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The Weavers at Carnegie Hall

Performer:
Weavers (Musical group)  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Hays, Lee, 1914-1981  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  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:
New York
United States
New York (N.Y.)
South Africa
Contents:
Darling Corey.--Kisses sweeter than wine.--Pay me my money down.--Greensleeves.--Rock Island Line.--Around the world.--Wimoweh.--Venga Jaleo.--Suliram.--Sholom chavarim.--Lonesome traveller.--I know where I'm going.--Woody's rag and 900 miles.--Sixteen tons.--Follow the drinking gourd.--When the saints go marching in.--I've got a home in that rock.--Hush little baby.--Go where I send thee.--Goodnight Irene.
Track Information:
101 Darling Corey / Weavers (Musical group), Lee Hays, Pete Seeger. Banjo,Guitar.

102 Kisses Sweeter than Wine / Weavers (Musical group), Lee Hays, Pete Seeger. Banjo,Guitar.

103 Pay Me My Money Down / Weavers (Musical group), Lee Hays, Pete Seeger. Banjo,Guitar.

104 Greensleeves / Weavers (Musical group), Lee Hays, Pete Seeger. Banjo,Guitar.

105 Rock Island Line / Weavers (Musical group), Lee Hays, Pete Seeger. Banjo,Guitar.

106 Flop Eared Mule / Weavers (Musical group), Lee Hays, Pete Seeger. Banjo,Guitar.

106 Bright Shines the Moon / Weavers (Musical group), Lee Hays, Pete Seeger. Banjo,Guitar.

106 Artza Aleinu / Weavers (Musical group), Lee Hays, Pete Seeger. Banjo,Guitar.

106 Hey Li-Lee Hey Li-Lee Lo / Weavers (Musical group), Lee Hays, Pete Seeger. Banjo,Guitar.

107 Wimoweh / Weavers (Musical group), Lee Hays, Pete Seeger. Banjo,Guitar.

108 Venga Jaleo / Weavers (Musical group), Lee Hays, Pete Seeger. Banjo,Guitar.

109 Suliram (Indonesian Lullaby) / Weavers (Musical group), Lee Hays, Pete Seeger. Banjo,Guitar.

110 Sholom Chavarim / Weavers (Musical group), Lee Hays, Pete Seeger. Banjo,Guitar.

201 Lonesome Traveler / Weavers (Musical group), Lee Hays, Pete Seeger. Banjo,Guitar.

202 I Know Where I'm Going / Weavers (Musical group), Lee Hays, Pete Seeger. Banjo,Guitar.

203 Woody's Rag / Weavers (Musical group), Lee Hays, Pete Seeger. Banjo,Guitar.

203 900 Miles / Weavers (Musical group), Lee Hays, Pete Seeger. Banjo,Guitar.

204 Sixteen Tons / Weavers (Musical group), Lee Hays, Pete Seeger. Banjo,Guitar.

205 Follow the Drinking Gourd / Weavers (Musical group), Lee Hays, Pete Seeger. Banjo,Guitar.

206 When the Saints Go Marching In / Weavers (Musical group), Lee Hays, Pete Seeger. Banjo,Guitar.

207 I've Got a Home in That Rock / Weavers (Musical group), Lee Hays, Pete Seeger. Banjo,Guitar.

208 Hush Little Baby / Weavers (Musical group), Lee Hays, Pete Seeger. Banjo,Guitar.

209 Children, Go Where I Send Thee / Weavers (Musical group), Lee Hays, Pete Seeger. Banjo,Guitar.

210 Irene (Goodnight Irene) / Weavers (Musical group), Lee Hays, Pete Seeger. Banjo,Guitar.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-LP-0652

Vanguard.9010
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
New York Vanguard
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: New York (N.Y.), United States, New York, 1955.
General:
The Weavers consist of Pete Seeger, Ronnie Gilbert, Lee Hays and Fred Hellerman. Ballads and folk-songs performed by the Weavers; with acc. of banjo, guitars, and recorder. Durations on labels. "Electronically re-recorded to simulate stereo." Program notes on container. Production notes: Recorded Dec. 24, 1955 at Carnegie Hall, New York.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Topic:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Folksong revival  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Mines and mineral resources  Search this
Underground Railroad  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-LP-0652
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / LP
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5354e594d-812b-4796-80dc-eb653e539010
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref16407

The breaker house of the great Retsof salt mine, Retsof. [Active no. 13516 : stereo photonegative,]

Topic:
UNITED STATES--NEW YORK
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
H.C. White Co.  Search this
Photographer:
White, C. W.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3-3/4" x 7".)
Type:
Archival materials
Stereoscopic photographs
Photographs
Place:
Retsof
New York (State)
Date:
1906
Arrangement:
Formerly stored in box 1.1.2 [158], moved from [162].
Local Numbers:
AC0143-0000151 (AC Scan No.)

RSN 151
General:
Similar to RSN 351; "C.W.W. N.Y. '06" on envelope. Original no. 337-A.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Mines and mineral resources -- New York  Search this
Railroads -- New York  Search this
Salt mining -- New York  Search this
Smokestacks -- New York  Search this
Stations -- New York  Search this
Trains -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Stereoscopic photographs
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 1: H. C. White glass plates / 1.1: H.C. White Negatives / RSN Numbers 109-192
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8f83926ab-a4c9-4bd7-83b7-991ca7cbc20e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref1025
Online Media:

Loading rock salt into cars--60 carloads per day, Retsof. [Active no. 13519 : stereo photonegative,]

Topic:
UNITED STATES--NEW YORK
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
H.C. White Co.  Search this
Photographer:
White, C. W.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3-3/4" x 7".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Retsof
New York (State)
Date:
1906
Local Numbers:
RSN 152
General:
Currently stored in box 1.1.2 [158], moved from [162].
Similar to RSN 353; "C.W.W. N.Y. '06" on envelope. Orig. no. 338-B.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Laborers -- New York  Search this
Mines and mineral resources -- New York  Search this
Railroads -- New York  Search this
Salt mining -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 1: H. C. White glass plates / 1.1: H.C. White Negatives / RSN Numbers 109-192
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8f78d8491-999b-4b6f-8b7f-37aea94d7d1f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref1026

The breaker house of the great Retsof salt mine, Retsof. 13516 interpositive

Topic:
MISC--NEW YORK STATE
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
H.C. White Co.  Search this
Photographer:
White, C. W.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3 3/4" x 7")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
New York
Retsof
Local Numbers:
RSN 351

