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Broadside Tapes (Dub of ASCH-RR-1668,1669)/Acetate Dubs

Producer:
Cunningham, Sis, 1909-2004  Search this
Friesen, Gordon, 1909-1996  Search this
Performer:
Cunningham, Sis, 1909-2004  Search this
Millius, Mike  Search this
Nesmith, Michael  Search this
Andersen, Eric  Search this
McLean, Will, 1919-1990  Search this
Dylan, Bob, 1941-  Search this
La Farge, Peter, 1931-1965  Search this
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-  Search this
Chandler, Len  Search this
Ochs, Phil  Search this
Raimon, 1940-  Search this
Donaghey, Bobby  Search this
Black, Richard  Search this
Marrs, Ernie  Search this
Foote, Bud  Search this
Copello, Anna Foote  Search this
Dylan, Bob, 1941-  Search this
KRLA-FM  Search this
Names:
Democratic Party  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound disc (digital, 4 3/4 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound discs
Place:
United States
New York
Catalonia (Spain)
Contents:
1. ACT-362 Misc. Solo Master 2. ACT-648 unknown "This is Always" SO-30 10-015A 3. from FW-RR-5475 Michael Nesmith- radio report on 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention from FW-RR-1669 Broadside Out-Takes 4. Eric Andersen "Long Troubled Road" 5. Will McLean "Tate's Hell" 6. Bob Dylan (Blind Boy Grunt) "Ballad of Emmitt Till" 7. Bob Dylan (Blind Boy Grunt) "Ballad of Donald White" 8. Peter LaFarge "Drums" From FW-RR-1668 9. Len Chandler and Bernice Johnson Reagon "I'm Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail" 10. Phil Ochs "Hunger and Cold" 11. Raimon "Its Time to Say No" 12. Sis Cunningham and others "Jesse James" 13. Bobby Donaghey "Only Time Will Tell " 14. Richard Black "Very Close Friend of Mine" 15. Ernie Marrs "Plastic Jesus" 16. Mike Millius "Moon Song"
Track Information:
101 Misc. Jazz (ACT-362).

102 This is Always (ACT-648).

103 Report on the 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention (RR-5475) / KRLA-FM, Michael Nesmith.

104 Long Troubled Road (RR-1669) / Eric Andersen. Guitar.

105 Tate's Hell (RR-1669) / Will McLean. Guitar.

106 Ballad of Emmett Till, The (RR-1669) / Blind Boy Grunt, Bob Dylan. Guitar.

107 Ballad of Donald White, The (RR-1669) / Blind Boy Grunt, Bob Dylan. Guitar.

108 Drums (RR-1669) / Peter La Farge. Guitar.

109 I Am Gonna Get My Baby Out of Jail (RR-1668) / Bernice Johnson Reagon, Len Chandler. Guitar.

110 Hunger and Cold (RR-1668) / Phil Ochs. Guitar.

111 It's Time to Say No (RR-1668) / Raimon. Guitar.

112 Ballad of Jesse James (RR-1668) / Sis Cunningham. Guitar.

113 Only Time Will Tell (RR-1668) / Bobby Donaghey. Guitar.

114 Very Close Friend of Mine (RR-1668) / Richard Black. Guitar.

115 Plastic Jesus (RR-1668) / Ernie Marrs, Bud Foote, Anna Foote Copello. Guitar.

116 Moon Song (RR-1668) / Mike Millius. Guitar.
Local Numbers:
FP-CDR-0040
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Documentary  Search this
United States -- History  Search this
Folksong revival  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Protest  Search this
Political science  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FP-CDR-0040
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / CDR copy
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk517043172-4dba-49e5-9c13-7b972a6a7ddd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref28588

