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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 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 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:
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:
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
Online Media:

Newport Folk Festival 1964, The: Evening Concerts, Vol. 2

Performer:
Fuller, Jesse  Search this
Bikel, Theodore  Search this
El Din, Hamza  Search this
Wakefield, Frank  Search this
Baez, Joan  Search this
Phipps Family (Musical group)  Search this
Staple Singers  Search this
Greenbriar Boys  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Jews  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
Rhode Island
Newport (R.I.)
Kentucky
New York
California
Egypt
Track Information:
101 Little Log Cabin by the Sea / Phipps Family (Musical group). English language.

102 Wreck on the L and M / Phipps Family (Musical group). English language.

103 I Wish I Had Answered / Staple Singers. English language.

104 Don't Drive Me Away / Staple Singers. English language.

105 Pray On, My Child / Staple Singers. English language.

106 Pilgrim of Sorrow / Joan Baez. Guitar. English language.

107 We Shall Overcome / Joan Baez. Guitar. English language.

201 I Double Do Love You / Jesse Fuller. Guitar,Fotdella,Kazoo. English language.

202 San Francisco Bay Blues / Jesse Fuller. Guitar,Fotdella,Kazoo. English language.

203 Gott Fun Avrom / Theodore Bikel. Guitar. English language.

204 Sudarinya / Theodore Bikel. Guitar. English language.

205 Desse Barama / Hamza El Din. Oud.

206 Little Birdie / Greenbriar Boys, Frank Wakefield. Guitar,Mandolin. English language.

207 Sleepy Eyed John / Greenbriar Boys, Frank Wakefield. Guitar,Mandolin. English language.
Local Numbers:
FP-RINZ-LP-0357

Vanguard.9185
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
New York Vanguard
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Newport (R.I.), Rhode Island, 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:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Gospel music  Search this
Folksong revival  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
One man bands  Search this
World music  Search this
Bluegrass music  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Fotdella  Search this
Kazoo  Search this
Oud  Search this
Mandolin  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, Item FP-RINZ-LP-0357
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Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings / Series 9: Audio / Commercial / LPs
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk59aaf7c6b-9cb7-458e-a7b3-ddbf0a8f85d8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref6323

New Folks

Performer:
Greenbriar Boys  Search this
Herald, John  Search this
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Washington, Jackie  Search this
West, Hedy  Search this
Gude. David, 1940-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
New York
Date:
1961
Contents:
Katy Clyne -- I'm coming back but I don't know when -- Way down in the country -- Stewball -- Rawhide -- Soon I will be done -- Angelitos Negros ("Black angels") -- Let me fly -- Lowlands -- Drunkards lament -- The moon will be a-bleeding -- I had a notion -- The lark -- Pretty Polly -- I love my baby -- Another man done gone -- Alberta -- Winken, Blinken and Nod -- They hung him on the cross.
Track Information:
101 Katy Cline / Greenbriar Boys, John Herald, Ralph Rinzler. Guitar,Mandolin,Banjo.

102 I'm Coming Back But I Don't Know When / Greenbriar Boys, John Herald, Ralph Rinzler. Guitar,Mandolin,Banjo.

103 Way Down in the Country / Greenbriar Boys, John Herald, Ralph Rinzler. Guitar,Mandolin,Banjo.

104 Stewball / Greenbriar Boys, John Herald, Ralph Rinzler. Guitar,Mandolin,Banjo.

105 Rawhide / Greenbriar Boys, John Herald, Ralph Rinzler. Guitar,Mandolin,Banjo.

106 Soon I Will Be Done / Jackie Washington. Guitar.

107 Angelitos Negros (Black Angel) / Jackie Washington. Guitar.

108 Let Me Fly / Jackie Washington. Guitar.

109 Lowlands / Jackie Washington. Guitar.

201 Drunkard's Lament / Hedy West. Banjo.

202 The Moon Will Be a Bleeding / Hedy West. Banjo.

203 I Had a Notion / Hedy West. Banjo.

204 The Lark / Hedy West. Banjo.

205 Pretty Polly / Hedy West. Banjo.

206 I Love My Baby / David Gude. Guitar.

207 Another Man Done Gone / David Gude. Guitar.

208 Alberta / David Gude. Guitar.

209 Winken Blinken and Nod / David Gude. Guitar.

210 They Hung Him on the Cross / David Gude. Guitar.
Local Numbers:
FP-RINZ-LP-1617

Vanguard.9096
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
New York Vanguard 1961
Participant or Performer Note:
Recordings by The Greenbriar Boys (Bob Yellin, Ralph Rinzler, John Herald) (side 1, bands 1-5), Jackie Washington (side 1, bands 6-9), Hedy West (side 2, bands 1-5), and David Gude (side 2, bands 6-10).
General:
Program and biographical notes on container.
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
String band  Search this
Bluegrass music  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Mandolin  Search this
Banjo  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, Item FP-RINZ-LP-1617
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Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings / Series 9: Audio / Commercial / LPs
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5da68e817-ac63-4086-83ab-918af915473c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref6948

