University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the George Bowman Collection on Mance Lipscomb, 1961-2000

Descriptive Summary

Creator Bowman, George
Title George Bowman Collection on Mance Lipscomb
Dates: 1961-2000
Abstract: Collection contains audio recordings, photographs and writings from and about Texas blues guitarist Mance Lipscomb to dentist and friend, Dr. George Bowman.
Accession No.: 2002-014
Extent 9 inches
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Creator Sketch:

Dr. George Bowman was Texas blues musician Mance Lipscomb’s dentist and friend. Lipscomb frequently played at Bowman’s home.

Scope and Contents:

Collection contains audio recordings by, photographs of, and letters from Mance Lipscomb, as well as clippings and writings about Lipscomb, many written by Lipscomb’s biographer, A. Glenn Myers.


Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions

Audio recordings may be used only by appointment with the Sound Archivist.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation:

George Bowman Collection on Mance Lipscomb, 1961-2000, the Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Detailed Description of the Collection



2.325/M21a Photographs
Mance Lipscomb Published Recordings Inventory
Letters (from and regarding Mance Lipscomb)
Mance Book (A. Glenn Myers information)
Memorial Program, 1976
Concert Handbill, circa 1970
Publications (regarding Mance Lipscomb):
Out of the Bottoms & Into the Big City (excerpt from I Say Me For A Parable by Mance Lipscomb and A. Glenn Myers), 1980
Mance & His Music: Mance Lipscomb Speaks for Himself, 1976
I Say Me For A Parable: the Life & Music of Mance Lipscomb (signed #13 limited edition by Mance Lipscomb and A. Glenn Myers), 1981
Audio Cassette Tapes:
Mance Lipscomb live recordings:
July 2, 1967
#1, #2 September 2, 1967
November 9, 1969
#1, #2 August 24, 1967
“New Orleans” (dubbed copy of damaged original tape)(2 cassettes), March 25, 1972
Mance Lipscomb, Volume 4/Volume 6 (dubbed copy of album)
1971 [?]
[Two damaged]
3 inch open reel-to-reel tape:
Mance Lipscomb recordings (7 reels)
2.325/S LP Albums:
Mance Lipscomb, Arhoolie Records:
Texas Songster, Volume 2, 1964
Mance Lipscomb, Volume 3: Texas Songster in a Live Performance, 1965
Mance Lipscomb, Volume 4 (review copy), 1967
Mance Lipscomb, Volume 4, 1967
Mance Lipscomb, Volume 5, 1969
Mance Lipscomb, Volume 6, 1974
Mance Lipscomb, Volume 6, (autographed-includes photograph of album being autographed by Lipscomb) 1974
Trouble in Mind, 1970
Mance Lipscomb: Texas Sharecropper and Songster
Compilations, Arhoolie Records:
Texas Blues, Volume 2, 1968
Blues ‘N Trouble, 1961
Kerrville Folk Festival, 1972