The Folkways Collection Radio: Original Interviews

Artist:
Goldsmith, Peter David, 1952-2004  Search this
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Horowitz, Amy  Search this
Musselman, Jim  Search this
Seeger, Anthony  Search this
Jenkins, Ella  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound disc (digital, 4 3/4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound discs
Local Numbers:
PG-CDR-0080
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Listening only. No Duplication Allowed.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item PG-CDR-0080
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / Peter Goldsmith
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk54788b006-b5fc-4d98-ba70-ea838441b60f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref28669

Rinzler Fieldwork: Resurrection City Festival

Field worker:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Artist:
Collier, Jimmy  Search this
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-  Search this
Performer:
Collier, Jimmy  Search this
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-  Search this
Walton, Ed  Search this
Molton, Norman  Search this
Sinclair, Robert  Search this
Thornton, James  Search this
Birds of Paradise (Musical group)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
New York
Track Information:
101 I Woke Up This Morning with My Mind on Freedom / Bernice Johnson Reagon, Jimmy Collier.

102 Precious Lord / Ed Walton.

103 Ooh Baby Baby / Norman Molton.

104 Mule Train / Robert Sinclair. Harmonica.

105 Coal Train / Robert Sinclair. Harmonica.

106 Panama Limited / Robert Sinclair. Harmonica.

107 Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen / James Thornton.

108 Drums and Spoons / Birds of Paradise (Musical group). Spoons (Musical instrument).
Local Numbers:
FP-RINZ-7RR-0075
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, May 29, 1968.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Topic:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Gospel music  Search this
Rhythm and blues music  Search this
Harmonica  Search this
Spoons (Musical instrument)  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, Item FP-RINZ-7RR-0075
See more items in:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings / Series 9: Audio / Non-Commercial / Fieldwork / Open Reel Tapes (RR)
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk55437ae80-5364-491b-8ebb-554dcf15d7e7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref5335

River of Life: Harmony One

Performer:
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
Virginia
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1986
Contents:
Come and go with me to that land (4:37) ; We are climbing Jacob's ladder (4:22) ; Guide my feet, while I run this race (4:19) ; Hallelu (4:23) ; Land on the shore (3:24) / arr. Bernice Johnson Reagon -- Running (2:22) ; Easy Street (4:57) / Bernice Johnson Reagon -- River of life / J.C. Burris (2:59) -- Since I laid my burden down / arr. Bernice Johnson Reagon (2:59) -- Buses are a coming : freedom song (2:24) -- There is more love somewhere / arr. Bernice Johnson Reagon (2:13) -- I am a lady / Bernice Johnson Reagon (2:22).
Track Information:
101 Come and Go With Me To That Land.

102 Jacob's Ladder.

103 Guide My Feet While I Run this Race.

104 Hallelu.

105 Land on the Shore.

201 Running.

202 Easy Street.

203 River of Life.

204 Since I Laid My Burden Down.

205 Buses are A Coming Freedom Song.

206 There is More Love Somewhere.

207 I Am a Lady.
Local Numbers:
FP-RINZ-LP-0902

Flying Fish.411
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Chicago, Ill. Flying Fish 1986
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Topic:
Gospel music  Search this
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, Item FP-RINZ-LP-0902
See more items in:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings / Series 9: Audio / Commercial / LPs
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5902ed532-89f3-4c45-abb4-cb6c686439cf
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref5763

Rinzler Fieldwork: Resurrection City Festival

Field worker:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Performer:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Knight, Lucille  Search this
Perkins, Mr.  Search this
David, Lloyd  Search this
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-  Search this
Ewitt, Don  Search this
Kirkpatrick, Frederick Douglass  Search this
Chief Big Snake  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Dakota Indians  Search this
Americans  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Track Information:
101 Sioux Indian / Lucille Knight.

