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BOX 21-22 Subject Files, 1942-1990, bulk 1950-1988
Correspondence, narratives, planning documents, programs, articles, clippings, and notes relating to individuals, organizations, and personal and professional interests and activities.
Arranged alphabetically by name of person, organization, or topic.
BOX-FOLDER 21/1 Africa, 1954, 1966, 1974,1980
Correspondence, SRC narratives, and a program.
BOX-FOLDER 21/2 The Boardman School Inc., 1949
BOX-FOLDER 21/3 Cage, John, 1986
Materials relating to 75th birthday celebration for Cage on the Westdeutscher Rundfunk Koln in Cologne, Germany.
BOX-FOLDER 21/4 Columbia University, Sixth Annual Festival of Contemporary American Music, 1950
Correspondence, program, planning materials.
BOX-FOLDER 21/5-7 East-West Music Encounter, 1960-1961
Correspondence, program, notes, planning documents, clippings related to Henry Cowell’s trip to Japan and Iran.
BOX-FOLDER 21/8 Friends of SRC, A-E
Obituaries and other materials relating to friends and colleagues of SRC.
BOX-FOLDER 21/9 Friends of SRC, H-S
Obituaries and other materials relating to friends and colleagues of SRC.
BOX-FOLDER 21/10 Gifts to libraries, 1971-1977, 1990
Materials relating to organizations receiving Cowell materials, including Library of Congress, New York State Historical Association and State University College at New Paltz.
BOX-FOLDER 21/11-13 Harvard University, Conference on Folk Music and Ballads, 1955
Correspondence, programs, clippings, notes.
BOX-FOLDER 21/14 Hayes, Roland, 1976 see also Container 3, Rooks, Shelby
Mostly correspondence between SRC and others regarding efforts to assist an ailing Mr. Hayes.
BOX-FOLDER 21/15 Hulme, Kathryn, 1984
Correspondence to various people in effort to reach Ms. Hulme.
BOX-FOLDER 21/16 International Folk Music Council, 1955-1979
Conference programs.
Iran see East-West Music Encounter
BOX-FOLDER 21/17-18 Ives, Charles, 1967-1988
see also Container 1, Bronson, Bertrand
see also Containers 1-2, Hitchcock, H. Wiley
see also Container 2, Kirkpatrick, John
Correspondence, narratives, articles, clippings.
Japan see East-West Music Encounter
BOX-FOLDER 22/1 Letters of introduction, 1953-1956
BOX-FOLDER 22/2 Mills College, 1944, 1950, 1955-1956
BOX-FOLDER 22/3 Pan American Union, 1942-1943
BOX-FOLDER 22/4 Photography of SRC, 1962-1965 see also Photographs Series
BOX-FOLDER 22/5-6 Ross, James, [195-?]
Letter from Mr. Ross and two works that he wrote: “The Sub-Literary Tradition in Scottish Gaelic Song-Poetry” and ”A Classification of Gaelic Folksong.”
BOX-FOLDER 22/7 Saylor, Bruce, 1975-1976 see also Container 3, Saylor, Bruce
BOX-FOLDER 22/8-9 Spackman, Stephen, 1978-1983, undated
BOX-FOLDER 22/10 University of Southern California, 1950-1951
BOX-FOLDER 22/11 Miscellaneous clippings
BOX 26-28 Photographs
Chiefly black and white photographs of Sidney Robertson Cowell, Henry Cowell, their families, friends and colleagues in the music world, and musicians and performers that Sidney Robertson Cowell recorded throughout her career. Many of the photographs in this series were taken by Sidney Robertson Cowell. Includes artistic photographs taken by Cowell as well as photographs of the California Folk Music Project staff and offices.
BOX-FOLDER 26/1 Sidney Robertson Cowell, alone
37 photographs
One negative
Includes photographs of SRC throughout her life.
BOX-FOLDER 26/2 Sidney Robertson Cowell, with others
see also Appalachian trip with Maud Karpeles
17 photographs
BOX-FOLDER 26/3 Sidney Robertson Cowell with Henry Cowell
4 photographs (one includes SRC's father)
BOX-FOLDER 26/4 Henry Cowell, alone
22 photographs
BOX-FOLDER 26/5 Henry Cowell, with others
12 photographs
BOX-FOLDER 26/6 Sidney Robertson Cowell’s family
16 photographs
Includes color photograph of Cowell house in Shady, N.Y.
