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Hoyt Pruitt:

A Guide to His Papers at Georgia State University Library

Georgia State University
Georgia State University Library
Special Collections and Archives
100 Decatur St., SE
Atlanta, GA 30303-3202
404-413-2880
Fax: 404-413-2881
archives@gsu.edu

October 1987



Profile Description

Creation: EAD version 2002 finding aid created in XMetaL 4.5 from HTML source, June 27, 2008.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator:Pruitt, Hoyt
Title:Hoyt Pruitt papers
Dates: 1940s-1960s
Quantity: .2 linear ft. (in 1 box)
Abstract:Hoyt Pruitt was a dobro player, although he also played straight guitar and sang, and was actively involved in Atlanta's country music radio scene, appearing on various programs, including "Fulton County Jamboree" on WJTL and WAGA's "Dixie Fun Barn" in 1939-40 and 1946-48. His papers contain newsclippings relating to his career in the 1960s, and nineteen photographs of him and other country music figures.
Identification: M042
LanguageEnglish.

Scope and Content of the Papers

The manuscript portion of these papers consists of one folder of photocopied newsclippings relating to Hoyt Pruitt's career in the 1960s. The nineteen photographs include an image of a handbill advertising a 1948 show in which Pruitt appeared, and images of Pruitt and other country music figures.


Biography of Hoyt Pruitt

Hoyt Lokey Pruitt, born March 4, 1924 in Cedartown, Georgia, was a dobro player, although he also played straight guitar and sang. Among the groups with whom he performed were Pappy Slats's Kentucky Mountaineers, the Blue Ridge Mountain Boys, and the Stone Mountain Boys. Pruitt was actively involved in Atlanta's country music radio scene, appearing on various programs, including "Fulton County Jamboree" on WJTL and WAGA's "Dixie Fun Barn" in 1939-40 and 1946-48. With Pappy Slats and the Blue Ridge Mountain Boys, Pruitt worked on WGST and WTJH, respectively. For further information see Wayne Daniel, Pickin' on Peachtree (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1990).


Index Terms

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.

Pruitt, Hoyt--Archives.
WAGA (Radio station : Atlanta, Ga.)
Country music--Georgia--Atlanta--20th century.
Country musicians--Georgia.
Atlanta (Ga.)
photocopies
photographs

Restrictions

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.


Administrative Information

Citation

[item], [folder title], Hoyt Pruitt Papers, M042, Popular Music Collection. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Hoyt Pruitt, April 22, 1985 (M1985-08).

Processing Information

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 Material

Related materials in this repository:

Wayne W. Daniel Papers, M108, Popular Music Collection

Also see the Atlanta Country Music Research Guide page on the Popular Music Collection website.


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