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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Creators:
Asch, Moses
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964
Folkways Records
Dates:
1926-1986
bulk 1948-1986
Size:
841 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
CFCH.ASCH
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

This collection, which dates from 1926-1986, documents the output of Moses Asch through the various record labels he founded and co-founded, and includes some of his personal papers. The Asch collection includes published recordings, master tapes, outtakes, business records, correspondence, photographs, and film.

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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1988 Festival of American Folklife
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 23-July 4, 1988
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1988
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.

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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1970 Festival of American Folklife
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
July 1-5, 1970
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1970
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.

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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1976 Festival of American Folklife
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 16-September 6, 1976
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1976
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.

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Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
Creators:
Rinzler, Ralph
Dates:
1890-2011
bulk 1950-1994
Size:
106.32 Cubic feet (87.5 cubic feet of papers, 18.82 cubic feet of audio)
Collection ID:
CFCH.RINZ
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

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.

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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1987 Festival of American Folklife
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 24-July 5, 1987
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1987
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.

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Frederic Ramsey audio recordings
Creators:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995
Dates:
1945-1959
Size:
8.83 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
CFCH.RAMS
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

This collection contains open reel recordings made by noted jazz scholar Frederic Ramsey during his tour of the American South in the 1950s.

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UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music of the World records
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.

Rinzler Archives Reference Collection (RARC)
Dates:
1920-2005
Size:
528 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
CFCH.RARC
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The Rinzler Archives Reference Collection (RARC) was established by Rinzler Archives staff in 2012 in order to accommodate the vast archival resources accumulated by archives staff since 1987, when the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage acquired the Moses and Frances Asch Collection (including Folkways Records and Service Corps.). The overall collection consists of books and other printed matter, cassette tapes, LPs, 78s, 45s, and ephemera, most of which are related to a wide range of record labels, including those now owned by the non-profit record label Smithsonian Folkways.

Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1996 Festival of American Folklife
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 26-July 7, 1996
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1996
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.

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