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Broadside Ballads, Vol. 6, Tape 2

Producer:
Cunningham, Sis, 1909-2004  Search this
Friesen, Gordon, 1909-1996  Search this
Performer:
Cunningham, Sis, 1909-2004  Search this
Chandler, Len  Search this
Ochs, Phil  Search this
Raimon, 1940-  Search this
Donaghey, Bobby  Search this
Black, Richard  Search this
Marrs, Ernie  Search this
Foote, Bud  Search this
Copello, Anna Foote  Search this
Millius, Mike  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
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
New York
Catalonia (Spain)
Contents:
9. Len Chandler and Bernice Johnson Reagon "I'm Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail" 10. Phil Ochs "Hunger and Cold" 11. Raimon "Its Time to Say No" 12. Sis Cunningham and others "Jesse James" 13. Bobby Donaghey "Only Time Will Tell " 14. Richard Black "Very Close Friend of Mine" 15. Ernie Marrs "Plastic Jesus" 16. Mike Millius "Moon Song"
Track Information:
101 I am Going to Get My Baby Out of Jail / Len Chandler. Guitar. English language.

102 Hunger and Cold / Phil Ochs. Guitar. English language.

103 It's Time to Say No / Raimon. Guitar. Spanish language.

201 Jesse James / Sis Cunningham. Guitar. English language.

202 Only Time Will Tell / Bobby Donaghey. Guitar. English language.

203 Very Close Friend of Mine / Richard Black. Guitar. English language.

204 Plastic Jesus / Ernie Marrs and the Dixie Devils Guitar. English language.

205 Moon Song / Mike Millius. Guitar. English language.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-1668
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: New York, United States.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Folksong revival  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
Outlaw songs  Search this
Guitar  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-1668
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / RR
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk59ab733d7-23ed-47e1-868b-0553687aec3a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref20108

Genocide

Performer:
Zachary 2 (Musical group)  Search this
Chandler, Len  Search this
Artist:
Chandler, Len  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 10 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
Contents:
Zachary 2--Genocide; Piano piece
Track Information:
101 Genocide / Zachary 2 (Musical group), Len Chandler. Guitar.

103 Piano Piece / Piano.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-10RR-3163
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: New York, United States.
General:
Folkways 5306

CDR copy-OUT TAKES;SEVERAL VERSIONS OF ONE SONG;
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Folksong revival  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Piano  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-10RR-3163
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / Commercial / Folkways Recordings
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5071f8151-2d58-45b9-98a8-152341f11907
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref21375

WNEW's Story of Selma

Producer:
Graham, Jerry  Search this
Stein, Michael, 1951-  Search this
Performer:
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Chandler, Len  Search this
Freedom Voices (Musical group)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
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
Alabama
New York
Selma (Ala.)
Track Information:
101 Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Round / Freedom Voices (Musical group), Pete Seeger. Banjo.

104 Freedom Chant / Freedom Voices (Musical group).

105 Murder on the Roads of Alabama / Freedom Voices (Musical group), Len Chandler. Guitar.

107 We've Got a Rope That's a Berlin Wall / Freedom Voices (Musical group).

109 Freedom Bound / Freedom Voices (Musical group), Len Chandler. Guitar.

111 Yankee Doodle (Wallace Said We Couldn't March) / Freedom Voices (Musical group), Len Chandler. Guitar.

112 Oh, Wallace / Freedom Voices (Musical group), Pete Seeger. Banjo.

113 Which Side Are You On? (Civil Rights Version) / Freedom Voices (Musical group), Len Chandler. Guitar.

106 Keep Your Eyes on the Prize / Freedom Voices (Musical group), Pete Seeger. Banjo.

108 I Love Everybody / Freedom Voices (Musical group), Len Chandler. Guitar.

110 If You Wanna Get Your Freedom / Freedom Voices (Musical group), Pete Seeger. Banjo.

115 Keep Your Eyes on the Prize (frag.) / Freedom Voices (Musical group), Pete Seeger. Banjo.

116 We've Got a Rope That's a Berlin Wall / Freedom Voices (Musical group).
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-4763
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Alabama, United States, 1965.
General:
CDR copy- Disc 401/2
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Folksong revival  Search this
United States -- History  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-4763
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / CDR copy
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk52568e476-2b4d-4bfc-a3c9-d3951c85f33c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref26448

WNEW's Story of Selma

Producer:
Graham, Jerry  Search this
Stein, Michael, 1951-  Search this
Performer:
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Chandler, Len  Search this
Freedom Voices (Musical group)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
Alabama
Selma (Ala.)
Track Information:
101 Hold On (Keep Your Eyes on the Prize) / Freedom Voices (Musical group), Pete Seeger.

