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Michigan Fieldwork: Interview: Sinclair Brothers; Live Dulcimer APR

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Michigan Program 1987 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Singer, Eliot (field worker)  Search this
Performer:
Sinclair Brothers (Musical group)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Michigan
Date:
1987 April
Contents:
A: INTVW W/ SINCLAIR BROS., CLOIS & HARLEY; B: LIVE DULCIMER W SINCLAIR BROS, JORDAN BUCK, TENOR BANJO, AT WHOSESTORY, REC' BY JOHN KELLEY D90
Local Numbers:
FP-1987-CT-0119
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
United States
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Michigan, United States, April.
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:
Folksong revival  Search this
Appalachian dulcimer  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-0119
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1987 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1987 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: Michigan / Fieldwork
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1987-ref1240

J. Scott Odell folk music collection

Source:
National Museum of American History. Division of Musical History.  Search this
National Museum of American History. Division of Musical History.  Search this
Collector:
Odell, Scott, 1935-  Search this
Names:
Bread and Puppet Theater  Search this
Festival of American Folklife  Search this
Smithsonian Folklife Festival  Search this
Porter, Burt, 1937-  Search this
Extent:
18 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Field notes
Audiotapes
Posters
Reports
Correspondence
Photographs
Place:
Appalachian Region
North Carolina
Virginia
Vermont
Date:
1964-1977
Summary:
The J. Scott Odell folk music collection (1945-2016, inclusive) contains AV recordings, photographs, correspondence, writings, and other materials relating to Odell's career at the Smithsonian as a musical instrument conservator and researcher of American music traditions. The collection largely consists of materials relating to Odell's research trips (often combined with personal visits) throughout the Eastern United States. Research strengths of the collection include the history of the Appalachian dulcimer and banjo, the Smithsonian Folkways project "Black Banjo Songsters," musician and poet Burt Porter, and the Bread and Puppet Theater.
Scope/Contents note:
The J. Scott Odell Folk Music Collection, which includes materials dating from 1945-2016, documents the research, professional work, and personal relations of J. Scott Odell (b. 1935). Odell worked at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History (NMAH) as a musical instrument conservator and traveled throughout the Eastern United States documenting a variety of musical instruments and traditions. The collection reflects his research trips and other travels; the development of exhibits and performance of music and dance at the Smithsonian; and the relationships Odell developed with the musicians, craftspeople, informants, and other people he worked with throughout his career.

Research strengths of this collection include notes, photographs, and recordings from Odell's fieldwork; extensive documentation of Odell's work on the Smithsonian Folkways project Black Banjo Songsters, in collaboration with folklorist Cecelia Conway; and materials pertaining to the Bread and Puppet Theater (based in Glover, Vermont). Significant places documented include southwest Virginia (Galax), nearby North Carolina (Shelton-Laurel), the surrounding tri-state area, and Vermont (Glover). Significant individuals represented in the collection include Odell, Burt Porter, Ralph Rinzler, and other well-known musicians. The most prominent instrument information in the collection relates to the banjo and the Appalachian dulcimer, although the American fiddle tradition and other instruments are also represented. Materials include photographs (negatives and prints), field notes, trip reports, correspondence, slides, writings, and AV materials. This collection may also be of interest to researchers of AV history and evolution. The wide variety of formats found in the collection maps the development of popular recording media. The collection includes open-reel tapes, Hi-8 tapes, DATs, mini-DV tapes, Betacam and Betacam SP tapes, VHS and SVHS tapes, cassettes, optical discs, mini-discs, and Zip discs.

This collection was initially established in 2008, when it was transferred from Archives Center at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History (NMAH) to the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives & Collections (RRFAC), Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (CFCH). (NMAH Archives Center had received the collection from the Division of Musical History.) Since 2008, the collection has been significantly expanded, more than doubling in size between 2008 and 2016. (These additional materials can be found in Series 8, Accruals.) With these deposits, the scope of the collection expanded beyond Odell's Appalachian dulcimer research and instrument conservator duties to include his banjo research, travels, relationships with musicians (particularly Burt Porter), and involvement with the Bread and Puppet Theater.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged in eight series as follows: (1) Correspondence, 1963-1978; (2) Folk Instruments Research; (3) Collected Publications and Ephemera; (4) Collecting Trips; (5) Publications; (6) Sound Recordings; (7) Oversize Materials; and (8) Accruals. Within each series and subseries, folders are arranged thematically, alphabetically, and/or chronologically.

Series 1-7 reflect the order of the original transfer from the Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Series 8 (Accruals) encompasses several deposits made by Scott Odell of additional materials between 2011 and 2017. Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives staff, in collaboration with Odell, imposed order upon Series 8.

