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Archie Green papers, 1944-2009.

Author: Archie Green
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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The collection includes correspondence, subject files, research materials, writings, photographs, and other materials pertaining chiefly to Green's professional activities, circa 1955-2008. Materials reflect Green's interests in the study of folklore; occupational folklore, with special emphasis on songs relating to textile workers, railroad workers, coal miners, and cowboys; labor history, especially the 1919 riot
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Genre/Form: Country music
Catalogs
Discographies
Folklore
History
Songs and music
Discography
Named Person: Tom Benton; Fiddlin' John Carson; Ralph Chaplin; Ted Chestnut; Norm Cohen; Miguel Covarrubias; Harlan Daniels; Dorsey Dixon; Eugene Earle; Irene Edwards; John Edwards; Jim Garland; Joe Gladstone; Joe Glazer; Archie Green; John Greenway; Sarah Ogan Gunning; Wayland D Hand; Joe Hill; Fred Hoeptner; Alan Jabbour; Aunt Molly Jackson; Andrew Jenkins; Jones, Mother; Buell Kazee; Bradley Kincaid; Freeman Kitchens; Leadbelly; Asa Martin; Preston Martin; Doris Mayfield; Lyle Mayfield; Brenda McCallum; Dave McCarn; Judith McCulloh; Brownie McGhee; Clayton McMichen; Gilbert Mers; John Neuhaus; John Noble; Glenn Ohrlin; Lili Réthi; Richard A Reuss; Ralph Rinzer; Fiddlin' Doc Roberts; Earl Robinson; Earl Scruggs; Mike Seeger; Irene Spain; Ellen Jane Stekert; Ernest V Stoneman; Peter Tamony; Merle Travis; Dock Walsh; David E Whisnant; Henry Whitter; D K Wilgus; Fiddlin' John Carson; Ralph Chaplin; Miguel Covarrubias; Dorsey Dixon; Eugene Earle; Irene Edwards; John Edwards; Jim Garland; Joe Glazer; Archie Green; John Greenway; Sarah Ogan Gunning; Wayland D Hand; Joe Hill; Fred Hoeptner; Alan Jabbour; Aunt Molly Jackson; Andrew Jenkins; Jones, Mother; Buell Kazee; Bradley Kincaid; Leadbelly; Asa Martin; Preston Martin; Dave McCarn; Judith McCulloh; Brownie McGhee; Clayton McMichen; Gilbert Mers; John Noble; Glenn Ohrlin; Lili Réthi; Richard A Reuss; Fiddlin' Doc Roberts; Earl Robinson; Earl Scruggs; Mike Seeger; Ellen Jane Stekert; Ernest V Stoneman; Peter Tamony; Merle Travis; David E Whisnant; Henry Whitter; D K Wilgus
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Archie Green
OCLC Number: 26661042
Notes: In the Southern Folklife Collection, Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (#20002).
Description: approximately 124000 items (277.5 linear ft.)
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The collection includes correspondence, subject files, research materials, writings, photographs, and other materials pertaining chiefly to Green's professional activities, circa 1955-2008. Materials reflect Green's interests in the study of folklore; occupational folklore, with special emphasis on songs relating to textile workers, railroad workers, coal miners, and cowboys; labor history, especially the 1919 riot in Centralia, Wash.; early country (hillbilly) music; sound recording archives; folk musicians; and production and collection of sound recordings. There are also materials relating to Green's research and teaching activities and participation in professional associations, music and folklore festivals, and the faculty labor union at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The additions to the papers of Archie Green build on and expand the topical content of the original deposit. Beyond the subjects already described, notable topics represented in these additions include Green's lobbying efforts on behalf of the Citizens' Committee for an American Folklife Foundation (CCAFF) to establish the American Folklife Center; songs relating to oil field, longshore, and cannery workers, and to the Homestead Strike; songs and history of wobblies and the Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.); the 1913 Wheatland, Calif., riot; folk art, labor art, and artists, and artists; unions and working culture of shipwrights, pile drivers, millwrights and carpenters, loggers, and maritime, steel, sheetmetal, and timber workers; labor landmarks throughout the United States, but especially in the San Francisco Bay area; the history of federal government support for folk life; the role of public sector/applied folklore in the preservation of folklore and cultural conservation; the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Project; and graphic art representations of folklore and labor themes, including depictions of folk hero John Henry. In these projects, he worked with many folklorists, musicologists, and others.

Green collected a wide variety of materials on folk and labor themes, including art and music; newsletters; pamphlets, bibliographies; work songs; work tales; and posters, clippings, and other ephemera. His papers also include the extensive collections of labor lyrics and musical scores and pamphlets on socialism and labor topics from John Neuhaus. Other materials in the additions document Green's teaching career at the University of Texas; his participation in organizations dedicated to the study of labor history and culture, such as the Fund for Labor Culture & History and the San Francisco State University Labor Archives and Research Center; collaboration with John Neuhaus on the "Big Red Songbook" and Peter Tamony on etymology of labor slang terms; and a long relationship with the University of North Carolina, where he gave lectures, organized conferences, and led fundraising for the John Edwards Memorial Foundation Fund and an occupational folklore fellowship. There is some documentation of Green's personal finances, especially his budget for books, records, and journals, and some biographical materials. Audio and video recordings from the original deposit and the additions are filed together in Series 10. Audio recordings include field recordings, lectures, live performances, interviews and commercial recordings relating to Archie Green's research on hillbilly music and labor songs, while the video recordings consist of published and unpublished documentary materials relating to laborlore and American vernacular music as well as video from memorial events for Archie Green in 2009. Some of the individuals, organizations, and events represented in this collection appear as access points in the online catalog terms section of this finding aid but researchers are advised to keyword search throughout the finding aid for additional name, place and subject terms.

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