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Series I: Manuscripts
BOX-FOLDER 1/1Correspondence and contacts, 1964-2000
Each item or group of items (materials from one envelope) is housed in a separate bond paper folder. Materials include correspondence sent to Earl Crabb, ranging from generic event reminders to a postcard from Tandy Beal (for 10 years the artistic director of the Pickle Family Circus), a handwritten letter from "Mac" (probably Mac Wiseman), a handwritten letter from Mary DuShane (the original fiddler with the Powdermilk Biscuit Band, which played on the "Prairie Home Companion" radio show), and a handwritten contact list of names and phone numbers for various individuals (including Jim Kweskin, Jack Elliott, John Hammond, and others).
BOX-FOLDER 1/2Preliminary drawings and lists for "Humbead's Revised Map of the World," 1967-1968
Envelope with drawings and legal instructions regarding intellectual rights.
BOX-FOLDER 1/3Recording contract, October 5, 1967
1 folder
Contract between Vanguard records and the Cleanliness and Godliness Skiffle Band.
BOX-FOLDER 1/4Flyers, calendars, and programs (originals), folder 1 of 2, 1960s-1970s
1 folder
Individual events such as the annual fiddlers's conventions in Berkeley, event calendars for Freight and Salvage, and programs for events such as the Concert of Folk Music, presented by the Williams Motorcycle Club, and flyers for groups, such as the San Francisco Mime Troupe, and for clubs on both U.S. coasts such as Café Yana, Moon-Cussler, Golden Vanity, and Club 47.
BOX-FOLDER 1/5Flyers, calendars, and programs (originals), folder 2 of 2, 1960s-1970s
1 folder
See notes for folder 1/4.
BOX-FOLDER 1/6Flyers and calendars (photocopies)
1 folder
Photocopies sent to Earl Crabb, with notes.
BOX-FOLDER 1/7Printed and handwritten documents
1 folder
A few pages of handwritten notes, and for the most part printed documents such as lyrics, a backstage pass for the 1967 Berkeley Folk Music Festival, informational flyers, a printout of Pete Frame's Berkeley music "family tree" (replacing a photocopied and taped version that arrived with the collection), programs for the memorial tribute to Earl Crabb, newspaper and magazine clippings, and related materials.
BOX-FOLDER 2/1Manuscript materials from sound recording containers
1 folder
BOX-FOLDER 2/2Manuscript materials from photo albums
1 folder
Items delivered with photographic materials but with no direct association to them. Includes a fragmented flyer for Club 47, Inc., business cards (including one for Earl Crabb, from E/Soft), and two copies of "Humbead's Revised Map of the World" (8 in. x 10 in. and 5 3/4 in. 7 1/4 in.).
BOX-FOLDER 2/3Song lists for sound recordings (folder 1 of 4), 1960s-1990s
1 folder
Various versions and degrees of completion for a list of sound recordings in the collection. A few pages are handwritten, and the rest typed, dittoed, or printed from a computer document. According to one set of lists dated 1998, the recordings were "recently" found in the attic, assumed to be Earl Crabb's home.
BOX-FOLDER 2/4Song lists for sound recordings (folder 2 of 4), 1960s-1990s
1 folder
See notes for folder 2/2.
BOX-FOLDER 2/5Song lists for sound recordings (folder 3 of 4), 1960s-1990s
1 folder
See notes for folder 2/2.
BOX-FOLDER 2/6Song lists for sound recordings (folder 4 of 4), 1960s-1990s
1 folder
See notes for folder 2/2.
BOX-FOLDER 2/7Broadside, 1962-1964
1 folder
Magazine issue numbers 5, 33, 40, and 45, and one unnumbered compilation issue.
BOX-FOLDER 2/8The Broadside, vol. II, 1963
1 folder
Magazine issue numbers 8 (two copies), 9, 10, 13 (cover only), 15, 18, 19, 23, and 20. Some issues are incomplete.
BOX-FOLDER 2/9The Broadside vol. III, 1964-1965
1 folder
Magazine issue numbers 1-8 (two copies of issue 2), 14-15, 17-19, and 22-25.
BOX-FOLDER 2/10The Broadside, vol. IV, 1965
1 folder
Magazine issue numbers 1-3, 5-6, 8-9.
BOX-FOLDER 3/1Hootenanny, 1963-1964
1 folder
4 magazine issues; not all are complete.
BOX-FOLDER 3/2Tune Up, 1963-1964
1 folder
Magazine issues vol. 2, no 1; vol. 2, no. 2; October 1964, and November 1964.
BOX-FOLDER 3/3Rolling Blunder Review, 1987-1989
1 folder
Magazine issue numbers 5 and 9-12.
BOX-FOLDER 3/4Periodicals (folder 1 of 2), 1960-1990s
1 folder
Periodicals covering music industry and business subjects, with some of general interest.
