This collection consists of photographs of Richard Dobson and memorabilia related to his music career.
The Houston Folk Music Archive exists to save the history of Houston's vibrant and influential folk community that began in the early 1960s and ended in the mid 1980s. Through archival collections, oral histories, and an interactive ArcGIS StoryMap, we are documenting the people, places, and music that made Houston a folk mecca.
Explore the ArcGIS StoryMap for an interactive history, the archival collections, or search for your favorite performer, band, or venue in the A to Z list at the bottom.
Houston's Folk Music Venues
Before diving into the archives, you can explore the history of Houston's folk music community via its music venues, starting in 1961, through its heydey in the 1970s, and beyond. This ArcGIS StoryMap tells the story and features live audio, oral history clips, images, and interactive maps.