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John Cohen collection, circa 1939-2019

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Series 3. Still images, ca. 1954-2005
Photographic prints and digitized contact sheets relating to folk musicians, Peru, the Beat scene in New York, and Cohen's other projects and phases of life.
Subseries 1. Photographic prints, ca. 1956-1983
Photographic prints from various aspects of Cohen's life and career. Includes prints of the folk music scene in and around Greenwich Village, including musicians, concerts, jams, and folk festivals. Includes photographic prints related to Cohen's project, Past Present Peru. Materials document weaving and spinning traditions, as well as music, dancing, and other activities of communities in Peru. Descriptions are derived from Cohen's writing and labels.
BOX-FOLDER 27/1 Musicians: Still frames from Musical Holdouts (film), ca. 1976
6 black-and-white prints : various sizes
BOX-FOLDER 27/2-3 Musicians: High Atmosphere prints, ca. 1975
41 black-and-white prints : 8x10 in.
Landers, Wade Ward, etc. - miscellaneous Southern Trip. 1961 with Mike Seeger. Prints related to the 1975 compilation album released by Rounder Records.
BOX-FOLDER 27/4-6 Musicians: Bluegrass, ca. 1960s
62 black-and-white prints : various sizes
Includes Cohen's photographs of the Stanley Brothers, Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, the Lilly Brothers, the Stoney Mountain Boys (Earle Taylor), and the Country Gentlemen.
BOX-FOLDER 41/1 Musicians: New Lost City Ramblers photographs, ca. 1957-1965
48 black-and-white prints; 1 contact sheet; 1 color print
Separated from series 1. box 8, folder 86. Includes duplicate photographic prints.
BOX-FOLDER 41/2 Musicians: Negatives - NLCR and Strachwitz, ca. 1957-1965
121 negatives; 3 contact sheets; 2 black-and-white prints
Separated from series 1. box 12, folder 131. From writing on original folder: "NLCR [New Lost City Ramblers] photo and negs, Larry Siegel."
BOX-FOLDER 27/7 Miscellaneous musicians: Muddy Waters, 1959
2 black-and-white prints
BOX-FOLDER 27/8 Miscellaneous musicians: Sara & Maybelle Carter film stills, ca. 1981
2 black-and-white prints
BOX-FOLDER 27/9 Miscellaneous musicians: Eck Robertson, 1963-1965
6 black-and-white prints
Includes prints of Eck Robertson, and one with Robertson and Roscoe Holcomb from the 1965 Newport Folk Festival.
BOX-FOLDER 27/10 Miscellaneous musicians: Harry Smith at Chelsea Hotel, undated
13 black-and-white prints : various sizes
BOX-FOLDER 27/11 Miscellaneous musicians: Important 78 record collectors & Pat Conte at his home, undated
11 black-and-white prints
BOX-FOLDER 28/1 Miscellaneous musicians: Janie Hunter's kids, 1963-1965
5 black-and-white prints
John's Island, South Carolina.
BOX-FOLDER 28/2 Miscellaneous musicians: Walter Pardon - Knapton Norwich England, ca. 1981-1982
16 black-and-white prints
Photographic prints related to the film, Gypsies Sing Long Ballads.
BOX-FOLDER 28/3 Miscellaneous country parks, undated
8 black-and-white prints
BOX-FOLDER 28/4 Miscellaneous musicians: Woody Guthrie, ca. 1961-1966
21 black-and-white prints
Alternates, variants, and 4 photographs by Arthur Dubinsky.
BOX-FOLDER 28/5-6 Miscellaneous musicians: Doc Watson and [Clarence] Ashley, ca. 1961-1965
33 black-and-white prints
Recording in New York, 1961 (Gaither Carlton, Tom Ashley, Doc Watson); 1st concert of FoTM [Friends of Old Time Music], [Clarence] Ashley, Fred Price, and Clint Howard, Galax 1963; Party near Doc Watson's home, Deep Gap, Carolina; University of Chicago, backstage, Ralph Rinzler and Eck Robertson, Newport Folk Festival, 1965.
BOX-FOLDER 28/7 Miscellaneous musicians: Elizabeth Cotten, 1960
7 black-and-white prints
Washington, D.C.
BOX-FOLDER 30/6 Various musicians: Various, LOC prints, misc., ca. 1961 and undated
5 black-and-white prints
Includes photographic prints of Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard, Eck Robertson, Wade Ward, and others.
BOX-FOLDER 30/7 Various musicians: Mostly non-John Cohen photographs, ca. 1980s
6 black-and-white prints
Includes photographic prints and photographs printed on paper from Pericles in America and Musical Holdouts, as well as of other musicians, such as Rayna Gellert. Photographers include Dena Schultzer and Martin Koenig.
BOX-FOLDER 38/1 Various musicians: Musicians - various & miscellaneous, ca. 1957-1967
25 black-and-white prints
Includes photographic prints of Elizabeth Cotten, Mike Seeger, Alice Gerrard, Roscoe Holcomb, Woody Guthrie, Alan Lomax, Muddy Waters, and others. Includes a print from Izzy Young's Folklore Center, circa 1957.
BOX-FOLDER 38/2 Various musicians: Related - mostly non-John Cohen photos, undated
1 black-and-white print
Photographic print of Rufus Crisp, related to Pericles in America film.
