RPTF/ARSC Sound Collections Database

Frank Page Collection, 1930s-2007

Description:
The Frank Page Collection contains publications, newspaper clippings, photographs, postcards, and other memorabilia mostly about the Louisiana Hayride artists.
Creators:
Page, Frank
Dates:
1930-2007
Repository/Collector:
Noel Memorial Library, Northwest Louisiana Archives at LSUS
Repository/Collector Type:
College or university
City:
Shreveport
State:
Louisiana
Country:
United States
Collection ID:
Coll. 530
Extent:
3 linear feet
Content types:
Still image, Text, and Performed music
Formats:
Photographic print, Text document, Pressed 78rpm disc, and Pressed 45rpm disc
Carrier types:
Audio disc and Sheet
Indexing terms:
Radio, Louisiana hayride (radio program), and KWKH (Radio station: Shreveport, La)
Languages:
English
Genres:
Programs, Publications, Ephemera, and Sound recordings
Usage statement:
Copyright restrictions apply
Inventory description:
Paper inventory or finding aid and Relational database
Supporting documentation:
Donor agreement
Historical relevance:
Raymond Franklin "Frank" Page was a radio broadcaster for KWKH radio in Shreveport, Louisiana, who was credited with introducting Elvis Presley to worldwide audiences through the Louisiana Hayride radio show in 1954. He was also credited with launching the careers of several other country music stars' careers. Page's career in broadcasting spanned sixty-five years, beginning in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1940. He went to work for KWKH in 1947. He became an announcer for the Louisiana Hayride two years later. He retired from KWKH in 2005.
Condition note:
Playable with proper equipment
Online finding aid:
View on gencat.eloquent-systems.com