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Series I: Manuscripts (continued)
Notes and Lectures (continued)
Lectures, Untitled (2 of 2) (continued)
Includes the following: an untitled lecture that introduces American folksongs, leaves space for them to be played, and ends with an interpretive tie-in (typed, 5 pp.); an untitled lecture that follows the same format using reel-to-reel tapes (typed, 8 pp.); an untitled radio show talk with a play list of American folksongs (typed, 4 pp.); draft of an untitled lecture on American folksongs (handwritten, 3 pp.); another draft of an untitled lecture with notes on potential folksongs (handwritten, 4 pp.); and a draft written for a talk given on the KFDM radio station [Beaumont, TX] (typed, 3 pp.)
BOX 17 FOLDER 230 Assignments
Includes: a syllabus for an English Literature class, Folksongs and Narrative Poems (typed, 2 pp.); song lists marked UCLA (handwritten, 2 cards, November 3, 1948); and a song list for a memorial program (handwritten, 1 leaf, Woodstock, N.Y. May 28, 1949)
BOX 17 FOLDER 231 Articles/Clippings: Animals
Clippings on: hoop-snakes (1 p.); and animal kingdom (1 p.)
BOX 17 FOLDER 232 Articles/Clippings: Ceilidh/Hootenanny
Clippings on: ceilidh folk celebration (1 p.) and related term hootenanny (1 p.)
BOX 17 FOLDER 233 Clippings on: ceilidh folk celebration (1 p.) and related term hootenanny (1 p.)
"Games Little People Play" (2 pp.)
BOX 17 FOLDER 234 Articles/Clippings: Dulcimer
Clippings on: constructing a dulcimer (3 pp.)
BOX 17 FOLDER 235 Articles/Clippings: Folk Festivals
Includes the following articles: "Sun Valley Ketchum Folk Festival" (1 p.); "Festival of Music" (International Folkmusic Council, 2 pp.); "1st Annual Newport Folk Festival" (1 p.); and "5th Annual Miramichi Folksong Festival" (3 pp.)
BOX 17 FOLDER 236 Articles/Clippings: Folk Music Performers
Articles and clippings on the following performers: Joan Baez, Napoleon Coste, Richard Dyer-Bennet, Woody Guthrie, Sam "Lightnin" Hopkins, Mance Lipscomb, John Jacob Niles, Harry Partch, Jeannie Robertson, and Jean Thomas
BOX 17 FOLDER 237 Articles/Clippings: Folk Music Popularity
Includes the following articles: "Songs for Our Time" (20 pp.); "Listen to the Folksingers" (February 1963, 6 pp.); and "Folk Frenzy" (July 1960, 1
BOX 17 FOLDER 238 Articles/Clippings: Folk Music Recordings
Clippings on: the album Bolters Bushrangers and Duffers (1 p.); the Archive of Folksong at the Library of Congress (1 p.); and the recording studio Folkways Recordings (1 p.)
BOX 17 FOLDER 239 Articles/Clippings: Folk Music in Various Locations
Clippings on: Bahamas, Colonial Williamsburg, (French) Canada, Israel, Mallorca, New Orleans, Rome, South Africa, and Trinidad
BOX 17 FOLDER 240 Articles/Clippings: Folklife
Includes the following article: "I Drove Mules on the C. and O. Canal" (1 p.); and an untitled essay published in Times Farm (2 pp.)
BOX 17 FOLDER 241 Articles/Clippings: Folklore and Stories
Includes the following articles: "Problems of Collecting Oral Literature" (6 pp.); "Comeback of Goldilocks et al." (4 pp.); and "Ghost on the High Tor" (1 pp.)
BOX 17 FOLDER 242 Articles/Clippings: Folksong Collectors
Clippings on the following collectors: Richard Dorson, Alan Dundes, Sam Eskin, Douglas Kennedy, and Alan Lomax
BOX 17 FOLDER 243 Articles/Clippings: Houston Folklore Group
Clippings on the Houston Folklore Group and Houston folk musicians: "Down Beat" (1 p.); and "Sound of Houston" (2 pp.)
BOX 17 FOLDER 244 Articles/Clippings: Musical Genres
Clippings on: bagpipes (highland), bluegrass, blues, carols, convivial songs, Creole slave songs, freedom songs, Indian (India) traditional songs, Israeli traditional folk music, Jewish music, and rock and roll
BOX 17 FOLDER 245 Articles/Clippings: Ships
Includes the following articles: "The She in Ships" (1 p.); and "Life on the Alabama " (34 pp.)
BOX 18 FOLDER 246 Articles/Clippings: Songs
Clippings on American folksongs including song lyrics and/or scores (13 songs)
BOX 18 FOLDER 247 Articles/Clippings: Spanish Articles
Includes the following articles: "Nuestra Musica" (written in Spanish, five-day article series, 5 pp.); and "Margen" (3 pp.)
BOX 18 FOLDER 248 Articles/Clippings: Terms and Definitions
Includes the following articles: "A Glossary of Fight Terms for TV Fans" (1 p.); "Gullah Dialect and Humanities" (1 p.); and a clipping on corrido narration (2 pp.)
BOX 18 FOLDER 249 Articles/Clippings: Ulster County Folklore Society
Includes articles with references to the following: Sam Eskin, performers (Nigerian Trinidad Artists and Pete Seeger), organization of the Society, organizing a hootenanny festival, and individuals belonging to the Woodstock folk music coterie
BOX 18 FOLDER 250 Articles/Clippings: Miscellaneous
Includes the following articles: "Graffiti" (1 p.); "60 Ft. Serpent, Sighted Off Nantucket, Is Cross-eyed" (1 p.); and "Red Net Grows, Rightists Hear" (1 p.)
BOX 18 FOLDER 251 Articles/Clippings: Posthumous
Includes the following articles: "Marcus Daly Enters Heaven" (6 pp.); and "Leadbelly in New York" (master photocopy, 4 pp.)
BOX 18 FOLDER 252 Report: The Ethnic Culture Survey Report
The Ethnic Culture Survey Report of the Middle States' Conference on Folk Culture provides an overview of the conference, abstracts discussion by morning session presenters, and summarizes other events in the conference (typed, 11 pp.)
BOX 18 FOLDER 253 Press Releases/Business Cards
Includes releases and cards for the following individuals: H. Crab and Son, Daniel and the Deacon [Gerald E. Parsons, Jr.], Bill Hoffman, Paul C. Johnson, and Art Sutton
BOX 18 FOLDER 254 Advertisements: Books
For books related to folk music, history, and music instruments (5 ads)
BOX 18 FOLDER 255 Advertisements: Camps/Study Tours
For travel related to world touring and folk music (4 ads)
BOX 18 FOLDER 256 Advertisements: Concerts/Festivals
Includes the following: Artists Equity Association press release (1 p.); Edinburgh University Society Folk Song Concert flyer (January 1964, 2 pp.); and Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission press release (typed, 7 pp.)
BOX 18 FOLDER 257 Advertisements: Instruments and Toys
Includes advertisements for the following: Mari guitar strings, Limberjack (folk toy), the Autoharp, La Casa de Las Guitarras (written in Spanish), and nylon strings for guitar
BOX 18 FOLDER 258 Advertisements: Recordings
Includes the following album advertisements: Heather and Glen and Texas Barrelhouse Piano . Also includes catalogs and miscellaneous advertising mailers for Folkways Recordings, Shenandoah Sales, Folk-Legacy Records, Inc., Colorado Folksong, Traditional Stringed Instruments, and World Tapes for Education
BOX 18 FOLDER 259 Recording Notes
Includes the following:
1) Recording notes for the Old Harp Singers; includes notes on Jim Trentham, Dewey Cook, and Edna Cook (8" by 10", Knoxville Writing Tablet, handwritten, 20 pp.
2) Recording notes for Ayala Kaufman and George Woddail (5 leaves); typed lyrics from songs sung by Pete Seeger (2 songs), Robin Roberts (3 songs), Ruth Welcome (3 songs), and Lori Campbell (2 songs)
3) Eskin's notes on the UNESCO World Collection of Recorded Folk Music and Collection Universelle (7 pp.)
4) Evening set lists and notes on songs performed at the 5th Annual Miramichi Folksong Festival (typed, 10 pp.)
5) Notes on sound recordings made in Malaga (handwritten, 3 pp., March 14th, 1960)
6) Track list for two recorded tapes of Spanish and Cuban music recorded by Eskin (typed, 3 pp.)
7) Notes on recordings made in Mexico (handwritten, 6 pp., January 1957)
8) Transcribed song lyrics (3 songs)
9) Track list of songs recorded (typed, 1 p., February 7, 1957)
10) Notes (3 songs) and track lists (5 tapes) for Spanish songs (master photocopy, 7 pp.)
BOX 18 FOLDER 260 Songs, Published
Includes the following material: Folk-lore Musical Mallorquin v.II , a music book of songs and notations (in Spanish, 15 pp.); Popular Songs of the Ranch and Range (master photocopy of folksong lyrics, 54 songs); Song Sheet of the Arden Town Fair lyrics (11 songs); Festival Songs lyrics (14 songs); The Inniskilling Dragoon lyrics (3 songs); A Sampler of Japanese Songs pamphlet (32 pp.); The Old Settler placemat from the Acres of Clams Restaurant (1 p.); and photo copystand copies (3" by 4", 31 images)
BOX 18 FOLDER 261 The Gospel According to St. John: A Book for Your Daily Need
Booklet: Bible chapter (3" by 4 1⁄2", 79 pp.)
