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Hardin-Simmons University • Smith Music Library
P.O. Box 16230
Abilene, TX 79698-6230
(325) 670-1565
sickbert [at] hsutx.edu

Murl Sickbert, Music Librarian
Music archives
Smith Music Library, a separate library located in Caldwell Hall on Cedar Street, contains study scores, collected works of various composers, recordings, certain reference materials, and virtually all of HSU's books relating to the various areas of music. Listening equipment is provided, and the library houses the taped concerts and recitals of the School of Music.

Tejano ROOTS Hall of Fame Museum
213 North Wright Street
Alice, TX 78332
(361) 701-6028; Fax (361) 668-6661
jv [at] tejanorootshalloffame.org

Javier Villanueva, President; Armando Hinojosa, Vice President
Organizations/Associations • Music archives
Established: 1999
Tejano Roots (Remembering Our Own Tejano Stars), a nonprofit association out of Alice, established its charter in June 1999, and is working to create a Tejano Music Hall of Fame Museum. The museum will collect, preserve and display historical documents and artifacts, in addition to audio and video recordings by Tejano-music artists. Membership dues start at $25 but sponsorship packages are available, each with its own set of privileges. Funds raised through the membership drive go toward the development of the museum, which will be housed in Alice, Texas. For information on membership applications, visit the business offices located at 60 S. Wright in Alice.

Sul Ross State University • Archives of the Big Bend
Box C-149
Alpine, TX 79832
(432) 837-8127; (432) 837-8011; Fax (432) 837-8217

Melleta Bell, Senior Archivist; Gaylan Corbin, Associate Archivist
Music archives
Society of Southwest Archivists
Established: 1977
Sul Ross State University's Wilson Collection of Folk Music at the Archives of the Big Bend features tapes and transcripts from West Texas musicians and residents. Compiled by Dr. Tramel Rex Wilson, Professor of Music at Sul Ross State University.

The Texas Blues Museum Inc.
2509 Surrey Circle
Arlington, TX 76014
(817) 860-5623; (818) 294-1039; Fax (818) 833-7380
thetexasbluesmuseum [at] msn.com

Howard Scott, President; Bran Aitchison, Vice President
Music archives • Clubs, Dancehalls, Small Venues
Established: 2008
The Texas Blues Museum will be a high-tech interactive museum that is dedicated to the history of blues musicians from Texas with temporary highlights of blues musicians from America and around the world. The museum will have free educational tours and lunches on Wednesdays for local students from grades K-12. We will offer a chance for the students to learn to play music; in addition they will learn the business side of the music industry (Management, Agent, Accounting, Recording, Stage Set-up and other areas of the Industry). The museum will feature the Jack Nelson Room (Restaurant/Live music Venue). There will be two professional recording studios for local, regional, statewide and national acts, as well as an interactive kids recording studio, where the students can record their own music and take a CD home. There will also be a local radio station (AM or FM) dedicated to providing great music (Mainly Blues) but will also be a training center for interning local college students through local colleges.

Austin History Center
P.O. Box 2287
Austin, TX 78768-2287
(512) 974-7305; Fax (512) 974-7339
tim.hamblin [at] austintexas.gov

Tim Hamblin, Archivist
Music archives
Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce Entertainment Task Force; Texas Music Museum
Established: 1994
The Austin History Center, located at 810 Guadalupe, provides the public with information about the history, current events, and activities of Austin and Travis County. Even before Austin declared itself the "Live Music Capital of the World," the Austin History Center began collecting and preserving examples of music from the local scene. Included in the sound recording collection are the recordings of artists such as Ken Threadgill, Joe Ely, the Grey Ghost, the Thunderbirds, Uranium Savages, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Recordings produced by local groups such as the Ebenezer Baptist Church Choir and Crockett High School are available in the music collection. The Austin Music Network began documenting live performances in clubs and venues around Austin in 1994. The Archives of the Austin Music Network are now part of the Austin History Center collection. Music & Entertainment Television, launched by Austin Music Partners, took over the channel in 2005, and many of their shows are available at the Austin History Center.

Austin Music Video Archives ~ 2
Austin History Center, P.O. Box 2287
Austin, TX 78768-2287
(512) 974-7305; Fax (512) 974-7339
tim.hamblin [at] ci.austin.tx.us

Tim Hamblin, Archivist
Television programming • Music archives
Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce Entertainment Task Force; Texas Music Museum
Established: 1994
Austin Music Video Archives are now under stewardship of the Austin History Center. The tapes in the AMV Archives are part of a permanent collection documenting the history of Austin's vibrant music scene. The archives contain the master tapes of music videos and performance footage produced since AMN's inception in 1994. The collection is always expanding to include as much video material as possible relating to Austin music from any era that is available. Additions to the collection are always welcome and can be brought in to the Austin History Center located at 810 Guadalupe, or mailed to the address above. All formats of video tapes and DVDs are collected. DVDs of ME Television programming are also archived here.

St. Edward's University Archives
3001 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 448-8476; Fax (512) 448-8737
dianneb [at] admin.stedwards.edu

Dianne Brownly, Archivist; Armando Garcia
Music archives
Established: 1958
St. Edward's University houses the Silvestre Revueltas Collection including programs, articles, personal correspondence and recordings; the St. Edward's school song and its many incarnations; and the history of the St. Edward's music program with records dating from circa 1880 to present.

South Austin Museum of Popular Culture
1516-B South Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78704-2923
(512) 440-8318
samopc [at] gmail.com

Leea Mechling, Director
Music archives
Established: 2004
South Austin Museum of Popular Culture features and sponsors exhibits highlighting the history of Austin music dating from the 1960s through to today. The artists whose work is displayed garnered international acclaim for their influence upon rock art in the 1970s and the contemporary Austin culture. Old and new works by Austin artists will be displayed on a permanent basis along with periodic displays including the numerous notable contemporary Austin artists. Upcoming exhibits for 2006 will include a retrospective show of Carnaval posters, photographs by Niles Fuller, Scott Newton and Daniel Schaefer, posters by Nels Jacobson, the art of Tony Bell, artwork featuring the "Dead Clubs of Austin" and more..

Tejano Artist Music Museum, Inc.
2908 Overdale Road
Austin, TX 78723
(512) 928-3122; (512) 698-4124; Fax (512) 928-1797
tejanoartistmusicmuseum [at] hotmail.com

Marcelo Tafoya, President; Tony Tafoya, Editor; Miranda Tafoya
Music archives • Organizations/Associations
Established: 1968
The Tejano Artist Music Museum, Inc. (TAMMI) is dedicated in preserving, promoting and serving the Hispanic heritage, its music, and its performers. Planned as a traveling museum. A nonprofit group. Musica is a free newspaper that informs its readers about what is happening in Hispanic music such as hits, new releases, new artists, and what's being played on the radio. Musica is distributed in all states where the Hispanic community is prominent. The importance of Mexican American Culture has grown tremendously in Texas. The museum would allow the Latin music industry to provide not only talent, but also education to the public. This unique museum will provide historical facts and pictorials to educate the community. For more information on how you can provide a helping hand to the Mexican culture please feel free to contact me. The Museum is a nonprofit organization. Melissa Cortez is a staff writer.

Texas Archive of the Moving Image
500 San Marcos Street, Suite 108-B
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 485-3073
info [at] texasarchive.org

Caroline Frick, Executive Director
Music archives ? Organizations/Associations
Established: 2004
The Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) celebrates the state's home movies, industrial films, television output, and regional cine-club product as well as Hollywood and internationally produced images of Texas. Valuable to state history, these films also serve an important collaborative role in the preservation and restoration of the larger motion picture heritage for the United States. TAMI is an independent 501c3 organization dedicated to the preservation of Texas film heritage. Every year, home movies, television programs, and locally produced films are lost as these visual records of Texas rapidly decompose or are simply thrown away. TAMI works to discover these "orphan" films and to educate the public about moving image history and contemporary preservation practice.
Organizations/Associations • Music archives

Texas Heritage Songwriters Collection
4700 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78745
(512) 245-2185; Fax (512) 444-2845

Bob Cole
Clubs, Dancehalls, Small Venues
Texas Heritage Songwriters Collection, housed in the historic Hill's Cafe in Austin on South Congress Avenue is dedicated to developing a permanent archive of the work of both heralded and unsung heroes of the past displaying their photographs and related artifacts, and highlighting the performances of these unique artists who have laid the foundation for those contemporary Lone Star musicians who continue to build on Texas' rich tradition of inspired music and songwriting.

