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Tony Alderman Country Music Collection, 1927-1976

Performer:
Alderman, Alonzo (Tony) Elvis (musician) 1900-1983
Collector:
Musical Instruments, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Physical description:
2 cu. ft.: 1 document box and 1 flat oversize box
100 reel to reel audio tapes
Type:
Audiotapes
Collection descriptions
Papers
Correspondence
Sheet music
Clippings
Date:
1927
1927-1976
1930-1950
Notes:
Tony Alderman was a pioneer as both a performer and chronicler of early American country music. He played the fiddle as well as demonstrating the musical saw and other homemade instruments.
Summary:
Includes photographs, correspondence, news clippings, and approximately 100 reels of audiotape recordings dating from 1954.
Cite as:
Tony Alderman Country Music Collection, 1927-1976, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Music--Performance
Musicians
Musical saw music
Country music
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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