Cash, Johnny, 1932-2003

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Johnny Cash was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. He was known for his deep, calm bass-baritone voice, the train-like chugging guitar rhythms, free prison concerts, and a trademark all-black stage wardrobe which earned him the nickname "The Man in Black".

Born to poor cotton farmers in Kingsland, Arkansas, Cash rose to fame in the burgeoning rockabilly scene in Memphis, Tennessee, after four years in the Air Force. Cash is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide.

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Library of Congress. Music Division
referencedIn Ed Kahn Collection, 1930-1999 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.
referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection song folios, circa 1882-1983. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. World Wide Pictures, Inc. Records of BGEA's World Wide Pictures, 1951-[ongoing] Billy Graham Center Archives, BGC Archives
referencedIn Folder 8 – Carter with Three Patients in Wheelchairs; with Henry Malone, President of Georgia State University; with James Brown; with June and Johnny Cash; with Sgt. C.L. (Lee) Taylor and Birthday Cake; Jimmy Carter Library
referencedIn Ford's: The Story of a Theatre United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Celebrity Public Service Announcements United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Carter/Cash Family Collection, c.1940-2009 Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
referencedIn Photographs Relating to the Clinton Administration, 1/20/1993 - 1/20/2001 William J. Clinton Presidential Library & Museum
referencedIn Hugh Morton Photographs and Films,  , late 1920s-2006, (bulk 1940s-1990s) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. North Carolina Collection.
referencedIn Fire Reports, 1911 - 1985 National Archives at Riverside
referencedIn Records of Temporary Committees, Commissions, and Boards. 1893 - 2008. Sound Recordings Relating to Physical Fitness
referencedIn Alix Jeffry additional papers, 1935-1993. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Sturkey, Don. Don Sturkey photographic materials, 1951-1989. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection discographical files, 1907-2006. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.
creatorOf Cash, Johnny. John Edwards memorial collection, 1972. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn 1970 - Johnny Cash (NAC member) visits PC United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Volunteer Speakers Files, 1968 - 1981 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
creatorOf Records of Temporary Committees, Commissions, and Boards. 1893 - 2008. Sound Recordings Relating to Physical Fitness
referencedIn 69403: United States v. John R. Cash National Archives at Fort Worth
referencedIn Earle, Eugene. Eugene Earle collection, 1939-1980s. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Carter White House Photographs Collection. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Carter White House Photographs: Presidential. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter - With Country Music Performers including Crystal Gayle and Johnny Cash
referencedIn MAGAZINE REVIEW #344: JOHNNY CASH MUSIC INSERT United States. National Archives and Records Administration
creatorOf Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Oval Office tape number 754 National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Vice President (1950- : Cliff Barrows). BGEA: Papers of Cliff Barrows, 1945-2000. Billy Graham Center Archives, BGC Archives
referencedIn Carter White House Photographs Collection. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Carter White House Photographs: Presidential. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. 2-15 Mrs. Carter at Kennedy Center; 16-22 Meeting with Senator Joseph Biden and Delaware delegation; 23-26 White House Conference on HIRE; 27-35 Reception for the Inaugural Portfolio Artists; 23-24 with Johnny Cash
referencedIn Carter White House Photographs Collection. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Carter White House Photographs: Presidential. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. 2-15 Mrs. Carter at Kennedy Center; 16-22 Meeting with Senator Joseph Biden and Delaware delegation; 23-26 White House Conference on HIRE; 27-35 Reception for the Inaugural Portfolio Artists; 23-24 with Johnny Cash
referencedIn General Records of the Department of Justice. 1790 - 2002. Class 90-1-9 (General Land Matters: Fire Trespass) Case Files
referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection artist name files, 1940-2005 (artists A-C). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Carter White House Photographs Collection. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Carter White House Photographs: Presidential. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. 2-16 Mrs. Carter - Kennedy Center; 17-19 Lunch with Ashsah Nesmith; 20-30 Johnny Cash and Family
referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection fan club newsletters, 1952-1998. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn John Eldon Thayer collection of motion picture memorabilia, 1916-1979. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Selected Photographs of Peace Corps Activities (Chronological File), 1960 - 1990 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Kent, Joey. Louisiana hayride collection, 1904-2006 (bulk 1922-circa 1989 ). Library of Congress
