The Library of Congress >  Researchers >  Search Finding Aids  >  Seeger family collection, 1846-2010
Seeger, Peggy, 1960-2010 (bulk 1989-2010) (continued)
BOX 17, 121 Subject Files, 1954-2009
Articles, artwork, song lyrics, and program transcripts.
Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
BOX-FOLDER 121/1 Artwork, 1954, 2003, 2009
Note: Works by Stefan Martin, Loy McWhirter, and Peggy Stevens
BOX-FOLDER 121/2 Cotton, Elizabeth (Libba), 1974 and undated
Note: Includes Folk Scene, 1974, vol. 2, no. 2
BOX-FOLDER 121/3 "Elf songs: Heinrich von Morungen (MF 126, 8) and Thomas the Rhymer," undated
BOX-FOLDER 121/4 MacColl, Ewan, Radio Ballads, undated
Note: Song lyrics
BOX-FOLDER 121/5 MacColl, Ewan, Vox Pop series, 1-8, 1967
Program transcripts
BOX-FOLDER 121/6 MacColl, Ewan, Miscellaneous, 1967 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 121/7 Oliveros, Pauline, 1971, 1988
Note: "Sonic meditations" inscribed by Oliveros to Peggy Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 17/11 Robeson, Paul, 2003
BOX-FOLDER 17/10 Stodota, undated
BOX-FOLDER 121/8 Vassar, 1989, 1999, and undated
BOX 17, 20, 128-129 Photographs, 1985-2010
Color prints and transparencies, black and white prints, contact sheets, and negatives, slides, and correspondence.
Arranged in two file units: Portraits (alphabetically by photographer) and Events (alphabetically by folder title).
BOX-FOLDER 128/1 Horton, Larry, 2002 May
Color prints and slides; CD
BOX-FOLDER 128/2 Italiaander Studio Photography, black and white, undated
Prints and contact sheets
Note: Images include Irene Scott
BOX-FOLDER 128/3, 17/14 Italiaander Studio Photography, color, undated
Prints and transparencies
BOX-FOLDER 128/4 Jeremias, Paul, undated
Color and black and white prints and contact sheets; color transparencies
BOX-FOLDER 128/5 Leightly, Mark, undated
Black and white prints
BOX-FOLDER 128/6 Maginn, Jim, 1985
Black and white prints
BOX-FOLDER 128/7 Marnie, Mark, 1998
Black and white prints and contact sheets
Note: Includes correspondence
BOX-FOLDER 128/8 Mauncey, Michael, 2003
Black and white prints and contact sheets
Note: Includes correspondence
BOX-FOLDER 128/9 Miller, John A., 1998
BOX-FOLDER 128/10 Rosenbaum, Martin, 2005
Color prints
BOX-FOLDER 128/11 Taylor, Mike, undated
Black and white prints
BOX-FOLDER 128/12 Photographers - miscellaneous, undated
Color prints and transparencies; black and white negatives
  • Jaeger, Sara
  • Ledbetter, Jeremy
  • Lizotte, Gerry
  • Mead, Harry
  • Park, Fred
  • Young, Irene
BOX-FOLDER 128/13, 20/6 Photographers - unidentified, undated
Black and white contact sheet; color prints
BOX-FOLDER 129/1 Cleveland, undated
BOX-FOLDER 129/2 Eastern Service Workers Association, 2010 April 17
Photograph album
BOX-FOLDER 129/3 Freight and Salvage, 2004
Note: Peggy Seeger with Ronnie Gilbert, Faith Petric, and Rosalie Sorrels
BOX-FOLDER 129/4 The Lowry, 2004 October 16
BOX-FOLDER 129/5 Peggy Seeger 70th birthday concert, Queen Elizabeth hall, London, 2005 May 29
Note: Peggy Seeger with Mike Seeger and Pete Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 129/6 Ralph Rinzler Memorial Concert, Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Washington, DC, 2000 July 1
BOX-FOLDER 129/7 Ruth Crawford Seeger Centennial, CUNY Graduate Center, Brooklyn, 2001 October 26-27
Color slides; black and white prints and negatives
Color portraits
Note: Mike Seeger, Peggy Seeger, Pete Seeger
Note: Photographer: Bill Foley
BOX-FOLDER 129/8 Ruth Crawford Seeger Centennial, CUNY Graduate Center, Brooklyn, 2001 October 26-27
Color prints and negatives
Note: Mike Seeger, Peggy Seeger, Pete Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 129/9 Miscellaneous, 2001-2004 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 129/10 Flat at 35 Stanley Avenue, Beckenham, 1994
BOX 130-131 Writings by Others, 1996-2009
Articles, course readers, photographs, and scripts.
Arranged alphabetically by author.
BOX-FOLDER 130/1 "The finest ballads: Anna Gordon Brown and eighteenth century Scottish balladry," 2007 April
BOX-FOLDER 130/2 MacKay, Anne. "The golden ship," part 1, 2000
BOX-FOLDER 130/3 MacKay, Anne. "The golden ship," part 2, 2000
BOX-FOLDER 130/4 Merrill, Richard. "Bump," 2004
Script, scrapbook pages with photographs
BOX-FOLDER 130/5-6 Perry, Ruth and George Ruckert, Anglo-American folk music course reader, 2003 Fall
BOX-FOLDER 130/7-8 to 131/1 Perry, Ruth and Judith Tick, Women, representation, and music in selected folk traditions, 2003 Fall
Course reader
BOX-FOLDER 131/2 Power, Ted. "30 MacColl/Seeger songs with themes for discussion," 1998
BOX-FOLDER 131/3 Vaughan, Jennie. "Women and political song: inspiration, celebration and reportage," 2000
BOX-FOLDER 131/4 Verrier, Michael. "The Radio Ballads: musical documentaries or works of art?" 1996 January 26
BOX 17, 20, 132 Iconography and Realia, 1997-2009
Arranged into two file units: Iconography and Realia.
BOX-FOLDER 132/1, 17/15, 20/7 Seeger, Peggy, 2004 and undated
Artists include:
  • Abnett, Emma
  • Lundgren, Jewell
  • McWhirter, Loy
Event badges, buttons, and lanyards; license plates; and a plaque, a quilt, and a trading card set
Arranged alphabetically by material type
BOX-FOLDER 132/2 Badges, 1999-2009
BOX-FOLDER 20/2 Children's Music Network, Magic Penny Award, 2005
Note: Includes quilt
Note: Honors Ruth Crawford Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 132/3 Event buttons, 1997, 2008-2009, and undated
BOX-FOLDER 132/4 Event lanyards, undated
BOX-FOLDER 132/5 Images of tradition trading cards, English Folk Dance and Song Society, 2000
Boxed set with 54 trading cards, enamel badge, and flicker book
Note: Includes cards for: Alan Lomax, Ewan MacColl, and Peggy Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 132/6 License plates, 2002
BOX-FOLDER 17/16 Peggy Seeger Goodies sign, undated
Note: List of items for sale at concerts
BOX-FOLDER 132/7 Plaque, California Traditional Music Society, 2000 June
BOX-FOLDER 20/1 T-shirt, Seeger Family Reunion and Jamboree, 1998
BOX 133-224; Oversize boxes 1-11; card boxes 1-2; Cons 1-3 MAPCASE FOLDER 1-17 MacColl/Seeger, 1846-2009 (bulk 1930-1995)

