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Hoyt Pruitt papers

 Collection
Identifier: M042

Scope and Content of the Papers

The manuscript portion of these papers consists of one folder of photocopied newsclippings relating to Hoyt Pruitt's career in the 1960s. The nineteen photographs include an image of a handbill advertising a 1948 show in which Pruitt appeared, and images of Pruitt and other country music figures.

Dates

  • 1940s-1960s

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Biography of Hoyt Pruitt

Hoyt Lokey Pruitt, born March 4, 1924 in Cedartown, Georgia, was a dobro player, although he also played straight guitar and sang. Among the groups with whom he performed were Pappy Slats's Kentucky Mountaineers, the Blue Ridge Mountain Boys, and the Stone Mountain Boys. Pruitt was actively involved in Atlanta's country music radio scene, appearing on various programs, including "Fulton County Jamboree" on WJTL and WAGA's "Dixie Fun Barn" in 1939-40 and 1946-48. With Pappy Slats and the Blue Ridge Mountain Boys, Pruitt worked on WGST and WTJH, respectively.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet (in 2 folders)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

Hoyt Pruitt was a dobro player, although he also played straight guitar and sang, and was actively involved in Atlanta's country music radio scene, appearing on various programs, including "Fulton County Jamboree" on WJTL and WAGA's "Dixie Fun Barn" in 1939-40 and 1946-48. His papers contain newsclippings relating to his career in the 1960s, and nineteen photographs of him and other country music figures.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Hoyt Pruitt, April 22, 1985 (M1985-08).

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

The Popular Music and Culture Collection includes numerous photographs that have been digitized and are available online in Georgia State University Library Digital Collections.

Bibliography

For further information see:
  • Daniel, Wayne. Pickin' on Peachtree (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1990).

Processing Information

Processed by Christopher Ann Paton and Christine de Catanzaro at the file level, October 1987.
Title
Hoyt Pruitt:
Subtitle
A Guide to His Papers at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
October 1987
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • September 1998: Finding aid revised.
  • June 27, 2008: EAD finding aid created by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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