Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 485
Creators:
National Museum of American History, Division of Musical History
Dates:
circa 1954-1994
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
25 linear meters.
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This record unit consists of curatorial and staff correspondence and memoranda pertaining to the Tower Concert series, exhibitions at the Hall of Musical Instruments, staff research and publications, organ building, acquisition of musical instruments, and funding for seminars and musical performance recordings. Also included are inquiries from private collectors, musicians, universities, and instrument manufacturers; minutes of meetings; floor plans for the Hall of Musical Instruments; recital announcements; audiotapes of Fesperman's organ performances; contracts with publishing companies; Fesperman's research material for the publications Flentrop in America and Organs in Mexico; exhibition proposals, scripts, loan agreements, and brochures from Contemporary Musical Instrument Makers; funding information, progress reports, photographs, and program booklets from Music at the Smithsonian, as well as the Tower Concert series; audiotapes and cassette recordings of concert performances, interviews with musicians, and music used for exhibitions; administrative records; photographs and slides of American and European chamber organs; correspondence between Fesperman and organ builder F. A. Flentrop; and staff research notes.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 485, National Museum of American History, Division of Musical History, Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Fesperman, John T. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Flentrop, D. A. (Dirk Andries), 1910- Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Germann, Sheridan Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hollis, Helen R. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hoover, Cynthia A. (Cynthia Adams) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Odell, Scott, 1935- Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sheldon, Robert E. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shortridge, John D. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weaver, James Merle Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Music at the Smithsonian. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hall of Musical Instruments (NMAH) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Music -- History Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Musical instruments Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Audiotapes Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Floor plans Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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