Elmer Williams

Date: 1989 July 24
Length: 61 min.
Call Number: OHC327


Photographer. Born July 15, 1927. Commercial photographer, worked with the country music industry during the 1950s and early 1960s. Also worked as an ambulance driver for a Nashville funeral home.

Interview Summary

1989 July 24
(1 hour, 1 minute)
Photographer Elmer Williams talks about numerous photos of country artists that he took during the late 1950s. Discussion includes memories from his career as a professional photographer; comments on his experiences photographing various country artists, including Ferlin Husky and the Wilburn Brothers; and his decision to leave professional photography to pursue a career as a police officer and ambulance driver.