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:
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.
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.
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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Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5d0505ef0-2efe-40ff-b1f2-056fe029f37f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref13

Hertz, Fred

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 Fred Hertz. Correspondence references the Greenbriar Boys.
Collection 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.
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.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_03_002_079
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Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk572a41aa3-6e4a-4eb6-8e44-2e0bbd3d6167
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref1375

Greenbriar Boys

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1954-1991
Collection 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.
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.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, Subseries 1.2
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Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5991b84e4-08f6-402c-b51f-1c2ab4383a18
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref140

Collected Texts 1

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 2 (Series 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
1962-1963
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of calendar, fliers, correspondence, clippings, tickets, programs. File includes letter entitled Folksingers Committee to End the Blacklist. File includes material on Peggy Seeger, Bob Dylan, Clarence Tom Ashley, Joan Baez, Roscoe Holcomb, Jean Ritchie, New Lost City Ramblers and other prominent artists and venues. File also includes fliers for Swarthmore College Folk Festivals.
Collection 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.
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.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_01_002_008
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Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk598d1d2de-82be-44a8-bbb8-c8b20294f124
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref141

Collected Texts 2

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 2 (Series 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
1954-1955, 1961-1963, 1980
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of contracts, agreements, correspondence, travel documents, handwritten notes, checks and receipts.
Collection 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.
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.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_01_002_009
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Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk53f32d0d1-a298-4be4-b5e8-54e64dd58187
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref143

Contracts 1961-1962

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 2 (Series 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1961-1962
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of contracts, agreements, correspondence, handwritten notes, and receipts.
Collection 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.
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.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_01_002_010
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Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk55e164325-9422-43ea-a2b6-7ecb9f768ce9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref145

Contracts 1963-1965

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 2 (Series 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1963-1965
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of correspondence with Maynard Solomon regarding a Best of The Greenbriar Boys album.
Collection 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.
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.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_01_002_011
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Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5312eed0b-71e4-429d-8cd4-f90d20c8ba17
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref147

Correspondence 1972

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 2 (Series 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1972
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of correspondence, handwritten notes and song list. Correspondents include: Ralph Rinzler, John Herald, Bob Yellin, Harold Leventhal, Tom Stone, Nicole Salas. File also includes royalties statement from Songs of Polygram International.
Collection 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.
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.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_01_002_012
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Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk56c5ca2a1-88d6-443f-a002-884d5f5e9cea
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref149

Correspondence 1986-1991

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 2 (Series 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1986-1987, 1989-1991
undated
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of black and white promotional photographs and performance photograph contact sheets.
Collection 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.
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.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_01_002_013
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Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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Photographs

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 2 (Series 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of receipts, airline tickets, correspondence. Much of the material relates to cars and car repair. File includes correspondence with Harry Rinzler.
Collection 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.
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.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_01_002_014
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Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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Receipts

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 2 (Series 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1959, 1961-1963
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of receipts.
Collection 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.
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.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_01_002_015
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Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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New York Folk Festival

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 4 (Series 3)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1965
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of correspondence, contracts, letter and rehearsal schedule for performers, checks, handwritten notes, clippings, ticket order form, poster, press releases, script for The American Songbag by Carl Sandburg, flier from Gerde's Folk City featuring the Greenbriar Boys and Hal Waters, schedule of performances. Correspondents include: Ralph Rinzler, Manheim Fox, Sid Bernstein, John Stein, Dorrie Baker, Doc Watson. Contracts reference: Bill Monroe, Doc Watson.
Collection 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.
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.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_03_004_041
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Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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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:
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.
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.
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
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Collected Texts - Lyrics and Liner Notes

