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Collection Number: 20053

Collection Title: Philis Alvic Collection (#20053)1991-1998

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Size About 190 items (2.0 linear feet)
Abstract Philis Alvic is an artist/weaver and writer who maintains a studio in Lexington, Ky. She weaves wall hangings using complex weave structures. Her textiles have been shown at more than 100 exhibits throughout the United States. The collection consists of documentation of early weaving in the Southern Highlands in Gatlinburg, Tenn., and around Penland, N.C.; the beginnings of the Penland School of Crafts (formerly Penland School of Handicrafts); and the weaving room at Crossnore School, Inc., in Crossnore, N.C. Materials include audio cassettes, documents, and photographic slides, most developed by Alvic with grant support from the North Carolina Arts Council and the North Carolina Humanities Council. Audiocassettes contain oral history interviews with weavers, their friends and relatives, and other people connected with the early years of the Penland School. Documents include pamphlets on the history of weaving in the Southern Highlands and other materials. Photographic slides include images of interior and exterior shots of the Penland School, portraits of weavers, slides of crafts, and slides of historic Penland photographs.
Creator Alvic, Philis.
Language English.
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Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these Collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Provenance
Received from Philis Alvic of Murray, Ky., 11 June 1993.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Philis Alvic is an artist/weaver and writer who maintains a studio in Lexington, Ky. She weaves wall hangings using complex weave structures. Alvic received her Bachelors of Art degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1964. In the early 1970s, she began graduate study in textiles at Winthrop College. Her textiles have been shown at more than 100 exhibits throughout the United States.

In addition to presenting workshops and serving as a juror of crafts, she has written about weaving and her experience as an artist in national journals and magazines. She is the author of pamphlets on weaving: Weavers of the Southern Highlands: The Early Years in Gatlinburg (1991), Weavers of the Southern Highlands: Penland (1992), and The Weaving Room of Crossnore School, Inc. (1998).

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The Philis Alvic collection consists of documentation of early weaving in the Southern Highlands in Gatlinburg, Tenn., and around Penland, N.C., the beginnings of the the Penland School of Crafts (formerly Penland School of Handicrafts), and the weaving room at Crossnore School, Inc. in Crossnore, N.C.. Materials include audio cassettes, documents, and photographic slides, most developed by Alvic with grant support from the North Carolina Arts Council and the North Carolina Humanities Council.

Audiocassettes contain oral history interviews with weavers, their friends and relatives, and other people connected with the early years of the Penland School. Also included are recordings of two public programs and a radio show.

Documents include pamphlets on the history of weaving in the Southern Highlands, particularly in Gatlinburg, Tenn.; around Penland, N.C.; at the Penland School; and at the Crossnore School, Inc. Also included is an annotated bibliography; a list of public programs; Alvic's grant applications to the North Carolina Arts Council and the North Carolina Humanities Council; a printed program; scripts for a presentation and a radio show; and a timeline of the history of weaving at Penland.

Photographic slides consist of 147 images, including interior and exterior shots of the Penland School, portraits of weavers, slides of crafts, and slides of historic Penland photographs.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Audiocassettes, 1992-1993.

33 items.

Arrangement: original order has been maintained.

Audiocassettes contain oral history interviews with weavers, their friends and relatives, and other people connected with the early years of the Penland School of Crafts (formerly Penland School of Handicrafts). Also included are recordings of two public programs and a radio show.

A list of interviewees and logs to tapes FS-1098 to FS-1127 have been added to the Southern Folklife Collection tape logs file.

FS-1098: Interview with Katharine Califf. 15 July 1993. Tape 1 of 2. #20053, Series: "1. Audiocassettes, 1992-1993."

FS-1099: Interview with Katharine Califf. 15 July 1993. Tape 2 of 2. #20053, Series: "1. Audiocassettes, 1992-1993."

FS-1100: Interview with Kat Conley. 26 July 1992. #20053, Series: "1. Audiocassettes, 1992-1993."

