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Collection Number: 20008

Collection Title: Guy and Candie Carawan Collection, 1955-2010

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Size 31.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately About 20,000 items)
Abstract Candie Anderson and Guy Carawan, a white couple married since 1960, met as a result of their mutual involvement in the civil rights movement. The Carawans have been involved in the work of the Highlander Research and Education Center (formerly the Highlander Folk School) in Tennessee, an institution that supports and provides educational resources for progressive social and political causes in the South. The original deposit of materials is chiefly audio tapes and corresponding field notes that reflect the Carawans' efforts to document the cultures of various groups of people in the South and elsewhere, beginning in the early 1960s. Included are historically significant speeches, sermons, and musical performances recorded during major civil rights demonstrations and conferences in Nashville, Birmingham, Atlanta, and other southern cities; field recordings of worship meetings, songs, stories, and recollections from Johns Island, S.C., that document the African American heritage of the rural South Carolina Low Country; recordings of interviews with residents of south-central Appalachia concerning problems associated with coal mining and rural poverty; recordings of performances by Appalachian musicians, among them Hazel Dickens; recordings of remarks and musical performances by ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax; a discussion between Guy Carawan and Studs Terkel; recordings of performances by Mayne Smith and Martin Mull; and recordings of Latin-American, Celtic, Australian, and Hungarian vernacular music. Corresponding field notes include song lists, transcripts, box lists, memos, and photocopies of original audio housing. The Addition of 2006 contains audio recordings of musical performances and interviews collected by Guy and Candie Carawan, many of which feature members of the Johns Island, S.C., community. The Additions of 2010 primarily contains materials relating to the Carawan's professional and personal projects in the areas of civil rights, folk music and culture, and social justice, as they relate to Appalachia, the Highlander Research and Education Center (HREC), and the Sea Islands of South Carolina and Georgia. Materials relating to civil rights were collected by Candie Carawan in 1960, when she was an exchange student at Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn., where she was arrested for participating in a sit-in to protest racial segregation of lunch counters. The Addition of 2017 documents the Carawans continuing work on civil rights, Appalachia, the Sea Islands, folk music and culture, and social justice projects in partnership with HREC and others. Also included is a memoir project intended to serve as a field guide for cultural service workers and policy makers who have an impact on the quality of community cultural life.
Creator Carawan, Guy.

Carawan, Candie.
Curatorial Unit Southern Folklife Collection
Language English.
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[Identification of item], in the Guy and Candie Carawan Collection #20008, Southern Folklife Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Provenance
Received from Guy and Candie Carawan of New Market, Tenn., in 2002, 2006 (Acc. 100563), 2010 (Acc. 101469), 2017 (Acc. 103074).
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Preservation of and access to the Guy and Candie Carawan Collection was made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Finding aid updated in December 2011 by Anna Kephart and Marty Gengenbach; in 2016 by Anne Wells; in 2017 by Nancy Kaiser and Mary Oliva; in November 2019 by Nancy Kaiser; in February 2020 by Anne Wells, Clare Carlson, and Jessica Venlet.

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Guy and Candie Carawan, both natives of California, met in 1960 at the Highlander Folk School (now the Highland Research and Education Center) in New Market, Tenn., as participants in the civil rights movement. Married shortly thereafter, the Carawans have since been active as collectors of folklore and folk music, singers, musicians, educators, and socio-political activists. They are best known for their efforts to document and disseminate music associated with the civil rights movement of the 1960s, which resulted in several commercially released recordings and printed music anthologies. They have been involved in a variety of musical traditions and social causes in the South and elsewhere, often in connection with their work at the Highlander Research and Education Center.

Guy Carawan was born 7 July 1927 in Santa Monica, Calif. His mother was originally from South Carolina, his father from North Carolina. While pursuing a degree in mathematics at Occidental College, Carawan studied folklore with Austin Fife and performed folk music. He subsequently completed a master's degree in sociology at the University of California at Los Angeles, where he continued his study of folklore with Wayland Hand. During the early 1950s, Carawan grew interested in incorporating folk music and topical songs into progressive socio-political activism and became involved in the People's Song movement, meeting such activist-musicians as Pete Seeger and Lee Hays. In 1959, he became the director of music at the Highlander Folk School, an institution that provided instruction in social organization and was a meeting place for people interested in the civil rights movement and related causes in the South.

Candie Anderson, also from southern California, became interested in the black civil rights movement while in high school. She attended Pomona College near Los Angeles, but spent her junior year of college at Fisk University, a historically African American institution in Nashville, Tenn. While there, she participated in pro-integration demonstrations led by black students in Nashville. She became acquainted with Guy Carawan during a workshop at the Highlander School.

Candie and Guy Carawan have remained affiliated with the Highlander Center and have been active as musicians and participants in various social movements since the 1960s. They spent several years in the predominantly black community of Johns Island, S.C., where they addressed issues of racial discrimination and rural poverty, particularly through a citizenship education program formulated by the Highlander School. They participated in major civil rights campaigns in Birmingham, Atlanta, and other southern cities. Through workshops at the Highlander Center and elsewhere, they collected variants of African American spirituals and other songs for use in civil rights demonstrations and shared them with other participants. Guy Carawan was largely responsible for introducing the spiritual "We Shall Overcome" to the pro-integration community. The Carawans have also devoted attention to economic and ecological problems in the coal country of Appalachia.

Throughout their careers, the Carawans have sought to document the music and culture of various groups of people with whom they have worked. They have been involved in the production of seventeen documentary recordings and seven films and have written five books, including three anthologies of songs associated with the civil rights movement. Additionally, Guy Carawan has recorded fifteen albums of his own, some involving Candie Carawan and other family members.

Guy and Candie Carawan have two children and reside in Tennessee.

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The 318 open reel audio tapes that comprise the original deposit of the Guy and Candie Carawan Collection total approximately 250 hours, and reflect the Carawans' efforts to document the cultures of various groups of people in the South and elsewhere, beginning in the early 1960s. They include historically significant speeches, sermons, and musical performances recorded during major civil rights demonstrations and conferences in Nashville, Birmingham, Atlanta, and other southern cities. These recordings include master tapes of several documentary albums released on Folkways Records and feature such influential figures as Ralph Abernathy, Fred Shuttlesworth, James Bevel, Len Chandler, the Georgia Sea Island Singers, and Nashville Mayor R. Benjamin West.

Numerous field recordings of worship meetings, songs, stories, and recollections from Johns Island, S.C., document elements of the African American heritage of the rural South Carolina Low Country. Included are complete recordings of all-night Christmas and New Year's watch meetings held in Moving Star Hall, a community praise house, as well as interviews with civic leader and activist Esau Jenkins about socio-economic improvements and efforts to overcome racial discrimination and poverty on Johns Island in the 1950s and 1960s.

Also included are recordings of interviews with residents of south-central Appalachia concerning problems associated with coal mining and rural poverty. Additional recordings contain performances by Appalachian musicians featuring songs that address regional social issues, as well as other Appalachian vernacular music. Among these performers is noted West Virginia bluegrass singer Hazel Dickens. Other items include recordings of remarks and musical performances by ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax; a discussion between Guy Carawan and renowned author and social commentator Studs Terkel; performances by singer-songwriter Mayne Smith, blues singer Mable Hillary, and actor-comedian-musician Martin Mull; and recordings of Latin-American, Celtic, Australian, and Hungarian vernacular music.

The original deposit also contains corresponding field notes related to select recordings found in the original deposit. These field notes, which were primarily compiled by Guy and Candie Carawan, include song lists, box lists, transcripts, memos and letters, papers and articles, flyers, and photocopies of original audio housing.

The Addition of 2006 contains audio recordings on audiocassette tape and CD of musical performances and interviews collected by Guy and Candie Carawan. Many of the cassettes feature members of the Johns Island, S.C., community, including William Saunders, Janie Hunter, Idell Smalls, and Gerald Mackey.

The Addition of 2010 primarily contains materials relating to the Carawan's professional and personal projects in the areas of civil rights, folk music and culture, and social justice. Materials relating to civil rights were collected by Candie Carawan in 1960, when she was an exchange student at Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn., where she was arrested for participating in a sit-in to protest racial segregation of lunch counters. Also included are materials relating to books, articles, and other writing projects; albums recorded or produced by Guy Carawan; and concerts, lectures, Highlander Center workshops, festivals, conferences, benefits, vacations, reunions, and memorials that the Carawans led or attended. Other files relate to Appalachia, civil rights, the Highlander Research and Education Center, and the Sea Islands of South Carolina and Georgia, among other topics. Highlander files contain workshop materials, printed materials, songbooks and sheet music, memoranda, and correspondence relating to the Carawans' employment and projects there. Sea Islands materials include interview transcripts, articles, and clippings related to the Carawans' book, Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life?; to the Moving Star Hall Singers of Johns Island, S.C.; and to Low Country culture and community issues. Other files include materials relating to conferences, concerts, projects requesting the Carawans' assistance, and the song "We Shall Overcome!" and a related documentary.

The Addition of 2017 documents the Carawans continuing work on civil rights, Appalachia, the Sea Islands, folk music and culture, and social justice projects in partnership with HREC and others. Also included is a memoir project intended to serve as a field guide for cultural service workers and policy makers who have an impact on the quality of community cultural life.

Note that through this finding aid, original folder titles and labels on media have been, for the most part, retained.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Field Recordings from Johns Island, S.C. and Related Materials, 1959-1992.

Approximately 125 items.

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115 items.

Highlighted recordings:

FT-20008/3526-3582; 3584-3633; 3636-3640: Recordings made by Guy and Candie Carawan, 1960-1965, of African American religious ceremonies from Saint John's Island, S.C., known as the Christmas Watch and the New Year's Watch, all-night church meetings held on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve in the community's "praise house," in which the congregation would take turns preaching, testifying, shouting, praying, and singing, as moved by the Holy Spirit. The tapes include religious songs, hymns, preaching, and other forms of religious expression. The congregation, of an indeterminate size, was led by Esau Jenkins, John Smalls, and Reverend Grant in the Moving Star Praise House. There are also 13 spirituals from the Sea Islands of South Carolina, recorded in 1960 by unknown performers; 4 tapes of a "preach meeting," 24 January 1965; and interviews for Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life, including songs and storytelling, children's songs and stories, religious songs, and edited interviews.

FT-20008/3634-3635: Recording of a Christmas Concert performance, made by Guy and Candie Carawan, at the Progressive Club on Johns Island, S.C., on 23 December 1964. Performers included the Southern Gates, the Travelling Echoes, and the Moving Star Hall Singers, all African American singing groups of South Carolina; Charlie Scott and Deacon Washington, African American singers of South Carolina; and Mable A. Hillery, African American singer of Georgia.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3526

Christmas Watch, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1963: tape 1 of 12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. Conversation as worshippers enter

2. "Amazing Grace"; prayer; "Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone?"; prayer; "Get Right With God"

3. Prayer, beginning with the Lord's Prayer

4. "Am I Soldier of the Cross?"

5. Preaching; beginning of "O Lord, Have Mercy"

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3527

Christmas Watch, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1963: tape 2 of 12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. "O Lord, Have Mercy" (continued from FT-20008/3526, track 5)

2. Preaching; reading from Matthew chapter 2 and preaching/commentary on this text by Joe Deas; "What a Friend We Have in Jesus"

3. Esau Jenkins recognizes Guy and Candie Carawan and makes additional comments

4. "At the Cross"

5. Preaching

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3528

Christmas Watch, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1963: tape 3 of 12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. Preaching (continued from FT-20008/3527, track 5); "Fix Me, Jesus"

2. Preaching; first several lines of "I'm Going Home"; preaching

3. "Stand By Me" ("Jesus Knows All About It")

4. Remarks by Guy Carawan

5. Remarks by an unidentified speaker

6. "Help Me to Run This Race"

7. Unidentified hymn

8. Preaching by Benjamin Bligen; "Jonah Man"

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3529

Christmas Watch, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1963: tape 4 of 12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. Preaching

2. Preaching

3. Unidentified hymn

4. Brief remarks; "Come By Here"

5. Preaching; "Come on in This Ark Now"

6. Preaching

7. "I Wonder What They're Doing in Heaven Today"; brief remarks

8. "Do Pray for Me""

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3530

Christmas Watch, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1963: tape 5 of 12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. "Do Pray for Me" (continued from FT-20008/3529, track 8)

2. Preaching

3. "On Jordan's Stormy Banks"

4. Preaching

5. Unidentified hymn; wordless vocalizing with clapping and stamping

6. Wordless vocalizing; "O Lord, Have Mercy"

7. Wordless vocalizing (with occasional statements of "Lord, have mercy," "Thank you, Lord," etc.)

8. "Somebody's Missing"

9. Preaching

10. "O Lord, When You Come"

11. Preaching

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3531

Christmas Watch, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1963: tape 6 of 12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. Preaching (continued from FT-20008/3530, track 11); "Fix Me, Jesus"

2. Preaching

3. "Uncloudy Day"

4. Preaching by John Smalls; John Smalls announces a recess

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3532

Christmas Watch, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1963: tape 7 of 12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. "At the Cross"; John Smalls announces that a testifying service will now begin

2. "I Love Jesus"; wordless vocalizing with stamping and clapping

3. Testimony

4. "Lay Down Body"

5. Testimony; "See What the End Gonna Be"

6. Testimony

7. "Father, I Stretch My Hand to Thee"; wordless vocalizing with stamping and clapping

8. Testimony

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3533

Christmas Watch, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1963: tape 8 of 12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. Testimony (continued from FT-20008/3532, track 8); "Leave It There"; shouting, brief testimony

2. "Meet Me in Galilee"

3. Brief testimony with vocalizing and shouting; "Reborn Again"

4. Testimony; "All I Want Is a Little More Faith in Jesus"

5. Testimony; "Am I a Soldier of the Cross?"

6. Testimony; "Somebody's Missing"

7. Testimony by a woman who is originally from Johns Island but now lives in New York

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3534

Christmas Watch, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1963: tape 9 of 12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. "Steal Away" (singing is in progress when recording begins)

2. Testimony; unidentified hymn

3. Testimony

4. "I Need Thee Every Hour"

5. Testimony; "Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone?"

6. Testimony with a great deal of vocalizing, bearing up

7. "There Is Peace in That City"

8. Testimony; beginning of "My Life Will Be Sweeter"

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3535

Christmas Watch, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1963: tape 10 of 12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. Testimony; "Jesus Knows All About My Troubles"

2. Testimony with considerable vocalizing, bearing up; "Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior"

3. Testimony with a great deal of shouting, vocalizing, bearing up; "Farther Along"

4. Testimony; "You'd Better Ride This Train for Jesus"; brief preaching/testimony

5. "Go Tell It on the Mountain"

6. Testimony

7. "See God's Ark A-Movin'"

8. "Jesus on the Mainline"

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3536

Christmas Watch, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1963: tape 11 of 12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. Testimony/prayer, vocalized

2. "Father, I Stretch My Hand to Thee"

3. Testimony, vocalized; "Sun Never Go Down"

4. "There Is a Fountain Filled With Blood"; prayer and preaching: vocalized; invitation/altar call with singing of an unidentified hymn

5. Concluding remarks by John Smalls; Guy Carawan announces upcoming music festival; "I'm So Glad That He Knows"

6. Brief preaching, remarks; Common Doxology ("Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow"); closing prayer

7. Worshippers talking on way out, brief singing, stamping, clapping

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3537

Christmas Watch, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1963: tape 12 of 12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. Worshippers talking on way out, stamping, clapping, vocalizing (continued from FT-20008/3536, track 7)

2. "I Will Be All Right" ("I Will Overcome"), sung by small group at Guy Carawan's request

3. "Something Got a Hold of Me," sung by a small group of people

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3538

Christmas Watch, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1964: tape 1 of 12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. Worshippers entering the hall; "You Don't Know Me," dubbed from a record

2. Worshippers entering hall

3. "Jesus Knows All About My Trouble," started by James Mackey

4. "We Are Hunting for a City," started by Isabel Simmons

5. "Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross"

6. "There's a Rest for the Weary"

7. "Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior"

8. "What a Friend We Have in Jesus"; "I Love Jesus"

9. "I Love Jesus" (continued)

10. "Amazing Grace"

11. Beginning of "Amazing Grace" (spoken recitation by James Mackey)

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3539

Christmas Watch, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1964: tape 2 of 12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. "Amazing Grace"

2. "Amazing Grace" (continued)

3. Prayer, led by Florence Smalls, with vocalizing, bearing up

4. Unidentified hymn

5. Unidentified hymn

6. "And Are We Yet Alive to See Each Other's Face": Spoken recitation; prayer

7. "I Want Jesus to Walk With Me"

8. Prayer, including recitation of a few lines from "Evening Shade," with vocalizing, bearing up

9. "Get Right With God"

10. Prayer, including portions of Lord's Prayer, with a great deal of vocalizing, bearing up, etc.

11. "O Thomas, I am the Man"

12. Preaching

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3540

Christmas Watch, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1964: tape 3 of 12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. Preaching (continued from FT-20008/3539, track 12)

2. "Meet Me in Galilee"

3. Preaching; reading of text from Matthew chapter 2 by Joe Deas

4. "Lay Down a Little While," started by James Mackey

5. Preaching by John Smalls

6. "At the Cross"

7. Remarks by Esau Jenkins: Jenkins notes presence of Guy Carawan, mentions that Guy Carawan has enabled singers from Moving Star Hall to perform at major concerts and festivals

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3541

Christmas Watch, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1964: tape 4 of 12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. Remarks and preaching by Esau Jenkins (continued from FT-20008/3540, track 7)

2. Remarks by John Smalls

3. "At the Cross"

4. Preaching

5. "Stand By Me" ("Jesus Knows All About It")

6. Preaching

7. "Sun Never Go Down," started by Isabel Simmons

8. Preaching with a great deal of vocalizing, bearing up

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3542

Christmas Watch, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1964: tape 5 of 12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. Preaching (continued from FT-20008/3541, track 8)

2. "Moonlight and Glory," started by John Smalls and Ruth Bligen

3. Preaching

4. "Lay Down Body, Lay Down a Little While," started by Bertha Smith

5. Preaching

6. "Glory, Glory, Hallelujah"

7. "I Want to Be Like a Child of God"

8. "Preaching": Notes designate this as "Sermon: Intoxicated"

9. "You Better Mind," started by Bertha Smith

10. Remarks by John Smalls

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3543

Christmas Watch, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1964: tape 6 of 12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. Remarks by John Smalls (continued from FT-20008/3542, track 10)

2. "Down at the River, You Can't Help Me to Cross" ("I've Got One More River to Cross")

3. Preaching by Reverend Travis

4. "Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior"

5. Preaching

6. "Meet Me in Galilee"

7. Preaching by Willie Williams

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3544

Christmas Watch, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1964: tape 7 of 12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. Preaching by Willie Williams (continued from FT-20008/3543, track 7)

2. "Yonder Ship Mariah, Don't You Want to Go"

3. Preaching

4. "I Want to Be Like a Child of God," started by Ruth Bligen

5. Preaching by Reverend Grant

6. "What Are They Doing in Heaven Today"

7. Preaching

8. "On That Day"

9. Preaching, vocalizing

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3546

Christmas Watch, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1964: tape 9 of 12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. "Feed Me Jesus"; brief remarks by John Smalls

2. "Feed Me Jesus" resumes and concludes

3. Testimony with vocalizing, bearing up

4. "Help Me Drive Old Satan Away," started by Isabel Simmons

5. Testimony

6. Unidentified hymn

7. Testimony

8. "Come on in the Ark," started by Bertha Smith

9. Testimony

10. "Father, I Stretch My Hand to Thee"

11. Testimony

12. "I've Got a Mother Sleeping in the Grave"

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3550

New Year's Watch, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1964-1965: tape 1 of 12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. People talking on way into Moving Star Hall; interview with Betsy Pinckney

2. "When the Bridegroom Comes"

3. "I am Going to Trust in the Lord," started by Isabel Simmons

4. "Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross"

5. John Smalls announces that a prayer service (the first portion of the watch meeting) is beginning

6. "I Love Jesus," started by James Mackey

7. Prayer by James Mackey

8. "Hear Me, O Grave, on Sunday Morning (Third Day He Rose)"

9. Prayer, with a great deal of vocalizing, bearing up

10. "Father, I Stretch My Hand to Thee"

11. Testimony

12. "I've Got a Mother Sleeping in the Grave"

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3551

New Year's Watch, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1964-1965: tape 2 of 12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. "Help Me to Run This Race" (song is in progress when recording begins)

2. Prayer by Isabel Simmons

3. "Father, I Stretch My Hand to Thee"

4. Prayer by Ruth Bligen

5. Unidentified hymn

6. Prayer

7. Unidentified hymn

8. Prayer

9. "Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior"

10. Prayer

11. "I'm Gonna Trust in the Lord"

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3552

New Year's Watch, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1964-1965: tape 3 of 12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. "O Lord, Have Mercy"; "Ask the Watchman How Long"

2. Man announces, "The old year is past and gone; the new is commenced"; "Ask the Watchman How Long"

3. Prayer or remarks

4. "And Are We Yet Alive to See Each Other's Face?"

5. Remarks; Joe Deas reads the text for the preaching service, Revelation chapter 21; preaching by Joe Deas

6. "Take Up the Cross and Go Home" ("Hold Out for the Last Day")

7. Brief remarks; "Stand By Me" ("Jesus Knows All About It")

8. Preaching by John Smalls

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3553

New Year's Watch, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1964-1965: tape 4 of 12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. "Fix Me Jesus"

2. Preaching

3. "My Garment's Ready," started by Isabel Simmons

4. "I Got a Mother Sleeping in the Grave"

5. Preaching

6. "Some Sweet Day After While" (song is in progress when recording begins)

7. Vocalizing by the congregation; "The Sun Don't Never Go Down"

8. Vocalizing, extemporaneous praise by the congregation; preaching by Reverend Grant

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3554

New Year's Watch, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1964-1965: tape 5 of 12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. Preaching by Reverend Grant (continued from FT-20008/3553, track 8)

2. "What Are They Doing in Heaven Today?"

3. "O Jesus, Come by Here"

4. Preaching

5. "Father, I Stretch My Hand to Thee"

6. Preaching, with vocalizing, bearing up

7. "I Want to Be a Child of God"; wordless vocalizing with stamping and clapping

8. Preaching by Reverend Smith

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3555

New Year's Watch, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1964-1965: tape 6 of 12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. Preaching by Reverend Smith (continued from FT-20008/3554, track 8)

2. "Something Got a Hold of Me"; brief remarks

3. "Come on in the Room"

4. Preaching by Willie Williams

5. "What a Friend We Have in Jesus"; remarks

6. "I'll Go If You Want Me to Go"

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3556

New Year's Watch, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1964-1965: tape 7 of 12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. Preaching, with vocalizing, bearing up

2. "I Want to Be Like a Child of God"

3. Preaching

4. "Hunting for a City," with vigorous shouting

5. Preaching

6. "What Are They Doing in Heaven Today"

7. Preaching

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3557

New Year's Watch, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1964-1965: tape 8 of 12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. Preaching (continued from FT-20008/3556, track 7)

2. "Heard of a City Called Heaven"

3. "In the Army of the Lord"

4. Preaching

5. "Reborn Again"

6. Preaching by John Smalls

7. "Lay Down Body"

8. "Come on in This Ark Now"

9. Testimony by Bertha Smith

10. Unidentified hymn

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3558

New Year's Watch, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1964-1965: tape 9 of 12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. "And Are We Yet Alive to See Each Other's Face?"

2. Testimony by Ruth Bligen

3. "To Get Over"

4. Testimony

5. Testimony continues, segues into an unidentified hymn; wordless vocalizing with stamping, clapping, shouting

6. Testimony

7. "Ananias, Ananias, Tell Me What Kind of Man Jesus Is," with vigorous shouting

8. Testimony, with vocalizing, bearing up

9. "My Mind Done Gone"

10. Testimony

11. "Steal Away"

12. Testimony

13. "You Know the Storm Is Passing Over"

14. Testimony by Janie Hunter

15. "I Love Jesus"

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3559

New Year's Watch, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1964-1965: tape 10 of 12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. Testimony with shouting, vocalizing, bearing up

2. "I am Some Mother's Child"

3. Testimony; "Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior"; testimony, with vocalizing, stamping, etc.

4. "Precious Lord, Take My Hand"

5. Testimony

6. "Oh, When I Come to the End of My Journey"

7. Testimony

8. Unidentified hymn

9. Testimony

10. "Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares" (verse from "Amazing Grace")

11. "(Give Me That) Old Time Religion"

12. Testimony, with shouting, vocalizing, bearing up

13. "Well, Well, Well, Meet Me Jesus (Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dying Bed)"

14. Testimony; beginning of an unidentified hymn

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3560

New Year's Watch, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1964-1965: tape 11 of 12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. "I'll Go With Him All the Way (Where He Leads Me, I Will Follow)"

2. Testimony

3. "Jacob's Ladder"

4. Testimony

5. "Jesus on the Main Line"

6. Testimony; "John on the Island"

7. Preaching or testimony

8. "Jonah Man," started by Janie Hunter

9. Brief testimony; "I Need Thee Every Hour"

10. Testimony; brief portion of an unidentified hymn; testimony

11. "Father, I Stretch My Hand to Thee"

12. "Father, I Stretch My Hand to Thee": Spoken recitation; prayer incorporating verses from several other hymns

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3561

New Year's Watch, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1964-1965: tape 12 of 12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. Prayer (continued from FT-20008/3560, track 12)

2. Unidentified hymn

3. Brief remarks by Guy Carawan; remarks/preaching; Common Doxology ("Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow"); brief prayer

4. "Amen"

5. People talking on way out of hall

6. Unidentified song sung by a small group of people

7. More singing of the same song as in track 6

8. More singing of the same song as in the previous two tracks; another unidentified song sung by a small group

9. People talking on way out of hall

10. Unidentified song sung by a small group of people

11. "Michael, Row," sung by a small group of people

12. People talking on way out of hall

13. "Talk About a Good Time," sung by a small group of people

14. "See What the End Gonna Be," sung by a small group of people; people talking on way out of hall

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3562

Preach meeting, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 24 January 1965: tape 1 of 4

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. "Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior"

2. "Lift Him Up"

3. "Father, I Stretch My Hand to Thee"

4. Prayer, beginning with a version of the Lord's Prayer, by John Smalls

5. "Soldiers of the Cross"

6. Opening remarks by John Smalls

7. "If You Pray Right, Heaven Belongs to You"

8. Joe Deas reads Luke chapter 19, preaches on this text and related subject matter

9. "There Is Peace in That City"

10. Preaching by John Smalls

11. "I Done Done What You Told Me to Do"

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3563

Preach meeting, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 24 January 1965: tape 2 of 4

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. "Amazing Grace" (song is in progress when recording begins)

2. Preaching by John Smalls

3. "All I Want, a Little More Faith in Jesus"

4. Preaching by Rufus Brown

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3564

Preach meeting, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 24 January 1965: tape 3 of 4

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3565

Preach meeting, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 24 January 1965: tape 4 of 4

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. Preaching by Benjamin Bligen

2. "Real, Real, Jesus Is Real to Me"; "See God's Ark a-Moving"

3. Remarks by Guy Carawan; Carawan introduces several guests

4. Brief remarks by Guy Carawan's friends and clergyman

5. Remarks by John Smalls

6. Remarks by Guy Carawan; Joe Deas announces that the meeting will conclude

7. Common Doxology ("Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow")

8. Benediction/closing prayer by James Mackey; people talking on way out

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3566

Watch Meeting, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1962: tape 1 of 12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Audio is very distorted because of chemical disintegration of the tape. Much of the content is entirely unintelligible. Therefore, it is impossible to identify most of the tracks with any specificity.

1. Testimony; singing

2-6. Unintelligible: Includes testifying, singing, and possibly preaching

7. Preaching; singing

8. Singing

9. Preaching

10. "Look at the People Standing at the Judgment"

11. Preaching by Joe Deas

12. "God Be With You Till We Meet Again"

13. Benediction; unidentified hymn

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3567

Watch Meeting, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1962: tape 2 of 12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Much of the audio is very distorted because of chemical disintegration of the original tape. Some of the content is unintelligible.

