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Houston Blues Society records

Identifier: MS 0945
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 for more information.

Content Description

This collection contains newsletters, magazines, directories, membership info, photographs, audio and video recordings, newspaper clippings, event inforation, and treasurer's reports pertaining to the Houston Blues Society.


  • Creation: 1980 - 2019

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 for more information.

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from the Houston Blues Society records must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center.

The Woodson Research Center use policy is that researchers assume sole responsibility for any infringement of privacy, literary rights, copyrights, or other rights arising from their use of the archival materials. In addition to any restrictions placed by donors, certain kinds of archival materials are restricted for the life of the creator plus 50 years. These materials include, but are not limited to, student grades, transcripts, and any job applications or recommendations.

Biographical / Historical

The Houston Blues Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1993 in order to provide for the study, research, and preservation of the history of the blues culture and music unique to Houston, Texas and the Texas Gulf Coast. The society is also dedicated to the development of the blues tradition in Houston and increased public awareness of the existence and value of that tradition. The Houston blues society organizes blues concerts and events, hosts a monthly blues jam, organizes fundraisers and volunteers to help local blues artists with financial and health issues, administers scholarships for Houston area students pursuing blues music education, and keeps members informed of blues-related issues and events and through a weekly newsletter.


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Language of Materials



This collection contains the records of the Houston Blues Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by the Houston Blues society via Linda Miner Kirschbaum in March 2020.

Guide to the Houston Blues Society records, 1980-2019
Norie Guthrie and Matt Furman
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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