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Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings

Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Names:
Festival of American Folklife  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Greenbriar Boys  Search this
Jugtown Pottery (Firm)  Search this
Newport Folk Festival  Search this
Smithsonian Folklife Festival  Search this
UNESCO  Search this
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-  Search this
Hawes, Bess Lomax, 1921-2009  Search this
Lomax, Alan, 1915-2002  Search this
Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996  Search this
Rinzler, Kate, 1937-2010  Search this
Sayles, Charlie  Search this
Seeger, Anthony  Search this
Seeger, Mike, 1933-2009  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Seeger, Toshi  Search this
Watson, Doc  Search this
Extent:
106.32 Cubic feet (87.5 cubic feet of papers, 18.82 cubic feet of audio)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Field recordings
Correspondence
Phonograph records
Notes
Business records
Audiocassettes
Photographic prints
Black-and-white negatives
Audiotapes
Date:
1890-2011
bulk 1950-1994
Summary:
This collection, with bulk dates from 1950-1994, documents the life of Ralph Rinzler and his professional activities as Director of Field Programs for the Newport Folk Festival, Director of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival (formerly the Festival of American Folklife) and the Office of Folklife Programs (now the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage), and the Smithsonian Institution's Assistant Secretary for Public Service. Includes personal papers, business records, correspondence, notes, photographs, audiotapes and field recordings.
Scope and Contents:
The Ralph Rinzler Papers and Audio Recordings encompasses a wide range of materials from Rinzler's prolific personal and professional life. Predominantly consisting of clippings, collected texts, correspondence, meeting notes, photographs, and production materials, this collection charts Rinzler's role in the mid-twentieth century emergence of community-based and institutional efforts to preserve, sustain, and amplify cultural heritage. As an assemblage of materials from all aspects of his life, the Ralph Rinzler Papers also reflect the many integral relationships he developed throughout the years with his colleagues, contemporaries, family, and friends.
Arrangement note:
The collection is currently arranged in 9 archival series as follows:

1. Biographical

2. Collected Texts

3. Correspondence

4. Events

5. Fieldwork

6. Meetings and Organizations

7. Notable Figures

8. Publishing and Production

9. Audio

The papers and photographs contained in the first 8 series are processed at an intermediate level, which means that all material was rehoused in archival folders, with folder-level arrangements and descriptions. Individual items within folders may not be fully arranged or described, due to the collection's level of complexity when it was deposited in the Archives.

When possible, folders were arranged alphabetically within series and subseries.
Biographical/Historical note:
Ralph Rinzler (1934-1994) was born in Passaic, New Jersey, and was interested in music at an early age. He was given a collection of ethnographic recordings from the Archive of Folk Song of the Library of Congress by his uncle, Harvard University ballad scholar George Lyman Kittredge, and they soon became his favorites. He became actively involved in the Folk Revival while attending Swarthmore College, organizing an annual festival on campus. He received his B.A. in 1956, and did graduate work at Middlebury College and the Sorbonne in French literature and language. Upon his return to the United States, he played mandolin for four years with the Greenbriar Boys, at times touring with singer Joan Baez. During the 1960s, he also studied, recorded, and worked with performers of traditional music, such as Doc Watson and Bill Monroe, both of whom gained international recognition in part through his efforts. In 1964, Rinzler accepted the position of Director of Field Programs at the Newport Folk Foundation, which involved the planning and programming of the Newport Folk Festival.

