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Jack Saunders collection

Identifier: MS 0687
Finding aid note: Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via or call 713-348-2586.

Content Description

This collection contains photographs, fliers, posters, lyrics, news clippings, audio, and video chronicling the musical history of Jack Saunders.


  • Creation: 1964 - 2013

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Stored offsite at the Library Service Center and require 24-hour notice for retrieval. Please contact the Woodson Research Center at 713-348-2586 or for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from this material must be obtained from Jack Saunders.

Biographical / Historical

Jack Saunders grew up in a military family that lived all across the U.S. After an eye-opening trip to Dallas, he relocated there to join its music community in 1971. Disapointed that the scene had moved on, he quickly relocated to Austin.

In 1976, at the behest of Rick Gordon, he moved to Houston. There he joined a wide range of bands from Taxi Dancer to The Revolvers to The Senders. In 1982, he joined The Shake Russell Band. That partnership with Russell continued for a more than a decade. After The Shake Russell Band broke-up in 1989, Saunders and Russell became a duo until 1996.

After they parted ways, Saunders embarked on a solo career. He followed that up with opening White Cat Studios in 1999.

Saunders currently plays at venues around Houston, most notably McGonigel's Mucky Duck, works on recording projects for local and regional musicians, and does side man work with a variety of regional and touring artists.


4 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

6.89 Gigabytes (Nearline access: MS0687aip_001 (6.89 GB))

40.4 Gigabytes (Nearline access: MS0687aip_002 (40.4 GB))

Language of Materials



This collections contains photographs, fliers, lyrics, news clippings, and audio covering the musical career of Jack Saunders.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Jack Saunders in April 2017.

Related Materials

Please see the Rice University KTRU Radio records, UA 011.

Guide to the Jack Saunders collection, 1964-2013
Norie Guthrie
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Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA