Southern Folklife Collection radio and television files, 1930-2005.


Southern Folklife Collection radio and television files, 1930-2005.

The collection consists of materials related to radio stations and television stations in the United States and Mexico, 1930-2005. Materials include program guides, radio playlists, station newsletters, promotional materials, newspaper and magazine articles, station-produced publications, correspondence, press releases, and about 56 press release photographs from KBBQ in Burbank, Calif. Some KBBQ photographs depict country music recording artists, including Lynn Anderson, Eddy Arnold, Glen Campbell, Jimmy Dean, Merle Haggard, Lee Hazlewood, Ferlin Husky, Waylon Jennings, Jerry Lee Lewis, George Lindsey, Roger Miller, Buck Owens, Ray Price, Jeannie C. Riley, Tex Ritter, Nancy Sinatra, Hank Thompson, Sheb Wooley, and Tammy Wynette; Hollywood tailor Nudie Cohn; and actor Andy Griffith. Station publications include about 150 issues of Stand By! from WLS in Chicago, Ill., from the 1930s and 1940s. There is also material relating to the Southern Baptists Radio-Television Commission.

About 1900 items (8.0 linear feet).

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Anderson, Lynnea (person)

Wooley, Sheb, 1921-2003 (person)

Owens, Buck, 1929-2006 (person)

Sinatra, Nancy (person)

Lewis, Jerry Lee (person)

Price, Ray, 1926-2013 (person)

Lindsey, George, active 1642-1648 (person)

Dean, Jimmy (person)

Hazelwood, Lee (person)

Husky, Ferlin (person)

WLS (Radio station : Chicago, Ill.) (corporateBody)

Jennings, Waylon (person)

Griffith, Andy, 1926-2012 (person)

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Arnold, Eddy, 1918-2008 (person)

Country music performer. Born May 15, 1918. Career active 1940s-1980s. Joined Pee Wee King's Golden West Cowboys as a featured singer in 1940. Began a solo career in 1943. Career record sales number in the millions. Notable hits include "Bouquet of Roses" (1948), "Cattle Call" (1955), "What's He Doing in My World" (1965), and "Make the World Go Away" (1965). Member, Country Music Hall of Fame. From the description of Oral history interview with Eddy Arnold; 2000 September 12; intervi...

Miller, George (person)

George Miller was a clock maker working in Germantown, Penn. From the description of Tall case brass dial clock, 1765. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 668258649 From the description of Tall case brass dial clock, ca. 1760-1790. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 668258653 From the description of Tall case brass dial clock, ca. 1770. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 668258639 From the description of Tall case brass dial clock, 1760-...

Cohn, Nudie, 1902-1984 (person)

Biography / Administrative History Nudie Cohn (Nuta Kotlyarenko) was born in Kiev, Russia, in 1903. He immigrated to the United States when he was 11 years old. Early in his career, he worked as a tailor in Brooklyn and spent time making lingerie for showgirls in New York. After numerous financially difficult years in New York, he and his wife Bobbie Cohn moved to North Hollywood, California in 1939. He opened Nudie's Rodeo Tailors Inc. in 19...

Riley, Jeannie C. (person)

Thompson, Hank (person)

Ritter, Tex (person)

Southern Baptist Convention (corporateBody)

Agencies of the Southern Baptist Convention created charters in an effort to establish their authority, purpose, organizational structure and governmental requirements. From the description of Charters, 1907-1928. (Hudson Valley Community College). WorldCat record id: 244247149 At 1992 annual session of the Southern Baptist Convention, James L. Holly proposed a resolution recommending a study of Freemasonry. Holly believed that the principles and rituals of Freemasonry made ...

KBBQ (Radio station : Burbank, Calif.) (corporateBody)

Wynette, Tammy, 1942-1998 (person)

Country music performer. Born May 5, 1942. Died April 1998. Real name: Virginia Wynette Pugh. Successful singer and songwriter. In the mid-1960s she teamed with producer Billy Sherrill for a ten-year string of hits, including her signature tune "Stand By Your Man." Recorded hit duets with David Houston ("My Elusive Dreams," 1967) and George Jones ("Two Story House," "Golden Ring," and "(We're Not) The Jet Set.)" Member, Country Music Hall of Fame. From the description of Oral history...

Haggard, Merle, 1937-2016 (person)