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Doug Spivey papers

 Collection
Identifier: M043

Scope and Content of the Papers

The W. L. Spivey papers contain one folder of photocopied news clippings and handbills from the 1940s, and one photocopy of Renfro Valley Keepsake, a publication featuring photographs of and biographical information on numerous country music groups. The papers also include two images of handbills and nine photographs of various country music groups.

Dates

  • 1930s-1940s

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 W. L. Spivey

W.L. "Doug" Spivey was born in Copperhill, Tennessee. As a guitarist and vocalist, he was an original member of the Pine Ridge Boys, a country group created by Pop Eckler. Recording for the Victor label from 1939 to 1941, the Pine Ridge Boys were the first act to record the popular standard, "You Are My Sunshine." Spivey was featured on WSB's "Cross Roads Follies" and "Little Country Church" radio programs. After retiring from the Atlanta country/gospel music scene, Spivey became an evangelist. He died January 13, 1987.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (in 3 folders)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

W.L. "Doug" Spivey was a guitarist and vocalist, and an original member of the Pine Ridge Boys, a country group created by Pop Eckler. After retiring from the Atlanta country/gospel music scene, Spivey became an evangelist. He died January 13, 1987. His papers contain photocopied news clippings and handbills from the 1940s, a photocopy of a publication featuring photographs of and biographical information on numerous country music groups, and two images of handbills and nine photographs of various country music groups.

Acquisition Information

Donated by W. L. (Doug) Spivey, April 25, 1985 (M1985-09).

Related Archival Materials

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, Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1990).

Processing Information

Processed by Christopher Ann Paton and Christine de Catanzaro at the file level, October 1987.
Title
Doug Spivey:
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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