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BOX 1-32 Series I: Manuscripts
Includes collection guide, correspondence, publications, song transcriptions and notations, notes, and ephemera.
Administrative
BOX FOLDER 1 Collection Guide; additional concordances listing: 1) disc and reel-to-reel recordings in the collection and 2) a complete listing of commercial recordings transferred to the Motion Picture, Broadcast, and Recorded Sound Division (MBRS) at the Library of Congress
BOX FOLDER 2 Administrative Information for Sam Eskin Collection, 1939-1969
Correspondence
BOX FOLDER 3 Correspondence (1 of 7) A-C
Correspondence with: Sally Adams; Dwight Akers; Charles B. Barker; Yvonne Belmont (Gregory); Julie Bidou; Homer Brown; Terrence Burrow; Ken Carter; Norman Cohen; Al Cox; and Marian Curtis
BOX FOLDER 4 Correspondence (2 of 7) D-H
Correspondence with: R. Davidson, Arthur Drayton; Jacob Elder; Frank Fletcher; Folkworld Inc. (Beth Bryant); Laurie Forti; Livingston Gearhart; Clifford Gessler; Sylvia Woodall Gibson; Edmund Gilligan; Arthur [Harp]; Mrs. James H. Haight; Frances Hannett; Bess Lomax Hawes; Joseph Hickerson; and Frank Hoffman
BOX FOLDER 5 Correspondence (3 of 7) I-L
Correspondence with: Indiana University (George List); Instituto Indigenista Nacional (Jorge Luis Arriola); Norma Keleti; Mr. D. Joshlin; Edgar C. Leaycraft; George Lennon; Liberty Mutual; Seymour B. Liebman; Alan Lomax; and Ben Gray Lumpkin
BOX FOLDER 6 Correspondence (4 of 7) M-R
Correspondence with: Mrs. Guy Manley; Mrs. John T. Manning; [?] Manning; Archie Musick; New American Library (E.L. Doctorow); Tom Paxton; Joe Nicholas; Royal McBee Corp.; Clem Richardson; Nathan Resnick; Mrs. Peter R. [Paris]; Joseph Opperman; Dan O'Meara; Raymond Olitt; William Oliver
BOX FOLDER 7 Correspondence (5 of 7) S-Z
Correspondence with: Salisbury State College (Grace S. Chaires); Pete Seeger; C.A. Southwick Jr.; O. Strong; Lannis Sutton; [Mrs. I. Taylor]; Tiger Thompson; Arnold Tubman; United States National Student Association; Virginia Folklore Society (Arthur Kyle Davis Jr.); [A. Weaver]; WHAT-FM (Richard Harvey); Helen Wolfert; and Parker Woods
BOX FOLDER 8 Correspondence (6 of 7): Sender Signed Only First Name
Correspondence with: Barry; Bob; Carmelia; Des; Edith; Joe; Margaret; Paul; Ruth; Sara; and [Stan]
BOX FOLDER 9 Correspondence (7 of 7): Unsigned/Illegible Signature
Six letters with illegible signatures
BOX FOLDER 10 Business Contracts/Receipts
1) Release forms signed by the following performers (additional information written on the back of some slips): Luvicie Beasley; Ruth Ellen Becker; Mrs. F.A. Cogswell; Dorothy Cravath; Jaime de Angulo; Myrtle G. Street Downing; Lloyd Fowler; Francis Frost; Emma Gibson; Sara Hinton; Willie [Holt]; Mary Ellen Miller; Moon Mulligan; Vernon Nash; Desmond S. Powell; Isabel Seabrook; Kathleen Anna Seabrook; Lannis Sutton; Mrs. Peggie Tharp; and Fred A. Uncklus
2) Royalty receipts for the album Songs and Ballads by Sam Eskin
BOX FOLDER 11 Organizations (1 of 3): Canadian Folk Music Society
Three form letters, dated 1963 and 1964
BOX FOLDER 12 Organizations (2 of 3): International Folk Music Council
Three form letters, dated 1957, 1962, and 1963; two conference programs; member rules; and one newsletter dated 1963
BOX FOLDER 13 Organizations (3 of 3): Ulster County Folklore Society
Correspondence that discusses Eskin's role in the formation of the society
Publications
BOX FOLDER 14 Newsletters
Contains the following: New York Folk Guitar Club (n. 5/6, 6 pp.; n.11, 6 pp.); The Folknik (v.7.1, 5 pp.; v.7.2, 2 pp.; v.7.5, 4 pp.); John Edwards Memorial Foundation (v.1.1, 12 pp.; pamphlet, 1 p.); North East Folklore Society (form letter); Old Town School of Folk Music (n.4, 2 pp.); and Philadelphia Folk Song Society (March 1964, 1 p.)
