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Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings

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

1. Biographical

2. Collected Texts

3. Correspondence

4. Events

5. Fieldwork

6. Meetings and Organizations

7. Notable Figures

8. Publishing and Production

9. Audio

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

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

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

Until her passing in 2011, Kate Rinzler donated materials to this collection, with more continuing to arrive via her estate (as of May 2021). Many of these items were rehoused in the Kate Rinzler Papers.
Restrictions:
Access to the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections is by appointment only. Visit our website for more information on scheduling a visit or making a digitization request. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies.
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Folk festivals  Search this
Folk music -- Southern States  Search this
Folk music -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Field recordings
Correspondence
Phonograph records
Notes
Business records
Audiocassettes
Photographic prints
Black-and-white negatives
Audiotapes
Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ
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Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk51af02b1d-29bd-42f2-a8e7-d35c9bab6da0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-cfch-rinz
Online Media:

The Newport Folk Festival 1964, Evening Concerts, Vol. 3

Performer:
Watson, Doc  Search this
Carlton, Gaither, 1901-1972  Search this
Watson, Arnold  Search this
Watson, Merle  Search this
McDowell, Fred  Search this
West, Hedy  Search this
Paxton, Tom, 1937-  Search this
Koerner, Ray, and Glover (Musical group)  Search this
Roderick, Judy  Search this
Balfa, Dewey  Search this
Thibodeaux, Gladdy  Search this
LeJeune, Louis  Search this
Swan Silvertones  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Cajuns  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Place:
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Songs and music
United States
Rhode Island
Newport (R.I.)
Deep Gap (N.C.)
North Carolina
Mississippi
Georgia
Tennessee
Nashville (Tenn.)
New York
Minnesota
Louisiana
Date:
1964
Track Information:
101 Blue Ridge Mountain Blues / Doc Watson, Gaither Carlton, Arnold Watson, Merle Watson. Guitar. English language.

102 Blackberry Blossom / Doc Watson, Gaither Carlton, Arnold Watson, Merle Watson. Guitar. English language.

103 Going Down This Road Feeling Bad / Doc Watson, Gaither Carlton, Arnold Watson, Merle Watson. Guitar. English language.

104 Louise / Fred McDowell. Guitar. English language.

105 500 Miles / Hedy West. Guitar. English language.

106 Anger in the Land / Hedy West. Guitar. English language.

107 Oh, Mary Don't You Weep / Swan Silvertones. English language.

108 Feed Me, Jesus / Swan Silvertones. English language.

201 Bottle of Wine / Tom Paxton. Guitar. English language.

202 The Last Thing on My Mind / Tom Paxton. Guitar. English language.

203 Black Jack Davy (Child No. 200) / Koerner, Ray, and Glover (Musical group). Guitar,Harmonica. English language.

204 What's the Mater with the Mill / Koerner, Ray, and Glover (Musical group). Guitar,Harmonica. English language.

205 He Was a Friend of Mine / Judy Roderick. Guitar. English language.

206 Mr. Brown to You / Judy Roderick. Guitar. English language.

207 Blues on the Ceiling / Judy Roderick. Guitar. English language.

208 Bosco Stomp / Dewey Balfa, Gladdy Thibodeaux, Louis LeJeune. Accordion,Fiddle. French language.
Local Numbers:
FP-RINZ-LP-0358

Vanguard.9186
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
New York Vanguard 1964
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Newport (R.I.), Rhode Island, United States.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Folksong revival  Search this
Gospel music  Search this
Cajun music  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Harmonica  Search this
Accordion  Search this
Violin  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, Item FP-RINZ-LP-0358
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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/bk5e50e4b9b-52ef-45f2-88a4-7b4278fdea7e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref6324

