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Creators:
Corlin, Portia Norvo
Norvo, Red, 1908-1999
Dates:
1932-1998
Size:
4 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0858
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Correspondence, transcripts of interviews, photographs, a biography, a discography, an award, printed material and other miscellany documenting the life and career of Red Norvo.

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Creators:
Fenner, Helen Curran
Fenner, Gloria J.
Dates:
1940
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1202
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

One scrapbook of newspaper clippings and one photograph album about and of Irene Castle, notable dancer, film star, and animal rights activist.

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Creators:
Cook Labs
Cook, Emory, 1913-2002
Dates:
1908-2002, bulk 1948-1965
Size:
6.3 Cubic feet (Phonograph albums)
63.5 Cubic feet (Open-reel tapes)
8.75 Cubic feet (Business records)
78.55 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
CFCH.COOK
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The Cook Labs records, which date from 1939-2002, document the activities of audio engineer Emory Cook and his label Cook Labs. The contents include business records, materials relating to recording artists, photographs, and production materials, as well as phonograph records, master recordings and unpublished recordings produced by or associated with the Cook Labs label. The collection also contains two interviews conducted with Emory Cook in 1990: one by Jeff Place and one by Anthony Seeger and Nicholas Spitzer. There are several physical objects relating to Cook Labs including a bag of powdered vinyl, a binaural playing arm, and a condenser microphone.

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Creators:
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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Creators:
McNally, George E.
LaClair, Beatrice M.
McNally, Neva Satterlee, -1909
Dates:
circa 1889-1964
Size:
1 Cubic foot (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0760
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of photographs, commercially published sheet music, and original music manuscripts from the McNallys' vaudeville careers. Materials include minstrel show and blackface material; photo of Albert Tovell, once the master of ceremonies for Frances H. "Peaches" Browning; and a photograph of "Gov. Jordan," a blackface female impersonator.

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Guernsey's New York, New York
Coltrane, John, 1926-1967
Dates:
1964
Size:
1 Item (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0903
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The original manuscript for Coltrane's compositionA Love Supreme.

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Creators:
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Sparnon, Arabella S.
Sparnon, Kenneth H., 1895-1972
Dates:
1912-1961
Size:
0.33 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0064
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Kenneth Sparnon, entertainer, musician and arranger was also an orchestra leader and musical director of radio station WSYR in Syracuse and WHEC in Rochester, New York. This collection includes scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, photographs of himself and other performers, advertising, programs, some correspondence, and broadcast transcriptions (acetate).

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Creators:
Fitzgerald, Ella
Dates:
circa 1935-1996
Size:
50 Cubic feet (92 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0584
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Ella Fitzgerald, often called the "First Lady of Song," was one of the 20th century's most important musical performers. The collection reflects her career and personal life through photographs, audio recordings, and manuscript materials.

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Creators:
Shell, Theodore, Dr. (dentist)
Dates:
1933-1990
Size:
1.75 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0502
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Periodical articles, news clippings, concert programs, radio transcripts, personal correspondence, broadsides, photographs, and pencil sketches collected by Dr. Shell. The material documents part of Duke Ellington's music career, especially ca. 1940-1974.

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Creators:
Berlin, Irving, 1888-
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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