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Interview with William Candler Tomlinson, July 15, 2003

 File — Bag: \folklife\prj1014\, Folder: 068_tomlinson-william
Collection number: PRJ1014-068

Scope and Contents

Oral history interview with William Candler Tomlinson, "Dub," July 15, 2003. Statenville (Ga.). Fieldworker: Laurie Kay Sommers. Audio file digitized from cassette tape. Part of the South Georgia Folklife Project at Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections. Topics include

Includes song performance of "Turpentine Blues," by Dub Tomlinson.


  • July 15, 2003

Conditions Governing Access


From the Collection: 40 Boxes

From the Collection: 3 items

From the Collection: 205 Cassettes

From the Collection: 29 Reels

From the Collection: 183 DVDs

From the Collection: 31 Video cassette

From the Collection: 41 Compact Disc


From the Collection: English

Artist Data Sheet

id_number: ADS-1002-15

last_name: Tomlinson

first_name: William

middle_name: Candler

nickname: Dub


Call number: PRJ-1002

address: 171 Dubs Road

artist_city: Lake Park

state: GA

zip: 31636


home_phone: (229) 244-3656




birthdate: 02/27/31

birthplace: "Haylow, GA"



religion: Missionary Baptist

genre: "turpentine, personal expereince narratives, occupational folklife, food, music, naval stores, herding"

occupation: J.W. Langdale Co.


date_of_contact: 07/15/03

contact_made_by: Laurie K. Sommers

notes: "deceased, Interview location: Statenville Library. Faces of Piney Woods Project interview. Tomlinson died in March 2006."

Processing Information

Related Call Numbers: CAS-1002.07, DAT-1002.07.01, DAT-1002.07.02, ADS-1002-15, VF-1002.58, VF-1002.59, CAS-1002-16

1. Tomlinson wrote children's book "A Lad in the Piney Wood" and "Barnee: The Rooster That Couldn't Crow" []( Dean Poling Dec 6, 2005 Updated Sep 11, 2014

2. Transcript not scanned but converted from find word document to PDF.

Repository Details

Part of the Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Valdosta State University Archives, Odum Library
1500 N. Patterson St.
Valdosta GA 30601 United States
229-259-5055 (Fax)