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CORRESPONDENCE

Box 1, Folder 1

American Federation of Musicians 1963-2002

Box 1, Folder 2

Cohen, Ronald 1992-1993

General note

Letters between Hinton and Ronald Cohen, professor at the Department of History at Indiana University Northwest, regarding a project compiled by Cohen entitled Political Folk Recordings, 1923-1953.
Box 1, Folder 3

Fan mail 1963-2006

Box 1, Folder 4

I Hear America Singing Exhibit 2000-2003

Box 1, Folder 5

Instruments 1964-1993

Box 1, Folder 6

Library of Congress 1938-1970

Box 1, Folder 7-8

Miscellaneous 1937-2006

Box 1, Folder 9

Palm Springs Desert Museum 1981-1997

General note

Includes a Palm Springs Desert Museum announcement written and illustrated by Hinton.
Box 1, Folder 10

Publications 1957-2001

Box 1, Folder 11

Research 1940-2003

Box 1, Folder 12

Seeger, Pete 1956-2000

Box 2, Folder 1

Sherline, Phee and Ken Graydon 1983-1987

Box 2, Folder 2

United States. Department of Interior 1963-1966

Box 2, Folder 3

University of California 1959-1999

 

Workshops and performances

Language of Material: English
Box 2, Folder 4-5

1937-1975

Language of Material: English
Box 2, Folder 6

1980-2003

 

SONGWRITING AND RECORDING

Language of Material: English
 

Songwriting

Box 2, Folder 7

Songs by Sam Hinton

Language of Material: English

General note

Includes correspondence and contract information for songs written by Hinton.
 

Recordings

Box 2, Folder 8

Discography

Language of Material: English
Box 2, Folder 9

Album Reviews

Language of Material: English
 

Album Titles

Box 2, Folder 10

Folksongs of California and the Old West 1951

Language of Material: English
Box 2, Folder 11

Singing Across the Land 1955

Language of Material: English
Box 2, Folder 12

A Family Tree of Folksongs 1956

Language of Material: English
Box 2, Folder 13

The Real McCoy 1957

Language of Material: English
Box 2, Folder 14

How the West Was Won 1960

Language of Material: English
Box 2, Folder 15

The Song of Men 1961

Language of Material: English
Box 3, Folder 1

Whoever Shall Have Some Good Peanuts 1961

Language of Material: English
Box 3, Folder 2

Newport Folk Festival Album 1963

Language of Material: English
Box 3, Folder 3

The Wandering Folksong 1967

Language of Material: English
Box 3, Folder 4

I'll Sing You a Story 1972

Language of Material: English
Box 3, Folder 5

Cowboy Songs 1976

Language of Material: English
Box 3, Folder 6

Personal Recordings 1981-1983

Language of Material: English

General note

Includes liner notes for albums recorded personally by Hinton. These albums were of live performances and were given to friends as gifts or momentos.
Box 3, Folder 7

Of Frogs and Dogs and Such 1991

Language of Material: English
Box 3, Folder 8

Sam Hinton: The Library of Congress Recordings, 1947- 1999

Language of Material: English

General note

These songs were originally recorded in 1947 at the Library of Congress, but were not released until 1999 by Bear Family Records.
Box 3, Folder 9

Sam Hinton: Master of the Solo Diatonic Harmonica 2005

Language of Material: English
 

Record Companies

Box 3, Folder 10

Decca Records - Contracts and Correspondence 1952-1957

Language of Material: English
Box 3, Folder 11

Folkway Records - Correspondence 1960-1986

Language of Material: English
 

PERFORMANCES

Language of Material: English
Box 3, Folder 12

Idyllwild Arts Foundation circa 1956-1964

Language of Material: English

General note

Includes program schedules and correspondence Idyllwild Arts Foundation's Folk Music Weekends from 1956-1964.
 

