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Photograph of McDew, Hansberry, Simone, Bikel, and Forman

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Lorraine Hansberry, American, 1930 - 1965  Search this
Nina Simone, American, 1933 - 2003  Search this
Theodore Bikel, American, born 1924  Search this
James Forman, American, 1928 - 2005  Search this
Charles F. McDew, American, born 1938  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 10 x 8 1/8 in. (25.4 x 20.6 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place depicted:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1961-1962
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Photography  Search this
United States--History--1961-1969  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Collection of Andy Stroud
Object number:
2011.152.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd58a192ba9-5bba-4960-bac0-a32c85f2ea74
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.152.1
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Robert C. Malone photographs

Photographer:
Malone, Robert C., 1931-2019  Search this
Names:
Old Town School of Folk Music  Search this
Weavers (Musical group)  Search this
Broonzy, Big Bill, 1893-1958  Search this
Performer:
Bikel, Theodore  Search this
English, Logan  Search this
Gilbert, Ronnie  Search this
GoodingCynthia  Search this
Hamilton, Frank, 1934-  Search this
Hays, Lee, 1914-1981  Search this
Hellerman, Fred, 1927-  Search this
Houston, Cisco  Search this
Jackson, Mahalia, 1911-1972  Search this
Koppelman, Robert S. (Robert Steven), 1959-  Search this
Langhorne, Bruce  Search this
Odetta, 1930-2008  Search this
Schlamme, Martha  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Sellers, John, 1924-  Search this
Stracke, Win, 1908-1991  Search this
Extent:
1 Folder (papers)
1 Binder (contact sheets and prints, black and white)
1 Boxe (35 mm negatives, black and white, 8.5"x10.75"x2.5")
0.44 Cubic feet (2 boxes contain the extent details for this collection, Box 1 is 0.24 cubic feet and Box 2 is 0.2 cubic feet)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Binders
Photographic prints
Correspondence
Contact sheets
Black-and-white negatives
Place:
Chicago (Ill.)
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1957 - 1961
Summary:
Original photographs and negatives taken by Robert C. Malone.
Scope and Contents:
The Robert C. Malone photographs document the performances of folk singers. The collection dates from 1957 to circa 1961. Photographic materials include 16 rolls of negatives, contact sheets made from the negatives, and 14 prints. The collection features photographs of the Weavers and Cisco Houston. The collection also includes a small amount of correspondence, including two letters from Robert C. Malone to the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage concerning the donation of the collection, and two letters from Lee Hays to Robert C. Malone. A handful of Malone's prints are housed with the Lee Hays papers in the Rinzler Archives and are not included in the finding aid.
Arrangement note:
Arranged in 6 series: (1) University of Chicago; (2) Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, Ill.; (3) One Sheridan Square, N.Y.; (4) Cisco Houston's Last Performance; (5) Miscellaneous People; (6) Correspondence and Miscellaneous. Contact sheets and prints arranged in 1 binder; negatives are stored in a separate binder. Series VI, Correspondence and Miscellaneous, is filed separately. Materials are arranged chronologically.
Biographical/Historical note:
Robert C. Malone is currently retired and lives in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Between 1957-1961, Robert C. Malone moved between Chicago and New York photographing folk singers such as the Weavers and Cisco Houston.

Through contact with Robert Koppelman, a scholar working with the Lee Hays Papers in the Rinzler Archives, Robert C. Malone heard about the Archives and wrote to offer his photos to the Archives collections.
Provenance:
The Smithsonian Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections acquired the Robert C. Malone Photograph Collection in 1998. In a letter dated 19 January 1999, Mr. Malone gave full discretion to the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage to grant permission for both internal and external use of his photographs with the request that his work be credited.
Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Permission for the reproduction or publication of items in the Robert C. Malone Photograph Collection must be obtained from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Consult the archivists for further information at (202) 633-7322.
Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Please contact the archivists for further information.
Topic:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Correspondence
Contact sheets
Black-and-white negatives
Citation:
Robert C. Malone photographs, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.MALO
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Robert C. Malone photographs
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-cfch-malo
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Bikel, Theodore

Collection Creator:
Knight, Gwendolyn  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1978, 1982
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Knight papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Knight papers, 1816, 1914-2008, bulk 1973-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Knight papers
Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Knight papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-lawrjaco-ref39

