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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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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
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Auto Clubs

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 1 (Series 3)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
1975
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of newsletters from D.C. Auto Club Council and Cadillac-LaSalle Club and correspondence regarding car repair. Correspondents include: Ralph Rinzler, Kenneth Lackie, Steven E. Sisson, Bill O'Day.
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_03_001_022
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Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings / Series 3: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk569b85134-d418-44bc-8807-ffd52959b701
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref1063

Derbyshire [?], Richard

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 1 (Series 3)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1991
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of correspondence with Richard Derbyshire regarding archival footage. Correspondence references Happy Traum, Doc Watson, Mike Seeger, Pete Seeger, Bill Monroe.
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_03_001_090
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Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings / Series 3: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5a73385c6-348d-47b0-84c2-91f2b0118c36
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref1201

Macon, Uncle Dave 4

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 3 (Series 3)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1972, 1960
undated
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of black and white photographs and negatives. File includes: Renfro Valley barn dance crew on the stage of barn, Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys, Molly O'Day or Lynn Davis [?], Deford Bailey (holding a harmonica), Mazy Todd and Fred Haley.
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_03_003_071
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Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk587b4e270-6553-431e-aa56-dad3b7c73aee
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref1524

Rinzler Activities 1963

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 5 (Series 3)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
1963
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of correspondence, envelopes, Goya Guitars folk festival brochure, Disc Collector order form, Oscar Brand clipping, insurance claim. Correspondents include: Robert Ganshaw, David Keefer, John Katz, Merrick Jarrett, Ed Kahn, John W. Griffin letter to the editor of Atlanta Journal and Constitution regarding Foggy Mountain Boys, W.E. Moeller to Bill Baiotto. File includes letter from Lisa Feldman with musical notation and lyrics for "The Haunted Falls". Materials reference the Greenbriar Boys.
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_03_005_015
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Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5caa1206e-c5e1-400a-a880-e77c6cf5c9b1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref1686

Rinzler Activities 1979-1983

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 5 (Series 3)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1979-1981, 1983
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of correspondence, Vanguard royalties bill, memorandum. Correspondents include: Henry Willet, Dick Lytle, Alan Bain, Michael W. Harris, Richard Derbyshire, Jo, S. Dillon Ripley, Phillip S. Huges. Correspondence references Rinzler trips to study Korean pottery (Ongi), to record Wilmot MacDonald, African Diaspora tape duplication, harpist Dewey Williams. File also includes memorandum to Peggy Loar regarding Southeastern Potteries exhibit and letter from Maraget C. Hird to Senator Bill Bradley regarding event at Smithville Mansion.
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_03_005_018
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Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5d60dc754-23c1-4b2f-b03a-ff9fbd659383
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref1692

Rinzler Activities 1992

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 5 (Series 3)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1992
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of business correspondence from 1992, memoranda regarding robbery in Louisiana. Correspondence references: Peggy Seeger, Bill Monroe, Tony Seeger, Earl Scruggs, Nancy Sweezy, Richard Kurin, Jim Stanton.
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_03_005_022
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Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk568d4356a-766b-44a9-96a3-8690d1e26970
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref1700

Rosenberg, Neil V.

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 5 (Series 3)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1963, 1993
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of correspondence with Neil V. Rosenberg. Correspondence references Grandpa Jones, Bill Monroe, Doc Watson, Roger Abrahams. Correspondence includes well wishing during Ralph's illness.
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_03_005_041
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Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5de5d4623-bbd5-4e21-8107-41734bc1ac44
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref1738

Rothman, Sandy

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 5 (Series 3)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1993
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of correspondence with Sandy Rothman regarding Bill Monroe.
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_03_005_043
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Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5b3ba74cb-1d51-4512-8ae9-2f0883a8a382
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref1742

Solomon, Maynard

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 5 (Series 3)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1965
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of correspondence with Maynard Solomon regarding Doc Watson, Bill Monroe, music of Nashville and the delta.
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_03_005_079
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Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk55d1a4fea-9007-4289-976e-402c76b588de
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref1814

Stanley, Ralph 1

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 5 (Series 3)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1965, 1974
undated
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of correspondence, programs, publicity photo, essay by Ralph Stanley edited by John Wright, issue of Clinch Mountain Echoes with original photos addressed to Bill Monroe, interview transcript, press release, handwritten notes. Correspondents include: Ralph Stanley, Ralph Rinzler.
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_03_005_084
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Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5b375f592-305d-4593-8abe-d11c3d948529
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref1824

Stapleton, Constance (Connie) 2

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 6 (Series 3)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
1988
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of letter with clipping on the furniture of Wenzel Friedrich and letter with attached note from Bill Day (William Farr Day), maker of songbows. Correspondents include: Ralph Rinzler, Constance Stapleton.
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_03_006_002
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Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5d54a33e8-6940-46c8-9d2b-04fc7c5d0946
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref1832

Stryker, Mark

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 6 (Series 3)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of correspondence with Mark Stryker regarding article on Bill Monroe.
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_03_006_007
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Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5586918b8-34fa-4511-8e46-23944374b116
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref1842

