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Series 1: Manuscripts (continued)
Subseries 2: Performances, lectures, and workshops (continued)
Sub-subseries 1: Concerts and other engagements
BOX-FOLDER 43/5 Programs, 1946-2009, undated
Printed programs, song lists, and other ephemera.
BOX-FOLDER 43/6 Concerts (1/8), 1948-1959
Programs, flyers, tickets, newspaper clippings (original and photocopied), advertisements. Also includes a program for Elsa Maxwell's Americana Party (see box-folder 27/2 for a ticket to the party).
BOX-FOLDER 43/7 Concerts (2/8), 1961-1969
Programs, flyers, a letter of agreement for Jean to perform at the 1967 Newport Folk Festival, and ephemera.
BOX-FOLDER 44/1 Concerts (3/8), 1971, 1973
Photos accompanying promotional materials for "Sing America Sing" are now in Series 3.
BOX-FOLDER 44/2 Concerts (4/8), 1980-1981, 1986, 1988
Programs and related ephemera.
BOX-FOLDER 44/3 Concerts (5/8), 1991, 1995, 1997
A program, correspondence, promotional material, and a photocopied newspaper clipping.
BOX-FOLDER 44/4 Concerts (6/8), 2001-2003, 2005, 2007
Programs and related ephemera.
BOX-FOLDER 44/5 Concerts (7/8), undated
Programs and related ephemera.
BOX-FOLDER 44/6 Concerts (8/8), undated
See the description for box-folder 40/2.
BOX-FOLDER 44/7 Concerts, 1950-1954, 1956
Correspondence announcements, and ephemera.
BOX-FOLDER 44/8 Concerts (1/2), 1950, 1953, 1957, 1960
BOX-FOLDER 44/9 Concerts (2/2), 1950, 1953, 1957, 1960
BOX-FOLDER 44/10 Concerts, 1954-1959, 1961, undated
Correspondence, contracts and agreements, and ephemera. Most materials are from 1958. The original folder's header was "Concerts 1953-1959."
BOX-FOLDER 45/1 Concerts (1/2), 1960-1962
Correspondence and related documents for concerts in 1960-1961.
BOX-FOLDER 45/2 Concerts (2/2), 1960-1962
See the description for box-folder 40/6.
BOX-FOLDER 45/3 Engagements, 1965-1967, undated
Correspondence, itineraries, contracts and letters of agreement. and related documents. The original folder's header was "October 1966 Jean Ritchie." Most of the documents are from 1966.
BOX-FOLDER 45/4 Engagements and events, 1965-1967, undated
Correspondence, programs, and ephemera for engagements and events in 1967. The original folder's header was "Old Concerts."
BOX-FOLDER 45/5 Concerts finished, 1968-1969
Materials refer to concerts held in 1969. Correspondence, as well as a contract to perform at the Boston YMCA, a letter of agreement to appear at the 1969 Newport Folk Festival, an application for the entry of entertainers (in order to perform in Canada), an invoice from the University of Kentucky (to refund Jean the cost of travel), and related documents.
BOX-FOLDER 45/6 Concerts finished, 1969-1970
Materials refer to concerts held in 1970. Correspondence, concert schedules, contracts, a list of songs performed at one of Jean's public engagements
BOX-FOLDER 45/7 Concerts finished, 1970-1971
Correspondence, contracts, and related documents in reference to concerts held in 1971.
BOX-FOLDER 46/1 Engagements completed (1/3), 1973-1975
Correspondence, programs, contracts, announcements, and other ephemera in reference to engagements in 1974-1975.
BOX-FOLDER 46/2 Engagements completed (2/3), 1973-1975
See the description for box-folder 41/6.
BOX-FOLDER 46/3 Engagements completed (3/3), 1973-1975
See the description for box-folder 41/6.
BOX-FOLDER 46/4 Engagements completed, 1975-1977, undated
BOX-FOLDER 46/5 Concert - Japan, 1978-1979
Documents in reference to Jean's 1978 trip to Japan. Correspondence, Jean's visa application, a booklet in Japanese and English, and photos of musicians. The visa application has a photo of Jean attached.
BOX-FOLDER 46/6 Engagements completed (1/2), 1976-1979, undated
Correspondence, contracts, and ephemera for engagements completed in 1979.
BOX-FOLDER 46/7 Engagements completed (2/2), 1976-1979, undated
See the description for box-folder 42/6. Also includes a transcript for a broadcast of "Today and Yesterday in Northern Ireland: Singing Family."
BOX-FOLDER 46/8 Oscar Brand - Jean Ritchie tours, 1963, 1982, 1997, 2010
Programs and flyers. Publicity photos of Oscar and Jean relocated to Series 3.
BOX-FOLDER 46/9 Engagements, 1981, 1986
Correspondence, contracts, programs, handwritten notes, a 1986 monthly calendar, and ephemera.
BOX-FOLDER 47/1 Engagements (1/2), 1987-1988
Correspondence, programs, contracts, itineraries, and ephemera for engagements in 1988. The bulk of materials is from engagements in California.
BOX-FOLDER 47/2 Engagements (2/2), 1987-1988
Correspondence, programs, call sheets, and contracts. See description for box-folder 47/1.
BOX-FOLDER 47/3 Engagements, 1985-1989
Correspondence, flyers, a newspaper clipping, and handwritten notes regarding engagements in 1989.
