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Series I: Manuscripts (continued)
Subseries C: Writings (continued)
Sub-subseries 2: Books, magazines, and recordings (continued)
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
See description for folder 72/4.
BOX-FOLDER 72/6 The Appalachian dulcimer: an account of older instruments (draft) (folder 3 of 5), 1981
See description for folder 72/4.
BOX-FOLDER 72/7 The Appalachian dulcimer: an account of older instruments (draft) (folder 4 of 5), 1981
See description for folder 72/4.
BOX-FOLDER 72/8 The Appalachian dulcimer: an account of older instruments (draft) (folder 5 of 5), 1981
See description for 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, 1952-53"
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 (folder 1 of 3), 1959-1979; undated
Scripts or partial transcripts from various radio and television shows, and other productions, among them: "Look up and live" (July 31, 1955), "Look up and live" (January 20, 1957), a radio show about the song "Yankee Doodle," featuring Oscar Brand, Jean Ritchie, and Van Doren (July 3, 1959), "The Dave Garroway show" (possibly 1959), "Variety showcase" (Nov. 10, 1960), a detailed discography, "Her infinite variety" (September 11, 1963), "Jewish Home Show," with Ruth Jacobs (August 13, 1964), "Oscar Brand's Sing of Nassau" (i.e., Nassau County, New York; 1976), "Today and yesterday: Singing family, with Jean Ritchie" (May 11, 1979), and related documents. Also correspondence: a signed letter from Norman Lear (December 12, 1959).
BOX-FOLDER 73/9 Transcripts (folder 2 of 3), 1959-1979; undated
See description for folder 73/8.
BOX-FOLDER 73/10 Transcripts (folder 3 of 3), 1959-1979; undated
See description for folder 73/8.
BOX-FOLDER 74/1 "The Jean Ritchie show" (series title: "As I Rowed Out") (folder 1 of 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") (folder 2 of 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" (folder 1 of 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" (folder 2 of 4), 1962-1963
See description for folder 74/8.
BOX-FOLDER 74/9 "Lyrics and Legends" (folder 3 of 4), 1962-1963
See description for folder 74/8.
BOX-FOLDER 74/10 "Lyrics and Legends" (folder 4 of 4), 1962-1963
See description for folder 74/8.
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 (folder 1 of 2), version 1, 1996
Unbound pages of the interview transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 75/2 "Mountain Born: The Jean Ritchie Story": Jean Ritchie's interviews (folder 2 of 2), version 1, 1996
See description for 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 (folder 1 of 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 folders 76/1 and 76/2.
BOX-FOLDER 75/7 "Mountain Born: The Jean Ritchie Story": transcribed interviews, version 1 (folder 2 of 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 (folder 1 of 2)
Similar to the contents for folders 75/6 and 75/7. Transcriptions of interviews with ---. See folders 76/1 and 76/2
BOX-FOLDER 76/2 "Mountain Born: The Jean Ritchie Story": transcribed interviews, version 2 (folder 2 of 2)
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