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

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. National Heritage Fellowships Program 1982 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Artist:
Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Gilbert, Ronnie  Search this
Logsdon, Guy William (field worker)  Search this
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
White, Josh, Jr.  Search this
Guthrie, Arlo  Search this
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-  Search this
Performer:
Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Guthrie, Arlo  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound tape reel, 7 inch reel, 1/4 inch tape)
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Oklahoma
Date:
1982 June 25
Contents:
Ralph Rinzler-Intro-; Pete Seeger and group--Going down the road feeling bad; Studs Terkel--narrative; Ronnie Gilbert--Hard traveling; Arlo Guthrie--Pretty Boy Floyd; Bernice Reagon-My curly headed baby; Josh White Jr.--Mail myself to you; Ronnie Gilbert--narrative; Bernice Reagon--900 miles; Guy Logsdon and group--Roll on Columbia-; group-Sinking of the Rueben James; Josjh White Jr.--Pastures of plenty
Local Numbers:
FP-1982-7RR-0081
General:
CDR copy-- The Tribute to Woody Guthrie included Bernice Reagon, Ronnie Gilbert of the Weavers, Guy Logsdon, Arlo Guthrie, Studs Terkel, Josh White Jr., Pete Seeger, Ralph Rinzler, Marjorie Guthrie and Harold Leventhal. continued on following tapes
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, June 25, 1982.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives; please submit this form. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1982, Item FP-1982-7RR-0081
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife / Series 5: Oklahoma / Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1982-ref2616

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

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. National Heritage Fellowships Program 1982 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Artist:
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-  Search this
Gilbert, Ronnie  Search this
Logsdon, Guy William (field worker)  Search this
Guthrie, Arlo  Search this
Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008  Search this
White, Josh, Jr.  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Performer:
Guthrie, Arlo  Search this
Leventhal, Harold  Search this
Guthrie, Cathy Ann, 1943-1947  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound tape reel, 7 inch reel, 1/4 inch tape)
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Oklahoma
Date:
1982 June 25
Contents:
Arlo Guthrie--1913 massacre; Bernice Reagon--I've got to know; Pete Seeger--Lonesome valley; Group--Woody'r rag; Marjorie Guthrie, Guy Logsdon--narrative; Studs Terkel--I need thirty minutes; Ronnie Gilbert--Union maid; Bernice Reagon--Deportees (Plane wreck at Los Gatos); Guy Logsdon--Oil fields
Local Numbers:
FP-1982-7RR-0082
General:
CDR copy
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, June 25, 1982.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives; please submit this form. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1982, Item FP-1982-7RR-0082
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife / Series 5: Oklahoma / Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1982-ref2617

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

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. National Heritage Fellowships Program 1982 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Artist:
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-  Search this
Gilbert, Ronnie  Search this
Logsdon, Guy William (field worker)  Search this
Guthrie, Arlo  Search this
Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008  Search this
White, Josh, Jr.  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Performer:
Guthrie, Arlo  Search this
Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008  Search this
White, Josh, Jr.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound tape reel, 7 inch reel, 1/4 inch tape)
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Oklahoma
Date:
1982 June 25
Contents:
Pete Seeger--Talking song; Arlo Guthrie--Ladies auxillary--Do-Re-Mi---Washington; Pete Seeger--Why oh why; Marjorie Guthrie--Clara; Hobo's lullaby--Oklahoma hills; Pete Seeger--So long, its been good to know you; All--This land is your land
Local Numbers:
FP-1982-7RR-0083
General:
CDR copy
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, June 25, 1982.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives; please submit this form. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1982, Item FP-1982-7RR-0083
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife / Series 5: Oklahoma / Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1982-ref2618

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

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

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

103 Narrative / Studs Terkel.

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

105 Pretty Boy Floyd / Arlo Guthrie. Guitar.

106 My Curly Headed Baby / Bernice Johnson Reagon.

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

108 Narrative / Ronnie Gilbert.

109 900 Miles / Bernice Johnson Reagon.

