Summer - Fall 2010

Summer - Fall 2010

From the Corner of Elm and Friendly

Title:  From the Corner of Elm and Friendly

Creator:  Shelley Crisp

Subject:  William Sydney Porter, O. Henry, North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame, George Moses Horton, The Hope of Liberty, William S. Powell, Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, Olive Tilford Dragon, Call Home the Heart, Fielding Burke, Caldwell Lecture for the Humanities, Fred Chappell, Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities, Road Scholars, Let’s Talk About It, Teachers Institute, Museum on Main Street, Pea Island Rescue Men

Description:  Executive Director Shelley Crisp writes on the legacy of O. Henry and opportunities from the Humanities Council. 

Contributor:  William Sydney Porter (O. Henry)

 

John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities

Title:  The 2009 Caldwell Lecture in the Humanities, “W.E.B. Du Bois, the Humanities, and the Pursuit of Freedom”

Creator:  Reginald F. Hildebrand

Subject:  William Edward Burghardt (W.E.B.) Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folks, Black Reconstruction, NAACP, Niagara Movement, Pan African Conferences, The Crisis, Atlanta University, African American Studies, The Star of Ethiopia, racism, humanities, Josie, Booker T. Washington, liberal arts, Marsha Warren, John Hope Franklin, Doris Betts, Jaki Shelton Green, Katey Schultz, Joyce Grear

Description:  UNC Chapel Hill associate professor and author Reginald F. Hildebrand delivers the Caldwell Lecture in the Humanities honoring Caldwell Laureate Marsha White Warren.

Contributor:  W.E.B. Du Bois

 

Crossroads

Title:  North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame:  “Literature Is North Carolina’s Art”

Creator:  Lorraine Hale Robinson

Subject:  hall of fame, kronos, kairos, Old North State, Sally Buckner, Our Words, Our Ways, North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame, Boyd Room, Weymouth Center for the arts & Humanities, Bernice Kelly Harris, Janey Jeems, Folk Plays of Eastern North Carolina, Charles W. Chestnutt, The Conjure Woman, The Marrow of Tradition, William S. Powell, The North Carolina Gazatteer: A Dictionary of Tar Heel Places, Iron Duff, Haywood County, Fred Chappell, Shadow Box: Poems, Lee Smith, Guy Owens, James Applewhite, Reynolds Price, Samm-Art Williams

Description:  Lorraine Hale Robinson, director of the East Carolina University Center for the Liberal Arts, discusses how literature is the art of North Carolina and the creation of North Carolina’s Literary Hall of Fame.

 

Title:  The Writingest State

Creator:  Shelley Crisp

Subject:  Doris Betts, North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame, Caldwell Laureate, Ed Southern, North Carolina Writers’ Network, Lee Smith, Let’s Talk About It, Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities, Sam Ragan, North Carolina Collection of the Wilson Library, UNC Chapel Hill

Description:  Executive Director Shelley Crisp writes on Doris Betts calling North Carolina the “writingest state”, the Literary Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, and the coverage of literature in this month’s Conversations

 

Title:  North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame to Induct Five Writers

Creator:  North Carolina Humanities Council

Subject:  Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities, Southern Pines, Literary Hall of Fame, W.J. Cash, Allan Gurganus, Robert Morgan, Walter Hines Page, Samm-Art Williams

Description:  Five writers are inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame.

 

Title:  Weymouth, Writers, and Words

Creator:  Sally Buckner

Subject:  James Boyd, Katharine Lamont, Campbell House, Moore County Arts Council, John Galsworthy, Drums, Pilot, southern Pines, Paul and Elizabeth Green, Nancy Sokoloff, Free Company of Players

Description:  Sally Buckner writes on the history behind James Boyd and the Weymouth house. 

 

Title:  “To Remember, Honor, and Celebrate”

Creator:  Marsha White Warren

Subject:  Sam Ragan, Caldwell Laureate, North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame, Center for the Book, Library of Congress, State Library, Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities, Department of Cultural Resources, Betty Rae McCain, North Carolina Poetry Society, North Carolina Haiku Society, North Carolina Writers Conference, North Carolina Writers’ Network, North Carolina Collection of the Wilson Library, Roy Parker, Jr.