102 Sioux Indian Song / Lucille Knight.

103 Sioux Indian / Mr. Perkins.

104 Sioux Indian / Chief Big Snake.

105 The Death of Willie Clyde / Lloyd David.

106 There is More Love Somewhere / Bernice Johnson Reagon.

107 T'Ain't But Me One / Bernice Johnson Reagon.

108 Come by Here / Bernice Johnson Reagon.

109 Pastures of Plenty / Bernice Johnson Reagon.

110 Shangaree / Bernice Johnson Reagon.

111 When the Saints Go Marching In / Don Ewitt, Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick, Ralph Rinzler.
Local Numbers:
FP-RINZ-7RR-0556
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, May 29, 1968.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Topic:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Spoken word  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Sioux Nation  Search this
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, Item FP-RINZ-7RR-0556
See more items in:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings / Series 9: Audio / Non-Commercial / Fieldwork / Open Reel Tapes (RR)
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk54f185a26-6426-4199-9d54-94ca5bbba14e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref7270

Festival Recordings: Opening Ceremony; Senegal Narrative; Music of Struggle Narrative; Dance Party

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife (1990)  Search this
Recorder:
Shuttleworth, Daphne  Search this
Performer:
Kanouté, Mame Yaye, 1965-  Search this
Lira, Agustín  Search this
Wells Solorzano, Patricia  Search this
Reagon, Cordell Hull, 1943-1996  Search this
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-  Search this
Connell, Dudley  Search this
Dickens, Hazel, 1935-2011  Search this
Adams, Tom (Banjoist)  Search this
Dienn, Tie Bu  Search this
Diop, Anta  Search this
N'Diaye, Maimouna  Search this
Watson, Leona, 1926-  Search this
Peters, Jacqui  Search this
Various Artists  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (videocassette (VHS))
Culture:
Senegalese  Search this
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Senegal
Africa
California
New Jersey
Maryland
West Virginia
Virgin Islands of the United States
Contents:
Comparative String Styles also included Barry Mitterhoff and Richard Underwood. The Dance Party also had Barry Mitterhoff, Marshall Wilborn, Richard Underwood and Ralph Rinzler.
Track Information:
101 Opening Ceremony / Various Artists.

102 Dress and Adornment for Festive Occasions / Mame Yaye Kanouté.

103 Music as a Motivator / Agustin Lira, Patricia Wells Solorzano, Cordell Hull Reagon, Bernice Johnson Reagon.

104 Comparative String Styles / Agustin Lira, Patricia Wells Solorzano, Dudley Connell.

105 Dance Party / Dudley Connell, Hazel Dickens, Tom Adams. English language.

106 Wolof Cooking / Tie Bu Dienn, Anta Diop, Maimouna N'Diaye. Wolof language.

107 Women's Issues in Music of Struggle-Pan Festival Workshop / Hazel Dickens, Leona Watson, Jacqui Peters. English language.
Local Numbers:
FP-1990-1/2VHS-0041
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.).
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. SI Permission.
Collection Rights:
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. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Narratives  Search this
Political ballads and songs  Search this
Bluegrass music  Search this
Labor unions -- Songs and music  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1990 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1990, Item FP-1990-1/2VHS-0041
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1990 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1990 Festival of American Folklife / Series 3: Senegal / 3.4: Video
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk58425fe09-89e3-4f1c-bc79-f612346bdaba
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1990-ref1264

Moses Moon Civil Rights Movement Audio Collection

Creator:
McNamara, Norris  Search this
Moon, Moses  Search this
Names:
Freedom Singers (SNCC)  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:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8f8d8405e-ab8d-486c-96c7-58c33804c206
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0556

