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Creators:
Bernholm, Jonas, 1946-
Dates:
1976-1991.
Size:
8 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0551
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents Jonas Bernholm's interest and work promoting African American Music, specifically rhythm and blues.

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Creators:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Dates:
circa 1914
Size:
8 Prints (cyanotype)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.87-2K
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs depicting American Indian musical instruments in the Crosby Brown Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, including Northwest Coast reed instruments and rattles.

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Creators:
Graham, Margaret
Dates:
1983
Size:
1 Reel
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7366
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Includes music on the lu sen, drums, and bull horns. Also includes singing.

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Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1830-1934
Size:
10 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S28
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 28 contains materials documenting opera 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:
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:
Free, Jerry D.
International Battle of the Bands, Inc.
Dates:
1981-1998.
Size:
32 Cubic feet (88 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0677
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Business records, scrapbooks, audio disks, videotape, audio tape, and photographs documenting the business and entertainment activities at the International Battle of the Bands.

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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:
Livelli, VIncent
Dates:
undated
1991-2006
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0852
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Ephemera collected primarily in New York City relating to Latino entertainment, especially music.

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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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