Al and Heidi Davison collection of R.E.M. memorabilia

Al and Heidi Davison collection of R.E.M. memorabilia

Descriptive Summary

Title: Al and Heidi Davison collection of R.E.M. memorabilia
Creator: Davison, Heidi
Inclusive Dates: 1990-2011
Language(s): English
Extent: 3.5 Linear Feet
Collection Number: ms4404
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

R.E.M. was a popular rock band from Athens, Georgia, formed in 1980 by singer Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills, and drummer Bill Berry. In 1981 the group received airplay on college radio with their single Radio Free Europe, released on Hib-Tone records. The group would release several albums throughout the 1980s on I.R.S. Records, including their critically acclaimed full-length debut Murmur. They first achieved mainstream success with their 1987 single The One I Love, and in 1988 they signed with Warner Brothers Records. The band maintained a spotlight throughout the 1990s with albums like Out of Time, Automatic for the People, and Monster. In 2007 the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2011, after releasing fifteen studio albums and selling more than 85 million records worldwide, the group disbanded.

Scope and Content

This collection of R.E.M. materials compiled by Al and Heidi Davison contains press kits, fan club kits, hats, shirts, bags, stickers, and other ephemera. Also included are presentation plaques from R.E.M. to Al Davison Management.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Al and Heidi Davison collection of R.E.M. memorabilia, ms4404, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections in the Hargrett Library include Georgia Music Hall of Fame collection, ms 3837, and Sahar and Victoria Muradi collection of R. E. M. memorabilia, ms 3901.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Press releases (2), 1995-1997
12Rock the Vote - guides, information, 1996
13Memorial service - Michele Lynn Rawson, 1998
14Tickets, passes, 1999-2006
15Calendars (3), 2004
17Stickers, coasters, magnet, bookmark
18Seasons Greetings cards, notecards
19Fan Club Holiday single cover (no vinyl 45) - Baby, Baby - Christmas Griping, 1991
110Fan Club kits, 1992-1995
111Fan Club kits, 1996-1997
112Fan Club letter - regarding the death of Michele Rawson, 1998
113Fan Club kit, 1999
114Fan Club kits, 2000-2003
115Fan Club kits, 2004-2006
116Fan Club kits, 2007-2011
117Fan Club kit - Re-gen-er-a-tion
118Fanzine - Lil' Tee Presents Pete Buck
119Limited edition book, album - Monster (2), 1994
120Book, album - Up, 1998
121Book, album - Reveal, 2001
2Plastic cup - R.E.M. Tour, 1999
2T-Shirts (4) - R.E.M.
2Tank Top - R.E.M. Tour - Up
2Windbreaker jacket - R.E.M.
2Cap, T-Shirt - Man on the Moon
2Shirt, cap, tote bag - R.E.M. , 2003
2Plaque - Presented to Al Davidson Management - Out of Time
2Plaque - Presented to Al Davidson Management - Automatic For the People
2Plaque - Presented to Al Davidson Management - Monster
1Official calendar, 1995
1Fan Club kit, 1999
1DVD - Pop Screen, 1990
1DVD - Tourfilm, 1990
1DVD - This Film is On, 1991
1VHS - Parallel, 1995
1VHS - Road Movie, 1996
1DVD - 6 Days [documentary], 2008

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