1. Singing

2. Testimony

3. Singing

4. Preaching or testimony

5. "Somebody's Missing"

6. Very distorted, unintelligible

7. Singing

8. Singing

9. Testimony; singing

10. Brief preaching or remarks; singing

11. Preaching; singing

12. Testimony; singing

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3568

Watch Meeting, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1962: tape 3 of 12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Some of the content of this recording is distorted because of chemical disintegration of the original tape, but the audio quality generally is better than that of FT-20008/3567 or FT-20008/3566.

1. Testimony; "Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior"

2. Prayer, testimony; "I Want Jesus to Walk With Me"

3. Testimony

4. "All I Want, a Little More Faith in Jesus"

5. Testimony

6. "I Know You're Tired; Sit Down and Rest a Little While"

7. Preaching

8. Unidentified hymn; wordless vocalizing with stamping and clapping

9. Testimony, with a great deal of bearing up; "See God's Ark a-Moving"

10. Testimony and prayer

11. "That's All Right"

12. Testimony, with a great deal of vocalizing and bearing up; "John on the Island of Patmos"

13. Testimony and prayer

14. "Steal Away"

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3569

Watch Meeting, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1962: tape 4 of 12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. Brief testimony; "Father, I Stretch My Hand to Thee"

2. Testimony

3. "I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say"

4. Testimony

5. "Motherless Children Have a Hard Time"

6. Testimony; "Lay Down Body"

7. Testimony

8. "Fix My Feet for the Journey"

9. Testimony; "I Know the Lord Will Answer Me"

10. Brief testimony; beginning of "Where Shall I Be When the First Trumpet Sounds?"

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3570

Watch Meeting, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1962: tape 5 of 12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. "Moonlight and Glory" (singing is already in progress when recording begins)

2. Remarks by Esau Jenkins; worshippers conversing with one another

3. "Lead Me to the Rock, Higher and High"

4. Testimony

5. "What Are They Doing in Heaven Today?"

6. Testimony

7. Unidentified hymn

8. Testimony

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3571

Watch Meeting, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1962: tape 6 of 12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. Brief remarks by John Smalls

2. "Servant of God, Well Done"

3. Preaching

4. "He's All Right"

5. Preaching

6. "What Are They Doing in Heaven Today?"

7. Preaching

8. "He Never, Ever Left Me Alone"

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3572

Watch Meeting, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1962: tape 7 of 12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. Conclusion of "Just a Little Talk With Jesus Makes It Right"

2. Preaching

3. "O Lord, Have Mercy"

4. Preaching

5. "Farther Along"

6. Preaching

7. "Somebody Pray"

8. Remarks by John Smalls; "Do Pray for Me"

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3573

Watch Meeting, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1962: tape 8 of 12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. "In the Army of the Lord"

2. Preaching with vocalizing, harmonizing, stamping

3. "I Love Jesus"

4. Remarks/preaching by John Smalls; preaching by another speaker; preaching by a third speaker

5. "Precious Lord, Take My Hand"

6. Preaching

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3574

Watch Meeting, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1962: tape 9 of 12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. "Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior" (is already in progress when recording begins)

2. Remarks by John Smalls; preaching

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3575

Watch Meeting, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1962: tape 10 of 12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. Unidentified hymn (singing is already in progress when recording begins)

2. Prayer

3. Remarks by John Smalls

4. "Amazing Grace"

5. Remarks by John Smalls, who introduces several speakers; preaching

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3576

Watch Meeting, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1962: tape 11 of 12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. Prayer

2. "I Want to Be a Child of God"; wordless vocalizing with stamping and clapping

3. Prayer

4. "I am Going to Trust in the Lord"

5. Prayer

6. "And Must I Be for Judgment Born?"

7. Prayer

8. Unidentified hymn

9. "My Life Will Be Sweeter Some Day"

10. Prayer

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3578

Christmas Watch, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1963: tape 1 of 5

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Originally tape 7 of 12.

1. Unidentified hymn (singing is already in progress when recording begins)

2. Remarks by John Smalls

3. "My Awful Day Will Surely Come"

4. Preaching, with a great deal of responding, vocalizing, bearing up

5. "I Want to Be a Child of God"

6. Preaching, with a great deal of vocalizing

7. "Lord, Have Mercy on Me"

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3579

Christmas Watch, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1963: tape 2 of 5

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Originally tape 6 of 12.

1. "Somebody's Missing"

2. "In the Army of the Lord"

3. Remarks by John Smalls

4. Preaching

5. "Father, I Stretch My Hand to Thee"

6. Preaching; beginning of "Servant of God, Well Done"

7. "Lord, Have Mercy on Me"

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3580

Christmas Watch, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1963: tape 3 of 5

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Originally tape 5 of 12.

1. "My Life Will Be Sweeter Someday" (singing is already in progress when recording begins)

2. Preaching by Joe Deas; Deas reads text from Matthew chapter 2, discusses it

3. "What Are They Doing in Heaven Today?"

4. Remarks by John Smalls

5. Unidentified hymn

6. "Somebody Pray"

7. "Somebody's Missing"

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3581

Christmas Watch, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1963: tape 4 of 5

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Originally tape 4 of 12.

1. "If King Jesus Holds My Hand, I Will Go"

2. Prayer

3. Unidentified hymn

4. Prayer

5. "I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say"; wordless vocalizing with stamping and clapping

6. Prayer

7. "Jesus, Lover of My Soul"

8. Prayer

9. "All These People Are Jesus' People"

10. Preaching

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3582

Christmas Watch, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1963: tape 5 of 5

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Originally tape 3 of 12.

1. People talking on their way into the hall

2. "At the Cross"

3. "Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross"

4. "All Things Are Possible If You Only Believe"

5. "I'm Going to Trust in the Lord"

6. Brief remarks; "Feed Me, Jesus"

7. Prayer

8. "Amazing Grace"

9. Prayer

10. Unidentified hymn (tune: "Mear")

11. Prayer, with vocalizing, bearing up

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3583

Christmas Watch, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1961: tape 1 of 4

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Seems that Esau Jenkins makes reference to 1960 in track 1.

1. Remarks by Esau Jenkins: Jenkins introduces Guy Carawan and Candie Anderson

2. Remarks by Guy Carawan

3. "I Will Overcome": Guy Carawan starts and leads the singing, congregation joins in

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3584

Christmas Watch, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1961: tape 2 of 4

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. "When I Rise"

2. "We're Gonna Have a Good Time"

3. "Come From a Distance"

4. "Wonder Where My Mind"

5. "Telegram"

6. "Ride On"

7. "Reborn Again"

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3585

Christmas Watch, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1961: tape 3 of 4

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Documentation gives date as 1961, but original tape box says 1962.

1. Apparently an excerpt from a concert by musicians involved in the black civil rights movement (not a part of the Christmas Watch): Guy Carawan introduces several musicians; one of them makes brief remarks

2. (Material from Christmas Watch begins here): "Amazing Grace"

3. Preaching by John Smalls

4. "No Harm"

5. Prayer by Betsy Pinckney

6. "My Life Will Be Sweeter"

7. "Write My Mother's Name"

8. Preaching by Joe Deas; reading of text from Matthew ch. 2 and discussion thereof by Joe Deas

9. Remarks: John Smalls

10. "Sign My Name": Started by Ruth Bligen

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3586

Christmas Watch, Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C., 1961: tape 4 of 4

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. Brief dialogue involving Guy Carawan and at least one or two other people, seemingly unrelated to Christmas Watch

2. "Hold Out Till the Last Day (Take Up Your Cross and Follow On)"

3. "Hold Out Till the Last Day (Take Up Your Cross and Follow On)" (again)

4. "Lay Down Body"; commentary on singing of Moving Star Hall worshippers and its socio-cultural significance by Esau Jenkins, overdubbed (superimposed) over singing

5. Testifying

6. "Jesus Knows All About My Trouble"; commentary on singing of Moving Star Hall worshippers and its socio-cultural significance by Esau Jenkins, overdubbed (superimposed) over singing

7. Unidentified hymn (tune: "Martyrdom," a.k.a. "Avon")

8. Brief remarks by John Smalls

9. Remarks by Esau Jenkins; Jenkins introduces Highlander Folk School founder Myles Horton and Guy and Candie Carawan

10. "Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life?"

11. Remarks by Guy Carawan

12. Remarks by Myles Horton

13. "Reborn Again"

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3587

Interview with Doris, Carol, and Johnny, Johns Island, S.C., 1960: tape 1 of 2 and LP excerpts

1/4" Open Reel Audio

This recording includes field recordings from Johns Island, S.C., and apparently also excerpts from an LP containing material related to the civil rights movement. tape 1 of 2 contains material from an interview with Doris, Carol, and Johnny, apparently conducted in preparation for the writing of Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life(see track 1). See FT-2008/3592 for tape 2 of 2 of the interview.

1. Guy and Candie Carawan interview young people from Johns Island named Doris, Carol, and Johnny: Discussion of school, work, cultural and recreational activities of young people on Johns Island

2. "I Want Jesus to Walk With Me": Singer is not identified, but probably is one of the young people interviewed in track 1

3. "I'm Waiting for My Child to Come Home": Sung by two people, probably two of the young people interviewed in track 1

4-12. Apparently selections from an LP documenting the black civil rights movement, primarily in Greenwood, Miss.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3588

Interview with Willis and Laura Rivers, Johns Island, S.C., 1960: tape 2 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Interview conducted in preparation for the writing of Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life.

1. "Near the Cross": Sung by Laura Rivers

2. Guy Carawan and Roger Phenix interview Willis and Laura Rivers (continued from FT-20008/3589)

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3589

Interview with Willis and Laura Rivers, Johns Island, S.C., 1960: tape 1 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Interview conducted in preparation for the writing of Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life.

1. Guy Carawan and Roger Phenix interview Willis and Laura Rivers

2. "At the Cross": Sung by Laura Rivers

3. Interview continues from track 1

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3590

Interview with James Mackey, Johns Island, S.C., 1960: tape 2 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Interview conducted in preparation for the writing of Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life. James Mackey was born in 1898, according to Mackey in this interview.

1. Guy Carawan and Roger Phenix interview James Mackey (continued from FT-20008/3591)

2. Prayer spoken by James Mackey

3. "This Little Light of Mine": Sung by James Mackey

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3591

Interview with James Mackey, Johns Island, S.C., 1960: tape 1 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Interview conducted in preparation for the writing of Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life. James Mackey was born in 1898, according to Mackey in this interview.

1.Guy Carawan, assisted by Roger Phenix, interviews James Mackey: Mackey discusses various aspects of his life and community life on Johns Island: childhood, family, work, economy, transportation, recreation, religion, beliefs about paranormal phenomena, folk medicine, etc.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3592

Interview with Doris, Carol, and Johnny, Johns Island, S.C., 1960: tape 2 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

An interview apparently conducted in preparation for the writing of Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life. See FT-2008/3587 for tape 1 of 2 of the interview.

1. Guy and Candie Carawan, with assistance from one or two other people, interview Doris, Carol, and Johnny about various aspects of their lives as young people on Johns Island; discussion of blues music near the end of this portion of the interview leads to performance of several blues songs in subsequent tracks

2. "High Heeled Sneakers": Evidently sung by Johnny and either Carol or Doris, with Roger Phenix, a colleague of the Carawans, playing guitar; some talking among participants

3. Blues song sung by Johnny with guitar accompaniment by Roger Phenix

4. Blues song sung by Johnny with guitar accompaniment by Roger Phenix

5. Unidentified soul/rhythm-and-blues song sung without accompaniment, evidently by Doris and Carol

6. Unidentified soul/rhythm-and-blues song sung without accompaniment by Doris and Carol

7. "Sad Movies (Make Me Cry)," sung without accompaniment, evidently by Doris and Carol

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3593

Interview with Mary Pinckney, Johns Island, S.C., 1960: tape 1 of 3

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Interview conducted in preparation for the writing of Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life. On this recording, Mary Pinckney recites or sings texts of songs for Guy Carawan for purposes of documentation. The songs whose texts are spoken or sung are listed below.

1. "Fix Me Jesus"

2. "Well, Well, Well, Meet Me Jesus; Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dying Bed"

3. "Row, Michael, Row"

4. "Lay Down Body"

5. "Sign My Name"

6. "No Harm"

7. "I Know You're Tired (Sit Down and Rest a Little While)"

8. One of several songs known as "John" songs: "John on the Island" or "John Can Write and John Can Read"

9. "Meet Me in Galilee"

10. "Little David, Play on Your Harp"

11. "Jonah Man"

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3594

Interview with Mary Pinckney, Johns Island, S.C., 1960: tape 2 of 3

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Interview conducted in preparation for the writing of Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life. As on FT-20008/3593, Mary Pinckney sings songs or portions thereof for Guy Carawan for purposes of documentation.

1. "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize"

2. "When I Rise"

3. "The Storm Is Passing Over, Hallelujah"

4. Interview with Mary Pinckney (age 25 as of this recording: Pinckney discusses various aspects of her life, community life, family, work, upbringing, music, etc.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3595

Interview with Janie Hunter and Loretta, Johns Island, S.C., 1960: tape 2 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Interview conducted in preparation for the writing of Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life. The interview includes songs sung without accompaniment. Loretta's last name is unknown.

1. Unidentified song (singing is already in progress when recording begins)

2. Interview: Courting customs

3. Interview: Riddles, rhymes

4. Interview: Various rhymes, riddles, excerpts from songs; excerpts from and discussion of "Shoot Turkey"; excerpts from and discussion of "Old Lady From Booster"

5. "Water My Flowers" and discussion thereof

6. "Honey and a One-Cent Herring" and discussion thereof

7. Further discussion of "Honey and a One-Cent Herring": One of the subjects of the interview clarifies the text

8. "Little Brown Brother": Clarification and discussion of the text

9. Interview: Further discussion about courting customs, dancing, music

10. Several children's songs, singing games, and discussions thereof; a testimony typical of those presented during meetings at Moving Star Hall; more singing

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3596

Interview with Janie Hunter and Loretta, Johns Island, S.C., 1960: tape 1 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Interview conducted in preparation for the writing of Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life. Janie and Loretta provide Guy Carawan with the texts of a number of songs, either by singing or by speaking. Loretta's last name is unknown.

1. Guy Carawan and Roger Phenix begin interview with Janie and Loretta: Brief conversation

2. "Going Savannah River" and discussion thereof

3. "Well, Well, Well, Meet Me Jesus (Jesus Is Gonna Make Up My Dying Bed)"

4. "Fix Me Jesus" and discussion thereof

5. "Sinner, You Oughta Been There"

6. Discussion of "Lord, I Need You Now"

7. "I Shall Not Remove" (variant of "I Shall Not Be Moved"), incorporating portions of "Yonder Ship Mariah"

8. "Down On Me"

9. "Row, Michael, Row"

10. "Jonah Man"

11. "Honey in the Rock"

12. "John on the Island"

13. "Ezekiel in the Valley"

14. "Motherless Child"; "I Know the Lord Got His Hands on Me"

15. "Lead Me to the Rock (Higher and High)" (variant of "Lead Me to the Rock That Is Higher Than I"); "My God Is a Rock in a Weary Land"; discussion of these two selections

16. "Old Ship of Zion"; brief discussion of "Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life?"

17. "One More River to Cross"

18. "John Henry"

19. "The Titanic (It Was Sad When the Great Ship Went Down)"

20. "No Harm (The World Can't Do You No Harm)"

21. "Lord, in the Morning, Thou Shalt Hear"

22. Beginning of "Gonna Be a Time"

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3597

Moving Star Hall Singers performance excerpts and interview excerpts, S.C., 1960

1/4" Open Reel Audio

This might be another field recording from Johns Island, S.C., or it might be a field recording featuring African American residents of Hilton Head Island, S.C.; some selections are sung by a small group of singers, others by only one or two singers. Tracks 10 through 13 seem to have been recorded during a concert performance by the Moving Star Hall Singers (a group selected from among people who frequently worship and sing at Moving Star Hall). The recording was made in a large hall, and an audience applauds between selections.

1. "Going Savannah River": Sung by small group

2. "Been in the Storm So Long": Sung by small group

3. "Free at Last": Sung by small group

4. "Well, Well, Well, Meet Me Jesus (Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dying Bed)": Sung by one woman

5. "Motherless Child": Sung by two women

6. Brief remarks by one woman; "I am Hunting for a City": Sung by one woman; "In This Army of the Lord": Sung by two women

7. Brief discussion between two women. Seems to be about race relations

8. "Oh, It Is a Happy Day When Jesus Washed My Sins Away": Sung by one woman, with another woman talking and singing along quietly in background

9. Brief discussion between two women. One seems to be giving the other directions or describing the location of a particular place

10. "My Mind Done Gone"

11. "My Mind Done Gone". Seems to have been sung as an encore or reprise

12. Remarks by Benjamin Bligen on "We Shall Overcome"; singing of "We Shall Overcome"

13. Remarks by Benjamin Bligen on "See God's Ark A-Moving"; singing of "See God's Ark A-Moving"

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3598

Interview with Betsy Pinckney, Johns Island, S.C., 1960: tape 1 of 4

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Interview conducted in preparation for the writing of Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life. Betsy Pinckney was born in 1878, according to Pinckney in this interview.

1. Guy Carawan interviews Mary. Pinckney: Belle Green assists Pinckney in remembering facts about the past but rarely speaks. Pinckney discusses a variety of topics related to her own life history, her family history, and the history of Johns Island in stream-of-consciousness fashion

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3599

Interview with Mary Pinckney, Johns Island, S.C., 1960: tape 3 of 3

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Interview conducted in preparation for the writing of Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life. Continued from FT-20008/3594.

1. Guy and Candie Carawan and Roger Phenix interview Mary Pinckney: Discussion of the musical heritage of Johns Island, role of music in Pinckney's family, race relations, Christian beliefs about love and forgiveness

2. Interview, continued: Discussion of beliefs about paranormal phenomena (ghosts, hags, etc.)

3. Interview, continued: Discussion of Mary Pinckney's wedding, courting customs

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3600

Interview with Betsy Pinckney and Belle Green, Johns Island, S.C., 1960: tape 2 of 4

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Interview conducted in preparation for the writing of Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life. Continued from FT-20008/3598.

1. Mary Pinckney discusses a variety of topics related to her own life history, her family history, and the history of Johns Island in stream-of-consciousness fashion, with occasional contributions from Belle Green

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3601

Interview with Betsy Pinckney and Belle Green, Johns Island, S.C., 1960: tape 3 of 4

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Interview conducted in preparation for the writing of Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life. Continued from FT-20008/3600.

1. Interview with Mary Pinckney and Belle Green continues from FT-20008/-3600

2. "In the Morning When I Rise": Sung by Guy Carawan, Mary Pinckney, and Belle Green

3. "Soldier of the Cross"

4. Interview with Mary Pinckney and Belle Green continues

5. "Almost Persuaded"

6. "Ups and Downs (All the Way to Heaven)"

7. "When the Saints Go Marching In" (or "When the Saints Are Marching Home")

8. "O My Brother, Where Shall I Meet You?"

9. Mary Pinckney delivers a prayer typical of those spoken during meetings at Moving Star Hall. As is often done at Moving Star Hall, she begins the prayer with a paraphrase of the Lord's Prayer

10. "All Things Are Possible If You Only Believe"

11. Prayer spoken by Belle Green

12. "Let Jesus Lead Me"

13. Guitar instrumental, evidently played by Guy Carawan, with clapping from Mary Pinckney and/or Belle Green

14. Carawan sings and plays "That's All Right" and Mary Pinckney sings along

15. "Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior"

16. "I Will Be All Right/I Will Overcome" (antecedent of "We Shall Overcome")

17. Mary Pinckney resumes conversation

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3602

Interview with Betsy Pinckney and Belle Green, Johns Island, S.C., 1960: tape 4 of 4

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Interview conducted in preparation for the writing of Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life. Continued from FT-20008/3601.

1. Interview with Mary Pinckney and Belle Green continues from FT-20008/-3603

2. "At the Cross"

3. Interview continues

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3603

Interview with Benjamin Bligen and Reverend James Grant, Johns Island, S.C., 1960: tape 1 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Interview conducted in preparation for the writing of Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life. Benjamin Bligen was age 40 as of this recording.

1. Guy Carawan and Roger Phenix interview Benjamin Bligen and Reverend Grant: Bligen discusses his youth on Johns Island, farm work, raising a family, socio-economic progress on Johns Island during his lifetime; Reverend Grant discusses similar subject matter, particularly farm work, progress in agriculture and sources of livelihood, singing in Moving Star Hall, folk medicine; Benjamin Bligen resumes discussion of livelihood, farming, fishing, carpentry, other labor-oriented occupations; musical tastes and activities, sacred music, blues

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3604

Interview with Benjamin Bligen and Reverend James Grant, Johns Island, S.C., 1960: tape 2 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Interview conducted in preparation for the writing of Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life.

1. Interview with Benjamin Bligen and Reverend Grant continues from FT-20008/3603: Discussion of songs sung in Moving Star Hall; the Moving Star Hall Singers' trip to the Newport Folk Festival; folk medicine; folk stories; beliefs about paranormal phenomena: hags, etc.; religious beliefs

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3605

Interviews with Alice Wine and Isabel Simmons, Johns Island, S.C., 1960: tape 1 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Interviews conducted in preparation for the writing of Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life. Isabel Simmons was age 57 as of this recording, according to this interview.

1. Guy Carawan and Roger Phenix interview Alice Wine: Wine discusses her youth on Johns Island; farming, gardening, fishing, etc.; changes in availability of transportation during her lifetime; beliefs about hags, etc.; further discussion of farming

2. Guy Carawan interviews Isabel Simmons: Discussion of her family (the Bligen family); youth on Johns Island; farm work; economic challenges; folk medicine; music; recreation; religious activities; singing in Moving Star Hall, increase in population of white people on Johns Island; her current work as a housekeeper; Moving Star Hall

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3606

Interview with Isabel Simmons, Johns Island, S.C., 1960: tape 2 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Interview conducted in preparation for the writing of Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life.

1. Interview with Isabel Simmons, continued: Simmons discusses her role as an usher at Wesley Church; singing at Moving Star Hall, the Bligen family (one of the largest families on Johns Island, the best-represented family in Moving Star Hall); social and economic changes on Johns Island during her lifetime; effects of modern inventions, electrification, etc. on culture of Johns Island; transportation; Joe Bligen (Isabel Simmons's father, who was well known locally for his singing); wedding customs

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3607

Interview with Janie and Willie Hunter, Johns Island, S.C., 1960: tape 1 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Interview conducted in preparation for the writing of Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life. Janie and Willie Hunter were married in 1934, according to this interview.

1. Guy Carawan interviews Janie Hunter: Discussion of her youth on Johns Island and her family; Joe Bligen (Hunter's father, a farmer, fisherman, and a foreman on a local plantation, and a well-known singer at Moving Star Hall); discussion of meeting and courting her husband (Willie Hunter); recreation during her youth: dances, music, stories, rhymes; construction of houses

2. Interview with Janie Hunter continues (Candie Carawan and Roger Phenix contribute questions occasionally): Discussion of cooking procedures during her youth, farm work and fishing; prayer meetings and church services, singing in church and Moving Star Hall; raising children; work as a housekeeper; Interview with Willie Hunter: Hunter discusses work in various occupations: farming, construction work, working at a fertilizer plant, etc.; his youth and upbringing; Janie Hunter discusses introduction of electric light; ownership of land on Johns Island, racial distribution of land

3. Janie Hunter discusses pre-electrical technology; family budget; recent loss of the Hunters' house to a fire, role of religious faith in responding to this tragedy; recent trip to Newport Folk Festival with Moving Star Hall Singers; Willie and Janie Hunter tell folk stories; Janie Hunter discusses raising cotton; making mattresses out of natural materials; quilting parties; New Year's customs; folk medicine

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3608

Interview with Janie and Willie Hunter, Johns Island, S.C., 1960: tape 2 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Interview conducted in preparation for the writing of Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life. Material evidently dubbed from an LP (or LPs).

1. Interview with the Hunters continues from FT-3609: Discussion of folk medicine; beliefs about ghosts, hags, paranormal phenomena, etc.; discoveries of buried money on Johns Island; increase in white population of Johns Island in recent decades; race relations; Janie Hunter discusses having lived and worked in New York briefly; expanded educational opportunities for young people from Johns Island; interest of young people (or lack thereof) in local cultural heritage; a church in New York whose minister and many of whose members are black people from South Carolina; burial customs of former times; role of Moving Star Society in community; worship in Moving Star Hall

2. Material evidently dubbed from an LP: A story about "Farmer Jones"

3. Material evidently dubbed from an LP: Flamenco guitar playing

4. Material evidently dubbed from an LP: More flamenco guitar playing

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3609

Interview with Reverend G.C. Brown, Johns Island, S.C., 1960: tape 1 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Interview conducted in preparation for the writing of Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life.

1. Guy Carawan (with assistance from Roger Phenix) interviews Reverend Brown: Discussion of various aspects of life on Johns Island during Reverend Brown's tenure (beginning in 1936) as pastor of Wesley Methodist Church; poverty; economic disadvantages; economic progress; farming methods; schools; limited availability of education, improvement in educational opportunities over the years; dietary practices; construction of houses; worship and singing in Moving Star Hall; role of Esau Jenkins in social and economic developments; services at Wesley Church; effects of World War II on local economy; property ownership by black residents; changing racial demographics; race relations; effects of Brown v. Board of Education decision of 1954

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3610

Interview with Reverend G.C. Brown, Johns Island, S.C., 1960: tape 2 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Interview conducted in preparation for the writing of Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life.

1. Guy Carawan (with assistance from Roger Phenix) interviews Reverend Brown: Continued discussion of race relations; limited availability of physicians; folk medicine; folk beliefs in supernatural powers of roots, "hoodoo," etc.; beliefs in ghosts, etc.; tendency of talented young people from Johns Island to move away, especially to New York; further discussion of race relations; increased awareness of race-related social and economic disparity; reactions of Johns Island residents to presence and activities of Guy and Candie Carawan; opposition of some whites to participation of other whites in black civil rights efforts

2. Further comments from Reverend Brown about meaning in familiar hymns and spirituals; experiences of Reverend Brown's father and grandmother, both of whom were slaves; brief reflections on Reverend Brown's tenure as a minister on Johns Island

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3611

Interviews with Robert Johnson and William Saunders, Johns Island, S.C., 1960: tape 1 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Interview conducted in preparation for the writing of Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life.

1. Brief excerpt from "Old Man at the Mill": Singer unknown; Guy Carawan interviews Robert Johnson: Johnson discusses his childhood on Johns Island; school, family; Moving Star Society, of which Johnson is president, and its role in the community; economic hardship in years past; economic improvements, especially during Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidential administration; property ownership by black residents; recreation (or lack thereof) in past years; upbringing of young people; introduction of radio and television; singing in Moving Star Hall, especially that of Joe Bligen and Levy Green; leadership of Reverend Brown and Esau Jenkins; names of communities/neighborhoods on Johns Island

2. Guy Carawan interviews William Saunders: Saunders discusses various aspects of race relations; cruelty toward black people on the part of some police officers; reluctance of some white people who support racial justice to be outspoken on the subject; lack of assertiveness on the part of some African American residents of Johns Island in pursuit of justice; possibility of school integration on Johns Island; fairness and kindness of some law enforcement authorities towards blacks; tendency of some whites to intimidate blacks; efforts on part of some whites to prevent blacks from seeking economic advancement; inconsistency in law enforcement; tendency of young people from Johns Island to move to New York; negative social impact of city life on some young people from Johns Island who have moved away; the Progressive Club, its history and role in the community; moral hypocrisy on part of some black residents; prevalence of illegal distilling of whiskey on Johns Island; professional and financial success of Esau Jenkins

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3612

Interview with William Saunders, Johns Island, S.C., 1960: tape 2 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Interview conducted in preparation for the writing of Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life.

