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Chuck Hemrick video recordings

Identifier: AC-395

Scope and Contents

"Blue Ridge Views" consisted primarily of videos about Appalachian musicians and festivals. Musicians include Bill Monroe, Doc Watson, Ralph Stanley, and Sheila Kay Adams Barnhill. Although many festivals are music-oriented, others focus on molasses, the Appalachian Trail, and other topics. Other subjects include cheese making, pottery, gee haw whimmy diddles, the authors Carl Sandburg and Thomas Wolfe, grist mills among other topics.


  • 1987-1993, undated


The materials are in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room without restrictions. As a preservation measure, researchers must use digital copies of the materials. Original video recordings are in cold storage. An appointment for research is recommended.

Biographical Note

Chuck Hemrick is a traditional musician and a retired television cameraman and WGHP, a High Point-based television station. He produced this popular weekly news feature which focused on cultural traditions, especially traditional music, of western North Carolina and southwestern Virginia. These two-to-three minute features were broadcast by High Point, North Carolina's WGHP-TV FOX 8, as part of the Friday evening news, from February 1990 to September 1993.


10 Linear Feet (13 archival boxes)


The Chuck Hemrick Video Recordings include almost two hundred video cassettes and air film from the Blue Ridge Views television news spots, originally shown on local ABC-TV affiliate program WGHP in the late 1980s and early 1990s. This collection contains audio-visual footage of Appalachian crafts people, folk singers and other local traditions of northwestern North Carolina.


The video cassettes are arranged in original order. The cassettes are the original camera tapes used within the television studio to produce the "Blue Ridge Views" segments. Digital versions are in the process of being produced.

Missing Title

  1. Blue Ridge Views
  2. Hemrick, Chuck


These materials are housed in cold storage.

Acquisitions Information

Chuck Hemrick donated his collection to the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection on 12 October 2005. The accession number is AC.2005.044. It was opened to the public in April 2008.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, April 2008.

Encoded by Kathryn Staley, October 2005, March 2008; Ashleigh Rayman, March 2008.

Video recordings digitized by Paul Robertson and Michal Duffy.

Footage descriptions written by Paul Robertson and Michal Duffy.

Digital recordings uploaded and web pages created by Jonathan Buchanan, Fall 2010.

Collection reprocessed and finding aid revised by Cynthia Harbeson, February 2011.
AC.395: Chuck Hemrick Video Recordings, 1987 - 1993, undated
Processed by Kathryn Staley; Video recordings digitized by Paul Robertson and Michal Duffy.
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Repository Details

Part of the Appalachian State University Special Collections Repository

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Boone U.S.A. - North Carolina 28608-2026 United States
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