• The Manheim Fox Scrapbook of the New York Folk Festival

     

    Descriptive Summary

    Title
    Manheim Fox Scrapbook of the New York Folk Festival
    Repository
    Carnegie Hall Archives
    881 Seventh Avenue
    New York, NY 10019
    Phone: (212) 903-9629
    E-mail: archives@carnegiehall.org
    Creator
    Fox, Manheim, 1934-2012
    Date
    1965
    Extent
    1.0 Volumes
    General Physical Description note
    Scrapbook measures 12" x 14"
    Location Note
    Materials stored off site. Advance notice required for use.
    Language
    English

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    Historical / Biographical Note

    Manheim Fox was a 30-year-old producer in 1965 when he presented the first New York Folk Festival at Carnegie Hall. The festival, a retrospective of folk music running over four evenings, also included two workshops and a children's concert. Fox had a background in music publishing and theatrical management, and was inspired to organize a festival after hearing singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie perform in Kentucky.

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    Scope and Content

    The scrapbook primarily contains clippings about the first New York Folk Festival that ran from June 17 through June 20, 1965 at Carnegie Hall. It also contains scripts for some of the segments of the festival, such as "The Evolution of Funk”. There is a postcard from Buffy Sainte-Marie to Mr. Fox thanking him for organizing the festival. The scrapbook also contains a program and flyer.

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    Administrative Information

    Publication Information

    Carnegie Hall Archives

    Restrictions on Access

    Open to researchers.

    Restrictions on Use

    For permission to publish material please contact the Carnegie Hall Archives: Email: archives@carnegiehall.org Phone: 212-903-9629

    Provenance

    Scrapbook purchased from John Penuelas in 1995. Manheim Fox gave the scrapbook to Mr. Penuelas.

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