xt7pvm42rx0c https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7pvm42rx0c/data/mets.xml https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7pvm42rx0c/data/82m9.dao.xml unknown 19051984 63.45 Cubic Feet 220 boxes The John Jacob Niles papers (dated 1905-1984; 63.45 cubic ft.; 220 boxes) contain correspondence, musical and literary manuscripts, and other materials written or collected by John Jacob Niles. collections English University of Kentucky This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed.  Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically.  Physical rights are retained by the owning repository.  Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws.  For information about permissions to reproduce or publish, contact the Special Collections Research Center. John Jacob Niles papers Motion pictures. Folk songs, English -- United States. Phonodiscs. Musicians -- Correspondence. Sheet music. Programs. World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations. Video tapes. Aeronautics -- History Composers -- Correspondence. Audiotapes. John Jacob Niles papers text John Jacob Niles papers 1905 2015 true xt7pvm42rx0c collection true 82m9 82M9 Niles, John Jacob John Jacob Niles papers, 1905-1984  82M9 Finding aid prepared by Processed by: Archives Staff; Made machine-readable by Courtney Murphy University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center 2013 November Special Collections Research Center Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington 40506-0039 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU URL:  This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on  2015-09-08 16:22:44 -0400 . Describing Archives: A Content Standard 
   
     
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     John Jacob Niles papers 
     82M9 
     
       63.45 Cubic Feet 
       220 boxes 
     
     1905-1984 
     The John Jacob Niles papers (dated 1905-1984; 63.45 cubic ft.; 220 boxes) contain correspondence, musical and literary manuscripts, and other materials written or collected by John Jacob Niles. 
   
   
     Biographical note 
 Composer, Performer, and Author. Niles was born in Louisville in 1892. Coming from a musical family, Niles began to play the dulcimer at an early age. As a teenager he worked with a surveying team in eastern Kentucky. During this time he kept a notebook in which he recorded lyrics and music of old folk songs known in the area. Niles served as a U.S. Army pilot in World War I and made numerous reconnaissance flights until he suffered serious injuries in a plane crash. After the war he studied music at the University of Lyon and the Schola Cantorium in Paris. Niles completed his musical education at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. He renewed his search for folk songs in Appalachia as he accompanied noted photographer Doris Ulmann on her travels through the mountain region. He set traditional songs in new arrangements and composed many original songs.    
   
     Scope and Contents 
 The John Jacob Niles papers (dated 1905-1984; 63.45 cubic ft.; 220 boxes) contain correspondence, musical and literary manuscripts, and other materials written or collected by John Jacob Niles. Much of the correspondence is between Niles and his music publisher, G. Schirmer, Inc. Original drafts of Niles choral works, instrumental pieces, orchestral oratorios, song arrangements, and other musical compositions total approximately thirteen cubic feet. A significant portion of these materials is unpublished. The papers contain an interesting series of photographs, including several taken of Niles by well-known photographers such as Van Deren Coke, Alfred Eisenstaedt, George Kossuth, and Doris Ulmann. There are also original photographs taken at the 1903 launching of Orville and Wilbur Wright's airplane at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. There are also a number of World War I era shots of Niles' flying group, The Lafayette Escadrille, and various Niles family pictures. Other important items include the diaries and notebooks Niles used to record the folk songs, his World War I scrapbooks, autobiographical notes and drafts, original plays, radio scripts, and manuscripts of his published books. Miscellaneous materials include greeting cards and printed material on Anglo-Saxon balladry.    
   
     Arrangement 
 Organized into the following series: Correspondence, Personal, Career, Manuscripts, Instruments, and Oversized materials. The series are arranged chronologically within topical subseries.    
   
     Existence and Location of Copies 
 Duplicates located in 019, Aisle F, Section 4.    
   
     General 
 Boxes 6-10 in the oversize portion of the collection removed 2010 December 14 to AV Archives unprocessed Niles collection under the authority of Jason Flahardy. Boxes 126-130 removed to 1997ms358 Rena Niles papers in 1997.    
   
     Conditions Governing Access 
 Collection is open to researchers by appointment.    
   
     Conditions Governing Use 
 Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. Literary rights remain vested in the Niles family. Permission must be obtained to publish or quote extensively.    
   
     Preferred Citation 
 82M9: [identification of item], John Jacob Niles papers, 1905-1984, University of Kentucky Special Collections.    
   
     Motion pictures. 
     Folk songs, English -- United States. 
     Phonodiscs. 
     Musicians -- Correspondence. 
     Sheet music. 
     Programs. 
     World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations. 
     Video tapes. 
     Aeronautics -- History 
     Composers -- Correspondence. 