Texas Music Museum, Inc.
1009 East 11th Street
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 472-8891; (512) 471-0520; Fax (512) 471-9600
cshorkey [at] mail.utexas.edu

Dr. Clay Shorkey, President; Sharon Herfurth, Vice President; Eve Falcon-Korems, Secretary; Joyce Christianson, Treasurer
Organizations/Associations • Music archives
Texas Music Educators Association; Texas Music Teachers Association; Austin Museum Partnership; Texas Association of Museums; Texas Music Librarians Association; National Music Museum Alliance
Established: 1984
The Texas Music Museum is a non-profit corporation, that celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2008. The museum conducts research, and collects and preserves photographs, artifacts, and documentation relating to all aspects of Texas music. Texas Music Museum also presents free music history exhibits and live music programs, creates satellite exhibits for other organizations, and provides information and exhibit materials to schools, libraries, history centers, and to various public facilities and publications. Individual exhibits are continually updated and rotated, and are presented in the Texas Music Museum gallery at 1009 East 11th Street. The museum is open free to the public each weekday for self-guided tours, and also offers free tour programs. Exhibits include: Musica Tejano; African American Contributions to Texas Music; Our Native Spirit: Native American Texas Music; The Many Faces of Texas Blues; Texas Country Classics;Texas Jazz Izz; First Ladies:Texas Women in Music; Texas Classics; Songs of the Lone Star State; Texas Rap; Ragtime to Rock: Popular Music of Texas; Muziky, Muziky and Musikfest; Cowboys, Cowgirls: Black, White, Vaquero; Great Guitars of Texas; and Texas Grammy Winners, as well as regional Spotlight exhibits. The long-range goal of the organization is to establish a world-class multimedia Texas music history center in Austin.

Texas State History Museum
P.O. Box 12874
Austin, TX 78711
(512) 936-2311
david.denney [at] thestoryoftexas.com

David Denney, Director, Public Programming
Music archives
Established: 2001
The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, located at 1800 North Congress Avenue, includes the Texas Sports and Music exhibit includes biographical information and artifacts on Van Cliburn, Mary Martin, The Big Bopper, Buddy Holly, T-Bone Walker, Jack Teagarden, Red Garland, Lydia Mendoza, Bob Wills, and Light Crust Doughboys.

University of Texas at Austin • Benson Latin American Collection • Border Cultures: Conjunto Music
University of Texas at Austin, Sid Richardson Hall 1.108
Austin, TX 78713-8916
(512) 495-4582; Fax (512) 495-4568
schroer [at] mail.utexas.edu

Craig Schroer
Music archives
Established: 1921
The University of Texas at Austin's Benson Latin American Collection (located on the corner of 2200 block of Red River and Manor Street) provides information about the conjunto musical style, its history, cultural significance, and artistry. Links include: Música fronteriza / Border Music - by Manuel Peña (from Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies); "Yo soy de aqui" by Daniel J. Schaefer (a photo exhibit of Central Texas conjunto accordion players); and The Arhoolie record label which has been a longtime proponent of conjunto music. The exhibit includes photos, album covers, liner notes, and sound samples of some of their classic recordings of conjunto artists.

University of Texas at Austin • Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Sid Richardson Hall 2.101, 1 University Station D1100
Austin, TX 78712-0335
(512) 495-4515; (512) 495-4559; Fax (512) 495-4542
jr.wheat [at] mail.utexas.edu

John Wheat, Coordinator for Sound Archives; Linda Peterson, Photography Services Coordinator
Music archives
Established: 1950
The Center for American History (located on the 2300 block of Red River) contains major archives of Texas and Southern music including commercial recordings, sheet music, books and journals, photographs, posters, etc. Collections include: Archives of the Touring Entertainment Industry, Texas Music Collection, SXSW, Inc. Archives, Rod Kennedy Presents, Inc. Archives, Huey P. Meaux Collection, Armadillo World Headquarters and Soap Creek Saloon Archives, Townsend Miller Collection, Bob Johnston Collection, John A. Lomax Family Papers, UT Folklore Center Archives, and Texas Poster Art Collection. Full reference and photographic services. The Center for American History works with many music-related projects (books, films, radio, and video).

University of Texas at Austin • Fine Arts Library
DFA 3.200, Box P
Austin, TX 78713-8916
(512) 495-4475; (512) 495-4481; Fax (512) 495-4490
david.hunter [at] mail.utexas.edu

David Hunter, Music Librarian
Music archives
American Musicological Society; Association of Recorded Sound Archives; Music Library Association
Established: 1939
The University of Texas Fine Arts Library (located at 23rd Street and Trinity off East Campus Drive) includes the Adolfo Betti Collection, the Ainslee Cox Collection of 20th Century Orchestral Scores, the Lynn Freeman Olson Collection of Piano Pedagogy Materials, vocal anthology collections, and an extensive reference collection of catalogs, bibliographies and discographies. The Historical Music Recordings Collection (David Hunter, Curator) includes over 300,000 items, covering all types of music in all types of media. The library contains more than 50,000 scores, 40,000 recordings, and 30,000 books about music.

University of Texas at Austin • Latin American Network Information Center Music Resources
UT Austin, SRH 1.310
Austin, TX 78712
(512) 232-2418; Fax (512) 471-3090
lin [at] mail.utexas.edu

Ning Lin, Technical Director; Carolyn Palaima, Project Director; Kent Norsworthy, Content Director
Music archives
Established: 1992
The Latin American Network Information Center • LANIC (located on the corner of 2200 block of Red River and Manor Street) is affiliated with the Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) at the University of Texas at Austin. LANIC has received funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and UT Austin's College of Liberal Arts. LANIC is a key component of the International Information Systems, also based at UT Austin. LANIC's mission is to facilitate access to Internet-based information to, from, or on Latin America. Our target audience includes people living in Latin America, as well as those around the world who have an interest in this region. While many of our resources are designed to facilitate research and academic endeavors, our site has also become an important gateway to Latin America for primary and secondary school teachers and students, private and public sector professionals, and just about anyone looking for information about this important region. LANIC sponsors several related programs, including a number of Internet-related Training Initiatives. LANIC's editorially reviewed directories contain over 12,000 unique URL's, one of the largest guides for Latin American content on the Internet.

University of Texas at Austin • Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center ~ 2
P.O. Drawer 7219
Austin, TX 78713-7219
(512) 232-4619; (512) 471-3374; Fax (512) 471-2899
rworkman [at] mail.utexas.edu

Richard Workman, Research Librarian
Music archives
Established: 1957
The Humanities Research Center, renamed in 1983, (located on the corner of Guadalupe and 21st Street) is one of the world's preeminent institutions for literary and cultural research. The principal rare books and manuscripts library of The University of Texas at Austin, its special collections contain approximately 35 million manuscripts, 1 million books, 5 million photographs, over 100,000 works of art, and an important collection on performing arts. Since its inception in the mid-1950s, the major emphasis of its acquisitions has been on twentieth-century literature and fine arts, principally American, British and French. Music materials in The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center are dispersed among many different collections. In addition to manuscript and printed scores, libretti, and books on music, the collections contain musicians' correspondence, photographs, art works, recordings, clippings, programs, and costume and set designs. One of the Center's strengths lies in the illumination of relationships between authors, composers, designers, agents, record producers, film producers, and others involved in the creative process.

