Collection consists of photographic prints from negatives by the eminent jazz photographer Francis Wolff, depicting such greats as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, and other important artists.
This accession includes a reference set of the newsletter Blue Bulletin (Vols. 14-18), the official publication for Smithsonian Institution staff.
Collection documents Jonas Bernholm's interest and work promoting African American Music, specifically rhythm and blues.
This accession consists of records documenting the planning and production of the videodiscs "Uptown Blues" and "Downhome Blues." Materials include correspondence, scripts, image permissions, promotional materials, clippings, background information on artists, notes, and lists and photocopies of images.
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...
This accession consists of the records of Lee Woodman-Cioffi, Audio-Visual Production Specialist for the Office of Telecommunications (OTC), 1985- . Materials include correspondence, memoranda, scripts, and notes documenting OTC audio-visual productions such as "Downhome & Uptown Blues," "Diversity Endangered," "Buried Mirror," "Crow Affa...
Acee Blue Eagle was a Pawnee-Creek artist, poet, dancer, teacher, and celebrity. The papers relate to both Blue Eagle's personal and professional life. Also included are some materials of Blue Eagle's friend Mae Abbott and a collection of art by other Indians.
49 VHS videotapes containing the Bluestime Power Hour television shows. The programs document the music and culture of such local American blues musicians as Jimmy McCracklin, Sonny Kenner, Guitar Shorty and Beverly Stovall.
This collection includes an English patent paper #2126 for improved vulcanizable water-proof gum, 1873, to Benjamin Joseph Barnard Mills; a U.S. patent paper #151,109 for improvement in the art of manufacturing horseshoes, 1874; and an English patent paper #1194 for improvement in street-lighting apparatus.