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Creators:
Frye, Theodore M. (singer)
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Dorsey, Thomas A. (choral director)
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-
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Dates:
1931-1945
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0456
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Eugene D. Smallwood Gospel Music Collection consists of an album of Gospel music scores collected or composed by Reverend Eugene D. Smallwood andnineteen additional loose scores published by Rev. Smallwood's company. The publication dates range from 1931 to 1945. The scores were performed by Reverend Smallwood's choirs. As a composer/arranger, ...

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Creators:
Becker, Richard
Bradford, Alex
Dates:
1950-1997
undated
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0761
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers relating to Alex Bradford's career as a composer of Gospel music. Included among the materials are playbills, published sheet music, music manuscripts, gospel song books, play scripts, newspaper clippings and articles, and one LP record.

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Creators:
Martin and Morris Music Company
Morris, Necey, Mrs.
Martin, Sallie
Morris, Kenneth, 1917-
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Dates:
circa 1930-1985
Size:
8.7 Boxes (27 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0492
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Martin and Morris Company Records date from ca. 1930 to 1985 and document a neglected part of the American music historical record. The collection is particularly important because of the company's contributions to the field of Gospel music. According to Horace Boyer (in We'll Understand It Better....), Martin and Morris Music Company was the o...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution
National Public Radio
National Public Radio
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-
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Dates:
1994
Size:
27 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0516
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Original performance and interview audio recordings, audio outtake materials, program masters, and finished program tapes from the Smithsonian Institution/National Public Radio series WADE IN THE WATER. Collection documents the influence of religion on various African American sacred and secular music styles, including gospel, spirituals, classical...

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Creators:
Richardson, Deborra
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-
Dates:
circa 1822-1994
Size:
6.55 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0653
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the customs and culture of black gospel song and its performance in 19th- and 20th-century America. Dr. Reagon collected photographs, sheet music, and other primary and secondary sources chronicling the development and legacy of this medium, from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement, from blues to Gospel to classical to jazz. Among the subjects included in this collection are trailblazers such as Charles Tindley, Thomas A. Dorsey, Rosetta Tharpe, Duke Ellington, and Nathaniel Dett. Noted performers are the Fisk Jubilee Singers, the Harmonizing Four, the Hampton University Choir, and the Chick Webb Orchestra.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Department of Public Programs
Dates:
1973-1990
Size:
24 cu. ft. (24 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-312
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of performance recordings of orchestras, music artist concerts, and dance programs sponsored or organized by the National Museum of American History, Department of Public Programs; and, prior to 1983, the Division of Performing Arts. The performances were offered at the Smithsonian Institution and intended to enlighten ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
1997-1998
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-242
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of videotapes created during the production of the television program, "Melodies from Heaven," hosted and produced by Jacqueline Gales Webb. The program explored African American gospel radio in Washington, D.C. and aired on public television. Materials include original footage, submasters, final productions, and t...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Cultural History
Dates:
1985-2000
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-088
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Howard Bass while producing public programs at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). The majority of the records pertain to the "American Sampler" series of programs which presented traditional music, dance, and storytelling from communities and cultural groups throughout ...

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Creators:
Ritter, Tex
Louey, Gilbert
Autry, Gene, 1907-1998
Acuff, Roy
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Dates:
1920s-1970s
Size:
48 Reels
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0832
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Films of country-western performers, including some Hollywood films and some television programs, such as "Hee Haw" and "Grand Ole Opry" .

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Creators:
Maltsby, Portia
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture
Dates:
1850-2004, undated
Size:
100 Cubic feet (309 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0408
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection primarily documents the activities of the National Museum of American History's Program in African American Culture (PAAC) dating from 1979 through 2004. The Program in African American Culture (PAAC) created public programs documenting the black experience in the United States, as well as, other countries. Archival materials include photographs, programs, administrative files, magnetic tape, audiocassettes, U-matic and VHS video cassettes.

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