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dc.contributor.advisorCharlton, Thomas L. (Thomas Lee)
dc.contributor.authorHolland, Michelle Linsey.
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University. American Studies Program.en
dc.date.accessioned2007-12-03T18:48:24Z
dc.date.available2007-12-03T18:48:24Z
dc.date.copyright2007
dc.date.issued2007-12-03T18:48:24Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/5065
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 239-248).en
dc.description.abstractA historical study of the Cooper Club in Henderson, Texas, which was open from 1932 to 1942, uncovers an exciting period in both American and East Texas history. Nationally, dance orchestras embarked on tours of the United States, playing one-night stands in small towns. Locally, the nightclub existed during the great East Texas oil boom. Under the management of owner Hugh Cooper, the Cooper Club became a staple for music lovers in East Texas who appreciated its elegant atmosphere and high caliber of entertainment. Local, regional, and national dance bands played one-night stands and brought to the oil field the latest in popular sweet music, swing, and jazz. The Cooper Club has significance and is deserving of scholarly research, for it shines light on the social and cultural history of Henderson, Texas, from 1932 to 1942, as well as the excitement of famous orchestras coming to a small town.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Michelle Linsey Holland.en
dc.format.extentviii, 248 p. : ill.en
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en
dc.subjectRusk County (Tex.) -- History.en
dc.subjectHenderson (Tex.) -- History.en
dc.subjectNightclubs --- Texas --- Henderson.en
dc.subjectPopular music -- 1931-1940.en
dc.subjectOil fields --- Texas, East -- History.en
dc.subjectDance orchestras.en
dc.title“Where East Texas dances”: the Cooper Club of Henderson, Rusk County, and popular dance bands, 1932-1942.en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.description.degreeM.A.en
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen
dc.contributor.departmentAmerican Studies.en


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