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The Barbara McDermitt Recordings, held by the Archives of Appalachia at East Tennessee State University, consists of 28 audiocassette recordings of Ray Hicks, Hattie Presnell, Stanley Hicks and Frank Proffitt, Jr. telling stories, playing music, and singing; 14 photographs, mainly of storytellers; and reports on the field trip tapes as well as a partial transcript of the Ray Hicks tapes. The tapes were recorded in the summer of 1982 in Beech Mountain, North Carolina. The current digital collection contains MP3 file surrogates created in 2022 of all 28 audio recordings in the collection. Digital access to the collection's print and photographic materials is available here.

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