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MacColl/Seeger, 1846-2009 (bulk 1930-1995) (continued)
Recording Activity, 1974-2003 (continued)
Blackthorne Records, 1976-1990 (continued)
Blood and Roses, I-V (ESB 79-83), 1982-1989 (continued)
Includes: Album insert for Volume I
BOX-FOLDER 207/10 Blood and Roses, IV and V, undated
Lists of songs
BOX-FOLDER 207/11 MAPCASE FOLDER 17 Cold Snap (BR 1057), 1977-1979
Includes: Album cover and cover artwork in Mapcase Folder 17
BOX-FOLDER 207 /12 Daddy, What Did You Do In the Strike? (BS 1), undated
BOX-FOLDER 208/1 MAPCASE FOLDER 17 Different Therefore Equal (BR1061), 1978-1980
Includes: Album cover and original cover photograph in Mapcase Folder 17
BOX-FOLDER 250/1 Familiar Faces (BR 1069) - Working papers, 1988-1990
BOX-FOLDER 208/2 Familiar Faces (BR 1069), undated
Insert
BOX-FOLDER 208/3 Freeborn Man (BR 1065), 1983-1986
Includes: Album insert
BOX-FOLDER 208/4 From Where I Stand (FW 8563), 1978-1979
BOX-FOLDER 208/5 MAPCASE FOLDER 17 Hot Blast (BR 1059), 1978-1979
Includes: Album cover, album insert, and cover artwork in Mapcase Folder 17
BOX-FOLDER 208/6 Items of News (BR 1067), 1986
BOX-FOLDER 208/7-8 MAPCASE FOLDER 17 Kilroy Was Here (BR 1063), 1980 and undated
Note: Album insert in Box 208, Folder 7
Note: Notes and song drafts in Box 208, Folder 8
Note: Album cover, and original cover photograph in Mapcase Folder 17
BOX-FOLDER 208/9 The Long Harvest, undated
BOX-FOLDER 208/10 Naming of Names (BSC 3), 1990-1993
Includes: Material for unreleased "Master Craftsman" album
BOX-FOLDER 208/11 MAPCASE FOLDER 17 Penelope Isn't Waiting Any More (BR 1050), 1977-1978 and undated
Includes: Album insert
Note: Album cover and original cover watercolor in Mapcase Folder 17
BOX-FOLDER 208/127 MAPCASE FOLDER 17 Saturday Night at the Bull and Mouth (BR 1050), 1977-1979
Includes: Album cover in Mapcase Folder 17
BOX-FOLDER 208/13 White Wind, Black Tide (BSC 2), 1986
see also Falconer Studios - recording of White Wind, Black Tide and Items of News
BOX-FOLDER 208/14 Recording track list sheets, undated
BOX-FOLDER 208/15 Rounder Records - correspondence, 1979-1986
BOX-FOLDER 208/16 Studio business book, undated
BOX-FOLDER 208/17 Warren Fahey/Larrikin Records, 1979-1981
BOX-FOLDER 208/18 Whereabouts of Blackthorne masters, etc, undated
BOX-FOLDER 208/19 Women's Revolutions Per Minute - catalogue and correspondence, 1988-1990
BOX 208-209, 253, 255-259 MAPCASE FOLDER 10 Recording and Rights Management, 1975-2003

Materials consist of album covers and liner notes (photocopies), correspondence, discographies and song lists, record label catalogs, and rights documentation.
Arranged alphabetically by file unit.
BOX 255-259 MAPCASE FOLDER 10 MacColl and Seeger album sleeves and inserts
Photocopies of album covers and liner notes
Index in Box 255
Contents include:
  • Box 255 1x-48x
  • Box 256 08 49x-67x
  • Box 257 09 68x-105x (#X88 in Box 266 Folder 11)
  • Box 258 10 X106–X135
  • Box 259 11 X136-OOX
Discographies
BOX-FOLDER 253/2 Alphabetical sequence of EM's songs, undated
Note: Most of the green cards are Critics Group pieces
BOX-FOLDER 208/20 Ewan MacColl, 1994, 2003, and undated
BOX-FOLDER 208/21 Ewan MacColl/Peggy Seeger, undated
BOX-FOLDER 254/8 Ewan's Songs, undated
Noteook of song titles keyed to album titles
BOX-FOLDER 208/22 Index to Ewan MacColl/Peggy Seeger record collection, 1991
BOX-FOLDER 253/3 Original Ewan MacColl/Peggy Seeger discography cards, undated
BOX-FOLDER 208/23 Peg and Ewan's record list, undated
BOX-FOLDER 208/24 Peggy Seeger, 1994
BOX-FOLDER 208/25 Short discography of Ewan MacColl, undated
BOX-FOLDER 208/26 Lists of songs to be recorded, undated
Permissions
BOX-FOLDER 209/1-2 Ewan MacColl Songs - A-Z, 1975-2000
BOX-FOLDER 209/3-4 Peggy Seeger Songs - A-Z, 1975-2000
BOX-FOLDER 209/5 Peggy Seeger Songs - Miscellaneous, 1971-1990
BOX-FOLDER 209/6 Peggy Seeger Songs - Refusals, 1988-1991
BOX-FOLDER 209/7 Record distributor catalogs, 1978 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 209/8 Record label catalogs (Argo, Folkways, Topic), 1969-1971 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 209/9 Recording projects - Animal Songs, 1991-1992
BOX-FOLDER 209/10 Recording projects - Folkways Years, 1955-1992: Songs of Love and Politics, 1992
By Peggy Seeger
BOX 210-216, 260-261, 264-265, 270 MAPCASE FOLDER 16 Biographical Materials, 1915-2012

