Audio Recording "Dear Mr. President," New York, New York, January or February 1942

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Title
"Dear Mr. President," New York, New York, January or February 1942
Contributor Names
Todd, Charles L., 1911-2004 (Collector)
Sonkin, Robert, 1910-1980 (Collector)
Cavanaugh, James (Jimmy) (Interviewee)
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014 (Interviewee)
Cavanaugh, Robert (Interviewee)
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014 (Performer)
Created / Published
New York, New York, 1942
Subject Headings
-  Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941
-  World War, 1939-1945--Public opinion
-  United States. Army--Recruiting, enlistment, etc.--World War, 1939-1945
-  World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American
-  Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945
-  World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--United States
-  Racism--United States
-  Antisemitism--United States
-  Hatfield-McCoy Feud
-  Labor movement--United States
-  Louis, Joe, 1914-1981
-  Protest songs--United States
-  Working class--Songs and music
-  Music
-  Sound recording
-  United States -- New York -- New York
Genre
Music
Sound recording
Notes
-  Sound Recording, Music; Sound Recording, Non-Music Dear Mr. President, talking blues song sung by Peter Bowers (Pete Seeger) (Side A) / The Martins and the Coys sung by Peter Bowers (Pete Seeger) (Side B)
-  Contents: AFS 06408A, "Dear Mr. President," a talking blues song sung by Peter Bowers (Pete Seeger); AFS 06408B, James (Jimmy) Cavanaugh; Robert Cavanaugh; "The Martins and the Coys" sung by Peter Bowers (Pete Seeger)
-  Part of a series of interviews made by Charles Todd and Robert Sonkin, New York, New York, January or February 1942
Medium
1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm; 12 in.
Call Number/Physical Location
Call number: AFC 1942/003: AFS 6408
MBRS shelflist: LWO 3493 r42B and r43A
Source Collection
Dear Mr. President collection (AFC 1942/003)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afc1942003.sr11
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afc1942003.sr11
Online Format
audio
online text
pdf

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The following materials are included with permission. Please contact the American Folklife Center for additional information where contact information is not provided:

"Dear Mr. President" and "The Martins and the Coys" performed by Pete Seeger.

"White Bird Flying," performed by Enos Francisco, Sr. Permission granted by Enos Francisco, Jr. Special thanks to Daniel Lopez for translating the "White Bird Flying" lyrics.

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"Man-on-the-Street" interviews collection (AFC 1941/004), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

"Dear Mr. President" collection (AFC 1942/003), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Radio Research Project Manuscript collection (AFC 1941/005), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Todd, Charles L, Robert Sonkin, James Cavanaugh, Pete Seeger, Robert Cavanaugh, and Pete Seeger. "Dear Mr. President," New York, New York, January or February. New York, New York, 1942. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1942003_sr11/.

APA citation style:

Todd, C. L., Sonkin, R., Cavanaugh, J., Seeger, P., Cavanaugh, R. & Seeger, P. (1942) "Dear Mr. President," New York, New York, January or February. New York, New York. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1942003_sr11/.

MLA citation style:

Todd, Charles L, et al. "Dear Mr. President," New York, New York, January or February. New York, New York, 1942. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1942003_sr11/>.