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Collection Number: 20379-z

Collection Title: Gene Bluestein Collection, 1910-2002 (bulk 1955-1995)

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Size Approximately 235 items
Abstract Gene Bluestein was an English professor, musician, folklorist, and social activist. Influenced by the folk music revival, he taught himself to play banjo, performed as a musician, and provided educational programs on folklore and folk music in his classroom, on the stage, and on television. For most of his career, he taught English at California State University, Fresno, where he started and facilitated the Folk Artist in Residence Program. In 1974, while on sabbatical in France, he formed a folk music band with his four children called the Bluestein Family, which performed for over 20 years. The collection consists primarily of materials relating to the folklore and performing career of Gene Bluestein. Included are field recordings made by Bluestein, Bluestein's educational programs on folk music, recordings of performances by Bluestein and the Bluestein Family, and recordings of other performers. The field recordings are mostly from Bluestein's doctoral research on Appalachian folk music and narrative and feature Cal Owens, Billy Edd Wheeler, Anna Barnett, Buell Kazee, and Fiddlin' Bill Jones, as well as Moses Asch, the founder of Folkways Records. The educational programs on American folk music include lectures, performances, interviews, and television programs. Recordings of the Bluestein Family include solo recordings by family members and in other groups. There are also recordings of a number of other folk musicians in performance, including Mike Seeger's Traveling Folk Festival, featuring Tommy Jarrell, Blanton Owen, Mike Seeger, Dennis McGee, Sady Courville, and Marc Savoy, and participants in the Folk Artist in Residence Program that Bluestein started at California State University, Fresno, including the Balfa Brothers, Bessie Jones, Kenny Hall, Richard Hagopian, Lydia Mendoza, and Jean Ritchie. Other items include recordings of Pete Seeger in concert, 1956 and 1957, and a 1969 benefit concert for playwright and social activist Marvin X (also known as Marvin Jackmon and El Muhajir) by the Fresno Folksong and Poetry Quartet (Gene Bluestein, Philip Levine, Robert Mezey, and Peter Everwine).
Creator Bluestein, Gene, 1928-2002.
Language English.
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[Identification of item], in the Gene Bluestein Collection #20379-z, Southern Folklife Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Provenance
Received from Ellie Bluestein in June 2003 (Acc. 99523) and from Evo Bluestein in June 2003 (Acc. 99553), July 2003 (Acc. 99569), August 2003 (Acc. 99593), January 2005 (Acc. 99996), October 2006 (Acc. 100512), April 2008 (Acc. 100936), March 2011 (Acc. 101403), and from Evo Bluestein in December 2016 (Acc. 102999).
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Gene Bluestein was an English professor, musician, folklorist, and social activist. He was born 1 May 1928 to Masha and Jack Bluestein, recent immigrants from Bessarabia (now Moldova), at that time part of Romania. He received his B.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Brooklyn College in 1950, his M.A. in English Literature from the University of Minnesota in 1952, and his Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Minnesota in 1960. With his wife, Ellie, he had four children, Joel, Evo, Jemmy, and Frayda.

Bluestein was introduced to folk music while at college. After seeing Pete Seeger perform, he taught himself to play the banjo and later played the guitar, steel drum, dulcimer, and other instruments. As part of his doctoral work, Bluestein collected folk music in Kentucky and rediscovered Buell Kazee, a legendary banjo player and recording artist of the 1930s. His Kazee recordings were later released on Folkways Records. Bluestein recorded two solo albums in the 1950s, Songs of the North Star State (an album of Minnesota songs) and Songs of the Holidays (an album of Jewish songs). In 1959, he taught at Michigan State University and formed the Bamboushay Steel Band with several West Indian students. From the outset of his teaching career, Bluestein integrated folk music and folklore into his literature classes.

In 1963, Bluestein joined the English faculty at Fresno State College (now California State University, Fresno). In the 1960s and 1970s, the English Department was a political hotbed. Bluestein and his colleagues supported the students during times of controversy over academic control, freedom of speech, and antiwar and civil rights protests. Bluestein assisted in establishing a Black Studies program, helping to bring playwright and social activist Marvin X (also known as Marvin Jackmon and El Muhajir) to campus to teach. He also participated in a benefit concert for Marvin X when he was fired along with many other instructors in an attempt to re-assert political control over the campus radicals. Bluestein helped found the Fresno Folklore Society and was instrumental in starting and facilitating a semester-long Folk Artist in Residence Program at California State University, Fresno. With the assistance of funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the program brought in artists such as Jean Ritchie, Mike Seeger, Kenny Hall, Dewey Balfa, Bessie Jones, Lydia Mendoza, and Richard Hagopian to teach classes in their specialties and perform in the local schools.

In 1974, while on sabbatical in France, Bluestein formed a folk music band with his four children, Joel, Evo, Jemmy, and Frayda. Known as Les Bluesteins, the family first performed together in public in Paris. After returning to the United States, they continued to perform as the Bluestein Family. They recorded six albums together and toured Japan, China, Israel, Finland, and the United States. Even after the children had grown and mostly moved away, they continued to perform together at annual reunion concerts in California

Gene Bluestein retired from California State University, Fresno, in 1992. He was professor emeritus until his death at 74 on 21 August 2002.

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The collection consists primarily of materials relating to the folklore and performing career of Gene Bluestein, musician, folklorist, and social activist, and professor of English at California State University, Fresno. Included are field recordings made by Bluestein, educational programs on folk music by Bluestein, recordings of performances by Bluestein and the Bluestein Family, and recordings of other performers. The field recordings are mostly from Bluestein's doctoral research on Appalachian folk music and narrative and feature Cal Owens, Billy Edd Wheeler, Anna Barnett, Buell Kazee, and Fiddlin' Bill Jones, as well as Moses Asch, the founder of Folkways Records. The educational programs on American folk music include lectures, performances, interviews, and television programs. Recordings of the Bluestein Family include solo recordings by family members and in other groups. There are also recordings of a number of other folk musicians in performance, including Mike Seeger's Traveling Folk Festival, featuring Tommy Jarrell, Blanton Owen, Mike Seeger, Dennis McGee, Sady Courville, and Marc Savoy, and participants in the Folk Artist in Residence Program that Bluestein started at California State University, Fresno, including the Balfa Brothers, Bessie Jones, Kenny Hall, Richard Hagopian, Lydia Mendoza, and Jean Ritchie. Other items include recordings of Pete Seeger in concert, 1956 and 1957, and a 1969 benefit concert for playwright and social activist Marvin X (also known as Marvin Jackmon and El Muhajir) by the Fresno Folksong and Poetry Quartet (Gene Bluestein, Philip Levine, Robert Mezey, and Peter Everwine).

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Field Recordings, 1955-1970 and undated.

34 items.

Arrangement: In order by format as received.

Processing information: FT-20379/11216, FT-20379/12727-12728, FT-20379/12731, FT-20379/12765, FS-20379/7652, and FS-20379/7654 were added to the finding aid in December 2016.

