University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Beulah "Sippie" Wallace Oral History Collection, 1985



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Wallace, Beulah "Sippie"
Title: Beulah "Sippie" Wallace Oral History Collection
Dates: 1985
Abstract: “Sippie” Wallace was a top blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s. Collection includes audio recording, transcript, and synopsis of oral history interview with Beulah “Sippie” Wallace.
Accession No.: 2008-037
Extent: 1/2 inch, 1 audiocassette tape
Laguage: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

“Sippie” Wallace was a top blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s, whose career rivaled that of famed Bessie Smith. She recorded with Louis Armstrong and other luminaries of the period, and her career was revived in later life under the encouragement of singer, Bonnie Raitt.


Scope and Contents

Collection includes audio recording, transcript, and synopsis of oral history interview with Beulah “Sippie” Wallace by University of Texas doctoral student, Christopher Brooks. Also contained is an article about Wallace published in the Texas Humanist based upon this oral history interview.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Beulah "Sippie" Wallace Oral History Collection, 1985, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2X395 Audio Recording, audiocassette tape:
Oral history interview with Beulah “Sippie” Wallace, April 19, 1985
Transcript and synopsis of oral history interview
Article