Jack Hurst Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0630

Scope and Contents

The Jack Hurst Collection contains hundreds of taped interviews of celebrities, country music artists, and music industry leaders. Jack Hurst was a reporter and author who used these recordings for articles on country music in The Tennessean and other publications.

Dates

  • 1970s-1990s

Conditions Governing Access

This collection may be viewed only in the reading room of Special Collections in the Jean and Alexander Heard Library. Collections should be requested 2-3 days prior to visiting in order to facilitate easier access. For questions or to request a collection, contact specialcollections@vanderbilt.edu.

Biographical / Historical

Jack Hurst was born in 1941 and graduated from Vanderbilt in 1964. Hurst began writing about country music in the late 1960s. He was the first full-time music writer for The Tennessean, the first Nashville contributing editor for Country Music Magazine and originated the country music beats at the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Chicago Tribune. He has authored numerous books on country music.

Extent

20 Linear Feet (18 flat boxes, 1 Paige box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Jack Hurst Collection contains hundreds of taped interviews of celebrities, country music artists, and music industry leaders. Jack Hurst was a reporter and author who used these recordings for articles on country music in The Tennessean and other publications.

Physical Location

Offsite Storage, Special Collections & Archives

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Jack Hurst donated this collection in 2012.

Title
Finding Aid for the Jack Hurst Collection
Status
Completed
Author
revised by Genevieve Kirk
Date
revised Summer 2022
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Jean and Alexander Heard Library
419 21st Avenue South
Nashville TN 37203 United States


 

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