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Preliminary Guide to the Durham Traditional Arts Survey Project records, 2000-2002

Abstract

The Durham Traditional Arts Survey was conducted in the early 2000s as part of the Document Durham project within the Community Programs department at the Center for Documentary Studies. Participants consisted of folklorists and photographers who traveled through Durham County, attempting to document the diversity of various communities by focusing on traditional artists within those communities. One outcome of the DTAS was the Home Made Visible: Durham 2002 exhibition, which highlighted Durham traditional arts and crafts.

Includes fieldwork reports, interview tapes, slides, photographs, and other documentary material from the research and observations conducted by participants in the Durham Traditional Arts Survey Project. Durham communities and artists represented in the project include African American, African immigrants, Latino, Middle Eastern, Jewish, South Indian, and Asian, as well as occupational traditions and rural community traditions. Acquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. Center for Documentary Studies. Community Programs.
Title
Durham Traditional Arts Survey Project records, 2000-2002
Language of Material
English
Extent
1.8 Linear Feet, 900 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Includes fieldwork reports, interview tapes, slides, photographs, and other documentary material from the research and observations conducted by participants in the Durham Traditional Arts Survey Project. Durham communities and artists represented in the project include African American, African immigrants, Latino, Middle Eastern, Jewish, South Indian, and Asian, as well as occupational traditions and rural community traditions. Acquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts.

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Contents of the Collection

Includes fieldwork reports, interview tapes, slides, photographs, and other documentary material from the research and observations conducted by participants in the Durham Traditional Arts Survey Project. Durham communities and artists represented in the project include African American, African immigrants, Latino, Middle Eastern, Jewish, South Indian, and Asian, as well as occupational traditions and rural community traditions. Acquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts.

This accession has not been processed, and the arrangement reflects the condition of the collection as it arrived at Duke Special Collections. Materials appear to have been sorted by the name of each fieldworker participating in the project. Boxes 1 and 2 include the project's administrative files, final reports, interview notes, and in many cases the audiocassettes or electronic media used by the fieldworker. Box 3 contains photographs, negatives, slides, and contact sheets, also arranged by participant.

Durham Traditional Arts Survey Project administrative files
Box 1
Durham Traditional Arts Survey Project overview documents, Home Made Visible exhibit (product), 2001-2002
Box 1
Home Made Visible exhibit booklet
Box 1
Mary Lee fieldnotes, photographic log, 2001 December 1 (includes 1 floppy disk)
Box 1
Sneha Shah, 2001 December 1. Interviewer: Mary Lee (includes 1 audiocassette)
Box 1
Kruti Desai and Mehul Desai, 2001 December 2. Interviewer: Mary Lee (includes 1 audiocassette)
Box 1
Sarvamangala Tadepalli, 2001 December 6. Interviewer: Mary Lee (includes 1 audiocassette)
Box 1
Linda Davis, 2001 December 1. Interviewer: Mary Lee (includes 1 audiocassette)
Box 1
Sapna Karth, 2001 December 1. Interviewer: Mary Lee (includes 1 audiocassette)
Box 1
Mary-Anne McDonald and Ann-Marie Villanova. Latino culture, 2001 January-May (includes 1 floppy disk and 2 minidiscs)
Box 1
Braima Moiwai, 2001 November 28. Interviewer: Michelle Lanier Segbefia (includes 2 audiocassettes)
Box 1
Zakiah Moukanna. Interviewer: Barbara Lau (includes 2 audiocassettes)
Box 2
Maria Horvath/John Horvath, 2001 November 12. Interviewer: Barbara Lau
Box 2
Clellie White, 2001 February 27. Interviewer: Lesley Williams
Box 2
William Lewis, researcher fieldnotes
Box 2
Pearl Holman, 2001 October 19. Interviewer: William Lewis (includes 1 audiocassette)
Box 2
Matt Yarborough, 2001 October 17. Interviewer: William Lewis (includes 1 audiocassette)
Box 2
George Peaks Jr., 2001 October 22. Interviewer: William Lewis (includes 1 audiocassette)
Box 2
Tosh Tanaka, Asian community researcher
Box 2
Debbie Suchoff, 2001 October 14. Interviewer: Nancy Kalow (includes digital audiotape)
Box 2
Steve Herman, 2001 October 10. Interviewer: Nancy Kalow
Box 2
Galia Goodman, 2001 October 18. Interviewer: Nancy Kalow (includes 2 digital audiotapes)
Box 2
Nancy Kalow fieldnotes and photo logs
Box 2
Mark Sheftall fieldnotes
Box 2
John Horvath, negatives and slides
Box 3
Zakiah Moukanna (embroidery), slides
Box 3
Clellie White (hatmaker), slides
Box 3
Little River (quilter), prints
Box 3
Zakiah Moukanna, prints
Box 3
Ken Maynor, prints
Box 3
Clellie White, prints
Box 3
Braima Moiwai gara
Box 3
Joseph Parker, negatives and prints
Box 3
Galia Goodman
Box 3
Steve Henry Herman
Box 3
Braima Moiwai
Box 3
Photos of Home Made Visible exhibit at Durham Arts Center, February 2002
Box 3
Preparation and celebration of the Feast of Virgen de Guadelupe, December 2001
Box 3
Clellie White and homemade hats
Box 3
Durham Christmas Parade, December 2000
Box 3
Durham's Indian community
Box 3
William Lewis
Box 3
Immaculate Conception Church, Chapel Hill
Box 3

Historical Note

The Durham Traditional Arts Survey was conducted in the early 2000s as part of the Document Durham project within the Community Programs department at the Center for Documentary Studies. Participants consisted of folklorists and photographers who traveled through Durham County, attempting to document the diversity of various communities by focusing on traditional artists within those communities. One outcome of the DTAS was the "Home Made Visible: Durham 2002" exhibition, which highlighted Durham traditional arts and crafts.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Durham Traditional Arts Survey Project records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Durham Traditional Arts Survey Project records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2009.

Processing Information

Processed by Meghan Lyon, March 2009

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, March 2009

This collection is minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.