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Mary Elizabeth Barnicle - Tillman Cadle Collection, c. 1935-1989 | Archives of Appalachia

Title: Mary Elizabeth Barnicle - Tillman Cadle Collection, c. 1935-1989Add to your cart.
ID: 500/AppMs 347
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Arrangement: The collection is divided into two subgroups: Subgroup 1, Biographical and Supporting Materials, 1935-c. 1955, 1989, Audio Tapes 1-4, Boxes 1-6; and Subgroup 2, Field Recordings, 1935-c. 1955, Discs 1-580 in Boxes 7-15. Subgroup 1 is divided into four series: Series 1, Interview with Tillman Cadle, September 8, 1989, Audio Tapes 1-4; Series 2, Record Jackets (originals and copies) 1925-c. 1955, Boxes 1-4; Series 3, Other Materials, undated and 1989, Box 5; and Series 4, Photographs, 1989 and undated, Box 6. Subgroup 2 consists of eight series: Series 1 consists of the Florida and Georgia Recordings, Discs 1-24, 1935 Box 7; Series 2 includes the Bahamas Recordings, Discs 25-88a, 1935, Boxes 7 and 8; Series 3 contains New York Recordings, Discs 89-234, 1935, 1940, 1948-1949 and undated, Boxes 8-10. Series 3 includes recordings of Huddie Ledbetter (Lead Belly), Aunt Molly Jackson, and other New York recordings of traditional folk artists. Series 4 contains Pineville, Kentucky Recordings, Discs 235-320, 1938-39, 1950 and ND, Boxes 10-11. Series 5 includes Other Kentucky Recordings, Discs 321-393E, 1939, 1946, 1948-50, Boxes 11-12. Series 6 covers Tennessee and Virginia Recordings, Discs 394-473, 1939-40, 1945, 1947-48, Boxes 12-13. Series 7, Locales Unknown, Discs 474-584, 1938-42 and undated, Boxes 13 and 14 contain recordings of Tillman Cadle, the Garland family and various other artists. Series 8, Other Locales, Commercial Recordings and Blank Discs, consist of Discs 568-584, 1936-37 and undated, Box 15.
Extent: 15.0 Boxes
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Scope and Contents: The Barnicle-Cadle Collection consists of 580 discs, 1 box of black and white photographic prints, 4 reel-to-reel audio tapes, and 5 Hollinger boxes (2.5 linear feet) which contain record jackets, copies of those jackets, and song lyrics. Of the 580 discs, 567 are field recordings made by Barnicle and Cadle in the years from 1935 through the early 1950s.

The field recordings fall into two categories: 1) African-American folk culture and 2) Anglo-American folk culture. Included in the first category are spirituals, blues, ring shouts, and game songs recorded in Georgia, Florida and the Bahamas. Included in the second category are spirituals, traditional folk songs, sermons, bawdy songs, shanties, and political songs.

Other materials in the collection include four reel-to-reel audio tapes of a 1989 interview of Tillman Cadle, photographs taken at Cadle's Townsend, Tennessee home, record jackets and copies of those jackets, tape dubbing logs, and song lyrics found with the discs.

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