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Series 1: Manuscripts (continued)
Subseries 1: Correspondence (continued)
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
Correspondence regarding events in which Jean participated, thank-you letters, programs, and ephemera.
BOX-FOLDER 27/13 Miscellaneous programs and program correspondence, 1956-1958, undated
See the description for box-folder 27/12.
BOX-FOLDER 27/14 4th Annual Folk Music Festival (University of California-Berkeley), 1961
Correspondence, promotional materials, schedules, programs, and handwritten notes.
BOX-FOLDER 27/15 Gerard W. Purcell Associates, 1951-1964
Correspondence from and about Jerry Campbell, who was Jean's agent for a brief time. Includes song lists, lyrics, and notes.
BOX-FOLDER 27/16 Newport Folk Festival, 1963-1965, 1968
BOX-FOLDER 28/1 46th Annual National 4-H Club Congress, 1967
Publications and news releases associated with the annual Congress.
BOX-FOLDER 28/2 Concerts, 1967-1968
Correspondence, programs, and travel plans related to concerts Jean gave in Kentucky and Tennessee.
BOX-FOLDER 28/3 Miscellaneous programs and program correspondence, 1960-1963
See the description for box-folder 27/12.
BOX-FOLDER 28/4 Miscellaneous programs and program correspondence, 1964-1965
See the description for box-folder 27/12.
BOX-FOLDER 28/5 Miscellaneous programs and program correspondence, 1966-1967
See the description for box-folder 27/12.
BOX-FOLDER 28/6 Miscellaneous programs and program correspondence, 1968-1969, undated
See the description for box-folder 27/12.
BOX-FOLDER 28/7 Set lists, 1960-1979
Set lists in Jean's handwriting, for various performances.
BOX-FOLDER 28/8 Completed concerts (1/2), 1971-1973
Correspondence to and from Jean regarding concerts she gave in 1972. Includes agreements and contracts, itineraries, and handwritten notes.
BOX-FOLDER 29/1 Completed concerts (2/2), 1971-1973
See the description for box-folder 28/8.
BOX-FOLDER 29/2 Completed concerts (1/3), 1972-1973
Correspondence to and from Jean regarding various programs, festivals, and events; includes handwritten notes and planning documentation.
BOX-FOLDER 29/3 Completed concerts (2/3), 1972-1973
See the description for box-folder 29/2.
BOX-FOLDER 29/4 Completed concerts (3/3), 1972-1973
See the description for box-folder 29/2.
BOX-FOLDER 29/5 California State University, Fresno, 1978-1979
Correspondence and other documentation (as well as fan letters) from Jean's time as a Folk Artist in Residence at California State University, Fresno.
BOX-FOLDER 29/6 Miscellaneous programs and program correspondence, 1970-1972
Correspondence to and from Jean regarding various programs, festivals, and events; includes flyers and promotional documents.
BOX-FOLDER 30/1 Miscellaneous programs and program correspondence, 1973
See the description for box-folder 29/6.
BOX-FOLDER 30/2 Miscellaneous programs and program correspondence (1/2), 1974-1976
See the description for box-folder 29/6.
BOX-FOLDER 30/3 Miscellaneous programs and program correspondence (2/2), 1974-1976
See the description for box-folder 29/6.
BOX-FOLDER 30/4 Miscellaneous programs and program correspondence, 1977-1979, undated
See the description for box-folder 29/6.
BOX-FOLDER 30/5 Class visits and workshops, 1973-1974, 1979
Handwritten notes and set lists.
BOX-FOLDER 30/6 Set lists from performances in North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida, 1970-1980
See the description for box-folder 28/7.
BOX-FOLDER 30/7 England/Scotland concert tour (1/2), 1980
Also includes receipts, envelopes, notes, correspondence, and brochures.
BOX-FOLDER 30/8 England/Scotland concert tour (2/2), 1980
See the description for box-folder 30/6.
BOX-FOLDER 30/9 Christmas Revels, 1980
Correspondence, lyrics, Christmas play script, and sheet music.
BOX-FOLDER 30/10 Programs, schedules, correspondence, and notes, 1980
Documentation includes handwritten notes.
BOX-FOLDER 31/1 Concerts completed (1/2), 1980-1981
Documentation includes correspondence with Jean both in 1980 (the year prior to the concerts) and in 1981 (the year of the concerts).
BOX-FOLDER 31/2 Concerts completed (2/2), 1980-1981
See the description for box-folder 31/1.
BOX-FOLDER 31/3 California, 1981
Itinerary, correspondence, contact information list, and flyers.
BOX-FOLDER 31/4 Programs, schedules, correspondence, and notes, 1981
Documentation includes handwritten notes.
BOX-FOLDER 31/5 California, February 1982
Correspondence, contracts, and flyers. Documentation includes correspondence with Jean in the year prior to the performances.
BOX-FOLDER 31/6 Engagements completed (1/2), 1981-1982
Itinerary, correspondence, contracts, and brochures for engagements in 1982. Documentation includes correspondence with Jean in the year prior to the performances.
BOX-FOLDER 31/7 Engagements completed (2/2), 1981-1982
See the description for box-folder 31/6.
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