Ralph Rinzler Memorial Highlander Center- Civil rights songs

Artist:
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-  Search this
Watkins, Hollis, 1941-  Search this
Carawan, Guy  Search this
Carawan, Candie  Search this
Cotton, Dorothy  Search this
Moving Star Hall Singers  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Contents:
1. Berrnice Johnson Reagon a. This Little Light of Mine 2. Dorothy Cotton a. Early Civil Rights Song b. Jericho, Walls Come Tumbling Down c. Keep Your Eyes on the Prize 3. Guy and Candy Carawan a. Ballad of the Student Sit-Ins b. We're Going to Keep Walking Forward c. Pas Queremos Paz d. Love's Gonna Carry Us 4. Hollis Watkins a. Still Our Way Home b. They Laid Christ in His Grave c. Ain't Scared of Nobody Cause I want My Freedom d. Which Side Are You On 5. Moving Star Hall Singers a. Jonah (?)
Local Numbers:
FP-CDR-0295
General:
DVD copy
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Listening only. No Duplication Allowed.
Identifier:
CFCH.AVPR, Item FP-CDR-0295
See more items in:
CFCH Audiovisual Projects
CFCH Audiovisual Projects / Video Recordings
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk55fb87841-6a21-46f7-965d-a97bcb725c3b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-avpr-ref455

Rinzler Memorial Concert: Children's Songs; Civil Rights

Recorder:
Reiniger, Pete, 1949-  Search this
Place, Jeffrey  Search this
Performer:
Watkins, Hollis, 1941-  Search this
McNeil, Christina  Search this
Hunter, Janie  Search this
Quimby, Douglas, 1936-2007  Search this
Quimby, Frankie  Search this
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-  Search this
Cotton, Dorothy  Search this
Carawan, Candie  Search this
Carawan, Guy  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound disc (digital, 4 3/4 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Gullahs  Search this
African American  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound discs
Place:
Tennessee
United States
New Market (Tenn.)
South Carolina
John's Island (S.C.)
Georgia
Washington (D.C.)
Mississippi
Contents:
1. Christina Hunter McNeil, Janie Hunter 2. Frankie and Doug Quimby 3. Civil Rights Songs- Bernice Johnson Reagon and the Carawans, Hollis Watkins, Dorothy Cotton
Track Information:
102 Poem for Ralph Rinzler / Christina McNeil, Janie Hunter. Sea Islands--Creole dialect,English language.

102 You Got to Move / Christina McNeil, Janie Hunter. Sea Islands--Creole dialect,English language.

103 If You Want to See Me, Meet Me in Galilee / Christina McNeil, Janie Hunter. Sea Islands--Creole dialect,English language.

103 Song in Gullah / Christina McNeil, Janie Hunter. Sea Islands--Creole dialect,English language.

104 So Glad I'm Here / Douglas Quimby, Frankie Quimby. Sea Islands--Creole dialect,English language.

105 Hambone / Douglas Quimby, Frankie Quimby. Sea Islands--Creole dialect,English language.

106 Read 'Em John / Douglas Quimby, Frankie Quimby. Sea Islands--Creole dialect,English language.

109 This Little Light of Mine / Bernice Johnson Reagon. English language.

111 Strange Fruit / Dorothy Cotton. English language.

112 Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho / Dorothy Cotton. English language.

113 Keep Your Eyes on the Prize / Dorothy Cotton. English language.

116 Heed the Call / Candie Carawan, Guy Carawan. Guitar. English language.

117 We're Gonna Keep on Walking Forward / Candie Carawan, Guy Carawan. Guitar. English language.

118 Pas Liberitas / Candie Carawan, Guy Carawan. Guitar. Spanish language.

119 Long Hard Time / Candie Carawan, Guy Carawan. Guitar. English language.

120 Steal Away / Hollis Watkins. English language.

121 They Laid Medgar Evers in His Grave / Hollis Watkins. English language.
Local Numbers:
FP-CDR-0056

Rinzler Memorial.Disc 3
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: New Market (Tenn.), United States, Tennessee, 1995.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Sea Islands -- Songs and music  Search this
Music -- Juvenile  Search this
Spoken word  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Folksong revival  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
Gospel music  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Identifier:
CFCH.AVPR, Item FP-CDR-0056
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Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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Rinzler Memorial Concert: Civil Rights; From Our Heritage

