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Series I: Manuscripts (continued)
Subseries C: Writings (continued)
Sub-subseries 2: Books, magazines, and recordings (continued)
BOX-FOLDER 66/1 Early notes
Handwritten notes, lyrics, and music transcriptions.
BOX-FOLDER 66/2 Writings, 1952-1971; undated
Handwritten and typed poetry, lyrics, and notes, and typed biographical narratives Jean wrote about herself and her family (possibly a draft form later published).
BOX-FOLDER 66/3 Writings, notes, and research, 1957; undated
Handwritten lyrics with notations, set lists, typed lyrics, correspondence, Child ballad research, and photocopied music and lyrics. Original fragments of perhaps two old broadsides included.
BOX-FOLDER 66/4 Articles (folder 1 of 2), 1954-1968
Drafts and proofs of articles, as well as notes for potential articles and photo essays, including "Ballad-hunting in the British Isles," an essay on folk song collecting in Cork, Ireland, a photo essay for Cosmopolitan magazine, "The Dogs of Great St. Bernard Today" (written by George Pickow), a crayon illustration for the cover of "Mystery with Mother Goose" plus another crayon illustration, a handwritten draft of the story by Jean, a typed essay by Jean called "Sorghum Making," plus correspondence and other documents.
BOX-FOLDER 66/5 Articles (folder 2 of 2), 1954-1968
See description for folder 66/4. Also includes a copy of "Over to you," a BBC publication for schools (Autumn term 1968).
BOX-FOLDER 66/6 Vague magazine, vol. 1, no. 1, 1946
A quarterly publication of the Xi Chapter of Chi Delta Phi (sorority), at University of Kentucky, Lexington. Jean's first published poem appeared in this issue.
BOX-FOLDER 66/7 "Living is collecting: growing up in a Southern Appalachian 'folk' family"
A paper Jean written and delivered at a conference.
BOX-FOLDER 66/8 Correspondence and a book cover, 1889; 1968
An item of correspondence to Jean, regarding publication of a story she wrote, to be published in Country Magazine (September 1968), and the cover for Father Kemp's old folks' concert music (the cover reads The old folks' concert tunes), from the 1889 edition.
BOX-FOLDER 66/9 Paper fragment
A small fragment of paper found with book manuscripts. It is handwritten in blue ink.
BOX-FOLDER 66/10 Book proposals, circa 1950s
Eight pages of book proposals; one describes a book that became The garland of mountain song (published in 1953).
BOX-FOLDER 66/11 Drafts for publications, flyers, etc., 1951-1987; undated
Typed drafts of promotional biographical materials, tracings of photographic images of Jean, a newspaper clippings, handwritten notes, and related ephemera.
BOX-FOLDER 66/12 Henry Z. Walck, Inc., 1957-1973
Various portions and drafts of Loves me, loves me not, which would be published as Apple seeds and soda straws; correspondence, royalty statements, and an invoice from Henry Z. Walck, Inc. (publisher), and related documents.
BOX-FOLDER 66/13 The garland of mountain song: drafts and related documents, 1950-1969
Published in 1953, an early version was called The Jean Ritchie song book. Drafts, notes, part of a BMI statement stub, lists of titles, and related documents, including notations about copyrights transferred to Jean.
BOX-FOLDER 66/14 Singing family of the Cumberlands: early research
Published in 1955, with illustrations by Maurice Sendak. Handwritten and typed documents. Includes a letter from Jean to an unidentified person named John, describing the whipping story detailed in the book.
BOX-FOLDER 67/1 Singing family of the Cumberlands: beginnings
Early portion of typed script for the film, plus a film report, a letter from Hally Wood (1950), a handwritten song list, and related documents.
BOX-FOLDER 67/2 Singing family of the Cumberlands: early manuscript
Typed notes with manuscript edits, and handwritten notes.
BOX-FOLDER 67/3 Singing family of the Cumberlands: early work
Typed notes with manuscript edits, and handwritten notes.
