- Conducting supplemental research on the Appalachian region, Northern migration, and/or Bluegrass/Country music at the Kentucky Historical Society Martin F. Schmidt Research Library and Special Collections;
- Donating supplemental digital media (video, field notes, photos, video, etc.) from the ongoing documentary project to the KHS Research Library and Special Collections as a secondary repository; and
- Crediting the Kentucky Historical Society as a production supporter for the final documentary and related projects.
The preliminary resources we plan to explore include:
- Bluegrass Music News: Official Publication of the Kentucky Music Educators Association. Bowling Green, KY: Association (Periodical Stacks: No call number available)
- Harlan Mountain Roots. Harlan, Kentucky: Harlan Heritage Seekers, 1986-. (General Stacks Call Number: 976.902 H283r)
- Philliber, William W. & Clyde B. McCoy, Editors, with Harry C. Dillingham. Invisible Minority, Urban Appalachians. 1981.
- Renfro Valley Barn Dance Oral History Project. (Special Collections-Oral History Collection Call Number: 1987OH01)
- Rosenberg, Neil V. Bluegrass: A History. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2005. (General Stacks Call Number: 781.642 R813)
- Sarah Gertrude Knott/John Lair Oral History Project (Special Collections-Oral History Collection Call Number: 1996OH03)
- Wolfe, Charles K. Kentucky Country: Folk and Country Music of Kentucky. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 1982. (General Stacks Call Number: 781.7769 W855)
Because we plan to donate copies of all materials from the Reedy Collection, this project will contribute to and expand the archival collection at the Martin F. Schmidt Research Library and Special Collections as a secondary repository for access to the Reedy Collection by other scholars.
We are incredibly thankful to the Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort for support to spend time researching in Frankfort this fall. And we also appreciate learning about this and other opportunities through participating in the Community Scholars Program sponsored by KHS and the Kentucky Folklife Program. We have greatly benefited from these learning communities and treasure our many new friends and colleagues.