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Series I: Manuscripts (continued)
Subseries C: Writings (continued)
Sub-subseries 3: Radio, television, and film
Includes interviews, and radio, television, and film productions.
BOX-FOLDER 73/5 Hindman Settleman School fiftieth anniversary, 1952
A complete, typed script for a production to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the school's founding.
BOX-FOLDER 73/6 "Ballad for Easter" (film), 1957
Typed script with significant handwritten edits and notations, typed lyrics with handwritten notes, and related materials.
BOX-FOLDER 73/7 Olde Bangum, 1958
A typed introduction by Oscar Brand to the book Old Bangum, plus a narration copy for the film of the same name.
BOX-FOLDER 73/8 Transcripts (folder 1 of 3), 1959-1979; undated
Scripts or partial transcripts from various radio and television shows, and other productions, among them: "Look up and live" (July 31, 1955), "Look up and live" (January 20, 1957), a radio show about the song "Yankee Doodle," featuring Oscar Brand, Jean Ritchie, and Van Doren (July 3, 1959), "The Dave Garroway show" (possibly 1959), "Variety showcase" (Nov. 10, 1960), a detailed discography, "Her infinite variety" (September 11, 1963), "Jewish Home Show," with Ruth Jacobs (August 13, 1964), "Oscar Brand's Sing of Nassau" (i.e., Nassau County, New York; 1976), "Today and yesterday: Singing family, with Jean Ritchie" (May 11, 1979), and related documents. Also correspondence: a signed letter from Norman Lear (December 12, 1959).
BOX-FOLDER 73/9 Transcripts (folder 2 of 3), 1959-1979; undated
See description for folder 73/8.
BOX-FOLDER 73/10 Transcripts (folder 3 of 3), 1959-1979; undated
See description for folder 73/8.
BOX-FOLDER 74/1 "The Jean Ritchie show" (series title: "As I Rowed Out") (folder 1 of 2),
A series on WRVR radio; Jean did a few shows under the name "The Jean Ritchie Show." Correspondence, and typed transcript and handwritten notes. Includes shows "Love songs, happy and otherwise," "Earning a living," "Courting, marriage, and other notions," "The good spirits," "Songs of freedom," and possibly others.
BOX-FOLDER 74/2 "The Jean Ritchie show" (series title: "As I Rowed Out") (folder 2 of 2),
A series on WRVR radio; Jean did a few shows under the name "The Jean Ritchie Show." Correspondence, and typed transcript and handwritten notes. Includes shows "Love songs, happy and otherwise," "Earning a living," "Courting, marriage, and other notions," "The good spirits," "Songs of freedom," and possibly others.
BOX-FOLDER 74/3 "Sing, America, Sing" (musical), 1975
revised script for the musical celebrating the USA's bicentennial.
BOX-FOLDER 74/4 "Hindman Settlement School: a part of our heritage," 1981-1983
A show produced circa 1983. Correspondence, a typed manuscript with handwritten edits, and various notes.
BOX-FOLDER 74/5 "Stir-off" (film), 1980-1989
A typed script for the film "Stir-off!"
BOX-FOLDER 74/6 "Streetshow: seasonal customs from the English countryside" (Peter Kennedy), 1986
Typed transcript of a conversation between Jean and Peter Kennedy, and field footage logs.
BOX-FOLDER 74/7 "Lyrics and Legends" (folder 1 of 4), 1962-1963
George Pickow did all the filming for "Lyrics and Legends," a series of 15 programs produced by WHYY-TV for National Educational Television (NET; later PBS), and aired in 1963. Documents include film records for the creation of these programs.
BOX-FOLDER 74/8 "Lyrics and Legends" (folder 2 of 4), 1962-1963
See description for folder 74/8.
BOX-FOLDER 74/9 "Lyrics and Legends" (folder 3 of 4), 1962-1963
See description for folder 74/8.
BOX-FOLDER 74/10 "Lyrics and Legends" (folder 4 of 4), 1962-1963
See description for folder 74/8.
BOX-FOLDER 74/11 "Mountain Born: The Jean Ritchie Story": logs for B-rolls, photos, and archival material, February 7, 1996
Photocopy of a typed document with handwritten notations.
BOX-FOLDER 74/12 "Mountain Born: The Jean Ritchie Story": footage and stills, January 3, 1996
Typed document with a handwritten sticky note from Cindy Asher.
BOX-FOLDER 75/1 "Mountain Born: The Jean Ritchie Story": Jean Ritchie's interviews (folder 1 of 2), version 1, 1996
Unbound pages of the interview transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 75/2 "Mountain Born: The Jean Ritchie Story": Jean Ritchie's interviews (folder 2 of 2), version 1, 1996
See description for folder 75/1.
