A Guide to His Papers at Georgia State University
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1932-1973 [bulk, 1940-1953]
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Atcheson (1920-1978) was a popular performer on the WSB "Barn Dance" radio
program in the 1940s, and performed on WATL radio with his wife, Jane. His
papers include correspondence, handbills, news clippings, and articles, and
photographs of the Atchesons and other country music performers. The papers are
photocopies of originals.
Scope and Content of the Papers
The Bobby Atcheson papers contain correspondence, printed material and
photographs. Six folders of photocopied printed materials contain
correspondence, handbills, news clippings, and articles relating to country
music in general and the careers of Bobby and Jane Atcheson in particular. The
photographs consist of a large number of images of Atcheson either by himself
or with his wife Jane, pictures of Atcheson with various groups, individual and
group shots of other country musicians, some family photos, and approximately
thirty images of handbills advertising country music shows in which Atcheson
and other Atlanta country musicians appeared. All the photographs are copies
made from the Atchesons' originals.
Biography of Bobby Atcheson
Fiddler/vocalist Bobby Atcheson, born April 1, 1920, near Dallas,
Georgia, was a popular performer on the WSB "Barn Dance" radio program. Working
on the show from 1944-46, Atcheson quickly became one of the program's most
well-known musicians. On Atlanta's WATL, he and his wife, Jane, were featured
as a vocal duo. Throughout his long career, Atcheson was a member of several
country acts, including Bill Gatin's Jug Band; the Hoosier Playboys; Pop
Eckler's Young'Uns; Pappy Slats's Kentucky Mountaineers; Uncle Billy Woods's
Arkansas Travelers; the Peachtree Cowboys; and Lost John Miller and The
Kentuckians. Atcheson, a still-life and landscape painter, began working in the
art department at WSB-TV in 1962 and was a co-owner of Atlanta's popular
Covered Wagon country music nightclub. He died in 1978.
For further information on Atcheson, see 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 :
Restrictions on Access
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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], Bobby Atcheson Papers, M040, Popular Music
Collection. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University,
Donated by Jane Atcheson, April 2, 1985 (M1985-05).
Processed by Christopher Ann Paton and Christine de Catanzaro, October
1987 (revised September 1998). EAD finding aid created by William Hardesty,
Related materials in this repository: WSB
Radio Records (M004)
Also see the Atlanta Country Music Research Guide page on the Popular
Music Collection website.