Field School for Cultural Documentation: North Mississippi Music Project

This collection consists of oral histories regarding North Mississippi music, with particular emphasis on gospel music.

From 2007-2010, the American Music Archive at the University of Mississippi sponsored the Field School for Cultural Documentation program from the Library of Congress. The field school programs focused on teaching participants how to properly collect oral histories, interview subjects, operate audio recording equipment, and create audio logs.

Michael Taft, David Taylor, and Guha Shanker from the Library of Congress ran the program along with David Warton from UM's Center for the Study of Southern Culture. Student participants came from Southern Studies, and the Departments of Music, and History.

Photo from collection: Cortez Castilla and Mary Warner interview Lemont Wadlington

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2010

Interview with Valeria Beasley-Ross, gospel choir adviser, Valeria Beasley-Ross and Miles Laseter

Followup interview with Valeria Beasley-Ross, gospel choir adviser, Valeria Beasley-Ross, Miles Laseter, and Eric Griffis

Interview with Tambra Benson, singer, Tambra Benson, Mary Amelia Taylor, and Tyler Keith

Interview with Robert Blackmon, singer, Robert Blackmon and Tyler Keith

Followup interview with Michael Brookings, singer, Michael Brookings and Miles Laseter

Interview with Michael Brookings, singer, Michael Brookings and Miles Laseter

Interview with James Brown, church music director, James Brown and Tyler Keith

Interview with James Bullard, singer, James Bullard, Mary Amelia Taylor, and Tyler Keith

Interview with Thomas O'Neal Crivens, Jr., musician, Thomas O'Neal Crivens Jr., Jonathan Dial, and Cathryn Stout

Interview with Mark Davis, singer, Mark Davis and Jonathan Dial

Interview with Michael Dodson, church music director, Michael Dodson, Cathryn Stout, and Michael Dodson

Interview with James Figgs, civil rights activist and DJ, James Figgs, Miles Laseter, and Eric Griffis

Interview with Bobby Hawkins, musician, Bobby Hawkins and Tyler Keith

Interview with Alice Jones, music manager, Alice Jones, Tyler Keith, and Mary Amelia Taylor

Interview with Tara Jones, singer, Tara Jones, Tyler Keith, and Mary Amelia Taylor

Interview with Twanda Jones, singer, Twanda Jones and Tyler Keith

Interview with Daniel Karlish, musician, Daniel Karlish and Tyler Keith

Interview with Ederic Kerney, disc jockey : part 1, Ederic Kerney, Eric Griffis, and Miles Laseter

Interview with Ederic Kerney, disc jockey : part 2, Ederic Kerney, Eric Griffis, and Miles Laseter

Interview with Delmar Lawrence, holy hip-hop artist, Delmar Lawrence, Cathryn Stout, and Jonathan Dial

Interview with Alan Sibley, musician, Alan Sibley and Tyler Keith

Interview with Anne Steel, singer, Anne Steel and Mary Amelia Taylor

2009

Interview with Kevin Briggs, musician, Kevin Briggs, Holley Acey, and K. Duvall Osteen

Interview with Kim Briggs, musician, Kim Briggs, Holley Acey, and K. Duvall Osteen

Interview with Deborah Dunn, singer, Deborah Dunn, Melanie Young, and Kevin Dyess

Interview with Jamuel W. Johnson, musician, Jamuel W. Johnson, Miles Laseter, and Corynne Ware

Interview with Hugh Bill McGuire, singer, Hugh Bill McGuire, Kevin Dyess, and Melanie Young

Interview with Andrew Robinson and Eddie Goliday, ministers, Andrew Robinson, Eddie Goliday, K. Duvall Osteen, and Holly Acey

Interview with Sammie E. Woodall, Sammie E. Woodall, Corynne Ware, and Miles Laseter

Interview with Mary H. Worthem, church musician, Mary H. Worthem, Stephanie E. Little, and Jamison Hollister

