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Series 1: Manuscripts (continued)
Subseries 3: Writings (continued)
Sub-subseries 2: Books, magazines, and recordings (continued)
BOX-FOLDER 71/5 Newport Folk Festival songbook (3/6), circa 1964-1965
Handwritten music and lyrics, correspondence (permission to reprint Milton Okun's "My Ramblin' Boy"), and photocopies of typed introductions to songs.
BOX-FOLDER 71/6 Newport Folk Festival songbook (5/6), circa 1964-1965
One item of correspondence, plus proofs of printed music and lyrics.
BOX-FOLDER 71/7 Newport Folk Festival songbook (4/6), circa 1964-1965
Proofs of printed music and lyrics.
BOX-FOLDER 72/1 Newport Folk Festival songbook (6/6), circa 1964-1965
Correspondence, permissions to print songs, and related ephemera.
BOX-FOLDER 72/2 Drafts and research
Typed and handwritten lyrics and notes, plus copies of printed music, pertaining to various published works.
BOX-FOLDER 72/3 Draft of Jean Ritchie's forward to L. Allen Smith's book The Appalachian dulcimer: an account of older instruments, plus related correspondence, 1982
Correspondence, writings
BOX-FOLDER 72/4 The Appalachian dulcimer: an account of older instruments (draft) (1/5), 1981
Typed manuscript.
BOX-FOLDER 72/5 The Appalachian dulcimer: an account of older instruments (draft) (2/5), 1981
See the description for box-folder 72/4.
BOX-FOLDER 72/6 The Appalachian dulcimer: an account of older instruments (draft) (3/5), 1981
See the description for box-folder 72/4.
BOX-FOLDER 72/7 The Appalachian dulcimer: an account of older instruments (draft) (4/5), 1981
See the description for box-folder 72/4.
BOX-FOLDER 72/8 The Appalachian dulcimer: an account of older instruments (draft) (5/5), 1981
See the description for box-folder 72/4.
BOX-FOLDER 72/9 Bloodroot: Reflections on place by Appalachian women writers, ed. by Joyce Dyer
Published in 1998, the book includes a section on Jean Ritchie. Correspondence, typed drafts and photocopied photos.
BOX-FOLDER 72/10 "Jean Ritchie's Field Trip - Scotland: an examination of unpublished field recordings collected in Scotland," 1952-1953
An unbound copy of Susan Brumfield's Ph.D. dissertation (copyright 2000), printed from microfilm. Includes cover sheet with committee signatures, and a copy of the CD tray card from Jean's commercial recording "Field Trip - Scotland 1952."
BOX-FOLDER 72/11 Hot peas and barley-o: children's songs and games from Scotland, by Susan Brumfield
Published in 2006. Typed draft of Jean's introduction to Susan Brumfield's book Hot peas and barley-o, as well as a draft of the book.
BOX-FOLDER 73/1 "Seeds of love: an Appalachian suite," March 2001
Printed musical score, in a spiral binding; written by Mary Tudor Pennycuff for the Cincinnati Camerata, and incorporates the Ritchie family song, "Pretty Saro."
BOX-FOLDER 73/2 "Hillbilly Women," 1972-1979
Script for the play by Elizabeth Stearns, "based on original taped interviews with women living in Appalachia and the book Hillbilly women, by Kathy Kahn. Also includes photocopied reviews and other publicity, and an original program from the production.
BOX-FOLDER 73/3 The instruments of Anglo-American traditional music, by Toru Mitsui, 1970, 1975
An autographed copy of the book, written in Japanese, with a letter from the author to Jean, a review (in English) of the book, and a few photocopied pages from a book (in English) including a section on Jean.
BOX-FOLDER 73/4 A friend of the family (draft of a novel by Alan Lomax), 1968
Part of the typed draft of "A friend of the family," Alan Lomax's adaptation of Dostoevsky's work. Includes Jean's (photocopied) note on how she came to have the draft in her possession.
Sub-subseries 3: Radio, television, and film
Includes interviews, and radio, television, and film productions.
BOX-FOLDER 73/5 Hindman Settleman School fiftieth anniversary, 1952
A complete, typed script for a production to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the school's founding.
BOX-FOLDER 73/6 "Ballad for Easter" (film), 1957
Typed script with significant handwritten edits and notations, typed lyrics with handwritten notes, and related materials.
