Austin History Center

Martha Grenon Photographs

An Inventory of the Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Grenon, Martha
Title: Martha Grenon Photographs
Abstract: 169 digitized black and white photographs document the South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival and conference from 1998 to 2001.
Identification: AR.2011.020
Quantity: 169 digital photographs, 1.2 Gb
Location: Reading Room Digital Collections
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
810 Guadalupe, , PO BOX 2287, , Austin, TX 78768

Biographical Note

Photographer Martha Grenon grew up in Detroit, Michigan. Knowing that she wanted to be an artist, she attended the Pratt Institute in New York City from 1963-1968, earning a degree in Industrial Design. Since then she has worked as a graphic designer and photographer.

In the 1970s she lived in Corfu, Greece. Being in such close proximity to Albania, a country closed off from the rest of the world, influenced much of her creative work. Grenon first visited Albania in 1992 and since then has also traveled to Kosovo and Macedonia, documenting the region's transition from communism to democracy. She has received grants from ArtLink Collaborative Projects to work on photographic projects with young people in Kosovo. She has continued to work on projects related to Eastern Europe, including "The Bringing of the Bones: an Albanian Odyssey," "Kosova 2000," and "All The Remains: Life, Death and Rebirth: Kosova 1996-2002."

Grenon lives in Austin, Texas, home to a vibrant music scene including the South by Southwest music festival. She was awarded a Volunteer in the Arts award in 1992 by the City of Austin, a Texas Photographic Society Members Only Grant in 1997, and was nominated for artist of the year by the Austin Critics Table in 2004.


Scope and Contents

169 digitized black and white photographs document the South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival and conference from 1998 to 2001. The images include famous and up-and-coming bands and musicians performing at the festival, speaker panels and keynote addresses, informal group portraits, and candid scenes during the festival.

File titles and notes in parentheses were provided by the photographer; information in square brackets was added by the archivist.


Arrangement

The arrangement maintains the organization created by the photographer. The photographs are organized in one series and sub-series are organized by year. For each year there are six to 19 photographs, except for 2001 which consists of only one item. The undated sub-series at the end also contains only one photograph which was likely taken in 1989.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Use Restrictions

The Austin History Center (AHC) is the owner of the physical materials in the AHC collections and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the AHC before any publication use. The AHC does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Subjects (Persons)
Black, Louis, 1950-.
Meaux, Huey.
Richards, Ann, 1933-2006.
Sahm, Doug.
Subjects
Music festivals--United States.
Musicians.
South by Southwest Music and Media Conference.
Photography--Texas--Austin.
Photographers--Texas--Austin.
Places
Austin (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Document Types
Black-and-white photographs.
Digital images.

Related Material

AF Subject Files


  • Festivals - South by Southwest Conference and Festivals (SXSW) F1000

Archives and Manuscript Collections


  • AR.2010.029 - SXSW, Inc. Records
  • AR.2010.030 - 5X5Y: 25 Years of SXSW Music Exhibit Collection
  • AR.2011.032 - Gregory K. Sells Photographs


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Martha Grenon Photographs (AR.2011.020). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/2011/030

Donation Date: 2011 March 7

Processing Information

Preliminary processing by Daniel Alonzo, 2011. Finding aid created and encoded by Nicole Davis, 2013.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Photographs, 1988-2001, undated

