Grand Ole Opry Collection
Scope and Contents
Songbooks comprise a significant proportion of the collection. Most of them date from the 1930s and 1940s. They include a good, though incomplete, collection of songbooks by Ernest Tubb. Many other performers are also represented.
Grand Ole Opry programs are available from 1961 to 1967 with some gaps. There are a large number of news releases under the title Here's News About WSM's Grand Ole Opry as well as news releases on a variety of performances.
Photographs highlight the Grand Ole Opry Collection. Pictures range from publicity shots to candid photographs of performances and tours. The cast of the Grand Ole Opry is recorded in pictures from several decades.
Unique items in the collection include the original layouts for some promotional materials and taped interviews with George D. Hay, Loretta Lynn, and Tex Ritter with Audie Murphy.
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
2.94 Linear Feet (7 Hollinger boxes)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
11 September 1966. Mrs. L.H. to Mr. Williams. Handwritten and signed
31 March 1928. Mrs. G. Banfield to WSM. Handwritten and signed. Fan letter.
28 October 1928. Thomas W. Bentley to Mr. Andrews. Handwritten and signed. Fan letter.
3 July 1961. Patsy Cline to Trudy [Stamper]. Handwritten and signed.
8 April 1960. Irene Hicks to Trudy [Stamper]. Handwritten and signed.
No date. Irene HIcks to ? Handwritten and signed. Written on a newspaper.
December, ? John Parrish and Babe Parrish to Tom Andrews. Handwritten and signed. Fan letter.
24 May 1965. John Zasoba to Mr. Williams. Handwritten and signed. Fan letter.
23 June 1965. Jimmy Pope to Grand Ole Opry. Handwritten and signed. Fan letter.
- Finding Aid for the Grand Ole Opry Collection
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository
Jean and Alexander Heard Library
419 21st Avenue South
Nashville TN 37203 United States