Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Carlton C. and Amy Guess McLarty:

An Inventory of Their Papers, 1962-1966, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator McLarty, Carlton
Title: Carlton C. and Amy Guess McLarty Papers,
Dates: 1962-1966
Abstract: The collection comprises the first 76 issues of the New York-based folk music publication Broadside, which presented itself as "The National Topical Song Magazine" during its era.
Collection # AV 1093
Quantity: 1 box (1.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Carlton McLarty, born in Lubbock to his parents John and Sara, attended Texas Tech before graduating from the University of Texas School of Law. He practiced in Lubbock and was named criminal defense attorney of the year in 1989 by the Lubbock County defenders association. For twenty years he practiced defense law in the federal system in Dallas. McLarty also played banjo, ukulele and guitar, performing regularly with his brother Matthew in the bluegrass group Yellowhouse Canyon Band.

Agnes "Sis" Cunningham and Gordon Friesen founded Broadside in 1962 to offer new and classic tunes with political commentary about their times. All in all, 186 issues came out of the New York operation, although there was a haitus from the late 1970s through 1982. The cover price was $0.35 and rose to $0.50 during the run in this set of papers, then $2.00 by 1983.

In the first 76, included here, Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind" was published as sheet music in May 1962, followed by "Oxford Town" in December. Other authors include Woody Guthrie, Phil Ochs, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Pete Seeger, Malvina Reynolds, Vanessa Redgrave, Richard FariƱa, and Tom Paxton--even Len H. Chandler's "Beans in My Ears". Subject matter for the songs range from factory working conditions to Billy Sol Estes to civil rights to the US House of Representatives Un-American Activities Committee.


Scope and Content

Issues, mimeographed black on white bond paper then later offset, are available from #1 through #76. The collection is in good condition, except for the occasional stain, and is part of the Crossroads of Music archive.


Restrictions

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 (Persons)
McLarty, Carlton C.
Ochs, Phil.
Subjects (Places)
Greenwich Village (New York, N.Y.)
Subjects
Folk music--United States.
Texas music.

Related Material

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Carlton C. and Amy Guess McLarty Papers, 1962-1966, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Gift, 2016

Processed by

Jon Holmes


Collection Inventory

Manuscripts

box item
1 1 Broadside magazine: Included are the entire run of issues 1 through 76. Numbers 9 and 10 as well as 11 and 12 are double issues.February 1962
2 Issue 2March 1962
3 Issue 3April 1962
4 4Mid-April 1962
5 5May 1962
6 6Late May 1962
7 7June 1962
8 8June 30, 1962
9 9 and 10July 1962
10 11 and 12August 1962
11 13September 1962
12 14October 1962
13 15November 1962
14 16Mid-November 1962
15 17December 1962
16 18Late-December 1962
17 19January 1963
18 20February 1963
19 21Late-February 1963
20 22March 1963
21 23Late-March 1963
22 24April 1963
23 25Late-April 1963
24 26May 1963
25 27June 1963
26 28Late-June 1963
27 29July 1963
28 30August 1963
29 31September 1963
30 32September 20, 1963
31 33October 12, 1963
32 34November 5, 1963
33 35November 20, 1963
34 36December 10, 1963
35 37January 1, 1964
36 38January 20, 1964
37 39February 1964
38 40February 25, 1964
39 41March 10, 1964
40 42March 30, 1964
41 43April 15, 1964
42 44April 30, 1964
43 45May 15, 1964
44 46May 30, 1964
45 47June 30, 1964
46 48July 20, 1964
47 49August 20, 1964
48 50September 22, 1964
49 51October 20, 1964
50 52November 20, 1964
51 53December 20, 1964
52 54January 20, 1965
53 55February 12, 1965
54 56March 10, 1965
55 57April 10, 1965
56 58May 15, 1956 [sic]
57 59June 15, 1965
58 60July 15, 1965
59 61August 15, 1965
60 62September 15, 1965
61 63October 15, 1965
62 64November 15, 1965
63 65December 15, 1965
64 66January 1966
65 67February 1966
66 68March 1966
67 69April 1966
68 70May 1966
69 71June 1966
70 72July 1966
71 73August 1966
72 74September 1966
73 75October 1966
74 Issue 76November 1966