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Series 1. Manuscripts, ca. 1956-2009 (continued)
Subseries 2. Old time and bluegrass music materials, 1957-2009
Materials relating to Cohen's relationship with and films about Roscoe Holcomb, including correspondence, transcriptions, ephemera, posters, contracts and prints. Correspondence and materials regarding the album, Mountain Music of Kentucky, and the film, Roscoe Holcomb: From Daisy, Kentucky. Includes materials relating to the New Lost City Ramblers, including posters and fliers, photographs, correspondence, contracts, notes, drafts of liner notes, festival programs, newspaper clippings, and magazine articles. Materials reflect the New Lost City Ramblers' touring and recorded work. Also included are the Putnam String County Band posters and materials relating to the Friends of Old Time Music. Other items in the subseries include the New Tranquility String Band recording project, the Banjo Bill Cornett recording project, as well as Willie Dixon sheet music.
BOX-FOLDER 6/61 Roscoe Holcomb: material for Steidl book, ca. 1960
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Photographic print of John Cohen and Roscoe Holcomb performing together; poster; ephemera relating to Holcomb and Cohen's book project.
BOX-FOLDER 6/62 Roscoe Holcomb and Mountain Music of Kentucky content, 1959-1967, 1969-1970, 1972-1973, 1978, 2002
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Map of Tennessee and Kentucky; correspondence from Roscoe Holcomb to John Cohen.
BOX-FOLDER 7/63-65 Roscoe Holcomb and Mountain Music of Kentucky content, 1959-1967, 1969-1970, 1972-1973, 1978, 2002
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Notes, correspondence, and research regarding Mountain Music of Kentucky; Banjo Bill Cornett and correspondence from Roscoe Holcomb; photographic prints of John Cohen, Roscoe Holcomb, Mike Seeger, the New Lost City Ramblers, the Stanley Brothers, and others; newspaper clippings; interview transcripts; student reports; articles and ephemera; program for Brooklyn Academy of Music's Old Time Country Music Festival (1978).
BOX-FOLDER 18/230 Roscoe Holcomb and Mountain Music of Kentucky content, 1959-1967, 1969-1970, 1972-1973, 1978, 2002
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Notes, correspondence, and research regarding Mountain Music of Kentucky; Banjo Bill Cornett and correspondence from Roscoe Holcomb; photographic prints of John Cohen, Roscoe Holcomb, Mike Seeger, the New Lost City Ramblers, the Stanley Brothers, and others; newspaper clippings; interview transcripts; student reports; articles and ephemera; program for Brooklyn Academy of Music's Old Time Country Music Festival (1978).
BOX-FOLDER 7/66 Roscoe Holcomb: Daisy Film Project, 2009
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Notes and comments relating to the film Roscoe Holcomb: From Daisy, Kentucky.
BOX-FOLDER 18/231 Roscoe Holcomb: Daisy Film Project, 2009
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Notes and comments relating to the film Roscoe Holcomb: From Daisy, Kentucky.
BOX-FOLDER 7/67 Appalachian Oral History Project of Alice Lloyd College, 1978
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Roscoe Holcomb interview transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 7/68 Papers and plans for Roscoe Holcomb film, 2009
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Licensing, contracts, notes, and correspondence relating to Roscoe Holcomb: From Daisy, Kentucky.
BOX-FOLDER 7/69 Roscoe Holcomb reviews, record and film, 1960, 1964, 1966, 1998
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Ephemera, proofs, correspondence, publicity materials, articles, notes, and newspaper clippings related to The High Lonesome Sound and Mountain Music of Kentucky. Includes correspondence from John Hartford and Hazel Dickens.
BOX-FOLDER 7/70 New Lost City Ramblers: Song Book, 1965, 1982
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Corrections, notes, and correspondence related to the New Lost City Ramblers Song Book. Includes letter from Pete Seeger.
BOX-FOLDER 7/71 New Lost City Ramblers Song Book: Sing Out! Songs, 1974-1975
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Song lists, song transcriptions, and correspondence from Sing Out! Magazine relating to the New Lost City Ramblers Song Book.
BOX-FOLDER 7/72 New Lost City Ramblers: Ephemera, 1962
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1 magazine. Hentoff, Nat. "The Citybillies," The Reporter, vol. 26 no. 11 (May 24, 1962). 42-43.
BOX-FOLDER 18/232 New Lost City Ramblers: Ephemera, 1962
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1 program. Program for 1962 Arranger's Laboratory Institute at Eastman School of Music.
BOX-FOLDER 7/73 New Lost City Ramblers film, short and long edits, 2006-2007
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Notes and correspondence relating to the film, "Good Old Times - The New Lost City Ramblers." Includes correspondence with the Arhoolie Foundation and comments after meeting with David Tedeschi.
BOX-FOLDER 8/74 New Lost City Ramblers Song Book research, ca. 1958-1961
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Fliers and ephemera for New Lost City Ramblers concerts. Photographic prints (some historic photographs from Library of Congress duplication) and song sheets as research in preparation for the songbook.
BOX-FOLDER 8/75 New Lost City Ramblers Song Book research, ca. 1958-1961
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Includes "Roosevelt Album," (1945), and photographic prints and copies created for research for songbook. Photographs are numbered according to New Lost City Ramblers (NLCR) numbering scheme.
BOX-FOLDER 8/76 New Lost City Ramblers Song Book research, ca. 1958-1961
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Photographic prints and copies created for research for songbook. List of individuals in photographs. Photographs are numbered according to New Lost City Ramblers (NLCR) numbering scheme.
BOX-FOLDER 18/233 New Lost City Ramblers Song Book research, ca. 1958-1961
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Prints, sample layouts, notes, posters, fliers, and liner notes relating to the New Lost City Ramblers Song Book.
