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Rinzler, Ralph

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Container:
Box 17 of 19
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 594, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Production Records
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Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Rinzler, Ralph C.

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Container:
Boxes 1-29 of 29
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7098, Biographical Information File
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Biographical Information File
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7098-refidd1e9275

General Fieldwork, Rinzler, Ralph

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1970
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 for additional information.

Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.

Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives; please submit this form. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: Papers, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections , Smithsonian Institution.
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: Papers
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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Rinzler, Ralph: Photographs, 1983-1989

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Public Service  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-246, Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Public Service, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa16-246-refidd1e548

Rinzler, Ralph: Speeches, circa 1984

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Public Service  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-246, Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Public Service, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa16-246-refidd1e561

Texas Program, Fieldwork, Rinzler, Ralph

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 35
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1968
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 for additional information.

Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.

Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives; please submit this form. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: Papers, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections , Smithsonian Institution.
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: Papers
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Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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Pennsylvania Program, Fieldwork, Rinzler, Ralph

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 22
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1968-1969
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 for additional information.

Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.

Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives; please submit this form. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: Papers, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections , Smithsonian Institution.
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: Papers
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-papers-ref798

Maryland Program, Fieldwork, Rinzler, Ralph

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 28
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1972
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 for additional information.

Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.

Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives; please submit this form. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: Papers, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections , Smithsonian Institution.
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: Papers
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-papers-ref967

Rinzler, Ralph: Personal Information, 1988-1990

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Public Service  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-246, Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Public Service, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa16-246-refidd1e536

Rinzler, Ralph, Correspondence and Memoranda, 1980-1982

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Folklife Programs  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-292, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Folklife Programs, Education and Research Project Records
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Education and Research Project Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa17-292-refidd1e2035

Assistant Secretary for Public Services, Rinzler, Ralph

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 21 of 33
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 583, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0583-refidd1e12276

Assistant Secretary for Public Services, Rinzler, Ralph

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 27 of 33
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 583, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0583-refidd1e16127

Rinzler, Ralph: Correspondence, 1982-1990 (includes electronic records)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Public Service  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-246, Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Public Service, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa16-246-refidd1e524

Rinzler, Ralph: Assistant Secretary for Public Service, 1989

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 8 of 10
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 93-135, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Subject Files
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa93-135-refidd1e3682

Rinzler, Ralph, "A Celebration of Life," VHS, TRT: 85:00, July 7, 1994

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted 15 years. until Jan-01-2028; Transferring office; 05/4/2016 memorandum, Milhoan to Horgan/Adams; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-145, Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings, Marketing and Publicity Files
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Marketing and Publicity Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa17-145-refidd1e347

Rinzler, Ralph

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution,Office of International Activities  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession T89080, Smithsonian Institution,Office of International Activities, Foreign Currency Grant Records
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Foreign Currency Grant Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fat89080-refd1e2359

Ralph Rinzler photographs of traditional Korean pottery making

Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Extent:
69 prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Koreans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
prints
Place:
Korea
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made by Ralph Rinzler documenting steps in the traditional Korean pottery-making process, as well as images of potters, kilns, and pottery use and storage. Rinzler captioned and arranged the photographs into five series: 1. introduction; 2. clay preparation; 3. turning process (tools, preparation, turning); 4. drying and glazing; 5. firing and shipping.
Biographical/Historical note:
Ralph Rinzler (1934-1994) was a folklorist and musician. In 1964, he became Director of Field Programs at the Newport Folk Foundation, which involved the planning and programming of the Newport Folk Festival. Rinzler joined the Smithsonian in 1967 as the founding Director of what is now the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. He also developed the annual Festival of American Folklife, Smithsonian Folklife Studies, a publication series, and conducted research for the Celebration exhibit, which opened at the Renwick Gallery in 1982. Rinzler was appointed Assistant Secretary for Public Service in 1983 and Assistant Secretary Emeritus in 1990.

