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Creators:
Roberts, Helen H. (Helen Heffron), 1888-1985
Gabaoosa, George
Dates:
April 3, 1928
Size:
2 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4022
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1911-1986
Size:
42 flat boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S06
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 6: Moving Pictures and Movie Stars forms part of the DeVincent collection. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Creators:
McKinley, Ray, 1910-1995 (musician, bandleader)
Dates:
1945-1994
Size:
19.5 Cubic feet (56 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0635
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera consists of music, scores, sideman books, photographs, correspondence, news clippings and magazine articles, business records, awards, audio and videotapes, 45 rpm commercial recordings, and miscellaneous biographical notes. The records date from the the late nineteenth century to 1996 and document the profession...

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Henderson, Horace, 1904-1988
Lewis, Barbara
Lewis, Barry
Henderson, Fletcher, 1897-1952
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Dates:
1930s-1980s
Size:
22.5 Cubic feet (82 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0797
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Fletcher and Horace Henderson Collection contains original scores and band books, loose sheet music, both original and published, from both Fletcher and Horace's libraries, playlists, lyrics, photographs, personal papers and correspondences, newspaper clippings, jazz publications, an oral history manuscript of an interview with Horace, audio ta...

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Creators:
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957
Dates:
undated
Size:
220 Items (ca. 220 pages)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4243
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Recorded for the Bureau of American Ethnology by Frances Densmore and others, and subsequently transferred to the Music Division, Library of Congress. Also 1 folder miscellaneous lists and correspondence relating to the recordings.

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Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
1996
Size:
1 Binder
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-080
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

This show explored the history of English and French Caribbean music in the District of Columba and surrounding areas from the 1940s to the 1990s. Curated by Kimberly Freeman, the exhibition sought to broaden the general public's understanding of the role music plays in maintaining cultural identity for Caribbean immigrant communities in the metrop...

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Creators:
Myrow, Josef
Gordon, Mack, 1904-1959
Dates:
1926-1977, undated
Size:
1 motion picture film
3 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1363
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Mack Gordon (1904-1959) was a prolific and successful songwriter, lyricist, and composer. He composed songs for stage and screen. He and Harry Warren won the Academy Award for Best Song in 1943.

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Creators:
Schillinger, Joseph, 1895-1943
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Dates:
1940-1941
Size:
0.6 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0162
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Joseph Schillinger (1895-1943), composer and musical theorist, worked extensively with the Rhythmicon. The Rhythmicon, constructed in 1931, is the earliest electronic rhythm machine. The collection consists of recordings of the Rhythmicon.

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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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Creators:
Smith, Willie, 1910-1967 (musician)
Dates:
1945-1987
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0382
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Correspondence, event programs, photographs, and music manuscripts documenting Smith's career as a jazz musician and arranger.

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