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Series II: Sound recordings (continued)
AFC 1970/001: AFS 23177-23182, July 1976-August 5, 1976 (continued)
Audio portion of 5-inch open-reel videos documenting faith healing, foot washing, glossolalia, music, road signs, snake handling, services, tent revivals, and testimonies; also includes interviews with beekeeper Lem Owenby.
AFC 1970/001: SR001, October 1976
1 sound cassette ; 60 min.
Demonstration of Sacred Harp method and style of hymn singing (shape notes sung before verses with words). Singers in First Baptist Church, Wears Valley, Tennessee. Probably the same church and singers in tapes SR001-SR004 (Accrual part 13: "Old Harp Singers"). No original ID number.
AFC 1970/001: SR002, October 1976
1 sound cassette ; 60 min.
Hymn singing and conversation; singers in Cades Cove Baptist Church, Wears Valley, Tennessee. Accrual part 13, "Old Harp Singing." No original ID number.
AFC 1970/001: SR003, September 1, 1978
1 sound cassette ; 60 min.
Hymn singing, Sevier County Old Harp Singers, Wears Valley, Tennessee. Probably the same church and singers in tapes SR001-SR004. The tape is broken. Accrual part 13: "Old Harp Singing." No original ID number.
AFC 1970/001: SR004, September 1, 1978
1 sound cassette
Sevier County Old Harp Singers, Wears Valley, Tennessee. The tape was broken, but repaired by an LC engineer to make a digital transfer. Accrual part 13: "Old Harp Singing." No original ID number.
AFC 1970/001: SR005, August 31, 1981
1 sound cassette ; 45 min.
Radio; religious programs. Performers on the radio, in Tennessee and Virginia. Revival preaching, country-style hymn singing. The reference copy is on side A of a 90-minute tape. Accrual part 13: "2 Misc. Tapes, Revivals." Original ID CA-81-J.
AFC 1970/001: SR006, August 15, 1981
The original tape is missing from the tape shell (possibly CA-81-G, recorded August 15, 1981, "Nashville to Kentucky" -- a radio program recorded by Dickinson). For more information see Accrual part 13: "2 Misc. Tapes, Revivals."
AFC 1970/001: SR007, September 5, 1981
1 sound cassette ; 90 min.
Interview (with Dewey Chafin?) on revivals, evening service, snake hunt. Dickinson and Church of The Lord Jesus interviewees, Jolo, West Virginia. Side A: interview. Side B: definition of revival vs. evangelism. The remainder of the original recording is blank. Accrual part 13: "Serpent Handling Churches." Original ID CA-81-K-1.
AFC 1970/001: SR008, September 5, 1981
1 sound cassette ; 90 min.
Homecoming, cane-brake rattlers, Georgia diamondbacks "singing." Musicians, preacher, singer, interviewer: "rural poor," in one of the serpent-handling churches, Jolo, West Virginia. Side A: amplified percussive music, sermon, and discussion on handling snakes. Side B: outdoors discussion (unintelligible), music, discussion of rattlesnakes. Accrual part 13: "Serpent handling churches." Original ID CA-82-K-2.
AFC 1970/001: SR009, September 5, 1981
1 sound cassette ; 90 min.
Interviews after Homecoming, evening service. Eleanor Dickinson, men (one may be Dewey Chafin), serpent-handling church, Jolo, West Virginia. Side A: music, interview about God and the devil, being saved, serpent-handling, plans for serpent hunt. Side B: discussion with two men about snakes, the faith to handle them, nine gifts and five signs, healing; evening service, percussive music. Only 1/4 of side taped. Accrual part 13: "Serpent handling churches." Original ID CA-81-K-3.
AFC 1970/001: SR010, September 6-7, 1981
1 sound cassette ; 90 min.
Continuation of evening service: holiness singing, prayers, testimony, revival preacher, congregation, Church of the Lord Jesus, Jolo, West Virginia. Side A: preaching, music (followed by a blank gap in the tape), music, testimonies of healing; Side B: testimonies, music, conversations on porch, discussion of snake habits, church characteristics. Accrual part 13: "Serpent handling churches." Original ID CA-81-L-1.
AFC 1970/001: SR011, September 7, 1981
1 sound cassette ; 45 min.
Discussion of medical symptoms of snake bites. Dewey and Claire Chafin, Jolo, West Virginia. Reference tape all on side A. Legal issues and snakes in church (followed by a long blank gap), discussion of dead snakes, various symptoms from different types of snake bites. Accrual part 13: "Serpent handling churches." Original ID CA-81-L-2.
AFC 1970/001: SR012, September 7, 1981
1 sound cassette ; 90 min.
Discussion: location of serpent-handling churches, serpents rattling, family discussions, packing up rattlesnakes in boxes after church, getting snake from taxidermist. Dewey Chafin and others, Jolo, West Virginia. "Serpent handling churches." Accrual part 13. Original ID CA-81-M-1.
AFC 1970/001: SR013, August 2, 1981 or September 7, 1981
1 sound cassette ; 45 min.
Finster; Dewey Chafin, Jolo, West Virginia. "Serpent handling churches." Accrual part 13. Original ID CA-81-M-2.
AFC 1970/001: SR014, September 7, 1981
1 sound cassette ; 45 min.
Eleanor Dickinson interviewing Dewey Chafin. Dewey Chafin, Jolo, West Virginia. "Serpent handling churches." Accrual part 13. Original ID CA-81-M-3.
AFC 1970/001: SR015, September 8, 1981
1 sound cassette ; 90 min.
Jolo, West Virginia. The recording has a squeaky background sound, from the original recording. Accrual part 13: "Serpent handling churches." Original ID CA-81-N.
