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Series 1. Manuscripts, ca. 1956-2009
Manuscript materials related to John Cohen's film projects, musical career, photography, and writing. Includes materials related to the production of Cohen's films, correspondence, ephemera related to the New Lost City Ramblers, writings for liner notes and articles, and interview transcripts.
Subseries 1. Film-related materials and documentation, 1958-1999
Manuscript materials related to Cohen's film projects. Includes royalty statements, transcriptions, and translations. Materials provide evidence of business transactions and artistic decisions made throughout the production and distribution of Cohen's films.
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 Peru films: narrations, 1978-1992
1 folder
Narration transcriptions relating to various films, such as The Mountain Music of Peru, Dancing with the Incas, and Carnival in Q'eros.
BOX-FOLDER 1/2 Dancing with the Incas, 1990-1993
1 folder
Correspondence, invoices, and publicity materials relating to the film, Dancing with the Incas.
BOX-FOLDER 1/3 Record contracts, 1992-1999
1 folder
Record contracts, correspondence and royalty statements from Smithsonian Folkways related to New Lost City Ramblers recordings and other Cohen publications on the label (Mountain Music of Kentucky and Mountain Music of Peru).
BOX-FOLDER 1/4 Film and television contracts, 1979-1996
1 folder
Contracts, releases, and correspondence with film and television companies relating to various films and programs by Cohen.
BOX-FOLDER 1/5 Mystic Fire video/contract, Q'eros: The Shape of Survival, 1993-1996
1 folder
Licenses, royalty statements, publicity materials, and correspondence relating to the film, Q'eros: The Shape of Survival.
BOX-FOLDER 1/6-8 University of California Media Extension: Carnival in Qeros, 1991-1999
3 folders
Royalty statements, income reports, and correspondence related to the distribution of the film, Carnival in Q'eros, as well as other of Cohen's films.
BOX-FOLDER 2/9 Film contracts, various, 1986, 1988, 1992
1 folder
Correspondence, contracts, and narration transcriptions for Cohen's films.
BOX-FOLDER 2/10 First Run/Icarus Films, 1988-1992
1 folder
Royalty statements, publicity materials, and correspondence with Icarus Films for Pericles in America, and other of Cohen's films.
BOX-FOLDER 2/11 Cinema Guild royalties, 1985-1993
1 folder
Royalty statements, distribution receipts, invoices, and correspondence with the Cinema Guild.
BOX-FOLDER 18/221 Film festivals, 1976, 1981-1997
1 folder
Royalty statements, awards, grant proposals, correspondence regarding Cohen's films Mountain Music of Peru and Q'eros: the Shape of Survival.
BOX-FOLDER 2/12 Film festivals, 1976, 1981-1997
1 folder
Royalty statements, awards, grant proposals, correspondence regarding Cohen's films.
BOX-FOLDER 2/13-15 Kentucky movie: High Lonesome Sound, 1961-1984
3 folders
Correspondence, programs, royalty statements, contracts, notes posters, awards, invoices, lists of equipment purchased, and 1 narration transcript relating to the film The High Lonesome Sound, and The End of an Old Song. Includes equipment purchases/loans with Al Maysels (Maysels Film, Inc.).
BOX-FOLDER 18/222 Kentucky movie: High Lonesome Sound, 1961-1984
1 folder
Correspondence, programs, royalty statements, contracts, notes posters, awards, invoices, lists of equipment purchased, and 1 narration transcript relating to the film, The High Lonesome Sound, and The End of an Old Song.
BOX-FOLDER 21/291 Kentucky movie: High Lonesome Sound, 1961-1984
1 folder
Correspondence, programs, royalty statements, contracts, notes posters, awards, invoices, lists of equipment purchased, and 1 narration transcript relating to the film, The High Lonesome Sound, and The End of an Old Song.
BOX-FOLDER 2/16 Hold Out Music, 1971-1977, 1982-1984
1 folder
Royalty statements, correspondence, grant proposals, notes, posters, and ephemera relating to the film Hold Out Music, or Musical Holdouts. Includes James Monroe's 3rd Annual Bluegrass Festival schedule, as well as posters for the 3rd Annual Old Time Fiddlers and Bluegrass Convention (June, 1973) and for Sweetsmill Folk Life Camp.
BOX-FOLDER 18/223 Hold Out Music, 1971-1977, 1982-1984
1 folder
Royalty statements, correspondence, grant proposals, notes, posters, and ephemera relating to the film "Hold Out Music," or Musical Holdouts. Includes James Monroe's 3rd Annual Bluegrass Festival schedule, as well as posters for the 3rd Annual Old Time Fiddlers and Bluegrass Convention (June, 1973) and for Sweetsmill Folk Life Camp.
BOX-FOLDER 2/17 Q'eros, copyright agreements, 1981
1 folder
Narration transcriptions relating to various films, such as The Mountain Music of Peru, Dancing with the Incas, and Carnival in Q'eros.
