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Creators:
Cuscuna, Michael
Wolff, Francis
Dates:
1953-1966
1953-1966
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1238
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
1999-2003
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-300
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession includes a reference set of the newsletter Blue Bulletin (Vols. 14-18), the official publication for Smithsonian Institution staff.

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Creators:
Bernholm, Jonas, 1946-
Dates:
1976-1991.
Size:
8 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0551
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents Jonas Bernholm's interest and work promoting African American Music, specifically rhythm and blues.

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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:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1992-1993
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 04-114
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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.

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Creators:
Gaillard, David Du Bose, 1859-1913
Dates:
undated
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2418
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
circa 1988-1993
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-010
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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...

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Creators:
Blue Eagle, Acee, 1907-1959
Dates:
1907 - 1975
Size:
673 paintings (visual works) (approximate)
30 Linear feet (55 document boxes and 8 oversize boxes)
Collection ID:
NAA.1973-51
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

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.

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Creators:
Ewin, James Lithgow (inventor)
Dates:
1873, 1874, 1879.
Size:
1 Cubic foot (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0051
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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.

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Creators:
Coleman, Cinthea T., 1947-
McCracklin, Jimmy, 1931-
Kenner, Sonny
Stovall, Beverly
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Dates:
1997-1998.
Size:
1.6 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0657
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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.

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