Recorder:
Reiniger, Pete, 1949-  Search this
Place, Jeffrey  Search this
Performer:
Watkins, Hollis, 1941-  Search this
Hunter, Janie  Search this
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-  Search this
Gerrard, Alice, 1934-  Search this
Dickens, Hazel, 1935-2011  Search this
Seeger, Mike, 1933-2009  Search this
Hazel and Alice (Musical group)  Search this
Moving Star Hall Singers  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound disc (digital, 4 3/4 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Gullahs  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound discs
Place:
Tennessee
United States
New Market (Tenn.)
Mississippi
South Carolina
John's Island (S.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Virginia
West Virginia
North Carolina
Contents:
1. Civil Rights Songs- Bernice Johnson Reagon and the Carawans, Hollis Watkins, Dorothy Cotton 2. From Our Heritage: Mike Seeger, Hazel Dickens, Alice Gerrard
Track Information:
101 Ain't Scared of Nobody, 'Cause I Want My Freedom / Hollis Watkins. English language.

102 Which Side are You On? / Hollis Watkins. English language.

103 Jonah / Moving Star Hall Singers, Janie Hunter. English language,Sea Islands--Creole dialect.

104 Jonah Story / Moving Star Hall Singers, Janie Hunter. English language,Sea Islands--Creole dialect.

104 If You Miss Me / Moving Star Hall Singers, Janie Hunter. English language,Sea Islands--Creole dialect.

105 Ezekial (Going in the Valley) / Moving Star Hall Singers, Janie Hunter. English language,Sea Islands--Creole dialect.

106 Freedom in the Air / Bernice Johnson Reagon. English language.

107 We Shall Overcome / Bernice Johnson Reagon. English language.

109 You've Been a Friend to Me / Alice Gerrard, Hazel Dickens, Mike Seeger. Guitar,Mandolin. English language.

110 Hills of Galilee / Alice Gerrard, Hazel Dickens, Mike Seeger. English language.

111 The Sweetest Gift / Alice Gerrard, Hazel Dickens, Hazel and Alice (Musical group). Guitar. English language.

112 Hello Stranger / Alice Gerrard, Hazel Dickens, Hazel and Alice (Musical group). Guitar. English language.

113 Coal MIner's Blues / Alice Gerrard, Hazel Dickens, Hazel and Alice (Musical group). Guitar. English language.
Local Numbers:
FP-CDR-0057

Rinzler Memorial.Disc 4
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: New Market (Tenn.), United States, Tennessee, 1995.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
Sea Islands -- Songs and music  Search this
Gospel music  Search this
String band  Search this
Folksong revival  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Mandolin  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Mines and mineral resources  Search this
Function:
Labor unions
Labor unions
Identifier:
CFCH.AVPR, Item FP-CDR-0057
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Rinzler Memorial Concert: Topical Round Robin

Recorder:
Reiniger, Pete, 1949-  Search this
Place, Jeffrey  Search this
Performer:
Broudy, Saul  Search this
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-  Search this
Seeger, Peggy, 1935-  Search this
Carawan, Candie  Search this
Carawan, Guy  Search this
Carawan, Evan  Search this
Gerrard, Alice, 1934-  Search this
Moloney, Mick, 1944-  Search this
Sky, Patrick  Search this
Dickens, Hazel, 1935-2011  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Rodriguez-Seeger, Tao, 1972-  Search this
Herald, John  Search this
Hazel and Alice (Musical group)  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound disc (digital, 4 3/4 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Irish Americans  Search this
Puerto Ricans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound discs
Place:
United States
New Market (Tenn.)
Washington (D.C.)
England
Great Britian
North Carolina
Virginia
Pennsylvania
Ireland
West Virginia
New York
Puerto Rico
Contents:
1. Topical Round Robin: Bernice Johnson Reagon, Peggy Seeger, The Carawans, Alice Gerrard, Mick Moloney and Pat Sky, Hazel Dickens, Pete Seeger, Bernice Johnson Reagon
Track Information:
101 Fannie Lou Hamer / Bernice Johnson Reagon.