Rinzler came to the Smithsonian in 1967 as co-founder of the Festival of American Folklife (now the Smithsonian Folklife Festival) with James Morris in what was then the Smithsonian's Division of Performing Arts. After the 1976 Bicentennial Festival, Rinzler became the founding director of the Office of Folklife Programs (now the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage) to establish a center for research, publication, and presentation of programs in American culture and tradition. As Director, he initiated Smithsonian Folklife Studies, a publication series, and did research for the Celebration exhibit, which opened at the Renwick Gallery in 1982. Rinzler was appointed Assistant Secretary for Public Service in 1983 and Assistant Secretary Emeritus in 1990. Ralph Rinzler died on July 2, 1994.
Shared Stewardship:
Making this collection accessible to the public is an ongoing process, tethered to the living people and cultures its materials represent. The Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage acknowledges and respects the right of artists, performers, Folklife Festival participants, community-based scholars, and knowledge-keepers to collaboratively steward representations of themselves and their intangible cultural heritage in media produced, curated, and distributed by the Center. To view the Center's full shared stewardship statement, please visit https://folklife.si.edu/archives#shared-stewardship.
Provenance:
The materials in this collection were deposited into the archives of the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage over a number of years by Ralph Rinzler, Kate Rinzler, and Jeff Place in honor of the aforementioned. From the 1980s until Ralph Rinzler's passing in 1994, the Center received the majority of the audio tapes and photographs in this collection directly from Rinzler. With Rinzler's death in 1994, Jeff Place reviewed and deposited the majority of Rinzler's papers at the Center.

Until her passing in 2011, Kate Rinzler donated materials to this collection, with more continuing to arrive via her estate (as of May 2021). Many of these items were rehoused in the Kate Rinzler Papers.
Restrictions:
Large portions of this collection are digitized, and while these materials are being prepared for public access through this finding aid, researchers can request digital copies by contacting the Rinzler Archives at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or (202) 633-7322.
Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Topic:
Folk festivals  Search this
Folk music -- Southern States  Search this
Folk music -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Field recordings
Correspondence
Phonograph records
Notes
Business records
Audiocassettes
Photographic prints
Black-and-white negatives
Audiotapes
Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ
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Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-cfch-rinz

Festival Recordings: National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Stage: Joe Heaney; George Lopez; Lydia Mendoza; Duff Severe; Bill Monroe; Brownie McGhee

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. National Heritage Fellowships Program 1982 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Lopez, George, 1900-1993  Search this
Artist:
Heaney, Joe, 1919-1984  Search this
Mendoza, Lydia  Search this
Severe, Duff, 1919-2004  Search this
Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996  Search this
McGhee, Brownie, 1915-1996  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound tape reel, 7 inch reel, 1/4 inch tape)
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Texas
Oregon
Date:
1982 July 03
Local Numbers:
FP-1982-7RR-0147
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 3, 1982.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives; please submit this form. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Mexican Americans  Search this
Saddlery  Search this
Sean-nos  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1982, Item FP-1982-7RR-0147
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: National Heritage Fellowships Program / Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1982-ref2591

Corn area: Mike Seeger- presenter; Sarah Ogan Gunning, Ralph Rinzler, Mike Seeger, Alice Gerrard- presenters; Monroe Family workshop (Bill Monroe, Birch Monroe, Charlie Monroe); Betty Mae Jumper- presenter- Seminole Indian Corn Dance

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife (1969)  Search this
Artist:
Gunning, Sarah Ogan, 1910-1983  Search this
Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996  Search this
Monroe, Birch, 1901-1982  Search this
Performer:
Gunning, Sarah Ogan, 1910-1983  Search this
Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996  Search this
Monroe, Charlie  Search this
Monroe, Birch, 1901-1982  Search this
Monroe Brothers  Search this
Author:
Monroe, Charlie  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)
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Michigan
Kentucky
Tennessee
Date:
1969 July 3
Contents:
Sarah Ogan Gunning-- I hate the capitalist system--Silver dagger--Wayworn traveller (Palms of victory); Bill, Charlie and Birch Monroe--Interview--Old Joe Clark--Family history- Uncle Pen--Maggie--Long journey home
Track Information:
101 Ballad Singer / Sarah Ogan Gunning.

