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Georgia Music Hall of Fame Collection, Series 3: Ephemera

Georgia Music Hall of Fame Collection, Series 3: Ephemera

Descriptive Summary

Title: Georgia Music Hall of Fame Collection, Series 3: Ephemera
Creator: Georgia Music Hall of Fame
Inclusive Dates: 1950s-2000s
Language(s): English
Extent: 13 Linear Feet (13 boxes)
Collection Number: ms3837_3
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Georgia Music Hall of Fame served as the state's official music museum from 1996 to 2011. Located in downtown Macon, the 48,000 square foot building was home to thousands of documents, instruments, sound recordings, and artifacts representing Georgia's vast and diverse music history.

Lieutenant Governor Zell Miller gathered state support for music culture and industry beginning in 1978, creating the Senate Music Recording Industry Study Committee and the Music Recording Industry Advisory Committee. These groups led to the formation of Georgia Music Week, and the first Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards were presented in 1979. These first awards, called "Georgy Awards," were presented to Ray Charles and the music producer Bill Lowery.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s Miller, elected governor in 1990, continued the effort to honor Georgia's music legends by supporting the establishment of a museum. The legislature allocated $6.5 million and the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Authority was created to head the project. The building officially opened in Macon on September 21, 1996 with a ceremony attended by Little Richard, Mike Mills and Bill Berry of R.E.M., the Pips, and Travis Tritt, among others.

The core collections of the museum were presented in a 12,000 square foot exhibit space called Tune Town. This area consisted of several "buildings" and sections bearing themes by genre or era in the state's music history. The Hall of Fame was also home to the Zell Miller Center for Georgia Music Studies, a library and archive for researchers.

In the 2000s the museum began to encounter financial difficulties, with decreasing revenue and low attendance. In 2010 the state legislature voted to cease funding for the museum, and bids were accepted from other cities to provide a site for it. When none of the bids were found to be suitable, the decision was made to close the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in June 2011.

Scope and Content

The ephemera series of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame collection consists of mostly printed material and souvenir items associated with Georgia artists, record companies, and events. Such items include concert tickets, backstage passes, concert tour booklets, buttons, pins, iron-on patches, event programs, and stickers.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by artist or event.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

After the Georgia Music Hall of Fame's closing in June 2011, the bulk of the collections were sent to the University of Georgia Libraries for storage. Ownership of the materials was officially transferred to the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library in December 2013.

