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MacColl/Seeger, 1846-2009 (bulk 1930-1995) (continued)
Subject Files, 1921-2002 (continued)
Political Campaigning, 1974-1991 (continued)
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
Posters
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Unpublished typescript of poem on the Gibraltar killings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

Materials consist of clippings, correspondence, invoices, poetry, reports, and song lyrics and notated music.
Arranged chronologically. Note that European dating style (dd/mm/yyyy) is used for much of the correspondence.
BOX-FOLDER 185/1 1959-1966 and undated
Correspondents include: Gershon Legman, Bert Lloyd, Alan Lomax, and Earl Robinson
BOX-FOLDER 185/2 1967
Correspondents include: Penny Seeger Cohen and Libba Cotten
BOX-FOLDER 185/3 1968
Correspondents include: Gershon Legman
Includes: Vietnamese translation of MacColl's Ho Chi Minh song
BOX-FOLDER 185/4 1969
Correspondents include: Alan Lomax
BOX-FOLDER 185/5 1970
Correspondents include: Barbara Dane and Gershon Legman
Includes: "Black Panther Chant" as transcribed by Pete Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 185/6 1971
Correspondents include: Barbara Dane, George Dunn, Mike Seeger, Pete Seeger, Irwin Silber, Paddy Tunney, and Sam Wanamaker
BOX-FOLDER 185/7 1972
Correspondents include: Edith Fowke, Mike Seeger, Toshi Seeger, and Irwin Silber
BOX-FOLDER 185/8 1973
Correspondents include: Joe Heaney, Elsie Seeger, Mike Seeger, Irwin Silber, and Hally Wood
BOX-FOLDER 185/9 1974
Correspondents include: Barbara Dane, Gershon Legman, Alan Lomax, and Malvina Reynolds
BOX-FOLDER 185/10 1975
Correspondents include: Barbara Dane, Matilda Gaume, Alice Gerrard, Gershon Legman, Kate and Ralph Rinzler, Mike Seeger, and Pete Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 186/1 1976
Correspondents include: Barbara Dane, Sidney Robertson Cowell, Philip Donnellan, Neill MacColl, Mario Maffi, John Seeger, and Mike Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 186/2 1977 January-June
Correspondents include: Eric Bogle and Matilda Gaume
BOX-FOLDER 186/3 1977 July-December and undated
Correspondents include: Matilda Gaume, Howard Goorney, Ruthie Gorton, Clint Jencks, Gershon Legman, Alan Lomax, Charles Parker, Mike Seeger, and Pete Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 186/4 1978 January-June
Correspondents include: Matilda Gaume, Howard Goorney, Ruthie Gorton, Joe Heaney, Gershon Legman, Alan Lomax, and Mike Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 186/5 1978 July-December and undated
Correspondents include: Gershon Legman and Tambimutti
BOX-FOLDER 186/6 1979 January-June and undated
Correspondents include: Luiz Heitor Corrêa de Azevedo, John Cohen, Penny Seeger Cohen, Bess Lomax Hawes, Gershon Legman, Mike Seeger, and Pete Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 186/7 1979 July-December
Correspondents include: Eric Bogle, Sidney Robertson Cowell, Alf Edwards, Howard Goorney, Alan Lomax, Kirsty MacColl, Mario Maffi, Mike Seeger, and Paddy Tunney
BOX-FOLDER 186/8 1980 January-June
Correspondents include: Penny Seeger Cohen, Sally Rogers, Barbara Seeger, Charles Seeger, III, and Naomi Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 187/1 1980 July-December
Correspondents include: Barbara Seeger and Mike Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 187/2 1981 January-June
Correspondents include: Philip Donnellan, Alice Gerrard, Howard Goorney, Charles Seeger, III, Naomi Seeger, and Paddy Tunney
BOX-FOLDER 187/3 1981 July-December and undated
Correspondents include: Philip Donnellan, Barbara Seeger, Mike Seeger, Pete Seeger, and Tambimutti
BOX-FOLDER 187/4 1982 January-June
Correspondents include: Hazel Dickens, Edith Fowke, Matilda Gaume, Johanna Halbeisen, Jeremy Seeger, Mike Seeger, Naomi Seeger, and Penny Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 187/5 1982 July-December and undated
Correspondents include: Sally Rogers and Pete Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 187/6 1983 January-March
Correspondents include: Philip Donnellan, Alice Gerrard, Howard Goorney, Polly Gott, Johanna Halbeisen, Christy Moore, and Tony Seeger
Includes: Mark Greenberg, "Peggy Seeger - The Art of Folk Accompaniment" and Peggy Seeger review of Folk Songs of the Catskills (typescript)
BOX-FOLDER 187/7 1983 April-June
Correspondents include: Jeremy Seeger, Mike Seeger, and Pete Seeger
Includes: Typescript of Pete Seeger's report on Nicaragua's Second Annual Festival of New Songs of Latin America
BOX-FOLDER 187/8 1983 July-December and undated
Correspondents include: Alf Edwards, Johanna Halbeisen, Gershon Legman, David Nicholls, Jeremy Seeger, Naomi Seeger, and Pete Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 188/1 1984 January-June
Correspondents include: Sidney Robertson Cowell, Johanna Halbesien, Mike Seeger, Pete Seeger, Denise Venturi, and Stewart Young
BOX-FOLDER 188/2 1984 July-December
Correspondents include: Penny Seeger Cohen, Frank Elliott, Johanna Halbeisen, Faith Petric, Mike Seeger, and Judith Tick
Includes: Notated music for Phil House, "What If the Russians Didn't Come?"
BOX-FOLDER 188/3 1984 undated
Includes: Notated music and lyrics for Betsy Rose, "Manitoba 1981"
BOX-FOLDER 188/4 1985 January-March
Correspondents include: Sidney Robertson Cowell, Alan Lomax, and Stewart Young
BOX-FOLDER 188/5 1985 April- June
Correspondents include: Johanna Halbeisen, Mike Seeger, Pete Seeger, Irwin Silber, and Judith Tick
BOX-FOLDER 188/6 1985 July-December
Correspondents include: Sidney Robertson Cowell, Philip Donnellan, Matilda Gaume, Faith Petric, Mike Seeger, and Judith Tick
BOX-FOLDER 188/7 1985 and undated
Correspondents include: Luiz Heitor Corrêa de Azevedo, John Cohen, Penny Seeger Cohen, Bess Lomax Hawes, Gershon Legman, Mike Seeger, and Pete Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 189/1 1986 January-March
Correspondents include: Philip Donnellan, Johanna Halbesien, Hamish Henderson, and Mike Seeger
Includes: Typescript of Trevor Fisher, "Radio and the Popular Voice"
BOX-FOLDER 189/2 1986 April-June
Correspondents include: Sidney Robertson Cowell, Johanna Halbeisen, Hamish Henderson, Naomi Seeger Hvolbek, Mike Seeger, and Pete Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 189/3 1986 July-December
Correspondents include: Matilda Gaume, Johanna Halbeisen, and Pete Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 189/4 1986 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 189/5 1987 January-March
Correspondents include: Sidney Robertson Cowell, Elsa Corbluth, Matilda Gaume, Alan Lomax, and Charles Seeger, III
Includes: Eilidh Boadella, I won't paint any tears
BOX-FOLDER 189/6 1987 April-June
Correspondents include: Elsa Corbluth, Sidney Robertson Cowell, and Barbara Dane
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