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Collection Number: 20260

Collection Title: Molly Stouten Collection (#20260)1991-1995

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Size About 25 items (2.0 linear feet)
Abstract Molly Stouten, artist, art educator, and musician, of Greensboro, N.C. The collection contains a handmade book by Stouten illustrating the traditional folk ballad "Omie Wise" and 23 audio field tapes of traditional Appalachian music. One of 15 of its kind, the book includes eleven intaglio prints with the text of the ballad set in linotype. Also included are slides and other materials relating to the book. The field tapes are from several visits and a 1992 residency Stouten did in the Cumberland Plateau region of Tennessee and Kentucky. They document musicians, including fiddlers and traditional singers, mostly from Jamestown, Tenn.; Monticello, Ky.; and Fentress County, Tenn. Kentucky fiddler Clyde Davenport is prominently featured. Also appearing on the tapes are John Doss, Merta Doss, Nancy Hicks Winningham, Charlie Acuff, Clyde Troxell, Ralph Troxell, and Virgil Anderson.
Creator Stouten, Molly.
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
Use of audio materials may require production of listening copies.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Provenance
Purchased from and donated by Molly Stouten, January 1996.
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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An artist, art educator, and musician, Molly Stouten was born in Buffalo, N.Y. She received a BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology School for American Craftsmen in 1975, teaching certification from Nazareth College of Rochester, and an MFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 1996. Since 1985, Stouten has taught art to all grade levels in New Hampshire, Vermont, and North Carolina. A singer and multi-instrumentalist, she began playing traditional Appalachian string band music in 1972 and was a founding member of the Thompkins County Horse Flies string band. She has also been a member of the Swamp Root string band of Rochester, N.Y., and the Hushpuppies in North Carolina. In 1992, Stouten traveled to the Cumberland Plateau region of Tennessee and Kentucky for musical research. She relocated to Greensboro, N.C., in 1997. She teaches art at the Canterbury School, Wake Forest University, and Guilford College.

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The collection contains a handmade book by Molly Stouten illustrating the traditional folk ballad "Omie Wise" and 23 audio field tapes of traditional Appalachian music. One of 15 of its kind, the book includes eleven intaglio prints with the text of the ballad set in linotype. Also included are slides and other materials relating to the book. The field tapes are from several visits and a 1992 residency Stouten did in the Cumberland Plateau region of Tennessee and Kentucky. They document musicians, including fiddlers and traditional singers, mostly from Jamestown, Tenn.; Monticello, Ky.; and Fentress County, Tenn. Kentucky fiddler Clyde Davenport is prominently featured. Also appearing on the tapes are John Doss, Marta Doss, Nancy Hicks Winningham, Charlie Acuff, Clyde Troxell, Ralph Troxell, and Virgil Anderson.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Omie Wise Book, 1995.

10 items.

Handmade book by Molly Stouten illustrating the traditional folk ballad "Omie Wise," which she made in 1995 as an MFA project at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. One of 15 of its kind, the book includes eleven intaglio prints with the text of the ballad set in linotype. Also included are slides and other materials relating to the book. Stouten's article "Omie Wise: The Ballad as History" and reprints of her illustrations were published in the Old Time Herald in spring 1997.

Folder 1

"Omie Wise" book #20260, Series: "1. Omie Wise Book, 1995. " Folder 1

Folder 2

Slides, description, and text from colophon #20260, Series: "1. Omie Wise Book, 1995. " Folder 2

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23 items.

Twenty-three audio tapes from several visits and a 1992 residency Molly Stouten did in the Cumberland Plateau region of Tennessee and Kentucky. Stouten made contact with the musicians through folklorist Bobby Fulcher and presented musicians at weekly square dances at Pickett State Park. The tapes document fiddlers and traditional singers, mostly from the Jamestown, Tenn.; Monticello, Ky.; and Fentress County, Tenn., area. Kentucky fiddler Clyde Davenport is prominently featured.

FS-2163 John Doss and Merta Doss, brother and sister singers, Jamestown, Tenn., 1 February 1992. #20260, Series: "2. Field tapes of Kentucky and Tennessee Fiddlers and Singers, 1991-1995. " Folder 2

FS-2164 Nancy Hicks Winningham (sister of singer Dee Hicks), Jamestown, Tenn., 10 February 1992. #20260, Series: "2. Field tapes of Kentucky and Tennessee Fiddlers and Singers, 1991-1995. " Folder 2

FS-2165 Clyde Davenport, Monticello, Ky., 14 February 1992, tape 1 of 3. #20260, Series: "2. Field tapes of Kentucky and Tennessee Fiddlers and Singers, 1991-1995. " Folder 2