BOX-FOLDER 3/5Periodicals (folder 2 of 2), 1960-1990s
1 folder
See note for folder 3/5.
BOX-FOLDER 3/6Catalogs
1 folder
A catalog for County Records and Publications, and a catalog from the store Archie McPhee.
Series II: Sound recordings
ITEM_ID AFC 2016/048: SR01Indian Neck Folk Festival. Original ID number: 1, May 6, 1961
1 sound tape reel (acetate) : analog ; 7 in.
ITEM_ID AFC 2016/048: SR02Left Bank shows, Indian Neck Folk Festival (1961), and dubs of commercial recordings. Original ID number: 4, circa 1961
1 sound tape reel (acetate) : analog ; 7 in.
ITEM_ID AFC 2016/048: SR03Williams Motorcycle Club concert, at Adams Memorial Theatre, Williamstown, MA. Original ID number: 6, November 10, 1962
1 sound tape reel (polyester) : analog, 4 track, stereo ; 7 in.
ITEM_ID AFC 2016/048: SR04Original ID number: 7
1 sound tape reel (polyester) : analog ; 7 in.
ITEM_ID AFC 2016/048: SR05Original ID number: 10
1 sound tape reel (acetate) : analog ; 7 in.
ITEM_ID AFC 2016/048: SR06Dubs of commercial recordings. Original ID number: 11
1 sound tape reel (acetate) : analog ; 7 in.
ITEM_ID AFC 2016/048: SR07Original ID number: 12
1 sound tape reel (polyester) : analog ; 7 in.
ITEM_ID AFC 2016/048: SR08Original ID number: 13
1 sound tape reel (acetate) : analog ; 7 in.
ITEM_ID AFC 2016/048: SR09Original ID number: 17
1 sound tape reel (acetate) : analog ; 7 in.
ITEM_ID AFC 2016/048: SR10Some dubs of commercial recordings, and some that may be original. Original ID number: 23
1 sound tape reel (acetate) : analog ; 7 in.
ITEM_ID AFC 2016/048: SR11Dubs of commercial recordings. Original ID number: 28
1 sound tape reel (acetate) : analog ; 7 in.
ITEM_ID AFC 2016/048: SR12Original ID number: 30
1 sound tape reel (acetate) : analog ; 7 in.
ITEM_ID AFC 2016/048: SR13Original ID number: 44 on reel, 70 on tape box
1 sound tape reel (polyester) : analog ; 7 in.
ITEM_ID AFC 2016/048: SR14Original ID number: 60 on reel, 61 on tape box
1 sound tape reel (polyester) : analog ; 7 in.
ITEM_ID AFC 2016/048: SR15David and Megan Marash. Original ID number: 60
1 sound tape reel (polyester) : analog ; 5 in.
ITEM_ID AFC 2016/048: SR16Original ID number: 71
1 sound tape reel (acetate) : analog ; 7 in.
ITEM_ID AFC 2016/048: SR17"Farinas" written on tape reel; probably Richard and Mimi Fariña. "Skiffle Band Earl's Crab Joint" written on tape reel; probably Cleanliness and Godliness Skiffle Band, performing at Earl's Crab Joint. Original ID number: 72
1 sound tape reel (polyester) : analog ; 7 in.
ITEM_ID AFC 2016/048: SR18Original ID number: 75
1 sound tape reel (polyester) : analog ; 7 in.
ITEM_ID AFC 2016/048: SR19Original ID number: 100
1 sound tape reel (polyester) : analog ; 7 in.
ITEM_ID AFC 2016/048: SR20Original ID number: 101
1 sound tape reel (polyester) : analog ; 7 in.
ITEM_ID AFC 2016/048: SR21Original ID number: 102
1 sound tape reel (polyester) : analog ; 7 in.
ITEM_ID AFC 2016/048: SR22Original ID number: 104
1 sound tape reel (polyester) : analog ; 7 in.
ITEM_ID AFC 2016/048: SR23Original ID number: 110
1 sound tape reel (polyester) : analog ; 7 in.
ITEM_ID AFC 2016/048: SR24Cleanliness and Godliness Skiffle Band
1 sound tape reel (polyester) : analog ; 7 in.
ITEM_ID AFC 2016/048: SR25Cleanliness and Godliness Skiffle Band
1 sound tape reel (polyester) : analog ; 7 in.
ITEM_ID AFC 2016/048: SR26Cleanliness and Godliness Skiffle Band; possibly a radio broadcast
1 sound tape reel (polyester) : analog ; 3 1/4 in.
ITEM_ID AFC 2016/048: SR27Cleanliness and Godliness Skiffle Band; possibly recorded in Berkeley, California in the 1960s
1 sound tape reel (polyester) : analog ; 7 in.
ITEM_ID AFC 2016/048: SR28Wayne Smith and Ry Cooder
1 sound tape reel (polyester) : analog ; 7 in.
ITEM_ID AFC 2016/048: SR29Wilson, Shubb, and Shubb
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