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Series 1: Manuscripts (continued)
Subseries 1: Correspondence (continued)
Sub-subseries 3: Musicians and artists
Includes correspondence to and from people of note in music and the arts, as well as members of their families.
BOX-FOLDER 22/6 Gerry Armstrong, 1957-1999, undated
BOX-FOLDER 22/7 Margaret Barry and Michael Gorman, 1955-1977, undated
BOX-FOLDER 22/8 Theo Bikel, 1964-1970, undated
BOX-FOLDER 22/9 Oscar Brand, 1975-1990, undated
BOX-FOLDER 22/10 Alan Buechner, 1961
1 item handwritten item from Alan to Jean.
BOX-FOLDER 22/11 Lou Bunin, 1988
1 printed, hand-drawn holiday card from The Bunins. The original folder header was "Lou Bunin."
BOX-FOLDER 22/12 Isla Cameron, 1954-1960
4 items from Isla; 3 typed airmail letters and one handwritten postcard. The typed letters are signed, and two have additional handwritten notes plus a doodle.
BOX-FOLDER 22/13 Ed Canby, 1960-1962
2 items from Ed; one typed postcard and one handwritten note.
BOX-FOLDER 22/14 Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, 1964, 1981
BOX-FOLDER 22/15 Liam Clancy, 2005
One handwritten letter from Liam.
BOX-FOLDER 23/1 Diane Hamilton, 1971-1972, undated
BOX-FOLDER 23/2 Emmylou Harris, 1981
1 typed letter (unsigned) from Jean to Emmylou, and 1 handwritten note from Emmylou in response.
BOX-FOLDER 23/3 Leslie Haworth, 1953, 1960
Includes a copy of a royalty agreement signed by Jean for the use of "Here's to Cheshire - Here's to Cheese."
BOX-FOLDER 23/4 Lee Hays, 1967, undated
BOX-FOLDER 23/5 Hamish Henderson; David Hammond, 1953-2009
9 items from David, Hamish, and others; most handwritten.
BOX-FOLDER 23/6 Leslie Hinton, 1963, undated
BOX-FOLDER 23/7 Jac Holzman, 1953-1998
23 items from Jac and others, including royalty statements from Elektra.
BOX-FOLDER 23/8 Jacqui and Bridie, 1965-1998, undated
Photos with these materials have been moved to Series 3.
BOX-FOLDER 23/9 Naomi Judd, 1988
1 handwritten letter from Naomi to Jean.
BOX-FOLDER 23/10 Maud Karpeles, 1954, 1967
BOX-FOLDER 23/11 Peter Kennedy, 1960
1 typed letter, signed by Peter.
BOX-FOLDER 23/12 Frank and Lidia Kleinholz, 1956-1969, undated
Includes a handwritten note card (a limited edition print, by Frank).
BOX-FOLDER 23/13 John Meredith Langstaff, 1971, undated
BOX-FOLDER 23/14 Alan Lomax, 1949-1996
35 items; including typed and handwritten items from Alan to Jean and others. Includes an unsigned letter of agreement from the Choreometrics project, a promotional brochure featuring Alan, as well as a few items of ephemera, and two copies of the script for the play "The Big Rock Candy Mountain." 120 mm color positive transparencies of Alan with Jean Ritchie and Shirley Collins have been moved to Series 3.
BOX-FOLDER 23/15 Tommy Makem, 1991, undated
BOX-FOLDER 23/16 McLains, 1976, 1980
BOX-FOLDER 23/17 Howie Mitchell, 1986
1 typed letter, signed by Howie.
BOX-FOLDER 23/18 Bill Moyers, 1991
1 handwritten note from Bill.
BOX-FOLDER 24/1 John Jacob Niles, 1977-2001, undated
BOX-FOLDER 24/2 Almeda Riddle, 1975
1 handwritten letter to Jean, on the back of a brochure for the House of Atreus.
BOX-FOLDER 24/3 Gil Robbins, 1975
1 handwritten note to Jean.
BOX-FOLDER 24/4 Carl Sandburg; Helga Sandburg Crile, 1952-2000, undated
A photo originally with the materials has been relocated to Series 3.
BOX-FOLDER 24/5 Mike Seeger, 1982
1 typed letter, signed from Stephen L. Schlesinger, Guggenheim Memorial Foundation secretary, asking for a letter of support for Mike Seeger as a candidate for a Fellowship. Included is a copy of Jean's signed letter of support.
BOX-FOLDER 24/6 Pete Seeger, 1956-1998, undated
8 items, including handwritten correspondence from Pete and Toshi. One photo; relocated to Series 3.
BOX-FOLDER 24/7 Ruth Crawford Seeger, 1952, undated
BOX-FOLDER 24/8 Al Stewart, 1979
1 typed letter and one handwritten letter, both signed, from Al to Jean.
BOX-FOLDER 24/9 James Still, 1968, undated
BOX-FOLDER 24/10 Virgil Sturgill, 1962-1965
4 items; includes typed and handwritten signed correspondence.
BOX-FOLDER 24/11 Tasha Tudor, 1961-1990
7 items: 6 handwritten notes and drawings from Tasha to Jean, and 1 handwritten note from Tasha's daughter Efner to Jean.
BOX-FOLDER 24/12 Doc Watson and family, 1970-1971
2 letters: one handwritten and one typed, from the Watson family to Jean.
