Researching Roy Orbison
An Exhibition of Materials from the Hugo Keesing Collection
Introduction to Primary Source Research Techniques
November 2008 - Fall
December 6, 2008 marks the twentieth anniversary of the death of
Roy Orbison – one of American's most distinctive singer-songwriters. To mark the
occasion, the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library of the University of
Maryland Libraries has created the gallery exhibition: Researching Roy
Orbison. The exhibition also celebrates the Hugo Keesing Collection of
Popular Music and Culture, as Dr. Keesing is a long-time fan and scholar of
The exhibition features Orbison materials from Dr.
Keesing's collection in a way that encourages the viewer, especially students,
to consider the objects' usefulness for research projects at an academic
institution. The materials on display also outline the highs and lows of
Orbison's music career that spanned over four decades.
Roy Orbison is open during the regular hours of the Smith Library and will
be on display until Fall 2010.