Collection Title: Jimmie N. Rogers Collection, circa 1910s-1990s
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||1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 15,000 items)
||The collection of speech communication professor Jimmie N. Rogers contains eighty
open reel tapes comprising a 36-hour Memphis, Tenn., radio show titled
The History of Country Music that was produced by Don Bruce and John Thayer of Together, Inc., in circa 1970.
Other materials are scholarly papers presented at professional conferences by Rogers
and his colleagues, a few publicity photographs of country music artists including
George Jones, and clippings, posters, and printed items pertaining to Lucinda Williams
and other musicians. The scholarly papers with titles such as "Audience Attitudes
as Indicated by Cheatin' Messages in Country Songs" and "Images of Females as Indicated
in the Messages of Loretta Lynn" are chiefly about rhetoric in country music. Rogers'
collection also contains commercial videos of country music artists such as Merle
Haggard and commercial audio recordings of popular music from the twentieth century
on disc (LP, 78-rpm, and 45-rpm records), cd, cassette, and 8-track tape. Acquired
as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.
||Rogers, Jimmie N.
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- [Identification of item], in the Jimmie N. Rogers Collection #20391, Southern Folklife
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Encoded by: Laura Smith, August 2018
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