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Dorothy Horstman Oral History Field and Radio Show Recordings

Creator:
Horstman, Dorothy, 1930-1999  Search this
Cline, Patsy  Search this
Horstman, Madi  Search this
Horstman, Fritzi  Search this
Mare, Frank  Search this
Lynn, Loretta  Search this
Snow, Hank  Search this
Rodgers, Jimmie  Search this
Williams, Hank (Harold), 1934-  Search this
Tubb, Ernest  Search this
Acuff, Roy  Search this
Extent:
11 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Audiocassettes
Recordings
Oral history
Interviews
Date:
1959-1999.
Summary:
Tape recordings containing oral history and radio show recordings of country and western music, collected and produced by Dorothy Horstman.,Recordings include such musicians as Jimmie Rodgers, Ernest Tubb, Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Hank Snow, and Roy Acuff.
Scope and Contents note:
The Dorothy Horstman Oral History Field and Radio Show recording consist of 351 cassette audio tapes and 164 reel-to-reel audio tapes documenting her field research and radio shows dedicated to the creative process associated with the composers of Country and Western songs. Also included in her collection are 82 reel-to-reel audio tapes complied by Mrs. Horstman and her colleague Mr. Frank Mare. Mr. Mare is a microbiologist from New Jersey, currently residing in Covington, GA. In his free time he is an avid collector of Country and Western recording of the 1920s and 1930s, a music critic, a writer of liner notes, and an information guide to the Country and Western music genre.

The collection is organized into three series. Series 1 comprises the 351 cassette audio tape recordings of the oral history interviews that Mrs. Horstman conducted in the field. They contain the social history of the music, the creative process behind song writing for each artist or theme, and often include biographies and backgrounds of the individuals she interviewed. Series 2 contains 164 reel-to-reel audio tapes of Mrs. Horstman's WNYC radio shows. They trace the history and influence of the music, often using primary material from her interviews that no longer exist in other forms. The shows are devoted to individual artist, composers, or themes, and often include her own commentary and insight. Shows 113-127 are based on the chapters of Mrs. Horstman's book, Sing Your Heart Out Country Boy. Shows in this series without a playlist could not be listened to because of preservation reasons and therefore are unavailable for use. Series 3 comprises the 82 reel-to-reel audio tapes compiled by Frank Mare and Mrs. Horstman. They consist of tape recordings of songs that are in Mr. Mare's personal collection. They were made at the request of Mrs. Horstman as part of her research of the music and her personal
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into 3 series.

Series 1: Oral history and field recordings, 1961-1999

Series 2: Radio show recordings, 1972-1977

Series 3: Frank Mare and miscellaneous recordings, 1959-1976
Biographical/Historical note:
Songwriter and Journalist Dorothy Horstman (1930-1999), began her love affair with Country and Western music early in life. She was born in Georgia, adopted and raised in Louisiana. She attended the University of Texas at Austin in the 1950s and became a registered nurse. In 1959 she married James Horstman and would later make her home in New York City, taking her love for Country and Western music with her. It is here that her interest in the creative process of song writing moved from a personal interest to one that would include a more public persona. Although never academically trained, Mrs. Horstman spent four decades between 1954-1999, conducting countless interviews with some of the most important artist and performers in Country and Western music. Following the example of Sigmund Spaeth, Dorothy left no door closed in her search for the facts and origin to a particular song. In the mid-1970s, she put her research to work in her own weekly WYNC radio show. Many will remember her signature opening of "Hello Country Fans. . ."

In 1975 Mrs. Horstman published her first book titled, Sing Your Heart Out, Country Boy, in it she continued to work with the concept she originated known as song annotation or the process of learning the origin and inspiration of a song and its connection to the people.

Prior to her death in September 1999, Dorothy had just completed work on her second book titled, America's Best Loved Country Songs. It is being posthumously published.