102 We've Got a Rope That's a Berlin Wall / Freedom Voices (Musical group).

103 I Love Everybody / Freedom Voices (Musical group), Pete Seeger.

104 Pick 'Em Up and Lay 'Em Down / Freedom Voices (Musical group), Len Chandler.

105 Yankee Doodle (Wallace Said We Couldn't March) / Freedom Voices (Musical group), Len Chandler.

106 Which Side are You On? (Civil Rights Version) / Freedom Voices (Musical group), Len Chandler.

107 Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Round / Freedom Voices (Musical group), Pete Seeger.

108 I'm Gonna Do What the Spirits Say Do / Freedom Voices (Musical group), Len Chandler.

109 Freedom Chant / Freedom Voices (Musical group).

110 Murder on the Roads of Alabama / Freedom Voices (Musical group), Len Chandler.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-4790
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Alabama, New York, United States.
General:
CDR copy
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Folksong revival  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Documentary  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-4790
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / CDR copy
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk503113c20-b48a-4c31-abfa-6869cc484815
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref26475

Genocide

Performer:
Zachary 2 (Musical group)  Search this
Artist:
Chandler, Len  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 4 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
Contents:
Genocide
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-4RR-5535
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: New York, United States.
General:
Folkways 5306

CDR copy--FW-ASCH-5RR-5535 is a single song: Genocide, composed and sung by Zachary 2 (Len Chandler) and group. Expresses anti-Vietnam War and anti-poverty sentiments in strong terms. "Len," "Master at NOLA" & "Ju6 - 0040" written on tape box. Song on FW05306, "Broadside Ballads Vol.4." Folk style + gospel.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Folksong revival  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
Guitar  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-4RR-5535
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / Commercial / Folkways Recordings
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk596415714-0922-433a-aa1d-805b5fb25a96
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref27221

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

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

102 This is Always (ACT-648).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

116 Moon Song (RR-1668) / Mike Millius. Guitar.
Local Numbers:
FP-CDR-0040
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Documentary  Search this
United States -- History  Search this
Folksong revival  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Protest  Search this
Political science  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FP-CDR-0040
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
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Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref28588

