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Creators:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Dates:
circa 1985
Level:
item
Size:
1 Sound recording (open reel, 1/4 inch)
1 Sound recording (audio cassette)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-024
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

During the audio tour of exhibition, The Renaissance: Black Arts of the Twenties, narrator Robert Hall presents the evolution and achievements of black creative expression beginning in Harlem and spreading across the United States during th 1920s. Literary, visual, performance, and cinematic achievements are profiled. Including brief biographical h...

Self guided audio tour narration. Part of The Renaissance: Black Arts of the Twenties Audiovisual Records. AV001362: master. Undated.

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Creators:
National Visionary Leadership Project
Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
2003
Level:
item
Size:
1 Video recording (VHS, 1/2")
Collection ID:
ACMA.09-005
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Through an oral history interview, William Langford talks about his early childhood, teenage years, military career, postal service career, and retirement. Langford was raised by his grandmother, who instilled respect of all people in him. He describes his experiences with racism, including negative experiences with police and acceptance of racism/...

Interview. Part of the National Visionary Leadership Project 2003. Dated 20030604.

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file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0301
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Abbreviation: Barney Years with Band: 1927-1942 Index to Barney Titles (partial) Ace Of Spade -- Copyist: JT (Juan Tizol) Ain't The Gravy Good -- Copyist: Unknown All These Things -- Copyist: BS (Billy Strayhorn) Any Time -- Copyist: Unknown Apple Basket -- Copyist: Unknown April In Paris -- Copyist: JT (Juan Tizol); Set #72 Are You Sticki...

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file
Collection ID:
CFCH.COOK
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

Label copy with note attached, 2 pages Typed: To Jazz dancer…, 4 pages (2 copies) Proof: label copy (2 copies) Proof: cover text (3 copies) Proof: Artist and song notes (8 pieces) Handwritten song list Typed artist and song list Sheet music for "Pepe" by D Langdon and H Wittstatt Sheet music for "Delicado" by J Lawrence and ...

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file
Size:
55 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
2 Items (mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm.)
2 Items (parts (photocopies), 28 cm.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0301
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

see BLACK, BROWN AND BEIGE

55 parts and an indefinite number of scores

Light is contained in six of sixty two folders for "Black, brown and beige" consisting of 2 five page piano conductor scores and 11 parts in Db Major concert (?), 1 eleven page short score and 44 parts in Bb Major concert (?), and 1 one page short score in F Major concert (?) -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in identified hand (Whaley) and uniden...

Folder A contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in Db Major for 3 reeds - Johnny, Chauncey, Carney; 2 trumpets - Baker, Nance. Parts Chauncey, Nance appear incomplete. -- (ii) Part in Bb Major for 1 trombone - Tizol.

Folder B contains short score in Bb Major. Short score indicates parts for saxes, clarinet, baritone, Terry, Baker, Wallace, Tizol, Tricky, Brown, bass.

Folder C contains parts in Bb Major for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 3 trumpets - 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; drums; unidentified instrument. Part for unidentifed instrument appears incomplete.

Folder D contains 1 piano conductor score in Db Major and parts in Bb Major. Piano conductor score indicates parts for saxes, trumpets, trombones, bass. Parts for 5 reeds - Procope, Rick, Jimmy, Paul, Carney; 2 trumpets - Nance, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3.

Folder E contains items in 5 groupings -- (i) 1 page short score in F Major (?). Short score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. -- (ii) Part in Bb Major for bass. -- (iii) Part in Bb Major for 1 trumpet - 2. -- (iv) Parts in Bb Major for 4 reeds - Procope, Rab, Jimmy, Paul; 1 trumpet - Cootie; 2 trombones - Butter, 3. -- (v) ...

Folder F contains items in 4 groupings -- (i) Parts in Db Major for 2 trumpets - Rex, Wallace; 1 trombone - Brown; bass. -- (ii) Parts in Bb Major for bass; guitar (2). -- (iii) Piano conductor score and parts in Db Major. Score indicates parts for saxes, clarinet, trumpets, trombnes, bass. Parts for 2 reeds - Otto, Chauncey. Part for Chauncey appe...

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Creators:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Level:
item
Size:
7 Items (copy scores, 36 cm.)
1 Item (copy score, 35 cm.)
10 Items (manuscripts, 32 cm.)
68 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
2 Items (parts (photocopies), 32 cm.)
2 Items (parts (photocopies), 28 cm.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0301
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

82 parts and an indefinite number of scores

The blues ain't nothin' is contained in eight of sixty two folders for "Black, brown and beige" consisting of 1 nine page short score, 1 one page short score, 1 sixteen page conductor score, 1 thirteen page conductor score and 65 parts in bb minor concert, 2 five page piano vocal scores, 1 six page conductor score and 17 parts in c minor concert, a...