102 Bluegrass / Monroe Family, Bill Monroe, Charlie Monroe, Birch Monroe. Mandolin,Guitar,Fiddle.
General note:
DPA number 69.101.22
Local Numbers:
FP-1969-7RR-0022
General:
CDR copy
69.101.22
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:
Ballads  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Folk songs -- Kentucky  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Labor unions -- Songs and music  Search this
Protest songs  Search this
Political ballads and songs  Search this
Working class -- Songs and music  Search this
Bluegrass music  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Mandolin  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Violin  Search this
Struggle  Search this
Coal  Search this
Protest  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-0022
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1969 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1969 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: Performances / 4.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1969-ref130

Corn area: Monroe Family workshop, Seminole Indian dancers

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife (1969)  Search this
Performer:
Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996  Search this
Monroe, Charlie  Search this
Monroe Brothers  Search this
Seminole Dancers  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)
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Seminole Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Kentucky
Tennessee
Florida
Date:
1969 July 3
Track Information:
101 Monroe Family / Monroe Family, Bill Monroe, Charlie Monroe. Mandolin,Guitar,Fiddle. English language.

102 Indian Dancers / Seminole Dancers.
General note:
DPA number 69.101.23
Local Numbers:
FP-1969-7RR-0023
General:
69.101.23
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:
Bluegrass music  Search this
String band  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Dance  Search this
Mandolin  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Violin  Search this
Seminole Indians  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-0023
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1969 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1969 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: Performances / 4.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1969-ref133

Corn area; Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys, Tex Logan and Don Stover

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife (1969)  Search this
Artist:
Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996  Search this
Blue Grass Boys  Search this
Performer:
Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996  Search this
Blue Grass Boys  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)
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Tennessee
Kentucky
Date:
1969 July 3
Contents:
Bill Monroe--Uncle Pen--Intro--I haven't seen Mary in years--Bluegrass breakdown--Muleskinner blues--Footprints in the snow--Blue moon of Kentucky--Rawhide--I saw the light--The old old house--Billy in the lowground--Clinch Mountain backstep (with Tex Logan)--unk.--On and on--Orange blossom special--Close by--John Henry
General note:
DPA number 69.101.24
Local Numbers:
FP-1969-7RR-0024
General:
CDR copy
69.101.24
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:
Bluegrass music  Search this
Mandolin  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-0024
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1969 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1969 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: Performances / 4.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1969-ref136

mono dub of 69.101.03: The Louis Riendeau Family, Tex Logan and Don Stover; J.E. Mainer, Wade Mainer, and Steve Ledford with the Morris Brothers; Willard Watson; The Monroe Family (Bill, Charlie and Birch)

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife (1969)  Search this
Artist:
Stover, Don, 1928-1996  Search this
Logan, Tex  Search this
Morris, Wiley, 1919-1990  Search this
Morris, Zeke, 1916-1999  Search this
Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996  Search this
Monroe, Charlie  Search this
Ardoin Family Orchestra  Search this
Bois-sec  Search this
Riendeau Family  Search this
Monroe Brothers  Search this
Performer:
Stover, Don, 1928-1996  Search this
Logan, Tex  Search this
Morris, Wiley, 1919-1990  Search this
Morris, Zeke, 1916-1999  Search this
Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996  Search this
Monroe, Charlie  Search this
Fontenot, Canray  Search this
Monroe, Birch, 1901-1982  Search this
Ardoin Family Orchestra  Search this
Bois-sec  Search this
Riendeau Family  Search this
Monroe Brothers  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)
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Quþebþecois  Search this
Creoles -- Louisiana  Search this
French-Canadians  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Louisiana
Canada
Québec (Province)
New Hampshire
Texas
New Jersey
West Virginia
Maryland
Massachusetts
North Carolina
Kentucky
Tennessee
Date:
1969 July 3
Contents:
Louis Reindeau and Family- Liberty--Pigeon on the gate--Arkansas traveler--Old man and the old woman; Tex Logan and Don Stover--Ain't gonna work tomorrow--Blade Mountain blues; J.E. and Wade Mainer--Cripple creek--Tickle song--Salty dog blues (the Morris Brothers)--Train 45 (Steve Ledford)-- Cindy; Monroe Brothers-- Durang's hornpipe--I know the land's gonna lead me out--What would you give in exchange for your soul--Long journey home--Find 'em, fool 'em and leave them alone
Track Information:
101 Louisiana Creole Music / Ardoin Family Orchestra., Bois-sec, Canray Fontenot. Accordion,Fiddle. French language.

