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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.


  • Creation: 1920s-1960s


Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Georgia State University is the owner of the physical collection and makes reproductions available for research, subject to the copyright law of the United States and item condition. Georgia State University may or may not own the rights to materials in the collection. It is the researcher's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and obtain permission from the copyright holder before publication, reproduction, or display of the materials beyond what is reasonable under copyright law. Researchers may quote selections from the collection under the fair use provision of copyright law.

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.

Off-Site Storage

Collection is stored offsite. Allow at least 2 working days for retrieval.

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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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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