Files are on CD located in digital collections box in the Reading Room.
1988
Location Box
Reading Room Digital Photo Collections Band from Hell (#001)
Digital Photo Collections Child Bearing Hips (#002)
Digital Photo Collections Erik Hokaanen and Danny Levin (#003)
Digital Photo Collections Fortune Tellers (Oklahoma) (#004)
Digital Photo Collections Gavin [?] and Gooch [?] (#005-006)
Digital Photo Collections Golf [candid scene with trophies on table] (#007)
Digital Photo Collections Louis [Black] and Chris [?] [candid scene, at golf event?] (#008)
Digital Photo Collections Softball, with Bob Guccione, Jr. (Penthouse publishing heir) (#009)
Digital Photo Collections Softball (#010-011)
Digital Photo Collections Wild Seeds (#012)
1989
Location Box
Reading Room Digital Photo Collections Huey Meaux and Doug Sahm (#013)
Digital Photo Collections Junior Medlow and Chris Duarte (#014)
Digital Photo Collections Mojo Nixon (invocation at opening) (#015-016)
Digital Photo Collections Robert Christgau (Keynote address) (#017)
Digital Photo Collections Spanic Boys (#018)
1990
Location Box
Reading Room Digital Photo Collections "Dead Van in the Middle of the Road" workshop with Steve McGuire (#019)
Digital Photo Collections A&R [Artists and Repertoire] panel (#020)
Digital Photo Collections Exene Cervenka (Invocation) (#021-022)
Digital Photo Collections Gun Bunnies (#023)
Digital Photo Collections Daniel Johnston (#024)
Digital Photo Collections Kinky Friedman (Keynote) (#025)
Digital Photo Collections Mano Negro (France/Algeria) (#026)
Digital Photo Collections Songwriters panel (David Halley, Nancy Griffith, Jason McMaster, Radney Foster) (#027)
1991
Location Box
Reading Room Digital Photo Collections Ann [Richards] and Roseanne [Cash] together at photo op (#028-030)
Digital Photo Collections Doobie Twisters (Finland) (#031)
Digital Photo Collections Ed Ward in uniform, rounding up panel members (#032)
Digital Photo Collections Fire at SXSW/Chronicle offices on W. 28th St. (#033-034)
Digital Photo Collections Gov. Ann Richards (Welcome) (#035)
Digital Photo Collections Jimmy Vaughan and Joe Ely (#036)
Digital Photo Collections Les Garçons Bouchers (France) (#037)
Digital Photo Collections Louis Black (opening remarks) (#038)
Digital Photo Collections Louis Meyers (#039)
Digital Photo Collections Roland Swenson (opening remarks) (#040)
Digital Photo Collections Softball, with commentator Jody Denberg (#041)
Digital Photo Collections SXSW Store (#042)
Digital Photo Collections Volunteers at work (#043)
1992
(Willie [Nelson] was supposed to give welcoming comments but had tour bus problems)
Location Box
Reading Room Digital Photo Collections Grey Ghost (Prelude), Tary Owens (#044)
Digital Photo Collections Grey Ghost (Prelude) (#045)
Digital Photo Collections Grey Ghost (Prelude), red (#046)
Digital Photo Collections Little Village (John Hiatt, Ry Cooder, Nick Lowe, Jim Keltner) (#047)
Digital Photo Collections Louis Black (#048)
Digital Photo Collections Michelle Shocked (opening remarks) (#049)
Digital Photo Collections Shagnasties (Dallas) (#050)
Digital Photo Collections The Setters (Mike Hall, Alejandro Escovedo, Walter Salas-Humara) (#051)
Digital Photo Collections Tiny Lights (#052)
1993
Location Box
Reading Room Digital Photo Collections Ann Richards meeting and greeting before welcome and opening remarks (#053-054)
Digital Photo Collections Ansia (Mexico) (#055)
Digital Photo Collections Convention Center exterior (with SXSW signs) (#056)
Digital Photo Collections Danish Music Association party (#057)
Digital Photo Collections Don Walser (#058)
Digital Photo Collections Goober & the Peas (Detroit) (059)
Digital Photo Collections Roky Erickson (#060)
Digital Photo Collections Groupie panel, with Kim Fowley, Margaret Moser, Pamela des Barres (#061)
Digital Photo Collections SXSW registration (#062, 064)
Digital Photo Collections SXSW Directors (#063)
Digital Photo Collections Vaartina (Great girl band from Finland) (#065)
1994
Location Box
Reading Room Digital Photo Collections Johnny Cash (with Cadillac limo outside Con[ference] Center) (#066)
Digital Photo Collections Johnny Cash and staff (#067)
Digital Photo Collections Johnny Cash [performing] (#068)
Digital Photo Collections Johnny Cash, Louis Meyers and Roland Swenson (#069)
Digital Photo Collections Johnny Cash and Jo Rea (#070)
Digital Photo Collections Junior Brown (#071)
Digital Photo Collections Limpopo (Russia) (#072)
Digital Photo Collections Helter Skelter (with Marilyn Manson), Sexuality is All You Need (#073-074)
Digital Photo Collections Softball (Doug Sahm, announcer) (#075)
Digital Photo Collections Trade show (#076)
Digital Photo Collections True Believers reunion (#077-078)
Digital Photo Collections Continental Club [exterior with people loitering and dancing] (#079)
Digital Photo Collections Doug Sahm [performing] (#080)
Digital Photo Collections [SXSW] Mentor Program (#081)
Digital Photo Collections Oysterband (#082)
Digital Photo Collections Sexuality [panel discussion] (#083)
Digital Photo Collections Spoken Word (#084)
1995
Location Box
Reading Room Digital Photo Collections Bad Livers (#085)
Digital Photo Collections Bob Mould (welcome and opening remarks) (#086-087)
Digital Photo Collections Goober & the Peas (#088)
