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Creators:
Smith, Willie, 1910-1967 (musician)
Dates:
1945-1987
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0382
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents Willie Smith's career as a musician and arranger between 1945 and 1958.

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Creators:
Myrow, Josef
Gordon, Mack, 1904-1959
Dates:
1926-1977, undated
Size:
1 motion picture film
3 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1363
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Mack Gordon (1904-1959) was a prolific and successful songwriter, lyricist, and composer. He composed songs for stage and screen. He and Harry Warren won the Academy Award for Best Song in 1943.

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Creators:
Riva, Julia
Jones, Jophe
Warren, Harry, 1893-1981
Dates:
1894-2000
bulk 1926-1980, undated
Size:
32 Cubic feet (70 boxes, 26 folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0750
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Harry Warren Papers consists of original music manuscripts, scores, song sheets, commercial sheet music, bound scores, scripts, business records, correspondence (business, personal and fan), clippings, magazines, photographs, cassette tapes, LP records, posters and programs and personal memorabilia. The material documents the personal life and...

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Creators:
Becker, Richard
Bradford, Alex
Dates:
1950-1997
undated
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0761
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers relating to Alex Bradford's career as a composer of Gospel music. Included among the materials are playbills, published sheet music, music manuscripts, gospel song books, play scripts, newspaper clippings and articles, and one LP record.

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Creators:
Burns, Ralph
Dates:
circa 1940-1994
Size:
1 Cubic foot (4 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0736
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains sheet music and presentation scores of songs written and arranged by composer Ralph Burns.

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Creators:
Jefferson, Yvonne Runtz
Jefferson, Maceo
Cargill, Thomas
Cargill, Darlene Johnson
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Dates:
1800s-1974
Size:
8 Cubic feet (26 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1370
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the life and career of jazz musician, arranger, songwriter, and bandleader Maceo Jefferson. It includes biographical documents such as birth and marriaige certificates and passports; letters, mostly relating to the music business and including carbon copies of letters sent by Jefferson; photographs, many inscribed, includin...

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Creators:
McNally, George E.
LaClair, Beatrice M.
McNally, Neva Satterlee, -1909
Dates:
circa 1889-1964
Size:
1 Cubic foot (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0760
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of photographs, commercially published sheet music, and original music manuscripts from the McNallys' vaudeville careers. Materials include minstrel show and blackface material; photo of Albert Tovell, once the master of ceremonies for Frances H. "Peaches" Browning; and a photograph of "Gov. Jordan," a blackface female impersonator.

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Creators:
Armstrong, Lucille
Bechet, Sidney, 1897-1959
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971
Condon, Eddie, 1905-1973
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Dates:
1895-2001
Size:
25 Cubic feet (75 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0849
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Gabler's involvement in the recording industry and the evolution of Commodore Records. The documentation begins with the Commodore Radio Shop through its evolution to Commodore Music Shop. The collection also includes the beginnings of the Commodore record label and information detailing Gabler's 30 years as staff producer and later Vice-President in Charge of Artists and Repertoire at Decca Records (1941-1974). There is a small collection of black and white photographs chronicling the early years at the Commodore Music Shop, as well as jam sessions, often held at Jimmy Ryan's on 52nd Street. The collection also includes a vast array of audio recordings (mainly audiodiscs).

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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:
Anderson, William "Cat", 1916-1981 ((musician))
Dates:
1940-1981
bulk 1963-1977
Size:
5 Cubic feet (12 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0630
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Primarily audiotapes, sheet music, and photographic images. Also: correspondence, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, itineraries, awards, and ephemera.,Of particular interest are recordings or photographic images, including the personalities listed below, and President and Mrs. Tubman of Liberia; also, two interviews and three recordings of Ca...

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