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Leedy Manufacturing Co.
Musical Instruments, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Dates:
ca. 1925.
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0188
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This album documents the Leedy Manufacturing Co.'s production of a variety of percussion musical instruments, such as drums, tympani, xylophones, vibraphones, etc. There is a group portrait of the executive staff, assembled near the door of the plant: it is marked "Indianapolis" and "1925," along with the names "Leedy," [George H.] "Way," "Elsie W...

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Music, Sports and Entertainment, Division of, NMAH, SI
Sidney, Corinne Entratter
Sidney, George, 1916-2002
Dates:
1885-2002
bulk 1940-1967
Size:
54 Film reels
96 Cubic feet (288 boxes, 6 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0867
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

George Sidney (1916-2002) was a film director during the Golden Age of Hollywood filmmaking (1927-1954). He spent the longest period of his career at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) until the 1950s. He later produced and directed films for Columbia Pictures and Paramount Pictures. He was a president of the Directors Guild of America and an avid photographer. He was the recipient of three awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscar). The collection consists of photographs, photographic negatives, personal and business materials, and film. The collection also contains material created by George Sidney's uncle, George Sidney, vaudevillian and motion picture actor.

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Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 24-July 5, 2009
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.2009
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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Dorn, Joel, 1942-2007
Dates:
1966-1987
Size:
8 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0536
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Recording session logs, correspondence, newsclippings, photographs, and accounting sheets and ledger documenting Dorn's career as a producer for Atlantic Records.

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Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942- interviewee
Dates:
1986
Size:
3 audiotapes (reference copies).
Collection ID:
Accession 009612
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Oral History Program is part of the Smithsonian Institution Archives. The purpose of the program is to conduct interviews with current and retired members of the Smithsonian staff who have made significant contributions, administrative and scholarly, to the Institution. The project's goal is to supplement the published record and manuscrip...

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Levine, Ken, 1950- (scriptwriter)
Alda, Alan (actor, scriptwriter)
Bull, Sheldon (scriptwriter)
Bloodworth, Linda (scriptwriter)
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Dates:
undated
1950 - 1982
Size:
8.4 Cubic feet (25 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0117
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The television show M*A*S*H was initially broadcast from September 17, 1972 to February 28, 1983. It told the story of doctors and nurses assigned to a fictitious medical unit, the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, based in Uijeongbu, Korea during the 1950-1953 war.

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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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Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996
Dates:
circa 1935-1996
Size:
50 Cubic feet (92 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0584
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Ella Fitzgerald, often called the "First Lady of Song," was one of the 20th century's most important musical performers. The collection reflects her career and personal life through photographs, audio recordings, and manuscript materials.

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Morrow, Buddy
Mooney, Art
Timbrell, Tiny, 1917-1992
Stacy, Jess, 1904-1995
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Dates:
1927 - 1966
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (1 box, 1 map folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of 235 pieces of music ephemera assembled by an anonymous California musicologist over several decades. The contents include such things as concert ticket stubs; show programs; handbills; publicity stills; record store posters; nightclub souvenirs; autographs; contracts, lobby cards; movie stills; postcards; fan and record i...

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Creators:
Rockwell, David Hadley
Dates:
1980-2004, undated
Size:
3.2 Cubic feet (11 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1342
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

An extensive collection of advertisements, club cards, ephemera, and invitations publicizing venues and events at entertainment clubs and venues in New York City, New York, New Jersey, and Florida. The materials make use of a variety of graphic arts styles.

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