Traditional Music at Newport 1964, Part 1

Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph (liner notes)  Search this
Performer:
Smith, Hobart, 1897-1965  Search this
Balfa, Dewey  Search this
Thibodeaux, Gladdy  Search this
LeJeune, Louis  Search this
Doss, Willie  Search this
Gunning, Sarah Ogan, 1910-1983  Search this
Benfield, Kenneth  Search this
Benfield, Neriah  Search this
Patterson, Joe  Search this
Parker, Chet, 1891-1975  Search this
Hickok, Elgia  Search this
Thatcher, Bill  Search this
Watson, Arnold  Search this
Watson, Doc  Search this
Carlton, Gaither, 1901-1972  Search this
McDowell, Fred  Search this
Moving Star Hall Singers  Search this
Sacred Harp Singers  Search this
Sea Island Singers  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Cajuns  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Place:
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Songs and music
United States
Rhode Island
Virginia
South Carolina
Louisiana
Alabama
Kentucky
North Carolina
Michigan
Mississippi
Georgia
Date:
1965
Contents:
Coo-coo bird ; Railroad Bill ; Jack of diamonds (Hobart Smith) --Mother is gone ; See God's ark (Moving Star Hall Singers) --Girl of constant sorrow (Sarah Gunning) --Les flammes d'enfer ; La valse du musicien (Cajun Band) -- Catfish blues (Willy Doss) --Katy Cline ; Ella's grave (Ken and Neriah Benfield) --Fox chase ; Shear them sheep even ; Casey Jones (Joe Patterson) --Calvary ; Rocky road (Sacred Harp Singers) --Temperance reel ; Golden slippers (Chet Parker and Elgia Hickok) --The job I left behind (Bill Thatcher) --Muskrat ; Cripple Creek (Doc Watson, with Gaither Carlton and Arnold Watson) --Fred's rambling blues ; Shake 'em down (Fred McDowell).
Track Information:
101 The Coo-Coo Bird / Hobart Smith. Guitar. English language.

102 Railroad Bill / Hobart Smith. Guitar. English language.

103 Jack of Diamonds / Hobart Smith. Guitar. English language.

104 Mother is Gone / Moving Star Hall Singers. English language.

105 See God's Ark A-Moving / Moving Star Hall Singers. English language.

107 Les Flammes D'Enfer / Dewey Balfa, Gladdy Thibodeaux, Louis LeJeune. Fiddle,Accordion. French language.

108 La Valse de Musicien / Dewey Balfa, Gladdy Thibodeaux, Louis LeJeune. Fiddle,Accordion. French language.

109 Catfish Blues / Willie Doss. Guitar. English language.

106 Girl of Constant Sorrow / Sarah Ogan Gunning. English language.

110 Katy Cline / Kenneth Benfield, Neriah Benfield. Autoharp. English language.

111 Ella's Grave / Kenneth Benfield, Neriah Benfield. Autoharp. English language.

201 Fox Chase / Joe Patterson. Quills (Musical instrument). English language.

202 Shear Them Sheep Even / Joe Patterson. Quills (Musical instrument). English language.

203 Casey Jones / Joe Patterson. Quills (Musical instrument). English language.

204 Calvary / Sacred Harp Singers. English language.

205 Rocky Road / Sacred Harp Singers. English language.

206 Temperance Reel / Chet Parker, Elgia Hickok. Dulcimer. English language.

207 Golden Slippers / Chet Parker, Elgia Hickok. Dulcimer. English language.

208 The Job I Left Behind / Bill Thatcher. Guitar. English language.

209 Muskrat / Arnold Watson, Doc Watson, Gaither Carlton. Fiddle,Banjo. English language.

210 Cripple Creek / Arnold Watson, Doc Watson, Gaither Carlton. Guitar,Fiddle,Banjo. English language.

211 Fred's Rambling Blues / Fred McDowell. Guitar. English language.

212 Shake 'Em on Down / Fred McDowell, Sea Island Singers. Guitar. English language.
Local Numbers:
FP-RINZ-LP-1516

Vanguard.9182
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
New York Vanguard 1965
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded live at the Newport Folk Festival, July 23-26, 1964.
General:
Biographical and discographical sheet by Ralph Rinzler enclosed. Descriptive notes by Ralph Rinzler on container. Production notes:
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Ballads  Search this
Sea Islands -- Songs and music  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Cajun music  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Labor unions. -- Songs and music  Search this
Folk songs -- Kentucky  Search this
Protest songs  Search this
Shape-note singing  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Violin  Search this
Accordion  Search this
Autoharp  Search this
Quills (Musical instrument)  Search this
Dulcimer  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Protest  Search this
Appalachian Region  Search this
Coal  Search this
Struggle  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, Item FP-RINZ-LP-1516
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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/bk54d924ad6-ab12-4202-8207-a7dd8872ce11
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref6951

John Jackson, Doc Watson and family

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife (1970)  Search this
Artist:
Watson, Doc  Search this
Jackson, John, 1924-2002  Search this
Doc Watson Family (Musical group)  Search this
Performer:
Watson, Doc  Search this
Jackson, John, 1924-2002  Search this
Doc Watson Family (Musical group)  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)
Sound recordings (sound-tape reel, analog, 10 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Songs and music
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Virginia
North Carolina
Date:
1970 July 2
Contents:
John Jackson--Trouble in mind--Red River blues--John Jackson stomp--Candy man--My father's house; Doc Watson Family--Ain't no use working so hard--Card of pins--Froggy went a-courting--Teardrops falling in the snow
Track Information:
101 Blues Singer / John Jackson. Guitar.