Researchers should note that, when performing research in Series 8 (Accruals), they might need to consult multiple boxes, even when working within a single subseries where the intellectual arrangement in the finding aid does not always align with the physical arrangement of the materials. This separation between the intellectual and physical arrangement is due in part to the order in which RRFAC received each deposit, the format of the materials (i.e., papers vs. photographs vs. AV items), and earlier digitization efforts.
Biographical/Historical note:
Jay Scott Odell (b. 1935) was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, to Adalberta Lavoie Odell and Jay Geddes Odell. The family moved frequently throughout his childhood, resulting in Odell having lived at fourteen different addresses and attending seven different schools by the time he graduated high school in 1953. When the family settled in Mamaroneck, New York, in 1950, Odell met poet Peter Kane Dufault, and musician and poet Burt Porter, two figures who would go on to strongly influence his personal and professional development. It was on the advice of Dufault, for example, that Odell apprenticed with harpsichord-maker William Dowd after college.

Odell attended Middlebury College where he met his future wife, Dorothy "Dottie" Hiebert. After graduating in 1957, Hiebert moved to France and Odell took a position on the boat of Dutch writer Jan DeHartog before joining Hiebert to travel Europe. By 1959, they had returned to the United States (Boston, Massachusetts) and married. It was at this point in their lives that they became active in the peace movement and the early Folk Revival. Odell's relationship with Burt Porter continued, and he developed contacts with other musicians including Peter and Polly Gott, Tom "Tom Banjo" Azarian, Mike Seeger, and Tracy Schwartz. The Odells also became involved with the Bread and Puppet Theater group, founded by Peter and Elka Schumann, which established its primary location in Glover, Vermont, near Porter's property.

Odell is particularly notable for his work in musical instrument conservation at the Smithsonian Institution and his involvement in the development of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. In 1963, following his harpsichord apprenticeship with William Dowd, Odell was hired by the Smithsonian as a musical instrument conservator. Under Cynthia Hoover and C. Malcolm Watkins, he established a restoration workshop for musical instruments at the National Museum of History and Technology, now the National Museum of American History. Over the course of his career, Odell served not only as a conservator but also as head of a technical laboratory and, eventually, as the first director of conservation at the National Museum of American History.

Odell was a key figure in the shifting philosophy of the musical instrument department regarding its collections and acquisition practices. With Hoover, Odell helped establish and facilitate a concert series with the mission of "[taking] the instruments out of their cases and [letting] them sing" – a major innovation in museum programming. Odell's commitment to bringing music history and traditions to life manifested in the expansion of the Smithsonian concert series, his relationship with Ralph Rinzler, and his early involvement with the Festival of American Folklife, now the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Although his professional training was in working with historical keyboard instruments, Odell's lifelong interest in traditional and regional music had a significant impact on his career. Between 1964 and 1977, when Odell was head of the laboratory at the Smithsonian Institution's Division of Musical Instruments, he undertook a series of collecting trips throughout the Eastern United States to expand the Division's collection of traditional American instruments.

In 1964, Odell and Porter attended the Annual Galax Old Time Fiddlers Convention. Following this initial trip, Hoover and Watkins supported Odell's efforts to, in addition to acquiring objects for the collection, research and record the cultural contexts of those instruments. Over the course of these trips, Odell built personal relationships with many of the musicians and craftspeople with whom he worked, including the Melton-Russell family, Tommy Jarrell, and Fred Cockerham.

Odell retired in 1993, but continued contract work at the Smithsonian. Working for the National Museum of American History, he assisted with the care and description of the Museum's banjo collection, as well as the acquisition of the Grimes and Jeffries dulcimer collection. He has also maintained associations with the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. In 1998, Odell co-produced a record through Smithsonian Folkways with folklorist Cecelia Conway titled "Black Banjo Songsters," which focused on the African American banjo tradition and featured many of the artists with whom Odell had built relationships.
Related Materials note:
Materials relating to Odell's career at the Smithsonian can also be found in the Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA), particularly in the records of the NMAH Musical History Division.

