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Osmond Family Collection

Accession Numbers

10-007

Type of Material

Manuscript Materials, Books, Serials, Performance Documents, Iconographic Items, Artifacts, Sound Recordings

 

Physical Description

.6 l.f. of manuscripts, including 466 photographs, slides and transparencies, 3 artifacts, newspaper clippings, stationary, folders, calendars, postcard, typed biographical and informational sheets, charity booklet, birthday card, envelope, phone message, marriage invitation, and birth announcement (3 boxes total)

22 books, 30 serials, 3 programs, 1 poster, 29 cassette tapes, 3 DVDs, 1 CD, 21 33 1/3 sound recordings

Dates

circa 1970-1980, bulk 1974-1976

 

Abstract (Descriptive Summary)

This collection includes artifacts and many manuscript and iconographic photographs of the Osmond Family, as well as manuscript materials and clippings of the Osmonds and other miscellaneous musicians and performers. The materials in this collection were acquired by Twila Carter, who professionally worked with the Osmonds in the early and mid-1970s and was a close friend of the familys. The materials were collected throughout the 1970s, with the majority of the collection coming from the time period between 1974 and 1976.

 

Access/Restrictions

All materials in this collection are subject to standard national and international copyright laws. Center staff is able to assist with copyright questions for this material.

 

Provenance and Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to the Center by Twila Carter’s daughter, Ms. Cynthia O’Malley of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, between July and October of 2010. Carter began collecting these materials in the early 1970s due to her friendship and professional relationship with the Osmond Family and continued to sporadically add to it through most of her life.

Subject/Index Terms

Carter, Twila, 1952-2010

Osmond Brothers

Osmonds (Musical group)

Osmond, Marie, 1959-

Donny & Marie

Agency History/Biographical Sketch

Twila Carter, born November 26, 1952 in Gallatin, Tennessee, worked for the Osmond family in the early to mid-1970s while attending Brigham Young University part-time. She began her professional work for the Osmonds with sorting and responding to fan mail, and later as their Public Relations Associate. Carter then went on to work for a small movie production company called Doty-Dayton and did promotional work for films, such as Baker's Hawk and Against a Crooked Sky, through the late 1970s, all while taking classes at UCLA. In the mid-1980s, Carter earned her nursing degree and spent most of her remaining career life working with traumatic brain injury patients. Carter passed away on July 10, 2010 at the age of 57.

Twila enjoyed writing, watching movies, baking with her daughter and granddaughter, playing Scrabble and trivia games, and participating in scavenger hunts. In addition to the music of the Osmond Family, she enjoyed Elvis Presley and The Beatles, and preferred country, gospel, soft pop, and Golden Oldies. The materials in this collection were Twilas way of holding on to happy memories of wonderful people she once called friends.

 

Scope and Content

This collection consists of materials collected by Twila Carter, with the majority of the collection pertaining to the Osmond Family. The majority of the collection was acquired between 1974 and 1976, when Twila professionally worked with and established friendships with the family. Twila continued to track the familys careers and sporadically added to the collection throughout most of her life.

The collection consists of many iconographic/press and manuscript photographs of the Osmond Family, and a few of the creator, Twila Carter. Included are slides and transparencies (Box 4); and manuscript materials and clippings related to the Osmonds (Box 1). The collection also consists of three artifacts, including a gift bag, a t-shirt, and The Osmond Brothers Mothers Cookbook (Box 2).

The miscellaneous manuscript materials and photographs (Box 3) unrelated to the Osmonds (The North Family, etc.) were collected because of personal interest or because of Carters connections through her brother, a professional photographer. These materials include miscellaneous photographs of Elvis Presley, the Speer Family, Barry Williams, Willie Nelson, and the Oak Ridge Boys. Also included are manuscript materials and newspaper clippings related to the Ink Spots, Trousdale Place, Lesley Holt, Jeannie Seely, North Junction, Irene Mandrell, John Lennon, and the Beatles, as well as and Advance Uncorrected Proof of the book Still Woman Enough by Loretta Lynn.

