Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the "Boys From Houston" research files, 1963-1989 MS 686

source Ayo, Vicki Welch
Title: "Boys From Houston" research files
Dates: 1963-1989
Abstract: These research files contain the newspaper clippings, ephemera, and photographs used by Vicki Welch Ayo and William C. DeLaVergne.
Identification: MS 686
Quantity: 0.25 Linear Feet(1 box)
Quantity: 0.178 MegabytesNearline access: MS0696aip_001 (0.179 GB)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

Starting with "Boys Fom Houston: The Spirit and Image of Our Music," Vicki Welch Ayo wrote about the varied Houston music scenes of the 1960s-1970s. She and fellow writer William C. DeLaVergne followed it up with "Boys From Houston II: Deep in the Heart." In 2016, Ayo published a third book in the series, "Boys From Houston III: Groove-In." The books aim to chronicle Houston's and by extension the region's thriving music scenes and their affects on the community.


Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research. Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from this material must be obtained from Vicki Welch Ayo.

Index Terms

Folk music
Folk-rock music
Folk music -- Texas -- Houston
Ayo, Vicki Welch

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

"Boys From Houston" research files, 1963-1989, MS 686, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Vicki Welch Ayo in February 2017.


Additional materials are expected for this collection.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Physical files 1963-1989

Box Folder
1 1 The Balladiers 1963-1964
2 Corky's (CD) 1970s-1980s
3 Houston Folklore Society 1965
4 Jewish Community Center 1960s
5 Kerrville Folk Festival 1985
6 La Maison de Cafe 1964
7 Music venues ca. 1965, 1986-1989
8 The Old Quarter 1960s, 1980s
9 Sand Mountain Coffee House 1965-1975
10 Toad Hall, Austin 1970s

Series II: Digital files 1960s
Boys from Houston digital images

Scope and Contents
The items in these files consist of digital images used for research. All the files are jpgs.
13th Floor Elevators
Andrus Studios
Bill Narum
B.J. Thomas
Buttermilk Bottom
Champagne Brothers
Countdown 5
Deuces Wild
Dimensions Sound Investment
Fever Tree
Gene Thomas
Ginger Valley
The Glass Kans
La Maison
Love Street
Magic Ring
Moving Sidewalks
Music Machine
Naked Letus
Playboys of Edinburg
The Children
Thursday's Children