BOX-FOLDER 75/3 "Mountain Born: The Jean Ritchie Story": Jean Ritchie's interviews, version 2
Bound pages of the interview transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 75/4 "Mountain Born: The Jean Ritchie Story": editing script (copy), version 1, February 7, 1996
Computer-printed copy, with a few pencilled notations.
BOX-FOLDER 75/5 "Mountain Born: The Jean Ritchie Story": editing script (copy), version 2, February 7, 1996
Computer-printed copy, with significant corrections and deletions in black magic marker.
BOX-FOLDER 75/6 "Mountain Born: The Jean Ritchie Story": transcribed interviews, version 1 (folder 1 of 2)
Computer-printed transcriptions of interviews with Doc Watson, George Wein, Peter Schickele, Naomi Judd, interviews at the Ritchie family reunion, John and Peter Pickow, and George Pickow. See folders 76/1 and 76/2.
BOX-FOLDER 75/7 "Mountain Born: The Jean Ritchie Story": transcribed interviews, version 1 (folder 2 of 2)
Computer-printed transcriptions of interviews with Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Loyal Jones, and Oscar Brand. Also includes information about B-rolls and the VHS tape product.
BOX-FOLDER 76/1 "Mountain Born: The Jean Ritchie Story": transcribed interviews, version 2 (folder 1 of 2)
Similar to the contents for folders 75/6 and 75/7. Transcriptions of interviews with ---. See folders 76/1 and 76/2
BOX-FOLDER 76/2 "Mountain Born: The Jean Ritchie Story": transcribed interviews, version 2 (folder 2 of 2)
See description for folder 76/1.
BOX-FOLDER 76/3 "Jean Ritchie field trip," 1956-1957
Correspondence, invoices, postal receipts, and related documents. According to Jean's note on the original folder, this was the first record released on Collectors Ltd. Editions (which became Greenhays Recordings).
BOX-FOLDER 76/4 Notes, drafts, and correspondence (folder 1 of 2), 1950-2006
Materials related to various projects, including correspondence, notes, and drafts, some in partial form.
BOX-FOLDER 76/5 Notes, drafts, and correspondence (folder 2 of 2), 1950-2006
See description for folder 76/4.
BOX-FOLDER 76/6 "The great Lomax party film mystery" and other notes
Handwritten notes regarding missing footage and other film-related matters.
BOX-FOLDER 76/7 Next of Kin (film): second revised draft, January 21, 1987
Screenplay by Michael Jenning and Jeb Stuart (second revised draft).
BOX-FOLDER 76/8 Next of Kin (film): second revised draft (Jean Ritchie's part), January 21, 1987
Section of the screenplay with Jean's part.
BOX-FOLDER 76/9 Next of Kin (film): production information and reviews
Call sheets, contact information, handwritten notes, newspaper reviews, preproduction rehearsal information, and related documents. Two photos of the house from the porch scene have been relocated to Series III.
BOX-FOLDER 77/1 "Singin' the moon up: the voice of Jean Ritchie," September 2005
Script for a play based on Jean's early beginnings as a folk singer, and originally produced by Pennsylvania Center State, Pennsylvania State University. A newspaper article originally with the script has been relocated to the subseries Press Coverage, and sound recordings have been relocated to Series II.
Sub-subseries 4: Projects
Appearances, field work, concerts, business, and related matters.
BOX-FOLDER 77/2 Fulbright scholarship year and post-Fulbright activities (folder 1 of 2), 1946-1995; bulk dates: 1951-1953åå
Jean's Fulbright proposal ("statement of purpose"), correspondence, a document detailing the terms of the award, "Ballad-Hunting in the British Isles" (a typed copy of the article Jean wrote for the Fulbright magazine, plus early drafts), travel documents, a road map for the British Isles, program from the reception for Fulbright scholars, (two copies), grantee vouchers for payment of expenses incident to the grant, a document listing captions to accompany photos George took during the Fulbright year, to accompany Jean's story on her experiences, a Paris guide booklet, a booklet on international travel tips, and related documents.
BOX-FOLDER 77/3 Fulbright scholarship year and post-Fulbright activities (folder 2 of 2)
See description for folder 77/2.
BOX-FOLDER 77/4 Field trip (CD) proofs for liner notes, circa 2001
Proofs for the reissue of some of Jean's field work.
BOX-FOLDER 77/5 England, 1966-1971
Handwritten notes, receipts, contracts, blank hotel stationary and envelopes, correspondence (including letters from Bridie O'Donnell, of Jacqui and Bridie), notes and a drawing in a the handwriting of either Jon or Peter Pickow, and related materials.
