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Series 1. Manuscripts, ca. 1956-2009 (continued)
Subseries 3. Writings and published works, 1956-2002
Various writings about Peru, including Cohen's 1957 MFA thesis and writings on Q'eros music. Materials related to the development and publication of Hidden Threads of Peru, including correspondence, sketches, maps, proofs, and drafts. Articles for Sing Out! and Folkways, including drafts, liner notes, notes, and interview transcripts. Includes the article, "Folk Art vs. Pop Art," written for Sing Out!, and then proposed as a book. Includes correspondence, with letters to Bob Dylan and Robert Frank, drafts, notes, and ephemera. Materials reflecting Cohen's written and photographic work, as presented in magazine, programs, and exhibits. Includes a transcription of an interview with Cohen, a book illustrated by Cohen, as well as posters, drafts, and correspondence. Includes Penny Cohen's fieldwork diary from Peru, as well as a logbook of Peru recordings.
BOX-FOLDER 12/150 Peru: article on Q'eros music, 1985
1 folder
Drafts, notes, correspondence relating to Q'eros music.
BOX-FOLDER 12/151 Peru: Q'eros translations, Palca, 1984
1 folder
Correspondence, research, notes, translations, and song transcriptions.
BOX-FOLDER 19/266 Peru: Q'eros translations, Palca, 1984
1 folder
Correspondence, research, notes, translations, and song transcriptions.
BOX-FOLDER 12/152 Peru: Q'eros music article, 1985
1 folder
Drafts with notes relating to Q'eros music and practices, such as carnival celebrations.
BOX-FOLDER 12/153 Peru: sketches and notes, 1956-1957
1 folder
Correspondence, sketches, research, notes, and proof of title page for, "A Parable of Images: Photographs of Peru," relating to textiles in Peru.
BOX-FOLDER 19/267 Peru: sketches and notes, 1956-1957
1 folder
Correspondence, sketches, research, notes, and proof of title page for, "A Parable of Images: Photographs of Peru," relating to textiles in Peru.
BOX-FOLDER 13/154 Peru: overview of study of ethnographic textiles, 1987
1 folder
Drafts, correspondence, articles, programs, ephemera, and a poster.
BOX-FOLDER 19/268 Peru: MFA thesis, 1957
1 folder
"An Investigation of Contemporary Weaving of the Peruvian Indians," submitted as partial fulfillment of the requirements for the master's program, Department of Design, Yale University.
BOX-FOLDER 19/269 Peru: An Introductory Investigation of Paracas Textiles, ca. 1957
1 folder
Written by Cohen for the Department of Design.
BOX-FOLDER 13/157 Peru: Paul Hostetter, 1998
1 folder
Correspondence, sketches.
BOX-FOLDER 13/158 Peru: Natural History, 1957
1 folder
Magazine includes Cohen's article, "Q'eros: A Study in Survival," Natural History (1957), 482-489, 492-493.
BOX-FOLDER 13/159 Peru: Peru book texts, 1971-1973
1 folder
Correspondence, notes, drafts, and galleys for potential book about Peruvian weaving.
BOX-FOLDER 19/270 Peru: Peru book texts, 1971-1973
1 folder
Correspondence, notes, drafts, and galleys for potential book about Peruvian weaving.
BOX 24 Peru: Materials for MFA thesis, ca. 1957
1 notebook
1 notebook related to Cohen's MFA thesis.
BOX 25 Peru: Mountain Music of Peru, 1974
1 folder
1 bound book relating to the album, Mountain Music of Peru.
BOX-FOLDER 13/162 Peru: unpublished Peru book materials, 1967
1 folder
Notes and text set in type for Peru book.
BOX-FOLDER 19/272 Peru: unpublished Peru book materials, 1967
1 folder
Notes and text set in type for Peru book.
BOX-FOLDER 13/163 Hidden Threads of Peru: The Social Organization of a Native Andean Community, 1972
1 folder
1 book by Steven Webster, University of Washington, Anthropology Ph.D., with Cohen's notes inserted.
BOX-FOLDER 13/164 Hidden Threads of Peru: Q'ero: el Utimo Ayllu Inka, 1983
1 folder
1 book by Oscar Nunez del Prado. Includes correspondence with Cohen and the Centro de Estudios Andinos Cuzco.
BOX-FOLDER 13/165 Hidden Threads of Peru: Puna Qheswa Yunga: El Hombre y su Medro en Q'ero, 1989
1 folder
1 book by Jorge Flores.
BOX-FOLDER 14/166 Hidden Threads of Peru: Q'ero textile book design, 2001-2002
1 folder
Correspondence and galleys relating to Hidden Threads of Peru.
BOX-FOLDER 14/167 Peru: various academic papers, ca. 1997-2001
1 folder
Correspondence and academic papers relating to Peruvian culture and textiles.
BOX-FOLDER 19/273 Peru: various academic papers, ca. 1997-2001
1 folder
Correspondence and academic papers relating to Peruvian culture and textiles.