Video number 06316
General:
Currently stored in box 1.2.9 [14].
Copy and Version Identification Note:
12816 on plate.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Mines and mineral resources -- New York  Search this
Railroads -- New York  Search this
Salt mining -- New York  Search this
Smokestacks -- New York  Search this
Stations -- New York  Search this
Trains -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 1: H. C. White glass plates / 1.1: H.C. White Negatives / RSN Numbers 289-355
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep811669174-d9c0-4266-bd16-d34a34376848
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref1226

A motor drawing a train of loaded salt cars in the depths of the great salt mine, Retsof. 13518 interpositive

Topic:
MISC--NEW YORK STATE
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
H.C. White Co.  Search this
Photographer:
White, C. W.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3 3/4" x 7")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
New York
Retsof (New York)
Local Numbers:
RSN 352

Video number 06317
General:
Currently stored in box 1.2.9 [14].
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Caves -- New York  Search this
Laborers -- New York  Search this
Mines and mineral resources -- New York  Search this
Salt mining -- New York  Search this
Trains -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 1: H. C. White glass plates / 1.1: H.C. White Negatives / RSN Numbers 289-355
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8f06d273a-85fa-42c4-8b4a-1a076ea99189
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref1227

Loading rock salt into cars--60 carloads per day, Retsof. 13519 interpositive

Topic:
MISC--NEW YORK STATE
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
H.C. White Co.  Search this
Photographer:
White, C. W.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3 3/4" x 7")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
New York
Retsof
Local Numbers:
RSN 353

Video number 06318
General:
Similar to RSN 152.
Currently stored in box 1.2.9 [14].
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Laborers -- New York  Search this
Mines and mineral resources -- New York  Search this
Salt mining -- New York  Search this
Trains -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 1: H. C. White glass plates / 1.1: H.C. White Negatives / RSN Numbers 289-355
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8b461b81b-0746-470c-961b-8a6aa61570c0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref1228

Ralph Rinzler Memorial Concert: Friday Night Concert

Recorder:
Reiniger, Pete, 1949-  Search this
Place, Jeffrey  Search this
Performer:
Rodriguez-Seeger, Tao, 1972-  Search this
Carawan, Candie  Search this
Carawan, Guy  Search this
Velasquez, Baldemar  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound disc (digital, 4 3/4 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Hispanic Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound discs
Place:
Tennessee
United States
New Market (Tenn.)
Ohio
Toledo (Ohio)
Mexico
New York
Beacon (N.Y.)
Contents:
1. Introduction Jim Sessions 2. Guy and Candie Carawan 3. Baldemar Velasquez 4. Pete Seeger and Tao Rodriguez
Track Information:
102 Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life / Candie Carawan, Guy Carawan. Guitar. English language.

104 Appalachian Love Song / Candie Carawan, Guy Carawan. Guitar. English language.

105 That's Alright / Candie Carawan, Guy Carawan. Guitar. English language.

106 Mountain Stream / Candie Carawan, Guy Carawan. Guitar. English language.

107 River That Flows Through Our Heart / Candie Carawan, Guy Carawan. Guitar. English language.

108 This Little Light of Mine / Candie Carawan, Guy Carawan. Guitar. English language.

109 Voices from the Mountains / Candie Carawan, Guy Carawan. Guitar. English language.

110 Corrido la Montano / Baldemar Velasquez. Guitar,Bajo sexto,Accordion. Spanish language.

112 Across the Borderline / Baldemar Velasquez. Guitar,Bajo sexto,Accordion. English language.

113 San Antonio Rose / Baldemar Velasquez. Guitar,Bajo sexto,Accordion. English language.

114 Wapango Dance Tune / Baldemar Velasquez. Guitar,Bajo sexto,Accordion. English language.

116 Satisfied Mind / Pete Seeger, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger. Guitar,Banjo. English language.

117 Well May the World Go / Pete Seeger, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger. Guitar,Banjo. English language.

118 Solo le Pido a Dios / Pete Seeger, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger. Guitar,Banjo. Spanish language.

119 Rainbow Tree / Pete Seeger, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger. Guitar,Banjo. English language.
Local Numbers:
FP-CDR-0054

Rinzler Memorial.Disc 1
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: New Market (Tenn.), United States, Tennessee, 1995.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Folksong revival  Search this
Sea Islands -- Songs and music  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
Conjunto music  Search this
Tejano music  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Bajo sexto  Search this
Accordion  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Mines and mineral resources  Search this
Emigration & immigration  Search this
Function:
Labor unions
Identifier:
CFCH.AVPR, Item FP-CDR-0054
See more items in:
CFCH Audiovisual Projects
CFCH Audiovisual Projects / Audio Recordings / Ralph Rinzler Memorial Concert
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk513a7d5ef-fc04-4c00-8db9-00a69930e15b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-avpr-ref765

Anglo-American Shanties, Lyric Songs, Dance Tunes and Spirituals

Producer:
Lomax, Alan, 1915-2002  Search this
Recorder:
Lyttleton, Elizabeth  Search this
Field worker:
Halpert, Herbert  Search this
Performer:
Hunt, J. M  Search this
Steele, Pete, 1891-1985  Search this
Jackson, Aunt Molly  Search this
Pike, Russ  Search this
Ball, E.C. (Estil Cortez), 1913-1978  Search this
Ball, Orna, 1907-2000  Search this
King, Henry  Search this
Willinghan, Thadeus C.  Search this
Strong, Luther  Search this
Claunch, Earnest, 1893-1958  Search this
Ward, Wade  Search this
Smoke, Herbert  Search this
Swann, Wallace  Search this
Parham, Chub  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Culture:
Cherokee  Search this
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Place:
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Songs and music
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Ohio
Hamilton (Ohio)
New York
New York (N.Y.)
California
Visalia (Calif.)
Virginia
Rugby (Va.)
Mississippi
Gulfport (Miss.)
Kentucky
Dalesburg (Ky.)
Guntown (Miss.)
Galax (Va.)
Winchester (Va.)
North Carolina
Asheville (N.C.)
Marion (Va.)
Clay County (Ky.)
Date:
1978
Contents:
Sally Brown -- Haul away, my Rosy -- Pay day at Coal Creek -- The little dove -- Ten thousand miles -- Soldier, won't you marry me? -- Jennie Jenkins -- Fod -- Roll on the ground -- The last of Callahan -- The ways of the world -- Glory in the meeting house -- Grub Springs -- The eighth of January -- Sally Goodin -- Cindy -- Old Joe Clark -- Chilly winds -- Cripple Creek -- Coal Creek march -- John Henry -- The train.
Track Information:
101 Sally Brown / J.M. Hunt. Vocals.

