55 audio cassette tapes
In March 1989 Don Cusic, a member of the RIM faculty, Middle Tennessee
State University, Murfreesboro TN, donated 51 audio tapes of interviews
he conducted to the Center. Some of these tapes contained more than one
interview; Center audio staff transferred these interviews to separate
tapes and discarded the original tapes.
1978 - 1987.
Journalist Don Cusic has had over 500 articles published in magazines
as varied as Country Music and Contemporary Christian
Music and has written biographies of country singer Randy Travis
and gospel music diva Sandi Patti as well as entries in the Grove
Dictionary of Music and liner notes for numerous albums. Cusic
has been a member of the recording industry faculty at Middle Tennessee
State University, Murfreesboro TN since 1982.
Scope and content:
This group consists of audio tapes of 55 interviews conducted by Don
Cusic, 1978-1987. Most were conducted for use in preparing articles for
popular music magazines and therefore are topical rather than comprehensive.
A list of interviewees follows.
These tapes are filed first by media type, then by tape number with
other manuscript audio visual materials.
Other personal papers, including book manuscripts, donated by Cusic are filed together and described under his name. Materials produced by students in Cusic's courses are filed as separate groups organized by course name and number. Audio tapes of guest lectures given to a seminar on the history of the recording industry offered by Cusic in the fall of 1987 are filed as "Recording Industry: Historical Perspectives". Video tapes of interviews conducted by Cusic for a tv series broadcast over the campus television station are filed as "The Music Biz."
The Center has also received a substantial number of sound recordings
in various formats which have been integrated into the Center's audio collection.
Pamphlets, flyers, press kits and similar materials received from Cusic
are filed with similar materials in the biographical and subject vertical
files. Four boxes of photographs donated by Cusic are filed together as
a unit within the photograph files.
TCA-0118A Andrus and Blackwood
TCA-0118B Brown Bannister
TCA-0118C Blanton Harrell
TCA-0118D Les Beasley
TCA-0118E Scott Wesley Brown
TCA-0118F/G James Bullard (2 tapes)
TCA-0118H Rory Burke
TCA-0118I Don Butler
TCA-0118J Ralph Carmichael
TCA-0118K June Carter Cash
TCA-0118L/M Johnny Cash (information about)
TCA-0118N Cynthia Clawson
TCA-0118O Rev. James Cleveland (includes sermon, speech and singing)
TCA-0118P Rev. James Cleveland (telephone interview)
TCA-0118Q Rev. James Cleveland (talk)
TCA-0118R Wayne Coombs
TCA-0118S/T Mervyn Conn
TCA-0118U Farrell and Farrell
TCA-0118V Jim Fogelsong
TCA-0118W Sam Goodman
TCA-0118X/Y Amy Grant
TCA-0118Z Pam Mark Hall
TCA-0118AA George Hamilton IV
TCA-0118BB Billy Ray Hearne
TCA-0118CC/DD George Jones (2 tapes)
TCA-0118EE Karen Lafferty
TCA-0118FF Barbara Mandrell
TCA-0118GG Armand Morales
TCA-0118HH Anne Murray
TCA-0118II Marvin Norcross
TCA-0118JJ Larry Norman
TCA-0118KK The Oaks
TCA-0118LL Glen Payne
TCA-0118MM Dave Peters
TCA-0118NN Charlie Pride
TCA-0118OO/QQ Rambos (3 tapes)
TCA-0118RR Buck Rambo
TCA-0118SS/TT Reba Rambo (2 tapes)
TCA-0118UU Elwyn Ramer
TCA-0118VV Wesley Rose
TCA-0118WW/XX Robert Schuller (2 tapes)
TCA-0118YY George Beverly Shea
TCA-0118ZZ Ricky Skaggs
TCA-0118AAA Mike Warnke
TCA-0118BBB Shannon Williams
TCA-0118CCC George Younce