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Lucille Borella collection

Identifier: MS 0692
Finding aid note: Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via or call 713-348-2586.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains news clippings, contracts, photographs, and 2-track audio reels from Lucille Borella's folk duo Bill and Lucille Cade. It also contains 2-track audio reels of her music collaboration with her husband Larry Borella.


  • 1967 - 2000
  • Majority of material found within 1967 - 1977

Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from this material must be obtained from Lucille Borella.

Biographical / Historical

In the late 1960s, Bill and Lucille Cade formed a folk duo. Over the next several years, they performed throughout the region. They played in Houston venues, such as Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, the UH Coffee House, and the Wooden Nickel Club, as well the college ciruit in and out of the state. They also performed at Kerrville Folk Festival in 1974 with their young baby in tow.

Around 1976, Bill and Lucille Cade broke up. Later on, Lucille, now Borella, began performing with her husband Larry at Anderson Fair in 1979 under the name Larry & Lucille.

While no longer actively performing, Lucille Borella has stayed a member of the folk community. She and her husband support the Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival.


0.75 Linear Feet (1 box)

3.78 Gigabytes (Nearline access: MS0692aip_001 (3.78 GB)

1.05 Gigabytes (Nearline access: MS0692aip_002 (1.05 GB)

1.13 Gigabytes (Nearline access: MS0692aip_003 (1.13 GB)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of news clippings, photographs, and 2-track audio reels.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Lucille Borella in March 2017.

Related Materials

Please see the Rice University KTRU Radio records, UA 011.
Guide to the Lucille Borella collection, 1967-2000
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