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Series 1: Manuscripts (continued)
Subseries 2: Performances, lectures, and workshops (continued)
Sub-subseries 4: Awards, films, instruments, itineraries, recordings, and workshops (continued)
BOX-FOLDER 57/7 Awards (1/3), 1967-2009
Correspondence, programs, brochures, certificates conveying honors, National Heritage Fellowship event information (2002), a photo of Jean receiving an honorary doctorate at the University of Kentucky, a stock certificate, prints, a commencement booklet (2008), a newspaper clipping, a reprint of Cavalier magazine (1965), and related ephemera.
BOX-FOLDER 58/1 Awards (2/3), 1967-2009
See the description for box-folder 57/7.
BOX-FOLDER 58/2 Awards (3/3), 1967-2009
See the description for box-folder 57/7. Photos have been relocated to Series 3.
BOX-FOLDER 58/3 Various items, 1955-1963
Items received with the 2013 accrual. A newspaper clipping, correspondence, a photo, and other items. The photo has been relocated to Series 3.
Sub-subseries 5: Programs and posters
Materials in this sub-subseries are organized by event (when possible) and approximate size. These include programs from various events and concerts, in the form of handbills, flyers, announcements, tickets, invitations, and one item of correspondence. Box 61 is an oversized flat document box. Container 62 is a flat oversized folder, holding three items. Two lanyards have been relocated to Series 5 (Artifacts): a performer pass for the White River Folk Festival, and an all-access pass for "Rosalie Sorrels and Her Friends," from 2002.
BOX-FOLDER 58/4 Group 1, 1976-2007
Programs from the Kentucky Music Weekend, in Louisville. Includes a program from the first event in 1976 (Jean wrote "1974?" on the front cover; the cover is inscribed by Asa Martin to Jean), as well as programs from 1979, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1992, 2004, 2006, and 2007.
BOX-FOLDER 58/5 Group 2, 1980-2004
Christmas Revels: flyer (1993) and programs (1980, 1985, 1986, 1992-1994, 1996, 2000, and 2004)
BOX-FOLDER 58/6 Group 3, 1981-2007
Appalachian Family Folk Week brochures from 1981, 1984, 1987-1988, 1992-1993, 2003-2005, and 2007.
BOX-FOLDER 58/7 Group 4, 1963-2006
Tickets, passes, and a sticker from various events and venues. Includes Jean's festival staff member/family cafeteria card while she was at the Sixth Annual Berkeley Folk Music Festival (1963).
BOX-FOLDER 58/8 Group 5, 1961-2007, undated
Handbills, invitations, and announcements (with some duplicate copies) for various events and venues.
BOX-FOLDER 58/9 Group 6, 1951-1982, undated
Brochures and announcements for various events and venues.
BOX-FOLDER 58/10 Group 7, 1950, 1959
Programs for contemporary music festivals (Columbia University, 1950 and Hofstra College, 1959).
BOX-FOLDER 58/11 Group 8, 1971, 1978, 1993, 2004
BOX-FOLDER 58/12 Group 9, 1964-1966
Programs for The Kingdom Come Swappin' Meetin'. An undated program may be from 1968.
BOX-FOLDER 58/13 Group 10, 1979-2002
Programs for dulcimer-oriented events.
BOX-FOLDER 58/14 Group 11, 1967-1974
Programs from Pinewoods Camp Folk Music Week.
BOX-FOLDER 59/1 Group 12, 1961-1990, undated
Catalogs, a schedule, and promotional materials.
BOX-FOLDER 59/2 Group 13, 1950-2006, undated
Programs, brochures, and related materials (some duplicate copies).
BOX-FOLDER 59/3 Group 14, 1952-2003
See the description for box-folder 59/2.
BOX-FOLDER 59/4 Group 15, 1950-2007
Flyers, announcements, brochures, and related materials for various events and venues.
BOX-FOLDER 59/5 Group 16, 1952-2007
See the description for box-folder 59/4.
BOX-FOLDER 59/6 Group 17, 1964-2005
See the description for box-folder 59/4.
BOX-FOLDER 60/1 Group 18, 1950-2004
See the description for box-folder 59/4.
BOX-FOLDER 60/2 Group 19, 1950-2002
See the description for box-folder 59/4.
