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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:
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:
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:
Eckman, Jeannette
Delaware Historical Records Survey
Federal Art Project (Del.)
Federal Music Project (Del.)
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Dates:
1937-1941
Size:
0.2 Linear feet ((on partial microfilm reel))
Collection ID:
AAA.eckmjean
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Budget and personnel records; Director's report, Jan.-June, 1939; Delaware Writers' Project materials; mews releases for the Washington, D.C. office of the WPA; other materials and records relating to the Federal Art Project, the Federal Music Project, the Federal Writers' Project, the Federal Theater Project, and the Historical Records Survey in D...

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Creators:
Hewes, Harry
Dates:
1936-1939
Size:
122 Pages ((on partial microfilm reel))
Collection ID:
AAA.heweharr
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Transcripts of interviews at the Composer's Forum Laboratory, New York and Boston, April 1936-May 1937, conducted under the Federal Music Project. The material reflects composers' views on their own works, as well as general trends in early 20th century music theory and composition.

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Creators:
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:
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 Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service
Dates:
2010-2014
Collection ID:
Accession 14-127
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the "American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music" website as it existed on January 21, 2014. It accompanies a traveling exhibition of the same name which began touring in early 2011. The website includes an online version of the exhibition, information about the exhibition, educational activities, and a blog w...

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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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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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