Broadside Collection, 1962-1991


Broadside Collection, 1962-1991


Agnes (Sis) Cunningham, musician and magazine publisher of New York, N.Y., founded , a magazine devoted to topical songs, with her husband, Gordon Friesen, in the early 1960s. They recorded and published many of the leading folksingers of the folk revival. The collection contains materials from the offices. Sound recordings include open reel tapes and audio cassettes, many of which were used to transcribe topical folk songs for publication in . Additional recordings include demo tapes, live concert performances, and interviews, which were sent to the offices by friends, folk singers, and subscribers. The work of numerous performers is included (many of the most significant are listed in the online catalog terms below). Documentation materials include a log of the tapes, correspondence, and tape notes. The tape log is a list of the tapes in their original order. Correspondence and tape notes consist of materials included in the original tape boxes. Correspondence includes personal letters to Cunningham and Friesen from friends and contributors. Tape notes contain track listings of songs, dates of performances, and names of performers. Broadside Broadside Broadside Broadside Broadside Broadside

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