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Rockwell Kent papers, circa 1840-1993, bulk 1935-1961

Creator:
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Subject:
Wildenstein, Felix  Search this
Phillips, Duncan  Search this
Hays, Lee  Search this
Untermeyer, Louis  Search this
Zigrosser, Carl  Search this
Robeson, Paul  Search this
DuBois, W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt)  Search this
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano)  Search this
Ruggles, Carl  Search this
Stefansson, Vilhjalmur  Search this
Nearing, Helen  Search this
Nearing, Scott  Search this
Pach, Walter  Search this
Rasmussen, Knud  Search this
Reeves, Ruth  Search this
Seeger, Pete  Search this
Daniel, Charles  Search this
Cleland, T. M. (Thomas Maitland)  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen)  Search this
Chamberlain, J. E.  Search this
Boyesen, Bayard  Search this
Chase, William Merritt  Search this
Freuchen, Peter  Search this
Gellert, Hugo  Search this
Gottlieb, Harry  Search this
Hartley, Marsden  Search this
Fitzgerald, James  Search this
Keller, Charles  Search this
Miller, Kenneth Hayes  Search this
Henri, Robert  Search this
Jones, Dan Burne  Search this
United American Artists  Search this
United Office and Professional Workers of America  Search this
United Scenic Artists  Search this
National Farmers' Union (U.S.)  Search this
National Maritime Union of America  Search this
American Artists' Congress  Search this
Artists' Union (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Artists League of America  Search this
Citizens' Committee for Government Arts Projects  Search this
Farmers Union of the New York Milk Shed  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Federal Writers' Project  Search this
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
International Workers Order  Search this
Type:
Poems
Sketches
Business records
Photographs
Drawings
Topic:
Designers -- New York (State)  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Politics and culture  Search this
Authors -- New York  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States -- Political aspects  Search this
Dairy farms  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Illustrators -- New York (State)  Search this
Illustration of books  Search this
Works of art  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Civilian relief  Search this
Art and war  Search this
Commercial art  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9557
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211757
AAA_collcode_kentrock
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211757
Online Media:

Festival Recordings: National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Stage: Bernice Reagon, Ronnie Gilbert, Guy Logsdon, Arlo Guthrie, Studs Terkel, Josh White Jr., Pete Seeger, Ralph Rinzler

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. National Heritage Fellowships Program 1982 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Artist:
Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Gilbert, Ronnie  Search this
Logsdon, Guy William (field worker)  Search this
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
White, Josh, Jr.  Search this
Guthrie, Arlo  Search this
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-  Search this
Performer:
Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Guthrie, Arlo  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound tape reel, 7 inch reel, 1/4 inch tape)
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Oklahoma
Date:
1982 June 25
Contents:
Ralph Rinzler-Intro-; Pete Seeger and group--Going down the road feeling bad; Studs Terkel--narrative; Ronnie Gilbert--Hard traveling; Arlo Guthrie--Pretty Boy Floyd; Bernice Reagon-My curly headed baby; Josh White Jr.--Mail myself to you; Ronnie Gilbert--narrative; Bernice Reagon--900 miles; Guy Logsdon and group--Roll on Columbia-; group-Sinking of the Rueben James; Josjh White Jr.--Pastures of plenty
Local Numbers:
FP-1982-7RR-0081
General:
CDR copy-- The Tribute to Woody Guthrie included Bernice Reagon, Ronnie Gilbert of the Weavers, Guy Logsdon, Arlo Guthrie, Studs Terkel, Josh White Jr., Pete Seeger, Ralph Rinzler, Marjorie Guthrie and Harold Leventhal. continued on following tapes
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, June 25, 1982.
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; please submit this form. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1982, Item FP-1982-7RR-0081
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife / Series 5: Oklahoma / Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1982-ref2616

Festival Recordings: National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Stage: Reagon, Gilbert, Logsdon, A. Guthrie, Studs Terkel, J. White Jr., P. Seeger, R. Rinzler

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. National Heritage Fellowships Program 1982 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Artist:
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-  Search this
Gilbert, Ronnie  Search this
Logsdon, Guy William (field worker)  Search this
Guthrie, Arlo  Search this
Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008  Search this
White, Josh, Jr.  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Performer:
Guthrie, Arlo  Search this
Leventhal, Harold  Search this
Guthrie, Cathy Ann, 1943-1947  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound tape reel, 7 inch reel, 1/4 inch tape)
1 Sound recording (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.)
Oklahoma
Date:
1982 June 25
Contents:
Arlo Guthrie--1913 massacre; Bernice Reagon--I've got to know; Pete Seeger--Lonesome valley; Group--Woody'r rag; Marjorie Guthrie, Guy Logsdon--narrative; Studs Terkel--I need thirty minutes; Ronnie Gilbert--Union maid; Bernice Reagon--Deportees (Plane wreck at Los Gatos); Guy Logsdon--Oil fields
Local Numbers:
FP-1982-7RR-0082
General:
CDR copy
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, June 25, 1982.
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; please submit this form. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1982, Item FP-1982-7RR-0082
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife / Series 5: Oklahoma / Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1982-ref2617

Festival Recordings: National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Stage: Reagon, Gilbert, Logsdon, A. Guthrie, Studs Terkel, J. White Jr., P. Seeger, R. Rinzler

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. National Heritage Fellowships Program 1982 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Artist:
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-  Search this
Gilbert, Ronnie  Search this
Logsdon, Guy William (field worker)  Search this
Guthrie, Arlo  Search this
Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008  Search this
White, Josh, Jr.  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Performer:
Guthrie, Arlo  Search this
Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008  Search this
White, Josh, Jr.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound tape reel, 7 inch reel, 1/4 inch tape)
1 Sound recording (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.)
Oklahoma
Date:
1982 June 25
Contents:
Pete Seeger--Talking song; Arlo Guthrie--Ladies auxillary--Do-Re-Mi---Washington; Pete Seeger--Why oh why; Marjorie Guthrie--Clara; Hobo's lullaby--Oklahoma hills; Pete Seeger--So long, its been good to know you; All--This land is your land
Local Numbers:
FP-1982-7RR-0083
General:
CDR copy
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, June 25, 1982.
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; please submit this form. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1982, Item FP-1982-7RR-0083
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife / Series 5: Oklahoma / Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1982-ref2618

Tribute to Woody Guthrie- Festival of American Folklife 1982-disc one

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife (1982)  Search this
Performer:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Guthrie, Arlo  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Gilbert, Ronnie  Search this
Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008  Search this
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-  Search this
White, Josh, Jr.  Search this
Logsdon, Guy William (field worker)  Search this
Leventhal, Harold  Search this
Guthrie, Cathy Ann, 1943-1947  Search this
Seeger, Toshi  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound disc (digital, 4 3/4 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound discs
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Oklahoma
New York
Contents:
1. Intro 2. Going Down This Old Dusty Road 3. Narrative- Terkel 4. Hard Travelin' 5. Pretty Boy Floyd 6. Narrative 7. I'm Gonna to Mail Myself to You 8. Narrative 9. 900 Miles 10. Narrative 11. Roll On Columbia 12. Narrative 13. Sinking of the Reuben James 14. Pastures of Plenty 15. 1913 Massacre 16. I've Got to Know 17. Lonesome Valley 18. Instrumental 19. Narrative 20. Union Maid
Track Information:
101 Intro / Ralph Rinzler.

102 Going Down This Old Dusty Road / Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Ronnie Gilbert. Banjo,Guitar.

103 Narrative / Studs Terkel.

104 Hard Traveling / Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Ronnie Gilbert. Banjo,Guitar.

105 Pretty Boy Floyd / Arlo Guthrie. Guitar.

106 My Curly Headed Baby / Bernice Johnson Reagon.

107 Mail Myself to You / Josh, Jr. White. Guitar.

108 Narrative / Ronnie Gilbert.

109 900 Miles / Bernice Johnson Reagon.

