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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 23-July 4, 1983
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1983
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:
Cassidy, Frederic Gomes, 1907-
Dates:
1951 -1991
bulk 1951-1952
Size:
1 Linear foot
15 Sound tape reels
Collection ID:
NAA.2008-22
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Frederic G. Cassidy papers contain sound recordings and partial transcriptions; drafts of manuscripts and conference papers; and one map, all relating to his work on Jamaican and Creole lanugages.

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Armstrong, Lucille
Bechet, Sidney, 1897-1959
Armstrong, Louis, 1900-1971
Condon, Eddie, 1905-1973
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Dates:
1895-2001
Size:
25 Cubic feet (75 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0849
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Gabler's involvement in the recording industry and the evolution of Commodore Records. The documentation begins with the Commodore Radio Shop through its evolution to Commodore Music Shop. The collection also includes the beginnings of the Commodore record label and information detailing Gabler's 30 years as staff producer and later Vice-President in Charge of Artists and Repertoire at Decca Records (1941-1974). There is a small collection of black and white photographs chronicling the early years at the Commodore Music Shop, as well as jam sessions, often held at Jimmy Ryan's on 52nd Street. The collection also includes a vast array of audio recordings (mainly audiodiscs).

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Tucker, Irma
Tucker, Bobby, 1923-2008
Eckstine, Billy
Jones, Quincy, 1933-
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Dates:
1883-2007, undated
Size:
36 Cubic feet (88 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1141
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the life and musical career of Robert "Bobby" Tucker. The collection particularly emphasizes Tucker's close collaboration with Billy Eckstine over a forty-year period from approximately 1949-1990, and includes original orchestrations of arrangements by Tucker and other arrangers, a complete set of commercial recordings by Eckstine for which Tucker served as arranger, and ephemeral material including photographs, concert programs and news clippings.

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DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1842 - 1970
Size:
7 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S23
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. This series covers the moon, stars, comets, and meteors. For music relating to the sun, see Series 14: Calendar, Time, and Weather. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Smithsonian Institution
National Public Radio
National Public Radio
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-
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Dates:
1994
Size:
27 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0516
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Original performance and interview audio recordings, audio outtake materials, program masters, and finished program tapes from the Smithsonian Institution/National Public Radio series WADE IN THE WATER. Collection documents the influence of religion on various African American sacred and secular music styles, including gospel, spirituals, classical...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
July 1-6, 1969
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1969
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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Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Cooper-Hewitt Museum.
Zim, Larry (Larry Zimmerman), 1931-1987
Dates:
1841-1988.
Size:
46 Cubic feet (123 boxes and 10 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0519
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Memorabilia of fairs and World's Fairs throughout history, both in the United States and abroad, including photographs, stereographs, panoramas and slides; printed materials; postcards; sheet music; philatelic material; stationery and greeting cards; menus and food service items; posters; shopping bags; motion picture films; and other items.

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UNESCO
Dates:
circa 1961-2006
Size:
27 Boxes
Collection ID:
CFCH.UNES
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

This collection, which dates from circa 1961-2006, contains audiorecordings from the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music of the World, as well as related business records. Includes recordings of tradition and sacred music from Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Malawi, Niger, Sudan, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Peru, Afghanistan, Australia, Cambodia, China, Korea, the Solomon Islands, India, Bali, Java, Japan, Laos, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Thailand, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Morocco, Oman, Syria, and Turkey.

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Creators:
Conant, Francis
Dates:
1946-2011
bulk 1953-2008
Size:
20 Linear feet ((43 boxes) plus 25 digital storage media and 5 map folders )
Collection ID:
NAA.2012-13
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The papers of Francis P. Conant document his anthropological work and, to a lesser extent, his previous career as a journalist and photographer. Francis Paine Conant was a cultural anthropologist who pioneered the use of satellite data in anthropology. He conducted fieldwork in Nigeria and Kenya, and his research interests spanned cultural ecology, AIDS, malaria, and sex and gender studies. He was also Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Hunter College, where he taught from 1962 to 1995.

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