102 String Band / Riendeau Family.

103 String Band / Don Stover, Tex Logan. Fiddle,Banjo. English language.

104 String Band / Wiley Morris, Zeke Morris. English language.

105 String Band / Monroe Brothers, Bill Monroe, Charlie Monroe, Birch Monroe. Fiddle,Mandolin,Guitar. English language.
General note:
DPA number 69.101.27
Local Numbers:
FP-1969-7RR-0027
General:
CDR copy
69.101.27
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:
Zydeco music  Search this
La-La music  Search this
String band  Search this
Bluegrass music  Search this
Accordion  Search this
Violin  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Mandolin  Search this
Guitar  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-0027
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1969 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1969 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: Performances / 4.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1969-ref145

mono dub of 69.101.04: The Monroe Family and Blue Grass Boys (Bill, Charlie and Birch); Norman Kennedy and the Milling Singers from Nova Scotia, Turkish dancers

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife (1969)  Search this
Artist:
Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996  Search this
Monroe, Charlie  Search this
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Kennedy, Norman, 1934-  Search this
Blue Grass Boys  Search this
Performer:
Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996  Search this
Blue Grass Boys  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)
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Kentucky
Tennessee
Date:
1969 July 3
Contents:
Ralph Rinzler-MC; Charlie Monroe--Phone record--That's what I like about you--Down where the river bends; Bill Monroe--Uncle Pen--Muleskinner blues--I saw the light--Katy Hill (with Tex Logan)--Blue moon of Kentucky--Where could I go but to the Lord--Intermission; Norman Kennedy and the Milling Singers; Turkish group
General note:
DPA number 69.101.28
Local Numbers:
FP-1969-7RR-0028
General:
CDR copy
69.101.28
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:
Bluegrass music  Search this
Mandolin  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-0028
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1969 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1969 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: Performances / 4.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1969-ref148

The Louis Riendeau Family, Tex Logan and Don Stover, J.E. Mainer, Wade Mainer, Steve Ledford, The Morris Brothers, The Monroe Family (Bill, Charlie and Birch)

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife (1969)  Search this
Performer:
Fontenot, Canray  Search this
Stover, Don, 1928-1996  Search this
Logan, Tex  Search this
Morris, Wiley, 1919-1990  Search this
Morris, Zeke, 1916-1999  Search this
Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996  Search this
Monroe, Charlie  Search this
Monroe, Birch, 1901-1982  Search this
Ardoin Family Orchestra  Search this
Bois-sec  Search this
Riendeau Family  Search this
Monroe Brothers  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (10 inch reel, 1/2 inch tape)
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 10 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Canadians  Search this
Creoles -- Louisiana  Search this
French-Canadians  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Louisiana
Canada
New Hampshire
Québec (Province)
Massachusetts
West Virginia
New Jersey
Texas
North Carolina
Kentucky
Tennessee
Date:
1969 July 3
Track Information:
101 Louisiana Creole Music / Ardoin Family Orchestra., Bois-sec, Canray Fontenot. Accordion,Fiddle. French language.

