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Finding aids are detailed descriptions of the Center for Popular Music's archival or manuscript collections. Each collection is unique and may include various types of materials, such as personal papers, photographs, scrapbooks, oral histories, interviews, and other unpublished paper, sound, or audio-visual recordings. The finding aid to each collection explains and outlines its contents and location within the archives. Please contact us if you need further help with the finding aids.

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  • 1987 Dove Awards
  • A

  • "A Basie Dozen" audio tape
  • "A hard day's night" script
  • "Address to the Public, by George Washington Dixon" Broadside
  • African-American Easter Gospel Music Program
  • Airchecks: Grand Ole Opry and Other Radio Shows
  • Alabama Black Sacred Harp collection
  • Alan L. Mayor Collection
  • Alfred Edward Moffat music books
  • All-Star Benefit Concert
  • Alvin C. York recordings and ephemera
  • AM Radio : Programmer's Digest
  • Amelia Collins Memorabilia Collection
  • American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Papers
  • Anna J. Strohman gospel songbook collection
  • Apollo Club Minstrels Scrapbook
  • Arthur Satherley logs
  • B

  • Benjamin Grosbayne Collection
  • Bessemer [Alabama] Black Gospel Quartets audio tapes
  • Bill Harrison Collection
  • Bill Monroe Funeral videos and photographs
  • Bill Monroe radio broadcast
  • Billy Carter Minstrel Scrapbook
  • Billy Womack video tapes
  • "Blues Before Sunrise" audio tapes
  • "Blues From Murfreesboro" records
  • Blues Music sound recording collection
  • Bob Allen papers
  • Bob Wills manuscripts and recordings
  • Brad McCuen Collection
  • Brad McCuen interview
  • Bronzemen Quartet radio transcription discs
  • Bruce D. Davidson papers
  • Butch Baldassari Collection
  • C

  • C. L. (Les) Haney recordings and photographs
  • "Cajun Culture is alive and well in Middle Tennessee" video tape
  • Cajun Music and Zydeco records
  • Carl Tipton acetate discs
  • Carl Tipton video tapes
  • "Carper's Lightening Guitar Method" manuscript
  • Center for Popular Music Miscellaneous Interviews: Bruce Iglauer
  • Center for Popular Music Miscellaneous Interviews: Bruce Nemerov on Jerry Garcia
  • Center for Popular Music Miscellaneous Interviews: Charles Wolfe
  • Center for Popular Music Miscellaneous Interviews: Diana Christian
  • Center for Popular Music Miscellaneous Interviews: Jimmy E. Raney
  • Center for Popular Music Miscellaneous Interviews: John Jackson
  • Center for Popular Music Miscellaneous Interviews: Joseph Shabalala
  • Center for Popular Music Miscellaneous Interviews: Paul Wells
  • Center for Popular Music Miscellaneous Interviews: Ted Jarrett
  • Center for Popular Music Miscellaneous Interviews: Tommy Thomas
  • Center for Popular Music Miscellaneous Interviews: W. O. Smith
  • Center for Popular Music Miscellaneous Lectures: Archie Green
  • Center for Popular Music Miscellaneous Lectures: Jon Fitzgerald
  • Center for Popular Music Miscellaneous Lectures: Martin Williams
  • Center for Popular Music Miscellaneous Lectures: Neil Rosenberg
  • Center for Popular Music Miscellaneous Lectures: Norm Cohen
  • Center for Popular Music Miscellaneous Lectures: Paul Oliver
  • Center for Popular Music Miscellaneous Lectures: Paul Wells
  • Center for Popular Music Miscellaneous Lectures: Stanley Jordan
  • Center for Popular Music Miscellaneous Performances: Chulrua
  • Center for Popular Music Miscellaneous Performances: Freedom's Journey
  • Center for Popular Music Miscellaneous Performances: Louisiana Lightning
  • Center for Popular Music Miscellaneous Performances: Paul Wells/Davy Crockett Fiddle and Fife Tunes
  • Center for Popular Music Miscellaneous Performances: Puirt a Baroque
  • Center for Popular Music Miscellaneous Performances: Stillhouse Reelers
  • Center for Popular Music Miscellaneous Photographs: 36th Annual Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention
  • Center for Popular Music Miscellaneous Photographs: 56th National Folk Festival
  • Center for Popular Music Miscellaneous Photographs: 57th National Folk Festival
  • Center for Popular Music Miscellaneous Photographs: American Folklife Festival
  • Center for Popular Music Miscellaneous Photographs: Bessie Smith Traditional Jazz Festival
  • Center for Popular Music Miscellaneous Photographs: Brad McCuen House
  • Center for Popular Music Miscellaneous Photographs: DeFord Bailey Jr.
  • Center for Popular Music Miscellaneous Photographs: Doc Cheatham Gravestone Unveiling and Celebration
  • Center for Popular Music Miscellaneous Photographs: Etta Baker
  • Center for Popular Music Miscellaneous Photographs: Fluid Ounces
  • Center for Popular Music Miscellaneous Photographs: Irish Music Party
  • Center for Popular Music Miscellaneous Photographs: Louis Brown's Firehouse Jazz Band
  • Center for Popular Music Miscellaneous Photographs: Odell Martin Day
  • Center for Popular Music Miscellaneous Photographs: Sister Ola Mae Terrell
  • Center for Recording Arts and Sciences' Opening Concert
  • Charles B. Anderson lead sheets
  • Charles G. Stevens manuscript music book
  • Charles K. Wolfe Audio Collection
  • Charles W. McMillan ASCAP/BMI war scrapbook
  • Charlie Acuff recordings and ephemera
  • Charlie Walker Collection
  • Christine Isley recital audio tape
  • Cincinnati, Ohio purchases
  • Civil War sound recordings
  • Country Music Association
  • Creative Radio Network programs
  • "Crossroads" Conference materials
  • D

