Austin History Center

Brian Curley Posters

An Inventory to the Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Curley, Brian
Title: Brian Curley Posters
Dates: 1979-2006
Dates (Bulk): 2002-2006
Abstract: A collection of Brian Curley music posters ranging in date from 1979 to 2006. The posters promote an assortment of bands, as well as various music venues located in Austin, Texas and other national venues.
Accession number: AR.2002.035
Quantity: 1.2 linear feet (2 boxes)
Location: Archives Stacks, qAR
Language: English
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,
810 Guadalupe, PO Box 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Biographical Note

In addition to being a poster artist Brian Curley was a member of the band The Delinquents and a jewelry designer and maker.

Scope and Contents

The majority of this collection consists of approximately eighty music posters advertising shows at various music venues. Austin clubs such as Emo's, La Zona Rosa, the Saxon Pub, Momos, Trophy's, Texas Union Ballroom, Stubb's BBQ, Austin Opera House, The Backyard, Antones, Austin Music Hall, Club Foot, Duke's Royal Coach Inn, Cactus Café, Raul's and Armadillo World Headquarters are represented. The collection also contains several posters for national venues.

Bands and musicians such as Scratch Acid, Echo & the Bunnymen, Blue Cheer, The Skunks, The Dickies, Marky Ramone,Wanda Jackson, Ty Gavin & the S.A. Creeper, The Dicks, Hot Tuna, Cowboy Junkies, Bob Dylan and His Band, The Casualities, Tammany Hall Machine, Bob Weir's Batdog, Lucinda Williams, George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic, The Delinquents, The Flatlanders, Little Richard, X, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Riverboat Gamblers, Willie Nelson, Nebula, Junior Brown, Eric Burdon and the Animals, and Rocket from the Tombs are represented.

Also included are posters for Mr. Biscuit Day (Randy "Biscuit" Turner); Flatstock 10, Clifford Antone RIP, Raul's Reunion 2004, Austin City Limits and Antones monthly music calendars. The collection also contains a picture and article about The Delinquents. Additionally there are advertisements for his jewelry business Talisman Contemporary Arts.


Arranged by material type.


Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

The Austin History Center (AHC) is the owner of the physical materials in the AHC collections and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the AHC before any publication use. The AHC does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.

Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Curley, Brian.
Stubb's BBQ.
Talisman Contemporary Arts.
The Backyard.
The Delinquents (Musical group).
Armadillo World Headquarters.
Duke's Royal Coach Inn.
Club Foot.
Austin Opera House.
Texas Union Ballroom.
Saxon Pub.
La Zona Rosa.
Austin (Tex.)--Songs and music.
Santa Fe (N.M.).
Jewelry--Design and construction.
Prints, American--21st century.
Posters, American--20th century.
Posters, American--21st century.
Rock music--Posters.
Rock groups--Posters.
Poster art.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Brian Curley Posters (AR.2002.035). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/2001/133

Donation Date: Multiple

Detailed Description of the Collection

Location Box
Folder 1 Delinquents Posters, undated
2 Talisman Contemporary Arts , 1991, undated
3 Assorted Music Posters, undated

Location Box
qAR 26 Assorted Oversized Music Posters, 1979-2006