Cantwell, Robert 1

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 1 (Series 3)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
1977-1980
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of correspondence and statement received cards. Correspondents include: Robert Cantwell, Ralph Rinzler, Sarah Lewis, James Mathias, Ernest Frerichs, Laura Durand, Bill [last name not included]. Some letters relate to fellowship, grant and award applications, other letters are of a personal nature.
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_03_001_053
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Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk59c7578a7-fcd4-429a-9619-8ecefefc2f2e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref1125

Clifton, Bill

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 1 (Series 3)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1966, 1968
undated
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of correspondence and handwritten notes on a poster. Correspondents include: Bill Clifton, Ralph Rinzler, SL [initials only].
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_03_001_067
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Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5c29e8477-756a-4e96-a199-5a2378967613
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref1153

Cotten, Elizabeth (Libba) 3

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 1 (Series 3)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1983, 1985-1988
undated
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of correspondence, clippings, obituaries, film synopsis, press release, programs, fliers. Correspondents include: Ralph Rinzler, Harold Wallace, Eddie Davis III, Helen Laughery, Ilene Landis, Carey Williams on behalf of Taj Mahal, Bill Haber on behalf of Cicely Tyson, Michael (Mike) Seeger, Jerry Garcia. Correspondence relates to awards and honors for Cotten, Cotten's death, biographical film, memorial concert. File includes photograph of portrait of Cotten and letter from the artist Brian O'Toole Makepeace. File also includes correspondence regarding work placement on behalf of Brenda Fennell, granddaugther of Cotten, and Fennell's resume.
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_03_001_075
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Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk56914f756-90d1-471c-b5a7-e09aea81b031
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref1171

Biographical

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1890-2008
Arrangement:
This series consists of textual records and photographs associated with Ralph Rinzler's personal life, from childhood through adulthood. The files are arranged in six subseries groups as follows:

1. General Biographical

2. Greenbriar Boys

3. Naushon

4. Personal Administrative

5. Photos

6. Posthumous

General Biographical includes certificates, collected texts, notes, and yearbooks from throughout Ralph Rinzler's life, most notably his years in high school and college.

Greenbriar Boys includes clippings, fliers, publications, biographies, programs, and press releases from Ralph Rinzler's time in the band. Materials in this subseries cover prominent figures and venues, such as Joan Baez, Bill Monroe, Grand Ole Opry, Earl Scruggs, and Lester Flatt.

Naushon includes correspondence, maps, photographs, and reports related to the Cape Cod island which Kate and Ralph Rinzler frequented. Naushon Island is owned by the Forbes Family, of which Kate Rinzler is a descendant.

Personal Administrative includes Ralph Rinzler's contact books, correspondence, financial records, legal documents, notebooks, and property deeds.

Photos includes black-and-white [B&W] and color prints, spanning Ralph Rinzler's life from childhood to his later years. Processing is ongoing for this sub-series and its arrangement may change over time.

Posthumous includes correspondence, drafted manuscripts, interview transcripts, photographs, and release forms relating to events and works celebrating Ralph Rinzler. Notable materials include documents from the creation of Ralph Rinzler's unpublished biography.
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, Series 1
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Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5d0505ef0-2efe-40ff-b1f2-056fe029f37f
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Good, Bill

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 2 (Series 3)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1987
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of correspondence with Bill Good.
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_03_002_049
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Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings / Series 3: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5dee4210e-dd9b-4cbd-8965-226ee7fa15c7
EDAN-URL:
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Guest, Roy 2

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 2 (Series 3)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
1965-1966
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of correspondence, fliers, income tax form, receipts, handwritten notes, itinerary, order forms, financial statement, brochures, clippings. Correspondents include: Roy Guest, Peter Rowan, Ralph Rinzler, Ken Wollard, Belle Dow, Mary Vernon, Mike and Reina Sutcliffe, Karl Dallas. Materials reference Doc Watson, Clarence (Tom) Ashley, Bill Monroe. A number of materials relate to Doc Watson and Ralph Rinzler on tour in England.
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_03_002_060
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Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings / Series 3: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk56070d7ad-c8a5-4709-b721-ec9714b948a7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref1337

Holiday Cards 1

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 3 (Series 3)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1972, 1979-1982, 1985-1986
undated
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of holiday card and letters. Correspondents include: Adam, Amar Inam, Barb, Betsy Tyrie, Betty and group, Bill Pollak, Charlotte, Joe and Caroline, Chuck and Jan Rosenak, Dabney Crosby, Dinny, Dung Dinh Khue, Eloise and group, Erwin and Viola Householder, Essie Ward, Gary and Annie Marie Floyd, Gustavo Paredes, Helen and J. D. Kim, Mrs. H Kennedy, Hunny [sp?] Sweezy, Jeanne, Linda DuBio, Lisa Taylor, Marjorie, Mark and Shelly Treece, Mary, Mike Scott, Mohamed Ghoneim Salem, Mumtaz Akbar, Mr. and Mrs. N.K. Chauhan, Ned and Jessica Duncan, Pierre and Caroline de Cabarrus, Rodger I. Eddy, Victoria and Aidan. File includes one unnamed card.
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_03_003_002
See more items in:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings / Series 3: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk56b116372-9564-4de7-a50e-e6d13a96e0cd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref1386

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