102 Jennifer Jones / Peggy Seeger. Guitar.

103 Trail of Tears / Candie Carawan, Guy Carawan. Guitar.

103 The Land Knows You're Here / Candie Carawan, Guy Carawan. Guitar.

103 Dulcimer Tune / Candie Carawan, Guy Carawan, Evan Carawan. Dulcimer.

105 Pay Day at the Mill / Alice Gerrard. Guitar.

106 My Darling Asleep / Mick Moloney, Patrick Sky. Banjo.

106 The Rambling Pitchfork / Mick Moloney, Patrick Sky. Banjo.

107 Will Jesus Wash the Bloodstains from Your Hand? / Alice Gerrard, Hazel and Alice (Musical group), Hazel Dickens. Guitar.

108 Fire Fire / Pete Seeger, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger. Banjo.

109 Patchwork Quilt / Bernice Johnson Reagon.

110 Passenger Pigeon / John Herald, Saul Broudy. Guitar,Harmonica.

111 Voices of Struggle / Candie Carawan, Guy Carawan, Evan Carawan. Guitar.

112 Weary Restless Heart / Alice Gerrard. Guitar.

113 March Ditch / Mick Moloney, Patrick Sky. Banjo.
Local Numbers:
FP-CDR-0062
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: New Market (Tenn.), United States, Tennessee, 1995.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
Protest songs  Search this
Folksong revival  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Ireland -- Songs and music  Search this
British Isles -- Songs and music  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Dulcimer  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Harmonica  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Struggle  Search this
Function:
Labor unions
Labor unions
Identifier:
CFCH.AVPR, Item FP-CDR-0062
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Rinzler Memorial Concert: Topical Round Robin; Saturday Evening Dance Party

Recorder:
Reiniger, Pete, 1949-  Search this
Place, Jeffrey  Search this
Performer:
Fontenot, Canray  Search this
Dickens, Hazel, 1935-2011  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-  Search this
Seeger, Peggy, 1935-  Search this
Carawan, Candie  Search this
Carawan, Guy  Search this
Bois-sec  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound disc (digital, 4 3/4 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
African American  Search this
Creoles -- Louisiana  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound discs
Place:
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Songs and music
Tennessee
United States
New Market (Tenn.)
West Virginia
New York
Washington (D.C.)
England
Great Britian
Louisiana
Contents:
1. Topical Round Robin: Bernice Johnson Reagon, Peggy Seeger, The Carawans, Alice Gerrard, Mick Moloney and Pat Sky, Hazel Dickens, Pete Seeger, Bernice Johnson Reagon 2. Evening Dance Party with Canray Fontenot, Bois Sec Ardoin and Mariachi Los Amigos
Track Information:
101 It's Hard to Tell the Singer from the Song / Hazel Dickens. Guitar. English language.

102 Flag Poem / Pete Seeger. English language.

103 The Star Spangled Banner / Pete Seeger. Banjo. English language.

104 Give it to Glory / Bernice Johnson Reagon. English language.

105 Song for Toshi / Peggy Seeger. Guitar. English language.

106 Where the Song Never Ends / Candie Carawan, Guy Carawan. Guitar. English language.

107 Sailin' Up / Pete Seeger. Banjo. English language.

108 Old Friend (for RCR) / Peggy Seeger. Guitar. English language.

109 null / Bois-sec, Canray Fontenot. Fiddle,Accordion. French language.
Local Numbers:
FP-CDR-0063
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: New Market (Tenn.), United States, Tennessee, 1995.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
Spoken word  Search this
Poetry  Search this
United States -- History  Search this
Folksong revival  Search this
Zydeco music  Search this
La-La music  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Violin  Search this
Accordion  Search this
Identifier:
CFCH.AVPR, Item FP-CDR-0063
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Rinzler Memorial Concert: Sacred Music; Passing it On

Recorder:
Reiniger, Pete, 1949-  Search this
Place, Jeffrey  Search this
Performer:
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-  Search this
Carawan, Evan  Search this
Carawan, Guy  Search this
No Experience Necessary (Musical group)  Search this
Voices of Praise (Musical group)  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound disc (digital, 4 3/4 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound discs
Place:
Tennessee
United States
New Market (Tenn.)
Washington (D.C.)
Alabama
Contents:
1. Bernice Johnson Reagon 2. Passing it On: Voices of Praise 3. Evan Carawan 4. No Experience Necessary
Track Information:
102 Rivers of Babylon / Bernice Johnson Reagon.