BOX-FOLDER 77/6 Ireland materials, 1951-1953
Correspondence, primarily related to George's photographic work, newspaper clippings, handwritten notes, a list of organized hunts, and related materials.
BOX-FOLDER 77/7 Belfast (BBC), 1972-1973
Script for an episode of "Ulster in Focus" (A BBC program), featuring "Singing Family"; another script, a TV program line-up, and correspondence.
BOX-FOLDER 77/8 Daivi and Maura O'Cronin, 1991
Correspondence regarding Jean's upcoming participation in the Galway Arts Festival, and related materials. Photos have been relocated to Series III.
BOX-FOLDER 77/9 Cordelia "Aunt Cord" Ritchie, 1993
Letter from Georgia Wier to Jean regarding Cordelia "Aunt Cord" Ritchie and basket-making, plus handwritten notes. Negatives and prints have been moved to Series III.
BOX-FOLDER 77/10 American folk styles: past presentations, 1979
Lecture notes from the course Jean taught at California State University-Fresno, which she used for Berea research in 1982. Includes correspondence, handwritten notes, a course schedule, an address list,, photocopied and dittoed music, music score, lyrics
BOX-FOLDER 77/11 Dulcimer orders, 1961-1963
Handwritten and typed correspondence.
BOX-FOLDER 78/1 Dulcimer sales, 1972-1973
Order forms, correspondence, and receipts.
BOX-FOLDER 78/2 Newport Folk Foundation committee (folder 1 of 4), 1962-1970
Proposal for the festival, correspondence, foundation committee minutes, George's festival employee badge, unsigned copies of the 1965 festival consent form, reports of funds and expenses, a list of performers who appeared at Newport since 1963, handwritten notes, and related documents.
BOX-FOLDER 78/3 Newport Folk Foundation committee (folder 2 of 4), 1962-1970
See description for folder 78/2.
BOX-FOLDER 78/4 Newport Folk Foundation committee (folder 3 of 4), 1962-1970
See description for folder 78/2.
BOX-FOLDER 78/5 Newport Folk Foundation committee (folder 4 of 4), 1962-1970
See description for folder 78/2.
BOX-FOLDER 78/6 Newport Folk Festival (folder 1 of 3), 1963-1972
Correspondence, meeting minutes, a TV series proposal, documents about Southwestern Indian music, documents regarding Newport Folk Foundation and festival expenses, brochures and flyers about other festivals, and related materials.
BOX-FOLDER 79/1 Newport Folk Festival (folder 2 of 3), 1963-1972
BOX-FOLDER 79/2 Newport Folk Festival (folder 3 of 3), 1963-1972
BOX-FOLDER 79/3 National Endowment for the Arts: early days of the folk program, 1970-1973
A copy of Public Law 209, guidelines for American Musical Heritage Program, correspondence, official documents and announcements from NEA, and related materials.
BOX-FOLDER 79/4 National Endowment for the Arts, 1973-1978
Correspondence, Public Law 209 (in typed and published copies), newspaper clippings, handwritten notes, the 1978 edition of the application guidelines for the Jazz/Folk/Ethnic Music program, and the 1976-1977 NEA guide to programs.
BOX-FOLDER 79/5 "Government and the Arts: Hearings before a special subcommittee..." (S. 741), 1962
A copy of this publication. The NEA was founded in 1965. Jean spoke at one of the hearings, and commented on the lack of government interest in and support for the arts.
Subseries D: Folklore and resources
Sub-subseries 1: Folklore
BOX-FOLDER 79/6 Appalachian arts, 1958, 1995; undated
Folder title assigned by processor; the original title was "Balis Ritchie." The hunt story may have been written by him. Brochures, Mummer of Marshfield documents, correspondence, a newspaper clipping, business cards, and a photocopy of a handwritten story about a coon hunt, dulcimer making, and related materials.
BOX-FOLDER 80/1 Paper doll quilts (Rebekka Seigel), 1997-1998
Correspondence, Kentucky Folk Art annual report (1997-1998), paper doll outlines, computer prints of photos, and related materials. Photographs have been moved to Series III.
BOX-FOLDER 80/2 Cross stitch pattern of "The dulcimer player," circa 1978-1979
Correspondence from Charles Joyner on a cross stitch pattern he designed, after an image of Jean playing the dulcimer. Includes a copy of the pattern itself.
BOX-FOLDER 80/3 Materials from the 2013 accrual (folder 1 of 2), 1964-2000
Materials received by AFC in a group together with the Folklore sub-subseries. Correspondence, brochures, newspaper clippings, and related materials.
BOX-FOLDER 80/4 Materials from the 2013 accrual (folder 2 of 2), 1959-1988
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