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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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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0723

WNYC Show #7 Honky Tonk

Collection 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:
1 sound tape (1/4" tape, seven-inch reel, rec. at 7.5 ips, 26 minutes 20 seconds)
Container:
Box 17
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Sound tapes
Date:
created: undated aired: 8/22/1972
Scope and Contents:
Charlie Pride, "Streets of Baltimore" Webb Pierce, comments on drinking songs Kitty Wells, "Hey Joe" Ray Price, "City Lights" George Jones, "Take Me" Hank Thompson, "Blackboard of My Heart" Buck Owens, "Act Naturally" Dave Dudley, "Truck Driving Son of a Gun"
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research and access to user copies of tapes, on site by appointment.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions. Fritzi and Madi Horstman retain all rights to these recordings. Contact the Archives Center for more information.
Collection Citation:
Dorothy Horstman Oral History Field and Radio Show Recordings, 1959-1999, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Dorothy Horstman Oral History Field and Radio Show Recordings
Dorothy Horstman Oral History Field and Radio Show Recordings / Series 3: WNYC Radio Shows Original Recordings
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0723-ref1186

Photographic History Collection: Henry Horenstein

Maker:
Horenstein, Henry  Search this
Object Name:
Henry Horenstein Collection
Date made:
1971 - 1983
ID Number:
COLL.PHOTOS.000036
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Work and Industry: Photographic History
Cultures & Communities
Music & Musical Instruments
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Coal Miner's Daughter; I'm a Honky Tonk Girl

Composer:
Lynn, Loretta  Search this
Lynn, Loretta  Search this
Manufacturer:
MCA  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Credit Line:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of American Sheet Music
ID Number:
2000.3053.4016
Label number:
MCA-41221
Catalog number:
2000.3053.4016
Nonaccession number:
2000.3053
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Happy Birthday; When Lonely Hits Your Heart

Composer:
Lynn, Loretta  Search this
Recording artist:
Lynn, Loretta  Search this
Manufacturer:
Decca  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Credit Line:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of American Sheet Music
ID Number:
2000.3053.3330
Nonaccession number:
2000.3053
Catalog number:
2000.3053.3330
Label number:
31707
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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One's On the Way; Kinfolks Holler

Composer:
Silverstein, Shel  Search this
Recording artist:
Lynn, Loretta  Search this
Manufacturer:
Decca  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Credit Line:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of American Sheet Music
ID Number:
2000.3053.3331
Nonaccession number:
2000.3053
Catalog number:
2000.3053.3331
Label number:
32900
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-b1c0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1026318

One's On the Way; Kinfolks Holler

Composer:
Silverstein, Shel  Search this
Recording artist:
Lynn, Loretta  Search this
Manufacturer:
Decca  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Credit Line:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of American Sheet Music
ID Number:
2000.3053.3332
Nonaccession number:
2000.3053
Catalog number:
2000.3053.3332
Label number:
32900
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-b1c1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1026319

Rated "X"; 'Til the Pain Outwears the Shame

Composer:
Lynn, Loretta  Search this
Recording artist:
Lynn, Loretta  Search this
Manufacturer:
Decca  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Credit Line:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of American Sheet Music
ID Number:
2000.3053.3333
Nonaccession number:
2000.3053
Catalog number:
2000.3053.3333
Label number:
33039
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-b1c2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1026320

They Don't Make 'Em Like My Daddy; Nothin'

Recording artist:
Lynn, Loretta  Search this
Manufacturer:
MCA  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Credit Line:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of American Sheet Music
ID Number:
2000.3053.3334
Nonaccession number:
2000.3053
Catalog number:
2000.3053.3334
Label number:
MCA-40223
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-ba98-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1026321

We've Come a Long Way, Baby; We've Come a Long Way, Baby

Recording artist:
Lynn, Loretta  Search this
Manufacturer:
MCA  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Credit Line:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of American Sheet Music
ID Number:
2000.3053.3335
Nonaccession number:
2000.3053
Catalog number:
2000.3053.3335
Label number:
MCA-40954
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-ba99-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1026322

