Pamphlets, Programs, Songbooks, and Magazines

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Pamphlets, Programs, Songbooks, and Magazines

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A miscellany of southern musical programs, pamphlets, and other publications from our collection. More to come.

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The Auburn Band: 1897-1972 (Book)
Spiral-bound book:A History of the Auburn University Band, 1897-1972. Prepared by the Auburn Band Alumni Council. Includes year-by-year photos, personnel listings, and brief synopsis of band activities. 184 pages.Note: Document may take a moment to…

Azalea Trail Square Dance Festival, Mobile, Alabama (1966 Program)
Program for the 13th Annual Azalea Trail Square Dance Festival, March 1966, Mobile, Alabama. Program includes photos of local and visiting square dance callers, festival organizers, and multiple Mobile area square dance clubs, along with numerous…

Collins "Bo" Berry Tribute (2023 Program)
Program for a celebration honoring jazz trumpeter Collins "Bo" Berry of Birmingham, Alabama, November 11, 2023. Organized by friends and admirers, the tribute honored Berry's fifty-five years as a professional musician.

Cover photo by Roger…

Dance Program, Senior Ball, Alabama College, 1936
Dance program for Alabama College's Senior Ball, 1936. Along with a printed list of student leaders and chaperones, this program includes a completed dance card, identifying the evening's dance partners for student Roberta Taylor.

A four-year…

GLARE Magazine: Select Articles, 1951-1954
Founded in August, 1951, GLARE was a monthly magazine devoted to Black social and cultural life in Birmingham, Alabama. According to an editorial introduction in its inaugural issue, "GLARE pictures the better things of life, the pleasant things, the…

Grandpappy Lee Bonds: Song Folio No. 2 (1949)
1949 songbook for Grandpappy Lee Bonds, country music performer on Gadsden, Alabama, radio station WGWD.

Hal Burns Songbook (1940)
1940 songbook for Birmingham, Alabama, radio personality Happy Hal Burns. Includes selections of Spirituals, Songs of Romance, Hymns, and Western Ballads, in addition to photos, "Inspirational Thoughts," and endorsements of Burns's sponsor, the…

John T. Whatley School Song
Lyrics and music for the official school song of John T. Whatley Elementary School, Birmingham, Alabama. Opened c. 1960, Whatley Elementary was named for John T. "Fess" Whatley, Birmingham's celebrated "Maker of Musicians," longtime local bandleader…

John Tuggle Whatley Elementary School Program
Program for Birmingham's John Tuggle Whatley Elementary School, named for the city's influential "Maker of Musicians," John T. "Fess" Whatley. Program includes a biography of Whatley and a photo of his early Vibra-Cathedral Orchestra. Please see also…

Klaudt Family Specials No. 4
Songbook Number 4 by the Klaudt Indian Family, Box 397, Doraville, Georgia. Includes family member bios and photos, along with the lyrics and music to eight songs. Published circa 1950s, cover price $1.

In addition to the scanned pages featured…

Music Memories Monthly (April 1963)
April 1963 issue of Music Memories Monthly (Vol. 3, No. 2), produced in Birmingham, Alabama, by Patrick Cather. Highlights of this issue include a cover story by Cather on the Birmingham blues and boogie-woogie pianist Robert McCoy, as well as a…

Music Memories and Jazz Report (Winter 1963)
Winter 1963 issue of Music Memories and Jazz Report (Vol. 3, No. 6). The issue marked the merger of Patrick Cather's Birmingham-basedMusic Memories Monthlywith the Ventura, California-basedJazz Report, edited by Paul Affledt. Included in this issue,…

Patrick Cather: "Tracking Down a Legend: The 'Jaybird' Coleman Story"
Original monograph by Patrick Cather, published in a limited edition of 75 copies, Christmas 1990, by Cather & Brown Books. The piece is adapated from an earlier article which appeared in Cather's Music Memories Monthly magazine in 1962; in 2002,…

Rabe Perkins Songbook (1972)
Rabe Perkins Sings. 1972 songbook, Birmingham, Alabama.In the 1940s and '50s, the duo Rebe and Rabe -- Revin "Rebe" Gosdin and Auburn J. C. "Rabe" Perkins -- established themselves as popular fixtures of Birmingham, Alabama, radio station WVOK.…

Ray R. Myers Souvenir Folder
Souvenir Folder of Ray R. Myers, "The Armless Musician." The fold-out souvenir photo album includes nine photos of Myers playing guitar, drinking wine, combing his hair, and performing other tasks with his feet. Born without arms in Lancaster,…

Ray R. Myers, World Famous Armless Musician: His Life Story as Told in Words and Pictures (Booklet)
Undated biography of Ray R. Myers. Born without arms in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 1911, the dapper and versatile Myers learned to play steel guitar with his feet, performing at the 1933 World's Fair and in subsequent radio broadcasts for Robert L.…

Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers' Convention (1973 Program)
Souvenir program for the 17th Annual Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers' Convention, Athens, Alabama, October 5-6, 1973. Includes a schedule of events, a brief history of the convention, contest rules, a list of past champion fiddlers, photos (of J.…

"Waiting and Longing" Sheet Music
Sheet music for "Waiting and Longing," as featured by Dunk Rendleman and his Alabamians on Birmingham, Alabama, radio station WBRC. Music and ukulele arrangement by Albert Treadway; lyric by Bill Harwell. Published by Albert Treadway and Bill…

Will McLean: "Florida Sand: Original Folk Songs of Florida" (1964)
1964 songbook by Florida songwriter Will McLean. Courtesy Herb Trotman.

Zeke Clements Songbook
Original Songs By Zeke Clements, The Dixie Yodeler. Published in 1942. Includes a brief bio of Clements; a brief history of the Grand Ole Opry, on which Clements performed; photos; lyrics and music to seventeen of Clements's compositions; and an…
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