BOX-FOLDER 24/13 Hally Wood, 1954-2007, undated
BOX-FOLDER 24/14 Musicians and artists (A-Z; unidentified), 1948-1994, undated
Over 25 items; includes correspondence from Richard Bond, Tony Davis, Libby Holman, Mitch Miller, Caroline Paton, Rosalie Sorrels, and others.
Sub-subseries 4: Fan correspondence and thank-you letters
Originally titled "Fan correspondence," this sub-subseries includes a significant number of thank you letters addressed to Jean in regard to personal appearance and concert performances.
BOX-FOLDER 25/1 Fan correspondence and thank-you letters, 1950, 1952, 1955
BOX-FOLDER 25/2 Fan correspondence and thank-you letters, 1960-1964
BOX-FOLDER 25/3 Fan correspondence and thank-you letters, 1965-1966
BOX-FOLDER 25/4 Fan correspondence and thank-you letters, 1967-1969, undated
BOX-FOLDER 25/5 Fan correspondence and thank-you letters, 1970
BOX-FOLDER 25/6 Fan correspondence and thank-you letters, 1971
BOX-FOLDER 25/7 Fan correspondence and thank-you letters, 1972
BOX-FOLDER 25/8 Fan correspondence and thank-you letters, 1973
BOX-FOLDER 25/9 Fan correspondence and thank-you letters, 1974
BOX-FOLDER 25/10 Fan correspondence and thank-you letters, 1975
Photographic materials have been moved to Series 3.
BOX-FOLDER 26/1 Fan correspondence and thank-you letters, 1976
BOX-FOLDER 26/2 Fan correspondence and thank-you letters, 1977
BOX-FOLDER 26/3 Fan correspondence and thank-you letters, 1978
BOX-FOLDER 26/4 Fan correspondence and thank-you letters, 1979
BOX-FOLDER 26/5 Fan correspondence and thank-you letters, 1970-1979
BOX-FOLDER 26/6 Fan correspondence and thank-you letters, 1980-1983
BOX-FOLDER 26/7 Fan correspondence and thank-you letters, 1984, 1986
BOX-FOLDER 26/8 Fan correspondence and thank-you letters, 1987-1989, undated
BOX-FOLDER 26/9 Fan correspondence and thank-you letters, 1990-1993
BOX-FOLDER 26/10 Fan correspondence and thank-you letters, 1994
BOX-FOLDER 26/11 Fan correspondence and thank-you letters, 1996, 1999
BOX-FOLDER 26/12 Fan correspondence and thank-you letters, 1927, 2001, 2004, 2007
One item of correspondence dated 2001 includes a postcard postmarked 1927.
BOX-FOLDER 26/13 Fan correspondence and thank-you letters, undated
BOX-FOLDER 26/14 Fan correspondence and thank-you letters, El Monte School, January 26, 1968
Thank you letters from students at El Monte School, Concord, California. Each letter is handwritten, with the student's photo stapled to the upper-left corner.
BOX-FOLDER 26/15 Fan correspondence and thank-you letters, El Monte School, February 2, 1970
Thank you letters from students at El Monte School, Concord, California. Each letter is handwritten.
BOX-FOLDER 26/16 Fan correspondence and thank-you letters, El Monte School, February 24, 1970, February 26, 1970
Sub-subseries 5: Programs and program correspondence
Business correspondence, plus ephemera and production notes, involving both Jean and George.
BOX-FOLDER 27/1 Country Dance Society of America, 1950, 1955
BOX-FOLDER 27/2 Card/ticket for Elsa Maxwell's Americana Party, May 11, 1949
Notes in Jean's handwriting on front and back; on the front: "I square-danced with Clark Gable! (Jean)" and on the back notes about the songs/dances performed. See box-folder 39/6 for a copy of the program.
BOX-FOLDER 27/3 BBC, 1951-1954, undated
Typed correspondence (including letters from David Attenborough), notes, TV transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 27/4 University of California, 1952, 1955-1956, 1958
Three items of correspondence and a program for the concert "Traditional Song in America" (1958).
BOX-FOLDER 27/5 Harvard University Summer School, 1955
Typed correspondence, a schedule, and copies of the program for "Folk Music in America: The Appalachian Tradition" (presented by the Harvard Summer School Conference on Folk Music and Ballad)
BOX-FOLDER 27/6 University of Kentucky, 1955
Includes two items of correspondence (one handwritten, one typed).
BOX-FOLDER 27/7 Contracts, 1955-1956
Artist copies of contracts between Pearson and Eaton, Inc. (representing Jean), and various entities, including various colleges, universities, and clubs.
BOX-FOLDER 27/8 Pearson and Eaton, Inc., 1954-1957, undated
Correspondence to and from Pearson and Eaton, Inc.; Louise Eaton was Jean's agent at the time.
BOX-FOLDER 27/9 American Youth Hostels, 1956
Includes two items of correspondence (one handwritten, one typed).
BOX-FOLDER 27/10 "Courting, marriage, and other notions" (from the radio series, "As I Roved Out"), circa 1956
Song booklets and interview transcripts.
BOX-FOLDER 27/11 Swapping Song Fair, 1954, undated
BOX-FOLDER 27/12 Miscellaneous programs and program correspondence, 1950-1955
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