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JESSE AUSTIN MORRIS COLLECTION                                                                      13-070



Morris, Jesse Austin (April 26, 1932-August 30, 2014)


Type of Material:

Manuscript materials, books, serials, performance documents, iconographic items, artifacts, sound recordings, correspondence, and reproductions of various materials


Physical Description:

22 linear feet of manuscript material, including

8 linear feet of Wills Brothers manuscript materials

6 linear feet of photographs, including

1 linear foot of Wills Brothers photographs

3 boxes of smaller 4x6 photographs

21 linear feet of manuscript audio/visual materials



1930-2012, bulk 1940-199



All materials in this collection are subject to standard national and international copyright laws. Center staff are able to assist with copyright questions for this material.


Provenance and Acquisition Information:

This collection was donated to the Center by Jesse Austin Morris of Colorado Springs, Colorado on May 23, 2014.  Former Center for Popular Music Director Dale Cockrell and Archivist Lucinda Cockrell picked up the collection from the home of Mr. Morris and transported it to the Center.



The original arrangement scheme for the collection was maintained during processing. The exception to this arrangement was the audio/visual materials, which in the absence of any original order, are organized by format. Collection is arranged in six series: 1. General files; 2. Wills Brothers; 3. General photographs; 4. Wills Brothers photographs; 5. Small print photographs; 6. Manuscript Audio/Visual Materials.


Subject/Index Terms:

Western Swing

Wills, Bob

Wills, Johnnie Lee

Cain’s Ballroom

Country Music

Texas Music

Oklahoma Music

Jazz music

Giffis, Ken


Agency History/Biographical Sketch:

Jesse Austin Morris was editor of The Western Swing Journal and its smaller predecessors for twenty years and a well-known knowledge base in western swing research. Mr. Morris holds the honor of being a 2012 Inductee to the Northwest Western Swing Music Society (Seattle, WA) Hall of Fame, a 2013 Inductee to the Western Swing Society (Sacramento, CA) Hall of Fame and a 2015 Inductee to the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame.  Mr. Morris was working on a project with Johnny Lee Wills Dance Schedules at the time he fell ill.  Documents relating to this project can be found in boxes 6 and 7 of the Wills Brothers series.


Scope and Content:

Research materials collected by Jesse Morris to use for his publication of The Western Swing Journal and other related projects. The manuscript papers consist of handwritten notes, newspaper clippings, articles photocopied from books, journals, newspapers, magazines, correspondence, photographs and webpage printouts.  The materials are organized by the artist, location or event they entail.


Also included in the collection are books, trade catalogs, serials, performance documents, and sound recordings related to the subjects of western swing, country music, and some early jazz. There are sound recordings, video recordings, artifacts, original sheet music, sheet music photocopies, photographs and postcards in the collection.


Collection Contents (Folder/Box List):

All labels are original to Jesse Austin Morris’. 49 boxes total. See end of finding aid for complete list. Brackets are to clarify spelling.


Materials Cataloged Separately:

Per Center policy, certain formats are cataloged separately for accessibility. These include secondary serials [Western Swing Society Music News, Seattle/Northwest Western Swing Music Society], Reading Room books, rare books, sheet music, performance documents, trade catalogs, and sound recordings. The Reading Room books are searchable through the MTSU Walker Library catalog, all other materials are searchable through the Center’s website database or in-house.  [For a complete list of separated materials, please contact the archivist]



All manuscript materials are located in the special collections storage area filed by accession number. Reading room books, serials, sheet music, trade catalogs, iconographic items, performance documents and sound recordings have been separated from the manuscripts and cataloged in CPM InMagic database and searchable through the website.


Related Materials:

The Center holds other western swing related manuscript collections, notably Bob Wills Collection, 97-055, Doug Seroff Country Music Collection, 10-034 and Charlie Walker Collection, 08-020. Special collection sheet music, performance documents, trade catalogs, photographs, sound recordings, rare books, and reading room materials related to the subjects of western swing, country music or jazz are also held by the Center and searchable through the CPM website database or MTSU Walker Library catalog.


