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"All Along from Rodo to Hanging Dog" typescript

Identifier: AC-139

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Typescript copy of "All Along from Rodo to Hanging Dog", a musical oral history documentary written by Jan Davidson and Robert F. Landau as part of an National Endowment for the Arts application. "All Along from Rodo to Hanging Dog," details the history of Davidson's hometown of Murphy, North Carolina and the surrounding Smoky Mountains.


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Biographical Note

John Allen "Jan" Davidson, Jr. was born in Murphy, North Carolina in 1948. He obtained a M.A. in English with a minor in Folklore from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was A.B.D. from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He worked as a playwright and was the performer at various festivals.


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"All Along from Rodo to Hanging Dog" typescript
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