Nimrod Workman: To Fit My Own Category materials, c.1975

Series ap.afc.04.06

38 Film containers
41 Audio tapes
5 Video cassettes
6 Photo prints
1 Boxes
Part of: Appalshop Films Collection, 1969-2015 > Series IV. Appalshop Films, 1973-1977 > Nimrod Workman: To Fit My Own Category materials, c.1975
Scope and Contents
Contains material related to the black and white documentary Nimrod Workman: To Fit My Own Category, a 1975 release. The film profiles 83-year old West Virginian ballad singer Nimrod Workman, a recipient of the NEA's National Heritage Award. He is shown at his home as he and his family prepare meals, build an addition to the house, dig for yellow root, and trade jokes with neighbors. Workman discusses his recollections of coalmining and union organizing in the 1920s and '30s with Mother Jones. It also includes performances of traditional ballads and original songs by Workman. Subjects include coal miners as artists, as labor union organizers, social life and customs of West Virginia, American ballads and issues related to aging.