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Creators:
Schiffman, Frank, ?-1972
Schiffman, Jack
Dates:
1931-1985
Size:
4 Cubic feet (16 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0540
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Frank Schiffman Apollo Theater Collection documents the business endeavors of Frank Schiffman, and the Apollo Theater's contribution to American culture. The collection includes sound recordings, personal and business correspondence, photographs, business records, and printed material. The collection is arranged in six series as follows: Serie...

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Creators:
Basie, Count, 1904-
Smith, Ernie
Webster, Ben
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971
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Dates:
1894-1979
Size:
30 Cubic feet (352 film reels , 16 mm)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0491
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

More than 300 reels of 16mm black and white and color film, silent and sound, fiction and documentary motion picture film documenting jazz and related musical performances, social and popular dance styles and performances, jazz musicians, performance locales, and documentation of African-American popular culture. A list of featured performers in the collection is shown below. The films are frequently compilations produced by Smith for lectures.

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Creators:
Gentry, Herbert, 1919-2003
Kirwin, Liza
Dates:
1991 May 23
Size:
2 Sound cassettes (Sound recording)
31 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.gentry91
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Herbert Gentry conducted 1991 May 23, by Liza Kirwin, for the Archives of American Art.

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Creators:
Ringgold, Faith
Nadelman, Cynthia
Dates:
1989 September 6-October 18
Size:
349 Pages (Transcript)
15 Items (sound files (10 hr., 49 min.), digital)
Collection ID:
AAA.ringgo89
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Faith Ringgold conducted 1989 September 6-October 18, by Cynthia Nadelman, for the Archives of American Art.

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Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Maevis, Alfred
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
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Dates:
1903-1969
Size:
1 Cubic foot (5 Boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0954
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection relates to Maevis' work on the New York subway system.

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Creators:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
1929-1974
Size:
3 Cubic feet (6 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1448
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers document consulting engineer Morris Jacks and his work with the Empire State Building, Yankee Stadium, and the Third Avenue Transit Corporation.

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Creators:
Livelli, VIncent
Dates:
undated
1991-2006
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0852
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Ephemera collected primarily in New York City relating to Latino entertainment, especially music.

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Creators:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Dates:
1903 - 1989
Size:
400 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0301
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Duke Ellington's career primarily through orchestrations (scores and parts), music manuscripts, lead sheets, transcriptions, and sheet music. It also includes concert posters, concert programs, television, radio, motion picture and musical theater scripts, business records, correspondence, awards, as well as audiotapes, audiodiscs, photographs, tour itineraries, newspaper clippings, magazines, caricatures, paintings, and scrapbooks.

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Creators:
Joseph, Cliff, 1922-
Holmes, Doloris
Dates:
1972
Size:
9 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.joseph72
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Interview of Cliff Joseph conducted in 1972, by Doloris Holmes, for the Archives of American Art "Art World in Turmoil" oral history project. Joseph discusses the formation of the Black Emergency Cultural Coalition, which he co-chaired, in response to a show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art called "Harlem on My Mind." He talks about the impact of ...

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Creators:
Spark, Victor D. (Victor David), 1898-1991
Dates:
circa 1830-1983
bulk 1930-1970
Size:
22.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.sparvict
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Victor D. Spark papers measure 22.2 linear feet and date from circa 1830 to 1983, with the bulk of the material from 1930 to 1970. The papers document Spark's career as a New York City art dealer and appraiser who was most active from World War II through the 1970s, focusing on Old Masters paintings and 19th and early 20th century American art. Found within the papers are biographical materials, artist files, client files, financial records, legal records, printed material, and photographs.

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