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Collection Number: 20309

Collection Title: Cheryl Oxford Collection, 1981-1988

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Size 95 items (0.5 linear feet)
Abstract An instructor and coordinator of performing arts at Western Piedmont Community College in Morganton, N.C., Cheryl Oxford received her B.A. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her M.A. and Ph.D. at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. The collection includes materials that Cheryl Oxford collected and produced in conjunction with her Ph.D. dissertation, "They Call Him Lucky Jack: 3 Performance-Centered Case Studies of Storytelling in Watauga County, N.C." The focus of this research was the stories and performance paradigms of three traditional Appalachian Jack tale storytellers from North Carolina: Ray Hicks, Stanley Hicks, and Marshall Ward. Other regional tellers of Jack tales, both traditional and revival, including W. W. Rowland, Richard Chase, Frank Proffitt, Jr., Gwenda LedBetter, Doug Elliott, Orville Hicks, and Fred Armstrong-Park, were also documented as part of her research. The bulk of the materials are audio and video recordings of public performances and interviews, which include storytelling. Also included are story transcripts, published articles by Cheryl Oxford, and a copy of her dissertation. Most of the fieldwork was conducted during the summers of 1981 and 1982, with fieldwork and performance documentation continuing until 1988. The collection provides rich documentation of specific stories and storytelling performances by North Carolina regional storytellers and examples of the same story told by different tellers in the same region and the same story told by the same teller on different occasions. Audio and video recordings also contain a wealth of material on Appalachian traditional medicine, ghost stories, music, family genealogy, and folk customs and beliefs. Included is a rare performance of "Jack in the Lions' Den" by Marshall Ward.
Creator Oxford, Cheryl.
Language English.
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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
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[Identification of item], in the Cheryl Oxford Collection #20309, Southern Folklife Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Provenance
Received from Cheryl Oxford of Morganton, N.C., on 4 May 1999 (Acc. 98361) and 18 May 1999 (98364),
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Cheryl Lynne Oxford was born in Morganton, N.C., on 8 February 1955. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she received a B.A. in speech and English education in 1977. As her honor essay in the Department of Speech Communications, she produced a one-woman readers' theater script incorporating poetry, letters, and biography to trace the life and career of Edna St. Vincent Millay. She received her M.A. in interpretation at Northwestern University in 1978. In 1987, she completed her Ph.D. dissertation, "They Call Him Lucky Jack: 3 Performance-Centered Case Studies of Storytelling in Watauga County, N.C.," in performance studies at Northwestern University. A regional folklorist with an emphasis on performance ethnography, Oxford has lived and worked most of her life in the foothills of Burke County, near Watauga County, the home territory of Ray Hicks, Stanley Hicks, W. W. Rowland, and Marshall Ward, the primary storytellers she interviewed and documented for her dissertation. Oxford is an instructor and coordinator of performing arts at Western Piedmont Community College in her hometown of Morganton, N.C.

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The collection consists of fieldwork conducted by Cheryl Oxford for her Ph.D. dissertation, "They Call Him Lucky Jack: 3 Performance-Centered Case Studies of Storytelling in Watauga County, N.C.," on North Carolina  Appalachian storytellers of Jack tales and related publications. Due to the performance-based emphasis of her studies, the fieldwork consists largely of audio and video recordings of both interviews and storytelling performances, with a small amount of accompanying written documentation and transcripts. The audio and video recordings include full interviews, public performances, and storytelling performances excerpted from the interviews. The fieldwork focuses on four of the acknowledged storytellers and tradition bearers of Watauga County, N.C.: Ray Hicks and Marshall Ward of Banner Elk, N.C., Stanley Hicks of Vilas, N.C., and W. W. Rowland of Waynesville, N.C. All four men have extended family connections to Council Harmon and the Beech Mountain, N.C., storytellers from whom Richard Chase collected Jack tales in the 1930s and 1940s. He later published these as The Jack Tales. The collection also includes documentation of performances by other regional storytellers, both traditional and revivalist, including Richard Chase, Frank Proffitt, Jr., Gwenda LedBetter, Doug Elliott, and Fred Armstrong-Park. The bulk of the fieldwork was conducted during the summers of 1981 and 1982, with fieldwork and performance documentation continuing until 1988.

The collection provides not only a rich documentation of specific stories and storytelling performances by regional storytellers, it also provides examples of the same story told by different tellers in the same region and the same story told by the same teller on different occasions.

The performance of "Jack in the Lions' Den" by Marshall Ward in this collection was included in Jack in Two Worlds (University of North Carolina Press, 1994) edited by William Bernard McCarthy, Cheryl Oxford, and Joseph Daniel Sobol.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Writings, 1981-1987.

4 items.

Fieldwork, including transcripts of stories performed in 1981 and 1982 by Ray Hicks, Stanley Hicks, W. W. Rowland, and Marshall Ward; a sample survey concerning Jack tale repertoire that was given to the storytellers; articles by Cheryl Oxford published in the North Carolina Folklore Journal; and a bound-copy of her dissertation, "They Call Him Lucky Jack: Three Performance-Centered Case Studies of Storytelling in Watauga County, North Carolina."

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1. They Call Him Lucky Jack: Transcripts, Survey, and Addendum Transcripts, 1981-1982.

1 item.

Unbound manuscript entitled "They Call Him Lucky Jack: Jack Tales, as told by 4 Traditional N.C. Storytellers: Marshall Ward, Stanley Hicks, Ray Hicks, W. W. Rowland," collected and transcribed by Cheryl Oxford in 1984. Transcripts are of the stories only, all of which are excerpted from fieldwork interviews conducted in the summers of 1981 and 1982. Performance times are given in minutes and seconds at the end of each transcript. A sample survey designed to gather information on the tellers' repertoire of Jack tales, an accompanying introductory letter, and copies of the release forms are included. An addendum to the manuscript consists of additional transcripts of stories told by Stanley Hicks. The manuscript provides transcripts of the same story told by different tellers as well as the same story told by the same teller on different occasions.

Story transcripts include:

  • Marshall Ward, "Jack in the Lions' Den," 11 July 1981
  • Marshall Ward, "Sop Doll", 11 July 1981
  • Stanley Hicks,"Unlucky Jack, Lucky Jack," 12 June 1982
  • Stanley Hicks, "Jack and the Bull," 12 June 1982
  • Stanley Hicks, "Fill, Bowl, Fill," 12 June 1982
  • Stanley Hicks, "Cat 'N Mouse," 12 June 1982
  • Stanley Hicks, "Jack and the Nor'west Wind," 12 June 1982
  • Ray Hicks, "Jack and the Varmints," 12 July 1981
  • Ray Hicks, "Jack and Ray's Hunting Trip," 15 August 1982
  • Ray Hicks, "Jack and the Doctor's Girl," 15 August 1982
  • W. W. Rowland, "The Heifer Hide," 8 June 1981
  • W. W. Rowland, "Cat 'N Mouse," 7 July 1982

Addendum Story Transcripts include:

  • Stanley Hicks, "Unlucky Jack, Lucky Jack," 6 July 1981 (not the complete tale)
  • Stanley Hicks, "The Wonderful Hunt," 6 July 1981
  • Stanley Hicks, "The Pet Catfish," 6 July 1981
  • Stanley Hicks, "The Lighted Lantern," 6 July 1981
  • Stanley Hicks, "Cat 'N Mouse," 6 July 1981

For the story excerpts on video, see also: VT-20309/11 - VT-20309/12 (Marshall Ward).

For the full audio interviews, see also: FS-6146 - FS-6149 (Ray Hicks), FS-6153 - FS-6155 (Stanley Hicks), FS-6163 - FS-6164 (W. W. Rowland), and FS-6166 - FS-6167 (Marshall Ward).

For the audio story excerpts corresponding to these transcripts, see also: FT-9851 - FT-9856 (Ray Hicks, Stanley Hicks, W. W. Rowland, Marshall Ward).

