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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Press, Editor, Special Projects
Dates:
1971-1995
Size:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-029
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the Smithsonian career of Martin Williams, a noted jazz critic and essayist. Williams came to the Smithsonian Institution in 1971 as Director of the Jazz and American Culture Program in the Division of Performing Arts. In 1981 he was named Editor, Special Projects, at Smithsonian Institution Press (SIP), and from 19...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of Special Events
Dates:
circa 1980-1987
Size:
15 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 595
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of Doubleday Lecture Series planning files, contracts, and invitation lists; floor plan drawings for events; information on opening exhibition tours and receptions; newspaper clippings, press releases, and articles pertaining to events; symposium information; photographs and contact sheets of lecturers, exhibition op...

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Creators:
Shimomura, Roger, 1939-
Dates:
1965-1990
Size:
2.6 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
AAA.shimroge
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter, printmaker, performance artist, and teacher Roger Shimomura measure 2.6 linear feet and date from 1965 to 1990. Found within the papers are biographical materials, correspondence, writings, notes, printed material, one scrapbook, and photographs.

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Thread Waxing Space (Gallery)
Dates:
1980s-2001
bulk 1991-2001
Size:
36.7 Linear feet
3.86 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.threwaxs
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the New York City gallery Thread Waxing Space measure 36.7 linear feet and 3.86 GB and date from 1980s-2001 (bulk 1991-2001). Exhibitions and events held at the gallery are documented through correspondence, artists' bios, printed and digital materials, shipping records, photographic materials, audiovisual materials, and other administrative records. Also found are a handful of artist research files, clippings, and press books.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
July 3-7, 1968
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1968
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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Creators:
Boudini, Phil
Boudini Brothers
Boudini, Dan, 1891-
Dates:
1909 - 1928
Size:
1.25 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1426
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers document the Boudini Brothers Vaudeville act. They include letters, postcards and telegrams, mostly of a business nature (such as relating to bookings); business papers including contracts and papers relating to expenses; photographs of the family and of the act; programs; scores and sheet music; music manuscripts; advertisements for app...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Resident Associate Program, Business Office
Dates:
1976-1983
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 87-160
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the work of the Business Office of the Resident Associates Program. Materials include Division of Performing Arts files, and grant files.

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Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Falcon Trio.
Dates:
1912-1913
Size:
2 Cubic feet (4 boxes; 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0160
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Falcon Trio Vaudeville Collection consists mostly of scrapbook pages that cover the career of the Falcon Trio. Included are photographs of the Trio while performing, those probably used for publicity purposes, some personal photographs, and photographs of fellow vaudevillians. Most of the images are unidentified, but beside the Trio, there are ...

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Creators:
Basie, Count, 1904-
Smith, Ernie
Webster, Ben
Armstrong, Louis, 1900-1971
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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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Creators:
Rehberger, Gustav, 1910-1995
Dates:
1924-2004
Size:
5.4 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
AAA.rehbgust
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Gustav Rehberger papers measure 5.4 linear feet and date from 1924 to 2004. His career as an illustrator, painter, educator, and performance artist is documented by correspondence, scrapbooks, printed material, photographs, and sound and video recordings. A small addition contains printed material, artwork, and photographic material primarily documenting Rehberger's career as an illustrator for magazines, books, advertising, movies, and television.

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