Performance Engagement Calendars

Box 3, Folder 13

1937

Language of Material: English
Box 3, Folder 14-15

1985-1990

Language of Material: English
Box 4, Folder 1-5

1990-1992

Language of Material: English
Box 5, Folder 1-6

1993-1994, 1996

Language of Material: English
Box 6, Folder 1-3

1997-1999

Language of Material: English
 

Performance Posters

Box 6, Folder 4, Map-case MC-137-03

7th Annual Berkeley Folk Music Festival 1964

Language of Material: English
Box 6, Folder 5, Oversize FB-483-01

Oversize Posters

Language of Material: English
Box 6, Folder 6

Performance Reviews 1954-1977

Language of Material: English
 

Programs

Box 6, Folder 7

1939-1968

Language of Material: English
Box 7, Folder 1

1970-1999

Language of Material: English
 

Song Lists by Date

Box 7, Folder 2-5

1957-2002

Language of Material: English
Box 8, Folder 1

Not Dated

Language of Material: English
 

Song Lists Notebooks

Box 8, Folder 2

1951-1958

Language of Material: English
Box 8, Folder 3-13

1960-1991

Language of Material: English
Box 9, Folder 1-6

1992-1999

Language of Material: English
 

COLLECTED SONGS

Language of Material: English
 

Lyrics and Sheet Music

 

Alphabetical by Title

Box 9, Folder 7-18

A - L songs

Language of Material: English
Box 10, Folder 1-4

M - P songs

Language of Material: English
Box 10, Folder 5-9

R - W songs

Language of Material: English
Box 10, Folder 10-11

Y - Z songs

Language of Material: English
 

Alphabetical by Subject

Box 10, Folder 12

Untitled Songs

Language of Material: English
Box 10, Folder 13

African Songs

Language of Material: English
Box 10, Folder 14

American Songs

Language of Material: English
Box 10, Folder 15

British Songs

Language of Material: English
Box 10, Folder 16

Canadian Songs

Language of Material: English
Box 10, Folder 17

Cowboy Songs

Language of Material: English
Box 10, Folder 18

Dust Bowl Songs

Language of Material: English
Box 10, Folder 19

French Songs

Language of Material: English
Box 10, Folder 20

German Songs

Language of Material: English
Box 10, Folder 21

Irish Songs

Language of Material: English
Box 11, Folder 1

Jewish Songs

Language of Material: English
Box 11, Folder 2

Lithuanian Songs

Language of Material: English
Box 11, Folder 3

Mexican Songs

Language of Material: English
Box 11, Folder 4

Miscellaneous European Songs

Language of Material: English
Box 11, Folder 5

Modal Examples

Language of Material: English
Box 11, Folder 6

Mormon Songs

Language of Material: English
Box 11, Folder 7

Native American Songs

Language of Material: English
Box 11, Folder 8

Negro Ballads and Spirituals

Language of Material: English
Box 11, Folder 9

North East U.S.A.

Language of Material: English
Box 11, Folder 10

Occupational Songs

Language of Material: English
Box 11, Folder 11

Railroad Songs

Language of Material: English
Box 11, Folder 12

Rounds

Language of Material: English
Box 11, Folder 13

Scottish Songs

Language of Material: English
Box 11, Folder 14

Sea Shanties

Language of Material: English
Box 11, Folder 15

Southern Mountain Songs

Language of Material: English
Box 11, Folder 16

Swiss Songs

Language of Material: English
Box 11, Folder 17

Welsh Songs

Language of Material: English
Box 11, Folder 18

Westward Expansion Songs

Language of Material: English
Box 11, Folder 19

White Spirituals

Language of Material: English
 

Compilations

Box 11, Folder 20

American Folksong Song Titles 1954-1958

Language of Material: English
Box 11, Folder 21

Miscellaneous

Language of Material: English
Box 12, Folder 1

Miscellaneous

Language of Material: English
 

Song Titles

Box 12, Folder 2

Albums

Language of Material: English

General note

Includes lists of albums and song titles that were released by other artists.
Box 12, Folder 3

By Subject

Language of Material: English
Box 12, Folder 4

Songs I Know - Includes an alphabetical list of approximately 2,000 songs that Hinton knew as of January 9, 2005

