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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
undated
Size:
1.72 Cubic feet (consisting of 2.5 boxes, 1 folder, 3 oversize folders, 3 map case folders, plus digital images of some collection material. )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Phonographs
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Phonographs forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Creators:
McCarter, Jay
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Dates:
1940s-1950s.
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0541
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A collection of 78 r.p.m. recordings of jazz artists, including many by Duke Ellington, many of them test pressings.

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Creators:
Schillinger, Joseph, 1895-1943
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Dates:
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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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Electricity and Modern Physics
Dates:
1932, 1983
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-123
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of three phonograph records documenting the WMAL radio broadcast "Wonders of the National Museum," which aired on 16 August 1932. The broadcast features WMAL broadcaster Ted Church and was the second of three segments for the Columbia Broadcasting System program "Odd Spots of Washington, D.C." Church takes listeners ...

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Creators:
American Ornithologists' Union
Dates:
1977-2007
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-203
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of American Ornithologists' Union (AOU) publications, meetings and reports.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Museum Programs
Dates:
1972-1984, 1992
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-028
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession primarily consists of 1", 1/4", and 3/4" (U-Matic) audiotape recordings of educational training programs. The programs address issues such as conservation of museum objects, protection of museum property, museum accessibility, and educator interpretation of collections. Program lecturers include R. M. (Robert M.) Organ, Director...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History Division of the History of Technology
Dates:
1839-2001
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 16-342
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records primarily created by Carl W. Mitman during his tenure as Curator of the Division of Mechanical Technology, 1921-1932, and Head Curator of the Department of Arts and Industries, 1932-1948, United States National Museum. These files create a biographical sketch of a multitude of engineers, inventors, and indust...

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Creators:
Decca (recording company).
Duchin, Eddie (musician)
Cugat, Xavier (bandleader)
Columbia (recording company).
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Dates:
1916-1930s.
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0297
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Popular music recorded approximately 1916-1930s: 78 and 45 RPM phonograph discs produced by Edison recordings, Victor, Decca, Columbia, and Silvertone. Boxes 1-4: 53 10" Edison recordings of popular songs by such artists as Freda Hemple, George Hamilton Green, the Metropolitan Quartet, and Frederick Kinsley; also hymns, World War I songs, and some...

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Creators:
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Century Recording Studios.
Dodd, Ed, (1902-1986?) (cartoonist)
Dodd, Rosemary Wood
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Dates:
before 1985.
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (10 items)
Television program:,Videotape cassette.
Master copies :,Vinyl sound discs,,10" diam.,,33-1/3 r.p.m.
User copies:,Audiotapes, open-reel,,7",,7-1/2 ips.
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0165
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Videotapes:,Interview with Dodd, 31:58 running time; and copy of television program, "The Well-Traveled Trail."

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Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Mechanisms, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Tainter, Charles Sumner, 1854-1940
Hartsook Studio (San Diego, Calif.)
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Dates:
1878-1937
Size:
2 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0124
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Charles Sumner Tainter has been recognized as the father of the talking machine, and much of the material in this collection represents his experimental work on the graphophone. Alexander Graham Bell, Chichester Bell, and Tainter established the Volta Laboratory Association in 1881. This collection presents a comprehensive picture of the early development of the phonograph and Tainter's substantial contributions to the project.

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