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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 25-July 6, 1975
Size:
516 Sound tape reels (approximate)
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1975
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:
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:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 23-July 4, 1988
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1988
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:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
circa 1833-1987, undated
Size:
9 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S17
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 17, The Human Condition--Physical, Mental, Behavioral contains approximately 1,000 pieces of sheet music and other materials documenting the development of and popular attitudes towards the human condition in the United States. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Creators:
Armstrong, Lucille
Bechet, Sidney, 1897-1959
Armstrong, Louis, 1900-1971
Condon, Eddie, 1905-1973
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Dates:
1895-2001
Size:
25 Cubic feet (75 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0849
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Gabler's involvement in the recording industry and the evolution of Commodore Records. The documentation begins with the Commodore Radio Shop through its evolution to Commodore Music Shop. The collection also includes the beginnings of the Commodore record label and information detailing Gabler's 30 years as staff producer and later Vice-President in Charge of Artists and Repertoire at Decca Records (1941-1974). There is a small collection of black and white photographs chronicling the early years at the Commodore Music Shop, as well as jam sessions, often held at Jimmy Ryan's on 52nd Street. The collection also includes a vast array of audio recordings (mainly audiodiscs).

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Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1834-1983
Size:
11 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S07
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 7: Sports contains 1,254 pieces of sheet music and song folios. Most of the sheet music is either piano or piano/ vocal arrangements. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
1979-1997
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-096
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the marketing activities of Smithsonian Productions, with earlier records dating back to when the office was known as the Office of Telecommunications. Materials include the correspondence and memoranda of Denise Freeland, Marketing Coordinator, and Martha Knouss, Marketing Manager; budget su...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
1991-1999
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-189
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of press kits for a variety of radio productions including "Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was;" "River of Song: A Musical Journey Down the Mississippi River;" "Guitar: Electrified, Amplified, Deified;" "Jazz Smithsonian;" "Spirits of the Present: The Legacy of Native America;" "Folk Masters at the Barns of Wolf T...

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Creators:
Davidson, Eric H., 1937-
Dates:
1958-1984
Size:
73 sound tape reels
Collection ID:
CFCH.DAVID
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

This collection contains 73 open reel tapes, made by Eric H. Davidson between 1958-1984, featuring the traditional music of Southern Appalachia.

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Creators:
Bukowski, Henry S., 1922-
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
ca. 1930s-1940s
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0678
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Publicity photographs and postcards of entertainers, mostly jazz musicians and leaders of dance bands, etc., and related memorabilia.

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