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Texas Music Collection

Identifier: 2011-011

The Texas Music Collection contains research files on the history of Texas music, particularly musicians and record labels, including the administrative and financial files of Duke/Peacock Records of the Houston area. Newspaper clippings, photographs, financial records, songbooks, and administrative files comprise the research files.

The collection is divided into six series, which are arranged in order of volume of material, from most to least represented: Artists; Production and Events; Geography; Genres; Reference; and Ephemera. The Production and Events series is further divided into five subseries: Labels and Studios; Radio; Producers; Venues; and Record Shops.


  • 1900-2010
  • Majority of material found within 1940-1969


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian. Reproduction decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis.


11.00 linear feet

Biographical Information

Andrew Brown is a Texas music historian who primarily writes biographies and histories of music artists and record labels for books, magazines, and album liner notes. Brown has also conducted interviews for major Texas music figures, including Huey Meaux.


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Digital Collections

Duke-Peacock Records Publicity Photos and ACA Master Books digital collection

Guide to the Texas Music Collection
Alison Clemens
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA