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Interview with Mr. Jerry Clower : native Mississippian, humorist, and businessman

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Creator:Clower, Jerry, 1926-
Title:Interview with Mr. Jerry Clower : native Mississippian, humorist, and businessman
Date:1973 July 12
Description:

Oral history. Interview conducted on July 12, 1973 with Mr. Jerry Clower at his office in Yazoo City, Mississippi. Clower was born in 1926 at Route Four, Liberty, Mississippi. After graduating from high school, he joined the U.S. Navy. On completion of his service, Clower went on with his education earning a degree in Agronomy from Mississippi State University. In 1954, he became a salesman for Mississippi Chemical Corporation of Yazoo City, Mississippi where he worked for the next seventeen years. Clower was known for his witty anecdotes and humorous personality. In 1971, someone suggested that Clower record some of his stories. After signing a recording contract with Decca Recording Company, his first record climbed to eleventh on Billboard's chart. Since then he has recorded several more albums, made countless personal appearances, and became a regular on the Grand Ole Opry.

Electronic version made available through a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Types:Transcripts | Oral histories
Subjects:Clower, Jerry, 1926- | Anecdotes--Mississippi | Civil rights--Mississippi | Comedians--Mississippi--Interviews | Mississippi--Social conditions | Mississippi
Collection:USM Oral History
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:Caudill, Orley B. | Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage | University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
Online Publisher:Hattiesburg, Miss.: University of Southern Mississippi Libraries | 2002-02-05
Original Material:

Mississippi Oral History Program of the University of Southern Mississippi, vol. 38, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.

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