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Ralph Rinzler

Author:
McCarthey, Michael  Search this
Subject:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Office of Folklife Programs  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Office of Public Service  Search this
Assistant Secretary for Public Service  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Date:
1983
Topic:
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Standard number:
95-251
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_8801

Oral history interview with Michael Cohen, 2001 August 11

Interviewee:
Cohen, Michael, 1936-  Search this
Interviewer:
Williams, Gerald, 1926-  Search this
Subject:
Sedestrom, Bob  Search this
Wyman, William  Search this
Leach, Bernard  Search this
Voulkos, Peter  Search this
Burke, Ron  Search this
Glick, John Parker  Search this
Merritt, Francis Sumner  Search this
Goodwin, Harriet  Search this
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts  Search this
Massachusetts College of Art  Search this
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Topic:
Artists' studios  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Ceramicists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11754
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)227986
AAA_collcode_cohen01
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_227986
Additional Online Media:

What did you expect? [sound recording] / songs written and performed by Michael Cohen

Performer:
Cohen, Michael 1929-  Search this
Cover designer:
Clyne, Ronald 1925-2006  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
Date:
1973
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Gay rights  Search this
Gay musicians  Search this
Protest songs  Search this
Local number:
Folkways 8582
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_232819

Some of us had to live [sound recording] / songs written and performed by Michael Cohen

Performer:
Cohen, Michael 1929-  Search this
Cover designer:
Clyne, Ronald 1925-2006  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
Date:
1976
1971-1980
Topic:
Popular music  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Gay rights  Search this
Gay musicians  Search this
Protest songs  Search this
Local number:
Folkways 8583
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_232820

Sing Out! Concert: John Cohen, and Michael Cooney puts a pie in Izzy Young's face

Collection Photographer:
Davies, Diana, 1938-  Search this
Extent:
1 contact sheet (black and white)
1 folder (1 sheet: photographic negatives, black and white, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
contact sheets
Date:
1973-02-12
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Please contact the archives staff for further information.
Collection Citation:
Diana Davies photographs, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.DAVIE, File FP-DAVI-BWNE-0328
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Diana Davies photographs
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-davie-ref574

Michael H. Robinson, National Zoological Park (NZP) Director,1984-2000

Author:
Cohen, Jessie  Search this
Subject:
Robinson, Michael H  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Date:
c. 1986
Topic:
Museum visitors  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Starfishes  Search this
Echinodermata  Search this
Children  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Standard number:
2002-32267
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_8989

Michael H. Robinson, National Zoological Park Director,1984-2000

Author:
Cohen, Jessie  Search this
Subject:
Robinson, Michael H  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Black and White ; Size: 10w x 8h ; Type of Image: Person, candid ; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Date:
1989
Topic:
Animals  Search this
Elephants  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Zoos--Employees  Search this
Zoos--Directors  Search this
Nancy (Elephant)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-1029 and 2003-19489
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10132

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
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru9569

Fare well, traveller [sound recording] / Mark Cohen

Performer:
Cohen, Mark 1947-  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
Date:
1977
1970-1980
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
Protest songs  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Local number:
FW05352
Folkways 5352
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
See more items in:
Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_232350
Additional Online Media:

Plutonium [sound recording] / sung by Mark Cohen

Performer:
Cohen, Mark 1947-  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
Date:
1979
1970-1980
Topic:
Protest songs  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Local number:
FW05354
Folkways 5354
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
See more items in:
Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_232352
Additional Online Media:

For Broadside Magazine: Alex Cohen, songwriter

Collection Photographer:
Davies, Diana, 1938-  Search this
Extent:
1 contact sheet (black and white)
1 folder (1 sheet: photographic negatives, black and white, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
contact sheets
Date:
undated
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Please contact the archives staff for further information.
Collection Citation:
Diana Davies photographs, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.DAVIE, File FP-DAVI-BWNE-0317
See more items in:
Diana Davies photographs
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-davie-ref561

Oral history interview with Ralph Rinzler 1993

Interviewee:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Interviewer:
Pachter, Marc  Search this
Abrahams, Roger D  Search this
Subject:
Baez, Joan  Search this
Watson, Doc  Search this
Monroe, Bill 1911-1996  Search this
Challinor, David  Search this
Adams, Robert McC (Robert McCormick) 1926-  Search this
Seeger, Mike 1933-2009  Search this
Seeger, Peggy 1935-  Search this
Lomax, Alan 1915-2002  Search this
Blitzer, Charles  Search this
Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007  Search this
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Swarthmore College  Search this
Greenbriar Boys  Search this
Newport Folk Foundation  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Division of Performing Arts  Search this
Smithsonian Folklife Studies  Search this
Assistant Secretary for Public Service  Search this
Archive of Folk Song Library of Congress  Search this
Festival of American Folklife  Search this
Celebrations, 1982 (Exhibit)  Search this
Physical description:
2 videotapes (Reference copies)
Type:
Interviews
Collection descriptions
Videotapes
Oral history
Date:
1993
Topic:
Art  Search this
Folklife studies  Search this
Performing arts  Search this
Music  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU009569
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217737

Abramson, Michael - Illegible

Collection Creator:
Wagstaff, Samuel J.  Search this
Extent:
(2 folders)
Container:
Box 7 (hol), Folder 6-7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975-1982, undated
Scope and Contents note:
Abramson, Michael

Adams, Ansel

Akiba, David (see: Box 8)

Atget, Eugene

Bechard, E.

