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Penne Laingen yellow ribbon collection, 1979-1991

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Series I: Manuscripts
BOX FOLDER 1 Finding Aid. 8 leaves.
BOX FOLDER 2 Correspondence - American Folklife Center and Laingens. February to July 1991. 8 leaves.
BOX FOLDER 3 Santino, Jack. "Yellow Ribbons and Seasonal Flags: The Folk Assemblage of War." The Journal of American Folklore, 105, no. 415, (Winter 1992): 19-33. Drafts with comments and published version. 120 leaves.
BOX FOLDER 4 Yellow Ribbon articles by Gerald Parsons, American Folklife Center reference specialist. 1981, 1991. 12 leaves.
BOX FOLDER 5 "Laingens Present Yellow Ribbon to LC." Library of Congress Gazette, 2, no. 28 (July 12, 1991): 3. (2 copies). 16 leaves.
BOX FOLDER 6 "Original Yellow Ribbon Given to LC." Library of Congress Information Bulletin, 50, no. 14, (July 15, 1991): 263. (5 copies). 50 leaves.
BOX FOLDER 7 Parker, Barbara. "Penne Laingen's Wait." Washington Post, (Monday, December 10, 1979). 2 leaves.
BOX FOLDER 8 Collected Articles: Significance of the Color Yellow. 1979-1981. 15 leaves.
BOX FOLDER 9 Yellow Ribbon Acquisition Ceremony. Administrative Material. July 2, 1991. 42 leaves.
BOX FOLDER 10 Yellow Ribbon Acquisition Ceremony. Press Coverage. July 2, 1991. 17 leaves.
BOX FOLDER 11 Yellow Ribbons and "No Greater Love" (Humanitarian Organization). 1980-1990. 17 leaves.
BOX FOLDER 12 Information regarding GR01 - Poster of Foshay Tower. 1981. 2 leaves.
[Original poster located in Reading Room map case.]
BOX FOLDER 13 Sound Recording Logs: SR01, SR02, SR03. Penne and Bruce Laingen interviewed on April 15, 1991, by Gerald Parsons. 13 leaves.
BOX FOLDER 14 Sound Recording Transcript: SR01, SR02, SR03. Penne and Bruce Laingen interviewed on April 15, 1991, by Gerald Parsons. Transcript by Peggy Yocom. 10 leaves.
BOX FOLDER 15 Moving Image Log: MV01. WRC Yellow Ribbon. Recording of the WRC, NBC News 4 nightly broadcast of the six o'clock news in Washington, DC featuring the Laingen yellow ribbon donation to the Library of Congress. July 2, 1991. 1 leaf.
Series II: Sound Recordings
Note: All contents have been removed from Box 2 and are shelved separately.
BOX ITEM SR01 Penne and Bruce Laingen interviewed on April 15, 1991, by Gerald Parsons. Tape 1 of 3. One 7-inch reel recorded in stereo at 7.5 ips.
BOX ITEM SR02 Penne and Bruce Laingen interviewed on April 15, 1991, by Gerald Parsons. Tape 2 of 3. One 7-inch reel recorded in stereo at 7.5 ips.
BOX ITEM SR03 Penne and Bruce Laingen interviewed on April 15, 1991, by Gerald Parsons. Tape 3 of 3. One 7-inch reel recorded in stereo at 7.5 ips.
BOX ITEM SR04 Recording of "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" sung by Tony Orlando and Dawn. Commercial recording dubbed on 1 audiocassette.
BOX ITEM SR05 Recording of "She wore a yellow ribbon" sung by Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr. of Alameda, CA. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in April 1939. Dubbed on 1 audiocassette. Accessible online at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/collafc.af000002.
BOX ITEM SR06 Recordings of versions of "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" by Roger Williams and Andre Kostelanetz. Commercial recording dubbed on 1 audiocassette.
BOX ITEM SR07 Recording of the donation of the original yellow ribbon to the Library of Congress in the Librarian's office, 6th Floor Madison Building, Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1991. One 10-inch sound tape reel recorded at 7.5 ips, 2 tracks.
Series III: Graphic Images
BOX FOLDER 16 Photograph: PH001 (contact sheet and negatives).
Twenty-eight images of Penne and Bruce Laingen at their Bethesda, Maryland home during their interview with Gerald Parsons. April 15, 1991. One black-and-white contact sheet, 8 x 10 in. Five black-and-white negative strips with twenty-eight frames.
BOX FOLDER 17 Photograph: PH002 (print, slide, and negative).
An image of Bruce and Penne Laingen holding up the yellow ribbon around a tree in their Bethesda, Maryland yard. April 15, 1991. One black-and-white print, 8 x 10 in. One black-and-white negative strip with one frame. One color 35 mm slide of the same image.
BOX FOLDER 18 Photograph: PH003 (print).
An image of Penne Laingen presenting the original yellow ribbon to Librarian of Congress, James H. Billington. July 2, 1991. One black-andwhite print, 8 x 10 in.
BOX FOLDER 19 Photographs: PH004 - PH024 (prints and negatives).
Twenty-one images of yellow ribbons displayed in Maryland and Virginia during the Persian Gulf War, 1991. Photographer not known. Twenty-one color prints, 3 x 5 in. Six color negative strips with twenty-one frames.
BOX FOLDER 20 Slides: PH025 - PH034
Ten images of Penne and Bruce Laingen at their Bethesda, Maryland home during their interview with Gerald Parsons. April 15, 1991. Ten color slides, 35 mm.
Map Case  ITEM GR01 Two copies of a color poster
Foshay Tower at 821 Marquette Ave., Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota tied with an enormous yellow ribbon. 1981. Two color posters, 21 x 30 in. [See Reading Room Map Case]
Series IV: Moving Images
Note: All contents have been removed from Box 2 and are shelved separately.
BOX ITEM MV01 WRC Yellow Ribbon. Moving image of the WRC, NBC News 4 nightly broadcast of the six o'clock news in Washington, DC, featuring the Laingen yellow ribbon donation to the Library of Congress. July 2, 1991. One videocassette (VHS) in color with sound. See Folder 15 for the Moving Image Log.
Series V: Artifacts
BOX ITEM AR01 "God Bless America" pin featuring an American flag and a yellow ribbon. February 25, 1991. One novelty pin, 2 in.
BOX ITEM AR02 "Yellow Ribbon Cocktail" sticks made in the shape of a ribbon. Undated. Eight novelty plastic sticks, 7 in.
BOX ITEM AR03 "Free the Hostages" yellow ribbon pin framed by No Greater Love, a humanitarian organization that claims to have spearheaded the yellow ribbon campaign during the Iran hostage crisis. November 4, 1979 ­January 20, 1981. One framed item, 6 x 6 x 1.25 in.
BOX ITEM AR04 "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" yellow ribbon display sign. Undated. One poster mounted on a plastic display stand, 8 x 10 in.
BOX ITEM AR05 Mounted photograph of Bruce and Penne Laingen holding up their original yellow ribbon in the yard of their Bethesda, Maryland home. April 15, 1991. One color photograph mounted on a plastic display stand, 5.5 x 8 in.
BOX ITEM AR06 The original yellow ribbon hung by Penne Laingen in honor of her husband, Bruce Laingen, while he was held hostage in Iran. 1979-1981. One oilcloth ribbon, 21 x 44 in.
Series VI: Electronic Media
BOX FOLDER 21 Computer Disk: CF01
Administrative files related to the collection. One computer disk.

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