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[Rinzler, Ralph]

Collection Creator:
Sturtevant, William C.  Search this
Container:
Box 70
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1977
Collection Restrictions:
Files containing Sturtevant's students' grades have been restricted, as have his students' and colleagues' grant and fellowships applications. Restricted files were separated and placed at the end of their respective series in boxes 87, 264, 322, 389-394, 435-436, 448, 468, and 483. For preservation reasons, his computer files are also restricted. Seminole sound recordings are restricted. Access to the William C. Sturtevant Papers requires an apointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
William C. Sturtevant papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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William C. Sturtevant papers
William C. Sturtevant papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw36c924520-f067-40c3-90cd-55a2003f68e1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2008-24-ref2829

Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings

Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Names:
Festival of American Folklife  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Greenbriar Boys  Search this
Jugtown Pottery (Firm)  Search this
Newport Folk Festival  Search this
Smithsonian Folklife Festival  Search this
UNESCO  Search this
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-  Search this
Hawes, Bess Lomax, 1921-2009  Search this
Lomax, Alan, 1915-2002  Search this
Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996  Search this
Rinzler, Kate, 1937-2010  Search this
Sayles, Charlie  Search this
Seeger, Anthony  Search this
Seeger, Mike, 1933-2009  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Seeger, Toshi  Search this
Watson, Doc  Search this
Extent:
106.32 Cubic feet (87.5 cubic feet of papers, 18.82 cubic feet of audio)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Field recordings
Correspondence
Phonograph records
Notes
Business records
Audiocassettes
Photographic prints
Black-and-white negatives
Audiotapes
Date:
1890-2011
bulk 1950-1994
Summary:
This collection, with bulk dates from 1950-1994, documents the life of Ralph Rinzler and his professional activities as Director of Field Programs for the Newport Folk Festival, Director of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival (formerly the Festival of American Folklife) and the Office of Folklife Programs (now the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage), and the Smithsonian Institution's Assistant Secretary for Public Service. Includes personal papers, business records, correspondence, notes, photographs, audiotapes and field recordings.
Scope and Contents:
The Ralph Rinzler Papers and Audio Recordings encompasses a wide range of materials from Rinzler's prolific personal and professional life. Predominantly consisting of clippings, collected texts, correspondence, meeting notes, photographs, and production materials, this collection charts Rinzler's role in the mid-twentieth century emergence of community-based and institutional efforts to preserve, sustain, and amplify cultural heritage. As an assemblage of materials from all aspects of his life, the Ralph Rinzler Papers also reflect the many integral relationships he developed throughout the years with his colleagues, contemporaries, family, and friends.
Arrangement note:
The collection is currently arranged in 9 archival series as follows:

1. Biographical

2. Collected Texts

3. Correspondence

4. Events

5. Fieldwork

6. Meetings and Organizations

7. Notable Figures

8. Publishing and Production

9. Audio

The papers and photographs contained in the first 8 series are processed at an intermediate level, which means that all material was rehoused in archival folders, with folder-level arrangements and descriptions. Individual items within folders may not be fully arranged or described, due to the collection's level of complexity when it was deposited in the Archives.

When possible, folders were arranged alphabetically within series and subseries.
Biographical/Historical note:
Ralph 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 the Folk Revival while attending Swarthmore College, organizing an annual 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, at times touring with singer Joan Baez. During the 1960s, he also studied, recorded, 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, which involved the planning and programming of the Newport Folk Festival.

Rinzler came to the Smithsonian in 1967 as co-founder of the Festival of American Folklife (now the Smithsonian Folklife Festival) with James Morris in what was then the Smithsonian's Division of Performing Arts. After the 1976 Bicentennial Festival, Rinzler became the founding director of the Office of Folklife Programs (now the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage) to establish a center for research, publication, and presentation of programs in American culture and tradition. As Director, 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. Ralph Rinzler died on July 2, 1994.
Shared Stewardship:
Making this collection accessible to the public is an ongoing process, tethered to the living people and cultures its materials represent. The Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage acknowledges and respects the right of artists, performers, Folklife Festival participants, community-based scholars, and knowledge-keepers to collaboratively steward representations of themselves and their intangible cultural heritage in media produced, curated, and distributed by the Center. To view the Center's full shared stewardship statement, please visit https://folklife.si.edu/archives#shared-stewardship.
Provenance:
The materials in this collection were deposited into the archives of the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage over a number of years by Ralph Rinzler, Kate Rinzler, and Jeff Place in honor of the aforementioned. From the 1980s until Ralph Rinzler's passing in 1994, the Center received the majority of the audio tapes and photographs in this collection directly from Rinzler. With Rinzler's death in 1994, Jeff Place reviewed and deposited the majority of Rinzler's papers at the Center.

Until her passing in 2011, Kate Rinzler donated materials to this collection, with more continuing to arrive via her estate (as of May 2021). Many of these items were rehoused in the Kate Rinzler Papers.
Restrictions:
Large portions of this collection are digitized, and while these materials are being prepared for public access through this finding aid, researchers can request digital copies by contacting the Rinzler Archives at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or (202) 633-7322.
Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Topic:
Folk festivals  Search this
Folk music -- Southern States  Search this
Folk music -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Field recordings
Correspondence
Phonograph records
Notes
Business records
Audiocassettes
Photographic prints
Black-and-white negatives
Audiotapes
Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ
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Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk51af02b1d-29bd-42f2-a8e7-d35c9bab6da0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-cfch-rinz
Online Media:

Festival Recordings: Metro Washington Workshop: Flory Jagoda; Cephas and Wiggins, John and James Jackson; Folkways Workshop

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Metropolitan Washington Program 1987 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Artist:
Jagoda, Flory  Search this
Cephas, John  Search this
Wiggins, Phil  Search this
Jackson, James  Search this
Jackson, John, 1924-2002  Search this
Carawan, Guy  Search this
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Dickens, Hazel, 1935-2011  Search this
Carawan, Candie  Search this
Harris, Bill, 1925-1988  Search this
Performer:
Jagoda, Flory  Search this
Cephas, John  Search this
Wiggins, Phil  Search this
Jackson, James  Search this
Jackson, John, 1924-2002  Search this
Carawan, Guy  Search this
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Dickens, Hazel, 1935-2011  Search this
Carawan, Candie  Search this
Harris, Bill, 1925-1988  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
Jews  Search this
African American  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Virginia
Falls Church (Va.)
Spain
West Virginia
Tennessee
Date:
1987 June 26
Track Information:
101 Ladino Music / Flory Jagoda. Guitar,Tambourine (Drum).

102 Blues Workshop / John Cephas, Bill Harris, John Jackson, Phil Wiggins, James Jackson. Guitar,Harmonica.

103 Folkways Workshop / Candie Carawan, Hazel Dickens, Ralph Rinzler, Guy Carawan.
Local Numbers:
FP-1987-CT-0362-5
General:
Flory Jagoda; "Bowling Green" John Cephas, "Harmonica" Phil Wiggins, John Jackson, James Jackson, Bill Harris; Candy Carawan, Guy Carawan, Hazel Dickens, Ralph Rinzler Ladino Music; Blues Workshop; Folkways Workshop 2 Of 4
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, June 26, 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:
Jewish  Search this
Folk songs, Ladino  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Tambourine (Drum)  Search this
Harmonica  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-0362
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/bk5873b6bf8-e47c-48f9-9f6d-ed2a899a131b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1987-ref638

Festival Recordings: Metro Washington Workshop: Folkways Workshop (Guy Carawan, Ralph Rinzler, Hazel Dickens); Los Fuertes de Colombia

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Metropolitan Washington Program 1987 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Artist:
Carawan, Candie  Search this
Carawan, Guy  Search this
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Fuertes de Colombia (Musical group)  Search this
Performer:
Carawan, Candie  Search this
Carawan, Guy  Search this
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Dickens, Hazel, 1935-2011  Search this
Fuertes de Colombia (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
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
West Virginia
Tennessee
Maryland
Colombia
Silver Spring (Md.)
Date:
1987 June 26
Track Information:
101 Folkways Workshop / Candie Carawan, Hazel Dickens, Ralph Rinzler, Guy Carawan.

102 Colombian Music / Fuertes de Colombia (Musical group). Guiro,Guitar,Requinto.
Local Numbers:
FP-1987-CT-0363-5
General:
Candie Carawan, Guy Carawan, Hazel Dickens, Ralph Rinzler; Los Fuertes De Colombia Folkways Workshop; Colombian Music; 3 Of 4
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, June 26, 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
World music  Search this
Guiro  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Requinto  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
World music -- Colombia  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-0363
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/bk596e9abe9-5a4c-4559-847b-1230c7257093
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1987-ref639

Festival of American Folklife LP Master- 1969

Producer:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 10 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Local Numbers:
FP-1969-10RR-0134

FLP.84654
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, 1969.
General:
tape1,Q-260
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.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1969 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1969, Item FP-1969-10RR-0134
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1969 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1969 Festival of American Folklife / Additional Material
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5a4dd40d7-fc9c-4551-b03b-16b126edc807
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1969-ref1

mono dub of 69.101.04: The Monroe Family and Blue Grass Boys (Bill, Charlie and Birch); Norman Kennedy and the Milling Singers from Nova Scotia, Turkish dancers

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife (1969)  Search this
Artist:
Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996  Search this
Monroe, Charlie  Search this
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Kennedy, Norman, 1934-  Search this
Blue Grass Boys  Search this
Performer:
Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996  Search this
Blue Grass Boys  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (7 inch reel, 1/4 inch tape)
sound-tape reel (analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Kentucky
Tennessee
Date:
1969 July 3
Contents:
Ralph Rinzler-MC; Charlie Monroe--Phone record--That's what I like about you--Down where the river bends; Bill Monroe--Uncle Pen--Muleskinner blues--I saw the light--Katy Hill (with Tex Logan)--Blue moon of Kentucky--Where could I go but to the Lord--Intermission; Norman Kennedy and the Milling Singers; Turkish group
General note:
DPA number 69.101.28
Local Numbers:
FP-1969-7RR-0028
General:
CDR copy
69.101.28
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 3, 1969.
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:
Bluegrass music  Search this
Mandolin  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1969 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1969, Item FP-1969-7RR-0028
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1969 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1969 Festival of American Folklife / 4.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk53a1e909e-ac83-4988-95c6-d279c689a60e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1969-ref148

mono dub of 69.101.05 & .06 Turkish dancers; The Jelly Roll Memorial Band

Topic:
Ragtime
Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife (1969)  Search this
Artist:
Barker, Danny  Search this
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Turkish Group  Search this
Jelly Roll Memorial Band  Search this
Performer:
Turkish Group  Search this
Jelly Roll Memorial Band  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (7 inch reel, 1/4 inch tape)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Turks  Search this
Irish Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Ireland
Great Britian
Turkey
Louisiana
New Orleans (La.)
Date:
1969 July 3
Contents:
Ralph Rinzler-MC; Turkish dance--Carsilama; Jelly Roll Memorial Band--Dr. Jazz--Someday sweetheart--Tiger rag--Bill Senegal's second line--Description of New Orleans funeral--Just a closer walk with thee--Just a little while to stay here--Darktown strutter's ball (frag)
Track Information:
101 Gaelic Singers / Scottish Gaelic language.

102 Turkish Dancers / Turkish Group. Turkish language.

103 Old Time Jazz / Jelly Roll Memorial Band. English language.
General note:
DPA number 69.101.29
Local Numbers:
FP-1969-7RR-0029
General:
CDR copy
69.101.29
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 3, 1969.
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:
Ireland -- Songs and music  Search this
Folk music -- Ireland  Search this
Folk songs -- Ireland  Search this
Dance  Search this
Folk music  Search this
World music  Search this
Jazz  Search this
New Orleans jazz  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1969 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1969, Item FP-1969-7RR-0029
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1969 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1969 Festival of American Folklife / 4.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk539867b52-e98f-4e25-9748-9fbb08a68ad6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1969-ref151

Corn area: Sarah Ogan Gunning, George Tucker, Turkish Band, Grant Rogers; Fiddler's Contest

