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Creators:
National Museum of the American Indian. Office of Public Programs
Dates:
1993-2005
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-089
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of production records created by Howard Bass, Cultural Arts Manager, in the planning and development of the recording, "Beautiful Beyond: Christian Songs in Native Languages." Produced in partnership with Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings, "Beautiful Beyond" is an anthology of hymns and songs from Native American communit...

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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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Creators:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938
Dates:
undated
Size:
20 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2223
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1822-1986
Size:
39 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S10
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 10: Sacred Music and Religious Themes contains approximately 4,000 pieces of sheet music, much of which is traditional Christian music, but also documents popular attitudes towards religion in the United States. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Creators:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938
Kiyana, Alfred, 1877-1918
Poweshiek, Horace
Dates:
1915, undated
Size:
134 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2140
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Meskwaki (Fox) syllabic text by Alfred Kiyana on the one who made the wailing song, with an English translation by Horace Poweshiek. Poweshiek's translation is dated 1915 and is titled, "The one who made the wailing songs. The way a clan feast is carried on when any one dies. The one who made the sacred bundle." Kiyana's text is undated. Texts coll...

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Creators:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938
Earle, Frank
Shawata, Mrs.
Lincoln, Harry
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Dates:
1916-1917
1924
Size:
57 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2426
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Notebook containing two texts handwritten in Meskwaki (Fox), with English translations on opposite page. The first text is by Shawata's wife and concludes with 15 "songs." The second text is by Frank Earle and concludes with what seem to be 5 "songs." Both texts were translated into English in 1924 by Truman Michelson with some assistance from Harr...

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Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1790-1980s
Size:
260 Cubic feet (approximately 1244 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Primarily published sheet music, plus some related ephemera. Originally included 781 boxes of American sheet music and assorted clippings, articles, photographs, etc.; also 93 boxes of 33-1/3 RPM phonograph records, 30 boxes of 45 RPM records, and 20 boxes of 78 RPM records

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Creators:
Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings
Dates:
1987-2015
Size:
13 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 16-173
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the marketing and publicity of recordings produced by Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings, part of the Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. The majority of the records were created by Brenda Dunlap, Marketing Director, 1994-2001, and Richard Burgess, Marketing Director, ...

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Creators:
Tuggle, William Orrie, 1841-1884
Dates:
undated
Size:
117 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS566B
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Stories Numbers 32 and 40 are not included in these copies.

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Creators:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938
Bull Thigh, circa 1829-
Somers, William Abe, circa 1865-
Dates:
1910 September 7-13
Size:
131 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2799
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Text and notes collected by Truman Michelson in Montana from Bull Thigh and William Somers on the sacred Medicine arrows of the Cheyenne. The texts are primarily in English and detail the origin of the arrows and describe the Medicine arrows ceremony. The prayers and songs are in Cheyenne. Also includes notes on Sun Dance. The following is a list ...

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