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Dulcimer player Jean Ritchie at the 1976 Florida Folk Festival

Dulcimer player Jean Ritchie at the 1976 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1976
Description
Two black and white prints. Ritchie was a popular Appalachian-based dulcimer player.
Collection
Florida Folk Arts Conference 1978

Florida Folk Arts Conference 1978

Date
1978
Description
This film has footage of the 1978 Florida Folk Arts Conference held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. Folklorist Alan Jabbour, director of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, defines folk art and folklife for an off-camera interviewer. Folklorists Peggy Bulger and Ralph Rinzler, dulcimer player Jean Ritchie, shakuhachi player and ethnomusicologist Dale Olsen, and Florida Folk Festival director Thelma Boltin are also shown. The film contains additional footage of a square dance and musical performances. Produced by WJCT-TV. Photographs from the conference can be found in S 1577, Box 16, folder 33.
Collection
Florida State Prison Register: R, 1875-1959

Florida State Prison Register: R, 1875-1959

Date
1959 (circa)
Description
Typewritten list of inmates incarcerated at the Florida State Prison with surnames beginning with the letter R. Inmates are generally listed chronologically.
Collection
Folk musician and folklorist Jean Ritchie.

Folk musician and folklorist Jean Ritchie.

Date
1900 (circa)
Collection
Folklife People: Jean Ritchie

Folklife People: Jean Ritchie

Date
2015
Description
Appalachian balladeer and folklorist Jean Ritchie possessed a high lonesome sound ornamented with trills and quivers in the “good old way” of her Kentucky forbearers. A member of one of the great Cumberland Mountain ballad-singing families, she was able to learn hundreds of Appalachian ballads and folk songs as part of an oral tradition that stretched back to the British Isles. Often accompanying herself on the lap dulcimer, she brought her repertoire to New York City in the late 1940s, influencing many artists in the Greenwich Village coffeehouse scene. In spite of the fact that she preferred singing unaccompanied, the delicate sound of the dulcimer became one of her signatures, leading to a surge in the use of the instrument among folk music enthusiasts worldwide. Ms. Ritchie also published protest songs about conditions in the mines of Kentucky, and traveled to Britain and Ireland on a Fulbright Scholarship to collect ballads and trace the origins of the Appalachian tunes she knew so well. “The Mother of Folk,” as she was often called, brought ballads and work songs to folk festivals across the country in an effort to preserve and promote the traditional music of her native Appalachia.
Collection
Jean Ritchie concert at Stephen Foster Center

Jean Ritchie concert at Stephen Foster Center

Date
1976-12-05
Description
Eighteen color slides. For a recording of the concert, see S 1576 reel T77-262. Ritchie was born in Viper, Kentucky to a family that preserved and sang many old time (mountain) songs -- many dating back to England and Scotland -- numbering by Ritchie's count to well over 300. Raised within the Appalachian-based musical tradition, Ritchie graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1946, after which she moved to New York City as a social worker. While there, she became involved in the emerging folk revival scene, performing the old family songs on her dulcimer and autoharp. She recorded for the newly-created Electra Records, starting in 1952. By the 1960s, she was a well-respected and sought after performer and authority of Appalachian music. By 1976, she and her husband, photographer George Pickow, started their own label, Greenhays Records. Many of the songs performed here appear on their first self-released album: None But One. For other Ritchie recordings, see reels T78-312 through T78-314; T79-1.
Collection
Jean Ritchie concert at the Florida Folk Arts Conference

Jean Ritchie concert at the Florida Folk Arts Conference

Date
1978-01-16
Description
Two reel to reel recordings. The first part of the concert is on T78-314, while the second part is on side 2 of T78-313. A concert by famed Appalachian dulcimer player Ritchie that was hosted by the Florida Folklife Program at the Stephen Foster Center as part of the Florida Folk Arts Conference that included folklorists and historians from the Library of Congress (LOC), Smithsonian Institute (SI), University of Florida, as well as throughout Florida and the South. Florida Folk festival director Boltin emceed the concert, and spoke briefly about Stephen Foster. Recordings of the rest of conference can be found on T78-301 through T78-312. Ritchie was born in Viper, Kentucky to a family that preserved and sang many old time (mountain) songs -- many dating back to England and Scotland -- numbering by Ritchie's count to well over 300. Raised within the Appalachian-based musical tradition, Ritchie graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1946, after which she moved to New York City as a social worker. While there, she became involved in the emerging folk revival scene, performing the old family songs on her dulcimer and autoharp. She recorded for the newly-created Elektra Records, starting in 1952. By the 1960s, she was a well-respected and sought after performer and authority of Appalachian music. For other Ritchie recordings, see reels T77-262 and T79-1.
Collection
Jean Ritchie concert at the Stephen Foster Center