BOX FOLDER 15 Festivals (1 of 3) A-M
Listings, programs, flyers, and invitations from: Library of Congress Archive of Folk Song Folk Festivals in the United States and Canada (1963-1964, 4 pp.; 1973, 40 pp.); Breton Folklore Festival program (1962, 4 pp.); 6th Annual Berkeley Folk Music Festival (1963; staff card); Cornell Folk Festival program (1962, 2 pp.); English Folk Music Festival program (1959, 12 pp.); Florida Folk Festival program (1963, 3 pp.; 1964, 13 pp.); Georgia Festival of Music Registration flyer (1966, 2 pp.); England Haslemere Festival program (1967, 12 sides); Hootenanny: A Folk Song Festival program (1962, 4 sides); Indian Neck Folk Music Festival (invitation, 3 pp.; directions, 1 p.; program, 1 p.); Long Beach Institute of Folklore and Mythology program (no year, 1 p.); and 11th Annual Miramichi Folksong Festival (form letter, 1 p.)
BOX FOLDER 16 Festivals (2 of 3) N
Listings, programs, flyers, and invitations from: National Folk Festival Inc. (form letters, information, lectures/essays, updates, 22 pp.; 30th Annual Folk Festival program, 7 pp.; 33rd Annual Folk Festival flyer, pp.); New England Folklore Weekend flyer (1962, 1 p.); and Newport Folk Festival corporate structure, organizational outline (1963, 5 pp.)
BOX FOLDER 17 Festivals (3 of 3) O-Z
Listings, programs, flyers, and invitations from: 15th Annual Ozark Folk Festival program (three copies, 8 pp.); Philadelphia Folk Festival (1962; flyer 1 p., program 8 pp.); and Western Folklore Conference program (1 p.)
BOX FOLDER 18 Staging/Voice Exercises
Eskin's performing requirements (typed form letter, 1 p.) and pre-performance voice exercises (handwritten notations, 4 pp.)
Song Lists
BOX FOLDER 19 Song Lists in Alphabetical Order
Five lists of American folksongs: List 1 (typed; indicates major and minor keys, 3 pp.); List 2 (typed, 1 p.); List 3 (typed, 2 pp.); List 4 (typed, 4 pp.); and List 5 (handwritten, 1 p.)
BOX FOLDER 20 Song Lists by Genre
Six lists of American folksongs: List 1 (handwritten, 1 p.); List 2 (typed, 2 pp.); List 3 (typed, 2 pp.); List 4 (typed, indicates major and minor keys, 2 pp.); List 5 (typed, 1 p.); List 6 (typed, 1 p.). Genres include: American; ballad; British ballads (tragic; other); British songs (humor; other); carousing; children; history; holler; humorous; Irish; lawbreakers; lively; loggers; love; miners; moral; Negro secular work songs; non-folk; nostalgia; outlaws; pioneer/cowboy; shanty; short sentimental; spiritual; trouble; White spirituals; and work songs
BOX FOLDER 21 Song Lists in Numerical Order
Eleven lists of American folksongs: List 1 (typed, 2 cards); List 2 (typed, 6 cards); List 3 (typed; 4 cards); List 4 (typed; 1 card); List 5 (typed; 10 cards); List 6 (typed; 2 cards); List 7 (handwritten; 20 cards); List 8 (2 cards); List 9 (typed; 1 card); List 10 (handwritten; 12 leaves); and List 11 (handwritten; 5 pp.)
BOX FOLDER 22 Song Lists
Eight lists of American folksongs: List 1 (3 copies, typed, indicates major and minor keys, 1 p.); List 2 (typed, indicates major and minor keys, 1 leaf); List 3 (handwritten, 1 card); List 4 (typed, 1 leaf); List 5 (typed, 1 leaf); List 6 (typed, indicates full running times, 1 leaf); List 7 (typed, 1 leaf); and List 8 (typed, 1 leaf)
Folksong Alive
BOX FOLDER 23 Information for Folksong Alive (manuscript for publication, unfinished) (1 of 2)
Includes correspondence with: Cy Grant; E.L. Doctorow; Nathan Resnick, and Irwin Silber. Also includes: header notes and background information on fourteen songs (typed, 14 pp.); notes on folk music taken from other published sources (typed, 16 pp.); quotations and notes defining folk music (typed and handwritten, 35 leaves)
BOX FOLDER 24 Information for Folksong Alive (manuscript for publication, unfinished) (2 of 2)
Includes quotations and notes on the following folk music topics: evolution (typed and handwritten, 14 leaves); interpretation (typed and handwritten, 3 leaves); miscellaneous (typed and handwritten, 21 leaves); and vocabulary (typed and handwritten, 10 leaves). Also includes a list of bibliographic resources (typed, 2 pp.)