During the 1960s, Rinzler started visiting traditional potters. A trip to Korea resulted in a film "Southern Korea Kitchen Pottery Making: A Study in Folk Technology," as well as a book, "The Korean Onggi Potter," written with Robert Sayers.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 86-17
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections holds the Ralph Rinzler papers and audiorecordings, 1950-1994.
The Smithsonian Institution Archives holds an oral history interview with Rinzler from 1993 (SIA RU009569), as well as subject files, grant records, and agency history from Rinzler's time at the Smithsonian (SIA RU000367, SIA Acc. 95-149, SIA Acc. 11-186, SIA Acc. 11-279, SIA RS00081, SIA RS00762, SIA RS00763, and SIA AH00283).
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Pottery craft  Search this
Citation:
Photo Lot 86-17, Ralph Rinzler photographs of traditional Korean pottery making, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.86-17
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-86-17

RINZLER, Ralph; 1984

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of International Relations  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2013; Transferring office; 11/22/2000 memorandum, Johnstone to Epps; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-030, Smithsonian Institution, Office of International Relations, Grant Records
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Grant Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa01-030-refd1e193

Ralph Rinzler Interview

Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph. interviewee  Search this
Extent:
2 videotapes (reference copies).
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Interviews
Videotapes
Oral history
Date:
1993
Introduction:
The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program staff conduct interviews with current and retired Smithsonian staff and others who have made significant contributions to the Institution. There are also interviews conducted by researchers or students on topics related to the history of the Smithsonian or the holdings of the Smithsonian Institution Archives.

Rinzler was interviewed for the Oral History Collection because of his distinguished career as the founder of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, as well as a Smithsonian administrator. Additional information about Rinzler can be found in the the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections in the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.
Descriptive Entry:
The interview of Rinzler, with friend and colleague Roger D. Abrahams, by Marc Pachter, Acting Assistant Secretary for External Affairs, covers his early life and interest in music; involvement in the folk music scene at Swarthmore and organization of the festival there; time spent in London after graduate courses; life on the road with Joan Baez; work with Doc Watson, Bill Monroe, and others; field work for the Newport Foundation; beginnings of the Folklife Festival at the Smithsonian and his subsequent career at the Institution. It also includes reminiscences of many individuals at the Smithsonian and in the larger folklife community, including S. Dillon Ripley, Frank A. Taylor, Charles Blitzer, David Challinor, Robert McC. Adams, Michael Seeger, Peggy Seeger, and Alan Lomax; and discusses the rise of the folklife movement including the political and ethnological forces behind the movement. The interview consist of 2.5 hours of videotape, 94 pages of transcript, and occupy 0.5 linear meters of shelf space, with 5 original Betacam videotapes, 3 U-matic copy master videotapes, and 2 VHS reference videocassettes. Box 1 contains transcripts of the interviews and VHS cassette copies of the original videotape recordings, which are in security storage.
Historical Note:
Ralph Carter Rinzler (1934-1994) was born in Passaic, New Jersey, and was interested in music at an early age. He was given a collection of ethnographic recordings from the Archive of Folk Song of the Library of Congress by his uncle, Harvard University ballad scholar George Lyman Kittredge, and they soon became his favorites. He became actively involved in folk music while attending Swarthmore College, organizing an annual folk festival on campus. He received his B.A. in 1956, and did graduate work at Middlebury College and the Sorbonne in French literature and language. Upon his return to the United States, he played mandolin for four years with the Greenbriar Boys, touring with singer Joan Baez. During the 1960s, he also studied and worked with performers of traditional music, such as Doc Watson and Bill Monroe, both of whom gained international recognition, in part through his efforts. In 1964, Rinzler accepted the position of Director of Field Programs at the Newport Folk Foundation. Rinzler came to the Smithsonian in 1967 as the founding Director of what is now the Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, then in the Division of Performing Arts, to establish a center for research, publication, and presentation of programs in American subcultures. As Director, he also developed the annual Festival of American Folklife. After the summer-long festival of 1976, he initiated Smithsonian Folklife Studies, a publication series, and did research for the Celebration exhibit, which opened at the Renwick Gallery in 1982. Rinzler was appointed Assistant Secretary for Public Service in 1983 and Assistant Secretary Emeritus in 1990.
Topic:
Art  Search this
Folklife studies  Search this
Performing arts.  Search this
Music  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Videotapes
Oral history
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9569, Rinzler, Ralph. interviewee, Ralph Rinzler Interview
Identifier:
Record Unit 9569
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Ralph Rinzler Interview
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-faru9569

Rinzler, Ralph C., RF 1983

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of International Relations  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2013; Transferring office; 11/22/2000 memorandum, Johnstone to Epps; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-030, Smithsonian Institution, Office of International Relations, Grant Records
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Grant Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa01-030-refd1e3292

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