A Guide to the Bob Carlin Research Notes, 1754-2006 (bulk 1840-2000) Carlin, Bob, Research Notes 40709

A Guide to the Bob Carlin Research Notes, 1754-2006 (bulk 1840-2000)

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the Library of Virginia
Accession Number 40709


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Accession Number
40709
Title
Bob Carlin Research Notes, 1754-2006 (bulk 1840-2000)
Extent
3.6 cu. ft.
Creator
Bob Carlin
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

Bob Carlin. Research Notes, 1754-2006 (bulk 1840-2000). Accession 40709. Personal papers collection. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Robert Carlin, June 2003.


Biographical Information

Bob Carlin was born 17 March 1953 in New York, New York. Carlin, himself an accomplished banjo player performs and researches minstrel-style banjo music and songs of the mid 1800's. He has also produced and annotated many albums of southern traditional music. Through his work as Visiting Artist at several colleges, Carlin has brought these traditional music forms to a wide range of audiences.

Scope and Content

Research Notes, 1754-2006, of Bob Carlin for his book "The Birth of the Banjo: Joel Walker Sweeney and Early Minstrelsy." The collection consists of census records, correspondence, clippings, drafts, photographs, printed materials such as journal articles, research notes, and sheet music collected by Carlin while conducting research for his book. The folders labeled research notes are arranged geographically by the state in which Carlin conducted his research; these include his handwritten notes and primary source material collected from various repositories. Of note are newspaper articles from the period which Carlin used to construct a chronology of Joel Walker Sweeney's various performances throughout the United States and in Europe with circuses and minstrel shows. Also of note are materials on several well known minstrel show performers such as Polk Miller and the Harmoneons.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically by folder title.


Contents List

Box 1
Folder 1
Bibliographies, 1999-2001.
Box 1
Folder 2
Correspondence, 1977-1997.
Box 1
Folder 3
Correspondence, 1998.
Box 1
Folder 4
Correspondence, 1999.
Box 1
Folder 5
Correspondence, 2000.
Box 1
Folder 6
Correspondence, 2001.
Box 1
Folder 7
Correspondence, 2003-2006.
Box 1
Folder 8
Correspondence, not dated.
Box 1
Folder 9
Draft--Chapter Fourteen: War Years with JEB Stuart, 2001.
Box 1
Folder 10
Drafts--Sweeney Chronology, 1998-2000.
Box 1
Folder 11
Newspapers Articles--Alabama, 1837-1859.
Box 1
Folder 12
Newspapers Articles--Australia, 1849-2005.
Box 1
Folder 13
Newspapers Articles--England, 1842-1843.
Box 2
Folder 1
Newspapers Articles--England, 1844-2000.
Box 2
Folder 2
Newspapers Articles--Georgia, 1837-1858.
Box 2
Folder 3
Newspapers Articles--Kentucky, 1840-2000.
Box 2
Folder 4
Newspapers Articles--Illinois and Indiana, 1860-2000.
Box 2
Folder 5
Newspapers Articles--Louisiana, 1838-2000.
Box 2
Folder 6
Newspapers Articles--Maryland, 1841-1859.
Box 2
Folder 7
Newspapers Articles--Massachusetts(Boston), 1837-1998.
Box 2
Folder 8
Newspapers Articles--Minnesota and Wisconsin, 1860-2000.
Box 2
Folder 9
Newspapers Articles--Miscellaneous, 1754-2002.
Box 2
Folder 10
Newspapers Articles--Miscellaneous, 1840-2000.
Box 2
Folder 11
Newspapers Articles--Mississippi, 1837-2000.
Box 2
Folder 12
Newspapers Articles--Missouri, 1841-2000.
Box 2
Folder 13
Newspapers Articles--New Jersey, 1845-1999.
Box 3
Folder 1
Newspapers Articles--New York, 1839-1841.
Box 3
Folder 2
Newspapers Articles--New York, 1842-2001.
Box 3
Folder 3
Newspapers Articles--Pennsylvania, 1842-2000.
Box 3
Folder 4
Newspapers Articles--South Carolina(Charleston), 1836-1999.
Box 3
Folder 5
Newspapers Articles--Tennessee, 1849-1999.
Box 3
Folder 6
Newspapers Articles--Texas, 1859-1999.
Box 3
Folder 7
Newspapers Articles--Virginia(Lynchburg), 1834-1997.
Box 4
Folder 1
Newspapers Articles--Virginia(Richmond and Petersburg), 1807-1859.
Box 4
Folder 2
Newspapers Articles--Virginia(Richmond and Petersburg), 1836-1998.
Box 4
Folder 3
Newspapers Articles--Washington, D.C., 1841-2000.
Box 4
Folder 4
Photographs, 1986.
Box 4
Folder 5
Printed Material, 1844-1897.
Box 4
Folder 6
Printed Material, 1907-1959.
Box 4
Folder 7
Printed Material, 1960-1969.
Box 5
Folder 1
Printed Material, 1976-1988.
Box 5
Folder 2
Printed Material, 1990-1999.
Box 5
Folder 3
Printed Material, 2000-2005.
Box 5
Folder 4
Printed Material, not dated.
Box 5
Folder 5
Printed Material, not dated.
Box 6
Folder 1
Research--Ebay, 2001-2002.
Box 6
Folder 2
Research--"From Doyle to Wickham to Bollman", 1831-1963.
Box 6
Folder 3
Research--Harmoneons, 1847-2002.
Box 6
Folder 4
Research--Polk Miller, 1892-1935.
Box 6
Folder 5
Research Notes--Alabama, 1971-1999.
Box 6
Folder 6
Research Notes--Circus World Museum, 1885-1998.
Box 6
Folder 7
Research Notes--Georgia, 1998-1999.
Box 6
Folder 8
Research Notes--Louisiana, 1837-1999.
Box 6
Folder 9
Research Notes--Maryland, 1758-2006.
Box 6
Folder 10
Research Notes--Massachusetts, 1840-1999.
Box 6
Folder 11
Research Notes--Miscellaneous, 1830-2006.
Box 7
Folder 1
Research Notes--Miscellaneous, not dated.
Box 7
Folder 2
Research Notes--Mississippi, 1840-1999.
Box 7
Folder 3
Research Notes--New York, 1843-2001.
Box 7
Folder 4
Research Notes--North Carolina, 1979-2000.
Box 7
Folder 5
Research Notes--Ohio, 1851-1998.
Box 7
Folder 6
Research Notes--Online Material, 1999-2006.
Box 7
Folder 7
Research Notes--South Carolina, 1999.
Box 7
Folder 8
Research Notes--Tennessee, 1999-2000.
Box 7
Folder 9
Research Notes--Texas, 1843-1999.
Box 8
Folder 1
Research Notes--Virginia, 1817-1897.
Box 8
Folder 2
Research Notes--Virginia, 1900-2000.
Box 8
Folder 3
Research Notes--Virginia, not dated.
Box 8
Folder 4
Research Notes--Washington, D.C., 1854-2000.
Box 8
Folder 5
Sheet Music, 1840-1854.