University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Touring Entertainment Industry Oral History Collection



Descriptive Summary

Creator Touring Entertainment Industry Archive
Title TOURING ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY ORAL HISTORY COLLECTION,
Dates: 1986, 1993-1998
Abstract Oral history interviews document the American professional touring entertainment industry. The cassettes record the personal narratives of entrepreneurs, promoters, architects, facility managers, and individuals associated with the International Association of Assembly Managers. Oral history interviews were conducted by William Dean Justice, former IAAM president, James Klain, and Bob Reid. Forms part of the Touring Entertainment Industry Archive.
Accession No. AR: 98-129; 98-196; 98-222; 2008-093
Extent 158 sound cassettes
Language English.
Repository Dolph Briscoe Center for American History The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

Oral history interviews document the American professional touring entertainment industry. The cassettes record the personal narratives of entrepreneurs, promoters, architects, facility managers, and individuals associated with the International Association of Assembly Managers. Oral history interviews were conducted by William Dean Justice, former IAAM president, James Klain, and Bob Reid. Topics discussed include the development of public assembly facilities; the development of professional sports; the early history of travelling family shows such as the ice shows and the Harlem Globetrotters; technical stage and lighting problems; and information regarding the history of the International Association of Assembly Managers.

Forms part of Touring Entertainment Industry Archive.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Antee, Al--Interviews.
Anzivino, Joe--Interviews.
Becker, Allen--Interviews.
Cavalieri, Lincoln Edward--Interviews.
Egan, Vincent--Interviews.
Fearey, Jack--Interviews.
King, Milton--Interviews.
Luther, Bill--Interviews.
Minchew, Robert J.--Interviews.
Parkinson, Thomas P.--Interviews.
Perry, Mildred Wolf Grood--Interviews.
Saunders, Roy--Interviews.
Skinner, Denzil--Interviews.
Ward, Ray--Interviews.
Subjects (Organizations)
Harlem Globetrotters.
International Association of Assembly Managers.
Society for the Preservation of Professional Entertainment History.
VEE Corporation--Archives.
Subjects
Auditoriums--Administration.
Civic centers--Administration.
Facility management--Administration.
Public buildings--Administration.
Sports facilities--Administration.
Stadia--Administration.

Related Material

International Association of Venue Managers Records


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Touring Entertainment Industry Oral History Collection, 1986, 1993-1998, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Audiocassettes:

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2X317 Joe Anzivino, Nita Anzivino, Harlem Globetrotters, November 3, 1997:
Tape 1
Tape 2
Allen Becker, August 29, 1997:
Tape 1
Tape 2
Lincoln Edward Cavalieri, January 19, 1998:
Tape 1
Tape 2
Tape 3 (side A only)
Vincent Egan, VEE Corporation, January 13, 1998:
Tape 1
Tape 2, original
Tape 3, original
Milton King:
Digital copies of the oral histories with Milton King are available in box 2X317 on audio CD.
Tape 1, November 10, 1997
Tape 2, November 18, 1997
Tape 3, November 18, 1997; December 12, 1997
Tape 4, December 12, 1997
Tape 5, December 12, 1997; January 12, 1998
Tape 6, January 12, 1998
Bill Luther and Jack Fearey, August 2, 1997:
Tape 1
Tape 2
Robert J. Minchew, June 25, 1994:
Tape 1
Tape 2
Tape 3
Mildred Wolf Grood Perry, May 31, 1993:
Tape 1
Tape 2
Tape 3
Roy Saunders, Al Antee, Ray Ward, International Association of Assembly Managers, August 5, 1997:
Tape 1
Tape 2
Denzil Skinner, Facility Management Group, Inc., April 28-29, 1988:
Tape 1
Tape 2
Tape 3
Tape 4
Tape 5
Tape 6
The Society for the Preservation of Professional Entertainment History, organizational meeting, November 15-16, 1986:
Digital copies of the society meeting are available in box 2X317 on audio CD.
Tape 1
Tape 2
Tape 3
Tape 4
Tape 5
Tape 6
Thomas P. Parkinson, Savoy, Illinois, October 9-10, 1993:
Digital copies of the oral histories with Thomas Parkinson are available in box 2X317 on audio CD.
Tape 1, October 9, 1993
Tape 2, October 9, 1993
Tape 3, October 9, 1993
Tape 4, October 9, 1993
Tape 5, October 10, 1993
Tape 6, October 10, 1993
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2.325/B114a Audiocassettes:
George Shipstad, April 27, 1998
Roy Blakely, June 3, 1998
Roy Saunders, May 12, 1998
J. Lee Friedman, April 21, 1998
Ted Shuffle, April 5, 1998
George Hachett, April 28, 1998
Society for the Preservation of Professional Entertainment History Organizational Meeting, Nov. 16, 1986
Transcript of Oral History Interview of Tom Parkinson, October 9, 1993
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2.325/F72 Transcript of Society for the Preservation of Professional Entertainment History Organizational Meeting, Nov. 16, 1986
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2.325/D45 [2008-093]:
Oral history audiocassettes:
Allen J. Bloom, Tom Liegler, William A. Cunningham, Corrine Sidney-Hanley, Ben Farrell, Richard “Dick” Palmer, Tom Collins, Jerry Seltzer, Don Watson, Elsie Stephens, Bill Luther, Richard Dwyer, Dave Dewald, Gary Lashinsky, Dean Phillips, Mike McGee, Tom Powell, Art and Barbara Squires, and Mrs. Morris (Beverly Grossman) Chalfen
Digital copies of the oral histories with Allen Bloom are available in box 2X317 on audio CD.
International Conference in Houston (professional sessions, featured speakers include John Denver), 1979



 

Photographs:

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3T15 4 3.5×5 color photographs of Allen J. Becker, August 29, 1997