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2364
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George Holt, director of the folklore programs in the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources for 17 years, has stepped down. During his tenure, Holt produced films, festivals, and publications that documented the state's diverse cultural traditions.
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4098
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Trudier Harris received a 1997 Brown-Hudson Folklore Award for her scholarship in African-American literature and folklore. She has published a number of volumes including Fiction and Folklore: The Novels of Toni Morrison and many other articles on folklore.
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10758
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Dr. Arthur Palmer Hudson retired after 26 years as secretary-treasurer of the North Carolina Folklore Society. Hudson wrote several books, including the Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore, and spent many years working as a folklorist.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 34 Issue 17, Feb 1967, p13, il
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12420
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Folklorist Kirsten Mullen, currently president of the North Carolina Folklife Institute, is the recipient of a 2009 Brown-Hudson Folklore Award.
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16316
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Daniel Watkins Patterson is a preeminent scholar in the field of Shaker studies. He is also a first-rate teacher in the English Department at the University of North Carolina and Chairman of the Curriculum in Folklore. He has written books and articles, and created films on Shaker spirituals and Social Harp singing, as well as Scotch-Irish gravestone carvers.
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18950
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Thomas McGowan taught as a member of the English Department at Appalachian State University for thirty nine years (1972-2011). There he received high praise and recognition as a teacher and folklorist, with an emphasis on regional folklife and oral narratives.
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31557
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Richard Chase of Hendersonville is an internationally known folklorist. For many years, Chase has collected unique English-American ballads and tales to help preserve our cultural heritage as expressed through oral literature. As he presents folklore throughout North Carolina, Chase believes that a rediscovery of our living folkways will lead to a great cultural rebirth.
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35306
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The author remarks on the different methods of gathering folklore stories from people; traveling with reporters, for instance, can be beneficial, while some folklorists prefer to start the conversation off with learning about their subjects’ personal histories.
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35304
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The history of Shepherd M. Dugger, who was a folklorist, poet, author, and schoolteacher, amongst other things. He wrote fondly of the region of Banner Elk, also known by its Native American Name, Ottarary.
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35336
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An interview conducted by the author, Thad Stem Jr. talks about his usage of folk material in his writings. With illustration “Goose and Grease.”
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35101
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The author debates what makes people, and potentially herself, part of the ‘folk.’ She mentions many folk medicines and superstitions that were common in her area, but that she herself half doubted, half believed.
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35298
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In life, Cecil Sharp was an avid collector of folksongs, particularly from the mountains of North Carolina. His background in musicology from Cambridge University in England aided him in publishing many works about preserving indigenous folklore.
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35449
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As a folklorist in North Carolina, Burke Davis collected a wide variety of folk customs for his book, The Summer Land. Within the book are folkloric elements relating to customs, speech, domestic tasks, hunting, and more.
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35664
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Based from a previous article from the November 1973 issue, a letter from Mr. Grimshawe pertaining to Owen Wister has been added.
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35709
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After hearing about Mr. Miller’s stories, the author spent the morning with him, collecting stories and folktales that Mr. Miller had experienced or heard since his childhood.