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T. H. Ferguson Bluegrass Recordings

Identifier: MC 2520

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Content Description

30 audio cassette tape recordings of bluegrass music, primarily of pick-up sessions at bluegrass festivals and events in Mountain View, Arkansas. The recordings were made by T. H. Ferguson. Artists featured on the recordings include Art Galbraith, Mark O’Connor, Buddy Spicher, Benny Martin, the Watermelon Mountain Jug Band, Chubby Wise, Bob Bowen, and Wayne Massengale.


  • circa 1975-1981


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Conditions Governing Use

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Harold (T. H.) Ferguson (1913-1982) was a regular attendee of bluegrass festivals in Mountain View, Arkansas, in the 1970s and early 1980s.

Ferguson attended Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College, and married Wanda Maurine Wolf on February 22, 1934.


0.75 Linear Feet (1 box)


Materials are arranged chronologically, with undated tapes at the end.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The T. H. Ferguson Bluegrass Recordings were donated to Special Collections by Ferguson's granddaughter, Melanie Trujillo of Albuquerque, New Mexico, on March 23, 2021.

Processing Information

Processed by Katrina Windon; completed in April 2021. A sampling of tapes were played back during processing; however, item titles have been assigned based on existing tape labels and have not been compared to tape contents.

T. H. Ferguson Bluegrass Recordings
Katrina Windon
April 2021
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Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States