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Songs and music
|Named Person:||Amiri Baraka; Victor Bobb; Cleanth Brooks; Fannie Bell Chapman; Judith Clark; Leon Clark; Bill Clinton; Hillary Rodham Clinton; Willie Dixon; John Dollard; Louis Dotson; Walker Evans; William Faulkner; Ferris family.; Marcie Cohen Ferris; William R Ferris; Shelby Foote; Ernest J Gaines; Allen Ginsburg; Amanda Gordon; Theora Hamblett; Bessie Jones; B B King; Alan Lomax; Ray Lum; Arthur Miller; Ethel Wright Mohamed; Ola Belle Reed; Charles Seeger; Pete Seeger; Harry Smith; Son Thomas; Othar Turner; Alice Walker; Pecolia Warner; Robert Penn Warren; Eudora Welty|
|Document Type:||Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
William R Ferris
|Notes:||In the Southern Folklife Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (#20367).|
|Description:||About 173,000 items (about 410.5 linear feet)|
The Addition of 2012 contains papers, photographs, audio recordings, moving images, digital files, and artifacts relating to William Ferris's life and work, 1949-2011. There are materials relating to Ferris's book Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Delta Blues (2009) and research and notes related to Ferris's book project on southern voices. There are journals kept by Ferris, 1995 and 2003-2011, containing his schedules and notes related to events and meetings; correspondence with Alice Walker, B.B. King, students and advisees, and professional colleagues from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and other universities; subject files relating to his research, projects, and events; notes, letters, holiday cards, and other papers sent to Ferris; and published items collected by Ferris. The Addition also contains black-and-white photographic prints of images taken by Ferris in the 1960s and 1970s primarily depicting African Americans and whites in Mississippi including images of musicians Louis Dotson, James "Son" Thomas, and others; a significant number of snapshots taken by Ferris, 2000-2011, of musical events, gatherings, and travel; slides depicting various people and scenes important to Ferris's research; digital family and travel photographs; digital photographs given to William Ferris from friends and associates; and photocopies of the contact prints from photographs taken by Ferris in the 1960s and 1970s. There are sound and video recordings of classes taught by Ferris at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill featuring performances by guest speakers and musicians; interviews with Ferris; digital files of presentations given by him; audio recordings, moving images, and artifacts collected by or given to Ferris; posters for book signings, and other items. Subsequent additions contain subject files relating to William Ferris's work and life as well as notes, holiday cards, email print-outs, journals, and other materials.
- African American folk art.
- African American musicians -- Southern States.
- African Americans -- Southern States -- Music.
- African Americans -- Southern States -- Photographs.
- African Americans -- Southern States -- Social life and customs.
- Auctioneers -- Southern States.
- Center for Southern Folklore.
- Chain gangs.
- Delta (Miss. : Region) -- History.
- Delta (Miss. : Region) -- Social life and customs.
- Delta (Miss. : Region) -- Songs and music.
- Documentary films -- Production and direction.
- Documentary films -- Southern States.
- Families -- Mississippi -- Social life and customs.
- Families -- Southern States -- Social life and customs.
- Fife and drum corps music.
- Folk art -- Southern States.
- Folk songs, English -- Mississippi.
- Folklore -- Study and teaching.
- Handicraft -- Southern States.
- Jackson State University -- Faculty -- History -- 20th century.
- Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
- Mississippi State Penitentiary.
- Mississippi -- History.
- Mississippi -- Photographs.
- Mississippi -- Social conditions.
- Mississippi -- Social life and customs.
- Mississippi -- Songs and music.
- Musicians -- Photographs.
- Musicians -- Southern States.
- National Endowment for the Humanities.
- Photographers -- Southern States.
- Prisons -- Mississippi.
- Quilting -- Southern States.
- Rose Hill Church (Vicksburg, Miss.)
- Southern States -- Encyclopedias.
- Southern States -- In literature.
- Southern States -- Photographs.
- Southern States -- Race relations.
- Southern States -- Religious life and customs.
- Southern States -- Social life and customs.
- Southern States -- Songs and music.
- Textile crafts -- Southern States.
- University of Mississippi -- Faculty -- History -- 20th century.
- University of Mississippi. -- Center for the Study of Southern Culture.
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill -- Faculty.
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. -- Center for the Study of the American South.
- Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
- Yale University -- Faculty -- History -- 20th century.
- Baraka, Amiri, -- 1934-2014.
- Bobb, Victor.
- Brooks, Cleanth, -- 1906-1994.
- Chapman, Fannie Bell.
- Clark, Judith.
- Clark, Leon.
- Clinton, Bill, -- 1946-
- Clinton, Hillary Rodham.
- Dixon, Willie, -- 1915-1992.
- Dollard, John, -- 1900-1980.
- Dotson, Louis.
- Evans, Walker, -- 1903-1975.
- Faulkner, William, -- 1897-1962.
- Ferris family.
- Ferris, Marcie Cohen.
- Ferris, William R.
- Foote, Shelby.
- Gaines, Ernest J., -- 1933-
- Ginsburg, Allen, -- 1926-1997.
- Gordon, Amanda.
- Hamblett, Theora, -- 1895-1977.
- Jones, Bessie, -- 1902-1984.
- King, B. B.
- Lomax, Alan, -- 1915-2002.
- Lum, Ray, -- 1891-1976.
- Miller, Arthur, -- 1915-2005.
- Mohamed, Ethel Wright.
- Reed, Ola Belle, -- 1916-2002.
- Seeger, Charles, -- 1876-1979.
- Seeger, Pete, -- 1919-2014.
- Smith, Harry.
- Thomas, Son, -- 1926-1993.
- Turner, Othar.
- Walker, Alice, -- 1944-
- Warner, Pecolia.
- Warren, Robert Penn, -- 1905-1989.
- Welty, Eudora, -- 1909-2001.