103 I Feel Discouraged / Bernice Johnson Reagon.

104 Run Mona Run / Bernice Johnson Reagon.

105 I Don't Know Why / Bernice Johnson Reagon.

106 Bye and Bye / Bernice Johnson Reagon.

107 Will the Circle Be Unbroken? / Bernice Johnson Reagon.

108 null / Voices of Praise (Musical group).

111 Dark Horse / Evan Carawan. Appalachian dulcimer.

112 Sandy River Belle / Evan Carawan, Guy Carawan. Appalachian dulcimer.

113 The Laird of Drumbhlair / Evan Carawan, Guy Carawan. Appalachian dulcimer.

114 null / No Experience Necessary (Musical group).
Local Numbers:
FP-1995-CDR-0068

Rinzler Memorial.Disc 15
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: New Market (Tenn.), United States, Tennessee, 1995.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Reggae music  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Gospel music  Search this
Folksong revival  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
Rock music  Search this
Appalachian dulcimer  Search this
Identifier:
CFCH.AVPR, Item FP-1995-CDR-0068
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Radio Smithsonian: Program on Voices of the Civil Rights Movement

Creator:
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-  Search this
Radio Smithsonian  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Mississippi
Washington (D.C.)
Local Numbers:
FP-1999-CT-0037
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Topic:
Topical songs  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
United States -- History  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Identifier:
CFCH.AVPR, Item FP-1999-CT-0037
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ead_component:sova-cfch-avpr-ref788

Conference on Afro-American Music: Rinzler/May/Henderson/Reagon

Creator:
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-  Search this
May-Machunda, Phyllis  Search this
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Local Numbers:
FP-1996-CT-0562-7
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, 1985.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only;.
Topic:
Meeting notes  Search this
Identifier:
CFCH.AVPR, Item FP-1996-CT-0562-7
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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
Muddy Waters, 1915-1983  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, Björn  Search this
Sykes, Roosevelt, 1906-1983  Search this
Taylor, James  Search this
Traum, Artie  Search this
Traum, Happy  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:

Missing Title

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 J. Davies photographs, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.

or

Photo by Diana J. Davies. Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and COllections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.DAVIE
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Online Media:

Flora Molton; Ed Morris; Larry Wise; Dan Smith; Mike Rivers; Bernice Reagon

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. America's Appetite for Energy Program 1977 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Artist:
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-  Search this
Rivers, Mike  Search this
Smith, Dan J., 1911-1994  Search this
Wise, Larry (Harmonica player)  Search this
Morris, Ed, 1938-1982  Search this
Molton, Flora, 1908-1990  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
New York
Date:
1977 October 7
Local Numbers:
FP-1977-7RR-0045
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, October 7, 1977.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
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. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Gospel music  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1977 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1977, Item FP-1977-7RR-0045
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1977 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1977 Festival of American Folklife / Series 2: African Diaspora Street Culture / 2.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5d984513d-2d7a-4fe0-9a43-6b8309ed7cac
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1977-ref110

Flora Molton, Phil Wiggins; Ed Morris; Dan Smith; Bernice Reagon

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. America's Appetite for Energy Program 1977 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Artist:
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-  Search this
Smith, Dan J., 1911-1994  Search this
Morris, Ed, 1938-1982  Search this
Wiggins, Phil  Search this
Molton, Flora, 1908-1990  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
New York
Date:
1977 October 10
Local Numbers:
FP-1977-7RR-0059
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, October 10, 1977.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
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. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Gospel music  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1977 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1977, Item FP-1977-7RR-0059
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1977 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1977 Festival of American Folklife / Series 2: African Diaspora Street Culture / 2.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk519a3b882-c73b-4216-9c22-64f45021c83d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1977-ref125

