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Southern Folklife Collection

Erika Titkemeyer examines a reel of film through a special magnifying lens

Support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will set stage for AV preservation at scale

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A virtual celebration of the music of legendary blues musician John Lee Hooker, featuring performances and discussion.

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When an arsonist tried to destroy the Highlander Research and Education Center in Tennessee, the staff at Wilson Library made sure its archive would live on.

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A virtual exploration of the musical legacy of bluegrass pioneers Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard, featuring performances and discussion.

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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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Don’t miss the first-ever screenings of two newly-preserved films that document some of North Carolina’s most recognizable folk traditions. This two-part series of virtual film screenings looks at the family-run potteries of the eastern Piedmont and the renowned old-time music of Surry County.

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