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|Named Person:||Guy Carawan; Erik Darling; Billy Faier; Fred Hellerman; Don McLean; Alfred H Perrin; Pete Seeger|
|Document Type:||Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|Notes:||In the Southern Folklife Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (#20434).|
|Description:||About 500 items (4.0 linear feet).|
The collection contains correspondence, scores, sheet music, song lyrics, photographs, moving image materials, audio recordings, and other items related to Erik Darling and his musical career. Correspondence discusses song writing and other activities. Correspondents include Fred Hellerman, Don McLean, Al Perrin, Pete Seeger, and other folk artists and friends. Also included are handwritten and photocopied scores with annotations by Darling; song lyrics by Darling and various collaborators; and printed and photocopied versions of sheet music. There are also clippings relating to the 2004 reunion performance of the Weavers; photographs of both the Tarriers and the Weavers; negatives from the 1954 Musical Americana Tour; several DVDs and videotapes that relate to various groups; recordings of phone interviews conducted by Darling with friends and associates, including Billy Faier, Guy Carawan, and Pete Seeger, while in the process of writing his autobiography I'd Give My Life: A Journey by Folk Music (2008) and compact discs containing notes for and chapters from the autobiography; and recordings of music by Darling and others, including commercially released audiodiscs, demos, dubs, mixes, and masters of commercial and non-commercial recordings. The Addition of 2015 consists of an illustrated manuscript of "The Ballad of Vilma (Willie) Kurtzer" by Erik Darling.
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- Carawan, Guy.
- Darling, Erik.
- Faier, Billy.
- Folk music.
- Folk musicians.
- Folk songs.
- Hellerman, Fred, -- 1927-2016.
- McLean, Don, -- 1945-
- Perrin, Alfred H., -- 1908-
- Popular music -- United States.
- Rooftop Singers.
- Seeger, Pete, -- 1919-2014.
- Tarriers (Musical group)
- Weavers (Musical group)