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Guide to the Hank Williams Image MSS.2555

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Author:

Finding aid prepared by Amanda Haldy

Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

October, 2009

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-04-01T13:13-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Hank Williams Image

Unit ID:

MSS.2555

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (1 Graphic Image)

Dates:

circa 1950

Abstract:

Hank Williams shakes the hand of a young fan in this black and white image.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Amanda Haldy, 2009.

Preferred Citation:

Hank Williams Image, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2006.

Biographical/Historical note

This image features Hank Williams (1923-1953), the American country music singer and songwriter. Williams recorded numerous top-ten hits, such as "Lovesick Blues", "Long Gone Lonesome Blues", "Why Don't You Love Me?", "Moanin' the Blues", "Cold, Cold Heart", "Hey Good Lookin'", "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)", "Your Cheatin' Heart", "Take These Chains From My Heart," and many others. He is generally regarded as a major influence on country music and its performers.

Scope and Contents note

Contains a black and white copy of a photographic image of Hank Williams, shaking the hand of a young fan. The image is 4.75 inches by 6.75 inches.

Hank Williams Image Box SC0027 Folder 2555.01