FS-1101: Interview with Theresa Conley. 14 July 1992. Tape 1 of 2. #20053, Series: "1. Audiocassettes, 1992-1993."

FS-1102: Interview with Theresa Conley. 14 July 1992. Tape 2 of 2. #20053, Series: "1. Audiocassettes, 1992-1993."

FS-1103: Interview with William Ford. 21 July 1992. Tape 1 of 2. #20053, Series: "1. Audiocassettes, 1992-1993."

FS-1104: Interview with William Ford. 21 July 1992. Tape 1 of 2. #20053, Series: "1. Audiocassettes, 1992-1993."

FS-1105: Interview with Mae Fortner and J. G. Fortner. 12 July 1992 and 13 July 1992. Tape 1 of 2. #20053, Series: "1. Audiocassettes, 1992-1993."

FS-1106: Interview with Mae Fortner and J. G. Fortner. 13 July 1992. Tape 2 of 2. #20053, Series: "1. Audiocassettes, 1992-1993."

FS-1107: Interview with Alice Green. 16 July 1992. Tape 1 of 2. #20053, Series: "1. Audiocassettes, 1992-1993."

FS-1108: Interview with Alice Green. 16 July 1992. Tape 2 of 2. #20053, Series: "1. Audiocassettes, 1992-1993."

FS-1109: Interview with Sally Keslar. 25 August 1992. Tape 1 of 2. #20053, Series: "1. Audiocassettes, 1992-1993."

FS-1110: Interview with Sally Keslar. 25 August 1992. Tape 2 of 2. #20053, Series: "1. Audiocassettes, 1992-1993."

FS-1111: Interview with Susan Leveille. 24 August 1992. Tape 1 of 2. #20053, Series: "1. Audiocassettes, 1992-1993."

FS-1112: Interview with Susan Leveille. 24 August 1992. Tape 2 of 2. #20053, Series: "1. Audiocassettes, 1992-1993."

FS-1113: Interview with Douglas Young and Carolyn Young. 16 June 1992. Tape 1 of 2. #20053, Series: "1. Audiocassettes, 1992-1993."

FS-1114: Interview with Douglas Young and Carolyn Young. 16 June 1992. Tape 2 of 2. #20053, Series: "1. Audiocassettes, 1992-1993."

FS-1115: Interview with Jessie McKinney. 17 June 1992. Tape 1 of 3. #20053, Series: "1. Audiocassettes, 1992-1993."

FS-1116: Interview with Jessie McKinney. 17 June 1992. Tape 2 of 3. #20053, Series: "1. Audiocassettes, 1992-1993."

FS-1117: Interview with Jessie McKinney. 17 June 1992. Tape 3 of 3. #20053, Series: "1. Audiocassettes, 1992-1993."

FS-1118: Interview with Betty Morgan. 7 July 1992. #20053, Series: "1. Audiocassettes, 1992-1993."

FS-1119: Interview with Ralph Morgan. Tape 1 of 2. #20053, Series: "1. Audiocassettes, 1992-1993."

FS-1120: Interview with Ralph Morgan. Tape 2 of 2. #20053, Series: "1. Audiocassettes, 1992-1993."

FS-1121: Interview with Flossie Perisho. 14 June 1992. #20053, Series: "1. Audiocassettes, 1992-1993."

FS-1122: Interview with Maggie Robinson. 12 July 1992. #20053, Series: "1. Audiocassettes, 1992-1993."

FS-1123: Interview with Katherine Styles, Doug Long, and Carolyn Long. 16 June 1992. Tape 1 of 2. #20053, Series: "1. Audiocassettes, 1992-1993."

FS-1124: Interview with Katherine Styles, Doug Long , and Carolyn Long. 16 June 1992. Tape 2 of 2. #20053, Series: "1. Audiocassettes, 1992-1993."

FS-1125: Interview with Estella Young. 23 July 1993. #20053, Series: "1. Audiocassettes, 1992-1993."

