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Benny and Eula Sims Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-0676

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of Benny and Eula's collection of 91 bluegrass and country music sound recordings (unprocessed), songbooks, photographs, awards, sheet music, and handwritten and typed lyrics.

This collection reflects Benny Sims' interest in bluegrass and country music memorabilia during the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s.


  • 1936-1991


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.


2.00 linear feet

Language of Materials



The collection is arranged into three series, Series I: Personal Papers, 1943-1991 and undated, Series II: Photographs, 1991 and undated, and Series III: Publications & Printed Material, 1936-1954 and undated.

The bluegrass and country music sound recordings remain unprocessed. Please contact the Archives for more details.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of Eula E. Sims.

Separated Materials

Seven issues of "Not Just Whistlin' Dixie" (1986-1987: incomplete) have been removed and placed with the serials in the Archives.

Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

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