Archie Green papers, 1944-2009.
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The American Folklife Center was created in 1976 by the U.S. Congress to "preserve and present American folklife" through programs of research, documentation, archival preservation, reference service, live performance, exhibitions, publications, and training. Designated by the U.S. Congress as the national center for folklife documentation and research, the American Folklife Center continues to collect and document living traditional culture, while preserving for the future its unparalleled coll...
Eugene Earle was born in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, in 1926. In addition to amassing a large collection of country and western, blues, and jazz sound recordings, he also became a discographer and a founder and president of the John Edwards Memorial Foundation (JEMF). Earle is also responsible for rediscovering and recording a number of country musicians, including Doc Watson, Jimmie Tarlton, and the Carolina Tarheels. From the description of Eugene Earle collection, 1939-1980s. WorldCa...
The AFL and CIO merged in 1955 as an umbrella organization for skilled trade and industrial unions. Its regional office in Baltimore represented worker interests against this railroad merger. From the description of AFL-CIO response to merger of Pennsylvania and New York Central railroads, 1962-1963. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 238572652 Created by merger of American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1955. ...
Biographical History and Administrative History Woody Guthrie, born in Okemah, Oklahoma in 1912 and raised in Texas, moved to California during the Depression, where he met actor and activist Will Geer and toured migrant labor camps documenting conditions and injustices in the camps for The Light newspaper. He also performed on Los Angeles radio KFVD-LA, singing old-time ballads, some of which he updated with lyrics about contemporary issues....
Influential banjo player and bluegrass pioneer. Born January 6, 1924. Full name: Earl Eugene Scruggs. Important musical innovator, his thumb-and-two-finger banjo picking style became an essential building block of bluegrass. Member, Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys, 1945-1948. Performed as Flatt & Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys, 1948-1969. In 1969 he formed the Earl Scruggs Revue with his sons. Member, International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor. Member, Country Music Hall of Fame. ...
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. 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 conditi...
Epithet: Merchant British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000982.0x000248 ...
The IWW is a labor organization dedicated to uniting laborers around the world into a single large union. From the description of Collection 1916-1939. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 778701431 Established in Chicago in 1905 by sponsors of socialism and the remnants of previous labor unions, including the Knights of Labor, Western Federation of Miners and the American Labor Union, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), or "Wobblies", evolved into a radical industrial unio...
Asa Martin was born 1900 in Clark County, Kentucky where he grew up hearing music at home and at various traveling shows. He tried his hand as an entertainer, first singing on small vaudeville shows and eventually on commercial recordings and radio with Madison County, Kentucky fiddler, Doc Roberts. On their recordings for Gennett and other labels, he played guitar with Roberts and performed a varied repertoire of songs that included parodies, traditional ballads, and current popular songs, sing...
Mexican author, artist, and anthropologist. From the description of Miguel Covarrubias papers, 1871-1948 (bulk 1931-1948). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79728692 Mexican-born painter and caricaturist who worked in the United States. From the description of Caricatures, 19-- (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 726930645 Biographical Note 1904, Nov. 22 ...
Indiana University alumnus and professor of folklore; distinguished scholar of folksong revival. From the description of Richard A. Reuss papers, 1888-1986 (bulk 1927-1973). (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 55702888 Richard A. Reuss was well-respected as a pioneering scholar of the folksong revival. His collection contains the documentary materials on which he and several other scholars drew heavily for their publications on Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan and...
John Edwards (1932-1960) of Sydney, Australia, was one of the first collectors of early American country music and a pioneering discographer of this music. Edwards's collection of about 2,500 rare records and tapes is now housed in the Southern Folklife Collection, Manuscripts Department, Academic Affairs Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. From the description of John Edwards papers, 1945-1969 [manuscript]. WorldCat record id: 26661025 In his ...
Poet, writer, labor editor. From the description of Correspondence, with Agnes Inglis, 1936-1951. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34367755 Labor leader, poet, and songwriter; joined I.W.W. in 1913 and became chief publicist and agitator; divided his time between commercial art and editing labor papers, working in various cities in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America; spent time in Leavenworth Prison (Kan.) for his anti-World War I activities; spent last years i...
Guitarist, songwriter, and performer. Born November 29, 1917. Died October 20, 1983. Full name: Merle Robert Travis. As a leading exponent of the thumb-style guitar technique, his innovative style influenced generations of guitar players. Songwriting credits include the classics "Sixteen Tons," "Dark as a Dungeon," and "Smoke, Smoke, Smoke (That Cigarette)." Member, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Member, Country Music Hall of Fame. From the description of Oral history interview ...
