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Cumberland Trio Collection

Identifier: MS-3749

  • Staff Only

Included in the collection are various ephemera, newspaper clippings covering their 50th anniversary, and copies of each of their cd’s and DVD's, including: Back Where We Began, Lost and Found, and Reunion Concert. The collection also includes copies of the book "A Lion Named Sam" and accompanying CD, written by Jerre Haskew and his wife, Barbara Short Haskew.


  • 2000-2014


The materials in this collection are in English.

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.


1 Linear Feet


The collection consists of various ephemera, newspaper clippings about the Cumberland Trio's 50th anniversary, as well as copies of the musical group's CDs and live concert DVDs.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Cumberland Trio is a musical group that originated at the University of Tennessee in 1962. Despite their name, the "trio" had four members: Andy Garverick, Jerre Askew, Tom Kilpatrick, and Jim Shuptrine.

The group formed during while the four were members of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity, combining their musical prowess and forming the Cumberland Trio in the fall of 1962. After having great success in on campus and in Knoxville, the group was signed to RIC records that filed for bankrupcy in 1963, bringing an end to the group's success.

The group reunited in the early 2000s, performing together again and rereleasing albums, but disbanded for good upon the death of founding member Andy Garverick.

Accurals Note

This collection was donated to the Special Collections in 2014.

Repository Details

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

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA