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Creators:
Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
1992-2000
Size:
5.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (5 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-013
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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 National Museum of American His...

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Creators:
Daniel, Pete
National Museum of American History (U.S.)
McGovern, Charles
Meehan, John P.
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Dates:
1992 and 1999
Size:
20 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0879
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Enterprises. Smithsonian Books
Dates:
2015
Collection ID:
Accession 16-279
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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 1, 2015, includes information...

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Smithsonian Enterprises. Smithsonian Books
Dates:
2017
Collection ID:
Accession 18-035
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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 for submissions, and ...

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Creators:
Condo, George
Lyon, Christopher
Dates:
2017 May 5-June 20
Size:
5 Items (sound files (3 hr., 19 min.) Audio, digital, wav)
88 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.condo17
Repository:
Archives of American Art

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.

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Creators:
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957
Dates:
1912
Size:
9 Prints (silver gelatin)
7 Negatives (nitrate)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.81L
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

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.

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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:
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971
Dates:
undated
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0904
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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".

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Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas), 1915-1967
Claxton, William
Kenton, Stan
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010
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Dates:
1920-2002
Size:
87 Cubic feet (188 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0845
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers and audiovisual materials documenting Russo's career in music.

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Creators:
Richardson, Deborra
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-
Dates:
circa 1822-1994
Size:
6.55 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0653
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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.

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