102 Haul Away My Rosy / J.M. Hunt.

103 Pay Day at Coal Creek / Pete Steele. Banjo.

104 The Little Dove / Aunt Molly Jackson. Banjo. English language.

105 Ten Thousand Miles / Aunt Molly Jackson. English language.

106 Soldier, Won't You Marry Me? / Russ Pike. Guitar.

107 Jennie Jenkins / E.C. Ball, Orna Ball. Guitar,Mandolin.

108 Fod / Henry King. Guitar,Mandolin.

109 Roll on the Ground / Thadeus C. Willinghan. Guitar,Mandolin.

201 The Last of Callahan / Luther Strong. Fiddle.

202 The Ways of the World / Luther Strong. Fiddle.

203 Glory in the Meeting House / Luther Strong. Fiddle.

204 Grub Springs / Earnest Claunch. Guitar,Fiddle.

205 The Eighth of January / Earnest Claunch. Guitar,Fiddle.

206 Sally Goodin / Earnest Claunch. Guitar,Fiddle.

207 Cindy / Earnest Claunch. Guitar,Fiddle.

208 Old Joe Clark / Wade Ward. Banjo.

209 Chilly Winds / Wade Ward. Banjo.

210 Cripple Creek / Herbert Smoke. Banjo.

211 Coal Creek March / Pete Steele. Banjo.

212 John Henry / Wallace Swann.

213 The Train / Chub Parham. Harmonica.
Local Numbers:
FP-RINZ-LP-0961

Library of Congress.AAFS L2
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Washington, D.C. Library of Congress 1978
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Asheville (N.C.), North Carolina, Winchester (Va.), Galax (Va.), Guntown (Miss.), Dalesburg (Ky.), Kentucky, Gulfport (Miss.), Mississippi, Rugby (Va.), Virginia, Visalia (Calif.), California, New York (N.Y.), New York, Hamilton (Ohio), Ohio, Washington (D.C.), United States.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Topic:
Sea songs  Search this
Ballads  Search this
United States -- History  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Folk songs -- Kentucky  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
love songs  Search this
Wit and humor  Search this
Courtship  Search this
Nonsense literature  Search this
Opera  Search this
Square dance music  Search this
Clog dancing  Search this
Vocals  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Mandolin  Search this
Violin  Search this
Harmonica  Search this
occupational folklore  Search this
Sea songs  Search this
Mines and mineral resources  Search this
Laments  Search this
Disasters  Search this
Appalachian Region  Search this
Dialogue  Search this
Love  Search this
Function:
Festivals
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, Item FP-RINZ-LP-0961
See more items in:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
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/bk5ed33ddb4-e749-4946-a253-8a141edc9282
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref5873

Grant Rogers, Sarah Ogan Gunning; Mike Seeger

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife (1969)  Search this
Artist:
Rogers, Grant, 1907-1979  Search this
Gunning, Sarah Ogan, 1910-1983  Search this
Seeger, Mike, 1933-2009  Search this
Performer:
Rogers, Grant, 1907-1979  Search this
Gunning, Sarah Ogan, 1910-1983  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (7 inch reel, 1/4 inch tape)
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.)
New York
Michigan
Kentucky
Date:
1969 July 3
Contents:
Grant Rogers-- Bessie the heffer--I wish I was a single girl again--When the snowflakes fall again--Interview--Too young to understand sorrow--Granny's old arm chair; Sarah Ogan Gunning--I am a poor pilgrim of sorrow--Whisper softly--Sally come over from England--Fiddle; Mike Seeger and Grant Rogers--McLeod's reel--Heel and toe--Waltz two step--McCloggin's reel--Turkey in the straw
Track Information:
101 American Folksong / Grant Rogers. Guitar.

102 Ballad Singer / Sarah Ogan Gunning.
General note:
DPA number 69.101.20
Local Numbers:
FP-1969-7RR-0020
General:
CDR copy
69.101.20
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 3, 1969.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Folk songs -- New York  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Ballads  Search this
Folk songs -- Kentucky  Search this
Labor unions -- Songs and music  Search this
Political ballads and songs  Search this
Protest songs  Search this
Working class -- Songs and music  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Mines and mineral resources  Search this
Coal  Search this
Protest  Search this
Struggle  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1969 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1969, Item FP-1969-7RR-0020
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1969 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1969 Festival of American Folklife / 4.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5c8896ac6-76a8-4efc-998f-7bafb2cc41a5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1969-ref124

David Collier Sharpstone films

Creator:
Sharpstone, David Collier  Search this
Smith, Lance Bales  Search this
Extent:
16 Film reels (silent, black-and-white and color, acetate film; 7,870 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Place:
Zimbabwe
London (England)
New York (N.Y.)
Rome (Italy)
Uganda
Malawi
Kenya
Congo (Democratic Republic)
South Africa
Sudan
Rwanda
Utah
California
Date:
circa 1946-1955
Summary:
David Collier Sharpstone worked in the mining industry. He and his family lived in Uganda and Zimbabwe (then Southern Rhodesia) during the 1940s and 1950s. This collection contains their film footage and Lance Smith's "Journey to Africa".
Scope and Contents:
The Sharpstone family's amateur films of eastern Africa were shot by members of the Sharpstone family during the 1940s and 1950s. They include footage of the family at home in Zimbabwe and Uganda, activities at the Conemara and Kilembe mines, and trips taken by the family to other parts of Africa, frequently to preserves to view wildlife. "Journey to Africa" was created by Lance Smith and the involvement – if any – by the Sharpstones in its creation is unknown, although David Sharpstone, Sharpstone's mistress, and Alfred Pugsley, the General Manager of Kilembe Copper Mine, appear in both Sharpstone's and Smith's films.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Biographical Note - David Collier Sharpstone:
David Collier Sharpstone (1902-1967) was an American geologist who worked at the Kilembe Copper Mine in Uganda and the Connemara Mine in Zimbabwe (then Southern Rhodesia). He lived with his wife, Ramah, and their children Alexandra (Alex) and William (Bill) in Kilembe while working at the Kilembe Mine and on a farm called Stoneycroft near Harare (then Salisbury) while working at the Connemara Mine. The family also lived in London for a year while Sharpstone worked in Europe. In 1942, he traveled to South Africa as part of a U.S. survey team looking for alternative mineral resources during World War II. At different points in his career he worked for the Metals Reserve Corp, a subsidiary of the Reconstruction Finance Corp, and the Homestake Mineral Development Company, part of the Homestake Mining Company.

