Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Todd Holly:

An Inventory of His Collection, 1987-1999, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Holly, Todd
Title: Todd Holly Collection,
Dates: 1987-1999
Abstract: The collection consists of Hi8, audio, and video tapes of concerts and jams in West Texas including Jesse "Guitar" Taylor, John Paul Cravens, and the Bob Wills Celebration in Turkey Texas from 1993-1996.
Collection # AV 0123 and AV 0123.2
Quantity: 1 boxes (1 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Todd Holly graduated from New Deal (Texas) High School in 1980. He owns and operates Holly's Mobile Home Transport in Lubbock, Texas, is a popular local guitarist, and has organized "jams" with other local musicians.

Scope and Content

The collection contains audio cassettes of regional music performances, as well as Hi8 video recordings of Jesse "Guitar" Taylor (undated) and of the Turkey Days/Bob Wills celebration in Turkey, Texas, from 1993-1996. Family home movies are also included. Listing descriptions are followed by parentheses containing the digital file number, duration, and preservation state. Except as otherwise noted, material is in good condition and is part of the Crossroads of Music archive.


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. Audio and visual recordings may need to be reformatted prior to use and require advance notice to the Reference Librarian.

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)
Holly, Todd.
Taylor, Jesse.
Wills, Bob, 1905-1975.
Subjects (Places)
Lubbock (Tex.)
Turkey (Tex.)
20th Century rock and roll.
Rock festivals (Music festivals).
Rock music.
Western swing (Music)

Related Material

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Todd Holly Collection, 1987-1999, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas


Gift, 2017

Processed by

David Rauch and Cynthia Curry

Collection Inventory

Audio Visual Materials

Audio cassette tapes
box item
1 1 Sunday Open Jam (AV0123.2-001, 1:02:07), November 30, 1991
2 Jam (AV0123.2-002, 1:02:08), March 8, 1992
3 Open Jam (Tape blank), May 9, 1992
4 Jam (AV0123.2-004, 1:36:07), May 9, 1992
5 Jam (AV0123.2-005, 0:50:00), December 27, 1992
6 unlabeled (AV0123.2-006, 1:37:14), March 6, 1996
7 Open Jam (AV0123.2-007, 1:33:43), February 2, undated
8 Jam (AV0123.2-008, 1:05:00), February 9, undated
9 [Unlabeled] (AV0123.2-009, 1:33:11), February 16, undated
10 [Unlabeled] (AV0123.2-010, 0:55:00), undated
11 [Unlabeled] (Tape is blank), undated
12 [Unlabeled] (AV0123.2-012, 0:28:44), undated
13 [Unlabeled] (AV0123.2-013, 0:07:35), undated
14 [Unlabeled] (Tape is blank), undated
Hi8 video cassette tapes
box item
1 15 ANX jam (AV0123.2-015, Will not play/transfer), March 14, 1993
16 Kelsie's (AV0123.2-016, 2:17:57), July 17, 1994
17 Kelsie (AV0123.2-017, 1:13:46), 1995
18 Kelsie tumbling Christmas (AV0123.2-018, 1:15:30), 1999
19 Kelsie first Easter (AV0123.2-019, 2:41:29), undated
20 Kelsie party (AV0123.2-020, 1:18:34), undated
21 PartyGraw, Chase? Show, Smashing Atoms, Part I (AV0123.2-021, 1:04:11), undated
22 PartyGraw, Rocket Scientists, Cravemore Head, Part II (AV0123.2-022, 1:12:01), undated
23 Jessie Taylor/Todd Holly, 745-0433 (AV0123.2-023, 1:05:50), undated
24 Jessie Taylor/Todd Holly, Belairs and Billy (AV0123.2-024, 2:05:24), undated
25 Vegas (AV0123.2-025, 1:17:17), undated
26 Bob Wills, Turkey Texas (AV0123.2-026, 1:30:45), 1993
27 Turkey (AV0123.2-027, 0:43:37), 1994
28 Turkey (AV0123.2-028, 1:44:34), 1995
29 Bob Wills (AV0123.2-029, 3:21:32), 1996
30 Bob Wills (AV0123.2-030, 1:14:54), 1996
31 [Unlabeled] (AV0123.2-031, 2:07:16), 1997
32 [Unlabeled] (AV0123.2-032, 2:56:46), undated
33 [Unlabeled], (AV0123.2-033, 2:56:10), undated
34 [Unlabeled] (AV0123.2-034, 2:09:57), undated
35 [Unlabeled] (Tape is blank), undated
36 [Unlabeled] (AV0123.2-036, 1:10:46), undated
37 [Unlabeled] (Tape is blank), undated
VHS video cassettes
box item
1 38 Envoye Express, Buffalo Springs Lake (AV0123.2-038, 0:33:41, poor quality capture), June 6, 1987
39 Holly #9 (Will not play/transfer), April 21, 1991
40 On Broadway Open Jam (Will not play/transfer), 1992
41 Main Street Welcome illegible, Holly Jam #1 (Will not play/transfer), undated
42 Holly #3 (Will not play/transfer), undated
43 Holly #4 (Will not play/transfer), undated
44 Holly #6 (Will not play/transfer), undated
45 Holly #8 (Will not play/transfer), undated
46 Bob Wills, new shell replacing damaged shell (Will not play/transfer), undated
47 Open Jam, EP, TJ (Will not play/transfer), undated
48 [Unlabeled] (Will not play/transfer), undated