Jean Ritchie concert at the Stephen Foster Center

Date
1976-12-05
Description
One reel to reel recording. Images from the concert can be found in S 1576, volume 1: slides S77-78 through S77-95. Ritchie was born in Viper, Kentucky to a family that preserved and sang many old time (mountain) songs -- many dating back to England and Scotland -- numbering by Ritchie's count to well over 300. Raised within the Appalachian-based musical tradition, Ritchie graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1946, after which she moved to New York City as a social worker. While there, she became involved in the emerging folk revival scene, performing the old family songs on her dulcimer and autoharp. She recorded for the newly-created Electra Records, starting in 1952. By the 1960s, she was a well-respected and sought after performer and authority of Appalachian music. By 1976, she and her husband, photographer George Pickow, started their own label, Greenhays Records. Many of the songs performed here appear on their first self-released album: None But One. For other Ritchie recordings, see reels T78-312 through T78-314; T79-1.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Dulcimer player Jean Ritchie at the 1976 Florida Folk FestivalDulcimer player Jean Ritchie at the 1976 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Dulcimer
String instruments
Musical instruments
Old time music
Music performance
Performing arts
Musicians
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Florida Folk Arts Conference 1978Florida Folk Arts Conference 1978Moving ImageFolk art
Folk music
Folklore
Promotional films
Square dancing
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s500_rFlorida State Prison Register: R, 1875-1959textPrisoners
Criminal records
Sentences (Criminal procedure)
Capital punishment
Probation
Prison sentences
Crime
Criminals
Florida--Crimes and criminals
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FA4040Folk musician and folklorist Jean Ritchie playing the dulcimer.Musical instruments
Arts (Performing)
Musical traditions
Musical traditions, Anglo-American
Dulcimer
Women folklorists
Folklorists
Music--Performance
Folk music
Folk songs
Singing
Women folk musicians
Women musicians
Musicians
Entertainers
Performing arts
Folk singers
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FA4039Folk musician and folklorist Jean Ritchie.Musical instruments
Dulcimer
Women folklorists
Folklorists
Folk singers
Folk musicians
Women musicians
Musicians
Portraits
Entertainers
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flp_ritchieFolklife People: Jean Ritchieinteractive resourceFolk Music
Appalachian Dulcimer
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Jean Ritchie concert at Stephen Foster CenterJean Ritchie concert at Stephen Foster CenterStill ImagePerforming arts
Performers
Music performance
Folk singers
String instruments
Musical instruments
Concerts
Autoharp
Dulcimer music
Singers
Musicians
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a_s1576_t78-313Jean Ritchie concert at the Florida Folk Arts ConferenceSoundSpecial events
Conferences and seminars series
Concerts
Music performance
Old time music
Performing arts
Singing
Dulcimer
Dulcimer music
Gospel music
Religious music
Religious songs
Singers
Musicians
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a_s1576_t77-262Jean Ritchie concert at the Stephen Foster CenterSoundMusic performance
Performing arts
Autoharp music
Dulcimer music
Old time music
String instruments
Singing
A capella singing
Concerts
Christmas music
Musicians
Singers
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FS7781Jean Ritchie playing an autoharp - White Springs, FloridaMusical traditions, Anglo-American
Autoharp
Plucked instruments
Instrumentalists
Performances (Entertainment events)
Zither
Musical instruments
Music--Performance
Folk music
Material culture--Florida--Hamilton County--White Springs
Concerts--Florida--Hamilton County--White Springs
Folk musicians--Florida--Hamilton County--White Springs
Women folk musicians--Florida--Hamilton County--White Springs
Women musicians--Florida--Hamilton County--White Springs
Arts (Performing)--Florida--Hamilton County--White Springs
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