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Creators:
Ellington, Edward
Richardson, Deborra A.
Ellington, Gaye
Dates:
1899-1981
Size:
9.5 Cubic feet (32 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0704
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the activities of the Duke Ellington Orchestra under the leadership of both Edward Kennedy (Duke) Ellington and his son Mercer Ellington. Materials include music manuscripts, business records, lyrics, scripts, and other writings, magazine articles, newspaper clippings and photographs.

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Creators:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Dates:
1903 - 1989
Size:
400 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0301
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Duke Ellington's career primarily through orchestrations (scores and parts), music manuscripts, lead sheets, transcriptions, and sheet music. It also includes concert posters, concert programs, television, radio, motion picture and musical theater scripts, business records, correspondence, awards, as well as audiotapes, audiodiscs, photographs, tour itineraries, newspaper clippings, magazines, caricatures, paintings, and scrapbooks.

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Creators:
Ellington, Ruth (Ruth Ellington Boatwright), 1915-
Dates:
1923–1992
Size:
33 Cubic feet (77 boxes, 3 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0415
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of correspondence, appointment books, business records, music manuscripts, sound recordings, photographs, and ephemera documenting the activities of Duke Ellington and the management of Tempo Music, Incorporated. There is a small amount of material relating to the Ellingotn family.

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Creators:
Vitone, Joseph
St. Edward's University (Austin, Texas)
Dates:
2011
Size:
2 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1253
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographs by twelve students of Joseph Vitone, Professor of Photocommunications, St. Edward's University, Austin, Texas, documenting various aspects of the town of Lockhart, its people and environment. All prints are digital, from digital camera image files.

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Creators:
Archives Center, NMAH, SI.
Eudaily, Daniel
Flautt Antiques. Calvin R.
Fogel, Byron J.
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Dates:
20th-21st centuries
Size:
3 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0483
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Postcards, arranged by geographical area or by the subjects. Collection includes two boxes of "GoCards" (freely distributed commercial postcards) as well.

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Creators:
Ayer (N W) Incorporated.
Dates:
1817-1851
1869-2006
Size:
270 Cubic feet (1169 boxes )
7 Film reels
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0059
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of records documenting one of the oldest advertising agencies created in Philadelphia. The company then moves to New York and expanses to international markets. During its history NW Ayer & Sons acquires a number of other advertising agencies and is eventually purchased. The largest portion of the collection is print advertisements but also includes radio and television. NW Ayer is known for some of the slogans created for major American companies.

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Dates:
undated
Size:
13 sound recordings (wax cylinders, approximately 4 x 2 inches)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2008-14
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

This collection is comprised of thirteen (13) original recordings of American Indian songs and dances, recorded on two-minute Edison Blanks wax cylinders. Eight of the cylinders are in pristine condition. Two are cracked and cannot be played. Contents are marked on individual cylinders in pencil or black ink: 1) The last Owl Dance; 2) Two flute son...

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Creators:
Smith, Erminnie A. (Erminnie Adele), 1836-1886
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937
Dates:
1880
Size:
90 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS373
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Recorded in Schedule of John Wesley Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages 1877 in J. N. B. Hewitt's handwriting. Last 12 pages are titled, "Grammatical Construction of the Seneca Dialect." The final page is the Lord's Prayer in Seneca with no English.

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Creators:
Asah, Spencer, approximately 1908-1954
Auchiah, James, 1906-1974
Mopope, Stephen, 1898-1974
Hokeah, Jack, 1902-1969
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Dates:
1929
Size:
24 Paintings (watercolor applied by pochoir, 89 x 72 cm.)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7536
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Includes twenty-four print illustrating dancers, costumed figures, and ceremonial events. Each sheet is numbered in the upper right corner, with numbers 1 through 30, complete except for 3, 5, 7, 22, 26, and 29. The prints are from a portfolio containing 30 plates and an accompanying text by Jacobson published by C. Szwedizicki, Nice, France. There...

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Creators:
Seazea, Akoi, 1920?-1986
Jallah, Reuben Mayango Forkpah, 1959-2002
Leopold, Robert Selig
Dates:
undated
Size:
1 Page
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2005-10
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Untranslated note written in the indigenous Loma script of Liberia.