Description:  Marsha White Warren, 2009 Caldwell Laureate and the executive director of the Paul Green Foundation, collaborated with Sam Ragan in the creation of the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame and writes about its inception. 

 

Title:  North Carolina Writers’ Network:   Sustaining Writers for a Quarter of a Century

Creator:  Ed Southern

Subject:  statewide, writing, Marsha White Warren, Jonathan Daniels, Southern Literary Renaissance, North Carolina Writers’ Network, newsletter, Fall Conference, education, craft, business, critique, community

Description:  Executive Director of the North Carolina Writers’ Network Ed Southern writes about the creation of the North Carolina Writers’ Network and its benefit to North Carolina’s community of writers.

 

Title:  North Carolina’s Literary History Discovered

Creator:  Robert Anthony

Subject:  North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Red Carolina Novels, Snow L. and B.W.C. Roberts Collection of North Carolina Fiction, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Verona Joyner Langford North Carolina Collection, Atkins Library, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, North Carolina Chapter of the American Association of University Women, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Belk Library, Appalachian State University, Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Special Collections Library, Duke University, Southern Historical Collection, online literary map

Description:  Robert Anthony, curator of the North Carolina Collection at the Univeristy of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library, write on the resources and archives available from the state’s libraries. 

 

Title:  North Carolina’s Literary Magazines

Creator: The North Carolina Humanities Council

Subject:  literary magazines, North Carolina, Appalachian Journal: A Regional Studies Review, Asheville Poetry Review, Blindside Publishing, Carolina Quarterly, Cold Mountain Review, Crucible, Fresh Literary Magazine, The Greensboro Review, International Poetry Review, Iodine Poetry Review, Main Street Rag, North Carolina Literary Review, Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora, Pembroke Magazine, Southern Cultures, The Southern Literary Journal, southern Exposure, The Sun Magazine, Tar River Poetry, Wild Goose Poetry Review

Description:  The Humanities Council compiles a list of North Carolina’s literary magazines. 

 

Title:  To Freeze a Moment in Time

Creator:  Jennifer McCollum

Subject:  Jan Hensley, photograph, contemporary writers, Southern literature, Eudora Welty, North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame, Fred Chappell, Lewis Rubin, Jr., Clyde Edgerton, Lee Smith, Jill McCorkle, Burke Davis, Mary Jarrell, Wilma Dykeman, Jonathan Williams, stories

Description:  Jennifer McCollum writes on the work of Jan Hensley, photographing contemporary Southern writers since 1988.

 

Road Scholars

Title:  More Excitement on the Road

Creator:  The North Carolina Humanities Council

Subject:  Robert Billinger, Sally Greene, Scott Mason, Char Solomon, Emily Herring Wilson, Kenneth Zogry, Umesh Gulati, Lynn Salsi, Mary Wayne Watson

Description:  The North Carolina Humanities Council welcomes new presenters for the 2010 Road Scholars program.

 

Let's Talk About It

Title: Great Art and Fresh Thinking

Creator:  The North Carolina Humanities Council

Subject:  North Carolina Humanities Council, North Carolina Center for the Book, Picturing America: Places in the Heart, American Library Association Public Programs Office, National Endowment for the Humanities, Institute for Museum and Library Services, Altered Landscapes: North Carolina’s Changing World, Plant Life, Pam Duncan, Blood Done Sign My Name, Tim Tyson, Garden Spells, Sarah Addison Allen, Salt, Isabel Zuber, If You Want Me to Stay, Michael Parker

Description:  The Let’s Talk About It program is back for another year with even more series added due to popular demand. 

