Urban Pioneers interview with Barre Toelken, August 3, 2007. (Cassette Recording Side A)

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Title Urban Pioneers interview with Barre Toelken, August 3, 2007. (Cassette Recording Side A)
Alternative Title Polly Stewart Oral History Project: Interview with Barre Toelken (2007)
Links to Media https://stream.lib.utah.edu/index.php?c=portable_details&id=9659
Creator Toelken, Barre, 1935- ; Stewart, Polly, 1943-2013
Contributor Bateman, Jennifer; Green, Laura Marcus
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2007-08-03
Date Digital 2013-06-21
Temporal Coverage March 4, 2005
Description Recording of an interview by Polly Stewart with Barre Toelken, a participant in the Utah folk music scene of the 1960s. Jennifer Bott [now Bateman] served as sound engineer. Transcript by Laura R. Marcus [now Green]. One of the interview recordings that Polly Stewart and Jennifer Bott conducted for the Utah Folk Music Revival Oral History Project, 2004-2011
Spatial Coverage Salt Lake City (Utah)
Subject Toelken, Barre, 1935- --Interviews; Folk singers--Utah--Interviews; Musicians--Utah--Interviews; Folk music--Utah
Keywords Barre Toelken; Folk revival; Urban Pioneers; Oral history; Interviews
Table of Contents 1. Talking about the term, "urban pioneers," and its connotations for folk song repertoires and folklore research/Talking about personal orientation in folk music, coming originally from "old school"/example of "Blue Mountain" (Monticello, Utah) song; 2. Talking about the concepts inherent in "urban folk revival"; 3. Talking about Hal Bentley and Barre Toelken's early days in Utah; 4. Talking about Caroline Kichura Perry (?) and accounts of the Mountain Meadows Massacre; 5. Talking about relationship with Wayland Hand/entrée into professional folklore; 6. Story about Mountain Meadows Massacre survivor; 7. Talking about the repertoire of folk songs Barre Toelken learned in his own family/story about the song "rolling home"; 8. Collecting folk songs in the Ozarks/talking about variation in folk song versions; 9. Growing up in Quabbin Valley, Massachusetts/learning folk songs during childhood; 10. Spending time in Swannanoa, North Carolina/collecting songs in the Ozarks/relationship with the Spivey family/story about traditional singer Caroline Spivey and the song, "Rose Connolly; 11. Talking about the Heisenberg Principle in folklore study, particularly on the impact of collectors on folk song repertoire; 12. Talking about interest in collecting Child ballads/evolving focus in folklore scholarship from "what should be" to "what's there"
Abstract Folklore scholars Polly Stewart and Barre Toelken talk about their shared experiences during the Utah Folk Music Revival in the 1960s; discuss their careers as folklorist and as musicians
Type Sound
Genre Sound recordings
Format application/pdf
Extent 47 minutes, 48 seconds
Language eng
Rights This material may be protected by copyright. Permission may be required for use in any form. For further information please contact Alison Regan, Head of Scholarship and Education Services at the J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah: alison.regan@utah.edu.
Relation Side A of the Cassette Recording
Is Part of The 30 interview recordings that Polly Stewart and Jennifer Bott conducted for the Utah Folk Music Revival Oral History Project
ARK ark:/87278/s6n87vnp
Setname uu_utfolklore
Date Created 2013-07-01
Date Modified 2014-02-20
ID 716370
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6n87vnp
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