Audio-visual Recordings

 Series

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The Dom Flemons American Songster Collection (110 linear feet) consists of audio recordings, materials related to the creation of the album Black Cowboys, reference materials, drafts and liner notes, correspondence, ephemera and tour materials, press and promotional materials, photographs, folk art and fan art, garments, artifacts, framed items, posters, books, digital files (not yet available) and musical instruments. The collection is arranged in thirteen series. It covers the years of 1950 to 2021 (inclusive), with the majority of the documents being from 2008-2022 (bulk). The materials reflect the artistic career of Dom Flemons a singer-songwriter and researcher of American folk music. While the collection focuses most intensely on the years surrounding his Black Cowboys album, it includes materials related to the Carolina Chocolate Drops. The album Black Cowboys was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Folk Album, and for a Blues Music Award for best Acoustic Album. The collection contains documents related to these awards, to the creation of the album, and to the experience of touring the country as a performing artist and the many people whom he met along the way. (EK Batiuk)

Dates

  • circa 1920 - 2022

Extent

From the Collection: 110 Linear Feet : 22 Hollingers; 11 flat oversized boxes; 7 framed items (incl. 1 painting ~ 30” x 70”); 1 TB harddrive (not processed), 56 musical instruments of varying sizes, including 7 banjo type instruments, 1 akonting, 3 accordion type instruments; ; Oversized (flat): 1-16" wide; 2-20" wide; 1-21" wide; 1-24" wide; 4-26" wide; 2-28-1/2" wide

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Special Collections Library
1101 19th Ave. S.
Nashville TN 37212 United States


 

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