BOX 18 FOLDER 262 Tape-by-Tape Song List
BOX 18 FOLDER 263 Additional Tape Lists (NYSHA)
Sound Recording Documentation
Photocopies of disc labels and the spines and back covers of reel-to-reel tape boxes
BOX 18 FOLDER 264 Disc Label/Sleeve Photocopies, SR001-SR043
6 1/2-inch and 8-inch discs
BOX 19 FOLDER 265 Disc Label/Sleeve Photocopies, SR044-SR066
10-inch discs (1 of 3)
BOX 19 FOLDER 266 Disc Label/Sleeve Photocopies, SR067-SR102
10-inch discs (2 of 3)
BOX 19 FOLDER 267 Disc Label/Sleeve Photocopies, SR103-SR153
10-inch discs (3 of 3)
BOX 19 FOLDER 268 Disc Label/Sleeve Photocopies, SR154-SR178
12-inch discs
BOX 19 FOLDER 269 Disc Label/Sleeve Photocopies, SR179-SR228
16-inch discs (1 of 2)
BOX 19 FOLDER 270 Disc Label/Sleeve Photocopies, SR229-SR280
16-inch discs (2 of 2)
BOX 20 FOLDER 271 Reel-to-reel Photocopies, Box Spines, SR281-SR716
BOX 20 FOLDER 272 Reel-to-reel Photocopies, SR281-SR324
American Folkmusic, original Eskin numbers 1-68
BOX 20 FOLDER 273 Reel-to-reel Photocopies, SR325-SR375
American Folkmusic, original Eskin numbers 69-136
BOX 20 FOLDER 274 Reel-to-reel Photocopies, SR376-SR419
Mexico, original Eskin numbers 2-48
BOX 20 FOLDER 275 Reel-to-reel Photocopies, SR420-SR458
Recordings Abroad (folder 1 of 3)
BOX 20 FOLDER 276 Reel-to-reel Photocopies, SR459-SR503
Recordings Abroad (folder 2 of 3)
BOX 20 FOLDER 277 Reel-to-reel Photocopies, SR504-SR545
Recordings Abroad (folder 3 of 3)
BOX 20 FOLDER 278 Reel-to-reel Photocopies, SR546-SR559
BOX 20 FOLDER 279 Reel-to-reel Photocopies, SR560-SR593
Duplicates--commercial and Eskin field recordings
BOX 20 FOLDER 280 Reel-to-reel Photocopies, SR594-SR613
Duplicates--Eskin field recordings
BOX 20 FOLDER 281 Reel-to-reel Photocopies, SR614-SR617
Migrant Camp
BOX 20 FOLDER 282 Reel-to-reel Photocopies, SR618-SR647
Duplications, Commercial (folder 1 of 3)
BOX 20 FOLDER 283 Reel-to-reel Photocopies, SR648-SR683
Duplications, Commercial (folder 2 of 3)
BOX 20 FOLDER 284 Reel-to-reel Photocopies, SR684-SR716
Duplications, Commercial (folder 3 of 3)
BOX 20 FOLDER 285 10" Disc Sleeve (with lyrics)
Contains a 10-inch disc sleeve with handwritten lyrics to the song "Pretty Mohee" and "Many Years Ago"
BOX 20 FOLDER 286 Disc Album Photocopies
Photocopies of Sam Eskin Songs and Ballads and Migrant Camp
BOX 20 FOLDER 287 Items from 16-inch discs
Contains the following items: 3 typed/handwritten track listings that had fallen from the original 16-inch disc sleeve; 1 disc label; and 3 canvas index tabs that had fallen from the original disc sleeve
BOX 20 FOLDER 288-392 Items removed from reel-to-reel boxes
Contains items removed from the following reel-to-reel boxes: (SR # )
160, 176, 282, 287, 288, 293, 297, 299, 302, 304, 307, 310, 313, 321, 322, 323, 324, 331, 350, 359, 360, 361, 368, 369, 370, 376, 377, 380, 384, 386, 392, 399, 408, 409, 416, 417, 418, 419, 421, 422, 451, 466, 473, 497, 506, 513, 519, 520, 521, 524, 525, 526, 533, 554, 559, 560, 563, 570, 571, 581, 584, 585, 588, 592, 594, 598, 601, 607, 608, 609, 612, 614, 632, 638, 640, 643, 645, 647, 648, 649, 661, 670, 671, 672, 673, 674, 675, 676, 677, 678, 679, 684, 687, 691, 693, 696, 697, 705, 713, 714, and 716. Items removed include: typed/handwritten track listings, notes, business cards, transcriptions, and correspondence. Note: the majority of these items are typed/handwritten track listings for individual boxes; concordances between AFC SR and NYSHA #s in Folder 277.
BOX 20 FOLDER 393 Reel-to-reel Box (back cover)
Contains the back cover of a reel-to-reel box, which is not part of any other box in the current collection. Handwriting on the box indicates this box may have once housed "BOUN Tape #2", recorded on Oct. 22, 1957
Oversized Materials
BOX 26 FOLDER 3-260 Oversized materials from Manuscripts series
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