Heart of Texas Country Music Association
1701 South Bridge Street
Brady, TX 76825-7031
(325) 597-1895; (325) 597-2119; Fax (325) 597-0515
tracy [at] hillbillyhits.com

Tracy Pitcox; Charla Pitcox; Sharon Jackson, Office Manager
Organizations/Associations • Music archives
Heart of Texas Country Music Association Museum Pieces include Roy Acuff - TNN Jacket; Rose Maddox - Turk Dress; Kitty Wells - Gingham Stage Dress; Justin Tubb-Stage Suits, Boots, Shirt, Belt & Buckle; Little Jimmy Dickens-Stage Boots; Liz Anderson - Sequined Formal; Grandpa & Ramona Jones - Shirt & Gingham Dress; Skeeter Davis - Dress; Johnny Cash - Black Stage Boots; Loretta Lynn - Gowns, Rhinestone & Cloth Shoes; Faron Young - Gold Watch; Big Bill Lister - Stage Shirt & Hat; Donna Fargo - Dress from Hee Haw; Barbara Mandrell - Rhinestone Jumpsuit & Jacket; Lawton Williams - White Hat; Tammy Wynette - Stage Outfit; Cal Smith - Stage Costume; Kay Starr - Dress; Johnny Bush - Boots & Belt; Mel Tillis - Stage Boots; Tony Douglas - Stage Outfit; Freddie Hart - Nudie Rhinestone Suit; Jan Howard - Black Formal; Ferlin Husky - White Tuxedo; Johnny Wright - Blue Hat; Merle Haggard - Manuel Shirt; Holly Dunn - Blouse; Frankie Miller - Suit Pants; George Strait - Cowboy Hat; Brenda Lee - White Shoes; Lynn Anderson - Stage Dress; Bill Anderson - Suit & Rhinestone Shirt; Mary Lou Turner - Jacket; Barbara Fairchild - Sequined Dress; Claude Gray - 1960 Yamaha Guitar; Floyd Tillman - Boots; Fiddlin' Frenchie Burke - Jacket; Moe Bandy - Rhinestone Jacket; Johnny Duncan - Boots & Gloves; Buck Trent - Embroidered Stage Suit; Leona Williams - Wedding Dress, Jacket & Vest; Hank Thompson - Stage Suit; Bobby G. Rice - Guitar Strap. Heart of Texas Records releases include Floyd Tillman The Influence and Dave Kirby Is Anybody Going to San Antone?.

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
P.O. Box 60967
Canyon, TX 79016
(806) 651-2274; (806) 651-2244; Fax (806) 651-2260
bbustos [at] pphm.wtamu.edu

Betty L. Bustos, Archivist
Music archives
The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum includes the Bob Wills Memorial Archive of Popular Music (including sheet music, recordings, reference books, band arrangements, photographs, the Glenn White collection, correspondence, press clippings, contracts and other listings). Other collections include the Wallace R. Clark Collection, hymnals, tunebooks, sheet music and performer photographs. Located just 15 minutes south of Amarillo on I-27, on campus at 2503 Fourth Avenue, one block east of US 87, in Canyon, Texas.

West Texas A&M University • Music Library
WT Box 60879
Canyon, TX 79016-0001
(806) 651-2828; (806) 651-2843; Fax (806) 651-2958
slove [at] mail.wtamu.edu

Sonja Love; Ted DuBois
Music archives
The West Texas A&M University Music Library houses the Ruth Crawford Collection and the Houston Bright Collection. Located at the corner of University Drive and 26th street on the West Texas A&M University campus in Cayon, Texas.

Texas Country Music Hall of Fame • Tex Ritter Museum
300 West Panola
Carthage, TX 75633
(903) 693-6634; (903) 694-9561; Fax (903) 693-8578
chamber [at] carthagetexas.com

Tommie Ritter Smith, President / CEO
Organizations/Associations • Music archives
Country Music Association
Established: 1997
The Texas Country Music Hall of Fame is dedicated to preserving the country music heritage of Texas by honoring Texas-born artists, musicians and songwriters through displays, concerts and special events. The 13,000 square foot 2.5 million dollar building is located three blocks west of downtown Carthage, Texas, birthplace of country music legends Jim Reeves and Tex Ritter. Members honored at the Hall of Fame Museum are: Tex Ritter, Joe Allison, Dale Evans, Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings, Nat Stuckey, Ernest Tubb, Cindy Walker, Ray Price, Johnny Bush, Charlie Walker, Tanya Tucker, Jim Reeves, Willie Nelson, Billy Walker, Hank Thompson, Bob Wills, Lefty Frizzell, Gene Autry, Gene Watson, Bill Mack, and Stuart Hamblen, Johnny Lee, J.P. Richardson, The Big Bopper, Mac Davis, Jimmy Davis, Glenn Sutton and Roger Miller. In August of each year a show and ceremony are held to induct new members elected by a board of directors. The museum also features a larger-than-life-sized bronze statue of Tex Ritter and his horse White Flash. A large gift shop sells Texas souvenirs, jewelry, etc. as well as music of the inductees.

Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording
476 Colorado Drive
Cedar Creek, TX 78612
(512) 303-1472
martin [at] momsr.org

Martin Theophilus; Chris Theophilus
Music archives
Established: 2012
Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording's goal is to create a permanent home, open to the public, for the Phantom Productions, Inc.'s vintage recording collection. That collection presently has over 150 reel to reel tape recorders and 100s of other items related to magnetic sound recording. The more information we gathered about the recording equipment, the more the project took on a life of its own. In addition to preserving and displaying the magnetic recording equipment, we are setting goals of creating a significant permanent museum that will: research and archive information about sound recording; provide education about the history of sound recording; and display related documents, manuals, catalog, magazines and memorabilia. When completed, the museum will display the vintage equipment in a setting that provides perspective on how the units were used. Most will be able to be demonstrated. There will be rooms that show how early recording studios were equipped. Items will be displayed with memorabilia of the same period. There will be areas for restoration of the equipment where folks can view how the recorders work and see how the technology developed. A major goal of the Museum is to document the inventors, manufacturers, recording engineers and others who developed this technology. This includes completing interviews with those persons who are still available and sharing documents and videos of the interviews in a theater in the Museum. Initially Phantom's vintage recording collection, related documentation and web content will be on loan to and eventually donated to the museum once a facility is established. We welcome all inquiries about and recommendations for the endeavor. There will be much more information to come and please understand this site is just being built.

The Stevie Ray Vaughan Museum
P.O. Box 2019
Cedar Hill, TX 75106-2019
(972) 291-9010; Fax (972) 291-9010
clhop [at] swbell.net

Craig Hopkins, President
Publications/Journals • Organizations/Associations
Established: 1993
The Stevie Ray Vaughan Museum Collection includes approximately 2000 items of Stevie's stage-used equipment, stage clothing and accessories, personal effects, autographs, photographs, rare audio and video recordings, handwritten lyrics, 20 years of concert posters and ephemera, promotional material, music video props, guitar picks, research material and virtually every kind of memorabilia one can imagine. The most iconic items include the poncho and leather jacket he wore on the cover of the In Step CD, the black and gold shirt he wore on MTV Unplugged, the Native American squash blossom necklace worn in the concert video Live at the El Mocambo, and Stevie's favorite concho belt and hat band worn in numerous concerts for many years. Of particular interest are a guitar Stevie purchased in 1986, his Marshall amplifier, a guitar wah-wah pedal and parts from his famous "Number One" guitar. The collection also includes unusual items such as packets of Stevie's Nicorette gum, a gym water bottle he hand painted, Stevie's Alaska fishing license, his fingerprint card, his collection of hotel keys and goggles worn in the "Couldn't Stand the Weather" video. Items from the collection are available for temporary exhibition until a permanent home for the collection is found..The Stevie Ray Vaughan Fan Club publishes The Essential Stevie Ray Vaughan, a 250 page book containing interviews, discographies, bibliography, and collectors' guide. More information about this book may be located at "http://www.stevieray.com.

Cowtown Society of Western Music
3709 East Highway 67
Cleburne, TX 76031-8189
(817) 558-7580; Fax (817) 645-9886

Gary Beaver, President; Joyce Miller,Treasurer; Ronny Dale Schultz, Vice President; Diane Vaughan
Music archives
Established: 2001
Gary Beaver and Joyce Miller, owners of Big Balls of Cowtown, began the Cowtown Society of Western Music in January of 1999. The purpose for organizing the Society is to engage in and perform educational, charitable and benevolent activities. Western music is very much a part of the history and heritage of the State of Texas and more particularly Fort Worth, Texas. The Society plans to benefit the public through cares, locations for the elderly and disabled, by teaching, acknowledging, presenting, protecting, preserving and perpetuating the oral and musical heritage of western music.

