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Creators:
Frye, Theodore M. (singer)
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Dorsey, Thomas A. (choral director)
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:
Richardson, Deborra
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-
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:
Martin and Morris Music Company
Morris, Necey, Mrs.
Martin, Sallie
Morris, Kenneth, 1917-
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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....), Martin and Morris...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History, Program in African American Culture
Dates:
1975-2000
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-102
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records of the Program in African American Culture (PAAC), with earlier records dating from when PAAC was known as the Program in African American History and the Program in Black American Culture, respectively. The records primarily document planning for conferences and symposiums, such as "Roberta Martin and t...

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Creators:
Maltsby, Portia
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture
Dates:
1979-1986
Size:
100 cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0408
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Audio and video documentation of concerts, lectures, seminars, and colloquia on African American historical and cultural topics including gospel music, African American religion, jazz music, and the civil rights movement. Photographs are primarily documentation of the programs, rather than earlier, historic images. Includes archival original, magn...

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Creators:
Gammon, Reginald, 1921-2005
Dates:
1927-2007
bulk 1960-2005
Size:
2.4 linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.gammreg
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of African American painter, printmaker, and educator Reginald Gammon measure 2.4 linear feet and date from 1927 to 2007, with bulk of the materials dating from 1960-2005. The collection consists of scattered biographical materials, including video and sound recordings of interviews; correspondence with artists, galleries, organizations, and museums; writings and notebooks; teaching files; printed materials; photographic material; and artwork in the form of sketches, drawings, and paint sketches.

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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:
McNamara, Norris
Moon, Moses
Dates:
1963-1964
Size:
4 cubic feet (18 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0556
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Recorded by Moses Moon (known at the time as Alan Ribback) and assisted by Norris McNamara during 1963 and 1964, the collection includes audio recordings of interviews with civil rights leaders and participants as well as free-style recordings of mass meetings, voter registration events, and other gatherings organized by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). This collection provides a mostly unfiltered documentation of significant moments in the civil rights movement.

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Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1847-1975
Size:
251 boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S04
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 4: Songwriters: A "songwriter" for this series is defined as a composer, a lyricist, or both. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Creators:
Brown, Ray (Jazz musician)
Dates:
undated
circa 1940-2010
Size:
8 cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1362
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Ray Brown was an African-American musician, composer, bandleader, manager, music teacher and promoter. He became best known for his collaborative work with Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald, the Oscar Peterson Trio and Norman Granz' s Jazz at the Philharmonic. Over the course of his career, Brown received awards and accolades from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Jazz Hall of Fame, Down Beat and Playboy. Brown's papers document his professional music career from 1944 to 2002 and include music compositions and notes, publicity materials, photographs and some recordings of his performances.

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