Early Country Music Collection
Scope and Contents
Recordings, transcriptions, and research materials collected by Joe Buzzard at the request of William Kearns, professor emeritus of music, University of Colorado, Boulder. Includes reel-to-reel tapes recorded by Buzzard from 700 hillbilly and cowboy records from the 1920s and 1930s, primarily in the Blue Ridge Mountains, northern Georgia, western North Carolina, and southwestern Virginia; duplicates of originals on Digital Audio Tape (DAT); transcriptions of recorded songs; and research materials.
The collection is open for research.
Copyright is not held by the American Music Research Center. Requests to publish materials should be directed to the copyright holder.
5 linear feet (5 boxes)
Language of Materials
Tapes are arranged by original tape number; Transcriptions are arranged by performer
Housed in the American Music Research Center
Donated by William Kearns
- Country music Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Country musicians Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Old-time music Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- The early country music collection, 1920-1940
- An inventory of holdings at the American Music Research Center
- Conversion Draft
- William Kearns, Cassandra Volpe
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written inEnglish.
Part of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Rare and Distinctive Collections Repository
1720 Pleasant Street
Boulder Colorado 80503 United States