102 Appalachian Folk Songs / Doc Watson Family (Musical group), Doc Watson. Guitar,Banjo.
General note:
DPA number 70.101.08
Local Numbers:
FP-1970-10RR2-0008
General:
CDR copy
70.101.08
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 2, 1970.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Songsters  Search this
Ballads  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Folk songs -- North Carolina  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Appalachian Region  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1970 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections , Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1970, Item FP-1970-10RR-0008
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1970 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1970 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: Performances / 4.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk51642b85b-b35a-4a83-a52b-3787c7dca522
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1970-ref136

stereo dub of 70.101.08: John Jackson, Doc Watson and family with Nancy Watson

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife (1970)  Search this
Artist:
Jackson, John, 1924-2002  Search this
Watson, Doc  Search this
Doc Watson Family (Musical group)  Search this
Performer:
Jackson, John, 1924-2002  Search this
Watson, Doc  Search this
Doc Watson Family (Musical group)  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 recordings (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Songs and music
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Virginia
North Carolina
Date:
1970 July 2
Contents:
John Jackson--Trouble in mind--Red River blues--John Jackson stomp--Candy man--My father's house; Doc Watson Family--Ain't no use working so hard--Card of pins--Froggy went a-courting--Teardrops falling in the snow
Track Information:
101 Blues Singer and Guitarist / John Jackson. Guitar.

102 Appalachian Folk Songs / Doc Watson Family (Musical group), Doc Watson. Guitar,Fiddle.
General note:
DPA number 70.101.40
Local Numbers:
FP-1970-7RR-0040
General:
CDR copy
70.101.40
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 2, 1970.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Songsters  Search this
Ballads  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Folk songs -- North Carolina  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Folk music -- North Carolina  Search this
Folk music -- United States  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Violin  Search this
Appalachian Region  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1970 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections , Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1970, Item FP-1970-7RR-0040
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1970 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1970 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: Performances / 4.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk57334149d-4428-4a1c-b8d8-82c5b76c766d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1970-ref219

Family Bands: Tracy Schwarz- presenter; Watson Family with Doc Watson; Merle Watson; Rosa Lee Watson; Joe Willie Wilkins Blues Band, Bukka White

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife (1970)  Search this
Artist:
Watson, Doc  Search this
Wilkins, Joe Willie, 1923-1981  Search this
White, Bukka  Search this
Doc Watson Family (Musical group)  Search this
Performer:
Watson, Doc  Search this
Wilkins, Joe Willie, 1923-1981  Search this
Stackhouse, Houston, 1910-1980  Search this
Lewis, Sammy  Search this
Doc Watson Family (Musical group)  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 recordings (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Songs and music
United States
Washington (D.C.)
North Carolina
Arkansas
Date:
1970 July 3
Contents:
Tracy Schwarz (MC); Doc Watson--Liza Jane--Jimmie's Texas blues--Pretty Polly--I heard my mother weeping--Talk about suffering--Salt creek/ Bill Cheatham--Sally Goodin' (with Tracy Schwarz)--Stack-O-Lee; Southbound--Singing waterfall--John Hardy--Foggy Mountain breakdown---Cuckoo bird--Salty dog blues--Memphis blues; Joe Willie Wilkin with Houston Stackhouse--Crying won't help you--unk--Sonny Blake on harmonica; Bukka White--unk--World wonder--Aberdeen blues--Midnight blues--Mama don't allow
Track Information:
101 Appalachian Folk Songs / Doc Watson Family (Musical group), Doc Watson. Guitar,Fiddle.

