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MacColl/Seeger, 1846-2009 (bulk 1930-1995) (continued)
Writings, 1846-1999 (continued)
Plays, 1930s-1994 (continued)
Rummelplatz, 1961? (continued)
Note: For performance at the Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin
BOX-FOLDER 155/10 German performance [Rummelplatz] photographs, 1961?
Includes: Gerd[?] Ehlers, Walter Kröter, and Alfred Müller
BOX-FOLDER 155/11 Rummelplatz newspaper clippings, 1961
BOX-FOLDER 156/1 The Terrorists, undated
BOX-FOLDER 156/2 Threepenny Opera, 1956
Photograph
Includes: Ewan MacColl
The Travellers
BOX-FOLDER 156/3 Definitive script, 1993
BOX-FOLDER 156/4 Script, 1952?
BOX-FOLDER 156/5 Script, undated
Incomplete
BOX-FOLDER 156/6 Pociąg Można Zatrzymać, 1956
Published Polish edition
BOX-FOLDER 156/7 Newspaper clippings, 1952-1956
BOX-FOLDER 156/8 Performance photographs, undated
BOX-FOLDER 156/9 Untitled ballad opera, 1945-1953
Background notes
Uranium 235
BOX-FOLDER 156/10 Definitive script, 1993
BOX-FOLDER 156/11 Script, undated
BOX-FOLDER 156/12 Script, undated
BOX-FOLDER 156/13 Script, undated
Incomplete
BOX-FOLDER 156/14 Script, undated
Incomplete
BOX-FOLDER 157/1 Sound script, undated
BOX-FOLDER 157/2 Uranium 235, 1949?
Published German edition
BOX-FOLDER 157/3 Newspaper clippings, 1951
BOX-FOLDER 157/4 Performance photographs, 1949?
Includes: Toby Baushard?, Bill Davidson, Dennis Ford, Howard Goorney, Ewan MacColl, and Doreen Warburton
Women's musical
By Peggy Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 157/5 Background notes, undated
BOX-FOLDER 157/6 Interview tape transcripts, undated
You're Only Young Once
BOX-FOLDER 157/7 Definitive script, 1993
BOX-FOLDER 157/8 Script, 1953?
BOX-FOLDER 157/9 Script, undated
BOX-FOLDER 157/10 Script, undated
BOX-FOLDER 157/11 Performance photographs, 1955
Includes: Shirley Collins, Brian Daly, Joan Littlewood, and Ewan MacColl
By Others
BOX-FOLDER 157/12 All Change, 1977
By Roy Nevitt
Published script
BOX-FOLDER 157/13 Beyond the Twinge, undated
By Enoch Kent
Script (incomplete)
BOX-FOLDER 157/14 Burston School Strike, 1975
By the Stantonbury Drama Group
Script and correspondence
BOX-FOLDER 157/15 [Glasgow mumming play], undated
Script
BOX-FOLDER 157/16 I Just Wanted Someone to Know, 1978
By Bette Craig
Script
BOX-FOLDER 157/17 Mendoza For Ever!, 1974
By Chris Searle
Published script
BOX-FOLDER 157/18 A Problem of Colour, undated
Script
BOX-FOLDER 157/19 St. George Play, 1967
By The Coventry Mummers (Coventry Folk Workshop)
Script
BOX-FOLDER 157/20 T'owd Tup (The Derby Ram), undated
By The Coventry Mummers (Coventry Folk Workshop)
Script
BOX-FOLDER 157/21 The Uckfuss Mumming Play, undated
By Peter Nalder
Published script
BOX-FOLDER 157/22 The Wage Freeze Man, undated
Working title: Galatian: A Modern Mumming Play
Scripts
BOX-FOLDER 157/23 Programs, 1961-1985 and undated
BOX 158 Poetry, 1924-1991
Materials consist of poems written, collected, or sent to MacColl or Seeger
Arranged alphabetically by author or title.