110 Narrative / Guy William Logsdon.

111 Roll On Columbia / Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Ronnie Gilbert. Banjo,Guitar.

112 Narrative / Guy William Logsdon.

113 The Sinking of the Reuben James / Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Ronnie Gilbert. Banjo,Guitar.

114 Pastures of Plenty / Josh, Jr. White. Guitar.

115 1913 Massacre / Arlo Guthrie. Guitar.

116 I've Got to Know / Bernice Johnson Reagon.

117 Lonesome Valley / Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Ronnie Gilbert. Banjo,Guitar.

118 Woody's Rag / Ralph Rinzler, Arlo Guthrie, Ronnie Gilbert. Banjo,Guitar,Mandolin.

119 Narrative / Harold Leventhal, Marjorie Guthrie, Toshi Seeger.

120 Union Maid / Ronnie Gilbert. Banjo,Guitar.
Local Numbers:
FP-CDR-0023
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, 1982.
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; please submit this form. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Folksong revival  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Mandolin  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1982, Item FP-CDR-0023
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife / Series 5: Oklahoma / Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1982-ref2937

Tribute to Woody Guthrie- Festival of American Folklife 1982

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife (1982)  Search this
Performer:
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-  Search this
Logsdon, Guy William (field worker)  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Guthrie, Arlo  Search this
Gilbert, Ronnie  Search this
White, Josh, Jr.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound disc (digital, 4 3/4 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound discs
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Oklahoma
New York
Contents:
1. Deportees 2. Narrative 3. Talkin' Blues 4. Ladies Auxiliary 5. Do-Re-Mi 6. Narrative 7. Why Oh Why 8. Narrative 9. Hobo's Lullaby 10. Oklahoma Hills 11. So Long, Its Been Good to Know You 12. This Land is Your Land
Track Information:
101 Deportees (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos) / Bernice Johnson Reagon. Guitar.

102 Narrative / Guy William Logsdon.

103 Talkin' Blues / Pete Seeger. Banjo.

104 Ladies Auxilary / Arlo Guthrie. Guitar.

105 Do-Re-Mi / Arlo Guthrie. Guitar.

106 Narrative / Arlo Guthrie.

107 Why, Oh Why? / Pete Seeger. Banjo.

108 Narrative / Ronnie Gilbert.

109 Hobo's Lullaby / Josh, Jr. White. Guitar.

110 Oklahoma Hills / Arlo Guthrie. Guitar.

111 So Long, It's Been Good to Know You / Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Ronnie Gilbert. Guitar.

112 This Land is Your Land / Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Ronnie Gilbert. Guitar.
Local Numbers:
FP-CDR-0024
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, 1982.
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; please submit this form. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Folksong revival  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1982, Item FP-CDR-0024
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife / Series 5: Oklahoma / Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1982-ref2938

Pete Seeger, Bookmiller Shannon, Seth Mize, Bogan, Martin and Armstrong

Creator:
Festival of American Folklife  Search this
Walker, Robert Henry (recorder)  Search this
Artist:
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Shannon, Bookmiller, 1908-1985  Search this
Mize, Seth  Search this
Riddle, Almeda  Search this
Martin, Bogan & the Armstrongs  Search this
Performer:
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Shannon, Bookmiller, 1908-1985  Search this
Mize, Seth  Search this
Riddle, Almeda  Search this
Martin, Carl, 1906-1979  Search this
Armstrong, Howard, 1909-2003  Search this
Bogan, Ted, 1910-1990  Search this
Martin, Bogan & the Armstrongs  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
Anglo-American  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
New York
Arkansas
Tennessee
Date:
1970 July 5
Track Information:
203 Bourgeois Blues / Pete Seeger. Guitar.

