ROGER HOWELL MEMORY COLLECTION 07-014
Copies of sound recordings and papers
.2 linear feet manuscripts (photocopies)
14 CDs (1 commercial ; 13 copies of CD-Rs)
These recordings only for research purposes. Research copies can be made at discretion of archivist or director.
These materials were donated to the Center by the Ramsey Center for Regional Studies in Mars Hill, North Carolina on December 4, 2007. Originals reside at Mars Hill College.
Agency History/biographical sketch:
Roger Howell was
Scope and Content:
consists of thirteen CD-Rs containing over 350 recorded fiddle tunes by Roger
Howell of Madison County, North Carolina. Howell is influenced by traditional
fiddling styles from the South as well as other parts of the country. Log
sheets of the tunes listed on the CD-Rs are available. Other materials include
a biography of Howell, an article written by him in 1997 titled “The Traditions
Continue: A History of Music in Madison County, North Carolina.” The commercial
CD by Howell from Bearwallow Music is titled Hills & Heroes: A Tribute to My Musical Heroes from
This collection, including the deposited CD-Rs, is located on the mezzanine with other manuscript materials by accession number. The commercial CD is filed with other commercial recordings. All are searchable in InMagic. Research copies of the CDs are located with the other copied materials (CDD-245-A/M).
The Center has numerous materials, both secondary and primary regarding traditional fiddling. Reading Room materials may be searched in the Voyager catalog. Fiddle tunes may be found in manuscript music, sheet music, sound recordings and rare books. All special collection categories are searchable through the InMagic databases.
Folder 2 Log sheets
Folder 3 CD-Rs of Memory Collection
LPC February 2008