Selena Foundation • The Selena Museum ~ 2
5410 Leopard Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78408
(361) 289-9013; (361) 299-9013; Fax (361) 289-9012
accounting [at] q-productions.com

Elvia Hernandez, Executive Director; Abraham Quintanilla, Jr., Director
Organizations/Associations • Music archives
Established: 1995
The Selena Foundation is a 501(C) (3) nonprofit foundation established shortly after Selena's death to receive the donations that started coming in. The Selena Foundation Mission Statement is to offer the motivation that every child needs to complete their education, to live moral lives, to love their families, to respect human life, and to sing whatever song they were born to sing. The board of directors outlined the following as projects that could accomplish these objectives: "Stay in School," "Support Family Values," "Selena Charities," "The Selena Scholarship," and "The Selena Museum." The Selena Museum was built by the Quintanilla family in 1998 in response to the thousands of letters mailed to them by fans expressing their desire to have Selena's memory shared with the public. The Quintanilla family offers the museum as a memorial to the achievements and life of their beloved daughter. With over 50,000 visitors annually the museum is quickly becoming one of the top tourist attractions in South Texas. The museum displays her red Porsche, awards, stage outfits, and other memorabilia.

Lefty Frizzell Country Music Museum at Pioneer Village ~ 2 3
912 West Park Avenue
Corsicana, TX 75110
(903) 654-4846; Fax (903) 654-4983
BYoung [at] ci.corsicana.tx.us

Bobbie Young, Director / Curator
Music archives
Established: 1994
The Lefty Frizzell Museum opened in 1994 at Pioneer Village in Corsicana, Texas. Lefty was born in the "Oil Boom Town" of Tucker Town, here in Navarro County. The museum features memorabilia from various decades throughout country music's history. Among the museum's exhibits are records, photographs, guitars and clothing items from various other big name country music recording artist, and of course personal items, boots, fancy clothing and a guitar belonging to Lefty Frizzell. . Exhibits include a sizable Ralph Spicer collection, Hank Thompson's denim jacket, and boots and cap of " Little Jimmy Dickens" A current temporary exhibit features an autographed guitar and shirt on an autographed display belonging to Johnny Rodriguez, which is on loan to the museum. Lefty's brother David Frizzell has performed along with his brother Alan Frizzell in Corsicana several times in recent years. They brought country music greats Bill Anderson, Ray Price, Connie Smith and Bobby Seals one year and Jett Williams another. The museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5: p.m. Monday -Saturday and 1:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Closed on some major holidays. Admission: $3.00 for Adults, $1.00 for students, under four yrs. are free. The museum is located at 912 W. Park Ave, in Beauford Jester Park, the Lefty Frizzell Statue is approximately one block east of Pioneer Village in the park. Directions: traveling west on Second Ave. turn right on 19th St., go two blocks and turn right on West Park Ave.

African American Museum
P.O. Box 150157
Dallas, TX 75315-0153
(214) 565-9026 ext. 312; Fax (214) 421-8204
pcollins [at] aamdallas.org

Phillip Collins, Chief Curator; Lee Taylor, Public Relations Coordinator
Music archives
Established: 1974
African American Museum, located at 3536 Grand Avenue, has about 500 albums of jazz in its music archives donated by the husband of the late Shirley McPhatter. The Museum is also documenting Dallas based blues musicians through its innovative series, titled Blues Under the Dome. Blues Under the Dome is a quarterly event that concludes the third week of June with the Willie Mitchell Bluesfest. The African American Museum is the only museum in the Southwestern United States devoted to the preservation and display of African American artistic, cultural and historical materials. It has one of the largest African American folk art collections in the United States. The Museum incorporates a variety of visual art forms and historical documents that portray the African American experience in the United States, the Southwest and Dallas.

Dallas Public Library • Fine Arts Division
1515 Young Street
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 670-1643; Fax (214) 670-1646
tmurdock [at] dallaslibrary.org

Tina Murdock, Music Librarian
Music archives
Established: 1901
The Fine Arts Division houses approximately 10,000 CDs; 39,000 LPs; and 18,000 musical scores representing all musical genres, including classical, popular, and world music, as well as over 80,000 books covering all areas of music, visual arts, and performing arts. We also collect extensive historic and archival materials related to Dallas musicians and music organizations.

Jazz Video Networks
4545 Mill Run Road
Dallas, TX 75244
(214) 932-6076
info [at] jazzvideonetworks.com

Stan Levenson
Video distribution • Music archives
The mission of Jazz Video Networks (JVN) is to enhance growth and development of jazz appreciation via upcoming online video services showcasing historic performances and rare interviews of jazz artists. JVN programs and products are designed to educate, entertain and inspire viewers about the artistic and cultural significance of jazz; to foster greater enlightenment and respect for jazz artists; to encourage collaboration among professionals in the field; and to heighten overall appreciation for America's singular contribution to world culture. .

Southern Methodist University • Hamon Arts Library
P.O. Box 750356
Dallas, TX 75275-0356
(214) 768-2894; (214) 768-1856; Fax (214) 768-1800
tsilcox [at] smu.edu

Tinsley E. Silcox, Library Director; Alisa Rata, Music Librarian; Hyeyoon Cho, Music Cataloger
Music archives
Established: 1990
The Hamon Arts Library at Southern Methodist University (located in the Meadows School of the Arts in the 6100 block of Hillcrest Avenue) has significant music holdings such as scores, books about music, audio materials, video materials, multimedia computer applications and music special collections. The Hamon Library houses the Ferde Grofe Collection and the Paul Van Katwijk Collection in the Jerry Bywaters Special Collection wing.

Texas Music Center
P.O. Box 130772
Dallas, TX 75313
(972) 387-2174; (817) 235-7504
info [at] texasmusiccenter.org

Larry Taylor, Board Member; Lisa Kelly, Board Member
Music archives
The Texas! Music Center will tell the story of Texans and our music at a revitalized Fair Park in Dallas. Celebrating the rich heritage of Texas music, the mission of the Center is to educate, entertain, and connect with the community. The Center will house a Texas Music Museum and Hall of Fame that will explore multiple genres of Texas Music. The Texas! Music Center will tell the story of Texans and our music at a revitalized Fair Park. Celebrating the rich heritage of Texas music, the mission of the Center is to educate, entertain, and connect with the community..Texas stands tall as a shining star in the world of music. Rising up from cotton fields, hotel ballrooms, churches and saloons, Texas music reverberates around the world. The storytellers, songsters, poets and innovators of Texas music have blended diverse styles and crossed all cultural boundaries...From Blind Lemon Jefferson to Stevie Ray Vaughan, from Narcisco Martinez to Selena, from Bob Wills to Willie Nelson, from Charlie Christian to Ornette Coleman, from Janis Joplin to Norah Jones, Texans have constantly reinvented music. So many styles, so many unique people, and yet, it is all connected together. What is it about Texas? The answer remains a mystery, but it is the spirit of Texans that is undeniable. According to Waylon Jennings, "You just can't live in Texas unless you got a lot of soul."

University of North Texas • Music Library
P.O. Box 305190
Denton, TX 76203-5190
(940) 565-2860; (940) 565-2858; Fax (940) 565-2599
mmartin [at] library.unt.edu

Morris Martin, Head Librarian; Mark McKnight, Assistant Music Librarian; Donna Arnold, Music Reference Librarian
Music archives
Established: 1941
The University of North Texas Music Library houses The Bert Hile Collection which comprises over 2,500 recordings (LP albums and 12-inch singles) of disco music; a large collection of programs from major U.S. symphony orchestras and university orchestras; The David Earl Holt Collection; The Don Gillis Collection; Anold Schoeberg and Hans Nachod correspondence; WFAA-AM and WBAP-AM sheet music collections; musicologist Lloyd Hibberd's collection; The John Gilliland Collection; the papers and compositions of Austrian composer Rheinhard Oppel (1878-1941); Julia Smith Collection (including Aaron Copland manuscripts); The Osborne Duke Collection; Whit Ozier Sound Archive; Gene Hall Music Library of Jazz Arrangements; The Merrill Ellis Collection; the Ames Brothers Orchestrations; The McMurtry Microfilm Collection; Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington disc and tape recordings; Leon Breeden Personal Collection of Tapes and Scores archive; Willis Conover collection of recordings, papers, memorabilia, from his forty years as a jazz disc jockey at Voice of America; and Stan Kenton's big band orchestrations. Located on the fourth floor of the A.M. Willis Jr. Library at Highland and Avenue C.

