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Collection Dates: 1938 – 1967
Scope and Content Note: The Rayburn Moore collection consists of footage related to the Moore family. Also included are two reels of film showing touring performances of KFFA Radio's "King Biscuit Time," and one reel showing a walking tour around Ralston Purina's Research Farm outside of St. Louis, Missouri. One of the King Biscuit Time reels is a circa 1943 country store performance by blues artists Sonny Boy Williamson and Robert Junior Lockwood. The second King Biscuit Time reel is a 1952 bus performing tour of various Arkansas locations by Sonny Boy Williamson and other African-American performers.
Biographical Note: Max Moore founded Interstate Grocer Company in Helena, Arkanas. Interstate Grocer Company created King Biscuit Flour and was the original sponsor of KFFA radio's "King Biscuit Time."
Extent: 19 film reels : si., b&w and col. ; 8 mm.
Genre: Music;Home movies and video
Subject Headings: Moore, Rayburn S., 1920---Family;University of Georgia--Faculty;English teachers--Georgia--Athens;College teachers--Georgia--Athens;Soldiers--United States;Moore, Max, 1895-1979--Family;Interstate Grocer Company;KFFA (Radio station : Helena, Ark.);King Biscuit time (Radio program);Williamson, Sonny Boy, -1965;Lockwood, Robert Jr., 1915-2006;Ralston Purina Company;Blues (Music)--Arkansas--Helena;Blues musicians--Arkansas--Helena;African Americans;African American musicians--Arkansas--Helena;Music.
Provenance: Deposited at the Walter J. Brown Media Archives by Jean Bear, 2007.
Cite Collection As: Rayburn Moore collection, circa 1938-1967. Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries.
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