1. Guy Carawan (with input from Candie Carawan) interviews William Saunders (with occasional comments from Mrs. Saunders), continued from FT-20008/3611: Discussion of tendency of people to be more active in religion as they grow older; perceived inconsistencies in moral teaching of local churches; young people's recreation; dancing; attitudes of Johns Island residents regarding pregnancies outside of marriage; relationship between religious faith and church membership; rarity of drug use on Johns Island; tendency of some young people who move away from Johns Island to become involved in drug use; frequency of gambling on Johns Island; various aspects of the tendency of young Johns Island natives to move away to cities, especially New York; social and economic effects of this tendency; attitudes of young people towards sacred music traditions of Johns Island; decontextualization of sacred music in concert performances by the Moving Star Hall Singers; unwillingness of many older people to discuss moral and social problems; importance of education, assertiveness in pursuing educational opportunities

2. Interview with William Saunders continues: Discussion of Moving Star Hall and young people's participation in it

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3613

Singing by Janie Hunter, Ruth Bligen, and Mary Pinckney, Johns Island, S.C., 1960: tape 1 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Interview conducted in preparation for the writing of Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life. This seems to have been recorded in someone's home (evidently Guy Carawan's home); it is not a concert performance or worship service.

1. Singers assemble, Guy Carawan arranges microphones, etc.

2. "Do Remember Me"

3. "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen"; "Steal Away"

4. "I've Been in the Storm So Long", brief conversation

5. "And Are We Yet Alive to See Each Other's Face"; "Amazing Grace" (these two selections are sung to the same tune, "New Britain," without pause; the latter begins after one verse of the former)

6. "Water My Flowers"

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3614

Singing by Janie Hunter, Ruth Bligen, and Mary Pinckney, Johns Island, S.C., 1960: tape 2 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. Conclusion of "Honey and a One-Cent Herring"

2. Discussion about what to sing next: Guy Carawan's comments suggest that this is to be a demonstration recording that will be sent to someone in California; the women are somewhat reluctant to sing blues songs on a recording (because some associate blues with sin)

3. One verse of "Louise"; further discussion

4. "Only Believe": Sung by Ruth Bligen, with some harmonizing by one or both of the other singers

5. "Come on in the Ark": Call-and-response song in which Ruth Bligen sings the "call" portions and the others sing the response: "it's gonna rain"

6. "He's All Right": Audio is somewhat distorted: Janie Hunter seems to be leading the singing

7. "Fix Me, Jesus"

8. "Well, Well, Well, Meet Me, Jesus (Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dying Bed)"

9. "Little David, Play on Your Harp"

10. "See Moses, See Caleb (Tell Him to Meet Me)"

11. "Jonah Man"

12. "What You Gonna Do When Janie Leave You?": Sung by Janie Hunter; "Rock Me, Mama": Sung by one woman (difficult to tell which one) with some input from one or both of the others; one woman laughs but again expresses concern about how her fellow church members might react to the singing of these blues songs

13. "Look at the People Standing at the Judgment"

14. "Ask the Watchman How Long"

15. "Amazing Grace"

16. "Motherless Children Have a Hard Time"; "Sometimes I Wonder How I Get Over"; brief portion of "Row, Michael, Row"

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3615

Interview with Joe Deas and Florence Smalls, Johns Island, S.C., 1960

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Interview conducted in preparation for the writing of Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life. Interview contains input from another woman, evidently Ruth Bligen.

1. "Amazing Grace": Sung by Florence Smalls and Ruth Bligen

2. Prayer spoken by Florence Smalls; "Amen" (the spiritual of that name): Led by Ruth Bligen

3. Joe Deas discusses socio-economic hardship of past years, including details of occupational practices and limited availability and variety of food; socio-economic progress of recent times; belief in God's Providence

4. "Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross": Sung by Florence Smalls and Ruth Bligen

5. Another prayer by Florence Smalls, with bearing up by Ruth Bligen

6. Joe Deas discusses the origins of Moving Star Hall; services provided by the Moving Star Society; Joe Bligen and Levy Green. Two of the leading singers at Moving Star Hall; use of various talents in worship; farm work; fishing; economy; acquisition of food; economic progress; race relations; folk medicine; food preparation; schools; teachers; participants in worship at Moving Star Hall; possible origins of music sung in Moving Star Hall

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3616

Interview with Joe Deas, Johns Island, S.C., 1960

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Interview conducted in preparation for the writing of Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life.

1. Interview with Joe Deas: Discussion of fishing procedures; making nets, building boats and carts; economic changes; God's Providence in times of adversity; recreation in past decades; Joe Deas's preaching in Moving Star Hall; fishing; hatred vs. tolerance; reliance of elderly people on government relief programs; limited availability of opportunities for economic advancement during Joe Deas's youth; increased economic opportunities in recent years; importance of maintaining faith in one's later years; beliefs about Guy Carawan's motivations; Joe Deas's grandmother, a Native American and a slave; singing; Joe Deas's knowledge of the Bible; subject matter for sermons; services at Wesley Methodist Church

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3617

Interview with Esau Jenkins, Johns Island, S.C., 1960: tape 2 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Interview conducted in preparation for the writing of Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life. Evidently tape 2 of 2, companion to FT-20008/3618.

1. Esau Jenkins discusses quality of housing on Johns Island; jobs and economy; Jenkins' personal and educational background; the influence of Jenkins' decision to make certain that his children were well-educated upon other Johns Island residents

2. Tendency of local court system to be unfair to blacks in the past; establishment of the Progressive Club and its role in promoting fairness in the legal system; reactions against Esau Jenkins' social and political activism

3. Esau Jenkins' professional background; reluctance of Jenkins' father to antagonize people

4. Esau Jenkins delivers an introductory commentary about singing in Moving Star Hall and its socio-cultural significance

5. "Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior"; prayer and/or preaching, excerpted from a Moving Star Hall worship meeting

6. Joe Deas discusses the origins of Moving Star Hall; services provided by the Moving Star Society; Joe Bligen and Levy Green. Two of the leading singers at Moving Star Hall; use of various talents in worship; farm work; fishing; economy; acquisition of food; economic progress; race relations; folk medicine; food preparation; schools; teachers; participants in worship at Moving Star Hall; possible origins of music sung in Moving Star Hall

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3618

Interviews with Esau Jenkins and John Smalls, Johns Island, S.C., 1960: tape 1 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Interview conducted in preparation for the writing of Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life.

1. Guy Carawan interviews Esau Jenkins: Jenkins discusses his early motivations for involvement in community service and activism; tendency of some Johns Island natives who become educated and/or professionally successful to ignore or be embarrassed by their cultural heritage; importance of teaching young people about cultural heritage; positive character traits of older Johns Island residents

2. Roger Phenix interviews John Smalls: This is a follow-up from an earlier interview with Smalls conducted by Guy Carawan (FT-20008/3626). Smalls discusses the antecedents, origins, and future prospects of the Progressive Club; John Smalls' work as a stevedore in Charleston; funeral practices prior to the availability of professional undertakers; voter registration; decline in frequency of worship opportunities; folk medicine; beliefs about paranormal phenomena; very brief excerpt from a recorded performance of "This Land Is Your Land"

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3619

Interview with Esau Jenkins, Johns Island, S.C., March 1965

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Interview conducted in preparation for the writing of Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3620

Interview with Belle Green, Johns Island, S.C., 1960

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Interview conducted in preparation for the writing of Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life.

1. Guy Carawan interviews Belle Green: Discussion of Green's late husband, Levy, who was well respected for his singing in Moving Star Hall; role of Moving Star Society in the community; farm work; economic adversity; Cedar Springs Church; Wesley Methodist Church; singing in Moving Star Hall; death of Levy Green

2. Belle Green discusses unfairness of white employers towards black employees; the Odd Fellows Hall (no longer in existence); singing at Moving Star Hall; Sanctified Church on Johns Island and its musical practices; testifying at Moving Star Hall

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3621

Interview with Janie Hunter, Johns Island, S.C., 1960

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Interview conducted in preparation for the writing of Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life. Selections apparently dubbed from an LP.

1. Blues guitar instrumental, evidently dubbed from an LP

2. "See See Rider", evidently dubbed from an LP

3. "One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer"

4. "You Talk Too Much": Seems to be a newly recorded performance (not a dub) by a guitarist and singer, possibly Roger Phenix

5. "Motherless Children": Seems to be a newly recorded performance (not a dub); same performer as in track 4 (possibly Roger Phenix)

6. "Hard, Ain't It Hard": Duet sung by two women with guitar and banjo in 1960s "folk revival" style

7. Another song by one of the same singers who performed track 6

8. Guy Carawan interviews Janie Hunter: Importance of traditional sacred music to Hunter's family; reputations of Joe Bligen (Hunter's father) and Levy Green as singers; discussion of several songs and shouts

9. Further discussion of songs, including "Ask the Watchman How Long; " Moving Star Hall; Christmas Watch meetings; prayer meetings held in homes before establishment of Moving Star Hall; various aspects of local religious life; discussion of "Row, Michael, Row; " fishing practices; preparation of fish; discussion of several songs sung in Moving Star Hall; style of singing in Moving Star Hall; tendency of worshippers adapt songs to their distinct style; distinction between "hymns" and "spirituals". Numerous interruptions in the recording occur throughout track 9

10. "Oh, Babe, It Ain't No Lie": Seems to be another newly recorded performance by the same performer as in tracks 4 and 5 (possibly Roger Phenix)

11. "Johnny Cuckoo": Another newly recorded performance by the performer of tracks 4, 5, and 10, joined here by someone playing a washtub or something similar

12. "Poor Lazarus": Another newly recorded performance by the performer of tracks 4, 5, 10, and 11. The tape seems to have been warped somewhat (some variability in pitch)

13. Brief excerpt from "Daniel Prayed", evidently dubbed from an LP

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3622

Interview with Janie Hunter and Mary Pinckney, Johns Island, S.C., 1960

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Interview conducted in preparation for the writing of Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life.

1. Guy Carawan interviews Janie Hunter: Hunter tells a folk story about the divergent fortunes of two brothers; brief discussion of several songs

2. "Little Brown Brother": Sung by Janie Hunter; Mary Pinckney seems to join in at a few points

3. "Where Have You Been, Billy Boy?": Sung by Janie Hunter; Mary Pinckney seems to join in at some points

4. Brief discussion of songs

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3623

Interviews with Isabel Simmons and Alice Wine, Johns Island, S.C., 1960: tape 1 of 3

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Interview conducted in preparation for the writing of Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life.

1. Setting up and testing recording equipment, etc.; small child sings briefly

2. "Sun Never Go Down": Sung by Isabel Simmons; brief conversation

3. "Been in the Storm So Long": Sung by Isabel Simmons; brief conversation

4. "Lay Down Body": Sung by Isabel Simmons

5. "Amazing Grace": Sung by Isabel Simmons

6. "Honey in the Rock": Sung by Alice Wine

7. "I Look Down the Road": Sung by Alice Wine

8. Brief discussion of "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize" (or "Hold On, Christian Mourners") "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize" ("Hold On"): Sung by Alice Wine

9. Guy Carawan interviews Alice Wine: Wine discusses testimony and prayer in worship; Wine delivers a typical testimony; distinctions between class meetings and worship (preaching, praying, or testifying) meetings; role of Moving Star Society in the community

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3624

Interview with Alice Wine, Johns Island, S.C., 1960: tape 2 of 3

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Interview conducted in preparation for the writing of Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life. Continued from FT-20008/3623.

1. Alice Wine continues discussion of Moving Star Society; importance of good moral conduct and the influence of one's conduct upon one's reputation and spiritual life

2. Esau Jenkins discusses typical occupations of worshippers in Moving Star Hall; social and economic adversity; worship in Moving Star Hall as source of motivation to persevere; difficulty of traveling between Johns Island and Charleston years ago and improvements in transportation; boll weevil epidemics; truck farming (vegetable farming); other aspects of occupations and economy; economic improvements resulting from World War II and increased land ownership by blacks; changes in racial demographics on Johns Island; improvements in black voter registration; the Highlander Folk School's citizenship education program; Esau Jenkins' candidacy for the local board of education and its effects; changes in race relations

3. Excerpt from meetings at Moving Star Hall (or possibly a service at Wesley Methodist Church at which the minister was not present): unidentified song; remarks by Esau Jenkins. Audio quality and interruptions make remarks difficult to follow; remarks by John Smalls; "Stay on the Battlefield"; remarks/preaching by Esau Jenkins; remarks/preaching by another man; brief excerpts of preaching and singing

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3625

Interview with Alice Wine, Johns Island, S.C., 1960: tape 3 of 3

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Interview conducted in preparation for the writing of Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life.

1. Guy Carawan interviews Alice Wine: Wine discusses farm work; household work; Wine's childhood and family; midwifery; raising children; housekeeping; the Progressive Club; the Moving Star Society; worship at church and Moving Star Hall; relationships between race and employment; sleep habits; voter registration; learning to read; the new Progressive Club building; leadership of Esau Jenkins; social and cultural effects of advances in technology and infrastructure; changes in racial demographics on Johns Island; increased availability of transportation to Charleston

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3626

Interview with John Smalls, Johns Island, S.C.

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Interview conducted in preparation for the writing of Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life. John Smalls was born in 1900.

1. Guy Carawan (with assistance from Roger Phenix) interviews John Smalls: Smalls discusses his childhood and family; farm work, changes in agriculture on Johns Island during his lifetime; fishing practices; use of chimneys, kerosene lamps; storekeeping; boll weevil epidemic of 1919; work as a stevedore in Charleston; stevedore union in Charleston; Smalls' other work activities: Vegetable farming, work at a fertilizer plant; establishment of Moving Star Society; class meetings/praise meetings held in participants' homes before Moving Star Hall was built; John Smalls' role as sexton of Moving Star Hall; role of Joe Deas as selector of texts for preaching in Moving Star Hall; worship practices at Moving Star Hall; the late Joe Bligen and Levy Green, outstanding singers in Moving Star Hall

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3627

Children's songs, Johns Island, S.C., date unknown: tape 1 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Field recording of children's songs from Johns Island, S.C. Many selections are more along the lines of chanted rhymes or "raps" than songs) sung by a group of children, with brief conversations among the children, Roger Phenix, and Robert Yellin.

1. "Round the Green Apple Tree"; discussion with Roger Phenix; children say that this song is associated with a singing game

2. "Mary Mack"

3. "Goose Drank Wine"

4. "Little Sally Walker"

5. "Who Took the Cookie"; brief discussion among the children about correct text of song; song resumes

6. "Mama Lama Kuma Lama, Kuma La Bista". Several stops and starts at beginning

7. "Bluebird": Brief discussion about having learned this song at school

8. "Sally Go Round the Sun"

9. "Billy Banana" ("The Name Game Song": Pop song of the early 1960s); children say that they learned this from the radio

10. "Old Lady From Booster"

11. "Mr. Postman Die"

12. "London Bridge"

13. "Peas, Beans, Banana Seeds"

14. "Lazy Mary"

15. "America" ("My Country, 'Tis of Thee"): Children say that they sing this every morning at school

16. "Here We Go Loopty Lou": children say that they learned this at school

17. "My Momma Told Me"

18. Unidentified song

19. Unidentified song

20. "That's a Lie"

21. "Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes"

22. "Doctor, Doctor"

23. "Rubber Dolly"

24. "What You Gonna Do"

25. "Mo and Jo"

26. "I Got a Sister Named Nat"

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3628

Children's songs, Johns Island, S.C., date unknown: tape 2 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. Several starts and stops, discussion

2. "Two Lovers"; more starts and stops, discussion, etc.

3. "What's the Matter With You, Baby"

4. Interview conducted by Roger Phenix with Yvonne Hunter, Christina Hunter, Rosa Lee Pinckney, Mary Pinckney, Alfreida (last name unknown), Arthur Pinckney, all young school children (lower grades), discussion of school; professional aspirations; songs and singing games; household work; more about learning songs; church; Moving Star Hall

5. "It Ain't Gonna Rain No More"; discussion of children's favorite popular songs and singers; dancing, learning dances

6. "Oh, Greenfield Roxy"

7. Further discussion with Roger Phenix and Robert Yellin; Roger Phenix serves cake and ice cream to the children; discussion of eating habits; housework; children ask where Guy Carawan is, Roger Phenix explains that Carawan is participating in the Selma-to-Montgomery civil rights march in Alabama; discussion of living arrangements; swimming; summer recreation; farm work; ghosts

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3629

Edited excerpts from miscellaneous interviews, Johns Island, S.C., date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Tape consists primarily of songs and stories.

1. Selection from interview with Janie Hunter: Folk story about why crabs' backs turn red when boiled. Recording begins after Hunter has begun telling the story

2. "Shoot Turkey": Children's song sung and discussed by Benjamin Bligen

3. Benjamin Bligen discusses a humorous code "language" that he and some of his friends used when they were children; folk rhymes and children's stories

4. Reverend James Grant discusses "jack-o-lanterns" (paranormal lights)

5. "Johnny Cuckoo": Janie Hunter

6. "Little Sally Walker": Mary Pinckney

7. "Few More Days, My Work Will Be Done": Mary Pinckney and Janie Hunter

8. "Down on Me": Mary Pinckney and Janie Hunter

9. "I Remember When I Was Very Young": Mary Pinckney

10. "Sun Never Go Down": Ruth Bligen with Mary Pinckney and Janie Hunter

11. Selection from interview with Janie Hunter: Hunter discusses socio-economic progress among African Americans and the role of the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration therein; President Hoover's administration and its shortcomings, as perceived by Janie Hunter; Janie Hunter sings "What More Could Mr. Hoover Do?": Satirical song written and sung by Johns Islanders

12. "Motherless Child": Mary Pinckney

13. Selection from interview with Mary Pinckney: Pinckney discusses Michael Brown, an elderly resident of Johns Island; Brown's belief in ghosts

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3630

Songs and stories, Johns Island, S.C., date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Field recording of songs and stories from Johns Island, S.C. The majority of the songs are children's songs.

1. "Row, Michael, Row": Sung by several women (probably Janie Hunter, Mary Pinckney, and possibly Ruth Bligen)

2. "Shoot Turkey": Sung by two women (likely Janie Hunter and Mary Pinckney)

3. "Old Lady From Booster": Sung by two women (likely Janie Hunter and Mary Pinckney)

4. "I'm a Lady From Booster Now" (also known as "Peas, Beans, Banana Seeds"): Sung by several children

5. "I Got a Sister Named Nat": Sung by several children

6. "What You Gonna Do When Janie Leaves You, Willie?": Sung first by Janie Hunter, then by several children (apparently Janie Hunter's children)

7. "White Lily Has a Story": Janie Hunter

8. "Candy Store": Sung by several children

9. "Doctor, Doctor, Can't You Tell?": Sung by several children

10. "What's the Matter With You, Baby?": Sung by several children

11. "Rabbit and Three Letters": Story told by Janie Hunter

12. "Shoot Turkey": Sung by several children

13. "Little Sally Walker": Sung by Janie Hunter and several children

14. "Ain't Gonna Rain No More": Sung by Janie Hunter and one or two other people (possibly children)

15. "One-Cent Herring": Sung by two women (likely Janie Hunter and Mary Pinckney)

16. "Shoot Turkey": Sung by several children

17. "Little Sally Walker": Seems to be a duplicate of track 14 (might be mixed slightly differently)

18. "One-Cent Herring": Seems to be a duplicate of track 15 (might be mixed slightly differently)

19. "Ain't Gonna Rain No More": Sung by Janie Hunter and others (might be a longer and remixed version of track 14)

20. "The Rabbit and the Cart of Fish": Story told by Janie Hunter

21. "Rabbit and Wolf Plant Sweet Potatoes": Story told by Janie Hunter

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3631

Various dubs, Johns Island, S.C., date unknown: tape 2 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Field recordings from Johns Island, S.C.; Labeled "Most likely things Guy has taped or edited off other tapes".

1. "Down on Me": Sung by Mary Pinckney and the Moving Star Hall Singers. Seems to have been recorded during a concert performance in a relatively large hall

2. Brief remarks on "Reborn Again" by Benjamin Bligen; "Reborn Again" sung by Bligen and the Moving Star Hall Singers. Seems to have been recorded during a concert performance

3. "Row, Michael, Row": Sung by Janie Hunter and the Moving Star Hall Singers in a concert performance

4. Excerpt from an interview with Janie Hunter: Hunter discusses ring games played during her childhood; Janie Hunter sings "Johnny Cuckoo" as an example of a song associated with a ring game

5. "Old Lady From Booster": Janie Hunter and Mary Pinckney

6. Janie Hunter briefly discusses "Old Lady From Booster"; Janie Hunter and one other woman and a group of children sing "Shoot Turkey" (also known as "Shoo, Turkey, Shoo") in call-and-response fashion

7. "Mr. Postman Die": Sung by several children, then by one girl

8. "Water My Flowers": Sung by Janie Hunter

9. Story: "The Partridge and the Rabbit": Told by Janie Hunter

10. Story: "Jack and Mary and the Devil": Includes singing; told and sung by Janie Hunter

11. Story: "Rabbit and the Cart of Fish": Told by Janie Hunter

12. Story: "Rabbit and Wolf Plant Sweet Potatoes": Told by Janie Hunter

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3632

Various dubs, Johns Island, S.C., date unknown: tape 1 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Field recordings from Johns Island, S.C.; Labeled "Most likely things Guy has taped or edited off other tapes".

1. "Talking 'Bout a Good Time": Benjamin Bligen and the Moving Star Singers, apparently from a concert performance in a relatively large hall

2. "That's All Right": Laura Rivers (someone else joins in quietly in the background occasionally)

3. "Jesus Knows All About My Trouble": From a meeting at Moving Star Hall

4. Remarks by Esau Jenkins about the significance of singing in Moving Star Hall

5. "Lay Down Body": Led by Bertha Smith, from a meeting at Moving Star Hall

6. "I'm Going to Climb Up Jacob's Ladder"; prayer spoken by Alice Wine

7. "Been in the Storm So Long": Mary Pinckney (daughter) and Janie Hunter (mother)

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3633

Various excerpts from interviews and other material, Johns Island, S.C., date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Miscellaneous field recordings from Johns Island, S.C.

1. "Come By Here": Loretta (last name unknown) and Janie Hunter

2. Excerpt from "Once I Was Going 'Cross London Bridge": Janie Hunter rhyme

3. Several riddles: Janie Hunter

4. "Where Have You Been, Billy Boy": Janie Hunter popular song

5. "Peas Been Hot": Variant of "Pease Porridge Hot": Janie Hunter

6. Testing microphones, recording levels, etc.: Various people talking

7. "Amazing Grace": Sung by a group of people (apparently singers from Moving Star Hall, but this recording seems not to have been recorded during a worship meeting), led by James Mackey, who paraphrases several lines of the text as a preface before singing

8. "The Storm Is Passing Over": Sung by a group of people 9possibly Moving Star Hall Singers0, led by Isabel Simmons

9. "Do Remember Me": Sung by a group of people (possibly Moving Star Hall Singers), led by Ruth Bligen

10. "No Harm (The World Can't Do Me No Harm)": Sung by a group of people

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3634

Christmas Concert, Progressive Club, Johns Island, S.C., 23 December 1965: tape 1 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Year not indicated, but evidently 1965. FT-20008/3634 and FT-20008/3635 consist of a field recording of a Christmas Concert performance, made by Guy and Candie Carawan, at the Progressive Club on Johns Island, S.C., on 23 December 1964. Performers included the Southern Gates, the Travelling Echoes, and the Moving Star Hall Singers, all African American singing groups of South Carolina; Charlie Scott and Deacon Washington, African American singers of South Carolina; and Mable A. Hillery, African American singer of Georgia.

1. "The Southland Singing"; prayer with music continuing in the background; "The Southland Singing," continued: The Southern Gates (an African American gospel quartet); William Saunders, master of ceremonies, introduces the program

2. "Twelve Gates to the City" (called "High John" by one of the singers): The Southern Gates

3. "Blind Barnabas": The Southern Gates

4. "I am Waiting for My Child to Come Home": Singer accompanied by a slide/steel guitarist

5. "This Little Light of Mine": Caesar Days and Joseph Smith of the Traveling Echoes accompanied by the guitarist who played in track 4 and possibly another musician; Everly Washington introduces another group

6. Singer speaks/sings brief remarks about Vietnam War and the applicability of the Bible; "Sweet Home": Sung by the group introduced by Everly Washington (possibly the "House of God Harmonists" or something similar)

7. Testimony sung/spoken by a boy (age 12 or 13, according to documentation); "New Born Soul": The group that performed track 6, along with the boy who spoke at the beginning of the song

8. "Blessed Assurance": Maggie Williams, accompanied by two or three instrumentalists

9. Comedy routine, including singing, by comedian Charlie Scott

10. "I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water": Mabel Hillery (vocal) and Guy Carawan (guitar)

11. "See, See Rider" or "C.C. Rider": Mabel Hillery (vocal) and Guy Carawan (guitar)

12. "Bring It With You When You Come": Mabel Hillery (vocal) and Guy Carawan (guitar)

13. "Up the Road So Grassy": Mabel Hillery (vocal) and Guy Carawan (guitar)

14. Remarks by Esau Jenkins: Announces several upcoming events at the Progressive Club and in the Charleston area, expresses appreciation to Guy Carawan

15. "Cripple Creek"; "Eyes are Blue, Cheeks are Red"; remarks about life on Johns Island, collecting music from the Sea Islands; introduction of singers from Moving Star Hall by Guy Carawan

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3635

Christmas Concert, Progressive Club, Johns Island, S.C., 23 December 1965: tape 2 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Continuation of FT-20008/3634. Some of the material on this tape seems to have been recorded in some context other than the Progressive Club Christmas Concert. Some of the Moving Star Hall Singers' selections evidently were recorded during other performances.

1. "Down on Me": Moving Star Hall Singers, led by a woman (possibly Isabel Simmons or Janie Hunter)

2. Remarks about the Moving Star Hall Singers and the significance of their music by Benjamin Bligen

3. "Drive Old Satan Away": Moving Star Hall Singers

4. "Been in the Storm So Long": Moving Star Hall Singers

5. "Remember Me"; remarks by a woman (possibly Janie Hunter), humming/vocalizing based on "Remember Me" continues in the background during remarks; "Remember Me," continued: Moving Star Hall Singers

6. "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands": Moving Star Hall Singers, led by Ruth Bligen

7. "Been in the Storm So Long": Moving Star Hall Singers, led by a woman

8. "Come on in This Ark Now": Moving Star Hall Singers, led by a woman (possibly Janie Hunter)

9. Guy Carawan introduces members of the Moving Star Hall Singers who are members of the Bligen family; comments on performances by Moving Star Hall Singers at Newport Folk Festival, UCLA; introduces Ralph Rinzler, Candie Carawan, "Debbie from New York City"

10. "Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life": Several musicians, led by Guy Carawan, with audience participation

11. "Wade in the Water": Caesar Days and one or more other singers, with guitar

12. Remarks by William Saunders, master of ceremonies; remarks by the Southern Gates

13. "Working on a Building": The Southern Gates

14. Medley or suite of several gospel songs, beginning with "There's Something on My Mind That's Worrying Me," also including "Put on My Traveling Shoes": The Southern Gates

15. Brief remarks by the Southern Gates; concluding remarks by William Saunders

16. "I'll Be Home for Christmas": The Southern Gates

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3636

"Sea Island Spirituals," 1960: tape 1 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

13 spirituals in total. Some selections seem to have been recorded during (a) worship meeting(s) in Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C. (repertoire, singing style, style of clapping and stamping, etc. are very similar to those of other Moving Star Hall recordings), but others seem to have been recorded elsewhere on Johns Island or other Sea Islands.

1. Brief excerpt of preaching; "Stand By Me" ("Jesus Knows All About It"): Likely Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C.

2. "Jesus, My Heavenly Father, I'm Satisfied": Likely Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, S.C.

