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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Program in Black American Culture
Dates:
circa 1976-1987
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 98-136
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Bernice Johnson Reagon, former Director of the Program in Black American Culture, 1982-1988. The material consists primarily of Reagon's correspondence and memoranda concerning the program and its administration; information on projects such as "Music of the Black American Composer" and "Voice of ...

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Creators:
Rutgers University. Institute of Jazz Studies
Dates:
1971-1986.
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0328
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of twenty-five (25) 7-inch reel-to-reel audiotapes of nine (9) radio interviews documenting the career of Duke Ellington as composer and musician.

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Creators:
Shurr, Robert L.
Handy, W. C. (William Christopher), 1873-1958
Dates:
1928
1948 - 1948
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0132
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of a photograph, several letters written by Handy, and several pieces of music which he published. Handy remains among the most influential of American Blues songwriters. Handy is credited with giving Blues, its contemporary form. While Handy was not the first to publish music in the blues form, he took the blues from a reg...

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Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
circa 1828-1980
Size:
79 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S03
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 3: African-American Music, contains circa 7,800 pieces of sheet music and folios dating from the 1820s to the 1980s; most of the material dates from after 1890. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Dates:
circa 1899-1952
Size:
1.66 Linear feet (24 sheet music, 1 box)
Collection ID:
ACMA.10-005
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

A toast to W.C. Handy; on the Occasionof his 79th Birthday dinner Waldorf Astoria hotel, N.Y.C. -- The Blues I've got poet -- Harlem Lullaby -- Ole Manny's Lullaby Songs; with an instrumental medley -- He's up against the real thing now -- Everytime I pick a sweetie; with Ukulele arrangement -- You're in the right Church but the wrong pew; The grea...

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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:
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.

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Creators:
Wilson, Ellis, 1899-1977
Dates:
1922-1959
bulk 1940s
Size:
0.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.wilselli
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of African American painter and illustrator Ellis Wilson measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1922 to 1959, with the bulk of the collection dating from the 1940s. The collection includes certificates, correspondence, printed material, and photographic material. The bulk of this collection is composed of photographs.

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Creators:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Dates:
1903 - 1989
Size:
400 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0301
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Duke Ellington's career primarily through orchestrations (scores and parts), music manuscripts, lead sheets, transcriptions, and sheet music. It also includes concert posters, concert programs, television, radio, motion picture and musical theater scripts, business records, correspondence, awards, as well as audiotapes, audiodiscs, photographs, tour itineraries, newspaper clippings, magazines, caricatures, paintings, and scrapbooks.

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Creators:
Richardson, Deborra
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-
Dates:
circa 1822-1994
Size:
6.55 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0653
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the customs and culture of black gospel song and its performance in 19th- and 20th-century America. Dr. Reagon collected photographs, sheet music, and other primary and secondary sources chronicling the development and legacy of this medium, from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement, from blues to Gospel to classical to jazz. Among the subjects included in this collection are trailblazers such as Charles Tindley, Thomas A. Dorsey, Rosetta Tharpe, Duke Ellington, and Nathaniel Dett. Noted performers are the Fisk Jubilee Singers, the Harmonizing Four, the Hampton University Choir, and the Chick Webb Orchestra.

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