Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 485
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Musical History
Dates:
circa 1954-1994
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
64.08 cu. ft. (49 record storage boxes) (26 tall document boxes)
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
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 485, National Museum of American History. Division of Musical History, Records

Keywords
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Fesperman, John T. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Flentrop, D. A. (Dirk Andries), 1910-2003 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Foote, J. Howard Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hawley, Edwin H. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown), 1851-1896 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Worch, Hugo, 1855- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McCoy, George D. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hough, Walter, 1859-1935 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Krieger, Herbert W. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shortridge, John D. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hoover, Cynthia A. (Cynthia Adams) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weaver, James Merle Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Germann, Sheridan Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hollis, Helen R. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sheldon, Robert E. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Odell, Scott, 1935- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McCullough, Elizabeth Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sturm, Gary Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Hall of Musical Instruments Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Music at the Smithsonian Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum. Section of Musical Instruments Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum. Department of Arts and Industries Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum. Department of Anthropology Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum. Division of Ethnology Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Division of Musical Instruments Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Department of Civil History Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Division of Cultural History Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Department of Social and Cultural History Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Contemporary Musical Instrument Makers (Exhibition) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tower Concert (Concert series) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Organs in Mexico Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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