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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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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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Dates:
1920 - 2016
undated
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:
Soul Train Holdings, LLC
Dates:
1987 - 2004
Size:
1 Cubic foot (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1223
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of printed materials, including programs, press kits, prints, slides and posters from various award presentations given by the syndicated television program Soul Train from 1987 to 2004. These include the Soul Train Music Awards, Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, Soul Train Comedy Awards, and Soul Train Divas and Kings.

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Creators:
Short, Bobby
Dates:
1908-2006
Size:
13.6 Cubic feet (35 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0946
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Bobby Short was a singer and pianist whose career spanned seven decades. An interpreter of American popular music, he became a performer in childhood and remained active until his death. He is best known for his more than 35 years as performer-in-residence at the Hotel Carlyle's Café Carlyle in New York City. This collection contains personal papers and photographs as well as business papers, musical materials and photographs relating to Mr. Short's career as a performing artist.

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Creators:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Harman, Carter
Dates:
1991 - 1991
1956,1964
Size:
3 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0422
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection captures Duke Ellington's thoughts on music, performing, composing, and his personal history in his own voice in approximately 20 hours of interviews conducted in 1956 and 1964.

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Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1847-1975
Size:
251 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S04
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 4: Songwriters: A "songwriter" for this series is defined as a composer, a lyricist, or both. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Creators:
Holt, J.
Dates:
undated
Size:
1 Page
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7022
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Sheet music with English text.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
2014
Collection ID:
Accession 15-157
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings Tumblr blog as it existed on December 17, 2014. The account highlights recordings, music events, and outreach. Materials are in electronic format.

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Creators:
Parmelee, Mary
Bauer, B.C.
Dates:
undated
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4812
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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