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Seeger, Peggy, 1960-2010 (bulk 1989-2010) (continued)
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).
Portraits
BOX-FOLDER 128/1 Corwin, Robert, 2000
Color prints
BOX-FOLDER 128/2 Horton, Larry, 2002 May
Color prints and slides; CD
BOX-FOLDER 128/3 Italiaander Studio Photography, black and white, undated
Prints and contact sheets
Note: Images include Irene Pyper-Scott
BOX-FOLDER 128/4, 17/14 Italiaander Studio Photography, color, undated
Prints and transparencies
BOX-FOLDER 128/5 Jeremias, Paul, undated
Color and black and white prints and contact sheets; color transparencies
BOX-FOLDER 128/6 Leightly, Mark, undated
Black and white prints
BOX-FOLDER 128/7 Maginn, Jim, 1985
Black and white prints
BOX-FOLDER 128/8 Marnie, Mark, 1998
Black and white prints and contact sheets
Note: Includes correspondence
BOX-FOLDER 128/9 Mauncey, Michael, 2003
Black and white prints and contact sheets
Note: Includes correspondence
BOX-FOLDER 128/10 Miller, John A., 1998
BOX-FOLDER 128/11 Photographers - miscellaneous, undated
Color prints and transparencies; black and white prints and negatives
Includes:
  • Jaeger, Sara
  • Ledbetter, Jeremy
  • Lizotte, Gerry
  • Mead, Harry
  • Park, Fred
BOX-FOLDER 128/12 Rosenbaum, Martin, 2005
Color prints
BOX-FOLDER 128/13 Taylor, Mike, undated
Black and white prints
BOX-FOLDER 128/14 Young, Irene, 2003
Black and white and color prints
BOX-FOLDER 128/13, 20/6 Photographers - unidentified, undated
Black and white contact sheet; color prints
Events
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
Includes: 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
Includes: 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
Includes: 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
Includes: 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 249/7 Burson, Anna Kristina. "The Influence of Ewan MacColl on the English Folk Song Revival of the 1950s and 1960s," 2005
BOX-FOLDER 248/6 Good, Amber. "'Lady, What Do You Do All Day?' Peggy Seeger's Anthems of Anglo American Feminism," unpublished MA thesis, University of Cincinnati, 2002
BOX-FOLDER 130/1 "The finest ballads: Anna Gordon Brown and eighteenth century Scottish balladry," 2007 April
BOX-FOLDER 249/8 Harker, Ben. "'The Manchester Rambler': Ewan MacColl and the 1932 Mass Trespass," History Workshop Journal 2005
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 249/9 Meru, Piro, "Ewan MacColl," Kilmarnock Edition, 1999
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 249/10 Vacca, Giovanni. "Le canzione politica in Gran Bretagna: Ewan MacColl," Musica/Realtà 1991 December
Note: Includes transmittal letter
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, 265, 270 Iconography and Realia, 1997-2009
Arranged into two file units: Iconography and Realia.
Iconography
BOX-FOLDER 132/1, 17/15, 20/7, 265/11 Seeger, Peggy, 2004 and undated
Artists include:
  • Abnett, Emma
  • Lundgren, Jewell
  • McWhirter, Loy
  • Seeger, Elsie
Realia
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, 1992, 1997, 2008-2009, and undated
BOX-FOLDER 132/4 Event lanyards, undated
BOX-FOLDER 270/2 Grammy award nominee medal, 2008
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, 252-267, 269 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.
Arranged in eight subseries: Writings, Songwriting, Subject Files, Correspondence, Organizations, Recording Activity, Biographical Materials, and Photographs.
BOX 133-159, 252-253 Writings, 1846-1999

The Writings subseries brings together most of Ewan MacColl's 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
Manuscript
BOX-FOLDER 133/6 Dorothy Hewett/Lloyd Davies libel case and benefit concert for Dorothy Hewett, Adelaide, 1977
BOX-FOLDER 133/7 Edgar, David. "10 Years of Political Theatre, 1968-1978," Theatre Quarterly, 1979
Includes: Transmittal letter
BOX-FOLDER 133/8 Eichholz, Alice. "Childbirth Fantasies: More Clues for Psychohistorians," 1969
BOX-FOLDER 133/9 Fowke, Edith. "The Canadian Folk Scene," 1960
Includes: Correspondence and photograph of Fowke
BOX-FOLDER 133/10 Frow, Edmund and Ruth Frow. "Radical Salford: Episodes in Labour History," 1984
BOX-FOLDER 133/11 Greisman, H. C. "Terrorism and the Closure of Society: a Social-impact Projection," Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 1979
BOX-FOLDER 133/12 Guide to ballad articles in the Journal of American Folklore, undated
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