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Christine L. Nethers collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 1701 AV

Scope and Contents

The Christine L. Nethers collection documents the teenage years of Nethers as she grew up in the Central Ohio area. The collection contains materials that Nethers obtained as a follower of the popular culture of the day, including rock and pop music, movie and television stars, and writing to "penpals." The collection includes promotional material of local, regional and national AM and FM stations, particularly the "hit sheets" - weekly pamphlets produced by radio stations to promote the local "Top 40" hits featured on the air. These hit sheets include promotional images of popular DJs, upcoming events and concerts and advertising. This material documents the importance of local radio stations to teenagers growing up in the 1960's and early 1970's, when rock, soul, and pop music was a dominant force in their lives. Like many teenagers of the mid 1960's, Nethers' interest in rock music was not only confined to the "Top 40" hits of the day. She also followed a local Central Ohio band The Dantes. The Dantes formed in Worthington, Ohio, in 1964, one of the thousands of teenage "garage rock" bands across the United States that sprung up in the wake of the "British Invasion" that followed the arrival of The Beatles for their first US tour in February, 1964. Influenced by the hard rhythm and blues sound of the Rolling Stones, the Dantes became one of the most popular local bands, winning "Battle of the Band" contests around the Columbus area and releasing a number of 45 RPM records, the first of which featured their original song "Can't Get Enough of Your Love," which became a local hit, rising to number 1 on Columbus radio station WCOL.This collection includes photographs of the band performing live in 1965 and 1966, a signed promotional photograph, and copies of the "Can't Get Enough of Your Love" 45. The collection also includes materials reflecting the day-to-day life of Nethers while growing up and include photographs of friends, family and penpals, lists of her favorite records, song lyrics, notes to friends, clippings, celebrity and pop star "collectables" and other miscellany she collected as a teen. A small selection of other 45 RPM records that she purchased in the 1960s is also included.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1966 - 1976

Conditions Governing Use

No access restrictions.

Biographical / Historical

Christine L. Nethers was born in Newark, Ohio, October 4th, 1950 and grew up in the Central Ohio area. As reflected in the contents of this collection, which documents her teenage years, Ms. Nethers occupied herself in ways typical of the American teenager of the 1960's and early 1970's: purchasing hit records and magazines, hanging out with friends, following pop stars and celebrities, and writing to pen pals around the country.

Ms. Nethers died in Heath, Ohio, July 18th, 2003.

Extent

.5 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Custodial History

The Ohio History Connections holds the property rights to this collection.

Legal Status

The Ohio History Connection acquired the Christine L. Nethers collection from Amanda Riley in May of 2018.

Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Ohio History Connection Repository

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Columbus Ohio 43211