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Ruth Crawford Seeger, 1887-2005 (bulk 1912-1954) (continued)
Writings by Ruth Crawford Seeger, 1912-1950 (continued)
BOX-FOLDER 90/11-13 REEL 5 Our Singing Country - preface, undated
see also Our Singing Country, Preface, 1995, 1997
Note: Draft identified as the "Alpha version" in Seeger, Ruth Crawford and Larry Polansky. The Music of American Folk Song and Other Writings on American Music
Available on microfilm, box 84/20216, reel 5, item 47
BOX-FOLDER 16/2 Small Things, undated
Annotated holograph and manuscript transcriptions and lyrics
BOX-FOLDER 90/14 REEL 6 Thunder - draft, undated
Note: Includes music
Available on microfilm, box 84/20216, reel 6, item 49
BOX-FOLDER 90/15 REEL 6 Lists of material transcribed for children's books, 1950 and undated
Available on microfilm, box 84/20216, reel 6, item 50
BOX 16-17, 91-92 Writings About Ruth Crawford Seeger, 1948-2005
Articles and theses arranged alphabetically by author; Book reviews arranged alphabetically by book title.
BOX-FOLDER 92/1 Alarick, Scott. "Ruth Crawford Seeger: Dual roots of a musical legacy," Boston Sunday Globe, 1967 October 10
BOX-FOLDER 92/2 Cardullo, Karen Mandeville. "Ruth Crawford Seeger: Preserver of American folk music," 1980 February 18
BOX-FOLDER 92/3 Epstein, Mary Allmon. "Composer as educator through piano accompaniments composed by Ruth Crawford Seeger for American Folk Songs for Children," Kodály Envoy, 2003 Spring
BOX-FOLDER 92/4 Gann, Kyle. "Music notes: a radical voice from 1920s Chicago," Reader, 1985 November 15
BOX-FOLDER 92/5 Garrett, Donald. "Ruth Crawford Seeger's American Folk Songs for Children at fifty years," 1998
BOX-FOLDER 248/5 Gaume, Matilda. "Ruth Crawfoird Seeger: Her Lfe and Works," PhD. dissertation, Indiana University, 1973
BOX-FOLDER 92/6 Hinson, Maurice. "Remember Ruth Crawford composer with a subtle touch," Clavier, 1976 December
Note: Includes score of Prelude No. 6
BOX-FOLDER 92/7 Hisama, Ellie M. "Ruth Crawford's pursuit of a proletarian music," 2001
BOX-FOLDER 92/8 Jepson, Barbara. "Ruth Crawford Seeger: a study in mixed accents," Feminist Art Journal, 1977 Spring
BOX-FOLDER 92/9 Keough, James. "Dissonance slinger," Strings, 2005 March
BOX-FOLDER 92/10 Knight, Janet. "For the first time on the great stage. . . ," Ms., 1975 November
BOX-FOLDER 92/11 Mandel, Alan and Nancy. "Composers to re-emphasize," Clavier, 1975 April
Original and photocopy
Note: Includes note to Charles Seeger from the authors
BOX-FOLDER 92/12 Nicholls, David. "Ruth Crawford Seeger: an introduction," The Musical Times, 1983 July
BOX-FOLDER 92/13 Nicholls, David. "The music of Ruth Crawford Seeger: a study in advanced compositional techniques," 1983
Note: Inscribed by Nicholls to Peggy Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 92/14 Pool, Jeannie G. "Ruth Crawford Seeger: an introductionto her life and compositions," Paid My Dues, vol. III, no. 1, undated
BOX-FOLDER 92/15 Rosen, Judith / Grace Ruben-Rabson. "Why haven't women become great composers?", High Fidelity Magazine, 1973 February
Note: Includes transmittal note from Pete Seeger to Charles Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 92/16 "Ruth Crawford Seeger," Composers of the Americas, 1956
Note: Includes biographical data and catalog of works
Note: Dual Spanish (Compositores de América) and English publication
BOX-FOLDER 92/17 Seltzer, Cheryl and Joel Sacks. "Ruth Crawford Seeger (1901-1953)," undated
BOX-FOLDER 92/18 Schlam, Julia. "Ruth Crawford Seeger: a composer with a bifurcate influence on music in America," 1975 May
Note: Inscribed by Schlam to Charles Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 92/19 Starr, Larry. "Review of Tick's Ruth Crawford Seeger: a composer's search for American music," Journal of the American Musicological Society, undated
BOX-FOLDER 92/20 Straus, Joseph N. "Ruth Crawford's precompositional strategies," 2001 October 26
BOX-FOLDER 92/21 Sutherland, Karen. "Ruth Crawford Seeger's accompaniments of folk songs for children," 1995 September 14
BOX-FOLDER 92/22 Tegtmeyer, Martha J. "Variations on a theme: the life and work of Ruth Crawford Seeger," 1980 May
Tick, Judith
BOX-FOLDER 92/23 "Radical and remarkable," Piano & Keyboard, 1998 July/August
BOX-FOLDER 92/24 "Ruth Crawford, Charles Seeger, and 'the music of American folk songs'," 1999
BOX-FOLDER 92/25 "Ruth Crawford Seeger," undated
Note: Includes transcription of "Sweet Betsy from Pike"
BOX-FOLDER 92/26 "Ruth Crawford's 'spiritual concept': the sound ideals of an early American modernist, 1924-1930," Journal of the American Musicological Society, vol. 44, no. 2, 1991
Note: Inscribed by Tick to Peggy Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 92/27 "Writing female composers into mainstream music history: Ruth Crawford Seeger as a case study," Festschrift Eva Rieger, 2000
BOX-FOLDER 92/28 "Writing the music of Ruth Crawford Seeger into mainstream music history," undated
BOX-FOLDER 92/29 Tircuit, Heuwell. "The strange lack of women composers," The San Francicisco Chronicle, 1969 July 1
Book Reviews
BOX-FOLDER 91/1 American Folk Songs for Children, 1948-1956
BOX-FOLDER 91/2 American Folk Songs for Children - Clipping book, 1948-1953
Note: Includes obituaries, correspondence, and material about Animal Folk Songs performance reviews
BOX-FOLDER 91/3, 16/3 American Folk Songs for Christmas, 1953-1954
BOX-FOLDER 91/4 Animal Folk Songs for Children, 1950-1951
BOX-FOLDER 91/5 Lomax/Seeger, Folksongs USA, 1950-1951
BOX-FOLDER 91/6 Let's Build a Railroad, 1954
BOX 93, 17 Music - Programs/Reviews, 1930-1992
Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
BOX-FOLDER 17/8 Concerts, 1931, 1934, 1949
BOX-FOLDER 93/2-4 Performance programs, [1930]-1992 and undated
Note: Folder 2 includes Composers' Forum - Lab questions and Ruth Crawford Seeger's response
BOX-FOLDER 93/5 Performance reviews, 1930-1972
BOX-FOLDER 93/6 Recording reviews, 1934, 1954-1973, and undated
BOX-FOLDER 93/7 Score reviews, 1933, 1970
BOX 17, 94, 230 Biographical Materials, 1887-1954
Clippings, genealogy, obituaries, pencil drawings, photographs, programs, and scrapbooks (with inserted clippings, dried flowers, ephemera, photographs, and programs).
Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
BOX-FOLDER 94/1 American Conservatory of Music, 1922-1923
BOX-FOLDER 94/2 Autobiographies, undated
BOX-FOLDER 94/3 Autograph book, 1887-1890, 1909-1917
BOX-FOLDER 94/4 Biographical data, undated
BOX-FOLDER 94/5 Calling cards, undated
BOX-FOLDER 94/6, 17/7 Clippings, 1930-1933, 1952, and undated
BOX-FOLDER 94/7 Composition lists, undated
BOX-FOLDER 94/8 Drawings, 1915
BOX-FOLDER 230/13 Iconography - Ruth Crawford, 1926
Black and white print and negative of a pen sketch
BOX-FOLDER 16/4 Iconography - Ruth Crawford, undated
BOX-FOLDER 94/9 Miscellaneous material, 1928-1930, 1951, and undated
Note: Includes promotional material about Imre Weisshaus, 1926-1930
BOX-FOLDER 94/10 Nursery schools, 1942, 1951
Note: Bradley School, Silver Spring Nursery School, and Takoma Park-Silver Spring Cooperative Nursery School
BOX-FOLDER 94/11 Obituaries, 1953-1954
BOX-FOLDER 94/12 Performances of Dio's works, undated
see also Family photographs
BOX-FOLDER 230/1 Ruth Crawford with parents, circa 1907
BOX-FOLDER 230/2 Ruth Crawford childhood, circa 1910 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 230/3 Ruth Crawford with friends, 1913
BOX-FOLDER 230/4 Ruth Crawford portrait, circa 1920
BOX-FOLDER 230/5 Ruth Crawford with friends, 1923 April
BOX-FOLDER 230/6 Ruth Crawford portrait, 1926
BOX-FOLDER 230/7 Ruth Crawford - Patterson, New York, 1929
BOX-FOLDER 230/8 Ruth Crawford portrait, undated
BOX-FOLDER 230/9 Ruth Crawford and Carl Crawford, 1902 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 230/10 Ruth Crawford and Clark Crawford, undated
BOX-FOLDER 230/11 Ruth Crawford and Aunt Cora?, undated
BOX-FOLDER 230/12 Seeger family, undated
Note: Includes individual childhood photographs of Michael Seeger, Peggy Seeger, and Barbara Seeger and a running letter from Ruth Seeger to Carl Crawford on the back of seveal images
BOX-FOLDER 94/13 Programs - performances attended, 1919-1923, 1932, 1942
Note: 1932 Yaddo program annoted with notes "for Charlie"
BOX-FOLDER 94/15 Memory book - junior year, 1916-1917
Note: Includes 8th grade essays
BOX-FOLDER 95/1 Camp Junaluska, 1917 Summer
BOX-FOLDER 95/2 The girl graduate, [1918]
BOX-FOLDER 93/1 Teaching materials, 1952-1953
BOX-FOLDER 94/14 WPA job application, 1938 June 24
BOX 16-17, 20-21, 96-132 MAPCASE FOLDER 20, 22 DF Seeger, Peggy, 1960-2013 (bulk 1989-2010)
Correspondence; articles, reviews, and essays; radio program transcripts; scripts; obituaries; research material; contracts and financial records; music, lyric sheets, and song transcriptions; set lists, tour itineraries, discographies, liner notes, album layouts, and page proofs; posters, brochures, flyers, programs, and schedules; awards and certificates; clippings and address and telephone books; photographic material and photograph album; and drawings and artwork, buttons, lanyards, and badges, and a quilt and t-shirt. Includes digital files.
Principle file formats: .doc, .jpg, .bmp, .mp3, .wav
Arranged in nine subseries: Correspondence, Creative Activity, Business Papers, Biographical Materials, Subject Files, Photographs, Writings by Others, Iconography and Realia, and Digital Files.
BOX 17, 96-103 Correspondence, 1954-2010
Arranged in two file units: Family and Alphabetical.
BOX 17; 96 Family, 1988-2009
MacColl Family
BOX-FOLDER 96/1 Alice, 2001-2002 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 96/2 MacColl Family, 1994 and undated
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