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Peggy Seeger Addition, 1886-2023 (bulk 1995-2023) (continued)
Creative Activity, 1957-2022 (continued)
Creative Activity, 1957-2022 (continued)

The subseries documents PS's ongoing artistic activity, including interviews, performances, and recordings. The bulk of the subseries consists of PS writings from 1999 to 2007 and her memoir, First Time Ever (2017-2018). The memoir material also includes two ink sketches of PS, a folder of her high school homework assignments, and a lock of RCS's hair. Other materials include clippings, correspondence, lists of songs practiced, manuscript drafts, notebooks, poetry, posters, set lists, and song drafts.
Arranged alphabetically by file unit.
BOX-FOLDER 237/1 Album - Love Unbidden, 2020
BOX-FOLDER 237/2 Book fair and concert IDs and passes, 2014-2022 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 237/3 Creative planning notebook, 1998-2012
Includes: Set lists, song drafts, and revision ideas
BOX-FOLDER 270/3 Milkmaid Folk Club undated
BOX-FOLDER 237/4-6 Practice books, 2007-2021
BOX-FOLDER 265/9 Posters, 2015, 2017
Includes: Joy of Living tribute CD poster signed by performers
BOX-FOLDER 237/7 to 2/1 Reviews, 1961-2014 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 265/10 Swag price lists, undated
BOX-FOLDER 238/2-4 Tour records, 2005-2018
First Time Ever
BOX-FOLDER 238/5-8 First draft [Freedman edits], 2017 March
BOX-FOLDER 238/9 Memoir miscellaneous, 2013 and undated
Working papers
BOX-FOLDER 239/6 Draft, undated
Typescript; pages 1-62
BOX-FOLDER 239/1 Early Days, Teenage, undated
BOX-FOLDER 239/2 Own Life, undated
BOX-FOLDER 239/3 Letters to Family, 1957-1959; 1994-1996
see also Correspondence, 1954-1959, 1995
Typescript and photocopies
BOX-FOLDER 239/4 Dreams, 1990-1993
BOX-FOLDER 239/5 Miscellaneous, 1952-1953
  • High School Maunderings - Peggy Seeger homework
  • Ink sketches of Peggy Seeger
  • Lock of Ruth Crawford Seeger's hair
  • Memories of Penny [Seeger Cohen] by Peggy Seeger
  • Misc. poetry, 1953-1957 by Peggy Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 239/7 First proof for hardback, 2017
BOX-FOLDER 239/8 Hardcover edition, 2017
Published volume
Note: Inscribed by Peggy Seeger to Ruskin University archives staff
BOX-FOLDER 240/2 Paperback edition, 2018
Published volume
BOX-FOLDER 240/1 Paperback edition edits, undated
BOX-FOLDER 240/3 Audio edition - draft copyright page, undated
BOX-FOLDER 240/4 Miscellaneous writings, 1999-2007 and undated
  • "Don't Lay Down Your Sword and Shield"
  • "Extinction Rebellion! Right Now! Right Here!" song by Peggy Seeger and Irene Pyper- Scott
  • "The Fireplace" by Peggy Seeger and Irene Pyper-Scott
  • "Great Country, Great People But Where Are the Roos?"
  • "My Biggest Brother
  • "Peggy Seeger"
  • Stories Behind the Songs: "First Time Ever"
  • "Street Advertisment" by Peggy Seeger, 2007
  • Touring Life
BOX 241-245 Diaries (appointment books), 1974-2019

This subseries consists of appointment books and diary pages that PS fashioned as "a duty book - a way of life." The volumes maintained the operating information she needed to manage her household and professional activities. As such the volumes contain grocery lists, MacColl family medical appointments, meeting dates, phone numbers and addresses, repair work to be done, song lists, to-do lists, and trip planning. Volumes for the years 1974-1989 also include appointments and events related to Ewan MacColl.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX-FOLDER 241/1-2 1974, 1979
BOX-FOLDER 241/3-6 1984-1987
BOX-FOLDER 242/1-6 1988-1991
BOX-FOLDER 243/1-3 1992-1994
BOX-FOLDER 243/4 1994 July-1999
Diary pages
BOX-FOLDER 244/1-3 2001-2007; 2009-2019
Diary pages
BOX-FOLDER 245/1-5 2015-2019
BOX 246-247, 260 Photographs, 1957-2007, 2016

