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Series 1: Correspondence
Items include typed and handwritten correspondence (letters, notes, and postcards). While most are originals there are duplicates and drafts. Some items are accompanied by the original postal envelopes. Some ephemera (newspaper clippings, brochures, etc.) accompany items.
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 Correspondence, 1947-1959
Correspondents and recipients include Dorothy Berliner Cummins, Helen Bullard Kreckniak, Edward M. Coffman, Ray M. Lawless, and Duncan Emrich.
BOX-FOLDER 1/2 Correspondence, 1960
Correspondents and recipients include Arthur McAnally, Howard Mitchell, Gordon Hitchcock, Alfred Frankenstein, Lou Blachly, Andrew Forest Muir, Theodore Alevizos, Henry Allen Moe, Dena Epstein, Perkins Bass, William Widnall, and Alta and Austin Fife.
BOX-FOLDER 1/3 Correspondence, 1961
Correspondents and recipients include Gottfried Wolters, Jean Woodward Steele, Sherman Lee Pompey, Philip Joseph Philbin, Rolf Myklebust, Ray M. Lawless, Wilfried Brennecke, Lila Cheville, Wayland Hand, Rolf Italiaander, Robert Nye, and Adeline McCall.
BOX-FOLDER 1/4 Correspondence, 1962
Correspondents and recipients include Joseph Hall, Ben Gray Lumpkin, Alta Fife, Maud Karpeles, Henry Allen Moe, Howard Mitchell, Ruth Rubin, Joe Hickerson, Joan Shigekawa, Richard Dorson, John Burrison, Herbert Halpert, Peter Nabokov, Vince Martin, Francis Lee Utley, and Helen Hartness Flanders.
BOX-FOLDER 1/5 Correspondence, January-June 1963
Correspondents and recipients include Maud Karpeles, Sarah Gertrude Knott, Ed Cray, Willard Rhodes, William N. Fenton, Anne Grimes, John Burrison, Mamie Meredith, Jan Brunvand, Annabel Morris Buchanan, and Halim El-Dabh.
BOX-FOLDER 1/6 Correspondence, July-December 1963
Correspondents and recipients include Arthur Luce Klein, Kenneth Goldstein, John Greenway, Sterling A. Brown, Jac Holzman, Bruno Nettl, John Greenway, Harold Spivacke, Bruce Jackson, Ruth Rubin, Willard Rhodes, and Ellen Stekert.
BOX-FOLDER 1/7 Correspondence, 1964
Correspondents and recipients include Negley K. Teeters, Jac Holzman, Archie Green, James G. Fulton, Ann Moray, Harry Oster, Evelyn K. Wells, Donald Shaw Ramsey, Charles Seeger, Norman Cazden, Ralph Rinzler, James J. Fuld, Bruce Jackson, Henrietta Yurchenco, and Wayland Hand.
BOX-FOLDER 2/1 Correspondence, 1965
Correspondents and recipients include Hubert Humphrey, Frank Warner, Helen Bullard [Helen Bullard Kreckniak], Frank Gillis, Sandy Ives, Arthur F> Schrader, Judith McCulloh, Jan Brunvand, Laura Boulton, Maud Karpeles, Helga Sandburg, Annabel Morris Buchanan, Pete Seeger, Dick Waterman, Helen Hartness Flanders, Alice Hutchins Drake, Harold Spivacke, and Willard Rhodes.
BOX-FOLDER 2/2 Correspondence, 1966
Correspondents and recipients include Archie Green, Sandy Ives, Helen Bullard [Helen Bullard Kreckniak], Beatrice Kane McLain, Herbert Halpert, Austin Fife, Harold Spivacke, Charles Seeger, D.K. Wilgus, Frank Gillis, Sidney Robertson Cowell, and Will Geer.
