This accession consists of the "Smithsonian's Rock 'n' Roll Website" as it existed on December 14, 2015. The website is a crowdsourcing project intended to collect concert photographs from the public, some of which will be used in a book to be published by Smithsonian Books. The website, which launched on December …
This accession consists of the "Smithsonian's Rock 'n' Roll Website" as it existed on April 19, 2017. The website is a crowdsourcing project intended to collect concert photographs from the public, some of which will be used in a book or other upcoming projects. The website includes information about the project, rules …
This accession consists of audio and video elements created during the production of the radio series "Memphis: Cradle of Rock and Soul" and videos for the exhibition "Rock 'n' Soul: Social Crossroads." "Memphis: Cradle of Rock and Soul" is a 13-part radio documentary featuring oral histories and music from the …
Rock ' n ' Soul Audiovisual History Project Collection
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum (Memphis, Tennessee)
In 1990, curators at the National Museum of American History began a project to develop a traveling exhibition about American music, and in the course of research, curators repeatedly returned to the Mississippi Delta area and Memphis, Tennessee to conduct interviews. A group in Memphis organized to raise the funds to complete the research, to acquire objects and artifacts, and the project ultimately became the Smithsonian-affiliated Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, which opened in 2000 at 191 Beale Street.
Oral history interview with George Condo
88 Pages (Transcript)
An interview with George Condo conducted 2017 May 5 and June 20, by Christopher Lyon, for the Archives of American Art, at Condo's studio in New York, New York.
W. Royal Stokes Collection of Music Photoprints and Interviews
Gaskin, Leonard, 1920-
Stokes, W. Royal, Dr., 1930-
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.
Frances Densmore photographs of July 4 observances at Standing Rock Reservation
7 Negatives (nitrate)
Photographs depicting camps and scenery during July 4th observances in 1912 at Bullhead, Standing Rock Reservation, South Dakota. Handwriting on the photographs' versos is probably that of Frances Densmore.
Louis Armstrong Music Manuscripts
Conductor's scores for: "Didn't it Rain", "Shadrack", "This Train", "Sometimes", "Jonah", "Down by the Riverside", "Jonah and the Whale", "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen". Condensed scores for: "Shadrack", "Go Down Moses", Ezekiel", "Motherless Child", "Rock My Soul".
William Russo Music and Personal Papers
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010
Papers and audiovisual materials documenting Russo's career in music.
Bernice Johnson Reagon Collection of African American Sacred Music
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-
The collection documents the customs and culture of black gospel song and its performance in 19th- and 20th-century America. Dr. Reagon collected photographs, sheet music, and other primary and secondary sources chronicling the development and legacy of this medium, from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement, from blues to Gospel to classical to jazz. Among the subjects included in this collection are trailblazers such as Charles Tindley, Thomas A. Dorsey, Rosetta Tharpe, Duke Ellington, and Nathaniel Dett. Noted performers are the Fisk Jubilee Singers, the Harmonizing Four, the Hampton University Choir, and the Chick Webb Orchestra.