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Ronald McConnell Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-0636

Scope and Contents

The collection contains information and a sound recording relating to the musical career of Doc Addington and Carl McConnell (Doc and Carl, The Virginia Boys). There are biographies and autobiographies as well as an article about the Carter Family with Chet Atkins and a second article about Chet Atkins. The sound recording is an audiocassette of four shows aired by WRNL Radio in Richmond, Virginia. The audiocassette was made by a man named A.C. Griffith from WRNL transcription disks that were retrieved from a Dumpster circa 2002.


  • 1946-2003


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply.


0.05 linear feet (in one folder)

1 audiocassette(s)

Language of Materials


Method of Acquisition

Donated by Carl McConnell's son, Ronald McConnell, in 2003 and 2006, accession numbers 2003-019 and 2006-084.

Existence and Location of Originals

A.C. Griffith, who had the WRNL transcription disks in 2002, died in 2012 and the location of the disks is unknown.

Related Materials

The Archives of Appalachia holds an audiocassette copy of "Jimmy Smith meets Doc and Carl, The Virginia Boys" in the J.E. Brooks Collection, AppMs 399 and an LP copy in the Kenneth Smith Collection, AppMs 628.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Jen Bingham in October 2014.

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

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