Collection Contents (Folder/Box List):


Series I. General Files

Box 1

Misc A

The Alabama Boys

Charlie Aldridge

Dave Alexander

All-time songs in film

Henry “Red” Allen

Rosalie Allen

Shelly Lee Alley

Shelly Lee Alley Jr

Ambrose Video

American Artwork

A.F. of Musicians

American Jazz Museum


James “Deacon” Anderson

Les Anderson

Maurice Anderson

Joe Andrews

Dave Apollon


Eddy Arnold

Jesse Ashlock

Vic Ashmead

Asleep at the Wheel

Svend Asmussen

Tex Atchison

Chet Atkins

Gene Austin

Gene Autry [3 folders]

Gene Autry Collection

Record Research - Gene Autry

Misc. B [2 folders]

Henry Baker

History of the Banjo

Jr. Barnard

Sue Barnard

Bar-X Cowboys

Count Basie

History of the Bass

Bear Family Records

Sidney Bechet

Bix Beiderbecke

Dewey Lee Bell

Cal Berry

The Beverly Hill Billies


Box 2

Big Band Info [5 folders]

Big D Jamboree

Paul Bigsby



Blue Ridge Playboys

Blue Yodeler Mag.

Henry Boatman

Bob Boatright

Debbie Boggs

Noel Boggs [2 folders]

Johnny Bond

Billy Bowman

Bill Boyd & Cowboy Ramblers

Jim Boyd

Clyde Brewer

Billy Briggs (steel)

The Bristol Sessions

British Archive of Country Music

British Archive of Country Music Cd Inserts

Andrew Brown

Jr. Brown

Katy Brown

Milton Brown 1934 Radio Show

Roy Lee Brown

T.E. “Sleepy” Brown

Cliff Bruner

Jimmy Bryant

James “Goober” Buchanan

David Johnnie Burnett

Smiley Burnette RadiOzark

Jethro Burns

Gary Burton

Bus Boys

Paul Buskirk

Joe Bussard

Billy Byrd

Jerry Byrd

Misc. C [3 folders]

Clarence Cagle

Cactus CD

Cain’s Ballroom


Box 3

Western Swing Calendar Ideas

William Muryel “Zeke” Campbell

Cannonball Rag

Yakima Canutt

Carolina Cotton

Bill Carson

Carter Family


Cindy Cashdollar

Cassette Inserts

Cassette to Cd


Catfish String Band

Jack Cawley

Cattle Cds

Cds in boxes

Cd inserts

Joe H. Champion

Curly Chalker

Leon Chappelear

Jewel Chartwell

J.R. Chatwell

Harry Choates

Charlie Christian [2 folders]

Christmas Cards [2 folders]

Al Clauser

George Clayburn

Kevin Coffey [2 folders]

Ken Coffman

Keith Coleman

Collection Inventory

Collectors Records

Dugg Collins

Eddie Condon

Chris Connor

Chris Connor 1

Chris Connor 2

Bill Cook

Spade Cooley 27 tape set

Spade Cooley [4 folders]

Corrine Corrina

Cotton Club C/s

Country Music Artwork

Country music foundation

Country music movies

Country music trivia

County sales

Top 500 country songs 2002

Cowboy Slim Rinehart

Lynnette Cox


Box 4

Truitt Cunningham

Ken Curtis

Johnny Cuviello

JIMMIE Crawford

David L. Crisp

Crystal Springs floor plan

Crystal Springs ramblers

Misc. D [2 folders]

Big D Jamboree

Smoky Dacus

Ted Daffan

Wayne A. Daniel

Denver Darlings

Red River Dave

Art Davis

Jimmie Davis

Link Davis

Jimmy Day

Eddie Dean (Cowboy)

Jimmy Dean

Judy Deanne

Birth and Death lists


Misc. obits

Decca Records

Deep Ellum Blues

Vernon Delhart [Dalhart]

Delta Blues Museum

Evelyn DePaul

The Develop. of Western Swing   by Cary Ginell

Blue Devils

Al Dexter

Casey Dickens

Western Swing Discographies Vol1

Western Swing Discographies Vol2

Zane Dobson

Doctors without borders map

Document records

Dolores and the Bluebonnet Boys

Floyd Domino

Barry Doss

History of the drums

Duke of Paducah

Glynn Duncan

Tommy Duncan [3 folders]

