Ernest B. Ford Papers, 1937-1977 | East Texas Research Center

Collection Overview

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ID: A/59

Primary Creator: Ford, Ernest B. (Ernest Bevil) (1916-1991)

Extent: 2.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Consists of 95 items arranged in 16 folders and 2 boxes.

Subjects: Ford, Ernest B. (Ernest Bevil), 1916-1991 -- Manuscripts, Lyricists, Sheet music, Stephen F. Austin State University -- Alumni and alumnae

Forms of Material: Correspondence

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection includes manuscripts and published sheet music, correspondence, biographical materials, and manuscripts of two novels written by Ford.

Collection Historical Note

Ernest B. Ford was born in D'Lo, Mississippi on February 23, 1916. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1938. A lyricist, he collaborated on more than two hundred songs with many different composers. Among Ford's co-writers represented in this collection are Geoffrey O'Hara, J. Rosamond Johnson, Billy Mills, and Doc Bechtel. Ford retired in 1981 after serving 34 years as an advertising executive with the Houston Chronicle. Ford also owned Gulf Coast Music (publishing company). On April 16, 1991, Ford died in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was buried in Houston at Forest Park Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary. "Ernest B. Ford." Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel. 19 April 1991: A2.

Subject/Index Terms

Ford, Ernest B. (Ernest Bevil), 1916-1991 -- Manuscripts
Lyricists
Sheet music
Stephen F. Austin State University -- Alumni and alumnae

Administrative Information

Repository: East Texas Research Center

Acquisition Method: Gift


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Folder 1: Music BookAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Successful Songwriting, by Lou Herscher, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Music BookAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Tested Song Patterns, by Bert Heftier, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Song ListAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Ernest B. Ford, "Songs I Have Co-Written, Dates Written, and My Collaborators." 6 p. Typed., c.1989Add to your cart.
Folder 4: NovelAdd to your cart.
Item 1: In a Box: Manuscript of a novel entitled Hot Black, by Ernest Bevil Ford. Edited Typescript carbon.Add to your cart.

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