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Jean Ritchie and George Pickow collection, 1923-2015

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Series 1: Manuscripts (continued)
Subseries 4: Folklore and resources
Sub-subseries 1: Folklore
BOX-FOLDER 79/6 Appalachian arts, 1958, 1995, undated
Folder title assigned by processor; the original title was "Balis Ritchie." The hunt story may have been written by him. Brochures, Mummer of Marshfield documents, correspondence, a newspaper clipping, business cards, and a photocopy of a handwritten story about a coon hunt, dulcimer making, and related materials.
BOX-FOLDER 80/1 Paper doll quilts (Rebekka Seigel), 1997-1998
Correspondence, Kentucky Folk Art annual report (1997-1998), paper doll outlines, computer prints of photos, and related materials. Photographs have been moved to Series 3.
BOX-FOLDER 80/2 Cross stitch pattern of "The dulcimer player," circa 1978-1979
Correspondence from Charles Joyner on a cross stitch pattern he designed, after an image of Jean playing the dulcimer. Includes a copy of the pattern itself.
BOX-FOLDER 80/3 Materials from the 2013 accrual (1/2), 1964-2000
Materials received by AFC in a group together with the Folklore sub-subseries. Correspondence, brochures, newspaper clippings, and related materials.
BOX-FOLDER 80/4 Materials from the 2013 accrual (2/2), 1959-1988
See the description for box-folder 80/3.
BOX-FOLDER 80/5 Correspondence from the 2013 accrual, 1959-2001
Correspondence, publicity brochures, and related materials. A photo of Tiny Robinson (Leadbelly's niece) and Jean has been relocated to Series 3.
Sub-subseries 2: Folk music and other performing arts resources
These materials, received in a group called "Folk Resources," cover the range from documentation referencing Jean to mailings she received or acquired during her career.
BOX-FOLDER 80/6 Programs and catalogs (1/2), 1918-2005
Programs for concerts and theatrical productions, catalogs and checklists for exhibits, and related materials. Includes a leaflet from the Kentucky Folklore Society meeting of 1918.
BOX-FOLDER 80/7 Programs and catalogs (2/2), 1918-2005
See the description for box-folder 80/6.
BOX-FOLDER 81/1 Newsletters, updates, and related materials (1/2), 1952-2002
Calendars, monthly updates from organizations, radio station playlists, schedules, newsletters, tickets, and related materials
BOX-FOLDER 81/2 Newsletters, updates, and related materials (2/2), 1952-2002
BOX-FOLDER 81/3 Ephemeral publications (1/5), 1949-2004
Publicity and promotional materials, including brochures, pamphlets, price lists, and catalogs. Includes business cards, liner notes, library and archival subject guides, and other published information resources.
BOX-FOLDER 81/4 Ephemeral publications (2/5), 1949-2004
See the description for box-folder 81/3. Includes a copy of an article from Melody maker, May 3, 1975, page 41, regarding Richard Farina. Jean has handwritten a brief anecdote about Richard on this copy.
BOX-FOLDER 81/5 Ephemeral publications (3/5), 1949-2004
See the description for box-folder 81/3.
BOX-FOLDER 81/6 Ephemeral publications (4/5), 1949-2004
See the description for box-folder 81/3.
BOX-FOLDER 81/7 Ephemeral publications (5/5), 1949-2004
See the description for box-folder 81/3.
BOX-FOLDER 82/1 Publications
Bewley, Irene. This, that and t'other in Southern hill country. Knoxville: Coleman's, 1960., 1960
Edwards, Phoebe. How to make a quilt. Cincinnati: Stearns and Foster, 1943., 1943
Irish linen: queen of fabric. Belfast: Irish Linen Guild, n.d.
Skean, Marion Holcomb, coll. Circle left: folk-play of the Kentucky mountains. Ary, KY: Homeplace. Reprint edition., 1939
BOX-FOLDER 82/2 Unpublished writings (1/2)
Conference paper proposals and various writings by people other than Jean.
Lipman, Doug. Folksongs for teachers and parents
about 150 pages
Unpublished first draft.
BOX-FOLDER 82/3 Unpublished writings (2/2)
Joyner, Charles W. "Dulcimer making in Western North Carolina: creativity in a traditional mountain craft"
32 pages
Katz, Phil. "Modal scales, modal chords, and a design for a modal autoharp," April 1976
16 pages
Copyright April 1976.
Long, Lucy. "Artistry in simplicity: Jean Ritchie's dulcimer playing style," Spring 1981
45 pages.
Paper submitted for the class "Proseminar in Ethnomusicology," taught by Josef Pacholczyk.
Moser, Joan. "Friday at Parhams': contemporary Appalachian music in context," circa 1976
15 pages
Paper submitted for consideration in the Appalachian symposium to honor Dr. Cratis Williams.
O'Cain, Raymond K. and John R. Hopkins. "The Southern mountain vocabulary in the Low Country of South Carolina and Georgia"
about 45 pages
Smith, Betty N. "The gap in oral tradition: children are the losers," January 10, 1976
17 pages
Paper submitted for consideration in the Appalachian symposium to honor Dr. Cratis Williams.
BOX-FOLDER 82/4 Songs and lyrics, circa 1950-1987
photocopies and dittos; also, original Country Dance Society of America song sheets
BOX-FOLDER 82/5 Correspondence (1/2), 1972-2001
Correspondence with significant accompanying materials, including photos (relocated to Series 3), drawings, information about the Lydian mode, photocopied pages from published books, a summary report from the "Symposium on marketing phonograph records of American folk expression," "Chordal explorations for 3-string dulcimer" (copyright 1978) and related materials.
BOX-FOLDER 82/6 Correspondence (2/2), 1972-2001
See the description for box-folder 82/5.
Subseries 5: Press coverage
Sub-subseries 1: Newspaper clippings, 1920-2009
A significant number of items are from local newspapers, although a few major newspapers are represented. Some full newspaper sections are included. The older clippings are physically fragile.
BOXES 83-92 Reviews and articles
Original and photocopied newspaper clippings.
Sub-subseries 2: Magazines and pamphlets
BOX-FOLDER 93 Complete issues of magazines, 1951
Includes local and national publications.
BOX-FOLDER 94 Sections from magazines, newsletters, and ephemera, 1980-2009
A few items of correspondence accompany some issues.
Sub-subseries 3: Clippings and ephemera
Original and photocopied clippings from newspapers and magazines, plus related correspondence and ephemera. Oversized newspaper clippings have been relocated to boxes 83-94.
BOX-FOLDER 95/1 Reviews, articles, and related ephemera (1/8), 1948-1949
BOX-FOLDER 95/2 Reviews, articles, and related ephemera (2/8), 1950-1959
BOX-FOLDER 95/3 Reviews, articles, and related ephemera (3/8), 1960-1969
BOX-FOLDER 95/4 Reviews, articles, and related ephemera (4/8), 1970-1976
BOX-FOLDER 95/5 Reviews, articles, and related ephemera (5/8), 1980-1988
BOX-FOLDER 95/6 Reviews, articles, and related ephemera (6/8), 1990-1999
BOX-FOLDER 95/7 Reviews, articles, and related ephemera (7/8), 2000-2008, undated
BOX-FOLDER 95/8 Reviews, articles, and related ephemera (8/8), undated
BOX-FOLDER 95/9 Ecology, strip-mining, etc., 1970-1974, undated
Subseries 6: Biographical materials
Sub-subseries 1: Personal and family history
BOX-FOLDER 96/1 Ritchie family letters and keepsakes, 1894-circa 1920s, undated
Handwritten and typed recollections, color copy of Balis and Abby Ritchie's marriage license, black-and-white photocopy of Balis Ritchie's common school graduation certificate, handwritten notes and a poem, cover for a theatre program and a program, a handwritten letter from Patty to Mallie Ritchie (with a small lock of hair), and locks of hair from Abby and the children, including Jean. The locks of hair and related documents were rehoused by LC Conservation staff in 2017.