Tommy Duncan Fan Club

Tommy Duncan Song Book

Bob Dunn’s Vagabonds

Misc E

Dave Edwards and his Alabama Boys

John Edwards

Cliff “Skeeter” Elkin

Mike Elliott

Randy Elmore

Jerry Emery

Buddy Emmons

Western Swing Encyclopedia outline

Dale Evans

Misc. F

Facts on Farts

Western Swing book

Tal Farlow [2 folders]

Farmer’s Daughter

Karl Farr

Females and all that Jazz

Fender History

National Fiddler Hall of Fame

Final Curtin

Flyin’ Fingers

First Amendment etc

Flags of the states

Steve Forsythe

Curly Fox and Texas Ruby

David Freeman

Porky Freeman

Stan French

Coby Flyn/Jones


Box 5

Misc. G

Benny Garcia Jr

Hank Garland

Bobby Garrett


Gennett Foundation

Gennett Records

Hoot Gibson

Les Gilliam

Johnny Gimble [3 folders]

Cary Ginell

Darrell Glenn

Golden Boot Award

Grand Ole Opry

Stephine Grappelli [Stephane]

Billy Gray

Ebb Gray

Otto Gray

Otto Gray Song book

Green River Records

Jack Greenback

Ken Griffis

James B. Grim

Dewey Groom Records

Gruene (Green) hall

History of the Guitar

Guitar: Texas Playboys

The Guitarists

Jack Guthrie

Misc H

Merle Haggard [2 folders]

Hall of Fame Nashville

Marion Hall/landers

Jim Halsey

Stuart Hamblen [6 folders]

Norman Hamlet

Preacher Harkness

Sid Harkreader

History of the Harmonica

Redd Harper

Scotty Harrell

Jimmy Hart & His Merrymakers

William S. Hart

Hatch Show Print

“Stompin’ Steve” Hathaway

 Western Swing Newsletter

Hawaiian Steel Guitar

Coleman Hawkins

Speedy Haworth

Art Haynes

Dick Haynes

Robert Healy

Dick Heil

Don Helms

Fletcher Henderson MP3 Song List

Jack Henderson [2 folders]

Harold Hensley


Box 6

Hi Flyers

Dick Hill [5 folders]

The Hillbilly Researcher

Bud Hobbs

Johnny Hodges

Adolph Hofner

Billie Holiday [2 folders]

James C. “Joe” Holley

Hoosier Hot Shots [2 folders]

Hot Club of Cowtown

How the West was sung

Paul Howard

Leon Huff

Harley Huggins

Curly Hollingsworth

Cornell Hurd Band

F. Huskey [Ferlin Husky]

Misc I

International Steel Guitar Convention

International Assoc. of Jazz Records Collectors

Into to Jazz

Jerry Irby

Bud Isaacs

Misc J

Tommy Jackson

Giants of Jazz

Jelly Roll Morton [2 folders]


Sleepy Johnson

Buck Wayne Johnson

Ann Jones

Buck Jones

Loyd Jones [Lloyd]

Joslin’s Jazz Journal

Joslin’s Jazz Journal

Misc K

Kaleidoscope Records

Millard Kelso

KY Music Hall of Fame

Barney Kessel

Rich Kienzle

King 500 series

King Records

Pee wee King

KMA Shenandoah, Iowa

Bobby Koefer

Kvoo [Radio]

Misc L [2 folders]

Eugene A. “Tag” Lambert

Eddie Lang

Roy Lanham

Laurel & Hardy

Legends of western swing reunion

Leon’s Lone Star Cowboys

Lester Young

Curly Lewis

Texas Jim Lewis

Tubby Lewis

Library of Congress- Sheet Music

The Light Crust Doughboys [3 folders]

The Light Crust Doughboys Discography

The Light Crust Doughboys Research


Box 7

Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium

Merl Lindsay [4 folders]

Liner Notes [2 folders]

Lone pine Film Festival

Longhorn Records

Misc M

Louis Massey & The Westerners

History of the Mandolin

Zeke manners

Joe Maphis

Ernie M.

