Gene Wiggins photograph collection

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Gene Wiggins:

A Guide to His Photograph Collection 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

August 1998



Profile Description

Creation: EAD version 2002 finding aid created in XMetaL 4.5 from HTML source, June 30, 2008.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator:Wiggins, Gene
Title:Gene Wiggins photograph collection
Dates: 1920s-1960s
Quantity: .2 linear ft. (in 1 box)
Abstract:Gene Wiggins was the author of several articles and books on country music. This collection consists of thirty-four photographs he collected in the course of his research on the history of country music, including images of performers, handbills and newsclippings.
Identification: M056
LanguageEnglish.

Scope and Content of the Photographs

This collection consists of thirty-four photographs collected by Wiggins in the course of his research on the history of country music. Images of numerous country music individuals and groups, as well as images of handbills and newsclippings relating to John Carson and other country music figures are included. All photographs are copies made from Wiggins' originals.


Biography of Gene Wiggins

Gene Wiggins was the author of several articles and books on country music, most notably Fiddlin' Georgia Crazy (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1987), a study of the life and music of "Fiddlin'" John Carson. Himself an avid fiddler, Wiggins taught English at colleges in Tennessee, Missouri, Kentucky, and Georgia.


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.

Carson, Fiddlin' John, 1868-1949.
WSB (Radio station : Atlanta, Ga.)
Country music--History and criticism.
Country musicians--Pictorial works.
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], Gene Wiggins Photograph Collection, M056, Popular Music Collection. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Gene Wiggins, February 1986 (M1986-06).

Processing Information

Processed by Christopher Ann Paton and Christine de Catanzaro, August 1998. EAD finding aid created by William Hardesty, June 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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