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Edelson, Rachel Goodman
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical History
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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Vip (Virgil Franklin Partch), 1916-
Partch, Virgil Franklin, 1916-
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical History
Goodman, Benjie
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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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Schillinger, Joseph, 1895-1943
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical History
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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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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Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical History
Dates:
1948-1993
Size:
5.6 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0445
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of 110 black-and-white photographic prints depicting musicians performing at various American and European jazz clubs between 1948 and 1991. The collection contains mounted and unmounted 11" x 14" and 16" x 20" prints made by Leonard. Artists represented among these photographs are Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gi...

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical History
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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Chickering, Jonas, 1798-1853
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical History
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 a...

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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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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Music, Sports and Entertainment
Tom's Hoard House
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Culture and the Arts
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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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical History
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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