3. "God Is a Rock in a Weary Land": Seems to have been recorded during a worship service somewhere other than Moving Star Hall

4. "He Didn't Say a Mumbling Word": Sung by an individual woman during an interview with Guy Carawan. Seems not to be any of the people interviewed by Carawan in any of the other recordings in the collection thus far

5. "Wade in the Water": Sung by the same woman who sang track 4; Guy Carawan joins in with both voice and guitar

6. "I'm Going Home on the Morning Train": Seems to have been recorded during a worship service somewhere other than Moving Star Hall; the following seems to have been recorded during a social gathering of some kind: Guy Carawan introduces a couple and says that he recently learned that they are good singers

7. "Thou Careless Love for Me": Led by the man of the couple introduced by Guy Carawan at the conclusion of track 6; "I'm a Soldier in This Army of the Lord": Sung by the woman who sang tracks 4 and 5

8. "Ride On, Conquering Jesus": Sung at Guy Carawan's request by the same woman who sang tracks 4, 5, and 7

9. "Help Me to Run This Race": Seems to have been recorded during a worship service somewhere other than Moving Star Hall

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3637

"Sea Island Spirituals," 1960: tape 2 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. "Michael, Row": Seems to have been recorded during a worship meeting or other relatively large gathering, but seems not to have been recorded either in Moving Star Hall or in the context(s) in which tracks 3, 6, and 9 of FT-20008/3636 were recorded

2. "Just Get Over in the Heavenly Land": Seems to have been recorded during a worship meeting or similar gathering, but one other than that in which any of the tracks heard thus far on FT-20008/3636 or FT-20008/3637 were recorded

3. "That's All Right": Seems to have been recorded during a worship meeting or other relatively large gathering

4. Commentary by Reverend Brewer on the past and present cultural and historical significance of African American spirituals: Seems to have been recorded during a relatively large gathering

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3638

Interview with Esau Jenkins, Johns Island, S.C., date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Documentation does not indicate when this recorded or whether it is connected with any of the other interviews of Esau Jenkins that are included in this collection. Seems to have been recorded earlier than other interviews with Esau Jenkins; excerpts from (a) meeting(s) at Moving Star Hall.

1. Esau Jenkins discusses the natural beauty of and natural resources available on Johns Island; diet of Johns Island residents; acquisition of food; demographics of Johns Island; relationships among white planters and black plantation workers; Gullah dialect; road system on Johns Island; "shouting" style of singing and speaking in worship and public perception thereof; Esau Jenkins' parents and childhood; low mobility of most Johns Island residents; Moving Star Hall and roles of Bertha Smith and John Smalls therein; role of John Smalls in the community; more about Moving Star Hall

2. Excerpts from (a) meeting(s) at Moving Star Hall: testimony by a woman; "Remember Me"; testimonies by two more women; "Jesus Is My Only Friend"; remarks by a man; "Servant of God, Well Done"; remarks by Benjamin Bligen; "Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior"; remarks by John Smalls

3. More excerpts from worship at Moving Star Hall: Preaching by Esau Jenkins; remarks by another man; "Only Believe"; Esau Jenkins and others talking, apparently while on their way out of the hall

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3639

Esau's Church, Johns Island, S.C., date unknown: tape 1 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Designated "Esau's Church" in documentation; evidently refers to Wesley Methodist Church on Johns Island, of which Esau Jenkins was a member.

1. Conclusion of a song; pastor or worship leader (likely Reverend G.C. Brown) introduces Esau Jenkins, who is to make an announcement; Jenkins discusses one or more upcoming events or projects and church and community-related issues. Difficult to understand exactly what he says because of the acoustics of the church and the audio quality of the tape; remarks by another man, evidently Robert Johnson, and further comments by Jenkins

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3640

Esau's Church, Johns Island, S.C., date unknown: tape 2 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Continuation of FT-20008/3639. Because of the acoustics of the building in which this tape was recorded and the audio quality of the tape, it is difficult to understand everything that is being said; this seems to have been recorded during a service in which the minister, Reverend G.C. Brown, was absent and Esau Jenkins presided.

1. Remarks or preaching by a man, likely Robert Johnson; remarks by Esau Jenkins; Jenkins reads ("lines") the text of a hymn, "My Time Is in Thy Hands"; Esau Jenkins reads narrative of Jesus and Nicodemus from Gospel of John, chapter 3

2. "My Time Is in Thy Hands": Sung by congregation (without instrumental accompaniment)

3. Brief testimony by a woman

4. Unidentified hymn

5. Brief testimony by another woman

6. "Father, I Stretch My Hand to Thee": First verse only, sung by congregation; tune seems to be "Martyrdom" (a.k.a. "Avon")

7. Testimony by a man

8. Unidentified hymn; brief testimony by a woman

9. "Amazing Grace": First verse only, sung to a tune other than "New Britain" (the tune most often associated with it)

10. Testimony by a woman

11. "Lift Him Up": Sung by congregation

12. Testimony by a woman; testimony by another woman

13. "Just a Little Talk With Jesus Makes It Right": Sung by congregation

14. Testimony by a woman; unidentified hymn

15. Testimony by a woman. Tape seems to be warped at this point; "Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross"

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.2. Field Notes, 1959-1992.

11 items.

Processing information: Folder 684 was formerly in Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes (#30025), folder 813.

Field notes include song lists, transcripts, box lists, articles, and an event poster that correspond to the field recordings from Johns Island, S.C. found in subseires 1.1. Also included are photocopies of original audio housing and memos found with select field recordings, a memo about the recordings written by Guy Carawan in 1992, and a copy of a paper, titled "Singing and Shouting in Moving Star Hall," given by Guy Carawan in 1989.

Folder 684

Field notes: FT-20008/3535-3640

Folder 684 was formerly in Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes (#30025), folder 813

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Recordings and Field Notes Related to the Civil Rights Movement and African American music in the American South, 1960-1990.

Approximately 180 items.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.1. Audio Recordings, 1960s.

Approximately 145 items.

Arrangement: The original arrangement has been maintained.

Highlighted recordings:

FT-20008/3641-3650 Recordings made by Guy and Candie Carawan, 1960-1965, of African American religious ceremonies from Saint John's Island, S.C., known as the Christmas Watch and the New Year's Watch, all-night church meetings held on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve in the community's "praise house," in which the congregation would take turns preaching, testifying, shouting, praying, and singing, as moved by the Holy Spirit. The tapes include religious songs, hymns, preaching, and other forms of religious expression. The congregation, of an indeterminate size, was led by Esau Jenkins, John Smalls, and Reverend Grant in the Moving Star Praise House. There are also 13 spirituals from the Sea Islands of South Carolina, recorded in 1960 by unknown performers; 4 tapes of a "preach meeting," 24 January 1965; and interviews for Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life, including songs and storytelling, children's songs and stories, religious songs, and edited interviews.

FT-20008/3641-3655: Recordings made by Guy and Candie Carawan in Birmingham, Ala., during the height of the civil rights movement in April and May of 1963, of church services and mass meetings at Saint James Baptist Church and the 16th Street Baptist Church, including the African American Birmingham Movement Choir under the direction of Carlton Reece. The Birmingham Movement Choir sang for 40 consecutive nights at mass meetings throughout the city. There is also a recording of a press conference for KPFK, a Birmingham radio station.

FT-20008/3656: Recording made at Tougaloo College in Jackson, Miss., in 1963 by Guy and Candie Carawan of African American civil rights activists James Foreman, Bob Moses, and the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Freedom Singers, including Cordell Reagon, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Rutha Harris, and Charles Neblett. Included are speeches Foreman and Moses, and spiritual, gospel, and protest songs sung by the SNC Freedom Singers and others.

FT-20008/3673-3685: Recordings, made by folk singer Theodore Bikel, of Sing For Freedom: Festival of Negro Folk Music and Freedom Songs, held 7-10 May 1964 at Gammon Theological Center, Old Campus, Atlanta, Ga. The tapes feature workshops on the freedom song repertoire; song leading, taught by African American singers Cordell Reagon, Betty Fikes, and Bernice Johnson Reagon; choir leaders and singers, taught by the Birmingham Movement Choir and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee Freedom Singers; songwriting in the freedom movement, taught by African American songwriters Bertha Gober and Matthew Jones, and Anglo-American songwriters Tom Paxton and Phil Ochs; and traditional African American folk music, taught by Bessie Jones, the Georgia Sea Island Singers, Dock Reese, and others. There are also recordings of weekend concerts featuring singers from the South and the North.

FT-20008/3686: Recording, made by Guy and Candie Carawan, of the Birmingham Movement Choir, an African-American gospel choir active in the civil rights movement. The Birmingham Movement Choir under the direction of Carleton Reece sang for forty consecutive nights at mass meetings held through Birmingham, Ala.

FT-20008/3687-3697: Recordings relating to the civil rights movement, recorded in Greenwood, Miss., and Albany, Ga., Guy and Candie Carawan, and subsequently released as Sing For Freedom on Smithsonian Folkways. Included are concerts, church services, and interviews with the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Freedom Singers, including African American singers Charles Sherrod, Charles Jones, Cordell Reagon, and Blanton Hall; and other African Americans involved in the civil rights movement, including Susie Ann Price, Charles Wingfield, and Dorothy Colton.

FT-20008/3710-3721: Recordings of gospel concerts in New York, Detroit, Charleston, S.C., and the Sea Islands, S.C., in 1961-1965. Performers include African American spiritual singers McKinley Peebles and Bessie Jones; African American gospel groups, including the Society for the Preservation of Spirituals, the Richardson Family, the Moving Star Singers, and the Freedom Singers; and Anglo-American folklorists and singers Alan Lomax and Guy and Candie Carawan. Also included is an interview of Guy Carawan by sociologist Studs Terkel in January 1964.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3641

Mass meetings held during the Southern Christian Leadership Conference's "Project C," Birmingham, Ala., 15 and 16 April 1963

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Recording features Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth.

1. Meeting at Saint James Baptist Church in Birmingham, 15 April 1963: Singing by a black gospel choir; remarks; recognition of monetary contributions; discussion of use of property bonds as bail for demonstrators who have been jailed; several people who had been jailed comment on their experiences; speaker discusses various aspects of racial discrimination and injustice in Southern society, particularly in Birmingham, and encourages people to persevere in working for civil rights, urges them to remain non-violent

2. Meeting at an Apostolic Overcoming Holiness Church in Birmingham, 16 April 1963: Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth discusses the cause of freedom for all people and the need to persevere; law enforcement in Birmingham and its relationship with black residents; importance of non-violence in civil rights demonstrations; asks citizens to sign property bonds to bail others out of jail; attorney Clarence Jones makes brief remarks; Reverend Joseph Lowry makes comments about significance of this event and recent developments in Birmingham, including the defeat of "Bull" Connor in the mayoral election; emphasizes that many white people are sympathetic towards the cause of civil rights; Reverend Shuttlesworth encourages people to pray for those in jail; two other attorneys make remarks; choral selection with a female vocal soloist; Reverend Shuttlesworth reads a text from Gospel of Luke and discusses it

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3642

"Old-Time Prayer Meeting" held during the Southern Christian Leadership Conference's "Project C," Birmingham, Ala., 6 May 1963: tape 1 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. Unidentified hymn "lined out" and sung by congregation without instrumental accompaniment; prayer spoken/chanted by a man with singers humming the tune of the previous hymn in the background; several men ask some of those present to leave the church and go to another church to prevent overcrowding and violation of fire safety regulations; speaker encourages mothers whose children are in jail for their participation in the civil rights movement not to worry; discussion about various logistical matters

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3643

"Old-Time Prayer Meeting" held during the Southern Christian Leadership Conference's "Project C," Birmingham, Ala., 6 May 1963: tape 2 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. Unidentified hymn "lined out" and sung a cappella by the congregation; brief remarks; man speaks/chants prayer, beginning with a version of the Lord's Prayer, humming/vocalizing in background; unidentified hymn; prayer with humming/vocalizing in background; unidentified hymn lined out and sung; prayer, beginning with a version of the Lord's Prayer; "This Little Light of Mine"; prayer

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3644

Mass meeting, Birmingham, Ala., date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Recording contains young people singing and interviews.

1. Guy Carawan interviews a black man who has been jailed for his participation in civil rights demonstrations: Man briefly discusses his experience

2. "Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around": Sung a cappella by a group of young people

3. "Woke Up This Morning With My Mind Set on Freedom": Sung by a group of young people (young black participants in civil rights activities) with guitar accompaniment (evidently by Guy Carawan)

4. "O Freedom": Sung by a group of young people with guitar accompaniment faintly in the background and clapping

5. "Ninety-Nine and a Half Won't Do" ("Lord, I'm Running, Trying to Make a Hundred"): Sung by a group of young people

6. "We Shall Not Be Moved": Started by Guy Carawan (guitar, vocal); young people join in singing

7. "We Shall Overcome": Young people with Guy Carawan

8. Guy Carawan briefly interviews a young black boy

9. Meeting: Minister speaks about various aspects of the civil rights movement, but the microphone shorts out repeatedly, making the content difficult to follow; minister introduces Guy Carawan

10. "Woke Up This Morning With My Mind Set on Freedom": Guy Carawan (banjo, vocal); Carawan introduces Candie Carawan and Mamie Brown

11. "We Are Soldiers" (incomplete): Mamie Brown and Guy and Candie Carawan

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3645

Mass meeting held during the Southern Christian Leadership Conference's "Project C," Birmingham, Ala., 28 May 1963

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Recording features Reverend Gardner and music.

1. Reverend Gardner asks Guy Carawan to sing several more songs so that those who previously did not realize they could participate in the singing can do so

2. "That's All Right": Guy Carawan (guitar, vocal) with audience participation

3. "They Go Wild Over Me"; "We Shall Not Be Moved": Candie Carawan (vocal) and Guy Carawan (guitar and vocal)

4. Reverend Gardner discusses the upcoming anniversary of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights; progress in civil rights movement thus far, goals that remain to be met; new mayor has appointed an advisory committee and invited black people to participate; hope that Birmingham Police Department eventually will include black officers; importance of monetary contributions

5. "Oh, Freedom": Sung by a small group of singers with organ accompaniment

6. Several speakers make remarks, but microphone shorts out frequently

7. "Ninety-Nine and a Half Won't Do" ("Lord, I'm Running, Trying to Make a Hundred"): Microphone shorts out frequently

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3646

Mass meeting held during the Southern Christian Leadership Conference's "Project C," Birmingham, Ala., 28 May 1963

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Recording features Reverend Gardner and music. Seems to be a continuation of FT-20008/3645. The microphone shorts out frequently throughout this recording, making the content difficult to follow.

1. "Amazing Grace": Sung by the audience/congregation with piano

2. Preaching: Chanted

3. Unidentified musical selection performed by male vocal soloist with piano

4. Remarks by Reverend Gardner: Mentions that he hopes to have several guest preachers at future meetings

5. "We Shall Overcome": Sung by the audience/congregation with piano; people talking on the way out of the meeting, some extemporaneous piano and tambourine playing

6. Guy and Candie Carawan testing the tape recorder

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3647

Mass meeting, Birmingham, Ala., date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Date and exact location not specified. Likely sometime in the spring of 1963.

1. Man makes brief remarks, says food is available for participants

2. "How Great Thou Art": Played at first on organ, then sung by a male soloist and choir. Audio quality is erratic, microphone shorts out at several points

3. "We Shall Be Changed": Sung by a male soloist and a group of singers (possibly a choir) with organ

4. "Never Turn Back": Sung by a female soloist and choir with organ

5. Another musical selection, designated "The Love of God" in documentation, but seems to be a setting of the Lord's Prayer for choir and female soloist

6. Brief remarks by Reverend Gardner; preaching by another speaker: Discusses God's concern for every aspect of people's lives; encourages everyone, regardless of his or her level of education, to register to vote; encourages everyone to do his or her best in the cause of civil rights

7. "We Shall Overcome": Sung by audience/congregation, led by Guy Carawan (guitar, vocal); Bob Zellner leads a verse at Guy Carawan's invitation; organist joins in approximately halfway through the song

8. Reverend Gardner announces that a walk is about to begin and everyone assembled is encouraged to participate

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3648

Mass Meeting or excerpts from one or more mass meetings, Birmingham, Ala., date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Date and exact location not specified, likely sometime in the spring of 1963. Recording features Martin Luther King and Ralph Abernathy.

1. "Surely He's Able to Carry You Through": Cleo Kennedy and the Birmingham Choir, with organ

2. Remarks by Reverend Ralph Abernathy: Abernathy discusses progress that has been made in the civil rights movement in Birmingham in recent weeks; importance of perseverance; encourages people not to worry about children who have been taken to jail, says measures are being taken to ensure their safety; further discussion of jailing of civil rights movement participants; announces a meeting to take place the next day at 16th Street Baptist Church; discusses willingness to suffer for the cause of civil rights

3. "Come on in This House": Choir with female vocal soloist and organ

4. Remarks by Martin Luther King Jr: King discusses the historical significance of the civil rights movement in Birmingham; importance of perseverance and unity; jailing of children and other participants in the civil rights movement; importance of non-violence; importance of loving everyone, even one's enemies

5. More remarks by Reverend Ralph Abernathy: Some lighthearted comments in response to King's remarks

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3649

Mass meeting at 16th Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Ala., date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Date and exact location not specified, likely sometime in the spring of 1963. Recording features Reverend Charles Billups.

1. "Amazing Grace": Sung by a male vocal soloist, choir, and congregation/audience, with a musical introduction by the soloist

2. Speaker asks those who have petitions calling for the dismissal of Father Albert Foley from his position as chairman of the Alabama advisory committee of the U.S. civil rights Commission to turn them; discusses objections to statements about Martin Luther King made by Father Foley; asks those positioned in the doorways to find seats or go to meetings at other churches, says fire department will call an end to the meeting if overcrowding is not corrected; discusses arrests of demonstrators, including children; announces that all four churches where mass meetings are taking place are filled to capacity; introduces Reverend Charles Billups; Reverend Billups emphasizes importance of active participation in the civil rights movement

3. Reverend Billups continues remarks: Discusses incident that took place the previous day in which fire and police personnel stopped demonstrators as they were marching last evening, told them they could not proceed, Reverend Billups and demonstrators knelt and prayed, firemen were about to turn fire hoses on the demonstrators, but stopped and eventually allowed the demonstrators to proceed unhindered; Reverend Billups says that this incident reinforced his faith

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3650

Press conference featuring Martin Luther King, Reverend Ralph Abernathy, and Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth, Birmingham, Ala., May 1963: tape 1 of 3

1/4" Open Reel Audio

1. The three speakers address questions asked by reporters from major radio and television networks and American, Canadian, and British periodicals about specific details of negotiations between leaders of the civil rights movement and Birmingham business leaders and public officials, as well as specific developments in the civil rights movement in recent weeks.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3651

Press conference II: Martin Luther King, Reverend Ralph Abernathy, and Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth, Birmingham, Ala., 6 or 7 May 1963: tape 2 of 3

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Year not indicated, but presumably 1963.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3652

Press conference II: jail brutality, students, young folks, Birmingham, Ala., 6 or 7 May 1963: tape 3 of 3

1/4" Open Reel Audio

TAPE BROKEN: Notes from Guy Carawan: Press conference in Birmingham 1963, recorded by Guy Carawan. See 2 related tapes: MC

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3653

KPFX, Birmingham, Ala., date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3654

Freedom Now, Birmingham, Ala., date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3655

Gospel Choir of Birmingham, Ala. Christian Movement for Human Rights, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Recorded by Guy Carawan.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3656

SNCC Conference at Tougaloo College, Jackson, Miss., 1963: tape 1 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

James Foreman, MC.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3657

SNCC Conference at Tougaloo College, Jackson, Miss., 1963: tape 2 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

James Foreman, MC.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3658

Mississippi Project, Bob Moses at Tougaloo College, Jackson, Miss., 1963: tape 1 of 3

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Notes from Guy Carawan: Narrative from Moses, recorded later at SNCC Conference, three tapes total. Tougaloo in Jackson, recorded in 1963?

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3659

Mississippi Project, Bob Moses at Tougaloo College, Jackson, Miss., 1963: tape 2 of 3

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3660

Mississippi Project, Bob Moses at Tougaloo College, Jackson, Miss., 1963: tape 3 of 3

1/4" Open Reel Audio

About the breakthrough in Greenwood and speculation about future needs and problems in Mississippi.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3661

SNCC Conference at Tougaloo College, Jackson, Miss., date unknown: 1 and 2: Music 1: tape 1 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3662

SNCC Conference at Tougaloo College, Jackson, Miss., date unknown: Music 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3663

SNCC Conference at Tougaloo College, Jackson, Miss., date unknown: Singing 1: tape 1 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3664

SNCC Conference at Tougaloo College, Jackson,Miss, date unknown.: Singing 2: tape 2 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3665

Sing for Freedom, Mount Beulah Delta Ministry, Edwards, Miss., 7 May 1965: tape 1 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Date according to flyer; Freedom singing, Doc Reese; Notes from Guy Carawan: From workshop at Mount Beulah, 1965.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3666

Mount Beulah Delta Ministry, Edwards, Miss., 7 May: tape 2 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Year not indicated. Presumably counterpart to FT-20008/3665. Alan Lomax talks about shout, music, singers.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3667

Atlanta Freedom Material 1, Andy, Dorothy, Bernice, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Songs at Andrew Young's House

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3668

"This Little Light," date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Contents of this tape unclear. Documented as This Little Light, 5-9. FT-20008/3668 through FT-20008/3672 evidently contain recordings from the Second Concert, 9 May, from the Mount Beulah, Edwards, Miss., workshop.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3669

Second Concert III Sea Island Singers, 9 May

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Year not indicated. FT-20008/3668 through FT-20008/3672 evidently contain recordings from the Second Concert, 9 May, from the Mount Beulah, Edwards, Miss., workshop.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3670

Second Concert IV Len Chandler and Angeline Butler, 9 May

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Year not indicated. FT-20008/3668 through FT-20008/3672 evidently contain recordings from the Second Concert, 9 May, from the Mount Beulah, Edwards, Miss., workshop.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3671

Second Concert V Birmingham Choir and Tom Paxton, 9 May

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Year not indicated. FT-20008/3668 through FT-20008/3672 evidently contain recordings from the Second Concert, 9 May, from the Mount Beulah, Edwards, Miss., workshop.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3672

Second Concert VI Cleo Kennedy and Theo Bikel, 9 May

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Year not indicated. FT-20008/3668 through FT-20008/3672 evidently contain recordings from the Second Concert, 9 May, from the Mount Beulah, Edwards, Miss., workshop.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3673

Sing for Freedom Festival, Theo Bikel tape 1A, Atlanta, Ga., 1964

1/4" Open Reel Audio

FT-20008/3673 through FT-20008/3678 are labeled Theo Bikel tapes. Evidently, judging from documentation in the file, these tapes contain recordings from the Sing for Freedom Festival of Negro Folk Music and Freedom Songs, 7-10 May 1964 at Gammon Theological Center Old Campus in Atlanta, apparently a predecessor of the Edwards, Miss., event mentioned above. The flyers for the two events are very similar.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3674

Sing for Freedom Festival, Theo Bikel tape 1B, Atlanta, Ga., 1964

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3675

Sing for Freedom Festival, Theo Bikel tape 2A, Atlanta, Ga., 1964

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3676

Sing for Freedom Festival, Theo Bikel tape 2B, Atlanta, Ga., 1964

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3677

Sing for Freedom Festival, Theo Bikel tape 3A, Atlanta, Ga., 1964

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3678

Sing for Freedom Festival, Theo Bikel tape 3B, Atlanta, Ga., 1964

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3679

Sing for Freedom Festival, Atlanta, Ga., 8 May 1964

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3680

Sing for Freedom Festival Second Concert II, Birmingham Choir, Joy Reagan, Atlanta, Ga., 9 May 1964

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3681

Sing for Freedom Festival Concert III, Georgia Sea Island Singers, Atlanta, Ga., 8 May 1964

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Evidently more material from the Sing for Freedom Festival.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3682

Sing for Freedom Festival Concert IV, Sea Island Singers, Len Chandler, Cleo Kennedy, 8 May

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Year not indicated.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3683

Sing for Freedom Festival Concert V, Cleo Kennedy and Carlton Reese, Theo Bikel, 8 May

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Year not indicated.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3684

Sing for Freedom Festival, Atlanta Ga., 1964

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Contents of tape are unclear. Tape box is labeled Sing For Freedom, Reel 2, Edited, Atlanta Conference, Brunswick Festival.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3685

Second Concert, Atlanta Ga., 1964: tape 3

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3686

Birmingham, Ala., 26 and 27 May 1963

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Young people

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3687

Susie Ann Price: Old woman, street scenes, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3688

Charles Wingfield and Dorothy Cotton Freedom songs, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3689

More civil rights-related material, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Detailed information about specific contents not available.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3690

Greenwood Documentary, Miss., date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Front of box is labeled Greenwood Documentary, Miss. Copy; Presumably relates to the civil rights movement in Greenwood, Mississippi in 1963 or 1964.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3691

Greenwood Documentary II, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Presumably a counterpart to FT-20008/3690.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3692

Material for side one of Voices: Old and Young, Albany, Ga., date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3693

Material for side two of Voices: Old and Young, Albany, Ga., date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3694

WHA 970, Wisconsin Public Radio: Voices: Old and Young, 10 June 1983: tape 1 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3695

WHA 970, Wisconsin Public Radio: Voices: Old and Young, 10 June 1983: tape 2 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3696

Original spoken parts and miscellaneous, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Notes from Guy Carawan: Pulled for Albany LP segments

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3697

Miscellaneous song fragments and interviews, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Notes from Guy Carawan: Pulled for Albany LP segments

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3698

Moving Star Hall Singers, Easter Festival, Johns Island, S.C., 16 April 1965

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3699

dub, Easter Festival, Johns Island, S.C., 16 April 1965

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3700

Brunswick Festival II, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3701

Brunswick Festival III, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3702

Brunswick Festival IV, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3703

Brunswick Festival V, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3704

Moving Star Hall Singers, Easter Festival, John's Island, S.C., 18-29 March

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Year not indicated.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3705

Easter Festival, Johns Island, S.C., date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Tape is marked tape number three, but not clear whether or not it is a counterpart to FT-20008/3704.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3706

Sea Island Folk Festival Concert, 26 October 1963: tape 1 of 3

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3707

Sea Island Folk Festival Concert, 26 October 1963: tape 2 of 3

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3708

Sea Island Folk Festival Concert, 26 October 1963: tape 3 of 3

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3709

Freedom Tea, Progressive Club, Johns Island, S.C., date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Prayer and song meeting, at the home of Guy Carawan.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3710

McKinley Peebles and Bessie Jones in New York, 10 November 1961

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3711

Detroit, May 1963

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Possibly includes Bessie Jones.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3712

Possibly Bessie Jones

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3713

Society for the Preservation of Spirituals, Charleston, S.C., date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3714

Guy and Candie Carawan, Easter Festival, Johns Island, S.C., date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

No date or location indicated; Presumably part of same series of recordings as FT-20008/3704 and FT-20008/3705.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3715

Sea Island Festival IV, Johns Island, S.C., date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3716

Moving Star, Guy, Angie, Freedom Singers, local groups, Yonges, Richard Family, 28 December: tape 1 of 3

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Year not indicated.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3717

Christmas, 28 December: tape 3 of 3

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Year not indicated.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3718

Guy Carawan on electric guitar, 28 December: tape 2 of 3

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Year not indicated.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3719

Sea Island Festival V Freedom Singers, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3720

Guy Carawan interview with Studs Terkel, WFMT Radio, Chicago, 18 January 1964: Reel 2 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Mono dub at 7.5 ips.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3721

Guy Carawan interview with Studs Terkel, WFMT Radio, Chicago: 18 January 1964: Reel 1 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Mono dub at 7.5 ips.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3722

Len Chandler workshop tapes, date unknown: tape 1 of 2 and Carlton Reese, Cleo Kennedy, date unknown: tape 1 of 3

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3723

Len Chandler workshop tapes I, date unknown: tape 2 of 3

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/3724

Len Chandler workshop tapes II, date unknown: tape 3 of 3

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9554

Reverend Ralph Abernathy: Road to Freedom, 1962

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9555

James Bevel and others, 1960

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9556

Tape of reenacted civil rights scenes: James Bevel and others, 1960

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9557

Joe Matthews Lecture on Radical Theology, 1961 Student Conference, 28-31 August 1961

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Monday, 46 min., lecture #1; Tuesday, 65 min., lecture #2.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9558

Albany Reel No. 2, Albany, Ga., date unknown: tape 1 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9559

Albany Reel No. 3, Albany, Ga., date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9560

Roughed out originals, Albany, Ga., date unknown: tape 1 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9561

Roughed out originals, Albany, Ga., date unknown: tape 2 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9562

Unidentified Sound Recording

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Evidentially contains recordings of either Nashville, Tenn Sit-in Story or Albany, Ga.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9563

Atlanta Freedom Song Workshop, 1964: tape 1 and Sing for Freedom edited Atlanta tapes: tape 1 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9564

Sing For Freedom: Atlanta, 1964 or 1965

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9565

No. 1 at Willards, mayors steps, and final meeting, Nashville, Tenn.

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9566

ABT No. 1 Courtroom scene, Nashville, Tenn., 21 May 1960

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9567

ABT No. 2, Nashville, Tenn., 21 May 1960

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9568

ABT No. 3 Diane AL 59304, Nashville, Tenn., 21 May 1960

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9569

Nashville Story 1.35, Nashville, Tenn., date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9570

Clark Memorial No. 1, Nashville, Tenn., 30 May 1960

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Ralph Abernathy, speaker.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9571

Clark Memorial No. 2, Nashville, Tenn., 30 May 1960

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9572

Clark Memorial No. 3, Nashville, Tenn., 30 May 1960

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9573

Clark Memorial No. 5, Nashville, Tenn., 30 May 1960

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9574

Clark Memorial No. 6, Nashville, Tenn., 30 May 1960

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9575

"We Shall Overcome," Nashville, Tenn., date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9576

Nashville Fiasco rejects, Nashville, Tenn., date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9577

Nashville Sit-ins Album, Nashville, Tenn., 1960

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Original Master

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9578

Candie Anderson on her Nashville Sit-in Experience, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9579

side 1, Birmingham, Ala., date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

FT-20008/9579 and FT-20008/9580 evidently are master tapes for the album Birmingham Mass Meeting, 1963.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9580

side 2, Birmingham, Ala., date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9581

Folkways: Birmingham Mass Meeting, Birmingham, Ala., 1963

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9582

Southern Report No. 2 Police Brutality, Gadsden, Ala., 1963

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9583

Mass meeting Choctow County, Lisman, Ala., July 1965

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9584

Freedom Riders Return to Jackson, 1961: tape 1 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9585

Freedom Riders Return to Jackson, 1961: tape 2 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9586

Songs for Freedom Song Book: Freedom Is a Constant Struggle III, date unknown: tape 1 of 3

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9587

Songs for Freedom Song Book: Freedom Is a Constant Struggle IV, date unknown: tape 2 of 3

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9588

Songs for Freedom Song Book: Freedom Is a Constant Struggle V, date unknown: tape 3 of 3

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9589

Gaynell Begley, 1972

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9590

Iris Brown, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9591

Paul Butterfield, In My Own Dream, Wolf, Waters, Diddley, Super Blues Live 1963, 1968

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9592

Jimmy Collier and James Orange I, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9828

Birmingham civil rights movement: Miscellaneous songs, Birmingham, Ala., 1963

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Music recorded during the SCLC's Project C, Birmingham, spring 1963.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9829

Birmingham civil rights movement: Mass meeting, Birmingham, Ala., 1963

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Mass meeting held as part of the SCLC's Project C, Birmingham, spring 1963.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9830

Birmingham civil rights movement: Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth, Birmingham, Ala., 1963: tape 1 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

FT-20008/9830 and FT-20008/9831 are recordings involving Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth made before a demonstration during the SCLC's Project C, Birmingham, spring 1963.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9831

Birmingham civil rights movement: Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth, Birmingham, Ala., 1963: tape 2 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9832

Birmingham civil rights movement: Student interviews, Remarks by Martin Luther King, Second statement at mass meeting, singing, Birmingham, Ala., 1963

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Interviews with students, statement by Martin Luther King made during a mass meeting, singing of "We Shall Overcome," Birmingham, spring 1963.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9833

Birmingham civil rights movement: Interview with Reverend Charles Billups and others, Birmingham, Ala., 1963: tape 1 of 4

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Interview with Rev. Charles Billups and others prior to a demonstration during the SCLC's Project C, Birmingham, spring 1963.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9834

Birmingham civil rights movement: Pre-demonstration registration, music, Dorothy Vails, Birmingham, Ala., 1963

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Pre-demonstration registration; music, including a performance by Dorothy Vails, during the SCLC's Project C, Birmingham, spring 1963.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9835

Birmingham civil rights movement: Interview with Reverend Charles Billups and others, Birmingham, Ala., 1963: tape 2 of 4

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9836

Birmingham civil rights movement: Interview with Reverend Charles Billups and others, Birmingham, Ala., 1963: tape 3 of 4

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9837

Birmingham civil rights movement: Interview with Reverend Charles Billups and others, Birmingham, Ala., 1963: tape 4 of 4

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9838

Birmingham civil rights movement: Mass meeting and miscellaneous songs, 1963

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Mass meeting held as part of the SCLC's Project C, Birmingham, spring 1963.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9839

Dick Gregory, music, civil rights movement in Greenwood, Miss., date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Recording involving Dick Gregory; music, Civil Rights Movement in Greenwood, Mississippi, probably sometime between 1963 and 1965.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9840

Interview(s), civil rights movement in Greenwood, Miss., date unknown: tape 1 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Interview(s), Civil Rights Movement in Greenwood, Mississippi, probably sometime between 1963 and 1965.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9841

Interview(s), civil rights movement in Greenwood, Miss., date unknown: tape 2 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9842

Mass meeting, civil rights movement in Greenwood, Miss., date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Mass meeting, Civil Rights Movement in Greenwood, Mississippi, including remarks by Rev. C.W. Brown, other speakers, music, probably sometime between 1963 and 1965.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9843

Greenwood (Mississippi) youth at Tougaloo SNCC conference, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9844

Spirituals, Reverend H.M. Taylor, Columbia, S.C., date unknown: tape 1 of 3

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Twelve spirituals, including "Handwriting on the Wall," sung by Rev. H.M. Taylor, Columbia, South Carolina

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9845

Spirituals, Reverend H.M. Taylor, Columbia, S.C., date unknown: tape 2 of 3

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9846

Spirituals, Reverend H.M. Taylor, Columbia, S.C., date unknown: tape 3 of 3

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9847

Freedom Rider songs, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9848

KPFK, Birmingham, date unknown: Parts 2 and 7

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9849

KPFK, Birmingham, date unknown: Parts 3 and 6

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9850

KPFK, Birmingham, date unknown: Parts 4 and 5

1/4" Open Reel Audio

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.2. Field Notes, 1960-1990.

Approximately 35 items.

Processing information: Folders 685 through 687 were formerly in Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes (#30025), folders 814, 815, and 972.

Field notes include song lists, box lists, memos, event programs, and articles that correspond to the Civil Rights Movement and African American music in the American South audio recordings found in subseries 2.1. Also included are original and photocopies of audio housing for select recordings.

Folder 685

Field notes: FT-20008/3641-3697

Folder 685 was formerly in Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes (#30025), folder 814

Folder 686

Field notes: FT-20008/3698-3713

Folder 686 was formerly in Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes (#30025), folder 815

Folder 687

Field notes: FT-20008/9829-9847

Folder 687 was formerly in Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes (#30025), folder 972

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Recordings and Field Notes Related to Music and Culture in South-central Appalachia and Miscellaneous Other Recordings, 1960s-1980s.

Approximately 70 items.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.1. Audio Recordings, 1960s-1980s.

56 items.

Arrangement: The original arrangement has been maintained.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9593

"Come All You Coal Miners," date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Original recording.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9594

"Come All You Coal Miners," date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Related to coal album.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9595

Hazel Dickens: Four selections, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Master recording.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9596

Hazel Dickens "Come All You Coal Miners," date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Copy of master recording.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9597

Les Daniels and Martin Mull, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9598

Cleveland Fields, Pikeville, Ky., 1967

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9599

Jesse, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Performer could be Jesse Fuller.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9600

Fred Gerlach, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9601

Fred Gerlach, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9602

Earl Gilmore side 1, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9603

Earl Gilmore side 2, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9604

Peter Gott, date unknown: tape 1 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9605

Peter Gott, date unknown: tape 2 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9606

Mable Hillery singing blues and childrens' songs, date unknown: tape 1 of 4. copy

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9607

Mable Hillery singing blues and childrens' songs, date unknown. copy

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9608

Mable Hillery, date unknown: tape 3 of 4

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9609

Mable Hillery, date unknown: tape 4 of 4

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9610

Noel's Tape "A Joyous Noise Unto the Lord" and KPFK interview with Mahalia Jackson, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9611

Cleo Kennedy and Carlton Reese, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9612

Alan Lomax Dock Reese Lecture, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9613

Herbert Lee and Ernie Marrs, 19 May 1963

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Recorded by Dave Baller.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9614

Hamper McBee, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Documented as rejects

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9615

Carol McComb and Leanne Hinton, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9616

Ed Miller, 1975

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9617

Pam, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Performer could be Pam Ostergren.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9618

Cleo and Jink Ray, 1967

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9619

Cleo Kennedy and Carlton Reese, Birmingham, Ala., date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9620

Jay Sewall, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9621

Mayne Smith, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9622

Rosalie Sorrels, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9623

Julie Thompson, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9624

Reverend H.M. Taylor, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Documented as rejects.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9625

Reverend H.M. Taylor, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Documented as rejects.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9626

George Tucker, Ky., 1967: tape 1 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Notes on tape box: Original tapes 1967 at George's home in Beaver, Ky., and at my place, Island Creek, Ky. G.C.; FT-20008/9626 through FT-20008/9631 are recordings of George Tucker of Beaver, Ky., but it appears that these were recorded at different times and in different contexts. Some of the recordings appear to form series. For instance, FT-20008/9626 and FT-20008/9627 evidently are a pair.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9627

George Tucker, Ky., 1967: tape 2 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9628

George Tucker 17 songs, 1972

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9629

George Tucker, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9630

George Tucker 2, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9631

George Tucker, early days, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Original recording.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9632

Hollis Watkins at the Augusta Heritage Center, Elkins, W.Va., 16 August 1985

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9633

Hedy West side 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9634

Georgia Sea Islands tape 1, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9635

Georgia Sea Islands tape 2, 1977

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9636

Georgia Sea Islands tape 3, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9637

Poor Bottom, date unknown: tape 1 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9638

Poor Bottom, date unknown: tape 2 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9639

Julius Lester's "Art and Living" Evening Program, 12 August 1960

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9640

Australian Songs and Singers, date unknown: tape 1 of 2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9641

Australian Songs, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9642

Hungarian Songs, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9643

Latino music, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9644

Julie Bidou Creole Dialect, December 1966

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9645

Ed Lange Paraguayan Harp, 1971

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9647

Sea Island hymns and spirituals, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9648

Sea Island spirituals, gospels and hymns, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9649

Freedom in the Air, SNCC Records side A, Albany, GA., date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9650

Freedom in the Air, SNCC Records side B, Albany, GA., date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9651

Sing for Freedom: Lest We Forget, Volume 3 side 1, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Original tape; Pre-Master Tape for Folkways FD 5488.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20008/9652

Sing for Freedom side 2, date unknown

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Original tape; Pre-Master Tape for Folkways FD 5488.

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15 items.

Processing information: Folder 688 was formerly in Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes (#30025), folder 968.

Field notes include song lists, memos, and letters that correspond to the recordings related to music and culture in South-central Appalachia and miscellaneous other recordings found in subseries 3.1. Also included are photocopies of original audio housing for select recordings.

Folder 688

Field notes: FT-20008/9601-9648

Folder 688 was formerly in Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes (#30025), folder 968

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Addition of 2006: Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life Audiocassettes and Other Materials, 1977-1988 (Acc. 100503).

43 items.

Recordings on audiocassette tape and CD of musical performances and interviews collected by Guy and Candie Carawan. Many of the cassettes feature members of the Johns Island, S.C., community, including William Saunders, Janie Hunter, Idell Smalls, and Gerald Mackey. Interviews may have been used in preparation of Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree Of Life, written by the Carawans about the Johns Island, S.C., community in 1988. Also included are field notes, or tape logs, found with select cassettes.

Note that titles are chiefly transcribed from labels on the media.

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/10340

Interview with Guy and Candie Carawan part 1, date unknown

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/10341

Interview with Guy and Candie Carawan part 2, date unknown

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/10851

Idell Smalls Interview, 11 September 1988

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/10852

Jamie Hunter, 8 April 1983

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/10853

Shelva Edith and John Dollo, date unknown

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/10854

Ralph Tefferteller, June 1979

Ralph Tefferteller (early Highlander staff member, 1934-1938) answers questions about cultural work at Highlander.

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/10855

Phoebia Bowman, date unknown

Phoebia Bowman interview and songs: 3 Stearns songs, 1 song about gas and oil crisis, at Cumberland College.

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/10856

Pam Stearns, date unknown

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/10857

Doug Yarrow, Walter Brock, Paxton, Si Kahn, Joe and Karen, date unknown

side 1: Clay County Miner; side 2: Sing The Hymns.

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/10858

Si Kahn and Thorp, date unknown

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/10859

Buck Maggard, date unknown

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/10860

Ellis Tackett and Hager, date unknown

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/10861

Edith, Doug Shelva, John Arms and Scott Shelva, date unknown

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/10862

Kate Long: Stonewall Jackson Dam Songs, October 1978

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/10863

Jean Steffey, date unknown

1. "Mama"

2. "Let Us Unite"

3. "Forever Missing You"

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/10864

Delbert and Doreas Jones, date unknown: tape 1

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/10865

Delbert and Doreas Jones, date unknown: tape 2

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/10866

Septima Clark, 13 April 1983

Septima Clark touches on Esau Jenkins' family, improvements on Johns Island, citizenship classes, role of music, Esau Jenkins, Penn Center Gathering, Judge Waring, Mayor Reilly, race discrimination and racism, "We Shall Overcome," and new songs.

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/10867

Alice Wine, 17 December 1987

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/10868

Alice Wine: 3 songs, date unknown

1. "Honey In The Rock"

2. "Hold On"

3. "We Shall Overcome"

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/10869

Alice Wine and Ruth Bligen, date unknown

Songs include "Honey In The Rock," "Hold On," "I am So Far From Home," "Bring Love Along With You," "Drinking of the Wine," "I'll Overcome Someday," "Honey In The Rock," and "What A Mighty God We Serve."

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/10870

"We Shall Overcome," John's Island International: Jamie Hunter, Alice Wine, John Small on porch, date unknown

Benjamin Bligen, Ginger Group 505-0138, SR 40/41.

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/10871

Side A: Bill Saunders, 17 May 1988; Side B: Bill Saunders/Senior Citizen Center

Songs include "That's All Right," "You've Got a Right to the Tree of Life," and "At The Cross-This Little Light."

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/10872

Bill Saunders, date unknown

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/10873

Bill Saunders and Emory Campbell, 6 May 1985

Sea Isle Development. Gage Hall Forum 6 May 1985; forum conclusion.

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/10874

Bill Saunders, December 1987

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/10875

Bill Saunders: tape 2, date unknown

Includes end of Bill Jenkins; Health Center.

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/10876

Bill Jenkins, March 1988

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/10877

Penn Center Nativity, December 1987

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/10878

Maggie Russell and David Hunter, 19 May 1988

Side A: Maggie Russell, 19 May 1988, 5 of 5; Side B: David Hunter, 19 May 1988.

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/10879

Edith Grimball, March 1988

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/10880

Gerald Mackey, date unknown

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/10881

Gerald Mackey: tape 2, date unknown

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/10882

Gerald For Guy, date unknown

Side A: Gerald For Guy; Side B unidentified sound recording

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/10883

Ethel Grimball and Elaine, date unknown

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/10884

Bernice Robinson, date unknown

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/10885

Maggie Russell, 18 May 1988: 1 and 2 of 5

Side A: Blank; Side B: Married in 1944, bonding with Susie Seabrook, long discussion of working for white lawyer in Charleston, treatment of African Americans in general, comments on development of Wadmalaw, registration and voting.

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/10886

Maggie Russell, May 1988

Digital Video Disc DVD-20008/155

The Telling Takes Me Home, A Film by Heather Carawan

Features Guy and Candie Carawan, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Nimrod Workman, Florence Reece, and others who have sustained, through singing, the struggles for change in the Deep South, Appalachia, and beyond. Release Date: April 2005.

Audiodisc FC-20008/13533

Earl Gilmore: From the depths of my soul, Va., 1977

Folder 683

Field notes: FS-20008/10851-10886

Tape logs found with select cassette recordings

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Addition of 2010: Guy and Candie Carawan Papers, 1955-2010 and undated (Acc. 101469).

About 18,000 items.

The Addition of 2010 primarily contains materials relating to Guy and Candie Carawan's professional and personal projects in the areas of civil rights, folk music and culture, and social justice.

Materials relating to civil rights include correspondence, pamphlets, newsletters, conference materials, notes, clippings, and a variety of other materials collected by Candie Carawan, beginning in the spring of 1960, when she spent a semester as an exchange student at Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn. In February 1960, she took part in a sit-in to protest racial segregation of lunch counters in Nashville, Tenn., and was arrested for her participation.

Files on writings contain materials relating to books ( Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life, Voices from the Mountains, We Shall Overcome!, Freedom is a Constant Struggle, and Sing for Freedom); articles; and other writing projects by Guy and Candie Carawan, as well as materials relating to albums recorded or produced by Guy Carawan.

The events series contains materials relating to concerts; lectures; Highlander Center workshops, concerts, and other events; festivals; conferences; benefits; vacations; and reunions and memorials that Guy and Candie Carawan led or attended. Also included are materials relating to performances by the Moving Star Hall Singers and the Georgia Sea Island Singers.

Subject files contain materials relating to professional and personal subjects, including Appalachia, civil rights, the Highlander Research and Education Center, and the Sea Islands of South Carolina and Georgia, among other topics. Files about individuals largely contain articles, clippings, and memorial and obituary information, although some contain scattered correspondence and information relating to projects undertaken by or about the individuals. Highlander files relate to the Carawans' employment and projects with the Highlander Research and Education Center, including workshop materials and photographs, printed materials, songbooks and sheet music, and memoranda and correspondence, among other items. Sea Islands materials include interview transcripts, articles, and clippings related to Guy and Candie Carawan's book Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life?, as well as other materials related the Moving Star Hall Singers of Johns Island, S.C., and to Low Country culture and community issues on the Sea Islands, including education, healthcare, and real estate development efforts. Other files include materials relating to conferences, concerts, projects requesting the Carawans' assistance, and the song "We Shall Overcome!" and a related documentary. Correspondence, printed materials, photographs, and biographical materials are also included.

Addition of 2010: Candie Carawan Fisk University materials, 1955-2010.

Correspondence, pamphlets, newsletters, conference materials, notes, clippings, and other materials collected by Candie Carawan, beginning in the spring of 1960, when she spent a semester as an exchange student at Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn. In February 1960, she took part in a sit-in to protest racial segregation of lunch counters in Nashville, Tenn., and was arrested for her participation.

Note that original folder titles have, for the most part, been retained.

Folder 1-3

Folder 1

Folder 2

Folder 3

Fisk University: Correspondence, April-December 1960 and undated

Includes a 19 April 1960 letter from Candie to her parents in Tehran, Iran, describing a march in downtown Nashville, Tenn., in response to the bombing of the house of Alexander Looby, an African American lawyer. The letter describes a confrontation with the mayor of Nashville on the steps of the county court house, and includes related clippings. Also included is a 9 May 1960 letter from Candie to her parents in Tehran describing the integration of lunch counters in Nashville. There are also several letters from Tom Rose, who worked at the Highlander Folk School in 1960, and a letter of support from Edna M. Brown to Candie Carawan, 4 December 1960, in which Brown commends Candie for her work for racial equality and describes her views on race. There is also an undated, unsigned hate mail letter.

Folder 4

Notes taken at Highland Weekend, 1-3 April 1960.

Folder 5

Conference: SNCC, Atlanta, Ga., 14-16 October 1960

Folder 6

Notes: Sit-ins, Iran, circa 1960

Folder 7

Nashville, Tenn., arrest court documents and related materials, 1960-1961, 1984

Letters and legal documents sent to Candie Carawan by Louis Farrell Jr., who represented her following her arrest for participating in the Nashville sit-ins. There are also other items related to the sit-ins, including programs from mass meetings in Nashville.

Folder 8

Student assignments: Literature, 1960

Folder 9

Fisk material, 1960

Scattered documents from Fisk University, not related to sit-ins.

Folder 10

Song Sheets: Civil rights, circa 1960s

Folder 11

Highlander materials: Programs, publications, pamphlets, and clippings, 1945-1961

Includes legal documents served in August 1959 that label the Highlander Folk School a public nuisance and charge founder Myles Horton with using the school for personal financial gain.

Folder 12

Nashville Sit-In reunion, 1990, 1995

Folder 13

The Bridge-Builder, unpublished essay by Julius Lester, undated

A heavily edited short story about a student at an African American university in the South.

Folder 14-18

Folder 14

Folder 15

Folder 16

Folder 17

Folder 18

Civil rights materials, 1955-2010: General

Includes a large quantity of mass mailings, flyers, programs, pamphlets, newsletters, and other printed materials collected by Candie Carawan through her involvement in the civil rights movement. Most items are dated 1960-1961 and come from organizations including the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the Nashville Community Relations Conference, and the Fellowship of Reconciliation. Topics include freedom rides, sit-ins, marches, and other protest activities occurring in Nashville, Mississippi, Louisiana, and other locations across the South. Also included is correspondence with the Martin Luther King Jr. Papers Project, which selected a letter, 20 October 1960, Candie wrote to King for publication. A copy of the original letter is included.

Oversize Paper OP-20008/1

"An Appeal for Human Rights" poster, undated

Folder 19

Newspapers: (Sit-ins:) Candie at Fisk, 1960

Folder 20

Mass Meetings/Other Nashville Gatherings (clippings), 1960, 1984

Folder 21

Newspapers: Fisk University: The Forum, March-September 1960

Folder 22

Newspapers: The Peacemaker, August-December 1960

Folder 22-24

Folder 22

Folder 23

Folder 24

Newspapers: Pomona College: Student Life, February 1960-February 1961

Folder 25

Newspapers: Other college newspapers, March-November 1960

Folder 26-37

Folder 26

Folder 27

Folder 28

Folder 29

Folder 30

Folder 31

Folder 32

Folder 33

Folder 34

Folder 35

Folder 36

Folder 37

Newspapers: Article index and clippings, 1960-1961

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Addition of 2010: Writings and Albums, 1966-2000 and undated.

Arranged by type of project in the following order: Books, FIPSE writing, articles and pamphlets, albums.

Materials related to books ( Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life, Voices from the Mountains, We Shall Overcome!, Freedom is a Constant Struggle, and Sing for Freedom); articles; and other writing projects of Guy and Candie Carawan. The FIPSE writing materials relate to a project by the Carawans, funded by a grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), to retrospectively analyze their own lives and work. The materials also document the Carawans' later unsuccessful efforts to publish the results of the project as an autobiography. Also included are materials relating to albums recorded or produced by Guy Carawan. For additional materials relating to Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life, see the subject files series in the Addition of 2010.

Folder 38

Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life, first edition: Simon and Schuster materials, 1966-1976

Correspondence, agreements, financial materials, and catalog.

Folder 39

Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life, first edition: Review copy mailing list and response letters, 1967

Folder 40-41

Folder 40

Folder 41

Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life, first edition: Reviews, 1967-1968

Folder 42

Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life, first edition: Sing Out article, 1966

Folder 43

Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life, first edition: Controversy and criticism, 1967

Folder 44

Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life, first edition: Library photo exhibits, 1969 and undated

Folder 45

Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life, second edition: University of Georgia Press materials, 1987-1994

Correspondence, financial materials, and agreements.

Folder 46-48

Folder 46

Folder 47

Folder 48

Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life, second edition: University of Georgia Press catalogs, 1988-2000

Folder 49

Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life, second edition: Interviewing and preparing for new edition

Folder 50

Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life, second edition: Preparation for republishing, especially bibliography

Includes research notes, articles, a preface written by Charles Joyner, and drafts of the Carawans' introduction to the new edition, among other items.

Folder 51

Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life, second edition: Photos for reissue

Contact sheets, negatives, and scattered photographs used in the second edition of Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life. Also contains lists identifying photograph subjects.

Folder 52

Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life, second edition: Permissions

Folder 53

Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life, second edition: Reviews and publicity materials, 1989-1995 and undated

Folder 54

Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life, second edition: Expenses

Folder 55

Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life, general: Attempts at republication, 1976-1979

Folder 56

Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life, general: Couto Research

Folder 57

Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life, general: Permissions requests

Projects requesting permission to use material from Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life.

Folder 58

Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life, general: Other materials

Includes letters relating to the Tree of Life Fund, among other items.

Folder 59

Voices from the Mountains, first edition: Knopf materials

Correspondence, agreements, and financial materials, among other items.

Folder 60

Voices from the Mountains, first edition: Permissions

Folder 61

Voices from the Mountains, first edition: Expenses

Folder 62

Voices from the Mountains, first edition: Reviews

Folder 63

Voices from the Mountains, first edition: Letters in response to Voices from the Mountains

Folder 64-65

Folder 64

Folder 65

Voices from the Mountains, second edition: University of Illinois Press materials

Correspondence, agreements, and financial materials, among other items.

Folder 66

Voices from the Mountains, second edition: Cover negatives

Folder 67

Voices from the Mountains, second edition: Permissions

Folder 68

Voices from the Mountains, second edition: Reviews

Folder 69

Voices from the Mountains, third edition: University of Georgia Press materials

Correspondence, agreements, and financial and publicity materials, among other items.

Folder 70

Voices from the Mountains, general: Attempts at republication, 1980-1995

Folder 71

Voices from the Mountains, general: Permissions requests

Projects requesting permission to use material from Voices from the Mountains.

Folder 72

Voices from the Mountains, general: Voices from the Mountains Fund and board

Distribution of royalties the Carawans earned from the book to Appalachian causes.

Folder 73

Voices from the Mountains, general: Other materials

Folder 74

We Shall Overcome! and Freedom is a Constant Struggle, 1964-1979

Correspondence, reviews, and financial and publicity materials for the books We Shall Overcome! (1963) and Freedom is a Constant Struggle (1968).

Folder 75-77

Folder 75

Folder 76

Folder 77

Sing for Freedom, 1983-1990

Sing for Freedom contains both of the Carawans' earlier publications We Shall Overcome! and Freedom is a Constant Struggle. Materials include reviews, correspondence, financial and publicity materials, and materials relating to the accompanying CD "Been in the Storm So Long."

Folder 78

FIPSE Writing: Introduction: Rough drafts

Folder 79

FIPSE Writing: Part I, Sea Islands: Interviews

Folder 80

FIPSE Writing: Part I, Sea Islands: Interview with Frankie and Doug Quimby, 18 May 1984

Folder 81-83

Folder 81

Folder 82

Folder 83

FIPSE Writing: Part I, Sea Islands: Rough drafts

Folder 84

FIPSE Writing: Part II, Civil Rights: Interviews

Folder 85-87

Folder 85

Folder 86

Folder 87

FIPSE Writing: Part II, Civil Rights: Rough drafts

Folder 88

FIPSE Writing: Part III, Appalachia: Interviews

Folder 89-91

Folder 89

Folder 90

Folder 91

FIPSE Writing: Part III, Appalachia: Rough drafts

Folder 92-94

Folder 92

Folder 93

Folder 94

FIPSE Writing: FIPSE notebook

Contents of a binder labeled "FIPSE notebook," including planning materials, notes, drafts, and historical materials documenting the Carawan's lives and work.

Folder 95

FIPSE Writing: Cultural History Project

Folder 96

FIPSE Writing: Carawan writing about our work

Folder 97

FIPSE Writing: Feedback on FIPSE manuscript

Folder 98

FIPSE Writing: Feedback from Myles Horton

Folder 99

FIPSE Writing: Feedback from Gurney Norman

Folder 100

FIPSE Writing: History: Cultural work

Folder 101

FIPSE Writing: Interview notes

Folder 102

FIPSE Writing: Writing for Guggenheim proposal

Folder 103

FIPSE Writing: Other materials

Drafts, notes, research materials, and attempts at publication.

Folder 104-106

Folder 104

Folder 105

Folder 106

Printed materials

Published articles and pamphlets written by the Carawans.

Folder 107

"Appalachia: Country Music You Won't Hear from Nashville"

Folder 108

Carry it On: Summer 1994 writing

Article written for the Mississippi Freedom Summer 30th Anniversary Project.

Folder 109-110

Folder 109

Folder 110

Center for Black Music Research

Materials relating to articles written by the Carawans for the Black Music Research Journal and the Black Music Research Bulletin, as well as general information about the Center for Black Music Research.

