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Sacred Harp videocassettes

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0080

Scope and Contents

Ninety-three cassettes of primarily live Sacred Harp performaces spanning the years of 1978-1992. One of the cassettes is a radio interview. The formats include 90 VHS tapes, 1 U-Matic tape, 1 UCA 20 minute tape, and 1 Ampex 60 minute cassette tape.

Dates

  • 1978 - 1992

Conditions Governing Access

Fifteen cassettes have release forms enabling them to be used by the public. These cassettes are: Tape #11 (Box 1) January 25, 1986 Tape #12 (Box 1) February 23, 1986 Tape #15 (Box 1) March 2, 1986 Tape #20 (Box 1) April 13, 1986 Tape #22 (Box 1) May 4, 1986 Tape #23 (Box 1) May 17, 1986 Tape #27 (Box 1) June 27, 1986 Tape #30 (Box 1) June 30, 1986 Tape #33 (Box 1) August 8, 1986 Tape #37 (Box 2) August 16, 1986 Tape #36 (Box 2) August 9, 1986 Tape #38 (Box 2) August 17, 1986 Tape #39 (Box 2) September 14, 1986 Tape #43 (Box 2) October 6, 1986 Tape titled New Harp of Columbia (no number) (Box 3) September 27, 1992

Biographical / Historical

Term "Sacred Harp" refers to the human voice. This musical genre is also called fasola or shape-note-singing.

Extent

3 Linear feet (3 boxes)

Language

English

Overview

Videocassettes of live Sacred Harp performaces throughout the South.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was assembled by Myron W. House and was stored in the Antonio J. Waring Archeological Laboratory until 2021 when they were transferred to Ingram Library Special Collections.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Myron W. House
Title
Guide to the Sacred Harp Videocassettes
Author
Jennifer Sutton
Date
2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States