Contains correspondence, photographs, newsclippings, songbooks and sheet music from Kincaid's career as the radio ballad singer, the "Kentucky Mountain Boy," who broadcast on WLS. Kincaid also appeared on stations in Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Boston and on WHAM, Rochester, NY and from 1942-1947 with WSM's Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.
This collection is comprised of audio recordings of programs broadcast by Louisville radio station WHAS. The collection is especially strong in documenting a wide range of state, national, and world political figures and news events during the late 1930s, throughout the 1940s, and into the middle 1950s. Entertainment programs include soap operas, musical variety shows, country music, and sporting events such as the Kentucky Derby.
Performed music, Sounds (Other than music & language), and Spoken word
Contains correspondence, clippings and audio recordings of music and interviews that reflect Powell's efforts at documenting early country music performers, mainly 1930-1950, with a focus on performers from Kentucky and those associated with programs such as the National Barn Dance and the Renfro Valley Barn Dance.
A music broadcaster, music collector and community historian, Lair's papers consist of business correspondence, mail from listeners, photographs, program scripts, newsclippings, promotional material and 50 sound recordings, including National Barn Dance and Renfro Valley Barn Dance and Renfro Valley Gatherin' which Lair created while working for WLW, Cincinnati, OH and which were also heard on WHAS, Louisville, KY. In addition to appearing on the National Barn Dance, Lair was a producer and music librarian at WLS.