The Collection

Songbook used by Buddy Holly & The Crickets.

45 Record: True Love Ways
Other Objects presented in the exhibition:
  • Letters from Eddie Crandal
  • Letters from Cedarwood Publishing Co.
  • Letters from DECCA
  • Letter to A.V. Bamford handwritten by Buddy Holly thanking him for including the Crickets on a recent tour package
  • Stage clothing
  • Crickets postcards
  • Fan letters
  • Recording microphone
  • Custom guitar strap hand-crafted by Buddy Holly
  • Business cards
  • Original tour itineraries prepared for Buddy Holly, band members, and family
  • Promotional and personal black and white snapshots of Buddy Holly and The Crickets
  • Homework assignments
  • Wooden sling shot
  • Leatherworking kit
  • Buddy Holly's personal collection of 45 r.p.m. records
  • Photographs & Albums (donated by Wanda Corn, Dee Williamson, Travis & Sara Holley)
  • Framed album, autographs and flyer (donated by Linda Vala)