110 Narrative / Guy William Logsdon.

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

112 Narrative / Guy William Logsdon.

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

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

115 1913 Massacre / Arlo Guthrie. Guitar.

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

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

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

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

120 Union Maid / Ronnie Gilbert. Banjo,Guitar.
Local Numbers:
FP-CDR-0023
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, 1982.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives; please submit this form. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Folksong revival  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Mandolin  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1982, Item FP-CDR-0023
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife / Series 5: Oklahoma / Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1982-ref2937

Tribute to Woody Guthrie- Festival of American Folklife 1982

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

102 Narrative / Guy William Logsdon.

103 Talkin' Blues / Pete Seeger. Banjo.

104 Ladies Auxilary / Arlo Guthrie. Guitar.

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

106 Narrative / Arlo Guthrie.

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

108 Narrative / Ronnie Gilbert.

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

110 Oklahoma Hills / Arlo Guthrie. Guitar.

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

112 This Land is Your Land / Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Ronnie Gilbert. Guitar.
Local Numbers:
FP-CDR-0024
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, 1982.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives; please submit this form. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Folksong revival  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1982, Item FP-CDR-0024
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife / Series 5: Oklahoma / Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1982-ref2938

Robert C. Malone photographs

Photographer:
Malone, Robert C., 1931-2019  Search this
Names:
Old Town School of Folk Music  Search this
Weavers (Musical group)  Search this
Broonzy, Big Bill, 1893-1958  Search this
Performer:
Bikel, Theodore  Search this
English, Logan  Search this
Gilbert, Ronnie  Search this
GoodingCynthia  Search this
Hamilton, Frank, 1934-  Search this
Hays, Lee, 1914-1981  Search this
Hellerman, Fred, 1927-2016  Search this
Houston, Cisco  Search this
Jackson, Mahalia, 1911-1972  Search this
Koppelman, Robert S. (Robert Steven), 1959-  Search this
Langhorne, Bruce  Search this
Odetta, 1930-2008  Search this
Schlamme, Martha  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Sellers, John, 1924-  Search this
Stracke, Win, 1908-1991  Search this
Extent:
1 Folder (papers)
1 Binder (contact sheets and prints, black and white)
1 Boxe (35 mm negatives, black and white, 8.5"x10.75"x2.5")
0.44 Cubic feet (2 boxes contain the extent details for this collection, Box 1 is 0.24 cubic feet and Box 2 is 0.2 cubic feet)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Binders
Photographic prints
Correspondence
Contact sheets
Black-and-white negatives
Place:
Chicago (Ill.)
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1957 - 1961
Summary:
Original photographs and negatives taken by Robert C. Malone.
Scope and Contents:
The Robert C. Malone photographs document the performances of folk singers. The collection dates from 1957 to circa 1961. Photographic materials include 16 rolls of negatives, contact sheets made from the negatives, and 14 prints. The collection features photographs of the Weavers and Cisco Houston. The collection also includes a small amount of correspondence, including two letters from Robert C. Malone to the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage concerning the donation of the collection, and two letters from Lee Hays to Robert C. Malone. A handful of Malone's prints are housed with the Lee Hays papers in the Rinzler Archives and are not included in the finding aid.
Arrangement note:
Arranged in 6 series: (1) University of Chicago; (2) Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, Ill.; (3) One Sheridan Square, N.Y.; (4) Cisco Houston's Last Performance; (5) Miscellaneous People; (6) Correspondence and Miscellaneous. Contact sheets and prints arranged in 1 binder; negatives are stored in a separate binder. Series VI, Correspondence and Miscellaneous, is filed separately. Materials are arranged chronologically.
Biographical/Historical note:
Robert C. Malone is currently retired and lives in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Between 1957-1961, Robert C. Malone moved between Chicago and New York photographing folk singers such as the Weavers and Cisco Houston.