Folder 111

Cultural program booklet: Review Draft

Folder 112

Review of Soon We Will Not Cry: The Liberation of Ruby Smith Robinson by Cynthia Griggs for the NWSA Journal

Folder 113

Southern Changes article, 1988

Folder 114

Social Policy article, 1990

Folder 115

Article on Bernice Robinson for Black Women in the United States: An Historical Encyclopedia

Folder 116

Article on the Highlander Center for the Encyclopedia of Appalachia (HREC)

Folder 117-122

Folder 117

Folder 118

Folder 119

Folder 120

Folder 121

Folder 122

Article for Fighting Back in Appalachia, edited by Steve Fisher

Folder 123

Article for Sea Island Families and Society: Testimonies of African Cultural Continuity, edited by Keith Baird and Mary Arnold Twining

Entitled "Christmas Eve Watch on Johns Island."

Folder 124

Doubleday: Retrieving photos

Folder 125

How many books have we sold?

Folder 126

Buying/Selling/Giving: Ain't You Got a Right/Sing for Freedom

Folder 127

Albums: "Come All You Coal Miners"

Folder 128

Albums: "Green Rocky Road"

Folder 129

Albums: "Jubilee"

Folder 130

Albums: "Sparkles and Shines"

Folder 131

Albums: "The Telling Takes Me Home"

Folder 132

Albums: "Tree of Life"

Folder 133

Albums: Album covers: General

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-20008/2

Albums: Album covers: Oversize

A sheet of paper with several of Guy Carawan's CD covers taped to it, large color photocopies of the same set of covers, and color photocopies of other Carawan CD covers.

Folder 134-135

Folder 134

Folder 135

Albums: Civil Rights

Includes liner notes, reviews, song lists, permissions requests, and other materials and relating to civil rights albums produced by Guy Carawan with Folkways Records (later Smithsonian Folkways) and the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).

Folder 136

Albums: Voggenreiter

Folder 137

Albums: Other materials

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Addition of 2010: Events, 1956-2008 and undated.

Arrangement: Chronological.

Clippings, posters, programs, other printed materials, and scattered planning correspondence. Materials relate to concerts; lectures; Highlander Center workshops, concerts, and other events; festivals; conferences; benefits; vacations; and reunions and memorials that Guy and Candie Carawan led or attended. Also included are materials relating to performances by the Moving Star Hall Singers and the Georgia Sea Island Singers.

Folder 138

Occidental College "The Southwest in Ballad and Folksong" performance, Los Angeles, Calif., 23 March 1956

Packet of sheet music compiled by Austin E. Fife and performed by Guy Carawan and Frank Hamilton.

Folder 139

World Festival of Youths and Students, Moscow/China tour, 1957

Includes several photographs of Guy Carawan meeting Chinese premier Chou En-lai, and a letter from the United States Department of State informing Guy Carawan of the revocation of his passport following his tour of Communist China.

Folder 140

Highlander Center "The Place of the White Southerner in the Current Struggle for Justice" workshop, 25-28 May 1960

Folder 141

Highlander Youth Project, 6 July-16 August 1960

Folder 142

Highlander Center "Sing for Freedom" music workshop, 28 August-5 September 1960

Folder 143

Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) annual meeting, Shreveport, La., 11-13 October 1960

Folder 144

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) "Nonviolence and the Achievement of Desegregation" conference, Atlanta, Ga., 14-16 October 1960

Folder 145

Highlander Center "The Role of the Southern White Student in the Changing South" workshop, 11-13 November 1960

Folder 146

Cornell University concert, Ithaca, N.Y., December 1960

Folder 147

Highlander Center benefit concert at Carnegie Hall, New York, N.Y., 10 February 1961

Folder 148

Fifth Peg concerts, Toronto, Canada, October 1961

Folder 149

Western Michigan University concerts, 22-23 February 1962

Folder 150

Knoxville, Tenn., performances, March 1962

Folder 151

Recording session with Reverend H.M. Taylor, Columbia, S.C., 4 September 1962

Folder 152

Fort Lewis A&M College concert, Durango, Colo., 14 November 1962

Folder 153

Ash Alley concerts, Tuscon, Ariz., November-December 1962

Folder 154

Southeast Neighborhood House benefit performance, Washington, D.C., 16 May 1963

Folder 155

Sea Island Folk Festival, Johns Island, S.C., 26-28 October 1963

Folder 156

Johns Island Christmas Festival, 26-27 December 1963

Folder 157

Johns Island Easter Festival, 28 March 1964

Folder 158

"Sing for Freedom" Festival, Atlanta, Ga., 7-10 May 1964

Folder 159

Newport Folk Festival, Newport, R.I., 23-26 July 1964

Folder 160

Mississippi Caravan of Music, summer 1964

Folder 161

University of California, San Diego concert, 12 October 1964

Folder 162

Johns Island Christmas Festival, 28 December 1964

Folder 163

Sea Island Folk Festival, Brunswick, Ga., 12 March 1965

Folder 164

Sea Island Folk Festival, Hilton Head, S.C., 16-17 April 1965

Folder 165

"Sing for Freedom" Festival and workshop, Edwards, Miss., 6-9 May 1965

Folder 166

UCLA Folk Festival, 14-16 May 1965

Folder 167

San Francisco State College Folk Music Festival, 17-23 May 1965

Folder 168

Alaska Festival of Music, 15 June-1 July 1965

Folder 169

Calvary Presbyterian Church concert, Riverside, Calif., 30 June 1965

Folder 170

Saint Albans Concert, Queens, N.Y., 20 July 1965

Folder 171

Jamaica Estates concert, Queens, N.Y., 21 July 1965

Folder 172

Newport Folk Festival, Newport, R.I., 22-25 July 1965

Folder 173

Kossuth Hall concert, New York, N.Y., 10 September 1965

Folder 174

Conference for Southern Community Cultural Revival, Knoxville, Tenn., 1-3 October 1965

Folder 175

Arlington Street Church performance, Boston, Mass., November 1965

Folder 176

Mississippi Folk Festivals, August and December 1965

Folder 177

Johns Island Christmas and New Years Festivals, 23 December 1965 and 2 January 1966

Folder 178

Freedom Radio event, 14 February 1966

Folder 179

Orilla Folk Festival, Ontario, Canada, 18-19 February 1966

Folder 180

United Kingdom concerts tour, March-April 1966: General

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United Kingdom concerts tour, March-April 1966: Oversize

Folder 181

University of California, San Diego concert, 19 April 1966

Folder 182

Calvary Presbyterian Church concert, Riverside, Calif., 20 April 1966

Folder 183

Ash Grove concerts, Los Angeles, Calif., 22-24 April 1966

Folder 184

Johns Island Song and Arts Festival, 21-22 May 1966

Folder 185

Newport Folk Festival, Newport, R.I., July 1966

Folder 186

Fox Hollow Festival, Petersburgh, N.Y., August 1966

Folder 187

New Britain, Conn., concert, 18 December 1966

Folder 188

Burg Waldeck International Festival of Folksongs and Chansonse, Germany, 12-17 June 1968: General

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Burg Waldeck International Festival of Folksongs and Chansonse, Germany, 12-17 June 1968: Oversize

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Esslingen, Germany concert, 29 June 1968

Folder 189

University of California, Riverside student strike concert, 4 June 1969

Folder 190

Pomona College concert, Claremont, Calif., 2 October 1969

Folder 191

Garrison Theatre concert, Claremont, Calif., 11 February 1970

Folder 192

Loop College "A Decade of Civil Rights, 1960-1970" program, Chicago, Ill., 20 May 1970

Folder 193

Southern Oregon College concert, Ashland, Ore., 28 July 1970

Folder 194

Wofford College concert, Spartanburg, S.C., September 1970

Folder 195

Midland Lutheran College concert, Freemont, Neb., 19 October 1970

Folder 196

King's College concert, Wilkes-Barre, Penn., 27 October 1970

Folder 197

Elizabethtown College performance with John Beecher, Elizabethtown, Penn., 29 October 1970

Folder 198

Pennsylvania State University, Shenago Valley Campus concert, 4 November 1970

Folder 199

Pomona College concert, Claremont, Calif., 15 March 1971

Folder 200

Linn-Benton Community College concert, Albany, Ore., 14 April 1971

Folder 201

"In the Alley" Theater concerts, Escondido, Calif., 24-25 July 1971

Folder 202

Old Time Music Festival, Ivydale, W.Va., September 1971

Folder 203

Stratford College concerts, Danville, Va., 6-7 October 1971

Folder 204

Louisburg College Southern Appalachian Folk Concert, Louisburg, N.C., 8 October 1971

Folder 205

Ashland Community College concert, Ashland, Ky., 21 October 1971

Folder 206

Defiance College concert, 27 October 1971

Folder 207

Illinois College Convocation program, Jacksonville, Ill., 1 November 1971

Folder 208

University of Wisconsin, Marathon County Campus concerts, Wasau, Wisc., 3-4 November 1971

Folder 209

University of Wisconsin, Baraboo-Sauk County Campus concert, Baraboo, Wisc., 6 November 1971

Folder 210

Northland College concert, Ashland, Wisc., 8 November 1971

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San Diego Mesa College concert, San Diego, Calif., 3 December 1971

Folder 211

Guy Carawan concerts itinerary, 23 November 1971-21 April 1972

Folder 212

College of the Sequoias concert, Visalia, Calif., 21 April 1972: General

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College of the Sequoias concert, Visalia, Calif., 21 April 1972: Oversize

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University of California, Santa Cruz Extension "The Folk Musicians" lecture and performance, 23 May 1972

Folder 213

University of California, Davis Extension "The Folk Musicians" lecture and performance, 24 May 1972: General

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University of California, Davis Extension "The Folk Musicians" lecture and performance, 24 May 1972: Oversize

Folder 214

Highlander Center 40th Anniversary Celebration, August 1972

Folder 215

Highlander Center "Mountain Movement Music" workshop, 19-22 October 1972

Folder 216

Oletime Mountain Music Show, Letcher County, Ky., November 1972

Folder 217

Lassen College concert, Susanville, Calif., 6 December 1972

Folder 218

Carson-Newman College Folk Festival, Jefferson City, Tenn., 3 April 1973

Folder 219

Clinch Valley College Appalachian Music Seminar, 3 April 1974

Folder 220

Highlander Center music workshop with Bessie Jones, 26-28 April 1974

Folder 221

Highlander Center music workshop, 14-16 June 1974

Folder 222

John Henry Memorial Authentic Blues and Gospel Jubilee, Clifftop, W.Va., 30 August-1 September 1974

Folder 223

"Commode 2000" concert, Germany, 18 October 1974

Folder 224

Highlander Center "Musicians' Co-op" workshop, 18-20 October 1974

Folder 225

"Songs and Poetry from the Coalfields" workshop, Harlan County, Ky., 13-15 December 1974

Folder 226

Umpqua Community College concert, Roseburg, Ore., 31 March 1975

Folder 227

Linn-Benton Community College concert, Albany, Ore., 2 April 1975

Folder 228

Morris Harvey College Appalachian Festival, Charleston, W.Va., 7-11 April 1975

Folder 229

Appalachian Music Festival, Kanawha County Schools Community Education Department, Charleston, W.Va., 26 April-3 May 1975

Folder 230

Highlander Center music workshop with Mable Hillery, 23-25 May 1975

Folder 231

Highlander Center music workshop, 27-29 June 1975

Folder 232

Highlander Center "Folktales, Folksongs, and Games" storytelling workshop, 10 January 1976

Folder 233

Laurel Theatre concert, Knoxville, Tenn., 22 February 1976

Folder 234

Highlander Center songwriters' workshop, 27-29 February 1976

Folder 235

Mable Hillery memorial concert, 7 June 1976

Folder 236

Logan County Arts and Crafts Fair concert, Logan, W.Va., 13-15 August 1976

Folder 237

Southern Highland Handicraft Guild Craftsman's Fair concert, Knoxville, Tenn., October 1976

Folder 238

Laurel Theatre concerts, Knoxville, Tenn., 3-4 December 1976

Folder 239

Children's Museum Family Folk Concert, Oak Ridge, Tenn., 12 December 1976

Folder 240

Walters State Community College Folk Festival, March 1977

Folder 241

Highlander Center "We Shall Overcome" music and culture workshop, 24-26 June 1977

Folder 242

Folk Festival of the Smokies, 15-17 September 1977

Folder 243

John C. Campbell Folk School concert, Brasstown, N.C., 20 November 1977

Folder 244

1977 United Mine Workers Collective Bargaining Calendar

Wall calendar containing entries noting Guy and Candie Carawan's appointments, concerts, and other events.

Folder 245

Antioch Community Assembly concert, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 9 February 1978

Folder 246

Highlander Center "A Night with Bessie Jones" program, 20 March 1978

Folder 247

Highlander Center "Music in Communities/Regional Culture" workshop, 7-9 April 1978

Folder 248

Highlander Center Appalachian workshop, 8 August 1978

Folder 249

Georgia Sea Island Festival, 19-20 August 1978

Folder 250

Jericol Mines strike Labor Day Rally, Harlan County, Ky., 4 September 1978

Folder 251

Highlander Center workshop on music and coal mining, 17-19 November 1978: General

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Highlander Center workshop on music and coal mining, 17-19 November 1978: Photographs

Folder 252

Highlander Center "Afro-American Music, Culture, and History" workshop, 2-4 March 1979

Folder 253

"Me and thee coffeehouse" concert, Marblehead, Mass., 21 April 1979

Folder 254

Tusculum College Old Oak Folk Festival V, Greeneville, Tenn., 27-28 April 1979

Folder 255

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Georgia benefit concert, Atlanta, Ga., 7 May 1979

Folder 256

Cumberland Gap Storytelling Festival, Harrowgate, Tenn., 12 May 1979

Folder 257

Alternative Center for International Art (ACIA) concert, New York, N.Y., 18 May 1979

Folder 258

Walnut Valley June Jamboree, Winfield, Kansas, 1-3 June 1979

Folder 259

Georgia Sea Island Festival, 18-19 August 1979

Folder 260

Northern Illinois University "Songs of Struggle and Celebration" Festival, 28-30 September 1979

Folder 261

"Mississippi's 'Freedom Summer' Reviewed", Jackson, Miss., 30 October-2 November 1979

Folder 262

Smithsonian "Voices of the Civil Rights Movement" conference, Washington, D.C., 30 January-3 February 1980

Folder 263

Unitarian Universalist Church performance, Marblehead, Mass., 14 February 1980

Folder 264

"Songs for People" workshop, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 17 February 1980

Folder 265

"A Tribute to Septima Clark and Rosa Parks" program, Berkeley, Calif., 1 May 1980

Folder 266

First Existentialist Church concert, Atlanta, Ga., 11 May 1980

Folder 267

Phoenix Fellowship concert, Atlanta, Ga., 16 May 1980

Folder 268

Vancouver Folk Music Festival, British Columbia, Canada, 18-20 July 1980

Folder 269

Old Time Music Day, Hendersonville, Tenn., 1 September 1980

Folder 270

West Germany tour, October 1980

Folder 271

Highlander Center "Music and Cultural Traditions of the Appalachian Coalfields" workshop, 14-16 November 1980

Folder 272

Evening Star Folk Society concert, Sautee-Nacochee, Ga., 1980

Folder 273

Highlander Center tribute concert, Philadelphia, Pa., 6 February 1981

Folder 274

Mallory Avenue Christian Church concert and workshop, Portland, Ore., 20-21 February 1981

Folder 275

Atlanta Area Friends of Folk Music concert, Atlanta, Ga., 21 March 1981

Folder 276

Nassau Community College Folk Festival, East Garden, N.Y., 31 March-1 April 1981

Folder 277

Highlander Center Benefit and Festival of Appalachian and Southern Folk Music, 1-3 May 1981: General

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Highlander Center Benefit and Festival of Appalachian and Southern Folk Music, 1-3 May 1981: Oversize

Folder 278

Winnipeg Folk Festival, Manitoba, Canada, 10-12 July 1981

Folder 279

Vancouver Folk Music Festival, British Columbia, Canada, 17-19 July 1981

Folder 280

Georgia Sea Island Festival, 15-16 August 1981

Folder 281

Highlander Center "Land and Environment" workshop, 20-22 November 1981: General

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Highlander Center "Land and Environment" workshop, 20-22 November 1981: Photographs

Folder 282

"Pikeville Hoot (Larry Webster)" Old Time and Mountain Music Concert, Pike County, Ky., 4 December 1981

Folder 283

Highlander Center "Cultural Expression in Coal Mining Communities" workshop, 2-4 April 1982

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Highlander Center "Cultural Expression in Coal Mining Communities" workshop, 2-4 April 1982

Folder 284

Marblehead Nuclear Weapons Freeze Committee benefit concert, Marblehead, Mass., 8 May 1982

Folder 285

Highlander Center "They'll Never Keep Us Down" workshop, 28-31 May 1982: General

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Highlander Center "They'll Never Keep Us Down" workshop, 28-31 May 1982: Photographs

Folder 286

Jefferson County Founding Festival, Dandridge, Tenn., 12-13 June 1982

Folder 287

Vancouver Folk Music Festival, British Columbia, Canada, 16-18 July 1982

Folder 288

Georgia Sea Island Festival, 14-15 August 1982

Folder 289

Highlander Center 50th Anniversary Celebration, 23-24 October 1982

Folder 290

Highlander Center cultural workshop with Jane Sapp, 29 April-1 May 1983

Folder 291

Highlander Center campaign trip, June 1983

Folder 292

Georgia Sea Island Festival, 20-21 August 1983

Folder 293

Dock Boggs Memorial Festival, Wise, Va., 24 September 1983

Folder 294

"Voices of the Civil Rights Movement" programs, February 1983-January 1984

Includes materials relating to a series of events sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and Howard University, held in Michigan; Washington, D.C.; Mississippi; and Louisiana.

Folder 295

Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia concerts tour schedule, February 1984

Folder 296

Nassau Community College One World Music Festival, East Garden, N.Y., 27-29 March 1984

Folder 297

Marblehead Nuclear Weapons Freeze Committee benefit concert, Marblehead, Mass., 30 March 1984

Folder 298

Regional Sea Island cultural meeting, Penn Center, Saint Helena, S.C., 29-30 May 1984

Includes a summary and a transcript of a tape recording of the meeting. Attendees included Janie and Tina Hunter, Emory Campbell, Frankie and Doug Quimby, Laura Bush, Jane Sapp, and Guy and Candie Carawan.

Folder 299

Piccolo Spoleto and Charleston Folk concert, Charleston, S.C., 31 May 1984

Folder 300

Smithsonian Festival of American Folklife, Washington, D.C., 27 June-1 July 1984

Folder 301

La Pena Cultural Center concert and workshop, Berkeley, Calif., 17-18 August 1984

Folder 302

Hindman Settlement School concert, Hindman, Ky., 18 October 1984

Folder 303

Kent State University Folk Festival, Kent, Ohio, 22-23 February 1985

Folder 304

Labor Heritage Foundation "Great Labor Song Exchange," Silver Spring, Md., spring 1985

Folder 305

Principia College programs, Elsah, Ill., and Saint Louis, Mo., 10-13 May 1985

Folder 306

"The Other America" Tubinger Festival, Tubingen, Germany, 31 May-2 June 1985

Folder 307

Georgia Sea Island Festival, 16-17 August 1986

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Coal workshop, Hindman, December 1986

Folder 308

Swords into Plowshares "Carry It On!" concert, Philadelphia, Pa., 24 January 1987

Folder 309

College of Charleston "An Evening with Guy Carawan and Janie Hunter: A Cultural History of Johns Island in the 1960's" program, Charleston, S.C., 3 December 1987

Folder 310

Unitarian Church concert, Charleston, S.C., 6 December 1987

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Paolo Friere visit, December 1987

Folder 311

Principia College lectures and performances, Elsah, Ill., 13-14 April 1988

Folder 312

Sautee-Nacoochee, Ga., concert, 25 November 1988

Folder 313-314

Folder 313

Folder 314

Smithsonian "Contemporary Black American Congregational Song and Worship Traditions" conference, Washington, D.C., 2-4 February 1989

Folder 315

Jubilee Festival Tribute to Guy and Candie Carawan, 17 March 1989: General

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Jubilee Festival Tribute to Guy and Candie Carawan, 17 March 1989: Oversize

Folder 316

University of North Carolina Folklore Conference on archiving and collecting, 6-8 April 1989

Folder 317

Concerts and workshop, Northampton, Mass., 15-16 April 1989

Folder 318

Mississippi Folklore Society annual meeting, 21-22 April 1989

Folder 319

"Cajun Country" trip, April 1989

Folder 320

"I Can Feel the Spirit Rising" rally and concert, Knoxville, Tenn., 22 July 1989

Folder 321-322

Folder 321

Folder 322

New York Institute for Nonviolence National Symposium, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., 9-11 November 1989

Folder 323

Penn Center Heritage Days Celebration, Saint Helena, S.C., 9-11 November 1989

Folder 324

Smithsonian Festival of American Folklife, Washington, D.C., 27 June-8 July 1990

Folder 325

University of South Carolina McKissick Museum concert, Columbia, S.C., 16 September 1990

Folder 326

Penn Center Heritage Days Celebration, Saint Helena, S.C., 8-10 November 1990

Folder 327

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Service, Montgomery, Ala., 13 January 1991

Folder 328

Southern Community/Labor Conference, Birmingham, Ala., 3-5 May 1991

Folder 329

Appalachian Community Fund Anniversary Celebration, 22 June 1991

Folder 330

National Civil Rights Museum Dedication, Memphis, Tenn., 30 June-4 July 1991: General

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National Civil Rights Museum Dedication, Memphis, Tenn., 30 June-4 July 1991: Photographs

Folder 331

Winnipeg Folk Festival, Manitoba, Canada, 4-7 July 1991

Folder 332

Vancouver Folk Music Festival, British Columbia, Canada, 19-21 July 1991

Folder 333

Champlain Valley Summer Festival, 2-4 August 1991

Folder 334

World of Music and Dance (WOMAD) Festival, Toronto, Canada, 8-11 August 1991

Folder 335

Adirondack Folk/Gospel Festival, Hoosick, N.Y., 16-18 August 1991

Folder 336

Fund for Southern Communities, Bernice Reagon Tribute Celebration, 4 October 1991

Folder 337

Penn Center Heritage Days Celebration, Saint Helena, S.C., 7-9 November 1991

Folder 338

National Festival of Black Storytelling, 14-17 November 1991

Folder 339

"Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" Smithsonian Conference, Washington, D.C., 6-8 February 1992

Folder 340

Carawan family concert at Laurel Theatre, Knoxville, Tenn., 4 April 1992

Folder 341

African American Cultural Week, April 1992

Folder 342

Conference on Leadership and Southern Rural Poverty, Greenville, Miss., 5-7 June 1992

Folder 343

Ocracoke, N.C., trip, July 1992

Folder 344

Ocracoke, N.C., trip, summer 1993

Folder 345

The Woods Music and Dance Camp, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 5-10 August 1993

Folder 346

Mariposa Folk Festival, Toronto, Canada, 12-15 August 1993

Folder 347-348

Folder 347

Folder 348

Nova Scotia trip, 18-30 August 1993

Folder 349

Fund for Southern Communities, Torchbearer Award Presentation, 26 February 1994

Folder 350

Sea Island Cultural Arts Festival, 10 September 1994

Folder 351

Student Leadership Conference 35th Sit-In Reunion, Nashville, Tenn., 2-4 February 1995

Folder 352

Selma to Montgomery March 30th Anniversary Bridge Crossing Jubilee, Selma, Ala., 3-11 March 1995

Folder 353

Fund for Southern Communities/Grassroots Leadership benefit concert, Asheville, N.C., 20 May 1995

Folder 354

Cigar Workers' Memorial Celebration, Charleston, S.C., 4 September 1995

Folder 355

Guy and Evan Carawan "Sing for Freedom!" concert, Los Angeles, Calif., 23 September 1995

Folder 356

National Symposium on Multicultural Music, Knoxville, Tenn., 12-14 October 1995

Folder 357

Penn Center Heritage Days Celebration, Saint Helena, S.C., 9-11 November 1995

Folder 358

Central American Solidarity Association (CASA) benefit concert, Beckley, W.Va., 15 November 1995

Folder 359

Montgomery Bus Boycott 40th Anniversary programs, Montgomery, Ala., 1-5 December 1995

Folder 360

University of Georgia "Civil Rights in Small Places" conference, Athens, Ga., 15-16 April 1996

Folder 361

Ashokan Fiddle and Dance Camp, August 1996

Folder 362

Sea Island Cultural Arts Festival, Wadmalaw Island, S.C., 14 September 1996

Folder 363

Reel World String Band and Friends 20th Anniversary concert, spring 1997

Folder 364

Seedtime on the Cumberland Festival of Mountain Arts, 29 May-1 June 1997

Folder 365

Peace with Justice Week, Henderson, Ky., 16-19 October 1997

Folder 366

Black History Month benefit concert, 21 February 1998

Folder 367

Appalachian Culture workshop, June 1998

Folder 368

Carson-Newman College Award concert, Jefferson City, Tenn., 24 September 1998

Folder 369

"Aspects of Color" conference, Abingdon, Va., 2-3 October 1998

Folder 370-371

Folder 370

Folder 371

College of Charleston Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration., Charleston, S.C., January 1999

Folder 372

Appalachian Studies Association Annual Conference, Abingdon, Va., 19-21 March 1999

Folder 373-374

Folder 373

Folder 374

National Organizers Alliance Gathering IV, Black Mountain, N.C., 19-23 May 1999

Folder 375

Common Ground "Songs and Stories from the American South" workshop, 4-11 July 1999

Folder 376

"Labor/Educators Popular Education Forum (Bev Brown)," 20-21 August 1999

Folder 377

Ocean Song Gallery program, 28 August 1999

Folder 378

Appalachian Heritage Festival, 27 September-1 October 1999

Folder 379

Highlander Center Mountaintop Festival, 9 October 1999

Folder 380

Belmont University Martin Luther King Jr. program, Nashville, Tenn., 20 January 2000

Folder 381

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) reunion and conference, Raleigh, N.C., 13-16 April 2000

Folder 382

University of Tennessee College of Law Equal Justice Colloquium, 12-13 October 2000

Folder 383

Commission on Religion in Appalachia (CORA) 35th Anniversary Celebration, Black Mountain, N.C., 19-21 October 2000

Folder 384

Unitarian Universalist Church performances, Lexington, Ky., 5 November 2000

Folder 385

"Voices from Home" Appalshop concert, Knoxville, Tenn., 15 November 2000

Folder 386

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute interview, April 2001

Folder 387

Hunting Island, S.C./Penn Center trip, November 2002

Folder 388

Washington, D.C., trip, February 2005

Folder 389

Folly Beach, S.C., trip, 30 April-7 May 2005

Folder 390

Folly Beach, S.C., trip, 20-27 May 2006

Folder 391

University of Georgia Russell Library performance and exhibit, 16 November 2008

Folder 392

Thanksgiving Celebration concert, Sautee-Nacochee, Ga., 29 November 2008

Folder 393

Guy Carawan concerts, planning materials and correspondence, 1970-1980 and undated

Folder 394

Undated performances and events: General

Chiefly posters, programs, clippings, and other printed materials relating to undated performances and other events.

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Undated performances and events: Oversize

Five undated posters advertising performances by Guy and Candie Carawan.

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Addition of 2010: Subject Files, 1959-2007 and undated.

Files compiled by Guy and Candie Carawan containing materials relating to professional and personal subjects, including Appalachia, civil rights, the Highlander Research and Education Center, and the Sea Islands of South Carolina and Georgia, among other topics.

Files about individuals largely contain articles, clippings, and memorial and obituary information, although some contain scattered correspondence and information relating to projects undertaken by or about the individuals.

Highlander files relate to the Carawans' employment and projects with the Highlander Research and Education Center, including workshop materials and photographs, printed materials, songbooks and sheet music, and memoranda and correspondence, among other items.

Sea Islands materials include interview transcripts, articles, and clippings related to Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life, written in 1987-1988 by Guy and Candie Carawan. Other Sea Islands materials relate to Low Country culture and community issues on the Sea Islands, including youth and adult education, healthcare, and the effects of real estate development efforts. Also included are correspondence and printed materials related to the Moving Star Hall Singers, a traditional spiritual singing group from Johns Island, S.C.

