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Creators:
Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988
Dates:
1937-1982
Size:
2.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.bearroma
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Romare Bearden measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1937 to 1982. The collection includes biographical information, correspondence, writings by and about Bearden, miscellaneous legal and financial material, photographs, drawings, and printed material. Found are numerous letters referring to African-American arts movements of the 1960s and 1970s, including exhibitions, publications, associations, and scattered letters of a more personal nature.

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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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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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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service
Dates:
1968-2010
Size:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-021
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the planning, execution, administration, and promotion of traveling exhibitions. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, press releases, press kits, photographs, slides, transparencies, scripts, itineraries, floor plans, checklists, clippings, budgets, proposals, brochures, notes, and ...

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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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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:
Sun Ra
Gaskin, Leonard, 1920-
Taylor, Billy
Stokes, W. Royal, Dr., 1930-
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Dates:
1970-2003
Size:
9.65 Cubic feet (12 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0766
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Publicity photographs of musicians and entertainers, mostly jazz musicians, such as Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and Dizzy Gillespie, but including many rock and even a few classical performers. The collection also contains tape recorded radio interviews conducted between 1970 and 2003. In addition there are posters relating to musical performances.

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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...