Materials relating to the Bread and Puppet Theater can also be found in the archives of the Bread and Puppet Theater (via the Internet Archive); the University of Vermont; and the University of California, Davis.
Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 for additional information.
Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact the archives staff for information.
Topic:
Folk music—United States  Search this
Stringed instruments  Search this
Fiddle  Search this
Mouth bow  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Appalachian dulcimer  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Audiotapes
Posters
Reports
Correspondence -- 1930-1950
Photographs -- 1960-1980 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Citation:
J. Scott Odell folk music collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ODEL
See more items in:
J. Scott Odell folk music collection
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-cfch-odel
Online Media:

FI 8352 The Appalachian Dulcimer by Jean Ritchie

Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Container:
Box 34, Folder 52
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1963
Scope and Contents note:
Cover reproductions, correspondence, production notes, label copy proof
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or (202) 633-7322 for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, File Asch_02_034_052
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 2: Folkways Production / 2.1: Production Files
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref7282

FI 8352 The Appalachian Dulcimer by Jean Ritchie

Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Container:
Box 34, Folder 53
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1963
Scope and Contents note:
Liner notes
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or (202) 633-7322 for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, File Asch_02_034_053
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 2: Folkways Production / 2.1: Production Files
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref7284

FI 8352 The Appalachian Dulcimer by Jean Ritchie

Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Container:
Box 34, Folder 54
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1963
Scope and Contents note:
Liner notes
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or (202) 633-7322 for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, File Asch_02_034_054
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 2: Folkways Production / 2.1: Production Files
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref7286

FI 8352 The Appalachian Dulcimer by Jean Ritchie

Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Container:
Box 34, Folder 55
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1963
Scope and Contents note:
Liner notes
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or (202) 633-7322 for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, File Asch_02_034_055
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 2: Folkways Production / 2.1: Production Files
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref7288

Recording of Bessie Wells, banjo and dulcimer 1982

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Oklahoma Program 1982 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Bailey, Jay, 1935-1995 (field worker)  Search this
Wells, Bessie, 1900-1997  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound cassettes
Place:
Oklahoma
United States
Elk City (Okla.)
Date:
1982
Local Numbers:
FP-1982-CT-0058
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Elk City (Okla.), United States, Oklahoma, 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:
String band  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Appalachian dulcimer  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-CT-0058
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 / 5.1: Fieldwork
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1982-ref2913

LS-0048

Collection Creator:
Spandorf, Lily  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawings (visual works) (Medium: pen/manila paper, 14 x 10.5)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 4, Item LS-0048
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings (visual works)
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents note:
Woman plays guitar. Two Appalachian dulcimers and a mandolin hang from wall and two people in background. Inscription reads, "At the McSpadden 'Dulcimer Shoppe' / Sandra Hensley / Forest City, Ark."

Subject: Sandra Hensley

Festival Program: Arkansas

Signed: yes
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or 202-633-7322 for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Lily Spandorf drawings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Lily Spandorf drawings
Lily Spandorf drawings / Drawings and Papers
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-span-ref4442

LS-0144

Collection Creator:
Spandorf, Lily  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawings (visual works) (Medium: pen)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4, Item LS-0144
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings (visual works)
Scope and Contents note:
Woman playing Appalachian dulcimer [?].

Signed: yes
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or 202-633-7322 for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Lily Spandorf drawings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
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Lily Spandorf drawings
Lily Spandorf drawings / Drawings and Papers
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-span-ref4635

LS-0192

Collection Creator:
Spandorf, Lily  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawings (visual works) (Medium: pen)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5, Item LS-0192
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings (visual works)
Scope and Contents note:
Woman playing an Appalachian dulcimer.

Signed: yes
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or 202-633-7322 for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Lily Spandorf drawings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Lily Spandorf drawings
Lily Spandorf drawings / Drawings and Papers
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-span-ref4732

Sound roll recordings from the production of the film on the 1968 Festival: Bill McElreath; Jean Ritchie; Crafts people- Doll making; Sheep shearing; Blacksmiths

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife (1968)  Search this
Artist:
McElreath, Bill, 1904-1974  Search this
Ritchie, Jean  Search this
Performer:
McElreath, Bill, 1904-1974  Search this
Ritchie, Jean  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (5 inch reel, 1/4 inch tape)
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
North Carolina
Kentucky
New York
Date:
1968 July 5-1968 July 6
Contents:
Wood carving; Whistling rufus; Spinning wheel; Navajo wool processing; Blacksmith; Sorghum making; Butter churning; Doll making tent; Potter's pavillion; Dulcimer
Track Information:
101 Mountain Clog Dancer / Bill McElreath.