BOX-FOLDER 67/4 Singing family of the Cumberlands: beginnings and revisions) (folder 1 of 2)
Typed manuscript pages with handwritten edits.
BOX-FOLDER 67/5 Singing family of the Cumberlands: beginnings and revisions) (folder 2 of 2)
See description for folder 67/1.
BOX-FOLDER 67/6 Singing family of the Cumberlands: manuscript checked; to be retyped (folder 1 of 2)
Typed manuscript pages with handwritten edits.
BOX-FOLDER 67/7 Singing family of the Cumberlands: manuscript checked; to be retyped (folder 2 of 2)
See description for folder 67/6.
BOX-FOLDER 68/1 Singing family of the Cumberlands: first typed manuscript (folder 1 of 4)
Typed manuscript pages with handwritten edits.
BOX-FOLDER 68/2 Singing family of the Cumberlands: first typed manuscript (folder 2 of 4)
See description for folder 67/6.
BOX-FOLDER 68/3 Singing family of the Cumberlands: first typed manuscript (folder 3 of 4)
See description for folder 67/6.
BOX-FOLDER 68/4 Singing family of the Cumberlands: first typed manuscript (folder 4 of 4)
See description for folder 67/6.
BOX-FOLDER 68/5 Singing family of the Cumberlands: second typed manuscript (folder 1 of 4)
Typed manuscript pages with modest amount of handwritten edits. The original folder indicates this is the "Ritchie music illustrated copy"; it has neither music transcriptions nor illustrations.
BOX-FOLDER 68/6 Singing family of the Cumberlands: second typed manuscript (folder 2 of 4)
See description for folder 68/5.
BOX-FOLDER 68/7 Singing family of the Cumberlands: second typed manuscript (folder 3 of 4)
See description for folder 68/5.
BOX-FOLDER 68/8 Singing family of the Cumberlands: second typed manuscript (folder 4 of 4)
See description for folder 68/5.
BOX-FOLDER 68/9 Singing family of the Cumberlands: illustrations by Maurice Sendak, 1954, 1988
Copies of illustrations on coated paper, a letter from Jean to Janice Vanderpool at University of Kentucky Press, regarding rights to the illustrations, and a typed copy (with handwritten edits) of "The River way to Jackson" (formerly called "The Drowsy Sleeper").
BOX-FOLDER 68/10 Singing family of the Cumberlands: page proofs, etc., 1955
Six pages of proofs, and part of a typed script for the film of "Singing Family," with handwritten notes.
BOX-FOLDER 68/11 Singing family of the Cumberlands: galleys
Galley marked with sticky notes to indicate this is a duplicate set, not to be returned, and a task list regarding details pertaining to the upcoming publication.
BOX-FOLDER 69/1 Singing family of the Cumberlands: material returned from Hally Wood, September 1960
Typed lyrics, handwritten notes, and handwritten music.
BOX-FOLDER 69/2 Singing family of the Cumberlands: 25th Anniversary review letter and responses, circa 1954-1981
Correspondence, a photocopy of a published review, a few handwritten notes, and two mock-ups for publicity (possibly advertisements), probably from the 1950s.
BOX-FOLDER 69/3 Singing family of the Cumberlands: reprint quote and copyright renewal, 1980, 1983
Correspondence, a registration renewal form, and handwritten notes.
BOX-FOLDER 69/4 Singing family of the Cumberlands: a partial translation
A typed translation of Chapter One into Faroese, by David R. Margolin.
BOX-FOLDER 69/5 The dulcimer book: manuscript, 1961; undated
First published in 1963. Typed sections of the manuscript, plus correspondence. Photographic materials relocated to Series III.
BOX-FOLDER 69/6 The dulcimer book: notes and correspondence
Correspondence, a questionnaire, typed and handwritten notes and writings, the published score for the arrangement of "I Celebrate Life," and mockups of the covers for The dulcimer book and for Old Bangum, and related documents.
