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Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1839-1986, undated
Size:
94 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S16
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 16: Country, Western, and Folk Music contains approximately 11,500 pieces of sheet music and other materials documenting the development of and popular attitudes towards country, western, and folk music 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:
Thieme, Art
Dates:
circa 1960s-1990
Size:
459 Slides
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1239
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Art Thieme was a noted folk singer who recorded many traditional ballads and folk songs from midwestern states. This collection is a series of 459 color slides documenting folk musicians and folk music, in both concert settings and informal portraiture, all taken by the donor.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1982-1983, 1987
Size:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 03-026
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession includes 16mm and 35mm film, 1/4" audiotapes, videotapes, and cassette recordings documenting the construction of the Quadrangle museum complex and discusses the importance of the collections to be exhibited there. The materials document interviews with S. Dillon Ripley, Secretary; Jean Paul Carlhian, Architect of the Quadrangle...

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Creators:
Steinway, William
Steinway, Henry Ziegler
Steinway family
Steinway & Sons
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Dates:
1857-1919
Size:
6 Cubic feet (12 boxes, including photographs and microfilm)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0178
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records of the Steinway & Sons piano company and a daily diary of William Steinway, a key figure in the rise of the company to international prominence in the nineteenth century. The records document overall operations of the company, individual piano serial numbers, and the business and personal life of William Steinway, a prominent figure in New York business, politics, and musical life.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1983 and undated
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-057
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audiovisual materials produced by the Office of Telecommunications. The production in this accession is "Telling Lives: That Damn Cowboy." It is the pilot program for a series on the art of biography, shot on location at Theodore Roosevelt's home, Sagamore Hill, and hosted by National Portrait Gallery Historian, ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
circa 1985-1991
Size:
18.58 cu. ft. (18 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 594
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records primarily document the planning for University of the Air (after 1988 Smithsonian Project Discovery) and The Buried Mirror. Many of the records were created by Elizabeth S. Brownstein, media project development specialist, Office of Telecommunications (OTC). Also included are files of Adrian Malone, production chairman, and Edwar...

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Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1827-1986; undated
Size:
66 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S09
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 9: Domestic and Community Life documents family, love, marriage, home, and social organizations. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1978-1990
Size:
19.42 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes) (5 tall document boxes) (4 film boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-093
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of elements used to create film and video productions that accompanied exhibitions and educational programming. "Past Visions of the Future" is an 18-minute compilation of scenes from futuristic, science fiction, and scientific films from 1902-1982. It was used to supplement the National Museum of American History's ...

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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:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1876, 1975-1984
Size:
1 cu. ft. (2 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-063
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the planning and production of the film "Celebrating a Century: The 1876 Philadelphia Exhibition." This film accompanied the exhibition "1876: A Centennial Exhibition," which opened in the Arts and Industries Building in 1976, and documents the history of the Philadelphia Exhibition. It was n...

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