205 The Eighth of January / Bookmiller Shannon, Seth Mize.

103 Lazy Man Hansen (Du Du Liegst Mir im Herzen) / Carl Martin, Howard Armstrong, Ted Bogan. Guitar,Fiddle.

101 Study War No More (Down By the Riverside) / Martin, Bogan & the Armstrongs. Guitar,Fiddle,Mandolin.

102 Barnyard Dance, The (Vegetable Song, The) / Martin, Bogan & the Armstrongs. Guitar,Fiddle,Mandolin.

104 Jesus Loves You / Carl Martin, Howard Armstrong, Ted Bogan. Guitar,Fiddle,Mandolin.

106 The Lonesome Dove / Almeda Riddle.

107 La La La Chi Cala Leo / Almeda Riddle.

201 I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly (frag.) / Pete Seeger. Guitar.

202 Irene (Goodnight Irene)(frag.) / Pete Seeger. Guitar.

204 Guantanamera / Pete Seeger. Guitar.

304 Bring Me a Little Water, Silvy / Pete Seeger. Guitar.

206 Leather Britches / Bookmiller Shannon, Seth Mize.

207 The Cow Song / Bookmiller Shannon, Seth Mize.

208 Ozark Mountain Rag / Bookmiller Shannon, Seth Mize.

209 Sally Goodin' / Bookmiller Shannon, Seth Mize.
General note:
DPA number 70.101.58
Local Numbers:
FP-1970-7RR-0058
General:
CDR copy- Disc 463
70.101.58
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 5, 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:
Folksong revival  Search this
String band  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Ballads  Search this
Music -- Juvenile  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Violin  Search this
Mandolin  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-0058
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1970-ref292

Smothers Brothers Collection

Creator:
Smothers Brothers  Search this
Names:
Paulsen, Pat  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Extent:
7 Cubic feet (21 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Biography files
Clippings
Color slides
Contact sheets
Contracts
Itineraries
Legal records
Letters (correspondence)
Photograph albums
Photographs
Color prints (photographs)
Programs
Press releases
Scrapbooks
Scripts (documents)
Date:
1959-2008, undated
Summary:
The collection documents the lives and careers of the Smothers Brothers, with emphasis on their 1960s television variety show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.
Scope and Contents:
Collection documents the private lives and professional careers of Tom and Dick Smothers, with emphasis on their television variety show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. The largest portion of the collection contains photographic materials. Publicity materials including press releases, programs, newspaper clippings, and magazine articles; correspondence containing fan mail (some from famous persons such as Lucille Ball, Jack Paar, and others), letters from viewers both complimentary and critical of shows, and letters from members of Congress; business records including contracts, tour itineraries, talent agency materials, scripts, and scrapbooks; and legal documents relating to the lawsuit against Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) are also found in the collection. Collection is arranged into three series: Series 1, Photographs, 1961-2007, undated; Series 2, Business Records, 1959-2002, undated; and Series 3, Personal Papers, 1966-2008, undated.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into three series:

Series 1: Photographic Materials, 1961-2007, undated

Subseries 1.1: Television Shows, 1966-1989, undated

Subseries 1.2: Specials, Tours, and Public Appearances, 1964-1988, undated

Subseries 1.3: Motion Picture Films and Theatre, 1969-1982

Subseries 1.4: General, 1961-2007, undated

Subseries 1.5: Promotional, 1961-2003, undated

Series 2: Business Records, 1959-2002, undated

Subseries 2.1: Press, 1960-2002, undated

Subseries 2.2: Employee Files, 1959-1999, undated

Subseries 2.3: Smothers Brothers v. Columbia Broadcasting System, Incorporated (CBS), 1966-1972, undated

Subseries 2.4: Correspondence, 1960-1996

Subseries 2.5: Performance Materials, 1962-1993, undated

Subseries 2.6: Fan Club, 1990-1992, undated

Series 3: Personal Papers, 1966-2008, undated
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Duncan Family Yo-Yo Collection NMAH.AC.0807

Colonna, Farrell Wine Label Collection NMAH.AC.0626

Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 16: Country, Western and Folk Music NMAH.AC.0300

Bob Rule Papers, NMAH.AC.0855
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Comedy  Search this
Folk singers  Search this
Television personalities  Search this
Television  Search this
Variety shows (Television programs) -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Biography files
Clippings -- 20th century
Color slides -- 20th century
Contact sheets
Contracts
Itineraries
Legal records
Letters (correspondence) -- 20th century.
Photograph albums
Photographs -- 20th century
Color prints (photographs) -- 20th century
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- 20th century
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- 20th century
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film
Programs
Press releases
Scrapbooks
Scripts (documents)
Photographs -- 20th century -- Color prints
Citation:
Smothers Brothers Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1437
See more items in:
Smothers Brothers Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1437
Online Media:

