Query: Stringed instruments
Harry A. Duffy Papers
Creators:
Duffy, Harry A.
Duffy, Duane A.
Duffy, Glenn E.
Dates:
1560-2005, undated
Size:
3 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1162
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents Harry A. Duffy, an appraiser and dealer in rare stringed instruments. Before opening his own shop he was taught by, and an employee of, Rembert Wurlitzer, well-known appraiser and dealer in rare stringed instruments.

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in NMAH.AC.1162 for Stringed instruments
Jacques Fran├žais Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records
Creators:
Herrmann, Emil, 1888-1968
Francais, Jacques, 1923-2004
Dates:
1844-1998, undated
Size:
33.3 Cubic feet (61 document boxes, 30 binder boxes, 5 flat oversize)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0872
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Jacques Fran├žais was a preeminent luthier, violin expert, and dealer in rare stringed instruments. Emil Herrmann was also a violin expert and dealer in rare violins. This collection contains photographic prints, negatives, certificates of authenticity, and sale books related to their business as dealers and authenticators of rare stringed instruments.

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J. Scott Odell folk music collection
Creators:
Odell, Scott, 1935-
Dates:
1964-1977
Size:
18 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
CFCH.ODEL
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The J. Scott Odell folk music collection (1945-2016, inclusive) contains AV recordings, photographs, correspondence, writings, and other materials relating to Odell's career at the Smithsonian as a musical instrument conservator and researcher of American music traditions. The collection largely consists of materials relating to Odell's research trips (often combined with personal visits) throughout the Eastern United States. Research strengths of the collection include the history of the Appalachian dulcimer and banjo, the Smithsonian Folkways project "Black Banjo Songsters," musician and poet Burt Porter, and the Bread and Puppet Theater.

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Paul Cadwell Banjo Collection
Creators:
Cadwell, Paul, 1889-1985
Reed, Frances
Dates:
1883-1980
Size:
12 Cubic feet (28 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0387
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The bulk of the collection is music for the five-string banjo, often with piano and/or second banjo accompaniments. Almost no sheets have cover illustrations. Many editions are British and rarely have copyright dates.

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in NMAH.AC.0387 for Stringed instruments
John W. S. and Arthur D. Foster world travel films collection
Creators:
Foster, John W. S.
Foster, Arthur D.
Dates:
circa 1927
Size:
6 Film reels (63 minutes, black-and-white silent; 2,386 feet, 35mm; 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1996.08
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Incomplete amateur edited film documenting an around-the world trip. The Fosters travel through southern Sudan and the Belgian Congo (Republic of Congo), Africa; Iraq; Thailand; Cambodia; and Calcutta, India. In Africa film records steamship voyage up unidentified tributary of the White Nile through marshy vegetation to British border post of …

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in HSFA.1996.08 for Stringed instruments
Albert F. Moglie Violinists and Violin-Making Collection
Creators:
Moglie, Albert F., 1890-1988
Moglie, Loretta
Harris & Ewing
Mishkin
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Dates:
1916-1987
Size:
1 Cubic foot (9 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0283
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The largest number of items in the collection are publicity portrait photoprints, autographed by the subjects and presented to Albert Moglie; obviously they were professional musicians for whom Moglie did repair and restoration work. Most of the musicians are violinists, such as Fritz Kreisler and Rubinoff, although cellists, including Pablo …

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in NMAH.AC.0283 for Stringed instruments
Hubbard Harpsichord Records
Creators:
Frank Hubbard
Dates:
1930-2003
bulk 1949-2003
Size:
30 Cubic feet (76 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1256
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents approximately fifty years of the Hubbard Harpsichord business. The records include correspondence, financial and accounting materials, sales and promotional materials, records, newsletters, dealer files, project files, photographs, research files on European instruments, kit manuals, and design drawings.

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Program Records
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Cultural History
Dates:
1976-2009
Size:
1.93 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box) (1 12 x 17 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 19-081
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of program records created and maintained by Gary Sturm, Assistant Chair, Division of Cultural History, that document his work on the planning and execution of programs, concerts, festivals, symposiums, workshops, and performances at the National Museum of American History and other venues. Sturm studied mathematics at Beloit …

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Exhibition Records
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Cultural History
Dates:
1979-2006
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 19-080
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of exhibition records created and maintained by Gary Sturm, Assistant Chair, Division of Cultural History, that document his work on the planning and execution of exhibitions at the National Museum of American History and other institutions. Sturm studied mathematics at Beloit College and pursued European Studies at …

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in Accession 19-080 for Stringed instruments
Northern Nigeria photographs
Dates:
[between 1905-1907]
Size:
silver gelatin (black & white, 18 x 12 cm. or smaller)
copy prints (black & white, 8 x 10 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1986-026
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs assembled in an album documenting the Fulbe, Tiv and Wurkun peoples of north-central Nigeria. Images include Fulbe on horseback, Tiv women and children, a Wurkun headman, and Wurkun in indigenous attire. Activities illustrated include dancing and playing musical instruments such as drums, horns with gourd resonators and string bows.

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