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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Glenn W. Jones-Gary Smith Collection, [ca. 1920s-1980s]



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Jones, Glenn W.
Creator: Smith, Gary
Title: Jones (Glenn W.)-Gary Smith Collection
Dates: [ca. 1920s-1980s]
Abstract: Gary Smith was a folklore student at the University of Texas at Austin in the 1970s and amassed a large record collection of traditional music from various genres, including jazz, ballads, blues, Latino, country and western, and others.
Accession No.: 92-220; 96-261
Extent: ca. 1100 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Gary Smith was a folklore student at the University of Texas at Austin in the 1970s and amassed a large record collection of traditional music from various genres, including jazz, ballads, blues, Latino, country and western, and others. His house caught fire and the LP collection was damaged by the heat to the extent that album covers were lost and the outside tracks were somewhat hindered, but the albums remain listenable.

Glenn Jones, a friend of Smith’s, took on the task of salvaging the singed LPs and finding new liners for them. Years later, after Smith had moved away (or otherwise lost interest in the collection), Jones negotiated the sale of the collection to the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.

Source: John Wheat, Sound Archivist, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

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Scope and Contents

The Glenn W. Jones-Gary Smith Collection, [ca. 1920s-1980s], consists of approximately 1,100 LP record albums, mainly of the jazz, blues, country, and folk/ethnic genres, relating to Texas and the South. The collection is arranged alphabetically by record company.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Use of audio material by appointment only; please contact sound archivist.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Jones, Glenn W.--Archives.
Smith, Gary--Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin
Subjects
Folk music--United States
Sound recordings--Archival resources
Sound recordings--Texas
Jazz--United States
Places
Texas
United States

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Glenn W. Jones-Gary Smith Collection, [ca. 1920s-1980s], Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by John Wheat, July 1992 and September 1996.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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