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Flatt and Scruggs Grand Ole Opry Show Films

Identifier: AppMs-0890

Content Description

The Flatt and Scruggs Grand Ole Opry Show Films consist of recordings in multiple formats of seven (7) of the television show's episodes featuring Flatt and Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys that originally aired on: April 25, 1961; June 21, 1961; September 12, 1961; September 27, 1961; February 1, 1962; February 27, 1962; and July 10, 1962. The collection also includes a binder of material pertaining to the provenance and reformatting of the film by the donors.

The Flatt and Scruggs Grand Ole Opry Show aired weekly from 1955 through 1969. It was a thirty-minute show that included extensive musical performances by the band along with commercials for products made by Martha White, the show's sponsor. Each episode featured Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, Curly Seckler, Josh Graves, Paul Warren, and Jake Tullock. Hylo Brown appeared on the three 1962 episodes, and Mother Maybelle Carter appeared as a special guest on September 27, 1961, while Curly Seckler did not appear on the July 10, 1962 episode. T. Tommy Cutrer served as each episode's host.


  • 1961-1962, undated

Conditions Governing Use

The Archives of Appalachia at East Tennessee State University provides access to these recordings for the purposes of private study, research, and scholarship. Any commercial uses of the materials or any uses that exceed the limits of fair use and other relevant statutory exceptions require the permission of the Archives of Appalachia and the copyright holder(s). The Archives of Appalachia does not control the rights for reproduction for these recordings. They may be protected by copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity rights, or other interests not owned by the Archives. It is the user's responsibility to determine copyright or other use restrictions and to obtain written permission from all rights holders for publication, distribution, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use.


39 moving images (Seven (7) 16mm films; fourteen (14) Sony D1M-34A 19mm cassettes; seven (7) film prints; seven (7) DVDs; four (4) Panasonic DVCPro cassettes)

0.5 linear feet

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

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