Folder 1-3

"They Call Him Lucky Jack": Transcripts, Survey, and Addendum Transcripts #20309, Subseries: "1.1. They Call Him Lucky Jack: Transcripts, Survey, and Addendum Transcripts, 1981-1982." Folder 1-3

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2 items.

North Carolina Folklore Journal include articles written by Cheryl Oxford on Stanley Hicks and Ray Hicks, based on the fieldwork materials in this collection. Her article "The Storyteller as Craftsman: Stanley Hicks telling 'Jack and the Bull'" in the Summer-Fall 1989 issue won the 1988 Cratis D. Williams Prize. The Summer-Fall 1991 issue also includes a book review written by Cheryl Oxford on a book that relates tangentially to this collection. The articles are largely excerpts from her dissertation and include poetic-style story transcriptions. Photographs not otherwise represented in the collection are included with the articles.

Folder 4

North Carolina Folklore Journal, Vol. 36, No. 2, Summer-Fall 1989 #20309, Subseries: "1.2. North Carolina Folklore Journal, 1989-1991 " Folder 4

Folder 5

North Carolina Folklore Journal, Vol. 28, No. 2, Summer-Fall 1991 #20309, Subseries: "1.2. North Carolina Folklore Journal, 1989-1991 " Folder 5

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1 item.

Bound copy of Cheryl Oxford's dissertation for her Ph.D. in the field of performance studies from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. She centers her study on the stories and performance paradigms of Marshall Ward, Stanley Hicks, and Ray Hicks, based on the fieldwork material included in this collection.

Folder 6

"They Call Him Lucky Jack: Three performance-centered case studies of storytelling in Watauga County, North Carolina," Northwestern University, 1987. #20309, Subseries: "1.3. Dissertation: They Call Him Lucky Jack, 1987." Folder 6

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6 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by storyteller.

In 1984 and 1985, Western Piedmont Community College in Morganton, N.C., where Cheryl Oxford works as an instructor and coordinator of performing arts, sponsored a series of storytelling performances. This series consists of the posters and newspaper articles relating to performances by Doug Elliott, Ray Hicks (accompanied by his nephew Frank Proffitt, Jr.), and Stanley Hicks.

For photographs and video recordings of Doug Elliott's performance on 21 March 1985, see also P-4392 - P-4395, Series 3.2 Negatives and Contact Sheets, and VT-20309/3.

For photographs and video recordings of Ray Hicks' performance on 15 October 1985, see also P-4399 - P-4401 and VT-20309/8 - VT-20309/9.

For an audio recording of Stanley Hicks' performance on 25 February 1985, see also FS-6157.

Folder 7

Doug Elliott, 21 March 1985 #20309, Series: "2. Western Piedmont Community College Performance Series, 1984-1985." Folder 7

Folder 8

Ray Hicks, 15 October 1984 #20309, Series: "2. Western Piedmont Community College Performance Series, 1984-1985." Folder 8

Folder 9

Stanley Hicks, 25 February 1985 #20309, Series: "2. Western Piedmont Community College Performance Series, 1984-1985." Folder 9

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Photographs, Negatives, and Contact Sheets, 1981-1988 and undated.

24 items.

Photographs of Doug Elliott, Ray Hicks, and W. W. Rowland. Photographs consist of posed shots as well as shots taken while the subjects were telling stories in public concerts at Western Piedmont Community College and during fieldwork interviews with Cheryl Oxford.

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14 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by storyteller.

Photographs of Doug Elliott include a publicity photo and shots from his 21 March 1985 performance at Western Piedmont Community College in Morganton, N.C. Photographs of Ray Hicks show him at home, in performance at Western Piedmont Community College in Morganton, N.C., on 15 October 1984 and at another unspecified location, and in a close-up pose. Photographs of W. W. Rowland are at his home in Waynesville, N.C., during a fieldwork interview with Cheryl Oxford on 8 June 1981.

Negatives are available of the following photographs: P-4392, P-4393, P-4394, P-4395, P-4402, P-4403, P-4404.

