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Join Yasmin Williams, Alice Gerrard and John W. Evans Jr. for stories and music celebrating the life of legendary North Carolina musician Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten.

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In a 1974 photo from Carolina that Ken Burns used in the "Country Music" documentary, Johnny Cash holds up an American Flag. (From Hugh Morton Photographs and Films #P0081, copyright, North Carolina Collection, UNC-Chapel Hill Library.)

Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns’ research team looked at thousands of digitized images across multiple collections that document the country music industry.

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From Andy Griffith to Zilphia Horton — the SFC has been collecting the sounds and culture of the American South for three decades. Happy birthday, SFC!

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University Libraries archivists can take a bow for their part in creating “Voices of Mississippi.” The box set garnered two Grammys for retired Carolina professor Bill Ferris.

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Doc Watson recorded Live at Club 47 in 1963. It is part of the Southern Folklife Collection at the Wilson Special Collections Library and is now available for purchase.

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