Diana Davies photographs

Photographer:
Davies, Diana, 1938-  Search this
Gahr, David  Search this
Performer:
Bread and Puppet Theater  Search this
Everly Brothers  Search this
New Lost City Ramblers  Search this
Pentangle (Musical group)  Search this
The Pennywhistlers (Musical group)  Search this
The Young Tradition (Musical group)  Search this
Andersen, Eric  Search this
Bikel, Theodore  Search this
Brand, Oscar  Search this
Cameron, John A.  Search this
Chandler, Len  Search this
Collier, Jimmy  Search this
Collins, Judy, 1939-  Search this
Fuller, Jesse  Search this
Gerrard, Alice, 1934-  Search this
Guthrie, Arlo  Search this
Hartford, John  Search this
Hjorth, Ole  Search this
Joplin, Janis  Search this
Kennedy, Norman, 1934-  Search this
Kershaw, Doug  Search this
Killen, Louis  Search this
Kirkpatrick, Frederick Douglass  Search this
Koerner, John  Search this
McGhee, Brownie, 1915-1996  Search this
Mitchell, Joni  Search this
Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996  Search this
Muddy Waters, 1915-1983  Search this
Ochs, Phil  Search this
Perkins, Carl  Search this
Proffitt, Frank, Jr., 1946-2005  Search this
Rachell, Yank  Search this
Raim, Ethel  Search this
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-  Search this
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Sainte-Marie, Buffy  Search this
Seeger, Mike, 1933-2009  Search this
Stabi, Björn  Search this
Sykes, Roosevelt, 1906-1983  Search this
Taylor, James  Search this
Traum, Artie  Search this
Traum, Happy  Search this
Watson, Doc  Search this
Watson, Merle  Search this
White, Elaine (Vocalist)  Search this
Wiseman, Mac  Search this
Names:
Newport Folk Festival  Search this
Philadelphia Folk Festival  Search this
Asch, Moses  Search this
Chandler, Nancy  Search this
Dunson, Josh, 1941-  Search this
King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006  Search this
Silber, Irwin, 1925-2010  Search this
Young, Izzy, 1928-2019  Search this
Musician:
Bosco, John  Search this
Extent:
3.83 Cubic feet (8 binders containing contact sheets, slides, and prints; 7 boxes (8.5"x10.75"x2.5") of 35 mm negatives; 2 binders of 35 mm and 120 format negatives; and 1 box of 11 oversize prints.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Contact sheets
Slides (photographs)
Black-and-white negatives
Photographic prints
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Saint Simons Island (Ga. : Island)
Date:
1963-2009
Summary:
The Diana Davies photographs consist of images taken by Diana Davies at various stages of her career. Locations include the Festival of American Folklife, the Newport Folk Festival, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the Poor People's Campaign, various peace and protest marches and outdoor performances, New York City, and the Georgia Sea Islands. The collection includes contact sheets, negatives, photographic prints, and slides. Original photographs, negatives, and color slides taken by Diana Davies. Materials date from 1963-2009. Bulk dates: Newport Folk Festival, 1963-1969, 1987, 1992; Philadelphia Folk Festival, 1967-1968, 1987.
Scope and Contents:
The Diana Davies photographs, 1963-2009, consist of black and white negatives, contact sheets and prints, as well as color slides and negatives. The bulk of materials depict major festivals and protest movements (including the Poor People's March of 1968) documented by Diana Davies (located in Series 1: Newport Folk Festival, Series 2: Philadelphia Folk Festival, Series 6: Festival of American Folklife, and Series 11: Social Justice). Also well-represented are non-festival performances (in locations such as clubs, concert halls, and homes), recording sessions, and other music-related images, mainly of notable figures in the American folk music revival (located in Series 3: Broadside Magazine, Series 4: Sing Out! Magazine Concerts, Series 5: Miscellaneous Concerts and People, Series 7: Recording Sessions, Series 8: Instruction Book Shots, and Series 9: Jazz, Blues, and Salsa Musicians). Series 10: Georgia Sea Islands consists of photographs depicting the culture, environment, and daily life of these coastal islands in 1966. Series 12: New York City Scenes contains photographs taken on the street depicting everyday life in NYC in the 1960s and 1970s. The collection also contains related papers in Series 13: Miscellaneous Papers and Correspondence.
Arrangement note:
Each item in the Diana Davies Photographs has been assigned an accession number, and like materials have been put together such as the Newport Folk Festival photographs, in a chronological sequence as much as possible. Materials in the three more recent donation batches (1998, 2004, and 2006) were numbered and integrated into the collection. In some series, the accession numbers are in numerical order, and in others, the numbers are random because like items with different number sequences were pulled together in a series for subject coherence. The best way to find occurrences of a particular subject is to use the ctrl+F function. Please consult the archivists if you have any questions about the collection contents.

Contact sheets, slides, and prints arranged in 8 binders; negatives and oversize prints are stored separately.

Arranged in 14 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Newport Folk Festival

Series 2: Philadelphia Folk Festival

Series 3: Broadside Magazine

Series 4: -- Sing Out! -- Magazine Concerts

Series 5: Miscellaneous Concerts and People

Series 6: Festival of American Folklife

Series 7: Recording Sessions

Series 8: Instruction Book Shots

Series 9: Jazz, Blues, and Salsa Musicians

Series 10: Georgia Sea Islands

Series 11: Social Justice

Series 12: New York City Scenes

Series 13: Miscellaneous Papers and Correspondence

Series 14: Oversize Materials
Biographical/Historical note:
Diana Davies is a well-known photographer of folk performers and festivals. Davies photographed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in its earlier years. Born in 1938, Davies grew up in Maine, the Catskills, New York City, and Boston. Her grandparents were local union organizers and Debs socialists; one grandfather was a gandy dancer with the railroad, and her grandmother was a textile worker in Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania. Davies finds that her family background was later expressed in her own activist efforts.

