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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:
Blocki, Jim
Cook, Fielder
Durante, Al
Green, Chester
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Dates:
1947-1992
Size:
4.3 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0464
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Oral history interviews with fourteen former Kraft and J. Walter Thompson executives chart the evolution of Kraft's approach to television, from its pioneering efforts in the medium's infancy to the search to maintain identity in an increasingly competitive and fragmented media landscape. Casting, directing, and production of the live dramas and the commercials are discussed at length. Kraft's philosophy of advertising, its relationship with J. Walter Thompson advertising agency and NBC, and consumer outreach are also featured.

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Creators:
Mangione, Chuck, 1940-
Dates:
1972-2009
Size:
6 Cubic feet (12 boxes, 10 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1151
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Archival materials documenting the career of musician Chuck Mangione.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1969-1979
Size:
20.8 cu. ft. (30 document boxes) (10 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 296
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of master audio tapes for Radio Smithsonian programs 1-481, 1969-1978, and Smithsonian Galaxy editions 1-25, 1978-1979.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 27-July 8, 2007
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.2007
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 Productions
Dates:
2000-2001
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-215
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of "People and Pianos: 300 Years," "Piano 300," and "Piano Grand!." All three productions celebrated the 300th anniversary of the piano. The documentary, "People and Pianos: 300 Years," was filmed in various locations across Europe, the United States and in Japan, ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
1991-1999
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-271
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of a videotape featuring Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra performances. Materials include sub masters and edited masters.

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Creators:
Asleep at the Wheel
Van Kleek, Richard
Take 6
Lovett, Lyle
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Dates:
1986-1991
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (7 boxes, 1/2" VHS)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0487
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of study videocassettes of the Lonesome Pine Specials, a television series that documents American music traditions and performers.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1974-1983
Size:
10.14 cu. ft. (11 document boxes) (8 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 588
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of master audio tapes for Radio Smithsonian programs 482-533, 1979, and Smithsonian Galaxy editions 26-76, 1979-1981; and audio tapes of Smithsonian special events, concerts, lectures, interviews, symposia, and openings, 1974-1983.

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Creators:
Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
2010
Size:
2.7 Linear feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-056
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

An exhibition documenting the historical journey made by people from Africa to the Americas, along with their language and music. In the 1930s, Lorenzo Dow Turner discovered that the Gullah people of Georgia and South Carolina retained parts of the culture and language of their West African enslaved ancestors. Turner's research produced a living treasury of previously unknown traditions, songs, and folkways that also uncovered and illuminated the connections with West African and Afro-Brazilian communities.

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