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Barbara McDermitt Recordings

Identifier: AppMs-0134

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.


  • 1982


Conditions Governing Access

User copies are available for use in the Archives of Appalachia reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

Material may be duplicated for educational and research use.


1 linear feet (28 audiocassettes; 3 file folders)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Barbara McDermitt donated the recordings to the Archives of Appalachia on September 28, 1982 and June 1, 1987.

Related Materials

Barbara McDermitt Papers at Appalachian State University

Separated Materials

Barbara McDermitt's dissertation, A Comparison of a Scottish and American Storyteller and Their Märchen Repertoires, has been catalogued and added to the Archives of Appalachia book collection.

Processing Information

Marie Tedesco completed processing and the collection was opened for research in October 1987. Jen Bingham revised the finding aid and added the Ray Hicks transcripts in November 2019.

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

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