Barbara Martin

Dude martin

Grady Martin

Rudy Martin

Johnny Marvin

Laverne Masse

Will Matthews

Misc Mc

Dickie McBride and the skyliners

Janet McBride

Paul McGee

Dean McKeinney [McKinney]

Buddy McPeters

Frankie McWhorter

Shorty Messer

Bob Miller

Miller Brothers

Mike Miller

Mills Brothers

E.A. Mitchan, Jr. [Mitcham]

Billy Mize

Modern Mountaineers

Bob Mohr

Monty Montana

Patsy Montana

Mon M. Scrapbook

Ralph Mooney

Bob Moore

Tiny Moore

Alan Morgan

Tom Morrell

Joaquin Murphy

Red Murrell

Museum notes

Misc N [2 folders]

The Nashville A Team

National Barn Dance

National Hillbilly News [2 folders]

Newsletter Art

Leon McAuliffe [2 folders]                                        

Old Newspaper ads

Newspaper archives

Joe Paul Nichols Roy Nichols

Roy Nichols & Norm Hamlet

The Nite Owls

Jody Nix

Hoyle Nix

Nudie Cohn

Bob Nolan

Red Norvo


Box 8

Misc. O

Pat O’Daniel & His Hillbilly boys

W. Lee O’Daniel [2 folders]

W. Lee O’Daniel & His Hillbilly boys

Doye O’Dell

Scott O’Malley & Associates

Okeh History

Oklahoma History

Oklahoma Magazine

Old Country music magazine

Ole Time Herald

Old Time Radio Cat

Old-Time Record Review

Mary Osborne

Laura Lee Owens/MC Bride

Misc P

Jack Palmer

Palomino Club

Paramount records

Paramount records discography

Andy Parker

Johnny Patterson

Les Paul [2 folders]

Les Paul Jam Sessions

Leon Payne

Pelican wildcats

Hank Penny [2 folders]

Hank Penny: the original outlaw plus discog

The Checkered Career of Hank P. Rich Kienzle

Bill “happy” Perryman

Foreman Phillips

History of the Piano

Bob Pinson

Nolan Porterfield

Post Cards, Las Vegas, NV

Prairie Ramblers [2 folders]

Lew Preston and his men of the range

Quebe Sisters Band


Misc. R [2 folders]

The Rackensack review

KBBQ Radio Script

Radio Station Format

Western Swing Radio Show outline

Ragtime-blues-hot piano

Ranch boys [2 folders]

Ole Rasmussen

Leon Rausch

Buddy Ray

Wade Ray

List of record labels

Red River Dave

Ramona Reed

Dick Reinhart

Django Reinhardt

Herb Remington

Renfro Valley

Jimmie Revard

Glenn “Blub” Rhess

Glenn Rhess, Jr.

Gary Don Rhodes

Leon Rhodes

Jerry’s Rhythm rag

Rice Brothers gang


Tex Ritter

River Road Boys

Riverside rancho


Box 9

Cotton Roberts

Eck Robertson

Lou Rochelle

Jesse Rodgers

Jimmie Rodgers [3 folders]

Roy Rogers

Smokey Rogers

Fred Rose

Lee Ross

Ross Rhythm Rascals

Tony Rounce/Westside records

The Rowe Bothers

Louise Rowe/Beasley

Hal Rugg

Ryman Auditorium

Misc. S

Sacramento Hall of Fame

Sacramento Western Swing soc.

Behind the scene (steel guitar)

The Saddle Tramps

San Antonio Rose a TX dance hall

Sarg Records

Satherley, Uncle Art

John Schmitz


Larry Scott

Scotty’s Music

Leon “pappy” Selph blue ridge playboys

Eldon Shamblin

Artie Shaw

The Short brothers

Cal Shrum

Sims Records

Frank Sinatra

Singin’ Sam

Bob Skyles and his Skyrockets

Buck Sloan

Johnny Smith [3 folders]

Stuff Smith

Whit Smith

Song Ideas

Mylos Sonka

Sons of the Pioneers [2 folders]

Sony Recorder

Dwian Sorrow Tapes [2 folders]

