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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Photographs, 1988-2001, undated

Austin History Center

Martha Grenon Photographs

An Inventory of the Collection



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Grenon, Martha
Title: Martha Grenon Photographs
Dates: 1988-2001
Abstract: 169 digitized black and white photographs document the South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival and conference from 1998 to 2001.
Abstract: 169 digitized black and white photographs document the South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival and conference from 1998 to 2001.
Identification: AR.2011.020
Quantity 4.25 GB (169 digital images; 676 files)
Location: Digital Storage
Language: English
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,
810 Guadalupe, PO Box 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Biographical Note

Photographer Martha Grenon grew up in Detroit, Michigan. Knowing that she wanted to be an artist, she attended the Pratt Institute in New York City from 1963-1968, earning a degree in Industrial Design. Since then she has worked as a graphic designer and photographer.

In the 1970s she lived in Corfu, Greece. Being in such close proximity to Albania, a country closed off from the rest of the world, influenced much of her creative work. Grenon first visited Albania in 1992 and since then has also traveled to Kosovo and Macedonia, documenting the region's transition from communism to democracy. She has received grants from ArtLink Collaborative Projects to work on photographic projects with young people in Kosovo. She has continued to work on projects related to Eastern Europe, including "The Bringing of the Bones: an Albanian Odyssey," "Kosova 2000," and "All The Remains: Life, Death and Rebirth: Kosova 1996-2002."

Grenon lives in Austin, Texas, home to a vibrant music scene including the South by Southwest music festival. She was awarded a Volunteer in the Arts award in 1992 by the City of Austin, a Texas Photographic Society Members Only Grant in 1997, and was nominated for artist of the year by the Austin Critics Table in 2004.

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Scope and Contents

169 digitized black and white photographs document the South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival and conference from 1998 to 2001. The images include famous and up-and-coming bands and musicians performing at the festival, speaker panels and keynote addresses, informal group portraits, and candid scenes during the festival.

File titles and notes in parentheses were provided by the photographer; information in square brackets was added by the archivist.

Note that the number of files for each digital image includes duplicates (JPEG and TIFF versions). There are 169 photographic images with a total of 676 digital files.

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Arrangement

The arrangement maintains the organization created by the photographer. The photographs are organized in one series and sub-series are organized by year. For each year there are six to 19 photographs, except for 2001 which consists of only one item. The undated sub-series at the end also contains only one photograph which was likely taken in 1989.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

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.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Subjects (Persons)
Black, Louis, 1950-.
Meaux, Huey.
Richards, Ann, 1933-2006.
Sahm, Doug.
Subjects
Music festivals--United States.
Musicians.
South by Southwest Music and Media Conference.
Photography--Texas--Austin.
Photographers--Texas--Austin.
Places
Austin (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Document Types
Black-and-white photographs.
Digital images.

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Related Material

AF Subject Files


  • Festivals - South by Southwest Conference and Festivals (SXSW) F1000

Archives and Manuscript Collections


  • AR.2010.029 - SXSW, Inc. Records
  • AR.2010.030 - 5X5Y: 25 Years of SXSW Music Exhibit Collection
  • AR.2011.032 - Gregory K. Sells Photographs

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Martha Grenon Photographs (AR.2011.020). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/2011/030

Donation Date: 2011 March 7

Processing Information

Preliminary processing by Daniel Alonzo, 2011. Finding aid created and encoded by Nicole Davis, 2013. Finding aid digital additions added by Nikki Koehlert in 2019.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Photographs, 1988-2001, undated