For additional material relating to the photographs of Doug Elliott, see also Series 2.2 Western Piedmont Community College Performance Series, 1985-1985, Series 3.2 Negatives and Contact Sheets, and VT-20309/3.

For additional material relating to the photographs of Ray Hicks, see also Series 2.2 Western Piedmont Community College Performance Series, 1984-1985 and VT-20309/8 - VT-20309/9.

For additional material relating to the photographs of W. W. Rowland, see also FS-6163 and FT-9855.

P-4391 Doug Elliott with opossum, publicity photo #20309, Subseries: "3.1. Photographs, 1981-1988 and undated." Folder 9

P-4392 Doug Elliott, Western Piedmont Community College, 21 March 1985 #20309, Subseries: "3.1. Photographs, 1981-1988 and undated." Folder 9

P-4393 Doug Elliott, Western Piedmont Community College, 21 March 1985 #20309, Subseries: "3.1. Photographs, 1981-1988 and undated." Folder 9

P-4394 Doug Elliott, Western Piedmont Community College, 21 March 1985 #20309, Subseries: "3.1. Photographs, 1981-1988 and undated." Folder 9

P-4395 Doug Elliott, Western Piedmont Community College, 21 March 1985 #20309, Subseries: "3.1. Photographs, 1981-1988 and undated." Folder 9

P-4396 Ray Hicks, 1988 #20309, Subseries: "3.1. Photographs, 1981-1988 and undated." Folder 9

P-4397 Ray Hicks in performance, 1988 #20309, Subseries: "3.1. Photographs, 1981-1988 and undated." Folder 9

P-4398 Ray Hicks, Banner Elk, N.C. #20309, Subseries: "3.1. Photographs, 1981-1988 and undated." Folder 9

P-4399 Ray Hicks, Western Piedmont Community College, 15 October 1984 #20309, Subseries: "3.1. Photographs, 1981-1988 and undated." Folder 9

P-4400 Ray Hicks, Western Piedmont Community College, 15 October 1984 #20309, Subseries: "3.1. Photographs, 1981-1988 and undated." Folder 9

P-4401 Ray Hicks, Western Piedmont Community College, 15 October 1984 #20309, Subseries: "3.1. Photographs, 1981-1988 and undated." Folder 9

P-4402 W. W. Rowland, Waynesville, N.C., 8 June 1981 #20309, Subseries: "3.1. Photographs, 1981-1988 and undated." Folder 9

P-4403 W. W. Rowland, Waynesville, N.C., 8 June 1981 #20309, Subseries: "3.1. Photographs, 1981-1988 and undated." Folder 9

P-4404 W.W. Rowland, Waynesville, N.C., 8 June 1981 #20309, Subseries: "3.1. Photographs, 1981-1988 and undated." Folder 9

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2. Negatives and Contact Sheets, 1981 and 1985.

10 items (8 negative strips and 2 contact sheets).

Negatives corresponding to W. W. Rowland's interview photographs, 8 June 1981 (P-4402 - P-4404) and Doug Elliott's performance photographs at Western Piedmont Community College, 21 March 1985 (P-4392 - P-4395). The contact sheets and corresponding negatives are from Doug Elliott's 21 March 1985 performance at Western Piedmont Community College and include additional material not otherwise represented in photographic prints.

Folder 10

Negatives and Contact Sheets #20309, Subseries: "3.2. Negatives and Contact Sheets, 1981 and 1985." Folder 10

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12 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by storyteller.

Video recordings of public storytelling performances, fieldwork interviews, classroom presentations, and stories excerpted from fieldwork interviews. Richard Chase, Gwenda LedBetter, Doug Elliott, Frank Proffitt, Jr., and Ray Hicks are featured in recordings of live public performances (see also P-4392 - P-4395, P-4399 - P-4401, and Western Piedmont Community College Performance Series for related performance material). An interview with Ray Hicks at his home is recorded in full on four videotapes (see also FS-6150). Frank Proffitt, Jr., gives a presentation for an English class that features both music and stories, including a rendition of his uncle Ray Hick's original story of "Jack and Ray's Hunting Trip" (which Proffitt calls "Jack's Hunting Trip"). The videos of Marshall Ward excerpt performances of "Jack in the Lions' Den" and "Sop Doll" from his 11 July 1981 interview with Cheryl Oxford (see also FS-6166 - FS-6167, FT-9856, and Series 1.1 "They Call Him Lucky Jack": Transcripts, Survey, and Addendum Transcripts for related material).

