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Looks Like Rain: The Songwriting Legacy of Mickey Newbury research collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS 939
Finding aid note: 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 woodson@rice.edu for more information.

Content Description

This collection consists of the audio research interviews, notes, correspondence, and manuscript for the book, "Looks Like Rain: The Songwriting Legacy of Mickey Newbury" by Brian T. Atkinson.

Dates

  • 2011 - 2020

Conditions Governing Access

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 woodson@rice.edu for more information.

The vast majority of this collection is open for research except cassette tapes labeled "restricted conversation" are restricted until August 14, 2077.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from this material must be obtained from Brian T. Atkinson.

Biographical / Historical

Beginning in earnest in 2018, Brian T. Atkinson conducted interviews with people associated with Houston singer-wongwriter Mickey Newbury. This book like Atkinson's others relies on the interviewees telling the story of the songwriter. "Looks Like Rain: The Songwriting Legacy of Mickey Newbury" was published in May of 2021.

Brian T. Atkinson's other works focus on Townes Van Zandt, Roky Erickson, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Billie Joe Shaver, among others. Most of his books are written as part of the John and Robin Dickson series in Texas Music, sponsored by the Center for Texas Music History, Texas State University.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This collection consists of the audio research interviews and manuscript materials for the book, "Looks Like Rain: The Songwriting Legacy of Mickey Newbury" by Brian T. Atkinson.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Brian T. Atkinson in August 2020.
Title
Guide to the Looks Like Rain: The Songwriting Legacy of Mickey Newbury research collection, 2011-2020
Status
Completed
Author
Norie Guthrie
Date
2022
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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

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