Field recordings conducted by Gene Bluestein. Though many of the tapes are undated, they appear to primarily be from Bluestein's doctoral research on Appalachian folk music and narrative, which took place in the 1950s. The field recordings are primarily of Kentucky  musicians, storytellers, and preachers. Cal Owens, Billy Edd Wheeler, Anna Barnett, Buell Kazee, and Fiddlin' Bill Jones are featured. In addition, there are recordings of folk music in Minnesota, including Slovenian music, Native American music, blues, and gospel. There are also several interviews from the 1970s with Moses Asch, founder of Folkways Records. The majority of the field recordings were recorded on open reel tapes. Also included are 2 audiocassettes that are most likely dubs of open reel tapes found in the series, as well as a field note (folder 1) found with a field recording of Cal Owens and Peggy Ward (FT-20379/12765).

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11216

Fiddlin' Bill Jones; Malvina Reynolds dubs #20379-z, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1955-1970 and undated." FT-20379/11216

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11450

Appalachian mixed [church] service in Middlesboro (whooping preacher) #20379-z, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1955-1970 and undated." FT-20379/11450

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11451

Ony Aminer, Ky. Field Trip #20379-z, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1955-1970 and undated." FT-20379/11451

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11452

Moses Asch interview. 13 June 1970 #20379-z, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1955-1970 and undated." FT-20379/11452

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11453

Moses Asch interview. 25 June 1970: tape 1 of 2 #20379-z, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1955-1970 and undated." FT-20379/11453

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11454

Moses Asch interview. 25 June 1970: tape 2 of 2 #20379-z, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1955-1970 and undated." FT-20379/11454

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11455

Mrs. Anna Barnett, age 62. Berea, Ky., 25 October 1955 #20379-z, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1955-1970 and undated." FT-20379/11455

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11456

Anna Barnett #20379-z, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1955-1970 and undated." FT-20379/11456

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11457

Jack Tale #20379-z, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1955-1970 and undated." FT-20379/11457

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11458

Fiddlin' Bill Jones. Frakes, Ky., 18 July 1957 #20379-z, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1955-1970 and undated." FT-20379/11458

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11459

Fiddlin' Bill Jones, BK Records interview #20379-z, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1955-1970 and undated." FT-20379/11459

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11460

Buell Kazee. Lexington, Ky., July 1957 #20379-z, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1955-1970 and undated." FT-20379/11460

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11461

Buell Kazee. Lexington, Ky., July 1957 #20379-z, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1955-1970 and undated." FT-20379/11461

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11462

Jack Tale, Cal and Gibson #20379-z, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1955-1970 and undated." FT-20379/11462

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11463

The World of Cal Owens #20379-z, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1955-1970 and undated." FT-20379/11463

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11464

Cal Owens. 23 July 1957 #20379-z, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1955-1970 and undated." FT-20379/11464

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11465

C. H. Owens. July 1957 #20379-z, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1955-1970 and undated." FT-20379/11465

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11466

Cal [Owens], John Smith, and Gibson. 19 July 1957 #20379-z, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1955-1970 and undated." FT-20379/11466

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11467

Native American, Brown Oak Grove, Red Bay, Minn. #20379-z, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1955-1970 and undated." FT-20379/11467

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11468

Red Lake (M) #20379-z, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1955-1970 and undated." FT-20379/11468

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11469

Red Lake III, Chalie #20379-z, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1955-1970 and undated." FT-20379/11469

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11470

Chalie, side one Budapest-Debussy; side two Ravel #20379-z, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1955-1970 and undated." FT-20379/11470

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11471

Slovanian [Slovenian], Eveleth Kuntara #20379-z, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1955-1970 and undated." FT-20379/11471

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11472

Stony Fork Train, GB Field Research #20379-z, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1955-1970 and undated." FT-20379/11472

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11473

Thelma, Blues/Gospel, Minn. #20379-z, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1955-1970 and undated." FT-20379/11473

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11474

Billy Edd Wheeler and Rev. C. H. Owens. 25 October 1955 #20379-z, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1955-1970 and undated." FT-20379/11474

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11475

Billy Edd Wheeler. Berea, KY, 25 October 1955; Cal Owens. 1955-1957 #20379-z, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1955-1970 and undated." FT-20379/11475

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12727

Tyna Aakula (Finnish singer and accordionist) field recordings. 1958 #20379-z, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1955-1970 and undated." FT-20379/12727

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12728

Finnish interview. 1968 #20379-z, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1955-1970 and undated." FT-20379/12728

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12731

Yiddish #20379-z, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1955-1970 and undated." FT-20379/12731

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12765

Cal Owens and Peggy Ward. 30 October 1955 #20379-z, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1955-1970 and undated." FT-20379/12765

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

Handwritten tape log found inside original container resides in folder 1.

Folder 1

Field note: FT-20379/12765 #20379-z, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1955-1970 and undated." Folder 1

A handwritten tape log found with FT-20379/12765. The tape log includes song titles and credits.

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/7652

Anna Barnett #20379-z, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1955-1970 and undated." FS-20379/7652

Audiocassette

Added to finding aid in December 2016

Most likely dub of FT-20379/11456

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/7654

Fiddlin' Bill Jones and Buell Kazee #20379-z, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1955-1970 and undated." FS-20379/7654

Audiocassette

Added to finding aid in December 2016

Most likely dub, or excerpts, of FT-20379/11458-11461

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Educational Programs, 1958-1986 and undated.

23 items.

Throughout his career, Gene Bluestein combined his roles as educator and performer in a number of educational programs, which included lectures, performances by Bluestein and/or guest performers, and interviews of guest performers. Two serial programs were recorded by University television stations: The American Folksong aired on University of Minnesota Television in 1958 and Folk Sources in American Culture was taped at California State University, Fresno, in 1986. All of the programs are on American folk music.

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1 item.

While an instructor of English at the University of Minnesota, Gene Bluestein recorded a series of 13 television programs called The American Folksong with University of Minnesota Television. The series aired Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. on KTCH-TV, channel 2, from 8 January to 2 April 1958. The collection includes only the study guide for the program written by Gene Bluestein.

Folder 2

Study Guide for The American Folksong. 1958 #20379-z, Subseries: "2.1. The American Folksong Television Series, 1958." Folder 2

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.2. On American Folk Poetry and Music Lecture, 1979.

1 item.

An open reel video recording of a 45-minute lecture and demonstration by Gene Bluestein and his son, Evo Bluestein, from Jan Loring's class on 21 November 1979.

Videotape VT-20379/1

"On American Folk Poetry and Music." 1979 #20379-z, Subseries: "2.2. On American Folk Poetry and Music Lecture, 1979." VT-20379/1

1/2" Open Reel Video

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.3. Folk Sources in American Culture Television Series. 1986.

19 items.

Arrangement: In order as received.

Processing information: VT-20379/15-23 were added to the finding aid in December 2016.

Folk Sources in American Culture is a series of programs hosted by Gene Bluestein and taped at California State University, Fresno, in April 1986. The programs feature the Bluestein Family singing Black spiritual music, Richard Hagopian and folk music of Armenia, Lydia Mendoza and Mexican American folk music, Evo Bluestein on the history and significance of the fiddle in folk music, Nona Beamer and Hawaiian folk music, Jean Ritchie with folk songs in America, and Kenny Hall and his influence on traditional folk music. When the program was recorded, Jean Ritchie was a Resident Folk Artist at California State University, Fresno. The programs were recorded on Betamax video. Some of the programs appear to be duplicates of different combinations of programs, while others appear to be dubs on VHS.

