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Timeline - A brief history of Song Fest

This timeline will be updated as I have time to continue my research and to edit the page. Note that a few of the references have links to scanned pages. I will be adding more of these as I find time to scan them. Please send additional information to Christiaan Adams at:



1938
IOCA Song Fest

This printing has NOT been verified yet.
referenced online at: mudcat.org

1941
I.O.C.A. Song Fest

Third Edition
dedicated to Will Brown and Gerry Richmond
"The cover is heavy card stock and the cover art work is offset press of a hand done cover. The pages are spiral bound..." referenced by DonMeixner via email and
online at: mudcat.org

1942
IOCA barn dance

by Louise "Lou" Heermance (M.S.C.O.C. '42)
and John Ehrenfeld (A.O.C. '41)
Intercollegiate Outing Club Association
s.n., s.l., 1942
online reference at: izaak.unh.edu
and in the Penn State Library Rare Books collection

194?
IOCA songs

Intercollegiate Outing Club Association
Church Street Press, Cambridge, Mass.
[194-?]
online reference at: izaak.unh.edu

1944
Song Fest of the Intercollegiate Outing Club Association

by the Intercollegiate Outing Club Association
133p.; 26cm.
online reference at: izaak.unh.edu, and
reference from WorldCat search

1948
Song Fest

edited by Dick and Beth Best
illustrated by Eileen Chandler
$1.75
Intercollegiate Outing Club Association
Oliver Durrell, Inc., Publishers
257 Fourth Avenue
New York 10, New York
Copyright, 1948, by R.L.Best
from hardcopy found in MIT Libraries, and
online reference at: izaak.unh.edu
View selected pages (727kb PDF)

1954
Song Fest

edited by Dick and Beth Best
published by the Intercollegiate Outing Club Association (I.O.C.A.) - probably incorrect
1954
online reference at: stolaf.edu

1955
The New Song Fest

No Printing #, therefore possibly 1st Printing, 1955
preface dated 1954
edited by Dick and Beth Best
illustrated by David Hunt
published by Crown Publishers, Inc., New York
copyright 1948, 1955, by R. L. Best
from hardcover and paperback copies obtained

1955
The New Song Fest

2nd edition, 1955
edited by Dick and Beth Best
illustrated by David Hunt
published by California Music Press by arrangement with Crown Publishers, New York
160p.; illus.; 26cm
reference from WorldCat and other sources

1957
The New Song Fest

4th edition (printing??), 1957
edited by Dick and Beth Best
online reference at: mudcat.org

1958
The New Song Fest

5th Printing, 1958 (2nd edition??)
online reference on rec.music.folk, through: Google Groups

1959
The New Song Fest

7th Printing, October 1959
edited by Dick and Beth Best
illustrated by David Hunt
published by Crown Publishers, Inc., New York
copyright 1948, 1955, by R. L. Best
from paperback copy obtained

1960
The New Song Fest

8th Printing, May 1960
edited by Dick and Beth Best
illustrated by David Hunt
published by Crown Publishers, Inc., New York
copyright 1948, 1955, by R. L. Best
from paperback copy obtained, and
online reference at: sharlot.org

1961
The New Song Fest

"300 Songs - Words and Music"
10th Printing, February 1961
edited by Richard and Beth Best
illustrated by David Hunt
published by Crown Publishers, Inc., New York
copyright, 1948, 1955, by R. L. Best
from paperback copy obtained

1961
The New Song Fest

"300 Songs - Words and Music"
11th Printing, August 1961
edited by Richard and Beth Best
illustrated by David Hunt
published by Crown Publishers, Inc., New York

1962
The New Song Fest

12th Printing, April 1962
published by Crown Publishers, Inc., New York
copyright 1948, 1955
referenced online at: mudcat.org

1963
The New Song Fest

13th Printing
by Richard and Beth Best
illustrated by David Hunt
published by Crown Publishers, New York
160p.;ill.;26cm.
reference from WorldCat search

1964
The New Song Fest

15th Printing, September 1964
by Richard and Beth Best
illustrated by David Hunt
published by Crown Publishers, New York
reference from WorldCat search

1966
The New Song Fest

17th Printing, March 1966
by Richard and Beth Best
illustrated by David Hunt
published by Crown Publishers, New York
from scan provide by Tom VonAlten
View selected pages (664kb PDF)

1970
The New Song Fest Deluxe

Dick and Beth Best
online reference at: mudcat.org

1971
The New Song Fest Deluxe

edited by Dick and Beth Best
published by Charles Hansen
1971/1948
from hardcopy loaned by John Deltuvia, and
online references at ibiblio.org: here and here
View selected pages (271kb PDF)

1972
The New Song Fest Deluxe

by Dick and Beth Best
illustrated by David Hunt
published by California Music Press and
Charles Hansen Educational Music and Books
1972, copyright 1955 192p,; 28cm.
reference from WorldCat search


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