1 audio cassette tape (TCA-0212)
1 audio tape (TTA-0212) (preservation copy)
23 photo images (contact sheet frames, negatives, and 6 prints)
December 10, 1996
Interview conducted by CPM sound archivist Bruce Nemerov; photos taken
by CPM archivist David Jellema in Allegre, Kentucky.
Mrs. Ellis Shanklin was born in Allegre September 24, 1908 to a musical
family, and began playing guitar in 1913. She got her first guitar ca.
1920 from Sears-Roebuck. She is the mother (and guitar teacher) of the
late Odell Martin, fingerstyle guitar player.
Scope and Content:
Twenty-three (23) images of Mrs. Ellis Shanklin Martin and the Shanklin
and Martin tombstones in Allegre, Kentucky, and the birthplace of Merle
Travis (the so-called "Frack House") in Rosewood, Kentucky. Images are
archived in negatives and contact sheets, except for six (6) prints of
the images (of the Frack House and Mrs. Martin playing guitar). One (1)
audio cassette tape of an interview conducted by CPM sound archivist, Bruce
Nemerov. Pictures and interview recorded on December 10, 1996.
Audio tapes are filed by tape number with other archival audio materials.
Photographs are filed under "Martin, Mrs. Ellis Shanklin" in the Center
biographical iconographic files.
Other images of Mrs. Martin are found on the contact sheets which include
images of C.L. (Les) Haney, collection 97-012. See also the Martin, Odell
Collection, the "Fingerstyle Guitar Seminar and Concert Records," and the
Rager, Mose audio tapes in this inventory, "That Muhlenberg Sound" among
the serials, a book by that title by Bobby Anderson, and the TMS label
in the commercial audio cassettes.