Videotape VT-20379/2

Bluestein Family, parts 1 and 2. 1986 #20379-z, Subseries: "2.3. Folk Sources in American Culture Television Series. 1986." VT-20379/2

Betamax

Original number: 0750

Videotape VT-20379/3

Richard Hagopian, parts 1 and 2. 1986 #20379-z, Subseries: "2.3. Folk Sources in American Culture Television Series. 1986." VT-20379/3

Betamax

Original number: 0751

Videotape VT-20379/4

Bluestein Family, parts 1 and 2; Richard Hagopian, parts 1 and 2. 1986 #20379-z, Subseries: "2.3. Folk Sources in American Culture Television Series. 1986." VT-20379/4

Betamax

Original numbers: 0750 (Bluestein Family, parts 1 and 2), 0751 (Richard Hagopian, parts 1 and 2)

Videotape VT-20379/5

Lydia Mendoza, parts 1 and 2. 1986 #20379-z, Subseries: "2.3. Folk Sources in American Culture Television Series. 1986." VT-20379/5

Betamax

Original number: 0752

Videotape VT-20379/6

Evo and Gene Bluestein, parts 1 and 2. 1986 #20379-z, Subseries: "2.3. Folk Sources in American Culture Television Series. 1986." VT-20379/6

Betamax

Original number: 0753

Videotape VT-20379/7

Nona Beamer, parts 1 and 2. 1986 #20379-z, Subseries: "2.3. Folk Sources in American Culture Television Series. 1986." VT-20379/7

Betamax

Original number: 0754

Videotape VT-20379/8

Lydia Mendoza, parts 1 and 2; Evo and Gene Bluestein, parts 1 and 2; Nona Beamer, parts 1 and 2. 1986 #20379-z, Subseries: "2.3. Folk Sources in American Culture Television Series. 1986." VT-20379/8

Betamax

Original numbers: 0752 (Lydia Mendoza, parts 1 and 2), 0753 (Evo and Gene Bluestein, parts 1 and 2), 0754 (Nona Beamer, parts 1 and 2)

Videotape VT-20379/9

Jean Ritchie, parts 1 and 2. 1986 #20379-z, Subseries: "2.3. Folk Sources in American Culture Television Series. 1986." VT-20379/9

Betamax

Original number: 0755

Videotape VT-20379/10

Kenny Hall, parts 1 and 2. 1986 #20379-z, Subseries: "2.3. Folk Sources in American Culture Television Series. 1986." VT-20379/10

Betamax

Original number: 0756

Videotape VT-20379/11

Jean Ritchie, parts 1 and 2; Kenny Hall, parts 1 and 2. 1986 #20379-z, Subseries: "2.3. Folk Sources in American Culture Television Series. 1986." VT-20379/11

Betamax

Original numbers: 0755 (Jean Ritchie, parts 1 and 2), 0756 (Kenny Hall, parts 1 and 2)

Videotape VT-20379/15

Bluestein Family, parts 1 and 2. 1986 #20379-z, Subseries: "2.3. Folk Sources in American Culture Television Series. 1986." VT-20379/15

VHS

Added to finding aid in December 2016

Original number: 0750; Likely a copy of Betamax VT-20379/2

Videotape VT-20379/16

Richard Hagopian, parts 1 and 2. 1986 #20379-z, Subseries: "2.3. Folk Sources in American Culture Television Series. 1986." VT-20379/16

VHS

Added to finding aid in December 2016

Original number: 0751; Likely a copy of Betamax VT-20379/3

Videotape VT-20379/17

Lydia Mendoza, parts 1 and 2. 1986 #20379-z, Subseries: "2.3. Folk Sources in American Culture Television Series. 1986." VT-20379/17

VHS

Added to finding aid in December 2016

Original number: 0752; Likely a copy of Betamax VT-20379/5

Videotape VT-20379/18

Evo and Gene Bluestein, parts 1 and 2. 1986 #20379-z, Subseries: "2.3. Folk Sources in American Culture Television Series. 1986." VT-20379/18

VHS

Added to finding aid in December 2016

Original number: 0753; Likely a copy of Betamax VT-20379/6

Videotape VT-20379/19

Nona Beamer, parts 1 and 2. 1986 #20379-z, Subseries: "2.3. Folk Sources in American Culture Television Series. 1986." VT-20379/19

VHS

Added to finding aid in December 2016

Original number: 0754; Likely a copy of Betamax VT-20379/7

Videotape VT-20379/20

Nona Beamer. 1986 #20379-z, Subseries: "2.3. Folk Sources in American Culture Television Series. 1986." VT-20379/20

VHS

Added to finding aid in December 2016

Likely a copy of some or all of contents from Betamax VT-20379/7.

Videotape VT-20379/21

Jean Ritchie, parts 1 and 2. 1986 #20379-z, Subseries: "2.3. Folk Sources in American Culture Television Series. 1986." VT-20379/21

VHS

Added to finding aid in December 2016

Original number: 0755; Likely a copy of Betamax VT-20379/9

Videotape VT-20379/22

Jean Ritchie. 1986 #20379-z, Subseries: "2.3. Folk Sources in American Culture Television Series. 1986." VT-20379/22

VHS

Added to finding aid in December 2016

Likely a copy of some or all of contents from Betamax VT-20379/9.

Videotape VT-20379/23

Kenny Hall, parts 1 and 2. 1986 #20379-z, Subseries: "2.3. Folk Sources in American Culture Television Series. 1986." VT-20379/23

VHS

Added to finding aid in December 2016

Original number: 0756; Likely a copy of Betamax VT-20379/10

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.4. American Folk Music Lecture.

2 items.

A lecture given by Gene Bluestein on American Folk Music, recorded on open reel audio tape.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11476

"American Folk Music," side 1-part one, side 2-part three #20379-z, Subseries: "2.4. American Folk Music Lecture." FT-20379/11476

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11477

"American Folk Music," side 1-part two, side 3-part four #20379-z, Subseries: "2.4. American Folk Music Lecture." FT-20379/11477

1/4" Open Reel Audio

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1 item.

A lecture with musical performance by Gene Bluestein on the music of the American frontier, recorded on open reel audio tape.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11478

"Frontier Music" #20379-z, Subseries: "2.5. Frontier Music Lecture." FT-20379/11478

1/4" Open Reel Audio

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Bluestein Family, 1956-2002 and undated.

85 items.

Arrangement: By format.

Processing information: FT-20379/12737-13755, FS-20379/7656, FS-20379/7661, FS-20379/7663, FS-20379/15088, and VT-20379/24 were added to the finding aid in December 2016.

From his early days of teaching, Gene Bluestein combined singing and playing the banjo with his lectures. At home, he often played and sang with his four children, Joel, Evo, Jemmy, and Frayda. It was not until 1974, however, when the family was living in France during Bluestein's sabbatical there, that he formed a folk music band with his children. They first performed together in public in Paris and quickly became known as Les Bluesteins. They later recorded six albums together as the Bluestein Family and toured Japan, China, Israel, Finland, and the United States. Even after the children had grown and several had moved from the area, they continued to perform together at an Annual Reunion Concert (sometimes referred to as an Annual Farewell Reunion Concert) in California. This series encompasses performances by the Bluestein Family in concert; on commercially produced albums, CDs, and video; and at recording sessions. It also includes performances and recordings by members of the family individually, in smaller combinations, or in other groups. Occasionally the recordings include other performers, most notably Jean Ritchie. Also included are field notes (folder 3) found with select outtake recordings of Evo Bluestein (FT-20379/12753-12755).

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated.

47 items.

Arrangement: In order as received.