Through contact with Robert Koppelman, a scholar working with the Lee Hays Papers in the Rinzler Archives, Robert C. Malone heard about the Archives and wrote to offer his photos to the Archives collections.
Provenance:
The Smithsonian Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections acquired the Robert C. Malone Photograph Collection in 1998. In a letter dated 19 January 1999, Mr. Malone gave full discretion to the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage to grant permission for both internal and external use of his photographs with the request that his work be credited.
Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Permission for the reproduction or publication of items in the Robert C. Malone Photograph Collection must be obtained from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Consult the archivists for further information at (202) 633-7322.
Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Please contact the archivists for further information.
Topic:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Correspondence
Contact sheets
Black-and-white negatives
Citation:
Robert C. Malone photographs, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.MALO
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Robert C. Malone photographs
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-cfch-malo
Online Media:

Lee Hays papers

Creator:
Hays, Lee, 1914-1981  Search this
Names:
Almanac Singers  Search this
Baby Sitters (Musical group)  Search this
United States. Congress  Search this
Weavers (Musical group)  Search this
Gilbert, Ronnie  Search this
Guthrie, Woody, 1912-1967  Search this
Hays, Lee, 1914-1981  Search this
Houston, Cisco  Search this
Lampell, Millard, 1919-1997  Search this
Leventhal, Harold  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Extent:
6.95 Cubic feet (Papers)
0.9 Cubic feet (Audiorecordings)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Sheet music
Notes
Photographic prints
Business records
Audiotapes
Correspondence
Scripts (documents)
Date:
1923-1981
Summary:
The Lee Hays papers measures 7.85 cubic feet and dates from 1923 to 1981. The collection includes original writings, correspondence, and miscellaneous projects by Lee Hays; business records, interviews and features related to Lee Hays, including photographs; clippings saved by Lee Hays; and audiorecordings made by Lee Hays.
Scope and Contents:
The Lee Hays papers, which date from 1923-1981, contain personal and business correspondence; typescripts of Lee Hays' fiction, non-fiction, scripts and poetry; miscellaneous project and idea materials; business documents; and audiorecordings made by Lee Hays. The collection measures 7.85 cubic feet.
Arrangement:
The Lee Hays papers, are divided into seven series: 1) Correspondence, 2) Business, 3) Projects and Writings, 4) Collected Texts, 5) Interviews, 6) Features on Lee Hays and 7) Audio Recordings.

The Correspondence Series is divided into two subseries: 1) Personal, and 2) Business. The Projects and Writings series is divided into six subseries: 1) Songs, 2) Non-Fiction, 3) Fiction, 4) Musical Productions, 5) Radio Scripts, and 6) Cisco Houston Project.

When possible, folders are arranged within series and subseries in alphabetical order by file title, and within folders in chronological order with undated items at the top.
Biographical / Historical:
Lee Hays (1914-1981) was an influential American singer, songwriter, author, and activist. His legacy, both literary and musical, emphasizes the dynamic relationship between traditional culture and contemporary events and issues. As is clear from his essay "The Folk Song Bridge", Hays conceived of "folk music" as a living, breathing "process". Born in Arkansas in 1914 to a Methodist preacher, Hays' first experiences with music revolved around the church. His political awakening came later, when he returned to Arkansas from Ohio in 1934. Under the wing of mentors such as Claude Williams and Zilphia Horton (maiden name: Zilphia Johnson), Hays began to fight for the cause of sharecroppers and union workers. His musical ability and passion for social justice came together as he used music to represent the voice of labor, replacing the religious motifs of traditional and gospel songs with pro-union themes.