AFC 1970/001: SR016, September 9, 1981
1 sound cassette ; 90 min.
Prayer meeting. Rev. Bob Elkins, Church of the Lord Jesus, Jolo, West Virginia. "Serpent handling churches." Accrual part 13. Original ID CA-81-O.
AFC 1970/001: SR017, August 15, 1981 or September 9, 1981
1 sound cassette
The audio concordance gives September 9, 1981, as recording date. Accrual part 13. Original ID CA-81-P.
AFC 1970/001: SR018, July 4, 1980
1 sound cassette ; 90 min.
Douglas Jeffords, Mount Le Conte, Tennessee. Accrual part 9. Original ID CA-81-I-1
AFC 1970/001: SR019, August 8, 1980
1 sound cassette ; 60 min.
Uncle Lem Owenby, J.T. Higdon, Eleanor Dickinson, Elkmont, Tennessee. Accrual part 9. Original ID CA-80-N-1
AFC 1970/001: SR020, October 1, 1981
1 sound cassette
WSIX Radio Interview (Tennessee State Museum meeting). James Meldriari. Accrual part 9. Original ID CA-81-B-1
AFC 1970/001: SR021, March 31, 1981
1 sound cassette ; 90 min.
Tennessee State Museum meeting. Accrual part 9. Original ID CA-81-B2
AFC 1970/001: SR022, October 21, 1981
1 sound cassette ; 90 min.
Tennessee State Museum Southeast Museum Conference. Accrual part 9. Original ID CA-81-Q-1
AFC 1970/001: SR023, October 24, 1981
1 sound cassette ; 90 min.
Tennessee State Museum. Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Accrual part 9. Original ID CA-81-S
AFC 1970/001: SR024, August 23, 1982
1 sound cassette ; 60 min.
Rev. Howard Finster, Middlesboro, Kentucky. Accrual part 9. Original IDs A-82-and A-1
AFC 1970/001: SR025, August 23, 1982
1 sound cassette ; 90 min.
Rev. Howard Finster and Brother H.H. Mayes, Middlesboro, Kentucky. Accrual part 9. Original IDs A-82-and A-2
AFC 1970/001: SR026, August 23, 1982
1 sound cassette ; 90 min.
Rev. Howard Finster and Brother H.H. Mayes, Middlesboro, Kentucky. Accrual part 9. Original IDs A-82-and A-3
AFC 1970/001: SR027, August 24, 1982
1 sound cassette ; 90 min.
Beverly Finster, Rev. Howard Finster, Eleanor Dickinson, in the car. Accrual part 9. Original ID A-82-B-1
AFC 1970/001: SR028, August 24, 1982
1 sound cassette ; 90 min.
Brother H.H. Mayes and Rev. Howard Finster. Accrual part 9. Original ID A-82-B-2
AFC 1970/001: SR029, August 24, 1982
1 sound cassette
Also may be Brother H.H. Mayes and Rev. Howard Finster. See Accrual part 9 for details. Possibly original ID A-82-B-2; paired with SR030.
AFC 1970/001: SR030, undated
1 sound cassette ; 90 min.
Pete Seeger concert. Accrual part 9. Original ID A-82-C-1.
AFC 1970/001: SR031, undated
1 sound cassette ; 90 min.
Singing songs. Doug Jeffords, Bob Smith, Eleanor Dickinson, Elkmont, Tennessee. Accrual part 9. Original ID A-82-C-2.
AFC 1970/001: SR032, April 3, 1983
1 sound cassette ; 90 min.
Easter Sunday. Rev. Hester, New Light Missionary Baptist Church. Accrual part 9. No original ID number.
AFC 1970/001: SR033, August 11, 1983
1 sound cassette ; 90 min.
Interview with Uncle Lem Owenby, J.T. Higdon, Eleanor Dickinson, Elkmont, Tennessee. Accrual part 9. No original ID number.
AFC 1970/001: SR034, August 11, 1983 or August 14, 1983
1 sound cassette ; 90 min.
Evelyn Gilder Creekmore; Brother H.H. and Sister Lillie Mayes, Elkmont, Tennessee. Accrual part 9. No original ID number.
AFC 1970/001: SR035, August 14, 1983
1 sound cassette ; 90 min.
Brother H.H. and Sister Lillie Mayes, Middlesboro, Tennessee. Accrual part 9. No original ID number.
AFC 1970/001: SR036, August 3, 1983
1 sound cassette ; 90 min.
Christian Rollin Emmit, Savannah, Georgia. Accrual part 9. No original ID number.
AFC 1970/001: SR037, August 3, 1983
1 sound cassette ; 90 min.
Christian Rollin Emmit, Savannah, Georgia. Accrual part 9. No original ID number.
AFC 1970/001: SR038, July 29, 1983
1 sound cassette ; 90 min.
Uncle Lem Owenby and niece Midge Higdon, Elkmont, Tennessee. Accrual part 9. No original ID number.
AFC 1970/001: SR039, July 29, 1983
1 sound cassette ; 90 min.
Uncle Lem Owenby. Only one side recorded. Accrual part 9. No original ID number.
AFC 1970/001: SR040, July 27, 1983
1 sound cassette ; 90 min.
Douglas Heinsohn, Elkmont, Tennessee. Accrual part 9. No original ID number.
AFC 1970/001: SR041, July 28, 1983
1 sound cassette ; 90 min.
Jean Schilling and Lee Schilling, Cosby, Tennessee. Accrual part 9. No original ID number.
AFC 1970/001: SR042, July 7, 1983
1 sound cassette ; 90 min.
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