|Born||October 20, 1935|
Lake Forest, Illinois
|Genres||Folk and roots music|
|Occupation(s)||Folk singer/songleader, Librarian|
|Years active||1957 to present|
|Labels||Folkways Records, Folk-Legacy Records|
Joseph C. Hickerson (born October 20, 1935, in Highland Park, Illinois) is a folk singer and songleader. A graduate of Oberlin College, for 35 years (1963–1998) he was Librarian and Director of the Archive of Folk Song at the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress. Joe brought together the Ukrainian source and his own verses to create the basis for "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" in collaboration with Pete Seeger. He participated in the first LP recording of "Kumbayah". Along with Dave Guard, he is credited with the creation of the Kingston Trio's version of "Bonny Hielan Laddie". He is a lecturer, researcher, and performer, especially in New York State, Michigan, and the Chicago area. As of 2013[update] he is living in Portland, Oregon.
- We've Got Some Singing To Do (1958) The Folksmiths, featuring Joe Hickerson Folkways Records F-2407
- Joe Hickerson With a Gathering of Friends (1970) Folk-Legacy Records
- Drive Dull Care Away Volumes 1 & 2 (1976) Folk-Legacy Records
- The Wobblies 1979 (song performer)
- "Alan Darco Celebrity Birthdays: Folk". Retrieved 2015-09-14.
- "Where Have All the Flowers gone? (Pete Seeger/Joe Hickerson) (1956-'60)". Archived from the original on December 18, 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Ray M. Lawless (1965) Folksingers and Folksongs in America, p. 112-3, ISBN 0-313-23104-4.
- Kristin Baggelaar and Donald Milton (1976) Folk Music: More Than A Song, p. 175-6, ISBN 0-690-01159-8.
- Dave Marsh and John Swenson (1979) The Rolling Stone Record Guide, 1st ed., p. 171, ISBN 0-394-73535-8.