BOX-FOLDER 96/2 Ritchie family history (1/4), 1914-1998, undated
A photo of Wilmer Ritchie has been relocated to Series 3.
BOX-FOLDER 96/3 Ritchie family history (2/4), circa 1930s-1999, undated
Copy of a brochure for Pine Mountain Settlement School, handwritten and photocopied recollections, a page about Kentucky quilting party traditions (from Buick magazine), correspondence, printed emails, and various ephemera. Several items of correspondence are from individuals inquiring about a possible family tree connection to Jean.
BOX-FOLDER 96/4 Ritchie family history (3/4), 1922-2004, undated
Handwritten notes on family history, newspaper clippings, typed poems, correspondence from individuals inquiring about a possible family tree connection to Jean, and various handwritten notes.
BOX-FOLDER 96/5 Ritchie family history (4/4), 1935-2006, undated
Correspondence, some combining fan letters and family tree inquiries and information, a printout of a relationship calculator (for family history), a copy of the Christmas card George designed for the first Christmas he and Jean spent together as a married couple, a typed birthday list, copies of Notes from Pine Mountain Settlement School (January 1935, November 1936, and November 1947); and memorial service documents. Photos have been relocated to Series 3.
BOX-FOLDER 96/6 B.W. Ritchie's newspaper, 1908-1910
Parts of the newspaper B.W. Ritchie published, called variously The record or The news-record . Original section of the front page from vol. 1, no. 35 (December 10, 1908), and the issue from vol. 1, no. 32 (May 12, 1910).
BOX-FOLDER 97/1 Genealogy: correspondence (1/3), 1995-2002
Primarily correspondence (the majority is printed from email). Also includes printouts of family photos (some scanned and some from the web), various versions of parts of Jean's family tree, family trees and family history.
BOX-FOLDER 97/2 Genealogy: correspondence (2/3), 1995-2002
See the description for box-folder 97/1.
BOX-FOLDER 97/3 Genealogy: correspondence (3/3), 1995-2002
See the description for box-folder 97/1.
BOX-FOLDER 97/4 Genealogy: family trees and family stories (1/2), 1961-2002
Primarily family trees and family history, with some photos (photocopied or printed from scanned images), and correspondence.
BOX-FOLDER 97/5 Genealogy: family trees and family stories (2/2), 1961-2002
See the description for box-folder 97/4.
BOX-FOLDER 97/6 Jason Ritchie (1/2), 1949-1952, undated
Typed and handwritten notes and lyrics, Jason's handwritten recollections, Jean's handwritten and typed recollection of her notes made on the way to visit Jason in 1949, and correspondence between Jean and Jason. Jason Ritchie, referred to by Jean as "Uncle Jason," was a cousin of Jean's father Balis Ritchie.
BOX-FOLDER 97/7 Jason Ritchie (2/2), 1949-1952, undated
See the description for box-folder 97/6.
BOX-FOLDER 98/1 Balis Ritchie
Typed recollection of a song Balis learned from "Bad Tom" Smith, plus photocopies of published information about Smith, and Balis's obituary from a newspaper (original clipping). Balis was Jean Ritchie's father.
BOX-FOLDER 98/2 Mallie Ritchie (1/2), 1913-circa 1952, undated
Includes correspondence to Mallie, primarily when she was a child while recuperating in the hospital, including picture postcards; a homemade account book, and an illustrated memorial service fan.
BOX-FOLDER 98/3 Mallie Ritchie (2/2), 1930
Cancelled checques written by Mallie, drawn on The First National Bank (Hazard, Kentucky), and an account statement from the same bank, for December 1930.
BOX-FOLDER 98/4 Una Ritchie, 1923-1971, undated
Correspondence, plus a photocopied article from Vermont life magazine. Photos have been moved to Series 3. Una was one of Jean's sisters.
BOX-FOLDER 98/5 Kitty Ritchie, 1988-1989
Typed tribute to Kitty, written by Jean, and a page from a 1988 wall calendar, showing Kitty by a corn husk doll. One of Jean's sisters.
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