Guide to the Robert A. White Bluegrass Recordings, 1967-1982

Summary Information

Title: Robert A. White Bluegrass Recordings, 1967-1982
Collection: AC.844
Extent: 0.5 linear feetĀ (1 CD shoebox)

This collection comes from Robert A. White of Denton, North Carolina and consists of recordings on CD of bluegrass music jam sessions and performances from 1967-1982.

Creator: New Deal String Band.

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert A. White of Denton, North Carolina was a member of the bluegrass group, New Deal String Band, where he was known as Quail White and played the bass.

Scope and Contents

This is a collection of 19 CDs of New Deal String Band Performances and Jam Sessions with other associated players. Several of the CDs are of this group's performances and jam sessions. Other CDs are labeled as Smith Tapes, Live Bluegrass, Fresh Air String Band, Grey Eagle, and Buddy Pendelton. User copies of the recordings are available.


The original, user and archival CDs are arranged in one box.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. For any future recording/copying of this music, one should contact Robert A. White. 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 was loaned to Appalachian State to be copied and returned to Robert A. White in 2008. The recordings were accessioned as AC.2008.068.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Anita Elliott, March 2014. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.844: Robert A. White Bluegrass Recordings, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.