Les Paul Videohistory Project Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1121
Creators:
Paul, Les
Eastman, William
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
McGovern, Charles
Dates:
2005
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Cubic foot
3 boxes
Repository:
Video recordings, transcripts, and footage logs for the Lemelson Center affiliated Les Paul Project. Interviews were conducted with Les Paul in Mahwah, New Jersey; at the Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards ceremony, the National Inventors Hall of Fame and backstage at the Iridium Building in New York City.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Video recordings comprising the research for the Smithsonian-affiliated Les Paul Project. Interviews were conducted with Les Paul in Mahwah, New Jersey at the Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards ceremony; the Inventors Hall of Fame in Akron, Ohio; and backstage at the Tridium Building in New York City. Charles McGovern and Will Eastman conducted the interviews.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is arranged into two series.
Series 1, Transcripts and Logs, 2005
Subseries 1, Transcripts, 2005 Subseries 2, Logs, 2005 Series 2, Video Tapes, 2005
Subseries 1, Reference Copies, 2005
Subseries 2, Master Copies, 2005

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Jazz guitarist and inventor, born in Wisconsin in 1915. He developed the solid-body electric guitar, and numerous other technological innovations in music including overdubbing, delay effects and multitrack recording.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Alison L. Oswald, archivist, December 2007.
Author
Alison L. Oswald
Sponsor
Partial funding for this collection was made possible, in part, by the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the National Museum of American History.
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Created for the Lemelson Center in 2005.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointment.Viewing DVCPRO clone videotapes in the collection requires special appointment. Do not use original materials when available on reference video or audio tapes.
Preferred Citation
Les Paul Videohistory Project Collection, 2005, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Ownership and Custodial History
Ownership and Custodial History
Transferred to the Archives Center from the Lemelson Center for the Study of invention and innovation Industry, December 5, 2007.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Electric Guitar Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Musicians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Guitars Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Inventors Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Video recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oral history Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Transcripts Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives