Browse Collections (21 total)

Forward Ever: Birmingham-Southern Sings

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On May 24, 2024, Birmingham-Southern College graduated its final class of seniors; the college officially ceased operations one week later, on Friday,…

Alabama Ramblers (Company B, 1343rd Combat Engineering Battalion)

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“It was a good feeling to know that you had touched some hearts, and made them think about home.” – Dale Casteel of the Alabama Ramblers (2024…

Darwin Lee Hill: "Real Hillbilly" Interview Collection

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The Darwin Lee Hill “Real Hillbilly” Interviews Collection consists of more than sixty recorded conversations with many of the pioneers, and a few…

Birmingham Jazz Ads: Newspaper File

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Newspaper advertisements and other news items reflecting the culture and development of jazz in Birmingham, Alabama.Items in this collection reflect a…

Beech Mountain, NC: Newspaper File

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News clippings documenting the music and craft community of and around Beech Mountain, North Carolina. These clippings are presented as complement to…

Beech Mountain, NC: Jack Guy Audio Collection

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Presented in collaboration with the North Carolina Folklife Institue, the Jack Guy Collection offers rare access -- through audio recordings,…

Beech Mountain, NC: Jack Guy Film Collection

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Presented in collaboration with the North Carolina Folklife Institue, the Jack Guy Collection offers rare access -- through audio recordings,…

Beech Mountain, NC: Jack Guy Photo Collection

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Presented in collaboration with the North Carolina Folklife Institue, the Jack Guy Collection offers rare access -- through audio recordings,…

Meridian Flea Market Tapes

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Unaccompanied gospel hymn singing captured on cassette tape in the 1980s and 1990s. The tapes were purchased from a Meridian, Mississippi, flea market…

Johnson Family String Band

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A collection of materials documenting the Johnson Family string band of Sand Mountain, Alabama. Included are:* excerpts of 1953 radio broadcasts of…

In Memoriam

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A collection of funeral programs and other print tributes, presented in remembrance of beloved musicians. You can help us honor the musical legacies…

Pamphlets, Programs, Songbooks, and Magazines

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A miscellany of southern musical programs, pamphlets, and other publications from our collection. More to come.

Frank "Doc" Adams: Oral History Collection

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From August 2009 to the spring of 2011, writer Burgin Mathews recorded over 150 hours of oral history interviews with jazz musician and educator Dr.…

Alabama Punk Flyers

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Flyers and other promotional materials from DIY / punk scenes, venues, and bands across Alabama, 1980s - present. Note: This collection is a work in…

Oral Histories

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Audio recordings of oral history interviews reflecting a range of music traditions. This collection is always and steadily growing, so please check…

Gip's Place: Live Recordings

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Live recordings from the legendary juke joint in Bessemer, Alabama, at the home of Mr. Henry "Gip" Gipson.

Recordings by Ray Whirlwind, courtesy…

Alabama Country & Bluegrass

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Photographs, recordings, and ephemera documenting country, bluegrass, and related music traditions in Alabama.If you've got personal or family…

Alabama Music Photos: The Music of Politics

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Photo collection documenting the interplay of music and politics and Alabama history.

Birmingham Jazz: Photo Collection

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For many years, Birmingham, Alabama, was home to a unique, influential -- and for the most part unsung -- jazz tradition, one rooted largely in the…

Birmingham Blues & Jazz: Audio Collection

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Rescued blues and jazz audio -- including live recordings and home tapes -- by Birmingham, Alabama, musicians, 1950s - 1980s.Highlights include…