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Bill Rice Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3117

This collection houses two song sheets and a ribbon from Bill Rice's Rice Revival, held in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in 1946. Song sheets include lyrics for "Everybody Ought to Know" and lyrics and music for "Sing As You Ride." Photographs are printed on all items and include pictures of Bill Rice, his wife, and their children.

Dates

  • 1946

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses two song sheets and a ribbon from Bill Rice's Rice Revival, held in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in 1946. Song sheets include lyrics for "Everybody Ought to Know" and lyrics and music for "Sing As You Ride." Photographs are printed on all items and include pictures of Bill Rice, his wife, and their children.

Biographical/Historical Note

Bill Rice was born in 1912 in Dunn, Texas. He attended Decatur Baptist College and Moody Bible Institute. He then began conducting evangelical revivals with a cowboy theme, writing gospel songs, editing a Christian paper, and broadcasting a weekly radio show. He married Cathy (last name unknown), settled in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and started a Christian summer camp for the deaf called Bill Rice Ranch. He died in 1978.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Collection was purchased by Special Collection on March 21, 2007.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480