Language of Material: English
 

TEACHING MATERIALS

Language of Material: English
Box 12, Folder 5

American Balladry and Folk Song - Lectures

Language of Material: English
Box 12, Folder 6

American Folk Music, LIT 106 - Outline and Syllabi 1964-1967

Language of Material: English
Box 12, Folder 7

Folk Music Class 1950-1951

Language of Material: English
Box 12, Folder 8

Folk Music in America 1970-1978

Language of Material: English
Box 13, Folder 1-2

Folk Musicians - Syllabi and Course Notes 1971-1973

Language of Material: English
Box 13, Folder 3

Folk Songs Around the World, MUS 446 - Schedule and Lectures 1964-1965

Language of Material: English
Box 13, Folder 4-5

Folks Songs in the Classroom 1989-1991 & 1993-1998

Language of Material: English
 

Forms of Folklore, LIT 161

Language of Material: English
Box 13, Folder 6

Outline and Syllabi circa 1956-1983

Language of Material: English
Box 14, Folder 1-4

Lectures 1978-1983

Language of Material: English
Box 14, Folder 5

Guitar for the Classroom Teacher, MUS 418 - Notes and Lectures circa 1979

Language of Material: English
Box 14, Folder 6

Miscellaneous Courses - Syllabi and Lecture Notes circa 1954-1974

Language of Material: English
Box 14, Folder 7

Miscellaneous Lectures 1969-2000

Language of Material: English
 

Nature of American Folk Music

Language of Material: English
Box 14, Folder 8

Outline and Correspondence 1967-1972

Language of Material: English
Box 15, Folder 1-2

Lectures

Language of Material: English
Box 15, Folder 3

Oceanography 400

Language of Material: English
 

Singing Through History

Language of Material: English
 

Sample Programs

Language of Material: English
Box 15, Folder 4

By Class Level

Language of Material: English
Box 15, Folder 5

By Subject

Language of Material: English
Box 15, Folder 6

Miscellaneous

Language of Material: English

General note

Includes miscellaneous song compilations and other research tools that Hinton utilized in his "Singing Through History" workshops.
 

Tape Lectures

Language of Material: English

General note

Includes written transcripts of tape lectures for Folk Music in the United States, compiled by Hinton in 1979.
Box 15, Folder 7

1979 - Part 1

Language of Material: English
Box 16, Folder 1

1979 - Part 2

Language of Material: English
 

WRITINGS

Language of Material: English
Box 16, Folder 2

A Bird in the Book (1964) 1964

Language of Material: English
Box 16, Folder 3

Book and Tape Reviews by Sam Hinton 1964-1993

Language of Material: English

General note

Includes album reviews written by Hinton for Sing Out!
Box 16, Folder 4

A Descriptive Account of the Harmonica (1987) 1977-1987

Language of Material: English

General note

Includes correspondence from the original paper written in 1977 for 25th Annual California Folklore Society Meeting.
Box 16, Folder 5

Distribution of Three Genera of Land Snails in California (1957)

Language of Material: English
Box 16, Folder 6

Exploring Under the Seas (1957) 1954-1963

Language of Material: English
Box 16, Folder 7

Folk Music in the United States - Chapter Ten Draft

Language of Material: English
Box 16, Folder 8

How to be a Seashore Animal

Language of Material: English
 

Longevity of Fishes in Captivity (1956)

Language of Material: English
Box 16, Folder 9

Drafts and Final (1956) 1956-1962

Language of Material: English
Box 16, Folder 10

Correspondence 1955-1964

Language of Material: English
Box 16, Folder 11

Research 1955-1956

Language of Material: English
Box 16, Folder 12

Miscellaneous

Language of Material: English

General note

Includes quotes and proverbs Hinton utilized as research for articles and essays.
Box 17, Folder 1-3

A Naturalist in Show Business

Language of Material: English

General note

These folders contain a final draft of Hinton's unpublished book, "A Naturalist in Show Business."
Box 17, Folder 4

The Nature of Folk Music

Language of Material: English
Box 17, Folder 5

Ocean World - Notes and Correspondence 1960-1989

Language of Material: English
Box 17, Folder 6

Poetry and Prose

Language of Material: English
Box 17, Folder 7

Research Materials

Language of Material: English
Box 17, Folder 8

The Sea is Their Home (1955)

Language of Material: English
Box 17, Folder 9

Seashore Life of Southern California (1969)

Language of Material: English

General note

This folder contains a "Master Copy" of the published book from 1969, as well as a CD-ROM containing a final copy of the third edition from 2003.
Box 18, Folder 1

The Shape Note Hymns (1972) 1972

Language of Material: English
Box 18, Folder 2

Toward a Functional Classification of Traditional Mnemonics (1971) 1970-1971

Language of Material: English

General note

Contains Hinton's research on mnemonics, including writings by others and research from his students for his "Forms of Folklore," LIT 161 course in 1972.
Box 18, Folder 3

Verbatim Articles 1977-1984

Language of Material: English
Box 18, Folder 4

What Child is This? 1984-1986

Language of Material: English
 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Language of Material: English
 

California Folklore Society

Box 18, Folder 5

Brochures and Lectures 1970-1977

Language of Material: English
Box 18, Folder 6

General Correspondence 1972-1982

Language of Material: English
Box 18, Folder 7

Presentation Topics 1973

Language of Material: English

General note

Includes presentation topics for the California Folklore Society's 21 Annual Meeting. Hinton served as the Program Chairman for the event.
 