     Audiotapes. 
     Wright, Orville 
     Wright, Wilbur 
     Niles, John Jacob, 1892-1980 
     Coke, Van Deren 
     Kossuth, George 
     Ulmann, Doris 
     Boone Tolliver Records 
     Eisenstaedt, Alfred 
     G. Schirmer, Inc 
     Niles, Rena Lipetz 
   
   Correspondence Series I. 1919-1980 Scope and Contents note The Correspondence Series is divided into three subseries according to general subject. The Personal Correspondence includes letters from John Jacob Niles to Rena Lipetz Niles. Many of these were written while Niles was on tour throughout the United States. The Professional Correspondence contains letters from many prominent figures in the music world as well as detailed information about Niles' own company, Boone Tolliver Records. The General Correspondence consists mainly of letters from various individuals and covers a variety of topics. The material in each of these subseries is arranged chronologically. Personal Subseries A. 1933-1962 John Jacob Niles to Roy Flannagan Subseries i. 1933 1 John Jacob Niles to Rena Lipetz Niles Subseries ii. 1933-1962 1933 2 1 1934 February-December 2 2 1935 February 25-April 27 2 3 1935 May-December 2 4 1936 January-February 3 1 1936 March-July 3 2 1938 June-August 3 3 1940 January-July 3 4 1940 3 5 Miscellaneous 1940 3 6 1941 March-November 4 1 1941 4 2 1942 January-July 4 3 1942 October-December 4 4 1942 4 5 Miscellaneous 1942 4 6 1943 February-November 4 7 1943 4 8 Miscellaneous 1943 4 9 1944 January 5 1 1944 February 5 2 1944 March-April 5 3 1944 May 5 4 1944 October-December 5 5 1944 5 6 Miscellaneous 1944 5 7 1945 January 6 1 1945 February-June 6 2 1945 July-November 6 3 1945 6 4 Miscellaneous 1945 6 5 1946 January-March 7 1 1946 April-October 7 2 1946 November 7 3 1946 7 4 1947 February-March 8 1 1947 June-December 8 2 1947 8 3 Miscellaneous 1947 8 4 1948 January-March 9 1 1948 Jul-October 9 2 1948 November-December 9 3 1949 January-February 10 1 1949 March-May 10 2 1949 July-October 10 3 1949 November-December 10 4 1949 10 5 1950 January-March 11 1 1950 April-October 11 2 1950 November-December 11 3 1950 11 4 1951 January-March 12 1 1951 April-July 12 2 1951 October 12 3 1951 November- December 12 4 1952 February-July 13 1 1952 October 13 2 1952 November 13 3 1952 December 13 4 1952 13 5 1953 July-August 14 1 1953 October 14 2 1953 November 14 3 1954 January - November 15 1 1955 January-June 15 2 1955 July-October 15 3 1956 March 16 1 1956 April 16 2 1956 November 16 3 1957 January-November 17 1 1958 April - August 17 2 1959 January-October 17 3 1960 May-June 18 1 1961 July-October 18 2 1962 February-November 18 3 1962 18 4 Rena Lipetz Niles to John Jacob Niles Subseries iii. 1936-1952 1936 July 19 1 1938 July-August 19 2 1938 19 3 1940 January-April 19 4 1940 19 5 1942 July-November 19 6 1942 19 7 1944 April-May 19 8 1945 April 19 9 1946 November 19 10 1947 November-December 19 11 1948 February-March 19 12 1952 November 19 13 undated 19 14 Professional Subseries B. 1936-1979 Frank Long/Leslie Shepard Subseries i. 1936-1979 Frank Long 1936-1952 20 1 Frank Long 1953-1977 20 2 Leslie Shepard 1957-1963 April 20 3 Leslie Shepard 1963 May-1964 20 4 Typescript of liner notes by Leslie Shepard for Folkways album 1964 January 14 20 5 Liner notes for Folkways album 1964 20 6 Leslie Shepard 1965-1968 20 7 Leslie Shepard 1970-1979 20 8 RCA Victor Subseries ii. 1939-1972 1939-1941 21 1 1939-1940 21 2 1941-1943 21 3 1944-1948 21 4 1949-1972 21 5 RCA Victor royalty statements Subseries iii. 1941-1975 1941-1949 22 1 1950-1967 22 2 1969-1975 22 3 G. Shirmer, Inc. Subseries iv. 1937-1978 1937 23 1 1942-1943 23 2 1944-1945 23 3 1946-1948 23 4 1949-1951 23 5 1952-1953 23 6 1954 23 7 1955 23 8 1956 23 9 1957 23 10 1958 January-February 23 11 1958 March-December 23 12 1959 January-April 23 13 1959 May-December 23 14 1960 24 1 1961 24 2 1962 24 3 1963 24 4 1964-1965 