Query: African American music -- 20th century
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection
Creators:
Basie, Count, 1904-
Smith, Ernie
Webster, Ben
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971
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Dates:
1894-1979
Size:
30 Cubic feet (352 film reels , 16 mm)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0491
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

More than 300 reels of 16mm black and white and color film, silent and sound, fiction and documentary motion picture film documenting jazz and related musical performances, social and popular dance styles and performances, jazz musicians, performance locales, and documentation of African-American popular culture. A list of featured performers in the collection is shown below. The films are frequently compilations produced by Smith for lectures.

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in NMAH.AC.0491 for African American music -- 20th century
Bobby Tucker Papers
Creators:
Tucker, Bobby, 1923-2008
Eckstine, Billy
Jones, Quincy, 1933-
Dates:
1883-2007, undated
Size:
36 Cubic feet (88 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1141
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the life and musical career of Robert "Bobby" Tucker. The collection particularly emphasizes Tucker's close collaboration with Billy Eckstine over a forty-year period from approximately 1949-1990, and includes original orchestrations of arrangements by Tucker and other arrangers, a complete set of commercial recordings by Eckstine for which Tucker served as arranger, and ephemeral material including photographs, concert programs and news clippings.

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in NMAH.AC.1141 for African American music -- 20th century
Bernice Johnson Reagon Collection of African American Sacred Music
Creators:
Richardson, Deborra
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-
Dates:
circa 1822-1994
Size:
6.55 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0653
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the customs and culture of black gospel song and its performance in 19th- and 20th-century America. Dr. Reagon collected photographs, sheet music, and other primary and secondary sources chronicling the development and legacy of this medium, from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement, from blues to Gospel to classical to jazz. Among the subjects included in this collection are trailblazers such as Charles Tindley, Thomas A. Dorsey, Rosetta Tharpe, Duke Ellington, and Nathaniel Dett. Noted performers are the Fisk Jubilee Singers, the Harmonizing Four, the Hampton University Choir, and the Chick Webb Orchestra.

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in NMAH.AC.0653 for African American music -- 20th century
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.5: Black and white negatives in cold storage arranged by job number
Creators:
Custom Craft
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005
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Dates:
1928-1994
Size:
320 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0618.S04.05
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The materials document the orders placed by the clients of the Scurlock Studio. The photographs primarily depict individual portrait sittings but there are also portraits of children, groups, and other subjects.

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in NMAH.AC.0618.S04.05 for African American music -- 20th century
Soul Train Music Awards Records
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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Scurlock Studio Records, Series 5: Color Negatives
Creators:
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Custom Craft
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994
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Dates:
1964-1994, undated
Size:
72 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0618.S05
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Scurlock photographic studio was a fixture in the Shaw area of Washington, DC from 1911 to 1994, and encompassed two generations of photographers, Addison N. Scurlock (1883-1964) and his sons George H. (1920- 2005) and Robert S. (1916-1994). Series 5 primarily consists of color negatives, but occasionally includes order forms, envelopes, and other photographic materials associated with the order. An overview to the entire Scurlock collection is available here: Scurlock Studio Records

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in NMAH.AC.0618.S05 for African American music -- 20th century
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.2: Black and white negatives in freezers arranged by job number
Creators:
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964
Custom Craft
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Dates:
1931-1971
Size:
320 Boxes
The materials in the subseries are black and white silver gelatin negatives.
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0618.S04.02
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The vast majority of the negatives are individual portrait sittings but there are some family and group portraits. The box numbers in the finding aid are the old freezer box numbers and are not reflective of the physical number of boxes; when the negatives were rehoused, the physical number of …

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in NMAH.AC.0618.S04.02 for African American music -- 20th century
WANN Radio Station Records
Creators:
Blum, Morris
WANN Radio Station (Annapolis, Maryland)
Dates:
1940-1999
Size:
13 Cubic feet (32 boxes and 12 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0800
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the creative, technical and political aspects of managing WANN Radio Station in Annapolis, Maryland during the mid-Twentieth Century. Key areas of research include black radio stations; Annapolis African American communities; marketing to Black communities; political activism through media; Black-Jewish community relationships; church, community and media activism.

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in NMAH.AC.0800 for African American music -- 20th century
Richard Becker Collection of Alex Bradford Gospel Music Materials
Creators:
Becker, Richard
Bradford, Alex
Dates:
1950-1997, undated
Size:
0.66 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0761
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers relating to Alex Bradford's career as a composer of Gospel music. Included among the materials are playbills, published sheet music, music manuscripts, gospel song books, play scripts, newspaper clippings and articles, and one LP record.

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in NMAH.AC.0761 for African American music -- 20th century
Jeni LeGon Papers
Creators:
LeGon, Jeni, 1916-
Dates:
1930-2002, undated
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes, includes photographs)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0829
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the career of Jeni LeGon as a dancer, dance instructor, and actress.

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in NMAH.AC.0829 for African American music -- 20th century
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