102 Blues Band / Houston Stackhouse, Joe Willie Wilkins, Sammy Lewis. Guitar,Harmonica.
General note:
DPA number 70.101.43
Local Numbers:
FP-1970-7RR-0043
General:
CDR copy
70.101.43
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 3, 1970.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Ballads  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Violin  Search this
Harmonica  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1970 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections , Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1970, Item FP-1970-7RR-0043
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1970 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1970 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: Performances / 4.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5311d2b72-54fc-4251-8b88-d5a30b461c66
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1970-ref234

Doc Watson (with Merle Watson, Clint Howard and Fred Price); Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife (1968)  Search this
Performer:
Watson, Doc  Search this
Preservation Hall Jazz Band  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)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Songs and music
United States
Washington (D.C.)
North Carolina
Deep Gap (N.C.)
Louisiana
New Orleans (La.)
Date:
1968 July 6
Contents:
Doc and Merle Watson--Train that carried my girl from town--Southbound--Lee Highway blues--Daniel prayed--Mountain dew; Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Track Information:
101 Singer-String Instrumentalist / Doc Watson. Guitar,Autoharp,Banjo. English language.

102 New Orleans Jazz Band / Preservation Hall Jazz Band..
General note:
DPA number 68.101.29
Local Numbers:
FP-1968-7RR-0029
General:
CDR copy
68.101.29
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 6, 1968.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
String band  Search this
Ballads  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Brass band music  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Autoharp  Search this
Banjo  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1968 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections , Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1968, Item FP-1968-7RR-0029
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Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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Various Folk Artists: Jean Ritchie, Cisco etc

Performer:
Leadbelly, 1885-1949  Search this
Ritchie, Jean  Search this
Houston, Cisco  Search this
Summers, Andrew Rowan  Search this
Dyer-Bennet, Richard  Search this
James, Karen  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Seeger, Peggy, 1935-  Search this
Warner, Frank, 1903-1978  Search this
Watson, Doc  Search this
Cotten, Elizabeth  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 10 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Songs and music
United States
New York
Kentucky
Delaware
California
Louisiana
North Carolina
Deep Gap (N.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Contents:
Jean Ritchie--Shady grive; Cisco Houston--900 miles--Andrew Rowan Summers--Shenandoah--Lead Belly-Meeting at the building; Richard Dyer-Bennet--I go no more a-roving; Jean Ritchie--Pretty Polly; Wagoner's lad; Karen James--Molly Malone; Pete Seeger--Wayfaring stranger; Peggy Seeger-When I first came to town; Frank Warner--Haul away Joe; Doc Watson--Wabash cannonball--unk--Roll in my sweet baby's arms; Peggy Seeger--unk; Cisco Houston--Drill, you tarriers drill; Richard dyer-Bennet--Four Marys; Jean Ritchie--Barbara Allen; Elizabeth Cotten--Babe it ain't no lie
Track Information:
101 Shady Grove / Jean Ritchie. Appalachian dulcimer.

106 Pretty Polly / Jean Ritchie. Appalachian dulcimer.

119 Barbara Allen (Child No. 84)/ Jean Ritchie. Appalachian dulcimer.

102 900 Miles / Cisco Houston. Guitar.

117 Drill, Ye Tarriers Drill / Cisco Houston. Guitar.

103 Shenandoah / Andrew Rowan Summers. Guitar.

105 I Go No More A-Roving / Richard Dyer-Bennet. Guitar.

118 The Four Marys / Richard Dyer-Bennet. Guitar.

104 Meeting at the Building / Lead Belly. Guitar.

107 Wagoner's Lad / Guitar.

108 Molly Malone / Karen James. Guitar.

110 The Wayfaring Stranger / Pete Seeger. Banjo.

111 When I First Came to Town / Peggy Seeger. Banjo.

112 Haul Away Joe / Frank Warner. Guitar.

113 Wabash Cannonball / Doc Watson. Guitar.

114 Unknown / Doc Watson. Guitar.

115 Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms / Doc Watson. Guitar.