Tejano Walk of Fame
602 West University
Edinburg, TX 78539
(956) 383-4974; (800) 800-7214

Edinburg Chamber of Commerce
Music archives
Established: 1999
If the wind is blowing just right, you might hear the unmistakable rhythm of a South Texas music beat that has captivated local, state, national, and international audiences alike. Since its unveiling, the Tejano walk of fame at 415 W. McIntyre St. has attracted hundreds of visitors who have come to see Edinburg's tribute to Tejano music stars. In 1999, 5 stars were inducted into the Walk of Fame and their names were engraved in a marble star and placed into the walkway. Five additional stars will be inducted every year during Hispanic heritage month (October). The centerpiece of the walkway is a sculpture by Sculptor Richard Hyslin, which honors Edinburg native Jose Roberto Pulido, a pioneer in Tejano music. The sculpture was designed with the intent of capturing the essence of this international's star music and is the first in a series of public art projects commissioned by the Edinburg 2020 cultural arts committee

Jazz Preservation Project, Fort Worth Public Library
500 West Third Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 871-7740
info [at] fortworthjazz.com

Tom Kellam
Established: 2007
Fort Worth is home to many important jazz legends including Ornette Coleman, Dewey Redman, Ronald Shannon Jackson, and many other who not only played jazz, but made a profound and lasting contribution to the history of jazz music. With the formation of The Fort Worth Jazz Orchestra, Inc. and of course, the annual Jazz By The Boulevard Music & Arts Festival, the outlook for jazz in our fair city is definitely on the rise.

National Cowgirl Museum
1720 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 336-4475; (800) 476-3263
dlatham [at] cowgirl.net

D.J. Latham
Music archives
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame honors and documents the lives of women who have distinguished themselves while exemplifying the pioneer spirit of the American West. The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, established in 1975 in Hereford, Texas, is the only institution in the world dedicated to preserving and teaching the history of the American cowgirl. In June, 2002, the Museum opened a new building in Fort Worth, Texas. For many, a visit to the museum is the first time they encounter the stories and voices of women (both historic and contemporary) who have contributed to the history and culture of the American West. The museum includes interactive exhibit galleries that feature artifacts and photographs of the permanent collection, a traveling exhibit gallery, three theaters, an expanded research library, a retail store and a grand rotunda where visitors begin to learn about the spirit of the cowgirl. Enjoy the ride!

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary • Bowld Music Library
P.O. Box 22490
Fort Worth, TX 76122-0490
(817) 923-1921 ext. 2070; (817) 923-1921 ext. 3210; Fax (817) 921-8762
fhsieh [at] swbts.edu

Dr. Fang-Lan Hsieh, Music Librarian
Music archives
Alliance for Higher Education; Music Library Association
Established: 1951
The Kathryn Sullivan Bowld Music Library of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) is located at 2001 W. Seminary Drive. Maintaining over 37,000 books, 18,000 recordings, 350,000 octavos, and 110,000 scores, Bowld Library serves masters and doctoral programs of the School of Church Music, meets performance needs of the School, and supports faculty and students in their preparation for work in ministry. There is a strong collection of hymnals and books on hymnology. Many rare and ancient works are available to provide historical materials for music research. Included are a number of early psalters. There is also a collection of more than 300 tunebooks with such famous titles as The Sacred Harp, the Southern Harmony, and The Easy Instructor. Audio equipment, DVDs, CDs, LPs, reel-to-reel, and cassettes provide an excellent facility for students to hear the music of the great composers of all times.

Texas Christian University • Mary Couts Burnett Library
2913 West Lowden • TCU Box 298400
Fort Worth, TX 76129
(817) 257-7667; (817) 257-6623; Fax (817) 257-7447
c.alexander [at] tcu.edu

Cari Alexander, Music Librarian; Laura Ruede, Van Cliburn Archivist; Linda Lee, Standing Orders/Acquisitions Dept.
Music archives
Music Library Association.IFLA.AFM 72-147
The Texas Christian University Mary Couts Burnett Library houses the Grace Ward Lankford Collection of scores and sheet music; compositions by Don Gillis, Ralph Guenther, and Julia Smith; and archives of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. The Competition archive houses more than 3,000 original audio-visual recordings pertaining to the international piano event, and other Fort Worth cultural events. A support collection of published sound and video recordings by Cliburn alumni is being accumulated. Use of Competition sound and video recordings must be approved by the Cliburn Foundation, 2525 Ridgmar, Suite 307, Fort Worth, TX 76116.

The West Texas Music Hall Of Fame
6204 South Freeway IH-35
Fort Worth, TX 76134
(817) 293-1333; (817) 726-5551
sid-holmes [at] charter.net

Sid Holmes, Jr., Director; Charlie Dalton; Sonny West; Sylvia Holmes
Organizations/Associations • Music archives
Established: 1995
The West Texas Music Hall Of Fame-Museum was established in 1995 as a nonprofit (501 c-3) corporation with the purpose of recognizing the many creative artist who were born or had resided a minimum of one year in this geographic area; chronicling each artists' biographical information; and preserving their creative works and personal memorabilia in the interest of education and historical documentation. The West Texas Music Hall of Fame includes all genres of music along with award-winning songwriters. In addition to West Texas music recognition / preservation a Medal of Honor, a Radio and a High School Football Hall of Fame has been added.

Texas Fiddlers Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 46
Hallettsville, TX 77964-0046
(361) 798-2311; (361) 798-5934

August Janak, Knights of Columbus Hall #2433; Kenneth Henneke
Music archives
The Texas Fiddlers Hall of Fame has biographies and photographs of the 33 Texas fiddlers who've won state competitions. We are located in the Knights of Columbus Hall on Highway 77 South towards Victoria. Visiting hours are available in the mornings. Each year during the Texas State Championship Fiddlers Frolics in Hallettsville, Texas a top fiddler from the State of Texas is inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Texas Musicians Museum
100 North College Street, Second Floor
Waxahatchie, TX 75165
(972) 937-4300
theTXMM [at] gmail.com

Thomas Kreason, Director; Phillip Jester, General Manager; Jon Dillon, Music Director; Rick Stuart, Project Manager
Music archives
Established: 2005
Texas Musicians Museum features more than 100 Texas music legends. Utilizing unique and exciting displays, a knowledgeable staff and the power of these Texans and their art, the Texas Musicians Museum will bring attention to and educate people about the history and influences of these artists. We believe their music is a statement of Texas' character. Through it, we can see where we have been, who we are, and where we hope to be. The museum operates a mobile exhibit in addition to their permanent exhibit.

Houston Public Library • Texas Jazz Archives
500 McKinney Street
Houston, TX 77002
(832) 393-1313; Fax (832) 393-1664

Elizabeth Sargent
Music archives
Established: 1987
The Houston Public Library's Texas Jazz Archives consists primarily of photographs and oral histories of Texas jazz musicians.

Museum of American Music History - Texas • American Music History Project
1511 West 12th Street
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 529-9387; Fax (713) 529-9149
mamhtexas [at] gmail.com

Charles Dabney, Executive Director; Dr. Thomas DeGregori, Coordinating Committee Vice Chair; Dr. Louis Marchiafava, Archivist and Oral Historian
Music archives
American Association of Museums; Smithsonian Institution
Established: 1999
The Museum of American Music History-Texas (MAMH) is a collaborative effort of music families, collectors, historians, libraries, archives, museums and halls of fame dedicated to the research, preservation, and exhibition of 19th and 20th Century American music history. Collectively, the Smithsonian Institution, the Hispanic Entertainment Archives, the Arnett Cobb Texas Music Foundation, the Western Heritage Historical Society, the Texas Jazz Archives [at] Houston Public Library, other music entities and several distinguished universities have teamed as development affiliates for the MAMH program. The MAMH project has recently initiated an unprecedented singer/songwriter video oral history program through the Western Heritage division, the Jazz-n-Blues division has been in historical preservation for more than 20 years, and the Hispanic Archives division represents one of the most comprehensive Tejano databases available.

