Papers of Sam Hinton, professional folk singer, illustrator, aquarist, and teacher of literature and folklore at UC San Diego.
The collection is arranged in two accessions. The accession processed in 2009 consists of music-related and professional files,
and includes Hinton's work with
Sing Out! Magazine, as well as drafts and research materials for Hinton's published articles and books. The accession processed in 2015 was
originally donated to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Archives and contains artwork, including portrait caricatures
and drawings for Hinton's weekly newspaper column "The Ocean World," science materials and photographs.
Sam Duffie Hinton (1917-2009) was an American folk singer, illustrator, aquarist, and teacher of literature and folklore.
His musical career began as a young child, playing a button accordion, harmonica and pennywhistle for public audiences in
his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Hinton performed with his two sisters under the group name “The Texas Trio” after moving
with his family to Crockett, Texas in 1935. In 1937 Hinton was hired to perform on the popular radio program
The Major Bowes Original Amateur Hour.
16.8 Linear feet
(42 archives boxes, 2 card file boxes, and 6 oversize folders)
Publication rights are held by the Regents of the University of California.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETRIEVAL OF MATERIALS. Boxes 1-28 (SRLF). Boxes 29-42 (SIO Archives).