Digital Photo Collections Lucinda Williams (#089)
Digital Photo Collections Panels: Touring without Starving, Getting Your Act Together, Koresh and the Waco Disaster, Going Continental (#090)
Digital Photo Collections Prelude with gospel by Malachi (Austin) (#091)
Digital Photo Collections Trade Show (Trouble/help booth) (#092)
Digital Photo Collections Willie Nelson (unannounced gig at Music Hall) (#093)
1996
Location Box
Reading Room Digital Photo Collections Arlo Guthrie (#094)
Digital Photo Collections Exene Cervenka (spoken word) (#095)
Digital Photo Collections Fugees (#096-097)
Digital Photo Collections Golden Smog (with Vic Chestnut) (#098)
Digital Photo Collections Guided by Voices (#099)
Digital Photo Collections Jason and the Scorchers (#100)
Digital Photo Collections Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), opening remarks (#101)
Digital Photo Collections Producers panel with Allan Toussaint (#102)
Digital Photo Collections Randy Newman (#103)
Digital Photo Collections Registration and swag bag stuffing (#104)
Digital Photo Collections Ronnie Dawson (#105)
Digital Photo Collections Songwriters panel (Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings, Michael Fracasso, Walter Salas-Humara) (#106)
Digital Photo Collections Louis Black [speaking] (#107)
Digital Photo Collections Roland [Swenson, speaking] (#108)
Digital Photo Collections Terrace [candid scene] (#109)
1997
Location Box
Reading Room Digital Photo Collections All the King's Men (Cesar Rosas, David Hidalgo, Dwight Twilley, Scotty Moore, DJ Fontana, Susan Cowsill) (#110-111)
Digital Photo Collections Carl Perkins (Welcome and Keynote) (#112)
Digital Photo Collections Carl Perkins [candid scene] (#113)
Digital Photo Collections Deborah Harry with Jazz Passenger (#114)
Digital Photo Collections Gourds (#115)
Digital Photo Collections Lisa Loeb (#116)
Digital Photo Collections Panels: How Did You Get Here? (Margo Timmins, Jimmy Webb, Jerry Harrison, Peter Wolf); Can (or Should) the Music Industry Do Anything About Drug Abuse? (This is the one Dave Marsh walked out of); Money Changes Everything (#117-121)
Digital Photo Collections Softball was rained out, for the first time ever! (#122)
Digital Photo Collections The Producer's Role (Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth) [panel] (#123)
Digital Photo Collections Tony Bennett and son interview (#124-125)
Digital Photo Collections Yat Kha (Throat singer and band from Republic of Tuva) [performing and candid scene] (#126-127)
1998
Location Box
Reading Room Digital Photo Collections Alison Moorer (#128)
Digital Photo Collections [Ray] Benson [and Leon Rausch, performing] (#129)
Digital Photo Collections Big House (#130)
Digital Photo Collections Billy Bragg (#131)
Digital Photo Collections Doug Sahm and Joe Nick Patoski, commentators at softball (#132)
Digital Photo Collections Japanese bands: ONTJ, Balbora, Cocco, Zoobombs, Botswanas (#133-134)
Digital Photo Collections Joan-Corky (#135)
Digital Photo Collections Joe Ely Band with Jesse Taylor (#136)
Digital Photo Collections Jon Dee Graham (#137)
Digital Photo Collections Los Palominos (#138)
Digital Photo Collections Magic Bus (#139)
Digital Photo Collections Nick Lowe (Welcome and Keynote) [candid scene, with Roland Swenson?] (#140)
Digital Photo Collections Panels: Who killed Bobby Fuller?; The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Jonathan Demme and Richard Linklater); Relaxin' with (Mark) Rubin (#141-142)
Digital Photo Collections Sam Moore (still great!) (#143)
Digital Photo Collections Sean Lennon (#144)
1999
(Could not find program book for this year)
Location Box
Reading Room Digital Photo Collections Beth Orton (#145)
Digital Photo Collections Daniel Johnston (#146)
Digital Photo Collections Jeff Beck (#147)
Digital Photo Collections John Sinclair: Rise and Fall of the MC5 (#148)
Digital Photo Collections Kimmo Pohjonen (Finnish accordionist) (#149-150)
Digital Photo Collections Softball (Casey Monahan, Doug Sahm (d. 11/1999), Joe Nick Patoski) (#151)
Digital Photo Collections Sparklehorse (#152)
Digital Photo Collections SXSW Music Staff, group photo (#153-154)
Digital Photo Collections Wanda Jackson and Henhouse (Sarah Brown, Rosie Flores, Cindy Cashdollar [not pictured], Marcia Ball) (#155)
Digital Photo Collections Lloyd Doggett [speaking at panel] (#156)
2000
Location Box
Reading Room Digital Photo Collections Cesar Chavez [street view] (#157)
Digital Photo Collections Dave Alvin and the Guilty Men (#158)
Digital Photo Collections Eliot Roberts interview [with David Fricke] (#159)
Digital Photo Collections John Paul Jones interview (#160)
Digital Photo Collections M. Ward (#161)
Digital Photo Collections Mummy the Peep Show (Japanese girl band) (#162)
Digital Photo Collections Panel: Woody Guthrie Legacy with Michael Fracasso, Jimmy LaFave, Dave Marsh and a Guthrie daughter (#163)
Digital Photo Collections Patti Smith, interviewed by David Fricke [not pictured] (#164)
Digital Photo Collections Roger McGuinn (#165)
Digital Photo Collections Sonny Landreth (#166)
Digital Photo Collections Tenacious D (#167)
2001
Location Box
Reading Room Digital Photo Collections Staff [group portrait] (#168)
Undated [1989]
Location Box
Reading Room Digital Photo Collections [Huey P.] Meaux [and Doug] Sahm (#169)