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MacColl/Seeger, 1846-2009 (bulk 1930-1995) (continued)
Subject Files, 1921-2002 (continued)
Folk Music, 1962-2002 (continued)
BOX-FOLDER 175/18 N, S-T, 1970-1974 and undated
Contents: Nottingham Co-operative Folk Workshop; South London; Southern Counties Folk Federation; Stag Folk Club; Sunderland Folk Centre; Swindon Folk-singers Club
BOX-FOLDER 175/19 U-W, 1967, 1976-1980
Contents: Federation of Ulster Folk Clubs; University College London Union Folk-Song Society
BOX-FOLDER 175/20 A-K, 1984-1991
Contents: Australian Folk Directory; Canadian Folk Festival Directory; Cleveland Folk Directory; Kerrville Directory (Texas)
BOX-FOLDER 176/1 M-Sa, 1984-1992 and undated
Contents: Manchester Folk Directory; San Francisco Folk Music Club Directory
BOX-FOLDER 176/2 Sc-W, 1969-1976, 1986-1990, and undated
Contents: Scottish Folk Directory; Scottish Folk Arts Directory; Singabout Directory; West Midlands Folk Federation Directory
BOX-FOLDER 176/3 English Folk, Dance, and Song Society, 1975-1989 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 176/4 English Folk, Dance, and Song Society - Directories, 1990-1994
BOX-FOLDER 176/5-6 English Folk, Dance, and Song Society - Folk London, 1972-1986
Folk clubs project
BOX-FOLDER 176/7 Programs and publicity material - A-H, 1971 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 177/1 Programs and publicity material - I-W, 1971 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 177/2 to 178//2 Questionnaire, 1969-1972
BOX-FOLDER 178/3 Folklore and folk music journals, 1973-1990
BOX-FOLDER 178/4 Folksingers for Vietnam, 1967 and undated
Includes: Script with song titles, timings, and lyrics for an unidentified program and Peggy's copy of a script draft
BOX-FOLDER 178/5 Miscellaneous materials, undated
BOX-FOLDER 178/6 Musical instrument catalogs, 1979-1982 and undated
Includes: Correspondence and dulcimer catalogs from Jeremy Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 178/7 Parkhouse Convention, 1973-1979
Performance materials - Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 178/8 Ballads and Blues - Concerts and tours, 1954, 1957
BOX-FOLDER 178/9 Ballads and Blues Club - Photographs, 1956-1957 and undated
Includes: Dominic Behan, Isla Cameron, Fitzroy Coleman, Seamus Ennis, Ronnie Gilbert, Dean Gitter, Fred Hellerman, Roger Jenkins, Bert Lloyd, Ewan MacColl, Alex McEwan, Rory McEwan, Malcolm Nixon, Charles Parker, Ralph Rinzler, and Peggy Seeger
Concert programs and flyers
BOX-FOLDER 178/10 Ewan MacColl, 1954-1957 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 178/11 to 179/5; 260/2, 263/5; 266/5 MAPCASE FOLDER 5; 13 Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger, 1978-1985 and undated
Includes: Posters in Box 260, Folder 2; Box 263, Folder 5; Box 266, Folder 5, and Mapcase Folders 5 and 13
BOX-FOLDER 179/6-180/1; 260/2, 263/4 Peggy Seeger, 1990-1994 and undated
Includes: Posters in Box 260, Folder 2 and Box 263, Folder 4
BOX-FOLDER 180/2 Photographs - Folk clubs: East Berlin, 1988
