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Series I: Manuscripts (continued)
Subseries C: Writings (continued)
Sub-subseries 3: Radio, television, and film (continued)
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)
See description for folder 76/1.
BOX-FOLDER 76/3 "Jean Ritchie field trip," 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 (folder 1 of 2), 1950-2006
Materials related to various projects, including correspondence, notes, and drafts, some in partial form.
BOX-FOLDER 76/5 Notes, drafts, and correspondence (folder 2 of 2), 1950-2006
See description for 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 III.
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 II.
Sub-subseries 4: Projects
Appearances, field work, concerts, business, and related matters.
BOX-FOLDER 77/2 Fulbright scholarship year and post-Fulbright activities (folder 1 of 2), 1946-1995; bulk dates: 1951-1953åå
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 (folder 2 of 2)
See description for 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 III.
BOX-FOLDER 77/9 Cordelia "Aunt Cord" Ritchie, 1993
Letter from Georgia Wier to Jean regarding Cordelia "Aunt Cord" Ritchie and basket-making, plus handwritten notes. Negatives and prints have been moved to Series III.
BOX-FOLDER 77/10 American folk styles: past presentations, 1979
Lecture notes from the course Jean taught at California State University-Fresno, which she used for Berea research in 1982. Includes correspondence, handwritten notes, a course schedule, an address list,, photocopied and dittoed music, music score, lyrics
BOX-FOLDER 77/11 Dulcimer orders, 1961-1963
Handwritten and typed correspondence.
BOX-FOLDER 78/1 Dulcimer sales, 1972-1973
Order forms, correspondence, and receipts.
BOX-FOLDER 78/2 Newport Folk Foundation committee (folder 1 of 4), 1962-1970
Proposal for the festival, correspondence, foundation committee minutes, George's festival employee badge, unsigned copies of the 1965 festival consent form, reports of funds and expenses, a list of performers who appeared at Newport since 1963, handwritten notes, and related documents.
BOX-FOLDER 78/3 Newport Folk Foundation committee (folder 2 of 4), 1962-1970
See description for folder 78/2.
BOX-FOLDER 78/4 Newport Folk Foundation committee (folder 3 of 4), 1962-1970
See description for folder 78/2.
BOX-FOLDER 78/5 Newport Folk Foundation committee (folder 4 of 4), 1962-1970
See description for folder 78/2.
BOX-FOLDER 78/6 Newport Folk Festival (folder 1 of 3), 1963-1972
Correspondence, meeting minutes, a TV series proposal, documents about Southwestern Indian music, documents regarding Newport Folk Foundation and festival expenses, brochures and flyers about other festivals, and related materials.
BOX-FOLDER 79/1 Newport Folk Festival (folder 2 of 3), 1963-1972
BOX-FOLDER 79/2 Newport Folk Festival (folder 3 of 3), 1963-1972
BOX-FOLDER 79/3 National Endowment for the Arts: early days of the folk program, 1970-1973
A copy of Public Law 209, guidelines for American Musical Heritage Program, correspondence, official documents and announcements from NEA, and related materials.
BOX-FOLDER 79/4 National Endowment for the Arts, 1973-1978
Correspondence, Public Law 209 (in typed and published copies), newspaper clippings, handwritten notes, the 1978 edition of the application guidelines for the Jazz/Folk/Ethnic Music program, and the 1976-1977 NEA guide to programs.
BOX-FOLDER 79/5 "Government and the Arts: Hearings before a special subcommittee..." (S. 741), 1962
A copy of this publication. The NEA was founded in 1965. Jean spoke at one of the hearings, and commented on the lack of government interest in and support for the arts.
Subseries D: 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 III.
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 (folder 1 of 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 (folder 2 of 2), 1959-1988
See description for 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 III.
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 (folder 1 of 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 (folder 2 of 2), 1918-2005
See description for folder 80/6.
BOX-FOLDER 81/1 Newsletters, updates, and related materials (folder 1 of 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 (folder 2 of 2), 1952-2002
BOX-FOLDER 81/3 Ephemeral publications (folder 1 of 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 (folder 2 of 5), 1949-2004
See description for 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 (folder 3 of 5), 1949-2004
See description for folder 81/3.
BOX-FOLDER 81/6 Ephemeral publications (folder 4 of 5), 1949-2004
See description for folder 81/3.
BOX-FOLDER 81/7 Ephemeral publications (folder 5 of 5), 1949-2004
See description for folder 81/3.
BOX-FOLDER 82/1 Publications
Bewley, Irene. This, that and t'other in Southern hill country. Knoxville: Coleman's, 1960.
Edwards, Phoebe. How to make a quilt. Cincinnati: Stearns and Foster, 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, 1939. Reprint edition.
BOX-FOLDER 82/2 Unpublished writings (folder 1 of 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 (folder 2 of 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
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