University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Broken Spoke Oral History Collection, 1979-1993



Descriptive Summary

Creator Broken Spoke
Title Broken Spoke Oral History Collection,
Dates: 1979-1993
Abstract: Collection contains audio interview with Broken Spoke founder, owner and manager, James M. White. Also included are clippings and graphic material documenting the history of the Austin, Texas dance hall, the Broken Spoke.
Accession No.: AR 2008-011
Extent 1 inch
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Creator Sketch:

James M. White established the legendary Texas dance hall, the Broken Spoke, in 1964. Notable musicians such as Bob Wills, Ernest Tubb, Tex Ritter, Willie Nelson, Alvin Crow, Asleep at the Wheel, Gary P. Nunn, Doug Sahm, George Strait, and many others have played, and continue to play, at this world-renowned Texas “honky-tonk.”


Scope and Contents:

Collection contains audio interview with Broken Spoke, founder, owner and manager, James M. White. Also contained are clippings, graphic material, and correspondence documenting the history of Austin dance hall, the Broken Spoke.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation:

Broken Spoke Oral History Collection, 1979-1993, the Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Inventory

box
2X66 Brochure and business card
Clippings, 1979, 1988-1993
Broken Spoke Newsletter, 1993
Ace in the Hole concert handbill, 1976
Broken Spoke bumper stickers
Correspondence, 1992-1993
Audiocassette:
James M. White interview (2 cassette tapes), February 23, 1993