Includes: Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 180/3 Photographs - Folk clubs: Miscellaneous, 1945-1965, 1973, 1987, and undated
see also Family at cottage/Hampton Court/Winchelsea/Powillimount
Includes: Martin Byrne, Ian Campbell, Enoch Kent, Ewan MacColl, Neill MacColl, Rory McEwan, Peggy Seeger, and the Ramblers (Jim Bray, Shirley Collins, Bryan Dailey, Alan Lomax, MacColl, Seeger, and Bruce Turner)
BOX-FOLDER 180/4-7 Program books I-VI, 7-8, 1960-1983
BOX-FOLDER 180/8 Program books - Foreign, 1-3, 1970-1993
BOX-FOLDER 180/9; 263/6 Publicity materials, undated
BOX-FOLDER 180/10 Reviews, 1960-1988
Set lists
see also Lists of songs sung by Ewan MacColl by type
BOX-FOLDER 180/11 1970-1971
BOX-FOLDER 253/4-6 Ewan MacColl - Various venues, 1968-1989
BOX-FOLDER 254/1 Miscellaneous, 1980-1985
BOX-FOLDER 254/2 Peggy Seeger - Topical, undated
BOX-FOLDER 254/3 Peggy Seeger - US/Canada cities, 1970-1990
BOX-FOLDER 254/4 Peggy Seeger - UK cities 1967-1990
BOX-FOLDER 180/12 Programme on Capitol Radio, 1981 January 30
BOX-FOLDER 180/13 Songs with Calum and Neill, undated
BOX-FOLDER 181/1 Agency materials, 1972-1990 and undated
Background materials
BOX-FOLDER 181/2 Biographical materials - various performers, 1960-1967, 1975-1989, and undated
Includes: Correspondence
BOX-FOLDER 181/3 Field singers - contracts, correspondence, and songs, 1949, 1961-1975, 1993, and undated
Includes: David Blagrow?, Ben Bright, George Dunn, Jean Freedman, John O'Donoghue, Arthur Shearsby?, and Becket Whitehead
Includes: Notated music
BOX-FOLDER 181/4; 266/6 MAPCASE FOLDER 14 Individual publicity materials - A-F, 1970-1989
Includes: Photograph of Elizabeth Cotten and Taj Mahal in Box 181 Folder 4
Includes: Posters in Box 266 Folder 6
BOX-FOLDER 181/5; 266/6 MAPCASE FOLDER 14 Individual publicity materials - G-L, 1970-1989
Includes: Posters in Box 266 Folder 6
BOX-FOLDER 181/6; 266/6 MAPCASE FOLDER 14 Individual publicity materials - M-R, 1970-1989
Includes: Posters in Box 266 Folder 6
BOX-FOLDER 181/7; 266/6 MAPCASE FOLDER 14 Individual publicity materials - S-Y, 1970-1989
Includes: Posters in Box 266 Folder 6
BOX-FOLDER 182/1 Press cuttings, 1962-1968
BOX-FOLDER 182/2 Stewart Family - Correspondence with Belle Stewart, 1972-1991 and undated
Includes: Songs and poems
Includes: Includes photograph of Belle Stewart and others with Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 182/3 Stewart Family - Miscellaneous songs and poems, 1966 and undated
Recording Catalogs
BOX-FOLDER 182/4-5 Distributors, 1974-1980, 1985-1990, and undated
Record Labels
BOX-FOLDER 182/6 A-N, 1980s and undated
BOX-FOLDER 182/7 O-W, 1980s and undated
BOX-FOLDER 182/8 Songbook - "Sheffield Women's Performers Club Song and Poetry Book," 1987
BOX-FOLDER 183/1 Songbooks - B-G, 1974-1984
BOX-FOLDER 183/2 Songbooks - P, 1983, 1987
BOX-FOLDER 183/3 Workshops, 1978, 1993, undated
BOX 183 Political Campaigning, 1974-1991
Materials include badges, brochures, clippings, leaflets, posters, protest sash, and transcripts.
Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
BOX-FOLDER 264/5 Badges, undated
BOX-FOLDER 183/4 Beckenham Anti-Nuclear Group (BANG), 1982-1989
BOX 264/1 Beckenham Anti-Nuclear Group (BANG), undated
Protest sash
BOX-FOLDER 263/9; 266/7 Beckenham Anti-Nuclear Group (BANG), undated
BOX-FOLDER 183/5 Concerned Americans Abroad: Campaign to Impeach Nixon, 1974
BOX-FOLDER 183/6 Dunnes Stores anti-apartheid strike, Dublin, 1985
Note: Received from Irish Distributive and Administrative Trade Union
BOX-FOLDER 183/7 Macdonnell, Paul. "GiB: a Modest Exposure," 1989
Unpublished typescript of poem on the Gibraltar killings
BOX-FOLDER 183/8 Miners' Fraction Revolutionary Workers' Party."The Miners' Struggle - is it Political?," 1974
BOX-FOLDER 183/9 Miscellaneous political/campaigning materials, 1977-1986
BOX-FOLDER 183/10 Native American materials, 1978-1981
BOX-FOLDER 183/11 Nuclear - miscellaneous, 1991 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 183/12 Nuclear power notebook, 1980s
BOX-FOLDER 183/13 Nuclear power notebook, 1980s
MAPCASE FOLDER 6 Posters, 1941, 1982-1985, and undated
BOX-FOLDER 183/14 Raygun and other gangsters - Ronald Reagan press cuttings, 1980
BOX-FOLDER 183/15 South African tapes: transcripts, undated
BOX 184 Theater, 1973-1994
Materials include correspondence, posters, programs, and scripts.
Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
BOX-FOLDER 184/1; 266/8 7:84 Theatre Company, Scotland, 1982 and undated
Includes: Poster for Johnny Noble in Box 266 Folder 8
BOX-FOLDER 184/2 Banner Theatre, Birmingham - scripts and programs, 1988-1989 and undated
Includes: Scripts for Pig's Pudding and Saturnalia
BOX-FOLDER 184/3 Banner Theatre, Birmingham - actuality transcripts, undated
BOX-FOLDER 184/4 Cottage Theatre, Cumbernauld, 1973
BOX-FOLDER 184/5 Miscellaneous theatres, 1985-1999
Includes: Program for the 1983 world premiere of MacColl's Shore Saints and Sea Devils
BOX-FOLDER 184/6 Pumphouse, Salford, 1994
BOX-FOLDER 184/7 MAPCASE FOLDER 7 Victoria Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent, 1983, undated
Script: The Jolly Potters: A Musical About the Potteries of the 1840s
Includes: Poster for MacColl's Saints and Sea Devils in Mapcase Folder 7
BOX 185-193 Correspondence, 1959-1994
The Correspondence subseries documents the entire range of Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger's activities: performing, composing, business management, and relationships with friends and family. The correspondence concerns MacColl/Seeger tour arrangements in Australia, Canada, Europe, and the United States; Singers Club schedules; visits from American friends and family; operation of Blackthorne Records, creation and distribution of the New City Songster and song rights and their management. MacColl and Seeger's involvement in social issues such as the anti-nuclear movement and women's rights is also apparent through invitations to perform or speak at various political events.

Significant correspondents include: all of Peggy Seeger's siblings, their spouses, and several of her nieces and nephews; Ruth Crawford Seeger biographers Matilda Gaume, David Nicholls, and Judith Tuck; musicologists and friends Sidney Robertson Cowell, Gershon Legman, Alan Lomax, and Ralph Rinzler; performers Billy Bragg, Hazel Dickens, Alice Gerrard, Ruthie Gorton, Christy Moore, Faith Petric, Sally Rogers, and Paddy Tunney.

Most of the correspondence consists of letters sent to EM/PS with very limited responses by either or both of them. The exception is the period 1983 to 1987 when dictation was used to respond to mail. During this period incoming mail was assigned a handwritten number and that number was placed on outgoing mail. However, even during this period the ratio of responses to incoming mail is small.

Materials consist of clippings, correspondence, invoices, poetry, reports, and song lyrics and notated music.
Arranged into two file units: General Correspondence and Condolence Letters and Cards. Each is arranged chronologically.
BOX 185-192 General Correspondence, 1959-1994
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