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 1 (Series 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1958, 1963
undated
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of song lyrics, liner notes, handwritten notes. Liner notes reference Dian and the Greenbriar Boys, Dock Boggs, Libba Cotten, New Orleans brass bands. File includes letter from the BBC to A.L. Lloyd asking for Rinzler's contact information and Stanley Brothers poster, both with handwritten notes on reverse. File also includes write up for the Third Annual University of Chicago Folk Festival and an untitled essay on the folk revival movement.
Collection 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.
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.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_01_001_006
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Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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Eastern Market 2

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 3 (Series 6)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
1979-1981, 1989
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of correspondence, memoranda and flier related to development and preservation of Eastern Market. File also includes photograph of Greenbriar Boys.
Collection 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.
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.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_06_003_010
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Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings / Series 6: Meetings and Organizations / 6.1: General Meetings and Organizations
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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Rinzler Fieldwork: Clarence Ashley and Friends, Fred Price and the Greenbriar Boys recorded at the Ash Grove

Performer:
Watson, Doc  Search this
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Ashley, Clarence, 1895-1967  Search this
Greenbriar Boys  Search this
Field worker:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  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:
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Songs and music
United States
California
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Tennessee
North Carolina
New York
Track Information:
101 Tough Luck Blues / Clarence Ashley, Doc Watson. Guitar,Banjo.

102 Rising Sun Blues / Clarence Ashley, Doc Watson. Guitar,Banjo.

103 Lee Highway Blues / Clarence Ashley, Doc Watson. Guitar,Banjo.

104 Will the Circle Be Unbroken / Clarence Ashley, Doc Watson. Guitar,Banjo.

105 Sally Ann / Clarence Ashley, Doc Watson. Guitar,Banjo.

106 Maggie Walker Blues / Clarence Ashley, Doc Watson. Guitar,Banjo.

107 Leaving Home / Greenbriar Boys, Ralph Rinzler. Guitar,Banjo.

108 Mythological Blues / Greenbriar Boys, Ralph Rinzler. Guitar,Banjo.

109 Cannonball / Greenbriar Boys, Ralph Rinzler. Guitar,Banjo.

110 True Life Blues / Greenbriar Boys, Ralph Rinzler. Guitar,Banjo.

111 Sunny Side of the Mountain / Greenbriar Boys, Ralph Rinzler. Guitar,Banjo.

112 Nine Pound Hammer / Greenbriar Boys, Ralph Rinzler. Guitar,Banjo.

113 Coat from Tennessee / Greenbriar Boys, Ralph Rinzler. Guitar,Banjo.

201 Sally Ann / Clarence Ashley, Doc Watson. Guitar,Banjo.

202 Poor Ellen Smith / Clarence Ashley, Doc Watson. Guitar,Banjo.

203 Sitting on Top of the World / Clarence Ashley, Doc Watson. Guitar,Banjo.

204 That Train That Carried My Girl from Town / Clarence Ashley, Doc Watson. Guitar,Banjo.

205 East Virginia / Clarence Ashley, Doc Watson. Guitar,Banjo.

206 Cackling Hen / Clarence Ashley, Doc Watson. Guitar,Banjo.

207 Fifty Cents / Clarence Ashley, Doc Watson. Guitar,Banjo.

208 My Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains / Clarence Ashley, Doc Watson. Guitar,Banjo.

209 Crawdad Song / Clarence Ashley, Doc Watson. Guitar,Banjo.

210 Get Along to Town / Greenbriar Boys, Ralph Rinzler. Guitar,Banjo.

211 Mythological Blues / Greenbriar Boys, Ralph Rinzler. Guitar,Banjo.

212 Cannonball / Greenbriar Boys, Ralph Rinzler. Guitar,Banjo.

213 Salty Dog Blues / Greenbriar Boys, Ralph Rinzler. Guitar,Banjo.

214 Mountain Railroad / Greenbriar Boys, Ralph Rinzler. Guitar,Banjo.
Local Numbers:
FP-RINZ-7RR-0081

FLP.52703
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Los Angeles (Calif.), California, United States, March 22, 1962.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
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:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Folksong revival  Search this
Bluegrass music  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, Item FP-RINZ-7RR-0081
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Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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Rinzler Fieldwork: Clarence Ashley and Friends, Fred Price, Greenbriar Boys recorded at the Ash Grove

Field worker:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Local Numbers:
FP-RINZ-7RR-0082

FLP.52704
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
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.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, Item FP-RINZ-7RR-0082
See more items in:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings / Series 9: Audio / Non-Commercial / Fieldwork / Open Reel Tapes (RR)
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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