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Creators:
Asleep at the Wheel (Musical group)
Van Kleek, Richard
Take 6
Lovett, Lyle
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Dates:
1986-1991
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (7 boxes, 1/2" VHS)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0487
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of study videocassettes of the Lonesome Pine Specials, a television series that documents American music traditions and performers.

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Creators:
Carmichael, Hoagy
Arnaz, Desi, 1917-1986
Mills Brothers.
Calloway, Cab, 1907-
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Dates:
1930s-1940s.
Size:
1 Cubic foot
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0775
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

16mm motion picture films, produced in the 1930s and 1940s by various film production companies, documenting performances by jazz and popular music performers, including Cab Calloway, Fats Waller, Lena Horne, the Mills Brothers, and Rosemary Clooney, and others listed below.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Division of Performing Arts
Dates:
1978-1979
Size:
12 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession T90054
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of 2" master tapes to various performances and albums published by the Division of Performing Arts. Recordings include the Waller /Johnson concert, the Hutchinson Family, the Dick Hyman concert, Classical Rags and Ragtime Songs, and the Smithsonian Jazz Ensemble.

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Creators:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Director
Dates:
1993-1999
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-187
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the planning and administration of performances given in the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Auditorium. Materials include programs, correspondence, and related materials.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Department of Public Programs
Dates:
1973-1990
Size:
24 cu. ft. (24 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-312
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of performance recordings of orchestras, music artist concerts, and dance programs sponsored or organized by the National Museum of American History, Department of Public Programs; and, prior to 1983, the Division of Performing Arts. The performances were offered at the Smithsonian Institution and intended to enlighten ...

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Creators:
Weiss, Edward
Dates:
1984
Size:
0.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.weisedwa
Repository:
Archives of American Art

A script and table of contents for thirteen episodes of the serial, "The Onyx Fool," performed at 8BC club and Playhouse, in New York; an event calendar for 8BC featuring "The Onyx Fool"; original artwork and poster advertisements for the performance; two photographs and one negative of the performance; and 3 slides used to project images on a scre...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Division of Performing Arts
Dates:
1967-1980
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 82-006
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of correspondence and inter-office memoranda concerning Division of Performing Arts (DPA) activities; sales reports; photographs; flyers for the Black American Culture program; records concerning the Festival of American Folklife; newspaper and journal articles on DPA activities and other cultural events.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Division of Performing Arts
Dates:
1978-1979
Size:
0.88 cu. ft. (1 document box) (1 film box)
Collection ID:
Accession 90-152
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of video recordings of "Jazz Workshop at the Smithsonian" (one 2" Quad videotape; three 3/4" U-Matic videocassettes), recorded March 6, 1979 and December 17, 1978 respectively. They were originally produced by Martin Williams for the Division of Performing Arts, and maintained by the Office of Telecommunications.

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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:
Davies, Diana, 1938-
Dates:
1963-2009
Size:
3.83 Cubic feet (8 binders containing contact sheets, slides, and prints; 7 boxes (8.5"x10.75"x2.5") of 35 mm negatives; 2 binders of 35 mm and 120 format negatives; and 1 box of 11 oversize prints.)
Collection ID:
CFCH.DAVIE
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The Diana Davies photographs consist of images taken by Diana Davies at various stages of her career. Locations include the Festival of American Folklife, the Newport Folk Festival, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the Poor People's Campaign, various peace and protest marches and outdoor performances, New York City, and the Georgia Sea Islands. The collection includes contact sheets, negatives, photographic prints, and slides. Original photographs, negatives, and color slides taken by Diana Davies. Materials date from 1963-2009. Bulk dates: Newport Folk Festival, 1963-1969, 1987, 1992; Philadelphia Folk Festival, 1967-1968, 1987.

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