Diana Davies photographs

Photographer:
Davies, Diana, 1938-  Search this
Gahr, David  Search this
Performer:
Bread and Puppet Theater  Search this
Everly Brothers  Search this
New Lost City Ramblers  Search this
Pentangle (Musical group)  Search this
The Pennywhistlers (Musical group)  Search this
The Young Tradition (Musical group)  Search this
Andersen, Eric  Search this
Bikel, Theodore  Search this
Brand, Oscar  Search this
Cameron, John A.  Search this
Chandler, Len  Search this
Collier, Jimmy  Search this
Collins, Judy, 1939-  Search this
Fuller, Jesse  Search this
Gerrard, Alice, 1934-  Search this
Guthrie, Arlo  Search this
Hartford, John  Search this
Hjorth, Ole  Search this
Joplin, Janis  Search this
Kennedy, Norman, 1934-  Search this
Kershaw, Doug  Search this
Killen, Louis  Search this
Kirkpatrick, Frederick Douglass  Search this
Koerner, John  Search this
McGhee, Brownie, 1915-1996  Search this
Mitchell, Joni  Search this
Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996  Search this
Ochs, Phil  Search this
Perkins, Carl  Search this
Proffitt, Frank, Jr., 1946-2005  Search this
Rachell, Yank  Search this
Raim, Ethel  Search this
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-  Search this
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Sainte-Marie, Buffy  Search this
Seeger, Mike, 1933-2009  Search this
Stabi, Bjorn  Search this
Sykes, Roosevelt, 1906-1983  Search this
Taylor, James  Search this
Traum, Artie  Search this
Traum, Happy  Search this
Waters, Muddy, 1915-1983  Search this
Watson, Doc  Search this
Watson, Merle  Search this
White, Elaine (Vocalist)  Search this
Wiseman, Mac  Search this
Names:
Newport Folk Festival  Search this
Philadelphia Folk Festival  Search this
Asch, Moses  Search this
Chandler, Nancy  Search this
Dunson, Josh., 1941-  Search this
King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006  Search this
Silber, Irwin, 1925-2010  Search this
Young, Izzy, 1928-  Search this
Musician:
Bosco, John  Search this
Extent:
3.83 Cubic feet (8 binders containing contact sheets, slides, and prints; 7 boxes (8.5"x10.75"x2.5") of 35 mm negatives; 2 binders of 35 mm and 120 format negatives; and 1 box of 11 oversize prints.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Contact sheets
Slides (photographs)
Black-and-white negatives
Photographic prints
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Saint Simons Island (Ga. : Island)
Date:
1963-2009
Summary:
The Diana Davies photographs consist of images taken by Diana Davies at various stages of her career. Locations include the Festival of American Folklife, the Newport Folk Festival, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the Poor People's Campaign, various peace and protest marches and outdoor performances, New York City, and the Georgia Sea Islands. The collection includes contact sheets, negatives, photographic prints, and slides. Original photographs, negatives, and color slides taken by Diana Davies. Materials date from 1963-2009. Bulk dates: Newport Folk Festival, 1963-1969, 1987, 1992; Philadelphia Folk Festival, 1967-1968, 1987.
Scope and Contents:
The Diana Davies photographs, 1963-2009, consist of black and white negatives, contact sheets and prints, as well as color slides and negatives. The bulk of materials depict major festivals and protest movements (including the Poor People's March of 1968) documented by Diana Davies (located in Series 1: Newport Folk Festival, Series 2: Philadelphia Folk Festival, Series 6: Festival of American Folklife, and Series 11: Social Justice). Also well-represented are non-festival performances (in locations such as clubs, concert halls, and homes), recording sessions, and other music-related images, mainly of notable figures in the American folk music revival (located in Series 3: Broadside Magazine, Series 4: Sing Out! Magazine Concerts, Series 5: Miscellaneous Concerts and People, Series 7: Recording Sessions, Series 8: Instruction Book Shots, and Series 9: Jazz, Blues, and Salsa Musicians). Series 10: Georgia Sea Islands consists of photographs depicting the culture, environment, and daily life of these coastal islands in 1966. Series 12: New York City Scenes contains photographs taken on the street depicting everyday life in NYC in the 1960s and 1970s. The collection also contains related papers in Series 13: Miscellaneous Papers and Correspondence.
Arrangement note:
Each item in the Diana Davies Photographs has been assigned an accession number, and like materials have been put together such as the Newport Folk Festival photographs, in a chronological sequence as much as possible. Materials in the three more recent donation batches (1998, 2004, and 2006) were numbered and integrated into the collection. In some series, the accession numbers are in numerical order, and in others, the numbers are random because like items with different number sequences were pulled together in a series for subject coherence. The best way to find occurrences of a particular subject is to use the ctrl+F function. Please consult the archivists if you have any questions about the collection contents.