24 5 1966-1970 24 6 1971-1972 24 7 1973-1978 24 8 undated 24 9 Miscellaneous letters to G. Shirmer, Inc. undated 24 10 Affidavit regarding composition of  Black is the Color undated 24 11 Affidavit regarding composition of  Ef I Had a Ribbon Bow undated 24 12 Affidavit regarding composition of  Go 'Way From My Window undated 24 13 Affidavit regarding composition of  I Wonder as I Wander undated 24 14 Affidavit regarding composition of  Jesus the Christ is Born undated 24 15 Affidavit regarding composition of  Jesus, Jesus Rest Your Head undated 24 16 G. Shirmer, Inc. royalty statements Subseries v. 1937-1975 1929-1942 25 1 1943-1944 25 2 1945-1946 25 3 1946-1947 25 4 1948-1950 25 5 1951-1953 25 6 1954-1956 25 7 1959-1969 25 8 1937-1946 26 1 1947-1953 26 2 1954-1957 26 3 1958-1959 26 4 1960-1962 26 5 1963-1964 27 1 1965-1966 27 2 1967 27 3 1968-1975 27 4 Collaborative efforts Subseries vi. 1946-1951 28 1-6 1946 28 1 1947 28 2 1948 28 3 1949 28 4 1950-1951 28 5 undated 28 6 Boone Tolliver records Subseries vii. 1952-1958 Letters 1952 February-April 29 1 Letters 1952 May 29 2 Letters 1952-1954 29 3 Record orders 1952 January-July 29 4 Record orders 1952 August-October 29 5 Record orders 1952 November 29 6 Record orders 1952 December 29 7 Record orders 1953 January-February 30 1 Record orders 1953 March 30 2 Record orders 1953 April-May 30 3 Record orders 1953 June-October 30 4 Record orders 1953 November-December 30 5 Record orders 1954 January-February 30 6 Record orders 1954 March-April 30 7 Record orders 1954 May-December 30 8 Record orders 1955-1958 30 9 Record orders undated 30 10 Invoices 1952-1957 30 11 Rampart Productions Subseries viii. 1954-1957 31 1-3 Letters, film fragments, contracts, announcements 1953 July-December 31 1 Letters 1954-1957 31 2 Letters, brochures undated 31 3 Tradition records Subseries ix. 1957-1966 32 1-3 Letters, catalogues 1957-1962 32 1 Leters, liner notes, biographical, song lists for records 1965-1966 32 2 Royalty statements 1958-1966 32 3 General Subseries C. 1919-1980 1919-1935 33 1 1936-1939 33 2 1940-1941 33 3 1942 33 4 1943 January-August 33 5 1943 September 33 6 1943 October-December 33 7 circa 1943 33 8 1944 34 1 1945-1946 34 2 1947 34 3 circa 1947 34 4 1948 34 5 1949 34 6 1950 34 7 1951 January-May 34 8 1951 June-December 34 9 1952 35 1 1953 35 2 1954 35 3 1955 35 4 1956 35 5 1957 36 1 1958 36 2 1959 36 3 1960 January-May 36 4 1960 June-December 36 5 1961 January-June 36 6 1961 July-December 36 7 1962 January-June 37 1 1962 August-December 37 2 1963 January-May 37 3 1963 June-November 37 4 1963 37 5 1964 May-July 37 6 1964 August-December 37 7 1965 January-April 37 8 1965 May-December 37 9 1966 January-March 38 1 1966 April-June 38 2 1966 July-December 38 3 1967 January-March 38 4 1967 April-August 38 5 1967 September-December 38 6 1968 January-March 38 7 1968 April-December 38 8 1969 January-May 38 9 1969 June-September 38 10 1969 October-December 38 11 1970 January-March 39 1 1970 April-June 39 2 1970 July-October 39 3 1970 November-December 39 4 1971 January-February 39 5 1971 March-July 39 6 1971 August-September 39 7 1971 October-December 39 8 1972 January-April 40 1 1972 May-August 40 2 1972 September-October 40 3 1972 November-December 40 4 1973 January-February 40 5 1973 March-June 40 6 1973 July-October 40 7 1973 November-December 40 8 1974 January-March 41 1 1974 April-June 41 2 1974 July-August 41 3 1974 September 41 4 1974 October-December 41 5 1975 January-February 41 6 1975 March-May 41 7 1975 June-July 41 8 1975 August-September 41 9 1975 October 41 10 1975 November-December 41 11 1976 January-June 42 1 1976 July-August 42 2 1976 September 42 3 1976 October-November 42 4 1977 January-March 42 5 1977 April-June 42 6 1977 July-August 42 7 1977 September-December 42 8 1978 April-September 43 2 1978 January-March 43 1 1978 October 43 3 1978 November-December 