Processing information: FT-20379/12737-13755 added to finding aid in December 2016.

The open reel recordings include the earliest recordings of the Bluestein Family and of individual family members. Of particular note is a recording of Gene Bluestein at Alview School in 1967 and one of a Les Bluesteins concert in France in the 1970s. The Bluestein Family Annual Reunion Concerts are represented with recordings from 1980, 1984, 1985, and 1986. There are several tapes of the Bluestein Family recording for a record, including an undated recording of California's a Garden of Eden, which is marked as "an early attempt at recording an LP," as well as appearances by the Bluestein Family and family members on radio station KVPR.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11479

Gene Bluestein, Alview School. Madera Co., 26 January 1967 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." FT-20379/11479

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11480

Les Bluesteins, farewell concert. August 1970s #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." FT-20379/11480

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11481

Gene in concert. October 1972 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." FT-20379/11481

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11482

Gene, Joel, Evo, Jemmy Bluestein. November 1974 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." FT-20379/11482

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11483

Bluestein Family (Gene, Evo, Jemmy, Frayda), Wild Blue Yonder. 22 August 1975: tape 1 of 2 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." FT-20379/11483

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11484

Bluestein Family concert, Wild Blue Yonder. 22 August 1975: tape 2 of 2 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." FT-20379/11484

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11485

Bluestein Family on KPFA. Berkeley, Calif., November 1975 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." FT-20379/11485

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11486

Gene and Evo Bluestein, Brooklyn College. 1978: tape 1 of 2 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." FT-20379/11486

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11487

Gene and Evo Bluestein, Brooklyn College. 1978: tape 2 of 2 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." FT-20379/11487

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11488

Gene, Evo, Jemmy Bluestein, KVPR Radio. November 1978 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." FT-20379/11488

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11489

Bluestein Family, 4th Farewell Reunion. 2 January 1980 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." FT-20379/11489

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11490

Bluestein Family, Farewell Reunion. November 1984, tape 1 of 3 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." FT-20379/11490

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11491

Bluestein Family, Farewell Reunion. November 1984, tape 2 of 3 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." FT-20379/11491

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11492

Bluestein Family, Farewell Reunion. November 1984, tape 3 of 3 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." FT-20379/11492

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11493

Bluestein Family, concert, Fresno Metropolitan Museum. Fresno, Calif., 2 June 1985 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." FT-20379/11493

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11494

Bluestein Family, 9th Annual Farewell Reunion Concert. 8 May 1986 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." FT-20379/11494

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11495

Bluestein Family, California's a Garden of Eden: tape 1 of 2 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." FT-20379/11495

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11496

Bluestein Family, California's a Garden of Eden: tape 2 of 2 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." FT-20379/11496

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11497

Bluestein Family, KVPR (record) #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." FT-20379/11497

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11498

Bluestein Family, recording session #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." FT-20379/11498

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11499

Gene Bluestein singing with children #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." FT-20379/11499

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11500

Bluestein Family #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." FT-20379/11500

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11501

Bluestein Family for a record #1 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." FT-20379/11501

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11502

Bluestein Family for a record #2 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." FT-20379/11502

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11503

Gene Bluestein with Ed Stanford's Kids (dub of Sholem Aleichem on side 2) #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." FT-20379/11503

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12737

Bluestein Family concert. 1 August 1975 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." FT-20379/12737

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12738

Les Bluesteins farewell concert II. 18 August 1976 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." FT-20379/12738

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12739

The Motherless Children, Jemmy, Frayda, and Evo. 20 May 1978 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." FT-20379/12739

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12740

The Roundtown Boys, KUPR (Radio Comes Alive). 1 November 1978 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." FT-20379/12740

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12741

Anthology of Fresno Folklore Society Musicians:Kenny Hall, The Bluestein Family, The Roundtown Boys, Kent and Mary Steadman, Daniel Bradbury. 1 April 1979 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." FT-20379/12741

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12742

Bluestein Family 5th annual farewell reunion. 15 January 1981: tape 1 of 2 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." FT-20379/12742

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12743

Bluestein Family 5th annual farewell reunion. 15 January 1981: tape 2 of 2 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." FT-20379/12743

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12744

Bodie Wagner, Evo and Jemmy Bluestein concert at Wild Blue Yonder. Fresno, Calif., 19 January 1986: tape 1 of 2 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." FT-20379/12744

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12745

Bodie Wagner, Evo and Jemmy Bluestein concert at Wild Blue Yonder. Fresno, Calif., 19 January 1986: tape 2 of 2 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." FT-20379/12745

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12746

Bluestein Family 10th reunion concert. 9 May 1987 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." FT-20379/12746

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12747

Bluestein Family, California's a Garden of Eden #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." FT-20379/12747

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12748

The Bluestein Family, Bay Records Travelin' Blues outtakes #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." FT-20379/12748

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12749

The Roundtown Boys at Allen's Studio #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." FT-20379/12749

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

Includes Evo Bluestein (fiddle), Jemmy Bluestein (mandolin) with David Bradbury (banjo) and Terry Barrett (guitar)

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12750

The Roundtown Boys #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." FT-20379/12750

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

Includes Evo Bluestein (fiddle), Jemmy Bluestein (mandolin) with David Bradbury (banjo) and Terry Barrett (guitar)

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12751

Bluestein Family on NPR #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." FT-20379/12751

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12752

Jemmy and Evo Bluestein, dance demo; Bodie Wagner #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." FT-20379/12752

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12753

Evo Bluestein, dance demo #3 outtakes #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." FT-20379/12753

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

Typed tape log found inside original container resides in folder 3.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12754

Evo Bluestein, #4 outtakes #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." FT-20379/12754

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

Handwritten tape log found inside original container resides in folder 3.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12755

Evo Bluestein, Garden Song outtakes and blank feed #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." FT-20379/12755

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

Handwritten tape log found inside original container resides in folder 3.

Folder 3

Field notes: FT-20379/12753-12755 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.1. Open Reel tapes, 1967-1986 and undated." Folder 3

Typed and handwritten tape logs found with FT-20379/12753-12755. Tape logs include song titles, playback speed, and track configuration.

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5 items.

All of the LPs are commercial recordings by the Bluestein Family or by family members in other groups. Evo and Jemmy Bluestein, in particular, performed as professional musicians outside of the family group. In this series, they are recorded as part of the Roundtown Boys (with Daniel Bradbury and Terry Barrett) as well as the Bluestein Family.

Audiodisc FC-20379/14247

Roundtown Boys, Deadheads and Suckers, Swallow Records. 1978 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.2. LPs, 1978-1986." FC-20379/14247

LP

Audiodisc FC-20379/14248

Bluestein Family, Sowing on the Mountain, Philo Records. 1979 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.2. LPs, 1978-1986." FC-20379/14248

LP

Audiodisc FC-20379/14249

Bluestein Family, Let the Dove Come In, Philo Records. 1981 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.2. LPs, 1978-1986." FC-20379/14249

LP

Audiodisc FC-20379/14250

Bluestein Family, Travelin' Blues, Swallow Records. 1983 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.2. LPs, 1978-1986." FC-20379/14250

LP

Audiodisc FC-20379/14251

Bluestein Family, Where Does Love Come From?, Greenhays Recordings. 1986 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.2. LPs, 1978-1986." FC-20379/14251

LP

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.3. Cassettes, 1956-1995 and undated.

