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MacColl/Seeger, 1846-2009 (bulk 1930-1995) (continued)
Recording Activity, 1974-2003 (continued)
Recording and Rights Management, 1975-2003 (continued)
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
BOX-FOLDER 211/3 1966-1969
BOX-FOLDER 211/4 1970-1975
BOX-FOLDER 211/5 1976-1979
BOX-FOLDER 211/6 1980-1984
BOX-FOLDER 211/7 1985-1988
BOX-FOLDER 211/8 1989-1999
BOX-FOLDER 211/9 2000-2010
BOX-FOLDER 211/10 Undated
Contracts and legal documents
BOX-FOLDER 212/1 Document (Productions) Ltd. contract, 1969
BOX-FOLDER 212/2 The Ewan MacColl Journeyman Fund, 1990
BOX-FOLDER 212/3 Ewan MacColl Limited, 1977, 1986
BOX-FOLDER 212/4 Folk Life of North America contract, 1956
BOX-FOLDER 212/5 Folksongs of Scots and English Travellers memorandum of agreement, 1975
BOX-FOLDER 212/6 Granada Television Limited contract, 1985
BOX-FOLDER 212/7 Henschelverlag, Kunst and Gesellschaft contract, 1961
BOX-FOLDER 212/8 John MacDonald contract, 1973
BOX-FOLDER 212/9 Koln concert contract, 1984
BOX-FOLDER 212/10 Oak Publications contracts, 1962-1966
BOX-FOLDER 212/11 Public Lending Right registration application, 1983
BOX-FOLDER 212/12 Sandyford Cottage documents, 1981
BOX-FOLDER 212/13 Scripts of the Theatre Workshop contract, 1984
BOX-FOLDER 212/14 Women Who Do and Women Who Don't memorandum of agreement, 1983
Diaries (appointment books)
BOX-FOLDER 212/15-16 Ewan MacColl - appointments, 1986-1988
BOX-FOLDER 212/17 to 213/2 Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger - appointments, 1983-1988
BOX-FOLDER 213/3-5 Peggy Seeger - appointments, 1990, 1992-1993
Events
BOX-FOLDER 213/6 The Artist: Maker or Tool? symposium, 1986
BOX-FOLDER 213/7 MAPCASE FOLDER 16 Ewan MacColl's 70th birthday celebration, 1985
BOX-FOLDER 213/8 Ewan MacColl: the Red Megaphone, November 1990
Created by Philip Donnellan and Dave Rogers
BOX-FOLDER 213/9 Ewan MacColl Society Present A Folk Song Weekend, 2003
BOX-FOLDER 250/3 Journeyman - Script, 1990
Journeyman: a theatrical celebration
BOX-FOLDER 213/10 Additional materials and song sheets, 1990
BOX-FOLDER 213/11 Cast and personnel lists, 1990
BOX-FOLDER 213/12 Film production, 1990
BOX-FOLDER 213/13 Proposal by the English Folk Song and Dance Society, circa 1989-1990
BOX-FOLDER 214/1 Script, 1990 December
BOX-FOLDER 214/2-3 Script draft, 1990
BOX-FOLDER 214/4 Venue information, 1990?
BOX-FOLDER 214/5 The Joy of Living: a tribute to the life and work of Ewan MacColl, 1997
BOX-FOLDER 214/6 Tentative May 1990 memorial - invitation list, 1989
BOX-FOLDER 214/7 Wales Anti-Apartheid Freedom Concert, undated
Family
BOX-FOLDER 214/8 Littlewood, Joan - correspondence, 1975-1985 and undated
MacColl, Ewan
BOX-FOLDER 214/9 Birth and death certificates, 1929, 1989
Photocopies
BOX-FOLDER 214/11 Department of Health and Social Security documents, 1961, 1976-1979, and undated
BOX-FOLDER 214/12 Divorce papers with Jean Newlove, 1976
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