Upon moving to the North in 1940, Hays met Pete Seeger, another musician of the Folk Revival. Hays and Seeger shared the common goal of spreading political topical songs, and their collaborations with Woody Guthrie and Millard Lampell led to the creation of the Almanac Singers the same year. Later, the four band members, along with other musicians such as Burl Ives and Sis Cunningham, established the People's Songs organization and publication to create and distribute labor songs. However, interpersonal conflicts with members, including Pete Seeger, led to Hays' pressured resignation from both of these endeavors. He moved in with his mentor, Walter Lowenfels, and began to focus more on his writing. Though Hays was a prolific writer whose work spanned articles, essays, short stories, poetry, and songs, he is rarely recognized for his literary achievement. His writing often centered on the social and political themes for which he is best known—labor rights, racism, poverty and inequality—and used vernacular culture and narrative to address those problems.

Seeger and Hays eventually made amends, and in 1948 they formed The Weavers with Fred Hellerman and Ronnie Gilbert, bringing music of the Folk Revival to a national audience. However, as the Red Scare impacted the American political climate into the 1950s, the Weavers were blacklisted and ultimately had to disband. Though he was under investigation by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) and had no steady income, Hays continued to write both fiction and non-fiction during the three year blacklisting. In 1955, the Weavers finally reunited for a highly successful revival under manager Harold C. Leventhal, but as years passed, the group split up again, and Hays began to focus on other projects. It was at this time that he produced the bulk of his memoirs, began a project on Cisco Houston, and recorded folk music for children with his group The Baby Sitters. In 1980, the Weavers reunited for a concert in Carnegie Hall and Hays' last performance with them was in 1981. Hays died in 1981 as a result of diabetic cardiovascular disease.
Provenance:
The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage acquired the "Lee Hays Archives" in 1992 as a donation from Harold C. Leventhal and Doris Kaplan, who acquired the collection upon Lee Hays' death in 1981. The donation included materials produced by Lee Hays, as well as materials of interest to him that were found in his possession.
Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at (202) 633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.

This collection has been digitized and a majority of its content has been made available online for research and educational purposes. Online access to select materials is not available due to privacy or rights concerns.
Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.

Restrictions may apply concerning the use, duplication, or publication of items in these collections. Consult the archivists for additional information.
Topic:
Political ballads and songs -- United States  Search this
Folk music -- United States  Search this
Topical songs -- United States  Search this
Popular music -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sheet music
Notes
Photographic prints
Business records
Audiotapes
Correspondence
Scripts (documents)
Citation:
Lee Hays papers, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.HAYS
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Lee Hays papers
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-cfch-hays
Online Media:

Gilbert, Ronnie

Collection Creator:
Hays, Lee, 1914-1981  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 23
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
Undated, 1967, 1971, 1980, 1981
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at (202) 633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.

This collection has been digitized and a majority of its content has been made available online for research and educational purposes. Online access to select materials is not available due to privacy or rights concerns.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.

Restrictions may apply concerning the use, duplication, or publication of items in these collections. Consult the archivists for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Lee Hays papers, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.HAYS, File Hays_01_01_023
See more items in:
Lee Hays papers
Lee Hays papers / Series 1: Correspondence / 1.1: Personal
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-hays-ref85

Songs for a Better Tomorrow [sound recording]

Artist:
Makem, Tommy  Search this
Gilbert, Ronnie  Search this
Performer:
Tarriers (Musical group)  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Date:
1963
Topic:
Folksong revival  Search this
Folk songs  Search this
Labor unions  Search this
Labor unions--Songs and music  Search this
Protest songs  Search this
Working class  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Labor  Search this
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Listening only. No Duplication Allowed
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_356942

It Could Be a Wonderful World [sound recording]

Performer:
Makem, Tommy  Search this
Gilbert, Ronnie  Search this
Tarriers (Musical group)  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Topic:
Folk songs  Search this
Labor unions  Search this
Labor unions--Songs and music  Search this
Protest songs  Search this
Working class  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Labor  Search this
Struggle  Search this
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Restrictions on access. Listening only. No Duplication Allowed
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_356946

The Legend of Bessie Smith [sound recording]