43 4 1979 January-September 43 5 1979-1980 43 6 undated 44 1-6 Personal Series II. 1905-1980 Scope and Contents note The Personal series consists of 53 boxes of material encompassing many aspects of Niles' life. Figuring prominently in this series are the diaries ad field notebooks. Recorded in these volumes are the legends, ballads, traditions, and philosophies of the people Niles encountered during his travels in the Southern Highlands. This series is subdivided into eight categories with the material arranged in chronological order within each subseries. Journals, notebooks, scrapbooks Subseries A. 1905-1979 Journal 1905 45 1 Field notebook 1906 45 2 Journal 1906 45 2A Journal 1907 45 3 Journal 1908 45 4 Journal 1915 45 5 Journal 1918 45 6-6A Notebook 1919 45 7 Scrapbook 1919 45 8 Contents of scrapbook 1930 46 1 Calendar notebook 1931-1932 46 1A Journal 1932 46 2 Field notebook 1932 46 3-4 Ballad transcribed from p. 117 of preceding field notebook 1932 46 5 Field notebook 1933 47 1-2A Field notebook 1934 47 3-6 Dialect dictionary 1934 47 7 Farm notebook 1941 47 8 Farm notebook 1943 47 9 Diary 1944 47 10 Journal circa 1950 48 1 Commonplace book 1957 48 2 Commonplace book 1963 48 3 Calendar notebook 1964 48 3A Calendar notebook 1965 48 3B Calendar notebook 1966 48 3C Notebook 1969 48 3 Notebook circa 1970s 48 3E Journal 1976 48 4 Calendar notebook 1977 48 4A Journal 1979 48 5 Contents of notebook undated 49 1 Field notebook undated 49 2 Dialect dictionary undated 49 3 Contents of notebook undated 49 4 Notebook undated 49 5 Prompt book undated 49 6 Music notebook 1931 50 1-2 Music notebook 1932 50 3 Music notebook 1933 50 4-5 Music notebook 1934 50 6 Music notebook 1950 50 7 Doris Ulmann material Subseries B. 1933-1976 Letters from Doris Ulmann to Allen Eaton 1933-1934 51 1 Notes by Doris Ulmann concerning her will 1934 51 2 Letters from Doris Ulmann to Sarah Blanding, with cover letter from Sarah Blanding to ohn Jacob Niles undated 51 3 Chronicle by John Jacob Niles of events surrounding Doris Ulmann's death. 1934 Aug 2 51 4 John Jacob Niles,  Doris Ulmann: Preface and Recollections. The Call Number , University of Oregon Library 1958 51 5 Craft Horizons 1966 June 51 6 Program for exhibit of Doris Ulmann photographs, Western Carolina University 1976 April 51 7 Book catalogues containing  The Appalachian Photographs of Doris Ulmann undated 51 8 John Jacob Niles,  The Legend of Doris Ulmann,  typescript undated 51 9 Handicrafts of the Southern Highlands  by Allen H. Eaton, galley proofs 1937 52 1-2 Handicrafts of the Southern Highlands  by Allen H. Eaton, page proofs 1937 52 3-6 Articles on John Jacob Niles Subseries C. 1940-1986 Records for Christmas: Carols of the New World ,  Victor Records Review 1940 53 1A Borah, Leo.  Kentucky, Boone's Great Meadow  in  The National Geographic 1942 July 53 1B Butterfield, Roger.  Folk Singer: John Jacob Niles Makes Rare Music from the Songs and Ballads of Early America.  in  Life  1943 Sept 6 53 2 Amerika Singt .  Heute  (German publication) 1947 July 15 53 3 McHugh, Vincent.  Sing Me a Homemade Song. The Magazine of the Year 1948 January 53 4 Stevens, Nelson.  Folk Songs: U.S.A. Arizona Quarterly  1948 53 5 Guthrie, A.B., Jr.  Kentucky .   Holiday 1951 March 53 6 Tragic Troubadour .  Coronet 1951 July 53 7 Ballads and Blackberries. The American Magazine 1956 February 54 1 Batiuk, Taras.  The Art of John Jacob Niles. East Magazine 1958 54 2 Arnold, Olga and Judy Catlin.  American Folk Singer. America Illustrated 1959 54 3 Nash, Gordon.  John Jacob Niles . Kentucky Composers  1964 54 3A Lancaster, Thomas.  John Jacob Niles on Choral Participation in Folk Music. American Choral Review 1966 June 54 4 Travis, James.  A Voice from Kentucky  draft with corrections by Rena Niles; final copy 1969 54 5 Travis, James.  John Jacob Niles: A Voice from Kentucky  Southern Living 1969 June 54 6 Holroyd, Sara.  