Virginia Tech acquires Carter, Cash families’ collection

Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash in a 1969 photograph taken by LOOK Magazine photographer Joel Baldwin. Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Look Magazine Photograph Collection, card number lmc1998005787/PP.

Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash in a 1969 photograph taken by LOOK Magazine photographer Joel Baldwin. Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Look Magazine Photograph Collection, card number lmc1998005787/PP.

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) – Virginia Tech has acquired a collection of sheet music, memoirs and other memorabilia related to The Carter Family, Johnny Cash and other musicians of the Carter and Cash families.

Virginia Tech said Tuesday that the collection is available for research in the Special Collections department of Newman Library.

The material includes a collection of Carter Family sheet music with a biography written in 1980 by Johnny Cash.

Other items include Maybelle Carter’s hunting and fishing license, programs from performances and festivals, photographs, and newspaper and magazine articles.

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