Query: music
Geoffrey O'Hara collection
Creators:
O'Hara, Geoffrey, 1882-1967
Dates:
1913-1957
Size:
1 Linear foot
45 Photographic prints
3 Sound discs (vinyl)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.287
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection includes documents and photographs related to Geoffrey O'Hara's work as a music instructor between 1913-1957. This includes material from his appointment as "Instructor of Native Indian Music" among the Navajo Nation (Diné) in 1913 as well as his correspondence with ethnomusicologist Frances Densmore.

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Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection
Creators:
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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Tom Wisner papers
Creators:
Wisner, Tom, 1930-2010
Dates:
1968-2008
Size:
887 Videocassettes (MiniDV)
51 Sound tape reels (5 inch.)
2 Sound tape reels (7 inch.)
114 Videocassettes (VHS)
1 Video recording (1 large video reel)
Parts of several boxes of paper records
67 Electronic discs (CD)
624 Sound cassettes
Collection ID:
CFCH.WISN
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

This collection, which dates from 1968-2008, documents the professional activities of environmental activist and folk singer Tom Wisner. The collection includes original writings, correspondence, audio recordings, video recordings, interviews, and material relating to the production of Wisner's music and his musical performances.

A Collection of papers and recordings: original writings, correspondence, music production, projects and performances related to environmental advocacy and education of the Chesapeake Watershed; audio and visual recordings of Tom Wisner's professional music production, performances by Wisner and friends, interviews and documentation of the life and culture of the Chesapeake Watershed from 1968-2008.

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McIntire Family Hawaiian Entertainers Collection
Creators:
McIntire, Lani Ellen
Mayo, Jean Alice, 1897-?
Dates:
1920-2011, undated
Size:
1.25 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1511
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographs and ephemera collected by the McIntire Family of Hawaiian musicians documenting their careers throughout the United States, and those of other performers.

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Charismic Productions Records of Dizzy Gillespie
Creators:
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-1993
Fishman, Charles
Dates:
1941-2006
bulk 1987-1993
Size:
20 Cubic feet ( 31 boxes, 2 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0979
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the career of noted American jazz musician Dizzy Gillespie, through a donation from his former manager, Charles Fishman.

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Louis M. Eilshemius printed material
Creators:
Eilshemius, Louis M. (Louis Michel), 1864-1941
Dates:
1897-1941
Size:
30 Items ((partially microfilmed on 3 partial reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.eilsloup
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Published poems, memoir, brochures, announcements and a musical score by Eilshemius; exhibition catalogs; and clippings.

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Records
Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Department of Cultural History
Dates:
1957, 1964-1975
Size:
4 cu. ft. (8 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 251
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records of the Department of Cultural History and its predecessor, the Department of Civil History, consist of administrative files including memoranda and correspondence concerning exhibits, general museum and departmental policies, the acquisition of objects, and the search for a curator; general correspondence with donors, researchers, and non-Smithsonian museum administrators …

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Victor I. Zuck Electronic Organ Collection
Creators:
Zuck, Victor I. , 1908-2004
Zuck, Nathalie A. Peterson, d. 2013
Dates:
1935-1964
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (1 box )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1489
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents Victor Zuck's work on developing and selling electronic organs, first with the Everett Piano Company of South Haven, Michigan, and then with the Wurlitzer Organ Company of North Tonawanda, New York.

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Robert Udkoff Collection of Duke Ellington Ephemera
Creators:
Udkoff, Robert, 1918- (businessman)
Dates:
1924-1990
Size:
1.33 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0388
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographs, event programs, periodicals, cassette audio tapes, correspondence, TV program scripts and pamphlets documenting Duke Ellington's career as a musician, 1924-1974, and his legacy after his death.

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Cosmos Andrew Sarchiapone papers
Creators:
Sarchiapone, Cosmos Andrew, 1931-2011
Dates:
circa 1860-2011
bulk 1940-2011
Size:
49.2 Linear feet
0.367 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.sarccosm
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York City photographer, conceptual artist, and musical composer Cosmos Sarchiapone measure 49.2 linear feet and 0.367 GB and date from circa 1860-2011, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1940-2011. The collection includes biographical material and personal business records; correspondence; extensive writings, including written and recorded music compositions; teaching files; printed material and published sound and video recordings; photographic material; artwork; artifacts; and unpublished sound recordings and born-digital material. Highlights of the collection are more than 40,000 photographic images documenting New York's avant-garde art scene of the 1970s, along with celebrity parties, concerts, exhibition openings and other occasions in the art, music, and theater world. Extensive and somewhat rare printed materials offer users a visual chronical of the downtown art world in the form of posters from the 1970s, including a number of Milton Glaser's, and hundreds of exhibition announcements, theater programs, and playbills.

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