Dorothy Horstman once wrote that "Country music is as American as mom's apple pie. . . (covering such values as) God, country, home, mother, good and evil, right and wrong." Spanning four decades the Dorothy Horstman Oral History Field and Radio Show recording collection portrays the astonishing range of this genre. Contained within it are such country legends as Jimmie Rodgers who, is not only known as the "Father of Country Music," but who also helped move country music from its hillbilly roots of instrumentals to its modern day vocal sound and style. Ernest Tubb, who throughout his fifty year career in the business helped some of country music's greats, Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Pasty Cline, Charlie Walker, and Hank Snow get their start. Roy Acuff once named the "King of Country Music" by baseball great Dizzy Dean, who along with Fred Rose formed Acuff-Rose Publications, Nashville's first country music publishing company. And the Carter Family, also known as the "first family of country music," who blended tradition songs and lyrics with their own musical and vocal techniques to help put country music on the map during the 1930s.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Madi and Fritz Horstman, 2000.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research and access to user copies of tapes, on site by appointment.
Rights:
Copyright restrictions. Fritzi and Madi Horstman retain all rights to these recordings. Contact the Archives Center for more information.
Topic:
Country musicians  Search this
Country music  Search this
Radio programs, Musical  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes -- 1950-2000
Audiocassettes
Recordings
Oral history
Interviews -- 1950-2000
Citation:
Dorothy Horstman Oral History Field and Radio Show Recordings, 1959-1999, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0723
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Trove of Stunning Dance Photography Now Online

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 14:00:00 +0000
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Twelve Anniversaries and Events Worth Traveling for in 2020

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
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Published Date:
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 18:50:45 +0000
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Hit Parader, Vol. 2 No. 4

Maker:
Charlton Publishing Corporation  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 7/8 in x 9 in; 30.1625 cm x 22.86 cm
Object Name:
magazine
Place made:
United States: Connecticut, Derby
Date made:
1944
Credit Line:
Gift of David J. Girson and Eileen Miller Girson
ID Number:
2015.0215.0205
Accession number:
2015.0215
Catalog number:
2015.0215.0205
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Hit Parader, Vol. 3 No. 8

Depicted (sitter):
Sinatra, Frank  Search this
Kelly, Gene  Search this
Maker:
Charlton Publishing Corporation  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 7/8 in x 9 in; 30.1625 cm x 22.86 cm
Object Name:
magazine
Place made:
United States: Connecticut, Derby
Date made:
1945
Credit Line:
Gift of David J. Girson and Eileen Miller Girson
ID Number:
2015.0215.0206
Accession number:
2015.0215
Catalog number:
2015.0215.0206
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Hit Parader, Vol. 12 No. 8

Depicted (sitter):
Sinatra, Frank  Search this
Maker:
Charlton Publishing Corporation  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 7/8 in x 9 in; 30.1625 cm x 22.86 cm
Object Name:
magazine
Place made:
United States: Connecticut, Derby
Date made:
1954
Credit Line:
Gift of David J. Girson and Eileen Miller Girson
ID Number:
2015.0215.0207
Accession number:
2015.0215
Catalog number:
2015.0215.0207
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Hit Parader, Vol. 2 No. 2

Depicted (sitter):
Sinatra, Frank  Search this
Maker:
Charlton Publishing Corporation  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 7/8 in x 9 in; 30.1625 cm x 22.86 cm
Object Name:
magazine
Place made:
United States: Connecticut, Derby
Date made:
1943
Credit Line:
Gift of David J. Girson and Eileen Miller Girson
ID Number:
2015.0215.0208
Accession number:
2015.0215
Catalog number:
2015.0215.0208
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Hit Parader, Vol. 11 No. 2

Depicted (sitter):
Monroe, Marilyn  Search this
Maker:
Charlton Publishing Corporation  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 7/8 in x 9 in; 30.1625 cm x 22.86 cm
Object Name:
magazine
Place made:
United States: Connecticut, Derby
Date made:
1953
Credit Line:
Gift of David J. Girson and Eileen Miller Girson
ID Number:
2015.0215.0209
Accession number:
2015.0215
Catalog number:
2015.0215.0209
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Cuban Pete; She's the Daughter of a Planter From Havana

Recording artist:
Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra  Search this
Maker:
Decca  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1937
Related Publication:
Rust, Brian. Jazz Records 1897-1942, Vol. 1
Credit Line:
Gift of Howard A. Guernsey (through Richard L. Guernsey)
ID Number:
1988.0698.0360
Catalog number:
1988.0698.0360
1988.698.0360
Accession number:
1988.0698
Maker number:
1353
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I've Got a Heart Full of Rhythm; Alexander's Ragtime Band

Recording artist:
Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra  Search this
Maker:
Decca  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1937
Related Publication:
Rust, Brian. Jazz Records 1897-1942, Vol. 1
Credit Line:
Gift of Howard A. Guernsey (through Richard L. Guernsey)
ID Number:
1988.0698.0361
Catalog number:
1988.0698.0361
1988.698.0361
Accession number:
1988.0698
Maker number:
1408
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Once in a While; On the Sunny Side of the Street

