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Creators:
American Public Power Association
Dates:
1950 - 1982
Size:
0.6 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1337
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Persuasive printed materials offered by the Association to member utilities, to use as ads in local newspapers or as bill stuffers, on public interest subjects such as holiday safety, energy saving, the conveniences of electric appliances, and other topics; persuasive printed materials, mostly offered by investor-owned utilities, in opposition to p...

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Creators:
Thomas, William., 1925-2008
Dates:
bulk 1954-1985
Size:
6.5 Cubic feet ((5 boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.2014.0024
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of 9 cubic feet of material collected by the donor's father, William Thomas, during his Navy contractor career, 1954-1985. The collection is mostly textual, including reports, manuals, brochures, memorandum, and correspondence; however, the collection also contains 16 mm film and photography. All of the material relates to ...

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Creators:
Coe, Norman
Dates:
circa 1962-1970
Size:
141 Film reels
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1230
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scopitones are three minute long 16mm films that were viewed on a Scopitone machine, a jukebox-like player. A precursor to music videos, Scopitones -- both the films and the machines -- were popular in the United States from around 1962 to 1968. The films featured sets, costumes, and dancers in support of well-known performers singing a single song. The collection includes Scopitone films from the United States and Europe.

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Creators:
Celley, Al
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Dates:
1943-1989
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (7 boxes, 1 oversize folder, 2 films)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1240
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A diverse collection of papers assembled by Duke Ellington's road manager, Al Celley. The collection includes correspondence, photographs of Ellington and his orchestra at various times and locations; concert ephemera; handwritten notes; business and financial documents, primarily receipts; and travel ephemera.

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Creators:
Carmichael, Hoagy
Arnaz, Desi, 1917-1986
Mills Brothers.
Calloway, Cab, 1907-
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Dates:
1930s-1940s.
Size:
1 Cubic foot
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0775
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

16mm motion picture films, produced in the 1930s and 1940s by various film production companies, documenting performances by jazz and popular music performers, including Cab Calloway, Fats Waller, Lena Horne, the Mills Brothers, and Rosemary Clooney, and others listed below.

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Creators:
Challinor, Joan R.
Challinor, David, 1920-2008
Dates:
1956-1965
Size:
1 Cubic foot (7 films, Reels AC1233-OF0001 and AC1233-OF0002 are composite reels created by the Archives Center, National Museum of American History, the former comprising "Children Summer, Fall, and Winter, 1956-1957" and "Challinor Family Home Movie, 1957" and the latter comprising "Guilford, 57-58" and "Challinor Family Home Movie, 1959", 16mm)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1233
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

David Challinor served the Smithsonian Institution in an official capacity for 30 years, eventually becoming the assistant secretary to Sidney Dillon Ripley. Joan R. Challinor became an historian and advocate of library sciences and education. In 1956, however, they were busy with their young family. David only returned to university for graduate school in 1957, in his late 30s. They both went on to have successful careers and active family lives. This collection includes 7 home movie films that document thte Challinor family.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
circa 1963-1989
Size:
17.9 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes) (5 film boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 587
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of 16mm motion picture films produced by the Office of Telecommunications (OTC) and its predecessors, the Smithsonian Museum Service, the Office of Public Information, and the Office of Public Affairs. Also included are films created by outside producers in collaboration with OTC. Included are black and white and...

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Creators:
CBS News
Dates:
1963
Size:
1 Film reel (sd., b&w, 16 mm.)
Collection ID:
AAA.cbsnews
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Host Charles Collingwood reports for CBS News from the opening of the Armory Show, 50th anniversary exhibition, April 1963, at the site of the original exhibition, the Armory 69th St. Regiment, New York, N.Y. The anniversary exhibition was organized by the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, and sponsored by the Henry St. Settlement. Collingwood dis...

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Creators:
Siporin, Mitchell, 1910-1976
Dates:
1913-1990
Size:
5.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.sipomitc
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Biographical information, correspondence, photographs, writings, research and subject files, works of art, motion picture film, interview transcripts, financial material, printed material and miscellany relating to Mitchell Siporin.

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Creators:
Basie, Count, 1904-
Smith, Ernie
Webster, Ben
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971
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Dates:
1894-1979
Size:
30 Cubic feet (352 film reels , 16 mm)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0491
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

More than 300 reels of 16mm black and white and color film, silent and sound, fiction and documentary motion picture film documenting jazz and related musical performances, social and popular dance styles and performances, jazz musicians, performance locales, and documentation of African-American popular culture. A list of featured performers in the collection is shown below. The films are frequently compilations produced by Smith for lectures.

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