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Series 1: Manuscripts (continued)
Subseries 3: Media coverage, press kits, and publicity (continued)
Media coverage (folder 1 of 20), 1960-1976 (continued)
Includes Caffè Lena newsletters from 1961 and 1962, as well as media coverage regarding performers and the venue itself. A letter to Lena Spencer from Kenneth E. King (commissioner of public safety), dated January 24, 1968, is included. No materials for 1963-1964 and 1969-1970. All materials are photocopies or thermofaxes.
BOX-FOLDER 2/12 Media coverage (folder 2 of 20), 1977-1988
Includes media coverage for performers and the venue, as well such materials as programs (e.g., "The Mousetrap," staged in 1978, a typed letter from Lena Spencer requesting financial support from friends of Caffè Lena, sent in 1981, a color photocopy of a proclamation declaring May 19, 1985 as Lena Spencer Day in Saratoga Springs, New York, etc.). No materials for 1982. All materials are photocopies.
BOX-FOLDER 2/13 Media coverage (folder 3 of 20), 1989
Includes media coverage for performers and the venue, as well such materials as a mock-up for the cover of the brochure "Caffè Lena: the second thirty years," and numerous tributes to Lena Spencer. Almost all materials are photocopies, except a few original articles. An original issue of "Eye on Saratoga" has been relocated to box 17 (a photocopy remains in this folder).
BOX-FOLDER 3/1 Media coverage (folder 4 of 20), 1990-1997
Includes media coverage for performers and the venue, as well such materials as copies of the brochure "Caffè Lena: the second thirty years" and a letter to friends of Caffè Lena announcing it would be sold to a non-profit organization (1990), an original flyer for the 4th annual Caffè Lena Folk-A-Thon (1993), an original issue of Bluegrass (magazine), with an article on Caffè Lena (1993), a copy of the minutes of a 1995 meeting (printed on orange paper), and photocopies of Board meeting minutes (1995). A significant majority of the materials are photocopies.
BOX-FOLDER 3/2 Media coverage (folder 5 of 20), 1998
Includes tickets, programs, brochures, and other materials, and documentation and publicity related to the fund-raising campaign to buy the building, etc. Contents are a combination of original and duplicated materials. Two ads for the fund-raising event, created on film, have been relocated to Series 3.
BOX-FOLDER 3/3 Media coverage (folder 6 of 20), 1998
Includes newspaper articles (photocopies and printouts).
BOX-FOLDER 3/4 Media coverage (folder 7 of 20), 1999
Includes copies of a fax sent to Bernice Johnson Reagon from Abigail Reid, the faxed response from Reagon, photocopies of newspaper clippings, and related materials.
BOX-FOLDER 3/5 Media coverage (folder 8 of 20), 2000
Includes newspaper clippings (original and photocopies), plus related documentation of Caffè Lena's history, and a printed, general thank you to Caffè Lena supporters.
BOX-FOLDER 3/6 Media coverage (folder 9 of 20), 2001
Includes newspaper clippings (original and photocopies), a tribute to Alfredo Lombardi, etc.
BOX-FOLDER 3/7 Media coverage (folder 10 of 20), 2002
Includes newspaper clippings (original and photocopies), a certificate naming Caffè Lena as the best coffeehouse in the Capital Region for 2002, etc.
BOX-FOLDER 3/8 Media coverage (folder 11 of 20), 2003
Includes newspaper clippings (original and photocopies), etc.
BOX-FOLDER 3/9 Media coverage (folder 12 of 20), 2004
Includes newspaper clippings (original and photocopies), etc.
BOX-FOLDER 3/10 Media coverage (folder 13 of 20), 2005
Includes newspaper clippings (original and photocopies), a laminated menu, a flyer for the production of Two Gentlemen of Verona , etc.
BOX-FOLDER 3/11 Media coverage (folder 14 of 20), 2006
Includes newspaper clippings (photocopies), promotional materials for various companies, etc.
BOX-FOLDER 3/12 Media coverage (folder 15 of 20), 2007
Includes newspaper clippings and publications (original and photocopies).
BOX-FOLDER 3/13 Media coverage (folder 16 of 20), 2008
Includes newspaper clippings (original and a photocopy).
BOX-FOLDER 3/14 Media coverage (folder 17 of 20), 2009
Includes a copy of a magazine article, two copies of the Poetry Festival program, and two copies of the Chowderfest Chanty Sing.
BOX-FOLDER 3/15 Media coverage (folder 18 of 20), 2010
Includes articles (one original and one photocopy), a membership flyer for Caffè Lena, and a flyer for a poetry festival.
BOX-FOLDER 4/1 Media coverage (folder 19 of 20), undated
Includes newspaper clippings (photocopies and one original).
BOX-FOLDER 4/2 Media coverage (folder 20 of 20), 2009-2013, undated
Includes original clippings from magazines and newspapers on the 50th anniversary of Caffè Lena. One subfolder of photocopies, submitted to Jocelyn Arem by Joan Kosby and Paul Mercer, have a variety of dates.
BOX-FOLDER 4/3 Publicity materials, circa 1970s
Includes publicity materials for various artists. Photos have been relocated to Series 3; photocopies are in this folder.
BOX-FOLDER 4/4 Quotations and miscellaneous writings, 1972-2007; undated
Includes quotations compiled for publicity as well as writings by people paying tribute both to Lena Spencer and to Caffè Lena.
