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Creators:
Coe, Norman
Dates:
circa 1962-1970
Size:
141 Film reels
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1230
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scopitones are three minute long 16mm films that were viewed on a Scopitone machine, a jukebox-like player. A precursor to music videos, Scopitones -- both the films and the machines -- were popular in the United States from around 1962 to 1968. The films featured sets, costumes, and dancers in support of well-known performers singing a single song. The collection includes Scopitone films from the United States and Europe.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
1995-1996
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (3 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 04-080
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audio recordings documenting the radio series, "Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was," which highlighted the history of African American radio, hosted by Lou Rawls. The series won two Gold Medals at the New York Festival's International Radio Competition in 1996. Materials include DAT tapes, audio cassettes, 8mm tapes...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
1985, 1995-1996
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-238
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of the radio programs, "Black Radio: Telling it Like it Was" and "Mapping the Universe." "Black Radio," which highlights the history of African American radio, is hosted by Lou Rawls and won two Gold Medals at the New York Festival's International Radio Competition ...

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Creators:
Carter, Benny, 1907-2003
Dates:
1928-2000
Size:
67.5 Cubic feet (182 boxes, 3 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0757
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The majority of the material in the Benny Carter Collection is dated from the late 1920s through the later half of the 1990s. Donated to the Smithsonian Institution in December, 2000, the bulk of the collection is comprised of original music manuscripts (full scores and parts), band books, and published sheet music from Benny Carter's prolific care...

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Creators:
Kendall Productions
Dates:
1952-2006
bulk 1997-2004
Size:
4.6 Cubic feet (3 cartons, 2 oversized boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-055
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

The Kendall Productions records date from 1952-2006 with the bulk of material dating from 1997-2004 and measure 4.42 cubic feet. The records consist of material documenting the Kendall Productions documentary Dance Party: The Teenarama Story which first aired on Howard University's PBS affiliate WHUT in 2006. The records are comprised of research and production notes, government records, newspaper articles, questionnaires, photographs, letters, and scripts, accompanied by a significant amount of original media in the following formats: VHS and Beta videocassettes, audiocassettes, and audio compact discs.

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Creators:
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996
Dates:
circa 1935-1996
Size:
50 Cubic feet (92 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0584
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Ella Fitzgerald, often called the "First Lady of Song," was one of the 20th century's most important musical performers. The collection reflects her career and personal life through photographs, audio recordings, and manuscript materials.

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
1968-1988
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-013
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the work of the Office of Public Affairs in the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) from 1968 until 1988. Most of the records were created by Sandra Westin and Michele Raphoon, but early files were created by Carol Cutler. The records describe all aspects of the Museum's publicity efforts, particula...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Space History Division
Dates:
1978, 1986-2004
Size:
4.5 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 19-148
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Valerie Neal, Curator, pertaining to the design, development, execution, and installation of the exhibition "Where Next, Columbus?." The exhibition marked the quincentenary of Christopher Columbus's voyage and considers the possibilities for future space exploration. Some records ...

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Creators:
Sun Ra
Gaskin, Leonard, 1920-
Taylor, Billy
Stokes, W. Royal, Dr., 1930-
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Dates:
ca. 1970-2000.
Size:
9.65 Cubic feet (12 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0766
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Publicity photographs of musicians and entertainers, mostly jazz musicians, such as Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and Dizzy Gillespie, but including many rock and even a few classical performers. The collection also contains tape recorded radio interviews conducted between 1970 and 2003. In addition there are posters relating to musical performances.

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Creators:
Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
circa 1970s
Size:
14 Video recordings (open reel, 1/2 inch)
15 sound recordings (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Collection ID:
ACMA.09-037
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

This collection includes news programs, television shows, and music recorded from local and national radio and television broadcasts as well as prerecorded programs, such as The Negro Texans and Alex Haley Lecture for the Doubleday Lecture Series. Anacostia Community Museum does not hold the copyright of the broadcast programs and prerecorded progr...

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