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MacColl/Seeger, 1846-2009 (bulk 1930-1995) (continued)
Songwriting, 1874-2009 (continued)
Other Songwriters, 1874-1992 (continued)
Unsolicited Materials, 1954-1985 (continued)
Parkinson, Clem, 1981-1986 and undated (continued)
Lyric sheets and manuscript melody lines
BOX-FOLDER 169/34 Parr, Ian, 1975-1979
Lyric sheets and manuscript melody lines
BOX-FOLDER 170/1 Pickford, Ed, undated
BOX-FOLDER 170/2 Pole, John, 1970 and undated
Lyric sheets and manuscript melody lines
BOX-FOLDER 170/3 Power, Ted, undated
BOX-FOLDER 170/4 Quiggen, John, undated
BOX-FOLDER 170/5 "R" miscellaneous, 1965-1969, 1977-1983, and undated
BOX-FOLDER 170/6 Robertson, Harry, undated
BOX-FOLDER 170/7 "S" miscellaneous, 1958-1987 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 170/8 Savage, Toni, 1975-1979
BOX-FOLDER 170/9 Sayer, Lyell, 1972 and undated
Lyric sheets and photocopies of manuscript melody lines
BOX-FOLDER 170/10 Seeger, Pete, 1968 and undated
Lyric sheets and photocopies of manuscript melody lines
BOX-FOLDER 170/11 Shearman, Ron, 1968 and undated
Lyric sheets and manuscript melody lines
BOX-FOLDER 170/12 Simmons, James, undated
Lyric sheets and photocopies of manuscript melody lines
BOX-FOLDER 170/13 Smith, Janet, 1964-1977
BOX-FOLDER 170/14 Stewart, Belle, 1983
see also Stewart Family - Correspondence with Belle Stewart; and Stewart Family - Miscellaneous songs and poems
Lyric sheet and correspondence
BOX-FOLDER 170/15 Stotts, Stuart, 1981-1983
Lyric sheets and photocopies of manuscript melody lines
BOX-FOLDER 170/16 "T" miscellaneous, 1966-1970, 1985, and undated
Lyric sheets and photocopies of manuscript melody lines
BOX-FOLDER 170/17 Tilsen, Barbara, 1980-1983
BOX-FOLDER 170/18 Urie, Caroline F., 1960
BOX-FOLDER 170/19 "V" miscellaneous, undated
BOX-FOLDER 170/20 "W" miscellaneous, 1965-1984 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 170/21 Ward, Jim, 1965, 1971
BOX-FOLDER 170/22 Weissman, Alan, 1972-1974
Lyric sheets and photocopies of manuscript melody lines
BOX-FOLDER 170/23 Whitehead, Phil, 1965 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 170/24 Wilson, Paul, undated
Lyric sheets and photocopies of manuscript melody lines
BOX-FOLDER 170/25 Woods, George, 1968-1970
Lyric sheets and manuscript melody lines
BOX-FOLDER 170/26 Yates, Bob, undated
BOX-FOLDER 170/27 Yates, Rowdy, undated
Lyric sheets and photocopies of manuscript melody lines
BOX-FOLDER 171/1 Songbooks, 1960-1985 and undated
see also Songbooks - B-G; and Songbooks - P
BOX-FOLDER 171/2-3 Unidentified, 1960-1985 and undated
BOX 172-184, 253-254, 260, 263, 266 MAPCASE-FOLDER 3-5, 7; 13-14 Subject Files, 1921-2002
The Subject Files subseries contains materials related to three separate topical areas significant to MacColl and Seeger: folk music and performance, political campaigning, and theater.

The Folk Music sub-subseries is the most extensive. Much of the material included here came to Peggy Seeger in her role as the contact person for the Singers Club; it provides information about the folk music scene during the folk revival and beyond. Folk club newsletters and directories provide information on organization and performer activities throughout the United Kingdom as do an extensive set of questionnaire responses solicited by Seeger. Promotional posters and brochures from agents, festivals, and record labels provide concert line ups, performer biographies, and tour dates.