23 items.

Arrangement: In order as received.

Processing information: FS-20379/7656, FS-20379/7661, FS-20379/7663, and FS-20379/15088 were added to the finding aid in December 2016.

Audiocassette recordings of the Bluestein Family as well as of individual family members in performance. Evo and Jemmy Bluestein, in particular, performed as professional musicians outside of the family group. They performed together on Strange Affair (1988), a recording produced for commercial sale, and in concert at Alta Sierra in 1995. Evo Bluestein also made a few individual recordings as well, including one of an autoharp concert in the Mosenberg, Germany, Music Fest in 1993. The Bluestein Family Annual Reunion Concerts (sometimes referred to as Annual Farewell Reunion Concerts) are represented in recordings of the 1981, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988, and 1990 performances. The 1984 Reunion Concert is particularly noteworthy for the inclusion of Jean Ritchie. The Bluestein Family tour of China is represented in a recording of a concert at the University of Changsha, Hunan, in 1989.

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6954

Bluestein Family, 6th Annual Reunion. 16 January 1981: tape 1 of 3 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.3. Cassettes, 1956-1995 and undated." FS-20379/6954

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6955

Bluestein Family, 6th Annual Reunion. 16 January 1981: tape 2 of 3 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.3. Cassettes, 1956-1995 and undated." FS-20379/6955

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6956

Bluestein Family, 6th Annual Reunion. 16 January 1981: tape 3 of 3 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.3. Cassettes, 1956-1995 and undated." FS-20379/6956

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6957

Bluestein Family, 7th Annual Farewell Reunion. January 1983 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.3. Cassettes, 1956-1995 and undated." FS-20379/6957

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6958

Bluestein Family, Unitarian Church Concert. Fresno, Calif., 7 April 1984 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.3. Cassettes, 1956-1995 and undated." FS-20379/6958

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6959

Bluestein Family, 8th Annual Farewell Reunion Concert with Jean Ritchie. 20 November 1984 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.3. Cassettes, 1956-1995 and undated." FS-20379/6959

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6960

Bluestein Family, 8th Annual Farewell Reunion Concert with Jean Ritchie. 20 November 1984 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.3. Cassettes, 1956-1995 and undated." FS-20379/6960

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6961

Bluestein Family, Berkeley Jewish Community Center. Berkeley, Calif., 1985 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.3. Cassettes, 1956-1995 and undated." FS-20379/6961

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6962

Bluestein Family, 9th Annual Farewell Reunion Concert, Wesley Church. 8 May 1986 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.3. Cassettes, 1956-1995 and undated." FS-20379/6962

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6963

Bluestein Family, 11th Annual Farewell Reunion Concert, Julia Morgan Theatre. Berkeley, Calif., 8 May 1988 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.3. Cassettes, 1956-1995 and undated." FS-20379/6963

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6964

Evo and Jemmy Bluestein, Strange Affair. 1988 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.3. Cassettes, 1956-1995 and undated." FS-20379/6964

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6965

Bluestein Family, concert in China, University of Changsha, Hunan. 26 April 1989: tape 1 of 2 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.3. Cassettes, 1956-1995 and undated." FS-20379/6965

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6966

Bluestein Family, concert in China, University of Changsha, Hunan. April 1989: tape 2 of 2 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.3. Cassettes, 1956-1995 and undated." FS-20379/6966

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6967

Bluestein Family, 13th Annual Reunion Concert, Wesley U. Methodist Church. 24 March 1990: tape 1 of 2 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.3. Cassettes, 1956-1995 and undated." FS-20379/6967

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6968

Bluestein Family, 13th Annual Reunion Concert. 24 March 1990: tape 2 of 2 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.3. Cassettes, 1956-1995 and undated." FS-20379/6968

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6969

Bluestein Family (Gene, Evo, Jemmy), Music 74 Series, California State University, Fresno, Music Department performance. 4 May 1991: tape 1 of 2 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.3. Cassettes, 1956-1995 and undated." FS-20379/6969

Audiocassette

Tape 2 of 2 not deposited

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6970

Evo Bluestein, Autoharp Concert, Mosenberg, Germany Music Fest. 1993 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.3. Cassettes, 1956-1995 and undated." FS-20379/6970

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6971

Evo and Jemmy Bluestein, concert, Alta Sierra. September 1995 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.3. Cassettes, 1956-1995 and undated." FS-20379/6971

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6972

Evo Bluestein's Lalaedit: tape 2 of 2 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.3. Cassettes, 1956-1995 and undated." FS-20379/6972

Audiocassette

Tape 1 of 2 not deposited

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/7656

Gene Bluestein, Walker Arts Center, Frontier Folksongs, TV, 29 March 1956 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.3. Cassettes, 1956-1995 and undated." FS-20379/7656

Audiocassette

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/7661

Gene and Evo Bluestein on A Prairie Home Companion. 19 March 1983 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.3. Cassettes, 1956-1995 and undated." FS-20379/7661

Audiocassette

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/7663

Bluestein Family concert, Augusta Heritage Arts. 8 August 1986 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.3. Cassettes, 1956-1995 and undated." FS-20379/7663

Audiocassette

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/15088

Bluestein family on NPR with Connie Goldman #20379-z, Subseries: "3.3. Cassettes, 1956-1995 and undated." FS-20379/15088

Audiocassette

Added to finding aid in December 2016

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.4. CDs, 1988-2002 and undated.

6 items.

All of the CD recordings were commercially produced for sale. Recordings include the Bluestein Family as well as family members by themselves or in other groups. Evo and Jemmy Bluestein, in particular, performed as professional musicians outside of the family group. Evo Bluestein is represented in an individual recording, Evoharp, which was a re-release of an earlier album called Evo's Autoharp, and in the groups Lyquid Amber (with Hannsjoerg Scheid, Nino Moschella, and Kevin Hill) and Bad Boys Zydeco. Jemmy Bluestein was also a member of Bad Boys Zydeco, along with Mike Baloian, Sean Alderette, and Ben Leon. The Bluestein Family CDs consist of two recordings for children and a retrospective sampler of their earlier albums.

Music Compact Disc CD-4145

Bluestein Family, Good Mornin' Blues: Folk Songs for Children, Doghill. 1988 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.4. CDs, 1988-2002 and undated." CD-4145

CD

Music Compact Disc CD-4146

Bluestein Family, A Horse Named Bill and Other Children's Folksongs, Doghill. 1988 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.4. CDs, 1988-2002 and undated." CD-4146

CD

Music Compact Disc CD-4147

Evo Bluestein, Evoharp, Doghill. 2000 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.4. CDs, 1988-2002 and undated." CD-4147

CD

Music Compact Disc CD-4148

Lyquid Amber, Drops of Rain, Datura Moon Records. 2002 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.4. CDs, 1988-2002 and undated." CD-4148

CD

Music Compact Disc CD-4149

Bad Boys Zydeco, Step in the Right Direction, Owl Baby #20379-z, Subseries: "3.4. CDs, 1988-2002 and undated." CD-4149

CD

Music Compact Disc CD-4150

Bluestein Family, Shut Up and Sing! A Bluestein Family Sampler, Greenhays Recordings #20379-z, Subseries: "3.4. CDs, 1988-2002 and undated." CD-4150

CD

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.5. Videos, 1977-1997.

4 items.

Arrangement: In order as received.

Processing information: VT-20379/24 was added to finding aid in December 2016.

