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Collection Details


Collection Name: Special Research Projects: Lily Mae Ledford
Repository Name: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Wilson Library. Manuscript Collection. Southern Oral History Program [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
Local Identifier: R.5.
URL: http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/htm/04007.html#d0e51359
Description: Lisa J. Yarger, graduate student in the Curriculum of Folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, conducted these interviews as part of her research for a masters thesis on the life and performing career of musician Lily May Ledford. Ledford was the most well-known member of the Coon Creek Girls, an all-girl hillbilly string band. The interviews offer insights into the lives of mountain women, folk life, women musicians, Depression era radio, the folk revival, and touch on Renfro Valley and manager John Lair.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 3
Broad Subjects: Intellectual life
ASP Subjects: Folk songs; Folklore; North Carolina; Oral history; United States
Collection Code: OHC0004605