VT-20309/1 Richard Chase, public performance, Folk Arts Center, Asheville, N.C., Tape 1 of 2 #20309, Series: "4. Video Recordings, 1981-1984 and undated." Folder 10

"Gallymanders, Gallymanders" #20309, Series 4. Video Recordings, 1981-1984 and undated.,

VT-20309/2 Richard Chase and Gwenda LedBetter, public performance, Folk Arts Center, Asheville, N.C., Tape 2 of 2 #20309, Series: "4. Video Recordings, 1981-1984 and undated." Folder 10

"Jack and the Robbers" (Richard Chase) #20309, Series 4. Video Recordings, 1981-1984 and undated.,
incomplete Irish Jack tale (Gwenda LedBetter) #20309, Series 4. Video Recordings, 1981-1984 and undated.,

VT-20309/3 Doug Elliott, public performance, Western Piedmont Community College, Morganton, N.C., 21 March 1985 #20309, Series: "4. Video Recordings, 1981-1984 and undated." Folder 10

VT-20309/4 Ray Hicks, interview, Banner Elk, N.C., 16 September 1984, Tape 1 of 4 #20309, Series: "4. Video Recordings, 1981-1984 and undated." Folder 10

"Jack and Ray's Hunting Trip" #20309, Series 4. Video Recordings, 1981-1984 and undated.,

VT-20309/5 Ray Hicks, interview, Banner Elk, N.C., 16 September 1984, Tape 2 of 4 #20309, Series: "4. Video Recordings, 1981-1984 and undated." Folder 10

"Jack and Ray's Hunting Trip" (continued) #20309, Series 4. Video Recordings, 1981-1984 and undated.,

VT-20309/6 Ray Hicks, interview, Banner Elk, N.C., 16 September 1984, Tape 3 of 4 #20309, Series: "4. Video Recordings, 1981-1984 and undated." Folder 10

Personal anecdotes and woods lore #20309, Series 4. Video Recordings, 1981-1984 and undated.,

VT-20309/7 Ray Hicks, interview, Banner Elk, N.C., 16 September 1984, Tape 4 of 4 #20309, Series: "4. Video Recordings, 1981-1984 and undated." Folder 10

Snake lore and folk medicine #20309, Series 4. Video Recordings, 1981-1984 and undated.,

VT-20309/8 Frank Proffitt, Jr., and Ray Hicks, public performance, Western Piedmont Community College, Morganton, N.C., October 1984, Tape 1 of 2 #20309, Series: "4. Video Recordings, 1981-1984 and undated." Folder 10

"Tom Dooley" (Frank Proffitt, Jr.) #20309, Series 4. Video Recordings, 1981-1984 and undated.,
"Groundhog" (Frank Proffitt, Jr.) #20309, Series 4. Video Recordings, 1981-1984 and undated.,
"Old Fire Dragon" (Ray Hicks) #20309, Series 4. Video Recordings, 1981-1984 and undated.,
"Unlucky Jack and Lucky Jack" (Ray Hicks) #20309, Series 4. Video Recordings, 1981-1984 and undated.,

VT-20309/9 Frank Proffitt, Jr., and Ray Hicks, public performance, Western Piedmont Community College, Morganton, N.C., October 1984, Tape 2 of 2 #20309, Series: "4. Video Recordings, 1981-1984 and undated." Folder 10

"Soldier Jack" (Ray Hicks) #20309, Series 4. Video Recordings, 1981-1984 and undated.,
"Sop Doll" (Ray Hicks) #20309, Series 4. Video Recordings, 1981-1984 and undated.,

