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Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Sparnon, Arabella S.
Sparnon, Kenneth H., 1895-1972
Dates:
1912-1961
Size:
0.33 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0064
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Kenneth Sparnon, entertainer, musician and arranger was also an orchestra leader and musical director of radio station WSYR in Syracuse and WHEC in Rochester, New York. This collection includes scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, photographs of himself and other performers, advertising, programs, some correspondence, and broadcast transcriptions (acetate).

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Music, Sports and Entertainment, Division of, NMAH, SI
Friedlein, Gilbert L., 1884-
Friedlein, Gilbert L., Jr., 1921-
Dates:
1880s-1961
Size:
0.33 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0943
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the life of Gilbert L. Friedlein, semi-professional baseball player and grain elevator operator, and his son Gilbert Friedlein, Jr. It includes photographs, a baseball contract, and correspondence.

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Génin, Auguste, 1862-1931
Dates:
circa 1920
Size:
37 mounted prints (Album :, silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.86-25B
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs relating to a Mexican natural history collection, including archeological, ethnographic, physical, entomological, ornithological, conchological, and paleontological collections. The photographs are mounted in an album entitled "Collections de Auguste Genin," where they are divided according to discipline and have accompanying typewritte...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Culture and the Arts
Dates:
1976-2004, 2012
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-064
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Dwight Blocker Bowers, Curator, which document his activities in producing public programs for the National Museum of American History (NMAH). Earlier records date from when Bowers was public programs specialist, 1995-1997, and historian of theater and film, 1997-2012, in the Division of Cultural ...

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Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957
Dates:
1912
Size:
9 Prints (silver gelatin)
7 Negatives (nitrate)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.81L
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs depicting camps and scenery during July 4th observances in 1912 at Bullhead, Standing Rock Reservation, South Dakota. Handwriting on the photographs' versos is probably that of Frances Densmore.

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Andriote, John-Manuel
Dates:
1976-2001
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1184
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

John-Manuel Andriote interviewed several individuals and entertainers involved with the disco era for his book, Hot Stuff: A Brief History of Disco. This collection contains his interview tapes, transcripts, and materials related to the research and writing of his book.

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Lunceford, Jimmie (bandleader)
Driggs, Frank, 1930-
Oliver, Sy
Dates:
circa 1929-1954
Size:
8 Cubic feet (28 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0471
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of approximately 320 titles from the Jimmie Lunceford Band Orchestrations.

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Gensel, John
Morgen, Joe
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Dates:
1950-1979
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0763
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers relating to Duke Ellington, once owned by Ellington's publicist Joe Morgen: Morgen's correspondence, much of it relating to appearances by Ellington; photographs; some financial records; some music manuscripts of Ellington's; concert and theater programs; a film of Ellington at the White House in 1969 when he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Nixon; and press releases and newspaper and magazine articles.

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Hays, Lee, 1914-1981
Dates:
1923-1981
Size:
6.95 Cubic feet (Papers)
0.9 Cubic feet (Audiorecordings)
Collection ID:
CFCH.HAYS
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The Lee Hays papers measures 7.85 cubic feet and dates from 1923 to 1981. The collection includes original writings, correspondence, and miscellaneous projects by Lee Hays; business records, interviews and features related to Lee Hays, including photographs; clippings saved by Lee Hays; and audiorecordings made by Lee Hays.

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Creators:
Rudolph Wurlitzer Company
Dates:
1860-1984
Size:
56 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0469
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the history and development of the Wurlitzer Company and consists of company publications, business records, employee files, manufacturing records, sales and marketing records, product information, publicity, advertising, photographs, audiovisual materials, and organ installation drawings.

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