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife (1969)  Search this
Artist:
Tucker, George, 1917-  Search this
Gunning, Sarah Ogan, 1910-1983  Search this
Stover, Don, 1928-1996  Search this
Rogers, Grant, 1907-1979  Search this
Logan, Tex  Search this
Stekert, Ellen Jane, 1935-  Search this
Meade, Guthrie T., 1932-1991  Search this
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Turkish Group  Search this
Performer:
Tucker, George, 1917-  Search this
Gunning, Sarah Ogan, 1910-1983  Search this
Stover, Don, 1928-1996  Search this
Rogers, Grant, 1907-1979  Search this
Logan, Tex  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (7 inch reel, 1/4 inch tape)
sound-tape reel (analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Songs and music
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Michigan
Kentucky
Maryland
New Jersey
New York
Date:
1969 July 4
Contents:
Ballad Workshop: Ellen Stekert-MC; Sarah Gunning- Letters from my father; George Tucker--Little glass of wine; Sarah Gunning--A girl of constant sorrow; George Tucker-- Man of constant sorrow; Fiddler's convention- Ralph Rinzler and Gus Meade-MCs; Turkish band; Grant Rogers--Aunt Emily's tea party--McCloggin's reel (frag)
Track Information:
101 Ballad Workshop / George Tucker, Sarah Ogan Gunning.

102 Fiddler's Convention / Don Stover, Grant Rogers, Tex Logan. Banjo,Fiddle.
General note:
DPA number 69.101.41
Local Numbers:
FP-1969-7RR-0041
General:
CDR copy
69.101.41
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 4, 1969.
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:
Ballads  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Folk songs -- Kentucky  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Protest songs  Search this
Labor unions -- Songs and music  Search this
String band  Search this
Bluegrass music  Search this
Folk music -- United States  Search this
Fiddle Contests  Search this
Fiddle tunes  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Violin  Search this
Appalachian Region  Search this
Coal  Search this
Struggle  Search this
Protest  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1969 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1969, Item FP-1969-7RR-0041
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1969 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1969 Festival of American Folklife / 4.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk57dde30e6-d588-4be0-8a20-04e7fef3fdbe
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1969-ref187

Festival of American Folklife LP- Master- 1969

Producer:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 10 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Local Numbers:
FP-1969-10RR-0135

FLP.84655
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, 1969.
General:
tape 2,Q-161
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.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1969 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1969, Item FP-1969-10RR-0135
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1969 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1969 Festival of American Folklife / Additional Material
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk525d3543d-7ed4-48c4-bc24-a52abe25cc70
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1969-ref2

Religious Concert: Sterling Jubilee Singers, Pappy Sherill, Alice Gerrard, Harold Lucas, Ralph Rinzler

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Folklife Programs  Search this
Artist:
Sherrill, Pappy, 1915-2001  Search this
Gerrard, Alice, 1934-  Search this
Lucas, Harold  Search this
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Sterling Jubilee Singers  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.)
Date:
1981 June 28
Local Numbers:
FP-1981-7RR-0198
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, June 28, 1981.
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:
Folk music -- United States  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1981 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1981, Item FP-1981-7RR-0198
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1981 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1981 Festival of American Folklife / Series 3: Arts Endowment Folk Arts Program / 3.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk59144479b-6d56-436c-bf52-c8da845fb0aa
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1981-ref154

Religious Concert: Pappy Sherrill, Ralph Rinzler and Harold Lucas; Rev. Dan Womack

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Music and Crafts of the Southeast U.S. Program 1981 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Artist:
Sherrill, Pappy, 1915-2001  Search this
Lucas, Harold  Search this
Womack, Daniel, 1904-1996  Search this
Rinzler, Ralph  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.)
Date:
1981 July 5
Local Numbers:
FP-1981-7RR-0097
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 5, 1981.
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.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1981 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1981, Item FP-1981-7RR-0097
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1981 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1981 Festival of American Folklife / Series 7: Music and Crafts of the Southeastern United States / 7.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk51667a5fa-09a2-4f11-84bd-bdaba706f59e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1981-ref370

Castle Reception: Charlie Sayles; Snuffy Jenkins Pappy Sherrill, H. Lucas, Ralph Rinzler; Beogradski Souveniri; Womack

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Folklife Programs  Search this
Artist:
Sayles, Charlie  Search this
Jenkins, Snuffy, 1908-1990  Search this
Sherrill, Pappy, 1915-2001  Search this
Lucas, Harold  Search this
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Womack, Daniel, 1904-1996  Search this
Beogradski Suveniri (Musical group)  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.)
Date:
1981 June 29
Local Numbers:
FP-1981-7RR-0125
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, June 29, 1981.
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:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1981 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1981, Item FP-1981-7RR-0125
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1981 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1981 Festival of American Folklife / Additional Material
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk577d24731-5fee-4a07-828f-ba1f6717066d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1981-ref85

Ralph Rinzler, Virginia Reel, Elizabeth Cotten

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife (1970)  Search this
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Performer:
Cotten, Elizabeth  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (10 inch reel, 1/2 inch tape)
Sound recordings (sound-tape reel, analog, 10 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
North Carolina
Date:
1970 July 1
General note:
DPA number 70.101.01
Local Numbers:
FP-1970-10RR2-0001
General:
70.101.01
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 1, 1970.
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.

