In this video Bill Hart describes highlights from the eighth bookshelf in his personal library, where he discusses books dealing with folktales and folk songs.
Hart discusses Richard Chase’s book of Jack Tales, the Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore, Loyal Jones’ Minstrel of the Appalachians: the Story of Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Cecil Sharp and Olive Dame Campbell’s English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians, and other works about folklore and folk songs. He also talks about learning the banjo and hearing musicians at the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival.
This video was filmed in the Hart’s personal library prior to donating the collection to UNC Asheville’s Special Collections. The books in the Bill and Alice Hart Collection are shelved in the same order as in the Hart’s marvelous personal library.