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The Hugo Keesing Collection on Roy Orbison


The Hugo Keesing Collection on Roy Orbison
Keesing, Hugo and Wouter (Roy Orbison)
Collection number:
4.00 lienar feet
Bulk dates:
1961-1979, 1981-1992
Inclusive dates:
1961-1995, undated
Collection Area:
Special Collections in Performing Arts
Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Contact the curator:

The Hugo Keesing Collection of Popular Music and Culture consists of books, serials, recordings, sheet music, clippings, and memorabilia related to 20th century American popular music, in particular rock 'n' roll. Collected by Hugo A. Keesing, a professor at the University of Maryland and a popular culture scholar, with his brother Wouter Keesing, the bulk of the collection covers the period from the 1950s through the 1990s. The Collection has been separated into five record groups. The collection consists of clippings and magazines, ephemera, recordings and miscellaneous documents. These materials span the length of Orbison's career.

Important Information for Users of the Collection


The collection is open for research use.

Preferred citation:

The Hugo Keesing Collection on Roy Orbison, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

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Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Contact the curator for an appointment:


This collection is PROCESSED.A full finding aid is available.