Guide to the Appalachian Crafts and Music Festival Collection, 1984 - 1987, undated

Summary Information

Title: Appalachian Crafts and Music Festival Collection, 1984 - 1987, undated
Collection: AC.152
Extent: 1.0 linear feet (1 half-sized manuscript box, 1 audiocassette box, 1 large shoebox of VHS tapes)
Abstract:

The Appalachian Crafts and Music Festival Collection includes thirty-five audiocassettes and six videocassettes, recorded at the Appalachian Crafts and Music Festivals in 1984, 1985, and 1987. The Appalachian Crafts and Music Festival was an annual event in Watauga County, North Carolina featuring local and regional craftsmen and musicians.

Creator: Appalachian Crafts and Music Festival

Biographical/Historical Note

The Appalachian Crafts and Music Festival was an annual event in Watauga County, North Carolina featuring local and regional craftsmen and musicians. The festivals were held at Appalachian State University's University Hall in 1984 and H'Appy's, currently named Legends, in 1985. Appalachian Studies graduate student Mary Greene organized these festivals. Featured musicians include Jim Thompson, Frank Proffitt, Jr., Glen Bolick, Chickenlips, old time string band Walnut Hill, bluegrass band Timberline, and Stanley Hicks. Featured crafts include leatherwork, chair, woodcarvings, quilts, and cornshuck dolls.

Scope and Contents

This is a collection of papers, thirty-five audiocassettes, and six videocassettes from at the Appalachian Crafts and Music Festivals in 1984 and on December 6, 1985 and December 4, 1987. The audiocassettes feature the musicians who performed in 1984, 1985, and 1987. One videocassette is of the 1984 festival and the remainder are of the 1985 festival. The 1984 videocassette contains both craft vendors and excerpts of musicians. The 1985 videocassettes show only the musicians. Craftsmen and musicians are inconsistently identified. The papers include a flyer for the 1986 festival, volunteer information, a diagram of the craftsmen booths, a festival schedule (undated), and notes regarding the audio and video materials. User copies are available for videocassette tapes 3 and 6. The other videocassette tapes were unrecordable due to tracking and audio issues.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by material type and then chronologically.

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 MAC. This collection was opened to the public on 4 September 2002.

Processing Information

Processed by Deborah Bell, circa 1994; Kathryn Staley, 4 September 2002; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, June 2005; Revised by Cynthia Harbeson, July 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.152: Appalachian Crafts and Music Festival Collection, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

  Box Folder

Festival materials, 1985-1986, undated 

1 1
  Box Item

Tape 1: Watauga County High School Mountain Music Club/Glen Bolick, 1984 

2 1

Tape 2: Bessie Eldreth/Mike Lowe, 1984 

2 2

Tape 3: Mike Lowe, Nettie Presnell/Jim Thompson, 1984 

2 3

Tape 4: Jim Thompson, Stanley Hicks/The Almost All Girl String Band, 1984 

2 4

Tape 5: Jim Thompson/Glen Bolick, Beth Jones, Mike and Donna Fox, 1984 

2 5

Tape 6: Glen Bolick, Beth Jones, Mike & Donna Fox/Old South-Amy, Alfred Michels, & others, Possum Holler Old Time Band, 1985 

2 6

Tape 7: Possum Holler String Band/Timberline Bluegrass, 1984 

2 7

Tape 8: Timberline Bluegrass/Frank Proffitt, Jr., 1984 

2 8

Tape 9: Walnut Hill/Willie Fleming & Friends, Members of OSA Gospel Choir, 1984 

2 9

Tape 10: Morris Hatten, Ora Watson & Blue Ridge Ramblers/Ora Watson, Chicken Lips, 1984 

2 10

Tape 11: Chicken Lips/Cecil & Julie Gurganus & Eric Olson, 1984 

2 11

Tape 12: The Dunevant Family, 1984 

2 12

Tape 13: Glen Bolick/Watauga High School Mountain Music Club, 1985 

2 13

Tape 14: Jim Thompson, 1985 

2 14

Tape 15: Stanley Hicks, 1985 

2 15

Tape 16: Ora Watson, Ronnie Hicks, Beth Jones, Glen Bolick/Jim Miller, 1985 

2 16

Tape 17: Roan Mountain Hilltoppers/Bobby McMillan, 1985 

2 17

Tape 18: Roan Mountain Hilltoppers/Bobby McMillan, 1985 

2 18

Tape 19: Bobby McMillan, Presnells/Presnells, Glen Bolick, 1985 

2 19

Tape 20: Glen Bolick, Jim Miller & Keith Kress/Jim Miller, Timberline, 1985 

2 20

Tape 21: Clint Howard, 1985 

2 21

Tape 22: Frank Proffitt, 1985 

2 22

Tape 23: Frank Proffitt-Jack Tale/Cherokee Indian Dancing, Mennonite Choir, 1985 

2 23

Tape 24: Bessie Eldreth & Cherokees/Cherokee Dancers, 1985 

2 24

Tape 25: Mennonite Choir, Walnut Hill String Band/Walnut Hill String Band, 1985 

2 25

Tape 26: Dunevants/Blue Ridge Ramblers, 1985 

2 26

Tape 27: Glen Bolick, 1987 

2 27

Tape 28: Ray Hicks & Stanley Hicks, 1987 

2 28

Tape 29: Laurel Creek String Band, 1987 

2 29

Tape 30: Joe Shannon/Deb Thompson, 1987 

2 30

Tape 31: Deb Thompson, 1987 

2 31

Tape 32: Timberline Bluegrass, 1987 

2 32

Tape 33: Walnut Hill - Old Time String Band, 1987 

2 33

Tape 34: Ora Watson & the Blue Ridge Ramblers, 1987 

2 34

Tape 35: Judy Wolber/Judy Wolber, Eric Olson, Cecil Gurganus, 1987 

2 35

VHS 1: Appalachian Crafts and Music Festival, December 6-7, 1985 

3 1

VHS 2: Appalachian Crafts and Music Festival, December 6-7, 1985 

3 2

VHS 3: Appalachian Crafts and Music Festival [user copy available], December 6-7, 1985 

3 3

VHS 4: Appalachian Crafts and Music Festival, December 6-7, 1985 

3 4

VHS 5: Appalachian Crafts and Music Festival, December 6-7, 1985 

3 5

VHS 6: Appalachian Crafts and Music Festival [user copy available], 1984 

3 6