Other files include materials relating to conferences, concerts, projects requesting the Carawans' assistance, and the song "We Shall Overcome!" and a related documentary. Also included are two folders of general personal and professional correspondence, five folders of general photographs, and biographical materials.

Note that original folder titles have, for the most part, been retained.

Also note that some of the subjects in these files are closely related to materials in other series.

Folder 395

Address lists

Folder 396

"Ain't You Got a Right" song

Folder 397-398

Folder 397

Folder 398

Appalachian background articles

Folder 399-400

Folder 399

Folder 400

Appalachian Community Fund: Helen Lewis Award

Folder 401

Appalshop

Folder 402

Articles on development

Folder 403

Asch, Moe

Includes photocopies of correspondence between Guy Carawan and Moe Asch and others, 1959-1961. Also included are materials relating to a biography of Moe Asch written by Peter Goldsmith.

Folder 404

Ash Grove/Ed Pearl

Folder 405

Atlanta

Folder 406

Aunt Molly project, Shelly Romalis

Folder 407

Begley, Joe

Folder 408

Belafonte, Harry

Folder 409

Benedict College Congregational Singing Symposium, planning materials

Folder 410

Bill Harley Project/Nashville Reunion: "Songs From the Welcome Table" album, 1989-1990

Folder 411

Biographical materials: Articles: Carson-Newman Studies article, fall 1999

Folder 412

Biographical materials: Articles: Sing Out article, spring 2000

Folder 413

Biographical materials: Articles: No Depression article, July-August 2000

Folder 414

Biographical materials: Articles: General

Folder 415

Biographical materials: Book excerpts

Folder 416-418

Folder 416

Folder 417

Folder 418

Biographical materials: Clippings

Folder 419

Biographical materials: Evan and Heather Carawan: General

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Biographical materials: Evan and Heather Carawan: Promotional poster for Evan Carawan's "Rhythm Rascals" band, undated

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Biographical materials: Evan and Heather Carawan: Promotional poster for Heather Carawan's documentary film The Telling Takes Me Home, undated

Folder 420-424

Folder 420

Folder 421

Folder 422

Folder 423

Folder 424

Biographical materials: General

Includes resumes and vitas; lists of publications, recordings, and performances; and brief narrative summaries of Guy and Candie Carawans' careers and accomplishments, many of which appear to have been written by the Carawans and provided to performance venues for publicity purposes. Also included are flyers, posters, brochures, and other promotional materials created by agencies and companies representing Guy Carawan, including Real People's Music, the Association of American Colleges Arts Program, Paul Endicott Artist Management, RFD, Folkways Records, June Appal Recordings, and the Traditional Arts Services Schools Project.

Folder 425

Biographical materials: Guy Carawan autobiographical narrative, 1965

Folder 426

Biographical materials: Guy Carawan autobiographical notes and time lines

Folder 427

Biographical materials: Interviews

Includes transcripts of interviews with Guy and Candie Carawan by Ron Cohen (1991) and Helen Veit (1999) and a transcript of an interview with Candie Carawan discussing adult education and popular education (1993).

Folder 428

Black, Wade

Folder 429

Blacks in Appalachia

Folder 430

Braden, Anne

Folder 431

Branscome, James

Folder 432

Bruce Jackson: Folksong Revival

Folder 433

Cadle, Tilman

Folder 434

Cantwell, Robert

Folder 435

Carawans in Atlanta, Spring 1980

Folder 436

Carson, Jill and Ron

Folder 437

Charleston Library materials/Also Community Center

Folder 438

Charleston: "We Shall Overcome"/"The Old Cigar Factory" display, 1990

Folder 439

Cherokee/Pembroke

Folder 440

China applications, circa 1975

Personal statements written by Guy and Candie Carawan as part of their applications to take part in a social and cultural "Friendship Tour" program in China.

Folder 441

Civil Rights articles, 1988-1989

Folder 442

Clark, Mike

Folder 443

Clark, Septima

Folder 444-445

Folder 444

Folder 445

Claude/Hyde Co.

Folder 446

Coady International Institute

Folder 447

Cobb, Alice

Folder 448-449

Folder 448

Folder 449

Cohen, Ron

Folder 450

Cold Mountain/Sparky Rucker

Folder 451

Common Ground Music Harvest

Folder 452

Contacts: Rodolfo Robles, Mexico/Latin America

Folder 453-454

Folder 453

Folder 454

Correspondence: General, 1969-2007

Includes general personal and professional correspondence unaffiliated with other files.

Folder 455

Correspondence: Randi/Mark and Michelle/Larry and Cindy/Monroe Gilmore

Includes letters, cards, postcards, photographs, and other personal correspondence materials.

Folder 456

Cotton, Dorothy

Folder 457

Durr, Virginia

Folder 458

Ed Cabbell's work

Folder 459

"Eewasa Ka Trustee-Nee: For All Children" community education resource guide

Folder 460

Emil Willimetz memoir, December 2002

Folder 461

European concerts, including East Germany

Folder 462

"Eyes on the Prize" documentary series, 1984-1987

Folder 463

Foreign friends

Folder 464

Forest workers

Folder 465

Foxfire: Eliot Wigginton ("Wig")

Folder 466

Freedom Songs

Includes printed and handwritten sheet music and lyrics with associated letters.

Folder 467

Friere, Paulo

Folder 468

General articles on music/civil rights

Folder 469

Gilmore, Earl

Folder 470

Gish, Tom

Folder 471

Glen, John

Folder 472

Goldsmith, Peter

Folder 473

Goldstein, Malcolm

Folder 474-476

Folder 474

Folder 475

Folder 476

"Gullah Tides" documentary, Louise Cox: General

Image Folder PF-20008/11

"Gullah Tides" documentary, Louise Cox: Photographs

Folder 477

Hamer, Fannie Lou

Folder 478

Hamilton, Frank

Folder 479

Handcox, John

Folder 480

Hatch, David

Folder 481

Heather in Scotland

Materials relate to Guy and Candie Carawan's daughter Heather's study abroad program in Scotland.

Folder 482

Highlander: Annual Reports

Folder 483

Highlander: Articles on Alcoa, Tenn.

Folder 484

Highlander: Carawan proposal to staff, early 1980s

Folder 485-486

Folder 485

Folder 486

Highlander: Chiapas Theater

Folder 487

Highlander: Cultural projects, miscellaneous

Folder 488

Highlander: Cultural writing, NAYO and others

Folder 489

Highlander: "Culture: The Roots of Community Spirit and Power" program booklet

Folder 490

Highlander: Early Highlander

Folder 491

Highlander: General Highlander/Guy joins staff

Folder 492

Highlander: Guy and Candie consulting

Folder 493

Highlander: Highlander Reports

Folder 494

Highlander: Highlander Women display

Folder 495

Highlander: Jim Sessions

Folder 496

Highlander: Letters inviting us back to Highlander, 1972

Folder 497

Highlander: Linn Carey/Carawans on cultural programming, 1984

Folder 498

Highlander: The Long Haul by Myles Horton

Folder 499

Highlander: Myles on Grundtrig, 1983

Folder 500

Highlander: New brochure

Folder 501

Highlander: New Pavilion/New office (art work)

Folder 502

Highlander: Newspaper articles

Folder 503

Highlander: Paul de Leon

Folder 504

Highlander: "Picking Up the Pieces: Women In and Out of Work in the Rural South" booklet

Folder 505

Highlander: Printed materials

Folder 506

Highlander: Proposed cultural workshops

Folder 507

Highlander: Reports on cultural program and lists of Highlander workshops

Folder 508

Highlander: Scott Bates presentation, 2003

Folder 509

Highlander: Songbooks and song sheets

Folder 510

Highlander: Staff and board, 1999-2000

Folder 511

Highlander: Thoughts on Director Search, 1999

Folder 512

Highlander: Toxics program/Bumpass Cove

Folder 513

Highlander: Workshop brochure

Folder 514

Highlander: Workshop recording summaries, 1967-1970

Includes summaries of recordings of a Chicago Appalachian Patriot's Workshop, 31 October-1 November 1969; a music workshop, 20 October 1969; an ASCP Workshop on Small Groups, 22-24 May 1970; and an ASEP Community Group Workshop, 6-8 February 1970.

Folder 515-516

Folder 515

Folder 516

Highlander: Workshop summaries

Folder 517

Highlander: Writing about Highlander

Folder 518

Highlander: "You Got to Move" documentary abstract

Folder 519

Highlander: Other papers

Folder 520

Hillery, Mable

Folder 521

Honey, Mike

Folder 522-523

Folder 522

Folder 523

Horton, Myles

Folder 524

Horton, Zilphia

Folder 525

Hunter, Janie

Includes photocopies of typed and handwritten drafts of an autobiographical sketch by Janie Hunter, among other items.

Folder 526

International contacts

Folder 527

Jake Easterling and Jim Hamilton interview

Folder 528-529

Folder 528

Folder 529

Jenkins, Esau

Includes photocopies of handwritten adult education materials, among other materials.

Folder 530

"Johnny Cash: Putting the Traditions Back Together" book chapter draft by Frye Gaillard

Folder 531

Johnson, Lisa

Folder 532

Jones, Bessie: General

Image Folder PF-20008/12

Jones, Bessie: Photographs

Folder 533

Jubilee album project, 1988

Folder 534

Jubilee Community Arts

Folder 535

Justus, May

Folder 536-537

Folder 536

Folder 537

Kaltoft, Gwendolyn

Materials relating to Guy and Candie Carawan's assistance with Gwendolyn Kaltoft's dissertation on music and adult learning.

Folder 538

Keynote: Women

Folder 539

King Jr., Martin Luther

Folder 540

Kirkpatrick, Frederick Douglass

Folder 541

Kivnick, Helen

Folder 542

Labor materials: General

Folder 543

Latin America

Folder 544

Latino writing/issues

Folder 545

Lawrance, Mary

Folder 546

Legal case (North Carolina)

Folder 547

Letters of support (including Alan Lomax)

Folder 548-550

Folder 548

Folder 549

Folder 550

Lewis, Helen

Folder 551

Linde, Carsten

Folder 552

Ling, Peter

Folder 553

Louise Filler on Antioch College

Folder 554

Lomax, Alan

Includes correspondence between Alan Lomax and Guy and Candie Carawan, letters in support of the Carawan's work written by Lomax, and a statement written by Guy Carawan for Alan Lomax's memorial service, among other items.

Folder 555

Marrs, Ernie

Includes letters to Guy Carawan, 1959-1961 and undated, as well as copies of a newsletter entitled "Verses Unlimited," 1959.

Folder 556

Material back from Riverside

Folder 557

Memorial program and sympathy letters, 1981

A memorial program and sympathy letters received by Candie Carawan on the death of her father, Howard Anderson.

Folder 558

National conference of singer/songwriters

Folder 559

Notebook, 1984-1986 and undated

Dated, chronological notes written by Candie Carawan relating to projects, meetings, and events including the Highlander Center Ford Project and other Highlander workshops, events, and projects; schedules of events and activities; research trips and interviews; and conferences; among other subjects.

Folder 560

Notebook, 1986-1988 and undated

Notes written by Candie Carawan relating to a documentary about the Moving Star Hall Singers, as well as notes relating to other Sea Islands projects, including research interviews.

Folder 561

Notes: General

Loose pages of handwritten notes, lists, and other materials, unaffiliated with other files.

Folder 562-563

Folder 562

Folder 563

Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance (OREPA)

Folder 564

Overview: Cultural Development, 1990s

Folder 565

Parks, Rosa

Folder 566

Permissions

Folder 567

Peter Cooper project

Folder 568

Political Art

Folder 569

Ponder, Elymas Yates

Folder 570

Pressing mail: To be answered

Folder 571

Printed materials: Appalachia and coal mining

Folder 572

Printed materials: Appalachia and coal mining

Folder 573

Project ideas, 1987

Folder 574

Reagon, Bernice

Folder 575

Reagon, Cordell

Folder 576

Reece, Florence

Folder 577

Reform in the union

Folder 578

Requests answered, 1998-2000

Folder 579

Resource lists: Appalachia/Sea Islands

Folder 580

Rinzler, Ralph

Folder 581

Robinson, Bernice

Folder 582

Sea Islands: Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life: Jenkins Family, 1971-1972, 1987-1988

Includes interview transcripts, personal history, articles and clippings about life on Johns Island, S.C., used by Guy and Candie Carawan in their research for the book, Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life. Also included are an article and clippings about Esau Jenkins and a memo to Highlander staff about his death. For more information about Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life, see the writings series.

Folder 583

Sea Islands: Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life: Myles Horton, 1971-1988

Folder 584

Sea Islands: Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life: Gerald Mackey, 1988

Folder 585

Sea Islands: Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life: William Saunders, 1987-1990

Folder 586

Sea Islands: Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life: Maggie Russell, 1988

Folder 587

Sea Islands: Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life: Citizenship Schools Program, 1987-1988

Interview transcripts, including those with Esau Jenkins, Ethel Grimball, William Saunders, Septima Clark, Bernice Robinson

Folder 588

Sea Islands: Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life: Related materials, 1993-1998

Includes photocopies of sections of the book, photographs of Johns Island community members, and materials related to an appreciation service for Janie Hunter.

Folder 589-590

Folder 589

Folder 590

Sea Islands: Avery Institute of Afro-American History, 1982-1989

Includes letters and printed materials related to a conference, South Carolina Voices of the Civil Rights Movement, held by the Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture at the College of Charleston, S.C., in November 1982. Also included are letters, collection inventories, and other items related to a collaboration between the Avery Institute and the Highlander Center on a photography and folk music exhibit using photographs and recordings collected by the Carawans from Johns Island, S.C.

Folder 591

Sea Islands: Citizenship Schools/education: Aimee Horton thesis, circa 1960

Chapter from an unknown work by Aimee Horton, "Developing Teacher-Leaders for the Voter Education Movement: The Citizenship School Program," and related citizenship school materials from Highlander Folk School.

Folder 592

Sea Islands: Citizenship Schools/education: School conditions, 1967

Primarily clippings, with some letters, about the conditions of schools in Johns Island, S.C.

Folder 593

Sea Islands: Citizenship Schools/education: Johns Island Citizenship School Program, 1979, 1986

Transcript of talk given by Bernice Robinson on "Using the GED as a Vehicle for Community and Labor Education," in November 1979, at the Highlander Research and Community Development Center in New Market, Tenn.

Folder 594

Sea Islands: Citizenship Schools/education: Extramural Education and Community Service Program, 1979-1996

Folder 595

Sea Islands: Citizenship Schools/education: Sea Island Adult School Repertoire, undated

Notebook with hand-written notes.

Folder 596

Sea Islands: Charleston, S.C.: Unitarian Church, 1964-1965

Clippings, church newsletters, and other materials relating to an event at the Charleston (S.C.) Unitarian Church where Guy Carawan was to perform and the controversy over his possible ties to communist organizations.

Folder 597

Sea Islands: Charleston, S.C.: Clippings, 1960s-1970s

Folder 598

Sea Islands: Charleston, S.C.: Septima Clarke, 1978

Program and clippings related to honorary degrees received by Septima Clarke from College of Charleston, S.C.

Folder 599

Sea Islands: Charleston, S.C.: Hospital strike, 1968-1969, 1983

Published articles and other materials about the 1969 Charleston, S.C., hospital workers strike.

Folder 600-602

Folder 600

Folder 601

Folder 602

Sea Islands: Comprehensive Healthcare and healthcare materials, 1971-1990

Promotional pamphlets and historical materials related to the Comprehensive Health Care Corporation, an organization that worked to bring health services to the Sea Islands.

Folder 603

Sea Islands: Development: Johns Island, Seabrook Island, 1983 and undated

Promotional materials and advertisements for real estate development on Johns Island and Seabrook Island, S.C.

Folder 604

Sea Islands: Development: Land development debate, 1986-1988

Debate on Sea Island development between William Saunders and Emory Campbell and related land development materials.

Folder 605-607

Folder 605

Folder 606

Folder 607

Sea Islands: Georgia Sea Islands, 1980-1988

Promotional fliers and photographs of the Sea Island Singers, Frankie and Doug Quimby, as well as a small number of printed and published items from Sapelo and Saint Simon's Islands, Ga.

Folder 608-612

Folder 608

Folder 609

Folder 610

Folder 611

Folder 612

Sea Islands: Low Country and Gullah dialect, 1970s-1980s

Includes articles, pamphlets, printed and published items, and research materials on Low Country culture and the Gullah dialect. There are also two oral history transcriptions from Edisto Island, S.C., as well as election pamphlets, clippings, and other documents related to the political career of William Saunders, the first African American chair of the Charleston County, S.C. Democratic Party.

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Folder 613

Folder 614

Folder 615

Folder 616

Folder 617

Folder 618

Folder 619

Sea Islands: Moving Star Hall Singers, 1959-1990s

Correspondence, articles, pamphlets, promotional items, clippings, and other materials related to the Moving Star Hall Singers, a traditional spiritual singing group from Johns Island, S.C. Other materials include articles written by Guy Carawan about the group in 1989-1990 and promotional materials from concerts given by the Moving Star Hall Singers. There are also biographical materials about Janie Hunter, a prominent artist in the group and leader in the Johns Hall religious community. In 1984, she was named a National Heritage Fellow by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Image Folder PF-20008/13

Sea Islands: Moving Star Hall Singers: Photographs, undated

Photographs of members of the Moving Star Hall Singers used in promotional materials.

Folder 620-621

Folder 620

Folder 621

Sea Islands: Other papers: Johns Island festivals, 1963-1965

Includes letters and other writings by Guy Carawan, as well as pamphlets, clippings, and other materials related to festivals on Johns Island, especially Christmas Watch at Moving Star Hall and other folk music festivals.

Folder 622

Sea Islands: Other papers: Sandra Oldendorf, circa 1980s

Letters to Guy and Candie Carawan from Sandra Oldendorf, a professor at Western Carolina University in Collowhee, N.C.

Folder 623-624

Folder 623

Folder 624

Sea Islands: Other papers: Sea Islands culture articles and printed materials, circa 1980s

Photocopies of articles and other printed materials related to Sea Island Culture collected by Guy and Candie Carawan.

Image Folder PF-20008/14

Sea Islands: Johns Island: photographs and negatives, 1984

Folder 625

Sea Islands: Other papers: "Keep your Eyes on the Prize: Cultural Work in the Sea Islands," circa 1985

Includes copies of article written by Guy and Candie Carawan.

Folder 626

Sea Islands: Other papers: Daufuski Island Project, 1985-1990

Papers and articles related to community development project on Daufuski Island, S.C.

Folder 627

Sea Islands: Other papers: South Carolina field recordings collection, Library of Congress, August 1986

Archival finding aid for South Carolina Field Recordings in the Archive of Folk Culture, Library of Congress.

Folder 628

Sea Islands: Other papers: Penn Center, Saint Helena Island, 1986-1987

Newsletters, pamphlets, promotional materials related to the Penn Center on Saint Helena Island, S.C.

Folder 629

Sea Islands: Other papers: Sea Island field trip, May 1987

Field notes and related documents from a trip Guy and Candie Carawan took to South Carolina in May 1987.

Folder 630

Sea Islands: Other papers: United Presbyterian Hunger Project, 1987

Folder 631

Sea Islands: Other papers: "In Celebration of Us" play

Folder 632

Sea Islands: Other papers: South Carolina Folk Heritage Awards, 1988-1989

Folder 633

Sea Islands: Other papers: Idell Smalls, 1988-1989

Includes the 1988-1989 Annual Report for the Sea Island Youth Development Corps.

Folder 634

Sea Islands: Other papers: Seniorlites, 1989

Includes song lyrics and sheet music.

Folder 635

Sea Islands: Other papers: Museums, 1989

Includes papers related to the South Carolina State Museum, McKissick Art Museum, and exhibitions or projects involving African American culture and the Avery Research Center.

Folder 636

Sea Islands: Other papers: Sea Islands visit, November 1991

Includes pamphlets promotional materials, and other items related to multiple festivals occurring on the Sea Islands.

Folder 637

Seeger, Pete

Several notes from Pete Seeger to Guy Carawan, photocopies of a letter from Guy Carawan to Seeger, sheet music of a song entitled "Maple Syrup Time," a brief report by Pete Seeger entitled "The Integration Battle: A 'Singing' Movement" (report from Greenwood, Miss.), clippings, and other printed items.

Folder 638

Singing/Recording

Folder 639

Smith, Stephanie

Folder 640

Stearns, Ky., mining strike: General

Oversize Paper OP-20008/2

Stearns, Ky., mining strike: Oversize

Folder 641

Strip mining

Folder 642

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Negroes in American History

Folder 643

Subversive music

Folder 644

Sue Thrasher's work at the University of Massachusetts

Folder 645

Support letters for cultural work

Folder 646

"A Survey of Rural Music of the Southeastern United States" by Mike Seeger

Folder 647

Teaching

Folder 648

Tefferteller, Ralph

Folder 649

Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church shootings, August 2008

Folder 650

Textile workers

Folder 651

Thornburgh, Lucille

Folder 652

Traditional Arts Services Schools Project

Folder 653

Travel: North Carolina: Brochures

Folder 654-655

Folder 654

Folder 655

Travel: South Carolina: Brochures

Folder 656

Travel: South Carolina: Notes, correspondence, and planning materials, 1996-2005 and undated

Folder 657

Tucker, George

Folder 658

Vollers, Maryanne

Folder 659

War on Poverty

Folder 660-666

Folder 660

Folder 661

Folder 662

Folder 663

Folder 664

Folder 665

Folder 666

We Shall Overcome documentary and song, circa 1960s-2000: General

Correspondence and other materials related to the film We Shall Overcome, which aired as a television documentary on Public Broadcasting Service networks in 1988. Correspondents include film producer Jim Brown; chief consultant Bernice Johnson Reagon; and Pete Seeger, who appeared in the film. There are also sheet music copies of the song, "We Shall Overcome," as well as notes, songbooks, translations, clippings, and photographs related to the documentary and song.

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We Shall Overcome documentary and song, circa 1960s-2000s: Photographs, Guy and Candie and others, 1987 and undated

Several undated sheets of black-and-white undated photographs of Guy and Candie Carawan with others and unlabeled photographs of African American men and women singing, taken in 1987 and likely related to the filming of We Shall Overcome.

Folder 667-672

Folder 667

Folder 668

Folder 669

Folder 670

Folder 671

Folder 672

We Shall Overcome Fund materials, 1982-2005

Includes applications for grant funding for numerous projects, final reports from completed grant-funded projects, brochures, clippings, and other materials for advertising the activities and purpose of the We Shall Overcome Fund. Also included are scattered letters about the administration of the Fund and several bank statements listing royalties paid to the Fund for use of the song for which the Fund is named.

Folder 673

Weller, Jack

Folder 674

West, Don

Folder 675

Whitaker, J.B.

Folder 676

Workman, Nimrod

Folder 677

Writings on Poor People's Campaign of 1968 by Robert Chase

Folder 678

Yale, Andy

Folder 679

York Associates: Documentary on nonviolence

Folder 680

Zisk, Betty

Folder 681

"The ZYX of Political Sex" by Scott Bates

Folder 682

Other papers: General

Includes clippings, programs, and other printed materials unaffiliated with other files.

Image Folder PF-20008/15-19

PF-20008/15

PF-20008/16

PF-20008/17

PF-20008/18

PF-20008/19

Photographs: General

Photographs, negatives, slides, and contact sheets, including images of Guy and Candie Carawan, their children Evan and Heather Carawan, other family members and friends, and events that appear to include Highlander workshops, civil rights events, and concerts, among other subjects.

Museum Item MU-20008/10

Banjo cover (framed)

Signed by Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Septima Clark, Mamie Brown, Mahalia Jackson, and others.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Addition of May 2017: Guy and Candie Carawan Papers, 1915, 1951-2015 (Acc. 103074).

About 1600 items.

The Addition of 2017 documents the Carawans continuing work on civil rights, Appalachia, the Sea Islands, folk music and culture, and social justice projects in partnership with HREC and others. Included are materials relating to a memoirs project intended to serve as a field guide for cultural service workers and policy makers who have an impact on the quality of community cultural life; awards; articles by or about Guy and Candie Carawan; an interview of Myles Horton; fan mail; correspondence with friends and family; memorials; recommendations and requests for information and funding; anti-war work in Nicaragua and with Women in Black and the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance; flyers, reviews, and other materials documenting events and performances; publicity and performance photographs of Guy and Candie Carawan; materials relating to music, including permissions, reviews, sheet music, and correspondence about royalties, recordings, and book ideas; photographs and other materials documenting Civil Rights sit-ins and protests of the 1960s and anniversary meetings of the same events in the 2000s; the impact of the Highlander Center; music of the freedom movement; photographs, articles, and other materials relating to "They'll Never Keep Us Down", sedition charges against Al McSurely, music on the picket line, and activism against stripmining; photographs of people of Johns Island and the Sea Island Singers at the National Folk Festival; articles and interviews about land development, creole and cajun culture, and Charleston; set lists and lyrics; documentation of festivals; and photographs taken by or of Guy and Candie Carawan for personal and professional use.

Original file names have been retained.

This series contains digital materials that are accessible only on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Access to born-digital audio materials (DF-20008/1-2) is provided in the Special Collections Research Room at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For further information about access to these materials, contact Research and Instructional Services staff at Wilsonlibrary@unc.edu

Addition of May 2017: Memoirs project, 1951-2011

Background history and timelines of Guy and Candie Carawan; correspondence with friends and family; notes and writings about travel to China, around the South, and their lives in cultural service; oral history interviews and transcripts; and a few photographs.

Box 44

Cate Fosl

Correspondence with oral historian Cate Fosl.

Chronologies, histories, timelines

Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education (FIPSE) proposals, Guggenheim

Materials relating to seeking funding to work on memoirs.

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Box 44

Box 45

Guy's early work, 1951-1965

Early performances, trip to China, World Youth Festival, college, California music scene, New York folk scene, letters to Noel Carawan, trip around the South with Frank Hamilton and Jack Elliot (includes photograph), letters to family and friends, letters from the Sea Islands, Noel's letters to parents, letter describing role of music in citizenship schools, performance flyers, essay explaining what he is trying to do on John's Island.

Box 45

Candie's early work, Nashville, letters, articles, 1957-1960

Letters to Candie, letters from Candie to her parents from Nashville, background information, sit-ins and Pomona College, reflections on Nashville, artwork, notes and article on Highlander workshop "The New Generation Fights for Equality."

Box 45-46

Box 45

Box 46

Frank Adams: Book, interviews, transcripts, 2002

Advance questions, correspondence, transcription.

Box 46

Requests for interviews

Interviews published, 2007

Unidentified transcript of an interview with Guy (Ron Cohen?)

Interview with Ronald Cohen, subsequent book excerpt, and correspondence, 1991

Interview: Guy and Candie by Katherine Mellen Charron, 12 November 2001

Transcripts of interview done with Guy and Candie Carawan by Civil Rights Oral History Project, Nashville Public Library, 2003, 2003

Interview by Larry Isaac for Vanderbilt Center for Nashville Studies, November 2007

Interview: Guy and Candie by Kristen Turner (Transcript and Turner's thesis paper), 28 June 2010

National Museum of African American History and Culture: Interview information and correspondence, 19 September 2011[?]