VT-20309/10 Frank Proffitt, Jr., presentation for English 123 class, Fall Quarter 1984 #20309, Series: "4. Video Recordings, 1981-1984 and undated." Folder 10

Jack's Hunting Trip #20309, Series 4. Video Recordings, 1981-1984 and undated.,
"Ballad of Tom Dooley" #20309, Series 4. Video Recordings, 1981-1984 and undated.,
"Four Nights Drunk" #20309, Series 4. Video Recordings, 1981-1984 and undated.,

VT-20309/11 Marshall Ward, Banner Elk, N.C., 11 July 1981 #20309, Series: "4. Video Recordings, 1981-1984 and undated." Folder 10

"Jack in the Lions' Den" #20309, Series 4. Video Recordings, 1981-1984 and undated.,

VT-20309/12 Marshall Ward, Banner Elk, N.C., 11 July 1981 #20309, Series: "4. Video Recordings, 1981-1984 and undated." Folder 10

"Sop Doll" #20309, Series 4. Video Recordings, 1981-1984 and undated.,
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37 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by storyteller.

Audio recordings include public storytelling performances, full fieldwork interviews, and stories excerpted from the full fieldwork interviews. Audio recordings of public performances are available of Fred Armstrong-Park, Richard Chase, Stanley Hicks, and Gwenda LedBetter. Full fieldwork interviews were conducted by Cheryl Oxford with Orville Hicks, Ray Hicks, Stanley Hicks, W. W. Rowland, and Marshall Ward. From those interviews, tapes of selected story excerpts were made with Ray Hicks, Stanley Hicks, W. W. Rowland, and Marshall Ward. Tapes FS-6168 - FS-6172 appear to have been given to Cheryl Oxford and have limited identifying information.

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26 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by storyteller.

Audio recordings on cassette tapes of public performances include Fred Armstrong-Park, Richard Chase, Stanley Hicks, and Gwenda LedBetter. Audio recordings of full interviews conducted by Cheryl Oxford feature Orville Hicks, Ray Hicks, Stanley Hicks, W. W. Rowland, and Marshall Ward. Tapes provide examples of performances of the same story by different tellers as well as the same story by the same teller on different occasions. All field tapes are arranged in alphabetical order by storyteller.

See also FT-9851 - FT-9856 for recordings of selected stories excerpted from the interviews with Ray Hicks, Stanley Hicks, W. W. Rowland, and Marshall Ward.

FS-6142 Fred Armstrong-Park, Richard Chase Day, Franklin, N.C. #20309, Subseries: "5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated." Folder 10

"Jack and the Factor" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,

FS-6143 Richard Chase, Henderson, N.C., 2 July 1981 #20309, Subseries: "5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated." Folder 10

FS-6144 Richard Chase, Asheville, N.C., 25 July 1981 #20309, Subseries: "5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated." Folder 10

"Soap, Soap, Soap" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
"Sody Sallyratus" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
"The Baby Bumblebee" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
"Mr. Punch and Bobo" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
"Gallymanders, Gallymanders" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
"The Little Red Box" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
"Jack and the Robbers" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,

FS-6145 Orville Hicks and Ray Hicks, 19 May 1984 #20309, Subseries: "5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated." Folder 10

"Jack and the Magic Mountain" (Orville Hicks) #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
"How Jack Beat the Devil" (Orville Hicks) #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
Tales of the supernatural (Ray Hicks) #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,

FS-6146 Ray Hicks, 12 July 1981, Tape 1 of 2 #20309, Subseries: "5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated." Folder 10

"Hardy Hardhead" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
"Heifer Hide" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,

FS-6147 Ray Hicks, 12 July 1981, Tape 2 of 2 #20309, Subseries: "5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated." Folder 10

"Jack and the Varmints" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,

FS-6148 Ray Hicks, 15 August 1982, Tape 1 of 2 #20309, Subseries: "5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated." Folder 10

"Jack and Ray's Hunting Trip" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,

FS-6149 Ray Hicks, 15 August 1982, Tape 2 of 2 #20309, Subseries: "5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated." Folder 10