  • D. F. Cusic Papers
  • Daniel Letham manuscript music book
  • Danny Barker audio tape
  • David A. Jasen audio taped interview
  • DeFord Bailey Historic Marker Dedication
  • Denes Agay Papers
  • "DeToqueville's America: music in Tennessee" video tape
  • Dewey Phillips "Red Hot and Blue" sound recording
  • Diana Gaylen, the "Phantom Nightingale" Collection
  • Don Cusic oral history audio tapes
  • Don Robey Collection
  • Donald Kachamba audio tapes
  • Doug Seroff African American Gospel Quartet collection
  • Doug Seroff black gospel disc collection
  • Doug Seroff collection of Negro harmony singing
  • Doug Seroff Country Music Collection
  • Doug Seroff Film Collection
  • Doug Seroff master tapes of Negro quartet singing
  • Dulcimer: Lawrence M. Gamble instantaneous discs
  • "Dwight Petersen Square Dance Records" Collection
  • Dylan, Bob collection
  • E

  • "Echoes of America" video tape
  • Elias Howe books and manuscripts
  • Elvis Presley newspaper collection
  • Elvis Presley/John Lennon obituary collection
  • Emmitt D. Crosswhite Collection (addendum to Bill Harrison Collection, 97-050)
  • English manuscript dance music book
  • Erma Morris recordings and manuscripts
  • Evelyn Overstake Collection
  • Everett Corbin Collection
  • F

  • Fairfield Four Collection 1942-2000.
  • Fairfield Four sheet music collection
  • "Farther Along" Conference Materials
  • Fingerstyle Guitar Seminar and Concert records
  • Florence Bendell manuscript music books
  • Four Eagles Gospel Singers audio tapes
  • Francesca McClean manuscripts and audio tapes
  • French manuscript dance music books
  • G

  • Gandy Dancer Callers audio tapes
  • Gayle Dean Wardlow audio tape field-recorded interviews
  • Gayle Dean Wardlow TTA-0182A
  • Gayle Dean Wardlow TTA-0182B
  • Gayle Dean Wardlow TTA-0182C
  • Gene Jones Collection
  • George B. Holsinger Shape Note Gospel Music Collection
  • George Hamilton, IV Collection
  • George Platt Waller papers
  • Gerhard Kubik Lecture
  • Gerhard Kubik Lecture audio tapes and photographs
  • Gerhard Kubik video tapes
  • German Public Television Afro-American gospel music video tape
  • Global Satellite Network Program and Audio Records
  • Goldstein Collection of American song Broadsides
  • Gordon Henderson Orchestra Scrapbook
  • Gospel Arts Day (1989) audio tapes and photographs.
  • Gospel Sounds of Springfield [MA] video tape.
  • Governor's School for the Arts (1986) video tapes
  • Grateful Dead audio tapes
  • Great Expectations Quartet video tape
  • Grupo Instrumental Y Voces Usb audio tapes
  • Guy Benton Johnson record collection
  • H

