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Charles "Bucky" Gilbert and Anne Gilbert collection

Identifier: AC-2021-001

Content Description

78, 45, and 33 1/3 rpm records, predominantly of old-time mountain music, form the collection of Anne Gilbert. The collection also features field recordings and transcribed interviews conducted by Gilbert with musicians from the southwestern Virginia area. Additionally, Gilbert collected ephemera from regional fiddlers conventions and festivals which is also included in this donation.

Acquisition Type



Donated by Anne Gilbert, March 16, 2021.

Restrictions Apply



  • circa 1970s-2000s


20 Linear Feet (24 record boxes)


24 record boxes of records, reel audio, interview transcripts, and festival ephemera. The donation also includes two tater bug mandolins, a "Chicago" label banjo, a 3/4 scale fiddle, three dulcimers, one zither-type instrument, an autoharp, a banjo ukulele, a Harmony archtop guitar, a child's guitar, and a Scottish-made Bodhran.