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Thread #173289   Message #4202068
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
05-May-24 - 11:56 AM
Thread Name: 1949-54 Carolina Barn Dance, in Spruce Pine N.C.
Subject: RE: 1949-54 Carolina Barn Dance, Spruce Pine
The UNC Wilson Special Collection Library archive holding isn't huge - about 1 linear foot of shelf at the library. Below is a Finding Aid.

Collection Number: 20054

Collection Title: Bruce Greene and Hilary Dirlam Collection, circa 1925-1992 (bulk 1991-1992)

The Bruce Greene and Hilary Dirlam Collection consists of audio recordings, documentation, and photographs of Anglo-American old-time musicians from western North Carolina. The materials were created and compiled by musicians, Bruce Greene and Hilary Dirlam, as part of a 1992 North Carolina Arts Council folklife documentary grant. The audio recordings primarily consist of field recordings and interviews by musicians from Avery County, Buncombe County, Mitchell County, and Yancey County, including Steve Ledford, Luke Smathers String Band, and Red Wilson.

The archivist gives you breadcrumbs to use to extend your search:

Subject Headings
The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

Clicking on a subject heading below will take you into the University Library's online catalog. [go to the link at the top of the page to get to the hot links for these subjects]

Banjo music--North Carolina.
Dirlam, Hilary.
Fiddle tunes--North Carolina.
Folk music--North Carolina.
Greene, Bruce, 1951-
Ledford, Steve.
Luke Smathers String Band.
Old-time music--North Carolina.
Wilson, Red.