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Creators:
Carter, Benny, 1907-1997
Dates:
1928-2000
Size:
67.5 Cubic feet (182 boxes, 3 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0757
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The majority of the material in the Benny Carter Collection is dated from the late 1920s through the later half of the 1990s. Donated to the Smithsonian Institution in December, 2000, the bulk of the collection is comprised of original music manuscripts (full scores and parts), band books, and published sheet music from Benny Carter's prolific care...

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Creators:
Holman, Bill, 1927-
Kenton, Stan
Monk, Thelonious
Basie, Count, 1904-
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Dates:
1951-2000
Size:
12 Cubic feet (68 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0733
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Bill Holman Collection consists of original music compositions and arrangements, posters, performance contracts and a photograph dating from 1952 to 1999. The collection is organized into two series: Series 1: Music Manuscripts; and Series 2: Photographs and Business Records.

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Creators:
Rogers, John B., Producing Company
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
1929-1934.
Size:
0.33 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0245
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The John B. Rogers Producing Company was established in 1903 as a supplier of costumes, sets, lights, and scripts for amateur theater. Its main office remained in Fostoria, Ohio until 1977, when the company moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
1982-1998
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-202
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by John Tyler, Audio Production Manager, documenting the planning, development, execution, and distribution of original radio series and programs as well as of recordings of special events and concert series. Radio series include "Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was;" "Folk masters;" ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Department of Conservation
Dates:
1961-2003
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-221
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Scott Odell, head conservator at the National Museum of American History (NMAH) from 1978-1993 and previous to that conservator in the Division of Musical History, previously the Division of Musical Instruments, from 1963-1978. In 1963 Odell planned and established the first conservation lab for histor...

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Creators:
Ewin, James Lithgow (inventor)
Dates:
1873, 1874, 1879.
Size:
1 Cubic foot (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0051
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection includes an English patent paper #2126 for improved vulcanizable water-proof gum, 1873, to Benjamin Joseph Barnard Mills; a U.S. patent paper #151,109 for improvement in the art of manufacturing horseshoes, 1874; and an English patent paper #1194 for improvement in street-lighting apparatus.

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Creators:
Whaley, Thomas L.
Dates:
1941-1979
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0652
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers documenting Whaley's association with Duke Ellington and his career as a copyist, pianist, composer and arranger. The collection includes letters, photographs, music manuscripts, business records, writings, and printed materials including magazine and newspapers articles, concert programs, and catalogs.

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Dates:
1920 - 2016
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Size:
2 Cubic feet (3 boxes, 2 oversize map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1430
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the life and musical career of Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Collection of Recordings (Organization)
Dates:
circa 1979-1998
Size:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-057
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audiovisual elements created during the production of Smithsonian Collection of Recordings products. The Smithsonian Collection of Recordings was a part of the Division of Performing Arts until 1982, when it became a division of Smithsonian Institution Press which, in 1996, was reorganized as Smithsonian Press/Smiths...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Culture and the Arts
Dates:
1988-2006, 2013
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-062
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Dwight Blocker Bowers, Curator, documenting his exhibition planning, development and production activities in the Division of Culture and the Arts, including records that date from when he was public programs specialist, 1995-1997, and historian of theater and film, 1997-2012, in the Division of C...

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