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24502
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Williard Watson was a nationally known Appalachian craftsman who had a charming personality and was loved by Appalachian North Carolinians. His great grandson and namesake, Willard Cline Watson III, investigated Watson’s life during his college years. In this article, Williard C. Watson III presents his findings about both the public and private life of his great grandfather.
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24500
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The North Carolina Folklife Institute (NCFI) began in 1974 to support the North Carolina Folklife Festival. The history of NCFI demonstrates how public practice of folklore has furthered human understanding of what folklore is and what kind of impact it can make in worldwide communities. Folklorist and historian, Elijah Gaddis details ways in which the institute can construct a sustainable public folklore practice for the future.
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24501
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In 2015, UNC Chapel Hill’s Southern Oral History Program (SOHP) celebrated its fortieth anniversary. This article includes an interview with SOHP Director, Malinda Maynor Lowery, who discusses the current projects SOHP is working on and the ways in which the program strives to include Digital Humanities in its work.
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24866
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A conversation between Sol Weiner and Steve Weiss, the curator of the Southern Folklife Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill, is conducted. They discuss what’s in the collection, how it’s made available to the public, why scholars study this collection, what projects are currently being worked on, how the collection has changed, and what the 25th anniversary celebration will consist of.
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24870
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George Holt remembers his friend Joseph Wilson after Joe’s death in May 2015. Wilson had many accomplishments in life from his tenure as the director of the National Council for the Traditional Arts to the dozens of CD’s he produced throughout his life. Wilson has received several honors and will be sorely missed by the folk art community.
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With observations on how the study of folklore has changed since the 1960’s, Katy Clune explores how folklore can be applied to today’s culture. Clune explores how folklore can remain relevant today including using the internet as a powerful tool.
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24868
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Lukas Burgher and Laura Fieselman explore former homesteads in Walnut, NC and, using photographs, discover the story the homestead has to tell. Fieselman reveals the story the homestead tells her.