The MacColl-Seeger series (formerly the Ewan MacColl & Peggy Seeger Archive housed at Ruskin College, Oxford) contains personal and professional correspondence with family members, artist colleagues--particularly songwriters--and business associates; plays and other writings; song lyrics by MacColl, Seeger, and others in their circle; music manuscripts of works by Peggy Seeger, Ewan MacColl--both as joint creators and independent writers--and others; and family and professional photographs. Also included are datebooks, financial documents, contracts and other records which reveal more than mere business arrangements; these papers help demonstrate how the couple carved out and engineered the spread of the folk revival movement in Europe in the 1960s through club and festival appearances. These materials also provide insight into Peggy Seeger's role as a performer, songwriter, business manager, and parent. Audio/visual materials, transferred to the American Folklife Center, capture live performances, interviews, oral histories, and, in the Seeger family tradition, field recordings of folk artists in Britain and Europe.

The materials are arranged in eight subseries: Writings, Songwriting, Subject Files, Correspondence, Organizations, Recording Activity, Biographical Materials, and Photographs.
Arranged in eight subseries: Writings, Songwriting, Subject Files, Correspondence, Organizations, Recording Activity, Biographical Materials, and Photographs.
BOX 133-159; Card boxes 1-2 Writings, 1846-1999

The Writings subseries brings together most of Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger’s extensive independent written output; their vast songwriting oeuvre is in the Songwriting subseries, while MacColl’s “Festival of Fools” productions are located in the Critics Group files. Between them they wrote or edited more than twenty books including heavily annotated song collections and monographs; MacColl himself wrote over twenty plays and dozens of radio and television broadcasts.

Broadcasts and plays are the most extensively documented of MacColl’s writings with versions of all of his plays and radio ballads included in the collection. There are also numerous drafts of his posthumously published autobiography Journeyman.

Between 1969-1985 a different sort of publication occupied much of Peggy’s attention: the New City Songster. These irregular issues collected newly written topical songs from Australia, Great Britain, and the United States. Seeger managed the production and distribution of each the twenty issues and their reissue and wrote an introduction to each issue.

Both MacColl and Seeger shared their knowledge of folk music through lectures on folk music structure and style, using music in documentary productions, and how to write folk songs.

Other writers are also represented in the Writings subseries through articles sent to or saved by MacColl or Seeger on topics or writers of interest and poetry sent to them by friends. The articles located here are on a variety of topics unlike those in the Subject Files subseries which focus on folk music and the folk revival.

Materials consist of clippings, correspondence; draft and published articles, books, and plays; lyric sheets; notated and printed music; photographs; pre-publication artwork; and scripts
Arranged into seven sub-subseries or file units: Articles, Books, Broadcasts, New City Songster, Plays, Poetry, and Teaching Materials.
BOX 133 Articles and Miscellaneous Documents, 1852-1992
see also Critical and Historical Materials and Biographical Materials
Materials consist of correspondence and draft and published articles on a wide array of topics of interest to MacColl and Seeger; articles and reviews by them are here as well.
Arranged alphabetically by author or title.
BOX-FOLDER 133/1 Abolition of Unemployment Bill, 1977
BOX-FOLDER 133/2 Anson, Richard F. "The Religious Revival Among the Scottish Fisher-folk," The Month, 1922
BOX-FOLDER 133/3 Barker, Clive. "Contemporary Shakespearean Parody in Britain," Shakespeare Jahrbuch, 1969
Note: Inscribed by Barker
BOX-FOLDER 133/4 Byrne, Brian. Extracts from writings, undated
BOX-FOLDER 133/5 [Clark], "Essay on Folk Revival in Scotland," undated
BOX-FOLDER 133/6 Dorothy Hewett/Lloyd Davies libel case and benefit concert for Dorothy Hewett, Adelaide, 1977
Next Page »

Contents List