Bowers, Harry

Brown, Lawrie

Clift, William

Cohen, Mark

Dawson, Robert

Funke

Heller, Michael

Horton, P. David

Judet, Berthe

Klein, William

Koslow, Michael

Kovacs, Andrea

Leatherdale, Marcus

Liebowitz, David Scott

Linn, Nancy

Nichols, G.

P., June

Rössler

Sabine

Salmiere

Sandrow, Hope

Saylor, Durston

Seidner, David

Solomon, Rosalind

Stanton, Mary Ellen

Tell, Susan May

Weideman, Ryan

Weiss, John

Weston, Edward

Wilks, Harry

Zucars, Michael

Illegible
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection Rights:
The Samuel J. Wagstaff 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:
Samuel J. Wagstaff papers, circa 1932-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Samuel J. Wagstaff papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-wagssamu-ref240
Additional Online Media:

Sing Out! Concert: John Cohen, and group sing

Collection Photographer:
Davies, Diana, 1938-  Search this
Extent:
1 contact sheet (black and white)
1 folder (1 sheet: photographic negatives, black and white, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
contact sheets
Date:
1973-02-12
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Please contact the archives staff for further information.
Collection Citation:
Diana Davies photographs, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.DAVIE, File FP-DAVI-BWNE-0331
See more items in:
Diana Davies photographs
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-davie-ref578

Sing Out! Concert: Michael Cooney group [?]

Collection Photographer:
Davies, Diana, 1938-  Search this
Extent:
1 contact sheet (black and white)
1 folder (1 sheet: photographic negatives, black and white, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
contact sheets
Date:
1973-02-12
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Please contact the archives staff for further information.
Collection Citation:
Diana Davies photographs, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.DAVIE, File FP-DAVI-BWNE-0330
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Diana Davies photographs
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-davie-ref577

Newport Folk Festival: Margaret Barry, Michael Gorman

Collection Photographer:
Davies, Diana, 1938-  Search this
Extent:
2 contact sheets (black and white)
1 folder (1 sheet: photographic negatives, black and white, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
contact sheets
Date:
1965
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Please contact the archives staff for further information.
Collection Citation:
Diana Davies photographs, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.DAVIE, File FP-DAVI-BWNE-0165C
See more items in:
Diana Davies photographs
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-davie-ref75

The sounds of the office [sound recording] / by Michael Siegel

Commentator:
Siegel, Michael  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Type:
Phonograph records
Date:
1964
1960-1970
Topic:
Sounds  Search this
Work environment  Search this
Local number:
FW06142
Folkways 6142
Restrictions & Rights:
Access by appointment
See more items in:
Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_232480
Additional Online Media:

Mountain music of Kentucky [sound recording] / recorded, edited and annotated by John Cohen

Producer:
Cohen, John 1932-  Search this
Performer:
Cornett, Bill  Search this
Chapman, Willie  Search this
Crase, James  Search this
Holcomb, Roscoe  Search this
Young, Martin  Search this
Grigsby, Corbett  Search this
Sams, John  Search this
Sams, John Mrs  Search this
Bowlin, Granville  Search this
Hall, Martha  Search this
Cornett, J.D.  Search this
Sexton, Lee  Search this
Sumner, Marion  Search this
Davis, George 1906-1992  Search this
Old Baptist Church  Search this
Holiness Church  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Anglo-American  Search this
Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Kentucky
United States
Date:
1960
Topic:
Ballads, English  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Hymns  Search this
Appalachian Region, Southern--Songs and music  Search this
Folk songs  Search this
Ballads  Search this
Love songs  Search this
Banjo music  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Drinking songs  Search this
Political ballads and songs  Search this
Working class  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
Fiddle tunes  Search this
Instrumental music  Search this
Social dancing  Search this
Opera  Search this
Courtship  Search this
Animals  Search this
Music  Search this
Wit and humor  Search this
Sentimental  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Mandolin  Search this
Violin  Search this
Spoons (Musical instrument)  Search this
Religion  Search this
Christianity  Search this
Baptists  Search this
Local number:
FLP 2317
Folkways 2317
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_246639

Scrapbooks--Book I

Collection Creator:
Bosfield, Joy McLean (McLean Bosfield)  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1923-1964
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Joy McLean papers are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Collection Citation:
The Joy McLean Bosfield papers, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Joy McLean Bosfield.
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Joy McLean Bosfield papers
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-008-ref36
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Broadside Hootenanny: Peter La Farge, David "Blue" Cohen, Pete Seeger, Phil Ochs, and Pat Sky

Collection Photographer:
Davies, Diana, 1938-  Search this
Extent:
1 folder (1 sheet: photographic negatives, black and white, 35 mm)
1 contact sheet (black and white)
Type:
Archival materials
contact sheets
Date:
1965-01-03
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Please contact the archives staff for further information.
Collection Citation:
Diana Davies photographs, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.DAVIE, File FP-DAVI-BWNE-0304
See more items in:
Diana Davies photographs
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-davie-ref514

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