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Creators:
Asleep at the Wheel
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:
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:
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:
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:
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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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Division of Performing Arts
Dates:
1966-1979
Size:
35 cu. ft. (35 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession T90055
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the activities of the Division of Performing Arts (DPA). Materials document a variety of public performances, concerts, touring shows, and festivals. Particularly well documented are activities surrounding the annual Festival of American Folklife. Records include correspondence, memoranda, bu...

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Creators:
Bob & Bob
Shishim, Francis
Velik, Paul
Dates:
1968-2017
Size:
5.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.bobbob
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of performance artists Francis Shishim and Paul Velik known as Bob & Bob measure 5.4 linear feet and date from 1975-2017. Included is material related to their performance art as Bob & Bob consisting of project files, correspondence with friends and correspondence between Shishim and Velik, photographs and slides of Bob & Bob and of perf...

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Creators:
Japan Ueda Performing Arts Company
Dates:
1920s
Size:
1 Sheet (79 cm x 108 cm)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7166
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Shows sketches of a variety of circus acts and includes a photomechanical portrait of Ueda, perhaps the head of the circus company.

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