University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Carroll Hubbard Oral History, 1987



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hubbard, Carroll, 1919-2001
Creator: Hubbard, Ora Mae
Title: Hubbard, Carroll, oral history
Dates: 1987
Abstract: Comprising two audiocassettes of an interview of Hubbard and his wife Ora Mae by John Wheat and samples of songs, the Carroll Hubbard Oral History, 1987, discusses Hubbard’s life in Texas and career as a fiddler with the Light Crust Doughboys following World War II.
Extent: 2 audiocassettes
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Fiddler Carroll Hubbard (1919-2001) married fellow fiddler Ora Mae, with whom he had a son, Jay. Hubbard joined the Light Crust Doughboys following World War II, but after a union dispute, he and several other members of the group reformed the Flying X Ranchboys, which became the first musical group to perform on television in Texas in 1948. However, the Doughboys later reorganized, playing into the early 1950s, and both Carroll and Ora Mae later played fiddle for the Ray Price Road Band.

Sources:

Dempsey, John Mark. The Light Crust Doughboys Are on the Air: Celebrating Seventy Years of Texas Music. Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2002.

"Fort Worth Honors 'Susie Slaughter' at CMR Awards Show."Texas Monthly. Vol. 9, No. 1 (January 1981): 158.


Scope and Contents

Comprising two audiocassettes of an interview of Hubbard and his wife Ora Mae by John Wheat and samples of songs, the Carroll Hubbard Oral History, 1987, discusses Hubbard’s life in Texas and career as a fiddler with the Light Crust Doughboys following World War II.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Hubbard, Carroll, 1919-2001 -- Archives.
Hubbard, Ora Mae -- Archives.
Wheat, John.
Subjects (Organizations)
Light Crust Doughboys.
Subjects
Country music groups -- Texas.
Western swing (Music) -- Texas.
Places
Texas -- History -- 20th century.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Carroll Hubbard Oral History, 1987, 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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