Boadella, Eilidh. I Won’t Paint Any Tears
see Correspondence - 1987 January-March
BOX-FOLDER 158/1 Burnett, James, undated
BOX-FOLDER 158/2 Corbluth, Elsa, undated
BOX-FOLDER 158/3 Henderson, Hamish, undated
BOX-FOLDER 158/4 MacColl, Ewan, 1957, 1989, and undated
Includes: Ewan's hospital poem
BOX-FOLDER 158/5; 263/3 Memorial poems on Ewan MacColl's death, 1990-1991 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 158/6 Notebooks, undated
Five small bound books containing poetry transcribed and sent to MacColl and Seeger
Contents include:
  • "Favourites Old & New"
  • Transcribed poems from Kay inscribed to Peggy and Ewan
  • "Some Forgotten Prisoners of Conscience"
  • "And I quote '…'"
  • "More Poems for Peggy"
BOX-FOLDER 158/7 Outcrowd. Slugs, 1977
BOX-FOLDER 158/8 Royal Mount Middle School, Bradford, Harvest haiku, undated
Children's poetry and drawings
BOX-FOLDER 158/9 Toller, Ernst. The Swallow Book (Das Schwalbenbuch), English version by Ashley Dukes, 1924
Notebook containing manuscript transcription of published title
BOX-FOLDER 158/10 Works sent to MacColl and Seeger - Collected authors, undated
BOX-FOLDER 158/11 Works sent to MacColl and Seeger - Individual authors, undated
Includes: Letter from Pete Seeger
BOX 159 Teaching Materials, 1961-1976, 1987-1989
Materials consist of lecture notes and transcripts.
Arranged alphabetically by author and then presentation title.
Ewan MacColl
BOX-FOLDER 159/1 "Folk Music and Style" - The sounds of folk music lectures at Keele, 1961
BOX-FOLDER 159/2 "Folk Music: the Music of the People," undated
BOX-FOLDER 159/3 "Folk Music Tradition in Britain" - notes for lecture at Folk and Song weekend, Nash Court, Shropshire, 1961
BOX-FOLDER 159/4 "Singing Styles," undated
BOX-FOLDER 159/5 "Use of Music in Documentary Theatre" - Notes for lecture at Stantonbury Campus, 1976
BOX-FOLDER 159/6 Ewan MacColl and Charles Parker - London County Council: Education Officer's Department - Course 104: "The Tape Recorder" Timetable, 1964
see also "Some Aspects of Traditional Song: Tradition and the Tape Recorder"
Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 159/7 Autunno Musicale - Como, Italy, 1973
Complete session transcript in Italian
Includes: Photographs of Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 159/8 "Ballad-making" - ILEA course, 1969
BOX-FOLDER 159/9 Living Archive Project, Stantonbury Campus, Milton Keynes - Songwriting course, 1987
Includes: Photographs
BOX-FOLDER 159/10 London County Council Course no. 63: "Speech and Drama in Schools" - report on "Ballads" course, 1965
Peggy Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 159/11 Notes for "Accompaniment Instruction Manual," undated
BOX-FOLDER 159/12 "Ornamentation and Variation for the Folk Revival Singer" - lecture at the Old Contemptibles, Birmingham, undated
Includes: Notated music
BOX-FOLDER 159/13 Song progress notes, 1988-1989
BOX-FOLDER 159/14 "Theory of Folk Accompaniment," undated
BOX 160-171, 252-253 Songwriting, 1874-2009
The Songwriting subseries consists of original works by Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger, arrangements and transcriptions of traditional ballads and folk songs primarily from the United Kingdom and the United States, and unsolicited original songs sent to MacColl and Seeger from folk song enthusiasts. The subseries also contains a variety of traditional and folk music resources collected by MacColl and Seeger throughout their careers that was used to inform their songwriting and research. These materials include photocopies of the Percy Grainger English Folk Song notebooks, transcripts of traditional folk songs from the United Kingdom, and photocopies of broadsides from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. There is also an extensive collection of materials relating to late 20th century women's issues.
The unsolicited original songs include submissions to the New City Songster and accompanying correspondence.

Materials consist of articles, booklets, clippings, correspondence, newsletters, notated music, pamphlets, posters, song lyrics, songbooks, and transcriptions.
Arranged into five sub-subseries: Songs written by MacColl and Seeger, Songs composed by others, Music collected by MacColl and Seeger, Resources, and Unsolicited songs.
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