Sharpstone had a passion for photography. He used 16mm Eastman Kodak and 8mm and 16mm Bell and Howell cameras. He also used a Leica screw mount camera. He did his own editing and splicing and took many trips with his wife while living in Uganda and Zimbabwe to observe and film the animals and countryside. He died in California in 1967.
Biographical Note - Lance Smith:
Lance Smith was a farmer and politician in Rhodesia. He was born in England in 1910 and emigrated to Rhodesia in 1935. He served as a policeman in Gwelo before moving with his family to Banket and buying a farm. He became active in politics in the 1950s and eventually rose to the position of Minister of Internal Affairs. He was one of the signers of the Unilateral Day of Independence (UDI) proclamation on November 11, 1965, which declared the independence of Rhodesia from Great Britain. He was also one of the founders of the Rhodesian Front Party, serving as the vice president under president Ian Smith, to whom he was not related. Smith left office in 1974 and returned to his farm in Banket, where he remained after Zimbabwe gained its independence in 1980 and Mugabe's rise to power. He died on May 4, 2000.

Sources Consulted

Smith, Ian. "Serving in Ian Smith's Rhodesian Air Force." The Sunday Mail, November 22, 2020. https://www.pressreader.com/zimbabwe/the-sunday-mail-zimbabwe/20201122/281659667588772

Wikipedia. "Lance Smith (politician)." Accessed December 7, 2020. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lance_Smith_(politician)
Provenance:
The Sharpstone collection was donated by Richard Stewardson via the Archives of Ontario.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Dancing  Search this
Mines and mineral resources  Search this
Animals  Search this
Victoria Falls  Search this
Citation:
The David Collier Sharpstone films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.2000.06
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Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc95d1cba93-9e3d-46f6-9c63-80d7ae59bce7
EDAN-URL:
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James E. Taylor scrapbook of the American West

Creator:
Taylor, James E., 1839-1901 (artist and collector)  Search this
Names:
Geological Survey (U.S.)  Search this
United States. Army  Search this
Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917  Search this
Crook, George, 1829-1890  Search this
Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876  Search this
Hickok, Wild Bill, 1837-1876  Search this
Juárez, Benito, 1806-1872  Search this
Kinman, Seth  Search this
Miles, Nelson Appleton, 1839-1925  Search this
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902  Search this
Red Cloud, 1822-1909  Search this
Richard, Louis  Search this
Sheridan, Philip Henry, 1831-1888  Search this
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Spotted Tail, 1823-1881  Search this
Photographer:
Barry, D. F. (David Francis), 1854-1934  Search this
Easterly, Thomas M. (Thomas Martin), 1809-1882  Search this
Eaton, E. L. (Edric L.), b. ca. 1836  Search this
Ebell, Adrian J. (Adrian John), 1840-1877  Search this
Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882  Search this
Hillers, John K., 1843-1925  Search this
Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942  Search this
M'Clees, Jas. E. (James E.)  Search this
O'Sullivan, Timothy H., 1840-1882  Search this
Pywell, Wm. R. (William Redish), 1843-1886  Search this
Vannerson, Julian, 1827-  Search this
Whitney, Joel E. (Joel Emmons), 1822-1886  Search this
Extent:
4 Tintypes
3 Chromolithographs
3 Lithographs (3 chalk-manner lithographs)
1 Print (photogravure)
118 Pages (Scrapbook)
685 Prints (circa, albumen)
80 Items (circa 80 relief prints (including woodcuts and wood engraving))
30 Items (circa 30 intaglio prints (including etchings and engravings))
Culture:
Apache  Search this
Pueblo  Search this
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Cherokee  Search this
Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Fox  Search this
A'aninin (Gros Ventre)  Search this
Kiowa  Search this
Modoc  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux)  Search this
Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa)  Search this
Omaha  Search this
Chaticks Si Chaticks (Pawnee)  Search this
Potawatomi  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Ho-Chunk (Winnebago)  Search this
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Sauk  Search this
Shoshone  Search this
Ute  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Tintypes
Chromolithographs
Lithographs
Prints
Pages
Photographs
Newspapers
Woodcuts
Place:
Mexico
Taos Pueblo (N.M.)
California
Oregon
Fort Davis (Tex.)
New Mexico
Fort Snelling (Minn.)
Arizona
Texas
San Juan Pueblo (N.M.)
Zuni (N.M.)
Kansas
Colorado
Date:
circa 1863-1900
Summary:
Scrapbook entitled "Our Wild Indians in Peace and War: Surveys, Expeditions, Mining and Scenery of the Great West," compiled by James E. Taylor, possibly as a source for his own illustrations.
Scope and Contents:
Scrapbook entitled "Our Wild Indians in Peace and War: Surveys, Expeditions, Mining and Scenery of the Great West," compiled by James E. Taylor, possibly as a source for his own illustrations. The album includes photographs (mostly albumen with three tintypes), newsclippings, wood engravings, and lithographs, some of which are reproductions of Taylor's own illustrations and paintings. Photographs depict American Indians, US Army soldiers and scouts, historical sites, forts, and scenery. Some were made on expeditions, including the Hayden and Powell surveys, and created from published stereographs. Many of Taylor's illustrations are signed, and some are inscribed with dates and "N. Y." The scrapbook also includes clippings from newspapers and other written sources relating to illustrations and photographs in the album.
Biographical Note:
James E. Taylor (1839-1901) was an artist-correspondent for Leslie's Illustrated Weekly Newspaper from 1863-1883. Born in Cincinatti, Ohio, he graduated from Notre Dame University by the age of sixteen. Taylor enlisted in the 10th New York Infantry in 1861 and the next year was hired by Leslie's Illustrated newspaper as a "Special Artist" and war correspondent. In 1864 he covered the Shenandoah Valley campaign, and was later one of the illustrator-correspondents at the 1867 treaty negotiations at Medicine Lodge, Kansas. He soon earned the moniker "Indian Artist" because of his vast number of drawings of American Indians. In 1883 Taylor retired from Leslie's to work as a freelance illustrator. Colonel Richard Irving Dodge used Taylor's drawings to illustrate his memoir, "Our Wild Indians: Thirty-three Years' Personal Experience among the Red Men of the Great West" (1882).
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 4605
Related Materials:
The National Anthropolgical Archives holds additional photographs by photographers represented in this collection (including original negatives for some of these prints), particularly in Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 37, Photo Lot 60, Photo Lot 87.

Additional photographs by Whitney, Gardner, and Barry held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 80-18.

Julian Vannerson and James E. McClees photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 4286.

Pywell photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 4498.

O'Sullivan photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo lot 4501.

Additional Hillers photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 83-18 and Photo Lot 87-2N.
Provenance:
Donated or transferred by John Witthoft from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, April 14, 1961.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Church buildings  Search this
Mines and mineral resources  Search this
Dance  Search this
White River Massacre, Colo., 1879  Search this
Painting  Search this
Washita Campaign, 1868-1869  Search this
Mormon Church -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Newspapers
Woodcuts
Tintypes
Citation:
MS 4605, James E. Taylor scrapbook of the American West, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4605
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw33fa281bf-1e72-4f26-ae86-8c8389244b4e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4605
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American Petroleum Institute Photograph and Film Collection

Creator:
American Petroleum Institute.  Search this
Names:
Bush, George, 1924-  Search this
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-  Search this
O'Neill, Tip  Search this
Extent:
45 Cubic feet (122 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scripts (documents)
Photographs
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
1860s-1980s
bulk 1955-1990
Summary:
Collection includes historic photographs, slides and films on subjects relating to all aspects of the petroleum industry, including exploration, drilling, refineries, tankers, pipelines, automobiles, trucks, aviation, refueling, buildings, coal, gasification, plants, mining, surface mining, fields, land reclamation, coastal zone management, corporate public service, educational programs, crude oil, deepwater ports, and watercraft It also documents numerous products other than gasoline produced by the petroleum industry, such as propane, lubricants, heating oil, and plastics.
Scope and Contents:
The collection contains, color and black-and-white photographs, contact sheets, slides, color transparencies, negatives, transcripts, audio tape cassettes, and films documenting the American Petroleum Institute (API) and all its activities. The material in the collection was assembled by API public relations staff from oil industry sources over several years and was used in public relations and educational materials.

The photographs and slides are both original and copy prints are organized according to the organizational structure that API used. The photographs and slides document all aspects of the production of oil, from exploration to drilling, from cracking to refineries, from pipelines to tankers, and from storage tanks to service stations. They also document the numerous products other than gasoline produced by the petroleum industry including: kerosene, liquid propane gas, lubricants, heating oil, and plastics. Additionally, they document the industry's efforts at self-promotion, its stand on environmental issues and energy conservation, its efforts to promote safety in its plants, and its perceived competition from other energy sources, such as gasohol, geothermal energy, solar energy, and nuclear energy. Overall, these images portray the petroleum industry as it saw itself.

The collection also includes general images of petroleum workers, landscape and wildlife scenes, urban settings, vernacular architecture (service stations), railroads, road development, and the industry's crucial role during World War II.

Series 1, Historical Photographs, 1860s-1950s

This series is divided into forty subseries and contains primarily black-and-white photographs, but there are some negatives. Many of the photographs contain captions. The content includes: advertising, lighting and heating, kerosene lamps, lubricants, medicine, aircraft, artwork, equipment, political cartoons, automobiles, terminals, disasters, charts, drilling, portable rigs, rotary rigs, exploration land rush, lighting and stoves, memorials, mining, natural gas, oil company offices, oil fields, pipelines, products, railroads, tank cars, refineries, safety, service stations, teamsters, war, watercraft, and wells.

Series 2, Modern Photographs, 1960s-1980s

The series contains black-and-white and color photographs, negatives and transparencies. The photographs are arranged into topical areas such as diagrams and maps, environment, electricity, exploration, natural gas, pipelines, storage, and wells. The following subjects are represented: artwork, automobiles, trucks, aviation, refueling, buildings, coal, gasification, plants, and mining, surface mining, fields, land reclamation, coastal zone management, corporate public service, educational programs, crude oil, and deepwater ports.

Series 3, Miscellaneous Photographs, 1900s-1970s

The photographs consist of black-and-white copy prints, color transparencies, negatives, and slides for a variety of subjects: pipelines, platforms, service stations, and wells. The names of major oil and petroleum companies, such as Shell, Standard Oil, Sun Oil, and Savory Oil, are represented.

Series 4, Slides, 1970s-1980s

The slides are divided into two subseries: slides presentations and slides by subject/topic. The slides presentations were assembled and presented by API staff. In some instances there are slides, transcripts, and audio tape cassettes for the presentations. The presentations have been arranged alphabetically by title. The subject slides are arranged alphabetically by topic/subject and are identified. Only some of the subject-related slides are dated. The miscellaneous slides contain such images as the Space Shuttle Columbia, sunsets, and industrial scenes.

Series 5, Photograph Albums, 1903-1968 (not inclusive)

This series includes two photograph albums: one that focuses on aviation, bulk plants, chemistry, and disasters and the other on an advertising series from 1953. The first album consists of black-and-white copy prints that are subdivided according to subject. Some of the photographs have captions. The album containing the advertising series is comprised of black-and-white copy prints with the corresponding print ad that was used. The print ads vary in size and amount of text. The advertising series addresses a variety of topics.

Series 6, Scripts for Films, 1955-1978

The scripts consist of final transcripts and drafts for various films commissioned by API. In some instances there are accompanying photographs.

Series 7, Publications, 1959-1990

This series includes publications from various petroleum companies such as the Shell News and Petroleum Facts and Figures and accompanying slides from the API library that were featured in articles.

Series 8, Films, 1960s

The films consist of 34 reels of motion picture film. The films are production elements (negatives, track negatives, and A and B rolls). It is not possible to make film elements available for research use. This portion of the collection has not been processed.
Arrangement:
Arranged into eight series.

Series 1, Historical Photographs, 1850s-1950s

Series 2, Modern Photographs, 1960s-1980s

Series 3, Miscellaneous Photographs, 1900s-1970s

Series 4, Slides, 1970s-1980s

Series 5, Photograph Albums, 1903-1968 (not inclusive)

Series 6, Scripts for Films, 1955-1978

Series 7, Publications, 1959-1990

Series 8, Films, 1960s
Biographical / Historical:
The origins of the American Petroleum Institute (API) date to World War I, when Congress and the domestic oil and natural gas industry worked together to help the war effort. At the time, the industry included the companies created in 1911 after the court-imposed dissolution of Standard Oil and the independents. These were companies that had been independent of Standard Oil and which had no experience working together. The companies agreed to work with the government to ensure that vital petroleum supplies were rapidly and efficiently deployed to the armed forces. The National Petroleum War Service Committee, which oversaw this effort, was initially formed under the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and subsequently as a quasi-governmental body.

After the war, momentum began to build to form a national association that could represent the whole oil and natural gas industry in the postwar years. The industry's efforts to supply fuel during World War I not only highlighted the importance of the industry to the country, but also the industry's obligation to the public.

The American Petroleum Institute was established on March 20, 1919, to afford a means of cooperation with the government in all matters of national concern; to foster foreign and domestic trade in American petroleum products; to promote in general the interests of the petroleum industry in all its branches; and to promote the mutual improvement of its members and the study of the arts and sciences connected with the oil and natural gas industry.

API offices were established in New York City, and the organization focused its efforts in several specific areas. In late 1969, API moved its offices to Washington, D.C. 0F

*History note courtesy The Story of the American Petroleum Institute , by Leonard M. Fanning, published in 1959, and The American Petroleum Institute: An Informal History, 1919-1987 by Stephen P. Potter, published by API in 1990.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Archives Center, National Museum of American History by the American Petroleum Institute through Red Cavaney and G. William Frick on December 16, 1999.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Viewing film portion of collection requires special appointment. See repository for details.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use.
Topic:
Tank trucks  Search this
Tankers  Search this
Trade associations  Search this
Political cartoons  Search this
Pipelines  Search this
Railroads  Search this
Pollution  Search this
Service stations  Search this
Synthetic lubricants  Search this
Stoves  Search this
Oil well drilling rigs  Search this
Oil spills  Search this
Petroleum  Search this
Oil-shale industry  Search this
Petroleum refineries  Search this
Petroleum industry and trade  Search this
Petroleum -- Prospecting  Search this
Drilling and boring  Search this
Electricity  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Disasters  Search this
Gas-lighting  Search this
Gasohol  Search this
Enegy and environment  Search this
Gas industry  Search this
Geothermal resources  Search this
advertising -- Petroleum industry and trade  Search this
Heating  Search this
Harbors  Search this
Asphalt  Search this
Automobile racing  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Natural areas  Search this
Natural gas  Search this
Nuclear energy  Search this
Aircraft  Search this
Oil burners  Search this
Lighting  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Mines and mineral resources  Search this
Oil fields  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scripts (documents)
Photographs -- 19th century
Motion pictures (visual works) -- 1960-1980
Citation:
American Petroleum Institute Photograph and Film Collection, 1860s-1990 (bulk 1955-1990), Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0711
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8d2615aa8-a45b-43a0-8f7b-965c7de06aa8
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ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0711
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International Salt Company Records

Creator:
International Salt Company  Search this
Costain, Harold Haliday  Search this
Rittase, William M., 1894-1968  Search this
Extent:
3.5 Cubic feet (11 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photograph albums
Slides (photographs)
Photographs
Transparencies
Time books
Scrapbooks
Cashbooks
Annual reports
Ledgers (account books)
Financial records
Patents
Letters
Newsletters
Date:
1881-1993
bulk 1920-1929
Summary:
The collection contains business records and photographic materials documenting the International Salt Company. The business records include correspondence, account and ledger books, a payroll book, patent and trademark information, print advertising and marketing materials, and a salesman salt display kit. The photographic materials include a series of photographs by William M. Rittase, a series of photographs by Harold Haliday Costain, a small photograph album, snapshots, and slides. The images cover all facets of the salt manufacturing and packaging operations, and include photographs taken in New York State, Michigan, and Louisiana.
Scope and Contents:
The collection contains business records and photographic materials documenting the International Salt Company. The business records include correspondence, account and ledger books, a payroll book, patent and trademark information, print advertising and marketing materials, and a salesman salt display kit. The photographic materials include a series of photographs by William M. Rittase, a series of photographs by Harold Haliday Costain, a small photograph album, snapshots, and slides. The images cover all facets of the salt manufacturing and packaging operations, and include photographs taken in New York State, Michigan, and Louisiana.

The scrapbooks contain advertisements for the International Salt Company's Sterling Salt label and other leading salt companies, especially Morton's. Much of the ephemera consists of labels, but there are also small pamphlet cookbooks. The cookbooks, prepared and marketed by various salt companies, tout recipes for tasty dishes using specific salts and expound upon the merits of salt in general, especially the medical benefits. Other clever salt-related advertising appears in conjunction with maps, buttons, song books, calendars, and health exercises.

Series 1, Business Records, 1894-1937, consists primarily of financial materials--ledgers, cash books, monthly statements, timekeeping and payroll information--for the Avery Rock Salt Mining Company (A.R.S.M.Co.), Detroit Rock Salt Company, Detroit Salt Company, International Salt Company, and the Restof Mining Company. Additionally, there is one annual report for the International Salt Company (1957) and the newsletter Saltmaker, 1964.

There are two A.R.S.M.Co. ledgers, 1898-1907 and 1907-1922. The first ledger, 1898-1907, predates the founding of the International Salt Company, and it is likely that A.R.S.M.Co was absorbed by International Salt during a merger. Documentation recorded including inventories, merchandise, labor, surplus, insurance, office expenses, legal expenses, taxes, bills receivable, directors' committee fees, fuel, candles, oil, waste and packing, rental, repairs and maintenance, interest, labor, feed, outside salary account, Cuban consignment account, and loan account. Specific persons, such as superintendents F. Rundio and Sidney Bradford, are mentioned and specific companies including Restof Mining, Joy Morton Company, Havana Mill, G. Lawton Childs & Company, International Salt of New York and various others (pages 193-212), are listed with expenses.

The Detroit Salt Company (general ledger), 1911-1913, consists of one bound volume documenting the company's assets, liabilities, expenses, earnings, advance accounts, and old accounts.

Detroit Rock Salt Company (cash record), 1912 October-1913 January, consists of one bound volume documenting cash received and cash disbursed.

International Salt Company, Inc., Independent Salt Company Division (monthly statements), 1933 October-1937 December, consists of one bound volume of general ledger trial balance sheets organized chronologically. Detailed documentation includes general expenses, assets, capital assets, liabilities, special reserves, net worth, profit and loss statements, warehousing costs and tonnage purchased.

Restof Mining Company (time and payroll), 1894 July 1-1895 March 31, consists of one bound volume of 400 pages, documenting the time and payroll for employees. The volume contains the name of the employee, the number of days worked, hourly wage earned per day, the amount earned, advances, board due, store (supplies due), rent, and any balances due. A portion of the volume is severely water-damaged.

