Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Carlton C. and Amy Guess McLarty:

An Inventory of Their Papers, 1962-1967, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator McLarty, Carlton
Title: Carlton C. and Amy Guess McLarty Papers,
Dates: 1962-1967
Abstract: The collection comprises the first 76 issues of the New York-based folk music publication Broadside, which presented itself as “The National Topical Song Magazine” during its era.
Collection # CR 1093
Quantity: 1 box (1 linear foot)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Carlton McLarty, born in Lubbock to his parents John and Sara, attended Texas Tech before graduating from the University of Texas School of Law. He practiced in Lubbock and was named criminal defense attorney of the year in 1989 by the Lubbock County defenders association. For twenty years he practiced defense law in the federal system in Dallas. McLarty also played banjo, ukulele and guitar, performing regularly with his brother Matthew in the bluegrass group Yellowhouse Canyon Band.

Agnes “Sis” Cunningham and Gordon Friesen founded Broadside in 1962 to offer new and classic tunes with political commentary about their times. All in all, 186 issues came out of the New York operation, although there was a haitus from the late 1970s through 1982. The cover price was $0.35 and rose to $0.50 during the run in this set of papers, then $2.00 by 1983.

In the first 76, included here, Bob Dylan's “Blowin' in the Wind” was published as sheet music in May 1962, followed by “Oxford Town” in December. Other authors include Woody Guthrie, Phil Ochs, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Pete Seeger, Malvina Reynolds, Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Fariña, and Tom Paxton--even Len H. Chandler's “Beans in My Ears”. Subject matter for the songs range from factory working conditions to Billy Sol Estes to civil rights to the US House of Representatives Un-American Activities Committee.

Among the salient appeals of the two Sing Out! issues in the new gift are the ytransfer of ownership to the staff of the magazine and the beginning of resistance to the Vietnam conflict. Volume 16 Number 6 offers the originla publication of Pete Seeger's "The Big Muddy", which was instrumental in the CBS television network's censorship of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in September 1967.


Scope and Content

Issues, mimeographed black on white bond paper then later offset, are available from #1 through #76 of Broadside. Recent gifts include two issues of Sing Out! from 1967. The collection is in good condition, except for the occasional stain, and is part of the Crossroads of Music archive.


Organization

The McLarty papers are organized within a single series:

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.


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)
McLarty, Carlton C.
Ochs, Phil.
Subjects (Organizations)
Yellowhouse String Band (Musical group)
Subjects (Places)
Greenwich Village (New York, N.Y.)
Subjects
Folk music--United States.
Texas music.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Carlton C. and Amy Guess McLarty Papers, 1962-1967, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Gifts, 2016 and 2019

Processing Information

Processed by: Jon Holmes, 2017 and 2019


Collection Inventory

Manuscripts

Broadside magazine: Included are the entire run of issues 1 through 76. Numbers 9 and 10 as well as 11 and 12 are double issues.
box item
1 1 Issue 2, March 1962
2 Issue 3, April 1962
3 4, Mid-April 1962
4 5, May 1962
5 6, Late May 1962
6 7, June 1962
7 8, June 30, 1962
8 9 and 10, July 1962
9 11 and 12, August 1962
10 13, September 1962
11 14, October 1962
12 15, November 1962
13 16, Mid-November 1962
14 17, December 1962
15 18, Late-December 1962
16 19, January 1963
17 20, February 1963
18 21, Late-February 1963
19 22, March 1963
20 23, Late-March 1963
21 24, April 1963
22 25, Late-April 1963
23 26, May 1963
24 27, June 1963
25 28, Late-June 1963
26 29, July 1963
27 30, August 1963
28 31, September 1963
29 32, September 20, 1963
30 33, October 12, 1963
31 34, November 5, 1963
32 35, November 20, 1963
33 36, December 10, 1963
34 37, January 1, 1964
35 38, January 20, 1964
36 39, February 1964
37 40, February 25, 1964
38 41, March 10, 1964
39 42, March 30, 1964
40 43, April 15, 1964
41 44, April 30, 1964
42 45, May 15, 1964
43 46, May 30, 1964
44 47, June 30, 1964
45 48, July 20, 1964
46 49, August 20, 1964
47 50, September 22, 1964
48 51, October 20, 1964
49 52, November 20, 1964
50 53, December 20, 1964
51 54, January 20, 1965
52 55, February 12, 1965
53 56, March 10, 1965
54 57, April 10, 1965
55 58, May 15, 1956 [sic]
56 59, June 15, 1965
57 60, July 15, 1965
58 61, August 15, 1965
59 62, September 15, 1965
60 63, October 15, 1965
61 64, November 15, 1965
62 65, December 15, 1965
63 66, January 1966
64 67, February 1966
65 68, March 1966
66 69, April 1966
67 70, May 1966
68 71, June 1966
69 72, July 1966
70 73, August 1966
71 74, September 1966
72 75, October 1966
73 Issue 76, November 1966
Sing Out! magazine
box item
1 74 Volume 16, Number 6 [missing pages 1 and 2], January 1967
75 Volume 17, Number 4, August/September 1967
1 Yellowhouse String Band flyer and set list, undated