Recording artist:
Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra  Search this
Maker:
Decca  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1937
Related Publication:
Rust, Brian. Jazz Records 1897-1942, Vol. 1
Credit Line:
Gift of Howard A. Guernsey (through Richard L. Guernsey)
ID Number:
1988.0698.0362
Catalog number:
1988.0698.0362
1988.698.0362
Accession number:
1988.0698
Maker number:
1560
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On the Sunny Side of the Street; Satchel Mouth Swing

Recording artist:
Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra  Search this
Maker:
Decca  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1937
1938
Related Publication:
Rust, Brian. Jazz Records 1897-1942, Vol. 1
Credit Line:
Gift of Howard A. Guernsey (through Richard L. Guernsey)
ID Number:
1988.0698.0363
Catalog number:
1988.0698.0363
1988.698.0363
Accession number:
1988.0698
Maker number:
3794
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On the Sunny Side of the Street; Satchel Mouth Swing

Recording artist:
Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra  Search this
Maker:
Decca  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1937
1938
Related Publication:
Rust, Brian. Jazz Records 1897-1942, Vol. 1
Credit Line:
Gift of Howard A. Guernsey (through Richard L. Guernsey)
ID Number:
1988.0698.0364
Catalog number:
1988.0698.0364
1988.698.0364
Accession number:
1988.0698
Maker number:
3794
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I Double Dare You; Satchel Mouth Swing

Recording artist:
Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra  Search this
Maker:
Decca  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1937
1938
Related Publication:
Rust, Brian. Jazz Records 1897-1942, Vol. 1
Credit Line:
Gift of Howard A. Guernsey (through Richard L. Guernsey)
ID Number:
1988.0698.0365
Catalog number:
1988.0698.0365
1988.698.0365
Accession number:
1988.0698
Maker number:
1636
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I Double Dare You; Satchel Mouth Swing

Recording artist:
Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra  Search this
Maker:
Decca  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1938
Related Publication:
Rust, Brian. Jazz Records 1897-1942, Vol. 1
Credit Line:
Gift of Howard A. Guernsey (through Richard L. Guernsey)
ID Number:
1988.0698.0366
Catalog number:
1988.0698.0366
1988.698.0366
Accession number:
1988.0698
Maker number:
1636
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I Double Dare You; Satchel Mouth Swing

Recording artist:
Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra  Search this
Maker:
Decca  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1938
Related Publication:
Rust, Brian. Jazz Records 1897-1942, Vol. 1
Credit Line:
Gift of Howard A. Guernsey (through Richard L. Guernsey)
ID Number:
1988.0698.0367
Catalog number:
1988.0698.0367
1988.698.0367
Accession number:
1988.0698
Maker number:
1636
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True Confession; Jubilee

Recording artist:
Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra  Search this
Maker:
Decca  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1938
Related Publication:
Rust, Brian. Jazz Records 1897-1942, Vol. 1
Credit Line:
Gift of Howard A. Guernsey (through Richard L. Guernsey)
ID Number:
1988.0698.0368
Catalog number:
1988.0698.0368
1988.698.0368
Accession number:
1988.0698
Maker number:
1635
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Let That Be a Lesson to You; Struttin' with Some Barbecue

Recording artist:
Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra  Search this
Maker:
Decca  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1938
Related Publication:
Rust, Brian. Jazz Records 1897-1942, Vol. 1
Credit Line:
Gift of Howard A. Guernsey (through Richard L. Guernsey)
ID Number:
1988.0698.0369
Catalog number:
1988.0698.0369
1988.698.0369
Accession number:
1988.0698
Maker number:
1661
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Struttin' with Some Barbecue; Confessin'

Recording artist:
Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra  Search this
Maker:
Decca  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1938
1939
Related Publication:
Rust, Brian. Jazz Records 1897-1942, Vol. 1
Credit Line:
Gift of Howard A. Guernsey (through Richard L. Guernsey)
ID Number:
1988.0698.0370
Catalog number:
1988.0698.0370
1988.698.0370
Accession number:
1988.0698
Maker number:
3795
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So Little Time (So Much To Do); Mexican Swing

Recording artist:
Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra  Search this
Maker:
Decca  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1938
Related Publication:
Rust, Brian. Jazz Records 1897-1942, Vol. 1
Credit Line:
Gift of Howard A. Guernsey (through Richard L. Guernsey)
ID Number:
1988.0698.0371
Catalog number:
1988.0698.0371
1988.698.0371
Accession number:
1988.0698
Maker number:
1822
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