Sue Thrasher interview with Candie Carawan, 2002

Oral History Invitation by Folk Alliance (interviewed by John McCutcheon), no transcript, February 1998

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/16778

Carawan memoir, 30 March 2002: tape 1

Audiocassette

Note on cassette case reads: "Frank Adams; early history; The People's Song Movement; New York scene (the Weavers); 1952-53: "A Big Year" New York, UCLA, Topanga Canyon"

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/16779

Carawan memoir, 30 March 2002: tape 2

Audiocassette

Note on cassette case reads: "Paul Robeson; the summer trip: family, Asheville, Canton, John C. Campbell, Highlander, Nashville, Zilphia/Highlander"

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/16780

Carawan memoir, 30 March 2002: tape 3

Audiocassette

Note on cassette case reads: "Candie's experiences, college years, Fisk; role of music in early movement"

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/16781

Carawan memoir, 30 March 2002: tape 3

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/16782

Carawan memoir, 18 May 2002: tape 4

Audiocassette

Note on cassette case reads: "trip to China; 1959 coming to Highlander; Johns Island"

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/16783

Carawan memoir: tape 5

Audiocassette

Note on cassette case reads: "China, political views, early Highlander; Charleston, civil rights, Sea Islands"

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/16784

Carawan memoir: tape 6

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/16785

Carawan memoir, August 2002: tape 7

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/16786

Carawan memoir: tape 8

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/16787

Carawan memoir: tape 9

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/16788

Carawan memoir: tape 10

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/16789

Carawan memoir: tape 11

Audiocassette

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Addition of May 2017: Awards, 1994-2015

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Addition of May 2017: Articles by or about Guy and Candie, 1963-2010

Box 47-49

Box 47

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Box 49

Articles about Guy and/or Candie

Box 47

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Freedom in the Air: Song movements of the Sixties by Josh Dunson, chapter nine, "Atlanta 'Sing for Freedom,'" copies, 1964

Box 47

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"Song Leaders for Social Change" by Maggie Lewis, in Christian Science Monitor, 2 September 1982

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"Protest" by Bill Malone, in Southern Studies, June 1994

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"Empowerment Songs and The Facilitation Of Collective Resistance" by Roosevelt Shelton, transcript, 2000

Digital Folder DF-20008/2

Empowerment Songs and the Facilitation of Collective Resistance, Roosevelt O. Shelton, Ph.D., Kentucky State University

47 digital files (.wav)

Access to DF-20008/2 is provided in the Special Collections Research Room at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For further information about access to these materials, contact Research and Instructional Services staff at Wilsonlibrary@unc.edu

Box 47-49

Box 47

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"Songs in the Key of Strife" by Pete Cooper, in No Depression, July-August 2000

Box 47

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"Guy and Candie Carawan: Keeping Their Eyes on the Prize" by Matt Watroba, in Sing Out!, Spring 2000

Box 47

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A chapter of Susie Erenrich's dissertation, entitled "Mississippi Caravan of Music," with Candie's notes and comments, 2010

Box 47

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Questions and answers on William Roy's research for his book Red, Whites, and Blues: Social Movements, Folk Music, and Race in the United States, 2010

Box 47

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"Birth of a Freedom Anthem," an article about We Shall Overcome in The New York Times, 15 March 2015

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Letter from HREC board about the Workshop on Negro Folk Music helf in October 1965, 21 February 1966

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Use of Folk Culture at Highlander, proposals and writings

Box 47

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"A Pictoral History of Highlander's Cultural Work," overview and writings

Box 47

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Sing Out!, "Freedom Songs, Albany, Ga.," December 1962-January 1963

Box 47

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"Keep Your Eyes on the Prize," cultural work in the Sea Islands, 1960s

Box 47

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"Carry It On: Roots of the Singing Civil Rights Movement," chapter in Freedom is a Constant Struggle: An Anthology of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement

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"The Living Folk Heritage of the Sea Islands," mid-1960s

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Highlander report on "A Workshop on Music and Coalmining at Highlander," 17-19 November 1978

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"That Holding Out Spirit," in Southern Exposure Vol. IV, No. 3, 1976

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"A Time for Singing: Highland Center" by Guy and Candie, in Communities: Journal of Cooperative Living, June-July 1982

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"Freedom in the Air: an Overview of the Songs of the Civil Rights Movement," in Black Music Research Bulletin, 1990

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"Sowing on the Mountain," in Traditions of Resistance and Change, edited by S. Fisher, 1993

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"Protest Music," in Southern Exposure, Fall 1994

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"That Holding Out Spirit," in Southern Exposure,

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Jubilation: African American Celebrations in the Southeast, 1994

Catalog of exhibition held 12 September 1993-1 May 1994 at McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina. Includes photographs and information from Ain't I Got a Right?

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New preface for Voices from the Mountains, 1995

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"Singing and Shouting in Moving Star Hall," 1995

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"Why we do what we do - Candie and Guy Carawan," in Why, Summer/Fall 1998

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Candie's review of Mountains of Music by John Lilly, in Appalachian Journal Vol. 28, No. 2, Winter 2001

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"Community Improvisations: Learning and Teaching Through Music," in Mountain Promise, Summer 2004

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Box 48

Box 49

"Peaks and Valleys," in Appalachian Journal Vol. 28, No. 2, Spring/Summer 2007

Box 47

Box 48

Box 49

"Zilphia Horton: A profile," by Candie, 2009

Oversize Volume SV-20008/1

Scrapbook: Low country articles; Septima's fountain; Anne Braden; Ray Hicks; Occidental article; and family, kept by Guy and Candie,2000s

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Addition of May 2017: Guy's Interview of Myles Horton, 1983

Box 49

Transcript, 1983

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20008/16777

Interview of Myles Horton

Audiocassette

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Addition of May 2017: Cards, Letters to Guy and Candie, 1980s-2000s

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Addition of May 2017: Correspondence with Friends, Memorials, 1960-2008

Box 49-50

Box 49

Box 50

Correspondence with friends, memorials

Box 49

Box 50

Memorials: Friends

Box 49

Box 50

Obituaries of opponents of Highlander

Box 49

Box 50

Moe Asch

Box 49

Box 50

Anne Braden

Box 49

Box 50

Beverly Brown, 2004-2005

Box 49

Box 50

Frankie Cooper

Box 49

Box 50

Joyce Dukes, 1996

Poem to Guy at retirement.

Box 49

Box 50

Ronnie Gilbert

Box 49

Box 50

Archie Green, 1960

Letter re: Coal Creek War ballad.

Box 49

Box 50

David Hatch

Letter to Guy about location of Guy's early recordings: Bill Nowlin at Rounder Records, N.D.

Box 49

Box 50

Bess Hawes, 2000

Box 49

Box 50

Myles Horton

Box 49

Box 50

Zilphia Horton

Box 49

Box 50

May Justus project, 2002

Box 49

Box 50

Howard Leventhal obituary, 2005

Box 49

Box 50

Helen Lewis, 2014

Box 49

Box 50

Alan Lomax

Box 49

Box 50

Staughton and Alice Lynd, 1997

Box 49

Box 50

Hamper MacBee album

Box 49

Box 50

Dave Marsh, 2006

Box 49

Box 50

Bernice Johnson Reagon

Box 49

Box 50

Ralph Rinzler memorial, 1995

Box 49

Box 50

Anne Romaine memorial, 1995

Box 49

Box 50

Peggy Seeger, 2008

Box 49

Box 50

Pete Seeger correspondence and articles

Box 49

Box 50

Carawans to Seeger 1983 correspondence, 1983

Box 49

Box 50

Lewis Sinclair memorial, 2008

Digital Folder DF-20008/1

Story Corps Project: Lewis Sinclair interviewed by Mary B. Sinclair, King Center, Atlanta, Ga., 4 March 2007

1 digital file (.wav)

Access to DF-20008/1 is provided in the Special Collections Research Room at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For further information about access to these materials, contact Research and Instructional Services staff at Wilsonlibrary@unc.edu

Box 49-50

Box 49

Box 50

James Still letter, 1991

Box 49

Box 50

Ralph Tefferteller, June 1979

Responses to questions from Guy and Candie about early cultural programs at KFS.

Box 49

Box 50

Nimrod Workman obituary, 1994

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Addition of May 2017: Requests for Information and Funding and Recommendations, 2000-2011

Support sought for project funding, including Freedom Song film project.

Box 50

Requests and recommendations

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Addition of May 2017: Political Work, 1980s-2013

Materials documenting anti-war work.

Box 50

Nicaragua

Box 50

Women in Black

Box 50

Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance

Includes photographs.

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Addition of May 2017: Events and Performances, 1915, 1990-2010

Flyers, email correspondence, and other materials documenting conferences and classes.

Box 51-52

Box 51

Box 52

Invitations to participate in events

Box 51

Box 52

Conferences and classes

Box 51

Box 52

Martin Luther King Day and Black History Month events

Box 51

Box 52

Miscellaneous events

Box 51

Box 52

Articles and events by/about friends

Box 51

Box 52

"Promoting Southern Cultural Heritage" at the Southern Arts Federation Conference, Atlanta, Ga., 7-9 December 1990

Box 51

Box 52

National Civil Rights Museum dedication week, Memphis, Tenn., 30 June - 7 July 1991

Box 51

Box 52

East Tennessee Lawyer's Association for Women, Susan B. Anthony Celebration, 17 February 1995

Box 51

Box 52

Folk Heritage Collections in Crisis Symposium, 1-2 December 2000

Box 51

Box 52

"The Music of the Civil Rights Movement," Nashville Public Library, 18 January 2003

Box 51

Box 52

Citadel Conference on the Civil Rights Movement in South Carolina, Charleston, S.C., 5-8 March 2003

Box 51

Box 52

Carry It On: A Celebration of Dr. King's Legacy with Words and Song, Louisville, Ky., 3 April 2003

Box 51

Box 52

Alan Lomax Conference and Tribute, in conjunction with People's Poetry Gathering, New York City, N.Y., 9 and 11-12 April 2003

Box 51

Box 52

"Civil Rights and Tennessee," Tennessee Council for Social Studies, Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, Tenn., 4 October 2003

Box 51

Box 52

Freedom Song Concert, Nashville, Tenn., 13 February 2005

Box 51

Box 52

Teaching American History, Nashville and East Tennessee Teacher's Summer Workshops, June 2005

Box 51

Box 52

Building a Movement for Social Justice through Community based Education, Maryville College, Maryville, Tenn., 3-5 June 2005

Box 51

Box 52

"Education for Social Change: Highlander from 1932 to Present," Nashville Public Library, 12 November 2005

Box 51

Box 52

"Freedom Ride," event hosted by Vanderbilt University and Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn., 26 January 2007

Box 51

Box 52

Voices from the Movement: Then and Now, Nashville, Tenn., 6 November 2007

Box 51

Box 52

Appalachian Studies Conference, 2007

Box 51

Box 52

Ella Baker Tour, 2008

Box 51

Box 52

"Singing Out for Justice: A Celebratory Concert and Highlander Center Fundraiser," 23 October 2010

Honoring Guy.

Oversize Volume SV-20008/2

Photo Album: "Searching for Common Ground" cultural workshop at HREC, 20-22 September 1991

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-20008/4

Posters, 1915, 1960s-2000s

Chiefly posters and other promotional materials for musical events; also includes "I didn't raise my boy to be a soldier" song sheet.

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Addition of May 2017: Publicity and Performance Photographs of Guy and Candie Carawan,

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Addition of May 2017: Articles and Interviews about Musical Performances, 1980s-2000s

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Addition of May 2017: Music, 1963-1999

Permissions, reviews, sheet music, correspondence about royalties, recordings, and book ideas. Titles include Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life, Voices from the Mountains, We Shall Overcome, Sing for Freedom.

Box 53

Miscellaneous musical materials

Correspondence, royalties, permissions; reviews of musical performances, civil rights and Sea Islands recordings, books about music; inserts for recordings.

Miscellaneous publications

Guy's membership in musicians union.

Materials on southern folklore

UMWA handouts

Includes songbook "Which Side Are You On?"

Flying Fish notes and correspondence, 1984-1985

Includes promotional quotes

Rounder Records, 1995-1996

Correspondence and royalties from Flying Fish transition

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings: Publicity leaflet

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1995-1999

Correspondence and royalties

Reviews: Flying Fish recordings, 1983-1985

Reviews: Civil rights recordings, 1990, 1993

Reviews: Sea Islands recordings, 1990

Permissions for use of exerpts from Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life?, 1992

Review of Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life?, 1990

Letter to Esau about Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life? royalties

New introduction to Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life?, 1988

Review of Tree of Life and Been in the Storm So Long, 1991

I'm Gonna Let it Shine: A Gathering of Voices for Freedom, Round River Records, 1991

Recordings: Notes, inserts, etc.

Recordings: Inserts We Shall Overcome: Songs of the "Freedom Riders" and the "Sit-ins," Folkways Scholastic Records, 1961

Recordings: Inserts Sea Island Folk Festival, Folkways Records, 1965

Reviews: Voices from the Mountains, 1975

Oversize Volume SV-20008/4

Scrapbook: Voices from the Mountains reviews, 1975

Box 53

Letter from Barry O'Connell about Voices from the Mountains review, 1984

Reviews, letters, etc., FBI: We Shall Overcome, 1963-1965

Reviews: Freedom is a Constant Struggle,

Reviews and publicity: Sing for Freedom, 1990-1992

Sing for Freedom Festival of Negro Folk Music and Freedom Songs, Edwards, Miss., 7-9 May 1965

Southern Sampler, Highlander Center, 1980s

Miscellaneous correspondence with publishers about book ideas, writings, etc., 1984, 2002

Oversize Volume SV-20008/3

Scrapbook: Musical programs, arranged by Guy Carawan, 1968-1994

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Addition of May 2017: Civil Rights, 1959-2011

Photographs and other materials documenting Civil Rights sit-ins and protests of the 1960s and anniversary meetings of the same events in the 2000s; the impact of the Highlander Center; music of the freedom movement.

Box 54-55

Box 54

Box 55

Civil rights song leaders workshop, 1980

Box 54

Box 55

44th Anniversary of the Sit-ins, Nashville, Tenn., 2004

Box 54

Box 55

Articles on "Freedom Ride," Fisk University, 26 January 2007

Box 54

Box 55

Freedom Summer Conferences, Oxford, Ohio, 2004, 2009, 2014

Box 54

Box 55

Freedom Rider 50th Anniversary, Chicago, Ill., 28 April-2 May 2011

Box 54

Box 55

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC): James Forman Library Opening

Box 54

Box 55

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) articles

Box 54

Box 55

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) reunion at Shaw University, Raleigh, N.C., 15-18 April 2010

Box 54

Box 55

Conferences relating to civil rights

Box 54

Box 55

"Highlander's Legacy and the Civil Rights Movement," speaking engagement, Blacksburg, Va., 28 March 2006

Box 54

Box 55

2006 Civil Rights Conference, speaking engagement at University of Tennessee at Martin, 20-25 February 2006

Box 54

Box 55

Visions and Voices: The Civil Rights Movement in Nashville and Tennessee, published by Nashville Public Library to accompany photo exhibit, 2007

Box 54

Box 55

"Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Company of the Faithful," by Rosemarie Freeney Harding and Vincent Harding

Box 54

Box 55

Civil rights: Music

Box 54

Box 55

Music in the freedom movement

Box 54

Box 55

Songs of the Civil Rights Movement 1955-1965: A Study in Culture History, by Bernice Johnson Reagon, 1975

Box 54

Box 55

Civil rights: People

Box 54

Box 55

Miscellaneous civil rights materials

Image Folder PF-20008/49

Albany Students at Dorchester Center,1962

Black-and-white photographic prints.

Image Folder PF-20008/50

Eve Arnold, Petersburg, Va.,1959-1960

Black-and-white photographic prints.

Image Folder PF-20008/51

"Sing For Freedom" Festival, Mt. Beulah, Edwards, Miss., 7-9 May 1965

Black-and-white photographic prints.

Image Folder PF-20008/52

Cultural workshop with SNCC and others, Mt. Beulah, Edwards, Miss., 7-9 May 1965

Black-and-white photographic prints.

Image Folder PF-20008/53

Cleo Kennedy and Guy, 19680

Black-and-white photographic prints.

Image Folder PF-20008/54-55

PF-20008/54

PF-20008/55

Civil rights song leaders workshop, 30-31 January 1980

Black-and-white photographic prints.

Image Folder PF-20008/56-57

PF-20008/56

PF-20008/57

Civil rights song leaders workshop, 30-31 January 1980

Black-and-white negatives and contact sheets.

Image Folder PF-20008/58

Guy Carawan singing in various civil rights settings

Black-and-white photographic prints.

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Addition of May 2017: Appalachia, 1969-2011

Photographs, articles, and other materials relating to They'll Never Keep Us Down, sedition charges against Al McSurely, music on the picket line, activism against stripmining.

Box 55-56

Box 55

Box 56

Highlander Research and Education Center Cultural Workshop summaries and reports to staff, 1969-1997

Box 55

Box 56

Tillman Cadle and Pittston strikers at workshop in Knoxville, Tenn., 1989

Box 55

Box 56

Miscellaneous Appalachian materials

Box 55

Box 56

Miscellaneous Appalachia articles, publications, 1960s-1970s

Box 55

Box 56

Media in Appalachia

Box 55

Box 56

Appalachian Studies Conference/Appalachian Volunteers Reunion, Richmond, Ky., 11-13 March 2011

Box 55

Box 56

Hello, Coal Miner correspondence, notes, list of songs, etc.

Box 55

Box 56

They'll Never Keep Us Down song list, liner notes, lyrics, performer bios

Box 55

Box 56

They'll Never Keep Us Down resources

Box 55

Box 56

They'll Never Keep Us Down Rounder correspondence, photographs, permissions, and credits

Box 55

Box 56

Concert: Women in the Coalfields, University of Tennessee, 29 April

Box 55

Box 56

Early cultural workshops

Partial transcripts and materials

Box 55

Box 56

Appalachian Traveling Workshops: NEA proposal, schedules, reports, etc.

Box 55

Box 56

Music: Sarah Ogan Gunning/Jim Garland

Film project proposal.

Box 55

Box 56

George Tucker album information

Correspondence with Rounder Records

Box 55

Box 56

McSurely case in Southern Exposure, September/October 1983

Box 55

Box 56

Audience, January-February 1973

Article and drawings about stripmining.

Box 55

Box 56

Music on the picket line at Stearns, Ky., 1977

Box 55

Box 56

Stripmining

Scrapbook of clippings about stripmining controversy in Pikeville, Ky.

Image Folder PF-20008/59

Highlander Folk School

Black-and-white photographic prints.

Image Folder PF-20008/60

Yellow Creek follow-up to coal workshops

Black-and-white photographic prints.

Image Folder PF-20008/61

Jubilee Community Arts, Knoxville, Tenn., 1970s-1980s

Black-and-white photographic prints.

Image Folder PF-20008/62

Coal workshops, Carawans

Black-and-white photographic prints.

Image Folder PF-20008/63

Highlander Workshop: Florence Reece, Hazel Dickens, Nimrod Workman, and others, 1972

Black-and-white photographic prints.

Image Folder PF-20008/64

Bill Worthington from Harlan County, Ky.

Black-and-white photographic prints.

Image Folder PF-20008/65

Joe and Gaynell Begley, Blackey, Ky.

Black-and-white photographic prints.

Box 56

Joe and Gaynell Begley, Blackey, Ky.

Papers included with photographs.

Image Folder PF-20008/66

Phillis Boyens

Black-and-white photographic prints.

Image Folder PF-20008/67

Hazel Dickens

Black-and-white photographic prints.

Box 56

Hazel Dickens

Papers included with photographs.

Image Folder PF-20008/68

Earl Gilmore

Black-and-white photographic prints.

Image Folder PF-20008/69

Pete Seeger and Florence Reece, Solitary Day, Washington, D.C., early 1980s

Black-and-white photographic prints.

Image Folder PF-20008/70

Nimrod Workman

Black-and-white photographic prints.

Box 56

Nimrod Workman

Papers included with photographs.

Image Folder PF-20008/71

Highlander events and workshops

Black-and-white photographic prints

Image Folder PF-20008/72

Highlander events and workshops

Negatives and contact sheets.

Box 56

Highlander events and workshops

Papers included with photographs.

Image Folder PF-20008/73

Appalachian music: Hello, Coal Miner recording session at June Appal., Whitesburg, Ky., early 1980s

Black-and-white photographic prints

Oversize Volume SV-20008/5

Photo Album: Coalmining, Bumpus Cove, Jericol Strike, Blackey, Ky., Harlan County, Yellow Creek, Chicago, etc., 1980s

Oversize Volume SV-20008/6

Photo Album: Pittston Strike, southwest Virginia, 1989

Oversize Volume PF-20008/89-93

PF-20008/89

PF-20008/90

PF-20008/91

PF-20008/92

PF-20008/93

Photo Album: Pittston Strike, southwest Virginia, 1989

Black-and-white negatives

Negatives originally attached to back cover of photo album.

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Addition of May 2017: Sea Islands, 1963-2013

Photographs of people of Johns Island, Sea Island Singers at National Folk Festival; articles, interviews about land development, creole and cajun culture, Charleston.

Box 57

"Singing and Shouting in Moving Star Hall," in"Black Music Research Bulletin," Fall 1994

Copies and correspondence.

Charleston, S.C.

Christmas Season Folk Song Festival flyer, Johns Island

"John's Island Singers Star at Newport Festival," Charleston, S.C., 27 July 1964

Articles: Land development

Articles: Creole and Cajun culture

Articles: Events

Articles: General Sea Islands

Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life? exhibit, Johns Island Concervancy Schoolhouse Museum, 2013

Septima Clark

Bill Saunders

Interview with Reverend Brown, 1965

Includes photographs, song list, and lyrics

Interview with Frankie Quimby and Doug Quimby on Georgia Sea Islands (transcript), Black Mountain, N.C., 18 May 1984

Miscellaneous Sea Islands Materials

Image Folder PF-20008/74

Johns Island, small photographs by Guy, and Sea Islands with Louise Cox and Ashley James

Color negatives and photographic prints

Includes photographs of Heritage Days at Penn Center.

Image Folder PF-20008/75

Johns Island, small photographs by Guy, and Sea Islands with Louise Cox and Ashley James

Black-and-white photographic prints

Image Folder PF-20008/76-77

PF-20008/76

PF-20008/77

Johns Island, small photographs by Guy, and Sea Islands with Louise Cox and Ashley James

Black-and-white negatives and contact sheets

Image Folder PF-20008/78-79

PF-20008/78

PF-20008/79

Johns Island, small photographs by Guy, and Sea Islands with Louise Cox and Ashley James

Black-and-white negatives

Image Folder PF-20008/80

Johns Island, small photographs by Guy, and Sea Islands with Louise Cox and Ashley James

Contact sheets

Box 57

Johns Island, small photographs by Guy, and Sea Islands with Louise Cox and Ashley James

Papers included with photographs.

Image Folder PF-20008/81

David Gahr, Sea Island Singers, Newport Folk Festival, 1964

Black-and-white photographic prints

Image Folder PF-20008/82

Robert Yellin, 1963-1964

Black-and-white photographic prints

Image Folder PF-20008/83

Wade Spees

Black-and-white photographic prints

Image Folder PF-20008/84

Gary Hamilton

Black-and-white photographic prints

Image Folder PF-20008/85

Leonard Freed

Black-and-white photographic prints

Image Folder PF-20008/86

Candie Carawan

Black-and-white photographic prints

Image Folder PF-20008/87

Janie Hunter and Guy: Barney McCabe story and music, Janie Hunter, also Janie Hunter family

Black-and-white photographic prints

Box 57

Janie Hunter and Guy: Barney McCabe story and music, Janie Hunter, also Janie Hunter family

Papers included with photographs.

Image Folder PF-20008/88

John's Island: Unknown photographers

Black-and-white photographic prints

Oversize Volume SV-20008/7

Scrapbook: Sea Island Folk Festival, Johns Island Christmas Festival, and other festival flyers and articles, 1960s

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Addition of May 2017: Set lists and lyric sheets

Box 57-59

Box 57

Box 58

Box 59

Miscellaneous song lists, lyrics

Box 57

Box 58

Box 59

We Shall Overcome sheet music

Box 57

Box 58

Box 59

Published music

Box 57

Box 58

Box 59

Various programs and set lists

Box 57

Box 58

Box 59

Songs and upcoming concerts

Box 57

Box 58

Box 59

Song lists, prep for programs

Box 57

Box 58

Box 59

SALT songbooks

Box 57

Box 58

Box 59

List of songs Guy performed

Box 57

Box 58

Box 59

Song books, miscellaneous

Box 57

Box 58

Box 59

Women in Black

Box 57

Box 58

Box 59

Songs from the coal fields

Box 57

Box 58

Box 59

Labor

Box 57

Box 58

Box 59

Protest songs

Box 57

Box 58

Box 59

Sea Islands

Box 57

Box 58

Box 59

Songs of the South

Box 57

Box 58

Box 59

Appalachian and Spanish

Box 57

Box 58

Box 59

Civil rights songs

Box 57

Box 58

Box 59

Contemporary/Issues

Box 57

Box 58

Box 59

Harmony

Box 57

Box 58

Box 59

Humorous songs

Box 57

Box 58

Box 59

Sing Out! magazines, 1964-1967,1975

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Addition of May 2017: Festivals, 1967-2009

Box 60-61

Box 60

Box 61

Miscellaneous festivals

Box 60

Box 61

Newport Folk Festival, photos and program, 1967

Box 60

Box 61

National Folk Festival, Wolf Trap Farm Park, programs, 1972, 1975

Box 60

Box 61

Cambridge Folk Festival (North Dakota)

Box 60

Box 61

Festival of American Folklife programs, Smithsonian Institute, 1972, 1974, 1976

Box 60

Box 61

Old Dominion Folk Festival (Virginia), 1978

Box 60

Box 61

Tennessee Grassroots Days, Nashville, 1981

Box 60

Box 61

Winnepeg Folk Festival programs, 1981

Box 60

Box 61

Vancouver Folk Music Festival program, 17-19 July 1981

Box 60

Box 61

World's Fair Folklife Festival, Knoxville, Tenn., 1982

Box 60

Box 61

Clearwater's Great Hudson Wriver Revival, 1983, 1990

Box 60

Box 61

Festival of American Folklife correspondence and programs, 1990

Box 60

Box 61

World of Music and Dance photographs, Toronto, Canada, 1991

Box 60

Box 61

Festival of American Folklife program, 1995

Tribute to Ralph Rinzler

Box 60

Box 61

Casa of Beckley: 13th Annual Celebration of Friendship of the Americas, 3 May 1997

Box 60

Box 61

Seedtime on the Cumberlands, 1998

Box 60

Box 61

Songs to Challenge the Schools of Americas, Nov-99

Box 60

Box 61

Willie King's Freedom Creek Festival, 2007

Box 60

Box 61

Adams Avenue Roots and Folk Festival, San Diego, Calif, 21-22 April 2007

Box 60

Box 61

Common Ground on the Hill: Roots music and arts festival, McDaniel College, Westminster, Md., 2007-2009

Box 60

Box 61

Festival of Hope posters, Walters State Community College, Sevierville, Tenn., 2008

Box 60

Box 61

Ash Grove 25th and 50th anniversaries and additional information

Box 60

Box 61

"For Pete's Sake, Sing: Pete Seeger 90th birthday celebration," 2009

Oversize Volume SV-20008/8

Photo Album: 23rd John Henry Festival at HREC, 1995

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Addition of May 2017: Photographs, 1960s-2000s

Photographs taken by or of Guy and Candie Carawan for personal and professional use.

Image Folder PF-20008/20-21

PF-20008/20

PF-20008/21

Guy Carawan

Black-and-white photographic prints

Image Folder PF-20008/22-33

PF-20008/22

PF-20008/23

PF-20008/24

PF-20008/25

PF-20008/26

PF-20008/27

PF-20008/28

PF-20008/29

PF-20008/30

PF-20008/31

PF-20008/32

PF-20008/33

Guy in Performance

Negatives and contact sheets

Image Folder PF-20008/34-37

PF-20008/34

PF-20008/35

PF-20008/36

PF-20008/37

Guy in Performance

Contact sheets

Image Folder PF-20008/38-42

PF-20008/38

PF-20008/39

PF-20008/40

PF-20008/41

PF-20008/42

Guy in Performance

Image Folder PF-20008/43

Guy and Candie Carawan

Black-and-white photographic prints

Image Folder PF-20008/44-45

PF-20008/44

PF-20008/45

Carawan family

Black-and-white photographic prints

Image Folder PF-20008/46-47

PF-20008/46

PF-20008/47

Phil Primack

Black-and-white negatives

Box 61

Phil Primack

Correspondence associated with photographs.

Image Folder PF-20008/48

Pete Seeger,1963-1994

Black-and-white photographic prints

Box 61

Pete Seeger,1963-1994

Papers associated with photographs.

Image Folder PF-20008/94-99

PF-20008/94

PF-20008/95

PF-20008/96

PF-20008/97

PF-20008/98

PF-20008/99

Informal photographs taken by Guy and Candie

Black-and-white photographic prints

Image Folder PF-20008/100-101

PF-20008/100

PF-20008/101

Informal photographs taken by Guy and Candie