, Gilbert, 1908- person
associatedWith Miller, Bob. person
associatedWith Moonshine Kate, 1909-1994. person
associatedWith Morris, James. person
associatedWith Neuhaus, John, 1904-1958. person
associatedWith New Lost City Ramblers. corporateBody
associatedWith Newport Folk Festival. corporateBody
associatedWith Noble, John, 1874-1934. person
associatedWith North Carolina Folklife Festival (1st : 1975 : Durham, N.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Ohrlin, Glenn, 1926- person
associatedWith Paskal, Oscar. person
associatedWith Phillips, Utah. person
associatedWith Rethi, Lili, 1894-1969. person
associatedWith Reuss, Richard A. person
associatedWith Rinzer, Ralph. person
associatedWith Roberts, Fiddlin' Doc, 1897-1978. person
associatedWith Robinson, Earl. person
associatedWith San Francisco State University. Labor Archives Research Center. corporateBody
associatedWith Scruggs, Earl. person
associatedWith Seeger, Mike, 1933-2009. person
associatedWith Sewell, Helen, 1896-1957. person
associatedWith Smallwood, Lester. person
associatedWith Smith, Hobart, 1897-1965. person
associatedWith Spain, Irene. person
associatedWith Stanley Brothers. corporateBody
associatedWith Stekert, Ellen Jane, 1935- person
associatedWith Stoneman, Ernest V. person
associatedWith Tamony, Peter. person
associatedWith Tarlton, Jimmie. person
associatedWith Toomey, Welby. person
associatedWith Travis, Merle. person
associatedWith University of Chicago Folk Festival. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Campus Folksong Club. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Professional Union. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Maine at Orono. corporateBody
associatedWith University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Curriculum in Folklore. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Texas at Austin. corporateBody
associatedWith Virginia Reelers (Musical group) corporateBody
associatedWith Waddell, John. person
associatedWith Walsh, Doc. person
associatedWith Whisnant, David E., 1938- person
associatedWith Whitter, Henry, d. 1941. person
associatedWith Wilgus, D. K. person
associatedWith Wilmer Watts and the Lonely Eagles (Musical group) corporateBody
associatedWith Wright, Phebel. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Georgia
Southern States
Fannin (Ga.)
Southern States
Decatur (Ga.)
Atlanta (Ga.)
Kentucky
United States
California--San Francisco
United States
North Carolina
United States
Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway (Ala. and Miss.)
United States
Kentucky
Subject
Country musicians
Public folklore
Labor movement--Songs and music
Labor unions--Folklore
Sound recordings--Production and direction--History
Cannery workers--Songs and music
Folklore--Societies, etc
Shipwrights
Folk songs--History and criticism
Record labels
Political ballads and songs
Labor movement
Fiddle tunes
Work songs--History and criticism
Collective bargaining--College teachers
Songs, English
Sailors
Iron and steel workers
Folkore--Study and teaching
Labor--Folklore
Homestead Strike, Homestead, Pa., 1892
Stevedores--Songs and music
Historic sites
Occupations in art
Folk art
Wheatland Hop Riot, Wheatland, Calif., 1913
John Henry (Lendendary character)
Labor History
Oral History
Folk festivals
Textile workers--Songs and music
Miners--Songs and music
Folk songs
Millwrights
Working class--Folklore
Cowboys--Songs and music
Oil industry workers--Songs and music
Blues (Music)
Labor--Songs and music
Sound recordings--Collectors and collecting
Old-time music
Loggers
Folk music
Folklore--Government policy
Folk singers
Musicians--Interviews
Industries--Folklore
Storytelling
Church music
Protest songs
Sound recordings--Catalogs
Folklore
Music--Discography
Vocal duets
Centralia Massacre, Centralia, Wash., 1915
Folklorists
Applied folklore
Pile drivers
Railroads--Songs and music
Country music
Working class--Songs and music
Sheet metal work
Carpenters--Labor unions
Ballads, English
Music festivals
Stevedores--Labor unions
Occupation
Collector
Folklorists--United States
Folk singers--United States
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Birth 1917-06-29

Death 2009-03-22

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