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Creators:
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996
Dates:
circa 1935-1996
Size:
50 Cubic feet (92 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0584
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Ella Fitzgerald, often called the "First Lady of Song," was one of the 20th century's most important musical performers. The collection reflects her career and personal life through photographs, audio recordings, and manuscript materials.

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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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Creators:
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975
Marx, Groucho (Julius Henry), 1890-1977 (comedian)
Dates:
1911-1978
Size:
12 Cubic feet (39 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0269
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Series 1: Correspondence, 1932-1977 is arranged alphabetically by correspondent. In 1965, Marx gave the Library of Congress a portion of his correspondence with well-known personages. The majority of the correspondence in this collection dates from the post World War II era (Marx's early correspondence is located at the Library of Congress.) Th...

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Creators:
Cron, Rosalind
International Sweethearts of Rhythm
Piney Woods School
Moon, Dixie Hardy
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Dates:
1933-2010
bulk 1939-1946
Size:
1 Cubic foot (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1218
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection focuses on the all-female, racially and ethnically diverse big band group that started in 1937 and disbanded in 1949. The collection contains news clippings, photographs, correspondence, ephemera from USO travels, and newsletters. Also included are books related to the group, as well as a tribute CD and a 33 rpm vinyl sound recording.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1973-1974, 1982
Size:
4.52 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (4 film boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-234
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document elements for three film productions: "Changes: The Story of Evolution and Speciation," a 7-minute animated description of speciation created for the National Zoological Park, Office of Education and Film Polski (Polish and English sound mixes); "The Last Wheel Works," a 20-minute film demonstrating how old wooden wa...

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Creators:
Celley, Al
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Dates:
1943 - 1989
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (7 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1240
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A diverse collection of papers assembled by Duke Ellington's road manager, Al Celley. The collection includes correspondence, photographs of Ellington and his orchestra at various times and locations; concert ephemera; handwritten notes; business and financial documents, primarily receipts; and travel ephemera.

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Creators:
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-1993
Fishman, Charles
Dates:
1940-2006
bulk 1987-1993
Size:
20 Cubic feet ( 31 boxes, 2 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0979
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the career of noted American jazz musician Dizzy Gillespie, through a donation from his former manager, Charles Fishman.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives
Dates:
1999-2001
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-184
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document planning for the exhibition Rhythms of Identity: Fernando Ortiz's Legacy and the Howard Family Collection of Percussion Instruments. Materials include correspondence; loan agreements; exhibition planning information; photographs and slides of exhibition installation, objects, and staff; art...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 26-July 7, 2002
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.2002
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:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 30-July 11, 2011
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.2011
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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