EM and PS’s touring career together and their solo tours are well-documented here through detailed program books listing thirty years of concert locations and dates, concert programs and flyers, and reviews and set lists. Additional set lists can be found in the Singers Club files.

In addition to these primary source materials there are articles on folk music and the revival including three unpublished theses.

Political Campaigning materials provide a glimpse into MacColl and, particularly, Seeger's late 20th century political concerns particularly nuclear power and its local impact. Other topics of interest include apartheid and the Nixon and Reagan presidencies. Similar material on women's issues is located in Resources.

MacColl maintained a keen interest in theatre after leaving the Theatre Workshop in the 1950s. He continued to write plays and see his plays performed. The Theater materials document this interest through posters, programs, and scripts produced by English and Scottish theater groups.

Materials consist of articles, brochures and flyers, catalogs, clippings, correspondence, lyric sheets, newsletters, performance programs, photographs, poems, posters, program books, questionnaires, scripts, songbooks, and transcripts.
Arranged into three sub-subseries or file units: Folk Music, Political Campaigning, and Theatre.
BOX 172-183, 253-254, 260, 263, 266 MAPCASE-FOLDER 3-5; 13 Folk Music, 1962-2002

Materials consist of articles, brochures and flyers, catalogs, clippings, correspondence, lyric sheets, newsletters, performance programs, photographs, poems, program books, questionnaires, scripts, songbooks, and transcripts.
Arranged alphabetically by file unit.
Concerts and Festivals - Publicity material
BOX-FOLDER 172/1 Concerts: Great Britain and Ireland, 1970s, 1985-1986, 1995, and undated
BOX-FOLDER 172/2 Concerts: North America, 1974, 1984-1985
Festivals
BOX-FOLDER 172/3 Europe, 1972-1977
BOX-FOLDER 172/4 MAPCASE FOLDER 3; 12 Great Britain and Ireland, A-B, 1973-1989 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 172/5 MAPCASE FOLDER 3 Great Britain and Ireland, C, 1973-1992 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 172/6-7 MAPCASE FOLDER 3; 12 Great Britain and Ireland, D-G, 1972-1992
BOX-FOLDER 172/8 MAPCASE FOLDER 4 Great Britain and Ireland, H-L, 1967-1991
BOX-FOLDER 172/9 12 MAPCASE FOLDER 4; 12 Great Britain and Ireland, M-R, 1973-1979 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 172/10 MAPCASE FOLDER 4 Great Britain and Ireland, S-Z, 1970-1993 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 173/1-2; 266/4 North America, A-K, 1974-1992 and undated
Includes: Posters in Box 266 Folder 4
BOX-FOLDER 173/3; 266/4 North America, M-Z, 1980-1993 and undated
Includes: Posters in Box 266 Folder 4
Critical and Historical Materials
BOX-FOLDER 173/4 American Folklife Foundation Act, 1970-1973
BOX-FOLDER 173/5 Balfa, Dewey. Interview by Frank Proschan, 1977
Transcript
BOX-FOLDER 173/6 Baskerville, Charles Read. "English Songs on the Night Visit,'' Proceedings of the Modern Languages Association, vol. 36, 1921
BOX-FOLDER 173/7 Berndt, Rolf. "Neue Wege in der englischen Folkloristik," Sonderdruck aus der Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, 1955
Note: Inscribed by Rolf Berndt to MacColl
BOX-FOLDER 173/8 Bronson, Bertrand H. Danmarks gamele folkeviser XI: melodier "Old Popular Ballads of Denmark," 1978
Note: Inscribed by Bertrand Bronson to MacColl and Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 173/9 "Brown Lung Blues: A Little History of Southern Working People and the Mills They Worked In," undated
