Southern Folklife Collection fan club newsletters, 1952-1998.


Southern Folklife Collection fan club newsletters, 1952-1998.

Fan club newsletters, primarily published by the fan clubs of country music artists. Artists significant in the collection are listed as access points. There are also several publications of the International Council of Fan Clubs and the International Fan Club Organization.

ca. 200 items (5.0 linear feet)

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