Dwian Sorrow CD Inserts

Dwian Sorrow

Sounds of the Century

Hal Southern

Star spangled banner

Charles Starrett

Steel Guitar Articles

A Steel Guitar Collection from Tiffany

Steel Guitar History in Western Swing

Steel Guitar the western swing era

Maynard Stewart

Redd Stewart


Box 10

Ocie Stockard

Dave Stogner manuscript

Dave Stogner’s book

Dave Stogner

Cliffie Stone

Al Stricklin

Clint Stong

Sunshine Boys

Swift Jewel Cowboys

Misc T

Art Tatum

Jack Teagarden

Teagarden Collection

Harvey C. Tedford

Vance Terry

TX Country Music Hall of Fame

Texas Dance Halls

Texas Fiddlers

Texas Fiddlers Hall of Fame

Texas Jim Lewis

Texas Playboy Orchestra

Texas Playboy Steel Guitar

Texas Playboy Trivia

The Texas Rangers

Texas Rangers

Texas steel guitar jamboree

Texas Tophands [Top Hands]

Texas Western swing hall of fame

Cotton Thompson

G. Don Thompson

Hank Thompson [4 folders]

The Three Virginians

Louie Tierney

Mel Tillis

Floyd Tillman

Keith Titterington

Merle Travis on Western swing

Ernest Tubb [2 folders]

Artwork for Tumbleweed Trails

Walter Earle “Tubby” Lewis Jr

The Tune Wranglers

Johnny Tyler

T Texas Tyler

Misc U & V

Uncle Pen

Universal Cowboys

University of North Carolina

Misc. V

Joe Venuti

The Village Boys


Misc. W

Porter Wagoner

Jimmy Wakely [3 folders]

Billy Walker

Cindy Walker [4 folders]


Box 11

Lou Walker

Billy Joe Wall

Fats Waller

Don Walser

Texas Wanderers

The Wanderers

Doc Watson

Gene Watson

Ben Webster

Speedy West

Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant

Western Art

Western Clippings

Western Swing from the book Texas Rhythm

Misc. Western Swing articles

Western Swing History

Western Swing Journal Nerve Center ideas

Western Swing [research]

Pages from Country Music book on West. Swing

Eldon “June” Whalin

Kevin Wheeler

Bob White (Fiddle)

Glenn P. White [3 folders]

Pee Wee Whitewing

Ray Whitley [2 folders]

Jimmie Widener

Jimmie Widener CD Project

Claude Williams

Hank Williams

Perk Williams

Robert Pete Williams

Tex Williams [4 folders]

Dayna Wills

Bill Wimberly

WLS Barn Dance

Charles Wolfe

Vera Lynn Wood

Windy Wood [4 folders]

Windy’s Manuscript

John Wooley

Billy Wright

Jimmy Wyble

Misc. X-Y-Z

Jimmy Young

John York


Box 12-16

Miscellaneous manuscript materials


Box 17

Artifact materials


Series II. Wills Brothers Manuscript Material
Box 1

Bob Wills [19 folders]

Playboy flour

Wills Point

Bob Wills misc

Record research

Bob Wills family tree [2 folders]

Bob Wills catalog

Bob Wills catalog update

Unfaded love story

Bob Wills mp3

Uncle art’s log of Bob Wills Columbia recordings

Misc. Bob Wills [2 folders]

Bob Wills contracts

Bob Wills requests

Bob Wills marriage rec.

Bob Wills Death Cert.

Bob Wills Ranch house

Bob Wills 100 birthday celebration

Bob’s favorite fiddle?


Bob Wills mp3 song list

List of Bob Wills western movies

Bob Wills from internet

Bob Wills discography stuff


Box 2

Bob Wills [4 folders]

Bob Wills foundation brochure

John Thomas Wills

Billy Jack Wills

Luke Wills

Rosetta Wills

John Wills

O. W. Mayo [5 oversize folders]


Box 3

O.W. Mayo letters [16 folders]


Box 4

Playboy flour [5 folders]

Playboy bread

Misc Mayo/Wills [6 folders]

Scrapbook Ideas

Tiffany Transcriptions[4folders]


Box 5

Discog info

Johnnie Lee Wills Dance Dates [4 folders]

Johnnie Lee Wills Dances

Johnnie Lee Wills bookings

1948 JLW Contracts

Johnnie Lee Wills misc letters

Johnnie Lee Wills trascrip. & gospel songbook

Johnnie Lee Wills Letters [4 folders]

Johnnie Lee Wills [6 folders]

Johnnie Lee Wills Hymn book

Johnnie Lee Wills union contracts

Johnnie Lee Wills Catalog

Johnnie Lee Wills Dance Schedule [6 folders]

Birth/death chart

Dick Hiel Transcript.


