Southern Folklife Collection posters, 1847-2008.


Southern Folklife Collection posters, 1847-2008.

Southern Folklife Collection posters, 1847-2008.

The Southern Folklife Poster collection comprises posters received from various sources and assembled by the Southern Folklife Collection over the 22 years of its existence. The posters include advertisements for live performances, conventions, festivals, meetings, dances, and exhibits; promotional materials for commercial recordings; reproductions of drawings, engravings, and other works of art; and other assorted ephemera. Highlights include an 1847 poster for Christy's Minstrels; circa 1950 two-color posters for Grand Ole Opry stars Ernest Tubb, Minnie Pearl, Bill Monroe, Eddy Arnold, and Whitey "The Duke of Paducah" Ford; advertisements for Carolina Folk Festivals in the late 1940s and early 1950s, and folk festivals in Berkeley, Calif., New York, N.Y., and Chicago, Ill., in the 1960s; a series of circa 1950 posters for country and bluegrass shows at the Lyric Theatre in Rainelle, W.Va.; a circa 1950 poster for a "Hillbilly and Variety Show" in Collingwood, Victoria, Australia; and a poster advertising the 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival.

About 300 items.

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Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996 (person)

Bill Monroe (1911-1984), Anglo-American mandolin player, singer, and songwriter known as the "Father of Bluegrass", from Rosine, Ky.; and his band, the Blue Grass Boys, featuring banjo player Earl Scruggs of Flint Hill, N.C. From the description of John Edwards memorial collection, 1940s. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 27189199 Pioneer bluegrass performer. Born September 13, 1911. Died September 9, 1996. Full name: William Smith Monroe. Career active 1920s-199...

Christy, Edwin Pearce, 1815-1862 (person)

Duke of Paducah, 1901-1986 (person)

Country music performer and comedian. Born May 12, 1901. Died June 20, 1986. Real name: Benjamin Francis Ford. Later given the nickname "Whitey" for his blond hair. Acquired stage name, the Duke of Paducah, in the 1930s. Career active 1920s-1950s. Star of the Grand Ole Opry during the 1940s. Member, Country Music Hall of Fame. From the description of Oral history interview with the Duke of Paducah; 1984 August 1; interview conducted by John W. Rumble. 1984 Aug. 1. (Country Music Foun...

Monterey International Pop Festival 1967 Monterey, Calif. (corporateBody)

Tubb, Ernest, 1914-1984 (person)

Arnold, Eddy, 1918-2008 (person)

Country music performer. Born May 15, 1918. Career active 1940s-1980s. Joined Pee Wee King's Golden West Cowboys as a featured singer in 1940. Began a solo career in 1943. Career record sales number in the millions. Notable hits include "Bouquet of Roses" (1948), "Cattle Call" (1955), "What's He Doing in My World" (1965), and "Make the World Go Away" (1965). Member, Country Music Hall of Fame. From the description of Oral history interview with Eddy Arnold; 2000 September 12; intervi...

Carolina Folk Festival (University of North Carolina (1793-1962)) (corporateBody)

The Carolina Folk Festival was established in December 1947 as an activity of the University of North Carolina's Folklore Council. Bascom Lamar Lunsford,director of the Annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival in Asheville, N.C., was the moving force in the festival's establishment and organized the first festival, held 18-19 June 1948. Lunsford became director of the Carolina Folk Festival. From the guide to the Carolina Folk Festival Records, 1946-1953, (University of North Carolina...

Minnie Pearl (person)

Country comedy performer. Born October 25, 1912. Died March 4, 1996. Real name: Sarah Opehlia Colley Cannon. Country music's best-known female comedian. Recognized for her knee-length dresses and straw hat with the $1.98 price tag. Star of Grand Ole Opry from the early 1940s-1991. Popular stage and television performer. Regular cast member of the Hee Haw television show. Member, Country Music Hall of Fame. From the description of Oral history interview with Minnie Pearl; 1984 October...