 

Collection Contents (Folder/Box List)

Box 1 Osmond Manuscript & Iconographic Photographs and Miscellaneous Materials

Folder 1 Twila Carter Photographs

Folder 2 Iconographic/Press Photographs

Folder 3 Manuscript Photographs: Individuals

Folder 4 Manuscript Photographs: Group Shots

Folder 5 Manuscript Photographs: Group: Performing

Folder 6 Manuscript Photographs: Family Shots

Folder 7 Manuscript Photographs: With Fans/Friends

Folder 8 Osmond Miscellaneous Manuscript Materials & Clippings (including Marie Osmonds Happy Birthday book)

 

Box 2 Osmond Manuscript Artifacts

Folder 1 The Osmond Brothers Mothers Cookbook

Folder 2 Marie Osmond Gift Bag

Folder 3 Donny T-Shirt

 

Box 3 Miscellaneous Manuscript Photographs and Materials

Folder 1 Miscellaneous Photographs

Folder 2 Miscellaneous Manuscript Materials & Clippings; Advance Uncorrected Proofs: Still Woman Enough by Loretta Lynn

 

Box 4 Slides and Transparencies

Materials Cataloged Separately

Serials

The Osmond Spotlight: The Official Osmond Teen Magazine for Boys and Girls. July-August 1973, Vol. 1, No. 1.

The Osmond Spotlight: The Official Osmond Teen Magazine for Boys and Girls. September-October 1973. Vol. 1, No. 2.

The Osmond Spotlight: The Official Osmond Teen Magazine for Boys and Girls. November-December 1973, Vol. 1, No. 3.

The Osmond Spotlight: The Official Osmond Teen Magazine, A Special Wedding Issue. January 1975, Vol. 3, No. 1.

The Osmond Spotlight: The Official Osmond Teen Magazine, Concert Issue. February/March 1975, Vol. 3, No. 2.

Osmonds' World: From the Osmonds to All Their Friends, The Official Magazine of the Osmonds. November 1973, No. 1.

The Osmond Spotlight: Supplement to Osmonds World. January 1974.

Osmonds' World: From the Osmonds to All Their Friends, The Official Magazine of the Osmonds. February 1974, No. 4.

Osmonds' World: From the Osmonds to All Their Friends, The Official Magazine of the Osmonds. March 1974, No. 5.

The Osmond Spotlight: Supplement to Osmonds World. March 1974.

Osmonds' World: From the Osmonds to All Their Friends, The Official Magazine of the Osmonds. April 1974, No. 6.

The Osmond Spotlight: Supplement to Osmonds World. April 1974.

Osmonds' World: From the Osmonds to All Their Friends, The Official Magazine of the Osmonds. May 1974, No. 7.

The Osmond Spotlight: Supplement to Osmonds World. May 1974.

Osmonds' World: From the Osmonds to All Their Friends, The Official Magazine of the Osmonds. June 1974, No. 8.

The Osmond Spotlight: Supplement to Osmonds World. June 1974.

Osmonds' World: From the Osmonds to All Their Friends, The Official Magazine of the Osmonds. July 1974, No. 9.

The Osmond Spotlight: Supplement to Osmonds World. July 1974.

Osmonds' World: From the Osmonds to All Their Friends, The Official Magazine of the Osmonds. August 1974, No. 10.

Osmonds' World: From the Osmonds to All Their Friends, The Official Magazine of the Osmonds. November 1974, No. 13.

Osmonds' World: From the Osmonds to All Their Friends, The Official Magazine of the Osmonds. December 1974, No. 14.

Osmonds' World: Happy Christmas from the Osmonds, The Official Magazine of the Osmonds. January 1975, No. 15.

Osmonds' World: From the Osmonds to All Their Friends, The Official Magazine of the Osmonds. March 1975, No. 17.

