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Wilson Reeves Collection

 Collection — Container: 1
Identifier: BCA 0141 SAA 141

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of recordings made by Wilson Reeves of interviews and performances of old-time and mountain musicians.  Included in the collection are recordings of performances from the 1st Mountain Heritage Folk Festival (1970) in Greenup, KY, a 1972 Buell Kazee interview, an early 1970s Kazee informal concert, selections from musical performances at the 2nd and 3rd Annual Fraley Family Festival in Carter County, KY, and a recording of a July 1983 Lily May Ledford concert.


  • created: 1970-1983

Conditions Governing Access

Records can be accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.  Some recordings are available online.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on use of this material other than federal copyright regulations.


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Language of Materials



Wilson Reeves (1925-2008) was born in Fleming County, KY and attended Berea College.  He was an avid amateur radio operator and collected unique and original recordings, with an extensive library of old-time and mountain music.

Other Descriptive Information

BCA 0141 SAA 141

Processing Information

The collection was arranged by Harry Rice, Sound Archivist.  The finding aid was created in August 2015 by Harry Rice and Lori Myers-Steele, Collections Archivist.

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Repository Details

Part of the Berea College Special Collections and Archives Repository

Hutchins Library
100 Campus Drive
Berea Kentucky 40404 US