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Content Description

Restrictions

Related Material

Administrative Information

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Series I: Audio-Video

Series II: General

Series III: Oversized

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Houston Folk Music collection, 1972-2017 MS 649



Title: Houston Folk Music collection
Dates: 1972-2017
Abstract: This collection contains items documenting the Houston Folk music scene from the 1970s-1980s.
Identification: MS 649
Quantity: 0.25 Linear Feet(1 box)
Quantity: 0.02 GigabytesNearline access: MS0649aip_001 (0.02 GB)
Quantity: 0.007 GigabytesNearline access: MS0649aip_002 (0.007 GB)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

During the 1960s-1980s, Houston, TX had a vibrant folk scene. Local musicians and those from other parts of Texas and the U.S. socialized and played at a variety of music establishments around the city, including Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, Sand Mountain Coffeehouse, Liberty Hall, The Old Quarter, Theodore's and Corky's. This scene spawned many musicians, Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Robert Earl Keen, Nanci Griffith, Lynn Langham, Wrecks Bell, Eric Taylor, John Vandiver, Danny Everitt, Vince Bell, Richard Dobson, Don Sanders, Wheatfield/St. Elmo's Fire, Dogtooth Violet, Bill Cade, Lyle Lovett, and many more.

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Content Description

This collection contains items documenting the Houston Folk music scene from the 1970s-1980s. More specifically, it has smaller donations of albums, fliers, and photographs.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from this material must be obtained from the specific copyright owner.

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Index Terms

Folk-rock music
Folk music
Folk music -- Texas -- Houston

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Related Materials

Please see the Rice University KTRU Radio records, UA 011.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Houston Folk Music collection, 1975-1985, MS 649, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Albums donated by Brendan Doss, III. Townes Van Zandt reel donated by Craig Calvert.

Accruals

Additional materials are expected for this collection.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Audio-Video

Box
1 Guy Clark - "Old No. 1" (12" LP) 1975
"Through the Dark Nightly" (12" LP) 1976
Townes Van Zandt live at Liberty Hall - KPFT (10.5" reel-to-reel audio) 1977-07
"Townes Van Zandt, Live at The Old Quarter, Houston, Texas" (double 12" LP) 1977
Nanci Griffith - "there's a light beyond these woods" (12" LP) 1978
Les Doss - "Mysteries" (12" LP) 1985

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Series II: General

Box Folder
2 1 Dogtooth Violet and related bands 1974-1980
Dogtooth Violet and related bands
Scope and Contents
Includes digital scans of photographs and fliers from the bands Dogtooth Violet, Hickory, Caught in the Act, and Denim. There are access copy jpgs.
2 Ephmera 2017
3 Fliers 1960s-1980s
4 News clippings 1970s-
5 Spinks, Walter 1973-1986
Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant and related
Scope and Contents
Includes digital scans of photographs, fliers, and other items that document Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, Blue Squirrel Corp., and George Ensle. There are access copy jpgs.
6 "Willie the Shake" play 1982

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Series III: Oversized

map-drawer item
182 2 Old Quarter poster - The Legacy Clan 2012-09-30
3 KPFT Radio Guide, vol. 1, no. 1 1973-08-01

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