Dan Smith; Pete Seeger; Ed Morris; George Franklin Washington

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. America's Appetite for Energy Program 1977 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Artist:
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Smith, Dan J., 1911-1994  Search this
Morris, Ed, 1938-1982  Search this
Washington, George Franklin  Search this
Performer:
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Smith, Dan J., 1911-1994  Search this
Morris, Ed, 1938-1982  Search this
Washington, George Franklin  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording
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.)
Mississippi
Kentucky
Louisville (Ky.)
New York
Date:
1977 October 6
Track Information:
102 The Cotton Needs Pickin' So Bad / Ed Morris, Pete Seeger, Dan Smith. Guitar,Harmonica,Banjo.

103 I'm Working on a Building / Ed Morris, Pete Seeger, Dan Smith. Guitar,Harmonica,Banjo.

104 Ride the Train / Ed Morris, Pete Seeger, Dan Smith. Guitar,Harmonica,Banjo.

105 Name of the Father / Ed Morris, Pete Seeger, Dan Smith. Guitar,Harmonica,Banjo.

106 You're Gonna Need Somewhere to Lay Your Head / Ed Morris, Pete Seeger, Dan Smith. Guitar,Harmonica,Banjo.

107 Prodigal Son / Pete Seeger, Dan Smith, George Franklin Washington. Guitar,Harmonica,Banjo,Spoons (Musical instrument).

108 Introduction / George Franklin Washington. Spoons (Musical instrument).

109 Life is Just What You Make It / George Franklin Washington. Spoons (Musical instrument).

110 Any Way You Take It / George Franklin Washington. Spoons (Musical instrument).

111 Hambone / George Franklin Washington. Spoons (Musical instrument).
Local Numbers:
FP-1977-7RR-0036
General:
CDR copy- Disc 464
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, October 6, 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:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Jug band music  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Harmonica  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Spoons (Musical instrument)  Search this
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-0036
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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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1977-ref100

Guantanamera [music]

Composer:
Marti, Jose  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Angulo, Hector  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical History  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
14 Items (copy scores, 31 cm.)
Container:
Box 137 (Series 1), Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Copy scores
Music
Parts (musical)
Manuscripts
Scope and Contents:
14 parts.
Guantanamera is contained in one folder consisting of 14 parts in Bb Major concert -- in ink -- in unidentified hand.
Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; drums; piano.
Biographical / Historical:
From the Mercer Ellington Library. Statement of responsibilty taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro.
General:
Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original and master audiovisual materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Copy scores
Music
Parts (musical)
Manuscripts -- Music -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.8: G
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref40215

Woody Guthrie Sings Folk Songs [sound recording]

Performer:
Guthrie, Woody 1912-1967  Search this
Leadbelly 1885-1949  Search this
Terry, Sonny  Search this
Houston, Cisco  Search this
Hawes, Bess Lomax 1921-2009  Search this
Liner notes:
Seeger, Pete 1919-2014  Search this
Recorder:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Culture:
Anglo-American  Search this
Americans  Search this
Type:
Compact disc
Place:
United States
Oklahoma
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1989
1962
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
Folksong revival  Search this
Folk songs  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Harmonica  Search this
Violin  Search this
Local number:
Folkways 2483 ; Smithsonian Folkways 40007
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_233449

Darling Corey [sound recording] / Peter Seeger ; edited by Alan Lomax ; recorded by Moses Asch

Performer:
Seeger, Pete 1919-2014  Search this
Editor:
Lomax, Alan 1915-2002  Search this
Recorder:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 10 in
Culture:
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Date:
1950
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
Folk songs, English  Search this
Banjo music  Search this
Local number:
Folkways 2003 ; Smithsonian Folkways 40018
FW02003
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact Archives staff for additional information
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_246619
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Goofing-Off Suite [sound recording]

