Frankie Silver resources

a webliography compiled by Lana A. Whited, Ph.D.
Professor of English and Journalism,
Ferrum College (Va.)

Multimedia resources about Frankie Silver

The Ballad of Frankie Silver (Documentary)

A 50-minute film made by Appalachian filmmaker Tom Davenport and featuring Bobby McMillon, a relative of Charlie Silver. Produced by Davenport Films and the Curriculum in Folklore at UNC-Chapel Hill with the assistance of N.C. folklorist Daniel Patterson, and part of the American Traditional Culture series. Film won The Paul Green Multi-Media Award for best film on North Carolina history. Includes link to sample streaming video.
The Ballad of Frankie Silver
  Tom Davenport's Frankie Silver film page from Folkstreams, a web site self-described as "A National Preserve of Documentary Films about American Roots Cultures streamed with essays about the traditions and filmmaking. The site includes transcriptions, study and teaching guides, suggested readings, and links to related websites." The Davenport film is available as a 47-minute streaming video, and the site also includes links to a transcript of the film, background material, film facts, Davenport's remarks on the making of the film, storyteller/singer Bobby McMillon's reminiscenes about growing up with the story of Frankie and Charlie Silver, commentary by Daniel Patterson, and information about ordering copies of the film.
Web site maintained by Frankie and Charlie Silver's great-great-great granddaughter, of Roswell, Ga., a collection of resources on Frankie Silver, including photos of and directions to relevant sites in Western North Carolina, photos and transcripts of original court materials, information on the Stewart and Silver families from North Carolina genealogical records, and news updates of relevant events (such as tours of locations in Burke County, NC). Searchable.
Photos from Lana Whited's August 2001 visit to the Kona community.

Silver Genealogy Sites

Links to web sites providing information about Charles Silver's family. Includes contact information for Silver researchers.


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site created May 16, 2000

last updated June 17, 2008