102 String Band / Riendeau Family. French language.

103 String Band / Don Stover, Tex Logan. Fiddle,Banjo. English language.

104 String Band / Wiley Morris, Zeke Morris. English language.

105 Bluegrass / Monroe Brothers, Bill Monroe, Charlie Monroe, Birch Monroe. Fiddle,Mandolin,Guitar. English language.
General note:
DPA number 69.101.03
Local Numbers:
FP-1969-10RR-0003
General:
69.101.03
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:
Zydeco music  Search this
La-La music  Search this
String band  Search this
Québec (Province) -- Songs and music  Search this
Bluegrass music  Search this
Accordion  Search this
Violin  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Mandolin  Search this
Guitar  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-1969-10RR-0003
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1969 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1969 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: Performances / 4.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1969-ref65

The Monroe Family and Blue Grass Boys (Bill, Charlie and Birch)

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife (1969)  Search this
Artist:
Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996  Search this
Monroe, Charlie  Search this
Kennedy, Norman, 1934-  Search this
Monroe Brothers  Search this
Performer:
Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996  Search this
Monroe, Charlie  Search this
Monroe, Bertha  Search this
Monroe, Birch, 1901-1982  Search this
Blue Grass Boys  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (10 inch reel, 1/2 inch tape)
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 10 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Kentucky
Date:
1969 July 3
Contents:
Ralph Rinzler-MC; Charlie Monroe--Phone record--That's what I like about you--Down where the river bends; Bill Monroe--Uncle Pen--Muleskinner blues--I saw the light--Katy Hill (with Tex Logan)--Blue moon of Kentucky--Where could I go but to the Lord--Intermission; Norman Kennedy and the Milling Singers; Turkish group
Track Information:
101 String Band / Bill Monroe, Bertha Monroe, Charlie Monroe, Birch Monroe. Mandolin,Guitar,Fiddle.

102 Bluegrass / Bill Monroe, Blue Grass Boys. Mandolin,Guitar,Fiddle.
General note:
DPA number 69.101.04
Local Numbers:
FP-1969-10RR-0004
General:
69.101.04
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:
String band  Search this
Bluegrass music  Search this
Mandolin  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Violin  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-1969-10RR-0004
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1969 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1969 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: Performances / 4.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1969-ref68

Diana Davies photographs

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

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

Arranged in 14 series:

Series 1: Newport Folk Festival

Series 2: Philadelphia Folk Festival

Series 3: Broadside Magazine

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

Series 5: Miscellaneous Concerts and People

Series 6: Festival of American Folklife

Series 7: Recording Sessions

Series 8: Instruction Book Shots

Series 9: Jazz, Blues, and Salsa Musicians

Series 10: Georgia Sea Islands

Series 11: Social Justice

Series 12: New York City Scenes

Series 13: Miscellaneous Papers and Correspondence

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

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

Davies' folk photographs represent about one-quarter of her body of work; her other major photographic work includes the Civil Rights Movement, the Peace Movement, and theater. Davies began photographing at the Newport Folk Festival in 1964, which she covered for a number of years. She knew Ralph Rinzler, and found him a vibrant, alive person excited by all aspects of culture. He introduced her to Bessie Jones from the Georgia Sea Islands, and in 1966 she made a photographic journey to the islands. Her work from this trip is included in the collection. Davies has also been a musician. She became involved with the punk rock movement of the 1970s, and felt that there was a connection between the hard-hitting songs from the punk world and the songs being published in Broadside Magazine. In 1975, she became part of a folk/punk women's band in Boston, and later moved to Western Massachusetts. In addition to being a photographer and musician, Davies is also a writer. She wrote a play entitled "The Witch Papers" in 1980, which was produced in Boston and other locations. The play was a vehicle for her human rights activism, comparing the technology of inquisition with labor sweatshops. In 1998, her play "The War Machine" was produced in Amherst, Mass. She lives in Northampton, and enjoys and participates in street performance, which she describes as the "most essentially communicative stuff you can come up with."
General note:
All contact sheets from the collection are digitized and accessible through this finding aid. Series-level slideshows accessible through this finding aid represent a small sampling from the collection.
Provenance:
The Smithsonian Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections acquired portions of the Diana Davies Photograph Collection in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when Ms. Davies photographed for the Festival of American Folklife. More materials came to the Archives circa 1989 or 1990. Archivist Stephanie Smith visited her in 1998 and 2004, and brought back additional materials which Ms. Davies wanted to donate to the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. These two more recent donations of additional photographs (contact sheets, prints, and slides) consisted of documentation of the Newport Folk Festival, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the Poor People's March on Washington, the Civil Rights Movement, the Georgia Sea Islands, and miscellaneous personalities of the American folk revival. In a letter dated 12 March 2002, Ms. Davies gave full discretion to the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage to grant permission for both internal and external use of her photographs, with the provison that her work be credited in any use.
Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.