BOX-FOLDER 2/3 Correspondence, 1967
Correspondents and recipients include John Meredith Langstaff, Charles H. Faurot, D.K. Wilgus, Barbara Krader, Harry Oster, Bernard Klatzko, Edith Fowke, Alan Jabbour, Frank Gillis, Ruth Rubin, Don Yoder, Bruce Jackson, Austin Fife, Alta Fife, Henry Glassie, and Benjamin Botkin.
BOX-FOLDER 2/4 Correspondence, January-May 1968
Correspondents and recipients include Don Yoder, Bernard Klatzko, Benjamin Botkin, Austin Fife, Ruth Rubin, Archie Green, Oscar Brand, Dick Reuss [Richard A. Reuss], Alfred Frankenstein, Marie Kiersted Pidgeon, Wayland Hand, Helen Hartness Flanders, Archie Green, Richard Dorson, Carl Withers, Michael Cooney, and Richard Nixon.
BOX-FOLDER 2/5 Correspondence, June-December 1968
Correspondents and recipients include Willard Rhodes, Alfred Frankenstein, Marie Kiersted Pidgeon, Wayland Hand, Helen Hartness Flanders, Archie Green, Richard Dorson, Oscar Brand, and Michael Cooney.
BOX-FOLDER 2/6 Correspondence, 1969
Correspondents and recipients include Willard Rhodes, Helen Creighton, William N. Fenton, Helga Sandburg, Hilda Kring, Joe Glazer, Francis Utley, Theodore Grame, Dieter Christensen, and L. Quincy Mumford. A black-and-white photo of a house in this folder, sent by Hilda Kring.
BOX-FOLDER 2/7 Correspondence, 1982
Correspondents and recipients include Willard Rhodes and Claire Marwick.
BOX-FOLDER 2/8 Correspondence, undated
Correspondents and recipients include Charles Seeger and Carolyn Hester.
Series 2: Library of Congress and the Archive of Folk Song
BOX-FOLDER 3/1-2 LC Information Bulletin, circa 1950s-1960s
Includes complete and partial issues. Most are originals, with some photocopies, plus a typed draft notice for the April 1, 1966 issue.
BOX-FOLDER 3/3 LC press releases, 1962-1967, undated
BOX-FOLDER 3/4 LC official communications, 1961-1969, undated
Includes memos, orders, regulations, announcements, and circulars.
BOX-FOLDER 3/5 Recommending officers, 1960-1969, undated
Lists of LC staff members from various divisions and their area(s) of expertise.
BOX-FOLDER 3/6 Music Division, Library of Congress: inventories, 1960-1969, undated
Includes inventories related to the Archive of Folk Song.
BOX-FOLDER 3/7 Archive of Folk Song: descriptions and holdings, 1940-1966, undated
Also includes a page from the annual report, for the year ending 1959.
BOX-FOLDER 3/8 Reading room visitors: Archive of Folk Song and Recording Laboratory, 1960-1967, undated
BOX-FOLDER 3/9-10 Serial orders: administrative documents and notes, 1954-1966, undated
BOX-FOLDER 4/1 Personnel file: Rae Korson, 1947-1969, undated
Korson's copy of documents related to her employment, rather than the official personnel file. Includes job descriptions, performance rating documents and notices related to promotions and advancements, handwritten notes, selected pages from the LC Information Bulletin, and other documents. The folder also includes the vita sheet for Donald H. Winkelman, and a copy of a memo to Mr. Berry, recommending the appointment of Alan Jabbour to the position of Head of the Archive of Folk Song.
BOX-FOLDER 4/2 Travel, 1954-1968, undated
Travel itineraries, copies of official leave requests, and related documents.
Series 3: Folk studies and activities
Events, organizations, and promotional materials related to folk studies and activities.
BOX-FOLDER 4/3 Professional meetings, organizations, and related documents, 1961-1969, undated
Documents related to meetings of the American Folklore Society (AFS) and the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM), as well as travel-related documents.
BOX-FOLDER 4/4 Institutional news, public events, and announcements, 1957-1982, undated
Includes a program inscribed and signed by Odetta.
