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Creators:
Herrmann, Emil, 1888-1968
Francais, Jacques, 1923-2004
Dates:
1844-1998, undated
Size:
33.3 Cubic feet (61 document boxes, 30 binder boxes, 5 flat oversize)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0872
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Jacques Français was a preeminent luthier, violin expert, and dealer in rare stringed instruments. Emil Herrmann was also a violin expert and dealer in rare violins. This collection contains photographic prints, negatives, certificates of authenticity, and sale books related to their business as dealers and authenticators of rare stringed instruments.

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Creators:
Schiffman, Jacquelyn
Palmer Paint Company
Dates:
circa 1952-1957, undated
Size:
5 Cubic feet (16 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0544
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the business activities of the Palmer Paint Sales Company creators and manufacturers of Craft Master Paint by Number kits. Materials Include mail order forms, photographs, advertisements, product information, newspaper and magazine articles, invoices, original artwork, trade literature, and scrapbooks.

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Creators:
Coe, Norman
Dates:
circa 1962-1970
Size:
141 Film reels
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1230
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scopitones are three minute long 16mm films that were viewed on a Scopitone machine, a jukebox-like player. A precursor to music videos, Scopitones -- both the films and the machines -- were popular in the United States from around 1962 to 1968. The films featured sets, costumes, and dancers in support of well-known performers singing a single song. The collection includes Scopitone films from the United States and Europe.

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Creators:
Lewis, Ramsey
Ramsey Lewis Trio
Dates:
1945-2009, undated
Size:
3.45 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1126
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection includes press clippings, awards, honorary degrees, and photographs of Ramsey Lewis Jr., renowned jazz pianist. The majority of the collection is press clippings relating to Lewis's social appearances, performances, and CD releases from the early 1990s-2007.

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Creators:
Brown, William Theo, 1919-2012
Dates:
1845-1971
Size:
1.3 Linear feet ((on 4 microfilm reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.browwilt
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Scrapbooks, photograph albums, sketchbooks, correspondence, manuscripts, and printed material reflect Brown's work as a painter, and his ties with contemporary musical and literary figures.

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Creators:
Bruhl, Joseph R., 1909-
Dates:
1925-1938
Size:
1.33 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0869
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection primarily consists of photographs and a scrapbook documenting Joseph Bruhl's experiences playing with territory bands from the early 1920s through the late 1930s. There are also some materials that relate to his personal life.

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Steinway, William
Steinway, Henry Ziegler
Steinway family
Steinway & Sons
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Dates:
1857-1919
Size:
6 Cubic feet (12 boxes, including photographs and microfilm)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0178
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records of the Steinway & Sons piano company and a daily diary of William Steinway, a key figure in the rise of the company to international prominence in the nineteenth century. The records document overall operations of the company, individual piano serial numbers, and the business and personal life of William Steinway, a prominent figure in New York business, politics, and musical life.

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Creators:
Barker, Burt Brown, 1873-1969
Dates:
1935-1938
Size:
1 Microfilm reel (circa 860 items on 1 microfilm reel)
Collection ID:
AAA.barkburt
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The microfilmed Burt Brown Barker papers contain Barker's correspondence as director of the Federal Art Project in Portland, Oregon; reports; memoranda; travel vouchers; lists of artists and art projects; minutes of the Oregon Federal Music Project; a typescript of an article, "The Federal Art Center, Salem, Oregon," and other writings; printed mat...

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Creators:
Yamasaki, Minoru, 1912-
Harriman, Virginia
Dates:
[ca. 1959 Aug.]
Size:
2 Items (Sound recording, duplicate: 2 compact discs, 4 3/4 in.)
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recording, master, 7 in.)
33 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.yamamino2
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview with Minoru Yamasaki conducted by Virginia Harriman.

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Creators:
Vargas, Alberto, 1896-1982
Dates:
1914-1985
Size:
0.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.vargalbe
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Peruvian born illustrator Alberto Vargas measure 0.8 linear feet and date from 1914 to 1985. The collection is comprised of awards and certificates; beauty pageant judging records; correspondence; a diary from 1915; a notebook and poems; pencil drawings; clippings, magazines, music album covers, and artwork reproductions; and photographs of Vargas, his family, at work related events, and works of art.

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