Contact sheets, slides, and prints arranged in 8 binders; negatives and oversize prints are stored separately.

Arranged in 14 series:

Series 1: Newport Folk Festival

Series 2: Philadelphia Folk Festival

Series 3: Broadside Magazine

Series 4: -- Sing Out! -- Magazine Concerts

Series 5: Miscellaneous Concerts and People

Series 6: Festival of American Folklife

Series 7: Recording Sessions

Series 8: Instruction Book Shots

Series 9: Jazz, Blues, and Salsa Musicians

Series 10: Georgia Sea Islands

Series 11: Social Justice

Series 12: New York City Scenes

Series 13: Miscellaneous Papers and Correspondence

Series 14: Oversize Materials
Biographical/Historical note:
Diana Davies is a well-known photographer of folk performers and festivals. Davies photographed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in its earlier years. Born in 1938, Davies grew up in Maine, the Catskills, New York City, and Boston. Her grandparents were local union organizers and Debs socialists; one grandfather was a gandy dancer with the railroad, and her grandmother was a textile worker in Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania. Davies finds that her family background was later expressed in her own activist efforts.

Davies left high school at 16, and worked sweeping out coffeehouses, which gave her the opportunity to listen to music while she worked. She became interested in theater and music. In Greenwich Village, she began doing some sound technician work, and then got interested in photography. She taught herself how to develop and print photographs in a darkroom, and began photographing in theaters, shooting from behind the scenes. Her theater photos are at Smith College in Northampton, where she presently lives. In the early 1960s, she began working with the editors of Broadside Magazine, Sis Cunningham and Gordon Friesen. She developed an interest in human rights work, which grew from her contact with Sis and Gordon, and also her own family background. She also worked as a photographer in a wide range of settings, including night clubs, weddings, and doing portrait photography. This led her to work for major national and international media including the New York Times, covering such events as the war in Biafra, and traveling to Mexico, Cuba, and Portugal on assignment.

Davies' folk photographs represent about one-quarter of her body of work; her other major photographic work includes the Civil Rights Movement, the Peace Movement, and theater. Davies began photographing at the Newport Folk Festival in 1964, which she covered for a number of years. She knew Ralph Rinzler, and found him a vibrant, alive person excited by all aspects of culture. He introduced her to Bessie Jones from the Georgia Sea Islands, and in 1966 she made a photographic journey to the islands. Her work from this trip is included in the collection. Davies has also been a musician. She became involved with the punk rock movement of the 1970s, and felt that there was a connection between the hard-hitting songs from the punk world and the songs being published in Broadside Magazine. In 1975, she became part of a folk/punk women's band in Boston, and later moved to Western Massachusetts. In addition to being a photographer and musician, Davies is also a writer. She wrote a play entitled "The Witch Papers" in 1980, which was produced in Boston and other locations. The play was a vehicle for her human rights activism, comparing the technology of inquisition with labor sweatshops. In 1998, her play "The War Machine" was produced in Amherst, Mass. She lives in Northampton, and enjoys and participates in street performance, which she describes as the "most essentially communicative stuff you can come up with."
General note:
All contact sheets from the collection are digitized and accessible through this finding aid. Series-level slideshows accessible through this finding aid represent a small sampling from the collection.
Provenance:
The Smithsonian Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections acquired portions of the Diana Davies Photograph Collection in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when Ms. Davies photographed for the Festival of American Folklife. More materials came to the Archives circa 1989 or 1990. Archivist Stephanie Smith visited her in 1998 and 2004, and brought back additional materials which Ms. Davies wanted to donate to the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. These two more recent donations of additional photographs (contact sheets, prints, and slides) consisted of documentation of the Newport Folk Festival, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the Poor People's March on Washington, the Civil Rights Movement, the Georgia Sea Islands, and miscellaneous personalities of the American folk revival. In a letter dated 12 March 2002, Ms. Davies gave full discretion to the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage to grant permission for both internal and external use of her photographs, with the provison that her work be credited in any use.
Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.

