Query: National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical History
Benny Goodman Ephemera Collection
Creators:
Edelson, Rachel Goodman
Brahms, Johannes, 1833-1897
Dates:
circa 1964
Size:
1 Item (1 oversize file folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0381
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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.

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in NMAH.AC.0381 for National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical History
Musical History Documents and Graphics
Creators:
Vip (Virgil Franklin Partch), 1916-
Partch, Virgil Franklin, 1916-
Goodman, Benjie
Addams, Charles, 1912-1988
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Dates:
1872-1984
Size:
1 Boxe
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0485
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Miscellaneous documents and pictorial items related to music, and a set of documents associated with Gibson banjoes.

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Joseph Schillinger Phonograph Record Collection
Creators:
Schillinger, Joseph, 1895-1943
Dates:
1940-1941, 1985
bulk 1940-1941
Size:
0.6 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0162
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Joseph Schillinger (1895-1943), composer and musical theorist, worked extensively with the Rhythmicon. The Rhythmicon, constructed in 1931, is the earliest electronic rhythm machine. The collection consists of recordings of the Rhythmicon.

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in NMAH.AC.0162 for National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical History
J. Scott Odell folk music collection
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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Herman Leonard Photographic Collection
Creators:
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010
Dates:
1948-1993
Size:
5.6 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0445
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Jazz club photographs by noted Jazz photographer Herman Leonard.

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in NMAH.AC.0445 for National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical History
Paul Cadwell Banjo Collection
Creators:
Cadwell, Paul, 1889-1985
Reed, Frances
Dates:
1883-1980
Size:
12 Cubic feet (28 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0387
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The bulk of the collection is music for the five-string banjo, often with piano and/or second banjo accompaniments. Almost no sheets have cover illustrations. Many editions are British and rarely have copyright dates.

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in NMAH.AC.0387 for National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical History
Chickering & Sons Piano Company Collection
Creators:
Chickering, Jonas, 1798-1853
Dates:
1864 - 1985
Size:
16 Cubic feet (37 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0264
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of 51 volumes of Chickering & Sons piano registers, documenting piano production (May 1823-September 1985); correspondence related to the hundredth anniversary of Jonas Chickering's presidency of the Handel and Hayden Society; publications on the history of the Company and sales literature (1854-1984); newspapers articles about the company (1847-1876); photographs (1926-1966); advertising and management …

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in NMAH.AC.0264 for National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical History
Steinway & Sons Records and Family Papers
Creators:
Steinway, William
Steinway, Henry Ziegler
Steinway family
Steinway & Sons
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Dates:
1857-1919
Size:
6 Cubic feet (12 boxes, including photographs and microfilm)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0178
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records of the Steinway & Sons piano company and a daily diary of William Steinway, a key figure in the rise of the company to international prominence in the nineteenth century. The records document overall operations of the company, individual piano serial numbers, and the business and personal life of William Steinway, a prominent figure in New York business, politics, and musical life.

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in NMAH.AC.0178 for National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical History
Archives Center Ethnic Imagery Collection
Dates:
1889 and undated
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1138
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Advertising, postcards, trade cards, and stereographs, depicting African Americans in stereotypical or demeaning ways.

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in NMAH.AC.1138 for National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical History
James Stutsman Band Book Collection
Creators:
Stutsman, James
Dates:
1875
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0258
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The set consists of nine books with a fragment of a tenth which seems not to be related to the other nine. Eight of the nine books, which are basically intact, offer a complete enough assortment to produce a usable performance set. The 1st althorn is missing, but the 2nd alto is …

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