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 and urban blues musicians …
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 Blues" featured rural …
James Lithgow Ewin Patents
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.
Alan Strauber Photoprints
Forty-one black and white photoprints, most of which are portraits of jazz, blues, Cajun, and zydeco musicians, plus a few additional subjects.
Jonas Bernholm Rhythm and Blues Collection
Collection documents Jonas Bernholm's interest and work promoting African American Music, specifically rhythm and blues.
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 the Civil …
Guide to the Bluestime Power Hour Videotapes
McCracklin, Jimmy, 1931-
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.
Pat and Chuck Bress Jazz Portrait Photographs
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 written documents related …
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 3: African American Music
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.
Mongo Santamaria Papers
Collection includes music manuscripts, articles and clippings, concert programs, passports, and photographs.