Preferred Citation

Georgia Music Hall of Fame Collection, ms3837, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2014.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Georgia Music Hall of Fame
Museums -- Georgia.
Musicians -- Georgia.
Popular music.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Abernathy, Lee Roy - The Sons of Song album cover
11Afro-Plane - Lapel pins (3) and stickers (3)
12Allman, Gregg - Album art drafts for Just Before the Bullets Fly by the Gregg Allman Band
12The Allman Brothers Band - "Dreams" memorial booklet with history and photos of the band to 1989.
12The Allman Brothers Band - All access pass for the 5th Annual GABBAfest, Macon, 1996 September 13-15
12The Allman Brothers Band - Backstage pass, 1975
12The Allman Brothers Band - Capricorn Records postcards from Brothers & Sisters Shoot (2)
12The Allman Brothers Band - Concert ticket, Georgia International Horse Park, 1997 July 4
12The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach iron-on transfer
12The Allman Brothers Band - Envelope of concert passes, stickers, and button pins
12The Allman Brothers Band - Laminated pass from show with The Grateful Dead, Houston, Texas, 1972 November 19
12The Allman Brothers Band - The Road Goes on Forever 30th Anniversary Tour (6), 1999
12The Allman Brothers Band - One label from Jukebox "Straight from the Heart" and "Leavin"
20The Allman Brothers Band - Backstage passes
13Al-Sihah Temple Band - Mystic Messenger program, 1966 May 22
13American Music Stamp Festival - Souvenir book, 1994
14Anderson, Bill - TNT Records Postcard
15Armadillio Productions - promo art
2Athens music "family tree" created by Vanessa Briscoe Hay
14Atkins, Chet - Picks on the Beatles album sleeve
14Atkins, Chet - The Guitar Genius album sleeve
16Atkins, Chet - Stars and Guitars: The Gibson Centennial Exhibit program, 1996 January 8
17Atlanta Conservatory of Music - program
18Atlanta Music Club - 50th anniversary booklet, 1965
19Atlanta Pops/Coleman, Albert - programs, 1957-1986
2Atlanta Pops/Coleman, Albert - scrapbook
110Atlanta Rhythm Section - Backstage pass from ARS Quinella Tour, C.W. Post Concerts
110Atlanta Rhythm Section - Central Park Music Festival button pin, 1980
110Atlanta Rhythm Section - Iron-on patch
15Atlanta Rhythm Section - Japan Jam II souvenir book, 1980 August
21Atlanta Rhythm Section - belt buckles
21Atlanta Rhythm Section - "Red Tape" souvenir
111Atlanta Symphony Orchestra - ASO European Debut Tour program, Robert Shaw, Music Director, 1988 May 25-June 4
112Atlanta Tops of the Pops - program, 1971 June 14
113B-52s - Cosmic Thing souvenir book
113B-52s - Hand fans from 25th anniversary celebration (2)
113B-52s - Sheets with astrological slogans for each band member
11B-52s - Good Stuff shopping bag
114Berry, John - Press Kit for Your Love Amazes Me, 1994
115The Black Crowes - Ad for Jimmy Page and the Black Crowes "Live at the Greek" album
115The Black Crowes - At the Fabulous Fox concert ticket, 1999 April 4
115The Black Crowes - Coca Cola at Jones Beach with Lenny Kravitz concert ticket (2), 1999 May 29
115The Black Crowes - Souled Out Tour backstage pass (2), 1999
115The Black Crowes - After-Show pass, 1999 January 11
115The Black Crowes - with Jimmy Page, aftershow pass, 1999 October 12
115The Black Crowes - with Jimmy Page, concert ticket for Roseland, NYC (3), 1999 October 12-13
115The Black Crowes - Entertainment Centre with Jimmy Page concert ticket, 2000 July 8
115The Black Crowes - Transparent Journal (2 issues)
116BlackGirl - Lapel pins (3)
117Boatwright, McHenry - printed material
118Bone, Mike - "Chrysalis End of the Decade Crew" pass
118Bone, Mike - "Art Bone" business card
118Bone, Mike - Assorted business cards (18)
118Bone, Mike - Country Music Association membership card
2aBone, Mike - Buttons, pins, and iron-on patches
2aBone, Mike - Address book
2aBone, Mike - Birthday calendar
119Booker T. Washington Glee Club - invitation
13Brick - Good High album artwork
120Bright, Vivian King - Concert Tickets (3)
121Brown, James - American Bandstand trading card
121Brown, James - Pin-on button
121Brown, James - The Biggest Show of Stars guide to soul artists, 1964
16Brown, James - Japanese tour souvenir booklet
122Brown, Rev. Pearly - Memorial binder
3Bryant, Jimmy - Autographed card "the fastest guitar in the country"
3Bryant, Jimmy - Black & white photo brochures about Jimmy Bryant created by Lorene Bryant Epps (2)
3Bryant, Jimmy - "Fastest guitar in the country" bumper sticker
3Bryant, Jimmy - Postcards