BOX-FOLDER 60/3 Group 20, 1953-1979
Programs from the English Folk Dance and Song Society Festival (1953; with Jean's handwritten notes), the National Folk Festival (1961), the Newport Folk Festival (1968), Grossinger's National Entertainment Conference (1973), Ocean County College Fine and Performing Arts (1975-1976), "Sing America Sing" (1976), the Philadelphia Folk Festival (1977), and a calendar/scrapbook for McCabe's (1979).
BOX-FOLDER 60/4 Group 21, 1983-1989
Programs from Vancouver Folk Music Festival (1983), liner notes from "Relics and Treasure: Uncle Charlie Osborne" (1985), Cumberland College Centennial Homecoming Gala Celebration (1988), and Song of Kentucky State Tour (1989).
BOX-FOLDER 60/5 Group 22, 1990-2007
Programs from the 23rd annual Kent State Folk Festival (1990), People's Poetry Gathering (2003), White River Folk Festival (2004), and Roots Music and Arts Festival (2007). Also included is an issue of Luckenbach Moon (vol. 8, issue 4; April 2002).
BOX-FOLDER 60/6 Group 23, 2003
A wood and paper "church fan," promoting the NEA National Heritage Fellows from Appalachia evening concert series.
BOX-FOLDER 60/7 Group 24, 1975, 1985, undated
BOX-FOLDER 61/1 Group 25, 1960-1969
Three hand-painted small posters advertising a Jean Ritchie performance, as presented by The Spinners (the English folk group); likely in reference to their TV show in the early 1960s.
BOX-FOLDER 61/2 Group 26
A poster for the East Tennessee State University (1969), posters for the Fox Hollow Festival (circa 1971; 1972), a poster advertising a fundraising concert for The Mountain Eagle (undated), and a poster with inventory and price lists, from the Susan Reed and James Karen Antique Shop (undated).
BOX-FOLDER 61/3 Group 27, circa 1959-1975, undated
Posters and announcements for the following events: Second annual Festival of Contemporary Music (1959), A and S Elektra Folk Song Festival of Stars (possibly 1962), 13th annual Fall Festival (John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC; possibly 1975), retirement recognition dinner honoring 40 years of service by Frank M. Warner, and Swapping Song Fair (undated).
BOX-FOLDER 61/4 Group 28, 1963-2001, undated
Posters, flyers, and related ephemera.
BOX-FOLDER 61/5 Group 29, 1976-1997, undated
See the description for box-folder 61/4.
BOX-FOLDER 62 Group 30, 1959-2000
Oversized items, including posters, certificates, and related materials
Subseries 3: Writings
Most of the writings are by Jean but also included are documents she edited (most notably Newport Folk Festival Songbook) plus works edited by others that either include Jean's writings, or honor her in some other way.
Sub-subseries 1: Song notes
BOX-FOLDER 63/1 Repertoire - Ritchie Family (1/2)
Typed lyrics, handwritten note scraps, transcribed music, with lyrics in the handwriting of Abigail Ritchie (Jean's mother), and noted as such.
BOX-FOLDER 63/2 Repertoire - Ritchie Family (2/2)
See the description for box-folder 63/1.
BOX-FOLDER 63/3 Jason Ritchie and related information, 1949
Typed transcript of Jean's conversation with Jason Ritchie (seems incomplete), handwritten lyrics, transcribed music, one photocopy of a typed lyrics, and 3 dittos of typed lyrics handwritten notes.
BOX-FOLDER 63/4 Words to songs for the Jean Ritchie Songbook (1/2), 1950-1997, undated
BOX-FOLDER 63/5 Jean Ritchie Songbook (2/2), 1950-1997, undated
BOX-FOLDER 63/6 Party Notes (parties past, addresses, etc.), 1962, undated
BOX-FOLDER 63/7 Scotland and England, 1980
Correspondence and handwritten notes.
BOX-FOLDER 63/8 Song list master, 1964, undated
Correspondence, and typed and handwritten lists of published songs.
BOX-FOLDER 63/9 Work in progress by Jean Ritchie (1/2), 1964, 1975, undated
BOX-FOLDER 64/1 Work in progress by Jean Ritchie (2/2), 1964, 1975, undated
BOX-FOLDER 64/2 Notes and drafts, 1950-1969
Handwritten notes, lyrics, and musical notation.
