A collection of 78 r.p.m. recordings of jazz artists, including many by Duke Ellington, many of them test pressings.
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.
This accession includes 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 o...
This accession consists of American Ornithologists' Union (AOU) publications, meetings and reports.
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...
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...
Videotapes:,Interview with Dodd, 31:58 running time; and copy of television program, "The Well-Traveled Trail."
This accession includes records from the American Ornithologists' Union (AOU) concerning finances, bylaws, meetings and publications. Materials include account ledgers, "The Auk," "The Auklet," meeting programs and abstracts, photographs, videotape, and a record album. Some materials are in electronic format.
Eight commercial 33-1/3 r.p.m. recordings of music produced by Duke Ellington, with album covers autographed by Ellington to Judge Quealy; and a Christmas card from Ellington addressed to Judge Quealy.
This collection, which dates from circa 1920-1930, consists of booklets, pamphlets and fold-out sheets relating to sewing, dressmaking and fabric. Also present are four 78-rpm record albums.