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Series 1: Manuscripts (continued)
Subseries 6: Biographical materials (continued)
Sub-subseries 4: Awards
BOX-FOLDER 101/4 Berea College honorary Doctor of Arts diploma, May 26, 1991
Diploma awarded to Jean in 1991, in its presentation folder.
BOX-FOLDER 101/5 Kentucky Country Music Hall of Fame, 1990-1992
Correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes, Jean was one of the first Board members. The Kentucky Country Music Hall of Fame's name was changed to The Museum of Kentucky Music and Hall of Honor.
BOX-FOLDER 101/6 Awards and related documents (1/2), 1967-2009
Certificates for Jean, George, and together as a couple, plus correspondence and related documents.
BOX-FOLDER 101/7 Awards and related documents (2/2), 1967-2009
See the description for box-folder 101/6.
Sub-subseries 5: Scrapbooks, journals, and writings
BOX-FOLDER 102 Abbie Ritchie's scrapbook, circa 1914-1966
6 1/8 in. x 9 1/4 in.
Newspaper clippings, reunion programs, handwritten notes (including one written by Abbie), and related materials. A photo of Abbie holding twin infant daughters Jewel and Opal has been relocated to Series 3. Opal Ritchie died age about 14 months from diphtheria.
BOX-FOLDER 103 Scrapbook, circa 1942-1946, undated
10 1/8 in. x 12 3/4 in.
Correspondence, napkins, calendars, locks of hair, event programs, newspaper clippings, comics, handwritten documents, and various keepsakes.
BOX-FOLDER 104 Scrapbook, circa 1950-1967, undated
8 3/8 in. x 11 5/8 in.
Newspaper clippings, flyers and programs for events, and printed poetry.
BOX-FOLDER 105 Scrapbook, circa 1929-1957, undated
12 1/2 in. x 16 1/2 in.
Newspaper clippings, birth announcements, greeting cards for various holidays, and acknowledgement cards. One of the earliest items is a grade report for Jean, from 1929. The bulk of items dates from the 1950s.
BOX-FOLDER 106/1 School papers, 1922-1924, undated
Four papers written by Jean's sister Una, and one written by Jean's brother Raymond.
BOX-FOLDER 106/2 Abbie Ritchie's handwritten notes, 1960-1969
Handwritten notes on lined paper removed from a spiral-bound notebook. Includes family information and recollections.
BOX-FOLDER 106/3 4-H Club memory book with Jean's handwritten notes, 1935-1936
Handwritten journal entries, recollections and poetry. The last page includes a note that "this was written when I went to camp in July, 1935. Had a grand time. Is now July, 1936 - pleasant memories."
BOX-FOLDER 106/4 Jean's journal and writings, 1944-1948, undated
BOX-FOLDER 106/5 Jean's handwritten notes (1/3), 1948-1949
Jean's notes and reflections on events and people.
BOX-FOLDER 106/6 Jean's handwritten notes (2/3), 1950-1959
Some of the notes include information about family members, a map of where they live, and related information.
BOX-FOLDER 106/7 Jean's handwritten notes (3/3), 1960-1969
Diary notes on two large sheets of paper, written while on a trip to France with the Kennedys.
Sub-subseries 6: Passports
Each passport includes a photo of the individual affixed to a page (there is an extra photo of George in one of his passports).
BOX-FOLDER 106/8 Jean Ritchie's U.S. passports, circa 1952-1984
Seven passports, with issue dates of 1952, 1956, 1960, 1966, 1971, 1978, and 1984.
BOX-FOLDER 106/9 George Pickow's U.S. passports, circa 1944-1994
Seven passports, with issue dates of 1944, 1948, 1952, 1960, 1971, 1978, and 1994.
Sub-subseries 7: Engagement books and calendars
Each item includes handwritten notes regarding appointments and activities.
BOX-FOLDER 106/10 Engagement books and calendars, 1947-1949
2 in. x 3 in.
3 appointment books.
BOX-FOLDER 106/11 Engagement books and calendars (1/2), 1950-1959
From 2 in. x 3 in. to 6 in. x 10 in.
10 items, total. A 1959-1960 engagement book for George Pickow includes two business cards.
BOX-FOLDER 107/1 Engagement books and calendars (2/2), 1950-1959
From 2 in. x 3 in. to 6 in. x 10 in.
See the description for box-folder 106/11.
BOX-FOLDER 107/2 Engagement books and calendars (1/3), 1960-1969
From 2 in. x 3 in. to 8 3/4 in. x 11 in.
15 items total (from the 1960s). Some years are represented by multiple items. A 1963 wall calendar has 4 sheets of handwritten notes for accounting.
BOX-FOLDER 107/3 Engagement books and calendars (2/3), 1960-1969
From 2 in. x 3 in. to 8 3/4 in. x 11 in.
See the description for box-folder 107/2.
BOX-FOLDER 107/4 Engagement books and calendars (3/3), 1960-1969
From 2 in. x 3 in. to 8 3/4 in. x 11 in.
See the description for box-folder 107/2.
BOX-FOLDER 107/5 Engagement books and calendars (1/2), 1970-1978
From 2 3/4 in. x 4 1/4 in. to 9 1/4 in. x 10 3/4 in.