Permission for the duplication or publication of items in the Diana Davies Photograph Collection must be obtained from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections.
Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Please contact the archives staff for further information.
Topic:
Peace movements  Search this
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963  Search this
Civil rights -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Contact sheets
Slides (photographs)
Black-and-white negatives
Photographic prints
Citation:
Diana Davies photographs, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.DAVIE
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Diana Davies photographs
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-cfch-davie
Additional Online Media:

Bikel, Theodore

Collection Creator:
Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1961-circa 1972
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
One folder of letters, Box 3, Folder 63: permission to reproduce for purposes of publication requires written permission from Mimi Gross.

The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Chaim Gross papers, 1920-2004. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Chaim Gross papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-groschai-ref80

Folk Songs from Just About Everywhere [sound recording]

Performer:
Bikel, Theodore  Search this
Gill, Geula  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Jews  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
Date:
1959
Topic:
Folksong revival  Search this
Jewish  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Local number:
Elektra 161
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only; No Duplication
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_350215

Moses Moon Civil Rights Movement Audio Collection

Creator:
McNamara, Norris  Search this
Moon, Moses  Search this
Names:
Freedom Singers  Search this
Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990  Search this
Anderson, Marian, 1897-1993  Search this
Baez, Joan  Search this
Baker, Ella, 1903-1986  Search this
Baker, Josephine, 1906-1975  Search this
Baldwin, James, 1924-1987  Search this
Barry, Marion, 1936-  Search this
Bikel, Theodore  Search this
Carawan, Guy  Search this
Conyers, John, 1929-  Search this
Donaldson, Ivanhoe  Search this
Dylan, Bob, 1941-  Search this
Ferebee, Dorothy Boulding , 1898?-1980  Search this
Forman, James, 1928-2005  Search this
Gregory, Dick  Search this
Guyot, Lawrence, 1939-  Search this
Hamer, Fannie Lou  Search this
Height , Dorothy I. (Dorothy Irene), 1912-2010  Search this
Horne, Lena  Search this
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968  Search this
Lewis, John  Search this
Moses, Robert  Search this
Moses, Robert Parris  Search this
Odetta, 1930-2008  Search this
Parks, Rosa, 1913-2005  Search this
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-  Search this
Reagon, Cordell  Search this
Robinson , Amelia Boynton, 1911-2015  Search this
Robinson, Jackie  Search this
Rustin, Bayard, 1912-1987  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Sherrod, Charles, 1937-  Search this
Shuttlesworth, Fred L., 1922-2011  Search this
Extent:
4 Cubic feet (18 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Sound recordings
Date:
1963-1964
Summary:
Recorded by Moses Moon (known at the time as Alan Ribback) and assisted by Norris McNamara during 1963 and 1964, the collection includes audio recordings of interviews with civil rights leaders and participants as well as free-style recordings of mass meetings, voter registration events, and other gatherings organized by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). This collection provides a mostly unfiltered documentation of significant moments in the civil rights movement.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 115 reel to reel audio recordings containing interviews, mass meetings, demonstrations, and conversations concerning the civil rights movement, and in particular the voter registration drives organized by SNCC in Alabama and Mississippi in 1963 and 1964. Mass meetings were recorded in Greenwood, Mississippi; Americus, Georgia; Selma, Alabama; Jackson, Mississippi; Danville, Virginia; Washington, D.C.; Hattiesburg, Mississippi; and Indianola, Mississippi. Major demonstrations recorded include the March on Washington in August of 1963, Freedom Day in Selma, Alabama in October of 1963, and Freedom Day in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in January of 1964. Interviews with SNCC workers include Julian Bond, John Lewis, James Forman, Bruce Gordon, Prathia Hall, Ivanhoe Donaldson, Bob Moses, Avery Williams, Willie Peacock, Bruce Boynton and his mother, as well as dozens of others involved in the movement, who are named in the collection inventory. Many of those interviewed were actively involved in strategizing and carrying out SNCC demonstrations and political actions, and many were victims of death threats, beatings, unlawful arrest, police brutality, and torture and abuse in prison. These interviews contain detailed eyewitness accounts and personal testimony regarding these experiences, as well as personal history and thoughts about the movement, the South, and the future.

