Coast to Coast: Preserving Ozark Jubilee

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Ozark Jubilee Full Sponsorship - Sponsor the digitization of an entire episode, and we will put your name on a title screen before the YouTube video.

The Ozark Jubilee was a live, nationally broadcast country-western variety show originating from the Jewell Theater -- “the heart of the Ozarks” -- in downtown Springfield from 1955 through 1960. Many country music stars began or advanced their careers by appearing on the Jubilee including Porter Wagoner, Patsy Cline, Brenda Lee, Johnny Cash, and the Philharmonics.  

Currently over 60 episodes reside in kinescope form in the University of California, Los Angeles Film and Television Archive. With your help, the we will work with UCLA to digitize and make available all viable episodes on a dedicated YouTube channel.  

Each episode costs $2,500, and we've selected an episode from January 1956 as our first episode.  This episode includes performances by the Porter Wagoner Trio, and interviews with Missouri Senators Tom Hennings and Stuart Symington, and St. Louis Cardinals baseball star Stan Musial. 

Your contribution will help us bring the Jubilee back to the Ozarks and beyond! 

For questions on incentives or this project, please contact

*In addition,  MSU alumni that make a qualifying gift of $25 or more receive an Active Alumni Member card.  

Check out YouTube!

The Ozark Jubilee YouTube channel has launched. A couple of episodes are currently up with eight more over then next few weeks. The episode you have sponsored has not been digitized yet but will be soon. For updates on the progress and to give towards more episodes go to Thank you for your support.

2603 days ago by Missouri State University Libraries

Thank you all for giving! This morning we surpassed our goal for this episode of the Ozark Jubilee. Additional funds will go towards digitizing more episodes. Share with your friends and let's see how many episodes we can fund!

Thanks again so much.

2741 days ago by Missouri State University Libraries
Homestretch Update

We are in the homestretch with just 10 days left. Thank you all who have supported digitizing this Ozark Jubilee episode. 

In case you missed it last week. Here is a link to a short video of Wayne Glenn talking about the importance of the Ozark Jubilee. Feel free to share it with your friends. Thanks again for your support.

2747 days ago by Missouri State University Libraries

Thank you all for your support to digitize this episode of the Ozark Jubilee. We are almost at 70% this morning. Since today is #GivingTuesday please consider sharing this project with your friends.

Here is a sneak peak of part of the graphics for the mugs.

Thank you again for your support!

2753 days ago by Missouri State University Libraries

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