12 items total (from the 1970s). Some items represent an overlap of years. No item for 1979.
BOX-FOLDER 107/6 Engagement books and calendars (2/2), 1970-1978
From 2 3/4 in. x 4 1/4 in. to 9 1/4 in. x 10 3/4 in.
See the description for box-folder 107/5.
BOX-FOLDER 108/1 Engagement books and calendars, 1984-1989
From 3 in. x 4 1/2 in. to 7 3/4 in. x 10 1/2 in.
5 items. Years represented: 1984, 1985, 1987-1989. Two items for 1988. See box 109 for another 2005 calendar.
BOX-FOLDER 108/2 Engagement books and calendars (1/2), 1990-1992, 1994
From 4 in. x 6 in. to 8 1/2 in. x 11 in.
13 items. No item for 1993. Multiple items for some years. The 1996-1997 calendar is a custom printing, with a black plastic comb binding and reproductions (black and white and color) of Ritchie family photos. See box 109 109 the 1998 wall calendar.
BOX-FOLDER 108/3 Engagement books and calendars (2/2), 1990-1992, 1994
From 4 in. x 6 in. to 8 1/2 in. x 11 in.
See the description for box-folder 108/2.
BOX-FOLDER 108/4 Engagement books and calendars (1/3), 2000-2003, 2005
From 3 3/4 in. x 5 1/2 in. to 8 3/4 in. x 11 in.
22 items, total. Multiple items for some years. A few loose pages from a 2007 calendar. One item is a customized 2001 pocket calendar, stamped "Compliments of Folklife Productions" (Jean and George's company). See box 109 for calendars from 2006 and 2007.
BOX-FOLDER 108/5 Engagement books and calendars (2/3), 2000-2003, 2005
From 3 3/4 in. x 5 1/2 in. to 8 3/4 in. x 11 in.
See the description for box-folder 108/4.
BOX-FOLDER 108/6 Engagement books and calendars (3/3), 2000-2003, 2005
From 3 3/4 in. x 5 1/2 in. to 8 3/4 in. x 11 in.
See the description for box-folder 108/4.
BOX-FOLDER 109 Wall calendars, circa 1985-2007
From 10 in. x 10 3/4 in. to 12 in. x 12 in. Years represented: 1985, 1998, 2002, 2006-2007.
Sub-subseries 8: Diaries
BOX-FOLDER 110 Diaries and notes about events, 1922-1992, undated
From 2 3/4 in. x 4 1/2 in. to 5 1/4 in. x 8 1/2 in.
Some of the fifteen items are repurposed notepads and records books. Some items are clearly identified as written by Jean and some by Jean's family members: Abbie, Kitty, and Mallie Ritchie. Some items were used by more than one individual. Of note: Kitty Ritchie's 1925 notes has a four-leaf clover pinned to one page.
Sub-subseries 9: Ritchie family hymnals
BOX-FOLDER 111/1 Billups, Edward W. The sweet songster: a collection of the most popular and approved songs, hymns, and ballads. Catlettsburg, KY: C.L. McConnell, circa 1854
BOX-FOLDER 111/2 Thomas, E.D. A new and choice selection of hymns and spiritual songs for the use of the Regular Baptist Church, and all lovers of song. Catlettsburg, KY: C.L. McConnell, circa 1877
Subseries 7: George Pickow's photographic work
Sub-subseries 1: Album covers
Dust jackets for a selection of phonographic albums recorded by Jean Ritchie. The cover photographs (and sometimes the jacket designs) are by George Pickow.
BOX 112 Jean Ritchie, 1952, 1954
Elektra Records; EKL-125.
BOX 112 Carols of all seasons, 1959
Tradition Records; TLP 1031
BOX 112 Children's songs and games from the southern mountains, 1957, 1960
Folkways Records; FC 7054.
BOX 112 As I Roved Out (Field Trip-Ireland), 1960
Folkways Records; FW 8872
BOX 112 Clear waters remembered, 1974
Geordie Music; Geordie 101. Two copies.
BOX 112 Jean Ritchie at home, 1974
Pacific Cascade Records; LPL 7026
BOX 112 None but one, 1977
Sire Records; SA 7530. Two copies.
BOX 112 High hills and mountains, 1979
Greenhays Recordings; catalog number GR 701. Two copies.
BOX 112 Sweet rivers, 1981
June Appal Recordings; JA-037.
BOX 112 None but one, 1981
Greenhays Recordings; GR 708.
BOX 112 The most dulcimer, 1992
Greenhays Recordings; catalog number GR 714.
BOX 112 Kentucky Christmas: old and new, 1997
Greenhays Recordings; GR 717
Sub-subseries 2: Proofs for album covers
Album jackets from this era were frequently made of cardboard, with a glossy sheet affixed to the front (and sometimes the back), with the album title and artist, and usually an illustration. These are the glossy sheets, most for popular and folk music, but some for classical music. Two covers are printed on heavy-stock paper boards. George took the photos and in some cases may have designed the covers.
BOX-FOLDER 113 Proofs for album covers (box 1 of 3)
See the note for Sub-subseries 2.
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