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MacColl/Seeger, 1846-2009 (bulk 1930-1995) (continued)
Writings, 1846-1999 (continued)
Plays, 1930s-1994 (continued)
BOX-FOLDER 157/18 A Problem of Colour, undated
BOX-FOLDER 157/19 St. George Play, 1967
By The Coventry Mummers (Coventry Folk Workshop)
BOX-FOLDER 157/20 T'owd Tup (The Derby Ram), undated
By The Coventry Mummers (Coventry Folk Workshop)
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
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.
BOX 160-161 Ewan MacColl, 1930-1988, 2007

Materials consist of lyric sheets and a song notebook.
Arranged alphabetically by title.
BOX-FOLDER 160/1 All on the American Shore, undated
BOX-FOLDER 160/2 The Androids, undated
BOX-FOLDER 160/3 Ballad of Accounting, 1967
BOX-FOLDER 160/4 The Ballad of Dimitrov, undated
BOX-FOLDER 160/5 Ballad of Fedind, undated
BOX-FOLDER 160/6 The Ballad of Sharpeville, 1992
BOX-FOLDER 160/7 Ballad of the Carpenter, 1960
BOX-FOLDER 160/8 The Ballad of the Daily Worker, 1955
BOX-FOLDER 160/9 The Ballad of the Five Fingers, 1960
BOX-FOLDER 160/10 Ballad of the New Poland, undated
BOX-FOLDER 160/11 The Ballad of the Travels, 1985-1988
BOX-FOLDER 160/12 The Ballad of Tim Evans (Go Down, You Murderer), 1960
BOX-FOLDER 160/13 The Banks They Are Rosy, undated
BOX-FOLDER 160/14 The Battle is Done With, 1964
BOX-FOLDER 160/15 The Big Hewer, undated
BOX-FOLDER 160/16 Big Mouth, undated
BOX-FOLDER 160/17 Black and White, 1964
BOX-FOLDER 160/18 Blast Against Blackguards, undated
BOX-FOLDER 160/19 Brother, Won't You Join in the Line?, 1960
BOX-FOLDER 160/20 [The B.W.R. and the B.B.C. and the Little Poodle Dog], undated
Note: Includes notes on "The Great Conspiracy"
BOX-FOLDER 160/21 Canilly, Canilly, undated
BOX-FOLDER 160/22 Champion Miner, undated
BOX-FOLDER 160/23 A Collection of Second-rate Chancers, undated
BOX-FOLDER 160/24 The Companeros, undated
BOX-FOLDER 160/25 Co-operative Marriage, undated
BOX-FOLDER 160/26 Cut Price Hero, undated
BOX-FOLDER 160/27 Daddy, What Did You Do in the Strike?, undated
BOX-FOLDER 160/28 The Devil and the Ganger McGlynn, undated
BOX-FOLDER 160/29 Don't Be Surprised, undated
BOX-FOLDER 160/30 Doorboy Song, undated
BOX-FOLDER 160/31 The Dove, undated
BOX-FOLDER 160/32 Down the Lane, undated
BOX-FOLDER 160/33 Dracumag, undated
BOX-FOLDER 160/34 The Economic Miracle, 1988
BOX-FOLDER 160/35 The False Fidee, undated
BOX-FOLDER 160/36 Farewell to Ireland, undated
BOX-FOLDER 160/37 Farewell to Sicily, undated
BOX-FOLDER 160/38 The Father's Song, undated
BOX-FOLDER 160/39 The Fields of Vietnam, undated
BOX-FOLDER 160/40 The First Time Ever (I Saw Your Face), 1962
BOX-FOLDER 160/41 Fishing for Cod, undated
BOX-FOLDER 160/42 The Freedom-loving Peoples of the West Will Not Be Overtaken By the Revolutionary Hordes of the People's Republic of China (aka China Rag), undated
Lyrics by Ewan MacColl, Sandra Kerr, and Peggy Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 160/43 Get Rid of It, 1980
BOX-FOLDER 160/44 The Great Conspiracy, undated
BOX-FOLDER 160/45 Greenham Woman, 1984
BOX-FOLDER 160/46 The Grocer, 1988
BOX-FOLDER 160/47 Hard Case, 1956
BOX-FOLDER 160/48 Harold the Bootblack, undated
BOX-FOLDER 160/49 Ho Chi Minh, 1968
BOX-FOLDER 160/50 House Hungry Blues, undated
BOX-FOLDER 160/51 I'm Going Down, undated
BOX-FOLDER 160/52 In Praise of Famous Men (and Women), 1980
BOX-FOLDER 160/53 Indeed I Would, undated
BOX-FOLDER 160/54 The Island, undated
BOX-FOLDER 160/55 It's Only Propoganda, undated
BOX-FOLDER 160/56 Ivor, undated
BOX-FOLDER 160/57 Jamie Foyers, 1960
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