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Creators:
Hawes, Bess Lomax, 1921-2009
Dates:
1964-1973
Size:
6 Film reels (58 minutes, black-and-white sound; 2683 feet, 35mm, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1995.10
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Four films made by Bess Lomax Hawes while she was a folklorist in the Anthropology Department, California State University at Northridge, Los Angeles, California (formerly San Fernando Valley State College). There is a study guide for each film. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the conte...

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Creators:
Frank W. Smith, Inc. (Gardner, Mass.)
Dates:
1938-1940
Size:
11 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Collection ID:
AAA.franw
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Descriptions and price lists for silver patterns offered by Frank W. Smith, Inc., including Puritan, Edward VII, Bostonia, Winslow, Pilgrim, Martha Washington, Countess, Fiddle Thread, Chippendale, and George VI. Also includes a brochure for Tulipan sterling silver.

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Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1839-1986, undated
Size:
94 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S16
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 16: Country, Western, and Folk Music contains approximately 11,500 pieces of sheet music and other materials documenting the development of and popular attitudes towards country, western, and folk music in the United States. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
undated
1824-1981
Size:
75 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S21
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 20, Newspapers contains approximately 4,900 pieces of sheet music and other materials documenting the development of and popular attitudes towards the playing of music in the United States. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Creators:
Davidson, Eric H., 1937-
Dates:
1958-1984
Size:
73 Sound tape reels
Collection ID:
CFCH.DAVID
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

This collection contains 73 open reel tapes, made by Eric H. Davidson between 1958-1984, featuring the traditional music of Southern Appalachia.

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Creators:
Williams, Claude, 1908-2004
Fouse-Williams, Blanche Y.
Dates:
1920-2005
Size:
1 Electronic discs (CD)
13 Cassette tapes
4.66 Cubic feet (14 boxes, 3 map- folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0909
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Business and personal papers, photographs, and audio recordings of Claude "Fiddler" Williams, an award-winning jazz fiddler. Although Williams played music for almost a century the materials in this collection date largely from 1970 to 2005.

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Creators:
Odell, Scott, 1935-
Dates:
1964-1977
Size:
18 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
CFCH.ODEL
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The J. Scott Odell folk music collection (1945-2016, inclusive) contains AV recordings, photographs, correspondence, writings, and other materials relating to Odell's career at the Smithsonian as a musical instrument conservator and researcher of American music traditions. The collection largely consists of materials relating to Odell's research trips (often combined with personal visits) throughout the Eastern United States. Research strengths of the collection include the history of the Appalachian dulcimer and banjo, the Smithsonian Folkways project "Black Banjo Songsters," musician and poet Burt Porter, and the Bread and Puppet Theater.

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Creators:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Dates:
circa 1914
Size:
8 Prints (cyanotype)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.87-2K
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs depicting Native American musical instruments in the Crosby Brown Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, including Northwest Coast reed instruments and rattles.

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Creators:
Lewis, Todd, 1952-
National Anthropological Film Center (U.S.)
Dates:
1980
Size:
Film reels (color sound; 9500 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1980.04
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Full film record created for the National Anthropological Film Center, Smithsonian Institution. Footage documents the Samyak festival which takes place near the Hanamendoka Palace and the Panchare Festival, a nighttime celebration which is held every 12 years in Asan Tol, Kathmandu, Nepal. Scenes of the Samyak Festival include various ritual duties...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1981-1991, 1996, 1999
Size:
15.5 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-084
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of videotapes and audiotapes created during the production of "Here At The Smithsonian" ("HATS"), an eight volume series of television productions. The series was conceived by Nazaret Cherkezian, Director, Office of Telecommunications (1976-1986) and produced by Ann Carroll (Volumes I-IV) and John P. Meehan (Volumes V-V...

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