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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Culture and the Arts
Dates:
1976-2004, 2012
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-064
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Dwight Blocker Bowers, Curator, which document his activities in producing public programs for the National Museum of American History (NMAH). Earlier records date from when Bowers was public programs specialist, 1995-1997, and historian of theater and film, 1997-2012, in the Division of Cultural ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Division of Performing Arts
Dates:
1967-1983
Size:
25 cu. ft. (25 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 84-012
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This Collection contains the records from the discontinued Division of Performing Arts, which began in 1967 and ended in 1983. The Division of Performing Arts was formed with the creation of the first Festival of American Folklife, and handled such events as music and theater performances, festivals, holiday celebrations, and the Children's ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Department of Public Programs
Dates:
1973-1990
Size:
24 cu. ft. (24 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-312
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of performance recordings of orchestras, music artist concerts, and dance programs sponsored or organized by the National Museum of American History, Department of Public Programs; and, prior to 1983, the Division of Performing Arts. The performances were offered at the Smithsonian Institution and intended to enlighten ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Press. Editor, Special Projects
Dates:
1971-1995
Size:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-029
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the Smithsonian Institution career of Martin Williams, a noted jazz critic and essayist. Williams came to the Smithsonian Institution in 1971 as Director of the Jazz and American Culture Program in the Division of Performing Arts. In 1981 he was named Editor, Special Projects, at Smithsonian ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Division of Performing Arts
Dates:
1967-1980
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 82-006
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of correspondence and inter-office memoranda concerning Division of Performing Arts (DPA) activities; sales reports; photographs; flyers for the Black American Culture program; records concerning the Festival of American Folklife; newspaper and journal articles on DPA activities and other cultural events.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Department of Public Programs
Dates:
1968-1992
Size:
41 cu. ft. (41 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 584
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records mostly consist of staff correspondence and memoranda documenting administrative and program-oriented activities of the Department of Public Programs. The records pertain to fundraising, social history lectures and seminars, the Senior Series Program, budget, educational outreach proposals, grant information, planning for the...

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Creators:
Basie, Count, 1904-
Smith, Ernie
Webster, Ben
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971
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Dates:
1894-1979
Size:
30 Cubic feet (352 film reels , 16 mm)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0491
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

More than 300 reels of 16mm black and white and color film, silent and sound, fiction and documentary motion picture film documenting jazz and related musical performances, social and popular dance styles and performances, jazz musicians, performance locales, and documentation of African-American popular culture. A list of featured performers in the collection is shown below. The films are frequently compilations produced by Smith for lectures.

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Creators:
Williams, Claude, 1908-2004
Fouse-Williams, Blanche Y.
Dates:
1920-2005
Size:
1 electronic_discs_cd
13 Cassette tapes
4.66 Cubic feet (14 boxes, 3 map- folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0909
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Business and personal papers, photographs, and audio recordings of Claude "Fiddler" Williams, an award-winning jazz fiddler. Although Williams played music for almost a century the materials in this collection date largely from 1970 to 2005.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Division of Performing Arts
Dates:
1966-1979
Size:
35 cu. ft. (35 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession T90055
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the activities of the Division of Performing Arts (DPA). Materials document a variety of public performances, concerts, touring shows, and festivals. Particularly well documented are activities surrounding the annual Festival of American Folklife. Records include correspondence, memoranda, bu...

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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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