Performer:
Gilbert, Ronnie  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Topic:
Folksong revival  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Local number:
RA-RAMS-LP-0200
RCA Victor 1591
Restrictions & Rights:
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Frederic Ramsey audiorecordings collection, circa 1950s 287448
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_334181

The Weavers at Home [sound recording]

Performer:
Weavers (Musical group)  Search this
Gilbert, Ronnie  Search this
Hays, Lee 1914-1981  Search this
Seeger, Pete 1919-2014  Search this
Hellerman, Fred 1927-2016  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
Date:
1958
Topic:
Folksong revival  Search this
Sea songs  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Local number:
FW-ASCH-LP-1619
Vanguard 9024
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_315375

Woody Guthrie: Hard Travelin' [sound recording]

Producer:
Leventhal, Harold  Search this
Brown, Jim 1950-  Search this
Performer:
Guthrie, Arlo  Search this
Maddox, Rose  Search this
Elliott, Jack 1931-  Search this
Axton, Hoyt  Search this
Murlin, Bob  Search this
Seeger, Pete 1919-2014  Search this
Near, Holly  Search this
Gilbert, Ronnie  Search this
Collins, Judy 1939-  Search this
Baez, Joan  Search this
Subject:
Guthrie, Woody 1912-1967  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Oklahoma
Topic:
Folk songs  Search this
Motion picture soundtracks  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Local number:
FP-RINZ-LP-0262
Arloco 284
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audiorecordings, 1950-1994 292071
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_330398

The Weavers on Tour [sound recording]

Performer:
Weavers (Musical group)  Search this
Hays, Lee 1914-1981  Search this
Seeger, Pete 1919-2014  Search this
Gilbert, Ronnie  Search this
Producer:
Leventhal, Harold  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
Topic:
Folksong revival  Search this
Christmas music  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Local number:
FP-RINZ-LP-0266
Vanguard 9013
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audiorecordings, 1950-1994 292071
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_331184

This Land is Your Land: Songs of Social Justice [sound recording]

Performer:
Weavers (Musical group)  Search this
Collins, Judy 1939-  Search this
Gilbert, Ronnie  Search this
Tyson, Ian 1933 September 25-  Search this
Tyson, Sylvia 1940-  Search this
Bibb, Leon (Charles Leon)  Search this
Ford, Tennessee Ernie 1919-1991  Search this
Makem, Tommy  Search this
Seeger, Pete 1919-2014  Search this
Holiday, Billie 1915-1959  Search this
Peter, Paul, and Mary (Musical group)  Search this
White, Josh  Search this
Hellerman, Fred 1927-2016  Search this
Odetta 1930-2008  Search this
Houston, Cisco  Search this
Tarriers (Musical group)  Search this
Baytown Singers  Search this
Clancy Brothers  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Canadians  Search this
Irish Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
Canada
Alberta
Ireland
Date:
1964
Topic:
Folksong revival  Search this
Ireland--Songs and music  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Folk songs  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Struggle  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Local number:
United Auto Workers 2
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only. No reproduction allowed.
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_331583

Harp [sound recording]

Performer:
Near, Holly  Search this
Gilbert, Ronnie  Search this
Guthrie, Arlo  Search this
Seeger, Pete 1919-2014  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
California
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Topic:
Folksong revival  Search this
Local number:
Redwood 409
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only; No Duplication
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_333242

Songs of the Working People: From the American Revolution to the Civil War [sound recording]

Performer:
Robinson, Earl 1910-1991  Search this
Stanne, Steve  Search this
Seeger, Pete 1919-2014  Search this
Washington, Chet  Search this
Gilbert, Ronnie  Search this
Lomax, Alan 1915-2002  Search this
Odetta 1930-2008  Search this
Makem, Tommy  Search this
Grean, Lorin  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
African American  Search this
Seneca Indians  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
Date:
1988
Topic:
Folksong revival  Search this
Protest songs  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Local number:
Flying Fish 483
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only; No Duplication
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_333946

Michigan Live '85: 10th Michigan Womyn's Music Festival [sound recording]

