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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1993
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-017
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audio and video elements created during the production of the compact disk-interactives (CD-Is) "Downhome Blues" and "Uptown Blues." These titles, produced in cooperation with Philips Interactive Media of America, were part of the commercial CD-I series "Treasures of Smithsonian." "Downhome Blues" and "Uptown Bl...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
circa 1993
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-044
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the production of the compact disc-interactives (CD-I), "Downhome Blues" and "Uptown Blues." These titles, produced in cooperation with Philips Interactive Media of America, were part of the commercial CD-I series, "Treasures of Smithsonian." "Downhome Blues" and "Uptown Blues" featured rural ...

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Creators:
Strauber, Alan
Dates:
ca. 1990-1999.
Size:
0.2 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0517
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Forty-one black and white photoprints, most of which are portraits of jazz, blues, Cajun, and zydeco musicians, plus a few additional subjects.

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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:
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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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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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:
Bress, Chuck
Bress, Pat
Dates:
circa 1984-1990
Size:
2 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1219
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Primarily black-and-white photographic prints and photographic negatives created by Pat Bress and Chuck Bress in the late 1980s. The photographs depict jazz musicians and singers performing at two Washington, D.C. night clubs, Charley's Place and Blues Alley, in challenging lighting situations. Also, a box of correspondence and miscellaneous writte...

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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:
Santamaria, Mongo, 1917-
Dates:
1950s-1996
Size:
2 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0893
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection includes music manuscripts, articles and clippings, concert programs, passports, and photographs.

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