102 Dulcimer / Jean Ritchie. Appalachian dulcimer. English language.

105 Blacksmith.

104 Shearing.

103 Dollmaking.
General note:
Other number SB-4
Local Numbers:
FP-1968-RR-0042
General:
CDR copy
SP-4
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 16, 1968.
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:
Dance  Search this
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Songs and music  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Appalachian dulcimer  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Dollmaking  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1968 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections , Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1968, Item FP-1968-5RR-0042
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1968 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1968 Festival of American Folklife / Series 3: Performances / 3.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1968-ref163

Jean Ritchie; Dewey Shepherd; Clint Howard and Fred Price; Bill McElreath and Red Parham; Swan Silvertones

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife (1968)  Search this
Artist:
Ritchie, Jean  Search this
Shepherd, Dewey, 1906-1996  Search this
Howard, Clint, 1930-2011  Search this
Price, Fred, 1915-1987  Search this
McElreath, Bill, 1904-1974  Search this
Performer:
Ritchie, Jean  Search this
Shepherd, Dewey, 1906-1996  Search this
Howard, Clint, 1930-2011  Search this
Price, Fred, 1915-1987  Search this
McElreath, Bill, 1904-1974  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)
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Kentucky
New York
Tennessee
North Carolina
Date:
1968 July 5
Track Information:
101 Ballad Singer and Dulcimer Player / Jean Ritchie. Appalachian dulcimer. English language.

102 Fiddler and Ballad Singer / Dewey Shepherd. Fiddle. English language.

103 Guitar and Singer / Clint Howard. Guitar. English language.

104 Fiddler / Fred Price. Fiddle. English language.

105 Mountain Clog Dancer / Bill McElreath.
General note:
DPA number 68.101.05
Local Numbers:
FP-1968-RR-0005
General:
CDR copy
68.101.05
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 5, 1968.
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:
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Songs and music  Search this
Ballads  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
String band  Search this
Dance  Search this
Appalachian dulcimer  Search this
Violin  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Clog dancing  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1968 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections , Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1968, Item FP-1968-10RR-0005
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1968 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1968 Festival of American Folklife / Series 3: Performances / 3.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1968-ref57

mono dub of 68.101.05 (Jean Ritchie; Dewey Shepherd; Clint Howard and Fred Price; Bill McElreath)

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife (1968)  Search this
Artist:
Ritchie, Jean  Search this
Shepherd, Dewey, 1906-1996  Search this
Price, Fred, 1915-1987  Search this
Howard, Clint, 1930-2011  Search this
McElreath, Bill, 1904-1974  Search this
Performer:
Ritchie, Jean  Search this
Shepherd, Dewey, 1906-1996  Search this
Price, Fred, 1915-1987  Search this
Howard, Clint, 1930-2011  Search this
McElreath, Bill, 1904-1974  Search this
Howard, Clarence  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)
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Kentucky
New York
Tennessee
North Carolina
Date:
1968 July 5
Contents:
Jean Ritchie--Cuckoo bird--What will I do with the Baby-O--Redeeming river; Dewey Shepherd--Square dance tune--Daniel in the lion's den--Snow white shirt
Track Information:
101 Ballad Singer and Dulcimer Player / Jean Ritchie. Appalachian dulcimer. English language.

102 Fiddler and Ballad Singer / Dewey Shepherd. Fiddle. English language.

103 Tennessee String Band / Clarence Howard, Clint Howard, Fred Price. Fiddle,Guitar. English language.

104 Mountain Clog Dancer / Bill McElreath.
General note:
DPA number 68.101.20
Local Numbers:
FP-1968-RR-0020
General:
CDR copy
68.101.20
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 5, 1968.
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:
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Songs and music  Search this
Ballads  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
String band  Search this
Dance  Search this
Appalachian dulcimer  Search this
Violin  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1968 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections , Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1968, Item FP-1968-7RR-0020
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1968 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1968 Festival of American Folklife / Series 3: Performances / 3.3: Audio
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Houston Stackhouse; Willie Morris; U. Utah Phillips; Jean Ritchie

Creator:
Union Workers Stage 1972  Search this
Artist:
Stackhouse, Houston, 1910-1980  Search this
Morris, Willie, 1906-  Search this
Phillips, Utah  Search this
Ritchie, Jean  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)
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Illinois
Chicago (Ill.)
Utah
Kentucky
Date:
1972 July 2
Track Information:
101 null / Guitar,Appalachian dulcimer.
General note:
DPA number 72.503.04
Local Numbers:
FP-1972-7RR-0067
General:
72.503.04
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 2, 1972.
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 songs -- United States  Search this
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Songs and music  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Appalachian dulcimer  Search this
Labor  Search this
occupational folklore  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1972 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1972, Item FP-1972-7RR-0067
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1972 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1972 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: Union Workers / 4.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
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Jean Ritchie

