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Moses Moon Civil Rights Movement Audio Collection
Creators:
McNamara, Norris
Moon, Moses
Dates:
1963-1964
Size:
4 Cubic feet (18 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0556
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Recorded by Moses Moon (known at the time as Alan Ribback) and assisted by Norris McNamara during 1963 and 1964, the collection includes audio recordings of interviews with civil rights leaders and participants as well as free-style recordings of mass meetings, voter registration events, and other gatherings organized by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). This collection provides a mostly unfiltered documentation of significant moments in the civil rights movement.

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Lloyd Espenschied Papers
Creators:
Espenschied, Lloyd, 1889-? (electrical engineer)
Dates:
1907-1969
Size:
11.3 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0013
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Miscellaneous information on the history of telephonic and wireless communication; considerable personal correspondence about men and events in the field, especially disputed claims of inventions, development, and the like.

Stephen Somerstein Selma to Montgomery March Photographs
Creators:
Somerstein, Stephen
Dates:
1965
Size:
12 Photographic prints
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1300
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the march of many Americans from Selma to Montgomery Alabama in 1965 during the Civil Rights March. It focuses mainly on photographs and an original book cover from Stephen Somerstein. There are twelve black and white images, 11" x 14", documenting the 1965 Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights March. Some of …

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Eugene D. Smallwood Gospel Music Collection
Creators:
Frye, Theodore M. (singer)
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Community Life
Dorsey, Thomas A. (choral director)
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-
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Dates:
1931-1945
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0456
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Music collected by the Reverend Mr. Eugene D. Smallwood, gospel musician, choir leader, and owner of a music publishing company.

Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.5: Black and white negatives in cold storage arranged by job number
Creators:
Custom Craft
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005
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Dates:
1928-1994
Size:
320 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0618.S04.05
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The materials document the orders placed by the clients of the Scurlock Studio. The photographs primarily depict individual portrait sittings but there are also portraits of children, groups, and other subjects.

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Western Union Telegraph Company Records
Creators:
United Telegraph Workers.
Western Union Telegraph Company
Dates:
circa 1820-1995
Size:
452 Cubic feet (871 boxes and 23 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0205
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents in photographs, scrapbooks, notebooks, correspondence, stock ledgers, annual reports, and financial records, the evolution of the telegraph, the development of the Western Union Telegraph Company, and the beginning of the communications revolution. The collection materials describe both the history of the company and of the telegraph industry in general, particularly its importance to the development of the technology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The collection is useful for researchers interested in the development of technology, economic history, and the impact of technology on American social and cultural life.

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Pittsburgh Consolidation Coal Company photographs and other materials
Creators:
Pittsburgh Consolidation Coal Company
Bethlehem Steel Corporation
Consolidation Coal Company
Dates:
1885-1940s
Size:
23 Cubic feet (99 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1007
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the building, operation and daily life of coal mining communities in Kentucky, West Virginia and Ohio between 1911 and 1946. The collection is a valuable for the study of mining technology and the social conditions of the time period and regions.

Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program Collection
Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Department of Public Programs
Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation
America's Jazz Heritage
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service
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Dates:
1992-2014
Size:
39 Cubic feet (56 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0808
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Audiotapes, CDs and digital files: an ongoing project to interview and preserve the memories of people important in the jazz world, including jazz musicians, singers, dancers, producers, arrangers, and others. A list of interviewees and interviewers follows. The following is a list of the individuals who conducted the interviews. 1. Brown …

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Richard Carver Wood Photographs
Creators:
Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964
Asch, Patsy
Wood, Richard Carver
Dates:
1935-1978, undated
Size:
2 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0964
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographs taken by Wood including persons prominent in the New York City social, literary, and theatrical fields. Other subjects include architecture, landscapes, still life, dunes, military, and theater in the United States and other countries.

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Rutgers University NEA Jazz Oral History Project
Creators:
Albertson, Chris
Barnet, Charlie, 1913-1991
Bigard, Barney, 1906-1980
Briggs, Arthur, 1901-1991
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Dates:
1971-1984
Size:
4.5 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0327
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

160 7" reel-to-reel audiotapes and 12 transcriptions of 15 oral history interviews with prominent jazz musicians and their professional relationships with Duke Ellington. Tapes are copies of originals held at the at Institute for Jazz Studies, Rutgers University. Interviewees include Sonny Greer, Russell Procope, Clark Terry, Juan Tizol, Tom Whaley, Cootie Williams, Marshal Royal …