Benny Goodman Ephemera Collection
Brahms, Johannes, 1833-1897
A poster documenting Goodman's 1964 tour to Japan and the published sheet music for Brahms's QUINTET FOR CLARINET IN A and SONATA FOR CLARINET IN B.
Artie Shaw "Begin the Beguine" Music Manuscripts
Collection consists of a whole manuscript and clarinet solo part for Artie Shaw's "Begin the Beguine."
Musical History Documents and Graphics
Partch, Virgil Franklin, 1916-
Addams, Charles, 1912-1988
Miscellaneous documents and pictorial items related to music, and a set of documents associated with Gibson banjoes.
Floyd Levin Jazz Reference Collection
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971
Morton, Jelly Roll, 1890-1941
Levin, Floyd, 1922-2007
Floyd Levin was a Los Angeles textile manufacturer who turned his passion for jazz into a second career as an influential jazz journalist and historian. The collection consists of research materials including biographical files. In addition, there are numerous photographs that were taken and collected by Levin.
Dewey Michaels Burlesque Collection
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Community Life
Laverne, Gene (Buffalo, NY)
Kriegsmann, James J.
Newspaper clippings; advertising brochures; and photoprints of performers at the Palace Theatre (including studio publicity portraits). The majority of the items are silver gelatin photoprints. Some photographers are listed below as index terms. Subjects of photographs include strippers and comedians; photographs of women include portraits as well as full-length figures …
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.