BOX-FOLDER 73/7 Olde Bangum, 1958
A typed introduction by Oscar Brand to the book Old Bangum, plus a narration copy for the film of the same name.
BOX-FOLDER 73/8 Transcripts (1/3), 1959-1979, undated
Includes scripts or partial transcripts from various radio and television shows, and other productions.
BOX-FOLDER 73/9 Transcripts (2/3), 1959-1979, undated
See the description for box-folder 73/8.
BOX-FOLDER 73/10 Transcripts (3/3), 1959-1979, undated
See the description for box-folder 73/8.
BOX-FOLDER 74/1 "The Jean Ritchie show" (series title: "As I Rowed Out") (1/2)
A series on WRVR radio; Jean did a few shows under the name "The Jean Ritchie Show." Correspondence, and typed transcript and handwritten notes. Includes shows "Love songs, happy and otherwise," "Earning a living," "Courting, marriage, and other notions," "The good spirits," "Songs of freedom," and possibly others.
BOX-FOLDER 74/2 "The Jean Ritchie show" (series title: "As I Rowed Out") (2/2)
A series on WRVR radio; Jean did a few shows under the name "The Jean Ritchie Show." Correspondence, and typed transcript and handwritten notes. Includes shows "Love songs, happy and otherwise," "Earning a living," "Courting, marriage, and other notions," "The good spirits," "Songs of freedom," and possibly others.
BOX-FOLDER 74/3 "Sing, America, Sing" (musical), 1975
revised script for the musical celebrating the USA's bicentennial.
BOX-FOLDER 74/4 "Hindman Settlement School: a part of our heritage," 1981-1983
A show produced circa 1983. Correspondence, a typed manuscript with handwritten edits, and various notes.
BOX-FOLDER 74/5 "Stir-off" (film), 1980-1989
A typed script for the film "Stir-off!"
BOX-FOLDER 74/6 "Streetshow: seasonal customs from the English countryside" (Peter Kennedy), 1986
Typed transcript of a conversation between Jean and Peter Kennedy, and field footage logs.
BOX-FOLDER 74/7 "Lyrics and Legends" (1/4), 1962-1963
George Pickow did all the filming for "Lyrics and Legends," a series of 15 programs produced by WHYY-TV for National Educational Television (NET; later PBS), and aired in 1963. Documents include film records for the creation of these programs.
BOX-FOLDER 74/8 "Lyrics and Legends" (2/4), 1962-1963
See the description for box-folder 74/7.
BOX-FOLDER 74/9 "Lyrics and Legends" (3/4), 1962-1963
See the description for box-folder 74/7.
BOX-FOLDER 74/10 "Lyrics and Legends" (4/4), 1962-1963
See the description for box-folder 74/7.
BOX-FOLDER 74/11 "Mountain Born: The Jean Ritchie Story": logs for B-rolls, photos, and archival material, February 7, 1996
Photocopy of a typed document with handwritten notations.
BOX-FOLDER 74/12 "Mountain Born: The Jean Ritchie Story": footage and stills, January 3, 1996
Typed document with a handwritten sticky note from Cindy Asher.
BOX-FOLDER 75/1 "Mountain Born: The Jean Ritchie Story": Jean Ritchie's interviews (1/2), version 1, 1996
Unbound pages of the interview transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 75/2 "Mountain Born: The Jean Ritchie Story": Jean Ritchie's interviews (2/2), version 1, 1996
See the description for box-folder 75/1.
BOX-FOLDER 75/3 "Mountain Born: The Jean Ritchie Story": Jean Ritchie's interviews, version 2
Bound pages of the interview transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 75/4 "Mountain Born: The Jean Ritchie Story": editing script (copy), version 1, February 7, 1996
Computer-printed copy, with a few pencilled notations.
BOX-FOLDER 75/5 "Mountain Born: The Jean Ritchie Story": editing script (copy), version 2, February 7, 1996
Computer-printed copy, with significant corrections and deletions in black magic marker.
BOX-FOLDER 75/6 "Mountain Born: The Jean Ritchie Story": transcribed interviews, version 1 (1/2)
Computer-printed transcriptions of interviews with Doc Watson, George Wein, Peter Schickele, Naomi Judd, interviews at the Ritchie family reunion, John and Peter Pickow, and George Pickow. See boxes-folders 76/1 and 76/2.