BOX-FOLDER 33/4-5 Mike Seeger wedding, Folksong '59: Mike Seeger wedding party, and other photographs of musicians, ca. 1957-1965
46 black-and-white prints
University of Chicago Folk Festival, Newport Folk Festival, and Greenwich Village photographs. Includes photographs from Izzy Young's Folklore Center. Includes photographs of Ralph Rinzler and the Greenbriar Boys, Memphis Slim, Bukka White, Clarence White, John Jackson, Bessie Jones, Dock Boggs, Dock Watson, Hobart Smith, Skiffle Band, Joan Baez, Janis Ian, Alice Gerrard, Hazel Dickens, Bruce Molsky, and others.
BOX-FOLDER 33/6-7 Mike Seeger wedding, Folksong '59: Alan Lomax, Pete Seeger, Muddy Waters, et al., ca. 1959 and undated
23 black-and-white prints
Photographs of rehearsals for Folksong '59 in New York City. Includes photographs of Alan Lomax, Pete Seeger, Mike Seeger, Ralph Rinzler, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Driftwood, Gospel Singers, and Toshi Seeger.
BOX-FOLDER 33/8-9 Roscoe Holcomb portraits, etc., ca. 1959-1965
29 black-and-white prints
Includes photographs of Roscoe Holcomb, Bill Monroe, Pete Seeger, and unidentified musicians.
BOX-FOLDER 34/1-2 German tour 1966: German/Europe tour 1966, ca. 1966
29 black-and-white prints
Photographs from the Festival of American Folk & Country Music in Germany and accompanying European tour. Includes photographs of Ralph and Carter Stanley, Roscoe Holcomb, Cousin Emmy, Mike Seeger, Adam and Cyp Landreneou
BOX-FOLDER 34/3 Dillard Chandler & Ballad Singers & landscapes, ca. 1963-1965
21 black-and-white prints
"Old ballad singers from film, The End of An Old Song in Sodom, North Carolina. Includes photographs of Dillard Chandler, Lee Wallin, Cass Wallin, and Berzilla Wallin.
BOX-FOLDER 28/8 Past Present Peru, part 1: Steidle Book Prints, undated
7 black-and-white prints
Inventoried by ACMS for appraisal.
BOX-FOLDER 28/9 Past Present Peru, part 1: Cuzco, street photography, ca. 1975
18 black-and-white prints
Cuzco, the center of the Inca Empire.
BOX-FOLDER 28/10 Past Present Peru, part 1: White Man's World, 1956
9 black-and-white prints
Includes "Dance of the Old Men." Prints are also in Mountain Music of Peru.
BOX-FOLDER 28/11 Past Present Peru, part 1: Inca stones/Indian lives, ca. 1957
12 black-and-white prints
Includes prints of stone structures in Peru, as well as people from the Q'eros community.
BOX-FOLDER 28/12 Past Present Peru, part 1: Andeans, ca. 1977
10 black-and-white prints
Includes prints of the Q'eros community on their land.
BOX-FOLDER 29/1 Past Present Peru, part 1: Oh God, 1956
18 black-and-white prints
BOX-FOLDER 29/2 Past Present Peru, part 1: Island of Prayers, 1956
12 black-and-white prints
From collector documentation: "Taquili, 1956, drought. They prayed for rain in their church and then at an ancient shrine."
BOX-FOLDER 29/3-4 Past Present Peru, part 2: Trucking across the Andes, ca. 1956-1957
26 black-and-white prints
BOX-FOLDER 29/5 Past Present Peru, part 2: Qeros: The far side of the mountains, ca. 1956-1957
22 black-and-white prints
BOX-FOLDER 29/6 Past Present Peru, part 2: Qeros: Thanking the llamas for carrying the corn up from the jungle, ca. 1956-1957
19 black-and-white prints
BOX-FOLDER 29/7 Past Present Peru, part 2: "Dispacho" - a message to the gods, ca. 1956-1957
6 black-and-white prints
BOX-FOLDER 29/8 Past Present Peru, part 2: Potato planters, ca. 1956-1957
10 black-and-white prints
BOX-FOLDER 29/9 Past Present Peru, part 2: Hydro-electricity, ca. 1956-1957
8 black-and-white prints
BOX-FOLDER 29/10 Past Present Peru, part 2: Living landscapes/standing stones, ca. 1956-1957
18 black-and-white prints
BOX-FOLDER 30/1-3 Past Present Peru, part 2: Peru weaving from Past Present Peru, ca. 1956-1957
54 black-and-white prints
Music and Weaving. Most images from 1956-1957.
BOX-FOLDER 30/4-5 Past Present Peru, part 2: Peru music for Past Present Peru, ca. 1956-1957
21 black-and-white prints
BOX-FOLDER 36/1 Past Present Peru part 3: 11x14 good prints for Peru photo book, ca. 1956-1977
15 black-and-white prints
BOX-FOLDER 30/8-9 Inca Monuments: Taquili, ca. 1958
33 black-and-white prints
BOX-FOLDER 39/1-2 Inca Monuments: Taquili, ca. 1956
38 black-and-white prints
BOX-FOLDER 30/10 Inca Monuments: Inca monuments, etc., ca. 1956-1957
13 black-and-white prints
BOX-FOLDER 39/3 Inca Monuments: Inca monuments, etc., ca. 1956-1957
7 black-and-white prints
BOX-FOLDER 31/1 Cohen, Q'eros & Neighbors: Q'eros neighbors, ca. 1956-1957
26 black-and-white prints
BOX-FOLDER 40/1 Cohen, Q'eros & Neighbors: Q'eros neighbors, ca. 1956-1957, undated
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