116 Unknown / Peggy Seeger. Banjo.

120 Babe It Ain't No Lie / Elizabeth Cotten. Guitar.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-10RR-0153
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: New York, United States.
General:
CDR copy
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Folksong revival  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Appalachian dulcimer  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Banjo  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-10RR-0153
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
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Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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Smithsonian/Folkways American Roots Collection [sound recording]

Producer:
Seeger, Anthony (liner notes)  Search this
Performer:
Williams, Mary Lou, 1910-1981  Search this
Guthrie, Woody, 1912-1967  Search this
Leadbelly, 1885-1949  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Hopkins, Lightnin', 1912-1982  Search this
Ashley, Clarence, 1895-1967  Search this
Watson, Doc  Search this
Houston, Cisco  Search this
Johnson, Lonnie  Search this
McGhee, Brownie, 1915-1996  Search this
Terry, Sonny  Search this
Cohen, John, 1932-2019  Search this
Seeger, Mike, 1933-2009  Search this
Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996  Search this
Cotten, Elizabeth  Search this
Ochs, Phil  Search this
Williams, Lucinda  Search this
Seeger, Peggy, 1935-  Search this
Van Ronk, Dave  Search this
White, Josh  Search this
Lanchester, Michelle  Search this
Wallin, Doug, 1919-2000  Search this
Wallin, Jack, 1932-2005  Search this
Williams, Big Joe, 1903-1982  Search this
Sykes, Roosevelt  Search this
Country Gentlemen (Musical group)  Search this
New Lost City Ramblers  Search this
Sweet Honey in the Rock (Musical group)  Search this
Creator:
Davis, Gary, 1896-1972  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound disc (digital, 4 3/4 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound discs
Place:
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Songs and music
United States
New York
Texas
North Carolina
Oklahoma
Louisiana
Mississippi
Houston (Tex.)
Tennessee
Virginia
Kentucky
Washington (D.C.)
Ohio
Austin (Tex.)
England
Great Britian
Sodom (N.C.)
Illinois
Chicago (Ill.)
Missouri
Date:
1996
Contents:
This land is your land (Woody Guthrie) -- Irene (H. Ledbetter, A. Lomax) -- If I had a hammer (Lee Hayes-Pete Seeger) -- Time is drawing near (Gary Davis) -- Penitentiary blues (Hopkins) -- The coo-coo bird (trad.) --Better day (trad.) -- Franklin D. Roosevelt's back again (Bill Cox & Cliff Hobbs) -- Blue moon of Kentucky (B. Monroe) -- Have a feast here tonight (C. Monroe) -- Freight train (Elizabeth Cotton) -- The ballad of John Henry Faulk (Phil Ochs) -- Lafayette (Lucinda Williams) -- Gonna be an engineer (Peggy Seeger/Storm King) -- Hesitation blues (Rev. Gary Davis) -- Freedom road (words, Langston Hughes; music, Emerson Harper) --Two good men (Woody Guthrie) -- I was standing by the bedside of a neighbor (Thomas A. Dorsey) -- Pretty Saro (trad.) -- Somebody's been fooling #1 (Big Joe Williams) -- Sweet old Chicago (trad.) -- Virgo (Mary Lou Williams) -- Syl-O-Gism (Mary Lou Williams).
Track Information:
101 This Land is Your Land / Woody Guthrie. Guitar.

102 Irene (Goodnight Irene) / Lead Belly. Guitar.

103 If I Had a Hammer (Hammer Song) / Pete Seeger. Banjo.

104 Time is Drawing Near / Gary Davis. Guitar.

105 Penitentiary Blues / Lightnin' Hopkins. Guitar.

106 The Coo-Coo Bird / Clarence Ashley, Doc Watson. Guitar,Banjo.

107 The Fields Have Turned Brown / Country Gentlemen (Musical group). Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin.

