Collection documents the personal life and professional career of Graciela Perez-Gutierrez, a well known Afro-Cuban singer. Born in Havana, she performed for over thirty years, first with the all-female Orquesta Anacaona and El Trio Garcia and then with her brother Machito before a solo career.
Bobby Short Papers
Bobby Short was a singer and pianist whose career spanned seven decades. An interpreter of American popular music, he became a performer in childhood and remained active until his death. He is best known for his more than 35 years as performer-in-residence at the Hotel Carlyle's Café Carlyle in New York City. This collection contains personal papers and photographs as well as business papers, musical materials and photographs relating to Mr. Short's career as a performing artist.
Carter Harman Collection of Interviews with Duke Ellington
The collection captures Duke Ellington's thoughts on music, performing, composing, and his personal history in his own voice in approximately 20 hours of interviews conducted in 1956 and 1964.
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 4: Songwriters Volumes I and II
Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 4: Songwriters: A "songwriter" for this series is defined as a composer, a lyricist, or both. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.
MS 1012 Tabulated analysis of 167 Papago songs used in Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 90
MS 4812 A Sioux Maiden's Love Song, Tehan Nikte, A Sioux Melody and words
MS 1219-a Shoshoni and Apache Music, Collected and Arranged by W. J. Hoffman, M. D. , Late Organist First German Reformed Church, Reading, Pennsylvania
Musical transcription of two Shoshoni songs, 1 page, and 1 Jicarilla Apache song, 1 page.
MS 4305 Fantasie on Sioux Indian Melodies
Grey Hawk (Dakota)
Consists of Manuscript musical score, with words of various Dakota songs (e.g. Song of the Strong Heart Society sung by Grey Hawk; theme song of a social dance, recorded by Bear).
MS 7231 Album of sound recordings of Native American songs and chants
Woodbury, Natalie Ferris Sampson
MS 7022 Seneca. L. M. Air composed by one of the Seneca Tribe of Indians
Sheet music with English text.