The subseries supplements images found in the PS and M/S series: portraits of PS taken by professional photographers, snapshots with friends and family, photographs taken by PS in Europe and China, and MacColl/Seeger family slides. These last appear to duplicate those in the M/S Photographs subseries. Materials include black and white and color negatives, prints, slides, and transparencies.
Arranged in topical groups: portraits, snapshots, family photographs, Peg's General Slides, and Peg and Ewan's selected slides.
Portraits - Peggy Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 246/1 Fariello, Jen - PRISM, Charlottesville, 1999
Black and white prints, negatives, and contact sheets; color transparencies
BOX-FOLDER 246/2 Hawkins, Ben, undated
Black and white prints; color prints and transparencies
BOX-FOLDER 246/3 Kilroy, John, undated
Color prints
BOX-FOLDER 246/4 Ledbetter, James? or Jeremy?, 1991
Black and white prints and negatives
BOX-FOLDER 246/5 Meier, Paulette - Augusta Heritage Vocal Week, 1991 August
Color print and negatives
BOX-FOLDER 246/6 Potter, Ursy - Folk Society of Greater Washington, 2007 March
Color prints
BOX-FOLDER 246/7; 260/8 Unidentified, 2016 and undated
Black and white and color prints
Snapshots - Peggy Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 265/12 PS alone and with others, undated
Color prints
Includes: Ewan MacColl, and Charles Parker, and Mike Seeger
Note: Images sent to Calum by David
BOX-FOLDER 246/8 PS and Ralph Rinzler, 1957, 1960s
Black and white prints
BOX-FOLDER 246/9 PS with others, 1985-2007 and undated
Color prints
Includes: Sheila Kaye Adams, Lynn Burkett, Guy and Candie Carawan, Anna Cheltham, Adam Coxon, Frances Crowe, Maxi Decker, Clare Hanrahan, Walt Koken, Christine Lassiter, Angela Lloyd, Jim Lloyd, Alan Lomax, Layne Longfellow, Ewan MacColl, Don Mast, Tess Newman, Pauline Oliveros, Ruth Perry, Aaron Price, David Roth, Irene Pyper-Scott, Judith Tick, Edith Tipple, and Giovanni Vacca
BOX-FOLDER 246/10 PS with unidentified others, undated
Color prints
BOX-FOLDER 246/11 PS in Europe and China, 1957, 1959
Black and white prints
Includes: Bert Lloyd, group shot with Zhou Enlai
Family photographs
BOX-FOLDER 246/12 Charles L. Seeger, Ruth Crawford Seeger, and family, 1886?, 1940, 1948, 1977-1979, and undated
Includes: Alan Seeger, Barbara Seeger, Charles L. Seeger, Sr, Charles L. Seeger, Jr., Elsie Adams Seeger, Elizabeth Seeger; Mike Seeger, Peggy Seeger, Penny Seeger, Pete Seeger, and Ruth Crawford Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 246/13 MacColl/Seeger family, circa 1950s-1980s
Includes: Alice Dawson, Calum MacColl, Ewan MacColl, Kirsty MacColl, Kitty MacColl, Neill MacColl, Betsy Miller, Justine Picardie, and Peggy Seeger
Peg's General Slides, 1959-1990
Slides are arranged by slide box number as received from the donor. Many of the images appear to come from or duplicate those in the Photograph and Slide sets located in the MacColl/Seeger Photographs subseries. The accompanying slide index is not completely reliable as to topical or personal information.
BOX-FOLDER 246/14 Peggy's General Slides Index, undated
BOX-FOLDER 246/15 #0 - Publicity Photos, 1968
Color slides
Includes: Calum MacColl, Ewan MacColl, and Peggy Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 246/16 #1 - Peggy close-ups, 1977-1990
Color slides
Includes: Peggy Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 246/17 #2 - Scenery, 1958, 1959, 1977
Color slides
Includes: Ewan MacColl and Kitty MacColl
Subjects include: Bath, Greek snow Islay, Roman wall, Winchelsea
BOX-FOLDER 246/18 #3 - Family, 1958-1959, 1963
Color slides
Includes: Ewan MacColl, Neill MacColl, Betsy Miller, and Peggy Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 246/19 #4 - "Singing the Fishing" and "Song of the Road," 1959-1960
Color slides
Includes: Illustrations and inspiration for the two radio ballads
BOX-FOLDER 246/20 #5 - Family, 1971, 1977
Color slides
Includes: Kitty MacColl, Mike Seeger, and Peggy Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 246/21 #6 - Family and Scenery, 1969, 1977
Color slides
Includes: Alice Dawson, Calum MacColl, Ewan MacColl, Kitty MacColl, Neill MacColl, Peggy Seeger
Subjects include: Islay beaches, Langholme riding, and Lockerbie
BOX-FOLDER 246/22 #7 - Family, 1978
Color slides
Includes: Ewan MacColl, Kitty MacColl, and Peggy Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 246/23 #8 - Double Exposures, 1978
Color slides
BOX-FOLDER 246/24 #9 - Family and Friends, 1968, 1978
Color slides
Includes Calum MacColl, Ewan MacColl, Bella MacPhee, Willie MacPhee, Charles Seeger, Peggy Seeger, Alec Stewart, and Sheila Stewart
BOX-FOLDER 246/25 #10 - Scenery, 1978-1979
Color slides
Includes Alice Dawson, Calum MacColl, Ewan MacColl, Bella McPhee, Willie McPhee, and Peggy Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 246/26 #11 - Family, 1979
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