referencedIn Carter White House Photographs Collection. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Carter White House Photographs: Presidential. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Ford Theater Salute to Country Music including Johnny Cash
referencedIn Johnny Cash collection, [ca. 1969-ongoing]. Museum of Performance & Design
referencedIn White House Social Events, 1969-74: Evening at the White House, Johnny Cash, Friday, Apr. 17, 1970 Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn Photographs of Peace Corps Directors and their Activities, 1964 - 1990 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn White House Photo Office Collection (Nixon Administration). 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. Nixon White House Photographs Richard Nixon Library
creatorOf Barton, Frances Lee. [Culinary ephemera : radio and television]. Box 351. William L. Clements Library
referencedIn White House Photographic Collection. 1/20/1981 - 1/20/1989. Reagan White House Photographs
referencedIn Carter White House Photographs Collection. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Carter White House Photographs: Presidential. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter - Ford Theater Salute to Country Music including Johnny Cash
referencedIn Pulley, Raymond H. Raymond H. Pulley collection, 1954-1958. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Records of the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration. 1966 - 1977. Photographs and Related Textual Material of Bicentennial Activities, Collected by the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration
referencedIn HAPPY BIRTHDAY USA: BICENTENNIAL PARADE United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Louisiana hayride, collection, 1904-2006, 1922-circa 1989 Library of Congress. Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division
referencedIn Morton, Hugh M. Hugh Morton photographs and films: People and events, late 1920s-early 2000s (bulk 1940s-1990s) (Series 2). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Loudermilk, John D. John D. Loudermilk collection, 1950-1991. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Jeffry, Alix, 1929-1993. Photographs, 1952-1974 Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Hammerschmidt, John Paul, 1922-. John Paul Hammerschmidt papers [manuscript] 1916-2009 University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, University Libraries
referencedIn Johnston, Bob, 1932-. Johnston, Bob, collection, [ca. 1950s-1980s] University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Staff Secretary. 1976 - 1981. Presidential Files. 1977 - 1981. 2/11/77
referencedIn Color photographs of Various Subjects used in the Overseas Programs of the U.S. Information Agency, ca. 1948 - ca. 1977 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection Artist Name File, 1940-2005 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.
referencedIn E-1: Guitar Exhibit - Johnny Cash United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Photographs Related to the George W. Bush Administration, 1/20/2001 - 1/20/2009 George W. Bush Library
referencedIn Folder 3 – Carters with June and Johnny Cash, 3/7/73 Jimmy Carter Library
referencedIn White House Photographic Office Collection (Ford Administration). 12/6/1973 - 1/20/1977. Gerald R. Ford White House Photographs
referencedIn George Hamilton IV Collection, 1956-2006 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Staff Secretary. 1976 - 1981. Presidential Files. 1977 - 1981. 2/2/78 [3]
referencedIn Audio Recordings of the 4-H and Youth Development Programs, 1960 - 1985 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Johnston, Bob, collection 92-082., [ca. 1950s-1980s] Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. 1921 - 2008. Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Appearance Bond for John R. Cash National Archives at Fort Worth
referencedIn Program for Johnny Cash's Performance at the White House Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn Virginia MPS Carter, Maybelle and Ezra, House United States. National Archives and Records Administration
creatorOf Letter from Johnny Cash to President Gerald Ford Regarding Amnesty and Pardons Gerald R. Ford Library
referencedIn 04/22/2002 - Ceremony of National Medal of the Arts and the National Humanities Medal - Programs George W. Bush Library
Relation Name
associatedWith Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Vice President (1950- : Cliff Barrows) corporateBody
associatedWith Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. World Wide Pictures, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Collector person
associatedWith Earle, Eugene. person
associatedWith Hamilton, George, 1937- person
associatedWith Hammerschmidt, John Paul, 1922- person
associatedWith Johnston, Bob, 1932- person
associatedWith Johnston, Bob, 1932-. person
associatedWith Kahn, Ed. person
associatedWith Kent, Joey. person
associatedWith Loudermilk, John D. person
associatedWith Morton, Hugh M. person
associatedWith Morton, Hugh M. person
associatedWith Pulley, Raymond H. person
associatedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 person
associatedWith Sturkey, Don. person
associatedWith Thayer, John Eldon, 1899-1980 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Nashville TN US
Kingsland AR US
United States 00 US
Subject
Country musicians--Biography
Television programs
Occupation
Singers
Lyricists
Harmonica players
Composers
Guitarists
Function

Person

Birth 1932-02-26

Death 2003-09-12

Americans

English

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