Fifth National Festival of Black Storytelling collection [videorecording] / by National Festival of Black Storytelling.


Fifth National Festival of Black Storytelling collection [videorecording] / by National Festival of Black Storytelling.

The video recordings in this collection document the Fifth National Festival of Black Storytelling held at Berea College November 12-14, 1987. Features of the event included concurrent storytelling sessions for various ages, the Second National Liars Contest, an informal "Swapping Ground" for storytellers, and scholarly lectures on the status of Blacks in Appalachia. Among the fifteen master storytellers participating were Mary Carter Smith and Linda Goss, cofounders of the National Festival of Black Storytelling. Among Berea College faculty who made presentations were Cleophus Charles, Loyal Jones, William H. Tallmadge, and William H. Turner. Other scholars included Edward J. Cabbell, William Hayden, and Robert P. Stuckert.

23 VHS video cassettes (60 min.) : sd., col. 1/2 in.


SNAC Resource ID: 7956601

Berea College, Hutchins Library

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Turner, William, 1935- (person)

Stuckert, Robert P. (person)

Berea College (corporateBody)

Although the sources of photographs are not always indicated, the bulk was apparently generated in the Berea College Publicity Department and the College News Bureau. In addition, portions of the photographs were donated by individuals, most of whom have some connection with the College. Chief among these is Roy N. Walters who was dean of the Berea College Foundation School from 1943 to 1968. Walters established the College Publicity Department in 1933 and was an unofficial campus photographer t...

Tallmadge, William H. (person)

Tallmadge, a music professor at Berea College since 1976, received degrees in music at Oberlin College (B.M., 1940; M.M., 1946). His research in the area of Baptist hymnody led to publication of an article in the YEARBOOK FOR INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL RESEARCH in 1977 entitled, "Baptist Monophonic and Heterophonic Hymnody in Southern Appalachia". From the description of Baptist Hymnody Collection, 1968-1980 (bulk 1968-1971). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 191916801 Tallmadge ear...

Hayden, William M. (person)

Cabbell, Edward J., 1946- (person)

Smith, Mary Carter (person)

National Festival of Black Storytelling (corporateBody)

Jones, Loyal, 1928-.... (person)

Lunsford was particularly noted for his memory collection of 300 ballads, tunes and tales and the establishment in 1927, of the Ashville, North Carolina based Mountain Dance and Folk Festival which has continued to the present time. During his long career, Lunsford practiced law, published a song collection, and made several documentary recordings, while continuing to perform (vocal, banjo, and fiddle), collect songs, and write a few of his own, including "That Good Old Mountain Dew". He travele...

Goss, Linda. (person)

Charles, Cleophus, 1943- (person)