  • H. F. Ludlows volume
  • Hank Williams Funeral audio tapes
  • Harold L. Baldwin Grand Ole Opry Collection
  • Hazel Dickens Collection
  • Henry Young : Jimmie Rodgers collection
  • Herbert Smith Minstrel Collection
  • "Home of the heroes" records
  • Hutchinson Family Singers
  • I

  • I. D. Oakley notebooks
  • J

  • James D. Walbert lecture and performance
  • James Edward (Ed) Haley and Family Collection
  • Jesse Austin Morris Collection
  • Joe Crook Music Video and Serials Collection
  • Joel S. Herron Collection
  • John A. McClung Hartford Music Company Collection
  • John Good manuscript music books
  • John S. Mitchell Collection of Tennessee Music
  • John Santangelo photographs and music
  • John Shrode "Miss Catharine Feagley's book"
  • John Vanderlee Collection
  • John Wesley Work III collection
  • John Wesley Work III sound recordings and papers
  • "Johnny Leighman's Superior Minstrels" Papers
  • Joseph Marx, Roland Hayes collection
  • K

  • Kenneth S. Goldstein Collection of American Songsters
  • Kenneth S. Goldstein Collection of Country and Western Song Folios
  • Knoxville, Tennessee manuscript music book
  • Korine-Dunlap Collection
  • L

  • Lance LeRoy Collection
  • Lane Boutwell Children's Songs
  • Laurence Benson interview
  • Leadbelly videotape
  • "Letter from America" records
  • Lew Childre Transcriptions
  • Lisa A. Lewis papers
  • Lisa A. Lewis research videos
  • Lisa Cox rare books
  • Louis "Red" Franklin audio tapes
  • Louisiana Lightning blues music collection
  • M

  • M.H. Woodard Manuscript and Gospel Songbook Collection
  • Margaret Grooms Ragland papers
  • Mastermen Quartet/Westview Quartet sound recordings
  • Maximum rock and roll radio program
  • Maxine Lovell manuscript music books
  • MCA Records video tapes
  • MCA-Nashville "What it is" promotion kit
  • McAdoo Bruington Papers
  • "Mento Yard" video tape
  • Mid-Carolina Male Chorus audio tapes
  • Mid-South Music and Heritage Festival audio tapes
  • Middle Tennessee State College Performing Artists photographs
  • Miscellaneous manuscript music
  • Miscellaneous manuscript music
  • Miscellaneous manuscript music
  • Miscellaneous manuscript music
  • Miscellaneous manuscript music
  • Miscellaneous manuscript music
  • Miscellaneous manuscript music
  • Miscellaneous manuscript music
  • Miscellaneous manuscript music
  • Miscellaneous Papers
  • Miscellaneous papers: Autograph
  • Miscellaneous Papers: Letter, 1856
  • Miscellaneous papers: Letter, 1869
  • Miscellaneous papers: Letter, 1917
  • Miscellaneous papers: Letters, March 17, 1967 and September 1968
  • Miscellaneous Papers: Newspaper clippings, 1903
  • Miscellaneous papers: Note, 1840
  • Miscellaneous Papers: Receipts, 1836 and 1837
  • Miscellaneous Papers: Royalty Agreement, 1938
  • Mississippi John Hurt photographs
  • "Mornings on five" video tape
  • Mose Rager audio tapes
  • Mrs. Ellis Shanklin Martin interview and photographs
  • Mrs. L. C. Naff papers
  • Murfreesboro Hip-Hop Collection
  • "Music Biz" video tapes
  • "Music for an old-fashioned Christmas"
  • "Music in the South" video tape
  • Music Row Collection
  • "Musicianers and songsters" Seminar records
  • N

  • Nancy Rupprecht lecture
  • Napoleonville, LA Church Service audio tape
  • Nashville show posters manuscript collection
  • National Folk Festival (55th, 1993, Chattanooga, TN)
  • Neil Bland Manuscript Recordings and Photographs
  • New Orleans [LA] Field recordings
  • New York, New York radio station play lists
  • O