Osmonds' World Spotlight: The Official Magazine of the Osmonds. August 1974.

Osmonds' World Spotlight: The Official Magazine of the Osmonds. September 1974.

Osmonds' World Spotlight: The Official Magazine of the Osmonds. October 1974.

Osmonds' World Spotlight: The Official Magazine of the Osmonds. November 1974.

Osmonds' World Spotlight: The Official Magazine of the Osmonds. December 1974.

Teens Star Magazine! September 1972, Vol.1, No. 8.

 

Separated Materials Books

Osmond, Donny and Patricia Romanowski. Life is Just What You Make It: My Story So Far.

Osmond, Marie and Marcia Wilkie. Might as Well Laugh About It Now.

Osmond, Marie. Edited by J.M. Heslop and Dell Van Orden. Happy Birthday.

Osmond, Marie. Edited by J.M. Heslop and Dell Van Orden. Marie Osmond: In Black and White.

Dunn, Paul H. The Osmonds: The Official Story of the Osmond Family.

Designed by Artes Graphicae Ltd. And Compiled by Zita Alden. The Osmonds Annual 1975: The Official Osmonds Annual, featuring Donny and all the Family.

Charles Hansen Music and Books. Osmonds: Piano/Vocal Edition.

Charles Hansen: Educational Sheet Music and Books. Osmonds Gold/Sampler: A Deluxe Book of Songs and Picture, Piano/Vocal.

 

Separated Materials Rare Books

The Osmonds. (Souvenir Book).

The Osmonds. (Souvenir Book). 1975.

 

Separated Materials DVDs

Marie Osmond's Merry Christmas. Genius Products, LLC. 1986. Color. 54 minutes

Biography. The Osmonds: Pure and Simple. A&E Television Networks Biography Series. 1999. Color and Black and White. 50 minutes.

The Donny & Marie 1978 Christmas Show: An Old-Fashioned Christmas Celebration with The Osmonds. Donny Osmond Entertainment Corp. R2 Entertainment. 2006. Color. 47 minutes.

 

Separated Materials Sound Recordings (to be cataloged)

Cassettes

The Osmonds. Crazy Horses. MGM Records, Inc. 1972. 5130-4851.

The Osmonds. The Plan. MGM Records, Inc. 1973. 5130-4902.

The Osmonds. Homemade. MGM Records, Inc. 5130-4770.

The Osmonds. Phase III. MGM Records, Inc. 5130-4796.

The Osmonds. Homemade Tape; Other Side: The Plan, Marie Osmond

The Osmonds. Osmonds: Las Vegas/Caesars Palace. Homemade Tape. March 10, 1972.

The Osmonds. Osmond Show: Caesars Palace. Homemade Tape. October 5, 1972.

The Osmonds. Osmond Bros.: Vegas. Homemade Tape. 1973.

Donny Osmond. The Donny Osmond Album. MGM Records, Inc. 5130-4782.

Donny Osmond. My Best to You. MGM Records, Inc. 1972. 5130-4872.

Donny Osmond. Portrait of Donny. MGM Records, Inc. 1972. 5130-4820.

Donny Osmond. Too Young. MGM Records, Inc. 1972. 5130-4854.

Donny Osmond. Alone Together. MGM Records, Inc. 1973. 5130-4886.

Marie Osmond. Paper Roses. MGM Records, Inc. 1973. 5130-4910.

CDs

The Osmonds. The Osmonds: Ultimate Collection. Special Edition. Double Album. Enhanced CD Universal Music TV. 2003. 980 8355.

33 1/3s

The Osmonds. The Osmonds Live. Special 2-Record Set. MGM Records Corp. 1972. Recorded in Concert at the Forum, Los Angeles, California, December 4, 1971. 2SE-4826.

The Osmonds. Brainstorm. Polydor Incorporated. Kolob Records. 1976. PD-1-6077.

