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Collection Number: P0076

Collection Title: Lamar Stringfield Photographic Collection, circa 1898-circa 1957

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Size 0.21 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 95 items)
Abstract Lamar Stringfield (1897-1959) was a North Carolina native and an accomplished composer, conductor, musician, and teacher. Stringfield studied and composed music based on American folklore and worked with many music ensembles, including symphony orchestras, chiefly in North Carolina. The collection consists primarily of images of Lamar Stringfield, including some of Stringfield conducting. Also included are images of Stringfield's family and friends; Asheville, N.C.; nature scenes; and events.
Creator Stringfield, Lamar.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No image in this collection may be reproduced without the permission and consent of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of materials in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Lamar Stringfield Photographic Collection #P0076, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Materials donated by the Stringfield Estate in 1962.
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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Lamar Stringfield was born in 1898 and began studying flute in Asheville, N.C. After a year, he continued his study in New York City under George Barrere, Percy Goetschius, Franklin Robinson, and George Wedge. Stringfield also studied composition in Paris, France, with Nadia Boulanger in 1928 before returning to New York City to conduct and perform with music ensembles and symphony orchestras until 1930. In 1928, Stringfield won the Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship for his composition From the Southern Mountains.. He returned to North Carolina, organizing and directing the North Carolina Symphony, 1932-1935, followed by serving as associate conductor at Radio City Music Hall in New York, N.Y., 1938-1939. Stringfield lectured on American folk music at Juilliard Summer School in New York City, 1939-1941, and taught composition and orchestration at Claremont College in the summer of 1942. After serving as musical director of the Knoxville Symphony in Tennessee, 1946-1947, Stringfield once again returned to North Carolina, conducting the Symphonette of Charlotte and acting as musical director of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, 1948-1949. He died in 1959.

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The collection consists primarily of images of Lamar Stringfield, including some of Stringfield conducting. Also included are images of Stringfield's family and friends; Asheville, N.C.; nature scenes; and events.

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Contents list

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94 images

Arrangement: Subject/Chronological.

Print Box 01

Folder P0076/0001

Lamar Stringfield as a child (?), circa 1898 #P0076, Series: "Lamar Stringfield Photographs, circa 1898-circa 1957." Printbox 01, Folder P0076/0001

Black-and-White Photographic Prints

8 images

Images may contain Stringfield's mother and grandmother.

Print Box 01

Folder P0076/0002

Lamar Stringfield: World War I images, circa 1918-1919 #P0076, Series: "Lamar Stringfield Photographs, circa 1898-circa 1957." Printbox 01, Folder P0076/0002

Black-and-White Photographic Prints

5 images

One image has additional information on verso.

Print Box 01

Folder P0076/0003

Lamar Stringfield: Stringfield on motorcycle, circa 1920 #P0076, Series: "Lamar Stringfield Photographs, circa 1898-circa 1957." Printbox 01, Folder P0076/0003

Black-and-White Photographic Print and Black-and-White Sheet Film

2 images

Image has copy negative.

Print Box 01

Folder P0076/0004

Lamar Stringfield: Circa 1920 #P0076, Series: "Lamar Stringfield Photographs, circa 1898-circa 1957." Printbox 01, Folder P0076/0004

Black-and-White Photographic Print

1 image

Print Box 01

Folder P0076/0005

Lamar Stringfield: Circa 1920s #P0076, Series: "Lamar Stringfield Photographs, circa 1898-circa 1957." Printbox 01, Folder P0076/0005

Black-and-White Photographic Prints

2 images

Print Box 01

Folder P0076/0006

Lamar Stringfield: Unidentified man, circa 1920s #P0076, Series: "Lamar Stringfield Photographs, circa 1898-circa 1957." Printbox 01, Folder P0076/0006

Black-and-White Photographic Print

1 image

Print Box 01

Folder P0076/0007

Lamar Stringfield: Circa 1930s #P0076, Series: "Lamar Stringfield Photographs, circa 1898-circa 1957." Printbox 01, Folder P0076/0007

Black-and-White Photographic Prints and Black-and-White Sheet Film

3 images

One image has copy negative.

Print Box 01

Folder P0076/0008

Lamar Stringfield: Circa 1930s #P0076, Series: "Lamar Stringfield Photographs, circa 1898-circa 1957." Printbox 01, Folder P0076/0008

Black-and-White Photographic Print

1 image

Print Box 01

Folder P0076/0009

Lamar Stringfield: Circa 1930s #P0076, Series: "Lamar Stringfield Photographs, circa 1898-circa 1957." Printbox 01, Folder P0076/0009

Black-and-White Photographic Print and Black-and-White Sheet Film

2 images

Image has copy negative.

