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Collection Number: 20315

Collection Title: Bill C. Malone Collection, 2000

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 28 items)
Abstract Bill C. Malone, professor emeritus of history at Tulane University, is known for his cultural and historical studies of country music. During the spring 2000 semester, Malone served as the first Lehman Brady Chair Professor, a joint position shared between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University. The collection includes audiotapes of interviews with Bill C. Malone conducted by by David Whisnant, Henry Armijo, and Wells Tower in 2000; a videotape of "Take This Job and Shove It: Country Music and Work," a public singing lecture given by Malone at the UNC-Chapel Hill on 29 March 2000 (text copy included); and audiotapes of lectures from Malone's course on "Women and the Making of Southern Folk and Country Music" (syllabus included), which he taught at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University in spring 2000. Guest performers/lecturers in the course included Betty Smith, Hazel Dickens, Murphy Henry, Tish Hinojosa, and Carol Elizabeth Jones. Topics included Hillbilly Women and Blues Women: 1920-1933; The Women of Protest: Aunt Molly Jackson and her Sisters; Women in Country Music: 1933-1945; Women and the Folk Revival; Women in Country Music: 1945-1963; Rockabilly Women and Janis Joplin; Bluegrass Women; Gospel and Blues Women; The Women of Top 40 Country Music; and Tejano Women.
Creator Malone, Bill C.
Language English
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Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Bill C. Malone Collection #20315, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from the Folklore Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in March 2000 (Acc. 98601), from Henry Armijo in April 2000 (Acc. 98602), and Tes Thraves in May 2000 (Acc. 98637).
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Bill C. Malone received his Ph.D. in 1965 at the University of Texas. Professor emeritus of history at Tulane University, Malone is known for his cultural and historical studies of country music. He has hosted a weekly radio show, "Back to the Country," on WORT-FM (89.9) in Madison, Wisc. His books include Country Music, U.S.A.; Stars of Country Music (co-edited with Judith McCulloh); Southern Music/American Music; and Singing Cowboys and Musical Mountaineers: Southern Culture and the Roots of Country Music . During the spring semester of 2000, he served as the first Lehman Brady Chair Professor, an endowed position shared between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University.

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The collection includes audiotapes of interviews with historian of country music Bill C. Malone conducted by David Whisnant, Henry Armijo, and Wells Tower in 2000; a videotape of "Take This Job and Shove It: Country Music and Work," a public singing lecture given by Malone at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on 29 March 2000 (text copy included); and audiotapes of lectures from Malone's course on "Women and the Making of Southern Folk and Country Music" (syllabus included), which he taught at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University in spring 2000. Guest performers/lecturers in the course included Betty Smith, Hazel Dickens, Murphy Henry, Tish Hinojosa, and Carol Elizabeth Jones. Topics included Hillbilly Women and Blues Women: 1920-1933; The Women of Protest: Aunt Molly Jackson and her Sisters; Women in Country Music: 1933-1945; Women and the Folk Revival; Women in Country Music: 1945-1963; Rockabilly Women and Janis Joplin; Bluegrass Women; Gospel and Blues Women; The Women of Top 40 Country Music; and Tejano Women.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Interviews with Bill C. Malone, 2000.

5 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

While serving as the Lehman Brady Chair Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at Duke University during the spring semester of 2000, Bill C. Malone was interviewed on the topic of country music by Wells Tower for the Center for Documentary Studies' debut issue of Document; by Henry Armijo on the radio station WXYC; and by David Whisnant, Professor of English (now Emeritus) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Audiocassette FS-6119

Interview with Bill Malone by David Whisnant, 2 February 2000, tape 1 of 2 #20315, Series: "1. Interviews with Bill C. Malone, 2000." FS-6119

Audiocassette FS-6120

Interview with Bill Malone by David Whisnant, 2 February 2000, tape 2 of 2 #20315, Series: "1. Interviews with Bill C. Malone, 2000." FS-6120

Audiocassette FS-6121

Interview with Bill Malone by David Whisnant, 16 February 2000 #20315, Series: "1. Interviews with Bill C. Malone, 2000." FS-6121

Audiocassette FS-6122

Interview with Bill Malone by Henry Armijo on WXYC, 26 March 2000 #20315, Series: "1. Interviews with Bill C. Malone, 2000." FS-6122

Folder 1

Document, volume 1, number 1. #20315, Series: "1. Interviews with Bill C. Malone, 2000." Folder 1

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1 item.

Hi-8 visual recording of "Take This Job and Shove It: Country Music and Work," a singing lecture given by Bill C. Malone at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on 29 March 2000. A copy of Malone's text for this lecture is also available.

Videotape VT-20315/1

"Take This Job and Shove It: Country Music and Work," a singing lecture by Bill C. Malone, 29 March 2000 #20315, Series: "2. Public Lecture by Bill C. Malone, 2000." VT-20315/1

Folder 2

Text of Bill C. Malone's singing lecture, "Take This Job and Shove It: Country Music and Work" #20315, Series: "2. Public Lecture by Bill C. Malone, 2000." Folder 2

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20 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

As the Lehman Brady Chair Professor during the spring 2000 semester, Bill C. Malone taught "Women and the Making of Southern Folk and Country Music" at both the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University. The majority of his class lectures were recorded. Guest performers/lecturers Betty Smith, Hazel Dickens, Murphy Henry, Tish Hinojosa, and Carol Elizabeth Jones were also recorded. Topics include Hillbilly Women and Blues Women: 1920-1933; The Women of Protest: Aunt Molly Jackson and her Sisters; Women in Country Music: 1933-1945; Women and the Folk Revival; Women in Country Music: 1945-1963; Rockabilly Women and Janis Joplin; Bluegrass Women; Gospel and Blues Women; The Women of Top 40 Country Music; and Tejano Women. The syllabus for the class at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill lists the required readings, assignments, and complete schedule of lecture topics and guests.