BOX-FOLDER 173/10 Brown, Gwen. "The Handloom Weavers," unpublished BA Honors research project, North East London Polytechnic, undated
Typescript
Includes: Letter from Brown to MacColl
BOX-FOLDER 173/11-12 Burman, Martin. "Political Song Performance Styles of the Old and New Left," unpublished MA thesis, Wesleyan University, 1978
BOX-FOLDER 174/1 Cazden, Norman. "I Walk the Road Again and Again," presentation at the sessions of the Society for Ethnomusicology held in Toronto, Ontario, 1972
BOX-FOLDER 174/2 Craig, David. "Songs of the Bleak Age," 1965
BOX-FOLDER 174/3 David, Faith. "Jimi Hendrix. Devil or Prophet?," 1975
BOX-FOLDER 174/4 Deakin, Philip. "Relics of the Cornfield," [typescript], 1967
Dance with choreographic notation and music
Includes: Transmittal letter from Deakin
BOX-FOLDER 174/5 Dorris, Bill. "White Folks' Roots," 1982
Includes: Transmittal letter from Dorris
BOX-FOLDER 174/6 Eisler, Hanns. "The Situation of the Workers' Singers and Musicians in Germany," 1964
Typescript
Note: Translation by Lee Baxandall of article published in Sinn und Form
BOX-FOLDER 174/7 Fisher, T. L. "The Future of the Folk Song Revival: Some Ideas," 1971
BOX-FOLDER 174/8 Folk Music on Film, 1960
BOX-FOLDER 174/9 Fowke, Edith. "Folk Songs in Ontario," 1963
BOX-FOLDER 174/10 Gammon, Vic. "'Not Appreciated in Worthing?' Class Expression and Popular Song Texts in Mid-nineteenth-Century Britain," Popular Music 4, 1984
BOX-FOLDER 174/11 Gregory, E. David. "Lomax in London: Alan Lomax, the BBC and the Folk-Song Revival in England, 1950-1958" Folk Music Journal, v. 8 no. 2, 2002
Henderson, Hamish.
BOX-FOLDER 174/12 "'At the Foot 'o Yon Excellent Brae': The Language of Scots Folksong," undated
Includes: Transmittal letter from Henderson
BOX-FOLDER 174/13 "Calum Maclean, 1915-1960," 1985
BOX-FOLDER 174/14 The John Maclean March, undated
Lead sheet
Note: Inscribed by Hamish Henderson to MacColl
BOX-FOLDER 174/15 "Lettere dal Carcere: Gramsci's Letters from Prison," undated
Translated by Henderson
Includes: Antonio Gramsci: Renzo Galeotti paintings, 1985
BOX-FOLDER 174/16 "The Underground of Song," The Scots Magazine, 1963
BOX-FOLDER 174/17 Herskovits, Melville J., and Herskovits, Frances S. (eds). "Afro-Bahian Religious Songs: Songs of the African Cult-groups," Library of Congress Music Division - Recording Laboratory. Folk Music of Brazil, undated
Album 13 record notes
BOX-FOLDER 174/18 Joe Heaney interview, 1964
Complete transcripts of Joe Heaney interview by Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger
Note: Downloaded from the "Musical Traditions" website, 2000 July 17
BOX-FOLDER 174/19 Katsarova, R. "Three generations of Bulgarian folksingers," undated
Typescript
BOX-FOLDER 174/20 Kerman, Joseph. Contemplating Music: Challenges to Musicology, undated
Excerpts from Chapter 5. "Ethnomusicography and Cultural Musicography"
BOX-FOLDER 174/21 Liberovici, Sergio. "To the Study and the Comparative Research of Italian Workers Songs," undated
Typescript
Lloyd, A. L.
BOX-FOLDER 174/22 [Essay on folk music], undated
BOX-FOLDER 174/23 "Folk Music of Albania," undated
Record insert
BOX-FOLDER 174/24 "Industrial Folklore" - Research proposal submitted to Merlyn Rees, organizer of the Labour Party's 1962 Culture Festival, 1961
Includes: Transmittal letter from Lloyd
BOX-FOLDER 174/25 "Workers' Songs in England: a Summary Account," undated
Typescript
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