BOX-FOLDER 75/7 "Mountain Born: The Jean Ritchie Story": transcribed interviews, version 1 (2/2)
Computer-printed transcriptions of interviews with Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Loyal Jones, and Oscar Brand. Also includes information about B-rolls and the VHS tape product.
BOX-FOLDER 76/1 "Mountain Born: The Jean Ritchie Story": transcribed interviews, version 2 (1/2)
Similar to the contents for box-folder 75/6 and box-folder 75/7. See box-folder 76/2
BOX-FOLDER 76/2 "Mountain Born: The Jean Ritchie Story": transcribed interviews, version 2 (2/2)
See the description for box-folder 76/1.
BOX-FOLDER 76/3 "Jean Ritchie field trip," circa 1956-1957
Correspondence, invoices, postal receipts, and related documents. According to Jean's note on the original folder, this was the first record released on Collectors Ltd. Editions (which became Greenhays Recordings).
BOX-FOLDER 76/4 Notes, drafts, and correspondence (1/2), circa 1950-2006
Materials related to various projects, including correspondence, notes, and drafts, some in partial form.
BOX-FOLDER 76/5 Notes, drafts, and correspondence (2/2), circa 1950-2006
See the description for box-folder 76/4.
BOX-FOLDER 76/6 "The great Lomax party film mystery" and other notes
Handwritten notes regarding missing footage and other film-related matters.
BOX-FOLDER 76/7 Next of Kin (film): second revised draft, January 21, 1987
Screenplay by Michael Jenning and Jeb Stuart (second revised draft).
BOX-FOLDER 76/8 Next of Kin (film): second revised draft (Jean Ritchie's part), January 21, 1987
Section of the screenplay with Jean's part.
BOX-FOLDER 76/9 Next of Kin (film): production information and reviews
Call sheets, contact information, handwritten notes, newspaper reviews, preproduction rehearsal information, and related documents. Two photos of the house from the porch scene have been relocated to Series 3.
BOX-FOLDER 77/1 "Singin' the moon up: the voice of Jean Ritchie," September 2005
Script for a play based on Jean's early beginnings as a folk singer, and originally produced by Pennsylvania Center State, Pennsylvania State University. A newspaper article originally with the script has been relocated to the subseries Press Coverage, and sound recordings have been relocated to Series 2.
Sub-subseries 4: Projects
Appearances, field work, concerts, business, and related matters.
BOX-FOLDER 77/2 Fulbright scholarship year and post-Fulbright activities (1/2), 1946-1995
Jean's Fulbright proposal ("statement of purpose"), correspondence, a document detailing the terms of the award, "Ballad-Hunting in the British Isles" (a typed copy of the article Jean wrote for the Fulbright magazine, plus early drafts), travel documents, a road map for the British Isles, program from the reception for Fulbright scholars, (two copies), grantee vouchers for payment of expenses incident to the grant, a document listing captions to accompany photos George took during the Fulbright year, to accompany Jean's story on her experiences, a Paris guide booklet, a booklet on international travel tips, and related documents.
BOX-FOLDER 77/3 Fulbright scholarship year and post-Fulbright activities (2/2), 1946-1995
See the description for box-folder 77/2.
BOX-FOLDER 77/4 Field trip (CD) proofs for liner notes, circa 2001
Proofs for the reissue of some of Jean's field work.
BOX-FOLDER 77/5 England, 1966-1971
Handwritten notes, receipts, contracts, blank hotel stationary and envelopes, correspondence (including letters from Bridie O'Donnell, of Jacqui and Bridie), notes and a drawing in a the handwriting of either Jon or Peter Pickow, and related materials.
BOX-FOLDER 77/6 Ireland materials, 1951-1953
Correspondence, primarily related to George's photographic work, newspaper clippings, handwritten notes, a list of organized hunts, and related materials.
BOX-FOLDER 77/7 Belfast (BBC), 1972-1973
Script for an episode of "Ulster in Focus" (A BBC program), featuring "Singing Family"; another script, a TV program line-up, and correspondence.
BOX-FOLDER 77/8 Daivi and Maura O'Cronin, 1991
Correspondence regarding Jean's upcoming participation in the Galway Arts Festival, and related materials. Photos have been relocated to Series 3.
BOX-FOLDER 77/9 Cordelia "Aunt Cord" Ritchie, 1993
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