It is clear from what we know of the dates and locations of these recordings, as well as from documentation of these events in other sources, that many of these recordings are unique documents of important events in American history, which may also contain the commentary of important political and cultural figures who were involved in the movement. For example, an article by Howard Zinn recounts how an unidentified man recorded James Baldwin on October 7, 1963, Freedom Day in Selma, on the steps of the courthouse. Baldwin was furious at the lack of support from nearby federal agents as state troopers advanced on peaceful demonstrators. One of the tapes dated October 7, 1963, originally labeled "courthouse interviews," appears to be this recoding, although Baldwin is not named. The same article (available in The Howard Zinn Reader) recounts the mass meetings which led up to that demonstration, at which actor Dick Gregory gave a rousing sermon as his wife sat in jail for demonstrating in Selma. The Moses Moon Collection may be the only existing audio recording of that sermon as well as many other sermons and speeches.

Moses Moon changed his name after these recordings were made. He is referred to in the finding aid as Alan Ribback because that name is used on the recordings.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in two series.Series 1 is in chronological order to the degree recording dates can be determined, and is based on the locations and dates provided by Moon in his description or gleaned from the recordings themselves and other secondary sources. Series 1 contains 17 groups of recordings.

Moon's original numbers are recorded in the column next to the descriptions. Following the first four Greenwood tapes, which are numbered sequentially, Moon's numbering system took the first two letters of the town in which the recordings were made, a one (1), a decimal, and then a tape number. Numbers preceding the town code refer to the recording day. "N" numbers were later assigned by Moon to the 7" reels only, after the original recordings were made, possibly during editing or when the tapes were made available to the Program in African American Culture.

Series 1, Original Tapes

1. Greenwood, Mississippi; Spring 1963; 4 7" reels

2. Chicago, Illinois; August 9, 12, 1963; 2 5" reels

3. Americus, Georgia; August 17, 1963; 5 5" reels, 1 7" reel

4. Atlanta, Georgia; August 21, 1963; 1 5" reel

5. Washington, D.C.; August 26-28, 1963; 6 5", 8 7" reels

6. Atlanta, Georgia; September 8, 1963; 4 5" reels

7. Selma, Alabama; September 29-October 7, 1963; 11 5" reels, 16 7" reels

8. Gadsden, Alabama; October 23, 1963; 2 5" reels

9. Jackson, Mississippi; Fall/Winter 1963; 11 7" reels

10. Greenwood, Mississippi; c. November 3, 1963; 3 5" reels, 4 7" reels

11. Danville, Virginia; 1963; 6 7" reels

12. Washington, D.C.; soon after November 22, 1963; 6 7" reels

13. Washington, D.C.; late 1963, or possibly during MOW; 10 7" reels

14. Hattiesburg, Mississippi; January 1964; 9 7" reels

15. Indianola, Mississippi; Summer 1964; 2 7" reels

16. Monroe County, Mississippi; August 1, 1964; 4 5" reels

17. Milton, Mississippi; August 16, 1964; 3 5" reels

Series 2, Preservation Masters consists of data DVDs for a portion of the collection.
Biographical / Historical:
Moses Moon was born Alan Ribback in 1928. During the 1950s until 1962, Ribback was the proprietor of the Gate of Horn, Chicago's premier folk music club, which featured performers including Bob Gibson, Odetta, Judy Collins, Joan Baez, Jo Mapes, Peter, Paul and Mary, Lenny Bruce, and Shelley Berman. On December 5, 1962, Lenny Bruce was arrested during a performance at the Gate of Horn along with Ribback, George Carlin, and others. As a result of the arrest and Bruce's subsequent conviction for obscenity, the club was closed by the City of Chicago, and Ribback left Chicago with Norris McNamara, an audio technician, to record folk concerts taking place in the South as part of the growing civil rights movement. From the spring of 1963 until the summer of 1964, Ribback and McNamara recorded demonstrations and mass meetings and interviewed civil rights activists, primarily those involved in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Later, Ribback moved to New York and edited his recordings into an album called Movement Soul. Ribback married Delia Moon in 1971, took her last name and changed his first name to Moses. In 1979, Bernice Reagon Johnson, working with the Program on African American Culture at the Smithsonian, contacted Moon and borrowed the recordings of mass meetings for a 1980 program on the voices of the civil rights movement. In the late 1980s, Moon was stricken with a severe case of Guillain-Barre syndrome, which left him paralyzed. Moon donated the entire collection of original recordings shortly before his death in 1993.
Related Materials:
Materials at Other Organizations