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:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1970 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections , Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1970, Item FP-1970-10RR-0001
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1970 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1970 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: Performances / 4.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk564784ded-89f0-4ec3-aee1-00a831fb35b1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1970-ref116

Mance Lipscomb; Almeda Riddle; Norman Kennedy; The Watson Family

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife (1970)  Search this
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Artist:
Lipscomb, Mance, 1895-1976  Search this
Riddle, Almeda  Search this
Kennedy, Norman, 1934-  Search this
Watson, Willard  Search this
Watson, Arley  Search this
Watson, Merle  Search this
Doc Watson Family (Musical group)  Search this
Performer:
Doc Watson Family (Musical group)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (7 inch reel, 1/4 inch tape)
Sound recordings (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Songs and music
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Texas
Arkansas
North Carolina
Date:
1970 July 1
Contents:
Ralph Rinzler (MC); Mance Lipscomb--Rock me baby; Almeda Riddle--Chick-a-li-lee-lo; Norman Kennedy--I'm a rover seldom sober--Cuckoo nest--Mouth music; Almeda Riddle--Barbara Allen--Lady Gay--Mary Hamilton; Mance Lipscomb and Southeast---Mama don't low--Until we meet again--Sailor's hornpipe--Flop eared mule--Corrina, Corrina--instr.; Arley, Ora and Willard Watson--Down the road--Cripple creek--Sourwood mountain--Pretty Polly--John Hardy--Cripple creek
Track Information:
101 Blues Singer / Mance Lipscomb. Guitar.

102 Ozark Ballad Singer / Almeda Riddle.

103 Appalachian Music / Doc Watson Family (Musical group). Guitar,Fiddle.
General note:
DPA number 70.101.24
Local Numbers:
FP-1970-7RR-0024
General:
CDR copy
70.101.24
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 1, 1970.
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.

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:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Ballads  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Violin  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1970 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections , Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1970, Item FP-1970-7RR-0024
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1970 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1970 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: Performances / 4.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5d0846e5e-7cf0-45d2-8cd5-921b823907cf
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1970-ref166

Ralph Rinzler; Virginia Reel; Elizabeth Cotten stereo dub of 70.101.01

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife (1970)  Search this
Artist:
Cotten, Elizabeth  Search this
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Performer:
Cotten, Elizabeth  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (7 inch reel, 1/4 inch tape)
Sound recordings (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.)
North Carolina
Date:
1970 July 1
Contents:
Ralph Rinzler intro; Arkansas fiddlers and Mike Seeger--Virginia reel-: Libba Cotten- I'm going away--Freight train--Washington blues--When I'm gone
General note:
DPA number 70.101.30
Local Numbers:
FP-1970-7RR-0030
General:
CDR copy
70.101.30
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 1, 1970.
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.

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:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1970 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections , Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1970, Item FP-1970-7RR-0030
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1970 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1970 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: Performances / 4.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5c9b8ed29-7387-4d3d-8ed4-daaa94ee822d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1970-ref181

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, 1928-2019  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
See more items in:
Diana Davies photographs
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk59fa9fef6-8287-4b3c-8f47-119c519dd318
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-cfch-davie
Online Media:

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.
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: Papers
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: Papers / Series 2: Festival Year 1968 / 2.3: Program Materials
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5eb831efd-3c49-4172-9102-3eb0904974ee
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-papers-ref764

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.
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: Papers
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: Papers / Series 3: Festival Year 1969 / 3.3: Program Materials
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk558e75702-8c2f-4722-ab39-b942016e11f5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-papers-ref798

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.
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: Papers
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: Papers / Series 4: Festival Year 1970 / 4.2: Fieldwork Files
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk55713b04d-8b6e-4434-8adc-2473eaefcbbb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-papers-ref832

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.
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: Papers
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: Papers / Series 6: Festival Year 1972 / 6.2: Program Materials
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk539ed6388-3abc-4e92-9e1b-79fb93cf6064
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-papers-ref967

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