Scope and Content of Collection
The Hugo Keesing collection on Roy Orbison consists of realia, such as concert t-shirts, framed photographs and posters, and items containing his autograph. It also contains concert ephemera, such as ticket stubs, newspaper clippings, magazines, audio and visual recordings, sheet music, and research materials of Dr. Keesing pertaining to Orbison's discography. Several clippings are obituaries and tributes to Orbison. This collection covers the period from 1956 to 2001; the bulk dates of the materials are concentrated in three main periods: 1961 to 1962, 1967 to 1979, and 1981 to 1992.