108 Born 100,000 Years Ago / Cisco Houston. Guitar.

109 Black Girl (In the Pines) / Lead Belly. Guitar.

110 Long Road to Travel / Lonnie Johnson. Guitar.

111 Better Day / Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry. Guitar,Harmonica.

112 Franklin D. Roosevelt's Back Again / New Lost City Ramblers, John Cohen, Mike Seeger. Guitar,Banjo,Fiddle.

113 Blue Moon of Kentucky / Bill Monroe. Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin.

114 Have a Feast Here Tonight / Doc Watson, Bill Monroe. Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin.

115 Freight Train / Elizabeth Cotten. Guitar.

116 The Ballad of John Henry Faulk / Phil Ochs. Guitar.

117 Lafayette / Lucinda Williams. Guitar.

118 I'm Gonna Be an Engineer / Peggy Seeger. Guitar.

119 Hesitation Blues / Dave Van Ronk. Guitar.

120 Freedom Road / Josh White. Guitar.

121 Two Good Men (Sacco and Vanzetti) / Woody Guthrie. Guitar.

122 I Was Standing by the Bedside of a Neighbor / Sweet Honey in the Rock (Musical group), Michelle Lanchester.

123 Pretty Saro / Doug Wallin, Jack Wallin.

124 Somebody's Been Fooling #1 / Big Joe Williams. Guitar.

125 Sweet Old Chicago / Roosevelt Sykes. Piano.

126 Virgo / Mary Lou Williams. Piano.

127 Syl-O-Gism / Mary Lou Williams. Piano.
Local Numbers:
FW-COMM-CD-40061

Smithsonian Folkways.40061
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Washington, D.C. Smithsonian Folkways 1996
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only; No Duplication.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Folksong revival  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Gospel music  Search this
String band  Search this
Bluegrass music  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
Singer-Songwriters  Search this
British Isles -- Songs and music  Search this
Ballads  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Mandolin  Search this
Harmonica  Search this
Violin  Search this
Piano  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Labor  Search this
Struggle  Search this
Sacco-Vanzetti Trial, Dedham, Mass., 1921  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Function:
Labor unions
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-COMM-CD-40061
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Rinzler Memorial Concert: Passing it On; Doc Watson

Recorder:
Reiniger, Pete, 1949-  Search this
Place, Jeffrey  Search this
Artist:
Watson, Doc  Search this
Performer:
Watson, Doc  Search this
Tate, Umar  Search this
Watkins, Hollis, 1941-  Search this
Kuumba Watoto Dance Ensemble  Search this
Foxfire Boys  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound disc (digital, 4 3/4 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound discs
Place:
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Songs and music
Tennessee
United States
New Market (Tenn.)
Georgia
Rabun Gap (Ga.)
Mississippi
North Carolina
Deep Gap (N.C.)
Contents:
1. Passing It On: Umar Tate 2. Foxfire Boys 3. Kuumba Watoto Dance Ensemble 4. Doc Watson
Track Information:
101 Rap About My Brother / Umar Tate.

103 When You Think About Love Think About Me / Foxfire Boys. Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin.

104 Matterhorn / Foxfire Boys. Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin.

105 Hickory Wind / Foxfire Boys. Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin.

106 They Shall Walk with Him / Foxfire Boys. Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin.

106 My Brown Eyed Darling / Foxfire Boys. Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin.

107 Keep Your Eyes on the Prize / Hollis Watkins.

109 Frakadoba / Kuumba Watoto Dance Ensemble.

110 Manjani / Kuumba Watoto Dance Ensemble.

112 Sally Goodin' / Doc Watson. Harmonica.

113 Cripple Creek / Doc Watson. Harmonica.

114 Swing Low Sweet Chariot / Doc Watson. Harmonica.

115 Rueben's Train / Doc Watson. Banjo.

115 Train 45 / Doc Watson. Banjo.

116 Death of John Henry / Doc Watson. Banjo.

117 Shady Grove / Doc Watson. Guitar.

118 Deep River Blues / Doc Watson. Guitar.
Local Numbers:
FP-1995-CDR-0069

Rinzler Memorial.Disc 16
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.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Rap (Music)  Search this
Bluegrass music  Search this
Gospel music  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
World music  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Mandolin  Search this
Harmonica  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Identifier:
CFCH.AVPR, Item FP-1995-CDR-0069
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Radio Smithsonian interview with Doc Watson. Nick Spitzer-interviewer

Performer:
Watson, Doc  Search this
Recorder:
Tyler, John  Search this
Producer:
Spitzer, Nicholas R.  Search this
Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Radio Smithsonian  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Place:
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Songs and music
United States
Washington (D.C.)
North Carolina
Contents:
Interview
Local Numbers:
FP-1989-CT-0381
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, September 22, 1988.
General:
dub of original.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Documentary  Search this
Bluegrass music  Search this
Family  Search this
Musical instruments -- Construction  Search this
Identifier:
CFCH.AVPR, Item FP-1989-CT-0381
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CFCH Audiovisual Projects / Audio Recordings / Radio Smithsonian
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Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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Robert Yellin photographs