BOX-FOLDER 2/18, 3/19 Putnam County Film, 1970-1974
2 folders
Notes, grant information, correspondence, invoices for equipment, and newspaper clippings related to the making of the film, Fifty Miles From Times Square.
BOX-FOLDER 18/224 Putnam County Film, 1970-1974
1 folder
Notes, grant information, correspondence, invoices for equipment, and newspaper clippings related to the making of the film, Fifty Miles From Times Square.
BOX-FOLDER 3/20 "Fifty Miles" Vaughn Ward Student Reports, 1970
1 folder
Correspondence, questionnaires, and student reports relating to the film, Fifty Miles from Times Square.
BOX-FOLDER 3/21 TCB film contracts, 1972-1975
1 folder
Correspondence, contracts, and earnings and royalty statements with T.C.B Releasing Limited (London, England) relating to the distribution of various Cohen films.
BOX-FOLDER 3/22-24 End of an Old Song: bills and notebooks, 1967-1982, 1984-1985
3 folders
Royalty statements, contracts, distribution reports, correspondence, publicity materials, transcriptions, and notebooks relating to the film, The End of an Old Song. Includes correspondence with Bruce Jackson, Toshi Seeger, as well as equipment purchases/loans with Leacock Pennebaker.
BOX-FOLDER 18/225 End of an Old Song: bills and notebooks, 1967-1982, 1984-1985
1 folder
Royalty statements, contracts, correspondence, publicity materials, transcriptions, and notebooks relating to the film, The End of an Old Song.
BOX-FOLDER 21/292 End of an Old Song: bills and notebooks, 1967-1982, 1984-1985
1 folder
Includes a poster relating to the film, The End of an Old Song.
BOX-FOLDER 3/25-26 Hold Out Music: business, 1973-1976, 1978-1981, 1984
2 folders
Contracts, correspondence, invoices for equipment, travel documents, royalty statements, 1 poster, filming logs, notes and ephemera relating to the film Hold Out Music (also known as Musical Holdouts).
BOX-FOLDER 4/27 Cajun film project, 1969-1971
1 folder
Notes, correspondence, grant proposal and related material, and account books relating to a proposed film about Cajun music and life.
BOX-FOLDER 4/28 Q'eros: The Shape of Survival: Films Inc. statements, 1980-1985
1 folder
Royalty statements, correspondence, and invoices related to the making of the film, Q'eros: The Shape of Survival.
BOX-FOLDER 4/29 Films Inc. statement, 1989
1 folder
Royalty statement for The End of an Old Song and The High Lonesome Sound.
BOX-FOLDER 4/30 Billie Jean Isbell, Ed M. Franquemont and Christine Franquemont, 1984
1 folder
Drafts of essays, including "The Unfolding of Symmetries: The Structuring of Andean Cloth."
BOX-FOLDER 4/31 Textile Texts, Chris and Ed Franquemont, ca. 1984
1 folder
Drafts and correspondence related to Andean textiles.
BOX-FOLDER 4/32 Lima music, undated
1 folder
Articles, notes, and song transcriptions.
BOX-FOLDER 4/33 Huaylas, undated
1 folder
1 draft by Paul Daughty, "The Fiest of St. Elizabeth: A Ceremonial Expression of Communitas in Huaylas, Peru."
BOX-FOLDER 4/34-36 Xeroxed articles: important sources, 1981-1992
3 folders
Articles from magazines and academic journals about Andean music, popular culture in Peru, and Indian languages in Peru.
BOX-FOLDER 5/37 Becky Harclerode translations, 1988-1992
1 folder
Interview transcripts and song transcriptions done in Peru as part of the Huayno project.
BOX-FOLDER 5/38 Early Peru recordings, 1992
1 folder
Correspondence, liner notes, and record catalogs of Peruvian music on Victor and other labels.
BOX-FOLDER 5/39 Interview: Pastorcita Huaracina - Floresnillo Flores, 1989
1 folder
Interview transcript and correspondence with Floresnillo Flores who worked at the Workers' Sindicate of Folkloric Artosts in Peru.
BOX-FOLDER 5/40 Interview: Pastorcita Huaracina - Jaime Guardia, 1989
1 folder
Interview transcripts and correspondence.
BOX-FOLDER 5/41 Interview: Maximo Ledesma; Discos Puquio; La Musica en Parinacoches y Lucanas, 1989
1 folder
Interview transcripts.
BOX-FOLDER 5/42 Interview with Leo Casas, 1991
1 folder
Interview transcript and correspondence related to Huayno music.
BOX-FOLDER 5/43 Interview: Director School of Folklore, Lima; Maximo Alana, Syndicate Folklore Arts; Maximo Damian, Scissor Dance violinist, 1989-1990
1 folder
Interview transcript and correspondence related to Huayno music.
BOX-FOLDER 5/44 Spanish versions interview: Discos del Puerto; Maximo Alanya, Union; Jaime Guamola; Maximo Damian, 1989
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