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Creators:
Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
1988-2000
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-216
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of audio and video elements that document jazz performances at the Smithsonian. Represented among the records are performances by the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra; performances by Art Farmer, Bob Wilber, Alberta Hunter, Joe Williams, and Red Norvo; and interviews with Jimmy Bruno and other artists. Materials ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
1992-2000
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-272
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audio recordings created during the production of two compact discs, "Heartbeat: Voices of First Nations Women" and "Heartbeat 2: More Voices of First Nations Women," as well as related recordings. "Heartbeat," released in 1995, and "Heartbeat 2," released in 1998, were produced for Smithsonian Folkways and featured ...

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Creators:
Burns, Ralph
Dates:
circa 1940-1994
Size:
1 Cubic foot (4 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0736
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains sheet music and presentation scores of songs written and arranged by composer Ralph Burns.

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Dates:
1925-2006
Size:
1.5 Linear feet (2 box; digital files)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-048
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

An exhibition on the history, community impact, and support of instrumental music education in Washington, D.C. public schools from the 1880s to 2006. The exhibit focuses on the development of junior and senior high school cadet (military) bands and their evolution into the popular marching and show band programs today. The exhibit was organized by the Anacostia Community Museum in collaboration with Community Help In Music Education and held from September 10, 2006 to May 14, 2007. These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, newspaper clippings, articles, original documentary photographs, and brochures.

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Creators:
Carmichael, Hoagy
Arnaz, Desi, 1917-1986
Mills Brothers.
Calloway, Cab, 1907-
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Dates:
1930s-1940s.
Size:
1 Cubic foot
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0775
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

16mm motion picture films, produced in the 1930s and 1940s by various film production companies, documenting performances by jazz and popular music performers, including Cab Calloway, Fats Waller, Lena Horne, the Mills Brothers, and Rosemary Clooney, and others listed below.

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Dates:
1884-1917, undated
1884-1917
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1466
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection includes assorted printed materials and ephemera on "Wild West" shows.

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery, Dept. of Exhibitions and Collections Management
Dates:
1991-2001
Size:
5.5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-149
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document all the various aspects of exhibition development, planning, design, and publicity. In particular these records document the exhibition, "Red, Hot, and Blue: A Salute to American Musicals." Aspects of the exhibition documented include the development of an accompanying CD-ROM and CD music compi...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
1998-1999
Size:
2.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (3 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-099
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession documents the production of "The Mississippi: River of Song." Better known as "River of Song," this project combined a television series, radio series, and 2-disc compact disc. The project as a whole explores the richness and vitality of American music at the close of the twentieth century through live performances and intimate ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Department of Public Programs
Dates:
1975-1999
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-042
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Harold A. Closter and document his work in the Department of Public Programs developing, creating, and putting on public programs at the National Museum of American History (NMAH) and other sites around the Smithsonian Institution. Included are records from when the department was known as the Office ...

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Creators:
Maltsby, Portia
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture
Dates:
1979-1986
Size:
100 cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0408
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Audio and video documentation of concerts, lectures, seminars, and colloquia on African American historical and cultural topics including gospel music, African American religion, jazz music, and the civil rights movement. Photographs are primarily documentation of the programs, rather than earlier, historic images. Includes archival original, magn...

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