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Finding-Aid for the Northeast Mississippi Traditional Music Project Collection (MUM00338)

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Descriptive Summary
PURL:
http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00338/
Creator:
Northeast Mississippi Traditional Music Project
Title:
Northeast Mississippi Traditional Music Project Collection.
Inclusive Dates:
2002-2003
Materials in:
English
Abstract:
The collection consists of one box of typed manuscripts containing field notes and logs of audio recordings, as well as logs for both color slides and black-and-white photographs. Items were created 2002-2003.
Quantity:
4 boxes.
Number:
MUM00338
Location:
1-14.
Repository :
The University of Mississippi
J.D. Williams Library
Department of Archives and Special Collections
P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848, USA
Phone: 662.915.7408
Fax: 662.915.5734
E-Mail: archive@olemiss.edu
URL: http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/general_library/archives/
Cite as:
Northeast Mississippi Traditional Music Project Collection (MUM00338). The Department of Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi.

Historical Note
In 2002, the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi and the Mississippi Arts Commission co-sponsored a survey of traditional music performers and venues in the northeastern corner of the state (Oxford defined the western border, and Aberdeen the southern). Wiley Prewitt, Jr. collected audio taped interviews and recordings of performances as well as photographing related images. As the blues was already well documented by scholars, the musical genres covered tended to be bluegrass and gospel. The National Endowment for the Arts' Folk and Traditional Arts Initiative provided funding. This study will ultimately provide the foundation for a database of artists, venues, and promoters for people interested in music of the area - scholars, collectors, local arts councils, and tourists.

Scope and Contents Note
The collection consists of one box of typed manuscripts containing field notes and logs of audio recordings, as well as logs for both color slides and black-and-white photographs. These slides and photographs, however, are at the Mississippi Arts Commission archives. The collection also contains three boxes of audio cassettes of interviews and performances, in addition to one video recording.

Restrictions
Access Restrictions
Open.
Use Restriction
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Container List

BOX 1: Typed Manuscripts
Folder 1: "Final Report of the Northeast Mississippi Traditional Music Project / May 2003 / Wiley Prewitt Jr. / Submitted to Larry Morrisey, Mississippi Arts Commission / Dr. Ann Abadie, Center for the Study of Southern Culture / Dr. Charles Wilson, Center for the Study of Southern Culture, University of Mississippi"

Folder 2: Log Notes/Index of Audio Cassette Tapes (housed in boxes 2-4). Contains a description of 76 cassette tapes noting performers/interviewees, date, subjects, and songs.

Folder 3: Field Notes kept from October 3, 2002 through May 6, 2003.

Folder 4: Log of Black-and-White Photographs (photographs housed in the Mississippi Arts Commission archives).

Folder 5: Log of Color Slides (slides housed in the Mississippi Arts Commission archives).

Folder 6: Notes on Audio Recordings.

Folder 7: Related Articles in The Southern Register.


BOX 2: Audio Cassettes
MAC 01 & MAC 02. Sparks Family Jam Session. Belmont, MS. October 3, 2002.

MAC 03. Sparks Family. October 3, 2002.

MAC 04. Sparks Family & Friends. October 3, 2002.

MAC 05. Bryan Sparks Interview. Belmont, MS. October 9, 2002.

MAC 06. Bud & Hazel Huddleston. Ripley, MS. October 10, 2002.

MAC 07. Gospel Sing at Dry Creek Community House. Dry Creek, MS. October 12, 2002.

MAC 08. Bob & Mary Wheeler. Baldwin, MS. October 16, 2002.

MAC 09. Dulcimer Festival Campsite Jam I. Tishomingo State Park. October 18, 2002. 2 copies.

MAC 10. Dulcimer Festival Campsite Jam II. Tishomingo State Park. October 18, 2002.

MAC 11. Lodge Jam. Tishomingo State Park. October 18, 2002.

MAC 12. Lodge Jam. Tishomingo State Park. October 19, 2002.

MAC 13. Main Stage Performances on Dulcimer Day. Tishomingo State Park. October 19, 2002.

MAC 14. Sparta Opera History. Sparta, MS. November 1, 2002.

MAC 15. Sparta Opera. Thomas O. Martin. November 1, 2002.

MAC 16. Sparta Opera. Chance Parrish. November 1, 2002.

MAC 17. Sparta Opera. Tom Booth. November 1, 2002.

MAC 18. Sparta Opera. Billy Alford. November 1, 2002.

MAC 19. Sparta Opera. Tape 1. November 1, 2002.

MAC 20. Sparta Opera. Tape 2. November 1, 2002.

MAC 21. Sparta Opera. Tape 3. November 1, 2002.

MAC 22. Mighty Stars of Harmony 40th Anniversary. Abbeville, MS. Tape 1. November 2, 2002.

MAC 23. Mighty Stars of Harmony 40th Anniversary. Tape 2. November 2, 2002.

MAC 24. Mighty Stars of Harmony 40th Anniversary. Tape 3. November 2, 2002.