The Biographical Materials subseries consists of documents and 3-dimensional objects related to Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger’s personal lives as well as printed material, such as reviews, they collected that documents their careers. There are also bird, flower, and hiking books annotated by MacColl during his rambles and information relating to various memorial events following his death.

Correspondence includes several letters from Joan Littlewood, MacColl’s 1958 love letters written to Seeger while she was in France, and scattered notes from his children.

The subseries also contains a limited number of items by and about MacColl and Seeger’s immediate family members including their children, MacColl’s parents William and Betsy Miller, the Miller and Hendry families, and his daughter Kirsty MacColl. The Miller/Hendry family material consists of photographs. Other photographs in this subseries were found loose in the collection and could not be associated with existing sets in the Photographs subseries.

Materials consist of artwork, awards and honors, biographical sketches, books, clippings, correspondence, diaries (appointment books), interview transcripts, legal documents including contracts, obituaries, personal items and memorabilia, photographs, reviews and articles, and vital records.
Arranged alphabetically by file unit and alphabetically therein.
Awards and Honors
BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) award - First Time I Ever Saw Your Face
BOX 265/1 Special Citation of Achievement – Ewan MacColl - over one million broadcast performances, undated
Certificate
BOX 261/3 Two million performances, 1985
Acrylic trophy
BOX 265/1 Special Citation of Achievement – Ewan MacColl - over 3 million broadcast performances, 1995
Certificate
BOX 264/3 Special Citation of Achievement – Ewan MacColl - over 3 million broadcast performances, 1995
Medal
BOX-FOLDER 210/1 Special Citation of Achievement – Ewan MacColl - over 3 million broadcast performances, 1995
Program and transmittal letter
BOX-FOLDER 265/1 Special Citation of Achievement – Ewan MacColl - over 4 million broadcast performances, 2012
Certificate
BOX-FOLDER 270/1 Special Citation of Achievement – Ewan MacColl - over 4 million broadcast performances, 2012
Medal
BOX-FOLDER 265/2 University of Exeter - honorary degree, 1986
BOX-FOLDER 210/2 University of Exeter - investiture speech by Ivan Roots, 1986
BOX-FOLDER 210/3 University of Salford - honorary degree, 1987-1990
Includes: Programs and information for a ceremony in 1990 in which the award was conferred posthumously
BOX-FOLDER 265/6 Workers Music Co-operative gift, 1986
Plaque with engraving of the Fenian ship, "Catalpa"
Biographies
BOX-FOLDER 210/4 Edmund (Eddie) Frow interview, undated
BOX-FOLDER 210/5 Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger interview, undated
Unidentified interviewer
Fragment
Note: Topics include folk clubs, broadcasts, recordings, and publications
BOX-FOLDER 210/6 Ewan MacColl biographical notes, undated
BOX-FOLDER 210/7 Ewan MacColl biographies and CV, 1962, 1990?
BOX-FOLDER 210/8 Folk Review - "Ewan MacColl," May 1973
By Fred Wood
BOX-FOLDER 210/9 Interview questions, undated
BOX-FOLDER 210/10 Joe Heaney interview, 2000
Note: Introduction only
BOX-FOLDER 210/11 Kvatch - "Ewan MacColl," 1987
By Clare Wadd
BOX-FOLDER 210/12 Nat Fraymen interview, undated
BOX-FOLDER 210/13 Peggy Seeger biographical notes, undated
BOX-FOLDER 210/14 Song and Democratic Culture, 1982
Chapter on Ewan MacColl
BOX-FOLDER 210/15 Tape transcript on radio ballads and theater works, undated
By Ian Watson
BOX-FOLDER 250/2 Vacca, Giovanni. "Ewan MacColl, Un Contributo alla Canzone Politica," thesis, University of Salerno, 1986-1987
Thesis in Italian; interview with MacColl in English
BOX-FOLDER 210/16 Book orders and purchases, 1960-1980
Clippings
BOX-FOLDER 210/17 Articles about Journeyman, 1991, 2004-2010
Obituaries and memorials
BOX-FOLDER 210/18-20 Miscellaneous, 1989-1991, 2000
BOX-FOLDER 210/21 Charles Parker Archive, 1989
BOX-FOLDER 210/22 Folk Music Journal, 1990
BOX-FOLDER 210/23 Camden New Journal, 2000
Reviews and articles about Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 211/1 1953-1957
BOX-FOLDER 211/2 1960-1965
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