Southern Folklife Collection moving image materials, 1972-1989.


Southern Folklife Collection moving image materials, 1972-1989.

Southern Folklife Collection Moving Image Materials were compiled, 1972-1989, from various sources, including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Folklore Department and the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. The collection includes videotapes on North Carolina and South Carolina history, town life, culture, religion, and churches; folklife, folk art, and folk music; African American music, dance, and verse; medicine shows; Confederate officer Zebulon Baird Vance; African American slave Denmark Vesey; musicians Pink Anderson, Henry Johnson, Willie Trice, Dink Roberts, Guitar Shorty, Jamie Alston, Wilber Atwater, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, and John Dee Holeman; the Blue Grass Rangers; folklorist Bruce Bastine; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor Glenn Hinson; and filmmakers Tom Rankin, Beverly Boggs, Rosemarie Hester, Vik Lukas, Cecelia Conway, Tom Davenport, Joan Fenton, and Roger Manley. There are some interviews with and performances by blues and folk musicians, and some items include storytelling. Locations in North Carolina include Badin, Weaverville, Hot Springs, Durham, Elizabethtown, Pittsboro, and Creedmore. Locations in South Carolina include Spartanburg, Union, Wadmalaw Island, and Johns Island. All of the videotapes are U-Matic, 1/2-inch open reel, and 2-inch videotapes with sound. Both field recordings and documentary films are represented.

79 items.

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Davenport, Tom (person)

Tom Davenport is an independent filmmaker and film distributor living in Delaplane, Va. He began work in film with documentary filmmakers Richard Leacock and Don Pennebacker in New York and made his first independent film in 1969. In 1970, he returned to rural Virginia and started an independent film company with his wife Mimi Davenport as co-producer and designer. From the description of Tom Davenport papers, 1973-1995. WorldCat record id: 257729971 ...

Johnson, Henry, 1908-1974 (person)

Rankin, Tom (person)

Tom Rankin is a documentary photographer, filmmaker, folklorist, professor of art and documentary studies, and Director of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Durham, NC. From the description of Tom Rankin Photographs, 1980-2008. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 774919262 ...

Guitar Shorty, 1939- (person)

Hinson, Glenn (person)

Anthropology professor Glenn Hinson of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has focused this research on the music, language, and belief systems of African American communities. From the description of Glenn Hinson collection of gospel music posters, 1984-2004. WorldCat record id: 244305692 ...

Holeman, John Dee, performer. (person)

Bastine, Bruce. (person)

Atwater, Wilbert (person)

Conway, Cecelia (person)

Cecelia Conway was a leader in the Coalition for Alternatives to Shearon Harris (CASH), an organization founded in the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster in spring of 1986 to oppose the opening of Carolina Power and Light2 s Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant in Wake County, N.C. From the guide to the Cecelia Conway Papers, 1983-1987, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.) Cecelia Conway was a leader in the Coalition for Alte...

Lunsford, Bascom Lamar, 1882-1973 (person)

Boggs, Beverly B. (person)

Anderson, Pink, 1900-1974 (person)

Hester, Rosemarie (person)

Fenton, Joann (person)

Folklorist and performer Joan Fenton earned a Masters degree in folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1981. She is the owner of several stores in Charlottesville, Va., that feature traditional and contemporary handicrafts. From the description of Joan Fenton collection, 1952-1978. WorldCat record id: 55088375 ...

Alston, Jamie (person)

Vesey, Denmark, approximately 1767-1822 (person)

Trice, Willie, 1910-1976 (person)

Manley, Roger. (person)

Blue Grass Rangers. (corporateBody)

Roberts, Dink, 1894-1989 (person)

Lukas, Viktor. (person)

Vance, Zebulon Baird, 1830-1894 (person)

Confederate general; governor of North Carolina, and U.S. senator. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Washington], to William F. Vilas, 1888 May 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270574072 Confederate Army officer, governor of North Carolina, and U.S. senator from North Carolina. From the description of Papers, 1857-1893. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20460648 Zebulon Baird Vance, a native of Buncombe County, N.C., was go...