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Creators:
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:
1900-1950
Size:
3 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S27
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. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Krause, Bernie
Deutsch, Herbert
Hemsath, Bill
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Dates:
1996-2000
Size:
1 Cubic foot (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0640
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of over thirty hours of 7" open reel-to-reel master tapes, compact discs (DVDs), and transcripts for oral histories documenting the invention and development of the analogue music synthesizer.

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Creators:
Boudini, Phil
Boudini Brothers
Boudini, Dan, 1891-
Dates:
1909 - 1928
Size:
1.25 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1426
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers document the Boudini Brothers Vaudeville act. They include letters, postcards and telegrams, mostly of a business nature (such as relating to bookings); business papers including contracts and papers relating to expenses; photographs of the family and of the act; programs; scores and sheet music; music manuscripts; advertisements for app...

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Creators:
Santamaria, Mongo, 1917-
Dates:
1950s-1996
Size:
2 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0893
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection includes music manuscripts, articles and clippings, concert programs, passports, and photographs.

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Creators:
Challis, John, 1907-1974
Frayer, William W.
Truesdale, Ephraim
Dates:
circa 1900-1974
Size:
24 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1375
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the Challis Harpsichord business, and the lives of Mr. Challis and his partner, Ephraim Truesdale. The collection contains correspondence, both personal and business; business records, including ledgers and journals; drawings, including design drawings for harpsichord decorations and elements; client files; subject files, e...

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Creators:
Hoover, Cynthia A. (Cynthia Adams)
Dates:
1986
Size:
2 audiotapes (reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9608
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program ...

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Creators:
Basile, Mark
Coca, Imogene
Dates:
1879-2008
Size:
7.5 Cubic feet (5 boxes, 4 framed items, 12 accordion folders, two loose stacks)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1479
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the life and career of comedian Imogene Coca.

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Creators:
Hayes, Ed
Dates:
1918 - 1981
Size:
1.3 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1333
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A collection relating to the vaudeville musical group, Ed Hayes and his Banjo Girls: a photograph album, a scrapbook, route sheets, programs, Actors' Equity Association cards, clippings, and a map.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
1991-1997
Size:
6.5 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-106
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audio recordings documenting two similar radio series collectively known as "Folk Masters." "Folk Masters: Traditional Music in the Americas" was produced in 1991 in conjunction and features virtuosos of folk music in concert at Carnegie Hall. "Folk Masters from the Barns of Wolf Trap" was produced from 1992 to ...

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