Performer:
Trull, Teresa  Search this
Tyler, Edwina Lee  Search this
Higbie, Barbara  Search this
Watkins, Mary  Search this
Gilbert, Ronnie  Search this
Gardner, K. (Kay)  Search this
Edell, Terese  Search this
Dobkin, Alix  Search this
Near, Holly  Search this
Tremblay, Lucie Blue  Search this
Tillery, Linda  Search this
Rhiannon  Search this
Sunwomyn Ensemble  Search this
Chevere  Search this
Ferron  Search this
Deuce (Musical group)  Search this
Casselberry and Dupree (Musical group)  Search this
Piece of the World (Musical group)  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Michigan
Canada
British Columbia
Date:
1986
Topic:
Folksong revival  Search this
Singer-Songwriters  Search this
Piano  Search this
Flute  Search this
Women  Search this
Gender  Search this
Local number:
August Night 010
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only; No Duplication
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_341522

Lifeline [sound recording]

Performer:
Near, Holly  Search this
Gilbert, Ronnie  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
California
Date:
1983
Topic:
Folksong revival  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Local number:
Redwood 404
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_349773

Songs for Political Action: Folk Music, Topical Songs and the American Left, 1926-1953 (record one) [sound recording]

Producer:
Cohen, Ronald D. 1940-  Search this
Samuelson, Dave  Search this
Performer:
Gilbert, Ronnie  Search this
Sandburg, Carl 1878-1967  Search this
Allison, John b. 1893  Search this
Seeger, Charles 1886-1979  Search this
Seeger, Ruth Crawford 1901-1953  Search this
Jackson, Aunt Molly  Search this
Gunning, Sarah Ogan 1910-1983  Search this
Cadle, Tilman  Search this
Handcox, John L. 1904-1992  Search this
Ferguson, Bob  Search this
Miller, Bob 1895-1955  Search this
Palmer, Bill  Search this
Siegmeister, Elie 1909-1991  Search this
Bauman, Mordecai  Search this
Robinson, Earl 1910-1991  Search this
Robeson, Paul 1898-1976  Search this
Kraber, Tony  Search this
Aarons, Saul  Search this
Dowd, Harrison 1897-1964  Search this
White, Josh  Search this
Seeger, Pete 1919-2014  Search this
Hays, Lee 1914-1981  Search this
Guthrie, Woody 1912-1967  Search this
Lomax, Alan 1915-2002  Search this
Hawes, Bess Lomax 1921-2009  Search this
Glazer, Tom  Search this
Hawes, Butch 1919-1971  Search this
Ives, Burl 1909-1995  Search this
Wilson, Dooley 1894-1953  Search this
Lancelot, Sir  Search this
Partlow, Vern 1910-1981  Search this
Claiborne, Bob  Search this
Asbell, Bernard  Search this
Lord Invader 1914-1961  Search this
McGhee, Brownie 1915-1996  Search this
Beyer, Ana  Search this
Levine, George  Search this
Cunningham, Sis 1909-2004  Search this
Oliver, Bill  Search this
Reynolds, Malvina  Search this
Casetta, Mario 1920-1996  Search this
Blakeslee, Dick  Search this
Bob's Boys  Search this
Miller's Bullfrog Entertainers  Search this
Scalawaggers (Musical group)  Search this
New Singers  Search this
Manhattan Chorus  Search this
Almanac Singers  Search this
Priority Ramblers  Search this
Union Boys  Search this
Berries (Musical group)  Search this
Physical description:
10 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Trinidadians  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
Maryland
Kentucky
Arkansas
Washington (D.C.)
Trinidad and Tobago
Illinois
Chicago (Ill.)
Oklahoma
Tennessee
California
Date:
1996
Topic:
Folksong revival  Search this
Folk songs  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
Labor unions  Search this
Old-time music  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Calypso (Music)  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Piano  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Accordion  Search this
Local number:
Bear Family 15720
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_350199

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