BOX-FOLDER 69/7 Swapping song book: manuscript
First published in 1964 and again in 1999. Typed manuscript with handwritten edits.
BOX-FOLDER 69/8 Swapping song book: proofs
The first 18 pages of printed proofs.
BOX-FOLDER 69/9 Swapping song book: printed music, 1955; undated
One item of correspondence, plus printed music and typed lyrics.
BOX-FOLDER 69/10 Swapping song book: University of Kentucky Press, 1998-2000
Correspondence, a signed copy of the final contract for the book, flyers, reviews, and a Walck publication catalog.
BOX-FOLDER 70/1 Loves me, loves me not (later Apple seeds and soda straws): Harper and Brothers, 1958-1959
Correspondence with Harper and Brothers, plus a typed and handwritten draft. This work was finally published in 1965 by Henry Z. Walck, Inc., but first prepared for publication by Harper and Brothers under the name Loves me, loves me not, as early as 1958.
BOX-FOLDER 70/2 Loves me, loves me not (later Apple seeds and soda straws); Henry Z. Walck, Inc., 1966; undated
Correspondence from Henry Z. Walck, Inc., with part of the typed manuscript.
BOX-FOLDER 70/3 Folk Songs of the Southern Appalachians as sung by Jean Ritchie, 1998
Correspondence plus a publication announcement from the University of Kentucky Press. First published in 1965, this publication is the second edition.
BOX-FOLDER 70/4 From Fair to Fair: correct song titles, lyrics, and credits for songs to be used
Published in 1966. Typed documents.
BOX-FOLDER 70/5 From Fair to Fair: original manuscript and music (folder 1 of 2), 1967
Typed manuscript, lyrics, and printed and handwritten music.
BOX-FOLDER 70/6 From Fair to Fair: original manuscript and music (folder 2 of 2), 1967
See description for folder 70/5.
BOX-FOLDER 70/7 Celebration of life, 1970, 1979
Published in 1971. Typed letter from Jean regarding the potential reprinting of the book, plus typed poems and lyrics, and a color mockup of the book cover.
BOX-FOLDER 70/8 Dulcimer people: questionnaires and related materials, 1966-1973
Published in 1975. Dulcimer questionnaires, correspondence, and related ephemera.
BOX-FOLDER 70/9 Dulcimer people: manuscript
Typed manuscript segments of various generations, photocopies of handwritten music, original handwritten music, handwritten notes, and a typed bibliography. Also Peter Pickow's original handwritten musical arrangements.
BOX-FOLDER 71/1 Dulcimer people: complete original manuscript
Typed photocopy with handwritten edits.
BOX-FOLDER 71/2 Jean Ritchie's Kentucky Mother Goose, 1979, 2005; undated
Published in 2015. Correspondence, typed and handwritten notes, story outline, a copy of "Songs and Games," by Edna Ritchie Baker, and a contract with the Texas Music Educators Association.
BOX-FOLDER 71/3 Newport Folk Festival songbook (folder 1 of 6), circa 1964-1965; 1985
Two items of publicity for Mac Wisemen, handwritten notes on the back of a flyer from 1985, and typed music and lyrics from various generations of the manuscript (originals and copies).
BOX-FOLDER 71/4 Newport Folk Festival songbook (folder 2 of 6), circa 1964-1965
Typed and photocopied portion of a draft for the book, with performer biographies, as well as additional biographical information sent to Jean.
BOX-FOLDER 71/5 Newport Folk Festival songbook (folder 3 of 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 (folder 5 of 6), circa 1964-1965
One item of correspondence, plus proofs of printed music and lyrics.
BOX-FOLDER 71/7 Newport Folk Festival songbook (folder 4 of 6), circa 1964-1965
Proofs of printed music and lyrics.
BOX-FOLDER 72/1 Newport Folk Festival songbook (folder 6 of 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) (folder 1 of 5), 1981
Typed manuscript.
BOX-FOLDER 72/5 The Appalachian dulcimer: an account of older instruments (draft) (folder 2 of 5), 1981
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