John Jacob Niles: Renaissance Man. Bluegrass Music News 1972 April-May 55 1 Coppage, Noel  John Jacob Niles.  Stereo Review  1975 January 55 2 Hinshaw, Donald.  Contemporary Composers: John Jacob Niles. Journal of Church Music. 1976 October 55 3 Niles, Rena.  In the fall '33.  Bluegrass Woman 1976 winter 55 4 Winland, Lorraine.  A Luncheon with John Jacob Niles Kentucky Monthly 1979 Oct 55 5 Johnson, Helen Shea.  John Jacob Niles: The Minstrel of Boone Creek. Music Journal 1980 Jan/Feb 55 6 Roberts, Jacqueline Warnick.  In Memoriam: John Jacob Niles. Bluegrass Music News  1980 May 55 7 Nash, Alanna.  John Jacob Niles: His Legend Lives On. Frets 1980 June 55 7a  Burg, David.  John Jacob Niles.  The Kentucky Review 1980 55 8 John Jacob Niles. Sing Out! 1980 55 9 Kidd, Andrew Jason.  John Jacob Niles: A True Son of Kentucky. Kentcuky Heritage 1981 Spring 55 10 Nash, Alanna.  John Jacob Niles: A Song from the Heart. Beaux Arts 1981 Summer 55 A 1 John Jacob Niles. St. Martins Press 1981 55 A 2 Blomstedt, Erik.  John Jacob Niles, Dean of American Balladeers. Dulcimer Players News 1982 Summer 55 A 3 Niles, Rena Lipetz.  The Songs of John Jacob Niles. NATS Bulletin 1983 March/April 55 A 4 The Niles-meron Songs. NATS Bulletin  1983 March/April 55 A 5 Article for New Harmon Festival of Music 1983 August 55 A 6 John Jacob Niles. the Kentucky Review 1983 Autumn 55 A 7 Niles, Rena.  On the Road with John Jacob Niles. High Roads Folio 1986 55 A 8 Two Kentucky Folk Singers: John Jacob Niles and Jean Ritchie Focus on Folk Songs undated 55 A 9 Papers on John Jacob Niles Subseries D. 1951-1975 Draft of an article on the oratorio  Lamentation  by William R. Moody 1951 56 1 Essays by school children 1961-1968 56 2 Essays by school children 1972-1973 56 3 Gobar, Ash.  Letter on the Philosophy of Being 1973 December 56 4 Essays by school children 1974 March 13 56 5 Gobar, Ash.  Notes on the Poetry of John Jacob Niles 1975 April 56 6 Student term papers 1975 April 17, July 7 56 7 Students' impression of John Jacob Niles concert undated 56 8 Burg, David.  A Tribute to John Jacob Niles undated 56 9 Personal memorabilia Subseries E. 1918-1967 Certificate of appoinment to First Lt. in Air Service 1918 May 57 1A Large map showing French front lines 1918 July-September 57 1B  Reproduction of map showing Meuse-Argonne offensive, 1st American Army and reproduction of a map showing Aisne-marine and St. Mihail offensives, 1st American Army 1918, 1937 57 2 Honorable discharge and service record 1919 57 3 The Wing Slip 1925, 1930 57 4 Roster of World War I overseas flyers and revised booklet 1972, 1978 57 5 Aviators Post Directory of members 1945 57 6 Masonic demit 1921 58 1 Engraved business card used early in John Jacob Niles' career and original engraving plate 1920s 58 2 Notes of introduction to England circa 1930s 58 3 Handwritten will by John Jacob Niles 1937 June 15 58 3A Announcement of John Edward Niles' birth 1945 May 21 58 4 Pamphlet on Victor Hammer; works printed in Hammer-designed type. undated 58 5 Piano solo,  The Dulcimer  dedicated to John Jacob Niles undated 58 6 Published music owned by John Jacob Niles undated 58 7 Poetry sent to or written for John Jacob Niles, including poem by Henrietta Child. 1936-1938; 1974; 1980 58 8 Recipes collected by John Jacob Niles undated 58 9 Postcard collection undated 58 10 Jacqueline Roberts repertoire of John Jacob Niles's music undated 58 11 Blueprint of pony barn 1973 October 3 59 1 Brown paper pattern for dulcimer parts, dulicmer strings. undated 59 2 Case knife used in dramatic presentation of ballads undated 59 3 Woodcuts by John Jacob Niles 1930, 1938, undated 60 Various hand stamps undated 60 Letter from Joseph Mayer to Mr. Smith 1887 October 8 61 1 New Testament  1917 61 1A Promissory note to John Jacob Niles 1925 June 2 61 2 Placecard 1933 July 10 61 3 