BOX-FOLDER 26/7 California Folk Music Project (some with Sidney Robertson Cowell)
10 black and white photographs
Includes photographs taken by Sidney Robertson Cowell.
BOX-FOLDER 26/8 Notable individuals
16 photographs
Several of Vance Randolph, including one inscribed to SRC.
BOX-FOLDER 26/9 Performers that SRC recorded for the California Folk Music Project, 1937-1938
19 photographs
BOX-FOLDER 26/10 Performers that SRC recorded in North Carolina
6 photographs
Includes relatives of performers.
BOX-FOLDER 26/11 Performers that SRC recorded in Arkansas and Missouri
12 photographs
Includes photographs of Emma Dusenbury.
BOX-FOLDER 26/12 Performers that SRC recorded in Wisconsin and Michigan
11 photographs
Includes photographs of Warde Forde.
BOX-FOLDER 26/13 Appalachian trip with Maud Karpeles, 1950
see also Diaries and notes that identify individuals in these photographs
26 photographs
Includes photographs of SRC with Maud Karpeles. Some photographs are identified on back.
BOX-FOLDER 26/14 Harvard IFMC Conference, 1955
8 photographs
Includes photographs of the North Shore Singers, and one unidentified Cape Breton singer.
BOX-FOLDER 27/1 Street scenes, photo from plane, Ernest Bloch death mask, African people and musicians
Thirteen black and white photographs
Three negative strips (two photos from the negatives are in this file)
BOX-FOLDER 27/2 Natural scenes, landscapes
Seven black and white photographs
BOX-FOLDER 27/3 Street scenes, landscapes, nature shots
Seventeen black and white photographs
BOX-FOLDER 27/4 SRC’s cats
Twenty-six black and white photographs
BOX-FOLDER 27/5 SRC’s cats, animal shots, abstract shots
Sixteen black and white photographs
BOX 28/1-6 Miscellaneous oversize photographs
Seven black and white photographs
All taken by SRC, except for one of SRC as a baby.
BOX 22-23 Teaching Materials, 1948-1959
Notes, outlines, song sheets, reports and narratives relating to courses Cowell taught.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX-FOLDER 22/12-14 Teaching materials for Hamilton School, 1948
Notes, outlines, song sheets, curriculum information for teaching children music and an outline for a play.
BOX-FOLDER 22/15-23 Music for Young Children, 1951, undated
Training materials, including notes, reports, narratives.
BOX-FOLDER 23/1-13 Teaching materials for course on rhythm at the New School, 1953-1959
BOX 24-25 Songs and Song Books
Some songs set to music, others include lyrics only. Includes single song sheets, sheets with multiple songs, and the following groupings: songs with piano settings by Henry Cowell, protest and propaganda songs of the 1930s-1940s, and songs collected from Cinderella Kinnaird.
Single song sheets are arranged alphabetically by song title. Protest and propaganda songs and Kinnaird’s songs are arranged alphabetically by song title within those groupings.
BOX-FOLDER 24/1-21 Folk songs, some with piano settings by Henry Cowell
BOX-FOLDER 25/1 Miscellaneous songs, A-B
BOX-FOLDER 25/2 Miscellaneous songs, C-D
BOX-FOLDER 25/3 Miscellaneous songs, E-G
BOX-FOLDER 25/4 Miscellaneous songs, H-I
BOX-FOLDER 25/5 Miscellaneous songs, J-K
BOX-FOLDER 25/6 Miscellaneous songs, L-M
BOX-FOLDER 25/7 Miscellaneous songs, N-O
BOX-FOLDER 25/8 Miscellaneous songs, P-R
BOX-FOLDER 25/9 Miscellaneous songs, S
BOX-FOLDER 25/10 Miscellaneous songs, T-U
BOX-FOLDER 25/11 Miscellaneous songs, V-W
BOX-FOLDER 25/12 Miscellaneous songs, X-Z
BOX-FOLDER 25/13 Miscellaneous songs, multiple songs per sheet
BOX-FOLDER 25/14 Unidentified songs
BOX-FOLDER 25/15 Miscellaneous song material
BOX-FOLDER 25/16 Mrs. Kinnaird’s songs, 1937
BOX-FOLDER 25/17 Protest /Propaganda songs of the 1930s-1940s
BOX-FOLDER 25/18 Potamkin, Harry Alan. Pioneer Song Book: Songs for Workers’ and Farmers’ Children. New York: New Pioneer, 1933
BOX-FOLDER 25/19 “Song Book: New York City School for Workers,” 1934

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