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William J. Gordy, Maddie Lou Stallings Towns, and Eleanor Johnson Brazell interview

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Type: Sound recordings | MovingImage
Creator: Brazell, Eleanor
Title: William J. Gordy, Maddie Lou Stallings Towns, and Eleanor Johnson Brazell interview
Date: 1968
Description: The recording contains an interview and some songs, but the identity of the interviewee is unclear. The subjects covered in the interview include cooking, superstitions, folk remedies, Christmas serenades, fortune telling, and making soap. This interview is not fully transcribed. In the transcript Maddie Lou Stallings and family talk about quilting. The transcript also contains photos of William J. Gordy's pottery studio, Georgia Art Pottery, and a description of his process.

Local identification number: MSS 1003.08.12

Willam J. Gordy was born May 18, 1910 and was a third generation potter.

Maddie Lou Stallings Towns was born in 1909 and married James George Towns.

Eleanor Johnson Brazell was born in 1937 and is the daughter of Maddie Lout Stallings. She was raised in Roopville, Georgia.

Local identification number: ahc1003008012.mp3

Local identification number: reel-reel

Subjects: Quilting--Georgia | Holidays--Georgia | Traditional medicine | Superstition | Food--Georgia | Pottery--Georgia | Gordy, William J. | Towns, Maddie Lou Stallings | Brazell, Eleanor Johnson | Cartersville (Ga.) | Bartow County (Ga.) | Roopville (Ga.) | Carroll County (Ga.)
Contributors: Atlanta History Center
Online Publisher: Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta GA 30305, 2011
Original Material: Audio recording | John Burrison Georgia folklore oral history and music recordings, Atlanta History Center
Rights and Usage: This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S Code) Permission ofr use must be cleared through The Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.
Persistent Link to Item: http://collections.atlantahistorycenter.com/u?/BUR,83

Related Institutions: Atlanta History Center
Collection Information: John Burrison Georgia Folklore Oral History and Music recordings