Print Box 01

Folder P0076/0010

Lamar Stringfield: Federal Housing Exposition, circa 1936 #P0076, Series: "Lamar Stringfield Photographs, circa 1898-circa 1957." Printbox 01, Folder P0076/0010

Black-and-White Photographic Print

1 image

Exposition at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. Additional information on versos.

Print Box 01

Folder P0076/0011

Lamar Stringfield: Circa 1940s #P0076, Series: "Lamar Stringfield Photographs, circa 1898-circa 1957." Printbox 01, Folder P0076/0011

Black-and-White Photographic Print and Black-and-White Sheet Film

2 images

Image has copy negative.

Print Box 01

Folder P0076/0012

Lamar Stringfield: Circa 1940s #P0076, Series: "Lamar Stringfield Photographs, circa 1898-circa 1957." Printbox 01, Folder P0076/0012

Black-and-White Photographic Print and Black-and-White Sheet Film

2 images

Image has copy negative.

Print Box 01

Folder P0076/0013

Lamar Stringfield: Circa 1940s #P0076, Series: "Lamar Stringfield Photographs, circa 1898-circa 1957." Printbox 01, Folder P0076/0013

Black-and-White Photographic Print

1 image

Print Box 01

Folder P0076/0014

Lamar Stringfield: Unidentified people, circa 1940s #P0076, Series: "Lamar Stringfield Photographs, circa 1898-circa 1957." Printbox 01, Folder P0076/0014

Black-and-White Photographic Print

1 image

Print Box 01

Folder P0076/0015

Lamar Stringfield: Unidentified man, circa 1940s #P0076, Series: "Lamar Stringfield Photographs, circa 1898-circa 1957." Printbox 01, Folder P0076/0015

Black-and-White Photographic Prints

11 images

Print Box 01

Folder P0076/0016

Lamar Stringfield: Liquor stills, circa 1940s #P0076, Series: "Lamar Stringfield Photographs, circa 1898-circa 1957." Printbox 01, Folder P0076/0016

Black-and-White Photographic Prints

3 images

Print Box 01

Folder P0076/0017

Lamar Stringfield: Swans on lake, circa 1940s #P0076, Series: "Lamar Stringfield Photographs, circa 1898-circa 1957." Printbox 01, Folder P0076/0017

Black-and-White Photographic Prints

4 images

Print Box 01

Folder P0076/0018

Lamar Stringfield: Mountain view, circa 1940s #P0076, Series: "Lamar Stringfield Photographs, circa 1898-circa 1957." Printbox 01, Folder P0076/0018

Black-and-White Photographic Print

1 image

Print Box 01

Folder P0076/0019

Lamar Stringfield: Views of Asheville, circa September 1957 #P0076, Series: "Lamar Stringfield Photographs, circa 1898-circa 1957." Printbox 01, Folder P0076/0019

Black-and-White Photographic Prints

5 images

Print Box 01

Folder P0076/0020

Lamar Stringfield: Circa 1950s #P0076, Series: "Lamar Stringfield Photographs, circa 1898-circa 1957." Printbox 01, Folder P0076/0020

Black-and-White Photographic Prints and Black-and-White Sheet Film

3 images

One image has copy negative.

Print Box 01

Folder P0076/0021

Head shots from stars & friends #P0076, Series: "Lamar Stringfield Photographs, circa 1898-circa 1957." Printbox 01, Folder P0076/0021

Black-and-White Photographic Prints

3 images

Images include additional information written on images.

Print Box 01

Folder P0076/0022

People: Flute teacher (?) #P0076, Series: "Lamar Stringfield Photographs, circa 1898-circa 1957." Printbox 01, Folder P0076/0022

Black-and-White Photographic Prints

2 images

Print Box 01

Folder P0076/0023

Lamar Stringfield: Conducting #P0076, Series: "Lamar Stringfield Photographs, circa 1898-circa 1957." Printbox 01, Folder P0076/0023

Black-and-White Photographic Prints and Black-and-White Sheet Film

16 images

Print Box 01

Folder P0076/0024

Lamar Stringfield: Family #P0076, Series: "Lamar Stringfield Photographs, circa 1898-circa 1957." Printbox 01, Folder P0076/0024

Black-and-White Photographic Prints

14 images

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Processing Information

Processed by: Patrick Cullom and Kait Dorsky, 2013

Encoded by: Kait Dorsky, 2013

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