Cheryl Thurber Photographs: Documenting Gravel Springs, Mississippi, in the 1970s includes 30 black-and-white photographs of the town, its residents, foodways, and fife and drum musical traditions. Thurber is an interdisciplinary scholar, cultural historian, folklorist and photographer whose images have been published in the New York Times and Rolling Stone, as well as in numerous music and folklore publications. During the 1970s and 1980s she traveled through the South and California, taking photographs and documenting local life. The Cheryl Thurber Photographic Collection is now part of the Southern Folklife Collection at the Wilson Special Collections Library.
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