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Creators:
LeGon, Jeni, 1916-
Dates:
1930 - 2002
Size:
1 Cubic foot (1 box, includes photographs)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0829
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the career of Jeni LeGon as a dancer, dance instructor and actress.

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Creators:
Basie, Count, 1904-
Smith, Ernie
Webster, Ben
Armstrong, Louis, 1900-1971
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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:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
undated
1812-1978
Size:
49 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S18
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 18, Dance contains approximately 3,330 pieces of sheet music and other materials documenting the development of and popular attitudes towards dance 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:
Kliman, Jeffrey, 1942-
Dates:
1993 - 2001
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0628
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection documents the District Curators Jazz Arts Festivals held in Washington, D.C. between 1993 and 1998 and the Kennedy Center's Mary Lou Williams' Women in Jazz Series, 1996-2000. The subjects of the District Curators Festivals include the Steve and Iqua Colson Sextet, Sonny Sharrock Band, Don Bryon Quartet, David Sanchez, David Murray...

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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:
National Museum of American History ., Dept. of Public Programs
Dates:
circa 1977-1994
Size:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-001
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Shirley E. Cherkasky, who served as Coordinator of Performance Programs at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), Department of Public Programs, from 1983 to 1995. Also includes records that date back to when Cherkasky was Director of Museum Programs in the Division of Performing Arts, 19...

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Creators:
Kovan, Florice Whyte
Whyte, Virgil (bandleader)
Dates:
1942-1948, 1991-1993
Size:
3 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0503
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Includes 7 VHS videotapes and 1 audio tape produced by Florice Whyte Kovan, containing interviews and recollections by some band members. Studio portraits and snapshot photographs in 3 scrapbooks, which also contain display advertisements and newspaper clippings from about the band, 1940s. Snapshots include documentation of the band's travels and l...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
July 3-14, 1974
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
459 Sound tape reels (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1974
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
circa 1935-1978
Size:
14000 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm)
30000 slides (photographs) (color)
80,000 Photographic prints (b&w, 25 x 20 cm. or smaller.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection is comprised of photographic and manuscript materials, primarily created by Eliot Elisofon to document his travels and work. The images portray many aspects of African life and culture including agriculture, wildlife, archaeology, architecture, art and artisans, children, cityscapes and landscapes, leaders, markets, medicine, recreation, ritual and celebration, and transportation. The manuscript materials include correspondence, essays, clippings, puobligations, notes, research, and itineraries.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
1794-1961
Size:
5.57 Cubic feet (consisting of 11.5 boxes, 1 folder, 5 oversize folders, 3 map case folders, 1 flat box (partial).)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Shoes
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Accounting and Bookkeeping forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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