Audiocassette FS-6123

Class Lecture: Hillbilly Women and Blues Women, 2 February 2000, tape 1 of 2 #20315, Series: "3. Class Lectures by Bill C. Malone, 2000." FS-6123

Audiocassette FS-6124

Class Lecture: Hillbilly Women and Blues Women, 2 February 2000, tape 2 of 2 #20315, Series: "3. Class Lectures by Bill C. Malone, 2000." FS-6124

Audiocassette FS-6125

Class Lecture: The Women of Protest: Aunt Molly Jackson and her Sisters, 9 February 2000 #20315, Series: "3. Class Lectures by Bill C. Malone, 2000." FS-6125

Audiocassette FS-6126

Class Lecture: Women and the Folk Revival with Guest Lecturer/Performer Betty Smith, 23 February 2000, tape 1 of 2 #20315, Series: "3. Class Lectures by Bill C. Malone, 2000." FS-6126

Audiocassette FS-6127

Class Lecture: Women and the Folk Revival with Guest Lecturer/Performer Betty Smith, 23 February 2000, tape 2 of 2 #20315, Series: "3. Class Lectures by Bill C. Malone, 2000." FS-6127

Audiocassette FS-6128

Class Lecture: Women in Country Music, 1945-63 (Molly O'Day, Rose Maddox, Kitty Wells, and Patsy Cline), 1 March 2000, tape 1 of 2 #20315, Series: "3. Class Lectures by Bill C. Malone, 2000." FS-6128

Audiocassette FS-6129

Class Lecture: Women in Country Music, 1945-63 (Molly O'Day, Rose Maddox, Kitty Wells, and Patsy Cline), 1 March 2000, tape 2 of 2 #20315, Series: "3. Class Lectures by Bill C. Malone, 2000." FS-6129

Audiocassette FS-6130

Class Lecture: Rockabilly Women and Janis Joplin, 8 March 2000, tape 1 of 2 #20315, Series: "3. Class Lectures by Bill C. Malone, 2000." FS-6130

Audiocassette FS-6131

Class Lecture: Rockabilly Women and Janis Joplin, 8 March 2000, tape 2 of 2 #20315, Series: "3. Class Lectures by Bill C. Malone, 2000." FS-6131

Audiocassette FS-6132

Class Lecture: Bluegrass Women with Guest Lecturers/Performers Hazel Dickens, Alice Gerard, and Murphy Henry, 22 March 2000, tape 1 of 2 #20315, Series: "3. Class Lectures by Bill C. Malone, 2000." FS-6132

Audiocassette FS-6133

Class Lecture: Bluegrass Women with Guest Lecturers/Performers Hazel Dickens, Alice Gerard, and Murphy Henry, 22 March 2000, tape 2 of 2 #20315, Series: "3. Class Lectures by Bill C. Malone, 2000." FS-6133

Audiocassette FS-6134

Class Lecture: Gospel and Blues Women, with Guest Lecturer/Performer Etta Baker, 4 April 2000, tape 1 of 2 #20315, Series: "3. Class Lectures by Bill C. Malone, 2000." FS-6134

Audiocassette FS-6135

Class Lecture: Gospel and Blues Women, with Guest Lecturer/Performer Etta Baker, 4 April 2000, tape 2 of 2 #20315, Series: "3. Class Lectures by Bill C. Malone, 2000." FS-6135

Audiocassette FS-6136

Class Lecture: The Women of Top 40 Country Music, 19 April 2000 #20315, Series: "3. Class Lectures by Bill C. Malone, 2000." FS-6136

Audiocassette FS-6137

Class Lecture: Tejano Women with Guest Lecturer/Performer Tish Hinojosa, 25 April 2000, tape 1 of 2 #20315, Series: "3. Class Lectures by Bill C. Malone, 2000." FS-6137

Audiocassette FS-6138

Class Lecture: Tejano Women with Guest Lecturer/Performer Tish Hinojosa, 25 April 2000, tape 2 of 2 #20315, Series: "3. Class Lectures by Bill C. Malone, 2000." FS-6138

Audiocassette FS-6139

Class Lecture with Guest Lecturer/Performer Carol Elizabeth Jones, 2 May 2000, tape 1 of 2 #20315, Series: "3. Class Lectures by Bill C. Malone, 2000." FS-6139

Audiocassette FS-6140

Class Lecture with Guest Lecturer/Performer Carol Elizabeth Jones, 2 May 2000, tape 2 of 2 #20315, Series: "3. Class Lectures by Bill C. Malone, 2000." FS-6140

Folder 3

Syllabus for "Women and the Making of Southern Folk and Country Music" #20315, Series: "3. Class Lectures by Bill C. Malone, 2000." Folder 3

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Processed by: Sarah Starnes and Elizabeth Matson, July 2003

Encoded by: Alison Waldenberg, August 2006

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