Bluestein Family videos include two programs recorded at California State University, Fresno, and a commercially produced recording of one of the Annual Reunion Concerts. The two U-Matic tapes recorded at California State University, Fresno, by the university television station in 1977 and 1978 were presumably for television play. The Bluestein Family Reunion Concert recorded on VHS in 1997 is particularly noteworthy as it was a tribute concert for Gene Bluestein and the first time he was unable to perform with his children, Joel, Jemmy, Evo, and Frayda. Jean Ritchie joined the Bluestein Family as a special guest for this concert.

Videotape VT-20379/12

Bluestein Family Music, Program A, 8 p.m. Magazine, CSUF-ITV. September 1977 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.5. Videos, 1977-1997." VT-20379/12

U-Matic

Videotape VT-20379/13

Bluestein Family Music, Program B, CSUF-ITV. December 1978 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.5. Videos, 1977-1997." VT-20379/13

U-Matic

Videotape VT-20379/14

The Bluestein Family Reunion Concert, Doghill Productions. 1997 #20379-z, Subseries: "3.5. Videos, 1977-1997." VT-20379/14

VHS

Videotape VT-20379/24

Bluestein Family on Hiroshima Television #20379-z, Subseries: "3.5. Videos, 1977-1997." VT-20379/24

VHS

Added to finding aid in December 2016

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Recordings of Other Performers/Concerts, 1910-1992 and undated.

97 items.

Processing information: FT-20379/16542-16543, FT-20379/12729-12730, FT-20379/12732, FT-20379/12734, FT-20379/12756-12760, FT-20379/12762-12764, FT-20379/12766-12770, FS-20379/15089 FS-20379/7651, FS-20379/7653, FS-20379/7657-7660, FS-20379/7662, FS-20379/7664-7670, FS-20379/15090-15093, and VT-20379/25-27 were added to the finding aid in December 2016.

Gene Bluestein recorded a number of other folk musicians in performance.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.1. Mike Seeger's Traveling Folk Festival, 1975-1977 and undated.

11 items.

Arrangement: In order by format as received.

Processing information: FT-20379/12756, FS-20379/7665-7668, and FS-20379/15089 were added to the finding aid in December 2016.

Mike Seeger's Traveling Folk Festival performed in Santa Barbara, Calif., and Fresno, Calif., during 1975 and 1976 and possibly on a few other occasions. Tommy Jarrell, Blanton Owen, Mike Seeger, Dennis McGee, Sady Courville, Marc Savoy, Martin, Bogan, and Armstrong, the Rising Star Fife and Drum Band, John Jackson, Lily Mae Ledford, and the Balfa Brothers gave workshops and performed during these festivals that were recorded on open reel tape. Also included are audiocassettes that are likely dubs of open reel tapes found in the series.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11504

Mike Seeger Troupe (Tommy Jarrell, Blanton Owen, Mike Seeger, Dennis McGee, Sady Courville, Marc Savoy), California State University. Fresno, Calif., May 1975 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.1. Mike Seeger's Traveling Folk Festival, 1975-1977 and undated." FT-20379/11504

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11505

Workshop (Tommy Jarrell, Sady Courville, Marc Savoy, Martin, Bogan and Armstrong), California State University. Fresno, Calif., 1975 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.1. Mike Seeger's Traveling Folk Festival, 1975-1977 and undated." FT-20379/11505

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11506

Seeger Troupe (Tommy Jarrell). Fresno, Calif., 1975 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.1. Mike Seeger's Traveling Folk Festival, 1975-1977 and undated." FT-20379/11506

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11507

Seeger Troupe (Tommy Jarrell, Blanton Owen). Santa Barbara, Calif., 1975 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.1. Mike Seeger's Traveling Folk Festival, 1975-1977 and undated." FT-20379/11507

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11508

Seeger Troupe (Rising Star Fife and Drum Band, John Jackson, Lily Mae Ledford, Balfa Brothers), California State University. Fresno, Calif., 1976 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.1. Mike Seeger's Traveling Folk Festival, 1975-1977 and undated." FT-20379/11508

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11509

Seeger Folk Fest (Martin, Bogan and Armstrong), University of California. Santa Barbara, Calif. #20379-z, Subseries: "4.1. Mike Seeger's Traveling Folk Festival, 1975-1977 and undated." FT-20379/11509

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11510

Seeger Troupe (John Jackson, Mike Seeger) #20379-z, Subseries: "4.1. Mike Seeger's Traveling Folk Festival, 1975-1977 and undated." FT-20379/11510

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11511

Seeger Troupe (Martin, Bogan and Armstrong) #20379-z, Subseries: "4.1. Mike Seeger's Traveling Folk Festival, 1975-1977 and undated." FT-20379/11511

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11512

Seeger Troupe (Martin, Bogan and Armstrong, Tommy Jarrell, Blanton Owen, Sady Courville, Marc Savoy, Dennis McGee) #20379-z, Subseries: "4.1. Mike Seeger's Traveling Folk Festival, 1975-1977 and undated." FT-20379/11512

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12756

Pete Seeger and Broonzy concert, WFMT #20379-z, Subseries: "4.1. Mike Seeger's Traveling Folk Festival, 1975-1977 and undated." FT-20379/12756

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

Likely dub of open reel tape found in series.

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/7665

Mike Seeger Troupe (Tommy Jarrell and Blanton Owen) at UC Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara, Calif., 15 April 1975 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.1. Mike Seeger's Traveling Folk Festival, 1975-1977 and undated." FS-20379/7665

Audiocassette

Added to finding aid in December 2016

Likely dub of open reel tape found in series.

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/7666

Mike Seeger Workshop, California State University Fresno. Fresno, Calif., 1977: tape 1 of 3 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.1. Mike Seeger's Traveling Folk Festival, 1975-1977 and undated." FS-20379/7666

Audiocassette

Added to finding aid in December 2016

Likely dub of open reel tape found in series.

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/7667

Mike Seeger's Traveling Folk Festival, California State University Fresno. Fresno, Calif., 1977: tape 2 of 3 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.1. Mike Seeger's Traveling Folk Festival, 1975-1977 and undated." FS-20379/7667

Audiocassette

Added to finding aid in December 2016

Likely dub of open reel tape found in series.

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/7668

Mike Seeger's Traveling Folk Festival, California State University Fresno. Fresno, Calif., 1977: tape 3 of 3 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.1. Mike Seeger's Traveling Folk Festival, 1975-1977 and undated." FS-20379/7668

Audiocassette

Added to finding aid in December 2016

Likely dub of open reel tape found in series.

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/15089

Seeger Troupe (Martin, Bogan, and Armstrong, Blanton Owen and Tommy Jarrell, Lew Bass) #20379-z, Subseries: "4.1. Mike Seeger's Traveling Folk Festival, 1975-1977 and undated." FS-20379/15089

Audiocassette

Added to finding aid in December 2016

Likely dub of open reel tape found in series.

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33 items.

Arrangement: In order by format as received.

Processing information: FT-20379/12757-12760, FT-20379/12762-12763, and FS-20379/7669-7670 were added to the finding aid in December 2016.

