Proffitt, Frank, 1946-
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents The Appalachian-Scottish & Irish Studies Collection focuses on the various components of the academic studies program examining the history and culture of Appalachia, Scotland, Ireland, and the interrelationships of the three locales. Materials document course work, lectures, field trips, student papers or projects, notes, schedules, and other aspects of the program. Documentation is found in manuscript records, audio and videorecordings, and photographs. The material provides insight on...
Scope and Contents The Barbara McDermitt Recordings consist of 28 audiocassette recordings of Ray Hicks, Hattie Presnell, Stanley Hicks and Frank Proffitt, Jr. telling stories, playing music, and singing; 14 photographs, mainly of storytellers; and reports on the field trip tapes as well as a partial transcript of the Ray Hicks tapes. The tapes were recorded in the summer of 1982 in Beech Mountain, North Carolina.
Collection — Videotape: 1
Scope and Contents The William S. Trent Collection is a videotape recording, approximately two hours in length, which consists of three distinct sections. The first part is a recording of an outdoor "ballad swap" held at an unidentified location in Mars Hill, North Carolina, on October 1, 1988. Most of the performers and songs performed are unidentified; most of the singers performed a cappella, but a few accompanied themselves on guitar. The second part is a recording of Shelia Kay Adams singing and telling...