DigitalStorage Folder
Open 1988
Band from Hell (#001)
.044 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Child Bearing Hips (#002)
.018 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Erik Hokaanen and Danny Levin (#003)
.045 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Fortune Tellers (Oklahoma) (#004)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Gavin [?] and Gooch [?] (#005-006)
.072 GB (8 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Golf [candid scene with trophies on table] (#007)
.074 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Louis [Black] and Chris [?] [candid scene, at golf event?] (#008)
.044 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Softball, with Bob Guccione, Jr. (Penthouse publishing heir) (#009)
.018 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Softball (#010-011)
.074 GB (8 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Wild Seeds (#012)
.018 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
1989
Huey Meaux and Doug Sahm (#013)
.046 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Junior Medlow and Chris Duarte (#014)
.046 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Mojo Nixon (invocation at opening) (#015-016)
.081 GB (8 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Robert Christgau (Keynote address) (#017)
.043 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Spanic Boys (#018)
.045 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
1990
"Dead Van in the Middle of the Road" workshop with Steve McGuire (#019)
.049 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
A&R [Artists and Repertoire] panel (#020)
.047 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Exene Cervenka (Invocation) (#021-022)
.076 GB (8 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Gun Bunnies (#023)
.044 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Daniel Johnston (#024)
.038 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Kinky Friedman (Keynote) (#025)
.047 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Mano Negro (France/Algeria)(#026)
.044 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Songwriters panel (David Halley, Nancy Griffith, Jason McMaster, Radney Foster) (#027)
.047 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
1991
Ann [Richards] and Roseanne [Cash] together at photo op (#028-030)
.124 GB (12 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Doobie Twisters (Finland) (#031)
.046 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Ed Ward in uniform, rounding up panel members (#032)
.044 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Fire at SXSW/Chronicle offices on W. 28th St. (#033-034)
.030 GB (8 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Gov. Ann Richards (Welcome) (#035)
.047 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Jimmy Vaughan and Joe Ely (#036)
.039 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Les Garçons Bouchers (France) (#037)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Louis Black (opening remarks) (#038)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Louis Meyers (#039)
.045 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Roland Swenson (opening remarks) (#040)
.045 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Softball, with commentator Jody Denberg (#041)
.045 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
SXSW Store (#042)
.044 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Volunteers at work (#043)
.047 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
1992
(Willie [Nelson] was supposed to give welcoming comments but had tour bus problems)
Grey Ghost (Prelude), Tary Owens (#044)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Grey Ghost (Prelude) (#045)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Grey Ghost (Prelude), red (#046)
.038 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Little Village (John Hiatt, Ry Cooder, Nick Lowe, Jim Keltner) (#047)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Louis Black (#048)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Michelle Shocked (opening remarks) (#049)
.018 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Shagnasties (Dallas) (#050)
.018 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
The Setters (Mike Hall, Alejandro Escovedo, Walter Salas-Humara) (#051)
.018 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Tiny Lights (#052)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
1993
Ann Richards meeting and greeting before welcome and opening remarks (#053-054)
.033 GB (8 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Ansia (Mexico) (#055)
.018 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Convention Center exterior (with SXSW signs) (#056)
.018 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Danish Music Association party (#057)
.018 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Don Walser (#058)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Goober & the Peas (Detroit) (059)
.018 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Roky Erickson (#060)
.038 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Groupie panel, with Kim Fowley, Margaret Moser, Pamela des Barres (#061)
.018 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
SXSW registration (#062, 064)
.034 GB (8 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
SXSW Directors (#063)
.042 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Vaartina (Great girl band from Finland) (#065)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
1994
Johnny Cash (with Cadillac limo outside Con[ference] Center) (#066)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Johnny Cash and staff (#067)
.018 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Johnny Cash [performing] (#068)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Johnny Cash, Louis Meyers and Roland Swenson (#069)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Johnny Cash and Jo Rea (#070)
.032 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Junior Brown (#071)
.018 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Limpopo (Russia) (#072)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Helter Skelter (with Marilyn Manson), Sexuality is All You Need (#073-074)
.035 GB (8 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Softball (Doug Sahm, announcer) (#075)
.018 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Trade show (#076)
.018 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
True Believers reunion (#077-078)
.034 GB (8 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Continental Club [exterior with people loitering and dancing] (#079)
.018 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Doug Sahm [performing] (#080)
.018 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
[SXSW] Mentor Program (#081)
.018 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Oysterband (#082)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Sexuality [panel discussion] (#083)
.018 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Spoken Word (#084)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
1995
Bad Livers (#085)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Bob Mould (welcome and opening remarks) (#086-087)