3Bryant, Jimmy - Manuscript for Fastest Guitar in the Country: The Jimmy Bryant Story by Lorene Bryant Epps
14Buchanan Brothers - collages
123Burton, Eldin - Composers' Concert program, 1953 March 2
4Capricorn Records - Button pins, 1977-1978
4Capricorn Records - Styrofoam cup
4Capricorn Records - Large matchbook
17Capricorn Records - Macon Messenger issues (2), 1978 August 24
17Capricorn Records - Capricorn Records album sleeve autographed by Atlanta Rhythm Section members (3), 1995 November 1
17Capricorn Records - Fan Fair, Nashville, TN, 1975
124Carrier, Cotton - printed material
125Carson-Carrier publications ad
12Carter, Amy - note written on backside of Clash album artwork
126Charles, Ray - Ray Charles Show souvenir book
127Charlie Daniels Band - Midnight Wind Tour backstage passes (4)
127Charlie Daniels Band - Fire on the Mountain stickers (2)
127Charlie Daniels Band - Fan club booklet, 2004
128Cherry Blossom Festival tickets (2)
129Classics IV - Advertising for "Stormy"
129Classics IV - Postcard
130Collective Soul - buttons, pins, and stickers
131Come Blow Your Horn - Playbill for the Macon Little Theatre, 1962-1963
132Confederate Records - 114 canceled checks for Confederate Records, Macon, GA made out to Otis Redding, Bill Lowery in ATL, Wayne Cochran, WIBB, WBML and WNEX radio, Percy Welch; Tip Top radio shop
132Confederate Records - Ledger page
18Confederate Records - Laminated enlarged photocopy of a check made out to Otis Redding
19Cooley, Alex - Lynyrd Skynyrd One More From the Road album insert, 1976
133Cooley, Alex - 2nd Atlanta Pop Festival ("Fest on the Fourth") souvenir booklet 1970 July 3-5, 1976
133Cooley, Alex - The 2nd Annual Atlanta International Pop Festival concert guide
133Cooley, Alex - Alex Cooley's Electric Ballroom - one complimentary drink ticket
133Cooley, Alex - Alex Cooley's Electric Ballroom sticker
133Cooley, Alex - Backstage pass for Alex Cooley Presents Champagne Jam, 1978
133Cooley, Alex - Limited access backstage pass for Alex Cooley Presents Champagne Jam, 1978
133Cooley, Alex - Concert ticket "The Knack - Fox Theatre 1979 October 19, 1978
133Cooley, Alex - Concert ticket for Alex Cooley and H. Stein Present Live in Concert The Who, 1975 November 24
133Cooley, Alex - Concert ticket for Alex Cooley Presents Queen, Kansas, Mahogany Rush, 1975 March 12
133Cooley, Alex - ZZ Top and "Sly August" backstage passes
134Country Music Fan Fair - programs, 1978-1989
135Country Music Festival - Souvenir program, 1988
5Crazy Horse, Kandia - Almost Famous promotional sunglasses
5Crazy Horse, Kandia - Assorted backstage passes, promotional material, and business cards
5Crazy Horse, Kandia - Press kit for the band Soup
136Crazy Horse, Kandia - Press kit for The Black Crowes
137Davis, Mac - Programs, souvenir books, business cards and cassette cases
138Dee Lee and his Georgia Ramblers - Dee Lee's TV Service calendar clip and WMAZ Hay Loft Jamboree programs (3)
19Dee Lee and his Georgia Ramblers - violin strings and rosin
139Deep Steam - Promotional material
140District of Columbia National Guard Armory - Party Invitation, 1977 January 20
141Dougherty County Kiwanis Club - Silver Lining Revue Program
142Dupri, Jermaine - Backstage passes (4)
143Eason, Rev. Willie - 40th Anniversary Celebration promo stub
144Ellington, Duke - The Wax Works of Duke Ellington book
145Faircloth, Charlie - Advertisements
146Firemans' Relief Association - gospel concert program, 1961 March 31
147Ford Sunday Evening Hour - Program, 1942 January 18
148Fowler, Wally - Program Book, 1950 November 3
6Franks, Randall - Pair of plastic earrings with pic of Randall on them
6Franks, Randall - Keychain
149Franks, Randall - fiddle string
150Georgia Folklore Society - program
151Georgia Music Hall of Fame - Greeting cards with sketches of "Tune Town" buildings
1Georgia Music Hall of Fame - Georgy Awards programs from 13th, 15th, and 17th annual awards ceremony (framed)
152Georgia Music Magazine - Ad kit, 2005
153Gordy, Emory - artist pass for International Festival of Country Music, 1977
154Gov't Mule - Backstage pass, red with white letters, 2003 December 26
155Grammy Awards
21Grant, Amy - Souvenir book
156Greene, Buddy
12Gretsch - printed material
157Grinderswitch - RedWing sticker
5Griner, Elsie (Miss Peaches) - drawings and printed material
22Haines, Connie - Calendar with dates and signed photo by Connie Haines, 1947-1948
158Hall, Connor - Connor Hall Day Program Book
159Hammond, Ronnie - Program from Ronnie Hammond Funeral in Monroe County (2), 2011 March 14