Permission for the duplication or publication of items in the Diana Davies Photograph Collection must be obtained from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections.
Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Please contact the archives staff for further information.
Topic:
Peace movements  Search this
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963  Search this
Civil rights -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Contact sheets
Slides (photographs)
Black-and-white negatives
Photographic prints
Citation:
Diana Davies photographs, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.DAVIE
See more items in:
Diana Davies photographs
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-cfch-davie
Online Media:

Bill Monroe; Kenny Baker; Jack Hicks; Melvin Goins; George Portz

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Kentucky Program 1973 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Artist:
Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996  Search this
Baker, Kenny, 1926-2011  Search this
Goins, Melvin, 1933-  Search this
Blue Grass Boys  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)
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Kentucky
Date:
1973 July 5
Contents:
Bill Monroe--My rose of old Kentucky--Sitting on top of the world--Footprints in the snow--Blue grass breakdown--Uncle Pen--Muleskinner blues--Molly and Tenbrooks--Roll in my sweet baby's arms--Kentucky waltz--Rawhide--Swing low sweet chariot
General note:
DPA number 73.156.09
Local Numbers:
FP-1973-7RR-0021
General:
CDR copy
73.156.09
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 5, 1973.
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.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1973 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1973, Item FP-1973-7RR-0021
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1973 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1973 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: Regional America: Kentucky / 4.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1973-ref715

Bill Monroe

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Kentucky Program 1973 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Artist:
Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996  Search this
Blue Grass Boys  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)
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Kentucky
Date:
1973 July 5
Contents:
Bill Monroe-- Swing low sweet chariot--Kenny Baker on fiddle--Roclky road blues--Orange blossom special--Shady grove--The old house--In the pines--Salt creek--White House blues--Lonesome road blues--John Henry
General note:
DPA number 73.156.10
Local Numbers:
FP-1973-7RR-0022
General:
CDR copy
73.156.10
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 5, 1973.
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:
Bluegrass music  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1973 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1973, Item FP-1973-7RR-0022
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1973 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1973 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: Regional America: Kentucky / 4.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1973-ref718

Bill Monroe workshop, pt. 1

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Kentucky Program 1973 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Rinzler, Ralph (field worker)  Search this
Artist:
Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996  Search this
Blue Grass Boys  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)
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Kentucky
Date:
1973 July 5
Contents:
Inro--Two dollar bill--Muleskinner blues--Billy in the lowground--Jenny Lynn--Boston boy--Wayfaring stranger--Get up John--Bonaparte's retreat--White House blues--Blue grass breakdown--interview--Blue moon of Kentucky--Molly and tenbrooks
General note:
Other number Q-74, Y-93
Local Numbers:
FP-1973-7RR-0159
General:
CDR copy
Q74,Y93
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, 1973.
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:
Bluegrass music  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1973 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1973, Item FP-1973-7RR-0159
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1973 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1973 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: Regional America: Kentucky / 4.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1973-ref864

Bill Monroe workshop, pt. 2

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Kentucky Program 1973 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Rinzler, Ralph (field worker)  Search this
Artist:
Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996  Search this
Blue Grass Boys  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)
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Kentucky
Date:
1973 July 5
General note:
Other number Q-75, Y-94
Local Numbers:
FP-1973-7RR-0160
General:
CDR copy
Q75,Y94
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, 1973.
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:
Bluegrass music  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1973 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1973, Item FP-1973-7RR-0160
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1973 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1973 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: Regional America: Kentucky / 4.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1973-ref867