Handwritten music manuscript book inscribed by Andrew Murdock. Cover letter to JJN. 1824, 1937 October 12 61 4 Passports 1930, 1936 61 4A Large map of London underground system circa 1930s 61 5 Kentucky is my Land  by Jesse Stuart 1950 61 6 WFMT program guide 1956 61 7 Script for children's play 1965 61 8 The Anglican Breviary . Gift of Burrel Farnsley 1967 61 8A Promotional material and sample program fo the Misses Fuller, English folksingers undated 61 9 Placecard for Mr. and Mrs. Frank McVey undated 61 10 Veda undated 61 11 Clippings 62 1 Clippings of man who resembled John Jacob Niles' father undated 62 2 Maps undated 62 3 Miscellaneous undated 62 4-10 Publication dates of John Jacob Niles' music 1929-1946 63 File Box A Publication dates of John Jacob Niles' music 1947-1951 63 File Box B Copyrights for  Gambling Songs  and other compositions 1933-1934 63 1 Christmas cards Subseries F. 1938-1980 1938 64 1 1940 64 2-3 1941 64 4-7 1950-1952 64 8 1953 65 1-3 1955 65 4 1956 65 5 1957 66 1-3 1959 67 1-3 1960 68 1-3 1961 69 1-4 1962 70 1-4 1963 71 1-4 1964 72 1-5 1965 73 1-5 1966 74 1-5 1967 75 1-4 1968 76 1-4 1969 77 1-5 1970 78 1-3 1971 79 1-5 1972 80 1 1973 80 2-5 1974 81 1-4 1975 82 1-3 1976 83 1-4 1977 84 1-3 1978 85 1-5 1979 86 1-3 1980 86 4-5 undated 87 1-4 Christmas cards designed by John Jacob Niles 1934-1973 88 1 Plate for offset printing 1964 88 Christmas card lists undated 88 2 Greeting cards Subseries G. 1953-1979 Birthday Subseries i. 1963-1979 1963, 1967 89 1 1969 89 2 1972 89 3-6 1973 90 1-2 1974 90 3 1975 90 5 1977 90 6 1979 90 6 Get-well; general 1953, 1979 Get well notes 1953 91 1 Get well notes 1979 91 2-3 Notes, cards, etc. 1979 91 4-5 Notes, cards undated 91 6 Obituaries and related materials Subseries H. 1980 Obituaries Subseries i. 1980 Lexington Herald Leader 1980 March 2 92 1 Louisville Courier Journal  1980 March 2 92 2 1980 March 3 92 3 1980 March 4 92 4 1980 March 9, 14, 16 92 5 1980 Spring 92 6 Sympathy notes Subseries ii. 1980 1980 March 2 93 1 1980 March 3 93 2 1980 March 4 93 3-4 1980 March 5 93 5 1980 March 6 94 1 1980 March 7 94 2 1980 March 8-9 94 3 1980 March 10 94 4 1980 March 11 94 5 1980 March 12 95 1980 March 13 95 2 1980 March 14-15 95 3 1980 March 17-19 95 4 1980 March 20, 22, 24-25 95 5 1980 March 26-29 95 6 1980 April 1, 5 96 1 1980 April 7, 30 96 2 1980 May 1, 12-13, 16 96 3 undated 96 4 Related materials Subseries iii. 1980 Letters of condolence 1980 March 27-November 20 97 1 Correspondence acknowledging contributions to John Jacob Niles scholarship fund, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, list of contributors 1980 March 7-November 14 97 2 Notes accompanying gifs and flowers 1980 March 97 3 Guest book and order for funeral service 1980 March 3 97 4 Memorial programs 1980 March 9-April 28 97 5 Acknowledgment card printed by King Library Press undated 97 6 Lists of those who sent notes, food, flowers undated 97 7 Dried flowers undated 97 8 Career Series III. 1914-1984 Scope and Contents note The Career series contains twenty-nine boxes of concert programs, newspaper clippings, and promotional material documenting Niles' life as a performer. Concert programs Subseries A. 1914-1983 1914, 1920-1921 98 1 1931-1939 98 2 1940 98 3 1941 98 4 1942 98 5 1943 98 6 1944 98 7 1945 98 8 1946 98 9 1947 99 1 1948 99 2 1949 99 3 1950 99 4 1951 100 1 1952 100 2 1953 100 3 1954 100 4 1955 100 5 1956 100 6 1957 100 7 1958 101 1 1959 101 2 1960 101 3 1961 101 4 1962 101 5 1963 101 6 1964 101 7 1965 101 8 1966 102 1 1967 102 2 1968 102 3 1969 102 4 1970 103 1 1971 103 2 1972 103 3 1973 103 4 1974 103 5 1975 103 6 1976 104 1 1977 104 2 1978 104 3 1979 105 1 1980 105 2 1981 105 3 1982 105 3a 1983 105 3b Program inserts undated 105 4 Song lists for John Jacob Niles' concerts undated 105 5 Concert programs with John Jacob Niles' handwritten notes undated 106 1 undated 106 