Photographer:
Yellin, Bob  Search this
Names:
Ashley, Clarence, 1895-1967  Search this
Howard, Clint, 1930-  Search this
Price, Fred, 1915-1987  Search this
Watson, Doc  Search this
Extent:
1 Boxe (35mm negatives)
54 Photographic prints
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Contact sheets
Negatives
Date:
1964-1966
Scope and Contents:
Robert Yellin's fieldwork photographs document folk musicians and artisans. Yellin accompanied Ralph Rinzler on a number of fieldwork trips and provided the photographic record. The collection dates from 1964 to 1966. Photographic materials include 69 rolls of negatives, contact sheets made from the negatives, and 54 prints and features photographs of Doc Watson, Clarence Ashley, Clint Howard and Fred Price.
Arrangement:
Each roll of negatives and their corresponding contact sheets in the Robert Yellin photographs has been assigned an accession number, and like materials have been put together. Each photographic print was given an accession number in numerical order based on the series number. Materials are arranged chronologically.
Shared Stewardship of Collections:
The Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage acknowledges and respects the right of artists, performers, Folklife Festival participants, community-based scholars, and knowledge-keepers to collaboratively steward representations of themselves and their intangible cultural heritage in media produced, curated, and distributed by the Center. Making this collection accessible to the public is an ongoing process grounded in the Center's commitment to connecting living people and cultures to the materials this collection represents. To view the Center's full shared stewardship policy, which defines our protocols for addressing collections-related inquiries and concerns, please visit https://folklife.si.edu/archives#shared-stewardship.
Provenance:
The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections acquired the Robert Yellin photographs in the late 1960s.
Restrictions:
Access to the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections is by appointment only. Visit our website for more information on scheduling a visit or making a digitization request. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies.
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Occupation:
Folk artists  Search this
Topic:
Folk musicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Contact sheets
Negatives
Citation:
Robert Yellin photographs, Ralph Rinzler Folklikfe Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.YELL
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Tape of Anglo-Ballads recorded from records inc. Watson, Stanley, Scruggs, Mainer etc

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife (1972)  Search this
Carrington, Mary (field worker)  Search this
Performer:
Watson, Doc  Search this
Scruggs, Earl  Search this
Mainer, Wade, 1907-2011  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:
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Songs and music
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1972 December 4
General note:
Other number Q-51
Local Numbers:
FP-1972-7RR-0115
General:
Q51
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, December 4, 1972.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Ballads  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-1972-7RR-0115
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Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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Sound roll recordings from the production of the film on the 1968 Festival: Doc Watson

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife (1968)  Search this
Artist:
Watson, Doc  Search this
Performer:
Watson, Doc  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (5 inch reel, 1/4 inch tape)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Songs and music
United States
Washington (D.C.)
North Carolina
Date:
1968 July 5-1968 July 6
Contents:
Cannonball blues--Deep river blues--Will the circle be unbroken--Amazing grace--Salt creek
Track Information:
101 Cannonball Blues / Guitar,Banjo.

102 Deep River Blues / Guitar,Banjo.

103 Will the Circle Be Unbroken / Guitar,Banjo.
General note:
Other number SB-6
Local Numbers:
FP-1968-RR-0044
General:
CDR copy
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 16, 1968.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Ballads  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1968 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections , Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1968, Item FP-1968-5RR-0044
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Festival Recordings: 1968 Festival of American Folklife (dub of film)- includes Doc Watson

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife (1968)  Search this
Performer:
Watson, Doc  Search this
Watson, Merle  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (videocassette (U-matic))
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Songs and music
Washington (D.C.)
Local Numbers:
FP-1983-3/4UMA-0028
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.).
Collection Restrictions:
Access to the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections is by appointment only. Visit our website for more information on scheduling a visit or making a digitization request. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies.
Rights:
Due to copyright restrictions, material is for research purposes only.
Topic:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1968 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections , Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1968, Item FP-1983-3/4UMA-0028
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1968 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1968 Festival of American Folklife / 3.3: Audio
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Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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Doc Watson and Family, Kesterson Family, Blue Ridge Mountain Cloggers

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife (1970)  Search this
Artist:
Watson, Doc  Search this
Doc Watson Family (Musical group)  Search this
Blue Ridge Mountain Cloggers  Search this
Kesterson Family (Musical group)  Search this
Performer:
Watson, Doc  Search this
Doc Watson Family (Musical group)  Search this
Blue Ridge Mountain Cloggers  Search this
Kesterson Family (Musical group)  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)
Sound recordings (sound-tape reel, analog, 10 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Songs and music
United States
Washington (D.C.)
North Carolina
Date:
1970 July 2
Contents:
Doc Watson Family--Cuckoo bird--Deep River blues--Southbound--Medley of fiddle tunes--John Hardy--Will the circle be unbroken--Going down the road feeling bad; Kesterson Family- Intro
Track Information:
101 Appalachian Folk Songs / Doc Watson Family (Musical group), Doc Watson. Guitar,Banjo.

