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Peter Johnson concert recordings

Identifier: MC-114

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of 7” reel-to-reel magnetic tape recordings of concerts arranged and produced by Peter Johnson. Digital copies of some are available for access.


  • 1960-1982, bulk 1975-1978
  • Majority of material found within 1975-1978

Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions if for consultation only. Most recordings accessible only on 7” magnetic tape reel. Any rebroadcast or duplication must be discussed with the archivist.

Biographical / Historical

Peter Johnson was founder of Living Folk Records and Concerts Inc., based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. As president, he organized some thirty folk music concerts a year for ten years while producing seven records. He also hosted many “open sing” events in the Boston area, most notably at Passim’s in Harvard Square (now Club Passim). In 1975 he received the Eisteddfod Award for his contribution to the field of folk music.


85 Cassettes (85 audio recordings)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Peter Johnson, Belmont, MA, January 2010 Accession #10-16

Peter Johnson concert recordings
Kaity Assam ’12 and Judy Farrar,
April 2012
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Repository Details

Part of the Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Repository

285 Old Westport Rd.
N. Dartmouth MA 02747 USA