The collection documents Frances Wallace's many musical activities during her long career as a pianist and organist in Atlanta, and it provides a glimpse of Atlanta's musical scene during the middle years of the twentieth century.The Wallace papers are organized into four series: (I) Personal records; (II) Scripts and performance notes; (III) Music; and (IV) Audio-visual materials. she performed frequently on piano and organ on WSB, WAGA and WCON radio, as well as at the Roxy theater, Rich's and Davison's department stores, and made notable appearances with the Atlanta Pops Orchestra.
Wallace, Frances L., 1921-2001
Georgia State University Special Collections and Archives
College or university
9 linear feet
Notated music, Performed music, Still image, and Text
Text document, Lacquer disc, and Photographic print
WAGA (Radio station : Atlanta, Ga.), WCON (Radio station : Atlanta, Ga.), WSB (Radio station : Atlanta, Ga.), Musicians, Popular music, Radio scripts, and Silent film music
Notated music, Radio scripts, and Popular music
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EAD finding aid
Frances L. Wallace began playing professionally in about 1940, when she was hired to play in the basement of Davison's department store in downtown Atlanta. Soon afterwards she began performing frequently on piano and organ on WSB, WAGA and WCON radio, as well as at the Roxy theater, Rich's and Davison's department stores, nightclubs, synagogues and churches. She made notable appearances with the Atlanta Pops Orchestra during the late 1940s and 1950s; as well as providing the accompaniment for silent film showings in Atlanta.
Known damage (repairs needed)
The 7" cardboard transcription discs in the collection need specialized equipment to extract their content and are currently too fragile to play.