BOX-FOLDER 21/293 New Lost City Ramblers Song Book research, ca. 1958-1961
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1 poster for New Lost City Ramblers and Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys concert.
BOX-FOLDER 8/77 New Lost City Ramblers: various posters, 1959-1960
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Fliers and ephemera for New Lost City Ramblers concerts.
BOX-FOLDER 18/234 New Lost City Ramblers: various posters, 1959-1960
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Fliers and ephemera for New Lost City Ramblers concerts.
BOX-FOLDER 18/235 Festival of American Folk & Country Music, 1965-1966
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Programs from the festival.
BOX-FOLDER 18/237 Festival of American Folk & Country Music, 1965-1966
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Der Spiegel magazine, Nr. 12 (14 Marz 1966).
BOX-FOLDER 8/80-81 Festival of American Folk & Country Music, 1965-1966
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Newspaper clippings, correspondence, and contracts between artists and the festival, directed by Chris Strachwitz and John Cohen. Includes correspondence with Ralph Stanley, Cousin Emmy, Chris Strachwitz, and others. Includes three photographic prints (duplicates) of Cousin Emmy.
BOX-FOLDER 18/236 New Lost City Ramblers: Silvermine, 1967-1968, 2002
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1 folio of photographs taken at a 1967 New Lost City Ramblers performance.
BOX-FOLDER 8/82 Monterey Folk Festival, 1963
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Program from the festival.
BOX-FOLDER 8/83-84 New Lost City Ramblers publicity, 1958-1962
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Newspaper clippings, posters, fliers, photographs, proofs of liner notes, discography and publicity materials relating to the New Lost City Ramblers and the Friends of Old Time Music. Includes fliers for concerts featuring Bessie Jones and Fred McDowell, Theo Bikel, Cisco Houston, Mac Wiseman, and the Stanley Brothers, and includes University of Chicago Folk Festival and Newport Folk Festival programs.
BOX-FOLDER 18/238-239 New Lost City Ramblers publicity, 1958-1962
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Newspaper clippings, posters, fliers, photographs, proofs of liner notes, discography and publicity materials relating to the New Lost City Ramblers and the Friends of Old Time Music.
BOX-FOLDER 21/294-295 New Lost City Ramblers publicity, 1958-1962
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Newspaper clippings, posters, fliers, photographs, proofs of liner notes, discography and publicity materials relating to the New Lost City Ramblers and the Friends of Old Time Music.
BOX-FOLDER 8/85 New Lost City Ramblers: graphics, reviews, 1961-1964, 1967-1968, 1972-1973, 1977
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Newspaper clippings, publicity materials, fliers, posters, and programs relating to the New Lost City Ramblers and the Friends of Old Time Music.
BOX-FOLDER 18/240 New Lost City Ramblers: graphics, reviews, 1961-1964, 1967-1968, 1972-1973, 1977
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Newspaper clippings, publicity materials, fliers, posters, and programs relating to the New Lost City Ramblers and the Friends of Old Time Music.
BOX-FOLDER 21/296 New Lost City Ramblers: graphics, reviews, 1961-1964, 1967-1968, 1972-1973, 1977
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Newspaper clippings, publicity materials, fliers, posters, and programs relating to the New Lost City Ramblers and the Friends of Old Time Music.
BOX-FOLDER 9/87 New Lost City Ramblers: programs, 1961-1962, 1964, 1979
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Programs, posters, and publicity materials relating to the New Lost City Ramblers, Friends of Old Time Music concerts, and other folk music concerts and events.
BOX-FOLDER 18/241 New Lost City Ramblers: programs, 1961-1962, 1964, 1979
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Programs, posters, and publicity materials relating to the New Lost City Ramblers, Friends of Old Time Music concerts, and other folk music concerts and events.
BOX-FOLDER 9/88 New Lost City Ramblers: words to music, undated
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Set lists, track lists, lists of songs to learn, song lyrics (handwritten and typed). Includes draft of New Lost City Bang Boys.
BOX-FOLDER 18/242 New Lost City Ramblers: words to music, undated
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Set lists, track lists, lists of songs to learn, song lyrics (handwritten and typed), and fliers.
BOX-FOLDER 9/89-90 New Lost City Ramblers: correspondence, 1960-1964, 1967, 1978
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Festival programs and correspondence with Cohen, including fan letters, letters from record labels, concert requests, and personal correspondence. Includes letters from Sarah Gertrude Knott, Moses Asch, Rosalie Sorrels, and Spike Jones.
BOX-FOLDER 18/243 New Lost City Ramblers: correspondence, 1960-1964, 1967, 1978
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Correspondence with Cohen, including personal correspondence.
BOX-FOLDER 9/91-93 New Lost City Ramblers: performances, 1959-1968, 1977
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1 journal with New Lost City Ramblers performance dates. Friends of Old Time Music fliers, Newport Folk Festival badges (1959, 1960, 1963), festival programs and passes. "New Lost City Ramblers 20 years" postcard.
BOX-FOLDER 9/94 New Lost City Ramblers: Folkways contracts and statements, 1959-1970, 1972-1973
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Clippings, royalty statements from Folkways and Oak Publications, contracts with Folkways, Manny Greenhill of Folklore Productions, and Granada and Gewald Management. Includes contracts for the albums "Cousin Emmy and the New Lost City Ramblers," Mountain Music of Peru, Modern Times, Gone to the Country, Friends of Old Time Music, and New Lost City Ramblers volumes I-V.
BOX-FOLDER 18/244 New Lost City Ramblers: Folkways contracts and statements, 1959-1970, 1972-1973
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Contracts and statements between the New Lost City Ramblers and their management company as well as their publisher.
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