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Ben and Ruth Liman Jazz Films Collection
Creators:
Carmichael, Hoagy
Arnaz, Desi, 1917-1986
Mills Brothers.
Calloway, Cab, 1907-
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Dates:
1930s-1940s.
Size:
1 Cubic foot
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0775
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

16mm motion picture films, produced in the 1930s and 1940s by various film production companies, documenting performances by jazz and popular music performers, including Cab Calloway, Fats Waller, Lena Horne, the Mills Brothers, and Rosemary Clooney, and others listed below.

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Productions
Creators:
Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
1998-1999
Size:
2.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (3 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-099
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession documents the production of "The Mississippi: River of Song." Better known as "River of Song," this project combined a television series, radio series, and 2-disc compact disc. The project as a whole explores the richness and vitality of American music at the close of the twentieth century through …

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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1974 Festival of American Folklife
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
July 3-14, 1974
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
459 Sound tape reels (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1974
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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W. Royal Stokes Collection of Music Photoprints and Interviews
Creators:
Sun Ra
Gaskin, Leonard, 1920-
Taylor, Billy
Stokes, W. Royal, Dr., 1930-
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Dates:
1940s-2005
Size:
10 Cubic feet (39 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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Duke Ellington Oral History Project
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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1967 Festival of American Folklife papers
Dates:
1967
Size:
4 Boxes
7 Sound tape reels
Collection ID:
CFCH.FAF.1967
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

This finding aid is intended as a historical document of the event, July 1-4, 1967 and the participants in this festival. Not all of the individuals listed below were recorded or photographed. The documentation of this festival was minimal so there is not a wealth of material still existing or accessible from this event for study. What exists is listed later in this document. Contains parts of several boxes of paper records. 7 reel to reel audiotapes, photographs.

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Audrey Wells "Women in Jazz" Radio Series
Creators:
Young, Martha
Wilson, Nancy, 1937-
Williams, Mary Lou, 1910-1981
Wells, Audrey
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Dates:
1981-1982
Size:
2 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0899
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Thirty-four tapes of radio shows Wells did on radio station KJAZ in San Francisco on the subject of women in jazz. Some of the sessions featured interviews, while others featured recorded music. The performers and interviewees are listed below.

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The History of the Royal Hawaiian Band Collection
Creators:
Bandy, David Wayne (Secretary, Friends of the Royal Hawaiian Band)
Dates:
1836-1980
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0361
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A thesis documenting the history of the Royal Hawaiian Band from 1836-1980. The history of the band parallels Hawaii's own history and the development of music education. Research sources include books, newspaper articles, periodicals, diaries, government documents, and interviews. Appendices include sample musical programs, musical repertoire, membership rosters, tours, and sound …

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Lou Newman Collection of Baseball Memorabilia
Creators:
Newman, Louis
Dates:
1895-1999
Size:
4 Cubic feet (6 boxes, 1 folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0696
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Baseball memorabilia, including postcards, of teams, players, venues and other baseball-related topics; team programs, 1930s-1990s, mostly for minor league teams but including a few major league teams; sheet music; advertising on baseball topics; posters; black-and-white photographs of baseball players and teams; and ephemeral items such as ticket stubs.

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Gilbert L. Friedlein Papers
Creators:
Friedlein, Gilbert L., 1884-
Friedlein, Gilbert L., Jr., 1921-
Dates:
1880s-1961
Size:
0.33 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0943
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the life of Gilbert L. Friedlein, semi-professional baseball player and grain elevator operator, and his son Gilbert Friedlein, Jr. It includes photographs, a baseball contract, and correspondence.

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