Folder A contains part in c minor and short score in F Major. Part for voice. Lyrics begin "The blues, the blues ain't ...". Short score indicates parts for soprano 1, soprano 2, alto. Lyrics begin "Blues ain't nothing by an aching heart disease ...".

Folder B contains items in 3 groupings - (i) Piano vocal score in c minor. Lyrics begin "The blues, the blues ain't ...". -- (ii) Parts in bb minor for 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 3 (2), tenor 2, baritone (2); 2 trumpets - 3, 4 (2); 3 trombones - 1 (2), 2 (2), 3 (2); bass. -- (iii) Parts in bb minor for 5 reeds - alto 1 (2), alto 3, tenor 2 (2), tenor 4...

Folder C contains nine page short score in bb minor. Short score indicates parts for 5 reeds, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, bass, voice. Lyrics begin "The blues, the blues ain't ...".

Folder D contains items in 4 groupings -- (i) Parts in bb minor for 4 reeds - alto 1 (3), alto 3, tenor 2 (2), tenor 4 (2); 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 2 trombones - 2, 3; bass. -- (ii) 1 piano vocal score in c minor. Lyrics begin "The blues ...". -- (iii) One page short score in bb minor. Short score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incompl...

Folder E contains thirteen page conductor score and parts in bb minor. Score indicates parts for 5 reeds, trumpet, trombone, bass. Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3 (2), tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; trumpet; trombone; drums.

Folder F contains six page conductor score in c minor. Score indicates parts for alto, tenor, baritone, trumpet, trombone.

Folder G contains parts in c minor for 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2, baritone; 4 trumpets - solo, 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3.

Folder H contains parts in c minor for 2 reeds - tenor, baritone; trumpet; trombone; bass. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.

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Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1847-1975
Size:
251 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S04
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 4: Songwriters: A "songwriter" for this series is defined as a composer, a lyricist, or both. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
1996-2001
Size:
14.14 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes) (4.14 non-standard size boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-211
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials documenting three Smithsonian Productions projects that celebrated the 300th anniversary of the piano: "People and Pianos: 300 Years," "Piano 300," and "Piano Grand!" The documentary, "People and Pianos: 300 Years," was filmed in various locations across Europe, the United States and in Japan, and featured...

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Level:
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36 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
10 Items (parts (photocopies), 32 cm.)
2 Items (mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm.)
1 Item (manuscript, 32 cm.)
5 Items (parts (photocopies), 28 cm.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0301
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

see BLACK, BROWN AND BEIGE

52 parts and an indefinite number of scores

Black is contained in four of sixty two folders for "Black, brown and beige" consisting of 1 nine page piano conductor score, 1 fourteen page short score and 51 parts in Eb Major, and 1 part in Bb Major concert (?) -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, Whaley, Tizol, other?).

Folder A contains items in 5 groupings -- (i) Parts for 1 reed - Johnny; 2 trumpets - Nance, Rex; 1 trombone - Tricky; unidentified Bb transposing instrument. All parts except Nance appear incomplete. -- (ii) Part for bass. -- (iii) Part for 1 trumpet - 1. -- (iv) Parts for 1 reed - Sears; guitar. -- (v) Part for guitar.

Folder B contains piano conductor score. Score does not indicate instrumentation.

Folder C contains short score. Short score indicates parts for Proc, Rick, Ham, baritone, Nance, trumpets, Brown, Tricky.

Folder D contains parts in 6 groupings -- (i) Part for 1 reed - Johnny. Part appears incomplete. -- (ii) Parts for 1 trumpet - 1 (3); 2 trombones - 1, Britt. -- (iii) Parts for 7 reeds - alto 1 (3), Procope (2), alto 3 (2), Jimmy (2), Paul (3), Carney, baritone; 3 trumpets - Nance (2), 2 (3), 3; 3 trombones - Butter (2), 2, 3 (5); bass. Many parts ...

Folder B, Folder C, and Folder D, groupings i, ii, vi from the Duke Ellington Library.

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Creators:
Garland, Ed
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971
Morton, Jelly Roll, d. 1941
Levin, Floyd, 1922-2007
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Dates:
1880 - 2010
Size:
42.5 Cubic feet (110 boxes, 12 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1222
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Floyd Levin was a Los Angeles textile manufacturer who turned his passion for jazz into a second career as an influential jazz journalist and historian. The collection consists of research materials including biographical files. In addition, there are numerous photographs that were taken and collected by Levin.

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