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Glenn E. Roberts, Jr. Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-0379

Scope and Contents

The Glenn E. Roberts, Jr. Collection consists of audiotapes of Roberts' radio program; of bluegrass festival performances; and of home jamming sessions involving Roberts and other Southwest Virginia musicians.


  • 1968-1981


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Tapes may be duplicated for research use only.


6.00 Boxes (5 Records Center Boxes (177 open reel and cassette originals and dubs), 1 Disc Box (seven 19 1/2" open reel tapes), 8 Shoe Boxes (148 user audio cassette dubs), and 1 4"x6" Box (6 user audio cassette))

6.00 Boxes

6.00 Boxes

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The Collection is divided into four series as follows: Series 1, Glenn Roberts Firestone Tire Radio Program Recordings, 1972-1976, and undated; Series 2, Bluegrass Festival Recordings, 1975-1981, and undated; Series 3, Home Jamming REcordings, 1968; and Series 4, Non-performance and Compilation Recordings, 1974-1981, and undated.

Arrangement in each series is chronological, with tapes of questionable dates or with no dates, placed after the dated materials. Printed materials which provided information on the festivals have been placed in the case file which is available in the archives' office.

Method of Acquisition

The Glenn E. Roberts, Jr. Collection was donated to the Archives of Appalachia by Glenn E. Roberts, Jr. on six separate occasions from 1990 through 1996. One group of dubs from Roberts' materials was transferred to the Archives of Appalachia from the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services Office in 1996.

Processing Information

Norma Myers, Marie Tedesco, and Amanda Mathis completed processing the collection in 1998.

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA