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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Audio-Visual Materials

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Joe E. Owen:

An Inventory of His Collection, 1967-1971 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Owen, Joe E.
Title: Joe E. Owen Collection,
Dates: 1967-1971 and undated
Abstract: The collection comprises audio recordings of folk music acts recorded at the Rubaiyat club and other venues in Dallas and Austin, Texas.
Collection # CR 0145
Quantity: 1 box (1 linear f00t)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Joseph Eugene Owen was born in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas on July 10, 1948. He attended Texas A and M University and the College of Oceaneering in California after service in the US Navy. He trained to be a commercial diver with expertise in photography and demolitions. He worked in the oil industry and helped create the underwater bridge inspection program of the Texas Department of Transportation. Owen was instrumental in helping Duke University develop dive tables still in use today.

Certified as an Emergency Medical Technician, Owen also put in thousands of hours as a volunteer in the emergency room at Austin's Brackenridge Hospital before his passing on July 23, 2012. The collection is a gift from his friend and heir Kathryn Moore.

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Scope and Content

The collection contains 1/4-inch reel-to-reel audio tapes made in various Dallas and Austin music clubs, especially the Rubaiyat coffee house on McKinney Avenue in Dallas. Featured artists include County Line, B. W. Stevenson, Bill and Bonnie Hearne, and Michael Martin Murphey and Boomer Castleman. There are also commercial and home duplicate tapes. The collection is in good condition and is part of the Crossroads of Music archive.

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Organization

The Joe E. Owen collection is organized within a single series:

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research. Copyright is retained by the authors of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by U.S. copyright law.

Some archival collections may be housed in storage outside of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library building. Requests to retrieve such materials may take up to 10 business days to complete. Please contact our Reference Department in advance to arrange retrieval.

Audio, video, and film recordings may not be immediately accessible due to format, condition, or copyright status. All items must be digitized prior to patron use. Please contact the Reference Librarian at least 10 days in advance to make viewing arrangements.

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Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Castleman, Boomer.
Clark, Mickey.
County Line (Musical group)
Hearne, Bill.
Hearne, Bonnie.
Lunsford, Mike.
Mike and Mickey (Musical group)
Moore, Kathryn.
Murphey, Michael Martin, 1945-
Owen, Joe E.
Stevenson, B. W.
Subjects (Organizations)
Rubaiyat Coffee House, Dallas (Tex.)
Subjects (Places)
Austin (Tex.)
Dallas (Tex.)
Subjects
Alternative Country Music.
Popular Music--Texas.
Songwriters.

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Related Materials:

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library:
Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library Oral History Collection:
  • Owen “Boomer” Castleman oral history interviews [sound recordings], March 19, 2010
  • Bob Livingston oral history interviews [sound recordings transcripts], October 7, 2008 and October 8, 2008 and October 29, 2008 and March 31, 2010 and June 29, 2010 and June 30, 2010 and
  • Bob Livingston and Michael Martin Murphey oral history interview [sound recording], May 6, 2009
  • Dan McCrimmon oral history interview [sound recordings abstracts], July 15, 2009
  • Gary P. Nunn oral history interviews [sound recordings], August 21, 2012
  • Jim Ratts oral history interview [sound recordings abstract], March 15, 2007
  • Herb Steiner oral history interview [sound recordings abstract], June 17, 2017
  • Tony Ullrich oral history interview [sound recordings abstract], February 10, 2010

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Joe E. Owen Collection, 1967-1971 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Collection accession #(s):
2014-0143-A

Gift, 2014

Processing Information

Processed by: Anthony Fuqua, Cindy Stanukinos and Jon Holmes, 2017

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Collection Inventory

Audio-Visual Materials

1/4-inch audio tape, 10-inch reels
box item
1 1 American Recording Tape (Artist and Song list unknown), undated
2 Sony Professional Recording Tape (#103218) (Artist and Song list unknown), undated
1/4-inch audio tape, 7-inch reels
box item
1 3 [Unidentified]: Sony Professional Recording Tape 1, undated
4 [Unidentified]: Sony Professional Recording Tape 2, undated
5 [Unidentified]: Sony Professional Recording Tape 3, undated
6 [Unidentified]: Sony Professional Recording Tape 4, undated
7 Robin's Brand Five Magnetic Recording Tape (empty case), undated
8 County Line Recorded Live at Rubiayat (John King, Recording Engineer), July 2, 1971
9 County Line “Reee-Saxin' at the Rubiayat”: 1. “Man with a Big Hat”; 2. “These Days”, 3. “Bird on the Wire”; 4. “Ready Mix Revenger”, July 2, 1971
10 County Line: 1. “Ride on By”; 2. “Lady Whatever”, July 2, 1971
11 [Unidentified]: Scotch magnetic Tape 150 1, undated
12 [Unidentified]: Scotch magnetic Tape 150 2, undated
13 [Unidentified]: Sony Professional Recording Tape 5, undated
14 [Unidentified]: Sony Professional Recording Tape 6, undated
15 B. W. (Buckwheat) Stevenson, undated
16 County Line : Master Copy 1.“These Days”; 2. “Bird on a Wire”; 4. “Ride on By”; 5. “Lady Whatever”; 6. “Muddy Waters”; 7. “Blue Skies and Teardrops”; 8. “Tear Drops”, undated
17 The Letter: 1. “Grape Wine”; 2. “Cowdown”; 3. “All in the Game”; 4. “Baby I'm for Real”; 5. “Watching the River Flow”; 6. “You Need Love”, 7. “War”; 8. “Friendship Train”; 9. “Honeychild”; 10. “Rings”; 11. “Up Around the Bend”, 12. “Baby Left Me”; 13. “Here Comes Sue”; 14.“Fire and Rain”; 15. “Make Me Smile”; 16. “Many Ads”; 17. “Want Somebody to Love”; 18. “Jefferson Airplane”; 19. “Run Through Jungle”; 20. “Looking out Back Door”), undated
18 [Unidentified]: TDK Tape, undated
19 Bill and Bonnie [Hearne?], undated
20 Dancing: 1. Sound Effects #1, undated
21 Side 1: “Grande Canyon Suite”; Side 2: “Moody Blues”, undated
22 Side 1: Blank; Side 2: “Tape of Morgan Records”, undated
23 [Unidentified]: Scotch magnetic Tape 150 3, undated
24 Joe Owen, undated
25 Mike and Mickey; Mike Murphey and Boomer, undated
26 Peter, Paul, and Mary: Album 1700: Side 1: 1. “Rolling Home”; 2. “Leaving on a Jet Plane”; 3.“Weep for Jamie”; 4. “No other Name”; 5. “The House Song”; 6. “The Great Mandella (the Wheel of Life)”; Side 2: 1. “I Dig Rock and Roll Music”; 2. “If I Had Wings”; 3. “I'm in Love with a Big Blue Frog”; 4. “Whatshername”; 5. “Bob Dylan's Dream”; 6. “The Song Is Love”, 1967
27 101 Strings: Million Seller Themes from the Heart of Tchaikovsky (Copy tape): 1.“Waltz from Sleeping Beauty”; 2. “Romance”; 3. “Excerpt from Symphony #6 (Pathetique)”; 4. “Excerpt from Piano Concerto #1”; 5.“Excerpt from Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major”; 6. “Excerpt from Swan Lake”; 7. “Finale 1812 Overture”, undated

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