Performer:
Seeger, Pete 1919-2014  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 10 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
Date:
1955
Topic:
Folk songs  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Mandolin  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Chalil  Search this
Local number:
Folkways 43-2 ; Folkways 2045
FW-ASCH-LP-0372
FW02045
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only, see 40018.
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_314606
Online Media:

Lonesome valley : A collection of American Folk Music [sound recording]

Recorder:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Performer:
Seeger, Pete 1919-2014  Search this
Hawes, Bess Lomax 1921-2009  Search this
Glazer, Tom  Search this
Houston, Cisco  Search this
Hawes, Butch 1919-1971  Search this
Hays, Lee 1914-1981  Search this
Guthrie, Woody 1912-1967  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm; 12 in. re-issue
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 10 in. original
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
Date:
1950
1950-1960
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Local number:
Folkways 10 ; Folkways 2010
FW02010
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_231494
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Smoky Mountain ballads [sound recording] / sung by Bascom Lamar Lunsford

Title:
Smoky Mt. ballads
Commentator:
Lunsford, Bascom Lamar 1882-1973  Search this
Seeger, Pete 1919-2014  Search this
Bronson, Bertrand Harris 1902-  Search this
Lynne, Frances  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Anglo-American  Search this
Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
Great Smoky Mountains (N.C. and Tenn.)
United States
Tennessee
North Carolina
Date:
1953
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
Ballads  Search this
Children's songs  Search this
Banjo music  Search this
Work songs  Search this
Folk songs, English  Search this
Old-time music  Search this
Children  Search this
Local number:
Folkways 2040 ; Folkways 40
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_231509

Negro prison camp worksongs [sound recording] / recorded by Toshi & Peter Seeger ... [et al.]

Recorder:
Seeger, Pete 1919-2014  Search this
Seeger, Toshi  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
Texas
Date:
1956
1950-1960
Topic:
Prisoner's songs  Search this
Work songs  Search this
Prisoners' songs  Search this
Local number:
Folkways 4475 ; Folkways 475
FW04475
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_232241
Online Media:

Russian Folk Songs: Songs and Dances of Central Russia [sound recording]

Creator:
Pianitsky Chorus and Orchestra  Search this
Producer:
Seeger, Pete 1919-2014  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
Russia
Date:
1954
Topic:
World music  Search this
Russia  Search this
Local number:
Folkways 6820 ; Folkways 820
FW06820
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_232543
Online Media:

Songs to grow on. Vol. 2 [sound recording] : a collection of American folk songs for children / as conceived by Beatrice Landeck ; recorded by Moses Asch

Title:
Songs to grow on, volume 2, school days
Creator:
Landeck, Beatrice  Search this
Performer:
Seeger, Pete 1919-2014  Search this
Van Wey, Adelaide  Search this
Houston, Cisco  Search this
Bailey, Charity  Search this
Leadbelly 1885-1949  Search this
Recorder:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Anglo-American  Search this
Americans  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
Date:
1951
1950-1960
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
Children's songs  Search this
Singing games  Search this
Local number:
Folkways 7020 ; Folkways 20
Restrictions & Rights:
Access by appointment
See more items in:
Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_232604

This land is my land [sound recording] : a collection of American folk songs

Title:
This land is my land: American work songs-- songs to grow on vol. 3
Recorder:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Performer:
Guthrie, Woody 1912-1967  Search this
Eskin, Sam  Search this
Bonyun, Bill  Search this
McClintock, Harry K. (Harry Kirby) 1882-1957  Search this
Seeger, Pete 1919-2014  Search this
Houston, Cisco  Search this
Leadbelly 1885-1949  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Anglo-American  Search this
Americans  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
Date:
1951
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
Folk songs, English  Search this
Children's songs  Search this
Work songs  Search this
Local number:
Folkways 7027 ; Folkways 27
FW07027
Restrictions & Rights:
Access by appointment
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_232606
Online Media:

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
See more items in:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-cfch-rinz
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