  • Odell Martin recordings
  • Osmond Family Collection
  • Osterburg [Pennsylvania] Cornet Band
  • Ozzy Osbourne scrapbook
  • P

  • Pat Glenn Audio Collection
  • Pat Metheny audio tapes
  • Patrick W. Farmer musical theater collection
  • "Played in the USA" Television Series press kit
  • Pollock's Cornet Band Account Book
  • Polly Elvira Bouchell manuscript music books
  • Poplin's Crossroads, TN manuscript discs
  • Press Kit collection
  • Printing Plates Collection
  • Professional Sheet Book collection
  • Proset Rock Music Performer trading cards
  • R

  • Ray Avery Collection
  • RCA Victor Popular Album Club advertising records
  • Recording Industry Management Lecture Series video tapes
  • Reverend F. B. Shannon video
  • "Riders Radio Theater" Collection
  • Robert E. "Mike" Doty Collection
  • Robert Ray Brown audio tapes
  • Robert Scales 78 rpm phonograph records
  • Roger Howell Memory Collection
  • Roger Shreffler manuscript sound discs
  • Ron Wood manuscript
  • "Roots of American Popular Music" records
  • Rose Lee Maphis Oral History Audio Tapes
  • Ruebush-Kieffer Company Corporate Collection
  • Ruperto Chacon Scrapbook
  • Ruthella Feaster Rodeheaver papers
  • S

  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Collection
  • Samuel McCrary funeral service audio tapes
  • Sanna Hans Longden Collection of Folk Dance Music
  • Sgt. Grover Choate sound disc
  • "Shades at midnight: conventions of the white blues player" manuscript
  • "Singin' Sam" Agins collection
  • "Singing in two worlds" records
  • Singing School Collection
  • Song slam : Murfreesboro Unplugged records
  • Sonneck Society photographs
  • Sonny Boy Williamson Historic Marker Dedication records
  • Sonny Houston collection of eastern Kentucky music
  • South Union Shaker Quartet audio tape
  • Southern Girls Rock and Roll Camp Collection
  • Southern Gospel Convention Singing Collection
  • "Southern songbirds" audio tapes
  • Sprout Brook Band band books
  • Square Dance video tape
  • Stacy Labaj oral history collection
  • Stephan Foust and Karen Krieger Oral History Collection
  • Sterling Jubilee Singers/Birmingham Sunlights audio tapes and transcript
  • Steve Eng miscellaneous papers
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan Death Reports audio tape
  • Stone and Bedill family papers
  • T

  • Tennessee Banjo Institute (1988) collection
  • Tennessee Banjo Institute (1992) records and photographs
  • Tennessee Folklore Radio Series
  • "Tennessee Strings" Lecture and Performance audio tapes
  • The Douglas Moore Collection
  • "The History of Band Eight" manuscript
  • "The Other Music City" interview
  • "The Recording Industry: Historical Perspectives" audio tapes
  • The Richard Kamrar Sheet Music Collection
  • Theater Playbill Scrapbook
  • Those Darlins Collection
  • Tom Morgan Collection
  • Tommy "Doc" Scott sound recordings and promotional materials
  • Tommy Magness audio tapes
  • Tony Morefield Manuscript Performance Agreement
  • U

  • Uncle Dave Macon Days (1986) photographs
  • Uncle Dave Macon Days (1987) records
  • Uncle Dave Macon Days (1990) photographs
  • V

  • Virginia Hornpipe Fiddlers manuscripts
  • Voices of Love (Musical Group) audio tapes and photographs
  • W

  • W. B. "Hop" Hopson interviews
  • Ward Allen Manuscript Collection
  • Weems Family Band
  • William Howse and Jack Pearson audio tapes and photographs
  • William J. Krider Beatles Collection
  • William McKinley Williams Lecture records
  • William Rosenstihl volume
  • Woburn [MA?] Fife Book manuscript music
  • Wolfman Jack Beatles Radio Show audio tape
  • Women in American Musical Life Symposium records
  • "Women in Country Music" Press Conference video tape
  • World Peace Jubilee program and tickets
  • Y

  • "Yes sir, Mr. Bones" video tape
  • [Anderson Memorial Presbyterian Church (Martinsville, VA)] square dance collection
  • [Unidentified] manuscript music volume I
  • [Unidentified] manuscript music volume II
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