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Gene Wiggins photograph collection

Identifier: M056

Scope and Content of the Photographs

This collection consists of thirty-four photographs collected by Wiggins in the course of his research on the history of country music. Images of numerous country music individuals and groups, as well as images of handbills and newsclippings relating to John Carson and other country music figures are included. All photographs are copies made from Wiggins' originals.


  • 1920s-1960s


Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

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 Gene Wiggins

Gene Wiggins was the author of several articles and books on country music, most notably Fiddlin' Georgia Crazy (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1987), a study of the life and music of "Fiddlin'" John Carson. Himself an avid fiddler, Wiggins taught English at colleges in Tennessee, Missouri, Kentucky, and Georgia.


0.2 Linear Feet (in 1 folder)

Language of Materials



Gene Wiggins was the author of several articles and books on country music. This collection consists of thirty-four photographs he collected in the course of his research on the history of country music, including images of performers, handbills and newsclippings.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Gene Wiggins, February 1986 (M1986-06).

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.

Processing Information

Processed by Christopher Ann Paton and Christine de Catanzaro at the file level, August 1998.
Gene Wiggins:
A Guide to His Photograph Collection at Georgia State University Library
Georgia State University Library
August 1998
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Revision Statements

  • June 2008: EAD finding aid created by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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Atlanta, Georgia 30303
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