The papers of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee are held by the King Library and Archives in Atlanta, Georgia; archives@thekingcenter.org.
Provenance:
Donated by Moses and Delia Moon in 1995.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Reference copies must be used. Tapes noted in the container list have digital reference copies in the Smithsonian Institution Digital Asset Management System (DAMS).
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but copyright status unknown. Contact Archives Center staff for additional information. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
African American civil rights workers.  Search this
African American preaching.  Search this
Mississippi Freedom Project  Search this
Civil rights movements  Search this
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Voter registration  Search this
African Americans -- Civil rights  Search this
African American student movements.  Search this
Folk music  Search this
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963  Search this
Gospel music  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes -- Open reel
Sound recordings
Audiotapes
Citation:
Moses Moon Civil Rights Movement Audio Collection, 1963-1964, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0556
See more items in:
Moses Moon Civil Rights Movement Audio Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0556

Bikel, Theodore

Collection Collector:
Music, Sports and Entertainment, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Sidney, George, 1916-2002  Search this
Collection Donor:
Sidney, Corinne Entratter  Search this
Container:
Box 54, Folder 39
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1964
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research use.

Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with cotton gloves. Researchers may use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis and as resources allow.

Viewing film portions of the collection requires special appointment, please inquire; listening to LP recordings is only possible by special arrangement.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view materials in cold storage. Using cold room materials requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center does not own exclusive rights to these materials. All requests for permission to use these materials for non-museum purposes must be addressed directly to the Archives Center, and the Archives Center will forward the request to the copyright holder. Collection items are available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use.
Collection Citation:
George Sidney Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, gift of Corinne Entratter Sidney
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George Sidney Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0867-ref304

Photographs of the Newport Folk Festival / Diana Davies, photographer

Photographer:
Davies, Diana 1938-  Search this
Performer:
Spoelstra, Mark  Search this
Camp, Hamilton  Search this
Koerner, John  Search this
Glover, Tony  Search this
Dylan, Bob 1941-  Search this
House, Son  Search this
Schwarz, Tracy  Search this
Seeger, Mike 1933-2009  Search this
Donovan  Search this
Bloomfield, Mike  Search this
Beers, Bob 1920-1972  Search this
Siggins, Bob  Search this
Sky, Patrick  Search this
Blue, David 1941-1982  Search this
Mitchell, Joni  Search this
Walker, Jerry Jeff  Search this
Odetta 1930-2008  Search this
Barker, Horton 1889-1973  Search this
Bikel, Theodore  Search this
Rose, Biff  Search this
Dane, Barbara  Search this
Cohen, John 1932-  Search this
Carter, Maybelle 1909-1978  Search this
Davis, Gary 1896-1972  Search this
Folklorist:
Hawes, Bess Lomax 1921-2009  Search this
Long, Worth W  Search this
Subject:
Robertson, Eck  Search this
Emmy Cousin 1903-1980  Search this
Newport Folk Festival  Search this
Performers:
Paul Butterfield Blues Band (Musical group)  Search this
New Lost City Ramblers  Search this
Ian & Sylvia  Search this
Chambers Brothers  Search this
Physical description:
24 b&w contact sheets
8 photographic prints : b&w ; 10 x 8 in
5 slides : col
25 negatives : b&w
Type:
Contact sheets
Photographs
Place:
Rhode Island
Newport
Date:
1965
1965-1965
Topic:
Folk festivals  Search this
Restrictions & Rights:
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Authorization to publish or reproduce requires written permission from Diana Davies. Please contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections for further information
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219502

Theodore Bikel sings Jewish folksongs [sound recording]

Performer:
Bikel, Theodore  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Jews  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Date:
1959
Topic:
Jewish  Search this
Folksong revival  Search this
Local number:
FW-ASCH-LP-1180
Elektra 141
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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edanmdm:siris_arc_315151

A Young Man and a Maid [sound recording]

Performer:
Bikel, Theodore  Search this
Gooding, Cynthia  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
Mexico
Israel
France
Date:
1956
Topic:
Folksong revival  Search this
Bawdy songs  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Local number:
FW-ASCH-LP-2388
Elektra 109
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
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Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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edanmdm:siris_arc_315824

Folk Songs of Israel [sound recording]

Performer:
Bikel, Theodore  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Jews  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Israel
Date:
1955
Local number:
FW-ASCH-LP-2426
Elektra 32
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
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edanmdm:siris_arc_315855

The Newport Folk Festival 1960 [sound recording]

