Becky Johnson collection, 1970-2003.


Becky Johnson collection, 1970-2003.

The collection includes photographs, negatives, slides, and other materials, chiefly 1980-2001, from a variety of festivals, performances, and other events. Major festivals and events represented include the Bass Mountain Bluegrass Festival, the Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver Bluegrass Festival, the Folk Alliance International Conference, the International Bluegrass Music Association's Annual Awards Show and Fanfest, MerleFest, Winterhawk, the Grand Ole Opry, the North Carolina Heritage Awards, and many others. Performers and others represented include Kenny Baker, the Bass Mountain Boys, Dale Ann Bradley, Sam Bush, Josh Graves, Jim and Jesse, Alison Drauss, Jimmy Martin, Art Menius, Del McCoury, Bill Monroe, the Osborne Brothers, Mike Seeger, Pete Seeger, Ralph Stanley, Doc Watson, and many others. Paper materials include correspondence, program guides, artists' promotional materials, and other papers related to bluegrass events.

About 5000 items (9.0 linear feet).

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