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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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Creators:
Ringgold, Faith
Nadelman, Cynthia
Dates:
1989 September 6-October 18
Size:
349 Pages (Transcript)
15 Items (sound files (10 hr., 49 min.), digital)
Collection ID:
AAA.ringgo89
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Faith Ringgold conducted 1989 September 6-October 18, by Cynthia Nadelman, for the Archives of American Art.

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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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Creators:
Hassinger, Maren
Dates:
1955-2018
Size:
11.3 Linear feet
4.55 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.hassmare
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of African American artist and educator Maren Hassinger measure 11.3 linear feet and 4.55 gigabytes, dating from 1955 to 2018. The collection contains biographical material; personal and professional correspondence; and writings; as well as project and exhibition files; material related to Hassinger's tenure at the Rinehart School of Graduate Sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA); material related to other professional activities, including teaching files; photographic material; and artwork and artifacts.

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Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996
Dates:
circa 1935-1996
Size:
50 Cubic feet (92 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0584
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Ella Fitzgerald, often called the "First Lady of Song," was one of the 20th century's most important musical performers. The collection reflects her career and personal life through photographs, audio recordings, and manuscript materials.

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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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Creators:
Cortor, Eldzier, 1916-
Dates:
circa 1930s-2015
bulk 1972-2015
Size:
3.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.corteldz
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter and printmaker Eldzier Cortor measure 3.1 linear feet and date from circa 1930s to 2015, with the bulk of the papers dating from 1972 to 2015. The papers contain biographical material, correspondence, professional files, exhibition and gallery files, writings, printed material, artwork, and photographs.

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Creators:
Lincoln, Abbey, 1930 -
Adderly, Nat, 1931-
Wilson, Nancy, 1937-
Mbulu, Letta
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Dates:
1916-2010, undated
Size:
23.6 Cubic feet (96 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1221
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Levy's short career as a musician, his longer career as a manager, and the careers of some of his clients. The client most well represented in the collection is Nancy Wilson, with recordings, photographs, correspondence, financial statements, and contracts included. Papers relating to other clients include business records ...

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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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Creators:
Maltsby, Portia
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture
Dates:
1850-2004, undated
Size:
100 Cubic feet (309 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0408
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection primarily documents the activities of the National Museum of American History's Program in African American Culture (PAAC) dating from 1979 through 2004. The Program in African American Culture (PAAC) created public programs documenting the black experience in the United States, as well as, other countries. Archival materials include photographs, programs, administrative files, magnetic tape, audiocassettes, U-matic and VHS video cassettes.

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