Music Library Association • Texas Chapter
Brown FAL, Fondren MS 44, P.O. Box 1892 .
Houston, TX 77251-1892
(713) 348-2593
mdumont [at] rice.edu

Mary Du Mont, Chair (Rice Univ.); Ericka Patillo, Secretary/Treasurer (UH)
Organizations/Associations • Music archives
Established: 1974
The Texas Chapter of the Music Library Association meets every Fall, usually in October. Chapter dues are $7 and include a subscription to the chapter newsletter. The Texas Chapter of the Music Library Association is devoted to music librarianship and to all aspects of music materials in Texas libraries. Our membership is open to anyone with an interest in music and libraries.

Rice University • Fondren Library • MS 44 • Brown Fine Arts Library
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892
(713) 348-4832; Fax (713) 348-5258
mdumont [at] rice.edu

Mary Du Mont, Music Librarian
Music archives
Established: 1985
The Brown Fine Arts Library music collection currently consists of over 90,000 books, scores, and audiovisual materials, most of which relate to Western classical music. Special collections include the Henry Leigh Bartlett Collection of books about Beethoven, the Scott Heumann Collection of opera recordings, and 18th century French vocal scores. Circulation of materials outside the library is restricted to members of the Rice University community, but everyone is welcome to use the materials in the library. Located at 6100 Main Street.

University of Houston Libraries • Special Collections and Archives
114 University Libraries
Houston, TX 77204-2000
(713) 743-9752; (713) 743-9744; Fax (713) 743-9748
speccol [at] lib.uh.edu

Julie Grob, Special Collections Librarian; Pat Bozeman, Special Collections and Archives
Music archives
Established: 1968
Music archives in the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections include the Ima Hogg Symphony Programs Collection, the David A. White Collection of original scores for voice and ensemble, the Cheryl Crawford Collection which includes approximately 100 pieces of sheet music dating 1862 through 1951, the David Kaplan Collection of theatre and opera programs, and the Houston Saengerbund (German Singing Organization) Records, 1874 to 1985. The University of Houston Libraries Music Branch includes numerous scores as well as programs for orchestras in Boston, Mass. Located on the 7th floor of the M.D. Anderson Library, reached by the Blue Wing elevators. The library is accessible from Entrance 1 of the campus and is directly adjacent to the University Center.

University of Houston • Music Library
114 University Libraries
Houston, TX 77204-2000
(713) 743-3197; (713) 743-3770; Fax (713) 743-9918
musiclib [at] uh.edu

Ericka Patillo, Head of the Music Library; Tammy Ravas, Assistant Librarian; Gustavo Paredes, Library Specialist
Music archives
Established: 1968
The Music Library houses over 55,000 books, scores and periodicals, and over 33,000 sound recordings. The collection focuses primarily on Western classical music, with smaller collections of materials on popular and folk musics as well as jazz. Collections include the Robert D. Jobe Recorded Music Collection. Everyone is welcome to use the facility; however, the library's primary purpose is to support the teaching and research needs of the Moores School of Music. Printed items, compact discs and videocassettes can be searched in the UH Library Catalog. Classical albums and tapes are accessible via a card catalog near the circulation desk. Located in The Moores School of Music Building on the corner of Cullen and Entrance 16. The Library is on the second floor, room 220.

Western Heritage Historical Society
1511 West 12th Street
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 529-9387; (281) 351-6293
mamhtexas [at] gmail.com

Gene Cutting, Interim Director
Music archives
American Association of Museums; Smithsonian Institution
Established: 1999
The Western Heritage Historical Society (WHHS) is the Americana programming division for the Museum of American Music History Project, a Texas, nonprofit (501-c3), educational, cultural arts, museum development organization. The Society is devoted to collecting, preserving, interpreting and presenting the founding heritage of the Southwest region of the United States in music, art, literature and cultural. The preservation focus of the Society covers: European heritage music (German, Polish, Czech, French, Irish, etc.); bluegrass and country, western, western trail, Texas folk, Cajun, Texas country, Texas country blues, Texas outlaw, Gospel, Christian country, contemporary Christian, rockabilly, rock and roll, contemporary rock, blues rock, and all singer-songwriter profiles now characterized as Americana.

Texas A&M University at Kingsville • South Texas Archives • Jernigan Library
James C. Jernigan Library, Bldg. MSC 197
Kingsville, TX 78363
(361) 593-2776; Fax (361) 593-2240
kacah00 [at] tamuk.edu

Sandra Rexroat, Director
Music archives
Established: 1981
The Texas A&M University at Kingsville South Texas Texas Archives • Jernigan Library houses transcriptions by Norman L. McNeil containing Corridas (folk ballads of the Mexican border); recordings from Falcon Music Company (the first label involved in conjunto and Tejano music); manuscript music for Los Pastores; and the organizational papers of the history of the local Community Concert Association. The Falcon Record Collection includes the archives of Arnaldo Ramirez, which consists of photographs, records, and original artwork from record album covers, of the Falcon Recording Company. Arnaldo Ramirez started one of the first two major recording companies dealing primarily with conjunto and later Tejano music. Artists who published on his label included Lydia Mendoza, Freddie Fender, Beto Villa, Los Alegres de Teran, Wally Gonzalez, Tony de la Rosa, Carlos Guzman, and many more. The collection includes some biographical information. Located in Baugh Hall with the entrance facing Richard Street.

Little Graceland
701 West Ocean Blvd.
Los Fresnos, TX 78566
(956) 233-5482; (956) 561-7086

Simon Vega; Rose Vega
Music archives
Established: 1988
At Little Graceland you can enjoy an extensive collection Elvis memorabilia that includes photographs, records, albums, legendary replicas, and meet the person who knew Elvis in person. Contains a large collection of Elvis Presley memorabilia, including photos, posters, watches, and more. Mr. Vega served in the U.S. Army with Elvis while stationed in Germany. We hold two annual festivals, one in August for the memorial of Elvis and a Party in January for the Kings Birthday. The festivities include: Live music, food and beverages, look a like contest, sing a like contest, car shows, trivia questions, museum tours and fun for the family. Open Sat.-Sun. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; other times by appointment and tours of Little Graceland Museum.

Buddy Holly Center
1801 Crickets Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79401
(806) 775-3560; (806) 775-3566; Fax (806) 767-0732
info [at] buddyhollycenter.org

Joe Hays, Director; Wendy Foster, Special Events & Marketing; Georgina Hernandez, Gift Shop Manager; Eddy Grigsby, Curator
Music archives • Concert halls/Performing arts centers
Music Museum Alliance; Texas Association of Museums
Established: 1999
Celebrating visual, cultural and musical heritage, the Buddy Holly Center provides an arena for explorations of the music talents of Texas and West Texas. The Center features the most extensive permanent exhibition of the life and music of Lubbock's native son, Buddy Holly. The Center is also home to the Texas Musicians Hall of Fame, which presents dynamic changing exhibitions on Texas music history, as well as the Fine Arts Gallery and Gift Shop. The Cetner hosts a variety of educational and cultural events, appealing to a wide range of age groups. Center hours are Tues - Fri 10-6 and Sat 11-6. For more information and to sign up for the Buddy Holly Center enewsletter, visit www.buddyhollycenter.org.

Texas Tech University • Southwest Collection, Crossroads of Music Archive
P.O. Box 41041
Lubbock, TX 79409-1041
(806) 742-3749; Fax (806) 742-0496
curtis.peoples [at] ttu.edu

Curtis Peoples, Assistant Archivist; Monte Monroe, Assistant Archivist; Steve Bogener, Exhibits and Outreach Coordinator; Andy Wilkinson, Artist in Residence
Music archives
Texas Tech University • Southwest Collection (located at 15th and Detroit) houses several hundred items of sheet music and 12 songbooks, mostly late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Southwest Collection which contains oral-history collections about music in Texas and the.Western U.S., including Bob Wills and the Big Band Era, and musical materials of Raymond T. Bynum, Mary Dunn, David Guion, Jeanette Ramsey Olive, Mrs. Frank E. Wheelock and Dewey O. Wiley, and a 156-piece collection of Buddy Holly memorabilia. Also included are the papers of radio pioneer Gordon B. McLendon. Recently, the Southwest Collection established the "Crossroads of Music Archive" to collect West Texas music recordings. The collection features Don Caldwell Studios' master recordings, the Buck Ramsey Collection, as well as numerous others collections. The full scope of the "Crossroads of Music Archive" includes all music from the southwestern United States.

Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 1943
Manchaca, TX 78652
adressen [at] austin.rr.com

Al Dressen, President
Music archives
The Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame was founded to honor those individuals that made western swing the musical style it has developed into and is honored around the world. This includes the pioneers, as well as recent groups that have helped keep the style alive. Western Swing is a type of music that was born in Texas in the 1930's that blends country, big band swing, gospel, blues, jazz, Spanish and Cajun into one style known as western swing. We let the world know how it developed, it's history, and information about it's founders and the people that have kept it alive and well. We have an event each May on the third weekend of the month in San Marcos, Texas. This includes the Gathering, held at the Freeman Ranch which is owned by Texas State University, a day of western swing on the courthouse square in San Marcos, and the Hall of Fame Show in downtown San Marcos. Many western swing bands take part each year. Next year's event takes place on May 18th and 19th of 2012.

Stephen F. Austin State University • Ralph W. Steen Library
Box 13055, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3055
(936) 468-4106; (936) 468-1714; Fax (936) 468-4117
drallen [at] sfasu.edu

Don Richter, Music Librarian
Music archives
The Stephen F. Austin State University Ralph W. Steen Library houses 200 hymnals and popular songbooks, 140 items of sheet music in a special collection, programs of local music performances and 1,000 78 rpm disc recordings. More recent sound recordings include some 6,000 LPs titles and 1,000 compact discs titles, the latter format growing rapidly. The collection also includes about 200 music videos (opera, ballet, etc.) in both VHF and laser disc formats. Located within the University campus at 1936 North Street.

The Woody Guthrie Folk Music Center of Pampa
320 South Cuyler
Pampa, TX 79065
(314) 602-9057
harrisdrugpampatx [at] yahoo.com

Thelma Bray, President; Pat Stewart
Music archives
The Woody Guthrie Folk Music Center of Pampa's vision is to promote the story of Woody Guthrie, his connection with the Texas panhandle and how that relationship has impacted the music of contemporary America. The center uses displays and interactive exhibits as a museum component and hosts informal jam sessions on the first and third Friday of each month (and occasional house concerts throughout the year). The performances culminate in the annual "Tribute to Woody Guthrie" on the weekend nearest the anniversary of his death, Oct. 3. Our small gift shop carries T-shirts, sweatshirts and book bags with artwork approved by the Woody Guthrie Foundation bearing Guthrie's signature and a portion of "This Land is Your Land," plus books and CDs by and about Guthrie. Pampa's Tribute to Woody Guthrie is a 501[c]3 nonprofit.

Museum of the Gulf Coast • Gulf Coast Music Hall of Fame
700 Procter Street
Port Arthur, TX 77640
(409) 982-7000; (409) 984-6444; Fax (409) 982-9614
shannon.harris [at] lamarpa.edu

Shannon Harris, Director; Ami Kamara, Archivist; Sam Monroe, Society President
Music archives
Established: 1994
The Museum of the Gulf Coast includes exhibits on Janis Joplin, J. P. (The Big Bopper) Richardson, Tex Ritter, Ivory Joe Hunter, George Jones and over 60 other Gulf Coast musical personalities. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

Light Crust Doughboys Hall of Fame and Museum ~ 2
P.O. Box 767
Quitman, TX 75783
(903) 763-2701
kmckinley [at] peoplescom.net

Kathy McKinley
The history of the Light Crust Doughboys Spans more than 70 years of American Music and, from the outset, their story was an integral part of our rich Texas Culture, particularly in the rural towns of East Texas. Bob Wills founded the group as the "Wills Fiddle Band." They later took the name The Light Crust Doughboys after their sponsor, Light Crust Flour. The Doughboys could be heard daily on legendary Dallas radio station WBAP. Thus, the legend of the Light Crust Doughboys and the beginning of their special brand of music, "Texas Swing" was born. The general manager of the Light Crust Doughboys was W. Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel, who claimed his popularity with the band was one reason he was later elected governor. Pappy O'Daniel campaigned here in Quitman at the Governor Jim Hogg Park -- now the home of the Light Crust Doughboys Hall of Fame and Museum. In addition to displays and exhibits of historic memorabilia from the Light Crust Doughboys, the living history of this important musical group lives on through live performances sponsored by the Quitman Heritage Foundation.

Hispanic Entertainment Archives
2626 Babcock Road, Suite 2607
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 614-6146; (877) 882-7066
hispentarchives [at] yahoo.com

Ramon Hernandez
Music archives
The Hispanic Entertainment Archives is a collection of Latino/Hispanic oral histories, audio interviews, biographies, books, discographics, press kits, media kits, tabloid and newspaper clipping, out-of-print publications, rare posters, publicity photos, digital pictures, vintage 78, 33 1/3 and 45 rpm vinyl records, 8-track tapes, cassette tapes, mini and compact discs from the entire Latin Hemisphere. Also 1/2 inch and 3/4 inch videos plus celebrity memorabilia, artifacts and complete sought-after collections. This is valuable excellent research material for scholars, students, writers, film and television producers. Ask about our traveling exhibits, seminars and available lectures.

National Hispanic Music Hall Of Fame
232 Sandra Drive
San Antonio, TX 78223
zinazuniga [at] yahoo.com

Sam Zuniga
Music archives • Organizations/Associations
Established: 1982
The National Hispanic Music Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization, honoring and inducting Hispanic music industry personnel in the USA. Future Hall of Famers will include Santana, Jose Feliciano, Eyde Gorme, Trini Lopez, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Willie Colon, and many more.

University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio
801 South Bowie Street
San Antonio, TX 78205-3296
(210) 458-2232; (210) 458-2300; Fax (210) 458-2380
itcweb [at] utsa.edu

Kendra Trachta, Librarian; Rex Ball, Executive Director
Music archives
Established: 1968
The University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio is a university educational center dedicated to the enhancement of historical and multicultural understanding through exhibits, programs, and publications that encourage acceptance and appreciation of our differences as well as our common humanity. Operating on the premise that people are stronger citizens when they know more about themselves and each other, the Institute serves as a forum for multicultural educational efforts in the state and symbolizes the state's strength in diversity. As part of its multicultural programming activities, the Institute sponsors the annual Texas Folklife Festival in June, the Annual Asian New Year Festival, and other events which feature the music and dance traditions of some of the ethnic and cultural groups which settled Texas.

San Benito History Museum • Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame and Museum • Freddy Fender Museum
210 East Heywood Street
San Benito, TX 78586
(956) 399-0923
cballi [at] cityofsanbenito.com; reyavila [at] sbcglobal.net
Cristina Balli; Reynaldo Avila; Ron Rogers
Music archives • Organizations/Associations
Established 2006
The San Benito History Museum, the Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame and Museum and the Freddy Fender Museum are housed together in the San Benito Community Building. In one visit, guests will learn about and enjoy San Benito’s history and iconic music traditions. Hailing as the “birthplace of conjunto,” San Benito was home to conjunto music pioneer Narciso Martinez, credited as solidifying the musical combination of the German and Polish accordion polkas, schotishes and redowas with the Spanish bajo sexto and musica ranchera. Another music icon for Mexican Americans all over the country is San Benito’s native son, Freddy Fender. The young Baldemar Huerta, Fender’s given name, was born and raised in the working-class barrios of the town and was exposed to its deep musical traditions at a young age. He went on to become one of the first to record rock and roll music in Spanish, and the first Mexican American to have cross-over success in American country music in the 1970s.

Calaboose African American History Museum
1421 West Hopkins
San Marcos, TX 78666
(512) 353-0124; (512) 353-1383; Fax (512) 353-0153
Armstead [at] Yahoo.com

Mrs. Johnnie Armstead, Founder / Director; Linda Kelsey-Jones, Event Coordinator; Margie Villalpondo, Treasurer; Richard Gachot, Architectural Consultant
Calaboose African American History Museum Artifacts Collections include papers, letters, books, photographs and antique artifacts related to local and national aspects of African American History. Special exhibits include displays relating to the Buffalo Soldiers, Tuskegee Airmen, WWII Military, Civil Rights, Klu Klux Klan, San Marcos area history, and locally born and raised Jazz great, Eddie Durham.