Established in 1888 to further the discipline of folklore, the AFS's primary emphasis is directed toward the publication of a journal and the convening of an annual convention. From the description of American Folklore Society records, 1890-9999. (Utah State University). WorldCat record id: 43959320 Brinton joined the American Folklore Society in 1889 and served as its president. From the description of Correspondence to Daniel Garrison Brinton, 1894. (University...
Anglo-American early country musician Ernest V. Stoneman of Virginia; fiddler Charlie Bowman, originally from Tennessee; guitarist Sam McGee of Franklin, Tenn.; early country and cowboy musician Edward L. Crain of Texas; banjo player Doc Walsh, member of the Carolina Tar Heels; harmonica player Garley Foster; fiddler Alonza Elvis ("Tony") Alderman of Virginia; arranger Irene Spain; talent scout Polk Brockman; early country musician Wilber Ball of Kentucky; Blake Gardner and Bill Knapke; early co...
Folklorist. Wayland Hand was active in the folklore field from about 1937-1986. From the description of The Wayland Hand collection of superstition and popular belief on index cards, 1937?-1986? (Utah State University). WorldCat record id: 69242470 Wayland Debs Hand (1907-1986) was born in Auckland, New Zealand. He immigrated to the United States and attended the University of Utah where he received his B.A. and M.A. in German. He received a PhD in Germanic Languages from th...
The John Edwards Memorial Foundation, which operated 1962-1983, was located at the University of California at Los Angeles. The foundation's goal was to promote the study of twentieth-century American folk music. In 1983, the Foundation was dissolved, and a successor organization, the John Edwards Memorial Forum, was established. From the description of John Edwards Memorial Foundation records, 1960-1988 [manuscript]. WorldCat record id: 26661059 The John Edward...
Mary Harris, reportedly born May 1, 1830, but more likely born in 1836, in Cork, Ireland, was an active participant in the labor movement in the United States for nearly sixty years. Before acquiring the name "Mother" Jones and perceived as the "Miners' Angel," Mary Harris had taught in Catholic schools in Michigan and Tennessee, had married George Jones and had four children. By 1867, Jones had lost her family to a yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the 1870s, "Mother" Jones began ...
In 1925, Fiddlin' Doc Roberts recorded for the Gennett Recording Company in Richmond, Indiana, and later also for Paramount and American Record Companies. Active professionally through 1934 when he made many stage appearances throughout Kentucky including radio appearances, and, in 1974, a concert held at Berea College. From the description of Papers, 1910-1938. (Berea College). WorldCat record id: 50134721 ...
D.K. (Donald Knight) Wilgus was born on 1 December 1918, in Mansfield, Ohio. He attended the Ohio State University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in 1941, a Master of Arts in 1947, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in 1954. Wilgus spent most of his career teaching in the Center for the Study of Comparative Folklore and Mythology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Throughout his career he helped pioneer the chronicling of popular musical forms, including Blues and "Hillbilly"...
A Garrard County, Kentucky, native, Bradley Kincaid was a 1921 graduate of Berea College Academy (high school). Work for the YMCA after leaving Berea led to his attending Chicago's YMCA College (now George Williams College). An interest in collecting folk songs fostered at Berea and singing with a college quartet in Chicago led to guest appearances on the WLS National Barn Dance. His singing style and repertoire of traditional songs were so well received that in 1928 he became a regular performe...
The University of Texas at Austin (UT) opened in 1883 with eight professors, four assistants, a proctor, and 221 male and female students. The first set of graduates, consisting of thirteen law students, attended UT commencement on June 14, 1884. By World War I, enrollment rose to 2,254 and by World War II to over 11,000. African Americans were admitted in 1950, and by 1966, there were 27,345 students. Over the next 40 years, the university continued to expand. In 2009 e...
John Gilbert Mers, best known by his middle name, Gilbert, was born in Oklahoma, spent his youth in Arizona, and moved to Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1929 at the age of twenty-one. In July of the following year, he began working with the longshoremen on the waterfront there. Mers did not become involved politically in union activities until December 1931, when he was elected president of the Local International Longshoremen's Association (I.L.A.) in Corpus Christi. In May 1934, Mers edited the off...
David Whisnant is an author and professor in the English Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He gathered the material in this collection in the course of his research on James Boyd and Susan Chester. James Boyd (1888-1944), author, was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, but spent much of his life in Southern Pines, North Carolina. Three of his five novels, Drums (1925), Marching On (1927), and Long Hunt (1930), are set in North Carolina. Boyd ow...
Clayton McMichen, who was born on January 26, 1900 in Allatoona, Georgia, began to play the fiddle when he was 11 years old. He began to gain notoriety on his instrument at fiddlers' conventions in the 1920s and on WSB radio. Soon after WSB went on the air in Atlanta in 1922 and for the following four years, McMichen was heard as the leader of a string band called the Home Town Boys. He went on to make several popular recordings with the Skillet Lickers between 1926 and 1930; in abo...