Austin History Center

Kerry Awn Posters

An Inventory of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Awn, Kerry
Title: Kerry Awn Posters
Inclusive Dates: 1974-2004
Bulk Dates: 1980-1990
Abstract: The collection consists of approximately two hundred and fifty music posters and handbills created by Kerry Fitzgerald, also known as Kerry Awn, an Austin iconographer and poster artist.
Identification: AR.2004.008
Quantity: Approximately 250 posters
Location: Archives Stacks and Oversized Archives
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, 810 Guadalupe, PO BOX 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Biographical Note

Kerry Awn is a poster artist, musician, and comedian from Austin, Texas. He specializes in Austin iconography, and has created posters for various music venues throughout Austin since the early 1970s.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains approximately two hundred and fifty music posters advertising shows at Austin venues such as the Roadhouse, Jovita’s, The Ritz, Willie’s Steamboat, Armadillo World Headquarters, Boondocks Club, Continental Club, Soap Creek Saloon, La Zona Rosa, Club Foot, Liberty Lunch, Velveeta Room. There are also Soap Creek Saloon music calendars and Roadhouse Café music calendars. Bands and musicians such as Jesse Taylor, Tracy Nelson, Uranium Savages, Charlie Daniels Band, Omar and the Howlers, Steam Heat are represented.


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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Awn, Kerry.
Soap Creek Saloon.
Club Foot.
Liberty Lunch.
Continental Club.
Uranium Savages.
Roadhouse Café.
Austin (Tex.).
Rock groups – Posters.
Rock music - Posters.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Kerry Awn Posters (AR.2004.008). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/2004/33

Donation Date: 2/18/2004

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Molly Hults in 2009 and encoded by Danica Galbraith in 2012.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Location Box
qAR 23 Posters, 1974-2004
Box Folder
1 1 Handbills, 1974-1997
2 Handbills, 1980-1996