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Cratis D. Williams Audio / Video Reference Collection

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Cratis D. Williams Audio / Video Reference Collection, 1971-1981 | Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

By Harry Rice and Lori Myers-Steele

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Title: Cratis D. Williams Audio / Video Reference Collection, 1971-1981Add to your cart.

Extent: 4.0 MS boxes

Subjects: Appalachian Region, Southern -- Music., Appalachian Region, Southern -- Religious life and customs., Ballads, English -- Appalachian Region, Southern., English language -- Dialects -- Appalachian Region, Southern., English language -- Spoken English -- Appalachian Region, Southern., Folklore -- Appalachian Region., Mountain life -- Appalachian Region, Southern., Williams, Cratis D. -- 1911-1985

Languages: English

Abstract

Cratis Williams was a scholar and folklorist who was an early leader in establishing the discipline of Appalachian Studies. He was an eastern Kentucky native but spent the major part of his academic career teaching literature, speech, and drama at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.

The audio and video recordings in this collection document Williams' class lectures, interviews, and public performances at Berea College during the period 1971-1985. In varying combinations, these presentations focus on Appalachian history and culture especially the areas of speech, music, religion, and literature.

His approach to understanding the cultural life and history of the southern Appalachian region was interdisciplinary, synthesizing the region’s history, economics, literature, speech, music, religion, politics, philosophy, folk tales and folk art. Among his well-known written works are The Southern Mountaineer in Fact and Fiction, Southern Mountain Speech, Ballads and Songs, and I Became a Teacher.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of audio and video recordings of class lectures, concerts, and interviews of Appalachian scholar and folklorist Cratis Williams during the period 1971-1985. The material includes Williams' several appearances at Berea College and other institutions during the 1970s and video interviews from the early 1980s with Williams and others that were recorded as part of a documentary project on Williams' life and work.

Subject/Index Terms

Appalachian Region, Southern -- Music.
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Religious life and customs.
Ballads, English -- Appalachian Region, Southern.
English language -- Dialects -- Appalachian Region, Southern.
English language -- Spoken English -- Appalachian Region, Southern.
Folklore -- Appalachian Region.
Mountain life -- Appalachian Region, Southern.
Williams, Cratis D. -- 1911-1985

Administrative Information

Repository: Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

Access Restrictions: Follow links in the box lists to hear / view recordings. The Collection can be accessed directly through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.

Use Restrictions: There are no restrictions on use of this material other than federal copyright regulations.

Preferred Citation: [Object identification], Cratis D. Williams Audio and Video Reference Collection, Berea College Special Collections & Archives, Berea, KY.

Processing Information: The collection was arranged by Harry Rice, Sound Archivist.  The finding aid was created in August 2015 by Harry Rice and Lori Myers-Steele, Collections Archivist. Links to digital recordings added 2018.

Other Note:

For viewing and/or listening, follow the access links accompanying each of the listed recordings.

BCA 0146 SAA 146


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Box 4: Library Audio Video Viewing / Listening CopiesAdd to your cart.
Item 1: AC-VR-012-001Add to your cart.
DVD Viewing Copy: Lecture and concert, Berea College [June 28, 1973].
Item 2: AC-VR-012-002Add to your cart.
DVD Viewing Copy: Lecture 6-25-74: "Appalachian History and Culture-A General View".
Item 3: AC-VT-009-001Add to your cart.
DVD Viewing Copy: Cratis Williams lecture at Sue Bennett College Folk Festival in London, KY, n.d.
Item 4: AC-VT-009-002Add to your cart.
DVD Viewing Copy: Appalachian Studies Conference: Tribute to Cratis Williams [4-29-85]
Item 5: AC-VT-009-003Add to your cart.
DVD Viewing Copy: Cratis Williams interviewed by Roger Whitener at Appalachian State University 1981
Item 6: AC-VT-009-004Add to your cart.
DVD Viewing Copy: Cratis Williams: Lecture and concert, Berea College [June 28, 1973].
Item 7: AC-VT-009-005Add to your cart.
DVD Viewing Copy: (VHS Copy of AC-VR-012-002.) Cratis Williams Lecture 6-25-74.
Item 8: AC-VT-105-001Add to your cart.
DVD Viewing Copy: Cratis Williams Documentary Rough Cut. Includes commentary by Williams, Loyal Jones, Ray Williams, Jim Wayne Miller, Grace Tony Edwards, Gurney Norman, Patricia Beaver, and Herbie Smith.
Item 9: SC-VT-127-001Add to your cart.
DVD Viewing Copy: INTERVIEW KET Bywords #210 (Umatic Tape #5):  Cratis Williams by Richard Bellando
Item 10: KY-UV-001-001Add to your cart.
DVD Viewing Copy: Portions of documentary in progress. CW talking about settlement of Appalachian region, his family upbringing and early education.
Item 11: KY-UV-001-002Add to your cart.
DVD Viewing Copy: Cratis Williams Documentary Unedited Video - Jean Ritchie 5-18-83 reflecting on CW's place in regional scholarship.
Item 12: KY-UV-001-003Add to your cart.
DVD Viewing Copy: Cratis Williams Documentary Unedited Video - Crockett Home By Fireplace.
Item 13: KY-UV-001-004Add to your cart.
DVD Viewing Copy: Cratis Williams Documentary Unedited Video - Fireplace  and "B" Roll.
Item 14: KY-UV-001-005Add to your cart.
DVD Viewing Copy: Cratis Williams Documentary Unedited Video - Tape #18 - Cold Springs / Breaks [Interstate Park] / Teaching / Scotch Irish Spirituality and Religion 8-26-82.
Item 15: KY-UV-001-006Add to your cart.
DVD Viewing Copy: Cratis Williams Documentary Unedited Video - Kitchen - Ballads.
Item 16: KY-UV-001-007Add to your cart.
DVD Viewing Copy: Cratis Williams Documentary Unedited Video - Ballads in Kitchen - 2nd tape and Environmental "B" Roll.
Item 17: KY-UV-001-008Add to your cart.
DVD Viewing Copy: Cratis Williams Documentary Unedited Video - Ballads in Kitchen - Broadsides.
Item 18: KY-UV-001-009Add to your cart.
DVD Viewing Copy: Cratis Williams Documentary Unedited Video - Ballads - Speaking to unnamed group. Tape II 6-7-82.
Item 19: KY-UV-001-010Add to your cart.
DVD Viewing Copy: Cratis Williams Documentary Unedited Video - Telling the tale, "Mutsmag"  - Part One 6-11-82, Hindman, KY.
Item 20: KY-UV-001-011Add to your cart.
DVD Viewing Copy: Cratis Williams Documentary Unedited Video - Telling the tale, "Mutsmag" - Part Two 6-11-82, Hindman, KY.
Item 21: KY-UV-001-012Add to your cart.
DVD Viewing Copy: Cratis Williams Documentary Unedited Video - Speaking about Appalachian Speech / Language, Natural Bridge State Park, October 1980.
Item 22: KY-UV-001-013Add to your cart.
DVD Viewing Copy: Cratis Williams Our Appalachia - Mountain Speech and Oral Traditions produced by Morehead State University.
Item 23: AC-OR-010-009Add to your cart.
CD Listening Copy: Cratis Williams: January 7, 1981 in Berea. Williams singing tunes to some of the songs in his 1937 M.A. thesis (University of Kentucky) on "Ballads and Songs" of the Appalachian region.

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