Query: music
Irving Berlin Collection
Creators:
Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989
Dates:
1905 - 1987
Size:
3 Cubic feet (6 boxes and 10 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0257
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Irving Berlin was a 20th century American composer and songwriter. This collection has sheet music for over 200 songs composed by Irving Berlin, as well as a sheet music by other composers. In addition to sheet music, there is correspondence, awards, photographs, and posters pertaining to Irving Berlin.

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Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 25: Vocal
Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1813 - 1976
Size:
22 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S25
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 25 contains materials documenting the business of and popular attitudes towards space (aliens, man in the moon, moon, Halley's Comet, stars) in the United States. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Sheet Music collection
Dates:
circa 1899-1952
Size:
1.66 Linear feet (24 sheet music, 1 box)
Collection ID:
ACMA.10-005
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

A toast to W.C. Handy; on the Occasionof his 79th Birthday dinner Waldorf Astoria hotel, N.Y.C. -- The Blues I've got poet -- Harlem Lullaby -- Ole Manny's Lullaby Songs; with an instrumental medley -- He's up against the real thing now -- Everytime I pick a sweetie; with Ukulele arrangement -- You're in the right Church …

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Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 24: Education
Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1834 - 1964
Size:
10 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S24
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 24 contains materials documenting the business of and popular attitudes towards Education in the United States. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 22: American Indian
Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1844 - 1975
Size:
7 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S22
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 22 contains materials documenting the business of and popular attitudes towards American Indians in the United States. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Martin and Morris Music Company Records
Creators:
Martin and Morris Music Company
Morris, Necey, Mrs.
Martin, Sallie
Morris, Kenneth, 1917-
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Dates:
circa 1930-1985
Size:
8.7 Boxes (28 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0492
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Martin and Morris Company Records date from ca. 1930 to 1985 and document a neglected part of the American music historical record. The collection is particularly important because of the company's contributions to the field of Gospel music. According to Horace Boyer (in We'll Understand It Better....), Martin and Morris Music …

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MS 1829 Menominee vocabulary and miscellaneous notes
Creators:
Hoffman, Charles
Dates:
undated
Size:
12 Items (ca. pages ca. 12 pages)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS1829
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

This also includes Chippewa notes and one-line transcription of music for moccasin game.

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Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 5: Politics and Political Movements
Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
circa 1817-1982
Size:
19 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S05
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 5: Politics and Political Movements contains circa 1,565 pieces of sheet music and song folios documenting the political history of the United States. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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W. C. Handy Collection
Creators:
Shurr, Robert L.
Handy, W. C. (William Christopher), 1873-1958
Dates:
1928
1948 - 1948
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0132
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A photograph, letters written, and pieces of music by African American composer William Christopher "W.C." Handy (1873-1958) sometimes called the "Father of the Blues".

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Records
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Musical History
Dates:
circa 1954-1994
Size:
64.08 cu. ft. (49 record storage boxes) (26 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 485
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of curatorial and staff correspondence and memoranda pertaining to the Tower Concert series, exhibitions at the Hall of Musical Instruments, staff research and publications, organ building, acquisition of musical instruments, and funding for seminars and musical performance recordings. Also included are inquiries from private collectors, musicians …

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