FS-2166 Clyde Davenport, Monticello, Ky., 14 February 1992, tape 2 of 3. #20260, Series: "2. Field tapes of Kentucky and Tennessee Fiddlers and Singers, 1991-1995. " Folder 2

FS-2167 Clyde Davenport, Monticello, Ky., 14 February 1992, tape 3 of 3. 19 February 1992, Tape 1 of 2. #20260, Series: "2. Field tapes of Kentucky and Tennessee Fiddlers and Singers, 1991-1995. " Folder 2

FS-2168 Clyde Davenport, Monticello, Ky., 19 February 1992, tape 2 of 2. #20260, Series: "2. Field tapes of Kentucky and Tennessee Fiddlers and Singers, 1991-1995. " Folder 2

FS-2169 Iva Stephens, singer, Fentress County, Tenn., 15 February 1992, tape 1 of 2. #20260, Series: "2. Field tapes of Kentucky and Tennessee Fiddlers and Singers, 1991-1995. " Folder 2

FS-2170 Iva Stephens, singer, Fentress County, Tenn., 15 February 1992, tape 2 of 2. #20260, Series: "2. Field tapes of Kentucky and Tennessee Fiddlers and Singers, 1991-1995. " Folder 2

FS-2171 Nancy Hicks Winningham, singer, Jamestown, Tenn., 26 February 1992, tape 1 of 2. #20260, Series: "2. Field tapes of Kentucky and Tennessee Fiddlers and Singers, 1991-1995. " Folder 2

FS-2172 Nancy Hicks Winningham, singer, Jamestown, Tenn., 26 February 1992, tape 2 of 2. #20260, Series: "2. Field tapes of Kentucky and Tennessee Fiddlers and Singers, 1991-1995. " Folder 2

FS-2173 Clyde Davenport, Monticello, Ky., fiddle lessons, 27 February 1992. #20260, Series: "2. Field tapes of Kentucky and Tennessee Fiddlers and Singers, 1991-1995. " Folder 2

FS-2174 John Doss and Merta Doss, brother and sister singers, Jamestown, Tenn., 27 February 1992. #20260, Series: "2. Field tapes of Kentucky and Tennessee Fiddlers and Singers, 1991-1995. " Folder 2

FS-2175 Charlie Acuff, fiddle, Alcoa, Tenn., 30 September 1991. #20260, Series: "2. Field tapes of Kentucky and Tennessee Fiddlers and Singers, 1991-1995. " Folder 2

FS-2176 Clyde Troxell and Ralph Troxell, Rocky Branch, Ky., 2 October 1991. #20260, Series: "2. Field tapes of Kentucky and Tennessee Fiddlers and Singers, 1991-1995. " Folder 2

FS-2177 Clyde Davenport, Monticello, Ky., 2 October 1991, tape 1 of 2. #20260, Series: "2. Field tapes of Kentucky and Tennessee Fiddlers and Singers, 1991-1995. " Folder 2

FS-2178 Clyde Davenport, Monticello, Ky., 2 October 1991, tape 2 of 2; John Doss and Merta Doss, Nancy Hicks Winningham, Jamestown, Tenn. #20260, Series: "2. Field tapes of Kentucky and Tennessee Fiddlers and Singers, 1991-1995. " Folder 2

FS-2179 Virgil Anderson, Rocky Branch, Ky., 2 October 1991; Nancy Hicks Winningham, Jamestown, Tenn. #20260, Series: "2. Field tapes of Kentucky and Tennessee Fiddlers and Singers, 1991-1995. " Folder 2

FS-2180 Charlie Acuff, fiddle, Alcoa, Tenn., 1994. #20260, Series: "2. Field tapes of Kentucky and Tennessee Fiddlers and Singers, 1991-1995. " Folder 2

FS-2181 Clyde Davenport, Monticello, Ky., 11 June 1994; Kirk Sutphin, Walkertown, N.C., 6 June 1994. #20260, Series: "2. Field tapes of Kentucky and Tennessee Fiddlers and Singers, 1991-1995. " Folder 2

FS-2182 Clyde Davenport, Monticello, Ky., 9 June 1994, Tape 1 of 2. #20260, Series: "2. Field tapes of Kentucky and Tennessee Fiddlers and Singers, 1991-1995. " Folder 2

FS-2183 Clyde Davenport, Monticello, Ky., 9 June 1994, Tape 2 of 2. #20260, Series: "2. Field tapes of Kentucky and Tennessee Fiddlers and Singers, 1991-1995. " Folder 2

FS-2184 Clyde Davenport, Monticello, Ky., 6 June 1995. #20260, Series: "2. Field tapes of Kentucky and Tennessee Fiddlers and Singers, 1991-1995. " Folder 2

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Items separated include sound recordings (FS-2162 - FS-2184).

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