Guide to the Bobby McMillon Collection, 1968 - 1973, undated

Summary Information

Title: Bobby McMillon Collection, 1968 - 1973, undated
Collection: AC.367
Extent: 0.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract:

The Bobby McMillon Collection consists of duplicates of Bobby McMillon's recordings of ballad performances found in the Bobby McMillon Collection (#20007), Southern Folklife Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Creator: McMillon, Bobby

Biographical/Historical Note

From Bobby McMillon Collection (#20007), Southern Folklife Collection:

Bobby McMillon was born 20 December 1951 in Lenoir, N.C. He developed an early appreciation for the traditional stories, ballads, and religious songs performed by his grandparents and other older relatives in the southern Appalachian region and started learning them as a child. He has performed professionally since 1978 as a traditional ballad singer, musician, and storyteller. As a performer, he is best known for his ballad and story renditions about Frankie Silver, to whom he is distantly related. He received a North Carolina Folk Heritage Award in 2000. In addition to continuing the tradition with his own performances, McMillon has collected interviews with and songs and stories from family members, neighbors, and friends since 1968 when he earned his first RCA sound recording machine in his late teens.

Scope and Contents

From Bobby McMillon Collection (#20007), Southern Folklife Collection:

The collection of traditional ballad singer, musician, and storyteller Bobby McMillon of Lenoir, North Carolina, includes recordings of McMillon in performance, documentary recordings made by Bobby McMillon, and materials McMillon collected. Performance materials are from 1978 and 1997 and include the ballad and legend of Frankie Silver. Open-reel recordings made by McMillon, 1968-1995, consist of songs, stories, and talk by the family members and friends who taught him ballads and stories of his Appalachian heritage. There are also recordings of his family's 78-rpm records, which also influenced his work. Featured in the recordings are Janette Carter, Rolf Ellison, W. T. Ellison, Wade Gilbert, Isaac Hopson ("Paw"), Lounette Hopson ("Granny"), Mae Phillips ("Maw Maw"), Jean Schilling, and Lee Schilling. Materials collected by McMillon include acetate disc recordings of the 50th Hollow Springs annual shape note singing convention held in 1947 at the Hollow Springs Primitive Baptist Church where McMillon's grandfather McMillon served as an Elder. Also included is a song folio called Cowboy Loye Presents 20 Famous Heart Songs.

Arrangement

This collection is divided into two series: Series A: Compact Discs and Series B: Ballad Descriptions.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room without restrictions. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This collection is duplicate of a collection at the Southern Historical Collection. Its accession number is AC.2007.001. It was opened to the public in February 2007.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, February, 2007; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, February, 2007

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.367: Bobby McMillon Collection, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

                   
Collection 367. Bobby McMillon Collection. (1968-1973, n.d.)
Box  
1   Compact Disc Series.
   
    Maw Maw Phillips. (BM 1; FT-11182)  
   
    Maw Maw Phillips. (BM 2; FT-11183)  
   
    Maw Maw Phillips. (BM3; FT-11184)  
   
    Wade Gilbert; Tom Maltba. (BM4; FT-11185)  
   
    Granny and Paw Hopson. (BM7; FT-11188)  
   
    W.T. Ellison. (BM8; FT-11189; 1 of 2 CDs)  
   
    W.T. Ellison. (BM8; FT-11189; 2 of 2 CDs)  
   
    Miss Nancy Jones. (BM9; FT11190)  
   
    Frenis and Mae Coffey. (BM10; FT-11191)  
   
    Jean and Lee Schilling. (BM11; FT-11192)  
   
    Sara, Maybelle Carter. (BM13; FT-11194; 1 of 2 CDs)  
   
    Sara, Maybelle Carter. (BM13; FT-11194; 2 of 2 CDs)  
   
    Smily, August 1968. (BM14; FT-11195)  
   
    AP Carter. (BM15; FT-11196)  
   
    Maw Maw Phillips, Lula Moss. (BM 16; FT-11197)  
   
    Maw Maw Phillips. (BM 17; FT-11198)  
   
    Janette Carter. (BM 20; FT-11201; 1 of 2 CDs)  
   
    Janette Carter. (BM 20; FT-11201; 2 of 2 CDs)  
   
    Maw Maw Phillips. (BM 21; FT-11202)  
   
    Smoky Mountain Festival, 1973. (FT-11203; 2 of 2 CDs)  
   
    Maw Maw Phillips and The Carter Family. (FT-11206)  
   
    [Untitled.] (BM 27; FT-11208)  
   
    North Carolina Folklore Meeting - Maw Maw Phillips. (BM 29; FT-11210)  
   
    Ballads- Lov Brookshire. (BM 30; FT-11211; 1 of 2 CDs)  
   
    Granny and Paw Hopson. (BM 30; FT-11211; 2 of 2 CDs)  
   
    Bud Tolley. (BM 31; FT-11212; 1 of 2 CDs)  
   
    Bud Tolley. (BM 31; FT-11212; 2 of 2 CDs)  
   
    AP Carter Memorial Festival. (BM 32; FT-11213)  
   
    Bobby; Doug Brookshire; Cas Wallin; Virgie; Dellie Norton. (BM 33; FT-11214)  
   
    Mae Phillips. (BM 36; FT-11218)  
   
    Rolf Ellison. (BM 37; FT-11219; 1 of 2 CDs)  
   
    Rolf Ellison. (BM 37; FT-11219; 2 of 2 CDs)  
   
    Sylvia Carter Edwards and Others. (BM 38; FT-11220; 1 of 2 CDs)  
   
    Sylvia Carter Edwards and Others. (BM 38; FT-11220; 2 of 2 CDs)  
Box  
2   Paw Hopson. (BM 40; FT-11222)  
   
    Bobby McMillon, Woodrow Goforth, David Hopson's Wedding. (BM 42; FT-11224)  
   
    Mae Phillips/Bobby McMillon. (BM 44; FT-11226; 1 of 4 CDs)  
   
    Mae Phillips/Bobby McMillon. (BM 44; FT-11226; 2 of 4 CDs)  
   
    Mae Phillips/Bobby McMillon. (BM 44; FT-11226; 3 of 4 CDs)  
   
    Mae Phillips/Bobby McMillon. (BM 44; FT-11226; 4 of 4 CDs)  
   
    [Untitled]. (BM 45; FT-11227; 1 of 4 CDs)  
   
    [Untitled]. (BM 45; FT-11227; 2 of 4 CDs)  
   
    [Untitled]. (BM 45; FT-11227; 3 of 4 CDs)  
   
    [Untitled]. (BM 45; FT-11227; 4 of 4 CDs)
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Folder  
1   Ballad Description Series.