.035 GB (8 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Goober & the Peas (#088)
.018 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Lucinda Williams (#089)
.018 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Panels: Touring without Starving, Getting Your Act Together, Koresh and the Waco Disaster, Going Continental (#090)
.018 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Prelude with gospel by Malachi (Austin) (#091)
.018 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Trade Show (Trouble/help booth) (#092)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Willie Nelson (unannounced gig at Music Hall) (#093)
.016 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
1996
Arlo Guthrie (#094)
.018 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Exene Cervenka (spoken word) (#095)
.037 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Fugees (#096-097)
.014 GB (8 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Golden Smog (with Vic Chestnut) (#098)
.018 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Guided by Voices (#099)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Jason and the Scorchers (#100)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), opening remarks (#101)
.016 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Producers panel with Allan Toussaint (#102)
.016 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Randy Newman (#103)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Registration and swag bag stuffing (#104)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Ronnie Dawson (#105)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Songwriters panel (Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings, Michael Fracasso, Walter Salas-Humara) (#106)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Louis Black [speaking] (#107)
.018 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Roland [Swenson, speaking] (#108)
.016 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Terrace [candid scene] (#109)
.018 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
1997
All the King's Men (Cesar Rosas, David Hidalgo, Dwight Twilley, Scotty Moore, DJ Fontana, Susan Cowsill) (#110-111)
.092 GB (8 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Carl Perkins (Welcome and Keynote) (#112)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Carl Perkins [candid scene] (#113)
.018 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Deborah Harry with Jazz Passenger (#114)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Gourds (#115)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Lisa Loeb (#116)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Panels: How Did You Get Here? (Margo Timmins, Jimmy Webb, Jerry Harrison, Peter Wolf); Can (or Should) the Music Industry Do Anything About Drug Abuse? (This is the one Dave Marsh walked out of); Money Changes Everything (#117-121)
.142 GB (20 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Softball was rained out, for the first time ever! (#122)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
The Producer's Role (Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth) [panel] (#123)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Tony Bennett and son interview (#124-125)
. GB (8 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Yat Kha (Throat singer and band from Republic of Tuva) [performing and candid scene] (#126-127)
.035 GB (8 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
1998
Alison Moorer (#128)
.019 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
[Ray] Benson [and Leon Rausch, performing] (#129)
.037 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Big House (#130)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Billy Bragg (#131)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Doug Sahm and Joe Nick Patoski, commentators at softball (#132)
.036 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Japanese bands: ONTJ, Balbora, Cocco, Zoobombs, Botswanas (#133-134)
.051 GB (8 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Joan-Corky (#135)
.040 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Joe Ely Band with Jesse Taylor (#136)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Jon Dee Graham (#137)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Los Palominos (#138)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Magic Bus (#139)
.018 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Nick Lowe (Welcome and Keynote) [candid scene, with Roland Swenson?] (#140)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Panels: Who killed Bobby Fuller?; The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Jonathan Demme and Richard Linklater); Relaxin' with (Mark) Rubin (#141-142)
.056 GB (8 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Sam Moore (still great!) (#143)
.018 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Sean Lennon (#144)
.018 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
1999
(Could not find program book for this year)
Beth Orton (#145)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Daniel Johnston (#146)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Jeff Beck (#147)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
John Sinclair: Rise and Fall of the MC5 (#148)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Kimmo Pohjonen (Finnish accordionist) (#149-150)
.056 GB (8 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Softball (Casey Monahan, Doug Sahm (d. 11/1999), Joe Nick Patoski) (#151)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Sparklehorse (#152)
.018 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
SXSW Music Staff, group photo (#153-154)
.056 GB (8 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Wanda Jackson and Henhouse (Sarah Brown, Rosie Flores, Cindy Cashdollar [not pictured], Marcia Ball) (#155)
.018 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Lloyd Doggett [speaking at panel] (#156)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
2000
Cesar Chavez [street view] (#157)
.018 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Dave Alvin and the Guilty Men (#158)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Eliot Roberts interview [with David Fricke] (#159)
.018 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
John Paul Jones interview (#160)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
M. Ward (#161)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Mummy the Peep Show (Japanese girl band) (#162)
.018 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Panel: Woody Guthrie Legacy with Michael Fracasso, Jimmy LaFave, Dave Marsh and a Guthrie daughter (#163)
.018 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Patti Smith, interviewed by David Fricke [not pictured] (#164)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Roger McGuinn (#165)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Sonny Landreth (#166)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
Tenacious D (#167)
.017 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
2001
Staff [group portrait] (#168)
.078 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)
undated
[Huey P.] Meaux [and Doug] Sahm (#169)
.037 GB (4 files); born-digital (JPEG); (TIFF)

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