"Jack and Ray's Hunting Trip" (continued) #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
"Jack and the Doctor's Girl" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,

FS-6150 Ray Hicks, 16 September 1984 #20309, Subseries: "5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated." Folder 10

"Jack and Ray's Hunting Trip" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,

FS-6151 Ray Hicks, storytelling class' vist, 16 November 1985 #20309, Subseries: "5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated." Folder 10

Ghost Stories and ghost and panther lore #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,

FS-6152 Ray Hicks and Stanley Hicks, 19 May 1984 #20309, Subseries: "5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated." Folder 10

Mountain herbs and folk medicine (Ray Hicks) #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
"Ditto" (Stanley Hicks) #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
"Cast a Sheep's Eye at Her" (Stanley Hicks) #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
"Cucklepea and His Sister" (Stanley Hicks) #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,

FS-6153 Stanley Hicks, Vilas, N.C., 6 July 1981, Tape 1 of 2 #20309, Subseries: "5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated." Folder 10

"Cucklepea and His Sister" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
"The Gold Hog" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
Haunted house tale #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
Family anecdotes #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
True tales #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
Dulcimer and banjo playing #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
Hunting and fishing tales #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
Moonshine stories #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
Indian tales #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
Wedding night pranks #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,

FS-6154 Stanley Hicks, Vilas, N.C., 6 July 1981, Tape 2 of 2 #20309, Subseries: "5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated." Folder 10

"Cat 'N Mouse" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
"The Big Toe" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
True story #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
Irishmen story #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
Haint tale #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
Banjo playing #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,

FS-6155 Stanley Hicks, Vilas, N.C., 12 June 1982 #20309, Subseries: "5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated." Folder 10

"Unlucky Jack, Lucky Jack" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
"Jack and the Bull" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
Fill, Bowl, Fill #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
"Cat 'N Mouse" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
"Jack and the Nor'west Wind" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,

FS-6156 Stanley Hicks, Vilas, N.C., 18 May 1984 #20309, Subseries: "5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated." Folder 10

"Cat 'N Mouse" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
"Jack and the Bull" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
Banjo and dulcimer music #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,

FS-6157 Stanley Hicks, performance at Western Piedmont Community College, Morganton, N.C., 25 February 1985 #20309, Subseries: "5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated." Folder 10

FS-6158 Stanley Hicks, 16 November 1985, Tape 1 of 2 #20309, Subseries: "5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated." Folder 10

FS-6159 Stanley Hicks, 16 November 1985, Tape 2 of 2 #20309, Subseries: "5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated." Folder 10

"Gold Hog" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
"Pet Catfish" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
"Preacher and the Bear" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
"The Big Toe" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
"Old Fire Dragaman" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
"The Civet Cat Tale" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
"The Polecat Tale" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,

FS-6160 Gwenda LedBetter, Asheville, N.C., 17 June 1981 #20309, Subseries: "5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated." Folder 10

FS-6161 Gwenda LedBetter, performance at Lees-McRae College, Banner Elk, N.C., 12 July 1981 #20309, Subseries: "5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated." Folder 10

"The Tailor's Coat" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
"Jack and the Bean Tree" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
"The Tailor and the Haunted Castle" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
"Grandpappy Sparks' Coon Hunting" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
"Because of the Ball" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
"Lucky Jack" (Irish) #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
"Devil's Nine Questions" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
"Granny Frowne" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
"Sop Doll" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
"Messengers at the Window" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,

FS-6162 Gwenda LedBetter, Richard Chase Day, Franklin,N.C. #20309, Subseries: "5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated." Folder 10

"Jack and the Robbers" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,

FS-6163 W. W. Rowland, 8 June 1981 #20309, Subseries: "5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated." Folder 10

"Catskins" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
"Heifer Hide" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
Family background #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,

FS-6164 W. W. Rowland, Waynesville, N.C., 7 July 1982 #20309, Subseries: "5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated." Folder 10

