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NameSouthern Folklife Collection
Parent OrganizationUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
DescriptionThe Southern Folklife Collection is one of the nation's foremost archival resources for the study of American folk music and popular culture. SFC holdings extensively document all forms of southern musical and oral traditions across the entire spectrum of individual and community expressive arts, as well as mainstream media production.

Centered around the John Edwards Memorial Collection, the SFC is especially rich in materials documenting the emergence of old-time, country-western, hillbilly, bluegrass, blues, folk, gospel, rock and roll, Cajun and zydeco musics.

The SFC contains over 250,000 sound recordings, 3,000 video recordings and 8 million feet of motion picture film as well as tens of thousands of photographs, song folios, posters, manuscripts, books, serials, research files and ephemera.
AddressCB #3926, The Wilson Library
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27515-8890
United States
Telephone(919) 962-7105
Fax(919) 962-3594

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