BOX-FOLDER 14/168-169 Hidden Threads of Peru: drafts, 2000
2 folders
Drafts, correspondence, captions, and Textile Museum annual report relating to, Hidden Threads of Peru: Q'ero Textiles book.
BOX-FOLDER 14/170 Hidden Threads of Peru: Q'ero textiles: American Museum of Natural History
1 folder
1 color slide and 4 color photographic prints relating to Q'ero textiles.
BOX-FOLDER 14/171 Hidden Threads of Peru: Telluride Festival, 2000
1 folder
Color copies of photographs relating to Q'ero textiles. These were used for publicity.
BOX-FOLDER 14/172 Hidden Threads of Peru: Textile Museum, 2000
1 folder
Correspondence, notes, programs, and color copies of photographs relating to Q'ero textiles and the Textile Museum in Washington, DC.
BOX-FOLDER 14/173 Hidden Threads of Peru: Edward Ranney, 2000
1 folder
Correspondence and photocopy of photographic prints.
BOX-FOLDER 14/174-177 Hidden Threads of Peru project, 2000
4 folders
Sketches, maps, correspondence, notes, proofs, and drafts relating to Hidden Threads of Peru: Q'ero Textiles book.
BOX-FOLDER 19/274-275 Hidden Threads of Peru project, 2000
2 folders
Sketches, maps, correspondence, proofs, and drafts relating to Hidden Threads of Peru book.
BOX-FOLDER 22/301-302 Hidden Threads of Peru project, 2000
2 folders
Sketches, maps, correspondence, proofs, and drafts relating to Hidden Threads of Peru: Q'ero Textiles book.
BOX-FOLDER 15/178 Articles for Sing Out! and Folkways: Bob Dylan, Harry Smith, County Records, 1967-1969
1 folder
Interview transcripts, drafts of articles, and correspondence relating to County Records. Bob Dylan, Harry Smith, and the RE-issue Issue - County Records.
BOX-FOLDER 15/179 Articles for Sing Out! and Folkways: Bob Dylan, Janis Ian, 1968
1 folder
Notes and correspondence from Izzy Young, and interview transcript relating to Bob Dylan interview and Sing Out! article. Janis Ian interview transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 22/303 Articles for Sing Out! and Folkways: Janis Ian, 1968
1 folder
Notes and interview transcript relating to Janis Ian interview transcription and other interviews.
BOX-FOLDER 15/180 Articles for Sing Out! and Folkways: George Davis, Janis Ian, Cousin Emmy, 1967-1968
1 folder
Interview transcripts and correspondence, including from George Davis and Cousin Emmy, 1 35mm slide, and drafts of articles.
BOX-FOLDER 19/276 Articles for Sing Out! and Folkways: George Davis, Janis Ian, Cousin Emmy, 1967-1968
1 folder
Interview transcripts and correspondence, including from George Davis and Cousin Emmy, notes, and drafts of articles.
BOX-FOLDER 21/304 Articles for Sing Out! and Folkways: George Davis, Janis Ian, Cousin Emmy, 1967-1968
1 folder
New Lost City Ramblers, Modern Times album cover.
BOX-FOLDER 15/181 Articles for Sing Out! and Folkways: University of Chicago Folk Festival, Modern Times, Earl Scruggs, 1968
1 folder
Article draft, liner notes draft, and festival program for the University of Chicago Folk Festival. Drafts are for New Lost City Ramblers Modern Times album and Earl Scruggs and the 5-String Banjo.
BOX-FOLDER 19/277 Articles for Sing Out! and Folkways: University of Chicago Folk Festival, Modern Times, Earl Scruggs, 1968
1 folder
Article draft, liner notes draft, and festival program for the University of Chicago Folk Festival. Drafts are for New Lost City Ramblers Modern Times album and Earl Scruggs and the 5-String Banjo.
BOX-FOLDER 15/182-184 Folk Art vs. Pop Art: drafts, notes and correspondence, 1966-1989
3 folders
Drafts, correspondence, notes, interview transcripts relating to Sing Out!, "Folk Art vs. Pop Art" article (published in Sing Out!), and other articles. Inludes correspondence with Moe Asch, Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Bruce Jackson, and Robert Frank. Includes a preliminary layout of Cohen's article, "A Visitor's Recollections"; writings about the making of The High Lonesome Sound and The End of an Old Song,; and a John Hartford interview transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 19/278-280 Folk Art vs. Pop Art: drafts, notes and correspondence, 1966-1989
3 folders
Drafts, correspondence, notes, interview transcripts relating to Sing Out!, "Folk Art vs. Pop Art" article (published in Sing Out!), and other articles. Inludes correspondence with Moe Asch, Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Bruce Jackson, and Robert Frank. Includes a preliminary layout of Cohen's article, "A Visitor's Recollections"; writings about the making of The High Lonesome Sound and The End of an Old Song; and a John Hartford interview transcript.
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