Performer:
Oranim Zabar Israeli Troupe  Search this
Brand, Oscar  Search this
Holt, Will  Search this
Gill, Geula  Search this
Bikel, Theodore  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Israelis  Search this
Jews  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
Israel
Topic:
Folksong revival  Search this
Labor unions  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Nuclear weapons  Search this
Local number:
FP-RINZ-LP-0255
Elektra 189
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
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edanmdm:siris_arc_330602

Sings Yiddish Theater and Folk Songs [sound recording]

Performer:
Bikel, Theodore  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Jews  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
Topic:
Theater  Search this
Folksong revival  Search this
Jewish  Search this
Local number:
FP-RINZ-LP-1104
Elektra 7281
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
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edanmdm:siris_arc_330614

Newport Folk Festival 1963, The: Evening Concerts, Vol. 2 [sound recording]

Performer:
Seeger, Pete 1919-2014  Search this
Jones, Bessie 1902-1984  Search this
Washington, Jackie  Search this
Davenport, Bob  Search this
Collins, Judy 1939-  Search this
Bikel, Theodore  Search this
Van Ronk, Dave  Search this
Redpath, Jean  Search this
Carignan, Jean  Search this
Sea Island Singers  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
British  Search this
Canadians  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Scottish Americans  Search this
French-Canadians  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Rhode Island
Newport (R.I.)
Georgia
England
Great Britian
New York
Scotland
Canada
Québec (Province)
Date:
1963
Topic:
Sea Islands--Songs and music  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Folksong revival  Search this
British Isles--Songs and music  Search this
Québec (Province)--Songs and music  Search this
Banjo music  Search this
Folk songs  Search this
Violin  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Local number:
FP-RINZ-LP-0100
Vanguard 9149
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_331202

Newport Folk Festival 1964, The: Evening Concerts, Vol. 2 [sound recording]

Performer:
Fuller, Jesse  Search this
Bikel, Theodore  Search this
El Din, Hamza  Search this
Wakefield, Frank  Search this
Baez, Joan  Search this
Phipps Family (Musical group)  Search this
Staple Singers  Search this
Greenbriar Boys  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
African American  Search this
Jews  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Rhode Island
Newport (R.I.)
Kentucky
New York
California
Egypt
Topic:
Folk songs  Search this
Gospel music  Search this
Folksong revival  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
One man bands  Search this
World music  Search this
Bluegrass music  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Fotdella  Search this
Kazoo  Search this
Oud  Search this
Mandolin  Search this
Local number:
FP-RINZ-LP-0357
Vanguard 9185
Restrictions & Rights:
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edanmdm:siris_arc_331209

Folk Song America: a 20th Century Revival [sound recording]