BOX-FOLDER 47/4 Concerts, 1987, 1989
Correspondence, schedules, handwritten notes, and contracts regarding concerts in 1990. A photo of the singing duo Hesperus
BOX-FOLDER 47/5 Ireland, 1990-1991
Correspondence, an itinerary, flyers, and related ephemera regarding the trip to Ireland, July-August 1990.
BOX-FOLDER 47/6 Engagements done, 1991-1992
Correspondence, an itinerary, contracts, a partial transcript for a presentation, and related documents.
BOX-FOLDER 47/7 Performances, 1993
Correspondence, programs, schedules, illustration with fabric pinnings, ticket stubs, an issue of Folk Notes (March-May 1993), and related ephemera.
BOX-FOLDER 47/8 Performances, 1994
Correspondence, call sheet, flyers, a contract
BOX-FOLDER 47/9 Concerts, 1991, 1993, 1995, 2001
BOX-FOLDER 47/10 Concerts, 1988, 2001, 2009
Correspondence, a playbill, flyers, and programs for concerts held in 2000.
BOX-FOLDER 48/1 Concerts and lectures (1/2), 1950-1989
Correspondence, flyers, programs, booklets, and ephemera. The bulk of materials dates from the 1980s.
BOX-FOLDER 48/2 Concerts and lectures (2/2), 1990-2006, undated
BOX-FOLDER 48/3 Concerts and lectures (1/3), 1950-2011
Correspondence, notes on filming the Newport Folk Festival (year unidentified), newspaper clippings, flyers, programs, contracts, and related ephemera.
BOX-FOLDER 48/4 Concerts and lectures (2/3), 1950-2011
See the description for box-folder 48/3.
BOX-FOLDER 48/5 Concerts and lectures (3/3), 1950-2011
See the description for box-folder 48/3.
BOX-FOLDER 48/6 Program booklets and related ephemera, 1948-2006
Includes programs from both the 4th and the 6th Annual Festival of Contemporary American Music, the second Annual Festival of Contemporary Music, the 1982 Folklife Festival program, and an issue of The Country Dancer, which describes the first folk music week at Pinewoods Camp.
Sub-subseries 2: Set lists
Set lists, written on various scraps of paper (often pieces of brown paper grocery bags), notepaper, and envelopes, performed by Jean at various concerts, events, and workshops. The lists are organized in received groupings (e.g., 1A, 1B, etc.). Some of the items are grouped by theme or genre (e.g., Christmas carols) or by region. Also, a few items of correspondence, lyrics, and poetry. This group of materials was original received with the title "Song lists."
BOX-FOLDER 49/1 Group 1A (1/2), 1982-2005, undated
BOX-FOLDER 49/2 Group 1A (2/2), 1982-2005, undated
BOX-FOLDER 49/3 Group 1B (1/2), 1973-2004, undated
BOX-FOLDER 49/4 Group 1B (2/2), 1973-2004, undated
BOX-FOLDER 49/5 Group 2, 1956-1986, undated
Includes a scrap of paper from letterhead stationary for Jean Ritchie Co. Dulcimers
BOX-FOLDER 49/6 Group 3, 1950-1993, undated
Includes a contract (dated August 8, 1983) between Jean and Spencertown Academy, for her to perform there.
BOX-FOLDER 49/7 Group 4, 1950-1983, undated
BOX-FOLDER 49/8 Group 5, 1957-2008, undated
BOX-FOLDER 50/1 Group 6, 1980-2005, undated
BOX-FOLDER 50/2 Group 7, 1950-1979, undated
Includes set lists for performances in New England.
BOX-FOLDER 50/3 Group 8, 1976-1990, undated
Includes set lists for performances on the East Coast and in the Midwest.
BOX-FOLDER 50/4 Group 9, 1949-1969, undated
Includes a note to Jean, plus a poem, typed and signed by A.L. Greynolds (d. 1968). A photo of Jean, George, and other people in Japan, which was in this folder, has been relocated to Series 3.
BOX-FOLDER 50/5 Group 10, 1981-1990, undated
Includes set lists for California and elsewhere on the West Coast, and school programs.
BOX-FOLDER 50/6 Group 11, 1962-1985, undated
Includes two flyers: one for a Jean Ritchie performance, and one for events sponsored by the Intoto (a cultural collective).
BOX-FOLDER 50/7 Group 12, 1959-1974, undated
All papers in this folder arrived wrapped in a 1974 schedule for Jean's appearances, and noted in her handwriting "1960s programs." One set list is written on the back of line drawings crayoned in by Jonathan Pickow.
BOX-FOLDER 51/1 Group 13, 1953-2007, undated
BOX-FOLDER 51/2 Group 14, 1982-2005, undated
BOX-FOLDER 51/3 Group 15, 1966, undated
BOX-FOLDER 51/4 Group 16, 1962-1981, undated
BOX-FOLDER 51/5 Group 17, 1948-1972, undated
The set lists were wrapped in a copy of a 1951 luncheon program.
BOX-FOLDER 51/6 Group 18, 1978-1980, undated
BOX-FOLDER 51/7 Group 19
BOX-FOLDER 51/8 Group 20, 1977-1986, undated
BOX-FOLDER 51/9 Set lists, 1940-1949
BOX-FOLDER 51/10 Set lists, 1950-1959
BOX-FOLDER 51/11 Set lists, 1960-1969
BOX-FOLDER 51/12 Set lists, 1940-1969
Undated materials that may be from this date range, given the materials used (e.g., index cards, etc.).
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