 

Title:  Picturing America: Places in the Heart

Creator:  Suzanne Ozment

Subject:  Places in the Heart, Let’s Talk About It, American art, National Endowment for the Humanities, Picturing American collection, Thomas Cole, Walker Evans, Joseph Stella, N.C. Wyeth, John Edgar, Norman Maclean, Kent Haruf, Marilynne Robinson, Richard Russo

Description:  Suzanne Ozment, executive vice-chancellor for academic affairs and professor of English at the University of South Carolina at Aiken, writes about the Let’s Talk About It Picturing American series Places in the Heart

 

2009 Annual Report to the People

Title:  The 2009 Annual Report to the People

Creator:  Shelley Crisp

Subject:  North Carolina Humanities Council, public funding, programs, partnerships, volunteer, Road Scholar, Teachers Institute, Let’s Talk About It, “Asheville Wordfest”, Smithsonian Institution of the American Indian, Raising the Story of Menhaden Fishing, NC Roadwork, Picturing America, National Endowment for the Humanities, Café Society, Museum on Main Street, New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music, trustees, budget

Description:  Executive Director Shelley Crisp reflects on the year 2009 at the North Carolina Humanities Council.

 

Title:  Regrants

Creator:  The North Carolina Humanities Council

Subject: planning grants, mini-grants, large grants, cultural, educational, NC Roadwork, Picturing America, Café Society, Ashe County, Carteret County, Duplin County, Watauga County, Buncombe County, Durham County, Forsyth County, Guilford County, Madison County, Moore County, Pitt County, Wake County, Bladen County, Warren County, Davie County, Dare County, Halifax County, Mecklenburg County, Orange County

Description:  The North Carolina Humanities Council awarded four planning grants, twenty-three mini-grants, and seventeen large grants to cultural and educational organizations in 2009.

 

Title:  The Teachers Institute

Creator:  The North Carolina Humanities Council

Subject:  professional development, K-12, seminars, interdisciplinary, North Carolina Textile History: Stories of Mill Workers, Roxanne Newton, The Culture of Textiles in North Carolina: Past, Present, and Future, James L. Leloudis, Rachel Willis, Pamela Grundy, Melton McLaurin, The Segregated South through Autobiography, “The South in Black and White”, Tim Tyson

Description:  In 2009 the Teachers Institute offered three seminars for the state’s educators.

 

Title:  Let’s Talk About It

Creator:  The North Carolina Humanities Council

Subject:  library, discussion, scholars, community, books, films, poetry, theme, North Carolina Center for the Book, North Carolina Humanities Council, Burke County, Cabarrus County, Carteret County, Caswell County, Craven County, Davidson County, Davie County, Henderson County, Iredell County, Madison County, Martin County, McDowell County, Nash County, Onslow County, Orange County, Pamlico County, Person County, Pitt County, Richmond County, Union County, Vance County

Description:  The Let’s Talk About It library discussion series visited twenty-two counties in 2009.

 

Title:  Road Scholars

Creator:  The North Carolina Humanities Council

Subject: Alamance County, Allegheny County, Ashe County, Avery County, Buncombe County, Cabarrus County, Caldwell County, Carteret County, Catawba County, Chatham County, Cherokee County, Cleveland County, Columbus County, Craven County, Cumberland County, Currituck County, Dare County, Davidson County, Davie County, Durham County, Forsyth County, Gaston County, Guilford County, Henderson County, Johnston County, Lincoln County, Madison County, McDowell County, Moore County, Nash County, New Hanover County, Orange County, Pasquotank County, Pender County, Richmond County, Rockingham County, Rowan County, Rutherford County, Surry County, Transylvania County, Tyrrell County, Union County, Wake County, Watauga County, Wayne County, Wilkes County

Description:  The North Carolina Humanities Council Road Scholars program visited forty-six counties in 2009. 

 

Teachers Institute

Title:  Appalachian Voices – The 2010 Teachers Institute Summer Seminar

Creator:  The North Carolina Humanities Council

Subject:  history, folklore, literature, film, diversity, identity, race, ethnicity, gender, Appalachia, culture, Paul and Florence Thomas Art School, Glendale Springs, Wayne Henderson, Ann Woodford, Laura Pinnix, Fred Chappell, Orville Hicks, Doughton Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, Ashe County, Patricia Beaver, Sandra L. Ballard, John Insoce, Jane Lonon

Description:  2010 Teachers Institute summer seminar hosted thirty-eight teachers who addressed issue of diversity and identity in gender, race, ethnicity, and class in Appalachia. 