BOX-FOLDER 4/5 Publicity: meetings, notes, etc. (folder 1 of 2), 1996
BOX-FOLDER 4/6 Publicity: meetings, notes, etc. (folder 2 of 2), circa 1990s
BOX-FOLDER 4/7 Caffè Lena, Inc., 1989-1990, undated
Various promotional items, plus a letter to New York Telephone (phone company) informing them of Lena Spencer's death.
BOX-FOLDER 4/8 Lena Spencer's accident and Caffè Lena's future: media coverage (folder 1 of 2), 1989-1991
Newspaper clippings (original and photocopies). Oversized materials have been relocated to box 17.
BOX-FOLDER 4/9 Lena Spencer's accident and Caffè Lena's future: media coverage (folder 2 of 2), 1989-1991
See note for 3/8.
BOX-FOLDER 4/10 Caffè Lena's future and the Trust Fund, 1980s, undated
BOX-FOLDER 4/11 Memorial service for Lena Spencer, 1989
Documentation of some parts of the planning phase, plus an announcement flyer, draft of the program, final program, and various notes.
BOX-FOLDER 5/1 Articles written by Jocelyn Arem, 2008
Two articles, in the original published format: "Lena's Legacy: the lasting power of Caffè Lena, America's oldest continuously running folk coffeehouse," North Carolina Folklore Journal , 55, no. 1 (Spring-Summer 2008): 17-31, and "Forty-seven Years at 47 Phila Street: America's oldest continuously running folk coffeehouse," Voices: the Journal of New York Folklore , 34, nos. 1-2 (Spring-Summer 2008): 12-18. Jocelyn Arem is the historian for Caffè Lena.
Subseries 4: Caffè Lena: Inside America's Legendary Folk Music Coffeehouse
BOX-FOLDER 5/2 Book project overview
Spiral-bound and index-tabbed; includes mock-ups, book and exhibit proposal, etc.
BOX-FOLDER 5/3 Caffè Lena's history (folder 1 of 2), 2008-2011
Includes early proposals and drafts, revisions, etc.
BOX-FOLDER 5/4 Caffè Lena's history (folder 2 of 2), 2008-2011
See note for folder 1/17.
BOX-FOLDER 5/5 Mock-ups (folder 1 of 2), 2010-2013
Also includes Jocelyn Arem's handwritten notes.
BOX-FOLDER 5/6 Mock-ups (folder 2 of 2), 2010-2013
See note for folder 1/19.
BOX-FOLDER 5/7 Page proofs (folder 1 of 2)
BOX-FOLDER 5/8 Page proofs (folder 2 of 2)
Subseries 5: Artist files
BOX-FOLDER 6/2 Austin, Hattie
BOX-FOLDER 6/4 Bruchac, Joe
BOX-FOLDER 6/14 McKenney, Al
BOX-FOLDER 7/1 McLean, Don
BOX-FOLDER 7/4 Phillips, Utah
BOX-FOLDER 7/6 Reagon, Bernice Johnson
BOX-FOLDER 7/7 Robbins, Gil (Tim and David)
BOX-FOLDER 7/9 Sorrels, Rosalie
BOX-FOLDER 7/10 Spencer, Lena (folder 1 of 2)
BOX-FOLDER 7/11 Spencer, Lena (folder 2 of 2)
BOX-FOLDER 8/4 Ward, George
Subseries 6: Newsletters, performance calendars, and related materials
BOX-FOLDER 9/1 Newsletters, calendars, and promotional materials, 1995-2009, undated
Various venues, including Caffè Lena.
BOX-FOLDER 9/2 Caffè Lena newsletters, 1995-2005
This newsletter was originally titled Riffs from Lena's . All are original except as noted. Newsletter issues here include: October 1995 (#6; 3 copies), July 1996 (#6, possibly numbered in error; 3 copies), December 1997 (#9), April 1998 (#10), October 1998 (#12), January 1999 (#14), April 1999 (#15; 2 copies), November 12, 1998 (#17), February 22, 1999 (#18), July 2000 (#20; 2 copies), January 2004 (no issue number; photocopy).
BOX-FOLDER 9/3 Caffè Lena performance calendars (folder 1 of 3), 1990-2002
Original documents, with a few photocopies. Also includes two handwritten notes, to "Sarah" from an unidentified person, and a handwritten list of calendar payments received. From the original folder "Caffè Lena Calendars, 1990-2009."
BOX-FOLDER 9/4 Caffè Lena performance calendars (folder 2 of 3), 2003-November 2010
From the original folder "Caffè Lena Calendars, 1990-2009."
BOX-FOLDER 9/5 Caffè Lena performance calendars (folder 3 of 3), December 2010-May 2012
See note for folder 9/4.
BOX-FOLDER 9/6 Caffè Lena membership drive, 1996-1997
BOX-FOLDER 9/7 Web site printout, 1998, 2009
Early version of the Caffè Lena web site.
BOX-FOLDER 9/8 Programs, posters, art work, calendars, etc., circa 2009-2010
BOX-FOLDER 10/1 Caffè Lena 50th anniversary: programs and miscellaneous materials, circa 2010
BOX-FOLDER 10/2 Set lists, 2006, undated
Two set lists: one from March 5, 2006; the other undated.
BOX-FOLDER 10/3 Forms to confirm receipt of submitted audition materials
Two items.
BOX-FOLDER 10/4 Audience questionnaire, 1997
Food service survey to determine attendee preference for a one-waitress or two-waitress service system, including instructions provided for the waitresses.
Subseries 7: Other publications
BOX-FOLDER 10/5 Hootenanny , November 9, 1963.
BOX-FOLDER 10/6 Lullaby and other songs , 1968.
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