BOX FOLDER 25 Songs Grouped by Eskin: Folksong Alive --untitled
Includes a title index of American folksongs, 87 songs. Also includes song notations and transcriptions from field interviews and recordings (typed and handwritten, 34 songs)
BOX FOLDER 26 Songs Grouped by Eskin: Folksong Alive (1 of 5) A-B
14 songs; includes a title index of American folksongs (1 draft and 2 final copies, typed, 94 songs), and a genre index to American folksongs
BOX FOLDER 27 Songs Grouped by Eskin: Folksong Alive (2 of 5) C-G
21 songs
BOX FOLDER 28 Songs Grouped by Eskin: Folksong Alive (3 of 5) H-L
22 songs
BOX FOLDER 29 Songs Grouped by Eskin: Folksong Alive (4 of 5) M-R
15 songs
BOX FOLDER 30 Songs Grouped by Eskin: Folksong Alive (5 of 5) S-Z
19 songs
Songs by Genre
BOX FOLDER 31 Song Genre: Children's Songs
Notations and/or transcriptions of songs; also includes notes on individual songs and/or performers (typed and handwritten, 11 songs)
BOX FOLDER 32 Song Genre: Cowboy Songs (1 of 2) A-L
"As I Walked..." to "Little Old..."; lyrics to cowboy songs (typed, 15 songs)
BOX FOLDER 33 Song Genre: Cowboy Songs (2 of 2) M-Z
"My Love..." to "Zebra..."; lyrics to cowboy songs (typed, 13 songs)
BOX FOLDER 34 Song Genre: Flamenco
Notations of songs in the following Flamenco styles: Bulerias, Farruca, Granadinas, Sevillanos, Soleares, and Zambra (handwritten, 22 songs)
BOX FOLDER 35 Essays and Notes: Flamenco
"Andalusian Music" (essay, typed, 3 pp.); "Randolph Victor" (essay, typed, 10 pp.); "Cante Flamenco" (essay, typed, 23 pp.); notes on Andalusian music (handwritten, 2 leaves); "Ramon Montoya" (essay, typed, 3 pp.); and "The Rasgueado" (essay, typed, 3 pp.)
BOX FOLDER 36 Song Genre: Humor (1 of 8) A-B
"A soldier..." to "Bully-O-Rio" (16 songs)
BOX FOLDER 37 Song Genre: Humor (2 of 8) C-D
"Canadian..." to "Down in the..." (15 songs)
BOX FOLDER 38 Song Genre: Humor (3 of 8) E-H
"Engineer's..." to "Humoresque" (14 songs)
BOX FOLDER 39 Song Genre: Humor (4 of 8) I-L
"I Don't..." to "Lydia..." (15 songs)
BOX FOLDER 40 Song Genre: Humor (5 of 8) M-N
"Mademoiselle..." to "Now My..." (14 songs)
BOX FOLDER 41 Song Genre: Humor (6 of 8) O-P
"Of all the..." to "Prettiest..." (15 songs)
BOX FOLDER 42 Song Genre: Humor (7 of 8) Q-S
Song Genre: Humor (7 of 8) Q-S (20 songs)
BOX FOLDER 43 Song Genre: Humor (8 of 8) T-Z
"Tailor's..." to "Winnipeg..." (19 songs)
BOX FOLDER 44 Song Genre: Loggers' Songs (1 of 2) C-J
"Canada I.O." to "Jimmy Whalen"; includes Eskin's title index to loggers' songs. Also includes notations and/or transcriptions to loggers' songs (typed and handwritten, 8 songs)
BOX FOLDER 45 Song Genre: Loggers' Songs (2 of 2) L-S
"Lass of..." to "Shanty-man's Life"; includes notations and/or transcriptions of loggers' songs (typed and handwritten, 13 songs)
BOX FOLDER 46 Song Genre: Sea Shanties (1 of 6) A-B
"Alabama" to "Boston Come..."; also includes Eskin's title index to shanty songs (10 songs;)
BOX FOLDER 47 Song Genre: Sea Shanties (2 of 6) C-D
"Calton Weaver" to "Dreadnought" (9 songs)
BOX FOLDER 48 Song Genre: Sea Shanties (3 of 6) F-J
"Firedown Below" to "Joshua..." (11 songs)
BOX FOLDER 49 Song Genre: Sea Shanties (4 of 6) L-R
"Leave Her..." to "Roving" (8 songs)
BOX FOLDER 50 Song Genre: Sea Shanties (5 of 6) S
"Sailor Loves" to "Sur la route..." (10 songs)
BOX FOLDER 51 Song Genre: Sea Shanties (6 of 6) T-W
"There's a fire..." to "Whiskey..." (6 songs)
BOX FOLDER 52 Song Genre: Sea-Island Songs
Transcribed sea songs from Lydia Parrish's Slave Songs of the Georgia Sea Islands (handwritten, 5 songs)
Songs by Personal Name
BOX FOLDER 53 Songs Grouped by Personal Names: Christman, Henry
16 anti-rent songs
BOX FOLDER 54 Songs Grouped by Personal Names: Downing, Myrtle (1 of 4) A-E
3 lists, 7 American folksongs
BOX FOLDER 55 Songs Grouped by Personal Names: Downing, Myrtle (2 of 4) F-I
7 American folksongs
BOX FOLDER 56 Songs Grouped by Personal Names: Downing, Myrtle (3 of 4) J-P
9 American folksongs
BOX FOLDER 57 Songs Grouped by Personal Names: Downing, Myrtle (4 of 4) Q-Z
7 American folksongs
BOX FOLDER 58 Songs Grouped by Personal Names: Miller, Mickey
1 list, 12 American folksongs
BOX FOLDER 59 Songs Grouped by Personal Names: Nevins, Ann (1 of 2) A-F
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