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Doug Spivey:

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:Spivey, Doug
Title:Doug Spivey papers
Dates: circa 1930s-circa 1940s
Quantity: .25 linear ft. (in 1 box)
Abstract:W.L. "Doug" Spivey was a guitarist and vocalist, and an original member of the Pine Ridge Boys, a country group created by Pop Eckler. After retiring from the Atlanta country/gospel music scene, Spivey became an evangelist. He died January 13, 1987. His papers contain photocopied news clippings and handbills from the 1940s, a photocopy of a publication featuring photographs of and biographical information on numerous country music groups, and two images of handbills and nine photographs of various country music groups.
Identification: M043
LanguageEnglish.

Scope and Content of the Papers

The W. L. Spivey papers contain one folder of photocopied news clippings and handbills from the 1940s, and one photocopy of Renfro Valley Keepsake, a publication featuring photographs of and biographical information on numerous country music groups. The papers also include two images of handbills and nine photographs of various country music groups.


Biography of W. L. Spivey

W.L. "Doug" Spivey was born in Copperhill, Tennessee. As a guitarist and vocalist, he was an original member of the Pine Ridge Boys, a country group created by Pop Eckler. Recording for the Victor label from 1939 to 1941, the Pine Ridge Boys were the first act to record the popular standard, "You Are My Sunshine." Spivey was featured on WSB's "Cross Roads Follies" and "Little Country Church" radio programs. After retiring from the Atlanta country/gospel music scene, Spivey became an evangelist. He died January 13, 1987. For further information, see Wayne Daniel, Pickin' on Peachtree (Urbana, 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.

Spivey, W. L.
WSB (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], Doug Spivey Papers, M043, Popular Music Collection. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by W. L. (Doug) Spivey, April 25, 1985 (M1985-09).

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:

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.


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