While teaching English at California State University, Fresno, Gene Bluestein started and oversaw the Folk Artist in Residence Program. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, the program brought in a variety of well-known folk artists to perform, teach courses in their specialties, and visit local schools. The recordings in this series feature the Balfa Brothers, Bessie Jones, Kenny Hall, Richard Hagopian, Lydia Mendoza, and Jean Ritchie. Of particular interest is a Maestro-Apprentice final concert with Kenny Hall and Terry Barrett and an interview with Kenny Hall. Other artists joining in on some of the recordings include the Bluestein Family, Jemmy and Frayda Bluestein with Jean Ritchie, and Aly Bain and Cathal McConnell with Kenny Hall. With the exception of 7 open reel tapes, all the recordings are on audiocassette.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11513

Jean Ritchie and the Bluestein Family. Fresno, Calif., 3 May 1979 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.2. Folk Artist in Residence Program, 1974-1979 and undated." FT-20379/11513

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12757

The Roundtown Boys with Kenny Hall. 15 January 1979 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.2. Folk Artist in Residence Program, 1974-1979 and undated." FT-20379/12757

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12758

Jean Ritchie and The Bluestein Family. Fresno, Calif., 3 May 1979 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.2. Folk Artist in Residence Program, 1974-1979 and undated." FT-20379/12758

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12759

Kenny Hall solo concert. 18 March 1974 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.2. Folk Artist in Residence Program, 1974-1979 and undated." FT-20379/12759

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12760

Kenny Hall solo concert #20379-z, Subseries: "4.2. Folk Artist in Residence Program, 1974-1979 and undated." FT-20379/12760

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12762

Georgia Sea Island Singers and Bessie Jones at California State University. Fresno, Calif. #20379-z, Subseries: "4.2. Folk Artist in Residence Program, 1974-1979 and undated." FT-20379/12762

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12763

Boys of the Lough at California State University. Fresno, Calif. #20379-z, Subseries: "4.2. Folk Artist in Residence Program, 1974-1979 and undated." FT-20379/12763

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6973

Balfa Brothers, California State University. Fresno, Calif. #20379-z, Subseries: "4.2. Folk Artist in Residence Program, 1974-1979 and undated." FS-20379/6973

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6974

Balfa Brothers, California State University. Fresno, Calif. #20379-z, Subseries: "4.2. Folk Artist in Residence Program, 1974-1979 and undated." FS-20379/6974

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6975

Bessie Jones #20379-z, Subseries: "4.2. Folk Artist in Residence Program, 1974-1979 and undated." FS-20379/6975

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6976

Bessie Jones in class #20379-z, Subseries: "4.2. Folk Artist in Residence Program, 1974-1979 and undated." FS-20379/6976

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6977

Bessie Jones, California State University. Fresno, Calif. #20379-z, Subseries: "4.2. Folk Artist in Residence Program, 1974-1979 and undated." FS-20379/6977

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6978

Bessie Jones. Fresno, Calif. #20379-z, Subseries: "4.2. Folk Artist in Residence Program, 1974-1979 and undated." FS-20379/6978

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6979

Bessie Jones V #20379-z, Subseries: "4.2. Folk Artist in Residence Program, 1974-1979 and undated." FS-20379/6979

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6980

Bessie Jones, noon concert. Fresno, Calif. #20379-z, Subseries: "4.2. Folk Artist in Residence Program, 1974-1979 and undated." FS-20379/6980

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6981

Bessie Jones #20379-z, Subseries: "4.2. Folk Artist in Residence Program, 1974-1979 and undated." FS-20379/6981

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6982

Bessie Jones. Fresno, Calif. #20379-z, Subseries: "4.2. Folk Artist in Residence Program, 1974-1979 and undated." FS-20379/6982

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6983

Bessie Jones. Fresno, Calif., 14 May 1977 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.2. Folk Artist in Residence Program, 1974-1979 and undated." FS-20379/6983

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6984

Bessie Jones in class #20379-z, Subseries: "4.2. Folk Artist in Residence Program, 1974-1979 and undated." FS-20379/6984

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6985

Bessie Jones #20379-z, Subseries: "4.2. Folk Artist in Residence Program, 1974-1979 and undated." FS-20379/6985

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6986

Kenny Hall I, California State University. Fresno, Calif. #20379-z, Subseries: "4.2. Folk Artist in Residence Program, 1974-1979 and undated." FS-20379/6986

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6987

Kenny Hall and Terry Barrett, Maestro-Apprentice final concert #20379-z, Subseries: "4.2. Folk Artist in Residence Program, 1974-1979 and undated." FS-20379/6987

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6988

Kenny Hall interview #20379-z, Subseries: "4.2. Folk Artist in Residence Program, 1974-1979 and undated." FS-20379/6988

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6989

Kenny Hall, Aly Bain, Cathal McConnell at Bluestein home #20379-z, Subseries: "4.2. Folk Artist in Residence Program, 1974-1979 and undated." FS-20379/6989

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6990

Lydia Mendoza, Kenny Hall, Dr. Pena at Bluestein's #20379-z, Subseries: "4.2. Folk Artist in Residence Program, 1974-1979 and undated." FS-20379/6990

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6991

Lydia Mendoza, La Pena. 1980 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.2. Folk Artist in Residence Program, 1974-1979 and undated." FS-20379/6991

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6992

Jean Ritchie with Jemmy and Frayda Bluestein on "Cool of the Day." Fresno, Calif. #20379-z, Subseries: "4.2. Folk Artist in Residence Program, 1974-1979 and undated." FS-20379/6992

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6993

Jean Ritchie. 1977 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.2. Folk Artist in Residence Program, 1974-1979 and undated." FS-20379/6993

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6994

Jean Ritchie, Richard Hagopian, City College. 4 April 1979 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.2. Folk Artist in Residence Program, 1974-1979 and undated." FS-20379/6994

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6995

Jean Ritchie and The Bluestein Family in concert. 3 May 1979 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.2. Folk Artist in Residence Program, 1974-1979 and undated." FS-20379/6995

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6999

Bessie Jones II, California State University. Fresno, Calif. [missing] #20379-z, Subseries: "4.2. Folk Artist in Residence Program, 1974-1979 and undated." FS-20379/6999

Audiocassette

Audiocassette is missing

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/7669

Bessie Jones class, Resident Folk Artist, CSUF: tape 3 of 4 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.2. Folk Artist in Residence Program, 1974-1979 and undated." FS-20379/7669

Audiocassette

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/7670

Bessie Jones class, Resident Folk Artist, CSUF: tape 4 of 4 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.2. Folk Artist in Residence Program, 1974-1979 and undated." FS-20379/7670

Audiocassette

Added to finding aid in December 2016

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated.

53 items.

Arrangement: In order by format as received.

Processing information: FS-20379/7651, FS-20379/7653, FS-20379/7657-7660, FS-20379/7662, FS-20379/7664, FS-20379/15090-15093, FT-20379/12729-12730, FT-20379/12732, FT-20379/12734, FT-20379/12756, FT-20379/12759-12761, FT-20379/12764, FT-20379/12766-12770, FT-20379/16541-16543, VT-20379/25-27 added to finding aid in December 2016.

