Guide to the Jan Davidson Manuscript, 1979 - 1984, undated

Summary Information

Title: Jan Davidson Manuscript, 1979 - 1984, undated
Collection: AC.139
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Abstract:

The Jan Davidson Manuscript contains Davidson's typescript of "All Along from Rodo to Hanging Dog", a musical oral history documentary. This screenplay was written by Jan Davidson and Robert F. Landau and was part of an National Endowment for the Arts application. Within "All Along from Rodo to Hanging Dog", Davidson details the history of his home town, Murphy, North Carolina and the surrounding Smokey mountains.

Creator: Jan Davidson

Biographical/Historical Note

John Allen "Jan" Davidson, Jr. was born in Murphy, North Carolina in 1948. He obtained a M.A. in English with a minor in Folklore from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was A.B.D. from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He worked as a playwright and was the performer at various festivals.

Scope and Contents

Manuscript Series contains the overview and screenplay of "All Along from Rodo to Hanging Dog", numerical arrangement. The screenplay contains the narration and descriptions of the corresponding images. Correspondence Series contains correspondence to the National Endowment for the Arts and UNC-TV and the resumes of Davidson and Landau, chronological arrangement. The correspondence consists of recommendations of various individuals for the work of Davidson and Landau.

Arrangement

The Jan Davidson Manuscript consists of two series: Manuscript and Correspondence.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

Provenance is unknown. The accession number is MDJ. This collection was opened to the public on 24 August 2002.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, 2002; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, May 2005

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.139: Jan Davidson Manuscript, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Collection 139A. Jan Davidson Manuscript. Manuscript Series. (n.d.)
Manuscript Series contains the overview and screenplay of "All Along from Rodo to Hanging Dog", numerical arrangement. The screenplay contains the narration and descriptions of the corresponding images.
Folder  
1   Manuscript
         

 

       
Collection 139B. Jan Davidson Manuscript. Correspondence Series. (1979-1984)
Correspondence Series contains correspondence to the National Endowment for the Arts and UNC-TV and the resumes of Davidson and Landau, chronological arrangement. The correspondence consists of recommendations of various individuals for the work of Davidson and Landau.
Folder  
1   Jan Davidson Resume
   
    Robert Landau Resume
   
    Correspondence, 1979-1984