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Descriptive Summary

Organizaional History

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

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A Guide to the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame Collection, 1991-1992



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame
Title: Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame Collection
Dates: 1991-1992
Abstract: Photographs, costumes, posters, awards, clippings dating from 1930s-1990s and featuring members of the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame comprise the bulk of this collection. Items of note include Bob Wills’ hat and a fiddle he reportedly played, and Laura Lee McBride’s fringed leather costume.
Extent: 6 boxes (8 linear feet)
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Southwestern Writers Collection, Special Collections, Alkek Library, Texas State University-San Marcos

Organizaional History

The Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame was founded in Austin by Al Dressen in 1988. Inductions have taken place at the annual Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame show, held in Austin during the years 1988-1993, and in San Marcos from 1994 to the present, on the third weekend in May. The Hall of Fame’s first inductee was Bob Wills, leader of the legendary swing band, Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys. Other members include such artists as Hank Thompson, Laura Lee McBride, The Sons of the Pioneers, Floyd Tilman, Eldon Shamblin, Hoyle Nix, and Asleep at the Wheel. The Hall of Fame also publishes a newsletter, Jamboree, which keeps its membership informed of special events and features music reviews.

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Scope and Content Note

Photographs, costumes, posters, awards, clippings dating from 1930s-1990s and featuring members of the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame comprise the bulk of this collection. Items of note include Bob Wills’ hat and a fiddle he reportedly played, and Laura Lee McBride’s fringed leather costume.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

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Index Terms

Wills, Bob, 1905-1975
McBride, Laura Lee.
Thompson, Hank.
Gimble, Johnny.
Shamblin, Eldon.
Light Crust Doughboys (Musical group)
Texas Playboys.
Western swing (Music) -- Texas.
Country music -- Texas.
Musicians -- Interviews.
Musicians -- Texas.
Photographs.
Awards.
Costumes.
Posters.
Al Dressen

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame Collection, Southwestern Writers Collection/Texas State University-San Marcos.

Acquisition Information

Gifts donated by Al Dressen, since 1991.

Processing Information

Processed by Amanda Oates, 1999.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

The inventory for this collection is currently unavailable. Please contact the Southwestern Writers Collection, Special Collections, Alkek Library, Texas State University-San Marcos for more information regarding this collection.

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