Recordings of other performers. Though these recordings are presumed to have all been made by Gene Bluestein, there is not enough information to determine whether some of them might be field recordings or part of the Folk Artist Program at California State University, Fresno. Of particular note are the Pete Seeger concerts from 1956 and 1957, during the time of Bluestein's doctoral research on folk music and narrative. There are also several recordings from the California State University, Fresno, including a 1969 benefit concert by the Fresno Folksong and Poetry Quartet (Gene Bluestein, Philip Levine, Robert Mezey, and Peter Everwine) for playwright and social activist Marvin X (also known as Marvin Jackmon and El Muhajir). Though most of the recordings appear to be of live performances, some of them may be dubs of other recordings. The recordings are on open reel tapes and audiocassettes. Also included are field notes (folder 4) found with an audio recording (FT-20379/16541) of Cajun music compiled by Mike Seeger for his lecture at California State University in Fresno, Calif.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11514

Pete Seeger, Carleton concert. November 1956; Hillel and Aviva, Songs of Canaan #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FT-20379/11514

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11515

Pete Seeger, Unitarian Concert. October 1957; dub of children's album #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FT-20379/11515

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11516

Centennial Folk Music concert. 22 October 1958: tape 1 of 2 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FT-20379/11516

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11517

Centennial Folk Music concert. 22 October 1958: tape 2 of 2 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FT-20379/11517

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11518

Marvin X Benefit Concert, Fresno Folksong and Poetry Quartet, California State University. Fresno, Calif., 1969 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FT-20379/11518

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11519

Highwoods Concert Square Dance, California State University. Fresno, Calif., May 1975 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FT-20379/11519

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11520

Malvina and Harry Liedstrand, Folk Forum #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FT-20379/11520

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11521

Peter Everwine introduces Otis Pierce #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FT-20379/11521

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11522

Center #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FT-20379/11522

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11523

Robeson, Songs of Democracy, Songs of Israel #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FT-20379/11523

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11524

Suomi Chorus directed by Jack V. Anderson, Virginia #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FT-20379/11524

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/11525

Top 100/Piano #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FT-20379/11525

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12729

Music from Trinidad, 13 February 1972 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FT-20379/12729

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12730

Festival of American Folklife, Children's Area including interview with Bessie Jones. 8 July 1974 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FT-20379/12730

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12732

Tommy Jarrell field recording #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FT-20379/12732

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12734

Cuban Bolero Trio, possible field recording #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FT-20379/12734

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12735

Songs of the North Star State series, KUOM-TV, University of Minnesota. late 1950s #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FT-20379/12735

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12736

Charles Seeger lecture at California State University. Fresno, Calif., mid 1960s #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FT-20379/12736

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Cassette FT-20379/12756

Pete Seeger and Broonzy Concert, WFMT #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FT-20379/12756

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12759

Kenny Hall solo concert. 18 March 1974 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FT-20379/12759

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12760

Kenny Hall solo concert #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FT-20379/12760

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12761

Hawks and Eagles live. Fresno Calif., 26 June 1978 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FT-20379/12761

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12764

Cafe Midi concerts #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FT-20379/12764

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12766

Brute Force Steel Band of Antigua, B.W.I. #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FT-20379/12766

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12767

Miriam Maheba, Zebra, Pete Seeger, Clancy Brothers, Gary Davis #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FT-20379/12767

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12768

Brownie McGee and Sonny Terry, Calypso #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FT-20379/12768

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12769

Earl Robinson, A Country Called Puget Sound #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FT-20379/12769

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/12770

Alfonso Cruz Jimenez, Buell Kazee, Tom Lehrer #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FT-20379/12770

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/16541

Mike Seeger: Cajun Music Lecture Tape. Fresno, Calif., 1974 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FT-20379/16541

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

Four-track tape of Cajun music compiled by Mike Seeger for his lecture on Folk Song Style (Eng 175 T) at California State University in Fresno, Calif. Materials found inside the original container reside in folder 4.

Folder 4

Field notes: FT-20379/16541 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." Folder 4

Track listing, catalog card, and library slip from the Fresno State College library, number MS-12.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/16542

IWW Free Speech Fight. Fresno, Calif., 1910-1911 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FT-20379/16542

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20379/16543

Doc Evans "Folk Origins of Jazz." 31 December 1958; Thelma Buckner; Cantor Nosowsky #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FT-20379/16543

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6996

Jim Ringer, Mary McCaslin, WBY. 1978 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FS-20379/6996

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6997

Joe Holley, Frank Hicks, Paul Anastasio, Rip Van Winkle. 11 February 1982 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FS-20379/6997

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/6998

Jim Ringer and Mary McCaslin, live concert, Cafe Midi #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FS-20379/6998

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/7651

Tynna Aakula, Finnish Musician in Minnesota #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FS-20379/7651

Audiocassette

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/7653

Billy Ed Wheeler. 1955; Jack Tale, Cal Owens. 1955-1957 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FS-20379/7653

Audiocassette

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/7655

Canray Fontanot. 27 November 1985 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FS-20379/7655

Audiocassette

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/7657

American Folksong and Poplore #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FS-20379/7657

Audiocassette

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/7658

California Arts Council presentation of Fresno Folklore Society. 11 June 1987: tape 1 of 2 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FS-20379/7658

Audiocassette

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/7659

California Arts Council presentation of Fresno Folklore Society. 11 June 1987: tape 2 of 2 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FS-20379/7659

Audiocassette

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/7660

Bluestein Family Concert. 13 January 1978 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FS-20379/7660

Audiocassette

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/7662

The Motherless Children, AEA House Concert. 7 July 1983 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FS-20379/7662

Audiocassette

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/7664

Gen Je Gan Jue Zhou, Chinese University concert; Fresno Folklore Society Campout #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FS-20379/7664

Audiocassette

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/7671

Kenny Hall and The Roundtown Boys, #139. 15 January 1979 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FS-20379/7671

Audiocassette

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/7672

Pete Seeger interview #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FS-20379/7672

Audiocassette

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/7673

Alma Concert, Augustin Lira and Patricia Wells Solarzano. 27 March 1992 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FS-20379/7673

Audiocassette

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/7674

Wright Bros. 29 March 1992 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FS-20379/7674

Audiocassette

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/7675

Brother Leslie #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FS-20379/7675

Audiocassette

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/7676

Gene Bluestein, California State University Fresno Foundation #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FS-20379/7676

Audiocassette

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/15090

Richard Hagopian, CSUF. 10 May 1977 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FS-20379/15090

Audiocassette

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/15091

Jean Ritchie, WBAI. 29 August 1987 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FS-20379/15091

Audiocassette

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/15092

Richard Hagopian. 15 March 1992 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FS-20379/15092

Audiocassette

Added to finding aid in December 2016

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20379/15093

Cal Owens; Bill Harlan; Seeger Troupe, Carl Martin, Ted Bogan, and Howard Armstrong #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." FS-20379/15093

Audiocassette

Added to finding aid in December 2016

Videotape VT-20379/25

Cal Arts Council Wright Brothers concert. 1992: tape 1 of 3 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." VT-20379/25

VHS

Added to finding aid in December 2016

Videotape VT-20379/26

Cal Arts Council Wright Brothers concert. 1992: tape 2 of 3 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." VT-20379/26

VHS

Added to finding aid in December 2016

Videotape VT-20379/27

Cal Arts Council Wright Brothers concert. 1992: tape 3 of 3 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." VT-20379/27

VHS

Added to finding aid in December 2016

Folder 5

Celebrating the Folk Music of a Community program, 1992 #20379-z, Subseries: "4.3. Other Performers, 1910-1992 and undated." Folder 5

A guide accompanying the Folk Roots Fresno series of events at California State University, Fresno of which Gene Bluestein was the project director.

Added to finding aid in January 2017.

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