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Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1822-1986
Size:
39 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S10
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 10: Sacred Music and Religious Themes contains approximately 4,000 pieces of sheet music, much of which is traditional Christian music, but also documents popular attitudes towards religion 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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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to recording artists, photographs, and production materials, as well as phonograph records, master recordings and unpublished recordings produced by or associated with the Cook Labs label.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:
Arias, Roger
United States. Dept. of State
Arias, Clotilde, 1901-1959
Thompson, J. Walter (advertising agency).
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Dates:
1919-1957
2009
Size:
3 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1164
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection documents the life and career of Peruvian musician, composer, and translator Clotilde Arias. Her work includes a Department of State-commissioned translation of "The Star-Spangled Banner" titled "El Pendón Estrellado", advertising jingles, original compositions, and translations of music originally written in English. She also was heavily involved in numerous Pan-American organizations including La Unión de Mujeres Americanas/United American Women.This collection contains correspondence, music manuscripts, photographs,newspaper clippings and printed materials, and four compact discs.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Cultural History
Dates:
1985-2000
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-088
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Howard Bass while producing public programs at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). The majority of the records pertain to the "American Sampler" series of programs which presented traditional music, dance, and storytelling from communities and cultural groups throughout ...

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Creators:
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957
Dates:
1893-circa 1955
Size:
2.71 Linear feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4250
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Papers include: diaries and extracts from diaries, account books, a scrapbook, letters received, lectures, reminiscences and brief manuscripts, field and work reports, notes on recording techniques and the preservation of Native American music, musical transcriptions, bibliographic notes, library items, tone photographs, a mouth organ (pitch pipe), and a slide rule.

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Creators:
Mandel, Johnny
Raeburn, Boyd,, 1913-1966
Kleeb, Milt,, 1919-2015
Johnson, Budd
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Dates:
circa 1942-1949
Size:
9 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1431
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists primarily of the "band library" for the Boyd Raeburn Orchestra, containing arrangements of musical numbers performed by the Orchestra. The arrangers included Ed Finckel, Juan Tizol, George Handy, Budd Johnson, Johnny Richards, Stanley Baum, Ralph Flanagan, Johnny Mandel, George "The Fox" Williams, Milt Kleeb, Tadd Dameron, a...

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Creators:
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957
Dates:
1933-1940
Collection ID:
NAA.MS3258
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Material includes Manuscript "Choctaw Music," 144 typed pages, 14 photographic illustrations, and transcriptions of 65 songs and one flute melody.

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Creators:
Gray & Wynkoop
Dates:
ca. 1900.
Size:
0.1 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0194
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection is a photoprint of an early recording session taken about 1900.

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Creators:
Hoffman, Walter James, 1846-1899
Dates:
undated
Size:
2 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS1219A
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Musical transcription of two Shoshoni songs, 1 page, and 1 Jicarilla Apache song, 1 page.

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Creators:
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957
Dates:
1929-1939
Size:
1 Item (box )
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4482
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Includes: "Music of Acoma, Isleta and Cochiti (and Zuni) Pueblos." Typed carbon copy of unpublished manuscript, pages 241-250. This manuscript is a brief resume of F. Densmore's work wih Acoma, Isleta, Cochiti and Zuni songs and dances. No date appears on the manuscript but it could not have been written before 1940. This typed carbon copy was rece...

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