Robert C. Malone photographs, 1957-1961
CFCH.MALO
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Summary
Collection ID:
CFCH.MALO
Creators:
Malone, Robert C.
Dates:
1957-1961
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 folder
papers
1 box
35 mm negatives
black and white
8.5"x10.75"x2.5"
1 binder
contact sheets and prints
black and white
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
Original photographs and negatives taken by Robert C. Malone.

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
The Robert C. Malone photographs document the performances of folk singers. The collection dates from 1957 to circa 1961. Photographic materials include 16 rolls of negatives, contact sheets made from the negatives, and 14 prints. The collection features photographs of the Weavers and Cisco Houston. The collection also includes a small amount of correspondence, including two letters from Robert C. Malone to the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage concerning the donation of the collection, and two letters from Lee Hays to Robert C. Malone. A handful of Malone's prints are housed with the Lee Hays papers in the Rinzler Archives and are not included in the finding aid.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
Arranged in 6 series: (1) University of Chicago; (2) Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, Ill.; (3) One Sheridan Square, N.Y.; (4) Cisco Houston's Last Performance; (5) Miscellaneous People; (6) Correspondence and Miscellaneous. Contact sheets and prints arranged in 1 binder; negatives are stored in a separate binder. Series VI, Correspondence and Miscellaneous, is filed separately. Materials are arranged chronologically.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Robert C. Malone is currently retired and living in Ridgewood New Jersey. During the late 1950's and early 1960's, Mr. Malone moved between Chicago and New York photographing folk singers such as the Weavers and Cisco Houston. Through contact with Robert Koppelman, a scholar working with the Lee Hays Papers in the Rinzler Archives, Robert C. Malone heard about the Archives and wrote to offer his photos to the Archives collections.

Administration
Processing Information note
Each item in the Robert C. Malone Photograph Collection has been assigned an accession number, and like materials have been put together, such as the Old Town School of Folk Music photographs. Each photograph was given an accession number in numerical order based on the series number. Materials are further arranged chronologically.
Processing Information note
The records were processed in 2005 by Meaghan McCarthy and updated by Stephanie Smith.
Encoded by Brittany Dunton, December 2011.
Author
Finding aid prepared by Meaghan McCarthy
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
The Smithsonian Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections acquired the Robert C. Malone Photograph Collection in 1998. In a letter dated 19 January 1999, Mr. Malone gave full discretion to the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage to grant permission for both internal and external use of his photographs with the request that his work be credited.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Access by appointment only. Permission for the reproduction or publication of items in the Robert C. Malone Photograph Collection must be obtained from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Consult the archivists for further information at (202) 633-7322.
Conditions Governing Use note
Copyright restrictions apply. Please contact the archivists for further information.
Preferred Citation note
Robert C. Malone photographs, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.

Other Finding Aids note
Other Finding Aids note

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Bikel, Theodore Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Broonzy, Big Bill, 1893-1958 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
English, Logan Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gilbert, Ronnie Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gooding, Cynthia, Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hamilton, Frank, 1934- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hays, Lee, 1914-1981 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hellerman, Fred, 1927- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Houston, Cisco Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jackson, Mahalia, 1911-1972 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Koppelman, Robert S. (Robert Steven), 1959- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Langhorne, Bruce Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Odetta, 1930-2008 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Old Town School of Folk Music. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schlamme, Martha Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sellers, John, 1924- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stracke, Win, 1908-1991 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weavers (Musical group). Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white negatives Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chicago (Ill.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Contact sheets Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Folk songs--United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New York (N.Y.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographic prints Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
600 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, D.C.
Phone: 202-633-6440
rinzlerarchives@si.edu