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Category: Women in Music

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My Year with the Seeger Family: Musicology, Dissonant Counterpoint, and Folk Music—The Seeger Family’s Lasting Legacy

Posted by: Paul Sommerfeld

Meet three members of the Seeger Family—Charles Seeger, Ruth Crawford Seeger, and their daughter Peggy Seeger—through their music, writings, and correspondence in the newly described Seeger Family Collection. This wide-ranging and personal collection provides a number of avenues for research in folk and modern music, musicology, and family history.

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“The Original Radio Girl” and her De Luxe Revue

Posted by: Paul Sommerfeld

Taylor McClaskie is one of the Music Division’s summer 2019 interns. She is a Ph.D. candidate in musicology at Case Western Reserve University and is currently writing a dissertation on music and environmental activism in 1980s America. During my time in the Music Division I have been helping to process and catalogue unpublished popular music …