B. Warren Signor audio recording of Songs of the Sioux

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.109
Creators:
Signor, B. Warren
Dates:
circa 1945-1949
Languages:
North American Indian languages
Collection contains material in English and Dakota (Eastern Sioux)
Physical Description:
1 sound recording
0.01 Linear Feet
Repository:
This collection consists of 1 reel-to-reel audio tape and 2 manuscript pages of descriptive material related to the Songs of the Sioux audio tape.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The B. Warren Signor audio recording of Songs of the Sioux consists of 1 reel-to-reel audio tape and 2 manuscript pages of descriptive material related to the songs on the audio tape. Signor moved to the northern Great Plains where in the late 1940s he recorded Songs of the Sioux while working with members of the Dakota (Eastern Sioux) tribe. Songs include: Grass Song, War Dance, Kahomanie, Stump Dance, Prize Dance, Brave Heart, Warbonnet, and Midnight Dance. As of June 2018, this audio tape has not been listened to, so information about material on tape cannot be verified.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The manuscript materials are arranged in a folder and the reel-to-reel audio tape is housed in an archival box. These materials are stored with their corresponding format types.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
B. Warren Signor was born in Oregon, and pursued a career in classical music, obtaining his degree from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Soon after receiving his degree, he and his wife, Ethel Rosenau Signor, moved to the northern Great Plains where in the late 1940s he recorded Songs of the Sioux while working with members of the Dakota (Eastern Sioux) tribe. Signor later relocated to Lake Charles, Louisiana, where he was employed with McNeese State University as a professor of music, and a conductor with the Lake Charles Civic Symphony Orchestra. He died in 1976.

Administration
Processing Information
Processed by Nathan Sowry, Reference Archivist, in 2018.
Author
Nathan Sowry
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Pamela Graybeal in memory of B. Warren Signor in 2017.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 4:30pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
As of June 2018, the reel-to-reel audio tape has not been digitized, and is therefore not available for research use.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Preferred Citation
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); B. Warren Signor audio recording of Songs of the Sioux, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dakota (Eastern Sioux) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Museum of the American Indian
4220 Silver Hill Rd
Suitland 20746-2863
nmaiarchives@si.edu
http://nmai.si.edu/explore/collections/archive/