Producer:
Cohen, Norm 1936-  Search this
Performer:
Ball, Bentley  Search this
Robeson, Paul 1898-1976  Search this
Sandburg, Carl 1878-1967  Search this
McClintock, Harry K. (Harry Kirby) 1882-1957  Search this
Anderson, Marian 1897-1993  Search this
Kazee, Buell 1900-1976  Search this
Niles, John Jacob 1892-1980  Search this
Marais, Josef 1905-1978  Search this
Elliott, Jack 1931-  Search this
Seeger, Pete 1919-2014  Search this
Leadbelly 1885-1949  Search this
Lomax, John A (John Avery) 1867-1948  Search this
Guthrie, Woody 1912-1967  Search this
Dyer-Bennet, Richard  Search this
White, Josh  Search this
Ives, Burl 1909-1995  Search this
Travis, Merle  Search this
Stafford, Jo  Search this
Glazer, Joe  Search this
Hinton, Sam 1917-2009  Search this
Arkin, Alan  Search this
Schlamme, Martha  Search this
Brand, Oscar  Search this
Belafonte, Harry 1927-  Search this
Broonzy, Big Bill 1893-1958  Search this
McCurdy, Ed 1919-2000  Search this
Gooding, Cynthia  Search this
Bikel, Theodore  Search this
Odetta 1930-2008  Search this
Ritchie, Jean  Search this
West, Harry 1926-  Search this
West, Jeanie 1933-  Search this
Dane, Barbara  Search this
Faier, Billy  Search this
Wood, Hally  Search this
McGhee, Brownie 1915-1996  Search this
Terry, Sonny  Search this
Cotten, Elizabeth  Search this
Gibson, Bob, vocalist  Search this
Baez, Joan  Search this
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Houston, Cisco  Search this
MacColl, Ewan  Search this
Lloyd, A. L (Albert Lancaster) 1908-1982  Search this
Van Ronk, Dave  Search this
Elliott, Jack 1931-  Search this
Makem, Tommy  Search this
Seeger, Peggy 1935-  Search this
Hurt, Mississippi John 1894-1966  Search this
Dylan, Bob 1941-  Search this
Koerner, John  Search this
West, Hedy  Search this
Rush, Tom  Search this
Paxton, Tom 1937-  Search this
Watson, Doc  Search this
White, Clarence 1944-1973  Search this
White, Roland  Search this
Tyson, Ian 1933 September 25-  Search this
Tyson, Sylvia 1940-  Search this
Sky, Patrick  Search this
Fariña, Mimi  Search this
Fariña, Richard  Search this
Sainte-Marie, Buffy  Search this
Ochs, Phil  Search this
Sorrels, Rosalie  Search this
Jabbour, Alan  Search this
Carter, Maybelle 1909-1978  Search this
Carter, Sara 1898-1979  Search this
Collins, Judy 1939-  Search this
Muldaur, Maria  Search this
Goodman, Steve 1948-1984  Search this
Ringer, Jim  Search this
Weissberg, Eric  Search this
Peter, Paul, and Mary (Musical group)  Search this
Ostroushko, Peter  Search this
De Dannan (Musical group)  Search this
Jubilee Singers  Search this
American Chamber Music Group  Search this
Golden Gate Quartet  Search this
Weavers (Musical group)  Search this
Tarriers (Musical group)  Search this
Kossoy Sisters  Search this
Gateway Singers  Search this
Kingston Trio  Search this
Bud and Travis  Search this
Greenbriar Boys  Search this
New Lost City Ramblers  Search this
Limeliters (Musical group)  Search this
Tokens (Musical group)  Search this
Flatt and Scruggs (Musical group)  Search this
Clancy Brothers  Search this
Freedom Singers  Search this
Rooftop Singers  Search this
Kentucky Colonels  Search this
Byrds (Musical group)  Search this
Jim Kweskin Jug Band  Search this
Simon and Garfunkel  Search this
Canned Heat (Musical group)  Search this
Hollow Rock String Band  Search this
Fish (Musical group)  Search this
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band  Search this
Taj Mahal (Musician)  Search this
Highwoods String Band  Search this
Sweet Honey in the Rock (Musical group)  Search this
Magpie (Musical group)  Search this
Rude Girls (Musical group)  Search this
Creator:
Davis, Gary 1896-1972  Search this
Physical description:
4 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
South Africans  Search this
British  Search this
Canadians  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Irish  Search this
African American  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Jews  Search this
Scottish Americans  Search this
Irish Americans  Search this
Cree Indians  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Alabama
Kentucky
South Africa
New York
Louisiana
Texas
Oklahoma
Maryland
Illinois
Chicago (Ill.)
Pennsylvania
California
Mississippi
North Carolina
Washington (D.C.)
England
Great Britian
Tennessee
Ireland
Minnesota
Massachusetts
Canada
Alberta
Idaho
Virginia
Hawaii
Takoma Park (Md.)
Vermont
Date:
1991
Topic:
Gospel music  Search this
Folk songs  Search this
Outlaw songs  Search this
Appalachian Region, Southern--Songs and music  Search this
Folksong revival  Search this
Labor unions  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Cowboys  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
Calypso (Music)  Search this
Bawdy songs  Search this
Jewish  Search this
Bluegrass music  Search this
String band  Search this
British Isles--Songs and music  Search this
Sea songs  Search this
Ireland--Songs and music  Search this
Rock music  Search this
Jug band music  Search this
Reels (Music)  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Appalachian dulcimer  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Harmonica  Search this
Mandolin  Search this
Violin  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Nuclear weapons  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Local number:
Smithsonian Collection of Recordings 046
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only; Stored with LPs
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_338128

A New Day [sound recording]

Performer:
Bikel, Theodore  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
Date:
1969
Topic:
Folksong revival  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Local number:
Reprise 6348
Restrictions & Rights:
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Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_346213

Sings Songs of Israel [sound recording]

Performer:
Bikel, Theodore  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Jews  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
Israel
Topic:
Folksong revival  Search this
Jewish  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Local number:
Elektra 132
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only; No Duplication
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_350214

Songs of a Russian Gypsy [sound recording]

Performer:
Bikel, Theodore  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Jews  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Russia
Date:
1960
Topic:
Folksong revival  Search this
Jewish  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Local number:
Elektra 150
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only; No Duplication
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_350223

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