A Guide to His Papers at Georgia State University
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1939-1984 [bulk, 1939-1940s]
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Originally from Kentucky, Other Woodrow
"Tex" Forman worked as a member of several country bands. In Atlanta, Forman
was known as one of Pop Eckler's bandmates, appearing as part of Pop Eckler and
His Young'Uns on WSB's "Cross Roads Follies" show in 1936. His papers contain
twenty-eight photographs and photocopies of songbooks and lyrics, handbills,
Scope and Content of the Papers
The printed materials consist of: a collection of photocopies of
fifteen songbooks containing various country, cowboy, and gospel songs; six
oversize handbills; and four folders of printed materials relating to "Tex"
Forman's career in country music. The first of these folders contains original
copies of handbills dating from the late 1930s and 1940s that advertise shows
featuring groups of which Forman was a member. Enclosed in the second folder
are photocopies of clippings, handbills, and journal articles documenting
Forman's professional activities. The third folder contains a partial copy of
an advertisement read on KTBS-KWKH radio in the 1940s. Photocopies of several
songs and lyrics by various songwriters are found in the fourth folder.
The twenty-eight images that form the non-print portion of these
papers are mainly photographs of Tex Forman with members of the various groups
of which he was a member, or of other individuals and groups that were active
in country music. The last image is a photograph of a handbill advertising "A
Big Radio Jamboree," a presentation from KWKH, Shreveport. All the images are
copies made from Forman's originals.
Biography of Tex Forman
Other Woodrow "Tex" Forman was born in Pargon, Kentucky, on September
15, 1915. In 1931, Forman worked his own show, "The Sixteen-Year-Old
Hillbilly," on WMAN Radio in Mansfield, Ohio, singing and playing guitar and
harmonica. Later he worked as a member of several country bands, including
Reedy Reed, the Prairie Pals, the Pine Ridge Boys and the Ohio Valley Boys. In
Atlanta, Forman was known as one of Pop Eckler's bandmates, appearing as part
of Pop Eckler and His Young'Uns on WSB's "Cross Roads Follies" show in 1936. In
1937, Forman won a national yodeling contest at the Atlanta City
For further information on Forman, see Wayne Daniel, "Tex Foreman
[sic] and Curley Collins Remember Pop Eckler and His Young'Uns,"
JEMF Quarterly XVI/59 (in the Ephemera file,
Popular Music Collection).
This collection is indexed under the following headings in the
Georgia State University Library online catalog (GIL). Researchers desiring
materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog
using these headings.
WSB (Radio station :
Country musicians--United States.
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted access. All requests subject to limitations noted in
departmental policies on reproduction.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any
publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection,
the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical
property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from
this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright
holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must
contain the complete citation to the original.
[item], [folder title], Tex Forman Papers, M037, Popular Music
Collection. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University,
Donated by Tex Forman, March 5, 1985 (M1985-02).
Processed by Christopher Ann Paton and Christine de Catanzaro, October
1987 (revised September 1998); EAD finding aid created by William Hardesty,
June 27, 2008.
Related materials in this repository:
WSB Radio Records, M003, Popular Music Collection
Curley Collins Collection, M190, Popular Music Collection
Wayne W. Daniel Papers, M108, Popular Music Collection
Also see the Atlanta Country Music Research Guide page on the Popular
Music Collection website.
Separated material: During processing,
photocopied songbooks was separated to the Popular Music Collection Songbook
Collection. See List of Separated Material following Detailed Description of