Creator:
Union Workers Stage 1972  Search this
Artist:
Ritchie, Jean  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)
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.)
Kentucky
Date:
1972 July 4
Contents:
Jean Ritchie--Nottamun Town (frag)--See the waters--Susan girl--Ballad of Henry McCracken
Track Information:
101 null / Appalachian dulcimer.
General note:
DPA number 72.505.06
Local Numbers:
FP-1972-7RR-0090
General:
CDR copy
72.505.06
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 4, 1972.
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:
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Songs and music  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Ballads  Search this
Appalachian dulcimer  Search this
Labor  Search this
occupational folklore  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1972 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1972, Item FP-1972-7RR-0090
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1972 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1972 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: Union Workers / 4.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
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EDAN-URL:
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stereo dub of 70.101.18 Ollie Gilbert; Seth Mize; Bookmiller Shannon; Phyllis Whitfield; Jimmy driftwood; Sherman Ward, Dean Hensley; Violet Hensley; Sandra Hensley

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Arkansas Program 1970 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Artist:
Gilbert, Ollie  Search this
Shannon, Bookmiller, 1908-1985  Search this
Avey, Lonnie, 1910-1983  Search this
Whitfield, Phyllis  Search this
Driftwood, Jimmie  Search this
Ward, Sherman, 1933-1995  Search this
Hinsley, Dean  Search this
Performer:
Gilbert, Ollie  Search this
Shannon, Bookmiller, 1908-1985  Search this
Avey, Lonnie, 1910-1983  Search this
Whitfield, Phyllis  Search this
Driftwood, Jimmie  Search this
Ward, Sherman, 1933-1995  Search this
Hinsley, Dean  Search this
Mize, Seth  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)
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Arkansas
Date:
1970 July 5
Contents:
Jimmie Driftwood (MC); Ollie Gilbert--Plant sweet flowers on my grave--Go wash in that beautiful pool; Bookmiller Shannon and Seth Mize--Fort Smith--Ozark Mountain rag; Phyllis Whitfield--Way down in deep holler--Amazing grace; Jimmie Driftwood--mouth bow; Sherman Ward and Dean Hensley--Arkansas traveller skit; Dean Hensley--Preacher and the bear; Violet and Sandra Hensley--Take me back to Tulsa--unk
Track Information:
101 Ballad Singer / Ollie Gilbert.

102 String Band / Bookmiller Shannon, Lonnie Avey, Seth Mize. Guitar,Fiddle,Banjo.

103 Dulcimer Player / Phyllis Whitfield. Appalachian dulcimer.

104 Ozark Ballad Singer / Jimmie Driftwood. Guitar.

105 Guitarist and Singer / Sherman Ward. Guitar.

106 Mandolin Player / Dean Hinsley. Mandolin.
General note:
DPA number 70.101.68
Local Numbers:
FP-1970-7RR-0068
General:
CDR copy
70.101.68
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:
Ballads  Search this
String band  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Violin  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Appalachian dulcimer  Search this
Mandolin  Search this
Folk songs -- Arkansas  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-0068
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1970 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1970 Festival of American Folklife / Series 2: Arkansas / 2.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
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Correspondance et Fabrication Nouveautes [Production correspondence]

Collection Creator:
UNESCO  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 110[d]
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1994-1995
Scope and Contents note:
Folder includes correspondence between UNESCO, ICTM, Auvidis, and others (e.g., correspondence from Lorraine Lee Hammond requesting support in producing an Appalachian dulcimer recording project).
General note:
File was originally housed in a binder for files 109-112 with the following heading: "Dossier de Travail Fabrication 1) Fabrication correspondence avec ICTM et Auvidis 2) Memos internes et Fabrications"
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at (202) 633-7322 for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music of the World records, Ralph Rinzler Folklikfe Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music of the World records
UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music of the World records / Series 1: Textual records
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-unes-ref333

bow

Object Name:
Bow
Other Terms:
Bow; Chordophone Instrument; Plucked Board Zither; Appalachian Dulcimer
Associated place:
United States: Virginia
Associated dates:
1875 00 00 / 1875 00 00
ID Number:
MI.65.1463
Catalog number:
65.1463
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-e33f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1160999

Psalmodikon

Maker:
Warmuth, C.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 3 3/8 in x 35 3/4 in x 3 1/2 in; 8.5725 cm x 90.805 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
psalmodikon
Other Terms:
Psalmodikon; Chordophone Instrument; Plucked Board Zither; Appalachian Dulcimer
Date made:
1840-1860
ID Number:
MI.204738
Accession number:
36143
Catalog number:
204738
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-e21e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1160982
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dulcimer

Object Name:
Dulcimer
Other Terms:
Dulcimer; Chordophone Instrument; Plucked Board Zither; Appalachian Dulcimer
Associated place:
United States: Virginia
Associated dates:
1875 00 00 / 1875 00 00
ID Number:
MI.259850
Accession number:
259850
Catalog number:
259850
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-e33e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1160998

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