MAC 25. Mighty Stars of Harmony 40th Anniversary. Second night in Oxford, MS. November 3, 2002.

MAC 26. Mighty Stars of Harmony 40th Anniversary. Second night. Tape 2. November 3, 2002.

MAC 27. Mighty Stars of Harmony 40th Anniversary. Second night in Oxford, MS. Tape 3. November 3, 2002.

MAC 28. Mighty Stars of Harmony 40th Anniversary. Second night in Oxford, MS. Tape 4. November 3, 2002.

MAC 29. Church of the Living God. Toccopola, MS. Tape 1. November 15, 2002.

MAC 30. Church of the Living God. Tape 2. November 15, 2002.

MAC 31. Church of the Living God. Tape 3. November 15, 2002.

MAC 32. Robert Boles at Church of the Living God. November 16, 2002.

MAC 33. Spiritual True Lights 34th Anniversary. Tupelo, MS. Tape 1. November 17, 2002.

MAC 34. Spiritual True Lights 34th Anniversary. Tupelo, MS. Tape 2. November 17, 2002.

MAC 35. Spiritual True Lights. Tape 3. November 17, 2002.

MAC 36. Spiritual True Lights. Tape 4. November 17, 2002.

MAC 37. Curly Ward. Booneville, MS. November 20, 2002.


BOX 3: Audio Cassettes
MAC 38. Spiritual True Lights Interview. Belden, MS. November 23, 2002.

MAC 39. Bud & Hazel Huddleston. Whittentown, MS. November 24, 2002.

MAC 40. Emanuel Church Singing. Ripley, MS. Tape 1. November 30, 2002.

MAC 41. Emanuel Church Singing. Tape 2. November 30, 2002.

MAC 42. Emanuel Church Singing. Tape 3. November 30, 2002.

MAC 43. Emanuel Church Singing. Tape 4. November 30, 2002.

MAC 44. Picking Parlor. Amory, MS. December 5, 2002.

MAC 45. Picking Parlor. Amory, MS. Tape 2. December 5, 2002.

MAC 46. Picking Parlor. Amory, MS. Tape 3. December 5, 2002.

MAC 47. Gospel Hurricane. Houlka, MS. December 8, 2002.

MAC 48. Gospel Hurricane. Houlka, MS. Tape 2. December 8, 2002.

MAC 49. Gospel Hurricane. Houlka, MS. Tape 3. December 8, 2002.

MAC 50. Gospel Hurricane. Houlka, MS. Tape 4. December 8, 2002.

MAC 51. Matt Butler. Picking Parlor at Amory, MS. January 16, 2003.

MAC 52. Hershel Jeanes. Ripley, MS. January 22, 2003.

MAC 53. Otis Worthem. Toccopola, MS. January 23, 2003.

MAC 54. Roy Miller. New Albany, MS. February 7, 2003.

MAC 55. The Orchard Pickers. Tupelo, MS. February 8, 2003.

MAC 56. Charles Porter. McCondy, MS. February 10, 2003.

MAC 57. Joann Reel. Houlka, MS. February 15, 2003.

MAC 58. Donna Hollis. Tishomingo State Park. February 17, 2003.

MAC 59. Belinda Waddle. Tishomingo County, MS. February 18, 2003.

MAC 60. James & Peggy Adams. Belmont, MS. February 19, 2003.

MAC 61. Miller's Music Jam Session. New Albany, MS. February 22, 2003.

MAC 62. Miller's Music Jam Session. New Albany, MS. Tape 2. February 22, 2003.

MAC 63. Charles Farned. Okolona, MS. March 3, 2003.

MAC 64. Milford McAdams. Columbus, MS. March 13, 2003.

MAC 65. Milford & Lando McAdams. Vernon, AL. March 13, 2003.

MAC 66. The Heartmen. McShan, AL. March 14, 2003.

MAC 67. Jon Eric & Kim Cooper. Tupelo, MS. March 14, 2003.

MAC 68. Patsy Pace. Aberdeen, MS. March 15, 2003.

MAC 69. Jim Pickard. Tupelo, MS. March 17, 2003.

MAC 70. Winfred Shumpit. Tupelo, MS. March 17, 2003.

MAC 71. Leroy Campbell & the Mississippi Lively Ones. Sherman, MS. April 3, 2003.

MAC 72. Leroy Campbell & the Mississippi Lively Ones. Sherman, MS. Tape 2. April 3, 2003.

MAC 73. Bobby Carter. Amory, MS. April 11, 2003.


BOX 4: Audio Cassettes and 1 Video Cassette
MAC 74. Enon Sacred Harp Singing. McCondy, MS. Tape 1. April 20, 2003.

MAC 75. Enon Sacred Harp Singing. McCondy, MS. Tape 2. April 20, 2003.

MAC 76. Kay Bain. Tupelo, MS. May 6, 2003.

Video Cassette. Traditional Music Series at the Oxford-Lafayette County Public Library. Sparks Family. Bud & Hazel Huddleston.