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Creators:
Blocki, Jim
Cook, Fielder
Durante, Al
Green, Chester
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Dates:
1947-1992
Size:
4.3 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0464
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Oral history interviews with fourteen former Kraft and J. Walter Thompson executives chart the evolution of Kraft's approach to television, from its pioneering efforts in the medium's infancy to the search to maintain identity in an increasingly competitive and fragmented media landscape. Casting, directing, and production of the live dramas and the commercials are discussed at length. Kraft's philosophy of advertising, its relationship with J. Walter Thompson advertising agency and NBC, and consumer outreach are also featured.

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Creators:
Nimmo, Harry
Dates:
1965-1967
1963
Size:
5 Linear feet (6 document boxes, 5 card file boxes, 1 binder box, 1 flip-top box plus 16 sound reels; and 12 maps (6 of which are duplicates))
Collection ID:
NAA.2009-17
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The papers of H. Arlo Nimmo document his field research among the Bajau (also known as Sama Dilaut) in Tawi-Tawi Province in the southern Philippines in 1963, 1965-1967, 1977, 1982, and 1997. The collection consists of correspondence, field journals, censuses, genealogies, kinship charts, transcripts of songs, unpublished manuscripts, card files, photographs, sound recordings, and maps. Nimmo's initial research focused on social change, but he collected data about other aspects of Bajau culture, including social organization, kinship, religion, fishing, boats, boat-building, art, and music.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
circa 1963-1988
Size:
7.5 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 586
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records primarily document the activities of OTC under Director Nazaret Cherkezian. A small amount of records were created by Paul B. Johnson. There are also a few records created by OTC's predecessor offices. The records include correspondence, memoranda, proposals, contracts, budgets, reports, newspaper clippings, press releases, ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 23-July 4, 1995
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1995
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
July 3-14, 1974
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
459 Sound tape reels (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1974
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.

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Leedy Manufacturing Co.
Musical Instruments, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Dates:
ca. 1925.
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0188
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This album documents the Leedy Manufacturing Co.'s production of a variety of percussion musical instruments, such as drums, tympani, xylophones, vibraphones, etc. There is a group portrait of the executive staff, assembled near the door of the plant: it is marked "Indianapolis" and "1925," along with the names "Leedy," [George H.] "Way," "Elsie W...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1989
Size:
19.5 cu. ft. (17 record storage boxes) (3 tall document boxes) (2 film boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-197
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audiovisual elements for "Our Biosphere: The Earth in Our Hands," a one-hour film produced by Karen Loveland and narrated by Robert Redford. The film follows the staff of the National Museum of Natural History's Marine Systems Laboratory and Arizona's Space Biosphere Ventures as they work with scientists, architects,...

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Creators:
Armstrong, Lucille
Bechet, Sidney, 1897-1959
Armstrong, Louis, 1900-1971
Condon, Eddie, 1905-1973
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Dates:
1895-2001
Size:
25 Cubic feet (75 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0849
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Gabler's involvement in the recording industry and the evolution of Commodore Records. The documentation begins with the Commodore Radio Shop through its evolution to Commodore Music Shop. The collection also includes the beginnings of the Commodore record label and information detailing Gabler's 30 years as staff producer and later Vice-President in Charge of Artists and Repertoire at Decca Records (1941-1974). There is a small collection of black and white photographs chronicling the early years at the Commodore Music Shop, as well as jam sessions, often held at Jimmy Ryan's on 52nd Street. The collection also includes a vast array of audio recordings (mainly audiodiscs).

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Creators:
Cheatham, Doc, 1905-1997
Cheatham, Amanda
Dates:
1939-1998
Size:
11 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0814
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers documenting Cheatham's career as a jazz trumpeter. The papers include passports, appointment and address books; photographs, both personal and professional; a transcript of an interview of Cheatham; sheet music, including parts for various instruments; home movies from Cheatham's travels; awards and certificates; printed material including posters, programs, clippings.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
1989-2001
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-077
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of videotapes and audio elements documenting Smithsonian orientation productions for the Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center (VIARC) created by Smithsonian Productions and its predecessor, the Office of Telecommunications. The first production, titled "The Smithsonian Institution," was completed in...

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