Box 6 – Johnnie Lee

Johnnie Lee Wills

Johnnie Lee Wills Contracts/Letters

1947 JLW Contracts

1949 JLW Contracts

1950 JLW Contracts

1951 JLW Contracts

1952 JLW Contracts

1952 JLW Contracts

1953 JLW Contracts

1953 JLW Contracts

1953 JLW Contracts

1953 JLW Contracts

1954 JLW Contracts

1955 JLW Contracts

1956 JLW Contracts

1956 JLW Contracts

1957 JLW Contracts

1957 JLW Contracts

1957 JLW Contracts

Johnnie Lee Wills Dance Schedule

JLW Misc

Johnnie Lee Wills

Bills Paid March 1956 Reed JLW

Bills Paid March 1954 Reed JLW

Johnnie Lee Dance Stuff


Box 7 - Johnnie Lee

Cashier’s Reports JLW

Cashier’s Reports 1949-1956 JLW

Cashier’s Reports 1952-1957 JLW

Cashier’s Reports 1950 JLW

Cashier’s Reports 1951 JLW

Cashier’s Reports 1952 JLW

Cashier’s Reports 1953 JLW

Cashier’s Reports 1954 JLW

Cashier’s Reports 1954 JLW

Cashier’s Reports 1955 JLW

Cashier’s Reports 1955 JLW

Cashier’s Reports 1956 JLW

Cashier’s Reports 1957 JLW

JL Wills Dance


Box 8

Bob Wills Scrapbook


Series III. General Photographs

Box 1

Misc. A

Alabama Boys

Tex Atchison

Deacon Anderson

Asleep at the Wheel

Chet Atkins

Gene Autry

Jesse Ashlock

Les “Carrot Top” Anderson

Tommy Allsup

Joe Andrews

Misc. B [2 folders]

Lee Bell

Johnny Bond

Bill Boyd

Billy Briggs xit boys

Clyde Brewer

Birthplace of country music

Cliff Bruner

Alex Brashear-wills point boys

Milton Brown

Beverly Hillbillies

Noel Boggs

Junior Barnard

Bob Boatright

Jim Boyd

Spade Cooley [2 folders]

Misc. C [2 folders]

Chuck Wagon Gang

Keith Coleman

Crystal Springs Ramblers

Carter Family

Hurshul Clothier

J.R. Chatwell

Zip Coffman

Charlie Christian


Ben Christian’s Texas Cowboys

Country Music Hall of Fame


Tommy Duncan [2 folders]

Misc. D

Denver Darling

Ted Daffan

Jimmie Davis

Art Davis

Bob Dunn

Al Dexter

Misc E

Dean Eacker

Misc. E

Billy Foust

Tex Fletcher

Tal Farlow

Lefty Frizzell


Box 2

Misc. G

Billy Gray

Bobby Garrett

Dewey Groom

Johnny Gimble


Misc. H

Cameron Hill

Great Day in Harlem

Dick Heil

Goldie Hill

Durwood Haddock

Hillbilly Boys

Jerry Horner

Stuart Hamblem

Art Haines

Jimmy Heap

George “Gabby” Hays

Adolph Honer

Laura Hazelbaker

Billie Holiday

Misc. I

International Bluegrass Museum

Jerry Irby

Misc. J

Loyd Jorden [Lloyd]


“Buck” Wayne Johnston

Elana James

Jerry Jericho

Misc. K

Pee Wee King


Bobby Koefer

KMBC Radio

Misc. L

Curley Lewis

Benny Leader’s Bayou Billies

Texas Jim Louis

Light Crust Doughboys


Merl Lindsay [2 folders]