Festival Recordings: Metro Washington Workshop: Djimo Kouyate; Ganga; Folkways Workshop (Hazel Dickens, Bernice Johnson Reagon & Bess Hawes)

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Metropolitan Washington Program 1987 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Artist:
Kouyate, Djimo  Search this
Makubuya, James K. (James Kika), 1945-  Search this
Hawes, Bess Lomax, 1921-2009  Search this
Dickens, Hazel, 1935-2011  Search this
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-  Search this
Ganga (Musical group)  Search this
Performer:
Kouyate, Djimo  Search this
Makubuya, James K. (James Kika), 1945-  Search this
Hawes, Bess Lomax, 1921-2009  Search this
Dickens, Hazel, 1935-2011  Search this
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-  Search this
Ganga (Musical group)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
analog.
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Indian Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Senegal
India
Maryland
Uganda
West Virginia
Date:
1987 July 3
Contents:
Djimo Kouyate; Ganga; James Makubuya; Hazel Dickens, Bernice Reagon, Bess Lomax Hawes Mandingo Griot Music; Ganga; Ganda Music (Uganda); Folkways Workshop3 Of 5
Track Information:
101 Mandingo Griot Music / Djimo Kouyate. Kora,Balafon.

102 Indian Music / Ganga (Musical group). Tabla,Sitar,Comock,Dotara.

103 Ganda Music / James K. (James Kika) Makubuya. Xylophone.

104 Folkways Workshop / Bernice Johnson Reagon, Bess Lomax Hawes, Hazel Dickens.
Local Numbers:
FP-1987-CT-0385
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 3, 1987.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
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. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Griots  Search this
World music  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Kora (Musical instrument)  Search this
Balos  Search this
Tabla  Search this
Sitar  Search this
Comock  Search this
Dotara  Search this
Xylophone  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1987 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1987, Item FP-1987-CT-0385
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1987 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1987 Festival of American Folklife / Series 3: Metropolitan Washington / Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5cebdbf12-d813-4384-8236-b4c65f204810
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1987-ref661

Festival Recordings: Metro Washington Workshop: Folkways Workshop; Extempo (Lashley); Three's Company; Junkyard Band

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Metropolitan Washington Program 1987 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Performer:
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-  Search this
Hawes, Bess Lomax, 1921-2009  Search this
Dickens, Hazel, 1935-2011  Search this
Lashley, Hollis Flash  Search this
3's Company (Musical group)  Search this
Junkyard Band  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
analog.
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Trinidadian American  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
West Virginia
Trinidad and Tobago
Date:
1987 July 3
Contents:
Hazel Dickens, Bernice Reagon, Bess Lomax Hawes; Hollis "Flash" Lashley; Three's Company; Junkyard Band Folkways Workshop; Ex-Tempo Singing (Caribbean); Rap Music, Afro-American Games, Cheers, Go-Go 4/5
Track Information:
101 Folkways Workshop / Bernice Johnson Reagon, Bess Lomax Hawes, Hazel Dickens.

102 Extempo Singing / Hollis Flash Lashley. Ukulele.

103 Rapping / 3's Company (Musical group).

104 Go-Go Workshop / Junkyard Band. Drum.
Local Numbers:
FP-1987-CT-0386
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 3, 1987.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
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. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Calypso (Music)  Search this
Rap (Music)  Search this
Go-go (Music)  Search this
Ukulele  Search this
Drum  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1987 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1987, Item FP-1987-CT-0386
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1987 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1987 Festival of American Folklife / Series 3: Metropolitan Washington / Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5d964f36d-9e28-4a3b-a7c7-851426621554
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1987-ref662

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