Series 2, Trademarks, 1881-1935, consists of copies of issued trademark declarations from the United States Patent Office. The trademarks are for company names, logos, salt containers and packages, and various salt products. The trademarks are arranged alphabetically by the name of the trademark. For example, Amaessa, a trademark for baking powder and salt is filed with other trademarks beginning with the letter "A." Additional materials consist of one file folder of correspondence and printed materials about patents, trademarks and copyright laws. The correspondence relates specifically to the ownership of certain trademarks by International Salt Company, and there is correspondence from John L. Ryon, assistant sales manager and W.T. Chisolm, vice-president of International Salt Company. There are compiled lists of brand names, trademarks, and package designs for which International Salt registered at the United States Patent Office, 1926-1927. There are two examples of small cloth bags branded with "Ideal Salt" and some packaging, such as "White Lily High Grade Salt" and labels such as "Purex Free Running Table Salt." The Peter J.L. Searing trademark for salt (No. 52,963) and Chicago Sawed Salt-Block Company (No. 15,174) provide examples of ethnic imagery. A trademark is a brand name. A trademark or service mark includes any word, name, symbol, device, or any combination used or intended to be used to identify and distinguish the goods/services of one seller or provider from those of others, and to indicate the source of the goods/services. Although federal registration of a mark is not mandatory, it has several advantages, including notice to the public of the registrant's claim of ownership of the mark, legal presumption of ownership nationwide, and exclusive right to use the mark on or in connection with the goods/services listed in the registration.

Series 3, Photographs, 1934-1993, is divided into five subseries: Subseries 1, Harold Haliday Costain, 1934; Subseries 2, William Ritasse, circa 1934; Subseries 3, Loose Photographs, 1969-1993; Subseries 4, Slides, circa 1970s; and Subseries 5, Album (unidentified), undated.

Subseries 1, Harold Haliday Costain, circa 1934, consists of three photographs (approximately 10 1/2" x 13") black-and-white prints mounted to 16" x 20" boards. The prints are numbered #6, #42, and #44 and depict a salt mine and equipment used in salt manufacturing located in Avery Island, Louisiana.

Subseries 2, William Ritasse, circa 1934, consists of black-and-white prints (10" x 14") signed by Ritasse which are mounted on 18 1/2" x 20" boards. The photographs are arranged numerically from #350 to #480. Many of the photographs are captioned. American photographer William Rittase (1887-1968), active in the 1920s-1930s, is known for his industrial photography. Rittase's images provide insight into International Salt Company activities such as salt manufacturing, packaging operations, general factory processes, printing salt bags, can labeling, brine storage, exteriors of buildings, crushing salt, men in the salt mines, machine shop views, and equipment.

Subseries 3, Loose Photographs, 1969-1993, consists of black-and-white and color prints, as well as transparencies depicting salt mines and related activities. Some of the photographs document a visit by International Salt Company executives to the Jefferson Island, Louisiana salt plant.

Subseries 4, Slides, circa 1970s, consists of seventeen color slides documenting salt plants, equipment and salt miners.

Subseries 5, Album (damaged mine), undated, consists of twenty-two 4" x 6 1/2" black-and-white photographs documenting the damage to a salt manufacturing plant. The photographs are captioned, but there is no indication of the geographic location of the salt plant.

Series 4, Advertising and Marketing Materials, 1920-1948, consists of two scrapbooks (14" x 17" and 11" x 16") that contain primarily tear sheets, unbound periodical pages showing an advertisement as printed, or as a proof, newspaper clippings, magazine clippings, correspondence, pamphlets, price lists, recipes, labels, periodicals, and other ephemera.

The scrapbook, 1920-1931, consists primarily of advertisements and newspaper clippings related to advertising salt products, especially for Morton's Salt and Diamond Crystal Salt. Other companies represented include Colonial Salt Company, Carey Salt Company, Jefferson Island Salt Company, Kerr Salt Company, Mulkey Salt Company, Myles Salt Company, Ohio Salt Company, Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Company, Remington Salt Company, Star Salt Corporation, Union Salt Company, Worcester Salt Company, and Watkins Salt Company.

The scrapbook from 1945-1948 is devoted to advertisements for the International Salt Company and Sterling Salt, which promoted salt uses for the home (table salt, curing meats, and brines), industry (rock salt for winter weather) and agriculture (killing weeds). Many of the advertisements were part of the "Pass the Salt" campaign and were featured in publications such as Woman's Day, National Provisioner, Food Industries, Hide, Leather and Shoes, Chemical Previews, and Public Works. The scrapbook is divided into three sections: institutional, weed prevention, and Lixate, a process developed by the International Salt Research Laboratory for making brine. Many of the advertisements were prepared by J.M. Mathes Incorporated.

Also included is a traveling salt kit for Sterling Salt Company salesmen, undated, featuring small glass vials of sterling salt from mines in Detroit, Avery Island, Louisiana, and Restof, New York. Each vial notes the types of salts--purified, softener, iodized, medium flake, coarse flake, granular flour, and meat.

Series 5, Posters, circa 1920s, consists of oversize advertising posters for Worcester Salt Company. There is one set of labels from an exhibit titled "I Eat Rocks! Salt of the Earth."
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into five series.

Series 1, Business Records, 1894-1937

Series 2, Trademarks, 1881-1935

Series 3, Photographs, 1934-1993

Subseries 1, Harold Haliday Costain, circa 1934

Subseries 2, William Ritasse, circa 1934

Subseries 3, Loose Photographs, 1969-1993

Subseries 4, Slides, circa 1970s

Subseries 5, Album (damaged mine), undated

Series 4, Advertising and Marketing Materials, 1920-1948

Series 5, Posters, circa 1920s
Biographical / Historical:
The International Salt Company incorporated on August 22, 1901, and in 1902, the company purchased the stock and assets of the National Salt Company, which had failed. By 1934, International Salt was a holding company for six subsidiaries: Avery Salt Company (West Virginia), Detroit Rock Salt Company (Michigan), Eastern Salt Company (Massachusetts), Independent Salt Company (New York), International Salt Company, Inc. (New York), and Retsof Mining Company (New York). All of the subsidiaries operated rock salt mines and evaporated salt plants and distributed salt. In 1940, the International Salt Company decided to sell four of its subsidiaries--Avery Salt Company, Detroit Rock Salt Company, International Salt Company, Inc., and Retsof Mining Company.

John M. Avery discovered rock salt at Petite Anse, Louisiana in 1862. Petite Anse Island was renamed Avery Island in the late 19th century. Ownership and mining of salt at Petite Anse involved numerous parties until 1886, when New Iberia Salt Company took over operations. In 1896, the Avery family began operating the mine, and they founded the Avery Rock Salt Mining Company. In 1899, the International Salt Company leased the mine.