Texas State University • Center for the Study of the Southwest
Brazos Hall, Texas State University, 601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
(512) 245-2224; Fax (512) 245-7462
mb13 [at] txstate.edu

Mark Busby, Director; Christopher Marquiss
Music archives
Established: 2000
The Center for the Study of the Southwest is a regional studies center that examines local history, people, culture, language, landscape, and architecture. The Southwest Regional Humanities Center will oversee curricular, research, and public programs in a four state region consisting of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada and will work with the state Humanities Councils, museums, libraries, public schools, and other universities. Located on campus at 601 University Drive in the Brazos building.

Texas State University • Center for Texas Music History
History Department, Texas State University, 601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
(512) 245-3749; (512) 245-2185; Fax (512) 245-3043
ga05 [at] txstate.edu

Gary Hartman, Director; Kathleen O'Keefe, Director of Programs; Jennifer Cobb, Project Administrator
Music archives
Established: 1999
Center for Texas Music History (formerly the Institute for the History of Texas Music): Established in 1999 at Texas State University in San Marcos, the Center's primary goal is to help students and the general public better understand how music reflects the richly diverse ethnic and cultural heritage of the American Southwest. Through a variety of activities and projects, the Center strives to increase awareness and appreciation for the important role music plays in shaping and reflecting the historical development of American society. Headquartered in the university's History Department, the Center offers graduate and undergraduate-level courses on the musical history of Texas and the Southwest. In these courses, students examine the many different ethnic musical influences involved in the development of the region, including Hispanic, Anglo, African-American, Irish, German, Polish, Czech, French, and others. The Center publishes the Journal of Texas Music History, the first academic journal to focus on the entire spectrum of Southwestern music history, and works with museum's archives, public schools, and other to organize exhibits and educational programs related to Texas music history. Visit us at http://www.txstate.edu/ctmh.

Texas State University • Schneider Music Library
Music Department Building
San Marcos, TX 78666
(512) 245-3376; Fax (512) 245-8181
mb53 [at] txstate.edu

Mark Blair, Music Librarian; Sheila Torres-Blank, Music Cataloger; Douglas Skinner, Chair, Music Department; Martha Fleming, Administrative Assistant
Music archives
Established: 1911
The Schneider Music Library, operated by the School of Music, has the distinction of being the University's only departmental library. The Schneider Music Library and the Alkek Library are part of a single, coordinated library system. The library collection supports University instruction and research in applied music, music education, composition, music theory, musicology, jazz studies, and sound recording technology. Most historical periods and geographical areas are covered in both classical and popular idioms, though the emphasis is on the Western classical tradition. The collection includes tens of thousands of books, scores, journals/serials, compact discs, vinyl LPs, audio cassettes, DVDs, videocassettes, and software programs. It is essential to remember that the music collection is divided between the university's two libraries. The Schneider Music Library focuses on items that represent the music itself --scores and recordings. The Alkek Library houses items about music, such as books and journals.

Texas State University • Southwestern Writers Collection
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
(512) 245-2313; (512) 245-3861; Fax (512) 245-7431
CT03 [at] txstate.edu

Connie Clare Todd, Curator of Special Collections; Steve Davis, Assistant Curator; Katie Salzmann, Archivist; Mark Erickson, Director of Recording Arts
Music archives
Established: 1986
The Southwestern Writers Collection at Texas State University is dedicated to collecting and preserving the cultural arts of the Southwestern US. Music archives include Willie Nelson songs and papers, research materials for Stevie Ray Vaughan: Caught in the Crossfire by Joe Nick Patoski and Bill Crawford. The Writers Collection is also the repository for the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame, and the archives include a Bob Wills fiddle and hat. Tejano music is the focus of several recent acquisitions. Joe Nick Patoski has donated the research materials from his definitive biography of slain Tejano superstar Selena. Another valuable resource is the Adrian Treviño Music Archive, a collection of some 12,000 songs recorded by Mexican American artists from the 1920s to the 1980s.

Austin College • Abell Library Center Archives and Special Collections
900 North Grand Avenue, Suite 6-L
Sherman, TX 75090-4440
(903) 813-2557; (903) 813-2490; Fax (903) 813-2297
jbanks [at] austincollege.edu

Justin Banks, College Archivist; Kay Garner, Library Secretary
Music archives
Established: 1849
The Austin College Library Archives is the repository for the records of Sherman Musical Arts (1963-present), a cooperative program between Austin College and the community to promote musical arts in Sherman.

Association for Recorded Sound Collections • Texas Chapter (ARSC - TX)
22004 Sherrod Lane
Spring, TX 77389-4539
(281) 288-7826; Fax (425) 930-6862
nauck [at] 78rpm.com

Kurt Nauck III, President; Charles Waters, Secretary; Dick Neavel, Treasurer
Organizations/Associations • Music archives
International Association of Sound Archives (IASA)
Established: 1996
The Association for Recorded Sound Collections is an international association of music librarians, sound archivists, collectors, historians, reviewers, musicians, dealers, discographers, media producers, appraisers, and recording engineers. Through publications and meetings, ARSC provides a forum for the development and dissemination of discographic information in all fields and periods of recording and in all sound media. In addition, ARSC works to encourage the preservation of historical recordings, to promote the exchange and dissemination of research and information about them, and to foster an increased awareness of the importance of recorded sound in our cultural heritage. The Texas Chapter meets quarterly at the Houston Community College downtown campus.

Tarleton State University • Dick Smith Library
Box T-0450
Stephenville, TX 76402
(254) 968-9455; Fax (254) 968-9467
carlson [at] tarleton.edu

Trudy Carlson, Head of Special Services
Music archives
The Tarleton State University Library (located on the Stephenville Campus) houses University music groups programs, clippings and photographs, published choral music used by the University Choir, and popular sheet music, including Broadway show tunes.

Bob Wills Museum
P.O. Box 306
Turkey, TX 79261
(806) 423-1253
info [at] bobwills.com

Lorene Settlif
Music archives
Established by the Wills family, the Bob Wills Museum exhibits many wonderful photographs of Bob's career. Many family momentos, fiddles, clothes, and awards pay tribute to this legend. Museum hours are Monday through Friday, 8am-12pm and 1pm-5pm, or by special appointment.

Baylor University • Crouch Fine Arts Library
One Bear Place, No. 97148
Waco, TX 76798
(254) 710-2164; (254) 710-6673; Fax (254) 710-3116
ClaytonE_Crenshaw [at] baylor.edu

Clayton Crenshaw, Music Liaison Librarian; Jamie Duerksen, Public Services Supervisor; Ben Johansen, Audio and Digital Projects Coordinator
Music archives
American Musicological Society; Music Library Association; Music OCLC Users Group
American Musicological Society; Music Library Association; Music OCLC Users Group The Crouch Fine Arts Library at Baylor University houses approximately 135,000 books, music scores, and audiovisual media. Special collections include the 28,000-piece Spencer Collection of American Sheet Music; the Jennings Collection of Medieval Manuscripts and Early Printed Music; the Johnson Collection of rare and out-of-print hymnals and tunebooks; a portion of the papers and manuscripts of Texas composer David Guion; the Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley Collection; the Charles Leonhard Special Collection in Music Education; the Cecil Porter Organ Music Collection; the manuscripts of composer Kurt Kaiser; and the Darden Collection of Contemporary Christian Media. The Crouch Library is located on Level 3 of the Moody Library building. Visitor parking is accessible from the main campus entrance on University Parks Drive.

Eddie Fadal's Elvis Presley Museum
P.O. Box 8760
Waco, TX 76714
(254) 855-4797

Janice Fadal; Dana Fadal, Co-Owner
Music archives
Established: 1958
Eddie Fadal's Elvis Presley Museum is one of the world's most extensive Elvis memorabilia collections. The collection is only available to visit via the Internet. Eddie Fadal was a close friend of Elvis'. The museum includes memorabilia, collectibles, home movies, and sound recordings of Elvis and friends. Elvis would spend weekends at the Fadal home in Waco back in 1958. We are also looking into the possibility of opening a physical museum and welcome your ideas.