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Godfrey Daniels Archives

Identifier: SC MS 0342

Scope and Contents

From 2014 CLIR grant narrative:

This collection of 1,662 audio-visual recordings, created to document performances presented at the folk music venue Godfrey Daniels, was donated to Lehigh University’s Special Collections by the club’s founder Dave Fry between 2014 and 2018. Fry, a Lehigh alumnus, and Cindy Dinsmore established Godfrey Daniels in 1976. The club grew from a little known venue for live folk music to a destination on the international “folk circuit” that serves as a community resource presenting workshops, story telling, and open mike sessions. In 1978 Godfrey Daniels became a nonprofit corporation. Performances and other community events occur in a sociable and spontaneous environment.

Godfrey Daniels encourages aspiring regional talent, develops the fabric of the local musical arts community, and invites internationally acclaimed artists such as Nashville Bluegrass Band, Beausoleil, Tony Trischka, John Gorka, Arrogant Worms, Craobh Rua, and Bill Miller. Valuing the heritage of folk music, Godfrey Daniels is a vital part of the cultural fabric of the South Bethlehem and greater Lehigh Valley communities


  • 1976 - 2016


Access Restrictions

Access Restrictions: Collection housed remotely. Users need to contact 24 hours in advance.

Use Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

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Acquisition Information

March 2014 - first survey of the collection by Dave Fry September 2014 - External drive files tranfer (digital files created by by Dave Fry) December 2015 - Survey visit by Special Collections staff October 2018 - Godfery Daniels Oral Histories (by Karen Samuels and Dave Fry)

The Lehigh University Libraries began acquiring the Godfrey Daniels collection in 2014, with several accessions of recorded materials since that time. Materials transferred through 2017 have been arranged chronologically and inventoried using the date recording and name of the recorded performer. At present, accomodations for public accessibility are limited by material format and the limited availability of playback devices.

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Repository Details

Part of the Lehigh University Special Collections Repository

Lehigh University
Linderman Library
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Bethlehem PA 18045 USA
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