FS-1126: Interview with Louise Morgan. Webster, N.C. 24 October 1992. Tape 1 of 2. #20053, Series: "1. Audiocassettes, 1992-1993."

FS-1127: Interview with Louise Morgan. Webster, N.C. 24 October 1992. Tape 2 of 2. #20053, Series: "1. Audiocassettes, 1992-1993."

FS-1128: Weavers of the Southern Highlands: Penland School. #20053, Series: "1. Audiocassettes, 1992-1993."

FS-1129: Penland Program with Douglas DeNatale, Gail Matthews , and Philis Alvic, presented 27 October 1992 at Penland School. #20053, Series: "1. Audiocassettes, 1992-1993."

FS-1130: Weavers of the Southern Highlands: Penland radio program written and produced by Anita Buggat WKMS-FM, Murray, Ky., from tapes and information supplied by Philis Alvic. #20053, Series: "1. Audiocassettes, 1992-1993."

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11 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Documents include pamphlets on the history of weaving in the Southern Highlands, particularly in Gatlinburg, Tenn.; around Penland, N.C.; at the Penland School of Crafts (formerly Penland School of Handicrafts); and at the Crossnore School, Inc., in Crossnore, N.C. Also included is an annotated bibliography; a list of public programs; Alvic's grant applications to the North Carolina Arts Council and the North Carolina Humanities Council; a printed program; scripts for a presentation and a radio show; and a timeline of the history of weaving at Penland.

Folder 1

Annotated bibliography: Weavers of the Southern Highlands: Penland. 1992. #20053, Series: "2. Documents, 1991-1998." Folder 1

Folder 2

Pamphlet: Weavers of the Southern Highlands: The Early Years in Gatlinburg by Philis Alvic. 1991. #20053, Series: "2. Documents, 1991-1998." Folder 2

Folder 3

Pamphlet: Weavers of the Southern Highlands: Penland by Philis Alvic. 1992. #20053, Series: "2. Documents, 1991-1998." Folder 3

Folder 4

Pamphlet: The Weaving Room of Crossnore School, Inc. by Philis Alvic. 1998. #20053, Series: "2. Documents, 1991-1998." Folder 4

Folder 5

List of public programs presented under the North Carolina Humanities Council grant. #20053, Series: "2. Documents, 1991-1998." Folder 5

Folder 6

Grant application: North Carolina Humanities Council. 1991. #20053, Series: "2. Documents, 1991-1998." Folder 6

Folder 7

Grant application: North Carolina Arts Council. 1992. #20053, Series: "2. Documents, 1991-1998." Folder 7

Folder 8

Program: Penland program with Douglas DeNatale, Gail Matthews , and Philis Alvic, presented 27 October 1992 at Penland School. #20053, Series: "2. Documents, 1991-1998." Folder 8

Folder 9

Script: "Weavers of the Southern Highlands: Penland," slide/tape presentation. #20053, Series: "2. Documents, 1991-1998." Folder 9

Folder 10

Script: "Weavers of the Southern Highlands: Penland," radio program written and produced by Anita Bugg at WKMS-FM, Murry Ky., from tapes and information supplied by Philis Alvic. #20053, Series: "2. Documents, 1991-1998." Folder 10

Folder 11

Time line: Major events in the history of weaving at Penland. June 1992. #20053, Series: "2. Documents, 1991-1998." Folder 11

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147 items.

Arrangement: original order has been maintained.

Photographic slides consist of 147 images, including interior and exterior shots of the Penland School of Crafts (formerly Penland School of Handicrafts), portraits of weavers, slides of crafts, and slides of historic Penland photographs. Included are slides from a "Weavers of the Southern Highlands: Penland" slide/tape presentation.

Folder 12

Penland slides 1-67 and key. #20053, Series: "3. Photographic Slides." Folder 12

Folder 13

"Weavers of the Southern Highlands: Penland." Slides 1-80. #20053, Series: "3. Photographic Slides." Folder 13

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Audio cassettes (FS-1098 - FS-1130) and logs (FS-1098 - FS-1127) have been separated.

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