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Anne Bolton collection

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Identifier: M208
Abstract: Anne and Horace Bolton were promoters for the Central Alabama Music Park (C.A.M.P.), an outdoor venue in Jemison, Alabama, which hosted concerts by Country music and Bluegrass artists. The collection contains press releases, fact sheets, phonograph records, posters, contracts, artifacts, and approximately 460 press photographs, many of them autographed by the artists.
Dates: 1981-1990

Billy Carrier papers

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Identifier: M032
Abstract: William S. Carrier ("Billy") was a guitarist and member of the popular Swanee River Boys, playing white southern gospel as well as traditional folk songs and African-American spirituals. In 1941, the group joined WSB Radio's "Barn Dance," broadcast from Atlanta. In 1952, Carrier left the Swanee River Boys, but he continued to perform in the Landmark Church Quartet until May 1956. His papers contain fifty-seven photographs and a photocopy of a datebook recording Swanee River Boys engagements,...
Dates: circa 1935-1957

Bobby Atcheson papers

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Identifier: M040
Abstract: Fiddler and vocalist Bobby Atcheson (1920-1978) was a popular performer on the WSB "Barn Dance" radio program in the 1940s, and performed on WATL radio with his wife, Jane. His papers include correspondence, handbills, news clippings, and articles, and photographs of the Atchesons and other country music performers. The papers are photocopies of originals.
Dates: 1932-1973; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1953

Boots Woodall photographs

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Identifier: M039
Abstract: Dennis "Boots" Woodall (1921-1988) was a guitarist who belonged to several bands that performed on Atlanta radio before World War II. After Air Corps service, he returned to Atlanta and founded his own band, the Radio Wranglers, which became well known on radio and on WAGA-TV (as the TV-Wranglers). His collection consists of 119 photographs, including individual shots of Woodall, group photos of him and other country musicians, pictures of other country music groups, and an artist's sketch of...
Dates: circa 1940-circa 1960

Clayton McMichen papers

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Identifier: M059
Abstract: Country musician Clayton McMichen (1900-1970) performed as a fiddler on WSB Radio in Atlanta from 1922 and recorded with the Skillet Lickers from 1926. He had an active career after leaving Atlanta in 1931, later fronting the Georgia Wildcats and retiring from music in 1955.
Dates: 1944-1984

Cotton Carrier papers

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Identifier: M029
Abstract A talented musician, Joseph "Cotton" Carrier become a well-known broadcaster on Atlanta radio and television, beginning on WSB's "Barn Dance" in 1942. Later in his career, he worked alternately as a songwriter and promoter. His papers consist of photocopied printed materials, part of one reel of microfilm, and twenty-three photographs, and contain biographical material, including information on his professional activities for WSB Radio, WAGA-TV, and the Lowery Music Group, and some details on...
Dates: circa 1940-1950, 1984

Curley Collins collection

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Identifier: M190
Abstract: Ruey Culbertson ("Curley") Collins (1915-1986) played the fiddle, guitar, and banjo in country and western bands of the 1930s-1980s, in his native Kentucky, Atlanta, Georgia, and Richmond, Virginia. The collection documents his career with ephemera including clippings, programs, and advertisements; photographs; periodical articles and book excerpts; correspondence; legal documents; and writings. The material dates 1928-1956, 1964-1969, 1975-2002, and is in photocopied form.
Dates: 1928-1956, 1964-1969, 1975-2002

Doug Spivey papers

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Identifier: M043
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...
Dates: 1930s-1940s

Eddie Wallace papers

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Identifier: M054
Abstract: Eddie Wallace (born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1924), was a founding member of "The Sunshine Boys," a male vocal quartet specializing in spiritual music, that appeared on radio, in motion pictures, and on recordings from 1943. His papers consist of copies of correspondence, newsclippings, magazines, programs, and other printed material and reproductions of photographs and posters.
Dates: 1940-1983

Gene Wiggins photograph collection

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Identifier: M056
Abstract: 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.
Dates: 1920s-1960s

Grady and Hazel Cole papers

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Identifier: M050
Abstract: Henry W. Grady Cole (1909-1981) was a guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, who primarily performed with his wife, Hazel. Later their son, Jackie, joined his parents as a performer. The Coles became popular on Atlanta's WGST and later performed on WNOX in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Cole papers include an autobiographical statement by Grady Cole, correspondence, contracts, invoices, news clippings, sheet music and lyrics written by the Coles and others, and 24 images of handbills, sheet music...
Dates: circa 1935-1976

Harpo Kidwell papers

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Identifier: M033
Abstract: Horace "Harpo" Kidwell (1910-2003) was one of the most popular, well-known harmonica players active in Atlanta's early country music scene. He appeared on WSB Radio's "Cross Roads Follies" program, 1941-1953, and later on radio and television broadcasts from Cincinnati. His papers consist of fifty-two photographs, sheet music for one of his compositions, a letter, and photocopies of handbills, programs, a logbook, and clippings.
Dates: 1937-1978

Hoyt Pruitt papers

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Identifier: M042
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.
Dates: 1940s-1960s

Jack Holden papers

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Identifier: M041
Abstract: Jack Holden (born Milton Jackson) teamed up with Fairley Holden as a guitar and vocal duo on WATL in Atlanta. The pair moved to Ohio and built an active and successful performing career as "The Holden Brothers." After wartime service, they followed separate careers. Jack moved to Atlanta in 1949, where he continued a performing and radio career, frequently performing with his wife, Frances Thompson Holden (using the stage name "Frances Kay"). The Jack Holden papers contain photocopies of...
Dates: circa 1939-circa 1976

Katherine Smith collection on Claude Davis

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Identifier: M106
Abstract: Claude Davis (born Claude W. Dennis, 1895) was a country musician and singer. In the 1930s he was a member of the Carolina Tarheels, a group that pursued an active performing career on radio and on stage in the Southeast. The Katherine Smith Collection contains correspondence, newsclippings, song sheets, and photographs relating to Claude Davis.
Dates: 1932, undated

Riley Puckett collection

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Identifier: M047
Abstract: Riley Puckett (1894-1946), a vocalist, guitarist and banjo player, was one of the most recorded performers in early country music. He performed with many Atlanta area country groups and frequently on Atlanta radio. The collection consists of a brief biography of and list of recordings made by Riley Puckett, and nine photographic images of Puckett, his family, and contemporary country musicians.
Dates: circa 1925-1946

Ruel Parker papers

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Identifier: M057
Abstract: Country musician Ruel Parker (1924-1991) played the fiddle, mandolin and bass with many groups and performed Atlanta and nationally broadcast radio programs. His papers contain news clippings, articles, and some biographical information about Parker and his brother, as well as eleven photographs of Parker and other country musicians.
Dates: circa 1955-1986

Tex Forman papers

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Identifier: M037
Abstract: Originally from Kentucky, Otho Woodrow "Tex" Forman worked as a member of several country bands. In Atlanta, Forman was known as one of Pop Eckler's bandmates, appearing as part of Pop Eckler and His Young'Uns on WSB's "Cross Roads Follies" show in 1936. His papers contain twenty-eight photographs and photocopies of songbooks and lyrics, handbills, and articles.
Dates: 1939-1984; Majority of material found within 1939 - 1949

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