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Creators:
George, J. Edward (manager)
Up To Date Georgia Minstrels (performers)
San Diego Historical Society
Hart, G. E. (manager)
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Dates:
circa 1876-1901
Size:
0.1 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0576
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scrapbook contains articles and ephemera relating to an African American troupe of thirty five minstrels who performed in the Pacific Northwestern United States.

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Creators:
Claxton, William
Dates:
1955-1960.
Size:
1 Cubic foot (28 items)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0695
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographs consist of 16 x 20 inch silver gelatin; selenium-toned archival photographic prints of jazz musicians performing and recording music throughout the United States.

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Creators:
LeGon, Jeni, 1916-
Dates:
1930 - 2002
Size:
1 Cubic foot (1 box, includes photographs)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0829
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the career of Jeni LeGon as a dancer, dance instructor and actress.

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Creators:
Maynard, Thomas
Clark, Julie
Dates:
undated
1710-1865
Size:
1 Cubic foot (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0786
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A collection of a variety of legal documents that relate to slavery and African-Americans.

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Creators:
Jackson, H. Edwin, 1907-1989
Smith, Annette
Dates:
1933-1941.
Size:
1 Cubic foot (1 box )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0861
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

H. Edwin Jackson created this scrapbook of radio stars while living in Chicago, Illinois during the Great Depression.

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Creators:
Meyerson, Daniel H.
Dates:
1915-2000
undated
Size:
16 Cubic feet (43 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0745
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection primarily documents through press releases, news bulletins, guidebooks, souvenirs, maps, ephemera and related publications world's fairs occurring after 1960.

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Creators:
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Erol's Video Club.
Dates:
undated
1935-1993
Size:
24 Cubic feet (80 boxes, 11 oversized folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0748
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Video Press Kit Collection contains press kits produced from the late 1970s to the early 1990s for over 5,000 film titles for domestic and foreign productions dating from the 1930s to the early 1990s. This collection was created by Erol's Video Club in Springfield, Virginia. The date span of the collection reflects the release dates of the films profiled in the press kits.

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Dates:
1884-1917, undated
1884-1917
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1466
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection includes assorted printed materials and ephemera on "Wild West" shows.

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Creators:
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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Creators:
Brown, Ray (Jazz musician)
Dates:
undated
circa 1940-2010
Size:
8 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1362
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Ray Brown was an African-American musician, composer, bandleader, manager, music teacher and promoter. He became best known for his collaborative work with Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald, the Oscar Peterson Trio and Norman Granz' s Jazz at the Philharmonic. Over the course of his career, Brown received awards and accolades from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Jazz Hall of Fame, Down Beat and Playboy. Brown's papers document his professional music career from 1944 to 2002 and include music compositions and notes, publicity materials, photographs and some recordings of his performances.