BOX-FOLDER 4/5 Writings, reviews, and related documents, 1960-1967, undated
Includes typed and handwritten documents, most in draft form.
BOX-FOLDER 4/6 Notes, circa 1960s
Most are handwritten notes on various topics, probably transitory in nature.
BOX-FOLDER 4/7 Malapropisms, circa 1960s
Typed compilations from various sources.
BOX-FOLDER 4/8 New books and recordings, 1961-1968, undated
Includes announcements for new publications and sound recordings, and related promotional literature. A Passover haggadah (in Hebrew and English) is included; kept with related materials received together, to preserve the integrity of the materials as a group.
Series 4: News coverage
BOX-FOLDER 5/1-4 Clippings, circa 1950s-1960s
Includes magazine and newspaper clippings, and some complete sections.
Series 5: Offprints and serials
BOX-FOLDER 5/5-7 Offprints and serials, 1952-1968, undated
Offprints from various publications, selected complete issues of serials, and other publications. Includes music booklets, bulletins from folk music and folklore-related organizations, writings by folklore scholars including Archie Green and Benjamin A. Botkin, and Library of Congress publications. Some items are inscribed by authors to Rae Korson.
Series 6: Graphic materials
BOX-FOLDER 5/8 Black-and-white photos
Photo ID: AFC 1986/003: PH01 The family of Thomas Wolfe, before his birth, July 4, 1899
1 photo : black-and-white gelatin emulsion print, 5 3/4 in. x 3 1/2 in. or smaller
Copy of the original image. The family of Thomas Wolfe; his siblings and parents, in front of their Asheville home at 92 Woodfin Street.
Photo ID: AFC 1986/003: PH02 Thomas Wolfe, circa 1937
1 photo : black-and-white gelatin emulsion print, 5 3/4 in. x 3 1/2 in. or smaller
Assumed to be a copy of the original image.
Photo ID: AFC 1986/003: PH03 May Kennedy McCord, circa 1940s-1950s
1 photographic image : blue and white on coated paper stock, 5 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. or smaller
Copy of a promotional image.
Photo ID: AFC 1986/003: PH04 Vance Randolph, July 1958
1 photo : black-and-white gelatin emulsion print, 5 in. x 4 in. or smaller
Photo credit: Jan Brunvand
Photo ID: AFC 1986/003: PH05 Archer Taylor, July 1958
1 photo : black-and-white gelatin emulsion print, 5 in. x 4 in. or smaller
Photo credit: Jan Brunvand
Photo ID: AFC 1986/003: PH06 Jim Smart and Rae Korson, July 1963
1 photo : black-and-white gelatin emulsion print, 2 1/2 in. x 2 1/2 in. or smaller
Photo credit: M. Spinacre [?]
Photo ID: AFC 1986/003: PH07 Rae Korson, an unidentified man, and an unidentified woman, 1968
1 photo : black-and-white print, 5 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. or smaller
Memento photo in a presentation/keepsake holder, printed with the words "Vacances 1968 / Courchevel 1850." Courchevel 1850 was and is a resort in Courchevel, France.
Photo ID: AFC 1986/003: PH08 Grotto at Old Economy Village, Cambridge, Pennsylvania, undated
1 photo : black-and-white gelatin emulsion print, 4 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. or smaller
Handwritten on the verso: "The Grotto at old Economy, Cambridge, Pa. Enclosed is Myra's letter. Thought you could stay at the same place. Looking forward to seeing you. Fondly, Hilda." The photo is stored in Box-folder 2/6 with Hilda Kring's letter.
Photo ID: AFC 1986/003: PH09 Sam Holmes, June 1964
1 photo : black-and-white gelatin emulsion print, 3 1/2 in. x 5 in.
Photo credit: Bruce Jackson
The photo is stored in Box-folder 1/7, in the folder with the Bruce Jackson letter.

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