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Creators:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Dates:
1964-1977
Size:
8.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
CFCH.ODEL
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The J. Scott Odell folk music collection, which dates from 1964-1977, documents the creation and use of folk instruments, and in particular the musicians and instruments of southwest Virginia (Galax), nearby North Carolina (Shelton-Laurel), and the surrounding tri-state vicinity. The collection also contains materials from northeast Vermont. The main focus of the collection is plucked Appalachian dulcimers. Materials include photographs, prints, field notes, trip reports, correspondence and other items relating to the instruments and to folklife and music in general, as well as tape recordings and photographic prints of musicians, instrument makers, friends, and neighbors playing instruments purchased by Odell, or ones similar in sound and construction. Several of the musicians were later involved in events at the Smithsonian Institution. Material in the collection also relates to the performance of music and dance at the Smithsonian Institution.

Creators:
Paredon Records.
Silber, Irwin, 1925-2010
Dane, Barbara
Dates:
1969-2007
Size:
8.85 Cubic feet, 6.6 Cubic feet, Audiotapes, 1.25 Cubic feet, Business records, 1 Cubic feet, Phonograph records
Collection ID:
CFCH.PARE
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The Paredon Records audiorecordings consist of all 50 of the recordings released by Paredon, along with the master audiotapes. Many of the recordings have a file containing business records relating to their production. These business records include artist contracts, recording reports, various notes on records produced, photographs of artists, news articles both about and by Barbara Dane, Irwin Silber, and Paredon Records, correspondence by Barbara Dane, Irwin Silber and Paredon Records, and other miscellany. Many contracts are signed by both Paredon Records and the artist. Correspondence is primarily between business associates. A complete inventory of the business records is available.

Creators:
UNESCO.
Dates:
circa 1961-2006
Size:
27 Boxes
Collection ID:
CFCH.UNES
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

This collection, which dates from circa 1961-2006, contains audiorecordings from the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music of the World, as well as related business records. Includes recordings of tradition and sacred music from Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Malawi, Niger, Sudan, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Peru, Afghanistan, Australia, Cambodia, China, Korea, the Solomon Islands, India, Bali, Java, Japan, Laos, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Thailand, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Morocco, Oman, Syria, and Turkey.

Creators:
Alma Mater Recording Company
Dates:
1959-1986
Size:
8.14 Cubic feet, 265 sound discs (vinyl); 24 sound cassettes; 252 sound tape reels; 1 document case; 1 oversize box
Collection ID:
CFCH.ALMA
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

This collection contains audio recordings made by Alma Mater Recording Company, featuring camp, folk, pop and broadway songs recorded at various summer camps and schools in New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Ohio, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and North Carolina.

Creators:
Davidson, Eric H., 1937-
Dates:
1958-1984
Size:
73 sound tape reels
Collection ID:
CFCH.DAVID
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

This collection contains 73 open reel tapes, made by Eric H. Davidson between 1958-1984, featuring the traditional music of Southern Appalachia.

Creators:
Spandorf, Lily
Dates:
1967-1998, undated
Size:
3 cubic feet, 754 drawings (visual works)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SPAN
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

This collection consists of 754 pen-and-ink, watercolor, and gouache drawings and paintings by artist Lily Spandorf. They depict scenes from various years of the Festival of American Folklife and its successor, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Creators:
Cook, Emory, 1913-2002
Cook Labs.
Dates:
1908-2002, bulk 1948-1965
Size:
8.75 cubic feet, Business records, 78.55 cubic feet, 63.5 cubic feet, Open-reel tapes, 6.3 cubic feet, Phonograph albums
Collection ID:
CFCH.COOK
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The Cook Labs records, which date from 1939-2002, document the activities of audio engineer Emory Cook and his label Cook Labs. The contents include business records, materials relating to recording artists, photographs, and production materials, as well as phonograph records, master recordings and unpublished recordings produced by or associated with the Cook Labs label. The collection also contains two interviews conducted with Emory Cook in 1990: one by Jeff Place and one by Anthony Seeger and Nicholas Spitzer. There are several physical objects relating to Cook Labs including a bag of powdered vinyl, a binaural playing arm, and a condenser microphone.

Creators:
Davies, Diana, 1938-
Dates:
1963-2009
Size:
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.
Collection ID:
CFCH.DAVIE
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

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.

Creators:
Guthrie, Woody, 1912-1967
Dates:
1912-1977, bulk 1940-1951
Size:
1.75 linear feet
Collection ID:
CFCH.GUTH
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

Original song text, music, drawings, correspondence, and other writings by Woody Guthrie; news clippings, articles, correspondence, and business records related to Woody Guthrie. Date span: 1927-1985. Bulk dates: Guthrie song text, writings, and drawings, 1940-1948; correspondence by and to Woody Guthrie, 1944-1951; correspondence regarding Woody Guthrie, 1956-1977.

Creators:
Malone, Robert C.
Dates:
1957-1961
Size:
1 folder, papers, 1 box, 35 mm negatives, 1 binder, contact sheets and prints
Collection ID:
CFCH.MALO
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

Original photographs and negatives taken by Robert C. Malone.

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