2-5 Prompt sheets circa 1930s-present 106 6 Programs from events attended Subseries B. 1941-1979 1941-1942, 1947, 1961 107 1 1962 107 2 1963 107 3 1964 107 4 1965 108 1 1966 108 2-3 1967 108 4 1968 109 1 1969-70 109 2 1971 109 3 1972 109 4 1973 109 5 1974 110 1 1975 110 2 1976 110 3 1977-1979 110 4 undated 110 5-8 Tour and itineraries Subseries C. 1937-1979 Fall concert tour 1937 October-December 111 1 1944-1979 111 2 Clippings, schedules, programs from Alaskan tour 1962 111 3 Notes on Canadian tour undated 112 1 Notes, rough itineraries undated 112 2 Names and addresses obtained while on tour undated 112 3 Newspaper clippings Subseries D. 1928-1984 1928, 1931-1942 113 1 1943 113 2 1944 113 3 1945 113 4 1946 113 5 1947 113 6 1948 113 7 1949 113 8 1950 114 1 1951 114 2 1952 114 3 1953 114 4 1954 114 5 1955 114 6 1956 114 7 1957 114 8 1958 114 9 1959 114 10 1960 115 1 1961 115 2 1962 115 3 1963 115 4 1964 115 5 1965 115 6 1966 116 1 1967 116 2 1968 116 3 1969 116 4 1970 117 1 1971 117 2 1972 117 3 1973 117 4 1974 117 5 1975 117 6 1976 117 7 1977 118 1 1978 118 2 1979 118 3 1980 118 4 1981 118 5 1982 118 5A 1983 118 5B 1984 118 5C undated 118 6 Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings Subseries E. 1927-1943 1927-1928 119 1 1937-1941 119 2 Scrapbook of newspaper clippings 1940-1943 120 1 Promotional material Subseries F. 1961-1982 Promotional play 1961 April 121 1 Concert tours managed by Boo Hill Farm 1972 121 2 Oversize publicity posters 1976-1977 121 Benefit concert for University of Kentucky Art Museum 1978 March 28 121 3 Concert tours managed by various agencies undated 121 4 Boone Tolliver Record Company undated 121 5 Disc records undated 121 6 RCA Victor undated 121 7 Tradition Records undated 121 8 Appalshop Films undated 121 9 Carl Fischer, Inc. undated 122 1 Mark Foster Music Company undated 122 2 G. Shirmer, Inc. undated 122 3 Holt, Rinehart, and Winston undated 122 4 Special events and awards Subseries G. 1955-1984 Kentucky Colonels Derby eve dinner, program and tickets 1955 123 1A Transylvania College performance: clippings and programs 1966 November 30 123 1B Niles-Merton Song Cycle; correspondence, clippings, and performances 1968-1975 123 2 World premiere program, Golgotha 1971 March 30 123 3 Commencement program, University of Louisville, honorary doctor of Humanities 1971 May 16 123 4 Commencement program from University of Kentucky, honorary doctor of letters 1973 May 12 123 5 Honorary Certificate of Citizenship for Boonesborough Bicentennial Celebration undated 123 5A Lexington Opera House grand opening, correspondence, contracts, programs 1976 May 18 123 6 Invitation to dedication of JJN collection, University of Kentucky 1983 April 28 123 6A Exhibition schedule at University of Kentucky Art Museum undated 123 6B  Certificates of appreciation undated 123 7 Kentucky Center for the Arts opening night, program 1983 November 19 123 8 10th Annual Celebration of traditional music, schedule, poster 1984 November 1-4 123 9 Notices and announcements of work and biographical material Subseries H. 1943-1984 Notices and announcements of work 1943, 1952, 1957, 1962, 1965, 1967, 1970 124 1 Notices and announcements of work undated 124 2 Biographical material 1984 September 23 124 3 Instructional material Subseries I. 1942-1951 Indiana University catalogues 1942 June-August 125 1 University of Denver catalogue 1943 July 125 2 Julliard School catalogue, bibliography 1945 Summer 125 3 Cincinnati Conservatory of Music catalogue 1950 125 4 Boston University catalogue 1951 125 5 Alice Lloyd College bulletin undated 125 6 University of Missouri progress report undated 125 7 University of Kansas City course description, bibliography undated 125 8 History of Folk Ballad and Carol, bibliography undated 125 9 Manuscripts Series IV. 1926-1980 Scope and Contents note John Jacob Niles' creative works