Journal of Texas Music History | Volume 9

Issue Contributors

Kevin Mooney, Ph.D.
Teaches in the School of Music at Texas State University-San Marcos . He has written several articles for The Handbook of Texas Music, The journal of Texas Music History, and other publications.

Joe W. Specht
Is former Director of the Jay-Rollins Library at McMurray University in Abilene, Texas. He is co-editor of and a contributing author to The Roots of Texas Music (Texas A&M University Press, 2003), and he has authored numerous articles for The Handbook of Texas Music, The Journal of Texas Music History, The Encyclopedia of Country Music, and other publications.

Ruth Sullivan
Holds an M .A. in History from Texas State University. In addition to museum work and teaching history for more than three decades, Sullivan has published several articles in The Handbook of Texas Music.

John Wheat
Is Sound Archivist at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin, where he oversees the Center's extensive collections of music and the spoken word. Wheat has written for The Handbook of Texas Music, The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, and other publications. A professional historian, translator, musician, and lecturer, Wheat brings a wide range of experience to his efforts in documenting the development of music and the music industry in Texas and the greater South and Southwest.