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Jeff Titon Kentucky Traditional Music Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: BCA 0093 SAA 093

Scope and Contents

The collection is comprised of ninety audio and ten video field recordings of interviews and performances documenting southeastern Kentucky Old Regular Baptist singing traditions. Also documented are the repertoire and playing style of southern Kentucky fiddler, Clyde Davenport 1990-1991. Also included in the collection is an undated, published video, “A Singing Stream: A Black Family Chronicle” (Landis Family gospel singers of Granville County, North Carolina) produced by Titon associate, Tom Davenport.


  • created: 1990-2016


Conditions Governing Access

Records can be accessed only through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers must obtain permission from Jeff Titon to copy any portion of recordings in this collection.  Additionally, permission must be obtained from the Indian Bottom Association of the Old Regular Baptists to copy or publish any portion of a recording pertaining to Old Regular Baptists.


6.00 boxes_(general)

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Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged in series as follows:

Series 1: Audio Tape Recordings                               

Series 2: Video Recordings                                                            

Series 3: Reference/Viewing and Listening Copies

Other Descriptive Information

BCA 0093 SAA 093

Processing Information

The collection was arranged by Harry Rice, Sound Archivist.  The finding aid was created in 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