WorldCat Identities

Coelho, Dennis

Works: 2 works in 2 publications in 1 language and 1 library holdings
Genres: Photographs  Music  Interviews (Sound recordings)  Oral histories 
Roles: Photographer, Author
Most widely held works by Dennis Coelho
South-Central Georgia Folklife Project collection( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Collection of documentary materials resulting from an ethnographic field research project conducted by the American Folklife Center in eight counties of south central Georgia, and at Mt. Zion, Georgia, in July and August 1977 in cooperation with the Arts Experiment Station of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Topics of research were hymn singing, vernacular architecture, occupations, foodways, jokes, and stories from the region, which were documented through approximately 300 hours of audio interviews and recordings made at local events. Subjects of photographs taken during the research include people interviewed for the project; copies of their family photographs; vernacular houses, barns, and outbuildings, including log buildings; tools, furniture, birdhouses, and yard art; wells; tobacco curing, harvesting, warehouses, auctions, farms, and tobacco workers; peanut, cotton, soybean, corn, and wheat fields; crop dusting; churches; religious services, including baptisms, prayers, sermons, hymn singing, tent revivals, and church suppers; barbecue cooking; breakfasts; quilts, crochet, and basket work; woodcarving; vernacular boats, boat repair, and boat building; fishing; graveyards, gravesites and markers; grocery stores, restaurants, dry goods stores, a barber shop, business and roadside signs; a piano repair shop; aerial photographs; gathering wild herbs; trees, landscapes, swamps, rivers; box turtles, catfish, cattle, and dogs. A focus of the fieldwork was hymn singing conventions and gospel singing of white and African American residents, as well as fiddling and old-time music. The collection includes photographs and sound recordings of Hugh McGraw, Raymond Hamrick, J.C. Cooper, and others leading sacred harp singing; other congregational and gospel singing groups; African American children's games, singing games, handclapping, hambone; old-time and bluegrass music featuring local fiddle, guitar, piano, and banjo players. Includes photographs of sculpture, paintings, and gardens at Pope's Museum, Pelham, Georgia, featuring the sculpture and artwork of Laura Pope Forrester who died in 1953. Includes photographs of President Nyerere of Tanzania visiting Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, August 9, 1977. Also Includes photographs of the reception held for the exhibition "Folk Art and Folk Life," at the Library of Congress, with Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Boorstin; Rosalynn Carter, Amy Carter, Mrs. Mary Beth Busbee, J. Michael Carrigan, Jr., Don Yoder, and Rev. Howard Finster, January 26, 1978, and photographs of the exhibition, February, 1978. Includes additional photographs of a seminar held in the Whittall Pavilion, Library of Congress, March 17, 1978, titled "Southern Folk Pottery: The Meaders Family Tradition," with Lanier Meaders, Mrs. Cheever Meaders, John Burrison, and Ralph Rinzler. More photographs of south Georgia cemeteries were taken by Dennis Coelho, Georgia state folklorist, in the summer of 1979. 31 pen-and-ink drawings of buildings and floor plans were made by Howard Marshall. Includes documentation of the exhibition, and proposed publication projects to 1982
Australian folksong scholarship : some problems by Dennis Coelho( Book )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.86 (from 0.86 for South-Cent ... to 1.00 for Australian ...)