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Creators:
Kushner, Robert, 1949-
Dates:
1967-2011
Size:
4.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.kushrobe
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of the artist Robert Kushner measure 4.6 linear feet and date from 1967 to 2011. The collection documents primarily the early career of Robert Kushner through performance videos and other media artworks, correspondence, notes, lab records, inventories, an exhibition proposal, and subject files regarding critic Amy Goldin.

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Creators:
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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Creators:
Gaskin, Mary
Gaskin, Leonard, 1920-
Dates:
undated
Size:
30 Cubic feet (129 boxes, 4 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0900
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers documenting the life and career of bass player Leonard Gaskin, as well as documenting the numerous other musicians he was associated with in his long career. Gaskin's career encompasses a wide range of musical genres, including gospel, rock, folk, and Caribbean music. The papers include photographs, newspaper clippings, diaries, music manusc...

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Creators:
Ellington, Edward
Richardson, Deborra A.
Ellington, Gaye
Dates:
1899-1981
Size:
9.5 Cubic feet (32 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0704
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the activities of the Duke Ellington Orchestra under the leadership of both Edward Kennedy (Duke) Ellington and his son Mercer Ellington. Materials include music manuscripts, business records, lyrics, scripts, and other writings, magazine articles, newspaper clippings and photographs.

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Creators:
Sifuentes, Roberto, 1967-
Dates:
circa 1988-2006
bulk 1993-2000
Size:
4.3 Linear Feet
0.054 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.sifurobe
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of performance artist and educator Roberto Sifuentes measure 4.3 linear feet and date from circa 1988 to 2006. The collection documents Sifuentes' work as a professional artist and educator through biographical material and interviews; correspondence including emails; project files including project descriptions, documentation of individual productions, audio and video recordings, and components of works for multimedia projects; conference files documenting symposia and conference participation; articles, versions of performance scripts, and other writings; printed material including press clippings, promotional press packets, and source material; as well as photographic material documenting performances and social events.

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Creators:
Okin, Earl
Dates:
1933-1987.
Size:
0.4 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0391
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Three audiotapes, two concert programs, one poster, two photographs, and miscellaneous newsclippings documenting the performing career of Duke Ellington.

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Creators:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Department of Education
Dates:
1988-1995
Size:
1 cu. ft. (2 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-009
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of audio recordings of events planned and executed by the Department of Education. Recorded events include symposia, performances, lectures, and exhibition information. Materials include audiotapes.

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Creators:
Rashad, Johari
Dates:
circa 1974-2003
Size:
2 Linear feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-028
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

This collection, which dates from circa 1974-2003, contains approximately 120 playbills and programs relating to black theater in Washingon D.C., including memorabilia from Arena Stage and the Kennedy Center. One playbill bears the autograph of Debbie Allen. Also present are magazines, newspaper clippings, posters, photographs of community events and 23 record albums. The albums include performances by Richard Pryor and various soul and R&B singers.

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Creators:
Guthrie, Woody, 1912-1967
Dates:
1912-1977
bulk 1940-1951
Size:
1.75 linear feet
Collection ID:
CFCH.GUTH
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

Original song text, music, drawings, correspondence, and other writings by Woody Guthrie; news clippings, articles, correspondence, and business records related to Woody Guthrie. Date span: 1927-1985. Bulk dates: Guthrie song text, writings, and drawings, 1940-1948; correspondence by and to Woody Guthrie, 1944-1951; correspondence regarding Woody Guthrie, 1956-1977.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 30-July 4, 1972
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1972
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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