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Creators:
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957
Tucker, Mae W.
Dates:
undated
Size:
6 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7008
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Creators:
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957
Dates:
undated
Collection ID:
NAA.MS1609A
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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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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Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Odell, Scott, 1935-
Dates:
1964-1977
Size:
18 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
CFCH.ODEL
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The J. Scott Odell folk music collection (1945-2016, inclusive) contains AV recordings, photographs, correspondence, writings, and other materials relating to Odell's career at the Smithsonian as a musical instrument conservator and researcher of American music traditions. The collection largely consists of materials relating to Odell's research trips (often combined with personal visits) throughout the Eastern United States. Research strengths of the collection include the history of the Appalachian dulcimer and banjo, the Smithsonian Folkways project "Black Banjo Songsters," musician and poet Burt Porter, and the Bread and Puppet Theater.

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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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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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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:
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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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:
Alessandro, Victor
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1965 May 12
Size:
21 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.alessa65
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Victor Alessandro conducted 1965 May 12, by Sylvia Loomis, for the Archives of American Art.

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