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Guide to the John Lair Papers, Series 7
 
Accession Number: 66
The John Lair Papers
Papers: 1930-1984
Audio/Visual: 1937-1999
35.7 Linear feet
Online Catalog Record (BANC)


Overview & Series Description
Series I - John Lair - Biographical
Series II - Business Correspondence
Series III - Performer Correspondence and Biographical Material
Series IV - Published Material
Series V - Songs
Series VI - Radio Program Scripts
Series VII - Listener Mail
Series VIII - Photographs

Series VII   Listener Mail Boxes 70-76 

This series includes mainly letters to Lair from radio listeners and / or readers of the Renfro Valley Bugle (1931-1984). Topics of particular interest are what listeners thought about his programs, information on song texts, and items on display in the Renfro Valley Pioneer Museum.

Box 70

  1. Listener Correspondence - n.d.
  2. WLS - Listener Mail - 1931
  3. WLS - Song Correspondence (I) - 1935--1936
  4. WLS - Song Correspondence (II) - 1936
  5. Bob Miller - "Charlie Brooks" [song title] - 1936
  6. WLS - Song Correspondence - Bob Miller - "Little Red Caboose Behind the Train" - 1936
  7. WLS - Listener Mail - Hugh Cross - Lyrics - [1930s]
  8. WLS - Listener Mail - 1933--1936
  9. Listener Correspondence - December 1940-- February 1941
  10. Listener Correspondence - March 1941
  11. Pack Horse Library - 1941
  12. Listener Correspondence - 1941--1942

Box 71

  1. Renfro Valley Gatherin' - Listener Mail - January--September 1943
  2. Renfro Valley Gatherin' - Listener Mail - September 1943
  3. Renfro Valley Gatherin' - Listener Mail - October 1943 (I)
  4. Renfro Valley Gatherin' - Listener Mail - October 1943 (II)
  5. Renfro Valley Gatherin' - Listener Mail - November 1943
  6. Renfro Valley Gatherin' - Listener Mail - December 1943
  7. Renfro Valley Gatherin' - Listener Mail - January 1944
  8. Renfro Valley Gatherin' - Listener Mail - February 1944

Box 72

  1. Renfro Valley Gatherin' - Listener Mail - March 1944
  2. Renfro Valley Gatherin' - Listener Mail - April 1944
  3. Renfro Valley Gatherin' - Listener Mail - May 1944
  4. Renfro Valley Gatherin' - Listener Mail - June 1944
  5. Renfro Valley Gatherin' - Listener Mail - July 1944
  6. Renfro Valley Gatherin' - Listener Mail - August 1944
  7. Renfro Valley Gatherin' - Listener Mail - September / October 1944
  8. Renfro Valley Gatherin' - Listener Mail - November 1944
  9. Renfro Valley Gatherin' - Listener Mail - December 1944
  10. Renfro Valley Gatherin' - Listener Mail - Soldier and Children Poems - 1944
  11. Renfro Valley Gatherin' - Listener Mail - January 1945
  12. Renfro Valley Gatherin' - Listener Mail - February 1945
  13. Renfro Valley Gatherin' - Listener Mail - March--May 1945

Box 73

  1. Misc. - Listener Mail - 1946
  2. Misc. - Listener Mail - 1947
  3. Renfro Valley Gatherin' - Listener Mail - 1947
  4. Renfro Valley Gatherin' - Listener Correspondence - 1948
  5. Renfro Valley Gatherin' - Listener Correspondence - 1949
  6. Misc. - Listener Mail - [1946--1949]
  7. Renfro Valley Gatherin' - Listener Mail - 1950
  8. Listener Correspondence - Positive Letters - 1951
  9. "Permission File" - 1951

Box 74

  1. Misc. - Listener Mail - 1952
  2. Listener Correspondence - Positive Letters - 1952
  3. Misc. - Listener Mail - 1953
  4. Renfro Valley Gatherin' - Listener Mail - 1954
  5. Poems - Lenora Purcell - 1955
  6. Listener Mail - Protest Letters, "Keep Renfro Valley Gatherin' On" - 1955
  7. Listener Correspondence - Positive Letters- 1956 and undated
  8. Renfro Valley Gatherin' - Listener Mail - 1957
  9. Misc. - Listener Mail - 1958
  10. Misc. - Listener Mail - 1959
  11. WCKY - Mail Report - 1960
  12. Misc. - Listener Mail - 1961

Box 75

  1. Renfro Valley Barn Dance - Listener Mail - 1960--1961 (I)
  2. Renfro Valley Barn Dance - Listener Mail - 1960--1961 (II)
  3. Renfro Valley Barn Dance - Listener Mail - War Antiquities - 1961
  4. Renfro Valley Barn Dance - Listener Mail - Civil War Stories, etc. - 1961--1964
  5. Renfro Valley Gatherin' - Listener Mail - 1962
  6. Renfro Valley Gatherin' - Listener Mail - 1963

Box 76

  1. Misc. - Listener Mail - Scrapbook File - n.d.
  2. Renfro Valley Gatherin' - Listener Mail - 1964
  3. Renfro Valley Gatherin' - Listener Mail - 1965--1968
  4. "Answered" Listener Mail - 1975--1984
  5. Renfro Valley Gatherin' - Listener Mail - 1977--1978

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