Texas Swing Connection

Misc. M

Tiny Moore

Miller Brothers

Dude Martin

Jr. Mitchan

Tom Morrell

Bill Monroe

Joaquin Murphy

Maddox Brothers & Rose

Movie Photos

Misc. Country Bands – Northeast

Moon Mullican

Misc. Texas Bands etc. [2 folders]


Box 3

Misc. Mc

Dickie McBride

Misc. N

Billy Norman

Roy Newman

Hoyle Nix


Smoky Rogers

Misc. O

W. Lee O’Daniel

Doyle O’Dell

Leon McAuliffe

Misc. P

Prairie Ramblers

Bill “Happy” Perryman

Photo IDs

Hank Penny

Andy Parker and the Plainsmen

Playboy Flour

Ray Price

Pearl Harbor

Quebe Sisters Band

Misc. R

Wade Ray

Herb Remington

Rowe Brothers

River Road Boys

Ole Rasmussen

Tex Ritter

Renfro Valley Barn Dance

Jimmie Revard

Jimmie Rodgers

The Ryman

Riders in the Sky

Leon Rausch

Misc. S

Johnny Smith

Redd Stewart

Hank Snow

Sons of the Pioneers


Dave Stogner

Eldon Shamblin

Cliffie Stone

Leon “Pappy” Self

Les Smithart’s House [Smithhart] Henderson, KY

Misc. T

Texas Tophands [Top Hands]

Texas Swing Pioneers

Texas Playgirls

Texas Outlaws

Turkey Texas

Tune Wranglers

T Texas Tyler


Texas rangers

Jack Teagarden

Texas Playboys [4 folders]


Box 4

Time Jumpers

Floyd Tillman

Hank Thompson [2 folders]

Don Tolle

Ernest Tubb [2 folders]

Merle Travis

Misc. V

The Village Boys

Misc. W

Kitty Wells

Windy Wood

Windy Wood Photos

Ray Whitley

Zeke William

Hank Williams

Tex Williams

Who are these guys??

Lou Walker

Cindy Walker

Ben Webster

Jimmie Widener


Bill Wimberly

Misc. Y

Jimmy Young

Miscellaneous [2 folders]


Series IV. Wills Brothers Photographs

Box 1

Bob Wills Ranch House

Wills Point

Bob Wills Okla [Oklahoma] [2 folders]

Bob Wills Texas

Bob Wills Calif. [California] [2 folders]

Bob Wills Misc.

Bob Wills [5 folders]

Bob Wills & Band Members

Leon McAuliffe

Lee Ross

The Wills Brothers

Johnnie Lee Wills [3 folders]

Luke Wills

John Wills (Luke’s Son)

Billy Jack Wills


Series V:  Small Print Photographs [Most taken by Morris]

Box 1

J. Rodgers [Jimmie]

C. Walker [Cindy]

J Widener [Jimmy?]

River Road  [band]

B Monroe [Bill]

Lum & Abner

Carter [Fold/House]

Music Store

Annie Oak [Oakley]


J. Lee Wills [Johnnie]

Jr. Mitchan

D. Anderson

Leon Gibbs

Misc Bands etc

Asleep ATW [At the Wheel]

Pawhuska [Oklahoma]


Box 2

T. Playboys [Texas]

Roy Lee B.  [Brown]

D. Stogner [Dave]

Lincoln C.

B. Boatright

G. Autry [Gene]

Gruene Hall

Scott O’M [O’Malley]

J. Bussard [Joe]


Box 3

Tulsa [Oklahoma]

San Antone  [San Antonio, Texas]

Turkey [Texas]

Hot Club  [of  Cow Town]

60 Year Re.  [reunion]



Box 4

Small print negatives

Digital photograph flash dives/CDs (materials now on CPM server)


Series VI:   Manuscript Audio/Visual Materials (contact archivist for inventory list)

Box 1

Audio reel-to-reel tape


Box 2

Audio reel-to-reel tape

Visual reel-to- reel film


Box 3-9

Manuscript VHS


Box 10-17

Manuscript Cassettes


Box 18-20

Manuscript CDs


Box 21

Manuscript CDs & DVDs



Finding aid written by Olivia M. Beaudry, September 2014 – February 2015.

Updated May 2017.