John Gilliland Portrait

About this Collection

Donated to the University of North Texas Music Library, the John Gilliland Collection is composed of audio recordings of the internationally acclaimed "Pop Chronicles" radio series. Included in the collection are the broadcast shows of the "Pop Chronicles 50's & 60's," and the "Pop Chronicles 40's," as well as the raw interviews that were used in the creation of the series. Approximately 200 reel-to-reel tapes, and more than 50 DAT and cassette tapes yield over 230 hours of pop music history. The tapes have been carefully transferred to digital format at the University of North Texas Music Library's sound preservation studio by then-graduate library assistant Jonathan Thorn.