160Harris, Emmylou - promo booklet
23Hayes, Isaac - New Horizon album cover
161Indigo Girls - Promotional displays for "Swamp Ophelia" (3)
161Indigo Girls - Beverage coasters for Become You album (3), 2002 March 12
161Indigo Girls - Stickers (6)
162International Festival of Country Music - Sixth annual event souvenir program, 1974
7Jackson, Alan - pins, buttons, bumpter sticker, cookbook, and license plate
24Jackson, Alan - Calendar, 2000
163James, Harry - Trumpet cloth patch
163James, Harry - "Best Foot Forward," postcard by Fotofolio, 1943
3Jarvis, Felton - "The Panther," Felton Jarvis' Forest Hills High School yearbooks (2), 1952-1953
3Jarvis, Felton - D.J. Fontana remembers Elvis
3Jarvis, Felton - Elvis discography written on cardboard
3Jarvis, Felton - Elvis Recording Sessions
3Jarvis, Felton - Monkee-Mania
3Jarvis, Felton - U.S. Marine Corps ID, 1956
164Jenkins, Johnny - Macon Grand Opera House program (3), 2000 November 30
165Jones, Phalon, Jr. - Funeral Program (printed scan), 1967 December 21
166Kelly, Emma - Emma's Piano Bar handbills
166Kelly, Emma - The Lady of 6000 Songs mailing label
167Kennedy, Matthew - Carnegie Recital Hall program, 1958 March 15
5Kindercore Vinyl - tote bag
168King, Rosa - Rosa King Prostar microphone ad
25Knight, Gladys - Gladys Knight and the Pips album booklet
169Kreisler, Fritz - Program - Macon Municipal Auditorium, 1932 November 24
170Kronic - Stickers (3)
171Lanier, Sidney - Remembering Sidney Lanier program
21Lee, Brenda - A Tribute to Brenda Lee program (3), 8"x10" photographs (4), Brenda Lee's Life Story comic book, Souvenir Album, Teen-Age Celebrity Doll Book, 1997 February 20
22Lewis Family - Ad for Lewis Family Record List
22Lewis Family - Souvenir booklet
22Lewis Family - Souvenir program books
23Lister, Hovie - Empty reel-to-reel (R2R) box for Nabisco sponsored Statesmen Quartet and Hovie Lister, Tape 55030G
23Lister, Hovie - Empty reel-to-reel box "Statesmen Nabisco- #55070", 1955 June 13
24Little Richard - Little Richard Special - First Edition
25Love, Johnny - Georgia State University concert ticket, 2007
26Lowery, Bill - Advertisement for artists Jerry Reed, Ray Stevens, Don Carooll, Tecniques and Billy Brown
26Lowery, Bill - Program from 20th Annual BMI Awards Dinner
27Lynyrd Skynyrd - Backstage passes and tour materials, 1974-2001
28Macon Coliseum, 1978-1979
29Macon Harmonic Society - Grand Vocal and Instrumental Concert, 1858 December 17
210Macon Sympony Orchestra - Spring program, 1931-1932
210Macon Sympony Orchestra - Winter program, 1931-1932
211McDuffie, Robert - Promotional pamphlet
212McGraw, Sue Ellen - Button Pin
26McTell, Blind Willie - Print of R. Crumb illustration
27Melton, James - Album cover for "The Request" "A Program of Radio Favorites sung by James Melton"
213Melton, James - Program from The Community Concert Association (2)
214Mercer, Johnny - A Tribute to Johnny Mercer program, 1982 April 19
214Mercer, Johnny - Love, Johnny program
214Mercer, Johnny - Mail ad for Love, Johnny performance at Georgia State University, 2007
214Mercer, Johnny - LyricNOTES activity guide
28The MGs - Ad for University of Memphis awards ceremony, 2007
215Milsap, Ronnie - "True Believer" Tour backstage pass, laminated with clip
216Muddi Souls - Postcard, 2001
217Music Maker Relief Foundation - "" promotional pins (4)
218National Recreation Association - Community songs leaflet
219New Riders of the Purple Sage - stickers
5New West Records - 20th anniversary tote bag, stickers (2)
220The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps - Pamphlet
221Paderewski - Concert program, 1932 February 24
222Parsons, Gram illustration by Ian Dunlap
223The Peachtree Pickers - Bumpersticker, blue with white letters
3Powell, Patti - scrapbook
224Presley, Elvis - Souvenir Folio - Concert Edition
224Presley, Elvis - The Macon Scene - Elvis and the Macon Coliseum, 1976 August
225R.E.M. - 20th anniversary fan club booklet (2), 2000
225R.E.M. - All Access pass from Green World Tour, Fall
225R.E.M. - Calendar (2), 2002
225R.E.M. - Fan club packet, 1994
225R.E.M. - Green World Tour Fall Guest
225R.E.M. - Postcards, 1994
225R.E.M. - Souvenir book, 1999
225R.E.M. - Tour program, 1985
29R.E.M. - Souvenir book, 1995
225R.E.M. - Chastain Park, Atlanta concert ticket, 1999 August 31
226Rainey, Gertrude "Ma" - Postcards and commemorative stamp materials
227Redding, Otis - Envelopes stamps featuring Otis Redding and other performers
227Redding, Otis - Otis Redding postage stamp on biographical sheet
227Redding, Otis - Jukebox title labels for Otis Redding Christmas songs
210Redding, Otis - History of Otis Redding album art
228The Reddings - "Call the Law" and "So In Love With You" record sleeves, 1988
4Reed, Jerry - movie stills and prints
229Robert Cray Band - Backstage Pass, 1988
230Roe, Tommy - Monument Records Press Kit
8Roe, Tommy - printed material (1 of 3)
9Roe, Tommy - printed material (2 of 3)
16Roe, Tommy - printed material (3 of 3)
11Roe Tommy - military badges
13Roe, Tommy - oldies programs
15Roe, Tommy - high school yearbooks, 1956-1960
18Roe, Tommy - guitar strap, picks, and accessories
4Roe, Tommy - scrapbooks
211Rogers, Kenny - Souvenir book
231Sacred Gospel Sing - Souvenir program - Macon City Auditorium
232Savannah Generals - hand fan
233Schneider, Fred - Bleb (A Collection of poems) by Fred Schneider Ill
234Seabird band sticker
212Sea Level - Advertisement
235Singing group promo cards
213Smith, Bessie - Empress of the Blues record guide
236Smith, Bessie - Postcard
237South, Joe - Jukebox labels for "You're The Reason" and "Juke Box"
238South Georgia Style Reunion - Program, 1995 October 28
239Southern Spirit Tour - Backstage passes (2), 1997 December 4
214St. Luke's Missionary Baptist Church Choir - Album cover design drafts
240Stamps-Baxter Music and Printing Co. - Modern Music Book (for composing)
241Stand for Children - 2nd annual event program, 1998 June 6
242The Stardusters - programs
243Starling, Earl Alvin - funeral program, 1997 July 18
244Stark, Cootie - "Cootie for President" promotional lapel pins (4)
245Stax Records - Publicity folder
246Stevens, Ray - Cover only, no disc, for "Ahab the Arab" and "It's Been So Long"
247Stillwater - Stickers (3)
248Stone, Robert Otis and Angie - 45 rpm record sleeve for "Singing for Souls"
249Straight Street Holiness Church Choir - 45 rpm record sleeves (5)
250Swimming Pool Q's - Bumpersticker
251Swingin' Medallions - Coors Tour, All Access pass, Laminated, 1999
252The Tams - Business card for Bill Lowery Talent, Inc. and The Tams
253Taylor, Tut - Guitar pick
253Taylor, Tut - Two-page booklet for Tut Taylor General Store in Nashville
254Theatre Atlanta program for Caesar and Cleopatra
255.38 Special - Arrowhead Stadium backstage pass - Red/White, 1982 May 30
256Thomas, Jimmy - Osceola Records ad
257Thrower, John "Doodle" - Festival programs, recognition, recording price list, restaurant menu, clippings, and guitar strap
258Thrower, John "Doodle" - Elderly Instruments catalog and order forms
259TLC - Waterfalls record sleeve
260Tyler, Tony - Bumper stickers (3)
261U.S. George Washington Bicentennial Commission - Programs
262WAAW 94.7 FM - Bumper stickers (2)
263Wagner, Charles L. - All Star Concert Series program, 1944 November 1
264Wake 1340 Radio - Fabulous 40 Survey
10Wallace, Sam - Testimonial Dinner guestbook
265Wallace, Sam - Testimonial Dinner papers, 1974
266Wallace, Sam - Don Williams Fan Club booklet dedicated to Sam Wallace, Tony Martin's "Kiss of Fire" order form, Snowmens League of America, RCA Victor - Grand Ole Opry program, RCA 25 Year Club annual dinner program, 1974
267Wallace, Sam - Grand Ole Opry and RCA button pins, RCA matchbox
268WAOK Radio - 5th Anniversary- Herndon Stadium program, 1959 May 28-29
269WFPM "Big 40" listing, 1968 August 5
270WROL station guide
271Weller, Freddy - Concert booklet for Country Spotlight: Freddy Weller and Dolly Parton
271Weller, Freddy - Souvenir book for Billie Jo Spears and Freddy Weller concert tour, 1987 September
215Weller, Freddy - Paul Revere and the Raiders souvenir books (2)
215Weller, Freddy - Bumper sticker
272Wet Willie - Large Decals with Wet Willie "Keep On Smiling" logo
273Widespread Panic - Stickers (12) and VIP concert pass
216Williams-Breedlove Music Co. - Envelope
274WNEX Radio - Brochure for "Official Fabulous Fifty Music Survey"- Macon's Most Powerful Fulltime Independent" station , 1961 September 16
275Various Artists - Cowboy Mouth and Sister Hazel live at the Theater of the Living Arts concert ticket, 2000 July 29
275Various Artists - Envelope and stamps commemorating various rock and rhythm and blues artists
275Various Artists - Patti Labelle and Chaka Khan "Sisters Soulfest" at the Fox Theatre concert ticket, 1999 August 18
275Various Artists - 96 Rock Georgia Jam all access pass, 1992 May 24
275Various Artists - Columbia Records, great country artists record sleeve
275Various Artists - R. Crumb Heroes of the Blues trading cards
275Various Artists - Live at Five at the Cox Capitol Theatre ad, 2007 October
17Instrument catalogs