102 Square and Clog Dancers / Kesterson Family (Musical group).

103 Square and Clog Dancers / Blue Ridge Mountain Cloggers.
General note:
DPA number 70.101.09
Local Numbers:
FP-1970-10RR2-0009
General:
CDR copy
70.101.09
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 2, 1970.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Ballads  Search this
Dance  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Clog dancing  Search this
Square dance  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1970 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections , Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1970, Item FP-1970-10RR-0009
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1970 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1970 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: Performances / 4.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5d0c48f83-5199-4e8f-ad79-e0098ff619cc
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1970-ref139

stereo dub of 70.101.09 Doc Watson and Family, Kesterson Family, Blue Ridge Mountain Cloggers

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife (1970)  Search this
Artist:
Watson, Doc  Search this
Doc Watson Family (Musical group)  Search this
Kesterson Family (Musical group)  Search this
Blue Ridge Mountain Cloggers  Search this
Performer:
Watson, Doc  Search this
Kesterson, Arlene  Search this
Kesterson, James R.  Search this
Doc Watson Family (Musical group)  Search this
Kesterson Family (Musical group)  Search this
Blue Ridge Mountain Cloggers  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 recordings (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Songs and music
United States
Washington (D.C.)
North Carolina
Date:
1970 July 2
Contents:
Doc Watson Family--Cuckoo bird--Deep River blues--Southbound--Medley of fiddle tunes--John Hardy--Will the circle be unbroken--Going down the road feeling bad; Kesterson Family- Intro
Track Information:
101 Appalachian Folk Songs / Doc Watson Family (Musical group), Doc Watson. Guitar,Fiddle.

102 Square and Clog Dancers / Kesterson Family (Musical group), Arlene Kesterson, James R. Kesterson.

103 Square and Clog Dancers / Blue Ridge Mountain Cloggers.
General note:
DPA number 70.101.41
Local Numbers:
FP-1970-7RR-0041
General:
CDR copy
70.101.41
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 2, 1970.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Ballads  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Dance  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Violin  Search this
Square dance  Search this
Clog dancing  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1970 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections , Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1970, Item FP-1970-7RR-0041
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1970 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1970 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: Performances / 4.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk507ac3236-53ae-4610-bbb2-358026bd3d68
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1970-ref224

Homespun Tapes – Doc Watson and Pete Seeger

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 3 (Series 3)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
1991-1992
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of correspondence, agreements, catalog entry drafts, catalogs, clippings, Doc Watson tabulature book, VHS cover art, fliers. Correspondents include: Ralph Rinzler, Karl Bruhn of National Association of Music Merchants, Happy Traum of Homespun Tapes. John D'Addario, Anthony (Tony) Seeger. Materials reference: How to Play the Five-string Banjo taught by Pete Seeger with special guest Doc Watson, Doc's Guitar: Fingerpicking and Flatpicking, Vassar Clements: The Fiddle According to Vassar.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections is by appointment only. Visit our website for more information on scheduling a visit or making a digitization request. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_03_003_007
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Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings / Series 3: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5dd31340e-97d1-4027-8785-f3e554ebb18c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref1396

Watson, Doc

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1949-1993
Collection Restrictions:
Access to the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections is by appointment only. Visit our website for more information on scheduling a visit or making a digitization request. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, Subseries 7.6
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Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings / Series 7: Notable Figures
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk50a9d5578-96e8-42f7-9b07-7eafe01a59f3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref4234

Carlton, Gaither

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 4 (Series 7)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
1964-1965, 1969, 1974
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of correspondence between Rinzler and Carlton, who was Watson's father in law. File also includes letter from Barry Poss regarding a Carlton recording project.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections is by appointment only. Visit our website for more information on scheduling a visit or making a digitization request. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_07_004_021
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Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings / Series 7: Notable Figures / 7.6: Watson, Doc
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk526a859c2-d7b6-4f3e-a811-aa4d03b0c9a5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref4235

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