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Creators:
Challis, John, 1907-1974
Frayer, William W.
Truesdale, Ephraim
Dates:
circa 1900-1974
Size:
24 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1375
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the Challis Harpsichord business, and the lives of Mr. Challis and his partner, Ephraim Truesdale. The collection contains correspondence, both personal and business; business records, including ledgers and journals; drawings, including design drawings for harpsichord decorations and elements; client files; subject files, e...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Printing and Photographic Services
Level:
item
Size:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper., 10" x 8".)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0301
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This photograph is not a collection item. It is a photograph showing artifacts from the Musical History collection, as well as music manuscripts and other items from the Archives Center collection: Music stand with Duke Ellington signature; domestic and foreign concert programs and magazine articles; caricature; Presidential Medal of Freedom; vinta...

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Creators:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
1996 November 11-16
Size:
7.5 Cubic feet (15 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0610
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This week-long event explored the intersection of technology and music in the 20th century; it included oral and video histories, exhibitions, concerts, and a symposium discussing the cultural significance of the electric guitar as instrument, technology, and symbol.

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Creators:
Duffy, Harry A.
Duffy, Duane A.
Dates:
1881-2005.
Size:
4 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1162
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the career of Harry Duffy, an appraiser and dealer in rare stringed instruments. Included are accounting records, correspondence, Duffy's files on certifications and appraisals, and articles and printed material.

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Creators:
Thieme, Art
Dates:
circa 1960s-1990
Size:
459 Slides
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1239
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Art Thieme was a noted folk singer who recorded many traditional ballads and folk songs from midwestern states. This collection is a series of 459 color slides documenting folk musicians and folk music, in both concert settings and informal portraiture, all taken by the donor.

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Creators:
Frank Hubbard
Dates:
1930-2003
bulk 1949-2003
Size:
30 Cubic feet (76 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1256
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents approximately fifty years of the Hubbard Harpsichord business. The records include correspondence, financial and accounting materials, sales and promotional materials, records, newsletters, dealer files, project files, photographs, research files on European instruments, kit manuals, and design drawings.

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Creators:
Northlight of Colorado, Inc.
Jacobson, Jake
Dates:
1996-2000
Size:
8 framed print
3.42 Cubic feet (2 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0866
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of photoprints and other materials created by Jacob Jacobson for the "Heart & Hands: Musical Instrument Makers of America" exhibition circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), from April 2000 to early 2004.

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Myrow, Josef
Gordon, Mack, 1904-1959
Dates:
1926-1977, undated
Size:
1 motion picture film
3 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1363
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Mack Gordon (1904-1959) was a prolific and successful songwriter, lyricist, and composer. He composed songs for stage and screen. He and Harry Warren won the Academy Award for Best Song in 1943.

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item
Size:
1 Item (manuscript, 32 cm.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0301
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

1 part

Bird of paradise is contained in one folder consisting of 1 part in F Major concert -- in pencil -- in unidentified hand.

Part for unidentified treble instrument (guitar?). Part is noted on the bottom of a part for unidentified treble instrument for Concerto for Cootie. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.