The Detroit Salt and Manufacturing Company was founded in 1906. The company quickly went bankrupt during construction of a shaft and was acquired in 1910 by the Watkins Salt Company, which incorporated the new organization under the name Detroit Rock Salt Company. The company experienced success and the International Salt Company purchased the mine circa 1914. In 1983, International Salt closed the mine's operations and in 1985, Crystal Mines, Inc., purchased the mine as a potential storage site.

In 1885 the Empire Salt Company of New York was renamed the Retsof Mine Company, and the Village of Retsof was founded near the mine shaft. During the next 110 years, the mine grew to become the largest salt-producing mine in the United States and the second largest in the world. Before the initial collapse in March 1994, the mine encompassed an underground area of more than 6,000 acres, and the mine footprint (outer edge of mined area) extended over an area of nearly ten square miles. At the time of the collapse, the Retsof Mine was owned by Akzo-Nobel Salt Incorporated (ANSI) and, during the winter of 1993--994 operated at full capacity to meet demands for road salt throughout the northeastern United States. The Retsof Mine ceased operations on September 2, 1995, and by December, twenty-one months after the initial collapse, the mine was completely flooded.
Related Materials:
Materials held at the Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian Institution Libraries, National Museum of American History

Trade catalogs from International Salt Company Inc., 1900s

Materials held at Other Organizations

Harvard University Archives

Ritasse, William M., 1894-1968. Photographs of Hardvard University campus and environs taken by William M. Ritasse, circa 1930.

Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs

Avery Rock Salt Mining Company, Plan. June 16, 1924 (AKZO No. 7-77-02) - Avery Island Salt Works, Akzo Salt Incorporated, Avery Island, Iberia Parish, LA

Salt Mine Village, Salt Workers' Houses No. 6, Avery Island, Iberia Parish, LA

Avery Island Sugarhouse, Avery Island, Iberia Parish, LA

State Library of Louisiana

Historic Photograph Collection contains images of salt mining at Avery Island, Louisiana.

University of North Carolina, Southern Historical Collection at the Louis Round Wilson Library

Papers for the Avery Family of Louisiana, 1796-1951
Provenance:
Tom Maeder donated the collection on June 13, 2009.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Salt  Search this
Salt workers  Search this
Salt mines and mining -- Michigan  Search this
Salt mines and mining -- New York  Search this
Salt industry and trade  Search this
Salt mines and mining -- Louisiana  Search this
advertising  Search this
Industrial photography -- 1990-2000 -- Texas  Search this
Mines and mineral resources -- Louisiana  Search this
Mines and mineral resources -- New York  Search this
Mines and mineral resources -- Michigan  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photograph albums
Slides (photographs) -- 20th century
Photographs -- 20th century
Transparencies
Time books
Scrapbooks
Cashbooks
Annual reports
Ledgers (account books)
Financial records
Patents
Letters
Newsletters
Citation:
International Salt Company Records, 1881-1993, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1158
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ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1158
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Flume at Outlet Chateaugay Lake

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Dewey, Fred. P (Frederic Perkins) 1855-1921  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
a United States National Museum Department of Metallurgy and Economic Geology  Search this
Physical description:
5 x 8;
Type:
Glass negatives
Place:
Chateaugay (Franklin County, N.Y.)
Date:
1880
Topic:
Mines and mineral resources  Search this
Mineral industries  Search this
Iron foundries  Search this
Metallurgy  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-006 [MAH-3803]
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Beehive Kilns for Charcoal

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Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Dewey, Fred. P (Frederic Perkins) 1855-1921  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
a United States National Museum Department of Metallurgy and Economic Geology  Search this
Physical description:
5 x 8;
Type:
Glass negatives
Date:
1880
1880s
Topic:
Mines and mineral resources  Search this
Mineral industries  Search this
Iron foundries  Search this
Metallurgy  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-006 [MAH-3804]
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Interior View of Belmont Forge

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Unknown  Search this
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Dewey, Fred. P (Frederic Perkins) 1855-1921  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
a United States National Museum Department of Metallurgy and Economic Geology  Search this
Physical description:
5 x 8;
Type:
Glass negatives
Place:
Chateaugay (Franklin County, N.Y.)
Date:
1880
1880s
Topic:
Mines and mineral resources  Search this
Mineral industries  Search this
Iron foundries  Search this
Metallurgy  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-006 [MAH-3810]
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edanmdm:siris_arc_390092

Exterior View of Crown Point Iron Co., New York

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Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Dewey, Fred. P (Frederic Perkins) 1855-1921  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
a United States National Museum Department of Metallurgy and Economic Geology  Search this
Physical description:
5 x 8;
Type:
Glass negatives
Place:
Crown Point (N.Y.)
Date:
1880
1880s
Topic:
Mines and mineral resources  Search this
Mineral industries  Search this
Iron foundries  Search this
Metallurgy  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-006 [MAH-3811]
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No Known Copyright
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_390093

Wrought-iron Smelting

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Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Dewey, Fred. P (Frederic Perkins) 1855-1921  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
a United States National Museum Department of Metallurgy and Economic Geology  Search this
Physical description:
5 x 8;
Type:
Glass negatives
Place:
Chateaugay (Franklin County, N.Y.)
Date:
1880
1880s
Topic:
Mines and mineral resources  Search this
Mineral industries  Search this
Iron foundries  Search this
Metallurgy  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-006 [MAH-3813]
Restrictions & Rights:
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No Known Copyright
Data Source:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_390095

Wrought-iron Smelting

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Dewey, Fred. P (Frederic Perkins) 1855-1921  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
a United States National Museum Department of Metallurgy and Economic Geology  Search this
Physical description:
5 x 8;
Type:
Glass negatives
Place:
Chateaugay (Franklin County, N.Y.)
Date:
1880
1880s
Topic:
Mines and mineral resources  Search this
Mineral industries  Search this
Iron foundries  Search this
Metallurgy  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-006 [MAH-3814]
Restrictions & Rights:
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No Known Copyright
Data Source:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_390096

Interior View of West Point Foundry

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Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Dewey, Fred. P (Frederic Perkins) 1855-1921  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
a United States National Museum Department of Metallurgy and Economic Geology  Search this
Physical description:
5 x 8;
Type:
Glass negatives
Date:
1880
1880s
Topic:
Mines and mineral resources  Search this
Mineral industries  Search this
Iron foundries  Search this
Metallurgy  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-006 [MAH-3817]
Restrictions & Rights:
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No Known Copyright
Data Source:
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EDAN-URL:
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