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Creators:
Stutsman, James
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical Instruments
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 present. Also, possibly missing are: 2nd Eb cornet, 2nd Bb tenor, a...

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Servais, Joseph
Servais, Adrien-Francois, 1807-1866 (musician)
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical Instruments
Dates:
1842-1884.
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0195
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Five letters of Adrien-Francois Servais, describing his personal experiences as he traveled and gave concerts, including three from his son Joseph Servais (1850-1885), dated September 7, 1871, June 7, 1877, and December 30, 1884. Also includes a photograph of Adrien-Francois Servais with cello with an endpin and a lithograph of Francois Servais, si...

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Young, Helen May Butler
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical Instruments
Dates:
1899-1937
bulk 1902-1902
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes, one oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0261
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The materials cover the career of a woman bandmaster with an all women's traveling military band from 1898-1913, with the bulk of the material ca. 1902. Contents include clippings, photographs, programs, sheet music, hand noted music, posters, post cards, advertising fliers, letters, telegram, biographical article announcing candidacy for U.S. Sena...

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical Instruments
Alderman, Alonzo (Tony) Elvis, 1900-1983 (musician)
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Community Life
Dates:
1927-1983
Size:
4 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0211
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Alonzo Elvis "Tony" Alderman played country music with the Galax Dixie Concert Band and The Hill Billies. During the 1950s through 1970s he recorded old-time and early country music, primarily at festivals and conventions. Alderman recorded many of the open-reel audiotapes in the collection at the Old Time Fiddlers Convention in Galax, Virginia.

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Leedy Manufacturing Co.
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical Instruments
Dates:
ca. 1925.
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0188
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This album documents the Leedy Manufacturing Co.'s production of a variety of percussion musical instruments, such as drums, tympani, xylophones, vibraphones, etc. There is a group portrait of the executive staff, assembled near the door of the plant: it is marked "Indianapolis" and "1925," along with the names "Leedy," [George H.] "Way," "Elsie W...

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Falcone Custom Grand Pianos
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical Instruments
Pratt, Read and Company
Sohmer & Company
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Dates:
1872-1989
Size:
43 Cubic feet (82 boxes and 11 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0349
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records of Sohmer & Co., date from 1872 through 1989. They fall into fourteen series based primarily on function. Legal, financial, inventory & appraisal, manufacturing, marketing, advertising, and sales are the major series. Photographs, awards, family papers, publications about Sohmer, general publications, "miscellaneous" and corresponden...

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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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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 Mechanisms
Instrument Society of America
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Physical Sciences
Dates:
1911-1972
Size:
36 Cubic feet (98 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0215
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the history of instrumentation through catalogs, bulletins, specification sheets, price lists, and other publications of companies that produce instrumentation.

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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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