University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Ed Ward Collection, 1979-1984



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Ward, Ed, 1948-
Title: Ward, Ed, collection
Dates: 1979-1984
Abstract: Comprising Ward’s columns from the Austin American-Statesman, the Ed Ward Collection, 1979-1984, document the music scene in Austin, Texas, during the 1970s and 1980s.
Accession No.: 2000-145
Extent: 10 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Journalist and music historian Ed Ward (b. 1948) began writing about music in 1965. A food editor for the Austin Chronicle in Austin, Texas, he also wrote columns for the Austin American-Statesman from 1979 through 1984. Two years later Ward, Geoffrey Stokes, and Ken Tucker published Rock of Ages: The Rolling Stone History of Rock & Roll. That same year, Ward became rock-and-roll historian for NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross.

Source:

"Get Up, Stand Up. About the Program. Credits." PBS. Accessed April 11, 2011. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/getupstandup/about_credits2.html.


Scope and Contents

Comprising Ward’s columns from the Austin American-Statesman, the Ed Ward Collection, 1979-1984, documents the music scene in Austin, Texas, during the 1970s and 1980s. The columns discuss upcoming stage shows and record albums, reviews of musical performances and albums, and interviews with musicians and others in the music industry, including Willie Nelson, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, and producer Bob Johnston.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Ward, Ed, 1948- -- Archives.
Subjects
Austin American-statesman.
Music -- Texas -- Austin.
Places
Austin (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ed Ward Collection, 1979-1984, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2L302-2L303 Columns, October 1979-June 1984