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Descriptive Summary

Biographical/Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the William Edwin Shapard Dickerson Tape Recording, [1934?]



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Dickerson, William Edwin Shapard, 1898-1974
Title: Dickerson, WIlliam Edwin Shapard, tape recording
Dates: [circa 1934?]
Abstract: The William Edwin Shapard Dickerson Tape Recording, [1934?], is comprised of a reel-to-reel tape recording of songs and stories of the Alabama-Coushatta Indians.
Accession No.: 75-35
OCLC No.: 945632927
Extent: 1 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical/Historical Note

William Edwin Shapard Dickerson was a mixed blood Choctaw born in the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Dickerson attended the University of Texas, and studied anthropology. His interests took him around the country where he researched tribes for his writings, such as The White Path (1965), and The Cliff Dwellers (1968), which are non-fiction works published under the name W.E.S. Folsom-Dickerson. Married to Alice Good until his death in 1974, Dickerson was also a member of the Texas State Teachers Association.

Sources:

Onofrio, Jan, “Folsom-Dickerson (William E.S.),” Texas Biographical Dictionary, 1996.

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Scope and Contents

The William Edwin Shapard Dickerson Tape Recording, [1934?], is comprised of a reel-to-reel tape recording of songs and stories of the Alabama-Coushatta Indians. Performed by Charlie Boatman, and recorded in Polk County, Texas, these recordings are accompanied with an introduction by Dickerson, and represent a portion of Dickerson’s research for The White Path.

Archivist’s note: The reel-to-reel, produced in 1978, is a second-generation dub of Dickerson’s original 78-rpm recordings. Access CD duplications were recorded in 2003, and represent a modified and unmodified version of the reel-to-reel recording. In the modified version, the sound has been cleaned up, and long periods of silence were cut from the duplication process. The unmodified version directly reflects what is represented on the reel-to-reel tape.

The track listing was created by the archivist who transferred the reel-to-reel recordings to CD, and were assigned by where the breaks occurred in the original recordings when Dickerson switched 78-rpm discs.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

[CD access copies are provided for patron use.]

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Folsom-Dickerson, W.E.S. William Edwin Shapard -- Archives
Subjects
Koasati Indians
Native American culture
Native American history and society
Native American tribes
Native Americans
Places
Polk County (Tex.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Edwin Shapard Dickerson Tape Recording, [1934?], Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Amanda Reyes, March 2016.

Alternate Format Available

Use of original material is restricted; access copies are provided for patron use.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
4J359 Dickerson - Alabama Coushatta lore, ¼ inch sound-tape reel (5 inch diameter)
Track 1: Bear Dance Song
Track 2: Buffalo Dance Song; Horse Dance Song; Duck Dance Song
Track 3: Rain Frog Dance Song; Alligator Dance Song
Track 4: Chicken Dance Song; Rabbit Dance Song
Track 5: Bear Dance Song
Track 6: Buffalo Dance Song; Horse Dance Song; Duck Dance Song
Track 7: Chicken Dance Song; Rabbit Dance Song; Rain Frog Dance Song; Alligator Dance Song
Track 8: Dr. and Mrs. Chambers
Track 9: Church, State and Tribal Officials
Track 10: Word Translations
Track 11: Church Hymn
[CD access copies for patron use in box 4J359]

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