 

Title:  AlumNews

Creator: The North Carolina Humanities Council

Subject:  Diana Betts, Nonya Brown Chesney, Kevin Clary, Caroline Cordell, Nikki Covington, Mary Jo Edwards, Brenda Johnson, Lynne McNeil, Theresa P. Pierce, Debbie Russell, Amanda Smith, Mary Kent Whitaker

Description:  North Carolina Teachers Institute Alum give updates on news in their professional lives.

 

Title:  Teachers Institute Alum Collects Oral Histories for Project on Southern Textile Culture

Creator:  Kelly Wheeler

Subject:  South, Rockingham, mills, textile, factories, North Carolina Humanities Council, Teachers Institute, photography, stories, book, journey, legacy

Description:  Kelly Wheeler writes about her journey to document the legacy of textile workers in Rockingham County, inspired by her time at the Teachers Institute. 

 

Museum on Main Street

Title:  Reflections on New Harmonies:  The Debut of New Harmonies

Creator:  Matthew J. Edwards

Subject:  Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, Smithsonian Institution, Museum on Main Street, Richard Burr, Virginia Foxx, Linda Carlisle, community outreach

Description:  Matthew J. Edwards, Executive Director at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, writes about the success of the debut of New Harmonies.

 

Title:  Reflections on New Harmonies: New Harmonies May Opening in Warren County

Creator:  Emily Shaw

Subject:  Warren County Memorial Library, G.K. Butterfield, Doug Berger, Floyd McKissick, Jr., Michael Wray, Valeria Lee, WVSP 90.9 FM, Michael Taylor, Alan Reid and Friends, Mandolin Orange, Joe “B” Cuthchins, Jr., the Bullock Family Gospel Singers, Smithsonian Institution, Warrenton

Description:  Library at the Warren County Memorial Library, Emily Shaw, writes on the success of the May opening of New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music in Warren County.

 

Title:  Tone and Timbre:  The Warrenton Echoes Gospel Quartet

Creator:  Michael Taylor

Subject: New Harmonies, folklorist, memory, Warren County Memorial Library, Warrenton Echoes, gospel, African American, Roy “June” Foster, James Carter, quartet, fields

Description:  Folklorist Michael Taylor shares a segment from his interviews with music makers in Warren County. 

 

From the Field

Title:  Peaceful Heroes

Creator:  Harlan Joel Gradin

Subject:  Inspector Frank Newcombe, U.S. Life Saving Service, Superintendent Sumner Kimball, Life Saving Station Number 17, Pea Island, Richard Etheridge, African American, slave, Union Army, Buffalo Soldier, Roanoke Island Freemen’s Colony, post-Reconstruction, Jim Crow, Disfranchisement, Fire on the Beach: Recovering the Lost Story of Richard Etheridge and the Pea Island Lifesavers, Rescue Men, Allan R. Jones, Dreamquest Productions, David Wright, David Zoby, Indoor Theatre at Roanoke Island Festival Park, Outer Banks History Center, Chicamacomico Life Saving Station Historical Site, National Park Service’s Outer Banks Group, Outer Banks Community Foundation, Pea Island Lifesavers Museum, North Carolina Aquarium, Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, Rear Admiral Stephen W. Rochon, Revenue Marie Service of the Treasury Department

Description:  Harlan Joel Gradin writes about an important time in NC maritime history and the film debut that chronicles the story of the Rescue Men

 

North Carolina Humanities Council

Title:  Humanities Council Trustees

Creator:  The North Carolina Humanities Council

Subject:  Porter Durham, Townsend Ludington, Miranda Monroe, Jim Preston, Greg Richardson, Richard Shramm, Magdalena Maiz-Pena, George Stuart

Description:  The North Carolina Humanities Council reelected six current trustees to serve, as well as two new trustees. 

 

The Last Word

Title:  Poems by Robert Morgan

Creator:  Robert Morgan

Subject:  “Soft Mountains”, ”Squirrel Nest”, “Blue Honey”, “The Mareslide”, “Endowments”, “Mound Builders”

Description:  A 2010 inductee to the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame, Robert Morgan shares six of his poems.