Music

Overview

This guide includes both primary and secondary source resources about music, primarily in the Appalachian region. Manuscripts must be used in the Dougherty Reading Room. To schedule an appointment or for more information, email spcoll@appstate.edu.

Manuscript Collections

Wilkes Central Marching Band Collection consists of one untitled document which a band booster created as satire to assist Band Director Michael Matheny with having Wilkes Central High School Marching Band be selected to participate in the Rose Bowl Parade.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The collection consists of videos of dances and concerts shot by William R. Turner, featuring Old-Time and Bluegrass music in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Performers include Doc Watson, Dry Branch Fire Squad, and the Lewis Family as well as noted regional string band musicians and groups including Larry Sigmon and Barbara Poole, the Whitetop Mountain Band, the Grayson Highlands String Band, Oldtime Tradition, and the Appalachian Mountain Girls.

9.75 linear feet (13 media boxes)

The collection consists of videos of dances and concerts filmed by William R. Turner, featuring Old-Time and Bluegrass music in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Performances include Doc Watson, Dry Branch Fire Squad, and the Lewis Family as well as noted regional string band musicians and groups including Larry Sigmon and Barbara Poole, the Whitetop Mountain Band, the Grayson Highlands String Band, Oldtime Tradition, and the Appalachian Mountain Girls.

9.75 linear feet (13 media boxes)

This collection is of one black and white photo/postcard sent to Miss Katherine Carpenter, Mt. Jackson, Virginia, September 24, 1941 and signed Willie Coleman.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Willie Ferguson Papers includes two videocassettes and four music albums. Willie Ferguson was a fiddler from Tennessee.

0.5 linear feet (1 box)

This collection consists of about 80 fiddle tunes and other music performed by Jehile Kirkhuff and recorded on two 7-inch audiotapes. These sound recordings were made at Jehile Kirkhuff's home near the northeastern Pennsylvania community of Auburn for the donor's uncle, John Winans.

0.5 linear feet (1 box)

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