Osmonds. The Plan. MGM Records, Inc. Kolob Records. 1973. SE-4902.

The Osmonds. The Osmond Christmas Album. Polydor Incorporated. Kolob Records. 1976. PD-2-8001.

The Osmonds. Homemade. MGM Records. SE-4770.

The Osmonds. Around the World: Live In Concert. Manila, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Osaka, Okayama, Honolulu, Auckland, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Guadalajara, Mexico City, Puebla, Paris, Copenhagen, Rotterdam, Goteborg, Stockholm, Antwerp, London, Glasgow, Madrid. 2-Record Set. MGM Records, Inc. Kolob Records. 1975. M3JB-5012.

The Osmonds. Crazy Horses. MGM Records, Inc. Kolob Records. 1972. SE-4851.

The Osmonds. The Proud One. MGM Records, Inc. Kolob Records. 1975. M3G-4993.

The Osmonds. Phase-III. MGM Record Corp. 1971. ISE-4796.

Donny Osmond. Donny. MGM Records, Inc. Kolob Records. 1974. M3G-4978.

Donny Osmond. The Donny Osmond Album. MGM Record Corporation. SE-4782.

Donny Osmond. A Time For Us. MGM Records, Inc. Kolob Records. 1973. SE-4930.

Donny Osmond. Portrait of Donny. MGM Records Corp. 1972. SE-4820.

Donny Osmond. To You With Love, Donny. MGM Records Corp. 1971. SE-4797.

Donny Osmond. Alone Together. MGM Records, Inc. Kolob Records. 1973. SE-4886.

Donny Osmond. Too Young. MGM Records, Inc. Kolob Records. 1972. SE 4854.

Donny & Marie Osmond. Im Leaving It All Up To You. MGM Records, Inc. Kolob Records. 1974. M3G 4968.

Marie Osmond. Paper Roses. MGM Records, Inc. Kolob Records. 1973. SE-4910.

Marie Osmond. In My Little Corner of the World. MGM Records, Inc. Kolob Records. 1974. M3G-4944.

Marie Osmond. This Is The Way That I Feel. Polydor Incorporated. Kolob Productions. 1977. PD-1-6099.

Little Jimmy Osmond. Killer Joe. MGM Records, Inc. Kolob Records. 1972. SE 4855.

 

Arrangement

Arranged into 4 boxes, with subsequent folders in each: 1. Osmond Manuscript and Iconographic photographs, along with manuscript materials associated with the family (8 folders). 2. Osmond artifacts (3 folders). 3. Miscellaneous manuscript materials and photographs not pertaining to the Osmonds (2 folders). 4. Slides and Transparencies.

 

Location

Manuscripts are located with other manuscript materials filed by accession number. Included in the manuscripts are iconographic items and artifacts. Reading room books, serials, performance documents, and sound recordings have been separated from the manuscripts and cataloged in the appropriate InMagic database. Slides and transparencies have been digitized (except large ones) and are housed on the internal CPM server.

Related Materials

The Center holds other reading room materials and sound recordings pertaining to the Osmond Family, which are searchable through either the in-house catalogs or in Middle Tennessee State Universitys Walker Library catalog. The Center also holds biographical vertical files for the Osmond Brothers, Donny Osmond, and Marie Osmond. Additional materials related to other family singing groups are also held in the Center and searchable through either in-house catalogs or in MTSUs Walker Library catalog.

 

Notes

Additional materials were donated to the Center not related to the Osmond Family Collection, but associated with the decade of the collection. Please contact Center staff for a list of these additional archival materials.

Processed By

Processed by Rachel K. Morris, September 2010, April August 2012; Revised RKM July 2013

Rights

All materials in this collection are subject to standard national and international copyright laws. Center staff is able to assist with copyright questions for this material.

Subject(s)

Carter, Twila, 1952-2010, Osmond Brothers, Osmonds (Musical group), Osmond, Marie, 1959-, Donny & Marie

Creators

Carter, Twila

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