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Radio personality Ivey Peterson appeared
on Atlanta's WSB Radio from 1941, serving as sometime master of ceremonies for
the WSB "Barn Dance" and later appearing as one of the new cast members on
"Barn Dance" when the show was revived in 1952. Peterson, who died in 1991,
also co-owned a popular Atlanta country music nightspot, the Covered Wagon. His
papers consist of correspondence, handbills, news clippings and songbooks (all
in photocopied form), and 44 photographs of handbills and of Peterson and other
Scope and Content of the Papers
The Ivey C. Peterson papers consist of four folders of printed
materials relating to Peterson and his career in country music. The first of
these folders contains correspondence dating from the early 1940s and early
1950s. In the second folder are several undated handbills advertising various
shows in which Peterson appeared. News clippings from the early 1940s and 1963
are found in the third folder. The last folder contains two songbooks, both of
which are dated 1940. All these materials are photocopies.
Also included in these papers are forty-four images, some of which are
handbills advertising various country music shows. Most of the remainder are
individual photographs of Peterson, pictures of Peterson in various country
music groups, or photos of other contemporary country music groups. These
images are copies made from the originals.
Biography of Ivey Peterson
Radio personality Ivey Peterson, best known to listeners as his alter
ego, Herman "Horsehair" Buggfuzz, was born in Birmingham, Alabama on December
30, 1910. Peterson played both guitar and upright bass, performing with
Atlanta's Peachtree Cowboys and on WSB Radio with The Ranch Boys, a
western-swing group, in 1941. It was on WSB, as Herman "Horsehair" Buggfuzz,
that Peterson gained popular appeal. Peterson enjoyed a long career with the
station, serving as sometime master of ceremonies for the WSB "Barn Dance" and
later appearing as one of the new cast members on "Barn Dance" when the show
was revived in 1952. Ivey Peterson was a co-owner of a popular Atlanta country
music nightspot, the Covered Wagon, along with brothers and fellow country
performers Mac and Bobby Atcheson. Peterson died in 1991.
Further information on Ivey Peterson can be found in Wayne Daniel,
Pickin' on Peachtree (Urbana and Chicago:
University of Illinois Press, 1990).
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 :
--Atlanta --20th century.
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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], Ivey Peterson papers, M044, Popular Music
Collection. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University,
Donated by Ivey Peterson, May 2, 1985 (M1985-10).
Related materials in this repository:
WSB Radio Records, M003, 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.