You're Lookin' At Country; When You're Poor

Composer:
Lynn, Loretta  Search this
Recording artist:
Lynn, Loretta  Search this
Manufacturer:
Decca  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Credit Line:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of American Sheet Music
ID Number:
2000.3053.3336
Nonaccession number:
2000.3053
Catalog number:
2000.3053.3336
Label number:
32851
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-ba9a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1026323

Who's Gonna Take the Garbage Out; Somewhere Between

Composer:
Haggard, Merle R.  Search this
Recording artist:
Tubb, Ernest  Search this
Lynn, Loretta  Search this
Manufacturer:
Decca  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1969
Credit Line:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of American Sheet Music
ID Number:
2000.3053.3337
Nonaccession number:
2000.3053
Catalog number:
2000.3053.3337
Label number:
32496
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-ba9b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1026324

Who's Gonna Take the Garbage Out; Somewhere Between

Composer:
Haggard, Merle R.  Search this
Recording artist:
Tubb, Ernest  Search this
Lynn, Loretta  Search this
Manufacturer:
Decca  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1969
Credit Line:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of American Sheet Music
ID Number:
2000.3053.3338
Nonaccession number:
2000.3053
Catalog number:
2000.3053.3338
Label number:
32496
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-ba9c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1026325

Before I'm Over You

Recording artist:
Lynn, Loretta  Search this
Manufacturer:
Decca  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; x 30.48 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Credit Line:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of American Sheet Music
ID Number:
2000.3053.0823
Nonaccession number:
2000.3053
Label number:
DL 4541
Catalog number:
2000.3053.0823
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-cc36-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1023809

Blue Kentucky Girl

Recording artist:
Lynn, Loretta  Search this
Manufacturer:
Decca  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; x 30.48 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Credit Line:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of American Sheet Music
ID Number:
2000.3053.0824
Nonaccession number:
2000.3053
Label number:
DL 4665
Catalog number:
2000.3053.0824
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-cc37-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1023810

If We Put Our Heads Together

Recording artist:
Tubb, Ernest  Search this
Lynn, Loretta  Search this
Manufacturer:
Decca  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; x 30.48 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1969
Credit Line:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of American Sheet Music
ID Number:
2000.3053.1300
Nonaccession number:
2000.3053
Label number:
DL 75115
Catalog number:
2000.3053.1300
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-cdbb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1024287

Beautiful, Unhappy Home; Sweet Thang

Recording artist:
Tubb, Ernest  Search this
Lynn, Loretta  Search this
Maker:
Decca  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1967
ID Number:
1996.0320.08837
Collector/donor number:
7280
Maker number:
32091
Accession number:
1996.0320
Catalog number:
1996.0320.08837
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-783d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1277292

Beautiful, Unhappy Home; Sweet Thang

Recording artist:
Tubb, Ernest  Search this
Lynn, Loretta  Search this
Maker:
Decca  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1967
ID Number:
1996.0320.08838
Collector/donor number:
7946
Maker number:
32091
Accession number:
1996.0320
Catalog number:
1996.0320.08838
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-7e47-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1277293

I Chased You Til You Caught Me; If We Put Our Heads Together (Our Hearts Will Tell Us What To Do)

Recording artist:
Tubb, Ernest  Search this
Lynn, Loretta  Search this
Maker:
Decca  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
ID Number:
1996.0320.08846
Collector/donor number:
1358
Maker number:
732570
Accession number:
1996.0320
Catalog number:
1996.0320.08846
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-7bc1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1277301

Somewhere Between; Who's Gonna Take Out the Garbage Out

Recording artist:
Tubb, Ernest  Search this
Lynn, Loretta  Search this
Maker:
Decca  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1969
ID Number:
1996.0320.08864
Collector/donor number:
223
Maker number:
32496
Accession number:
1996.0320
Catalog number:
1996.0320.08864
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-7ada-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1277319

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