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Creators:
Richardson, Deborra
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-
Dates:
circa 1822-1994
Size:
6.55 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0653
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the customs and culture of black gospel song and its performance in 19th- and 20th-century America. Dr. Reagon collected photographs, sheet music, and other primary and secondary sources chronicling the development and legacy of this medium, from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement, from blues to Gospel to classical to jazz. Among the subjects included in this collection are trailblazers such as Charles Tindley, Thomas A. Dorsey, Rosetta Tharpe, Duke Ellington, and Nathaniel Dett. Noted performers are the Fisk Jubilee Singers, the Harmonizing Four, the Hampton University Choir, and the Chick Webb Orchestra.

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Creators:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Homzy, Andrew
Dates:
1927-1960
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (3 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0740
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Stock arrangements of musical compositions by Duke Ellington.

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Creators:
Gabrielson, Ira Noel, 1889-1977
Dates:
1918-1987
Size:
6 cu. ft. (12 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7319
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
2004
Size:
11 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-299
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the administrative activities of Lawrence M. Small during his fifth year as Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. The records document issues with regard to the Institution's museums, exhibitions, research, fundraising, programs, and special events. Materials include correspondence, memorand...

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Creators:
Cartwright, Oscar Ling
Dates:
1929-1979 and undated
Size:
8 cu. ft. (16 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7338
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection consists mostly of incoming and outgoing correspondence documenting Cartwright's research on Coleoptera. Also included are records concerning his curatorial work at the Division of Insects, USNM, and the Department of Entomology, NMNH; field work; and professional activities. Smaller amounts of correspondence were written durin...

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Creators:
O'Grady, G. N. (Geoffrey N.)
Dates:
1949-2007
bulk 1957-1998
Size:
Plus 3 oversize boxes, 4 record storage boxes, and 3 map folders
11.8 Linear feet (24 document boxes and 3 card file boxes)
Collection ID:
NAA.2010-30
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

This collection is comprised of the professional papers of linguistic anthropologist Geoffrey O'Grady. Included are research materials consisting of field notes and notebooks, correspondence, published and unpublished writings, annotated copies of other scholars' work, photographs, and sound recordings. The materials in this collection document ...

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Creators:
Robinson, Robert David, 1962-
Parker, Shirl A., 1951-2000
Dates:
1984-2000
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1204
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the childhood, medical history, treatment, and educational assessments of Shaun D. Parker, a Washington D.C. resident born in 1984 to single mother Shirl A. Parker.

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Creators:
Pope, Alice James
Dates:
late 19th century
Size:
11 Items
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7412
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Small paintings mostly of Chinese people in different costumes. Two paintings are of ships.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 26-July 7, 2013
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.2013
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:
Thieme, Art
Dates:
circa 1960s-1990
Size:
459 Slides
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1239
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Art Thieme was a noted folk singer who recorded many traditional ballads and folk songs from midwestern states. This collection is a series of 459 color slides documenting folk musicians and folk music, in both concert settings and informal portraiture, all taken by the donor.

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