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Creators:
Jefferson, Yvonne Runtz
Jefferson, Maceo
Cargill, Thomas
Cargill, Darlene Johnson
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Dates:
1800s-1974
Size:
8 Cubic feet (26 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1370
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the life and career of jazz musician, arranger, songwriter, and bandleader Maceo Jefferson. It includes biographical documents such as birth and marriaige certificates and passports; letters, mostly relating to the music business and including carbon copies of letters sent by Jefferson; photographs, many inscribed, includin...

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Creators:
Ellington, Ruth (Ruth Ellington Boatwright), 1915-
Dates:
1923–1992
Size:
33 Cubic feet (77 boxes, 3 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0415
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of correspondence, appointment books, business records, music manuscripts, sound recordings, photographs, and ephemera documenting the activities of Duke Ellington and the management of Tempo Music, Incorporated. There is a small amount of material relating to the Ellingotn family.

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Creators:
Music, Sports and Entertainment, Division of, NMAH, SI
Tom's Hoard House
Culture and the Arts, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Dates:
1889 and undated
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1138
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Advertising, postcards, trade cards, and stereographs, depicting African Americans in stereotypical or demeaning ways.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1989-1993
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-210
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of "Beyond Category: The Music of Duke Ellington," and "Duke Ellington, American Musician." "Beyond Category: The Music of Duke Ellington" accompanied the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service exhibition, "Beyond Category: The Musical Genius of Duke ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Latino Center
Dates:
2006-2013
Collection ID:
Accession 13-187
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of three websites and a blog maintained by the Smithsonian Latino Center as they existed on March 18, 2013. The main Smithsonian Latino Center website provides information about the Center as well as Latino programs, educational resources, collections, and exhibitions across the Smithsonian Institution. The website als...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
1997-1998
Size:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-226
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audiotapes created during the production of the radio program "Blue Guitars." This 1998 program featured music from the performances that accompanied the National Museum of American History exhibition of the same name. Materials include original program masters on 2" audiotape as well as original masters and ses...

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Creators:
Roberts, Helen H. (Helen Heffron), 1888-1985
Murie, James R.
Dates:
undated
Size:
624 pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS1788
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Also Transcriptions of music and musical analysis. With "Notes on Songs and the Composers," by James R. Murie. 9 pages.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1993-1996
Size:
1 cu. ft. (2 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-184
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audiotapes created during the production of a number of radio specials titled "American Roots" and a proposed radio program titled "American Routes." Both programs featured traditional and contemporary music from across the country and were hosted by Nicholas R. Spitzer. There were multiple "American Roots" specials ...

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Creators:
Anderson, William "Cat", 1916-1981 ((musician))
Dates:
1940-1981
bulk 1963-1977
Size:
5 Cubic feet (12 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0630
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Primarily audiotapes, sheet music, and photographic images. Also: correspondence, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, itineraries, awards, and ephemera.,Of particular interest are recordings or photographic images, including the personalities listed below, and President and Mrs. Tubman of Liberia; also, two interviews and three recordings of Ca...

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Creators:
Bogert, Charles M. (Charles Mitchill), 1908-1992
Dates:
1952-1965
Size:
79 sound tape reels (1.6 cubic feet)
Tapes are in original boxes.
Collection ID:
CFCH.BOGE
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

Five boxes containing sixty-four 5 inch and fifteen 7 inch open reel tapes recorded primarily by American herpetologist Charles M. Bogert from 1953-1965. This collection has two parts: the first focusing mainly on traditional music and liturgical music from several regions in Mexico: Oaxaca, Jalisco, Nayarit. Also included is music recorded in the Southwestern United States. The second portion of the collection contains amphibian, bird, and insect calls and choruses, mostly from these same regions in Mexico, the Southwestern, Western, and Southern United States, and Sri Lanka.

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