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Creators:
Miles Davis Properties.
Davis, Miles
Evans, Gil, 1912-1988
Dates:
1959.
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0920
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Manuscript for "Summertime", recorded by Davis and GIl Evans in 1959.

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Creators:
Servais, Joseph
Servais, Adrien-Francois, 1807-1866 (musician)
Musical Instruments, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Dates:
1842-1884.
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0195
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Five letters of Adrien-Francois Servais, describing his personal experiences as he traveled and gave concerts, including three from his son Joseph Servais (1850-1885), dated September 7, 1871, June 7, 1877, and December 30, 1884. Also includes a photograph of Adrien-Francois Servais with cello with an endpin and a lithograph of Francois Servais, si...

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Guernsey's New York, New York
Coltrane, John, 1926-1967
Dates:
1964
Size:
1 Item (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0903
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The original manuscript for Coltrane's compositionA Love Supreme.

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Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1841-1962, undated
Size:
8 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S29
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 29 contains materials documenting piano 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:
Boatwright, Ruth Ellington, 1914-2004
Dates:
1923–1992
Size:
33 Cubic feet (77 boxes, 3 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0415
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of correspondence, appointment books, business records, music manuscripts, sound recordings, photographs, and ephemera documenting the activities of Duke Ellington and the management of Tempo Music, Incorporated. There is a small amount of material relating to the Ellingotn family.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
1992-2000
Size:
5.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (5 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-013
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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 National Museum of American His...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives
Dates:
1999-2003
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 04-165
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document two events of the Latin Music Program: "Boleros: Romantic Songs of the Americas," a Latin music conference and festival; and "Enlances: Connecting Communities through Latin Music," a concert and educational series to promote the origins and diverse genres inherent in Latin music. The Latin Music...

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Creators:
Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989
Dates:
1905 - 1987
Size:
3 Cubic feet (6 boxes and 10 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0257
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Irving Berlin was a 20th century American composer and songwriter. This collection has sheet music for over 200 songs composed by Irving Berlin, as well as a sheet music by other composers. In addition to sheet music, there is correspondence, awards, photographs, and posters pertaining to Irving Berlin.

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Creators:
Brown, Ray (Jazz musician)
Dates:
undated
circa 1940-2010
Size:
8 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1362
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Ray Brown was an African-American musician, composer, bandleader, manager, music teacher and promoter. He became best known for his collaborative work with Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald, the Oscar Peterson Trio and Norman Granz' s Jazz at the Philharmonic. Over the course of his career, Brown received awards and accolades from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Jazz Hall of Fame, Down Beat and Playboy. Brown's papers document his professional music career from 1944 to 2002 and include music compositions and notes, publicity materials, photographs and some recordings of his performances.

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Creators:
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971
Dates:
undated
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0904
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Conductor's scores for: "Didn't it Rain", "Shadrack", "This Train", "Sometimes", "Jonah", "Down by the Riverside", "Jonah and the Whale", "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen". Condensed scores for: "Shadrack", "Go Down Moses", Ezekiel", "Motherless Child", "Rock My Soul".

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