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Peggy Seeger Addition, 1886-2023 (bulk 1995-2023) (continued)
Annual Boxes, 1971-2023 (continued)
BOX-FOLDER 234/7 Smith, Julie. "When I Get to Heaven," 2018
2021
BOX-FOLDER 234/8 Birthday cards, 2021
BOX-FOLDER 234/9 Bomberger, Judie - Artwork, 1998
Color prints, negatives, and transparencies
BOX-FOLDER 234/10-11 Chronological file, 2020-2021
Includes: Clippings about Peggy Seeger, correspondence, interview schedules and planning, "Peggy @ 5 on Sunday" program materials, performance set lists, and photgraphs
BOX-FOLDER 234/12 Fleming, Jacky - Artwork, undated
Photocopies
BOX-FOLDER 234/13 Miscellaneous, 2021
2023
BOX-FOLDER 234/14 Articles and reviews, 2021 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 234/15 Business papers, 2009-2022
BOX-FOLDER 234/16 Concerts, 2021-2022 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 235/1 Correspondence, 2020-2021
BOX-FOLDER 235/2 Correspondence, 2022-2023
BOX-FOLDER 235/3 Events, 2021-2023
BOX-FOLDER 235/4 Friends of Iffley Village, 2021-2023
BOX-FOLDER 235/5 Music and songs, 2021 and undated
Manuscript music and lyrics
Undated
BOX-FOLDER 235/6 Concerts, 2020 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 235/7 Correspondence, 2012, 2020, and undated
BOX-FOLDER 235/8 Events, 2019-2021 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 235/9 Miscellaneous, undated
BOX-FOLDER 235/10 Music and songs, undated
BOX-FOLDER 235/11 "Peggy at 5," 2021 January-March
BOX-FOLDER 235/12 "Top of Folk's Family Tree,"EDS, 2021 Spring
BOX 236 Correspondence, 1954-1959, 1995
see also Letters to Family

The bulk of the subseries consists of correspondence between Peggy Seeger and her father, Charles L. Seeger, Jr., and very occasionally, her sisters Barbara and Penelope. PS discusses her life in Europe, first at her brother, Charles Seeger III's, house and then her travels in eastern Europe, Russia, and China. CLS discusses his concern for Peggy and his changing life following the death of RCS and his marriage to Margaret Taylor. PS also dicusses her burgeoning relationship with Ewan MacColl and her pregnancy with son Neill. A significantly smaller set of letters addressed to her children covers PS's 1995 travels across the United States with Irene Pyper-Scott.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX-FOLDER 236/1 1954
Correspondents include: Charles Seeger and Peggy Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 236/2 1955
Photocopies
Correspondents include: Charles Seeger and Peggy Seeger
Includes: Courting and Complaining contract and travel insurance certificate
BOX-FOLDER 236/3 1956
Photocopies
Correspondents include: Charles Seeger and Peggy Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 236/4 1957
Photocopies and one original typescript
Correspondents include: Charles Seeger and Peggy Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 236/5 1958
Photocopies
Correspondents include: Charles Seeger and Peggy Seeger
Includes: Tax forms and business correspondence
BOX-FOLDER 236/6 1959
Photocopies
Correspondents include: Luiz Heitor Corrêa de Azevedo, Charles Seeger, and Peggy Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 236/7 Letters home, 1995 June-August
Photocopies
Correspondents include: Charles Seeger and Peggy Seeger
BOX 237-240, 265, 270 Creative Activity, 1957-2022

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
Award
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
Note:
  • 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
Note:
  • "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
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