Fungus Five Records, circa 1950-1959

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Summary

Creator:
Jones, David Randolph
Abstract:
The Fungus Five was a musical group comprised of Duke University School of Medicine students in the class of 1958. Later, the group expanded and were renamed the Syphilitic Six. The members of this group include Roger Berry (guitar), John Thorton Dunn (piano), David Randolph Jones (mandolin), James Davis Mallory (banjo), John Halloway Milam (clarinet), and George Edward Cassady II (drums). Includes Jones' working manuscripts of handwritten and typed lyrics sheets, musical annotations, and notes. Materials date to 1957 and circa 1950 to 1959.
Extent:
0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
AR.0182

Background

Scope and content:

Includes Dr. David Randolph Jones' working manuscripts of handwritten and typed lyrics sheets, musical annotations, and notes for the Fungus Five, a musical group comprised of Duke University School of Medicine students in the 1950s. Materials date to 1957 and circa 1950 to 1959.

Biographical / historical:

The Fungus Five was a musical group comprised of Duke University School of Medicine students in the class of 1958. Later, the group expanded and were renamed the Syphilitic Six. The members of this group include Roger Berry (guitar), John Thorton Dunn (piano), David Randolph Jones (mandolin), James Davis Mallory (banjo), John Halloway Milam (clarinet), and George Edward Cassady II (drums).

Similar to the Student-Faculty Shows, the goal of The Fungus Five was to make the audience laugh. They sang in a country/folk style about various ailments and life as medical student. The pieces were original.

Acquisition information:
Accession A2022.039 (gift by Michael S. Jones, June 2022)
Processing information:

Processed by Lucy Waldrop: June 2022

Arrangement:
Organized into the following series: Records, 1957, circa 1950-1959.
Rules or conventions:
DACS

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Personal Name(s):
Jones, David Randolph
Corporate Name(s):
Duke University. School of Medicine
Topical Term(s):
Students, Medical.
Music.

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Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred citation:

[Identification of item], Fungus Five Records, Duke University Medical Center Archives.