Davies left high school at 16, and worked sweeping out coffeehouses, which gave her the opportunity to listen to music while she worked. She became interested in theater and music. In Greenwich Village, she began doing some sound technician work, and then got interested in photography. She taught herself how to develop and print photographs in a darkroom, and began photographing in theaters, shooting from behind the scenes. Her theater photos are at Smith College in Northampton, where she presently lives. In the early 1960s, she began working with the editors of Broadside Magazine, Sis Cunningham and Gordon Friesen. She developed an interest in human rights work, which grew from her contact with Sis and Gordon, and also her own family background. She also worked as a photographer in a wide range of settings, including night clubs, weddings, and doing portrait photography. This led her to work for major national and international media including the New York Times, covering such events as the war in Biafra, and traveling to Mexico, Cuba, and Portugal on assignment.

Davies' folk photographs represent about one-quarter of her body of work; her other major photographic work includes the Civil Rights Movement, the Peace Movement, and theater. Davies began photographing at the Newport Folk Festival in 1964, which she covered for a number of years. She knew Ralph Rinzler, and found him a vibrant, alive person excited by all aspects of culture. He introduced her to Bessie Jones from the Georgia Sea Islands, and in 1966 she made a photographic journey to the islands. Her work from this trip is included in the collection. Davies has also been a musician. She became involved with the punk rock movement of the 1970s, and felt that there was a connection between the hard-hitting songs from the punk world and the songs being published in Broadside Magazine. In 1975, she became part of a folk/punk women's band in Boston, and later moved to Western Massachusetts. In addition to being a photographer and musician, Davies is also a writer. She wrote a play entitled "The Witch Papers" in 1980, which was produced in Boston and other locations. The play was a vehicle for her human rights activism, comparing the technology of inquisition with labor sweatshops. In 1998, her play "The War Machine" was produced in Amherst, Mass. She lives in Northampton, and enjoys and participates in street performance, which she describes as the "most essentially communicative stuff you can come up with."
General note:
All contact sheets from the collection are digitized and accessible through this finding aid. Series-level slideshows accessible through this finding aid represent a small sampling from the collection.
Shared Stewardship of Collections:
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. Making this collection accessible to the public is an ongoing process grounded in the Center's commitment to connecting living people and cultures to the materials this collection represents. To view the Center's full shared stewardship policy, which defines our protocols for addressing collections-related inquiries and concerns, please visit https://folklife.si.edu/archives#shared-stewardship.
Provenance:
The Smithsonian Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections acquired portions of the Diana Davies Photograph Collection in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when Ms. Davies photographed for the Festival of American Folklife. More materials came to the Archives circa 1989 or 1990. Archivist Stephanie Smith visited her in 1998 and 2004, and brought back additional materials which Ms. Davies wanted to donate to the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. These two more recent donations of additional photographs (contact sheets, prints, and slides) consisted of documentation of the Newport Folk Festival, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the Poor People's March on Washington, the Civil Rights Movement, the Georgia Sea Islands, and miscellaneous personalities of the American folk revival. In a letter dated 12 March 2002, Ms. Davies gave full discretion to the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage to grant permission for both internal and external use of her photographs, with the provison that her work be credited in any use.
Restrictions:
Access to the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections is by appointment only. Visit our website for more information on scheduling a visit or making a digitization request. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies.
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Peace movements  Search this
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963  Search this
Civil rights -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Contact sheets
Slides (photographs)
Black-and-white negatives
Photographic prints
Citation:
Diana J. Davies photographs, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.

or

Photo by Diana J. Davies. Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and COllections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.DAVIE
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Diana Davies photographs
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk59fa9fef6-8287-4b3c-8f47-119c519dd318
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-cfch-davie
Online Media:

Yearbook

Collection Creator:
Davis, Benjamin O., Jr., 1912-  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1942
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Collection, Acc. 1992.0023, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection
Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection / Series 2: Military Career / 2.3: Materials Arranged by Posting / 2.3.5: Tuskegee AAF (Tuskegee, AL), Administrative Officer
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2c9e55292-e287-4d97-8952-7fa033296778
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1992-0023-ref1810
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