including music compositions, books, prose, poetry, radio programs, articles, and plays comprise the Manuscript series. The Music manuscript subseries is comprised of twenty-nine boxes of original manuscripts and published music. These works are categorized according to the instrument for which they are written and arranged alphabetically in each category. Differing slightly in arrangement from the rest of the series is the Niles-Merton Song Cycle. Though originally written for solo voice and piano, there are also choral arrangements of some of these songs. Consequently, the entire work is arranged alphabetically by song title so that all versions of a song may be found together. Untitled works and incomplete sketches are described at the close of the series. The Books manuscript subseries consists of 45 boxes of manuscripts divided into five subseries and arranged chronologically. The series includes Song My Mother Never Taught Me, a collection of World War I Army songs, The Ballad Book. Niles' most widely acclaimed literary effort; and his unfinished Autobiography. Correspondence and other related materials are filed within each subseries. The Plays manuscript subseries consists of seven boxes. The material is arranged chronologically. Those manuscripts which are undated are listed alphabetically. The radio programs manuscript series consists of two boxes. This material is arranged chronologically by broadcast date. Most notable in this series are the radio programs entitled  Salute to the Hills.  These programs, prepared by John Jacob Niles, were a part of the University of Kentucky's experiment in directed broadcasting. The Articles manuscript subseries consists of two boxes of magazine and newspaper articles by John Jacob Niles. This material is arranged chronologically. The miscellaneous manuscript series consists of three boxes. Contained in this series are typed and handwritten notes, reflections, and observations by John Jacob Niles in the form of prose and poetry. Music Subseries A. undated Works for voice and piano Subseries i. undated Advice to Lovers M1 1 Alone M1 2 American Street, Field and Jailhouse Cries M1 3 And It Shall Come to Pass M1 4 Bethlehem, Fair City M1 5 Beware of the Wind M1 6 Billy Boy M1 7 Bird Song M1 8 The Black Dress M1 9 Black is the Color M1 10 The Black Oak Tree M1 11 Bridge Across the Stars M1 12 By-Loe Babe M1 12A Cajun Song M1 13 Calm is the Night M1 14 Careless Love M1 15 The Carol of the Bells M1 16 The Carrion Crow M1 17 The Cherry Tree M1 18 Chickens A'Crowin' on Sourwood Mountain M1 19 Choose Your Seat and Sit Down M1 20 Come By Here Lord M1 21 Come Gentle Dark M1 22 Country Nightfall M1 23 Courting Time M1 24 The Cypress Tree M1 25 Death in the Hot Sand M2 1 Death in the Tide M2 2 Death of a Maiden M2 3 December Morning M2 4 Distance M2 5 Don't Roll Your Eye M2 6 Down by a Cornshock M2 7 Down in the Valley M2 8 Epitaph M2 9 Every Time I Feel the Spirit M2 10 Farmer's Song M2 11 Father Grumble M2 12 Figures on the Hill M2 13 Five Negro Folk Poems M2 13A Flame Within M2 14 Folk Carol from Tennessee M2 15 Fond Affection M2 16 For My Lord M2 17 Found My Lost Sheep M2 18 The Fox and the Black Duck M2 19 Frog in the Spring M2 20 Frog Went A' Courtin' M2 21 Funeral March M2 22 Gambler Don't You Lose Your Place at God's Right Hand M2 22A God Said Unto His Only Son M2 23 Go Tell Aunt Rhodie M2 24 Good Old Man M2 25 Grandma Grunts M2 26 The Haunting of Pilate M3 1 The Hebrew Children M3 2 He's Goin' Away M3 3 He's Got the Whole World in His Hands M3 4 Hold On M3 5 How Firm a Foundation M3 6 I Dare Not Ask Your Love My Dear M3 7 I Got Two Wings M3 8 I have a God to Glorify M3 9 I Know a Wide River M3 10 I Love You I Love You and I Love You M3 11 I Never Had But One Love M3 12 If What I Have Known is Love M3 13 I'm A-Searchin' for a City M3 14 I'm So Glad M3 15 In Love Again M3 16