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Creators:
Green, Freddie, 1911-1987
Dates:
1930-2006
Size:
3 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1453
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Green's life and work, especially his nearly fifty years as rhythm guitarist with Count Basie's orchestra.

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Creators:
Ford-Deas family
Dates:
circa 1900-1969
Size:
3.42 Linear feet ((10 boxes))
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-062
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

The collection, which dates from approximately 1900-1969 and measures 3.42 linear feet, documents the lives and activities of the Ford-Deas family. The collection is comprised of black-and-white photographs, color photographs, photograph albums, clippings, correspondence, postcards, bankbooks, blankbooks, diplomas, sheet music, scrapbook, poems, sketches and drawings.

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Creators:
Sun Ra
Gaskin, Leonard, 1920-
Taylor, Billy
Stokes, W. Royal, Dr., 1930-
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Dates:
ca. 1970-2000.
Size:
9.65 Cubic feet (12 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0766
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Publicity photographs of musicians and entertainers, mostly jazz musicians, such as Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and Dizzy Gillespie, but including many rock and even a few classical performers. The collection also contains tape recorded radio interviews conducted between 1970 and 2003. In addition there are posters relating to musical performances.

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Creators:
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957
Dates:
1927-1935
Size:
1 Item (box )
Collection ID:
NAA.MS3371
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Includes: Music of the Indians of British Columbia, 147 pages, song transcriptions and a list of illustrations submitted to the Bureau of American Ethnology May 9, 1935 and published in Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 136, Number 27. This manuscript was compiled from various manuscripts previously submitted. Old Manuscript Number 1665 "10 Son...

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Creators:
Daniel, Pete
National Museum of American History (U.S.)
McGovern, Charles
Meehan, John P.
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Dates:
1992 and 1999
Size:
20 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0879
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

In 1990, curators at the National Museum of American History began a project to develop a traveling exhibition about American music, and in the course of research, curators repeatedly returned to the Mississippi Delta area and Memphis, Tennessee to conduct interviews. A group in Memphis organized to raise the funds to complete the research, to acquire objects and artifacts, and the project ultimately became the Smithsonian-affiliated Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, which opened in 2000 at 191 Beale Street.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution
Greenlee, Marcia (oral historian)
Willard, Patricia
Dates:
1989- 1993
Size:
15 Cubic feet (22 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0368
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Thirty-nine oral history interviews created by the Archives Center with Duke Ellington's music and business associates. The interviews cover a range of topics including Ellington as a musician, the significance of race in Ellington's work and life, Ellington and the economics of the music business, Ellington as international cultural figure, and Ellington and the historical record.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Cultural History
Dates:
1971-2004
Size:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-143
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Cynthia Adams Hoover (CAH), Curator Emeritus at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), and document her involvement in the organization of the exhibitions Piano 300: Celebrating Three Centuries of People and Pianos and Music Machines - American Style during the years she was Associate Cur...

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Creators:
Apeda Studio (New York, N.Y.)
Camuzzi, M.
Harris & Ewing
Sommariva, Emilio, Photographer, 1883-1956
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Dates:
circa 1850-1997
Size:
25.54 Linear feet (46 boxes; 3 cabinet drawers)
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-016
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Creators:
Jones, Shirley May, 1922-2004
Connick, Kathleen D.
Leonard, Shirley, 1922-2004
Dates:
1931-1998
bulk 1938-1957
Size:
4 Cubic feet (16 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0919
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers documenting the life and career of Shirley May Jones, stage name Shirley Leonard, an exotic dancer from Cincinnati, Ohio. The papers, photographs, and clippings document her childhood, early life, and professional career.

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Creators:
Decca (recording company).
Duchin, Eddie (musician)
Cugat, Xavier (bandleader)
Columbia (recording company).
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Dates:
1916-1930s.
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0297
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Popular music recorded approximately 1916-1930s: 78 and 45 RPM phonograph discs produced by Edison recordings, Victor, Decca, Columbia, and Silvertone. Boxes 1-4: 53 10" Edison recordings of popular songs by such artists as Freda Hemple, George Hamilton Green, the Metropolitan Quartet, and Frederick Kinsley; also hymns, World War I songs, and some...

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