UW Ethnomusicology lecture/demonstration recordings: Joe Hickerson, 2006  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
Title
UW Ethnomusicology lecture/demonstration recordings: Joe Hickerson
Dates
2006
Quantity
1 videotapes  :  OT - 1 vct (Hi-8, NTSC, stereo, color); Duration: 1:53:49
Collection Number
2006008
Summary
A video recording of Joe Hickerson giving a lecture-demonstration titled "My 50+ Years with Folk Music" at the University of Washington, Music 160 (American Folk Music), Winter 2006.
Repository
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
98195-3450
Telephone: 206-543-0974
ethnoarc@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Access is restricted.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Joe Hickerson was born at Lake Forest, IL, on October 20, 1935. He is an American Folklorist and folksinger. He was exposed to folk songs by his parents when he was a child and began to play the guitar as a teenager. His interest in folk music deepened during his undergraduate years at Oberlin College (BA 1957). Among other musical activities while in college he hosted a radio program and served as local agent for the Folkways, Stinson, and Elektra record labels. He pursued graduate studies in folklore (MA 1961) and ethnomusicology at Indiana University and began to hone his skills as a performer in parallel with his academic and archival work there. In 1963 he was hired as librarian at the Archive of Folk Song at the Library of Congress (now the Archive of Folk Culture); this marked the beginning of a 35-year career at that institution. He was promoted to head of the archive in 1974. During his time there Hickerson was active with numerous professional societies and other organizations including the Society for Ethnomusicology, the American Folklore Society, the John Edwards Memorial Foundation, Old Town School of Folk Music Resource Center, the Folklore Society of Greater Washington (of which he was a founder), Sing Out! magazine, and Foxfire. Since his retirement from the library in 1998 Hickerson has actively pursued his performing career. His performances have earned him awards from numerous folk festivals.

- Grove Music Online, Paul F. Wells

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Contents: Joe Hickerson talks about his lifetime engagement with folk music and performs several songs, accompanying himself on guitar.

Recorded by Clar Connell for the UW Ethnomusicology Archives.

Total duration: 1:53:49

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Description Dates
2006008-0001
1 videotape : VCT
Contents: Joe Hickerson talks about his lifetime engagement with folk music and performs several songs, accompanying himself on guitar. Recorded by Clar Connell for the UW Ethnomusicology Archives.
2006-07-17

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Guitar
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology
  • Geographical Names :
  • North America
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • United States
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Lecture
  • Video recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Hickerson, Joseph Charles, 1935- (performer)