Interview with Quay Worthem, church musician, Quay Worthem, Eddie Goliday, and Jamison Hollister

2008

Interview with Casey Dixon, Jr., gospel singer and composer, Casey Dixon Jr., Michael Taft, and Guha Shankar

Interview with Avery Dunn (2008), gospel musician and DJ, Avery Dunn, Erin Boles, and Matt Hopper

Interview with Bernard Dunn, musician, Bernard Dunn, Matt Hopper, and Erin Boles

Interview with Casey Dunn, musician, promoter, and DJ, Casey Dunn, Aaron Rollins, and Stacey Smith

Interview with Eddie Goliday, musician, Eddie Goliday, Camp Best, Cortez Castilla, and Mary Helene Warner

Interview with Kelvin McJunkins, musician, Kelvin McJunkins, Sarah Simonson, and Rebecca Batey

Interview with Earl Myles, musician and record label executive, Earl Myles, Eric Feldman, and Jen Lawrence

Interview with Lee Myles, Sr., record label employee, Lee Myles Sr., Jen Lawrence, and Eric Feldman

Interview with Lester Myles, musician and record label executive, Lester Myles, Eric Feldman, and Jen Lawrence

Interview with Raymond Myles, producer, Raymond Myles, Jen Lawrence, and Eric Feldman

Interview with Shirley Pegues, singer, Shirley Pegues, Stacey Smith, and Aaron Rollins

Interview with LaTrisha Small, singer, LaTrisha Small, Mary Helene Warner, Camp Best, and Cortez Castilla

Interview with Lemont Wadlington, music minister, Lemont Wadlington, Cortez Castilla, Mary Helene Warner, and Camp Best

Interview with Trudy Young, singer, Trudy Young, Sarah Simonson, and Rebecca Batey

Interview with William Young, Jr., musician, William Young Jr., Rebecca Batey, and Sarah Simonson

Interview with William Young, Sr., musician, William Young Sr., Rebecca Batey, and Sarah Simonson

2007

Interview with Scott Barretta, freelance researcher and author, Scott Barretta, Michael Taft, and Guha Shankar

Interview with Kajavia Bean, hair stylist and singer, Kajavia Bean and Kevin Dyess

Interview with Eric Deaton, musician, Eric Deaton, Mary Margaret Miller, Thom Copeland, and Kevin Dyess

Interview with Avery Dunn (2007), gospel musician and DJ : part 1, Avery Dunn, Kevin Dyess, and Mary Margaret Miller

Interview with Avery Dunn (2007), gospel musician and DJ : part 2, Avery Dunn, Kevin Dyess, and Mary Margaret Miller

Interview with Ed Dye, musician : part 1, Ed Dye, E. Nelson Griffin, and Thom Copeland

Interview with Ed Dye, musician : part 2, Ed Dye, E. Nelson Griffin, and Thom Copeland

Interview with Greg Johnson, Blues Curator : part 1, Greg Johnson, Mark Coltrain, Justin Wallace, and Miranda Cully

Interview with Greg Johnson, Blues Curator : part 2, Greg Johnson, Mark Coltrain, Justin Wallace, and Miranda Cully

Interview with Barry McCain, musician and historian : part 1, Barry McCain, Miranda Cully, Mark Coltrain, and Justin Wallace

Interview with Barry McCain, musician and historian : part 2, Barry McCain, Miranda Cully, Mark Coltrain, and Justin Wallace

Interview with Lee Morgan, booking agent, Lee Morgan, Mary Margaret Miller, and Kevin Dyess

Interview with Christine Schultz, musician/artist, Christine Schultz, Thom Copeland, and E. Nelson Griffin

Interview with Herbert Wiley, singer : part 1, Herbert Wiley, Justin Wallace, Miranda Cully, and Mark Coltrain

Interview with Herbert Wiley, singer : part 2, Herbert Wiley, Justin Wallace, Miranda Cully, and Mark Coltrain