Earl Casey Accessions
Scope and Contents
Archival materials received from journalist and former CNN senior vice president, Earl Casey. Casey, a longtime friend of Jerry Jeff and Susan Walker, served as the chief researcher and writer/consultant on Jerry Jeff Walker’s autobiograpy, Gypsy Songman, 1999. The bulk of the material in this collection dates 1964-1990 and consists of research documents and taped interviews with transcipts conducted with Jerry Jeff Walker, Walker’s family, friends and other musicians for the book Gypsy Songman. Research documents include photocopies of Walker’s arrest records for his infamous, 1964 New Orleans public intoxication charge, correspondence between Walker, his family and friends, newspaper clippings pertaining to Walker’s childhood in Oneonta, New York and his subsequent musical career, a PhD dissertation pertaining to the songs of Jerry Jeff Walker, photographs, drawings, partial draft manuscript for Letters from the Road (original working title for Gypsy Songman) and a copy of Ben Jennings’ unpublished memoir. Color coded stickers on cassette tapes and transcripts along with color coded spreadsheet reflect Casey’s original numbering system. Folder titles preceding a semicolon reflect Casey’s original descriptions. NOTE: BOX 3664 FOLDER 1 IS RESTRICTED UNTIL 2035 WITHOUT CURATOR OR DIRECTOR’S PERMISSION.
- Casey, Earl (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research excluding Box 3664-NOTE: BOX 3664 FOLDER 1 IS RESTRICTED UNTIL 2035 WITHOUT CURATOR OR DIRECTOR’S PERMISSION.
Conditions Governing Use
Materials from the Wittliff Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user assumes responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish, and abiding by U.S. copyright laws. https://www.thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu/research/visit/policies/publication.html
Earl Casey is a journalist, former CNN senior vice president and longtime close friend of Jerry Jeff and Susan Walker. Casey served as the chief researcher and writer/consultant on Jerry Jeff Walker’s autobiograpy, Gypsy Songman, 1999.
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4 boxes (Audio and digital files on cassette tapes and thumb drives)
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Metadata Rights Declarations
- The descriptive data created for this finding aid is licensed under the CC0 Creative Commons license and is free for use without restriction.
This collection consists of research documents and taped interviews with transcipts conducted with Jerry Jeff Walker, Walker’s family, friends and other musicians. Materials were compiled by Earl Casey as research for the book Gypsy Songman.
Materials may be stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use: https://www.thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu/research/makearesearchappointment.html.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Earl Casey 2021
- Guide to the Earl Casey Accessions
- Sherri Turner-Herrmann
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
- 2021: Revised for ArchivesSpace by Sherri Turner-Herrmann.