Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Harold Eggers:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1995-1997, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Eggers, Harold
Title: Harold Eggers Papers,
Dates: 1995-1997
Abstract: Harold Eggers provided two commercially produced CDs: a Larry Monroe-produced audio documentary on Townes Van Zandt and 18 songs by Barb Donovan, produced by Bob Johnston in Austin with Van Zandt backup on guitar and vocals.
Collection # AV 98
Quantity: 2 recordings (0.1 linear foot)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Harold F. Eggers, Jr., worked as road manager, agent and personal manager with the singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt over a twenty-year period beginning in 1977. His brother Kevin produced most of Van Zandt's studio albums beginning in 1968. The two were involved in numerous legal actions with each other and Van Zandt's ex-wife Jeanene and his children after the singer's death on New Year's Day in 1977.

Scope and Content

The collection offers many audio compact discs: commercial productions (mostly European) of Townes Van Zandt performances, Larry Monroe's documentary with Van Zandt songs and interviews, and a compilation of songs written by Barb Donovan and sung by the author.


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research. Copyright is retained by the authors of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by U.S. copyright law. Audio and visual recordings may need to be reformatted prior to use and require advance notice to the Reference Librarian.

Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (People)
Clark, Guy
Donovan, Barb
Eggers, Harold
Foley, Blaze, 1949-1989
Monroe, Larry, 1942-2014
Van Zandt, Townes
Subjects (Places)
Austin (Tex.)
Muscle Shoals (Ala.)
Nashville (Tenn.)
Alternative country music
Folk music
Guitar music (Country)
Performing arts and literature

Related Material

For related materials located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections:

  • Harold Eggers oral history interview [sound recording abstract], April 15, 2009

Administrative Information

Harold Eggers Papers, 1995-1997, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas


Accession number(s):

Gift, 2014

Processed by

Jon Holmes

Collection Inventory


box folder
1 1 Affidavit from Wolfgang Pracht of Windeck-Ottershagen, Germany; Printed email correspondence to and from Broadus Spivey, attorney at law, 2005 and 2009

Audio Visual Materials

Compact Discs (Audio)
box item
1 1 Donovan, Barb, 18 Tracks (Normal Records 217 CD), 1995
2 Donovan, Barb, 18 Tracks (Copy 2), 1995
3 Townes Van Zandt Documentary (Normal Records 211 CD), 1997
4 Townes Van Zandt Documentary (Copy 2), 1997
5 Townes Van Zandt Documentary (Copy 3), 1997
6 Van Zandt, Townes, Abnormal (Normal Records 216 CD), 1996
7 Van Zandt, Townes, Absolutely Nothing (Normal Records 235 CD), 2002
8 Van Zandt, Townes, Highwaykind (Normal Records 201 CD), 1997
9 Van Zandt, Townes, In Pain (Normal Records 225 CD), 1996
10 Van Zandt, Townes, Live and Obscure (Normal Records 238 CD), 1996
11 Van Zandt, Townes, Live at McCabe's (Varese Records 302 066 517 2 CD), 1996
12 Van Zandt, Townes, Live at the Jester Lounge, 1966 (Normal Records n 280 CD), 2004
13 Van Zandt, Townes, Live at Union Chapel, London, England (Egge Company TMT-3019), 2005
14 Van Zandt, Townes, Rear View Mirror (Sundown Records SD-2100), 1993
15 Van Zandt, Townes, Rear View Mirror (Normal Records 203), 1996
16 Van Zandt, Townes, Rear View Mirror Volume 2 (Normal Records N 263 CD), 1996
17 Van Zandt, Townes, Road Songs (Normal Records N 195 CD), 1992
18 Van Zandt, Townes, Soundtracks, undated