BOX-FOLDER 64/3 Song words, group 1 (1/2), 1952-1967
Handwritten and typed lyrics, a list of folk song sources, a list of songs for camp, newspaper clippings from the column "Greetings," by Allan M. Trout, transcribed music, and related materials [item in oversize].
BOX-FOLDER 64/4 Song words, group 1 (2/2), 1952-1967
See the description for box-folder 64/3.
BOX-FOLDER 64/5 Song words, group 2
Handwritten and typed lyrics, and lyrics and music photocopied and printed from published sources.
BOX-FOLDER 64/6 New songs (original scribbles), 1966-2003, undated
Typed and handwritten lyrics, with edits; correspondence from 1966, 1971, 1980, and 2003. Some lyrics noted as "sung by Jason Ritchie." The folder name is from Jean's original folder.
BOX-FOLDER 64/7 Set lists: South Carolina, Kentucky, and Tennessee
The original folder header was "Hindman notes," but most of the contents of this folder are set lists from performances in South Carolina, with set lists, receipts, and other materials from Kentucky, Tennessee, and possibly elsewhere.
BOX-FOLDER 64/8 Song ideas - current, 1959, 1964, undated
BOX-FOLDER 64/9 Song birthings: poems, tunes, ideas, 1959-1979
Handwritten and typed lyrics, poems, and notes.
BOX-FOLDER 64/10 Songs and poems - work in progress
Handwritten and typed lyrics and poetry. Photocopied poetry in an envelope postmarked 2004. Some of the contents in this folder were written by Jean, some by others, and some unattributed.
BOX-FOLDER 64/11 Song lyrics and poems, 1940-1970, undated
Typed lyrics and poems, almost all of which were written or adapted by Jean, one attributed to John Hall (one of Jean's pseudonym), 'Than Hall (another one of Jean's pseudonyms), a list of tunes on transcription tape The date range reflects when the works were originally written.
BOX-FOLDER 65/1 Morning Sing, 1997, undated
Handwritten, typed, and photocopied lyrics and poems, some of them written by Jean, and others noted as traditional; a tribute to Jean's sister Edna, and various other documents and writings, along with a Hindman Settlement School folder.
BOX-FOLDER 65/2 Songs, 1950-1969
Lyrics, poems, and music, variously handwritten, typed, photocopied, and dittoed. Works by Jean, A.C. Ritchie, Jason Ritchie, and others. Includes a copy of Northcountrie Broadsheet Balladrie, no. 5: "Lament for Albert."
BOX-FOLDER 65/3 Poems, 1950-2001, undated
Typed and handwritten poems, letters, envelopes, notes, lyrics
BOX-FOLDER 65/4 Song notes, 1960-1979
Typed and handwritten lyrics, poems, notes, and song lists. One sheet of transcribed music.
BOX-FOLDER 65/5 "For J.R." - poems, songs, etc., 1970-1996
Creative works written in honor of Jean, plus correspondence, and a photocopy of the music for "An Appalachian Folk Songfest." The folder also includes an issue of Mountain Live and Work magazine (July-August 1970).
BOX-FOLDER 65/6 Correspondence and other materials (1/2), 1962-2006
Correspondence, clippings, poetry, a copy of "Songs to Live By," transcribed music and copies of printed music, Jean's high school graduation ceremony program (in the shape of a tulip), National Health Service cards for Jonathan and Peter Pickow, and other ephemera. Photos and negatives have been moved to Series 3. Materials in box-folder 65/6 and box-folder 65/7 were received by AFC without any arrangement.
BOX-FOLDER 65/7 Correspondence and other materials (2/2), 1962, 1999
Letters, lyrics, emails, notes, songbook, music score. See the description for box-folder 65/6
BOX-FOLDER 65/8 Songs sent to performers, 1965, undated
BOX-FOLDER 65/9 Children's music and games, circa 1979
A list of songs, possibly for a program or recording.
Sub-subseries 2: Books, magazines, and recordings
Most of these materials are drafts, galleys, proofs, early versions, etc.
BOX-FOLDER 66/1 Early notes
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