This accession consists of audio and video elements created during the production of the radio series "Memphis: Cradle of Rock and Soul" and videos for the exhibition "Rock 'n' Soul: Social Crossroads." "Memphis: Cradle of Rock and Soul" is a 13-part radio documentary featuring oral histories and music from the …
Burton Callicott papers
Includes: a résumé; a travel diary of Callicott's European trip with fellow Memphis artist Edward Faiers, May 1983; a scrapbook containing catalogs, newspaper clippings, letters from Thomas Hart Benton, Jack Farris, Peter R. Formanek, Clarence Day, Lamar Alexander, J. Richard Gruber, and Rogert F. Fogelman; inventories of works of art (2 v …
Rock ' n ' Soul Audiovisual History Project Collection
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum (Memphis, Tennessee)
In 1990, curators at the National Museum of American History began a project to develop a traveling exhibition about American music, and in the course of research, curators repeatedly returned to the Mississippi Delta area and Memphis, Tennessee to conduct interviews. A group in Memphis organized to raise the funds to complete the research, to acquire objects and artifacts, and the project ultimately became the Smithsonian-affiliated Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, which opened in 2000 at 191 Beale Street.
Augustus Foster Rose papers
0.6 Linear feet (Addition)
Biographical material; general correspondence file, ca. 1902-1947; project file, 1917; writings by Rose and others describing techniques and styles in jewelry and other metal works, ca. 1906-1938; speeches, 1945 and undated; Rose's recipes for metals and finishes, undated; notes, sketches and studies by Rose done as a student, ca. 1895-1945; teaching notes, 1906; and clippings, ca …
Maid of Cotton Records
National Cotton Council
The Maid of Cotton (MOC) beauty pageant was sponsored by the National Cotton Council, Memphis Cotton Carnival, and the Cotton Exchanges of Memphis, New York, and New Orleans from 1939-1993. The contest was held annually in Memphis, Tennessee until the National Cotton Council and Cotton Council International moved to Dallas, Texas. Beginning with the 1985 pageant (held December 1984) the competition was held in Dallas. The pageant was discontinued in 1993 due to lack of funds, a sponsor, and changes in marketing strategies. The records include files on contestants, photographs, and scrapbooks.
The Federal Express Advertising History Collection
Created in 1971, the Federal Express Corporation, an overnight air freight delivery system was an innovative company known for its memorable advertising campaigns. The core of the Federal Express Advertising History Collection is a series of interviews conducted in 1988 by Dr. Scott Ellsworth. Twenty-five individuals associated with Federal Express advertising were interviewed about the company and its award-winning advertising.
Pearl Bowser Audiovisual Collection
213 Sound cassettes (7 boxes)
BMI Archives Confederate Sheet Music Collection
This collection contains sheet music themed in support of the Confederacy. Many pieces were printed within the Confederate States of America during the Civil War (1861-1865). It also contains one Confederate bond and early twentieth century facsimiles of Confederate broadsides from the Chicago Historical Society.
International Battle of the Bands Records
International Battle of the Bands, Inc.
Business records, scrapbooks, audio disks, videotape, audio tape, and photographs documenting the business and entertainment activities at the International Battle of the Bands.