Archives Collection

Physical description:

1 analog audio tape cassette (TCA-0057)

4 digital audio tape cassettes (TCD-0058A/D)

5 10" analog reel to reel audio tapes (TTA-0058A/E)


12 December 1987.


Original tapes made by Joseph Garrison and David Bassett 12 December 1987. Analog tape copies made by Bruce Nemerov 8 May 1990.

Scope and content:

2 digital tape cassettes (TCD-0058A/D) and 5 10" reel to reel analog tape copies of a performance of "Tennessee Strings" held by Tucker Theater, Middle Tennessee State University, 12 December 1987. The musical play, adapted by Jim Crabtree and Dennis Davenport from the book of the same title by ]Charles Wolfe, professor of English at MTSU, traces the roots and early history of country music in Tennessee from its beginnings to the establishment of the Grand Old Opry.

1 analog audio cassette (TCA-0057) of a lecture delivered prior to the performance by Charles Wolfe about writing the book along with comments by Jim Crabtree about adapting and producing the play and an introduction by Paul F. Wells, director, Center for Popular Music, MTSU, sponsor of the lecture.


Tapes are filed by tape number with other archival audio visual materials.

Related materials:

Analog cassette reference copies of the performance of "Tennessee Strings" are filed with commercial audio tapes.

Related clippings are filed in the subject vertical files under "Musical Revues".