Other Organizations

Box 18, Folder 8

California Traditional Music Society 1988-1993

Language of Material: English

General note

Includes correspondence and contract information for a staff position held by Hinton.
Box 18, Folder 9

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) 1981-1998

Language of Material: English

General note

Includes correspondence and programming schedules.
Box 18, Folder 10

Scripps Institution of Oceanography - Aquarium Museum 1955-1970

Language of Material: English

General note

Includes correspondence, newsclippings and aquarium plans and blueprints.
Box 19, Folder 1

Scripps Shoreline, Knoll, and Underwater Reserve Committee 1979-1989

Language of Material: English

General note

Includes correspondence and meeting minutes.
 

Sing Out!

Box 19, Folder 2

Writings by Sam Hinton 1963-1967

Language of Material: English
Box 19, Folder 3

General correspondence 1965-2002

Language of Material: English
Box 19, Folder 4

Publishing guidelines 1971-1986

Language of Material: English
Box 19, Folder 5

Board of directors meeting minutes 1983-1991

Language of Material: English
Box 19, Folder 6

Board member correspondence 1983-1991

Language of Material: English
Box 19, Folder 7

By-Laws and board of directors lists 1983-1991

Language of Material: English
Box 19, Folder 8

Newsletters 1984-1990

Language of Material: English
Box 19, Folder 9

NPR radio transcripts 1985-1986

Language of Material: English
Box 19, Folder 10

Song lists 1985-1997

Language of Material: English
Box 19, Folder 11

Mission statement and strategic plan 1988-1994

Language of Material: English
 

Collected reprints

Language of Material: English
Box 19, Folder 12

Part 1 1997

Language of Material: English
Box 20, Folder 1

Part 2 1997

Language of Material: English
 

ARTWORK

Language of Material: English
 

Calligraphy

Box 20, Folder 2

Gift Tags

Language of Material: English
 

Mingei

Box 20, Folder 3

Finished Works

Language of Material: English
Box 20, Folder 4

Tracing Paper

Language of Material: English
 

Miscellaneous

Box 20, Folder 5

Finished Works

Language of Material: English
Box 20, Folder 6, Map-case MC-137-03

Finished Works 1983

Language of Material: English

General note

Contains one oversize miscellaneous award to recognize people with the Ellen and Roger Revelle Award, October 18, 1983.
Box 20, Folder 7

Tracing Paper

Language of Material: English
Box 20, Folder 8, Oversize FB-483-02

Tracing Paper - Oversize

Language of Material: English
 

UCSD

Box 21, Folder 1

Finished Work

Language of Material: English
Box 21, Folder 2

Tracing Paper

Language of Material: English
Box 21, Folder 3

Works by Others

Language of Material: English
 

Sketches and Drawings

Box 21, Folder 4

Illustrations

Language of Material: English
Box 21, Folder 5

Portraits

Language of Material: English
Box 21, Folder 6

Published Work

Language of Material: English
Box 21, Folder 7

Science

Language of Material: English
Box 21, Folder 8

Sketch Book

Language of Material: English
 

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

Language of Material: English
Box 21, Folder 9

Awards and recognitions 1956-1988

Language of Material: English
Box 21, Folder 10

Biographical information

Language of Material: English

General note

Includes Hinton's yearbook from 1931, biographical blurbs and promotional material.
 