Bill Monroe; Merle Travis

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Kentucky Program 1973 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Artist:
Travis, Merle  Search this
Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996  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)
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Kentucky
Date:
1973 July 5
Contents:
Bill Monroe--Kentucky waltz--Blue moon of Kentucky--Going back to old Kentucky; Merle Travis--Nine pound hammer--Kentucky means paradise--That's all--Dark as a dungeion--Cannonball rag--Sixteen tons--instr
General note:
DPA number 73.756.03
Local Numbers:
FP-1973-7RR-0134
General:
CDR copy
73.756.03
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 5, 1973.
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.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1973 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1973, Item FP-1973-7RR-0134
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1973 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1973 Festival of American Folklife / Series 5: Working Americans / 5.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1973-ref993

Rinzler Fieldwork: Bill Monroe interview [sound recording]

Performer:
Monroe, Bill 1911-1996  Search this
Field worker:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound cassette : analog
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Kentucky
Date:
1971
Topic:
Bluegrass music  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Mandolin  Search this
Local number:
FP-2006-CT-0262
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_341643

Classic bluegrass from Smithsonian Folkways [sound recording]

Author:
Taylor, Earl 1929-1984  Search this
Monroe, Bill 1911-1996  Search this
Dickens, Hazel  Search this
Gerrard, Alice 1934-  Search this
Allen, Red  Search this
Wakefield, Frank  Search this
Jenkins, Snuffy 1908-1990  Search this
Sprung, Roger  Search this
Watson, Doc  Search this
Moore, Hugh  Search this
Stoneman, Roni  Search this
Johnson, David 1954-  Search this
Johnson, Billie Ray  Search this
Galyean, Cullen  Search this
Hobbs, Smiley  Search this
Stover, Don  Search this
Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings  Search this
Stony Mountain Boys  Search this
Johnson Mountain Boys  Search this
Blue Grass Boys  Search this
Kentuckians (Musical group)  Search this
Harley Allen-Mike Lilly Band  Search this
Nashville Grass (Musical group)  Search this
Friendly City Playboys  Search this
Country Gentlemen (Musical group)  Search this
New Lost City Ramblers  Search this
Stanley Brothers  Search this
Virginia Mountain Boys  Search this
Lonesome Strangers (Musical group)  Search this
Lilly Brothers  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Sound recordings
Date:
2002
1956
P2002
Topic:
Bluegrass music  Search this
Call number:
disc 000388
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_745728

1965 Fincastle Bluegrass Festival [sound recording]

Performer:
Monroe, Bill 1911-1996  Search this
Reno, Don  Search this
Smiley, Red 1925-1972  Search this
Wiseman, Mac  Search this
Watson, Doc  Search this
Rowan, Peter 1942-  Search this
Campbell, Sid  Search this
Country Boys  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Virginia
Fincastle (Va.)
Tennessee
North Carolina
Deep Gap (N.C.)
Kentucky
Indiana
Topic:
Bluegrass music  Search this
Folk songs  Search this
Appalachian Region, Southern--Songs and music  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Mandolin  Search this
Local number:
FP-CDR-0622-7
Rinzler, Ralph Tape 4/5
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_352347

Bill Monroe at the Carter White House

Performer:
Monroe, Bill 1911-1996  Search this
Physical description:
1 videocassette (VHS)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Kentucky
Topic:
Bluegrass music  Search this
Local number:
FP-CFP-1/2VHS-0109
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_354569

Doc Watson and Bill Monroe Sound Rolls

Performer:
Watson, Doc  Search this
Monroe, Bill 1911-1996  Search this
Physical description:
1 videocassette (VHS)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
North Carolina
Kentucky
Topic:
Bluegrass music  Search this
Local number:
FP-CFP-1/2VHS-0116
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_354576

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