"Cat 'N Mouse" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,

FS-6165 W. W. Rowland, Waynesville, N.C., 25 July 1984 #20309, Subseries: "5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated." Folder 10

"Sop Doll" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
"Catskins" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,

FS-6166 Marshall Ward, Banner Elk, N.C., 11 July 1981, Tape 1 of 2 #20309, Subseries: "5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated." Folder 10

"Jack in the Lions' Den" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,

FS-6167 Marshall Ward, Banner Elk, N.C., 11 July 1981, Tape 2 of 2 #20309, Subseries: "5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated." Folder 10

"Sop Doll" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.1. Field Tapes, 1981-1985 and undated.,
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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.2. Stories Excerpted from Interviews, 1981-1982.

6 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by storyteller.

The stories on these open-reel tapes were excerpted by Cheryl Oxford from the full interview tapes of FS-6146 - FS-6149 (Ray Hicks), FS-6155 (Stanley Hicks), FS-6163 - FS-6164 (W. W. Rowland), and FS-6166 - FS-6167 (Marshall Ward). See also Series 1: Writings for transcriptions of these stories. Further related material can be found in VT-20309/11 - VT-20309/12 (Marshall Ward) and in P-4402 - P-4404 (W. W. Rowland).

FT-9851 Ray Hicks, 12 July 1981 #20309, Subseries: "5.2. Stories Excerpted from Interviews, 1981-1982." Folder 10

"The Heifer Hide" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.2. Stories Excerpted from Interviews, 1981-1982.,
"Hardy Hardhead" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.2. Stories Excerpted from Interviews, 1981-1982.,

FT-9852 Ray Hicks, 12 July 1981 and 15 August 1982 #20309, Subseries: "5.2. Stories Excerpted from Interviews, 1981-1982." Folder 10

"Jack and the Varmints" (12 July 1981) #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.2. Stories Excerpted from Interviews, 1981-1982.,
"Jack and Ray's Hunting Trip" (15 August 1982) #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.2. Stories Excerpted from Interviews, 1981-1982.,

FT-9853 Ray Hicks, 15 August 1982 #20309, Subseries: "5.2. Stories Excerpted from Interviews, 1981-1982." Folder 10

"Jack and the Doctor's Girl" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.2. Stories Excerpted from Interviews, 1981-1982.,

FT-9854 Stanley Hicks, 12 June 1982 #20309, Subseries: "5.2. Stories Excerpted from Interviews, 1981-1982." Folder 10

"Unlucky Jack, Lucky Jack" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.2. Stories Excerpted from Interviews, 1981-1982.,
"Jack and the Bull" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.2. Stories Excerpted from Interviews, 1981-1982.,
"Fill, Bowl, Fill" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.2. Stories Excerpted from Interviews, 1981-1982.,
"Cat 'N Mouse" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.2. Stories Excerpted from Interviews, 1981-1982.,
"Jack and the Nor'west Wind" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.2. Stories Excerpted from Interviews, 1981-1982.,

FT-9855 W. W. Rowland, 8 June 1981 and July 1982 #20309, Subseries: "5.2. Stories Excerpted from Interviews, 1981-1982." Folder 10

"The Heifer Hide" (8 June 1981) #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.2. Stories Excerpted from Interviews, 1981-1982.,
"Cat 'N Mouse" (July 1982) #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.2. Stories Excerpted from Interviews, 1981-1982.,

FT-9856 Marshall Ward, 11 July 1981 #20309, Subseries: "5.2. Stories Excerpted from Interviews, 1981-1982." Folder 10

"Jack in the Lions' Den" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.2. Stories Excerpted from Interviews, 1981-1982.,
"Sop Doll" #20309, Subseries 5. Audio Recordings, 1981-1985 and undated. 5.2. Stories Excerpted from Interviews, 1981-1982.,
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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.3. Other Tapes.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Items Separated

Items separated include photographs (P-4391 - P-4404), video recordings (VT-20309/1 - VT-20309/12), and audio recordings (FS-6142 - FS-6172 and FT-9851 - FT-9856).

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