Daily Planners

Box 21, Folder 11

1950-1953

Box 22, Folder 1-6

1957-1966

Language of Material: English
Box 23, Folder 1-5

1966-1982

Language of Material: English
Box 24, Folder 1-5

1981-1987

Language of Material: English
Box 25, Folder 1-5

1987-1995

Language of Material: English
Box 25, Folder 6

1997-1999

Language of Material: English
Box 26, Folder 1, Oversize FB-483-03

Diploma - UCLA 1942

Language of Material: English
Box 26, Folder 2

Genealogical Chart and Information

Language of Material: English
Box 26, Folder 3

Memoir Draft

Language of Material: English
Box 26, Folder 4

Hinton Family Newsletters 1998-2004

Language of Material: English
 

News Clippings

Box 26, Folder 5, Oversize FB-483-04

Scrapbook - Contains newsclippings regarding Hinton's time with the Major Bowes Amateur Hour 1937-1939

Box 26, Folder 6

1940-2004

Language of Material: English
 

Photographs and Images

Box 26, Folder 7

Hinton with Others

Language of Material: English
Box 26, Folder 8

KOGO Radio Interview 2002

Language of Material: English

General note

This folder contains a CD-ROM with photographic images of Hinton from his radio interview with KOGO Radio in 2002.
Box 26, Folder 9

Photolithographic Plate circa 1940

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: Contains one photolithographic plate circa 1940.
Box 26, Folder 10

Portraits - Promotional

Language of Material: English
Box 26, Folder 11

Portraits - Sam and Leslie Hinton

Language of Material: English
Box 26, Folder 12

Transcript of Adam Miller's Interview with Sam and Leslie Hinton 1999

Language of Material: English
Box 26, Folder 13-14

University Coursework - Includes scientific sketches done by Hinton for his zoological courses at UCLA

Language of Material: English
 

MISCELLANEOUS

Language of Material: English
Box 27, Folder 1

Instruments - Plans and Diagrams

Language of Material: English
Box 27, Folder 2

Scrapbook of Signed Photographs of Performers circa 1939

Language of Material: English
Box 27, Folder 3

String Figure Game

Language of Material: English
 

Theodore Folsom Harmonica Patent

Box 27, Folder 4

Correspondence 1952-1963

Language of Material: English
Box 27, Folder 5

Patent - Second Ammendment

Language of Material: English
Box 27, Folder 6

First Draft

Language of Material: English
Box 27, Folder 7

Oscillator Notes

Language of Material: English
 

Pipe Harmonica Diagram

Language of Material: English
Box 27, Folder 8

Pipe Harmonica Diagram

Language of Material: English
Box 27, Folder 9, Oversize FB-483-05

Oversize 1959

General note

Includes an oversize copy of the pipe harmonica diagram drawn by Theodore Folsom.
Box 27, Folder 10

Pipe Harmonica Patent 1948-1960

Language of Material: English
Box 27, Folder 11

Promotional Material

Language of Material: English
Box 27, Folder 12

Research Materials

Language of Material: English
Box 27, Folder 13

Whistle Notes

Language of Material: English
 

AUDIO CASSETTES

Language of Material: English
 

Forms of Folklore, LIT 161 - Lecture Resource Tapes

General note

Includes audio cassette tapes used for the "Forms of Folklore," LIT 161 course. Tapes contain different instruments, song examples, and various cultural and ethnic recordings from around the world.
Box 28, Folder 1

Folk Music Style USA 1974

Language of Material: English

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions Apply
Box 28, Folder 2

Black Children's Play

Language of Material: English

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions Apply
Box 28, Folder 3

Folk Heritage

Language of Material: English

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions Apply
Box 28, Folder 4

The Seven Most Popular Ballads

Language of Material: English

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions Apply
Box 28, Folder 5

Jack and the Robbers

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions Apply
Box 28, Folder 6

Lectures 2 and 3 1978

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions Apply
Box 28, Folder 7

Foreign Language March 1983

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions Apply
Box 28, Folder 8

USA Music Style 1982

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions Apply
Box 28, Folder 9

Style - Lecture 9 1978

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions Apply
Box 28, Folder 10

American Indian

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions Apply
Box 28, Folder 11

The Outlandish Knight

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions Apply
Box 28, Folder 12

Style Samples February 1979

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions Apply
Box 28, Folder 13

Lit 161: Classifications of Musical Instruments 1978

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions Apply
Box 28, Folder 14

Ballads - Intro

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions Apply
Box 28, Folder 15

American Religious Music - White and Black March 1983

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions Apply
Box 28, Folder 16

Richard Chase - Jack and the Robbers

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions Apply
Box 28, Folder 17

Religious Music 1983

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions Apply