Louisiana hayride collection, 1904-2006 (bulk 1922-circa 1989 ).


Kent, Joey. Louisiana hayride collection, 1904-2006 (bulk 1922-circa 1989 ).

Louisiana hayride collection, 1904-2006 (bulk 1922-circa 1989 ).

The Louisiana Hayride collection documents radio history in Shreveport, Louisiana, with emphasis on the Louisiana Hayride country music program. Major topics include the earliest radio broadcasts in Shreveport, the founding and growth of KWKH radio under owner/broadcaster W.K. Henderson, and legendary performances from the Louisiana Hayride program, which was broadcast live from the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium. A series that documents Elvis Presley's years at the Hayride (1954-1956) is notable for photographs of Presley performing with Scotty Moore, D.J. Fontana, Bill Black, and the Jordanaires, as well as interacting with fans and production staff backstage. There are also photographs of hosts Horace Logan, Frank Page, and Norm Bale; businessman and radio personality David Kent; and Hayride performers Johnny Horton, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Jimmie Davis, early '80s Hayride star Micki Fuhrman, and many others.

textual materials: 5 linear feet (10 boxes, approximately 4,375 items) ; various sizes.photographic prints: 190 photographic prints : some color ; 8 1/2 x 11 inches or smaller.photographic negatives: 110 negatives : safety film ; 4 x 6 cm or smaller.sound recordings: over 200 sound recordings, including 7-inch analog sound tape reels and digital (DAT) sound cassettes; vinyl and shellac analog discs in various sizes and speeds (78, 45, and 33 1/3 rpm); and digital compact discs (CD and CD-R)videocassettes: 37 videocassettes, including 1/2-inch analog VHS and SVHS, and 1/4-inch digital DVCAM videocassettes.

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