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Creators:
National Public Radio.
National Public Radio.
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-
Smithsonian Institution.
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Dates:
1994
Size:
27 cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0516
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Original performance and interview audio recordings, audio outtake materials, program masters, and finished program tapes from the Smithsonian Institution/National Public Radio series WADE IN THE WATER. Collection documents the influence of religion on various African American sacred and secular music styles, including gospel, spirituals, classical...

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Creators:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Russo, William, 1928-2003
Dates:
circa 1967-1968
Size:
0.5 cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0406
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

William Russo Transcription and Arrangement of Duke Ellington's First Concert of Sacred Music consists of the full conductor score, orchestral parts, and choral parts to "In the Beginning God," "Tell Me It's the Truth," "Come Sunday," "The Lord's Prayer," "Will You Be There?" "Ain't But the One," and "David Danced." The transcription and arrangemen...

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Creators:
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI.
Dorsey, Thomas A., choral director
Frye, Theodore M., singer
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-
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Dates:
1931-1945
Size:
0.15 cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0456
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Eugene D. Smallwood Gospel Music Collection consists of an album of Gospel music scores collected or composed by Reverend Eugene D. Smallwood andnineteen additional loose scores published by Rev. Smallwood's company. The publication dates range from 1931 to 1945. The scores were performed by Reverend Smallwood's choirs. As a composer/arranger, ...

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Creators:
UNESCO.
Dates:
circa 1961-2006
Size:
27 Boxes
Collection ID:
CFCH.UNES
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

This collection, which dates from circa 1961-2006, contains audiorecordings from the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music of the World, as well as related business records. Includes recordings of tradition and sacred music from Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Malawi, Niger, Sudan, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Peru, Afghanistan, Australia, Cambodia, China, Korea, the Solomon Islands, India, Bali, Java, Japan, Laos, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Thailand, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Morocco, Oman, Syria, and Turkey.

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Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1822-1986
Size:
39 boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S10
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 10: Sacred Music and Religious Themes contains approximately 4,000 pieces of sheet music, much of which is traditional Christian music, but also documents popular attitudes towards religion in the United States. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Creators:
Morton, Azariah
Mount Zion Baptist Church. (Newark (N.J.))
Dates:
1990
Size:
0.1 cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0384
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of a single memorial program documenting the April 9, 1990 funeral of Sarah Vaughan at the Mount Zion Baptist Church, Newark, New Jersey.

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Creators:
Martin and Morris Music Company.
Martin, Sallie
Morris, Kenneth, 1917-
Morris, Necey, Mrs.
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Dates:
circa 1930-1985
Size:
8.7 boxes (27 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0492
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scope and Content Note The Martin and Morris Company Records date from ca. 1930 to 1985 and document a neglected part of the American music historical record. The collection is particularly important because of the company's contributions to the field of Gospel music. According to Horace Boyer (in We'll Understand It Better....), ...

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Creators:
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-
Richardson, Deborra,
Dates:
circa 1822-1994
Size:
6.55 cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0653
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the customs and culture of black gospel song and its performance in 19th- and 20th-century America. Dr. Reagon collected photographs, sheet music, and other primary and secondary sources chronicling the development and legacy of this medium, from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement, from blues to Gospel to classical to jazz. Among the subjects included in this collection are trailblazers such as Charles Tindley, Thomas A. Dorsey, Rosetta Tharpe, Duke Ellington, and Nathaniel Dett. Noted performers are the Fisk Jubilee Singers, the Harmonizing Four, the Hampton University Choir, and the Chick Webb Orchestra.

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Creators:
Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters.
Dates:
1989-1994
Size:
159 video recordings (U-matic 3/4" video recordings)
15 linear feet (15 boxes)
1 video recording (VHS 1/2" video recording)
Collection ID:
ACMA.2003.7072
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

The collection, which dates from 1989 to 1994 and measures 15 linear feet, documents the reminiscences of elderly members of various African-American churches in the Atlanta area, as well as individual church histories, outstanding personalities of the South, religious expression in the South, and styles of singing and worship. The collection is co...

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

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 ...

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