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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Musical History
Dates:
circa 1954-1994
Size:
64.08 cu. ft. (49 record storage boxes) (26 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 485
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of curatorial and staff correspondence and memoranda pertaining to the Tower Concert series, exhibitions at the Hall of Musical Instruments, staff research and publications, organ building, acquisition of musical instruments, and funding for seminars and musical performance recordings. Also included are inquiries ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Cultural History
Dates:
1981-2004
Size:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-007
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Susan Ostroff, Museum Specialist, documenting her exhibition activities in the Division of Cultural History and, prior to joining that Division, as museum specialist in the Collections Support Office at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). Ostroff participated in exhibition planning tea...

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution). Department of Exhibitions and Collections Management
Dates:
1991-2001
Size:
5.5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-149
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document all the various aspects of exhibition development, planning, design, and publicity. In particular these records document the exhibition, Red, Hot, and Blue: A Salute to American Musicals. Aspects of the exhibition documented include the development of an accompanying CD-ROM and CD music co...

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Creators:
Herrmann, Emil, 1888-1968
Francais, Jacques, 1923-2004
Dates:
1844-1998, undated
Size:
33.3 Cubic feet (61 document boxes, 30 binder boxes, 5 flat oversize)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0872
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Jacques Français was a preeminent luthier, violin expert, and dealer in rare stringed instruments. Emil Herrmann was also a violin expert and dealer in rare violins. This collection contains photographic prints, negatives, certificates of authenticity, and sale books related to their business as dealers and authenticators of rare stringed instruments.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Cultural History
Dates:
1976-2009
Size:
1.93 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box) (1 12 x 17 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 19-081
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of program records created and maintained by Gary Sturm, Assistant Chair, Division of Cultural History, that document his work on the planning and execution of programs, concerts, festivals, symposiums, workshops, and performances at the National Museum of American History and other venues. Sturm studied mathematics ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical History
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:
Hoover, Cynthia A. (Cynthia Adams)
Dates:
1986
Size:
2 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9608
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Department of Conservation
Dates:
1961-2003
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-221
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Scott Odell, head conservator at the National Museum of American History (NMAH) from 1978-1993 and previous to that conservator in the Division of Musical History, previously the Division of Musical Instruments, from 1963-1978. In 1963 Odell planned and established the first conservation lab for histor...

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Creators:
Rinzler, Ralph, interviewee
Dates:
1993
Size:
2 videotapes (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9569
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program ...

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Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1842 - 1970
Size:
7 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S23
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. This series covers the moon, stars, comets, and meteors. For music relating to the sun, see Series 14: Calendar, Time, and Weather. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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